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Create A Website That Represents The Real You… If I Can Do It, So Can You!

Posted Posted in Digital World, Education, Web Design, Wordpress

After an endless nightmare of dragging and dropping videos, buttons and contact forms, a Sydney Theme WordPress tutorial helped me finally create the website I’ve always wanted.   Over recent months I’ve had a fair bit of practice building websites. Well… one website actually, my personal brand website… the one that’s about me. Now if […]

Queensland Figurative 2016

Posted Posted in Brisbane Stage

What is figurative art? Artworks that adeptly capture the beauty, meaningfulness and aesthetic qualities of real-life subjects exemplifies the passion of keen figurative artists. The finest examples reveal the artist’s skilful use of line, colour, texture and light to provide the observer something of a narrative of the subject’s time, place and state of mind. […]

Fashion Event at RQAS Biennial

Posted Posted in Fashion Events

The Petrie Terrace Gallery is gearing up to become a classroom for fashion lessons during the RQAS Biennial. On 22 September the Royal Queensland Art Society will open its Petrie Terrace Gallery doors for a fabulous night of art, fashion, bubbles and nibbles. In what could best be described as an educational fashion event Sacha […]

The Train Tea Society

Posted Posted in Brisbane Stage

All aboard for The Train Tea Society!   Continuing its legacy of giving a free rein to theatre-makers at anywhere but traditional theatre spaces, Anywhere Theatre Festival has teamed with Flowers Theatre Company and the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway to present a charming World War I story at the beautifully preserved Swanbank Railway Station. The […]

Orange County Fashion Week

Posted Posted in Fashion Events, Festivals

From Fashion County to Fashion Capital   ‘Fashion capital’ refers to the cities that hold fashion weeks to showcase their industry. They are major influences on international fashion trends. Design is overwhelmingly concentrated in these superstar cities, as are design schools and fashion magazines, along with a local market of affluent consumers. When we talk […]

The Women in Black – book review

Posted Posted in Book Reviews

Department Store Fairytale Premise: The setting is 1959, the liberating 60s revolution is just around the corner. Sydney is acquiring a newfound cosmopolitanism. Bright-eyed and bookish Lisa, while waiting for her school exam results, takes a temporary sales assistant job in the Ladies Cocktail Frocks section of F.G.Goode, the nation’s most prestigious department store. The […]

Sweethearts – book review

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Sweethearts: the timeless love affair – onscreen and off – between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy   Author:          Sharon Rich   Premise: An updated 20th anniversary edition of the bestselling true story of one of Hollywood’s greatest cover-ups: the love affair between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The most popular singing team in movie history, […]

Ladies in Black – theatre preview

Posted Posted in Brisbane Stage

Gowns, Glamour and Growing Up The stage at QPAC’s Playhouse will have a touch of borrowed elegance when Queensland Theatre Company, in a last hurrah for the 2015 mainstage season, presents its first full-scale musical theatre work in years. Ladies in Black is a glitzy celebration of gowns, glamour and growing up; a high-cultured frock-fest […]