Only every once in a while does a jewellery label come along that makes you sit up and notice. Angle Diamond Dot is just that. An explosion of raw semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold micron plated finishes collide to create these unique pieces. With everything from huge turquoise earrings and silver peace sign rings, to chunky gold necklaces and statement stone rings, Brisbane designer Courtney Harris has created something for every woman. I have my eye on this amazing chain multi ring – one for the Christmas wish list I think!
Angle Diamond Dot is available at A.P Design House in Paddington and The Dawn in Fortitude Valley, as well as online at www.anglediamonddot.com
Lover of unique fashion from far off lands? Well from this Thursday you can get your hands on an array of limited edition jewellery, bags and accessories sourced from around the globe thanks to Molten Store’s new in-house label Molten Relic. Hand-selected by owner Jessy Cameron, it’s a treasure chest of wares perfect for summer. Think sterling silver, quartz crystal and cowrie shell embellishment. And the collection is surprisingly easy on the wallet, with an average price point of just$69. I already have my eye on the ‘Mister Ray’ choker necklace and ‘Delicate Hour’ ear cuff! Oh and in case you haven’t heard of Molten Store – it launched just four months ago and is already one of the premier online destinations in Australia for functional and beautiful pieces that you can’t easily find elsewhere, whether it be a necklace, fragrance or journal.
I just love local designer Paula Walden. Not only are her pieces just beautiful, but so is she and we are lucky enough that she often models her collections (!). You can find select pieces at Bessie Head at Broadway on the Mall, or head to her Facebook page here for stockist details and to view her collections. And she will be showing her collection as part of Fashion at 10 at the Hilton on 13 October – just in time for Melbourne Cup.
A lot of people that live in Brisbane tend to think it’s not a great place to live and that there isn’t much on offer. But I don’t think that’s true. I’ve just returned home after travelling to London, Mykonos, LA and Las Vegas (and I’ve been to many other cities previously) and I couldn’t be happier to be home. Whilst I loved many of the places I visited, each place only offered one or two things that I think are important to making somewhere a great place to live, whereas Brisbane truly offers a bit of everything, the things that are really important (well to me anyway).
A good selection of restaurants, bars, shops, markets, nightlife, galleries (we do have them here, you just have to know where to look), nice weather (where it’s not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer), close proximity to some of the best places in the world (beaches, rainforests, cities etc), a relaxed lifestyle (where it’s not a day to day struggle to do simple things), space (we are really spoilt and should cherish it more), choices (where we aren’t restricted to too few or too many options – yeah we don’t have a Zara on every corner but is that really a bad thing – we don’t want to all dress the same do we? But we have so many choices for crucial things, like coffee!), a unique culture (where we have our own style that isn’t mass produced), and we have freedom (the most important thing).
We really have it good here everyone, and we can make it an even better place by embracing it. Let me know what you love about Brisbane?
I hope these images inspire you …
Local designer Miss Unkon
Winter sky in Brisbane
Locally owned store Garnsis @ Elizabeth Arcade
Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall – one of the all time favourites
Saw this on The Loft’s blog – how sweet
The Bunker Boutique – just opened on George Street
Local designer Soot
It may not be ‘fashion’ but how cool does Organic Char @ Eagle Street look. It just opened in June
After taking out the Australian finals of the 2010 Triumph Inspiration Award and modelling on catwalks all around the world, emerging Brisbane designer Tovah Cottle’s fashion journey has come full circle with the debut of her ready-to-wear line – Tovah. The spring/summer 2012 collection draws on her fascination with architecture, industrial design and the 20th century, and features leather, silk plastic sheeting and an eye for detail. It really is a unique range and we can’t wait for it to hit the store’s soon.
This is such a cool idea! ‘I make. you wear it.’ started in August 2010 when Brisbane gal Rachel Burke made a dress every Saturday night for 20 consecutive weeks. Through this she raised over $5,000 for the NAPCAN charity. This year, Rachel has set herself a new challenge: ‘i make my day’. This new project will see her testing her skills and making a dress, from scratch, EVERY SINGLE DAY for an entire year (from 29 April 2011 to 29 April 2012)! Rachel aims to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, an incredibly worthy charity that dedicates its time to improving the lives of seriously ill kids.
Make sure you check out her website that showcases her incrediable journey, every day … www.imakeyouwearit.com
We are very excited for local designer Ana Diaz, who just last week showed at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival as the only Queenslander in the National Graduate Showcase! Collections from 12 of Australia’s most impressive fashion graduates were on show and dubbed as “Australia’s newest design visionaries”. Congrats Ana! We can’t wait to own our own piece from your collection.
To view Ana’s latest range ‘hybrid’, head to her website: www.diazlabel.com