Who'd have thought 'Gladys' could help women land a work gig. A feel-good online story

FASHION . . . with a heart . . .

Always good to hear about an online enterprise which is giving back and not just taking . . .

Enter, vintage and contemporary online boutique store, DearGladys.com.au, the first not-for-profit online retail store in Australia, providing funding for a unique social enterprise that is changing the lives of thousands of long-term unemployed and disadvantaged women.
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Aussie Matt Ingham: doing for Akubra what Fred Astaire did for the top hat and Buffalo Bill did for Stetson

I’ve gotta admit, I like a hat.

Not just all those smarty pants, racing-type feathered and floral chapeaux that squeezed their way into hat boxes, en route to the recent Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne.
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Rafael Nadal does Giorgio Armani proud thanks to Steven Klein

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Oh Mr Armani, you’ve done it again . . Continuing his tradition of nailing fine sport-people (DBeckham , IThorpe, CRonaldo et al) and making them style muses, all that’s left to say is, well, take a look . . . .
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Fabrics with memory? Aussie designer Mela Purdie nails cool clothes to take travelling

With renewable and reusable on our minds, let’s introduce the latest eco-friendly fabric from Australian designer Mela Purdie: Sorona Eco Memory.
Using biotechnology and renewable materials, ‘Sorona Eco Memory’ is a technical fabric derived from corn making and is both eco-friendly and super light weight.

Due to the unique molecular structure of the fibre, Sorona Eco Memory is designed to bend and fold with your shape while maintaining its natural memory crush. Read: it snaps back to the shape you bought it.

The fabric is water proof, stain resistant and needs no ironing too. So there.

And it’s part of Ms Purdie’s travel-inspired collection. Take a look at http://www.melapurdie.com/
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Designer Charlie Brown & muse Laura Dundovic make a booty fashion call

Designer Charlie Brown has announced a collaboration with tailored, booty-hugging jeans name, ClintonCharlie.

"CLINTONCHARLIE and its denim label, BOOTYHUGGERS attributes its popularity to the large fan base it has generated online via social media sites," goes this morning’s media re lase.

"CHARLIE BROWN was one such fan and shortly after connecting on Facebook a collaboration to release a co-branded collection of BOOTYHUGGERS was agreed.

Launched under the label ‘CLINTONCHARLIE BOOTYHUGGERS for CHARLIE BROWN’ the jeans will be stocked in nine of Charlie Brown’s Myer concessions and Charlie Brown self titled stores nationally from 01 July."
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