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Our Stylist picks and selected trends from Hugo Boss…

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Above: 1) Mint coloured jeans 2) Smart casual sneakers 3) Navy blue polo

 

Work Essentials
Above: 1) Essential work shirts 2) Must have winter ties 3) Polished perfect work shoes

 

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Above: 1) Track pants 2) Designer flip flops 3) Royal blue pull over



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Canterbury On Sale Now!

Our biggest Canterbury sale ever is on! Shop an incredible range of women’s, men’s and kidswear and accessories at amazing prices starting from just $8.99!

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Feb Fresh Sale: New Home

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Fresh Feb means a fresh new look for your home!

Today we talk an easy breezy home refresh using the décor trends set to be hot in 2014, from Swedish interior stylists Alvhem Makleri.

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Blue Accents

From vibrant indigo shades to egg shells and teals, blue accents are a must for 2014. Introduce the trend at your place through a rug, a cushion or a funky ornament.

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Adding a few pops of an accent colour to a room will instantly harmonise the space. In this dining room, a stunning blue rug and robin’s egg fridge makes a mark on a monochrome background. new-home-3-blue-accents-in-the-dining-room

New Botanics

An appreciation for the beauty of nature remains right in style, with new botanicals in the form of leaves, vines, and a variety of forest creatures taking the place of last season’s floral blooms.

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Botanicals make for excellent wallpaper accents for a feature wall or for adorning the entire room, bringing a soothing, calming presence to the space. Other ways to embrace the trend include prints on soft furnishings, lampshades or framed artworks.

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Modern Tribal

Tribal, eclectic influences from across the world meet to provide a rich and eclectic cultural tapestry for design inspiration that is introduced in subtle, attentive ways to the modern space.

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The trend allows for experimentation in the form of mismatched furnishings, Aztec inspired prints, layered rugs and plenty of natural fibres.

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Monochrome

A big look on the latest fashion runways, monochrome can be translated into the home in a chic and stylish way that really packs a punch! Build the space in a rainbow of tones – blacks, greys, whites and neutrals in various prints, textures and heights.

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Monochrome tones work particularly well in the bedroom for a totally laidback, dreamtime feel.

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Freshen up your space with decor and housewares at brandsExclusive’s FRESH FEB sale on now!

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Feb Fresh Sale: New Hobby

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‘F45’ is short for Functional 45 Minute Training.  Luke develops all training programs across the group, based on tried and true functional movement patterns tested on celebrity and corporate clients, including Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman!

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Luke is passionate about building strong, lean, well-functioning bodies, optimizing his clients’ individual range of movement, strength, speed, power, agility, and perhaps most importantly, health and happiness.

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“Back in the early childhood days for myself, getting fit essentially meant going for a run around the park for an hour or so until you got bored with it or until the local dogs chased you away!” says Luke.

“But with so many new and great options available to us all, the excuses for not having fun and also getting fit are pretty thin.  Here’s a few of my favourite activities  I tell my friends and clients to try.”

Indoor Rock climbing 

You’ll love it if you’re:  Time poor and love being in the great outdoors on the weekends.

You’ll hate it if you’re:  Afraid of heights, or have trust issues.

Your body will love you for it because: It’s a great workout, and your upper body especially gets worked hard. The stronger you become, the more defined your arms will be.

What you’ll need to get motivated: A trusty rock climbing buddy to guide you from below, and remind you of how easy it looks from where they are!

 Stand Up Paddle-boarding  (SUP) 

You’ll love it if you’re:  A lover of the ocean.

You’ll hate it if you’ve: Ever watched Jaws as a kid!

Your body will love you for it because: This is a great workout for your midsection, upper body and most importantly, your mental state. With both your balance and power being tested at all times, and gliding along the open waters, this workout can be as peaceful as a meditation session, or as intense as open water racing.

What you’ll need to get motivated: A bit of early morning sunshine, but failing that, a dorsal fin behind you!

Activity: Kickboxing / MMA training

You’ll love it if you’ve: Ever had an older brother. Or have a horrible ex-boyfriend/ girlfriend who you would secretly love to show what you really thought of them!

You’ll hate it if you’re: Afraid to break a nail.

Your body will love you for it because:  It’s a great stress relief. Being in your physical mind and hitting the pads or bags at 110 percent is a fantastic and empowering feeling.  

What you’ll need to get motivated: A tough day at the office or some repressed memories of your childhood nemesis. It’s also great to have a buddy who is of the same physical strength and fitness that you are to practice with.

Activity: F45 Training    

You’ll love it if you’re: Overweight or super fit, shy or extroverted, uncoordinated or coordinated… there’s something for everyone!

You’ll hate it if you’re: Afraid of a good time with other people.

Your body will love you for it because: With innovative programs incorporating everything from athletic training, strength training, cardio training, super metabolic circuit training, running clubs and plenty more, we are creating a culture of lean, fit mobile bodies ready to tackle the world head on and come out smiling with some new friends.

What you’ll need to get motivated: Just one session to experience the magic it’s been creating!

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Luke is so confident you’ll love F45, that he is offering anyone who mentions this article a week’s free trial at any of the F45 studios! For more information or to find a gym near you, visit Luke and the team at www.f45training.com.au

Some of the brandsExclusive team has already taken advantage of the offer, heading down to Luke’s gym in Paddington,Sydney, to try our hand at a great to way to get fit!

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Look good and feel great with Canterbury, BONDS active wear, Go Pro, Men’s and Women’d Health Magazine & more at brandsExclusive’s FEB FRESH sale on now!

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Fashions on the Field

Hey Guys!

Spring is well and truly upon us and you know what that means…Spring Racing Carnival time!

Get excited because we have some complete fashion forward looks that you can put together to get your ideal look for a big day at the races.

Here are some of my favorite looks…

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This race season is all about classic styles in bright, bold colour’s with your very own modern take. The best way to add your modern take is to accessorise.

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Will wears suit and shirt by Kenneth Blake, Jess wears dress by Events and hat by Accessories Republic.

Race day fashions are not just about the ladies, gentlemen you too are required to lift your game in fashions stakes. They races are definitely an opportunity to get a little creative, but if in doubt a classic slim cut suit paired with a icy blue shirt (blue is huge this year), a black printed tie with a matching handkerchief and some nicely polished shoes.

Spring Racing 3

Take a punt on white like Avril, as it never fails to turn heads for all of the right reasons. This Unspoken dress exudes effortless sophistication, the classic shape of the boat neckline and cap sleeve has been given a touch of modern with this cheeky double length hemline.

Spring racing 4

Hannah and Jeniffer both wear dresses by Unspoken, fascinators by Morgan and Taylor, Capri jewellery and shoes by Billini.

The two most important rules to look your best is to dress for your body shape and do not wear too much make up so you can make the most of your day and not have to worry about visit to the bathroom to re apply.

The ‘Fashions on the Field’ event is on sale now at brandsExclusive.

Until next week! Have a lovely week!

Bianca

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Styling: Bianca Pizem Photography: Karim Konrad

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Picture Book Time

Hey Guys,

Here are some of our favourite looks this week at brandsExclusive HQ this week.

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Charlotte wears Maddison Square top and shorts.

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Aaron wears shirt by Weathered.

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Carlie wears dress by Forgotten Princess.

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Domenique wears Forgotten Princess pants and top.

I will leave the story of these picture books up to your imagination!

For even more tips, trends and insider info on upcoming sales, be sure to follow @brandsexclusive on Instagram as I report daily from inside brandsExclusive HQ! Until next week… Have a lovely week!

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Styling: Bianca Pizem Photography: Karim Konrad

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be: Styled – Denim Inspirations

Hey Guys!

Kevin here with another be: Styled!

This week we go back to basics with some denim tricks, trends and inspirations!

Let’s start with the sometimes controversial double denim look. If you want to rock this trend, try pairing darker jeans with a lighter, chambray shirt or vest. The result is a coherent fashion look that’s bold but still totally stylish.

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Sam wears Dricoper jeans and shirt, Rose wears Cheap Monday vest, Dricoper jeans.

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