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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

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

happy easter

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, Holiday, QueensPlaza by brisbane on April 20, 2011

Happy Easter lovers! Most stores are open on Saturday and Tuesday over the long weekend so it’s the perfect time to take a breather, get inspired, then find what you are dreaming of … Plus don’t forget the other fashionable things going on … QueensPlaza’s Avant-Garde Design Competition, Broadway on the Mall’s Blogger Competition, Garnsis e-boutique launch next Thursday at Zuri, and on a different note we wanted to let you know about Together Brisbane – it’s all about letting the world know that Brisbane is better than ever after the floods (including some of our favourite boutiques that were affected). You can make your own image and post it on your Facebook page. So start spreading the love!

We’ll be back on Wednesday with more fashion goodness xx

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the cold shoulder

Posted in Autumn/Winter 2011, Broadway on the Mall, Elizabeth Arcade by brisbane on April 19, 2011

I know I’ve already said it, but it really is starting to cool down in Brisbane. What to do? Well you don’t have to bring out the jackets, stockings and scarves just yet, instead opt for a longer sleeve and it will keep you warm while you still look damn cool. Here are our fave options from our fave city stores …

Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade – Love this!

Camilla and Marc from David Jones, QueensPlaza

Manning Cartell from Myer Brisbane City, The Myer Centre

Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade

Neon Heart from General Pants Co. Albert Street

Rachel Gilbert from Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall

Therese Rawsthorne from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall

elizabeth arcade

Posted in Autumn/Winter 2011, Elizabeth Arcade by brisbane on April 5, 2011

We have two words for you – Elizabeth Arcade. This is where you need to head gals (and guys) if you want fashion from some of the best designers around, or if you just want an on-trend item without spending much cash. Violent Green, Little Lace, Garnsis and Verge are just some of the boutiques you will discover in the arcade, and they all offer their own unique look. Here are our favourites at the moment …

Low Luv by Erin Wasson from Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade

Yen dress from Verge, Elizabeth Arcade

Garnsis label top & skirt from Garnsis, Elizabeth Arcade

Seduce from Little Lace, Elizabeth Arcade

stiletto in the ghetto

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Events by brisbane on March 10, 2011

Stiletto in the Ghetto is set to take over Hynes Street in the Valley next Friday night 18 March. Showcasing a street style catwalk, visual exhibitions, a designer auction, pop up bars, chill out lounge areas, live performances, and local designers and boutiques including – SOOTKini BikiniGarnsis, Subfusco, Neon Heartache, Fallow and City Dweller – this FREE event is a first for Brisbane. Proceeds raised will be donated to the flood relief appeal, so make sure you head along and show your support. Click here for more info.

the big dry out

Posted in Events, Fashion Parade by brisbane on January 27, 2011

‘The Big Dry Out’ will bring together the best of Brisbane’s music and fashion scene to raise money for Queensland flood victims. They want to show Brisbane what a great city it is by bringing together the community and showcasing its creative talents. It’s on tomorrow night from 6 (sorry about the short notice!) at Lightspace in the Valley, and will feature fashion from Karen Neilson Collection, Garnsis Boutique, Vanguard, Drobe and Always Habit, combined with music from Bobby Flynn, The Videomatics and more … Click here for more details.

the GARNSIS label

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Elizabeth Arcade by brisbane on December 15, 2010

The much loved Garnsis boutique at Elizabeth Arcade in the City has just launched its very own label – the GARNSIS label. Featuring some of the seasons best trends – leopard print, floaty skirts and lots of white dresses, all at a great price points – you are bound to find something you will love and wear all summer. Head in-store today to be one of the first to own a piece of this new local label. 

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