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Double Double fuses iconic boutiques Apartment and Violent Green to become one creative powerhouse
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Double Double fuses iconic boutiques Apartment and Violent Green to become one creative powerhouse

When beloved Brisbane boutiques Apartment and Violent Green moved in together late last year, we were chuffed. The two retailers share a storied history together – from their Elizabeth Arcade beginnings to their next-door neighbour status on Albert Street, right through to cohabiting under one roof in their current Queen Street digs. The joining of their respective spaces has led to a further glorious fusion of Apartment and Violent Green – give the past a fond wave goodbye and welcome Double Double to the table as the stores combine to form a singular entity. more

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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now
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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now

We all don activewear for different reasons. Some may be wrangling hardcore weights, while others may be walking to brunch or shopping for groceries – but regardless of its function, we can all agree we want to feel good wearing it. You can mull over as many seams and fabric choices as you like, but the most foolproof way to ensure you feel good while wearing your athleisure gear is to choose homegrown, ethical and sustainable brands. We’ve hunted down five of the best we’re loving right now. more

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Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City
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Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City

You’d be hard-pressed to find pretty much anyone who isn’t familiar with the Saint Laurent brand. From rap songs to the runway, the iconic French fashion house has been redefining luxury since its foundation in 1961. Brisbane is about to get a permanent home for the cultural phenomenon that is YSL, with the brand opening its flagship Queensland store at QueensPlaza today, Thursday March 28. more

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Good to glow – Artisan Aesthetic Clinics expands to Rosalie and revamps The Valley
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Good to glow – Artisan Aesthetic Clinics expands to Rosalie and revamps The Valley

When it comes to the world of medical aesthetics, it really pays to do your research before you dive right in to experience it for yourself. One name that has a sterling reputation in Brisbane’s scene is Artisan Aesthetic Clinics. Since opening its first location in Fortitude Valley eight years ago (under the name Artisan Cosmetic & Rejuvenation Clinic), the team has gone on to become one of the most trusted and respected in the industry. Those in need of some TLC can now delight in the news that Artisan Aesthetic Clinics has expanded to include a Rosalie location, as well as rejuvenating its Fortitude Valley digs. more


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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in March
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in March

The month of March feels a little lost in no man’s land: the excitement of the new year is long forgotten and the sweet bingeing of Easter is yet to begin. But fear not, dear friends, for we have once again dutifully scoured the globe to bring you a taste of the best things happening this month. Think major moves in the war on plastic, Australia’s biggest ocean park and a new hashtag challenge. more

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Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories
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Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories

When it comes to food, it's now easier (and more delicious) than ever to be a plant-based eater, with more and more vegan-friendly crusaders popping up in the hospitality scene. But what about your wardrobe? It's not always as easy to apply the same level of sustainability and environmentally conscious way to everyday clothing and accessories. Enter Ahimsa Collective and its collection of luxe accessories made from discarded pineapple leaves. more

Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know
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Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know

You know that saying how behind every great woman is a group of other kick-ass women? Well, that quote might not be exact but it’s pretty bloody true – a whole bunch of positive change in the world is currently happening because women are standing up, speaking out and making their voices heard. While there’s still a lot of work to be done in the fight for equality, it’s important to acknowledge the women all around us doing inspiring work across all facets of life. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8, we’ve rounded up five phenomenal Queensland gals who are totally killing it in their respective fields. Who run the world? more

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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes
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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes

No bones about it – we are absolutely frothing over the amount of choice that is available in the sustainable clothing community at the moment. While many brands are favouring the more basic and monochromatic route, there are still options available for those who prefer to get a little bit loud with their wardrobe (but would prefer to do so with minimal damage to the environment). Arc & Bow is a New Zealand-based brand that is bringing the fun back to slow fashion with its bold prints and striking silhouettes. more

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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the sneaker industry is actually rife with waste. High demand, mass production and loads of unsustainable rubber that refuses to break down make for a pretty toxic cocktail, don’t you think? Luckily, the ethical sneaker movement is really taking off – and you need only look to Veja as an example. The European sneaker brand is taking over the style scene with its conscious footwear, offering a range of sustainable and vegan alternatives for the market. more

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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more