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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering
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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering

If you’ve opened up your wardrobe recently and almost cringed at the selection of garments within, don’t worry – we get it. There are few feelings better than adding a handful of new items to your outfit selection, and Westfield Chermside is shaping up to be the spot to do just that. This year has seen Westfield Chermside put its best foot forward in the fashion stakes, adding a whole new shopping precinct and following it up with a string of premium openings. If you want to shake up your look, we’ve listed some of the top spots to shop. more

Beauty
Put your best face forward – Mecca Maxima’s largest-ever store is now open at Wintergarden
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Put your best face forward – Mecca Maxima’s largest-ever store is now open at Wintergarden

Calling all beauty junkies of Brisbane – we don’t mean to alarm you, but something extremely significant has happened. If you live for your lashes, know how to contour like a pro and have a serious jones for skincare, you’re probably already aware of a little old store called Mecca Maxima. Here comes the news you may want to sit down for – our fair city has officially become home to the biggest Mecca Maxima in the whole darn country! Mecca Maxima Wintergarden is open for business, bringing lovers of all things beauty a mind-boggling selection of premium products to play with. more

Gifts
Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch
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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch

Look, giving your loved one a bunch of flowers will never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an unoriginal idea. Sometimes you need a gift that with a bit more excitement, something with pizazz, and something different. The Succy Bunch is a charming gift service specialising in succulents in cacti, delivered directly to your door. Forget the florists, The Succy Bunch will help you pick the perfect gift that won’t suck. more

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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature
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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature

In case you haven’t heard, the Bureau of Meteorology is saying that a heatwave is imminent. Okay, what’s new? The sun blasts Brisbane all year round, so this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation. We acknowledge that temperatures of 35 degrees or more are extreme, but Queenslanders are a resilient bunch – we know how to beat the heat. If you absolutely refuse to let the big yellow ball in the sky keep you indoors, we’ve compiled a cool list of ways to stay frosty while the pavement melts. more

Accessories
Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab
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Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab

If you're an 80s baby, then we can almost guarantee that you owned a string of My Little Pony figurines and spent hours upon hours in your bedroom brushing and plaiting their brightly coloured little mains. When we heard that New Zealand's luxury accessories label Deadly Ponies had teamed up with Hasbro's iconic My Little Pony brand, our hearts well and truly fluttered. These timeless designs are bringing some of our best childhood memories back to life. more

Clothing
Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price
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Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price

It's official - spring has sprung! It's that time of year, you know how it is – as the days get longer, the dresses get shorter. Now, if you've neatly packaged up your jeans, leather jackets and boots from the winter that was and broke out into an anxious sweat when you realised that your spring wardrobe is a little less than desirable, then don't fret. There is light at the end of the tunnel ... and the best part is you won't need to sell a kidney to get what you want (hurrah). Harbour Town is helping you replenish your wardrobe with some killer savings that will surely add some extra spring to your step. We like you guys (a lot) so we thought we'd step in and pick out some of the must-haves to give you a little taste of this ripper new-season sale. It's time to treat yo'self before you have to start saving for Christmas like a responsible adult. more

Clothing
Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool
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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool

Trends come and go, but true style is forever. Sure, it’s fun to experiment here and there, but often the pieces that we gravitate towards are the ones that follow two rules – they are made well and designed thoughtfully. Iconic Japanese brand visvim is a testament to this, creating collection after collection filled with items that are both swoon-worthy but totally practical. The brand’s latest drop holds up to its reputation, featuring a signature style laced with touches of Americana cool. more

Accessories
ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels
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ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels

It’s a tale as old as time – you’ve constructed an outfit and have pretty much nailed it. The fit is right, the colour scheme is on point and you’re seriously feeling it, but you can’t help but take one last look and notice that it needs a little something extra to take it to the next level. ALIX YANG hears your woes – if you’re looking for the missing piece to your sartorial puzzle that's sure to make a statement, she’s more than got your back. more


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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in September
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in September

Spring has sprung and we are thriving, pals. The air is crisp, the skies are blue as heck and the vibe is impeccably high. Speaking of vibes, there’s a whole bunch of delightful stuff we’ve found kicking around the internet that is only further elevating our already sky-high moods. September brings dedicated peanut butter dessert bars, baller Game of Thrones sneaker collabs, Eataly’s massive new theme park and more. more

Clothing
Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend
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Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend

Winter is like, so last season. We’re all about spring now and, as such, we need to dress appropriately. Before we know it, it will be racing season and then beach season, so restocking our wardrobe with some brand-new threads is an issue of paramount importance. Westfield is wasting no time capitalising on the seasonal change, hosting a seriously stylish celebration across all of its shopping centres on September 9 and 10. We’re talking killer retail offers, pop-up bars, live entertainment and much more – get ready people, dressing room montages are coming. more

Clothing
Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday
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Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday

Who doesn’t love holidays? When we think about the chance to take a break, kick back and max out our relaxing, we get a little bit giddy with excitement. One person who has accurately captured the aesthetic of vacation vibes is Emma Mulholland, the Sydney designer who has taken a departure from her signature style to create a brand-new label. Let Holiday The Label take you someplace dreamy– go on, you’ve earned it. more

Accessories
The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck
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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck

We don’t mean to alarm you, but Father’s Day is this weekend. On Sunday September 3, dads all over the country will be showered with gifts of all kinds. If this realisation has caused a moderate amount of alarm, we urge you not to panic. Just because you may or may not have forgotten to get a present this year is no excuse to opt for a cop-out gift. You’ve still got a bit of time to put an order in for something special, and it just so happens we’ve got a handy list of gift ideas that don’t totally blow! At this stage these gifts might arrive a bit late, but trust us – they'll be worth it. No need to thank us, we’re just doing our duty. It’s the dads that deserve your thanks – they helped to give you the gift of life, after all. more

Clothing
Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club's latest drop goes subtly psychedelic
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Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club’s latest drop goes subtly psychedelic

By all accounts, the 1960s were a pretty wild time – the Vietnam War was raging and the American youth were revolting against the violence around them by advocating for peace. From this counterculture sprang the hippie movement, and with it came a whole new wave of fashion. Free love and flower power were the name of the game, with many followers of the movement wearing their hearts on their sleeves via tangible symbols of tolerance and pacification. It is this time period that has influenced the Billionaire Boys Club’s Fall 2017 drop, infusing touches of the era with its own signature aesthetic. more

Accessories
Wolfe & Ordnance brings its coveted and curated fashion edit to James Street
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Wolfe & Ordnance brings its coveted and curated fashion edit to James Street

One of the best things about the internet is shopping, no doubt about it. However, we often crave the bricks-and-mortar experience – trying on that cute dress, seeing if you can actually walk in those heels, matching that bag to your skirt … we could go on but we think you catch our drift. There’s a new player in the Brisbane fashion game that has brought its strong online presence into the tangible world and we couldn’t be happier. Wolfe & Ordnance has opened its doors on Fortitude Valley’s illustrious James Street, gathering together some of the most in-demand labels in the world for us lucky ladies to shop in one pretty place. more

Accessories
Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store
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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store

If you’ve seen a bunch of fashionable folk strutting around in some loud and vibrant clothing recently, there’s a good chance they’re dressed in Phoebe Paradise. The Brisbane-born label run by the talented artist of the same name has become more and more coveted and acclaimed in recent years, and now Phoebe Paradise has opened a brick-and-mortar space on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. Inspired by Phoebe’s own eclectic, D.I.Y. aesthetic, this space is set to be much more than just a super-fashionable boutique. more

Accessories
London calling – Dr. Martens and Lazy Oaf collab to show us what dreams are made of
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London calling – Dr. Martens and Lazy Oaf collab to show us what dreams are made of

Some things in life are just a perfect fit – Turner and Hooch, peas and carrots, shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom … we could go on but we think you catch our drift. When two powerhouses come together to mash their great ideas together it’s like we get treated to a double dose of excellence. Two distinctly Brit-centric brands have come together to create some magic and quite frankly we are living for it – make room in your wardrobe for a piece of paradise born from the Lazy Oaf and Dr. Martens union. more

Clothing
Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs
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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs

Though the closure of the Woolloongabba Antique Centre broke our hearts, we barely had time to mourn before Camp Hill Antique Centre opened and established itself as Brisbane’s new home of eclectic, pre-loved furniture and accessories. In addition to a gargantuan space filled wall to wall with all manner of paraphernalia, Camp Hill Antique Centre is also home to TART Cafe – a fetching mid-century inspired diner that plates up the perfect fare to fuel your imminent shopping spree. more

Clothing
Salt Gypsy merges sustainability, sass and style for its swish surf gear
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Salt Gypsy merges sustainability, sass and style for its swish surf gear

Sport in general tends to be a man’s world, which very much blows. As well as getting paid significantly less and often being shirked by the media in favour of their male counterparts, too often women in sport are represented as a less gritty, more pretty alternative. For example, in the world of surfing you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ladies are bound to bikinis, boardies and rashies, but there’s a player on the scene that’s offering a killer alternative. Salt Gypsy is pioneering a movement that celebrates female surf athleticism, diversity and style in equal measure, designed by those who walk the walk. more

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The Weekend Series: five must-visit travel destinations you haven't heard of
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The Weekend Series: five must-visit travel destinations you haven’t heard of

When the travel bug bites, no salve or balm will stop the itch. The only way to get rid of it is to pack a bag, jump on a plane get go exploring. While we’d never turn our noses up at a holiday, sometimes the run-of-the-mill travel destinations aren’t enough. We want new experiences, we want to get off the beaten track, we want to go to a paradise of love and joy – a destination unknown. We’ve picked five magical destinations that are not only must-visit locations but also are spots you might not have heard of before. more

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Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church
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Crowbar unveils its new specialty functions and art space Church

Celebrating five years of operation in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s home of heavy music and good drinks has added a new wrinkle to its offering, opening a unique functions and pop-up exhibition space called Church. Crowbar has transformed a former peep-show room into a blank canvas for artists and creative types, perfect for exhibiting envelope-pushing art. Church promises to cement Crowbar as a powerhouse of weekly revelry worship. more