This weekend, dont' miss Tluxe creative director, Rebecca Powell's interview on Lifegloss, about the secrets of balancing a business and family life, and if you missed us in last month's issue of Women's Health, here's a pic from one of their great shoots, featuring our classic jersey singlet top. You can get the latest version online here, and while you're there, take a look at some of our newest pieces from the summer collection, including our hotly anticipated range of dresses, which arrived fresh to our online store this week. Enjoy. And have a great weekend! Love Tluxe. xx
and award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, one of Sydney’s more stylish mums
about town, is also one of our favourite local fashion heroes both on and off
the red carpet. We love her polished red tailored look for the recent Armani
show in Paris (pictured above), as much as the way she styles her hoodies and Tluxe-style track pants while
out shopping round town, or with her boys, Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius Martin,
in tow. Never shy of mixing a little edgy style with traditional glamour, Cate's red carpet looks while pregnant - such as the teal caftan above - would have to go down as some
of the more drop-dead gorgeous mamma moments in Hollywood. Rock on Cate.
The pencil skirt is just so hot right now and will be one of your go-to items well into next winter. Why? Well, it’s not just because it looks sexy, it also helps pull together any of the key trends of the season, from block colours to fetish, mixing up your textures, and the more obvious 1940s themes seen all over the winter catwalks. We also love a pencil skirt because you can wear it right now with your summer sandals or when the weather cools down, with knee-length winter boots.
Our top tip is to look for a skirt that sits just below the knee, like our very own Tluxe version, which is the most flattering style, unless of course you have the knees of a supermodel and can sport something shorter. Then throw on something simple and graphic, like a boxy tunic-style top, a simple crew-neck number or a jacket with a peplum, et voila, you’ve mastered one of the season’s smartest looks, which has the added bonus of taking you from boardroom to cocktail bar without having to do little more than freshen up your makeup.
Here's a little something to get you through until the weekend, the beautiful, beautiful magic that is Joni Mitchell. A hit track from her 1974 album, Court and Spark, Help Me is on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 songs of all time. Enjoy.
We thought we'd share a few of the images that inspired us for our current Basic Elements summer collection. Right at the beginning of the season, before we even start thinking about the final designs, we put a few mood boards together that sum up our direction or overall feeling for the season, keeping to the core Tluxe philosophy of relaxed comfort, easy dressing and pared-back luxury. The above images are just one of our starting ideas for mood and colour.
Just a quick reminder of the Tluxe Sample Sale this Thursday 27th October through to Saturday 29th 9am-5pm. Go!
You may have noticed we’ve expanded our range this season with the introduction of a few key denim pieces. Light-weight and super soft for summer, we’ve taken inspiration from the tradition of casual work-wear to give you a capsule collection of clean, minimalist denim pieces including our favourite, loose fit Bermuda shorts (pictured above with our Suzanne C striped tee) - a Tluxe take on the easy, relaxed fit of the super cool boyfriend jean.
Designed to see you well into next summer and beyond the way to wear them now is an update on the classic 80s ‘double denim’ look – wearing more than one denim piece at once, a la Claudia Schiffer and Alexa Chung. And yes, it can be done with style if you stick to mixing up your shades of blue, from faded chambray to dark indigo.
To be truly fashion-forward, try a long, dark, tailored denim blazer with your shorts. Simple, clean-cut and structured is the future of denim, friends. And if your jeans are something close to your heart check out the new LVC website from Levi’s featuring an amazing collection of videos, charting the history of denim from its workwear roots through to the swinging sixties and present day. Our personal favourites are the ‘80s documentary-style ads – check them out here.