FREE SHIPPING within Australia on orders over $200 and International orders over $300
0 Cart
Added to Cart
    You have items in your cart
    You have 1 item in your cart
    Total
    Check Out Continue Shopping

    Tluxe Blog — relax

    At home with Tluxe

    Ok, so this is not exactly where we live, but it's on our wish list of dream homes and interiors. And with the cooler change in the air today, and the imminent arrival of autumn/winter collection online, we're feeling the love for the cosy fireside at Rose Seidler House. A mid-century modern gem hidden in one of the leafier parts of Sydney its original 1950s interior still feels contemporary. Architect Harry Seidler built it for his mother and its open plan design and feeling of bringing the outside indoors heralded a new aesthetic, which has become almost standard in many architect-designed Australian homes today. And the best part? You can visit Rose in all her originally furnished glory on any Sunday you like. Pure. Modernist. Magic.

    We love… Christine Centenera, Harper’s Bazaar

    The casual cool of Harper’s Bazaar Australia Fashion Editor, Christine Centenera is something that’s always appealed to us here at Tluxe. It’s not only her reputation as an international style leader that we love - appearing on numerous blogs, including The Sartorialist, and now consulting for Kanye West’s upcoming womenswear line - it’s her unique way of dressing up the casual comfort of quality cotton jersey, a theme very close to our hearts. 

    Christine's clever formula revels in contrasts; feminine with rock'n'roll, tailoring with loose slouchy fits, high glam faux fur with a low key T-shirt and grey marle track pants. We can’t wait to see the outfits she has lined up for next month’s round of international fashion weeks, starting with New York on September 8. Rock on Christine.

    Evolution of the pantsuit

           

    The 70s-inspired pantsuit will be big this summer. We should know. We’ve been doing our own version of the relaxed jersey all-in-one since summer 2007, when we first launched the Tluxe Bianca Jagger style, pictured above.

    Inspired by the likes of Mrs Jagger and cohorts Debbie Harry and Jerry Hall at the legendary Studio 54, the Tluxe pantsuit has evolved into the slouchy chic of our newest styles, Melissa O, and Elsa S, in stores now.

    First sported as workwear by women in the 1940s, the renaissance of the pantsuit into fashionable wardrobes started in the early 1960s thanks to designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Norma Kamali. This season everyone from Chanel to Lanvin are embracing the pantsuit’s relaxed glamour. Style yours up with statement heels for a night on the town, or take a note from Tluxe's Emma Balfour and go clean and casually simple by keeping accessories to a minimum and throwing on some great summer flats.

    Images top to bottom: Tluxe Bianca Jagger pantsuit, Studio 54 style, Tluxe Elsa S pantsuit, Tluxe Melissa O pantsuit.

    Inspire me... luxe for less

    Shoestring Chic is a new book by Paris-based Australian illustrator and author, Kerrie Hess, who recently sketched for Chanel. Her tips on how to look like a million dollars on a budget include a smart guide for cash-strapped travellers to Paris, who want to stay somewhere chic without the five star price tag.

    It’s inspired us here at Tluxe to look closer to home for our own ideas on little luxuries that won’t cost the earth but make life sparkle.

    1. Picnic at a harbourside villa: Spring is on its way. Grab a bottle of champagne and some delights from your local deli and head down to Strickland House in Sydney’s Vaucluse. Its secluded, in-the-know location features million dollar harbourside views for little more than the cost of a sandwich.

    2. Make Wednesday night your new Saturday night: There’s a whole new world of opportunity outside of weekends. Weekends are expensive - movies, gigs, restaurants are all more likely to have a higher price tag on weekends. So why not make Wednesday night out a routine? For Bondi locals especially, it’s the best night of the week.

    3. Buy less but buy better quality: We love nice things. Instead of spending regularly on tee-shirts that instantly fall out of shape, buy one good dress or shirt every few months. Buying less means you can invest in quality. If you have particular things you really like, then saving up and buying a decent version of them is cheaper in the long run. And it will still be around to give you joy in years to come.

     

    We love… Bondi to Bronte

    There’s nothing like starting a relaxed weekend with a wintry stroll across the cliff-tops overlooking one of our favourite stretches of coastline on the Bondi to Bronte walk. The bonus of winter by the beach: fewer crowds, and the chance of spotting a migrating southern wright whale.

    Insider’s tip: If you’re taking the kids and want to skip the stairs at the start of the walk near Bondi Icebergs, head down Sandridge St (off Bondi Rd), turn left onto Fletcher St, walk across Marks Park at the end of the road et voilà – you’ll hit the walk on top of the headland with stunning ocean views across to Bondi. Enjoy.

    After dark: While you’re in Bondi, we’re also loving the slightly surreal feeling of ice-skating by the beach at the Winter Alpine Festival with its themed music nights, and Torvill and Dean-style performances on the weekends.

    Images: Stuart Cohen and Tsubibo.