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So I have found something really special and extremely cool, that I cannot keep it to myself any longer. At a recent Christmas party, I met the ever so fabulous Melbourne jewellery designer Johan Hermijanto. Having a love for unique jewellery, I took a look at his label L’ABATTOIR de PLASTIQUE and I was blown away. Which is why I felt a moral obligation to share his work with you.

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With a background in architecture and design, it was only natural for Johan to mirror his love for geometric patterns within his jewellery and of course be creative in the construction of each piece. The collection is a series of five octagonal geometric bangles, which are crafted out of Molten Biodegradable plastic. This is only half of what makes the collection so special. Each piece is constructed by a 3D printing machine, compression air packed and delivered to you. Now for those of you who are not aware of what a 3D printing machine actually is, it is a technology that takes a digital design and creates a three dimensional object by adding one layer of material at a time.

HOW COOL IS THAT?

To see the process in full on video click HERE!

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Not only do I find the process fascinating but the bangles themselves are stunning. The strong architectural influence really make the pieces unique. The range comes in many colours and also includes a clear transparent look. My pick? Bangle 1203 in Clear. It is versatile and can be worn with almost anything.

To see more from L’ABATTOIR de PLASTIQUE follow this innovative label on Instagram @LABDEPLAS and check out the website.

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Our awesome friends at The Cool Hunter have just opened their pop-up shop in the heart of Sydney city – Martin Place. We’ve got our latest effort – our new beach towels plus swimwear well as many international brands, including Danward thongs from Italy, beach bats and swimwear from Brazil and Bangkok.

The great execution of The Cool Hunter’s first Rotate store is by the talented Natalie Longheon and Peter Pengly of event company The Artistry. This young firm over delivered in record time by designing, producing, executing and styling in less than 2 weeks – and the result is truly fantastic!

the store is located at 1 martin Place Sydney.

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After two years in hiding, our famous Black Panther swimsuit – Rihanna’s favourite – is back in stock! Printed in both our classic Scoop One Piece and our best selling String Bikini, The Amazon is available in very limited quantities
exclusively from our e-boutique.
THIS is your chance to wear it like Rihanna.
This is swimwear like no other, designed and hand made in Australia.

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Do the words pool party get you excited? Don’t you just think of cocktails, sunshine, beach balls, bikinis and dancing? Me too! Which is why I cannot wait for this summer to kick off, with the launch of the coveted Art Series Hotel; The Olsen Pool Club. This is definitely a to do on my list of summer hangs.

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We were fortunate enough to attend the opening night of The Olsen Pool Club, in South Yarra Melbourne. Having a fun summer evening that featured cocktails, coconut water and of course our latest collection The Divine, what could be more perfect? WAH X The Olsen Pool Club? A match made in heaven.

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Inspired by the decadent, fun and crazy pool party scene of Miami, The Olsen Hotel will be hosting its very own version every Sunday from 2-7pm. The interior is cool, modern and sleek, with the centre bar attracting all the attention. The roof top has fantastic views of the city and if you get bored (highly unlikely) you can play a game of life size chess! So very cool. Expect chilled tunes, good vibes, amazing summer cocktails and of course great company.  If you don’t find me at my local beach soaking up the sunshine, chances are you will find me here. So make sure you attend because it will surely be an amazing summer.

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It has been said that ‘a summer night is like a perfection of thought’. Considering the euphoric state that summer seems to put me in every year, I’d say that is just about right.

Be sure to check out The Olsens FB page and wesbite for more details about The Olsen Pool Club’s summer events.

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With so many exciting things going on at WAH HQ, our new collection ‘The Divine’ has hit the shelves just in time for summer.

Taking inspiration from all things wild and the never ending summer we keep chasing, the collection captures who we are at We Are Handsome. We find and appreciate the beauty in nature and all its creatures. We love the warmth of the sun on our skin, the sand beneath our toes and the invigorating feeling of the ocean waves crashing upon us. We wander this earth with intrigue, captivated by different cultures, landscapes and people we encounter. Each piece is a reflection of us.

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Jump onto our online store now to view ‘The Divine’ collection.

 

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Well, THIS is amazing – The Victory String Bikini as seen in the Bergdorf Goodman Magazine. We’re obsessed with this! Available this month at Bergdorf and online.

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Summer’s coming in Sydney, and the promise of hot weather has got me thinking about my favourite swimming holes around the world. Not one of them is a relaxing sandy beach lapped by aqua waves. In fact, they all require a bit of trekking to get to, but the best rewards are the ones we work hard for, right?

Here’s a rundown of my top three favourite, hard-to-get-to swimming holes:
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We are so very excited to finally release to you all, a handsome collaboration we have been working on with our friends over at Soludos. We have taken our imagery and created a unique range of Espadrilles. Made out of 100% cotton upper, you will never want to take these off. Using our playful and summer inspired prints including your favourites The Vagabond, The Tropical and The Paradise, they are THE summer essential!


Make sure you get in fast and pre order from our online store.

 

In my opinion and judging by my wardrobe, you can never have enough shoes, so get shopping.

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Paradise is so much more than palm trees, white sand beaches and sipping cocktails while the sun sets – it’s a feeling. Paradise comes in so many shapes and forms and is different for everyone. What ties everyone’s version of paradise together is goodness. GOOD views, air, food, weather, activities – good everything, the feeling of good. No matter what your idea of paradise, if you’re surrounded by goodness – you’re there.

We recently had the good fortune to return to the majestic Port Douglas in our homeland’s Far North Queensland (when we first met we explored it for a few days and so it holds a special kind of magic for us) and under the guise of heading up for a wedding, we took a few extra days to really get back into it and find enjoy more of what makes Port Douglas really tick.

This time, thanks to our friends at QT Hotels we stayed in the QT Resort in Port Douglas, an open plan boutique hotel that caters for well, anyone. The tropical layout and surroundings, in-lobby waterfall, koi pond and the rustic nautical themed decorations throughout the QT – that GOOD feeling is instantly induced from the minute you arrive.

With year round temperatures rarely requiring a jumper, the bulk of the resort surrounds the pool – which complete with waterfall, swim up bar, day bed islands (pictured above), spa and even a bridge – means you’re always in the presence of the water.

As we found out very few of Port Douglas’ hotels/resorts are located on the beach itself (potentially because of crocodiles) and so QT’s efforts to bring paradise into the resort doesn’t go unappreciated.

If it’s possible for a place to feel both fast and slow paced at the same time QT Port Douglas is it. The main buildings are all open, airy and fresh – the reception lead seamlessly into the games/relaxation area and onto the bar (which, truth be told might just have the music up a little too loud most of the time.A little change in pace from the pop/house that stream from it’s speakers into the bar, pool and restaurant is sorely needed – but it’s not make or break) and then out onto a sunny grassy sitting area and finally onto the pool with a wooden walkway connecting them all to the restaurant aptly titled Bazaar.

Often the word resort isn’t associated with good food, QT Port Douglas however takes that thought and absolutely dispels it. Katinka in the past couple of years has gone on a buffet tasting tour, where there is a buffet on offer you’ll find her and she rated the experience at QT in her top 5 of all time! The team of chefs prepare a range and assortment of meals that will have even the most fussiest of eater heading back for seconds, each and every meal. The time and dedication that the staff put into is definitely conveyed in the superb quality and flavour of each meal.

As a part of the anything goes – we’re all just here to have fun in the sun vibe of the resort, the staff are dressed somewhat fancifully in printed skirts and shorts, colourful shirts and flat-caps for the porters. Smiles abound and it seems no request is too small (or big) to be accommodated with a staff member bouncing into action at your request.

The rooms are comfortable, well laid out and self-contained – all with air-cons which is a must in Tropical North Queensland’s heat and humidity. The bed was huge, pillow-topped and topped with heaps of pillows and so GOOD.

The resort is situated about 10 mins drive from Port Douglas’ Main St, marina, shops, pubs and eateries – or a wonderful little 20 min bicycle ride using one of QT’s easy riders – supplied to guests free of charge – and getting around Port Douglas on two wheels is highly recommended. Four mile beach is a popular destination for bikes as well, with enough hard sand by the water to make riding a breeze. In the breeze.

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Limedrop. If you haven’t already checked out this quirky little fashion label, you really are doing yourself a disservice.

Created by the ever so talented and creative designer Clea Garrick in Melbourne 2006, the label has grown to become well known and valued for its free spirited essence and sustainable ethos. Showing on the coveted runways of Mercedes Benz, Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, featured in VOGUE Australia and being invited to participate in the Australian Fashion Excellence Showcase in London and Beijing, is surely just the beginning for Limedrop and Clea.

Although I love many of the labels pieces, some of my favourites are from the gorgeous Rosewood Jewellery collection.

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