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STARK MATTHEWS welcomes Bali Body

STARK MATTHEWS has announced the newest brand to its portfolio, Bali Body, an Australian owned and made brand with a suncare, self tan and skincare range. 

With a cult online following of 1.3 million Instagram followers and thousands of five star reviews, Bali Body is sold in over 150 countries worldwide and has been developed and made in Australia by husband and wife duo, David and Laura Foley. 

MBFWA and MBFWE roll out sustainability plan

IMG has today announced the first chapter of a three-year plan to embed sustainable practices in both the event and venue operations of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE).

The multi-year approach will first focus on waste management and sustainable operations in 2019. Immediate steps include, but are not limited to: Elimination of single-use plastic water bottles, elimination of printed collateral onsite, and energy efficiency in MBFWA/MBFWE showrooms.

Additionally, participating designers taking a sustainable approach include BASSIKE, BONDI BORN, LEE MATHEWS, TIGERLILY, ELK, CLEONIE SWIM, LÉ BUNS and SILK LAUNDRY.

Staff updates at Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia has announced the following appointments to its senior editorial team. Jessica Montague, previously deputy editor of News Corp's Stellar, has been appointed deputy editor. Jessica has also held roles as deputy editor of Sunday Style magazine and senior editor of marie claire. Alice Birrell has promoted from senior fashion features editor to fashion features director for Vogue Australia.

Ariana Grande turning Thank U, Next into a beauty line

Ariana Grande is turning her hit single into a beauty line, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirming that the 25-year-old singer recently filed for a trademark under the title “Ariana Grande Thank U, Next."

The trademark is for a range of beauty products, including fragrances, body lotions, body scrubs, bath gels, body mists and more.

Not her first foray into the beauty world, Grande already has a line of mass-selling fragrances, including Cloud, Sweet Like Candy and Ari.

The Cut names beauty editor-at-large

Jane Larkworthy has been named beauty editor-at-large at The Cut. Since 2018 Jane has written The Beauty of it All weekly column for the title, which she will continue to write alongside an additional two features per month which will range from product reviews to trend stories and interviews.

Portobello PR welcomes real-u

Portobello PR is delighted to announce it is now handling the public relations for real-u.

real-u is a Australian skincare brand that caters to oily and acne prone skin. With science as a starting point and an understanding of skin, real-u delivers clear skin without the side effects. The formula works with skin to reduce inflammation, regulate oils, and with its high antioxidant concentration, it heals and repairs skin at a cellular level.

For more information, please contact Ruth Diachenko -

Lizi Aston joins DECIEM

DECIEM is thrilled to welcome Lizi Aston to the role of senior communications manager, Australia. 

For all PR enquiries, please contact her at -

Aussie lash salon nominated for Lash Studio of the Year Award

NALA (the National Association of Lash Artists) – the world’s foremost body promoting the global lash industry – has nominated Allure Lash and Beauty Bar in Albury, NSW for the “Lash Studio of the Year Award.”

Owned and operated by beautician and lash expert, Lauren Lappin, the salon is one of five worldwide that is nominated for the award.

“I am so excited at being named one of the top five specialist lash salons in the world," Lappin said. "I have worked so hard to offer the highest quality lash treatments to our clients over the years, and to be recognised internationally for this is nothing short of amazing!"

The winner will be announced in Canada at the NALA Awards on May 6.