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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

 

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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.

mirror mirror agencies: pop art

Posted in Brisbane Designers, Events by brisbane on March 7, 2011

After the success of their first show, Mirror Mirror Agencies invites you to ‘Pop Art’ this Saturday night. The event will feature some of the agency’s freshest faces modelling a collection of garments from several of Brisbane’s young local emerging designers, including SootSnail Trail and Alice Nightingale. Along with dancing and music, the event is centered around the concept of Pop Art, think Andy Warhol, Banksy and bubblegum. Click here for more info on the event.

we heart the fleet store

Posted in Wintergarden by brisbane on September 10, 2010

Bower


Tess Gard 

Soot

If you haven’t already ventured down to The Fleet Store at Wintergarden, than we have to tell you that you’ve been missing out … sorry. An initative of QUT and Creative Enterprise Australia, this pop-up shop showcases some of Brisbane’s best emerging designers and is only open until 31 October … so you still have time to check out what all the fuss is about, but be quick!