Why wait for January to be excited for the Jeep Portsea Polo when you can get hyped in December? That was the thinking at The Botanical when a crowd of pretty people helped launch the Peroni Nastro Azzurro marquee. Last year Lara Bingle stayed put for most of the day; no doubt the guest list this year will include some big names. The launch was snazzy enough: model Sophie Van Den Akker brought along her other half, Travis Cloke, while bag designer Michaela Menichelli showed off a frock from her friend's new business - an online designer-for-hire site (Watch this space: Runway Dream) . Also there were Scherri-Lee Biggs, Emma Notarfrancesco, Em Rusciano and Bree Laughlin. The theme was a touch of La Dolce Vita, so it makes sense that chef Adam D'Sylva, of Tonka and Coda fame, will be whipping up some memorable Italian dishes. The countdown until January 11 is on.
Bree Laughlin and Sophie Van Den Akker
Emma Notarfrancesco and David Muzic
Michael Coade and Cindy Sargon