Sydney style

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The venue for Nike’s Winter 2013 launch was an amazing old railway building in inner city Sydney.

I loved the cool old buildings.

The Nike team had transformed inside one of these amazing old buildings into a cool miniature obstacle course displaying all of the new season gear.

I was joined on this trip by other Kiwi media including (from left to right) Viva’s Zoe Walker, Remix’s Tina Moore, Canvas’s Dan Awha and Concrete Playground’s Kyle Bell (looking very thoughtful here). The Nike team gave us a tour of the new season collection and explained the technical highlights of the various pieces.

The women’s training gear is super cool. Some of the pieces are really fashion-forward too which is nice if you still want to feel fashionable when you’re working out. My favourites were the amazing dip-dye tee and loose fitting dropped-crotch capri pants (below).

Nike is also launching a new personalised training experience with Xbox called Nike+ Kinect Training. It’s a bit like having a personal trainer in your living room. After getting a first-hand (second-hand actually because I wasn’t brave enough to volunteer) look I think it’s a really cool way to get fit. Remix’s Tina Moore and Kyle Bell from Concrete Playground both gave this high-tech cyber trainer a go. I just wish I’d videoed the whole thing because it was pretty entertaining watching from the sidelines as these guys were put through their paces. I did manage to snap a few pics of Kyle in action (below) and if you think they look blurry it’s just because Kyle was moving at lightening speed trying to beat the online trainer’s high score. The Nike+ Kinect Trainer is available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 from November 1 and is $69.95. So if you already own an Xbox 360 and need a little motivation to get fit for summer then this may just be the ticket.

The view of Darling Harbour from my hotel window.

I was super excited to visit the newly opened Topshop in Sydney. Sadly it was a little disappointing. I thought the layout of the store was confusing and the clothes were pretty ho-hum too. I’m heading back to Sydney next month so I’ll definitely give it a second chance to win me over.

It was a nice surprise to see one of my favorite Kiwi models Vinnie staring out at me from the cover of the latest Myer catalogue on my way into the store.

Okay I know this isn’t glamorous but I always whip into the Benefit Brow Bar in Myer when I’m in town to get my brows tinted and waxed. They do an amazing job and it’s only $30 – well worth a visit.

I had to sample a delicious macaroon from the newly opened Laduree in Sydney.

They all looked so pretty it was hard to choose. I went for a pretty pink in the end before wandering down to Circular Quay to enjoy it in the sunshine.

All in all it was a whirlwind trip but a lot of fun.


Until next time Sydney!