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Take a Style Masterclass with RÚDI MIRO

posted by Karlicca Culalic February 27, 2018 0 comments

Every now and then a beautiful label comes along with an ethical, considered and slow approach to production and a genuine interest in sustainability. At BT, we love this because it puts our beloved Australian designers on the map. This month, we’ve blissfully discovered a new #stylecrush. It’s gorgeous ready to wear label, RÚDI MIRO. Launched November 2017, with feminine silhouettes and a collection of effortlessly classic designs, RÚDI MIRO are out to show women just how easy it is to build the ultimate Forever wardrobe. On March 22, the Brisbane label will host a one-off complimentary masterclass with Stylist and fashion maven, Laura Churchill. Here are all the reasons why we’re putting this one on the calendar in pen. 

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Scrunch Brisbane Fashion Bloggers Event

posted by Danielle Lewis September 8, 2014 1 Comment

Last Wednesday I was so fortunate to meet 38 of Brisbane’s best fashion bloggers and media, all gathered together to celebrate their contribution to fashion at the Scrunch Brisbane Fashion Bloggers Event.

Full disclosure; www.scrunch.co is my new company… so I am a little bias as to how fantastic the event was!!

But seriously, chocolate fondue for breakfast, pink roses, epic art work and a room full of creatives buzzing and networking… what better way to start the day!

There were too many to name them all but I was so pleased to meet new friends and old including;  Pretty Dresses in the Laundry; The Urban List; Bmag; It’s Connie Yeah; The Fashion Heist; Kellie Alderman; Fashion Weekly and Jordy’s Beauty Spot!

A special THANK YOU to the sponsors for the event – Her Fashion BoxLouenHideIssadaI Heart BrowniesTOM OrganicKester BlackJessica T, Matt StewartBrazilian BeautyCheveux Design & EspressoThe Australian Skin InstituteLovefoxUber Brisbane and The Treasury Casino & Hotel!

Here are a few images from the morning…

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Images by Warren Jopson Photography for scrunch.


Day Three Guide: MBFF Brisbane

posted by Carmel June 22, 2013 0 comments

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Brisbane fashionistas, Tuesday 27th August will need to be a comfortable shoe day because MBFF is choc-a-block FULL of delicious fashion goodness! Tuesday is not only the busiest day but also the most widely spread, from the end of Queen street to South Bank and King George Square, let’s get this chic showdown started!

QueensPlaza and the Marriott Hotel are once again teaming up for the most fabulous High Tea you’ve ever seen, if you missed out on tickets for Monday’s high tea be sure to get into this one and see all the latest fashion trends from labels and retailers in QueensPlaza.  Again starting at 10am this will give you plenty of time to put your heels to the pavement and shop your favourites before The Fashion Bar (King George Square) rolls out the carpet at 5pm for it’s pre and post show hospitality, and for those of you with Gold reserve tickets, Epicure VIP Runway Lounge (Hamilton Lounge, City Hall) is open from 5.15 for your VIP experience.

Across the river the State Library of Queensland is holding two free events, starting at 5.30pm in the JOL Reading room with the Fashion White Gloves Experience. Madeleine King & Nadia Buick, working alongside one of our John Oxley librarians, will showcase some of the fashion related content in the SLQ collection. They’ll share details of each item, how it came to be in the collection and how they are being utilised through The Fashion Archives research project.

Following this event there will be a panel discussion in the Auditorium from 6.30pm, a conversation about ‘Queensland Style’. Does Queensland have a distinctive style? How has it changed over time, and how does a notion of Queensland style translate across different disciplines? Join fashion curator Nadia Buick with artist Michael Zavros, architect Stephen Cameron, academic Dr Courtney Pedersen, and “jeweller to the lost” Barbara Heath for a conversation about the aesthetics, themes and distinctiveness (or lack of) in Queensland’s sub-tropical design.

These are free events but for capacity purposes you need to register your attendance so make your booking here slq.eventbrite.com or call 3840 7768.

Brisbane City Hall Auditorium is the venue for all the magnificent runway shows in this year’s MBFF, and for those of you that have made a visit since the renovations I don’t have to remind you how beautiful it is, but I will, it’s gorgeous! It’s the perfect dreamy setting for our two runway shows tonight, starting with Bridal.

The Bridal group show starts at 6.30pm and all of our blushing bride-to-be’s will want to have their eyes glued to the catwalk for the heart stopping designs featuring; Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan, George Wu, Regalia Bridal Designs, Bertossi Brides, Darb Bridal Couture, Paul Hunt, Jack Sullivan Bridal, and Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive.

After all that romance we have a break until 8pm for the exciting News Queensland Media Inspired Fashion Awards! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival and News Queensland present a next generation design program exploring the relationship between media and fashion. Sit back and enjoy the Emerging Designer Group Show whose finalists are vying for a prize pool of $10,000, including a people’s choice award. This show will feature Molachino, Erin Hassall Designs, Molly & Polly Swimwear, Playsuit, A Jacksonian Era, Sinead James, Begitta, Stokes Thompson Designs.

I hope you’re getting as excited as we are; MBFF 2013 is shaping up to be the best yet!

Stay tuned for our next article with the inside goss on Day 4!
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State Library of Queensland Event – Barbara Heath.

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Emerging Artist – Stoke Thompson Designs.


Images via George Wu, Stoke Thompson Designs, Barbara Heath.


Brisbane’s fashionable couples getting set for ‘fashion season!’

posted by Danielle Lewis May 23, 2013 0 comments


It’s official: ‘Fashion Season’ is fast approaching in Brisbane, with the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival just a hop, skip and runway stride away. But for those who simply can’t wait to slip on their stilettos and immerse themselves in the fabulous world of style and glamour we have the event for you.

Come 31 May, ‘One Night for Youngcare’ will host an impressive collection of Australia’s premier designers and retailers. With collections from Canturi, Easton Pearson, Lisa Ho, Akira Isogawa, Chelsea de Luca and Rebecca Manning joining Wil Valor Menswear, The Cloakroom, maxi & bruce and husband and wife design duo Samantha and Mitchell Ogilvie on the runway, One Night for Youngcare is already being touted as the fashion event of the year.

Billed as the inaugural signature fashion-for-a-cause event, One Night for Youngcare is hosted by the talented team of Alesia De Luca and Liz Golding, and will be MC’d by – Cricket legend and Channel Nine commentator, Ian Healy.

With the start of fashion season in Brisbane comes the opportunity to spot some fashionable Brisbane couples. Always looking stylish and on top of the latest trends, some names that come to mind include Jewellery Queen Chelsea de Luca and husband Paul Wilson, couture designer George Wu and his partner Stuart Robertson, designer Gail Sorronda and husband Atlas Harwood, Channel Nine Newsreader Melissa Downes and husband DJ Wendt, design-duo Samantha and Mitchell Ogilvie, Channel Ten Newsreader Georgina Lewis and husband Paul O’Brien, media personality Emily Jade O’Keefe and architect husband Gerard Murtagh and of course, One Night for Youngcare organiser Alesia De Luca and her husband and Youngcare Board Member Nic.

Youngcare’s Kathy Packenas said fashionable couples aside, the high level of support for the event and Youngcare’s cause from the fashion community is nothing short of amazing.

“Aged care is no place for a young person and everyone that is supporting One Night for Youngcare is demonstrating they agree that this is an unacceptable reality,” Kathy said.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of those who are involved and we are really looking forward to an unbelievable night. I’d recommend purchasing your tickets as they are selling fast!”

One Night for Youngcare will be held at Bacchus South Bank on 31 May from 7pm with 100 percent of ticket sales going to Youngcare. Priced at $195pp, tickets are strictly limited and are available for purchase at www.onenightforyoungcare.com.


The fabulous Katie Noonan confirmed as the headline act!