Review: Valentino

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art beat hundreds of international galleries to win the first overseas exhibit of the revered Parisian Valentino exhibit. Valentino Retrospective Past/Present/Future was unveiled in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art last weekend in the exhibit’s first display outside Paris. It follows Valentino Garavini and the fashion powerhouse over the decades since 1959. […]

Street poll: should the Prime Minister be a cover girl? [video]

Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, is cover girl of top selling magazine Women’s Weekly, with a 13-page spread of glamorous photos. Newsbytes asked people in Brisbane what they thought. Reporter: Alex Stilianos Camera and production: David Stuart

A bikini is not a bikini unless…

A bikini is not a bikini unless it can be pulled through a wedding ring, according to the new “Exposed” exhibit at Queensland Museum. The exhibition is a showcase of Australia’s beach identity and the development of a million dollar industry that now has its own fashion week. The development is a seductive one that […]

Women in red promote heart awareness

The Premier and most women MPs were in their best red livery this week in honour of the Heart Foundation’s Go Red for Women campaign. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of Australian women, killing 11,000 women in Australia each year. According to the Heart Foundation, heart […]

Body art carnivale a sensory feast

There was standing room only as intricately painted human canvasses paraded for an enthusiastic audience at the prize-giving of the “Australian Body Art Carnivale” in Eumundi at the weekend. Organiser Danielle Taylor said it was the pre-eminent, largest body art show in Australia. In its third year, the Eumundi spectacle has human body art competitions […]

Fashion guru adores ‘beautiful Queenslanders’

Queensland has beautiful people according to leading fashion stylist Carson Kressley. “I love Queensland. I love the people — they are so beautiful,” he enthused. Internationally known for his television programs “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “How to Look Good Naked”, Kressley was at Chermside Shopping Centre last week where he performed seven […]

Hats hats hats at QAG

Hats, hats and more hats, in every shape, style, colour and size imaginable. If this sounds like your idea of heaven then head to the Queensland Art Gallery, where the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, is currently running. The exhibition is a collaboration between London’s Victoria and Albert museum and one of the […]

Hawkins praises plus-size models

Jennifer Hawkins was a big hit in Queen Street yesterday where she modeled Myer’s new Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The featured designers included Bettina Liano, Wayne Cooper, Cooper Street, and Manning Cartell, just to name a few. Shoppers crowded into Myer to watch the fashion show, which included plus sized models for the T14 plus size […]

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