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take me to the ocean

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Holiday, Inspiration, QueensPlaza, Spring Summer 2011/12 by brisbane on January 11, 2012

Brisbane has been blessed with a perfect summer this year. And it keeps get warming and I can’t stop dreaming of being in the ocean. And thanks to all the beautiful swimwear available by our amazing Australian designers I want to be at the beach even more! Here are my favourite looks and inspiration …

ZimmermannQueensPlaza

Angle Diamond Dot’s inspiration wall – dreaming of the ocean too!

Tigerlily – David Jones, QueensPlaza

 Lover – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall

new year resolutions

Posted in Inspiration by brisbane on January 6, 2012

Happy new year lovers! Hope it’s off to a great start for you all. The start of a new year is always a time to reflect on what you want to achieve in the coming year. I think 2012 is going to be a really great year for everyone. Just be true to yourself and who you really are – that’s what life is truly about. I’m going to be true to my fashion voice. What are your fashion resolutions? Here are mine …

Be fearless

Be inspired 

Poppy Delevigne

Try new hairstyles

Wear belts

Wear more colour

Sass & Bide, QueensPlaza – Seekerstate collection

Buy local

Chelsea de Luca

Molten Store

 Drape arm candy

Maniamania – Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall

Keep my nails beautiful

Experiment with new shapes

Willow – David Jones, QueensPlaza

Be a poolside babe

 Zimmermann, QueensPlaza

Take more photos

Wear prints

We are Handsome – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade

Update my makeup look

maybe i actually do like colour …

Posted in Inspiration by brisbane on November 17, 2011

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet of late. Life has just been a bit busy. No that’s a lie. I think I’ve just been uninspired. But I’m back and feeling more inspired than ever! Here’s some of the things that have caught my eye … and you may notice that there is some actual colour going on, not something I usually like … but it’s hard not to love the new season shades.

Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade

Sass & Bide, QueensPlaza & Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre

Zimmermann, QueensPlaza

Blak from The Bunker Boutique

 

Karla Spetic from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall

 

Dion Lee from Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade

monday inspiration …

Posted in Inspiration by brisbane on July 25, 2011

in all its splendour

Posted in Inspiration by brisbane on July 18, 2011

Yes it’s that time of year again, Splendour in the Grass is nearly here. And if you are going then it’s time to start thinking about what to wear … here’s some looks that are inspiring us …

Faithful top from Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade

Wildfox tee from Princess Polly, Adelaide Street

Stylestalker leather top from David Jones, QueensPlaza

Somedays Lovin’

Sass & Bide from Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre

House of Harlow from David Jones, QueensPlaza

The Bunker Boutique – this jacket will keep you warm!

home sweet home

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Inspiration by brisbane on July 12, 2011

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

 

friday delights

Posted in Inspiration by brisbane on May 27, 2011

I’m off overseas for all of June lovelies, so this will be my last post for a month … But when I return I will have even more fashion inspiration and stories for you all!

Here are a few Friday delights that I’ll leave you with … until next time xo

From Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade. Just in and only $60!

Princess Polly, Adelaide Street

Maurie & Eve – from David Jones, QueensPlaza

Karla Spetic from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall

new year resolutions

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Elizabeth Arcade, Inspiration, Style Muse by brisbane on January 10, 2011

Happy new year everyone! We are back from holidays and it gave us plenty of time to reflect on 2010 and decide on our 2011 style resolutions. We have so many! … be daring, wear more accessories, look to our muses, be prepared, achieve extra height, inject colour, wear more local designers … We are sure we’ll think of more as the year unfolds and we are even more inspired. What are your new year style resolutions?

Muse – Dree Hemmingway

Shakuhachi’s autumn/winter collection (in love!) – in-store in the coming months at David Jones, QueensPlaza

Brisbane accessories designer – Lunatic

Muse finder: Jak & Jill Blog

 

Sass & Bide neckpiece, $250

Cameo – preorder now at Little Lace, Elizabeth Arcade

Muse: Erin Wasson

Self Titled @ Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall

Sportsgirl wedge boot, $159.95

Van der glas human hair ring from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall 

summer style

After you’ve spoilt all your loved ones with Christmas gifts, don’t forget about yourself.

Here’s some pieces that will keep you looking stylish on Christmas day, new years and throughout the holidays … And don’t forget to check out all the sales happening in the city from Boxing Day!!

Head into Zimmermann, QueensPlaza – the dream store for holiday wear.

Zimmermann crop top, $250, from Zimmermann, QueensPlaza

Miu Miu bag, currently $2525, will be reduced to $650!
From Jean Brown, Tattersall’s Arcade – sale starts Boxing Day

Sportsgirl top, $129.95, from Sportsgirl, Queen Adelaide Building

Lava Canvas shoes, $79.95, from Hype DC, Broadway on the Mall, or the NEW store at Albert Street.

Emma Rea dress, $695, from Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall

Tank, $39.95. Shorts, $49.99. Bangle set, $19.99. From Forever New, The Myer Centre.

Moslo sunglasses, $320, from Dirtbox, Broadway on the Mall

Nique tee, $74.95 from Universal Store, Albert Street

Omega flats, $149.95, from Wittner, QueensPlaza

Shakuhachi jacket, $240,  from David Jones, QueensPlaza

chanel inspired

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Elizabeth Arcade, Inspiration, QueensPlaza by brisbane on December 16, 2009

The Queen Street Mall has gone a bit crazy for Coco Chanel lately.  QueensPlaza held the ‘Three Weeks with Coco Chanel’ photographic exhibition throughout November and December (finished on Sunday), and last week the Queen Street Mall treated customers with an encore screening of Coco Avant Chanel at The Regent Cinema.

So in keeping with the trend we thought we’d put together some looks inspired by some of Coco Chanel’s greatest quotes …

“A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.”

Gary Bigeni Carla dress, $465, from Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same”

Sportsgirl top, $40, from Sportsgirl, Queen Adelaide Building

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

Sass & Bide ‘Hurts so good’ dress, $390 from David Jones, QueensPlaza

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”

Stolen Girlfriends Club jacket, from Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade

“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”

Something Else dress, $129.95, from General Pants, Albert Street