Missoni For Target Collection Launch

Department store Target has partnered with luxe Italian fashion house Missoni to deliver its most ambitious designer collaboration to date. With over 220 products, ‘Missoni for Target’  is a complete lifestyle collection including clothing, homewares and outdoor furnishings.

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After 14 months in the making, the range features Missoni’s distinctive colour combinations, bold geometric and wave patterns, as well as several exclusive prints.  And with prices as low as $10 to $169 we anticipate a website crash and possible in-store brawl to contend with once opened up to the public

But it will be worth it – I’ve had a peek at the collection and have my eye firmly fixed on several lifestyle items. In fact, I may walk away with a Missoni-themed home once I secure the square cushions, towels, bedding, pet bowl, baby feeding set on my list… And have I mentioned the deck chairs and beach umbrellas? Showcased yesterday in a temporary pop-up bar at Bondi Beach, you can purchase these funky furnishings for $99 each!


Buzz has been steadily generating since creative director Angela Missoni signed on to the project, with local celebrities including Sally Obermeder and Donny Galella supporting the collaboration.

Sally Obermeder

(Sally wears the Missoni for Target drop shoulder top, priced at $59, at last night’s launch at Bondi Icebergs, attended by Angela Missoni, co-founder Rosita Missoni and family.)

“We thought Australia was the perfect setting for a collaboration,” said Angela Missoni – touching on a common love for nature, the sun and an ease of attitude shared with the Italians. She added she hoped whole families could enjoy the collection “there is something that everybody can have fun with.”

Given the huge commercial success of the previous Designers for Target lines and Missoni’s former collaboration with US Target (which crashed the website), Missoni for Target Australia is expected to sell out at record speed.

Don’t miss out on the limited edition collection when it launches at 8am tomorrow in stores and online at www.target.com.au/missoni.

With a background in publishing, Allison Voight has written for numerous local and international fashion magazines. She also has her own style blog, StylistaSister. She is Creative Director at Voight Photography and Design, which she co-owns with her photographer husband. Their work has appeared in publications including Vogue Australia, Cielo, Elle, En Vie and Fashion TV. Catch her on Instagram at @stylistasister

October 7, 2014

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

While the shows in London and Milan sadly come to a close and the models move to Paris in the last leg of fashion month, we can’t help but gush over the beauty trends for Spring 2015. From dewy complexions to bleached-out brows, here are just a few major trends straight off the runway.

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Pink lip stains 

Where: Dolce and Gabbana

Lip stains are a major trend every year, but Dolce and Gabbana certainly know how to work this easy look for every skin tone. Girls were sent down the runway with carefully sculpted brows, fresh skin, and a touch of pink glow on their lips.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekConcentrate the lip stain in the centre of the lips, and work outwards to achieve a subtle pink glow.

Smokey eye 

Where: Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli brought back the sultry smokey eye, using an earthy-toned colour palette which is perfect for both day and night wear. Makeup artists created this look using a crayon pencil on the base of the eyelid, and blending out extremely well with a fluffy brush.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekThe rest of the makeup was minimal, and lips were kept natural with a tiny bit of gloss, instead of a bold lipstick.

Bold lip

Where: Burberry Prorsum 

All models accessorised their trenchcoats with relaxed hair and a bold red lip at the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 show. The best way to achieve this look at home is by lining the lips, and then blending out any harsh lines before applying a red lip colour to the centre.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekCreate the illusion of bigger lips by concentrating a highlighting powder in the centre, before applying a gloss to complete the look.

Dewy skin

Where: Versace

Radiant skin was the word at Versace, where models embraced the natural look paired with rosy cheeks. Use a cream illuminator on the forehead, cheeks, and chin to create a subtle hint of shine for a chic daytime look.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

Natural brows

Where: Missoni

This was definitely a no-pluck zone, where Missoni models were made to embrace the natural texture of their brows. Powder was keep to a minimum, used only to fill out any gaps since the overall look was very minimalist-chic.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

Images via Style.com

September 25, 2014