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THE BODY SHOP ‘SPA OF THE WORLD’ COLLECTION

When I think of the Body Shop, I think about being a young teenager (possibly 13) and purchasing my first ever lip balm in strawberry!!
I felt so grown up.. not only did it give my lips a gorgeous gloss, but it had a hint of colour!! I remember wearing that lip balm for years, no really… I think I may still have one in an unused bag somewhere! lol
And if it wasn’t the balms we were crazy about, it was the fragrance oils that every teenage girl wore to school… in scents of vanilla or musk, my fav was vanilla! Yes it was over 20 years ago, but they were fond memories!

So when I was contacted a couple of weeks ago, by the gorgeous staff at The Body Shop in Wollongong Central to be one of the first in Australia to trial the latest collection, I was so excited!!

Anyone that knows me, knows I absolutely LOVE Spa Treatments . So I was so thrilled to be gifted with The Body Shop ‘Spa of the World’ collection.

THE BODY SHOP 'SPA OF THE WORLD' COLLECTION

 

Of course I had to open it as soon as I got home and have a smell and a touch…
My first impressions, was the decent size of the products.. with the Sea Salts and Body cream at 350g… The second was the gorgeous texture and smell. Each of these products have a beautiful hint of scent, without being too overpowering!

The range includes… a gorgeous Dead Sea Salt Scrub – This is my favourite product, as I love a body scrub with decent sized salts and this is perfect. It doesn’t leave the skin dry at all like some scrubs, but leaves a little hint of oil on the skin.
Japanese Camellia Cream – This cream is so thick and rich! Made from a shea butter, it left my skin so soft… this has been my go to at night a the moment, as my skin has felt a little dry with this wonderful winter weather!
Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay – I have only used this product once, but I absolutely love the smell of it.. It has a menthol smell and feel to it. So it has a tingle affect as it dries. I had to look up what Rhassoul meant, as I had never heard of the product before. (The rhassoul or ghassoul is a natural mineral clay mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco since the eighth century. It is combined with water to clean the body and has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to care for their skin and hair.) I love the history behind this product! I used it on my tummy (suggested area for firming) and it really felt quite lovely afterwards. I could definitely see where I had used it and my skin, as it was left so soft with a cooling feeling!
Polnesian Monoi Radiance oil – This particular product is used on your body and hair, however my hair is naturally oily so I think I will be keeping this gorgeous smelling product as a massage oil or on my legs in Summer!

This range is yet to be released in Australia, so I felt to grateful to be trying such a beautiful range of products. LOVED THEM!!
Definitely keep your eyes peeled for the launch of these products in store and a massive thank you to The Body Shop! xx

 

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AND WE’RE OFF TO NEW YORK!

“Wollongong Fashion Designer off to New York”….

As many of you will know, I have had the pleasure of collaborating and working with Fashion Designer Antonella Ianni.

We showcased her new collection at Fashion Palette earlier this year in Sydney and now have the absolute pleasure, of taking the label to New York in September.

Read the article that the Illawarra Mercury published today. x

STYLED BY JADE IN NEW YORK

 

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Telstra Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Launch

On Friday 10th April, I was very excited to be the chosen Stylist for NSW to work with Telstra and launch the new Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge at the Telstra on George Street.

I had the pleasure of working with a great team of talented people, including the gorgeous Nikki Phillips, the amazing duo Dasha and Colin from TheTrendSpotter.net, fashion blogger Helen Lee from SassyBella.com and the gorgeous girls from Inglot Australia

Telstra’s aim was to showcase the new phone as fashion forward, a perfect accessory for every man and woman. So a nation wide campaign was launched #4GXappeal… A team of Stylists, make up artists and photographers in every state, set up an amazing space in a Telstra store in each major city and to makeover the general public. Once makeup, styling and photos were taken, each image was then uploaded on the Telstra site for a chance to win the best street style Australia Wide. It was a huge event in every state and so much FUN!!

Here’s a little snippet of images, from behind the scenes and a couple participants.

I was also interviewed by the gorgeous Nikki Phillips on Styling and Style in general… so watch this space, for when it goes live x

 

 

 

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LAUNCHES A NAIL POLISH RANGE | LATEST NEWS

Shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, announced earlier this week that he is releasing an eponymous nail polish line. While nail varnish isn’t exactly foreign territory for the designer—after all, it was only after he took some red nail polish from his assistant and painted the sole of a shoe red that a legend was born—beauty junkies are going to have to shell out $50 per bottle.

The full collection will launch on August 31 and include 30 shades across three categories: pops, nudes, and noirs. But if you absolutely can’t wait the four weeks to get your hands on a bottle, you can get his signature Rouge Louboutin right now at saks.com.
While $50 feels like a lot to spend on a polish, rest assured, the bottle is as exquisite as his footwear.

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Charlie Brown & Howard Showers now exclusively at MYER

Charlie Brown announces her label Charlie Brown and Howard Showers will now be exclusively sold at MYER…

‘Myer has shown a great commitment to 
developing local design talent and I am 
pleased to be joining the Myer family of 
exclusive Australian designers.

I will continue to work with Myer on the 
creative direction of both the Charlie Brown 
and Howard Showers ranges.

This is a very exciting opportunity for me to 
work exclusively with Australia’s leading 
department store and further strengthen the 
Charlie Brown and Howard Showers brands.

Charlie Brown and Howard Showers boutique 
and outlet stores will continue to operate for a 
limited period of time.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for 
your loyal support over the years and I can’t 
wait to share my new collections with you as 
part of this exciting collaboration with Myer.’ 

CHARLIE BROWN

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Sarah Jessica Parker – New Shoe Line!!!

 

YES THIS IS VERY EXCITING!! For all the lovers of Sex and the City and Sarah Jessica Parker’s alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw… I am very excited to announce, the latest fashion and celebrity collaboration exclusive line from Sarah Jessica Parker and  Nordstrom featuring shoes, handbags and a even trench coat.

The collection features more than two dozen styles, each named for a style reference that inspired the shoe. “Sex and the City” fans take note, there is a “Carrie” shoe in this collection. The shoes retail between $195 and $500. Shoe lovers never fear, you’re getting a lot of quality for that “affordable luxury” price. The shoes are made in Italy and were created hand in hand with Parker’s business partner George Malkemus, who is also CEO of Blahnik USA.

Feminine touches such as ribbons Sarah tied in her hair as a girl, to the flower accents from the Sex and the City wardrobe, and references to classic styles from the late 70’s and early 80’s are woven through the collection to give a sense of timelessness to the collection.

The shoes, marketed under the brand name SJP, will be available at Nordstrom department stores across the country starting February 28th…however, hopefully there will be an option for us to view and purchase these gorgeous shoes online?! Fingers Crossed!! I personally look forward to see the range!!

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Sydney Designer Lisa Ho, closes down!!

Sad News for Australian Fashion…

I had the pleasure of working with Lisa Ho in her Strand Arcade and flagship Woollahra stores over ten years ago, I still have some of her pieces. So it’s sad to hear Fashion designer Lisa Ho is closing down. Jade Sardon

Administrators HLB Mann Judd issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the end of the Australian fashion queen’s 30-year reign.

“Despite considerable interest, a sale of the Lisa Ho Group business as a going concern has not been achieved within the sale program.”

While there were whispers and numerous reports of interested buyers, including Myer and the Apparel Group – owners of the Sportscraft and Saba labels – administrators have been unable to salvage the Lisa Ho business in its entirety and are now closing the remaining stand-alone stores around the country.

“There is a difficulty in retail at the moment and a lot of other retailers are in a similar position but there was and still is a lot of love for the Lisa Ho brand. We still have parties interested in the intellectual property and remaining stock,” HLB Mann Judd’s Todd Gammel told Fairfax.

“Lisa is working through her own issues. She’s been in discussions with us and she is still interested in getting her brand back.”

“We don’t know where it’s going to get to in terms of the stock so we’ve just got to go ahead with what we can do. We would be trying for everybody to give us a view in the next few days around that so we can see if we can get some of the employees and retail away otherwise it’s going to go through the normal closing down process,” Mr Gammel said.

Sales at the online store, Strand, Elizabeth Street, Chadstone, Bourke Street and Brisbane boutiques are now underway until June 30.

Current stock, bridal and evening wear has been reduced by more than 50 per cent.

“It’s a great chance to buy an iconic piece of Australian fashion. There are now $10,000 gowns being reduced to $3,000,” Mr Gammel said.

Prior to being placed in administration on May 8 with debts of more than $10 million, there were plans for Lisa Ho Designs to be listed on the stock exchange.

Ms Ho started her career at a Sydney market in the early 1980s.

Over the years her designs have been worn by models-turned-mogels Tyra Banks and Elle Macpherson as well as singers Florence Welsh and Nicole Scherzinger. Lisa Ho has been a red carpet staple spotted at numerous film premieres and awards ceremonies both in Australia and overseas.

Australia fashion leaders were saddened by the news.

“Personally, Lisa Ho is a dear friend who I have always admired as she built her fashion brand from a small store at Paddington markets into an iconic fashion label, so it is really devastating to see a fashion pioneer like Lisa fall on tough times,” Harper’s BAZAAR editor Kellie Hush said.

“Like many Australian women, I have loved and worn Lisa Ho for decades as she has always created fashion women want to wear. I know this is not the final chapter for Lisa as she is an inspirational business woman and look forward to seeing what she does next.”

Lisa Ho was unavailable for comment.

Article featured in the SMH – June 18th 2013

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Sass & Bide Lingerie Launch

sass & bide has launched a lingerie line exclusively in Myer

sass & bide have extended their eponymous clothing line into a range of lingerie available exclusively at Myer.
Described by the brand as “an enigmatic journey” the line features “lash and mesh panels” and “unexpected cutouts and bold bindings” in an array of bold prints and colours.

In other words, it’s everything you’d expect from the always on-trend brand, made even more alluring by its choice of campaign star – Aussie model Jessica Hart.

Says designer Sarah-Jane Clarke of the line, “fronted by the free-spirited and stylish Jess Hart, the exclusive Myer collection really embodies the spirit of sass & bide. We hope the launch will excite Australian women (and their partners) this summer.”

With prices starting at $29.95 for briefs and $49.95 for bras, it seems the line will be a sheer winner in the lingerie stakes.

The sass & bide lingerie line is available now exclusively in Myer.

* Article featured in Marie Claire 15th August, 2012

 

 

 

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ANNA PIAGGI DIES AGED 81

The fashion industry is in mourning following the death of fashion journalist Anna Piaggi.

Eclectic fashion icon and muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Piaggi, has passed away aged 81 in Milan.
Known for her love of fashion and her flair for style, Piaggi was a much-loved character in fashion circles. She was regularly spotted front row at fashion week around the globe dressed to the nines and in full colour make-up.

So unusual were Piaggi’s outfits that they inspired Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, to illustrate a book of her creations, in which he wrote, “Anna invents fashion.”

Lagerfeld wasn’t the only big fashion name enamoured with Piaggi – she was also the muse of British milliner Stephen Jones, and was referred to by Manolo Blahnik as “the world’s last great authority on frocks.”

 

*Article featured in Marie Claire August 8, 2012

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