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Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes
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Put your best foot forward in a pair of Nelson Made’s sustainable shoes

Like most movements that originally set out to challenge the fashion system – punk, normcore, dadcore – sustainability has been turned into a trend itself. We’ve even invented a word for it – greenwashing. With big brands making big promises and adding leaves to their logos, it can be tricky to know who to trust. The answer? Turn to the experts. Designers like Jamie Nelson whose years of experience as a footwear designer in the fashion industry prompted her to start Nelson Made, the sustainable shoe brand that stands by its statements. more

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KitKat and The Daily Edited collaborate on a sweet new collection
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KitKat and The Daily Edited collaborate on a sweet new collection

The fashion industry loves a collaboration. Supreme x Louis Vuitton? Iconic. Uniqlo x Sesame Street? Adorable. There’s nothing better than when two great brands get together – except when one of those brands is edible. Introducing KitKat x The Daily Edited – the newest collaboration to capture our attention. The confectionary powerhouse and cult accessories label have combined forces to create a collection of chocolates and accessories that are good enough to eat. more

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The only item you'll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie
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The only item you’ll need to wear this summer is the new edition Ugly Xmas Rashie

Queenslanders are familiar with a few strategic provisions when the weather warms up and the festive season rolls around. A fridge stocked with cold beverages, fresh seafood and backyard cricket coincide with regular trips to the beach, an activity that demands vital sun safety measures in our corner of the stratosphere. Luckily, the Cancer Council Queensland have all your Ultra Violet woes covered this summer, bringing back a new edition of the Ugly Xmas Rashie. more

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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique
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Spoil your pupper pal with a luxe lead from Topdog Boutique

If you go out of your way to pat a pooch, involuntarily let out a high-pitched squeal if a four-legged friend looks at you cutely or happily drop dosh on your (or someone else's) doggo, it's pretty likely you're a dog person. Don't worry, there's no judgement here, we too are proud dog people. If your hound deserves to be spoilt, look no further than Brisbane's Topdog Boutique – it's an online destination for designer and pretty things for your pet pal. more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane's best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane’s best boutiques

The benefits of shirking bigger chains in favour of shopping local are pretty much endless. Not only do you get to support the little guy but you also end up cultivating a way more unique sense of style. Most of us are suckers for some chain store basics – hey, we’re only human – but it’s those high-quality pieces and distinctive finds from independent shops that really hold a special place in our hearts (and wardrobes). We’ve handpicked some of Brisbane's best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Vivien Goldman
I've been brought up with the ideology of finding a way to function, even if you have to hack out some new path ... ~ Vivien Goldman more
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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit
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The Weekend Series: five ethical underwear brands to wrap around your birthday suit

Whether you're a bit of an exhibitionist when it comes to your undergarments, or you like to keep them simple and out of sight, there's no doubt that comfort, style, sustainability and ethics play a key role in many of our purchase decisions. Fortunately, many Aussie brands are now taking heed and committing to transparency in the manufacturing process, fairer work practices and use of organic materials. We round up five of our favourites. more

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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique
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Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique

As our tastes in clothing shift towards favouring ethical and sustainable manufacturers, retailers are starting to catch on in greater numbers. Aster + Lilou is a local label has been leading the charge for some time already, popping up around town to hawk a selection of gorgeous garments featuring a mix of new and vintage pieces. Last week saw the outfit open up its first bricks-and-mortar boutique in West End, establishing a tasteful hub browse a curated collection of one-off designs and accessories. more