Collette Dinnigan creates for qualia

Following on from her recent, Paris show (her 30-something effort as part of the official pret-a-porter calander) and from dressing Australian Oscar nominee, Jackie Weaver, leading fashion name Collette Dinnigan has turned her talent to... towels.

And, as the Queensland resort, qualia, is one of her favored hang-out’s, the designer has created a limited edition beach and pool towel for the luxurious and highly desired vacation spot.
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Perth announces dates for a new season ode to consumer fashion

With the customer-friendly L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) having just kicked off tonight, dates of the 2011 Perth Fashion Festival have been announced, via the following media release.

“Fashion fever will sweep Perth from 21 – 27 September 2011 with the return of Western Australia’s premier fashion event, Perth Fashion Festival (PFF).
PFF has flourished over the past 13 years. It is a breeding ground for Australia’s most sought after creative talent and is considered a must-attend event on Australia’s fashion calendar.

“We have exciting new events and venues planned for the PFF 2011 program. Perth can expect to see the very best the dynamic and vibrant WA fashion industry has to offer,” PFF Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said.

“Perth Fashion Festival is one of the most important annual events for WA’s creative industries and we are delighted to welcome it back to the City this September,” Lord Mayor and PFF Ambassador Lisa Scaffidi added.
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Veuve Clicquot celebrate female business leaders over dinner

Tonight, on International Women’s Day, thirty five of Australia’s most inspiring women will gather to celebrate the opening of nominations for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2012.

The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman award recognises the extraordinary achievements of entrepreneurial business women throughout Australia; innovators, risk-takers, leaders and visionaries, and those with a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award was established in France in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot. The award champions the success of women worldwide in the field of business, and honours women who reflect the values of Madame Clicquot: her spirit of enterprise, her courage, her tenacity in driving projects to successful outcomes.
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Curvy bra brand in search of a new Aussie pin-up girl

The UK bra brand, Curvy Kate are about to launch a ‘curvy’ model search in Australia, focusing on searching for “naturally curvy girls who are confident, charismatic and above a D cup.”

The winner will model for the Curvy Kate brand.

According to the Curcy Kate crew, the Australian average boob size is now above a D cup and the average dress size a 14, many fashion brands still lack in choosing models that relate to these statistics, choosing stick thin girls to support their brand.
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A big box of memories

I have been going through boxes of ‘stuff’.

Lots of this ‘stuff’ has been accumulated between various moves, homes and relationships and much of it is now, at home, in one of those stupidly expensive inner-city storage spaces.

And boy, you should see what I been uncovering. It was a rummage through big chunks of my life.

There were exercise books from high school; modern history essays; school reports; musings to former boyfriends (that were never sent); hard copy pictures from when I first started writing in newspaper-land and even dolls, all of whom I had named with pinned-on name tags that are still in tact.

There was my old McDonalds uniform (ditto for my green school uniform); a tonne of small bits of bric-a-brac that I had picked up on my first travels; a heap of photo albums and even an impressive dot painting by indigenous artist Russell Saunders. (It was a thank-you gift when I guest judged the ‘Flair’ fashion awards in Taree in 1997.)
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