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 …
Angle Diamond Dot’s inspiration wall – dreaming of the ocean too!
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 …
Try new hairstyles
Wear more colour
Drape arm candy
Keep my nails beautiful
Experiment with new shapes
Be a poolside babe
Take more photos
We are Handsome – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
Update my makeup look
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
Blak from The Bunker Boutique
Karla Spetic from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall
Dion Lee from Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
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
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!
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
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
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
Brisbane accessories designer – Lunatic
Muse finder: Jak & Jill Blog
Sass & Bide neckpiece, $250
Muse: Erin Wasson
Sportsgirl wedge boot, $159.95
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
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