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the big dry out

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on January 27, 2011

‘The Big Dry Out’ will bring together the best of Brisbane’s music and fashion scene to raise money for Queensland flood victims. They want to show Brisbane what a great city it is by bringing together the community and showcasing its creative talents. It’s on tomorrow night from 6 (sorry about the short notice!) at Lightspace in the Valley, and will feature fashion from Karen Neilson Collection, Garnsis Boutique, Vanguard, Drobe and Always Habit, combined with music from Bobby Flynn, The Videomatics and more … Click here for more details.

burnett lane fashion showcase

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on December 6, 2010

One of the City’s recently revitalised lanes – Burnett Lane – played host to a day of fashion last Friday with 22 of Brisbane’s most sought after and well known designers and retailers, as well as some of the most talented emerging QUT fashion students, on parade. 

Designers included Paul Hunt, Vanguard, George Wu, Paula Kyle Walden, Neon Heartache, Dogstar and Chelsea de Luca, each showcasing their latest wares.

View more images from the parade here. And check out the video from the parade here.


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best of brisbane

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on October 15, 2010

Rebecca Manning

Chelsea de Luca

Brisbane’s finest creative talent will unite on Friday 22 October to raise much needed funds for breast cancer treatment. Local fashion designers and stores Chelsea de Luca, Honey Birdette, Juli Grbac, Lisa Ho, Maxi & Bruce, Mitchell Ogilvie, Rebecca Manning, Samantha Ogilvie and The Cloakroom, will all be showcased at the Best of Brisbane event held at Lightspace in the valley.

Don’t miss your chance to help raise funds for charity while being treated to great local talent.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit

identity fashion parade

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade, Treasury Casino & Hotel by brisbane on August 31, 2010

Valentino really is taking over Brisbane at the moment. First with his exclusive exhibition currently showing at the Gallery of Modern Art, and now with his latest collection taking to the runway at Treasury Casino’s IDENTITY event on September 10.

Valentino is the essence of femininity, elegance and beauty, and the Summer 2010 collection features just that – think sequins and embellishment. Plus IDENTITY will also showcase the exclusive runway debut of Parisian lingerie line, Chantelle Paris, PLUS a mystery iconic American label! As well as Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear, Maryan Mehlhorn Swimwear, Samantha Ogilvie, Tiffany & Co. and XILE.

Reserve your seat now for $70 per person, including runway prize giveaways, gift bags filled with fashion must-haves and special offers, Moet & Chandon champagne, Cape Mentelle wines, Peroni beer, gourmet hot, cold and dessert canapés.

For more info and to book tickets click here

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mbff highlights – day 3

Posted in Fashion Parade, MBFF, Spring/Summer 2010/11 by brisbane on August 10, 2010

Neon Heartache

Neon Heartache

Neon Heartache

Lilya (jewellery by Cool Baby Cool)

Lilya (jewellery by Cool Baby Cool)

Alexandra Harper

Miss Unkon


Miss Unkon

Day three of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival saw some of our best local talent showcase their latest collections. One of our favourites is Brisbane’s Neon Heartache, with a range featuring edgy designs in a muted colour palette -we want so many of these innovative pieces! Lilya produced yet another totally wearable collection that will see many gals through the warmer months (featuring great beach inspired jewellery by coast label Cool Baby Cool). We couldn’t go past Alexandra Harper’s amazing creations – perfect headware for the upcoming races. And finally we just have to mention Miss Unkon with it’s sweet-as-pie range as part of beginningboutique’s parade.

mbff highlights – day 1 & 2

Posted in Fashion Parade, MBFF, Spring/Summer 2010/11, Wintergarden by brisbane on August 9, 2010

Fashion well and truely took over Brisbane on the weekend … thanks to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. On show were the spring/summer collections from local and national designers and leading Brisbane boutiques. Here are our pics of the best looks so far (stay tuned for more highlights) …

Bam & Juju boutique, Wintergarden

George Wu – local designer

Francis Leon – local designer

La La Latrobe boutique – Latrobe Tce, Paddington

Lylah boutique – Little Stanley St, South Bank


Meow Meow boutique – Latrobe Tce, Paddington

kate stein launches a journey

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on June 7, 2010

Having spent four months traveling throughout South East Asia, Kate Stein is relaunching as one of Brisbane’s most directional stylists. Her new collection combines influences from the developing world with her trademark psychedelic touch, and this party will showcase her work. A night of brilliant style, tasty beer and newfangled beats.

Head along to the launch at Substation No 4, 22 Petrie Terrace Brisbane, this Friday 11 June at 7pm.

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mercedes-benz fashion festival brisbane 2010

Posted in Fashion Parade, MBFF by brisbane on May 28, 2010

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane program was officially launched last week.  Kicking off on Friday 6 August and running to Friday 13 August the festival will celebrate the arrival of the spring/summer collections with 10 group shows showcasing 46 local designers, 13 national designers, 23 international designers and some of Brisbane’s leading boutiques – including Easton PearsonFrock Shop, Paul HuntPistols at Dawn, George WuAkko and La La Latrobe.

Staged in a new location at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, the line-up will be showcased in a purpose-built marquee with tiered seating and a 30 metre runway. The Queen Street Mall will also host free parades and events  every day at various locations and centres.

Plus there will be a number of interesting talks and workshops at the Queensland State Library, such as ‘Couture – is it still relevant?’ and ‘The Current State of Contemporary Australian Fashion’.

For more info visit

Get your tickets now through QTIX before they sell out!

religion of fashion tea party – highlights

Posted in Fashion Parade by brisbane on May 21, 2010

The Religion of Fashion Tea Party was held last weekend and saw a host of Brisbane stores and designers show off their wares. Tea was drunk, cupcakes were chowed down and fashion was drooled over … here are some of the highlights from the day …

Ireney T

Jacqueline Buck Couture

My Monkey’s Uncle

gail sorronda at rafw

Posted in Autumn Winter 2010, Fashion Parade, RAFW by brisbane on May 4, 2010

Gail Sorronda Autumn/Winter 2010 – Black Chalk

One of Brisbane’s most innovative young fashion designers, Gail Sorronda, will showcase her Spring/Summer collection at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week this Thursday 6 May at 9.30pm. Inspired by growing concerns such as freedom of expression and information censorship – the collection will illustrate that “Fashion shouldn’t just be another opiate for the masses”. We can’t wait to see it!

The Autumn/Winter collection ‘Black Chalk’ is in store now at Bessie Head.

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