The Most Beau~Tea~Ful Teacups

Fancy a cup of Tea
in a fancy teacup?

Inspired to invest in your own tea party tools? Below, Aishika Xaviera, Fashion Illustrator and avid tea enthusiast, shares her suggestions for a sip-and swoon-worthy afternoon.

SELETTI I-Wares Gold Teacup.

Seletti’s gold flecked tea cup is crafted with baroque inspiration. Brilliant and simultaneously elegant.

L’OBJET Haas Mojave Teacup.

The L’objet Haas Mojave teacup features an intricate and organic pattern reminiscent of desert pebbles and of the endless stars in the desert sky. The design features a sculpted handle modeled after an iconic Haas Brothers monster leg texture.

Art at the table tea sets by FORNASETTI.

Fornasetti’s refined architectural motif covers this hand-decorated teacup, transferring imagery to an object for daily use and thereby transforming it into a collector’s item.


This striking Giraffe motif teacup from Roberto Cavalli is adorned with a bespoke giraffe design and enhanced with luxurious gold and platinum coloured detail. Wildly exquisite.

The Parterre by HALCYON DAYS.

Made for modern royalty, Halcyon Days Parterre teacup strikes the perfect equilibrium between aesthetic and workmanship.

CRISTINA RE Ebony Stripes Teacup.

The signature Ebony Stripes teacup by Cristina Re is perfect for those who love to collect vintage inspired teaware to decorate their abode and entertain their fanciful guests.

SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG’S Ca’d’Oro teacup.

Timeless, minimalist but undeniably opulent, this Ca’ d’Oro cup from Sieger by Fürstenberg is the ultimate in fine dining. Inspired by the exquisite architecture of the Palazzo of the same name in Venice.


The Most Stylish Candles You Absolutely Need In Your Life

The ultimate status symbol

Slip on those silk pyjamas, pour yourself a flute of champagne, and let these heaven-scented luxury candles relax your mind.

The Couture Candle.

Balmain Paris x Cire Trudon candle is the ultimate status symbol. The ornate gold-and-black-striped holder is created using gold leaf that is meticulously applied by hand. A blend of black rose, tobacco, leather and amber, this is a heady one that was made for autumnal evenings in front of the fire.

The work of Art.

Then, of course, there is the Fornasetti architettura candle. A suggestively scented candle, housed in a glazed ceramic jar decorated with a black and white motive inspired by the amphitheatres of the Roman empire. The scent inspired by the herbs of the Fornasett family’s own herbal garden is a blended fragrance of lavender, cedar and iris, rounded off in a base of tolubalsam, incense and birch.

The object of desire.

L’Object’s Hass Unicorn Candle is a meeting of imaginative minds and skilled hands and Inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree. This object of desire is expertly crafted in fine porcelain with 24kt gold accents, and infused with woody notes of the desert-inspired Mojave Palm fragrance when lit. This unusual piece would make an unforgettable gift and a grand centerpiece in any room.

The High Fashion Candle.

If it’s a designer fix you’re after, look no further than the Gucci Alchemist’s Garden candle. Inspired by the first perfumery containers displayed on the wooden shelves of antique apothecaries, the violet scented candle is presented in a precious, white porcelain jar adorned with real gold accents. Dreamy and luxuriously magical.

The Decadent Candle.

The Rosenthal Versace Golden Medusa is as decadent as the rest of the Italian fashion house’s homeware collection and sparks immediate intrigue to any space. Set in an opulent gold finish with delicate baroque motif pattern, it creates a stunning glow when lit, while dispensing an intoxicatingly, luxurious “Le Jardin de Versace” scent throughout your home.

Aishika Xaviera Illustrates fashionable collection for vegan haircare brand

Newsroom Aishika Xaviera illustrates for Davroe Chroma launch, header

An Australian Artist for an Australian brand

An Australian Artist for an Australian brand. Aishika Xaviera was enlisted by Coote Connex PR for Davroe haircare, an Aussie vegan brand for the exciting launch of its new Chroma colour treatments in November this year.

The Chroma products are Davroe’s vibrant new semi-permanent colours, Cool Graphite, Perfectly Nude, Violet Haze, Blushing Gold, Rose Quartz and Sunset Copper.

Aishika illustrated 6 fashionable muses, styled in fashion week’s highlighted looks to represent each treatment from Davroe’s colour palette. The result is a striking collection of fashion illustrations, sexy and powerful which are set to cause a sensation on social media.

Commenting on the illustrated collection, Aishika said, “I’m proud to have worked with such an environmentally friendly brand.”

The new illustrated collection went live in November in 2020.

The Unexpected Nail Colour That’s Trending

An Australian Artist for an Australian brand

While the prospect of liquorice might conjure memories of chipped teenage nails from sordid nights past, today it’s infinitely chicer – so much so, that models walked the Chanel spring/summer 2021 runway wearing the vampy shade.

The trick, of course, is to ensure it’s immaculately finished, with a neat, well-hydrated nail bed, smooth rounded shape, and a high-shine top coat. For fashion illustrator Aishika Xaviera, it’s all about a low-key short, dark nail, rather than extreme talons – the nail should be understated, to allow the dark polish to make a statement.

Here, check out close ups of how celebrities are wearing black nail polish to get inspiration for your own DIY manicure, plus the black nail polishes to use to copy the looks.