Jen Allison – Origami artist

September 28th, 2011

A modern twist on an ancient art

Jen Allison, a Sydney based artist will be showcasing her wonderful work at the PYD markets in November. There is no limitation to what she uses on and with her origami pieces, which can include faces of celebrities like Lady Gaga to images requested by her customers. She creates little masterpieces using origami in an untraditional way. Some of her works are commentary, with a social bent, and others are more whimsical. She also likes to create one-off personalised pieces for her customers. Catch her on the 28th and 29th of November at the PYD Markets in Waterloo.



For more info check her out at:

Face of Man

September 28th, 2011



How many places off the top of your head can you think of, that focus only on mens grooming? Exactly. Not many. There are so many salons for women but what about men? The only male exclusive destination in Australia, they have been the leader in male grooming for over 30 years. They understand the pressures of the modern man.

‘Face of Man’, a Men’s Only Grooming Lounge, proudly servicing the beauty needs of men in Sydney since 1978, has re-located to the central CBD location of Walton House Level 10, 300 George Street Sydney.


The new home is reminiscent of a 1940’s ‘Cigar Room’ sprinkled with the era’s furnishings, antiques and theming. Capturing the old world charm with state of art skincare technologies the new residence features a professional concierge desk, a waiting room with a drinks menu including alcohol and chocolates, two breakout rooms for changing and recollecting one’s thoughts, showers, an Infra- Red Sauna and seven treatment rooms. It’s a men’s grooming experience unlike any seen before in Sydney.


The Lounge, which was designed by Jeremy Bull and Kelvin Ho from pre-eminent fashion architectural firm Akin Creative, saw them moving away from their usual contemporary architectural palette into a more vintage and old world inspired one. Kylie Hayden, owner of Face of Man asked them to create a haven that was aesthetically pleasing to males “where clients would be free to be men, not fathers, sons, husbands, bosses or employees. Where their only responsibility is to let go and enjoy their own time.” Says Kylie.


Along with the new look, ‘Face of Man’ has already added new state of the art equipments and deluxe treatments to their already impressive portfolio of treatments. These include Hot Stone Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy, an Infra-Red Sauna, Ionic Foot detox baths, LED enhancements to treatments and a full range of specialist massages.


Get $231 of men’s grooming for just $99

Professional Skin Analysis, $38
Restore Facial our most popular full facial totally customised to your skin concerns valued at $110
Ultimate Hydration eye treatment, ban those fine lines! valued at $33
Relaxing neck and shoulder Massage valued at $25
Eyebrow tidy to frame your face valued at $20

To find out more about the offer visit:

Follow Store Launch

September 28th, 2011

Follow Store Launch

Follow store had an amazing launch party a couple of weeks ago to celebrate their opening. Tucked away in the streets of Surry Hills, the store was filled with lovely guests that enjoyed some drinks, good company and a few even bought some purchases.

For more info head to

Check out some of the pictures from the night.

PYD Markets

September 21st, 2011

PYD Design Markets

The PYD Design Markets are back this November 26th and the 27th 2011 –  so make sure you save the date!  The showcase will feature over 60 talented designers packed full with homewares, 
gifts. The first line up of designers include: Urban Alphabet, Vinyl Interior Design, Sand, F and Zeppochair. Located in Sydney’s coolest design and arts precinct –  the PYD Building, 197 Young Street Waterloo. It starts at 10 am and entry is free.

For more information on the event check visit or find them on Facebook

Evan Rachel Wood

September 21st, 2011


CELEBRITY: Evan Rachel Wood
This gorgeous black Elie Saab dress is so old Hollywood glam. Straight from the Fall 2011 range, her black embroidered gown with cap sleeves and an exposed back makes her our winner.

HAIR: To complete the old Hollywood look, her hair, 1930’s retro inspired waves was the perfect touch. So easy to achieve the same look with the De Lorenzo Extinguish thermal spray ($23.95), spray on to damp hair and blow dry.  Apply small amount of Sea Swell ($22.95) for volume, scrunch into hair then set hair in a large roller and spray with Vapour Mist medium hold hairspray ($17.95)  release curl and pin loosely.

MAKEUP: A modern take on old Hollywood glam. Her skin is fresh and dewy with sultry eyes and a sheer wash of colour on the lips. Cheeks are tinted with a rosy glow, flawless and fresh glamour.

We vote Evan Rachel Wood best dressed at the 2011 Emmy Awards.

Sanoii + Six

September 14th, 2011

Here at Publissimo, we are excited to announce  Sanoii + Six as the winner of the Finders Keepers Fashion PR Comp. The lovely ladies that make up the duo – Vienna and Samantha create items that are classic and show no expiration date.

Winter 2011

These talented ladies make each piece in house, making them unique and one of a kind. Living on Australia’s central coast it’s from there that they draw inspiration for their ranges. With so many beautiful pieces it’s hard to choose a favourite, but the swimwear is a must have!


Sanoii + Six Swimwear

We will be launching their Summer 2011/12 collection in the coming weeks, we’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime check them out at

Congratulations ladies!

O Cosmedics Skincare Launch

September 8th, 2011

O What a Day!

O Cosmedics launches to a packed house
of Sydney’s finest Beauty Editors!

Spring was definitely in the air last week on the launch day of Australia’s newest and freshest skincare range O Cosmedics.

As the weather warmed and the streets were filled with people enjoying the beautiful floral window display at DJ’s, Sydney’s finest Beauty Editors were gathering at the Strand Arcade for the launch of an exciting new and luxurious skincare range with serious results- O Cosmedics.

O Cosmedics Event was hosted at La Rosa in the Strand Arcarde

O Cosmedics Event was hosted at La Rosa in the Strand Arcarde

Hosted at the beautiful La Rosa in the Strand Arcade 35 of the top Beauty Editors from publications such as Cleo, Cosmo, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Bella, Famous, SMH, Body & Soul, Famous, Primped, G Magazine, Beauty Directory, Professional Beauty, A Younger You and Instyle Hair to name a few were welcomed by Marie Cocciolone founder of O Cosmedics and Australia’s leading expert in skincare and her talented and passionate team of skincare specialists who happily mingled with guests.



Cherie Herrmann (Primped) and Jessica Swavely (A Younger You)


Glynis Traill-Nash, Rachael Mannell (Cleo) and Marie Enna-Cocciolone (Inskincosmedics)

Jessica Barnes (daily gloss) Angie Harrington (An Obsession With The Fabulous) and Lara Hill (Swatchgirl)

Jessica Barnes (daily gloss) Angie Harrington (An Obsession With The Fabulous) and Lara Hill (Swatchgirl)

Nina Richards (Professional Beauty) and Lauren King (InStyle for Hair)

Nina Richards (Professional Beauty) and Lauren King (InStyle)

Carli Alman (Beautyheaven) and Kimberly Nissen (The Plastic Diaries)

Carli Alman (Beautyheaven) and Kimberly Nissen (The Plastic Diaries)

Sandra Parisi (Inskin) and Sarah Kretchmer (The Science of Beauty)

Sandra Parisi (Inskin) and Sarah Kretchmer (The Science of Beauty)


Cherie Herrmann (Primped) Erin Whitty (SMH-Body & Soul), Marie, Michelle Blancato (Beauty Directory)

As guests sipped on their hibiscus flower flavoured Prosecco’s they were served a selection of Italian Hors d’oeuvre’s including Salumi Misti di Casa, Crocchette di Patate, Calamari Fritti con Olive and an assortment of pizze before being ushered into the theaterette styled area to start the presentation.

NV La Farra Extra Dry DOC - Prosecco (Glera) / Veneto

NV La Farra Extra Dry DOC - Prosecco (Glera) / Veneto


Italian inspired afternoon delights were a hit with the guests.


The red carpet led to the Beauty Bar where guests were invited to try the products.

The room which was filled with the brand’s signature hue of red was the perfect setting for a brand that Marie considers to be a little out of the norm from conventional skincare products on the market.  “I want my brand’s personality to shine through in everything from the packaging to our quirky slogans.”  And the personality of the brand was evident for everyone to see as Marie took to the stage for what was to be an informative and engaging presentation on the direction of  skincare globally and how O Cosmedics is at the cusp of high definition skincare.

Wall of O product, perfect backdrop to the presentation.

As Marie took to the stage it was evident to everyone that here was a woman that certainly knows what she is talking about! You could hear a pin drop as Marie talked about the motivation behind the brand and what it stands for- timeless and ageless beauty and skincare that promotes and delivers flawless skin at any age.

She talked about the 5 effects of ageing and how her potent and medical grade ingredients addressed each of these issues and more often than not actually reversed the long term effects of years of damage from the particularly harsh Australian climate.



Marie defined Cosmedical, a relatively new term in Australian skincare marketplace which brings together medical grade actives and cosmetic science, and how these ingredients have the ability to target not only present and past skin damage, but also provide the skin with an element of prevention for the future. She talked about how O’s Chiral and encapsulation technology  further enhances these actives, enabling the deepest delivery result possible whilst still keeping the range Organic where possible and free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, colour and no SLS orchemical fragrances.

Marie spoke about her impressive list of multi-faceted ingredients within the range and proudly paused on the crowning glory; a worldwide exclusive peptide called the V8 Peptide Complex™ which she included in all the O products (excluding the pure C + BHA powder).   This special peptide works from behind the scenes on the essential cell structure to age proof the skin and accelerate healing and rejuvenation.


As guests rushed to take down notes Marie paused to stress one important point “O Cosmedics skincare will bring on a physiological change with real tangible results designed specifically for Australian skin- It’s the perfect weapon against sun damage and ageing without having to go under the knife” And by the end of her speech, Marie had everyone in the room believing it!

O Goodie Bags

O Goodie Bags

Guests were treated to Goodie Bags containing O SPF 30+ Mineral Pro, Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser and cranberry scented Exfoliating Cleanser and made there where down to the Beauty Bar where they received one on one consultations with the Inskin’s fine BDM’s.

Inskincosmedics Skincare Experts!

Inskincosmedics Skincare Experts!

As the event came to a close, and the sun went down on a beautiful Spring day our guests armed with new information, amazing products and handy new expert to draw skincare advice from Marie Cocciolone, left singing O’s praises!