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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

you can feel it in the air …

Posted in MBFF, New Stores, QueensPlaza by brisbane on August 11, 2011

… spring is on its way. It’s my favourite time of the year as it feels like the world starts to wake up again after months of hibernation. And there are so many exciting things going on in Brisbane that you don’t really have an excuse not to get out. Here’s what’s on my list for the next week.

 Molten Store – I mentioned it in my last post but I have to mention it again as this store is so damn gorgeous! I want everything. Get shopping!

oh hello – I know it’s not technically ‘fashion’, but I can’t help but mention this new bar that is opening in the Valley tonight. Owned by one of my lovely friends, I’m super excited to check out the new venue that was previously home to old faithful, the Monestry. I can already see this place being my new favourite haunt.

Threadbare – Another online boutique owned by some Brisbane locals. It looks like it’s going to be amazing! Designers that will be on offer include Ellery, Josh Goot and Gala Curious. Stay tuned for more details and the launch date …

Ellery Pop Up Sale – And speaking of Ellery … tomorrow and over the weekend head to The Cottage at 67 James St in the Valley for items from the Ellery archive, runway samples, as well as rare highly covetable pieces from past seasons. All at a smidgen of their former price. Yay!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane – I’ll post more about this soon. But if you haven’t already, make sure you purchase your tickets to what will be another great week of local and national fashion in Brisbane, kicking off on 20 August.

 Zimmermann – Why oh why do you do this to me? I may have just spent way too much money on their new collection. And I may have bought the mustard leather skirt. But can you really blame me? Check out the collection at the QueensPlaza store today, if you dare.

rafw – designers in the city

Posted in RAFW, Spring Summer 2011/12 by brisbane on May 9, 2011

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week made us a little stir crazy last week, and for good reason, the spring/summer 2011/12 collections were some of the best yet! And you should all be pleased to know that most of the designers on show are available in Brisbane City. Here’s a rundown of the designers and where to get them. Start saving your pennies!



Bec & Bridge


Alice McCall – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade and David Jones, QueensPlaza
Arnsdorf – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall
Bec & Bridge – City Dweller, Broadway on the Mall and David Jones, QueensPlaza
Bianca Spender – David Jones, QueensPlaza
Camilla & Marc – David Jones, QueensPlaza
Ellery – Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall
Gail Sorronda – Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall
Gary Bigeni – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall
Karla Spetic – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall
Kirrily Johnston – David Jones, QueensPlaza
Lisa Ho – Lisa Ho, Wintergarden
Lover – The Loft, Broadway on the Mall and Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
Manning Cartell – Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre and Little Lace, Elizabeth Arcade
Miss Unkon – Princess Polly, Adelaide St
Rachel Gilbert – Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall
Shakuhachi – David Jones, QueensPlaza
Stolen Girlfriends Club – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
Therese Rawsthorne – Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall
White Suede – David Jones, QueensPlaza
Zimmermann – Zimmermann and David Jones, QueensPlaza

ellery autumn winter 2011

Posted in Autumn/Winter 2011, Broadway on the Mall by brisbane on March 24, 2011

You would have all seen Ellery’s autumn winter collection gracing the pages of countless magazines … but here it is in a new light, brought truly to life in this amazing campaign. It makes us want it even more! We just love the styling, inspired by Marie Antoinette and the Royale Tenenbaums, and featuring gorgeous Ashley Smith.

To view the full campaign make sure you check out the updated ‘Ellery Land’ website, it is heaven … then head into Bessie Head at Broadway on the Mall to get your hands on part two of the range that has just arrived in-store.

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following …

Posted in Broadway on the Mall by brisbane on May 31, 2010

… this perfect nude blazer by Ellery from Bessie Head. The search is over!

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more highlights from rafw – magdalena velenska, alex perry, ellery & therese rawsthorne

Posted in RAFW, Spring/Summer 2010/11 by brisbane on May 5, 2010

Yesterday afternoon Magdalena Velevska, a definite up-and-comer, showcased her wearable collection featuring a combination of  silk and print pieces. Last night saw Alex Perry take to the stage with a collection that surprisingly featured lots of ready-to-wear cocktail dresses, not just formalwear – divine. Ellery also showcased last night with a ‘sci-fi’ range featuring embellishment and great cuts. This morning Therese Rawsthorne took to the catwalk with a collection of nudes and prints in amazing shapes and prints.

More highlights coming soon …

Alex Perry Spring/Summer 2010/11

Get Alex Perry now at David Jones, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall

Ellery Spring/Summer 2010/11

Get Ellery now at Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall, Queen Street Mall

Therese Rawsthorne Spring/Summer 2010/11

Get Therese Rawsthorne now at Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall & Bam & Juju, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall

Magdalena Velevska Spring/Summer 2010/11

Get Magdalena Velevska now at Bam & Juju, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall

Image credits: Lucas Dawson

sportsgirl likes alpha60 & Ellery

Posted in Autumn Winter 2010 by brisbane on March 24, 2010

Sportsgirl just keep the amazing collaborations coming! They have just launched their latest ‘likes’ collection with Melbourne designer Alpha60, and are launching a range next month with uber-cool Ellery. 

The exclusive 9-piece Alpha60 range is inspired by Marchesa Luisa Casati, a now forgotten but notorious early 20th Century celeb, featuring a playful mix of luxurious fabrics and prints with t-shirts, jackets and mini-dresses. While the Ellery range is rock-infused with sharp tailoring and tones of nude, soft pink and charcoal offset against leopard print.

Available in selected Sportsgirl stores only – and yes that includes the Queen Street Mall store

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