There just seems to be so much stuff happening in the fashiony world at the moment. Maybe it’s because I’m still coming back to earth after Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia? Maybe it’s the change of seasons?
Whatever the reason, I thought for this 5 for Friday I thought I’d share some of the newsy stuff that I’ve sussed out this week
Boots for ALL calves
If you’ve ever walked all over town trying on boots after boots in the hope that one pair would actually fit over your calves, then listen up. DUO Boots has arrived in Australia, giving you access to made-to-measure boots in up to 21 calf sizes and shoes in three widths. A step-by-step fitting guide and video ensures the correct calf and foot width measurements are obtained, with the added option to download and print a tape measure.
My Social Stylist
An Australian app has launched for shoppers to get “real time” advice while they’re out shopping. The Sydney-based creators of My Social Stylist – Ainslee Walton and Leah Hassard (pictured) – said inspiration for the app came from their own personal shopping experiences. “Sometimes you just need a friend on hand to say either yes or no”. It’s free, so what are you waiting for? Download it. Stat.
Jean Brown now online
Love a little luxury browsing? Brisbane-based luxury designer retailer Jean Brown has launched an online store to give you 24-hour access to the latest accessory collections from its edit of international designers, along with the personalised service, in-depth product knowledge and the VIP treatment that is quintessentially Jean Brown. A girl’s got to dream, hasn’t she?
Donate clothes and win
Country Road and Red Cross have combined to reward you for your social conscience. If you donate your clothes or accessories to a Red Cross Store from Tuesday May 22 to Saturday May 26 you go into running to win a Country Road $100 gift card.
Queensland fashion spotlight
Do you know how much I love that the organisers of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane have chosen a woman in her 20s to be the face of this year’s festival? A. Lot. So much better than a teenager. Plus, Adele Frost (pictured wearing Pia du Pradal) has just launched her own fashion label, Friends of the Heart. The schedule for this year’s festival (to run from August 25-31 at the Treasury Casino Hotel) will be announced on May 24, with tickets on sale the following day through QTIX.
What’s your weekend looking like? Have you got any clothes shopping planned? Anything on your wishlist?