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Bottom: Courtesy of Chugg Entertaianment, John Mayer has announced some sideshows for his April 2014 festival tour. See the Gig Guide.
Canadian band Metric is primed to bring a cocktail of synth pop, new wave and indie electronica to Australia this December. In the early 2000s when rock was back and every band in the world seemed to be looking for a wormhole to a 1970s garage, Metric front woman Emily Haines was hauling around an analogue synthesiser. The musical vision which was met with some hesitation, would go on to spawn a unique and inspired sound; heavily mimicked and much-adored.
Australia’s most prestigious short film festival, Tropfest, recently announced that entries are open for the December festival. 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for Tropfest. With the festival moving to Centennial Park and to a new sunny December date, the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) is, appropriately, ‘Change’ which has already led to some interesting interpretations.
The all-new Range Rover Sport was revealed for the first time in the Southern hemisphere recently, at a star-studded cocktail party for 300 at chic rooftop venue Luminare in South Melbourne. Check the Celebrity section.
Distracted Media’s Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey will bring to the big screen this year the infamous Victoria Island adventures of explorer, Clark Carter and his expedition partner, Chris Bray in “The Crossing”.
Celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Katherine Jenkins, Pippa Middleton have all been spotted at Red Carpet events wearing Aruna Seth designs. The shoe range consists of over forty pairs of ballerinas, boots, Swarovski inspired evening shoes and office shoes. The brand is stocked in Harrods shoe boudoir and over fifty stockists worldwide.
Media icon and designer Paris Hilton unveils the advertising campaign to promote her collection of affordable luxury handbags and accessories. The three images that will grace the pages of glossy magazines, glamorous Paris Hilton stores and huge billboards all over the globe all feature Paris Hilton and her favourite styles for Spring / Summer 2012. See the Fashion Wrap section.
The Los Angeles line Wildfox Swim debuted their Cruise 2014 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at Soho Beach House in South Beach, Miami. See Fashion Spotlights.
Myer has secured a department store exclusive with the launch of the new collection of Dita Von Teese’s lingerie line. The renowned style icon and burlesque performer will bring her signature brand of old Hollywood glamour to Myer with the Australian launch of her latest Dita Von Teese lingerie collection.
Virgin Australia has announced that it has become the Principal and Naming Rights Partner of the Melbourne Fashion Festival for the next three years. The partnership will see the event be re-branded to the ‘Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’, including a new logo and a joint sales and marketing program, designed to increase visitor numbers to the event through the airline’s expansive domestic and international network.
Lij (pronounced L-eye-j) Gilmour is a name you are sure to be hearing more of soon. Having amassed over 80,000 followers collectively across his social networking platforms, Lij is already proving to be popular amongst the teen market ahead of his debut single titled ‘Another Day’ recently released through iTunes.
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