Entire days dedicated to new wardrobe additions are our favourite thing. Especially if said new wardrobe additions come with a side of live DJ entertainment, stylist sessions and a wine bar.
Excitingly, one such day will soon be happening on the Gold Coast and you, lovers of fashion and frivolity, are invited.
Frockarama is set to take place on Sunday March 31st inside the Events Arena at Carrara Markets and it’s going to be an absolute extravaganza of both new and preloved clothing, overflows from local brands, shoes and accessories and they are all yours for the taking.
At some point in your life, you’ve no doubt experienced the mind-boggling phenomenon of having a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear. Same.
Which is why an event like Frockarama is the perfect idea.
There’ll be hundreds of pieces on offer at bargain prices from girls just like you who need a wardrobe update but also have so many things in their cupboards they either don’t need or don’t wear.
Frockarama event organiser, Mia Lee says “Buying pre-loved fashion at Frockarama encourages more sustainable fashion choices. It’s also a brilliant way to ensure excess clothes don’t end up as landfill.”
“Our shopping practices have changed considerably with less pressure to always buy new. Buying from a thrift shop or doing wardrobe swaps with friends is now common practice. It’s creates less impact on the environment, it’s inexpensive and it’s so much more fun!”
Why pay full price when you can find a range of designer and much-loved labels at discount prices including Zimmerman, Kookai, Zara, Country Road, Shona Joy, Michael Kors, Polo, Lacoste and Tigerlily to name a few.
There’ll also be a glitter makeup zone so you can get sparkly before you shop up a storm.
So, if your idea of a good day out is filling your wardrobe with your best gals by your side, wine, pumping tunes and somebody to tell you how delightful you look, pop Frockarama in your calendar right now.
P.s entry and car parking are free.
It’s the fashion event of the year friends.
LOCATION: Events Arena, Carrara Markets, Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara
HOURS: 9am until 2pm
Words by Kirra Smith
SPONSORED BY CARRARA MARKETS
A fashion photography exhibition is coming to The Arts Centre showcasing 100 years of stunning images from the likes of famed photographers Mario Testino and Helmut Newton.
The photography and vintage couture exhibition showcases all the glorious aspects of fashion photography you know and love – bold colours, creative combinations and perfectly placed models – and is, in our humble opinion, one of the most exciting things to grace our golden shores.
The exhibition also includes a selection of vintage couture fashion from The Darnell Collection – Australia’s largest private collection of fashion from the late 1700s to the 20th century. The collection’s custodian, author and fashion historian Charlotte Smith, has selected the finest and most iconic pieces.
Throughout the three months it’s showing at The Arts Centre, Coming into Fashion will screen a collection of fashion films and documentaries and host workshops and casual chats with people who know things.
One such chat will take place with fashion blogger royalty Amanda Shadforth, who you may or may not know as Oracle Fox. She’s the chicest of chic and she can be sitting in front of you on November 25th to share her (Ghandi-like) thoughts on the future of fashion.
In January, Fashion Forum will see international industry leaders come together to exchange ideas and experiences of the fashion variety, the likes of which us mere mortals can never imagine.
Oh, FYI Condé Nast is the media company responsible for publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, GQ Style, The New Yorker and probably your sky-high credit card debt.
Style may never go out of fashion, but this show is for a limited time only so get it while it’s hot at The Arts Centre from November 25th to February 18th.
LOCATION: The Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd, Bundall
HOURS: Open daily from 10am to 5pm
Words by Kirra Smith.
Farhsun. Big fans over here and these days, we need look no further than our very own thriving city to find boutiques filled with all the local and Aussie brands we absolutely love.
Fashion forward indeed. Here are 10 of our favourite boutiques for your spending pleasure.
Another Love, founds at The Brickworks in Southport, boasts a carefully selected collection each season, from the most desirable, fashion forward labels suited to the Australian lifestyle. There are some absolutely stunning pieces here and we highly recommend stopping in for a little look.
Where: 107 Ferry Road, Southport
It all started of in 1984 (best year) in Melbourne’s Chapel Street, with a factory designing and manufacturing ladies ready-to-wear and evening dresses. The has grown into a multi brand fashion importing company, bringing you the best and most in-demand labels and we absolutely LOVE everything.
Where: Shop 136 Marina Mirage, Main Beach and Shop 2763, Pacific Fair, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
About a Girl
About a Girl boutique is all about YOU! They always have the cutest threads for every occasion AND if there’s anything you can’t find or a product or label you’re dying to get your hands on, let them know and they will try their best to track it down for you. Extra good.
Where: 1/2221 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobbys Beach
The Freedom State
The Freedom State is a women’s clothing store that is inspired by bohemian creativity (because boho is life y’all) with a gypsy attitude of freedom. The team has carefully curated labels to offer a stunning selection of women’s fashion inspiring you to show off your very best self.
Where: 4/64 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Bird on a Wire
Bird on a Wire is set amongst the exceptional coffee shops on the Lower Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh. The chic boho boutique offers a diverse range of beautiful but affordable fashion and homewares and is the perfect stop after a swim and a coffee.
Where: 5/1840 Lower Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
A must visit store in the Burleigh area, Emte Boutique was founded by a Gold Coast girl who felt that there was a gap to be filled for fashion jewellery and accessories that are cutting edge, stylish, on trend and affordable. We concur. And also spend a lot of dollars here.
Where: 3 James St, Burleigh Heads
As the name suggests, White Bohemian is all about boho style. Clothing, accessories, bohemian inspired homewares and the very best gifts for the free spirited gypsy wanderer. Love all the things.
Where: 1160 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Alfred’s isn’t just your favourite diner and barber, they also sell epic mens fashion and accessories. Only the coolest labels make the cut at Alfred’s, making sure you always look your best.
Where: 2389 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Sean Scott Boutique
A fave little boutique in James Street, the space showcases Sean Scott’s breathtaking photography as well as clothing and accessories for the fashion forward folks. You can also find one of the biggest displays of (local legends) Valley Eyewear sunnies here on the Coast.
Where: 21c James St, Burleigh Heads
Pennant Surf Store
This men’s and women’s boutique is the embodiment of surf culture. You’ll find only the best Aussie fashion brands and accessories plus surfboards and tons of other surf goodies. You’re sure to leave with something sweet so save your pennies.
Where: 7/1136 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach