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Celebrate the icons of Brisbane fashion at this stunning sartorial series
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Celebrate the icons of Brisbane fashion at this stunning sartorial series

Brisbane’s fashion scene is absolutely killer, but our town often suffers from a lack of events that let our talented designers shine. It’s rare for our city’s sartorial set to be gathered in one place, so when an opportunity pops up we get all kinds of giddy over it. If you consider yourself a fashion-forward individual, a lover of beautiful clothing or simply love an excuse to dress up for an evening, we have some news that is bound to excite you. On Thursday July 12, Treasury Brisbane is celebrating our city’s best and brightest designers with the launch of its ICON fashion series. more

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Get your glam on at Pacific Fair's Beauty Weekend
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Get your glam on at Pacific Fair’s Beauty Weekend

If strobing, contouring and baking are among your daily vocab and you often find yourself in a YouTube vortex of make-up tutorials, pencil May 19–20 in your diary. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre's Beauty Weekend is back and you can trust us when we say it's going to be well worth the trip down the M1. more

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Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever
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Stay past curfew – marie clarie Up Late kicks on later than ever

It’s time to kick open the wardrobe and get dressed up – marie claire Up Late is set to ignite James Street once again on Thursday March 22. Brisbane’s fashion lovers are encouraged to dress up in their finest and get amongst the after-hours fiesta, which includes in-store appearances, giveaways, live music and, as always, some incredible shopping. more

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Take the sting out of your silly season with Skygate and DFO Brisbane’s festive offerings
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Take the sting out of your silly season with Skygate and DFO Brisbane’s festive offerings

As December 25 draws perilously close, we are becoming very aware of just how much has to be done to prepare for the big day. If you’re anything like us, the holidays come with mixed emotions – it’s pretty much a cocktail of pure joy, excitement, stress and anxiety garnished with a serious flexing of time-management skills. While we can’t really solicit advice on how to avoid your great uncle’s annoying questions at Christmas lunch, we can provide help in other areas to take some of the sting out of the season. DFO Brisbane and Skygate have your silly season covered – from the shopping to the food and even the entertainment, this is shaping up to be one easy breezy Christmas. more

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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas
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Add a touch of waterfront luxe to your festive season with A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Sanctuary Cove certainly doesn't do things by halves. The thriving precinct already has a reputation for throwing some sterling seasonal celebrations, so it comes as no surprise that the return of A Sanctuary Cove Christmas was something we keenly marked in our calendars. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun. more

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Calling all night owls – one of Brisbane’s biggest shopping precincts is staying up late!
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Calling all night owls – one of Brisbane’s biggest shopping precincts is staying up late!

For many of us nine-to-fivers, late-night shopping is something of a divine miracle sent from the heavens as a small reprieve from the hell of trying to cram everything into lunch breaks and weekends. With Christmas approaching at an anxiety-inducing rate, it’s important to be aware of everything we can do to save both time and money. This is why we practically jumped for joy when we found out that from Thursday November 23, Skygate and DFO Brisbane will be easing our festive woes with some late-night trading action. more

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Saddle up for a luxurious soiree at the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day
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Saddle up for a luxurious soiree at the Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day

Folks, we are galloping towards Christmas at a lightning pace – the champagne is flowing, the gift hunting has commenced and our fanciest frocks are coming out of retirement for the influx of fabulous summer soirees heading our way. What better way to celebrate the incoming festive season than with a party to end all parties? The Tattersall’s Celebration Season Race Day heralds the end of the racing season as well as the beginning of all things Christmas, taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday November 25 for a touch of high-class revelry. more

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Cool, kind and creative – Recreate celebrates sustainable style with its paper fashion show
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Cool, kind and creative – Recreate celebrates sustainable style with its paper fashion show

In a time when the planet's future is growing increasingly uncertain, caring about the environment is more important than ever. More events are popping up that actively encourage us to embrace a more clean and green lifestyle by making better choices in our everyday life. Turns out that it's actually cool to be kind – who knew? Fusing pure innovation with an eco-conscious twist, the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show is taking over King George Square on Friday November 10 to prove that sustainability and style are a winning combination. more


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Snap up some sensational seasonal bargains at DFO Brisbane's Big Brand Sale
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Snap up some sensational seasonal bargains at DFO Brisbane’s Big Brand Sale

Folks, we are at that awkward mid-season point of the year where we’re clinging to spring but the rise in temperature is undeniable. This recent spell of balmy weather has got us looking toward our summer wardrobes and feeling a little less than impressed with what we've got. Are you feeling a tad uninspired by your selection of last year’s denim cut-offs and that same bikini you’ve been rocking for a couple of summers now? Fear not, fam! DFO Brisbane's Big Brand Sale is here to save your wardrobe and your pennies – running from Friday September 29 to Monday October 2, you can indulge in some serious bargains with a side of delicious eats and fun activities. more

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The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival returns with a bang to showcase homegrown style
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The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival returns with a bang to showcase homegrown style

The arrival of spring is such an exciting time in Brisbane, especially for fashion lovers. We shed our layers, emerge from our wintry cocoons and pore over magazines and websites to sate our new-season sartorial appetites. What (and who) will we be falling head over heels for and craving to add to our wardrobes? The seasonal change was missing one crucial element last year – our beloved Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival. After its hiatus, the festival returns to Brisbane from August 27–31 in finer form than ever to showcase the best and brightest in both local and national fashion. more

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Revive returns to celebrate the merging of sustainability and style
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Revive returns to celebrate the merging of sustainability and style

Op-shopping sure has come a long way – once purely the domain of quirky arts degree types (and your nan, bless her), the thrill of thrifting has well and truly hit the mainstream. It’s a good thing too, because our world is in an increasingly intense state of peril when it comes to fast fashion – bargains may be tempting but the cost to the earth really isn’t worth the $20 saving you make on a pair of sweatshop jeans. Brisbane City Council is helping to combat this with Revive, its second annual pop-up celebrating sustainable style solutions. Taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt on Friday August 18, the fashion fest is a great place to not only nab some killer finds but to learn awesome tips to take your current wardrobe way, way further. more

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It's show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)
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It’s show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)

Some things are just so quintessentially Queensland that it almost physically hurts. If someone is to mention the Big Pineapple, The Veronicas, XXXX Gold or Stefan’s Skyneedle, we undoubtedly feel a twang of pride deep within – that’s a seriously impressive legacy in anyone’s eyes for sure. Jokes aside, there is one thing that stands above all as being the cornerstone of our state’s rich culture – the Royal Queensland Show, or The Ekka as it's more affectionately known. This year sees the show celebrating its 140th edition, returning to its home at the Brisbane Showgrounds from August 11–20 to celebrate the best that our fair state has to offer across food, fashion and all things fun. more

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Fashion powerhouses ELLE and H&M come together for a night of creative collaboration
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Fashion powerhouses ELLE and H&M come together for a night of creative collaboration

Everybody loves a good duo – whether it's Ben and Jerry, Batman and Robin or Hall and Oates, we can all agree that the real magic happens when killer forces come together for a common cause. Fashionistas of Brisbane are set to benefit from a sartorial pairing that is hard to beat – style bible ELLE Australia and fashion giant H&M have teamed up to celebrate the new season by redefining what it means to be a lady. The ELLE x H&M Ladylike Night is a one-off event happening at H&M Wintergarden on Thursday March 16 that combines a panel of the best and brightest voices in Australian fashion with a chance to get your hands on autumn’s most sought-after threads. more

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James Street drops a big announcement for marie claire Up Late 2017
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James Street drops a big announcement for marie claire Up Late 2017

It’s glitzy, it’s glamorous and it’s back again. James Street has announced that the sixth annual marie claire Up Late will be taking place on Thursday March 30 and it is gearing up to be the biggest one yet. In addition to goodie bags and shopping experiences, the fashionable event will also celebrate the highly anticipated opening of the David Jones James Street boutique store. more

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Keep your festive season fun with Christmas at Westfield Carindale
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Keep your festive season fun with Christmas at Westfield Carindale

Some people are just naturally gifted (pun intended) when it comes to getting on top of the festive season. For others, the sound of jingle bells can be a traumatic reminder that their organisational skills are lacking. Whatever your style, Christmas at Westfield Carindale has got all bases covered – not content with just being a prime shopping location, the gang from Westfield have taken the reins to ensure you get the silly season done like a boss this year. more

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It's good to be green at the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show
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It’s good to be green at the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show

A certain children’s TV show once mused on what would happen if the whole world were paper, and you’ve got to admit that it’s an intriguing prospect. Combining a sense of pure wonder with an eco-conscious twist, the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show is an all-in sensory experience taking over King George Square on Friday November 4 to show Brisbane that sustainability and style are a winning combination. more

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Get super sartorial with our top five picks for Brisbane Fashion Month
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Get super sartorial with our top five picks for Brisbane Fashion Month

Hardcore shoppers, Vogue enthusiasts and those who appreciate pretty things are in for a huge treat come October when Brisbane Fashion Month brings a white-hot injection of fresh style to the city. Spring is always such a fab time in the fashion circle, so what better way to celebrate than to bring the best of the Sunshine State to our very own backyard? The glamour, the champagne and the cutting-edge threads are set to paint the town and bring more swag than a Kanye video. Don’t think it’s all just runway, darling – with a line-up of activities ranging from rare films to social media masterclasses, we’ve got the lowdown on the top five things you should check out during Brisbane Fashion Month. more

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Do sustainability in style at Revive
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Do sustainability in style at Revive

No longer relegated to nannas, thrifting and op shopping have gained a reputation as the cool – and sustainable – way to get threads. Take a leaf out of Macklemore’s book and pop some tags at the Revive second-hand fashion festival on Friday August 19, where Brisbane City Council has done the hard work for you. more