MAGAZINE ISSUE 2
C O NTE NTS 4
The December Agenda
The Perfect Christmas Outfit
Wrap It Up: Christmas Gifts
Review Girl Gift Guide
Guest Blogger: Taylor Kezia
New Year, New Wardrobe
New Year’s Resolutions
So You’re Rocking a New Rock: Honeymoon Edit
Staff Member Feature: Tara McCafferty
Shh... Sneak Peek January Collection
Recipes: A Very Review Christmas
#ReviewGirl: As Seen On You
LISA’S LETTER At Review we love everything about the holiday season. The Christmas parties, time spent with family and friends, gift giving (and receiving!) and not to mention all the delicious treats! There’s something special about this time of year that makes Review Girls sparkle. With all the excitement of Christmas comes the frantic running around in search of perfect gifts and outfits for your social calendar. This year we want to help you have the perfect holiday season – without the pre-Christmas panic! In this special Christmas Issue we share our tips to help you have the best holiday season yet. We’ve included the December Agenda with all the important dates for the month, a gift guide and an exclusive sneak peek into our January collection. In this issue you’ll also meet our wonderful graphic designer Tara McCafferty as well as a fabulous guest blogger. And of course we’ve included lots of fun outfitting options for Christmas, NYE, and a wardrobe refresh for the New Year! Thank you for being such amazing Review Girls this year. Best wishes for the holidays.
Lisa Tyler xo Creative Director
AGENDA Take the stress out of Christmas and NYE shopping at Review. Our December Agenda has the key dates to keep you on track this holiday season.
ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS
December 16th December 16 is your last day to order online to ensure delivery by Christmas! Our gift category has the perfect present for every Review girl - give the gift of romance this Chirstmas.
24 CHRISTMAS EVE
Prepare to celebrate the Christmas season with family and loved ones with a red or green Review outfit.
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
For Christmas Day, a pretty floral dress is perfect for your festivities.
Kick back and relax on Boxing Day. Whether itâ€™s a beachside BBQ or some retail therapy at the sales, a cute top paired back with a skirt will do the trick.
NEW YEARS EVE
Ring in the new year with sequins and glitter! As the clock strikes midnight, make sure you enter 2017 in a fabulous outfit. Add some glitzy accessories for evening elegance.
CHRISTMAS OUTFIT The silly season only comes around once a year so treat yourself to a special outfit for your Christmas work parties and family celebrations.
FUN AND FESTIVE
You canâ€™t get more Christmas than red and green! A beautiful festive dress is perfect for a traditional-themed Christmas party. Tennessee Dress
Heading to a tropical destination for the holidays? Our Paradise Palm Dress is inspired by the lush palms and scenes of paradise, perfect for a tropical Christmas. Paradise Palm Dress
A Christmas garden party means fresh seafood platters, pavlova and a mimosa (or two). A peekaboo shoulder dress is perfect for sunkissed shoulders.
Letâ€™s Cha Cha Dress
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
A relaxed Christmas
If your Christmas is
barbecue by the beach
outdoors and packed with
calls for something simple
backyard cricket and fun
and relaxed, but still
family activities, you need
pretty and feminine.
something fashionable and functional. A cute pair of Review shorts are your perfect pick.
Lana Top Happy Short
For Kris Kringle, stocking fillers or to wrap under the tree. Our limited edition Christmas presents are the perfect little gifts to bring joy this Christmas.
WR A P IT U P
Paris and Elegance Notebook Take note: a new year calls for a new notebook. Our Paris Notebook and Elegance Notebook can be used for work, study, to-do lists and writing down your dreams for 2017. SHOP NOW >
Sweet As Sugar Cosmetic Case In Blush, Mint and Cream & Black spot, our Sweet As Sugar Cosmetic Case is perfect for the Review Girl on-the-go. SHOP NOW >
Daydream Vanity Case For the Review Girl who loves to travel. This gorgeous vanity case comes with a mirror, detachable shoulder strap and elastic loops to keep your beauty essentials in place. SHOP NOW >
WR A P IT U P
Little Compact Mirror Mirror mirror on the wall, whoâ€™s the fairest of them all? A Review Girl of course! These compact mirrors have cute sayings inside to add some fun to your touch-ups. SHOP NOW >
Pom-Pom Keyring Give something fun and fluffy this Christmas! These super sweet Pom-Pom Keyrings are available in Candy Floss, Popsicle Blue and Papaya. SHOP NOW >
Love Bow Key-Rings The Love Bow-Key Rings are the perfect accessory for your Review handbag, or a simple way to add some pretty colour to your keys. Available in Black & Cream, Mint and Blush. SHOP NOW >
G I FT GU I D E
for every Review Girl All I want for Christmas is Review! This Christmas avoid gift face, you know, the awkward smile that someone makes who has been given a present that is just not them. Our gift guide will help you pick the perfect present for every Review Girl. Choose a special present for your faves or forward this on to a special someone as a not so subtle hint.
SPARKLY AND GLAMOUROUS We all know a glam girl who shines and sparkles! Give her glitter this Christmas with our gorgeous occasionwear pieces from our glitterati occasionwear capsule. SHOP NOW >
PRETTY IN PINK Isn’t she pretty in pink? This lovely colour is trending this season, although at Review we know that pink never goes out of style. Give the pink loving Review Girl new key pieces in her favourite shade, from pale tones to flamingo and multi-coloured pink florals. SHOP NOW >
HARD TO B UY FOR If you have someone special in your life who is hard to buy for, you can’t go wrong
with a Chessie Cardigan! There’s no secret to why this magical cardi is loved by Review Girls all over the world. This cropped length premium knit is an all-occasion wonder and must-have wardrobe essential. Shop in our classic colours or in the new season palette. SHOP NOW >
FASHIONAB LY QUIRKY For the quirky, eclectic and vintage fashionista, we have styles that will make their hearts flutter. Our vintage-inspired lemon styles are our top pick, make sure you get her a retro handbag to complete the look. SHOP NOW >
Our beautiful guest blogger Taylor Kezia from The TK Collective shares her favourite Review outfits for Christmas and New Years Eve.
y name is Taylor Kezia and I am a Brisbane based photographer/blogger/teacher who couldn’t settle on just one career path…
My love for photography and fashion has recently come together to form The TK Collective; a blog that shares my eye for style and flair for photography. I’ve adored fashion for as long as I can remember and have always loved being able to capture a moment in time. The saying that I live by is that elegance never goes out of fashion and what better way to channel elegance, than in some divine Review dresses! >
Growing up in the country allowed photography to become a way of life for me, with gorgeous scenery around everywhere I looked. Fast forward to the present and I’ve swapped the scenery for fashion and the country life for the hustle and bustle of the city. If I’m not teaching, you can find me planning shoots, creating flatlays for social media, shopping up a storm, brunching with friends and all the while stopping to pat every cute dog I see, especially dachshunds! The festive season has to my favourite time of the year. Christmas to me is all about family, friends and food. Oh, and finding the perfect outfit for the day of course!
NYE to me is about reflecting on the year you’ve had and being excited for the adventures to come. My biggest tip; you can never have too much sparkle! The Carmenda Dress in crisp white is a wonderful
After eating yourself silly at Christmas and being
blank canvas for you to give it your own festive
spoilt by your loved ones, another party date is set.
flair. With beautiful lace detailing on each soft
NYE to me is about reflecting on the year you’ve
layer, the Carmenda Dress is a dream to wear.
had and being excited for the adventures to come.
As I’m usually a monochrome kind of gal,
My biggest tip; you can never have too much sparkle!
whenever I add a splash of colour, it’s always a red or orange hue. So I’ve styled my dress with splashes of the festive colour throughout, as the pom-pom heels, Review Admire bag, lips and nails pop against the whole outfit. Add some gold accessories like a statement earring and necklace, and stack on some bracelets for the finishing touch.
An LBD (little black dress) is an essential for any woman’s wardrobe. When I set eyes on the Review Twinkle Little Star dress, my heart skipped a beat. The stunning scalloped rara skirt, accompanied by the delicate hand-beaded trimming, makes for the most perfect NYE dress to dance the night away. The exquisite split back detail will make heads turn and move swiftly with you as you glide across the room. Keeping the accessories simple, I’ve added a touch more sparkle with a diamante headband amongst my Hollywood curls, and Review Milika clutch to carry the night’s essentials. Wear a blush lip and bold lashes with nude heels to elongate your legs, and you will be the star of the sky!
NEW YEAR, NEW WORK
At Review we believe in new year, new you. So make sure you begin 2017 on a stylish note and put your best outfit forward.
B EAUTIFUL B LOUSE One of the easiest ways to jazz up your work wardrobe is with a pretty, yet office appropriate, blouse. Neckties, frills and floral prints will instantly transform your work look.
My Sweetheart Blouse Minogue Top
DAYWEAR DRESS For offices with a more relaxed dress code, or on casual Friday, a Review daywear dress will brighten up your day.
Hattie Spot Dress
Pippy Dress Summertime Dress
CUTE CARDI When the air con is blasting inside on hot summer days, being inside can feel like Antarctica. The best way to keep warm and Chessie 3/4 Sleeve Cardi in Hot Pink
Chessie 3/4 Sleeve Cardi in Lemon
stay stylish is with a classic Review cardi.
FEMININE SUITING COMING IN JANUARY
A classic suit is perfect for the first interview or when you have an important meeting. There’s something about suiting that exudes confidence. However, suits don’t have to be plain, unflattering and boring. Our new range of feminine suiting is arriving in January. The subtle polka dot navy material of the Trinny suiting range is feminine and chic, yet still classy and elegant. The silhouette is designed to flatter your body and add a bit of flair to the traditional suit.
Romea Blouse Trinny Skirt
Also in this beautiful material is our new Ishani Dress. With a fitted skirt, pretty blouse section and coordinating white belt, the Ishani is going to become your new favourite dress! Add a pair of bright heels and swap your handbag for a clutch to go straight from desk-to-dinner on a Friday night. Beckie from our favourite blog for workwear inspiration, Two Corporate Girls, styles our Ishani Dress with a pair ISHANI DRESS WORN BY @TWOCORPORATEGIRLS
of grey suede pumps and a stylish bag.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
for the Review Girl
This year, make resolutions you will actually stick to. The Review New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 is tailored just for you!
THIS YEAR I WILL…
Go online and pop in-store every Monday to see our new arrivals.
Have a Chessie Cardi to match every outfit. A Review Girl should always be perfectly coordinated.
Treat myself to a new Review outfit each month, and get treated to a loyalty voucher for my purchase! READ MORE >
Treat myself to a Limited Edition Review frock.
Try new silhouettes. Culottes, off-the-shoulder or a hanky hemline, there are so many choices!
Add some flair to my workwear wardrobe with a new Review blouse like a Royce Top.
Always spend during a Spend & Save!
Review Girls are individuals. This year buy a personalised Chessie Cardi.
Make my life easier and try out new shopping options including Afterpay and Click & Collect. READ MORE >
Adopt a new motto: Life’s short, buy the dress.
So you’re rocking a new rock…and in need of a
our big day has come and gone in a sweet summer’s breeze and you are now married (yay!) The butterflies you
felt before walking down the aisle have fluttered away and returned as pure bliss, prompting the thought: is this real life? Oh yes it is… and it only gets better. Elated, feeling a little fuzzy, and your love goggles firmly in place, you’re on your way to a romantic honeymoon when the age-old question pops up: what do I wear?! (And yes, it’s been two days; it’s time to take off your wedding dress.) Here we share our ultimate Honeymoon Edit, curated to keep romance and vintage-inspired femininity in the air for Mrs Review Girl.
the post-wedding brunch Providing the opportunity for your guests to give you one last hug and wish you bon voyage, the post-wedding brunch dress code is casual but classy. After a heated (and tearful) argument you concede you can’t wear your wedding dress. So here’s the next best thing! Our Pick a Posy Dress is white (tick), romantic (tick), and features beautiful, delicate, feminine lace (tick, tick, tick!) The perfect post-wedding brunch dress to keep you feeling blissfully
It’s tempting to don your
‘going out tracksuit’ to th
but this is your honeymo
Our Summertime Skirt d
comfort and style in spad
it a wonderful option for
with its flippy shape and fabric. Pair with a jersey Cardi for a light layer of
Sightseeing So maybe it’s not the most practical of choices, but those are always boring and probably don’t feature an irresistible lemon print! The Sunshine Girl Dress is cute to boot and speaks summer like nothing else. The bright lemon colour photographs so beautifully you’ll probably frame every photo of you wearing it! And because this dress has pockets you’ll always have your lipstick handy for on-the-go touch-ups. Fill your days with sunshine, champagne and sweet nothings in this lively dress.
Date Night Colourful frocks are perfect for honeymoons as they are a fabulous contrast to the traditionally white wedding dress. Wondering which hue are you? Rainforest, it’s true! Our Paradise Palm
oon after all.
Dress in Rainforest & Blush is bold yet feminine – we adore this dress for making a statement on date night.
d lightweight top and Chessie
And you, your rock, and your
fabulous frocks lived happily ever after…
TARA M CCAFFERTY
You see her beautifully designed emails every week, admire her work in our beautiful campaign lookbooks and see her design work in the Review Magazine! Introducing Graphic Designer, Tara McCafferty. WHEN DID YOU BEGIN WORKING AT REVIEW?
I knew it would suit me as I love all things girly, pink, spotty and floral!
I began working here about two and a half years ago – it was the beginning of the Review Spring 14 collection.
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR JOB AND WHAT WAS THE JOURNEY? I’ve always been passionate about design I taught myself Photoshop by reading online tutorials early on in high school and went on to
TO GIVE US AN INSIGHT INTO YOUR JOB, WHAT’S A DAY LIKE AS REVIEW’S GRAPHIC DESIGNER? Every day is different at work which I love about my role. I’m surrounded by a great team who inspire the work and content you see both online and in print.
study Multimedia Design after finishing school.
Some tasks you can see me designing day-to-day
I freelanced to build my portfolio of various design
would be updating the tiles you see on the website
work and scored my first graphic design role at a
homepage, the weekly newsletters you receive in
fashion house in Brisbane, which I remained at and
your inbox, the quotes and visuals you scroll by in
grew my skillset over 6 years. I decided I needed
your Instagram and Facebook feed and the posters
to shake things up a little and moved to Melbourne
and in-store signage you see while walking past a
where I then saw the role advertised at Review. >
Review boutique. >
I also work closely with Lisa Tyler and the content team to select campaign images and design the stunning lookbooks. We usually look at the different garment print stories which are landing in-store (like the cute cherry print dress you can sneak peek at on P26) and conceptualise ideas on the design, photography and messaging around these pieces.
REVIEW HAS A VERY DISTINCT BRAND AESTHETIC, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY REVIEW GIRLS LOVE IT SO MUCH! WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DESIGN WORK? I feel like the inspiration starts in the design of the garment. What I love most about the Review product is that each design draws off its own inspiration and in a way – tells its own story. The garment designers and Lisa, our Creative Director, work hard to create these beautiful collections and I have the task of laying the pieces out for the Review Girl to see like in this magazine.
YOU TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN YOUR DESK AND WORKSPACE. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT? I would say my desk area is minimal with a touch of girly prettiness. Paper briefs usually build up over the day on my desk, but my
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PARTS OF YOUR JOB? I love that being constantly surrounded by beautiful clothes at HQ, it feels like we are playing dress
go-tos are my Aesop hand cream, kikki.K tea mug and my Pantone books. A vase of flowers and a nice scent diffuser bring instant happiness to the space.
ups at work. Another highlight is our social media photoshoot once a month. I work on the social flatlays you see on our Instagram and Facebook accounts and get to lay out product with props in a photography studio. It’s so much fun it almost doesn’t feel like work.
THE BEST PART ABOUT THE REVIEW HQ IS… Being surrounded by fashion and other passionate people who love the Review brand. You can also wear your favourite Review dress to work (even if it’s a little dressy) and feel like
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES THAT YOU FACE? The nature of the retail industry is that it’s fast and constantly shifting. It can be very reactive and
a million bucks.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR LANDING A JOB AT REVIEW?
changes may need to be made to the design last
The key to landing a job here is passion for the
minute which disrupts the day. Although this can be
brand as well as passion for what you do. Also
stressful at times, it makes the job exciting because
be open to learning and trying new things and
there’s always something happening.
don’t be afraid to chase your dream.
LE M O N Sweet and fruity, Lemon is the quintessential summer colour and will instantly brighten your day.
S EAF OAM This pretty light mint green shade is the colour of the season. Soft and tranquil like a calm ocean, Seafoam is summer-ready.
Shhh... SNEAK PEEK We have so much exciting new Review clothing arriving in the new year and we know you are going to love the new collections! We just couldn’t wait to share our January range with you, so two of our talented designers have shared their sketches and concepts for upcoming designs.
NEW IN DAYWEAR
THE CHERRY ON TOP DRESS Our wonderful Designer Kerry Lord designs all of your favourite Review daywear styles, from cute printed dresses to flippy shorts, skirts and everything in between, you love Kerry’s creations. The new Cherry On Top Dress is no exception! This dress epitomises classic Review with a retro 50’s inspired silhouette and vintage cherry print in textured jacquard fabrication. The dress features a wide collar, v-neckline detail into an extended shoulder and a full skirt, a universally flattering style. The bright red belt is the cherry on top to the perfect dress! This beautiful print will also be available in a cute pair of shorts and a georgette top.
NEW IN OCCASIONWEAR Our incredibly talented Designer Marnie Allamby is responsible for designing all of the beautiful Review clothing for your special occasions. Marnie shares with us two exciting new pieces that are arriving in January.
CHERRY B LOSSOM DRESS The stunning Cherry Blossom Dress is inspired by the pretty Cherry Blossom trees in Paris. Every April in Paris, Cherry Blossom trees bloom, making this beautiful city even more magical dusted in pink petals. Just like Paris in springtime, our Cherry Blossom Dress is so romantic. Marnie has designed dress in floaty georgette with soft neckline ruffles and a contrast pink grosgrain wide belt. The flippy hi-lo hemline is made for
B LUE WILLOW DRESS Our Blue Willow Dress is inspired by the colours and delicate floral print designs in Chinese Blue Willow Porcelain. Marnie has taken elements from the original blue and white pattern of the Blue Willow print designed and re-created them into a ‘Review floral’ with a hand painted look. The dress features a fitted bodice and soft flippy skirt section with a contrast wide navy belt.
dancing the night away.
A VERY REVIEW
This year, have a Very Review Christmas with these cute recipes!
CHESSIE C OTTON CANDY MARTINI Sip in style this Christmas with a cocktail named after your favourite Chessie Cardi! Introducing the Chessie Cotton Candy Martini. If you have a sweet tooth and love a glass of bubbly, treat your taste buds to this delicious yet super easy cocktail recipe.
Rose flavoured Persian cotton candy (fairy floss) Champagne* Optional: A splash of Saint Germaine
COCKTAIL TIME 1. Add a handful of cotton candy to your martini glass. 2. For a naughty but nice version, add a splash of Saint Germaine liqueur. 3. Top up your glass with your champagne. Stir in the cotton candy lightly and finish off with a small garnish. 4. Time to drink! *For a less expensive version use a nice bottle of sparkling wine. For an extra treat opt for a bottle of French champagne like Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot.
GLITTER D OUGHNUTS A little bit of sparkle never hurt anyone! Inspired by our ‘Glitterati’ occasionwear capsule, a Review-inspired glitter
INGREDIENTS Dozen Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
doughnut tower will dazzle your
friends and family at your Christmas
celebrations. The best part of all
Decorative flags (ours say Review!)
– it’s so easy to make!
Optional: additional icing sugar 1.
GET GLITTERY 1. Prepare your doughnuts. If the glaze on your doughnuts feels dry, brush them lightly with one part icing sugar to one part water to ensure the glitter sticks. 2. Time to get glittery! Sprinkle your doughnuts liberally 2.
with the edible glitter – the more sparkle the better. Leave for 15 minutes to let the doughnuts dry if additional glaze was used. 3. Create your tower by arranging your doughnuts on a plate and layering. 4. Finish the doughnuts with cute decorative flags and an extra sprinkle of glitter. 5. Eat glitter and sparkle all day!
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