End of an Era

Despite the fact that i work and live (and breath life into) the city everyday, it seems i was the last to know that one of Australia’s designer icons ‘Collette Dinnigan’ has respectfully bowed out of the Fashion game.

Siting ‘Family’ as her reason for the sudden exit, Dinnigan will close up successful boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne and London to spend more time focusing on her husband and their 2 children. Dinnigan had apparently been searching for the appropriate manager/ investor for several years to carry on the business but we can only assume that no one made the cut. Designers, such as myself, running their own business in the hopes of imitating the labels success should keep succession and the future of the company in mind from birth.

Unwed women who planned to don a Collette Dinnigan frock on their big day should get in quick to make a purchase before the company’s close early next year. Anyone else should head to her stores for imminent sales with further sales expected as closing date looms.

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RAW: Translations Event Pics

We had such a great night mingling with fellow artists and designers at the RAW: Natural Born Artists ‘Translation’ showcase last month at Wollongong town hall. Thankyou to all the organisers and contributors for a fun and successful night…

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For view all the pics of this event head to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157636229222166/

Designer Dreaming

A really fresh and fun shoot of Sarah-Jane Clarke (from Sass & Bide) in her natural habitat, brought to us by the wonderfully talented natalie at Tales of Endearment

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http://talesofendearment.com/a-softening-force/

Meet Your Style Icon

To celebrate the launch of new-season style, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, Chatswood Chase Sydney and QueensPlaza Brisbane will host ‘Icons of Style’.

The celebration will be led by global icon of style Olivia Palermo who will travel to Australia for the first time for exclusive in Centre appearances and fashion events to launch Spring Summer 2013.

In honour of this event, Chatswood chase are challenging bloggers of style across the country to  share their own unique spring summer look for the opportunity to be one of 3 people who take a trip to meet Olivia in Melbourne on the 29th August or Sydney on the 30th August.

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Our 3 Bloggers of Style will receive:

– Return Flights to Melbourne or Sydney & 1 Night Accommodation (if required)
– Attendance at an event & meet and greet with Olivia Palermo in either Melbourne or Sydney
– $500 Gift Card for Chadstone: The Fashion CapitalChatswood Chase Sydney or QueensPlaza Brisbane
– Your blog about your experience published on Vogue.com.au & promoted across the Chadstone, Chatswood Chase and QueensPlaza websites and Facebook pages.

Enter here

http://www.vogue.com.au/club+vogue/competitions/wanted+bloggers+of+style,1034