Merry Christmas Follow the Fashion lovers! Here’s what’s on my Christmas gift wish list this year … What are you all wishing for?
From top to bottom: Deadly Ponies bag from Bessie Head, Broadway on the Mall. Bracelet from Sass & Bide, QueensPlaza. Clutch from Molten Relic, Molten Store. CB I Hate Perfume from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall. Shoes, Zimmermann, QueensPlaza. Fast La Maquina sunglasses from The Bunker Boutique, George St.
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
Blak from The Bunker Boutique
Karla Spetic from The Loft, Broadway on the Mall
Dion Lee from Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
Yes it’s that time of year again. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival kicks off in Brisbane this weekend. Starting with Akira and ending with Easton Pearson, this year’s festival is just as big as ever. Highlights include the Emerging Designer Group Show, The City Fashion Flash (free each day in the Queen Street Mall) and QUT’s Fashion After Hours. Make sure you get your tickets this week before they sell out!
Just thought I’d give you an update on all the goings on in The City, as a lot has been happening! If you haven’t heard already, Chanel will be opening very soon at QueensPlaza, this is the first Chanel store to open in Queensland and we are so excited! Also at QueensPlaza, a bigger and brighter Mimco store recently opened, an updated Mecca Cosmetica is opening soon, Australia’s largest Witchery, including womens, mens and childrenswear will open in the coming month, and one of our faves, Sass and Bide, is opening a flagship boutique! Apartment recently reopened on Charlotte Street, The Bunker Boutique moved from Camp Hill into The City on George Street a few weeks ago, and Zomp is opening soon (shoes!). Like we said, a lot is going on, so make sure you get out there and check it out soon! Visit www.bnecity.com.au for more info and to keep up-to-date.
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
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!
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