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broadway on the mall blogger competition

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Competitions by brisbane on April 14, 2011

Broadway on the Mall have just chosen their four finalists in their blogger competition – Francesca G, Katie G, Maddy N and Miriam B. Over the next eight weeks you can follow them at The Front Row on their quest to write the most provocative, inspiring and trend-setting posts about their sartorial Brisbane finds for their chance to be the winning blogger. So get voting for your fave, and at the same time you can win great prizes from Broadway on the Mall. Click here for full details.

queensplaza avant garde student design competition

Posted in Competitions, QueensPlaza by brisbane on February 28, 2011

QueensPlaza is once again seeking out the cream of Brisbane’s design crop in its Avant Garde Student Design Competition 2011. Open to current or recent fashion, millinery, hair or beauty students, winners will receive a complete portfolio to kick start their career, including a photographer, model and studio, with the winner of the fashion category receiving a week’s intership with none other than Leona Edmiston.

This is such a great opportunity for Brisbane designers, so make sure you enter asap, entries close 25 March. Click here for more information.

QueensPlaza Avant Garde Student Design Competition 2010 winner – Nick Chen

grazia shopping awards

Posted in Competitions by brisbane on February 11, 2011

Where has the week gone! Sorry I haven’t posted all week but it’s been seriously ‘busy in Brisbane’ (as one of my friends would say!). 

Grazia Magazine has just launched their 2011 Shopping Awards. Many Brisbane boutiques/precincts have put the call-out for nominations, so please get behind them and show your support (and you can nominate any business you like).

Just email the store/precinct name (along with your full name and address) to: by February 16 2011. The finalists will be announced soon and we’ll be sure to update you on who made it and how to vote for them to ultimately win.

Here are the Brisbane stores/precincts asking for nominations:

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City
James Street, Fortitude Valley
Frockshop, Fortitude Valley
The Tribune, Fortitude Valley
Chelsea de Luca, Fortitude Valley
Subfusco, Fortitude Valley

Click here for full details. Let us know who you are planning to nominate and why?

2threads 2010 fashion awards

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Competitions by brisbane on November 8, 2010

Brisbane fashion designers Chelsea de Luca, Jamie FameSaralli Designs, Subfusco, tom gunn, Vein Wear and Wrism have all been nominated in the 2threads 2010 Fashion Awards.

The aim of the annual awards is to showcase the Australian fashion industry and the great success the designers continue to achieve. We are so proud to see so many Brisbane designers nominated! Make sure you vote for your favourite before voting closes on 8 December. Click here for more info and to vote.


vote for your fave avant-garde designer

Posted in Competitions, Designers, QueensPlaza by brisbane on April 7, 2010


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QueensPlaza has embarked on a search for Brisbane’s best Avant-Garde designer. The winner will assist style the Spring Summer 2010 QueensPlaza photo shoot, have their design on show in QueensPlaza for a month and fly to Sydney to meet Leona Edmiston. It’s a kick start into the design industry.

The finalists have been chosen and now it’s your chance to vote for your favourite. Vote for the look that you think best illustrates Avant-garde – one that pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, and is fashion forward or individualistic. Cast your vote at

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hats, gifts & the search for new talent

Posted in Competitions, Events, QueensPlaza by brisbane on March 5, 2010

From 27 March until 27 June the Queensland Art Gallery will be the exclusive Australian venue for the spectacular exhibition exploring the art of millinery – Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.

The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. More than 250 hats and iconic headpieces will be on display through a fantastical garden where hats will be arranged like decorative floral bouquets.

Inspired by the Hats exhibition, QueensPlaza on the Queen Street Mall are giving away Stephen Jones goodie bags if you spend over $300 in-centre. Plus they have launched their first ever student design competition to discover the next big fashion, hair or beauty talent to come out of Brisbane’s creative industry. There are great prizes to win. The top 20 finalists selected by QueensPlaza will go to a public vote from March 23. For full details visit:

For your own creation by Stephen Jones head into the only Brisbane stockist – The Hat Box, Brisbane Arcade, Queen Street Mall.

Image credit: Stephen Jones for Christian Dior Haute Couture | ‘Olga Sherer inspirée par Gruau’ Hat | Autumn Winter 2007/08 | © Christopher Moore/Catwalking


we heart alice in wonderland

Posted in Competitions by brisbane on February 24, 2010

With the release of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland on March 4 it’s hard not to dream of wearing bows in your hair, drinking cups of tea all day and owning a fluffy white bunny … so to help you on your way, we are giving away an Alice in Wonderland prize each day for the next seven days. 

The prize packs include a double pass to see Alice in Wonderland, plus merchandise, as well as some very cute yet chic Alice in Wonderland inspired jewellery by Adorne (stocked at Dissh on Albert St, Queen Street Mall).

Adorne is a vibrant accessories brand dedicated to bringing the worlds biggest trends to Australia’s shores as they happen, with immediate accessories updates. Known for their constant versatility, affordability, speed-to-market and on-trend style, Adorne accessories enable customers to not only change their look, but also change the way they feel every day.

To enter simply fill out the entry form here. The competition runs from 9am – 5pm 25 Feb until 3 March (just in time for the movie launch!) and you can once per day – so don’t be late for this very important date!

vein wear to open at brisbane arcade

Posted in Brisbane Arcade, Competitions by brisbane on January 13, 2010

Next month, mens footwear label Vein Wear will open it’s second Brisbane store at Queen Street Mall’s historic Brisbane Arcade. Located on Adelaide Street, the store fitout will be synonymous with the Vein Wear style and stock stylish hand made, high quality mens shoes. Designed by Brisbane local Christopher McCallum, Vein Wear shoes are sketched from scratch, not mass produced and embody individuality.

PLUS make sure you vote for your favourite designer in Vein Wear’s men’s shoe design competition. They are looking to uncover the next big thing in mens shoe design. The winning designer will have their shoe made by Vein Wear. Voting starts tomorrow and runs for two weeks. Visit for details.

Vein Wear store, Brisbane Arcade, Queen Street Mall

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WIN tickets to the IDENTITY Summer Fashion Parade

Posted in Competitions, Fashion Parade, Treasury Casino & Hotel by brisbane on November 11, 2009

Identity Summer Fashion Parade @ Conrad Treasury

Win 1 of 3 doubles passes (valued at $150 each) and join the who’s who of fashion at Conrad Treasury’s hottest event – IDENTITY.

Sip on Moet champagne and indulge in gourmet canapés while you check out the stunning new International designer labels on offer from Akira, BOSS, Jean Brown, Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear, Tiffany & Co. and XILE.

Date: Friday 20 November
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Stephen’s Lane, Conrad Treasury Hotel

Entrants must be over the age of 18 to enter (ID required at door).
Prize is not transferable to another date or person.
Competition ends midday Monday 16 November 2009. Winners will be notified via email.

Enter here

Easton Pearson $10k Competition

Posted in Competitions by brisbane on October 14, 2009

Easton Pearson Exhibition - Image credit: Easton Pearson runway show ‘Rainbow Coalition’ at the Spring Summer 2009/10 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Sydney, 29 April 2008. Image courtesy: Easton Pearson. Photography: six6 photography.

The Queen Street Mall is offering this amazing prize for those that love fashion … an exclusive $10,000 shopping, accommodation and leisure experience.

The prize includes shopping vouchers from selected Queen Street Mall fashion and beauty retailers, accommodation at the Hilton Brisbane Hotel, and a gift card from Easton Pearson’s new flagship Brisbane store.

All you have to do is visit the Easton Pearson Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (from 22 Aug – 8 Nov) – which is a must-do for any fashion-loving Brisbane gal! While you are there make sure you collect an entry form. Then on your next shopping trip at the Queen Street Mall hold onto your receipt. If you spend over $100 in a single transaction at a participating fashion retailer you are eligible to enter. Simply get the entry form validated with your receipt at the Visitor Information & Booking Centre on the mall.  

Competition ends 5pm 1 November 2009. Be quick!

Click here for more details.