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The Race That Stops the Nation

The Race That Stops the Nation

The race that stops the nation is here and we thought we would take some time to look back at some it’s best and most iconic fashion moments over the years. The first Melbourne Cup race was held in 1875 and ever since has been building momentum. The race day now attracts audiences of over 100,000 people and it has been home to some of Australia’s most exciting and bold fashion moments. British model Jean Shrimpton caused a stir when she arrived at Melbourne Cup in a sleeveless dress that rose 5 inches above the knees, previously unseen. It is a day for both women and men alike to dress and impress. There are many who choose the sophisticated well coordinated on trend ensemble, whilst others like to play around have some outlandish fun with a mixture of…

Tania Olsen Designs

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Sentani’s very own Tania Olsen has now launched her own website where you can view all of her stunning collections. Founded in 2010, Tania Olsen Designs provides luxury bridal, bridesmaid, formal and evening wear. Available in a wide range of colours and styles, Tania Olsen Designs caters for event. Tania Olsen is one of Australia’s leading designers in bridal, bridesmaid and evening wear. Her love affair with silk and lace has led the way to a blossoming career. Tania’s designs are aesthetically modern and sophisticated with a touch of romance. The collections draw on rich fabrics and is finished with a high level of detail. With over 20 years experience Tania Olsen has spent the majority of her life with either a pencil or a needle in…

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane 2015

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2015

The tenth Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane showcased in August with so many incredible pieces that this Spring/Summer is set to be the most stylish yet. Colourful was the theme of Myer who welcomed Alex Perry on board this year. Being one of Australia’s most influential designers with a slick, sexy and strong collection for Summer. With the warmer weather on it’s way it was refreshing to see lightweight fabrics in bold colours on the runway. Longer skirt lengths and pants were favoured by several designers including Yeojin Bae and Alex Perry. The colourful theme continued into the models hair and make up featuring graphic shapes in vibrant colours of blue and orange. Lips were left nude and finished off with a slicked back hairstyle. In…

Fashion is a Circus

Fashion is a Circus

It’s that time of year again… winter is almost over, the westerly winds are due to arrive and the annual Ekka is on from the 8th to the 17th August. More than 400,000 people will visit the Ekka and the Commbank Natural Fibres Fashion Parade is a favourite by all. There is a mix of established and emerging designers including EP by Easton Pearson, Gail Sorronda, Paul Hunt, Darb Couture, Bora, Maiocchi, Tengdahl Sacha Drake, Han, Urbbana, Wil Valor and more. The parade is located in the brand new Royal International Convention Centre and stages three to four times each day. The iconic parade has been a favourite since 1980 but for the first time the runway show has taken a new circus like angle….

Celebrity Engagement Rings Trends

Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends

Round Cut On the red carpet and off, Mila Kunis loves classic, polished looks, so we love that her engagement ring also matches her sense of style. The gorgeous piece of jewelry is a very classic, prong-set round cut diamond estimated to be three carats. The band is a sleek white gold. Simple and elegant. Ashton Kutcher, Mila’s on tv sweetheart from That 70’s Show, did a great job picking an understated and elegant gem for his love. Emerald Cut Amal Aladdin, wife to George Clooney, proudly wears an ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at 7-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum. George designed it himself and proposed traditionally on one knee. They were later married at just an equally extravagant location in Venice. This couple has…

Our 5th Birthday

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Our birthday week has come to an end and we just want to thank everyone who was involved! We have come along way in the past five years and it wouldn’t of been possible without our many followers. We have a love for formal wear and enjoy helping our customers find their perfect event attire. We value your continuing support and hope to bring our Australian designs to the top of the retail chain. If you are not already a Sentani VIP member then sign up at the bottom of our home page to receive an invitation to our next upcoming sale event. We hope you enjoyed our birthday celebrations as much as we did and look forward to seeing you all again in store…

Do’s and Don’ts When Planning a Wedding

Do's and Don'ts When Planning a Wedding

Now we all know planning a wedding can be daunting so we have our top do’s and don’t to help you through this crazy time. DO stick to your budget Yes it is your big day and it is a once in a life time event but set a budget and don’t go overboard with the credit card. After all it may be your big day but it is only one day out of a whole lifetime so make sure your choices fit your budget. If you go over a section then save money on the next to keep your overall spending to a minimum. Tip: Keep a diary filled with your budget, receipts and booking dates to keep yourself on top of things. DON’T be tight…

Splurge/Steal Week End Wear

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Nothing is better than Saturday morning sleep in’s with a coffee in one hand and a slice of banana bread in the other. Planning your gorgeous outfits for your all important week end festivities. Nothing to wear, even though you have a wardrobe so full that your clothes are all smooched. We know the feeling and we have the perfect week end essentials for you! Race Ready. It’s winter and that means it’s race season. A day filled with champagne, pretty attire and a harmless bet here and there. Be race day ready in one of our many fascinators. Whatever the colour or shape we are guaranteed to have a hat to match your frock. Picnic Ready. Have a picnic in the park this Sunday…

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