Thursday, 25 October 2012

Famous perfume label does event tie in with fashion photographer expo...

After its debut in Tokyo, the exhibition featuring Karl Lagerfeld's photographs of celebrities and various personalities wearing the Chanel jacket is coming to Sydney.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25: Celebrities attend the 'Chanel The Little Black Jacket' exhibition launch on October 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The photographic exhibition is open to the public.

Anna Mouglalis and Astrid Berges-Frisbey were in the mix of celebrities that attended the impressive collection presented by luxury brand Chanel.

It will be interesting to see if the hype translates into dollars for the bottom line for a embattled luxury goods sector. Any any event, good on them for taking their travelling sideshow down under to Sydney, Australia for us Aussies to check out.

About Chanel...

"Chanel is above all a style. Fashion passes, style remains." Gabrielle Chanel

“Fashion passes, style remains…”
This simple statement captures the essence of her revolutionary contribution to culture. 

CHANEL continues, after almost a century, to inspire women of all ages all over the world with its timeless modernity.

Company Overview...

Designer, visionary, artist, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel reinvented fashion by transcending its conventions, creating an uncomplicated luxury that changed women’s lives forever. She followed no rules, epitomising the very modern values of freedom, passion and feminine elegance.


Anna Mouglalis...

Along with her career as an actress, Mouglalis then began a successful modelling career. In 2002 she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the advertisement campaign for the Amateur Allure de Chanel perfume and she is now one of his "muses" still promoting Chanel bags, fine jewelleries and watches today. Mouglalis was cast as Coco Chanel in the 2009 film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, directed by Jan Kounen. The film was chosen to close the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Astrid Berges-Frisbey was born in Barcelona, Spain. Her father is Spaniard and her mother is French-American. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Berges-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on french television.


The Little Black Jacket


Eva Rinaldi Photography

Sydney stars come out in force for Sony Foundation's Youth Cancer campaign

Sydney stars come out in force for Sony Foundation's Youth Cancer campaign; Wharf4Ward raises money for cancer...

More than 800 guests attended the Wharf4Ward lunch today to raise much needed money for 'You Can', a national fundraising and awareness campaign set up by Sony Foundation and CanTeen to raise much-needed funds for specialised youth cancer care and services around the country.

Fresh off the plane from London, the fabulous Sapphires star Jessica Mauboy will be joining in the festivities and performed in front of the who's who of Sydney society down at Woolloomooloo Wharf and its six world-class restaurants.

The lunch raises money for You Can, a national fundraising and awareness campaign set up by Sony Foundation and CanTeen to raise much-needed funds for specialised youth cancer care and services around the country.

Guests enjoyed a spectacular afternoon of entertainment from national and international Sony music artists including Jessica Mauboy, Hot Chelle Rae, Justice Crew, and Timomatic, as well as a performance from the X Factor finalists.

A range of hosts from each major network, which all support Sony Foundation as corporate partners, was involved in the lunch. Nine Network's Peter Overton, Georgie Gardner and Richard Wilkins and Network Ten's Natarsha Belling and Hamish McDonald tooks part in day.

The guest list included Ronan Keating, Charlotte Dawson, Laura Dundovic, James Kerley, Kerri-Ann Kennerly, Nikki Phillips, Didier Cohen and Karl Stefanovic.

"This sell-out event has become one of the hottest tickets on Sydney's calendar. Not only is it fabulously fun, it also raises much needed funds for the 'forgotten generation' of cancer sufferers - teenagers and young adults. Thanks to the success of past Sony Foundation Wharf4Ward lunches, You Can is able to provide age-appropriate support and care for young cancer patients who previously have fallen into a gap in our health care system. Last year, we raised $550,000 for youth cancer and we are hoping to beat that total in 2012," said Sony Foundation CEO Sophie Ryan.

Currently, in Australia, the gap between paediatric and adult cancer care means teenagers and young adults rarely receive specialised treatment which in turn impacts their survival rates. 'You Can' was established to address the gap in the health care system and to build specialised youth cancer services.

The best part about 'You Can' is that everyone can get help out without even donating a single cent - it's as simple as recycling your old mobile phone. Sony Foundation has partnered with a recycling company to swap old mobile phones for funds. Since the campaign was launched in 2010, more than 450,000 phones have been donated and recycled and Australia's first youth cancer centre is nearing completion at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.

About Sony Foundation Australia...

Sony Foundation Australia is the charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies in Australia. Its aim is to capitalise on the unique qualities of Sony and contribute to the advancement of the Australian community by assisting its youth and fostering their talents. Through its fundraising and activities, Sony Foundation is affirming the global unifying brand message that drives Sony: believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real. For further information on Sony Foundation visit:


Sony Foundation

The X-Factor (Australia)

Eva Rinaldi Photography

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