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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.

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Dinosaur Gelato

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 […]

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Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Valance

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 […]

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Paradise Magazine

  QT Gold Coast features in this months Paradise Magazine. What a gorgeous shoot!

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Kate Sylvester

Kate and Douglas + Bec

By Benjamen Judd If you’ve taken yourself out on a lovely stroll up Oxford Street to Paddington, you may have noticed the Kate Sylvester store. The New Zealand designer has been enticing shoppers in with her range of elegant yet simple clothes for women for over a year now. You may have also noticed that […]

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It’s always a pleasure learning about new

By Benjamen Judd It’s always a pleasure learning about new Australian designers, especially when we were wearing their label already without even realising it. A recent shopping spree online saw some of the guys here boasting about their new favourite t-shirt and shorts for summer. Synchronicity prevailing, they were all talking about the same label […]

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To Ellery and Back

By Benjamen Judd A quick survey around the QT office and we are quite shocked at the difference in ratios between Sydney born-and-bred-ers and those who moved to Sydney from ‘Elsewhere’. Every city has its own personal charm but Sydney really does have a magic all of its own that seems to attract people of […]

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Ksubi from GQ by Lucas Dawson photography

Ksubi or not to Ksubi

Ksubi or not Ksubi A lot of us remember the Sydney-based brand, Ksubi, back when it was still called Tsubi; when it was sold in only a handful of shops scattered throughout Darlinghurst and Paddington – some of us go as far back as when they were still selling stock out of the trunk of […]

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Chronicles of Moody

By Benjamen Judd. Props where they’re due, Gareth Moody has a great name. It’s like an antidote to annoying salespeople, painful zealots or anyone else who attempts to try and win you over with an overly formal introduction. “Hello, Mr. Moody…” If he were a character from Mr. Men, he would be the one dressed […]

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For Gorman

By Benjamen Judd. Since it first raised its lovely, well-made head in the charming Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy back in 1999, Gorman has been developing a dedicated cult following all over Australia. Now, thirteen years on, the home-grown brand has turned into a national fashion empire. And the beautiful thing we think is – not […]

Fashion
Cassette Society from website

Cassette’s are better.

By Benjamen Judd. Sydney based brand The Cassette Society classes itself as a paradox…a mix of strength and frivolity; confident and quirky. Obviously, we here at QT relate to all of these and have thus embraced the brand as one of our own. With a keen sense of what is working right now at street […]

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Say This Ten Times Quickly.

Sydneysiders are fond of a bag. Be it a satchel, a backpack, a tote, a carry-all or even just one those supermarket environmentally friendly bags. We just need something to put all our stuff in. What all that stuff is, we have no idea. We here at QT are just as guilty of everyone else […]

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Toni and Guy, Broadbeach. Hair saviours.

There are good days, there are bad days, and then there are days when you wake up after having gone to the hairdresser the day before and don’t recongnise yourself in the bathroom mirror. Yesterday was one of those days. After a particularly horrendous trip to another hairdresser, I googled ‘Toni and Guy’ (because when […]

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Samantha Wills is a homegrown superstar

From the Coastal town of Port Macquarie, Samantha Wills is a bonafide success story. Raised on the beaches of Australia’s East Coast, Samantha Wills moved to Sydney and established her self-titled accessories company when she was just 21 years old. Six years on and the label enjoys the loyal support of glamorous customers the world […]

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Broken Lock is our new must have.

Broken Lock is an independent locally owned and operated, handmade jewellery brand exploding onto the scene in Melbourne. Based loosely around nautical/pin up artwork and inspired by the traditional tattoo aesthetic, we love the way these pieces hang from our bodies. In a small studio in Melbourne, the works are put together from scratch. Each […]

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Rufus Green

Rufus Green

QT Life guest blogger Julia, from The Cubic Collective, talks about one of their fave Aussie Designers, Rufus Green… Local Gold Coast store, Cubic Collective, is home to an array of Australian brands. One of our most coveted brands is Rufus Green.  Although available in boutiques around Australia and New Zealand, Cubic Collective is one of the only boutiques […]

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