Fall Ready-to-Wear ’18 in Illustration

What better way to celebrate the release of our favourite luxury designers’ Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections than with a few fashion illustrations?

From Chanel’s breath-taking set design (with Karl Lagerfield transforming the Grand Palais into a living, breathing forest) to Alessandro Michele’s surreal, clinical vision for Gucci’s runway as an eerie laboratory, our imaginations were constantly challenged.

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Marie Claire Up Late

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To the people who say “the magazine industry is dying,” please step aside, because Marie Claire just hosted Brisbane’s trendiest night of the year.

The wonderful team behind the fashion magazine ventured up to the sunshine state for an evening of exclusive discounts, must-have giveaways and, above all, the celebration of fashion. Elite shopping district James St transformed into an open runway as everyone dressed in their trendiest get-up… however, nobody’s outfit was complete without a Marie Claire gift bag slung over their arm. The first freebie of the night, the goodie bags contained chocolate bars, fortune cookies, discount codes and best of all, their 2018 April issue featuring Reese Witherspoon.

The second freebie was not so much a giveaway as open platters of bites to eat. I’m sure these snaps can speak for me when I say the platters were hella decadent.

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These tiny cakes weren’t the only gorgeous miniatures up for grabs, as The Daily Edited held their own pop-up stall, handing out red and pink heart tags to be personally monogrammed on the spot. (In case you’re wondering, I chose red!) As some women joined the line for TDE winding around the room, others visited MAC cosmetics for glowing makeovers, or asked for skincare advice from the experts at Endota Spa.

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It wasn’t only girls enjoying the festivities, however, as Zak stayed glued by my side as I trekked up and down James St. Boyfriend of the year? 100%. Not only did he hold my sparkling water as I perused racks of designer clothes, he also looked extra stylish himself in a vintage Nike polo and RM boots. He was rewarded for his boyfriend dedication with some sugary fairy floss from Camilla’s hippie tent, where you could stick a bindi on your forehead or have your hands tattooed with henna.

As if the night couldn’t get any better, we stumbled across a runway show happening right in the middle of Calexico Boutique, showcasing playful and colourful pieces from their latest collection.

 

After all of this magic and fun, the highlight for me was meeting the lovely Nicky Briger, Marie Claireeditor. Surrounded by beautiful clothes, we chatted about the digital media landscape and our mutual love of fashion journalism, which ultimately led to her hinting at the chance of an internship in their Sydney office. I was one very ecstatic journalism student… fingers crossed!

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Sunsoaked Rules the Runway

Sunsoaked swimwear is set to take out Brisbane Fashion Month’s resort runway with their Spring/Summer ‘La Dolce Vita’ collection. The luxury label is the brainchild of designer Kate Davis Steer, who had a vision to create a clothing line that focuses on sun protection without compromising chic style.

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This is Brisbane Fashion Month

With the arrival of Spring to the Sunshine state comes the first long-anticipated event of Brisbane Fashion Month. National and international designers old and new will showcase their pride and joy (i.e. their clothing lines) to stylish audiences flocking the streets of Brisbane city this October.
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Nothing More

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Just some photographs a friend and I shot in May, nothing more.
A vibrant elephant dancing on a blue wall, nothing more.
Collages of fashion, people and art on peach backgrounds, nothing more.
Not every artwork has dozens of hidden layers sewed underneath swatches of paint.
Not every raised eyebrow or shrug means more than you think it does.
Not every conversation needs to be dissected under blinding lights.
Some things have no purpose more
than to simply be,
enjoyed.

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Stop & Smell the Roses

Every time I cross the Storybridge in Lancelot (my silver lancer), there’s a feel good song blasting on the radio, my windows are rolled down and the stretched city landscape rushes past in a blur of tall buildings and metallic colours. Looking at these photos transports me to this really special space in my mind where I’m flying across the bridge but in slow motion, caught in the moment with ample time to stop and smell the roses.
We live in a fast-paced environment, constantly connected to our phones and squeezing as much activity as we can into the shortest amount of time. With Spring comes the opportunity to take a step back, breathe deeply and just chiillll.

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Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake

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Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake. 

Ditching lectures, uniforms and any hint of responsibility in lieu of impulsive adventures in the 80s sounds like a jazzy time to me. If you were to cast yourself in a Ferris Bueller remake, would you visit an art museum, borrow a Ferrari, eat at an over-priced restaurant or become the star attraction in a glitzy parade? You won’t know until you try it, and for when you do, here’s how to make the most of your day off: Continue reading “Cast me in a Ferris Bueller remake”

Coffee Coats

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So I am SUPER EXCITED about this lil’ blog post. Mainly because I can’t wait to show off this coat; I’m completely obsessed and wear it every chance I get, even if it’s just to drive to work. Speaking of my job as a waitress, over the hols I was earning $ nearly every day, so used the quiet hours to learn how to work the bar. You’re now looking at a trained barista who can mix & pour every drink under the sun- from iced chocolates to lattes, kahluas and short blacks. I love pouring caramel-coloured coffee into milk that’s been steamed to resemble wet paint, hearing the whir of the grinding coffee beans and swirling whipped cream into a ’50s-style milkshake glass. Everything’s coming up roses! Continue reading “Coffee Coats”