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SHOPPING CONFESSIONS

ISSUE 7

The

BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR

is around the corner WHAT’S MAUI PLAYING WITH

Nail Crave Accessories for Men

Designer Profile JAI VASICEK


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SHOPAHOLIC’S LETTER

HI Everyone... Hope you all had a fab weekend. We have another big issue this week, lots of great sales not to be missed and Ozsale are having ‘The Biggest’ online sale so far this year starting on Sunday for 48hours. Miss Lily is back from Bali and had a bit of a shock with this cold weather. Maui has been spoilt once again and shares her favourite toys. I‘ve been shopping up a storm and working on something pretty exciting for you, so stay tuned. Have a great week and happy shopping.

Kathy xo


SALES NOT TO BE

Missed Liquid Courage Flasks All reduced to $15 were $46 When until Wednesday 22nd May Where: www.ozsale.com.au

Emu Australia

Roberto Cavalli for Men

25% off selected apparel and accessories When: until stocks last Where: www.emuaustralia.com

Jackets, trousers, business shirts, ties and socks. Prices starting from $10 When: Until Wednesday 22nd May Where: www.ozsale.com.au

Target Save up to 30% on kids and babies clothing and footwear When: Until Wednesday 22nd May Where: www.target.com.au

Nancy Ganz 50% off selected shapewear When: While stocks last Where: www.nancyganz.com.au


G ET R EA DY F O R T HE O N LI NE SA L E OF T HE YE AR. Ozsale.com.au Australia’s number one online shopping club has announced the BIGGEST online shopping event this year. The FLASH FRENZY sale starts this Sunday 26th May for 48 hours. Prices are discounted at up to 90%, including some items starting as low as $1. Here’s a peek at some the brands that will be up for grabs with the rest of the brands being announced Wednesday 22nd May. There will be something for everyone at the sale including men’s and women’s fashion, children’s designer fashion, accessories, homewares, gifts and toys. If you’re not already a member I highly recommend you sign up now, it’s free and with items starting at low as $1 what do you have to lose. TIP: Mobile users will be rewarded, whether it be via the app or m.site (m.ozsale.com.au) with one hour early access to all sales. Happy Shopping Everyone Kathy xo


Victorias Secret Up to 50% of clothing sale including dresses, tees, shorts, sweaters and more. When: Until 28th May Where: www.victoriassecret. com *please note pricing in US dollars* 1.

1. Knit Maxi Dress was $108 now $64.99 2. Burnout baseball tee was $29.50 now 2 for $50 3. The Must Have V Neck Tee was $39.50 now $29.50 4. Thermal Zip up Hoodie was $59.50 now $9.99 5. Smocked blouse was $59.99 now $29.99 6. Belle Flare Jean was $69.50 now $44.99


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Nail Crave A woman is helpless till her nail polish dries. – Unknown An at home manicure is an easy, affordable way to brighten up any season. When you’re looking for smooth colour application, a base coat is the way to go. Sally Hansen Insta-

Grip Fast Dry Base Coat has a fast drying formula that bonds the nail surface to help strengthen nails while it protects against peeling and staining. www.priceline.com. A hand massage will boost your circulation and encourage nail growth ORLY cuticle oil+ conditions, moisturizes, heals and refreshes the cuticles. www.orlybeauty.com.au $10.95

Some of my favourite polishes: Get great looking paws with Illamasqua Bold Blue Green IN VENOUS nail varnish. w w w. m y e r. c o m . a u $22.50

Vamp your look with ModelCo GRAPEVINE www.mode l c o. c o m . au $14.95

Express yourself on the ends of your fingers and toes! Go wild for ButFo x ter lac-

quer COME TO BED RED www. adorebeauty.com. au $22

Fotini Hatzis – Celebrity Hair and Make-up artist Twitter @fotinihatzis Facebook Fotini Hatzis Hair & Makeup Artist

Get you’re fun and flirty on with Zoya Yana nail polish www.zoya. com $8


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ARM CANDY

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7. 1. Sara designs all chain wrap watch $351.89 www.shopbop.com 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky $159.95 www.shopbop.com 3. La Mer Multi Leaf charm watch $113.03 www.shopbop.com 4. Glam & Soul $1119 www. thomassabo.com.au 5. Ice-Watch Silver - $119 www.ice-watchstore.com.au 6. Cecile Multi Function Leather watch $199 www.fossil.com.au 7. Canteen Zulu $219.95 www.vestalwatch.com.au 8. Ice-Watch Pink Stone $229 www.ice-watchstore.com.au 9. Heather Three Hand Leather Watch – Orange $149 www.fossil.com.au 10. Nixon 51 30 Chrono rose gold $659.99 www.surfstitch.com.au


ARM CANDY For him

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1. Brig Tide & train $199.95 www.vestalwatch.com.au 2. Ice-Watch black $199 www.ice-watchstore.com. au 3. Muhle Florette Black $1725 www.definewatches.com.au 4. Ice-Watch Chrono Blue - $229 www.icewatchstore.com.au 5. Braun X Dieter Rams approx $150 www.mrporter.com 6. Uniform Wares approx $931 www.mrporter.com 7. Bruno Sohnle Classico $350 www.definewatches.com.au 8. Panzera Automatic Pilots Watch $399 www.themensshop.com.au 9. Gant L.A.S Rugger $195 www.themensshop.com.au


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1. Spider & Lily clutch $79.95 www.hardtofind.com.au 2. Leather Cap $40 www.asos.com 3. New Wave pizza maker $149 www.rustonline.com.au 4. Daft Punk T-Shirt $30 www.sixthings.com.au 5. Bomber Jacket $79.99 www.gluestore.com.au 6. Coffee Mugs $19.90 ea www.rustonline.com.au 7. Happiness Uncle Karl T-Shirt $43 www.shopbop.com 8. White Jacket $69 www.mynetsale.com.au 9. Soun Jumper $69 www. mynetsale.com.au


Designer Profile JAI VASICEK One to watch.

Thanks to Instagram I stumbled across Jai and his store Ahoy Traders located in Byron Bay. I was absolutely blown away by his work. I had to track him down and I did at the Trade Show here in Sydney. With a childhood spent sailing the world aboard his family’s boat ‘Malachi’, the ocean runs in artist Jai Vasicek’s veins and is a constant source of his creativity. His work crosses cultures and bridges boundaries between modern art and design, with stunning artworks, murals, paintings and textiles that evoke the beauty and passion of life and nature. His designs feature vibrant colour and layers of print and patterns inspired by the sea and forest, with exotic creatures, feather and shell adornments, bold motifs, religious iconography and evocative female forms from Polynesian beauties to ocean sirens. Splashes of neon and bright colours and the raw textures of resins and grouting bring every piece to life, making them a truly unique style statement.

"Jai’'s colourful crosses and wall tiles have become highly sought after, with an eclectic and expressive character"


Jai’s colourful crosses and wall tiles have become highly sought after, with an eclectic and expressive character that allows them to be displayed in groups or used as standalone decor pieces. And nowhere is his signature style more apparent than in his

stunning large tiled wall murals they dominate any space and can be custom made to suit the client’s personality and decor, with some of Australia’s most stylish home decorators and savvy interior designers commissioning him to create one of a kind, high impact artworks.


As well as selling into leading stores nationally and online, Jai has created his own little world in his popular Byron Bay store, Ahoy Trader. Jai Vasicek is one of Australia’s most exciting and collectable designers. To find out where you can buy Jai’s works www.ahoytrader.com


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Bebe –

YOU ROCK For the past 2 weeks I have been relaxing in the sun in Bali, boy I have come home to a major reality check. Whilst looking into my cold and sad looking wardrobe I think to myself I need winter clothes! I checked out bebesydney.com.au who has an amazing range of must have clothes for winter. Bebe Sydney embraces distinct styling trends, combining casual, sassy street wear, party dresses and lots of embellishments. I absolutely am obsessed with leather and now that the cold is here I just can’t get enough. Bebe Sydney has a range leather pants, tops, jackets and skirts that can pull off any look; day or night. I particularly love the faux leather plush mini skirt with a cute gold zipper detailing. Paired with a pop of red and some killer boots makes a cool and chic look.

Say hello to this amazing jacket I came across; oh yes! This unique jacket is so different but so great. The pops of coloured fur give a vintage styled look that ought to make a statement and all attention on you! It is the season to be wearing coats so why not have this in your wardrobe? Teamed with black jeans and some boots, you can hit the streets.

Bebe Sydney is feminine and fun and recognises the fashion trends around the globe. With Bebe clothes making their way to my wardrobe, I am excited to say I am a bebe girl with a fresh persona and a standout in my forward fashion attire. Check out bebesydney.com. au for some amazing on trend clothes that will rock your socks off.

Lily x


ANYONE FOR

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1. Pineapple door stop $69 www.rustonline.com.au 2. Banana Bowl $153 approx www.nordstrom. com 3. Mango earrings $16.23 SigridF www.etsy.com 4. Watermelon splash soap $5.95 www.soapitup.com.au 5. Fruit Measuring cups set of 4 $29 www.urbanoutfitters.com 6. Jessica Steele Cherry Oven Mit $9.29 www.amazon.com 7. Strawberry Baby Hat $36.92 Fashion Touch www.etsy.com 8. Pineapple Art tote bag $17.50 www.cafepress.com.au 9. Koloni Pear Mug $29.95 www.hardtofind. com.au


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1. Asos Double Buckle Satchel $41.79 www.asos.com 2. Emerson Messenger $229 www.fossil. com.au 3. Marvellous Black Man Bag $69 www.bagrepublic.com.au 4. Washed weekender $349 www.countryroad.com.au 5. Estate Top Zip Work bag $299 www.fossil.com.au 6. Calvin Klein $289 www.royaltag.com.au 7. Manzoni Leather Sling $126.75 www.desabags.com.au 8. Evrope Camel $79 www.bagrepublic.com.au 9. Ben Sherman Leather Bag $249.95 www.themensshop. com.au


MAUI’S WOOF ALERT Play time


I love a toy especially at the beach. Mum bought me Shazza and Bazza (pictured); so much fun she throws them into the water and I save them, I’ve become so good at saving them I’m thinking of contacting Bondi Lifeguards to see if they have a spot for me. Dad being the big rugby head that he is bought me a footy (pictured) he fills it with treats and I spend hours in the back yard chewing it so the treats come out. I just love it. Stuff toys are a real comfort for me, I love sleeping with them and I can spend age’s just annoying mum and dad especially when there watching TV and not paying me any attention biting the squeaky thing inside. One of my favourites is the large Fugu Fish (pictured). Mum got this for me when I was sick a few weeks ago. Now I’m not quite sure about this toy. While we were checking out new toys online we came across Julia (pictured), it seems to be popular as all the pet stores have sold out, more arriving in June if you are interested. I don’t think I’ll be putting my hand up for that one. I’m pretty excited to try out Dog Finder toy (pictured). Mum has just ordered it for me. With the colder weather I reckon this will be perfect for indoor entertainment. Mum will hide the treats and I have to push the pieces to find them. I know this will keep me entertained for hours. Till next week Woof X E: maui@shoppingconfessions.com.au Instagram @mauisheeran

MAUI


STYLE | WOMENS

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1. MAURO GRIFONI Medium fabric bag $370 AUD thecorner.com 2. Aesop Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm Tube $33 AUD barneys.com 3. Holga 144-120 120N Medium Format Camera (Black) $30 AUD bhphotovideo.com 4. Eva Solo Selfwatering Herb Pot - Dark Grey – Small $46 AUD occa-home. co.uk 5. Rosemary, Thyme & Mint Invigorating Herbal Bath Oil $18.00 svpply.com 6. Double Pocket Hooded Long Sleeve Coat Green $130 AUD ustrendy.com 7. Mango Satin panel t-shirt $28 AUD houseoffraser.co.uk 8. Dr. Martens $110 AUD zappos.com


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1. Image of old cassette www.sxc.hu 2. Four Corner Store Gizmon iCa Leather Case & Strap $48 AUD ahalife.com 3. Aesop Rind Aromatique Body Balm $35 AUD liberty.co.uk 4. Aesop Rind Aromatique Body Balm $105 AUD liberty.co.uk 5. Lux Art Silks Cactus Artificial Arrangement $135 AUD insideavenue.com 6. Sandqvist Bob Backpack $215 AUD asos.com 7. Polaroid image jblyth.com 8. Tantum Midwest Jersey Pocket Tee $60 AUD endclothing.co.uk 9. Wreck This Journal (Expanded Edition) By Keri Smith $15 AUD urbanoutfitters.com



Shopping Confessions Issue 7