Brisbane has been blessed with a perfect summer this year. And it keeps get warming and I can’t stop dreaming of being in the ocean. And thanks to all the beautiful swimwear available by our amazing Australian designers I want to be at the beach even more! Here are my favourite looks and inspiration …
Angle Diamond Dot’s inspiration wall – dreaming of the ocean too!
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
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
… 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
Sportsgirl, Queen Adelaide Building
Zimmermann’s new season collection ‘Conversation’ is one of their best yet. Featuring signature tailored jackets, perfect basics and stand-out prints, it’s refreshing to also see a healthy dose of boho thrown into the mix. And of course the new MANIAMANIA jewellery range is also available in-store – the perfect accompaniment to the collection. Here are our favourites … These looks are starting to arrive at the Zimmermann boutique and David Jones store, both at QueensPlaza.
Skirt, $70, top $65 – Princess Polly, Adelaide St, The City
One piece, $330 – Zimmermann, QueensPlaza
Necklace, $199 – Chelsea de Luca, James Street
Bracelet, $435 – Hermes, Edward St
Stolen Girlfriends Club shirt, $257 – Violent Green, Elizabeth Arcade
Fashion: Australian & New Zealand Designers, $80 – Borders, Albert St
Skirt – Lisa Ho, Wintergarden
Get excited ladies! Yes it may still be winter, but the first of many spring/summer collections is about to arrive! Zimmermann’s much-anticipated collection ‘The Vanishing Point’ will start arriving at the QueensPlaza, Adelaide Street store from 19 July. Featuring a kaleidoscope of pastel colours, mismatched prints and muted florals, the range is perfect for spring time in Brisbane.