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STUNNING NEW CONCEPT STORE ‘THE APARTTMENT’ SET TO OPEN AT IVY

May 11th, 2013

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THE APARTTMENT, a stunning new clothing and furniture concept store, is set to launch at ivy’s coveted retail laneway in May. Inspired by a chic Parisian boudoir, THE APARTTMENT is a charming new retail experience offering a range of quality brands and products suited to the many aspects of a woman’s lifestyle and personal living space from home furnishings to fashion and beauty.

I went to the media launch so i could smell, taste, touch and experience the store in all its glory.

The beautiful store is the brainchild of Claire Coppins, the creative force behind fun and rebellious Australian fashion label, Tighttigers, known by many simply as TT. Infused with Claire’s innate creative flare and penchant for soft fabrications, sensual silhouettes, natural tones and understated luxury, THE APARTTMENT is designed to feel as if you are strolling into a stylish apartment of chic friend in Paris. The boutique is filled with gorgeous products from an array of complementary fashion, home furnishing and beauty brands, carefully selected by the talented young designer to reflect an effortless sense of luxury and aspiration at an incredibly accessible price point.

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Everything in the store is available for purchase – from Tighttiger’s signature range of blazers, silk dresses and jersey basics, shoes from directional footwear brand Senso and beauty products from Bloom Cosmetics to key furniture pieces from online furnishing brand Max Sparrow, luxurious handwoven rugs by Cadrys and innovative lighting installations from Zaffero.

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THE APARTTMENT will also stock high end leather jackets by Paris-based luxury label Nour Hammour, gorgeous silk scarves by Yassin Lahmar and stunning jewellery from the girls at SFLitter. Keeping with the intrinsic French theme, the store also offers a relaxing space for those special tête-à-têtes where shoppers can sit back and enjoy teas from T2 and gorgeous treats from Merivale’s own Lorraine’s Patisserie.

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Claire’s vision for the store was to create a retail space that looks and feels like you have just walked off the streets of Paris into her home – “I wanted to offer a unique shopping experience, a boutique where you can come in, take some time out, explore the treasure trove of charming products, sit back with a cup of tea and relax. The brands have all been individually chosen to offer something special for a woman’s personal life”.

THE APARTTMENT joins a host of Australia’s leading retailers that call ivy’s fabulous lifestyle precinct home including celebrity and editorial hair maestro, Brad Ngata, sleepwear king Peter Alexander, multi-brand fashion boutique Elsewear, the yoga-inspired athletic apparel company LuluLemon Athletica, the sartorial craftsmanship of Zimma Tailors, the delicious Cupcake Bakery and boutique wine retailer, The Bottle Shop

EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SEQUEL… 2NARAMA

January 11th, 2013


Facebookphenomenon TOONARAMA returns to celebrate TOON-tastic 2-somes and the 25th Anniversary of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival!2NARAMA is a cartoon exhibition of 50 limited edition digital artwork caricature prints featuring a collection of Incredible Icons, Cool Celebrities, Community Cuties, Sexy Sports Stars and Fabulous Friends by celebrity cartoonist BRETT WILLIS.

TOON-tastic 2-somes include Celebrity TV chefs Nigella Lawson & Audrey Gordon, STORM Stars Billy Slater & Matt Duffie, Dance Idols Ricky Martin & Beyonce, Aussie Icons Dame Edna Everage & Sir Les Patterson, Fabulous TV Friends Karen & Jack and more…
including special tributes to Pokey’s Legend Renee Scott, fabulous showgirl Pusswah Willow and actor Heath Ledger!

BIO
Growing up in the 80′s on a diet of glamorous Angel detectives, buff mutant superheroes and Material Girl video clips, Melbourne Freelance Cartoonist BRETT WILLIS developed an insatiable taste for Popular Culture and the cult of Celebrity.

Inspired to draw as a child by comic book superhero artwork, Brett’s first published work was at age 12 in Larry Pickering’s book CARTOONS BY AUSTRALIAN KIDS, and has since produced an extensive variety of cartoon and illustration work for children’s books, TV show merchandise, magazines, newspapers, websites, corporate promotions, and successful solo exhibitions showcasing his “bright, bold and sexy cartoon style”.

Cartoon clients include pyjama designs for Peter Alexander Sleepwear, Licensed merchandise for hit children’s TV shows Hi-5 & Cushion Kids, Illustrations for Educational Workbooks, Little Golden Books, Virgin, Genesis & Re.Creation Health Clubs, Banner caricatures for Brisbane Lions & West Coast Eagles AFL clubs, Illustrations for MCV newspaper, DNA & Qantas magazines and regular newspaper spot illustrations, cartoon strips and covers.With a large fan following online, TOONARAMA showcases the hottest celebrity caricatures @ facebook & tumblr, and CARTOON HOTTIE of the WEEK by cartoonist BRETT WILLIS fabulously features on
celebrity style website www.adrianerdedi.com/

2NARAMA Opening Night
Friday 11th January 6-8pm

ArtBoy Gallery
99 Greville Street, Prahran.
T: 03 99398993
www.artboygallery.com

Open Monday – Friday 10 to 6pm
Saturday – 10 to 5pm
Sunday – 11 to 4pm

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

StonningTOON – The Exhibition!

October 31st, 2011

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StonningTOON – The Exhibition!
A caricature collection of cool celebrities, sexy sports stars, community cuties and fabulous friends who live or work in the famous Melbourne City of Stonnington!
Caricatures include Stonnington Mayor Melina Sehr, Stonnington CR Tim Smith, members of Prahran Police, Stonnington residents pyjama king Peter Alexander, Drag superstar Paris, celebrity hairdresser Lillian Frank, Herald Sun columnist Luke Dennehy, Collingwood footballer Paul Licuria, Carlton AFL star Chris Judd & model wife Rebecca Judd, members of local sporting groups the Prahran Assumption VFL, Melbourne Rugby Club, Prahran Cricket club, Melbourne STORM and more.

StonningTOON features hand drawn digitally coloured limited edition caricature artwork prints by local cartoonist BRETT WILLIS as part of the first of The Publican Gallery series of artist group exhibitions 11.11.11 @ The Prince Maximilian!

11.11.11 features works by Abstract artist Helen Pollard, Cartoonist Brett Willis, Painter Amelia Lackmann, Photographer Shannon Boh and Figurative painter Kylie Baudino.

11.11.11 Opening Night – Friday 11th November 6-8pm
Upstairs @ The Prince Maximilian
30 Commercial Road, Prahran.
T: 03 9939 7870

For more information please contact The Publican Gallery curator
Helen Pollard
T: 0415 039 791
E: helenpoll@hotmail.com

or

Brett Willis
T: 0412027936
E: brettwilliscartoons@yahoo.com.au

brettwilliscartoons.com and TOONARAMA present:
StonningTOON -THE COMPETITION!

To celebrate facebook page TOONARAMA’s upcoming 200th Cartoon Hottie of the Week and the Opening of StonningTOON -The Exhibition, simply enter StonningTOON – The Competition to win a caricature of your own!

HOW TO ENTER:
1/. “Like” The facebook page TOONARAMA
2/. Write on TOONARAMA’s wall:
a/ Your favourite existing CARTOON HOTTIE caricature and
b/ Nominate a famous face you would like see featured @ TOONARAMA!

THE PRIZE:
The winner will be chosen @ random with the winning wall poster receiving a CARTOON HOTTIE caricature of their choice (either of themself, a friend or favourite celebrity) which will appear as the TOONARAMA facebook page’s 200th CARTOON HOTTIE, as well as being featured in the upcoming StonningTOON exhibition. The lucky winner will also receive a framed signed limited edition print of their caricature from the exhibition!

Wanna be a CARTOON HOTTIE? Entries close Friday 4th November 2011!

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

CARTOON SWEET DREAMS HOTTIE – Peter Alexander

August 16th, 2010

CARTOON SWEET DREAMS HOTTIE

Australia’s favourite pyjama king entrepreneur who started his popular sleepwear mail order business from his mum’s dining room table and grew it into an internationally recognised brand, opened a chain of successful retail outlets around the country and most recently Hollywood, a RSPCA superhero and dedicated animal welfare activist… PETER ALEXANDER!

FUN FACT: A passionate dog lover, Peter’s cherished dachshund Penny was his constant companion and a regular star of his catalogues until her death in 2004 and continues to be the mascot for his brand.

www.BrettWillisCartoons.com