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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection
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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection

The word ‘soul’ is a pretty broad word with a range of loaded meanings, most of which are intangible. What does it mean to really have soul and how could one possibly translate that to the visual realm? One lady who personifies the sound of soul is Nina Simone, the badass 1960s songstress who was the epitome of the word in all facets of her life. It was the lure of her duality and power that inspired Ellery’s outstanding pre-fall collection, combining both boldness and fragility to push the brand’s aesthetic to new frontiers. more

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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity
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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity

Depending on when you were born (and this may be a very sobering reality check), you may have lived in a glorious time when things were actually made to last. In most instances, this is but a pipe dream of days gone by – nowadays, products are specifically designed to fall apart pretty darn quickly with the aim of frequent replacement. Frankly, this sucks. However, there is a glimmer of hope – Kindling is a Melbourne-based clothing brand kicking it old school, dedicated to making cute clothes that go the distance. more

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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops
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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops

Being a true original in the age of the internet is pretty darn tricky – trends come and go in a matter of weeks, leaving hordes of confused people wondering why they’re wearing fishnets under ripped jeans. We are constantly being bombarded with the same old stuff, repurposed perhaps with a new colour way or logo placement, but it’s just plain old boring most of the time. IVY NIU has arrived on the scene as a breath of fresh air, celebrating the art of illustration and the value of true individuality in fashion. more

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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods
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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods

There’s something to be said about naturally good vibes – you know, when you get together with a likeminded pal and things just flow. It’s these partnerships that often produce some of the most delightful art, when two people build upon their ideas to create products that truly stand apart from the usual stuff that’s doing the rounds. The latest dream team on the Brisbane scene is a duo made up of ceramicist Wendy Ma and visual artist Emika Kazama, otherwise known as Homejob. Cast any preconceptions of the word aside – this is one Homejob you will be proud to sport. more

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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style
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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style

Fashion can seem like such a fickle thing – trends come and go, leaving labels to churn out products that hit the brief for what’s hot right now but often missing the mark on longevity. One label that picked up on this cycle and decided to step away was Arnsdorf, a beloved Melbourne-via-New-York-based brand that took a break from the troubled fashion industry to return better than ever with a renewed sense of purpose. Armed with ethical practises and quality products, Arnsdorf is a direct affront to the broken cycle it fled from. more

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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale
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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale

Listen up – EOFY is upon us, which means with a little luck you will soon be rolling in fat stacks of guilt-free cash money thanks to a dude we like to call the taxman. What better time to treat yourself to a fancy-as-heck shopping spree? Quit talking yourself out of buying designer items, friend – the quality is higher, the cost-per-wear speaks for itself and treating yourself feels damn good. Need any more encouragement? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a jaw-dropping 50% off sale, which means you can get your pretty little paws on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and more for prices that will make your head spin. We’ve kick-started your shopping inspo by picking five items from the sale that we are lusting over in The Weekend Edition office – race you to Pacific Fair! more

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Treat yo' self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you're invited)
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Treat yo’ self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you’re invited)

Fashion-forward peeps of the Gold Coast, brace yourselves – Harbour Town’s gigantic (and aptly named) GET OUTlet Sale is officially kicking off this Friday June 9 until Sunday June 11. If you’ve been saving your hard-earned pennies for the end-of-financial-year sales, now is your time to shine. Harbour Town’s centre-wide sale event features more than 100 outlet stores, with jaw-dropping prices across some of the biggest brands like Michael Kors, Oroton, Seed, and Kate Spade. We know this is a lot to take in, so we’ve selected some of our favourite pieces from the sale to give you some inspo and get you all jazzed – as if you needed an excuse. This, friends, is what dreams are made of. more

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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing
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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing

The fast fashion trap is one that almost all of us are guilty of falling victim to at some point – while we might splash out on designer items, the lure of cheap and readily available basics can often be hard to resist. Unfortunately, this throwaway industry is doing some pretty horrible things to our main girl Mother Earth – farmers in parts of China and India predicting the colour of the next fashion season by the colour of their rivers due to run-off from the textile industry. Yikes! Luckily, trading fast for fair is totally doable, and Sydney label OneThing is leading the charge. more


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Colour your world with bright and bold threads from Jericho Road Clothing
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Colour your world with bright and bold threads from Jericho Road Clothing

Creatively collaborating with your siblings can go one of two ways – magic or tragic. In the case of Jericho Road Clothing, Brisbane-based sisters Chloe and Kate have absolutely nailed the former dynamic. Since 2016, the duo has been cooking up collection after collection filled with bold prints, quirky designs and flattering cuts designed to be worn with confidence. The latest offering is dropping soon, promising to add a brand-new style to the label’s repertoire – and we’re pretty damn excited to see what it is. more

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Double up on denim with this new winter edit from Morrison
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Double up on denim with this new winter edit from Morrison

It was touch and go for a few years there, but we think it’s safe to say that there is officially nothing wrong with double denim. Gone are the days where a jean and jacket combo would have you drawing raised eyebrows (we love Justin Timberlake, but he nearly killed the movement in 2001). In 2017 the pairing can actually be a sartorial masterstroke. Morrison has just unveiled a new capsule collection of daring denim, perfect to double up or dress down. more

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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct
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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct

If you are currently standing while reading this, we suggest you sit down before you continue. We’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the launch of Westfield Chermside’s newest addition, and now the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived! Westfield Chermside will be welcoming one and all to the official opening of its new fashion precinct, which includes the launch of massive retailers such as Sephora, Zara and H&M as well as dozens of new retailers across fashion, home and lifestyle products. more

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Don designer clothing without the price tag at Runway Rentals
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Don designer clothing without the price tag at Runway Rentals

It’s one thing to covet runway styles for your own wardrobe but, as far as your wallet is concerned, your wants and desires will remain largely unattainable. A brand-new showroom in Paddington is giving snappy dressers the chance to adorn themselves in 70s inspired boho garments from top-notch designers, with all pieces available to rent. If you’ve got a frock-worthy function coming up, save your bank account and let Runway Rentals attire you for an evening. more

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Yevu Clothing unveils its latest collection of socially responsible and striking garments
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Yevu Clothing unveils its latest collection of socially responsible and striking garments

Blending fashion with social enterprise, Yevu Clothing is a label that empowers disadvantaged artisanal manufacturers in Ghana by creating full time jobs and sustainable income for seamstresses, tailors, and textile manufacturers. Yevu Clothing has just unveiled a new range of contemporary garments inspired by vibrant West African textiles that are must-haves for any lover of colour. more