Champagne Chocolate & CHANEL

Thursday, 21st March, 06:00 PM till 08:00 PM

CHAMPAGNE, CHOCOLATE & CHANEL - Thursday 21st March 6 - 8pm and you are cordially invited to this exclusive networking exhibition 

We are delighted to collaborate with the Alliance Francaise hosting visionary, artistic and successful speakers:-

Takako Osawa, former fashion illustrator with CHANEL
and Elizabeth Simaliak, creative director of Nestar Luxe Chocolates.

Featuring structured networking
Decadent canapes from artistic caterer Pierrick Boyer
Fabulous take home gift bags 

Takako Osawa is a Japanese artist who graduated as a fashion designer from Studio Berçot in Paris and later studied at l’Atelier Beaux-Arts Mairie de Paris.  Commencing her career in marketing, Takako worked for the exclusive maison Chanel in Paris as a Prêt à Porter Collection designer for more than nine years working with the late iconic artistic Director Karl Lagerfeld. 

Often presented as the high priestess of 20th-century fashion, Coco Chanel said once that  La mode se démode, le style jamais (fashion fades, style never)...

In a fascinating and painstaking set of hand-made works, artist Takako Osawa pays tribute to the legendary Maison Chanel.  Her signature style recreates five iconic Chanel pieces, using hand-made recycled sequins.   We are delighted to have her present her story and showcase her artistic style through innovation and classic ageless designs.


Launching the luxe chocolate brand COCO LUXE - Elizabeth Simaliak needs no introduction as an entrepreneur and creative force - creating Nestar and Miss Sweetie chocolate in 2005 with her partner Issy.  Her interests in fashion, photography, speaking 3 languages and travelling the world for 10 years as a model featuring in Vogue Australia.  After graduating top of her class with a Comms. Design Degree form Swinburne, Elizabeth was quickly poached by 2 top international Advertising and Branding firms giving her invaluable experience working in multi million dollar contracts as a Creative Art Director representing renowned international brand clients.

Nestar and Miss Sweetie brands have a firm market hold with hundreds of retail outlets nationally and long term international exports. Nestar and Miss Sweetie are handmade with 100% pure Calebaut chocolate, they are panned and packed by their staff in-house and all packaging is Australian made. Her latest brand 'Cocoa-Luxe' reflects her vision and beliefs in beauty, luxury and quality, a luxe experience while being kind enjoying Issy's vegan chocolates. Get ready to be uplifted to heaven, quoting Elizabeth 'this product was made for the bliss chasers, the dream makers". 
Elizabeth has been extensively involved in many philanthropic efforts in the areas of sponsoring, donations, fundraising, volunteering and support to Real Estate events, Women in Business groups, animal welfare bodies, shelters and organizations with long term commitment to those she aligns with.  She wants to empower and inspire women to achieve dreams and believe in themselves in spite of adversity. Her ambition for success and being, doing and having more is 'because the more you have the more you can give'


Inclusive: decadent French canapes and desserts;  Haute Couture Champagne &  series of expert presenters as well as Luxury Gift bag 


This exclusive event will bring together aspirational professionals, celebrating style, glamour & tips on how to harness your confidence as a woman in business. 

Most importantly, meet valuable business connections who share your philosophy of substance, style, and strong, credible women who support each other!



Parking available on site and on surrounding streets, (limited). Be mindful of street signs. Car Park available at Jackson St St Kilda, directly around the corner. (parking meters on site). Public Transport: Tram no. 16 & 96