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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

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?

christmas style

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Gifts, MacArthur Central, QueensPlaza, Spring/Summer 2010/11 by brisbane on December 21, 2010

Whether it’s a stylish gift for a friend (or for yourself!), here are our favourite fashionable finds perfect for the holidays …


Skirt, $70, top $65 – Princess Polly, Adelaide St, The City

One piece, $330 – Zimmermann, QueensPlaza


Necklace, $199 – Chelsea de Luca, James Street

Lover candles, $79.95 – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall

Bracelet, $435 – Hermes, Edward St

Stolen Girlfriends Club shirt, $257 – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum, from $95 – David Jones, QueensPlaza

Trench, $320, top $590, pants $190 – David Jones, QueensPlaza

Bracelet, $95 – Oroton, MacArthur Central


Fashion: Australian & New Zealand Designers, $80 – Borders, Albert St

Sunglasses, $229 – Mimco, QueensPlaza


Skirt – Lisa Ho, Wintergarden 

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.


chelsea de luca’s new collection – scene stealer

Posted in Brisbane Designers by brisbane on October 26, 2010

She is bold, brave, confident and romantic … a tone of moodiness combined with strong designs romanticised with colour and shape. 

The talented Brisbane designer’s latest collection ‘Scene Stealer’ arrives in store soon …

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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

Chelsea de Luca – Una Bella Vita collection

Posted in Autumn Winter 2010, Designers, Jewellery, Video, Wintergarden by brisbane on January 7, 2010

Brisbane jewellery and accessory designer, Chelsea de Luca, has just launched a preview of her yet-to-be released new collection – Una Bella Vita. 

This is the label’s first collection featuring coloured stones, while still remaining true to the distinct French art deco, yet modern style that has helped Chelsea de Luca establish a cult following. Many pieces have be spotted on celebs such as Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle MacPherson, Roisin Murphy, Kate Miller-Heidke and Dannii & Kylie Minogue, to name a few.

Catch a glipse of the gorgeous collection in this short film …

Chelsea de Luca is stocked in the city at Lisa Ho, Wintergarden. And at her store at 76 James Street, Fortitude Valley.

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MBFF Key Looks

Posted in MBFF by brisbane on August 31, 2009

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane brought the fashion to the people. And what a week of fashion it was. From old favourites to innovative new-comers, here’s our pick of the best key looks for spring/summer, and most importantly, they can all be found in the city and Queen Street Mall.


Bold Pants
Yes they are daring, but they are oh so great if you can pull them off. And so comfortable. (Hover over images for details)

Lisa Ho Dogstar

QP Easton Pearson

With the exception of orange, a safer colour that was also prominent on the catwalks was blue. Take your pick of the many shapes and styles on offer. (Hover over images for details)

Talulah botm

Wayne Cooper, Wintergarden Jean Brown, Tattersall's Arcade

One Shoulder
Making a come back in a big way this season. Go for one of these more unique takes on the look. (Hover over images for details)

Nicola Finetti from Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre QP

Wayne Cooper, Wintergarden TBC from Broadway on the Mall

Nudes & Whites
Nothing says summer like fresh nude and white tones. And this season they are the IT colours. (Hover over images for details)

TBC from Brisbane Arcade, Queen Street Mall Kirrily Johnston from David Jones, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall

Lisa Ho, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall Nicola Finetti from Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall

From pretty to sexy, ruffles are the key look to incorporate into your wardrobe. (Hover over images for details)

Grbac from Milque, Broadway on the Mall, Queen Street Mall Mother Maria from Cheeks, Adelaide St, City

Nicola Finetti from Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall Review, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall

Not a trend, a necessity. There are so many shapes and styles to choose from this season. (Hover over images for details)

TBC from BOTM Sunburn, The Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall

Sunburn, The Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall White Sands from David Jones, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall

Stand out Accessories
The easiest way to update your look. Go feminine or tribal. (Hover over images for details)

Chelsea de Luca from Lisa Ho, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall Kirrily Johnston from Jean Brown, Tattersall's Arcade, Queen Street Mall

TBC from Jean Brown, Tattersall's Arcade, Queen Street Mall Shona Joy from City Dweller, Broadway on the Mall, Queen Street Mall