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November, 2018



  Art Series Hotels has officially announced that its eighth property at Howard Smith Wharves. Brisbane will be named after acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo. The first new Art Series property under the AccorHotels banner, The Fantauzzo is scheduled to open in March 2019 with bookings now available. Born in Birmingham in 1977, Fantauzzo moved from England to Australia as a child. A graduate of RMIT University, he has exhibited worldwide with shows in India, Vietnam, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Australia. Drawing on techniques from other mediums such as photography and film to createRead More

2018 AACTA Awards

The first nominees for the 8th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel have been revealed, with the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announcing the nominees for Best Short Fiction Film and Best Short Animation. AACTA also today announced the split of its former Festival of Australian Film into three new Festivals, AACTA Shorts Fest, AACTA Docs Fest and AACTA Film Fest, to shine a dedicated spotlight on each of the respective areas of filmmaking. East Festival will feature a tailored program of events that will include exclusive screenings, masterclassRead More

Book Release: Booming: A life-changing philosophy for ageing well

Journalist and television presenter Lisa Wilkinson recently hosted a book launch to celebrate the official launch of positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley’s book, Booming: A life-changing philosophy for ageing well. Fittingly held at Berkleouw Books in Sydney’s Paddington, Lisa welcomed guests and highlighted the need to approach the second half of life with gratitude and joy. “As we get older, we want to be challenged and to feel like we are continuing to grow. When we look at previous generations, when I look at my mum’s life, when she was theRead More


The next generation Range Rover Evoque was unveiled with an impressive display of capability in London’s creative hub, celebrating the global appeal of Land Rover’s best-selling compact luxury SUV. British stars all came together for the launch, with Bodyguard star Richard Madden joining a host of famous faces on the red carpet, including World Boxing champ Anthony Joshua, Taron Egerton, Millie Mackintosh, Hugo Taylor, Mollie King and Pixie Lott. Demonstrating the responsibly-sourced materials that are featured in the car, British Supermodel and activist, Adwoa Aboah wore a specially commissioned dressRead More

Federation collection: Hi Summer 18/19

In an ode to balmy warmer months, and the anticipation of long sunlit days, FEDERATION takes the edge off the incoming slow days and introduces HI SUMMER 18/19. With collaboration of fresh pops of colour and the distinct brand aesthetic – the nineties make a comeback with mixes of hand drawn imagery, and cheeky prints clashing with soft, romantic fabrics. Federation’s Hi Summer 18/19 collection pairs eclectic, statement dressing with effortless style like no other – with soft pinks and warm reds, contrasting against royal blues, paving the way forRead More

Give the Gift of Time this Christmas – Give a Formex

This Christmas give the man in your life a luxury sports watch from Formex, such as the aviation inspired Pilot or the versatile and indestructible Element, a unique gift from a watchmaker with a difference. It’s that time of year, pumpkins and Halloween costumes have been replaced on store shelves by all things festive.  Inevitably thoughts turn to Christmas shopping and the thorny question of what to buy for the man in your life.  Scouring the internet for inspiration on the top gifts for men, one suggestion looms large – a watch – andRead More

Aquaman star coming to Australia in December

Warner Bros. Pictures and Roadshow Films are thrilled to announce that Jason Momoa will visit the Gold Coast and Sydney as part of his cross-continent tour to support his upcoming action-packed adventure Aquaman. Momoa, who stars in the title role of the much-anticipated new film, will greet fans and walk the blue carpet on the Gold Coast on the 18th December, and in Sydney the following evening. Momoa will also attend press events in Sydney on the 19th and 20th December. Details of the schedule will be released closer to the date. From Warner Bros. Pictures and director JamesRead More

The latest on the Pavarotti film

HanWay Films has boarded international sales rights with White Horse Pictures for Ron Howard’s documentary about iconic opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti, which will be on sale at the AFM, is being made by Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment, Decca Records (the singer’s lifelong record label), Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures. As we revealed last year, the picture reunites much of the team behind Howard’s music doc The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. Currently in production, the team has full access to Pavarotti’s family archives, interviews and live music footage with the blessing of the PavarottiRead More

Fashion+Aid Melbourne 2018

The launch of Fashion+Aid Melbourne 2018 took place at the Mercedes-Benz Showroom in South Melbourne recently. This marks eleven years of the event and is one of Melbourne’s biggest late year events. Guests were privy to a sneak peek of the entertainment and fashion that will be showcased at the big event itself. Fashion+Aid provides a stellar line-up of Australia’s well known personalities and entertainers, plus a cavalcade of high end fashion designers who would rival any runway. The venue host, The Atlantic Group on the Docklands shorefront, is aRead More

Bras N Things – This Is How We Roll

Bold lines, sassy strapping and striking back detail are the standout fashion features in Bras N Things’ new collection. The How We Roll campaign launched recently and features Gabriella Giovanardi and Jennifer Berg. Showcasing the racer back trend, the new Zoey range also features super smooth matt micro fabrication for maximum comfort, Bras N Things’ famous Matisse push up cup, centre front closure and cut-out detailing. Pair with Brazilian style briefs with matching cut-out design. With a stunning pop of red, dare to be bold in the Wildfire bra and brief set or bodysuit. Created with super softRead More