Traditional Ethiopian Styles Dazzle at Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024

Photo Credit: Henry Pham

Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 took place last Sunday at 5 PM at the prestigious five-star venue Sir Stamford Plaza in Mascot. One of the highlights of the night was a stunning designer showcase by Lily Fekadu, the creative force behind Sareba Fashion, known for its Ethiopian traditional styles made in Ethiopia East Africa Ethnic Wear.

Founded by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, Sydney’s Best Dressed is produced by MS Entertainment Network and honours distinguished men and women for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the fashion industry. Each year, stylish individuals are celebrated and given the opportunity to strut their stuff on the runway. Over the years, the event has expanded to include a variety of categories, culminating in the annual Sydney’s Best Dressed Gala Awards Night.

This year, Sydney’s Best Dressed launched the Model of the Year competition, offering aspiring models a unique opportunity to kickstart their careers in the modelling and fashion industry. The contestants, Dannays, Tianna, Aylin, CJ, Laura, Grace, Fleur, and Saige, each brought their A-game to the runway, showcasing their talents and potential.

One of the night’s standout moments was when the contestants wore Sareba Fashion in one of the segments. The traditional Ethiopian styles, with their vibrant colours and intricate designs, looked fabulous on the aspiring models, highlighting both their individual beauty and the cultural richness of the garments. Lily Fekadu’s designs brought an element of global elegance to the event, making it a memorable showcase of fashion diversity.

Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 was not just a celebration of fashion but also a platform for new talents to shine. With its continued dedication to honouring fashion excellence and promoting new talents, the event remains a significant highlight in Sydney’s social calendar. We look forward to seeing what next year’s event will bring and how these aspiring models will continue to grow in their careers.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition 2024 Set to Launch on June 30

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is scheduled to launch on June 30, 2024. This prestigious event, organised by MS Entertainment Network in collaboration with StarCentral Magazine, promises aspiring models and talented individuals a unique gateway into the modelling and fashion industry. It aims to discover and elevate the next generation of modelling superstars by providing them with invaluable tools and exposure essential for success in the entertainment world.

Open to women aged 18-35, the competition seeks to uncover fresh talent and nurture their potential through a series of competitive events. The highlight of the competition includes a coveted prize where one lucky winner will have their portfolio professionally shot by a top Australian fashion and celebrity photographer, providing them with a solid foundation to kickstart their modelling career.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition 2024 is an extension of the esteemed Sydney’s Best Dressed event, renowned for its celebration of elegance, glamour, sophistication, and style. Founded over five years ago by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, this annual event has become a hallmark in the Australian fashion industry. Each year, it recognizes and honors stylish men and women who exemplify grace and flair on the runway, culminating in the prestigious Sydney’s Best Dressed Annual Gala Awards Night.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition 2024,” said Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network. “This event not only celebrates fashion and style but also serves as a platform for emerging talents to shine bright and pursue their dreams in the competitive world of modelling.”

The main event will take place at the elegant Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, located in the heart of Mascot, promising a glamorous and unforgettable experience for participants and attendees alike.

Final Auditions Tomorrow for Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year 2024

Get ready, fashionistas! The prestigious Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is launching this year, offering aspiring models a golden opportunity to kickstart their careers. Open to women aged 18-35, this exciting event aims to uncover the next big star in the modelling industry, giving them the tools and exposure needed to thrive in the competitive world of fashion.

With over $3,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, this year’s competition is not one to miss. The standout prize? A chance for one lucky winner to have their portfolio shot by one of Australia’s top fashion and celebrity photographers. This incredible experience will help build the winner’s professional portfolio and provide high-quality images that are crucial for launching a successful modelling career.

The official casting call began on 1 June at Rosehill Bowling Club, but don’t worry if you missed it – the final casting call is happening tomorrow at Studio 49. The main event will be held on 30 June 2024 at the prestigious Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport in the heart of Mascot. Hosting this glamorous event are Nica Marcial, Mrs. Universe Official 2023, and Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Air 2022.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is more than just a contest. It’s a mission-driven platform designed to empower young women from all cultures. Participants will gain confidence, experience, and visibility, setting the stage for future success in the modelling industry. The competition is dedicated to nurturing talent, building self-esteem, and providing a stepping stone for young women to achieve their dreams.

An extension of Sydney’s Best Dressed, a renowned fashion event that honors distinguished individuals for their achievements, this competition celebrates over five years of elegance, glamour, sophistication, and style. Founded by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, the event has grown to include the Sydney’s Best Dressed Annual Gala Awards Night, where stylish individuals showcase their talents on the runway.

Contestants will also gain exposure through the StarCentral Media Group network, which reaches over half a million followers across its website and social media platforms, as well as the TV6 Network.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is a fantastic opportunity for career development, offering participants invaluable exposure and experience in the modelling industry. It also provides an environment for confidence building and promotes cultural empowerment by celebrating diversity and inclusion within the fashion community.

Join us in the search for the next modelling superstar and take the first step towards a successful career in the fashion industry. For more information and to apply, email lex@starcentralmag.com.

ABS CBN Stars Alexa, Anji, and Kim Lead the Way in Metro Body 2024’s Body Positivity Campaign

In the annual Metro Body 2024 campaign, some of Star Magic’s biggest stars shared their inspiring journeys to fitness and self-love. This year’s campaign highlights these celebrities’ personal stories and experiences as they embrace healthier lifestyles, cultivate self-acceptance, and promote body positivity. By opening up about their challenges and triumphs, Kim Chiu and her fellow stars aim to inspire fans and followers to prioritize their well-being and embrace their unique beauty. The Metro Body 2024 campaign showcases physical transformation and emphasizes the importance of mental and emotional health in achieving true self-love.

Joining Kim are Alexa IlacadAnji SalvacionArgel SayconBarbie ImperialBrent ManaloChie FilomenoCriza TaaJeremiah LisboKaila EstradaKaori Oinuma, and Kyle Echarri.

The campaign was launched in collaboration with Star Magic Hot Summer 2024, which aims to celebrate self-love and body positivity. The grand summer event, held last Wednesday (May 15) at Laiya, Batangas, showcased the stars’ beach-ready figures and fitness transformations.

The Metro Body campaign encourages readers to overcome their insecurities and promote a healthy lifestyle that translates into physicality and mentality. In the exclusive feature published on Metro.Style, each Star Magic artist shared their ways of dealing with their imperfections and how confidence helped them break away from society’s unrealistic beauty standards.

Check out the exclusive story of your favorite Star Magic artists on Metro.Style. For more exclusive articles, follow @metrodotstyle on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and TikTok as well as Metro Magazine @metromagph on Instagram and Twitter and @Metro.Magazine on Facebook, or visit Metro.Style. #MetroBody2024 #StarMagicHotSummer2024

Source: This article was sourced from a press release sent by ABS-CBN

Campari’s ‘We Are Cinema’ Campaign Debuts at Cannes, Supporting the Magic of Film-making

Campari launches its brand campaign ‘We Are Cinema’ at the 77th Festival de Cannes, which celebrates real-life moments that become the remarkable stories that make it to the screen

Campari returns to the red carpet on 14th-25th May 2024. The iconic red bitter brand continues its role as Official Partner to the Festival de Cannes for the third consecutive year.

Festival de Cannes is one of the most anticipated, watched, and glamorous film festivals worldwide. Campari, meanwhile, has a longstanding connection with the world of cinema, having supported the industry and championed its film-making talent for the last 40 years.

It’s apt, then, that Campari has chosen the opening of the 77th Festival to launch its We Are Cinema campaign. Its role is to acknowledge human stories as the inspiration for some of the world’s greatest cinema. Building on Campari’s role as curator of aperitivo occasions, Campari celebrates those real-life moments that become remarkable stories. Viewers of the new campaign can expect a melody of cinematic moments artistically brought to life and told through the vivid red lens of Campari’s creativity.

As both festival and campaign unfurl, Campari will again host and promote a series of events from the Campari Lounge in the Palais de Festival, overlooking the famous red-carpet. This year, the brand also introduces Hyde Beach by Campari, a new iconic space on Boulevard de Croisette, where stars and guests will be welcomed, and events hosted throughout the festival.

Amongst their exciting programme, Campari is honoured to announce both new and returning collaborations:

Cole Walliser will be based in the Campari Lounge, interviewing guests and celebrities. The director and celebrity host, famous for the behind-the-scenes GlamBOT clips, will eagerly tune into his entertaining dispatches covering the red-carpet action from the lounge.

Campari is also rejoining forces with The Hollywood Reporter, recording a special festival edition of the Awards Chatter podcast with Kevin Costner – director, writer, producer and star of Horizon: An American Saga. Costner will join THR’s Executive Editor of Awards, Scott Feinberg, live to talk about his returning to the big screen Western, premiering at this year’s Festival de Cannes.

One of the most anticipated events has to be the Official Cannes After Party for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. During the festival Campari will host this star-studded event at Hyde Beach by Campari in celebration of the latest instalment of this epic franchise.

Campari will also partner for the third year with Breaking Through The Lens, a non-profit organisation which empowers women in film by facilitating access to vital funding. Together, they will host the ‘Crossing Borders’ gala to celebrate women who have transcended cultural borders. The evening will include a panel discussion with globally renowned actress Diane Kruger, who will be joined by other industry figures – including Campari Group Head of Marketing Julka Villa – to share their own unique experiences.

The 77th Festival also marks the debut of Campari’s partnership with Soho House, to host a one-of-a-kind creative film competition. Supporting and honouring emerging film talent, it focuses on the elements of life that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, similar to the role of Campari in mixology.

Campari is more than an aperitif. With such unmistakable characteristics, the brand has long been a source of passionate inspiration. Since its birth, Campari has always been at the forefront of cocktail culture, inspiring passion in bartenders across the world. With Camparino in Galleria, master mixologists, serving up their famed cocktails – including Negroni and Campari Spritz – the Campari Lounge and Hyde Beach by Campari are the perfect places to raise a toast to inspiring stories and the talent behind them.

Campari Group Head of Marketing, Julka Villa comments: “We are delighted to return to Festival de Cannes, this year bringing our passion for cinema and stories through our global We Are Cinema campaign to the iconic Festival setting. With a strong and enduring legacy in the cinema world, creativity and passion remain at the heart of everything we do. This year, we look forward to continuing to bring this to our audience through a programme of remarkable moments throughout the Festival.”

This press release is distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of Campari (photo supplied by Campari)

Fashion Extravaganza: Tran Phuong Hoa’s Áo dài Stuns at Ho Chi Minh City Showcase

Photo Credit: Dave Choo

Sassy & Co recently had the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive fashion extravaganza by George Bastolli, the esteemed CEO of Royalle Modelling Agency. The event was a highlight of the Cultural Exchange Program introducing Vietnam tourism – Ho Chi Minh City, held at the prestigious Parramatta Town Hall in New South Wales, Australia. This remarkable showcase, meticulously organized by the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, aimed to immerse attendees in the rich cultural tapestry of Vietnam.

As the evening unfolded, guests were treated to an awe-inspiring presentation by Tran Phuong Hoa, the talented Founder and designer of Eleven S Couture. Hoa unveiled her latest collection of Áo dài, aptly named “PROSPERITY,” which captivated the audience with its exquisite beauty and intricate craftsmanship. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant flora of both Vietnam and Australia, Hoa’s designs paid homage to the natural wonders of these two nations.

The collection featured a stunning array of 15 traditional Áo dài designs, each meticulously crafted using authentic Vietnamese materials. These timeless pieces were elegantly showcased by an ensemble of esteemed personalities, including the radiant Miss World Australia – Sarah Marschke, the illustrious Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Ngoc Chau, the captivating Miss COSMO Vietnam 2023 Xuan Hanh, and a select group of professional models from Royalle Modelling Agency.

Hoa’s creative vision shone through in every detail of the collection, from the delicate embroidery to the vibrant colour palette, reflecting her unwavering commitment to preserving and celebrating Vietnamese heritage. The “PROSPERITY” collection served as a testament to the enduring beauty and cultural significance of the Áo dài, reaffirming its status as a symbol of elegance and grace.

Beyond the captivating fashion showcase, guests were treated to an unforgettable culinary experience, indulging in a delectable spread of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. The evening was a true celebration of fashion, culture, and gastronomy, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

For a glimpse into the enchanting moments from this unforgettable event, be sure to explore the stunning photos captured by the talented Dave Choo.

Introducing The Brand Behind The Cover Of The Latest Issue Of Sassy & Co: Mr. Gino-o

Cover Photography by: Bilgaer Photography

Mr Gino-o recreates Barong Tagalog to look trendy and contemporary without losing the Cultural aesthetic of the Classic Barong. Mr Gino-o; Made For Men was created to promote Philippine products and materials, including abaca, jusi, pinya, banana fiber, inaul, inabel, and tinalak hand-woven cloths, designed and crafted by Filipinos tailored for the International market.

Each collection is based on the creative concept of Albie Prias.

They have created Mr Gino-o, Made For Men, to promote Filipino-designed men’s garments using Philippine-sourced materials designed and crafted by Filipino Designers and tailors.

Their purpose is to discover the uses of these materials in clothing, explore the artistic abilities of Filipinos, and, in turn, provide jobs and sources of income for the unemployed and unprivileged families.

The creation of the House of Filipino Designers under Mr. Gino O’s visionary leadership is a testament to the commitment to promoting Filipino-designed men’s garments. Utilizing locally sourced materials crafted by Filipino designers and tailors, this initiative seeks to showcase the artistic prowess of Filipinos while contributing to job creation and providing a source of income for underprivileged families.

Mr. Gino O’s latest releases—The Avante Garde, Traditional, and Wearable Collections—are more than just fashion statements. They are a tribute to the Wonders of the Ocean, advocating for the preservation of endangered coral reefs worldwide. The collection communicates a powerful message about environmental conservation through each meticulously designed piece.

The gifted in-house designers—Ruel Rivera, Olan Roque, Kimi Go, and Manny Deiparine- are at the core of the Bachelor Collection’s success. Their creative vision and craftsmanship have brought to life collections that celebrate Filipino culture and contribute to the global fashion narrative.

Stay Cozy and Chic: TVSN Brings Winter Fashion Week Directly to Your Living Room!”

TVSN is thrilled to unveil its Winter Fashion Week lineup from 17 – 24 April, promising a collection of unparalleled style and sophistication from runways around the world. This exciting range will spotlight the latest trends tailored to the tastes and lifestyles of mature women, empowering them to embrace their unique sense of style with confidence and flair.

Featuring daily “Shop the Look” recommendations, including complementary fashion and stunning jewelry accessory ideas, this Fashion Week offers customers ways to wear bold prints, fabulous faux fur, wild-at-heart animal prints, and much more from an impressive collection of designers and brands.

Adapting Trends for Mature Women

Have you ever wondered how to pull off a trend that seems a bit too daring?

Embracing the mantra that age is just a number, TVSN Fashion Week will showcase how women of any age can effortlessly incorporate the latest trends into their wardrobes. From timeless classics to bold statements, the event will highlight trends, including:

1. Wild at Heart: An eternal favourite, animal prints add a touch of wild elegance to any ensemble. From chic leopard prints to sophisticated snakeskin patterns, unleash your inner fashionista with confidence. Whether you are dipping your toe in or jumping in, TVSN has curated some of the best animal prints.

2. Luxe Leather: A symbol of edgy sophistication, leather transcends age boundaries, offering endless styling possibilities. Whether it’s a sleek leather jacket or tailored leather pants, this trend adds a modern edge to any wardrobe, and Cadelle has you covered.

3. Head-to-Toe Red: Bold, empowering, and undeniably chic, head-to-toe red makes a striking statement. It is perfect for those who are unafraid to command attention with their fashion choices. Amanda Charles’ red knitwear is the perfect staple for Autumn and Winter.

4. Faux Fur: Luxuriously soft and cruelty-free, faux fur offers a glamorous yet ethical alternative for women looking to add a touch of opulence to their outfits. Donna Salyers caters for every occasion.

5. Bold Prints: From vibrant florals to geometric patterns, bold prints inject personality and flair into any look, encouraging you to confidently express your individuality. Django & Juliette makes the perfect shoe for a bold touch to any outfit.

6. Luxe Leisure: Combining comfort with sophistication, luxe leisurewear offers stylish yet relaxed options for every occasion. From elevated loungewear to chic athleisure pieces, this trend redefines casual elegance for an everyday look, and Hammock and Vine nails it.

7. Sparkling Touches: Whether it’s a sequined top or embellished accessories, sparkling touches add a touch of glamour and sophistication to any outfit, allowing women to shine bright and stand out from the crowd tastefully. Mary Frances creates the perfect bag to compliment any outfit.

Introducing Alison Sheri: A New Brand for Stylish Women

TVSN is thrilled to welcome Alison Sheri, a brand dedicated to bringing luxury to your everyday wardrobe. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and timeless elegance, Alison Sheri offers a curated collection of clothing that combines comfort and style for the modern woman.

This article was sourced from an article sent by Candice Appel of TVSN

How to Rock Skinny Jeans Like a Boss: A Fashion Guide

For many people, skinny jeans have become a wardrobe essential, offering versatility and style. Whether you’re heading to the office or out for a night on the town, mastering the art of wearing skinny jeans can elevate your look and exude confidence. Here’s your ultimate guide on how to wear skinny jeans and look like a boss:

1. Find the Right Fit

The key to pulling off skinny jeans with finesse is finding the perfect fit. Look for a pair that hugs your curves without being too tight or restrictive. Ensure they’re comfortable to move in and accentuate your silhouette in all the right places.

2. Choose Quality Denim

Invest in quality denim that will stand the test of time. Opt for a durable fabric with a bit of stretch for added comfort and flexibility. Dark washes are versatile and can easily transition from day to night, while distressed styles add an edgy flair to your ensemble.

3. Pair with Tailored Pieces

Pairing your slim pants with fitted items will elevate them. A crisp button-down shirt, structured blazer, or tailored coat can instantly elevate your look, adding a touch of sophistication to your ensemble.

4. Experiment with Layers

Layering is key to creating dimension and interest in your outfit. Try layering a fitted sweater over a collared shirt for a polished yet effortless look. Alternatively, layer a chic trench coat or leather jacket for added warmth and style.

5. Play with Proportions

Balance the slim silhouette of skinny jeans by playing with proportions. Pair them with oversized tops or statement jackets for a fashion-forward look. Experiment with different lengths and cuts to find what works best for your body type.

6. Choose the Right Footwear

The right footwear can make or break your skinny jeans outfit. For a polished look, opt for sleek ankle boots or pointed-toe heels. Sneakers or loafers add a casual yet stylish vibe, perfect for off-duty days.

7. Add Statement Accessories

Elevate your skinny jeans outfit with statement accessories. A bold belt, statement necklace, or oversized sunglasses may make a daring fashion statement by bringing individuality and flair to your ensemble.

8. Confidence is Key

Above all, confidence is the ultimate accessory when wearing skinny jeans. Rock your look with confidence and attitude, owning every step you take. Keep in mind that what really makes you appear like a boss is not only what you wear, but how you wear it.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll master the art of wearing skinny jeans like a boss, turning heads wherever you go with your impeccable sense of style and confidence. So, slip into your favorite pair of skinny jeans and conquer the world with your undeniable fashion prowess!

From Stagnation to Success: How to Take Control and Transform Your Life for the Better!

Are you feeling stuck in a rut, longing for a brighter future but unsure where to start? The good news is that change is within your grasp. By embracing a proactive mindset and implementing practical strategies, you can transform your life for the better. Here are some actionable steps to help you embark on this journey of self-improvement:

Clarify Your Vision

Take some time to reflect on what you truly want out of life. Visualize your ideal future, considering all aspects including career, relationships, health, and personal fulfillment. Your vision will be your beacon of light as you make your way towards transformation.

Set SMART Goals

Break down your vision into achievable goals using the SMART criteria – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Clearly define your goals and set a deadline for accomplishing them. You’ll be more driven and concentrated if you do this.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Accept the idea that with hard work and persistence, you can improve your skills and intelligence. Consider obstacles as chances to improve rather than as failures. Having a growth mentality can enable you to go past setbacks and succeed.

Take Action

It’s not enough to simply dream; you must take concrete steps towards your goals. Start by identifying small, manageable actions that you can take daily to move closer to your desired outcome. Consistent progress, no matter how small, will eventually lead to significant results.

Embrace Change

Change can be uncomfortable and scary, but it’s often necessary for personal growth. Accept new chances and experiences, even if they force you to step outside of your comfort zone. Be open to learning and adapting as you navigate through life’s transitions.

Surround Yourself with Positivity

Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you on your journey. Seek out family, friends, and mentors who will support you in achieving your goals and who have faith in your abilities. Limit exposure to negativity, whether it’s toxic relationships or pessimistic thought patterns.

Practice Self-Care

Prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Make time for things like exercise, meditation, hobbies, and time spent in nature that are good for your body and soul. Recall that taking care of oneself is not selfish; rather, it is necessary to preserve resilience and balance.

Cultivate Gratitude

Take time each day to appreciate the blessings in your life, no matter how small. Gratitude exercises help you see things differently and feel happier and more content. You can either make a thankfulness notebook or just set out some time every day to think about the things you have to be grateful for.

Learn from Setbacks

Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it doesn’t have to define you. Instead of dwelling on setbacks, view them as valuable learning experiences. Analyze what went wrong, extract lessons from the experience, and use that knowledge to propel yourself forward.

Celebrate Your Progress

Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognize the progress you’ve made and the obstacles you’ve overcome. Celebrating milestones will boost your confidence and motivate you to keep pushing towards your goals.

Remember that transformation is a gradual process requiring commitment, perseverance, and patience. By implementing these tactics into practice and remaining dedicated to your journey of personal development, you can create a life that’s filled with purpose, fulfillment, and joy. Take the first step today and embark on the transformative journey towards a better tomorrow.