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      We love... electric Sydney

      Vivid Festival

      International Symposium of Electronic Art

      If there’s one thing that defines Sydney in summer it’s a dip in the ocean after the working day is done. In autumn, Sydney’s all about the harbour and fantastic local events like Vivid. This is your last week to get down to the Opera House and check out the truly inspirational light shows (pictured).

      And if you miss Vivid there’s always the International Symposium of Electronic Art, which kicks off with exhibitions and performances at various locations across the city this Friday.

      With our clothing made right here in Sydney, Tluxe is all about supporting the local, so we’re a little biased with our top tips for the electronic arts fest, which would have to be Sydney artist Alex Davies’ interactive cinema installation, The Very Near Future. The bonus is, it’s on at the Carriageworks in Redfern, another of our favourite local haunts. So you can pop down on a Saturday, check out the food market, grab a coffee and physically immerse yourself in art. Sounds like the perfect start the weekend. Enjoy!


      Inspire me... Art Month Sydney



      As the first days of autumn roll in we're feeling the culture today at Tluxe HQ, and what better way to spend a rainy weekend like the one we've just experienced here in Sydney, than traipsing around the art galleries for a little inspiration. This week heralds the start of Art Month, and personally we're loving the after hours gallery openings, which usually involve a cocktail or two alongside your culture. 

      This week the galleries of Paddington and Woollahra open up Thursday, March 7 as part of a series of 'Precinct Nights', followed by art spaces in Waterloo and Alexandria on Friday, March 8. We're loving Helen Mueller's hand cut woodblock prints of a melaleuca forest at the Brenda May gallery, pictured, and Caroline Rothwell's images of endangered Australian animals made from the black carbon residue collected from exhaust pipes.

      Emerald: the colour of the year



      "Jeune fille en vert (Young Girl in Green Dress)," (1927-30) by Tamara de Lempicka 


      "Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo" by Henri Rousseau


      "Synchronie en vert (Synchrony in Green)" (1913) by Paul Sérusier 

      So Pantone, the global authority on colour and how it's used in design, has forecaste emerald green as the colour for 2013. What does it mean? If you’re in India green is linked to good luck, life and love. In the Middle East it represents strength, fertility and wealth while in the West, we tend to associate green with money, nature, good luck and all things ‘go’.

      Personally when we think emerald we think of nature, and images from the art world, such as those pictured above. And we also don’t mind wearing a bit of emerald, like our palm print La Croisette dress or a simple organic cotton T-shirt. It not only shows you’re forward-thinking when it comes to design, right now with everything in our online store discounted 50%, it shows you’re smart too. Just enter the code SHOP50 after going through checkout. Enjoy!

      New Year, new ideas...


      Happy New Year you lovely people! Hope you're all enjoying one of our best summers ever - and are finding plenty of sartorial inspiration in our January sale. For those of you who may feel the need to escape the heat (41 degrees expected in Sydney tomorrow!), skip the crowds at the beach for a little cultural inspiration in the air-conditioned coolness of Sydney's MCA and the fantastic Anish Kapoor exhibition, which is on now until April 1st. Kapoor is one of our personal all-time favourite artists and this is a chance to immerse yourself in the perception-changing colour of his work up close. So do don't miss it!