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!
Today we're excited to announce that our new colours for high summer have just landed on the site! Inspired by the cobalt blue, gunmetal grey and flame orange tones of beachside sunsets, and, for those of you who prefer the tranquility of early morning, we’ve included some inspirational images of Bondi beach at sunrise, with thanks to photographer Eugene Tan.
Festival season is upon us. Saturday we popped down to the Surry Hills Festival for a quick Pimms and a dance in the sunshine. Next weekend we hear it's Newtown's turn to pump up the volume, and for the foodies among you this week is your last chance to taste the goodness of the Crave International Food Festival. Oh, and there's the Architecture Festival too, with its tours and free consultations from an architect on your own home. Even our Sunday morning stroll along the clifftops from Bondi to Bronte has gone all cultural with the arrival of Sculpture by the Sea. Our favourite pieces from this year's artists are pictured above. The Tluxe insider's tip? Get there early to avoid the crowds, breathe some of that fresh salt air, and finish up with breakfast in Bronte. Just another reason to love Sydney in the sunshine. Happy Monday!
The deliciously cooling afternoon thunderstorms we’ve been experiencing here in Sydney of late has called to mind a few of the inspirational images we put together for the current Tluxe summer collection (pictured above), Basic Elements.
The deep, dark colours of the sea and sky when the heat of the day gives way to the rolling charcoal tones of an afternoon storm was our starting point for the season’s colour palette, shot through with accents of sunshine yellow - as you can see in our carefully engineered striped Suzanne C tee and Rebecca P maxi dress, and the moody sky print on our Isabel M and Vanessa B dresses. For more inspiration of the pictorial kind, we’d like to direct you to one of our favourite resources for beautiful imagery, ffffound.com. We also love thisisnthappiness.com, and arts and crafts, among many, many others. Go ahead, take some time out this week, even if just for a few minutes and, delight your senses.
Pick up any local interiors mag this month and it’s hard not to miss the news of New York-based Australian ex-pat Martyn Thompson’s debut book, Interiors. While we love the book - a tour of twenty years photographing the homes of well-known style luminaries including Calvin Klein creative director, Francisco Costa, and Italian jewellery designer Elsa Peretti - it’s Thompson’s personal work, which we find most inspiring – like his series, Trees, pictured above, which, he says focuses on “the emotional elements in environments”. Considering our theme for the Tluxe summer collection, Basic Elements, Martyn sounds like our kind of visionary.
And while we’re on an interiors tip, look out for70/80/90 Iconic Australian Homes the sequel to Karen McCartney’s fantastic 50/60/70 Australian Homes, out this month. Both books embrace the relaxed glamour of the Australian way of living, another theme close to our hearts. Enjoy.