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Socially including the ALL NEW MINI PACEMAN

March 18th, 2013

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MINI Garage Sydney celebrated the arrival of the MINI Paceman in Sydney over the weekend to a crowd of socials, MINI enthusiasts and media at Double Bay’s Mrs Sippy.

The Paceman, a handsome addition to the MINI family, is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment.

The sun was shining and the drinks were flowing as everyone was greeted with champagne, Pimms and Peroni on arrival. A variety of canapés such as roasted pumpkin tart with goat’s cheese, lemon pepper prawns and a selection of gourmet wood fired pizzas went down a treat. And for the sweet tooth, everyone enjoyed the Mrs Sippy mini mud pies.

Welcomed by the striking Paceman model parked out the front of the venue – all were left impressed with its innovative combination of sporty, extrovert design, hallmark MINI driving fun and its cutting edge interior.

Unique, yet typically MINI, the Paceman opens up a whole new market for the brand’s unique style. Two doors, large tailgate and lounge concept, with two individual seats in the back; celebrity sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein cheekily stated, “The spacious Paceman shows that size does count”.

 

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Eccentric Elliot Ward-Fear’s Quirky Use Of Perspex

May 21st, 2010

Elliot Ward-Fear is far ahead of his time, and it was apparent at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week a couple of weeks back.

Elliot’s debut collection called ‘Beauty in Exile’ was one of the stand-out shows at RAFW, displaying the unique use of perspex. His quirkiness and eccentricity poured out of the outfits that paraded up and down the runway, with the models walking in platform shoes up to 30cm high!

Something you’d expect Lady Gaga to rock up at an airport in, his designs are outrageous, but definately something you need to keep a keen eye on, especially the perspex spikes.

“Perspex to me represents a frontier of extreme embellishment within the fashion industry that hasn’t really been explored in the way that I have used it. It definitely has the potential to expand from extreme show styling into a ‘functional’ embellishment for use on clothes, handbags, shoes etc” the eccentric designer rationalises.

“Working with Perspex is fun. My team and I developed a design which allowed us to easily manufacture the Perspex spikes in various heights. We then collaborated with Band M plastics, creative Perspex solutions to make it happen. Once the spikes were cut by laser from sheets of Perspex we then had the task of figuring out a way to form a functional skin that would mould to the bodies surface allowing for safety and comfort. We’ve developed a weaving technique that allows for functionality but also looks intriguing and amazing,” explains Ward-Fear about what it is like to work with Perspex.

Have a look at the photos from RAFW 2010.

Eccentric opulence.

Photos by Luke Latty