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What To Wear When You Have Nothing To Wear

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Article by Kate Lillian Muir – Trends Are Like Boys

If you are anything like me, then receiving an invitation to attend anything from a day at the races, a wedding or a black tie ball, and pretty much any special occasion in between, gives you wardrobe anxiety.

The internal dialogue often begins as; What should I wear? What will I wear? What will everyone else be wearing? I’ve got one thing…um… but everyone saw me wearing it, so that won’t do! And this all undoubtedly ends in with; “Oh no! I’ve got nothing to wear!”

And then begins… the impulsive, the inevitable, shopping trip! You know the one, it’s the one where you are so desperate to find the right dress that you end up forking out a fortune on yet another dress that you are never going to wear again.

Well ladies, have I got some news for you! Have you heard of No? Well allow me to bring you in on a little secret! (If you said yes, then you can probably stop reading this because you are totally all in the know and should probably be writing this article. Oh and yeah… thanks for letting us know!) are an online god send which loans you amazing pieces for your special occasions at seriously affordable prices! So here’s how it works:
1. Check out their carefully selected collection online at or if you live in Sydney go and check out their gorgeous CBD studio.
2. Choose your dress and borrow it! You can have it for a week, a month, whatever you want! If you select online your dress will be with you in 1-4 working days, or if you are in studio more often than not know you can walk out the door with you dream dress.
3. Look smoking hot in the piece you picked out!
4. Return! That’s right, you just post it back! They handle all the dry cleaning for you!

Ok ladies, I’m sure you’ve switched sites by now (sorry Adrian) and are already perusing the selection of brilliant Australian designers stocked on the site, but if you are still here I thought that I would let you know that they currently stock Alice McCall, Jayson Brunsdon, Nicola Finetti, Wayne Cooper, Camilla and Marc, Rachel Gilbert, Camilla, White Suede and Shakuhachi.

Why such glowing praise for They recently came to the rescue for me when I was looking for a knock out dress to wear to a black tie ball. Oh! If I had a dollar for all the times I’ve told my girlfriends about… the millions I would have!

Showroom hours:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm by appointment and Saturday & outside business hours by appointment.
Level 1, 207 Clarence Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9290 1467
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Masterchefs of Middle Eastern Cuisine Dinner – HURRY AND GET YOUR TICKETS!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

To celebrate 25 years of catering in Sydney, premier Middle Eastern caterers ‘George Khouzame Group’ present the first of many foodie events designed to celebrate modern Middle Eastern food, wine, culture and design. This annual event, dubbed the ‘Master Chefs of Middle Eastern Cuisine’ dinner, will be held on Saturday October 15, 2011 at the Ivy’s Grand Ballroom, and will showcase all these typically Middle Eastern elements as interpreted by renowned Australian and international Middle Eastern master chefs.

Hosted by author, chef and TV personality, Peter Evans with special guest, comedian Paul Fenech (creator of cult TV show Fat Pizza) this degustation dinner menu will include one specialty dish made exclusively for that night by world renowned chefs including Greg Malouf (MOMO, Melbourne), Joe Barza (international chef from Beirut) and Shane Delia (Maha, Melbourne) all of whom are famous in their own right for pioneering Modern Lebanese cuisine. The finale – the always highly anticipated dessert – will be created by renowned French pastry chef and one of the first creators of the popular macaron, Vincent Gadan of Patisse.

Enhancing this gastronomic feast will be wines to match each dish, and these will hail from famed and established Lebanese winery Massaya wines, as well as Arak, which come all the way from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

“The evening will be a jubilant celebration of artistic expression, not only on the plate but also on the stage, all in all celebrating Modern Middle Eastern cuisine and culture”, says George Khouzame, founder of the George Khouzame Group.

The event is part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, and annual October event, and this cultural, culinary showcase is set to be one not-to-miss on the hugely popular event’s calendar.

Event sponsors include: 7 Hotels Group, Steven Khalil, Elie Saab, Deemah Stone, Massaya wines, Arab Bank Australia, and Time Goes By photography.

To purchase tickets to this event at $250 per head, phone 02 9709 6588.