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    Tluxe Blog — Spring/summer 2013

    Secret Sydney...

     

      

     

     

    There's more to Sydney than Bondi and the Harbour Bridge and today we'd like to share with you one of our favourite harbourside hideaways, Wendy Whiteley's garden. It's amazing on many levels: the water views, made famous by Wendy's late husband, Brett Whiteley's paintings; the sculptures dotted along the winding, leafy pathways; and the fact that Wendy has created this paradise herself, with a little help from a few volunteers and gardeners, on disused railway land, simply because she was tired of overlooking the weeds and rubbish, which formerly littered the site (her house is on the hill above the park, the one with the turret). And yes, it's still owned by the railway, and after many years, Wendy can still be seen working in the garden, which she admits has become a sort of obsession. To discover this magic little hideaway for yourself, simply follow the footpath from Luna Park in North Sydney, along the harbour to Lavendar Bay and turn right. And don't forget to take a picnic basket. 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!

    How to wear green this summer

    Chanel spring/summer 2013

    Lutz spring/summer 2013

     

    Marni spring/summer 2013

     

    Stella McCartney spring/summer 2013

    We’ve been loving the oceans of green tones hitting the catwalks for spring/summer 2013, especially as it’s one of our key colours in the current Tluxe summer collection, which you can wear now! Above is just a few of our favourite looks from the past few weeks, direct from the world’s catwalks... and below, a few choice new season Tluxe pieces, so you can enjoy the goodness of green right now. But be quick, these little numbers won’t be around forever.

      

    Tluxe Bondi maxi dress spring/summer 2012

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    Tluxe Sienna stripe top spring/summer 2012 

    Tluxe Sandy Lane harem trousers spring/summer 2012

     

    Hot off the catwalk

     

    Green accessories: Paul Smith spring/summer 2013

    Cuffs and anything bright yellow: Lauren Moffatt spring/summer 2013

    Retro handbags: Vivienne Westwood Red Label spring/summer 2013

    The Gladiator sandal returns: Anna Sui spring/summer 2013

    We’ve been watching the spring 2013 catwalk shows avidly this past few weeks and are loving the accessories for next summer. Above is our pick of the hottest looks from New York and London (Milan starts this week), which we thought we’d share with you. These are pieces that also happen to sit perfectly with some of the key looks from our new Tluxe summer collection, By the Ocean. 

    Why wait for next season? Show your fashion smarts by sporting your own version of the hottest trends now. It’s just one more reason to love the Australian summer.

    Block to the future

     
    Monochrome colour block left to right: Pringle S/S 2013, Tluxe A/W 2012, Prada S/S 2013

    We know you’re a forward-thinking lot, so we’d like to give you the heads-up on a key look that will see you well into next summer and beyond. Yes, we’ve talked about colour blocking before – wearing big blocks of complementary colours – and it’s a trend that keeps on keeping on.

    One glance at the current pre-summer 2013 catwalk collections and you can see the likes of Pringle and Prada (pictured above) have opted for a chic and simple take on the trend in black and white. But why wait for summer when you can be ahead of the curve and buy now?

    The Tluxe Empire top in classic monochrome will not only bring your style bang up to date, it’ll look fantastic with your tuxedo-inspired blazer, and those wide-leg trousers we know you’re already considering investing in, if you haven’t already. Oh, and did we say it’s also 60% off, along with the rest of our winter collection? What are you waiting for?