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
… 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.
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
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 … www.elleryland.com 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.
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
Magdalena Velevska Spring/Summer 2010/11
Get Magdalena Velevska now at Bam & Juju, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall
Image credits: Lucas Dawson
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!