Entries by Team FOM

Swimwear Retrospective

By Brigitte Topping Images of perfection The image of the perfect bathing beauty came to rise in the early 1930’s when neck lines began to plunge, sleeves were removed and hem lines were raised. The invention of materials such as nylon and spandex saw for figure hugging garments and thin shoulder straps, which were more […]

I – G – G – Y

I – G – G – Y If you are currently asking yourself ‘Who that?’ instead of ‘Who dat?’, you definitely need to keep up with the talented piece of Australian that is Iggy Azalea. This week we are loving ourselves some Iggy, as she continues to leave her mark on the music and fashion […]

Dots vs Stripes

By Brigitte Topping  It’s been the question on fashionista’s lips since the dawn of time, ok maybe not that long, but still, Dots vs Stripes is a call EVERYONE has to make at some point in their life. Stripes represent power, boldness and significance whereas dots represent fun full stop. So when do you choose […]

Kill Casey

By Caitlin Bennet You can’t ask for more than a night of champagne, stunning fashion and the Brisbane skyline. Saturday the 7th of June was the official launch of Kill Casey’s first collection, AW14 Season of Monarchs. The Fashion Observer #4thecreatives team was ecstatic to be a part of the toast for the launch of […]

Mango Rains – Taking the Path Less Travelled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost The Arena night club was dimly lit with an underground vibe at the RAW Brisbane Showcase on Friday night. Nonetheless, vivid prints sparked on the runway in the final fashion show. […]

QT Fashion Week and Awards

Backstage Pass with Anna Hulm I arrived at QT Fashion Week and Awards just as the Up and Coming High Tea was beginning. I am lucky enough to work for Anna Hulm, one of Australia’s best emerging designers selected for the runway event. This meant I had a backstage pass to all the action! After […]

Runway to Miss World Charity Fashion Show

Courtney Thorpe and Hayley Wilson threw the ultimate backyard party last weekend. Beauty with a purpose was the theme of the Runway to Miss World charity fashion show on Friday the 11th of July held at Capulet Bar in Fortitude Valley. The Miss World Australia National Finalists donated all funds raised on the night to […]

Birk ‘n’ Socks

Some things are just plain wrong, like decaf coffee or Miley Cyrus. In contrast, sometimes something can be so wrong that it works. So completely and utterly ridiculous, it actually begins to make sense. Like Kanye West’s love affair with himself, Lady Gagas meat dress and dipping McDonalds fries in your milkshake (no, just me?) […]

How to dress for the polo

By Brigitte Topping I grew up on a polo field. My father played the game and my mother would dress me in my best Oshkosh B’Gosh dress and mini RM Williams boots. I would run a muck hitting polo balls around with my mini mallet while mum would mingle with the high country society in […]

Queens Plaza

Winter is the season for faux fur, trench coats and hot chocolates. It is the season for dark tones and snuggling under the blanket. And most importantly it is the season where QueensPlaza showcased their winter fashion. The event was held at Black Bird Bar in Brisbane city, and the view was spectacular. The venue […]