Good morning Stylers.
It’s been some time between newsy bites and style insights posts but there have been a few interesting bits landing in my inbox of late so I thought I’d share them here.
Uncovering The Brisbane Look
Last week I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Uncovering The Brisbane Look, a documentary directed by the amazing Hailey Bartholomew for QueensPlaza.
It may have been commissioned as a commercial production but it was anything but. Key players in the Brisbane fashion scene were interviewed for their thoughts on the evolution of the Brisbane look as well as what they think makes the look.
Here’s a trailer. It will screen at QueensPlaza until the end of the month and then should be available to view online for those living outside of Brisbane.
Yeojin Bae for Metalicus
I do love a designer collaboration. I do.
And I think this combination of designer and label just works.
I’m already a huge fan of Metalicus for its wearability but when you add in key styling elements from Yeojin Bae, known for her subtle sex appeal and street glamour, it’s got my attention.
Shop the look here.
Everyday Cashmere includes two model sizes
You know how I’m always banging on that brands should be featuring other sizes in their marketing? Not just a standard model size?
Well, I’m pleased to report that Australian lifestyle label, Everyday Cashmere, has listened. They’ve now photographed each of their online products on two different sized models.
It really makes it so much easier to visualise yourself in a garment if you have more than one reference point, don’t you think? You may not be either of those sizes but you might be able to position yourself in between.
Esprit for International Women’s Day
Esprit has partnered with the Australian National Committee for UN Women to launch a collection in support of International Women’s Day – this Saturday, March 8, 2014.
The range is available until March 16 in Esprit retail stores and online with donations from every item purchased going towards lifting women and girls out of poverty.
The collection of over 30 styles includes stripe tees, cashmere sweaters , jersey dresses and structured clutch bags for the girls and merino wool sweaters and chunky knits for the boys, all in hues of Purple Aster, Magic Berry and Aubergine.
Not being a huge purple fan on account of it being my school uniform colour, I do appreciate the significance of it and would happily support the cause with this clutch.
Curvy Couture Roadshow
Fashion should be for everyone so it excited me very much to hear about The Curvy Couture Roadshow (CCR) happening in Melbourne on March 30.
It’s the first plus-size fashion event to be associated with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as part of their Cultural Program for 2014. It’s also the first event to showcase so many independent Australian plus-size designers in one place.
The event involves runways with plus-size volunteer street models, a market full of local and interstate designers and a warm, welcoming festival atmosphere for everyone.
H&M in Australia
Swedish fashion store H&M will open its first Australian store next month at the iconic Melbourne GPO. The store will be a full concept store, spanning about 5000 square metres.
To celebrate the Australian launch, a specially designed launch collection “Australia Exclusive”, will also be available exclusively at the store opening in April 2014.
Taking inspiration from the latest global trends, this unique fashion capsule collection was developed with the Australian lifestyle in mind and features 47 limited edition pieces of apparel and accessories for both men and women.
Here’s just a taste. Prices in the collection range from $12.95 to $199.
See anything of interest here? Got any shopping or style news to share with us? Leave a comment below.
PS. It seems my love of cushions is now news.