Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Hold on, I've just got to print my Make-up"



"Hold on, I've Just got to Print my Make-up"
Written by
M&G Founder
Georgia Power


Say What?!

Yes, you saw the heading people. And unless you've been listening to the radio or seen the youtube video, you must think we're crazy - "Print make-up"?

So, if you haven't heard there is now a Printer that can PRINT make-up from the leisure of your own home. You must be asking "But how can such an amazing product ever exist?"

Well it does now - and it's all thanks to Harvard Business graduate, Grace Choi and her new invention, "The Mink". She decided one day, after settling on a business career in cosmetics, that "The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bullshit".

"The Mink" a revolutionary make-up printer

So, here is where she changed the world. She took the most important aspect of make-up - the colour - and made a 3D printer that could copy a colour palette from ANY photo on the internet, computer or from your own phone, and make ANY type of cosmetic. All the way from eyeshadows to foundation, people!


Don't have a colour eyeshadow to go with your outfit?
No worries! Just print it off!


Love your best friends lipstick? No worries! Just take a photo and send it to your printer.

If you haven't seen the demo video yet, check it out below. It will blow your mind.




The best thing about this product? You don't even have to leave the house and we could definitely spend less money on cosmetics that are over priced.

The Mink is said to retail at $US300. That is nothing in the world of a girl!

Despite raving like a crazy teenager about this product, the adult side of my mind is concerned about the wellfare of workers in the cosmetic industry. Will many jobs be lost? Can the well known brands like MAC and Nars stick around?

Choi may think she just revolutionised the industry, but she has created a whole new one - and perhaps destroyed multi billion dollar companies in the process.

Seems like a nice girl, though.

Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens...

Melbourne and Georgette will keep you posted on the latest "Mink" news.

xxx

Melbourne and Georgette


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The 2014 Met Gala

The 2014 Met Gala
Written by Guest Blogger
Nicole Roberts


Once again the Met Ball has come around! The theme of the night, ‘Tie and Decorations’, in tribute of the late Charles James. Guests were expected to aim for a vintage look – inspired by the glitz and glamour of the Forties and Fifties – to honour the late Charles James.

Of course being the Met Ball, we see some of the best and worst in the fashion world and here are some we just had to talk about!

Kendall Jenner
9/10



Kendall’s custom made Topshop baby pink gown was by far one of our favourites for the evening. This dress definitely fit the theme. She looked elegant and sophisticated! Kendall’s first appearance at the Met Ball was definitely a successful one.


Blake Lively
9/10



Blake Lively proved why she is one of the sexiest women in Hollywood today. This tight fitted, stylish and classy Gucci Premiere dress definitely showed off her petite figure and fit the glitz and glamour aspect of the theme.


Beyonce
10/10


 Once again Beyonce showed us why she is the Queen B. Much like her outfit from last year, Beyonce’s Givenchey Couture dress definitely didn't lack originality. The veil added to her outfit and fitted to the theme that much more. 



Victoria Beckham
8/10


Victoria wore a cream strapless gown of her own design, which hugged to her hips and waist and hung down loose over her chest. Victoria and husband David (wearing a Ralph Lauren Black Label white shawl collar tuxedo jacket and black tuxedo pants) showed the world why they are a power couple.


Suki Waterhouse
10/10

Suki was by far one of the best dressed of the evening.  Melbourne and Georgette gives her two very enthusiastic thumbs up. This Burberry dress really fit the theme. The elegant, strapless pale pink tiered gown with the red lipstick really was a stand out dress of the night.


Katie Holmes
0/10




Katie tried to channel Belle from Beauty and The Beast in a very unflattering yellow Marchesa dress. Lets just say not even the beast would want to dance with THAT!


Solange Knowles
2/10


Solange wore a very unflattering 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress. The puffiness made her look plumper than she really is. She reminds me of a sponge. No?


Lupita Nyong’o
1/10



Lupita wore a Prada, flapper-esque dress. This is definitely a downgrade from her dress at the Oscars. 


Rita Ora
1/10




This Donna Karan Atelier antiqued matter gold, sequined, silk tulle gown was not a crowd favourite. The Tied up shoes and arm didn’t help this outfit either.
  
Sandra Lee
0/10


This custom made Dars Lamb dress was definitely the ugliest dresses of the night, and reminded me of the one from the witch off The Wizard of Oz, but at least Glinda could pull that off.

Until next year!

xxxx

Melbourne and Georgette

MBFWA Outfit - Day 4

MBFWA Outfit - Day 4

On day 4 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia I was lucky enough to wear a gorgeous two toned dress by Elliatt. 

Elliatt is a Sydney based label with some truly amazing designs! You can visit the website here

I teamed it up with a black cape of my own design and a clutch given to me by Portobello PR. To finish off the outfit I wore my gorgeous Zara shoes, Ichu necklace, Mimco watch and Tiffany and Co bracelet.





The Boy in the Black Bow Tie, Warren, and I 








xxx 
Melbourne and Georgette







Monday, May 5, 2014

Rekorderlig Gallery Bar at MBFWA


The Beautifully Swedish Cider brand had a fabulous bar on site at Carriageworks serving our delicious range of Rekorderlig Ciders and cocktails during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.  

I spent quite a lot of time in here, looking over the people coming and going and I loved it. It was also so refreshing drinking my favourite Rekorderlig flavour, Strawberry and Lime.

The Gallery Bar also featured an innovative ‘Street Style’ exhibition by popular Swedish fashion blogger and Rekorderlig ambassador, Caroline Blomst.  

Caroline is recognised internationally for capturing stunning street style trends, as seen on her blog carolinesmode.com & she will be displaying her favourite images in our bar from the Street Style pictures she has taken earlier this year at London, Milan, Paris & Stockholm fashion festivals.  

Here are some photos I captured of the beautiful bar!








Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Blank Canvas

Suzie Vella is the proud designer and creator of the gorgeous Sydney label, Pizzuto. I was lucky enough to sit down with her over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and talk to her about her brand.


Molecular Collection coming soon

Black Canvas Designs

Pizzuto is launching its new collection - Blank Canvas - and I have to say I was super impressed by what I saw.

The thing I love about Suzie is that she is down to earth. She connects to the everyday person, whether they run a small blog - like myself, or a simple university student. She doesn't judge and all her designs reflect this nature. They are simple yet unique, classy yet rebellious, tamed yet wild. 


Suzie and I at the Pizzuto showing

Blank Canvas aims to stay valuable to the wearer for many years and Suzie expressed that she wanted the customers to feel as though they "can style it any way they want!".


My Millennia Orange Gown now available online for $259

Her inspiration comes from those who shop at her boutique and their feedback. She wanted it to be something they want to wear over and over again, to be personal and special.



It was such an honour to meet Suzie - and her amazing and bubbly sales assistant Jade - and I was so impressed by what they showed me I invested in a Pizzuto piece myself - as you can probably see in the photos! I can't wait to wear some more Pizzuto designs in the future!



You can visit the Pizzuto website and purchase their designs by clicking here

xxx

Melbourne and Georgette






Saturday, April 26, 2014

About M&G

Melbourne and Georgette is a Fashion and Beauty blog created by Melbournian Georgia Power.



Georgia is 22-years-old and studying Public Relations at RMIT University. She grew up in Melbourne and has lived there her whole life. 







She loves fashion and loves trying out new beauty products!

In her spare time Georgia does competitive horse riding with her thoroughbred Josh and spending time out with friends.



Melbourne and Georgette has attended fashion events such as Melbourne Fashion Festival and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.






Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia - Cameo

(Side note: sorry about the delay in posts! Busy two weeks straight after I got home from sydney. All will be up this week including the highlights from private show cases)


Day 3 - Cameo The Label

A firs time for Cameo this Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! And what an exciting show. The main runway was packed to the rafters and everyone was gleeful. 

Cameo's collection focused on geometrical shapes and sharp tailored cuts. 

Titled "Optics" the designers were inspired by the refraction of light; its behaviour and interaction with matter.

Here are some of the highlights from the show: