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Stay ahead of the pack with QTs picks and style tips, with the latest fashion news from Paris, Milan, New York and of course Australia, you’ll be inspired by our quirky and beautiful finds.

Secret South

SECRETS FROM THE SOUTH

By  Benjamen Judd We are fond of a cult label. Particularly those mercurial ones that are not afraid to evolve into bigger and better things. Such as Sydney-based label the-designers-formerly-known-as Secret Squirrel. Who are now the designers known as Secret South.   The move to change their name reflects the evolving style and ethos of […]

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Leonard Street

A WALK DOWN LEONARD ST.

By Benjamen Judd Many an intrepid Antipodean who has spent some time travelling the globe has commented on the way Melbourne resembles the European aesthetic. In particular, the grey, grey city of London. So it comes as no surprise to find that Melbourne-based designer, Amanda McCarthy, modelled and named her clothing line after a thriving […]

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spaQ Fashion Showcase

QT Fashion Showcase

Tuesday 23rd April 2013 To celebrate QT Fashion Week & Awards Gold Coast, spaQ will host an exclusive Fashion Showcase. Champagne, beauty and fashion all rolled into one evening. Enjoy a variety of spaQ mini treatments, a boutique designer showcase and a fashion consulting session with Elisasi’s Elizabeth McMahon.   A bit about Elasasi: Raising Self Esteem through Self […]

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QT Fashion Week Designer Lunch

Friday 26th April 2013 Rub shoulders with fashions who’s-who including Nicola Finetti and Lisa Brown at the QT Fashion Week Designer Lunch. Indulge in delicious cuisine from all over the world at Bazaar, the Gold Coast’s famous interactive marketplace at QT Gold Coast. Marvel as a panel of QT Fashion Week designers uncover everything fashion whilst you enjoy an […]

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Retro Dreamer Cecil Beaton

Retro dreamer – Cecil Beaton

“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 […]

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Runway to real life – how to wear ruffles

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 […]

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Weddig Hat Etiquette

Wedding Hat Etiquette for the Modern Man

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 […]

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He%27s as mad as a hatter

He’s as mad as a hatter

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 […]

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If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

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 […]

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The best little vintage van

The best little vintage van

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 […]

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COLD AND ICE ARE SO HOT RIGHT NOW

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 […]

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CAST YOUR EYES THIS WAY

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 […]

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SHIRTS FOR DAYS

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 […]

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Jordan Askill

JORDAN ASKILL DESIGNS

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 […]

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Beau in the woods

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 […]

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