All posts tagged Australian Designer

Meet The Designer:
Claire Goldsworthy of Harriette Hill

Claire Goldsworthy brisbane fashion designer at Harriette Hill

Claire Goldsworthy’s fashion label, Harriette Hill is a creation that stems from her love of vintage fabrics. She doesn’t design seasonal collections, instead selecting fabric and letting the quality of the material speak to her which catalyses the creation of her beautiful handmade garments while minimizing waste. I spoke to her about her busy schedule, fashion career aspirations and love of op shopping!

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Sunkissed Afternoon

brisbane model jemma wearing hunter gatherer jewellery

Collaborating with local bloggers, models and creatives is one of the things I love about fashion photography. This was my first time working with the lovely Jemma Lily who has a stunning smile and no hesitation playing with bubbles and embracing the bohemian style of our shoot! She is a young lady with big dreams of being an actress and the ease with which she works with the camera, I have no doubt we will be seeing more of her on our screens soon.

We were lucky to have a perfect golden hour on this afternoon, where the sun is at just the right angle to softly backlight the models. We had a lot of fun playing in the gardens and marvelling at the beautiful spring flowers that were blooming everywhere.

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Capulet Bar Fashion Fridays: Heat 3

Designers, bloggers, photographers and fashion lovers attended Heat 3 of Capulet Bar’s Fashion Fridays. As with each heat you can vote for your favourite designer on the Fashion Fridays at Capulet Bar Facebook page.

There is one more heat to come in November with the grand final in December. The designers are competing for a deal with Pretty Please Boutique, flights to Sydney for MBFF 2014 and the production of a new season look-book, all costs covered. So make sure you show your love by voting!

Jessica Tovey and The Blonde Silhouette blogger Ashleigh

Ashleigh McCallum of The Blonde Silhouette and designer Jessica Tovey.

Jessica Tovey

Showing off her trademark leather garments and edgy tailoring, Jessica Tovey’s designs were the most structured and appealing to my love to slightly androgynous fashion. Her collection is created locally using luxurious fabrics and quality craftsmanship.

jessica tovey black dress at capulet bar fashion fridays

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – VIP Evening and Group Show

Brisbane bloggers at mbff

Thanks to Deakin Estate winery BNE Style was invited to attend a Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Group Shop as VIP guests. With seating in the second row and access to the VIP lounge, it was a very different (and far more enjoyable) experience than the previous evenings where I had been in the photographers pit. Of course I still brought my camera to document this special experience!

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Brisbane Arcade Group Show

Maiocchi Brisbane

The Brisbane Arcade parade showcased designers that call the exclusive Brisbane Arcade home. Although many of the garments are out of my price range and the labels represented in this show tend to focus on a more mature woman, it was still lovely to see the classy vintage feel and sense of fun some of these labels took towards their collections.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Brisbane – Emerging Fashion Designers Group Show

Erin Hassall Designs brisbane designer

Having a photographer’s pass to the Emerging Designers Group Show was such a pleasure, seeing the future stars of the fashion industry on the runway, showcasing their fresh ideas, was exciting. Being  in the photographer’s pit I had an amazing view of the circular runway.

The designer’s collections included lots of bright colours (such as Erin Hassall Designs who showcased her beautiful flowing kaftans pictured above) and fun accessories (especially from Molly and Polly who’s models had surfboards and snorkelling gear).

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The Gallery Boutique – Featuring Dresses by Kuku and Shoes by Kylie Ryan

Brisbane fashion under mangroves Kuku dresses

Part 2 of the BNE Style collaboration with The Gallery Boutique (read more about Joannah and the boutique in part one) features Australian designed KUKU dresses. Models Kiara Woodward and Aimee Moore look ethereal in peach and white, a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Makeup by HH Makeup and shoes from Kylie Ryan.

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A Day at The Ekka – Fashion and Fun!

Sideshow alley at The Ekka

It has been over 10 years since I last attended the Ekka, so when I was invited to have a day of adventure with fellow Brisbane blogger, Ashleigh (, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to rediscover my inner child.

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