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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