Your ultimate guide to RESORT on James Street

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RESORT is back! The urban vacation returns in 2015 from Thursday October 15 to Saturday October 17.

RESORT is a celebration of James Street as a creative hub for fashion, lifestyle and design influenced by Queensland’s tropical climate. Over three days, the shopping destination will transform into a desert oasis, playing host to panels, workshops, collection presentations and exclusive collaborations. The streetwide celebration will be presented by ELLE Australia.

Australian based global influencer, Margaret Zhang, will attend James Street for the three-day program. Zhang will take part in the RESORT Trailblazers panel hosted by ELLE, joined by fashion entrepreneur Lisa Gorman from Gorman and up-an-coming jewellery designer, Holly Ryan.

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RESORT 2015 features a series of collaborations with retailers including MAC Cosmetics, who have produced an exclusive RESORT collection and Molten Store, who have partnered with Demeter Fragrance to create a RESORT Eau de Parfum. The MAC Cosmetics custom RESORT collection features an eyeshadow palette, three lipstick shades, strobe cream, blush and bronzer. The RESORT collection is to be launched at the MAC Pro Store on James Street and is available to purchasing during October 15-17.

Thursday October 15 marks the launch of the Molten Store RESORT fragrance and the sundowner party with Optiko and Oliver Peoples.

Join Vogue Living’s Brisbane Editor and Publisher of MoreMargie.com, Margie Fraser for an intimate fashion panel discussion at midday on Friday 16 October. Make sure to visit JamesSt.com.au to reserve your tickets. Then bring in the weekend with RESORT AFTER DARK presented by ELLE Australia, all your favourite James St destination will be buzzing until 9pm.

On Saturday October 17, James Street will be jam packed with action! At 9.30 am, join 2XU on the grassy area outside their store for a strength conditioning session to work out all those post-holiday kinks. If getting sweaty is not your thing, enjoy a healthy BV breakfast and dance to the MORNING RAVE tunes brought to you by Multiple Man DJ’s with visuals by Callum McGrath at Blonde Venus.

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At 10.00am, join the Easton Pearson Designers, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson alongside stylist Christie Nicolaides for a turban styling workshop or meet Lorna Jane for a morning of all things Move Nourish Believe, inspired by their Active Living philosophy.

Beauty lovers can learn the art of contouring and highlighting with M.A.C Australia’s Senior Artist, Carol Mackie at 11.00am. Call M.A.C James Street on (07) 3852 2444 to reserve your seat.

Finally, join Margaret Zhang, Lisa Gorman and Holly Ryan at 2.00pm in The Box for an intimate forum discussion hosted by Damien Woolnough, Editor-In-Chief of L’Officiel Australia. Visit JamesSt.com.au to reserve your ticket.

This exciting line up has something on offer for every interest. Don’t miss your chance to hear firsthand from some of Australia’s most influential fashion and beauty experts, get in quick to book your tickets!

Words: Frances van Eeden