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Sunday Territorian 28 Feb 2010



Sunday Territorian 28 Feb 2010


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, February 28, 2010 39 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 8 -F E B -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 3 9 C O L O R : K February 28, 2010 lif e st yl e @ n tn ew s. co m .a u >Donna Hay 46 >Books 41 >Fishing 44 >Hello Baby 52 >Television 55 Demand for organic wine rises while others languish By CATHERINE LAMBERT THE organic wine industry is growing while the regular Australian wine industry suffers a slump. Demand for chemical-free wine is increasing in Australia and internationally. One of the first organic vineyards in Australia, Organic One, is enjoying increased demand. Organic One owner Frank Bonic said his sales have increased in Japan and the US, and remained solid in the UK, Thailand, China, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. For us, its about making the best wine possible, Mr Bonic said. Organics is part of that process because, when done properly, it gives far superior fruit and far superior wine. We go beyond the organic certification standards so people get the best quality, the best taste and the greatest health benefits, he said. While the non-organic wine industry has reported difficulties from over-supply, organic wine has been undergoing a positive shift in image. It costs three times more to produce the wine in the way we do but our passion is about the wine and its so full of beautiful flavours ... it is a joy to make it, he said. SIZED UP: The wait is over for thousands of normal Australian women, with high-end Sydney frock queen Leona Edmiston launching a range for women up to size 20 Thigh-high boots on march for coolest to beat cold By ELLE HALLIWELL THIGHHIGH boots have shed their raunchy image and are now the footwear choice of Sydneys most stylish this winter. Immortalised in 1990 by Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman, over-the-knee footwear is the latest extreme shoe trend to come off the international runways. This time around though, the boots are slightly less provocative than the sexy, patent thigh-high stilettos worn by Roberts in the hit film, with flat-soled a popular way to translate the trend for daytime. Theyre flooding the chain stores. Deborah Wittner of Australian shoe label Wittner says the most popular boot length this year had crept much higher than last winter as women become more accepting of the new thigh-reaching styles. Last year we had an over-the-knee boot but it wasnt as high, she said. But this year theyre much higher so high in fact that people have been calling them groin-huggers. Annaliese Carabez, 20, is a big fan of the new trend and says that the boots not only look chic, but theyre also practical. Theyre a really good item to have for winter because they give your legs extra warmth, she said. Lara Bingle, Delta Goodrem and Lily Allen are among the celebrities to embrace the trend, in some cases wearing styles so far up the leg that they resemble leather pants. Lara Bingle looks great in them, and I have seen [French Vogue editor] Carine Roitfeld wear them recently instead of pants, which I wouldnt recommend, Fabsugar.com.aus Marisa Fontana said. The stylist and fashion editor said mid-calflength boots are a no-no for 2010. I think you either need to go really short like an ankle boot or really high like an over-theknee, she said. You also need to have some height otherwise if youre petite theyll just drown you, and they need to be slightly slouchy you dont want bulge. Designer turns to embrace of curves Wed stocked up to size 16in our stores and we found the larger sizes we were stocking online were the first to sell out Sizes for real women, at last By ELLE HALLIWELL T HE wait is over for thousands of normal Australian women who have been brushed by high-end fashion designers. Sydney frock queen Leona Edmiston has broken new ground by launching a new range for women up to size 20 after quietly rolling out the larger sizes in an online trial late last year. Its not only a progressive move for the well-known, high-end designer but also smart business in an industry which has ignored the changing shape of Australian women for years. The average Australian woman is now a size 16, according to recent national sizing surveys. But the majority of high-end Australian labels barely cater for women larger than a size 12-14. Wed stocked up to size 16 in our stores and we found the larger sizes we were stocking online were the first to sell out, Edmiston (pictured above) said. Some women were so taken with the new sizing, the designer admitted, they were snapping up the range in surprising numbers. [They] were buying the same style in a number of colours so we thought it was time to go up in some of our stores. We dont do the [size] in every shape were very selective. But Edmiston does not want to be known as the plus-size designer and refused to pose up with a model wearing one of the larger garments. Edmiston, whose signature jersey dresses have become popular among high-profile Australian women such as Kristina Keneally and Therese Rein, also refused to lend us a dress for this story. So News Ltd visited one of Edmistons boutiques and bought one of the dresses ourselves and asked beautiful plus-sized model Kate Hislop to pose in it. It would be great if more designers followed Leonas example, Hislop said during the shoot. The model said it was hard finding dresses, not only in a larger size but also a flattering shape. Some [designers] do larger sizes but they sell out so quickly, which says a lot. I think this dress is beautiful and its not just a size zero dress in a larger size, everything about it is better for a curvier girl.

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