Fashion

Uncovering a Golden Gem

Uncovering a Golden Gem

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Words: Victoria Brockett

One look at the sea of gold jewellery and it's not hard to see how the name Goldie was derived. But what is baffling is how this collection of stunning vintage and costume jewellery could remain relatively under the public radar. Until now.

With increasing popularity among fashion stylists and celebrities including Kat Stewart (Offspring) and Sacha Horler (Beaconsfield, Love My Way), the word has finally spread that Goldie's fabulous vintage one-off pieces have arrived.

It is of little surprise that Goldie founder Daniella Balscheit, confidently wandered into the fashion industry, after having spent almost 20 years as an Interior Designer and Stylist. Design, style, culture and fashion clearly run in her blood.

Boobie Trap - The Perfect Bra Storage System

Boobie Trap

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If you have been guilty of opening up your lingerie drawer and wincing at the mayhem that dwells within, you are not the only one. Fancy bras are those little luxuries that put a smile on the face of any woman, and yet they are treated badly. Bras are shoved into a tangled drawer, thrown into the washing machine or dryer to be twisted, rusted and dented. With gorgeous French lace and colourful varieties costing well over $80, it makes sense to give them a little love so that they will last longer.

Hot Fashion Trend: Monochromatic

Hot Fashion Trend: Monochrome

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I've recently returned from traveling around Europe and I have been amazed at the latest hot fashion trends that are about to hit our shores!

Today I pay homage to the monochrome/simplistic trend that seems to be swarming all over the Northern Hemisphere – soon to be hitting Australia this summer.

Black and White (to better explain) is one of the freshest and biggest 2013 trends,

How to Add Luxe to your Corporate Wardrobe in Five Simple Steps

How to Add Luxe to your Corporate Wardrobe in Five Simple Steps

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Do you want to add some pizzazz to your work wardrobe but you are not sure where to start?

Are you after a wardrobe that is high fashion but doesn't send you broke? We give you five savvy fashion tips to add the shimmer without losing the gold!

Step 1:  As a corporate professional, we have a number of different roles to play.  We are out attending meetings, we are busy in the office behind the scenes and we regularly attend social and corporate networking functions.  Each specific scenario requires a different sense of corporate style.  Luxury isn't just something you should reserve for special occasions – it's a way of living and should be part of your daily routine, no matter what the task. Take the time to identify your job specific roles so that you can inject some luxe into your corporate wardrobe accordingly.

Online Retailer of the Month: Frockaholics

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Something tragic has happened. For some un-known reason the 21st century has caught up with far too many of us and our daily lives have become a constant rush to get things done we don't even want to do in the first place. Somewhere in between waiting in peak-hour traffic, panicking as we dash into the office and speeding off to meet a personal trainer who we hate for making our limbs feel like jelly, we have not a second left to enjoy ourselves. What happened to cocktails with the girls, to spa dates on the weekend and, most importantly, shopping? Fear not for we have done the hard work for you and found the solution to at least one of those issues. Stay tuned as we bring you the best of Australian and international online shopping destinations, the best sites and all with the ability to be enjoyed at any time and any place. Bless the smart phone!

Student Designers The New Up-And-Coming

Student Designers The New Up-And-Coming

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The Brisbane fashion industry is of small proportions compared to that of the Australian. But face our local designers, retailers, media, and creative industry insiders up to that of the extent existent in London, New York or Paris and 'Brisbane fashion industry' is a lost term. While our home grown efforts may appear lost against the globe's biggest names in fashion, the Brisbane industry is making its mark, one design at a time. The face of Brisbane fashion lies in the future, a future determined by current students creating an industry to be reckoned with. And there is no better place to begin your fashion career than in Brisbane.

Quilts 1700-1945 - Queensland Art Gallery

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Containing over 200 years of British Patchwork and Quilting history, the 'Quilts 1700-1945' exhibition is exclusively on show at The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) until September 22. Displaying over 35 handcrafted textiles and associated items from the worlds leading decorative arts and design museum, London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

'Quilts 1700-1945' at the QAG has been developed from 'Quilts 1700-2012:

Thomas Hulston

Thomas Hulston

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After graduating from Whitehouse in 2011 and with a love for the French textile industry from frequent travelling to the country, Thomas started work on producing a collection that embodied his high quality design ethic with a local factory in Marseille.

The result is a stunning collection made in France featuring the natural fibres of silk, leather and cotton of the finest quality that will price between $AUD140 and $795.

 

His 21 piece collection is luxury and minimalism. Having been well received we know there is a bright future ahead for Thomas.

A favourite on the runway was his signature dress featuring a print taken from the weathered sandstone formations on the Bondi-Bronte Walk in a sheer body with leather top.

Wood Watch

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Go green and go wood. This month Tree Hugga offers earthy souls the new SpringBreak Sustainable Wood Watch! 

These gorgeous eco-friendly and unique
wood watches have been designed and made with a mission for social change to end
childhood hunger.

Targeted at fashionsters who carry an eco-conscious and a desire to give back to those
less fortunate, these watches have more than just a pretty face, they have a clear
purpose. Each watch sold will provide up to 10 meals to a child in need plus work
towards a more sustainable future by utilising renewable wood, to create a unique and
desirable watch.

In Figures

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The Boom of the Fashion Industry: 'The Glossy Posse" (The Economist)

The facts and figures of how the fashion world continually revolves and evolves.

  • Women's wardrobes are fast becoming an economic influence with the fashion industry expected to increase by $621 billion in 2014, a 12% increase in 5 years.

The Ultimate Retro Bunny

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We love lingerie! Fun, sexy, sweet and a little naughty is what we love. This season, bras N things brings us a new and fun collection.

Invoking the spirit of the ultimate retro bunny, the new PLAYBOY for bras N things lingerie styles are short, sweet and a serious must-have.

Small differences make all the difference.

What's Trending: Escapade

What's Trending: Escapade

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Step out in style this winter with the uber chic Escapade Winter 2013 collection.

Largely influenced by timeless European styling with a modern edge, this runway-inspired collection of boots, has everything you need to spice up any outfit this winter.

Escapade shoes are the perfect and affordable way to stay on-trend this season,