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At PINK, we LOVE fashion, art and design. Our PASSION is innovation, inspiration and exploration. Our BLOG is a styling journey for us all. Come along. . .
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Black is Back...


Although, it never left. Black really is our favourite colour... And no one does it better than Zambesi. Every season, without a doubt, Zambesi takes us on adventure of black, texture, some more black and cutting edge design. Instantly recognisable, but never dull and always evolving. The ultimate in cult labels. Black never dies, it always reinvents, as does Zambesi.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

From Paris with love... Lubin Perfume


Lubin perfume is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world - with its history linking to the high-society of the Napoleonic era... The product was an indicator and reflection of social hierarchy.
Founded in 1798 by Pierre François Lubin, who began supplying 'scented ribbons, rice powderballs and masks to "Les Merveilleuses," socially exulted women who frequented Thermidorian drawing rooms of Napoleonic France; and the "Incroyables," members of the subculture that mixed fashion and propaganda which emerged following the terror that was the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789.'
Worn by the likes of Joséphine and Pauline Bonaparte, as well as Queen Marie-Amelie and Marie Antoinette. If you were a crowned head of that time, you wore Lubin perfume.

Today, the perfume house still maintains the exclusive scent and superior quality, however it is now available to us regular folk. We may not have a crown on our head, but it sure does make us feel like royalty. When you wear Lubin perfume, you are wearing history.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Back in PINK....


A few posts ago we showed you some BTS photos of the 'New PINK'... We have settled into our new home, and we must say, we do love our new space. The art on the wall is by artist Lisa T, who just finished interning with Romance Was Born. The flooring is by Missoni. Quotes from David Bowie and Marilyn Monroe inspire on the walls. The interior is sophisticated, but still maintains the PINK quirky charm... AND in designer news, we have secured luxury label McQ by Alexander McQueen... Heaven.
Pink Ink is our fashion wonderland... We do hope you'll join us on our adventure.





Wednesday, April 17, 2013

La Romance...



If there is one thing we do religiously at PINK everyday, it’s that we have to light a candle. There is something so wonderfully mood elevating and calming about smelling the sweet scent and watching the flicker of the flame from a candle. It's so a part of us, that we even light one as soon as we get home.
So you can imagine our excitement when one of our favourite PINK designers, Romance Was Born collaborated with Elise Pioch, creator of candle house Maison Balzac to create LA ROMANCE... Think of bitter orange zest and cedar leaf, fir needles, crushed cypress and Peru balsam and patchouli... The scent is perfect for the Autumn/Winter season.
Treat yourself, light one, sit in your favourite chair with your favourite magazine and indulge in a La Romance.



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jérôme Dreyfuss... From PARIS to PINK


Oh, how do we even start to introduce our newest Parisian designer to join the coveted labels at Pink Ink...?
Well, we might start by mentioning a few achievements... Jérôme Dreyfuss's career spans almost 15 years, he has won acclaimed awards, designed a costume for the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and is married to Isabel Marant... !!!
Launching his accessory line in 1998 - He has now earned himself cult-label status.
Each bag is designed to be like your 'perfect match' - designed to fit perfectly into your lifestyle, whatever that may be... and like your perfect match, you'll want to take it everywhere and will feel lost when it's not by your side.
We. LOVE.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

BTS - The 'New' PINK...


Behind the scenes of some up close and personal snaps of the NEW PINK... Art by our resident artist Lisa T.
All will be revealed very soon.



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BELLA DAHL...Oh LA la


Naomi Watts wearing BELLA DAHL... This coveted label from LA will be hitting PINK in August.
Get excited... !!!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pink... On display.


Last week we reflected on the past windows of Pink... This week, with our last days on this side of Lonsdale Street, we thought it only appropriate to reflect on the changing displays in store. So many seasons have been and gone, and now, as we enter the new season, we close our doors on the past ten years and step bravely into the next ten. We promise to bring you many more colourful and inspiring displays... and we will continue to deliver a different way of seeing the world.




Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Peek a Pink......


Pink Ink... We have had ten wonderful years at number 23.
Ten years of changing seasons.. Ten years of changing in store displays, window displays and many a chair collected and shown-off in store. The running theme over the past ten years, is... Well... Change.
And so, as we prepare to embark on our new adventure, to pave the way, yet again. We reflect on some of our favourite window displays over the past few years.
Thank you for peeking in at night. To see the store still alive through the spotlighted mannequins. We look forward to you being a part our world when we re-open our doors in late March.



love, Pink Ink X

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pick me up PURPLE...


With London Fashion Week happening as we speak, we thought it appropriate to celebrate the new season and the change in colour trends.

This new season, so far, has seen one colour shine... Purple. This rich, luxurious and opulent feeling hue, is the perfect segue from the Summer season to Autumn... Still bright enough to ease us from the bold prints of Summer, but rich enough to make us want to embrace the soon-to-be golden falling leaves and darker sky above.
......Some of our favourites.



Tommy Ton Street Style from London Fashion Week

Christopher Kane and Diesel Black Gold

Tommy Ton Street Style from London Fashion Week





Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Season, New Loves.


The great thing about fashion is that it is constantly changing, and with that comes the opportunity to reinvent... The new Autumn/Winter 2013 season is creeping its way in store. One of our first deliveries was from By Malene Birger. The creative, sophisticated chic designs have made the start to the new season feel very promising and full of hope – Change, wonder, excitement.
Here is a peek. Shoes by Hoss and Pedro Garcia.







Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The winds have changed...


Things are moving...
Times are changing...
PINK paved the way, and now we're moving forward.
Everyone loves a chance to reinvent. To build UP. To walk the path that leads somewhere wonderful.
We are on that path... And you'll LOVE where it will take you.
Watch this space to see what's next. Won't you have adventures with us...?




Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spring 2013 Couture Shows...


We love Paris at this time of year... It is time for the most spectacular show of the season... Here is our review of our top three favourite Couture shows.

Chanel...

No big deal, Karl Lagerfeld only created an actual forest in the Grand Palais for the Chanel 2013 Spring/Summer Couture Show. Yes, that's right. Tree by tree. Guests of the show wandered until they found a classical amphitheater. Karl Lagerfeld was "dreaming of Weimar, sylvan hub of German Romanticism in the late eighteenth century, home to Goethe and Schiller." This romance infused itself into the couture collection through glitter and shine, with looks varying from armour like to fichu-like. There were sparkling daytime tweeds and the silhouette, as described by Lagerfeld, was decided by a feature called "frame shoulders." We love.

Christian Dior...




Delicate beading, embroidered and appliquéd blooms, a reference to Audrey Hepburn, sleek construction and a wearability to couture that isn't always seen. This is a collection you want in your wardrobe. Now. With inspiration taken from Christian Dior's love of the countryside and the garden he would retreat to. Raf Simons has definitely portrayed the rebirth we all love about Spring, fresh colours, floral features and new beginnings.

Valentino...

Usually when you think of Couture, you think of how much it costs. But in the case of Valentino's Couture Collection Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli made sure that each person viewing the show understood the human cost. With notes on each seat detailing just how much time went in to creating the beautiful couture that walked down the runway. Apparently it took 500 hours of hand-rolling to produce the piping - for one outfit. And it was told that a roller developed carpal tunnel syndrome during the production. There is also an organza jacket and skirt that took 850 hours to embroider. A labour of love is an understatement. But what it is nice to show is that with every piece of clothing, no matter couture or not, someone has worked hard to produce it.


Love, Pink Ink X






Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ich liebe dich... Berlin Fashion Week.


The temperature might be freezing, but the fashion sure is not. Berlin is fast becoming THE fashion hot spot for its arty, edgy and grungy scene. We love that this city doesn’t walk around with a big smile on its face. It is ‘Berliner chic’ with honesty. Like that ruthless friend you love to have. Right now, fashions who’s who are walking the streets – Here for one important reason... Fashion Week.
While the designs on the catwalk are grabbing international attention, so are the styles on the street. We share some of our favourite street style moments, as shot by photographer Maxime Ballesteros...







Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Australian Penthouse...


When we think of Summer we often think of glorious holiday escapes to somewhere where the sun is shining, the waves are crashing and the cocktails are flowing. A place where we can wear fabulous frocks and spend our evenings watching the sunset from an amazing balcony with a stunning view. Usually this is when our alarm rings and we realise it’s time to go to work. Although, this isn’t the case for ‘fashion’s fairy godmother’, who has made all of our daydreams her fabulous reality. Diane von Furstenberg has opened the new DVF penthouse at Hayman Island Resort. The style icon has collaborated with the hotel to create a penthouse that’s luxurious, spacious and a world to make all your own. It boasts views over Hayman Beach to the crystal waters of the Coral Sea. The interior showcases the designer’s signature prints and patterns, which are used in the rugs, accessories and textiles and the walls feature the designer’s personal photographic art.

We have already mentally packed our bags........










Love, Pink Ink X

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Time for the NEW…………………


It’s official, another year has passed and a new one has begun. And with it brings the thought of endless possibility. A new season is approaching – Which means exciting changes in wardrobe. What will we be wearing in a few months time? We wonder who we will meet? Could we meet another amazing friend to help us laugh on our journey? And will we visit new places and take exciting adventures? While we can’t answer any of these questions for you, Pink does promise to give you another year full of wonderful fashion and all things covetable... We do hope you’ll join us on our journey... Because no one wants to walk alone.



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Love, Pink Ink X



Artwork by the talented Lisa T