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“Be daring, be different, be impractical” With the QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast just around the corner we are loving everything fashion, photographic and unique. This week we’re taking a closer look at the iconic Cecil Beaton. There were many feathers to Cecil Beaton’s cap (including careers as an illustrator, painter, Academy Award-winning [...]
Whether delicate or dramatic, statement or subtle, ruffles are the key adornment this season. Seen cascading down dresses at Peter Pilotto, decorating shirts at Chloé and creating a peplum on sporty tops at Hussein Chalayan, it’s a detail that adds modern finesse. While considered a flamboyant detail, ruffles can also be elegant and easy to integrate [...]
To wear a hat, or not to wear a hat? Nowadays men don’t grow up with the same customs as their fathers and grandfathers, and formal hats are no longer commonplace. But they can make great fashion statements for forward-thinking men, as well as working brilliantly with certain themes such as country or vintage. They [...]
Stephen Jones is known for eccentricity. Born in Cheshire, England, and a former student of the elite Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Jones burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late 70s. He has been one of the worlds most radical and prolific milliners [...]
Shoe Obsession, co-authored by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, is a fabulously illustrated book that explores western culture’s fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion, with fashion companies paying ever more attention to shoes and other accessories. High-heeled shoes, in particular, have become the fashion [...]
You know we just love all things retro and now look what we’ve found! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside a real-life doll’s house, particularly a delightfully mobile one, then this is it. After a long hunt for the perfect caravan and an even longer renovation, The Best Little Vintage Van in Vegas [...]
Traditionally spas have been all about hot: saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, hot rock massages, to name a few. “Hot” is the spa world’s age-old weapon to make people relax, sweat, detoxify and draw blood to the surface. But now spas are bravely stepping out into the cold. Cold/ice therapies reduce pain and inflammation in muscles [...]
By Benjamen Judd You make the decision not to wear sunglasses in Sydney at your own peril. They serve multiple purposes, not in the least to help prevent you getting unnecessary crows feet from constantly squinting in the Australian sun. They also make sure that no-one can tell you’re not listening to them when they talk [...]
By Benjamen Judd Powerhouse of manhood and luxury taste, Tom Ford, recently released of ‘musts’ for men that included everything from being good at a particular sport, a signature cologne and saving up for perfect teefs. We’re not dissing this list, far from it, but we will take some of his advice with a grain [...]
By Benjamen Judd Jordan’s CV reads like a dream. Or nightmare, if you are a competing designer. Before launching his own avant garde range of jewellery, Jordan worked at the infamous Sydney-based Kusbi, during which time he also launched his own ready to wear line. Following that, Jordan then took his already impeccable skills off [...]
By Benjamen Judd If you live in the Brisbane area you may already be keenly aware of the stylistic presence that is Kylie Ellis. Kylie owns the incredibly well-dressed boutique, Chasing Bow, which has been a haven for the fashionably aware for more than three years now. For those who didn’t know about Kylie or [...]
Great for finding your way home after a long night at the local bar, these GPS shoes will point you in the right direction. London-based Dominic Wilcox has developed prototype shoes that utilize GPS location to guide a person to their next destination. Developed with the help of Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes and a technology expert named Becky [...]
By Benjamen Judd It’s no secret that everyone in the QT office likes ice cream. And by likes we mean we would sell our mothers for it. And by sell, we mean we would literally sell our mothers for a bowl of ice cream. And we also think dinosaurs are cool. So we became happier [...]
By Benjamen Judd Before starting up her own label, Rebecca Vallance was a fashion publicist for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Snoop Dog and Megan Gale. She even worked at fashion powerhouses, Prada, Gucci and Burberry. Splitting her time between Malta, Sydney and London, Rebecca’s approach to fashion is to go against the trend grain [...]
QT Gold Coast features in this months Paradise Magazine. What a gorgeous shoot!