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VANGUARD - art & fashion

19 illustration shoot
30 dance shoot
35 colour shoot
50 men’s shoot

9 arts section
13 artistic flair and sophistication
15 avant garde photo essay

7 changing face of brisbane fashion
11 poetry in motion
17 cycle chic
27 style and the silver screen
29 making science sexy
60 blanc + delta
65 sole searching

57 men’s
59 women’s

Editor: Peta Rake Distribution: Ashleigh de Groot
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Fashion Editor: Alice Leahey Myspace: Hannah Lipman

Women’s Assistant Fashion Editor: Kristin Siemon, Contributors: Ella Cole, Nadia Morgan, Brylee Clelland,
Robyn Taggart Rebecca Kirchner, Keryn Wilson, Krystal Ockerby, Tenille
Stylists: Anne Lucas, Cassandra Taylor, Annika Hein, Alexander, Courtney Duncan, Kathryn Illingworth, Kate
Carla Parr Joyce

Assistant Stylists: Maria Ermides, Kate Joyce, Lina

Skadins, Meggan Walker Managing Editor: Kay McMahon, Marie-Christine
Men’s Fashion: Thomas Williams, Lauren Clarke,
Tenille Alexander, Alexandria Wittke

Sub Editing Team: Courtney Duncan

Proof Readers: Anthea Quay, Amanda Saville,
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Arts Editor: Isabel Leeds

Food and Dining Editor: Remy Duscher
Lifestyle Editor: Krystle Hoffman
Women’s Beauty Editor: Vanessa Fang
Men’s Beauty Editor: Luke Graham

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Katia Ramos, Laura Colley, Stephanie Hudson, Catherine
Photographers: Catherine McIntyre, Amanda Saville,
Lina Skadins, Krysal Lasheras
Photo Editors: Jacquiline Anderson, Casey Brooker,
Carmen Spencer
Illustrators: Blythe Buchanan, Casey Brooker,
Cherie Walker, Rebecca Delaurence, Cassandra Taylor

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The original punks. Marcel Duchamp
raised questions about the processes of
making and what could be considered
art when he claimed a urinal as art which
he named Fountain. Dada was a wide
spread cultural movement that began
during World War I. They opposed the
war and protested against bourgeois
society and everything that came with it.
They were anti-art and anti-conformist.
Branch out from the pack and rebel in
a mischievous punk inspired look. Pure


Skirt: Antipodium;

Knit: Crea Concept; Sassi

Heels: Steve Madden


Knit: Crea Concept; Sassi

Waist coat: Crea Concept; Sassi

Pants: Camilla & Marc;

Clutch: William Phillips;

Boots: Life with Bird;

V anguard.
Taking inspiration from art history...

Dress: Tibi;

Gloves: Vintage; Adornments

Think of Matisse, his strong colours, wildly
Bag: Vintage; Adornments
painted brush strokes and simplifications
Head pieces: Thousand island dressing
of subject are characteristics of this
Heels: Steve Madden
movement. The Fauves, which from
French translates as ‘wild beasts’ painted
Dress: Kirrily Johnston;
without considering the natural colours
Bag: CC Skye;
of their subjects and were concerned
Gloves: Vintage; Adornments
with expression over detail. Why not go
Fascinator: Vintage; Adornments
slightly wild in full on colour, rich fabrics
Headpiece: Thousand island dressing
and over the top embellishments from
Heels: Steve Madden
head to toe for an all over playful look.

Become your own canvas and cover
yourself in splatters and spots and
everything in between. The movement
that was all about spontaneity and
subconscious creation saw New York
become recognised in the art world and
brought about names such as Jackson
Pollock and Clement Greenberg.
Embrace abstract prints and mix and
match. Remember there are no rules.


Dress: Karen Walker;


Heels: Steve Madden


Swimsuit: Camilla & Marc;

Skirt: Alice McCall;

Bag: William Phillips;

Heels: Steve Madden:

When Italian Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
wrote the futurist manifesto in 1909 he
spurred the beginning of a movement that
admired industrialism, technology and
speed. He stated, “We want no part of it, the
past, we the young Futurists”. The futurists
were also concerned with dynamism and
fluidity. Keep moving forwards like Umberto
Boccioni’s famous sculpture Unique forms
of continuity through space in futuristic
inspired ensembles with an emphasis on all
things fresh, fast and modern.


Dress: Josh Goot;

Pants: Camila & Marc;

Clutch: Vintage; Adornments

Heels: Steve Madden


Shift: Alice and Olivia;

Leggings: Ksubi;

Bag: Goldenbleu;

Heels: Steve Madden

Voluminous, free-flowing silks with organic lines,
floral print with a technological twist, embellishment
constructed in metal pieces, all in a variety of romantic,
muted colours, and controlled in regimental royalty is:

When thinking of fashion inspired by Queensland’s

Gold Coast, Metre Maids flaunting metallic bikinis
and cowboy hats are undoubtedly the first things
that spring to mind.

But for Gold Coast-based label blanc + delta the

practicality of dress that comes with roughing the sun
and sand, need not be lost when it comes to high

“The first thing I ever made was my formal dress in

year 12.

“I can remember going into the fabric shop and the

lady told me not to bother trying,” says Bianca Daly,
the 24-year-old creative mind behind emerging label
blanc + delta.

“She said I’d never be able to make a dress if I’d

never sewn before.”

Ignoring the woman’s advice, Daly made a pale

pink gown of taffeta and organza, with a voluminous
back and beading down the front.

“It’s kind of embarrassing now, but it was a nice

achievement at the time,” she says.

Fast forward a few years, and Daly has established

her own fashion label, selling in-demand garments

that see little time on shop floors. accessories and battling to find manufacturers that
were willing to sew something harder than a T-shirt.”
Daly launched blanc + delta during her final year Aside from having to triumph over the challenges that
of design school for entry into the exclusive couture come with running a business, Daly finds satisfaction
category at the Australian Fashion Design Awards in in what she does, and maintains there are plenty of
2004. great things that come with directing the label.

She was chosen as a nationally telecast finalist “Getting to do something every day that I’m
among more than 100 entrants, paving the way for passionate about, challenging myself with each new
achievements to come. collection to produce one better than the last, and
creating clothing which hopefully, people can feel
Daly went on to become a catwalk finalist in the good wearing,” she says.
prestigious Mercedes-Benz Start-up Competition in
2005 for her Winter 2006 collection. “There are lots of late nights and weekend work, but
I love it!”
To date, blanc + delta has seen two successful
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week runway shows, For Daly, each season brings a new clash of different
including the Summer 07/08 Tears of an Arctic Princess elements, like her Summer 08/09 collection, which she
collection, which featured in the New Generation says was inspired by her Viennese travels.
parade in May 2007, and the Winter 08 Espionage
collection, which was shown in the ready-to-wear The collection incorporates muses of ancient Greek
category in October of the same year. and Egyptian mythology, Gustav Klimt’s artworks,
and 70s rock music, all tied together to create very
Despite her apparent success, Daly says she wearable couture.
started the business without a single connection in
manufacturing, retail, or design.
Where to find blanc + delta…
“I’ve really learnt everything the hard way,” she says. Bam & Juju – Brisbane Adrenalin – Surfer’s Paradise,
Gold Coast Nicola – Prahan, Melbourne
“I was battling to find better suppliers for fabrics and Department – Perth Entity – Chatswood, Sydney

T ea for two .
From high tea hotspots, to decadent dessert joints, to buzzing
breakfast cafes, Brisbane is overflowing with indulgent food spots.

Words Remy Duscher .

Photography Alana Rostron

Food fashion or couture cuisine?
“With massive muffins and
Just as wardrobes go in and out of style with a
change of season, a change of mind, or a change triple shot coffees nowadays,
of boyfriend, so too do the meals people choose to
pleasure their palette and spend their hard earned it’s so refreshing to bring back
a sense of class,”
Gone are the days of only being able to treat
yourself to lunch or dinner at a trendy eatery. According to Anouk owner, Justine Whelan,
“breakfast has really taken off as a popular meal
Now, it’s only a matter of choosing whether to with more diners choosing breakfast over lunch and
indulge in breakfast at one of Brisbane’s many dinner”.
cafes, a delightful dessert, or scones at a high tea
hotspot. Having previously owned breakfast hotspot, The Gun
Shop Café in West End, Whelan knows a thing or two
Freestyle Tout owner, Martin Duncan, says his friends about the à la mode movement.
thought he was ‘crazy’ when he told them of his
latest venture. “Socially, people’s attitude to breakfast has
changed,” she says.
Crazy or not, Duncan has had the last laugh as his
dessert-dedicated restaurant is now overflowing with Whether it’s a change in attitude or a change in
sweet-toothed dessert lovers craving that mouthful the economy, food critic, Jan Power, puts this trend
of bliss. down to money.

“There’s definitely more of a food culture in Brisbane “Lunch and dinner take up time and cost more
now. money,” Power says.

“And there are a whole lot of dessert junkies out “Other dining options are in fashion because they
there,” he says. cost less and don’t take as long.”

It seems these dessert junkies also have a penchant Duncan recognises another benefit of the cheap
for their sweets stacked tall, with the phenomenon and quick meals.
of high tea making its mark on Brisbane.
“We get so many daters come into Freestyle
Owner of Clayfield’s High Societea, Kathy Heath, because it’s quick.
takes full responsibility for bringing high tea to a new
generation of people seeking the finer things in life. “If it’s a bad date, you’re out of there before you
know it,” he says.
“With massive muffins and triple shot coffees
nowadays, it’s so refreshing to bring back a sense of Look out lunch and dinner: dessert, breakfast, and
class,” she says. high tea are moving up in the world of designer
Classy it is.
Gone are the days of longwinded lunches and
Within 10 minutes of setting foot inside High Societea, expensive dinners.
it’s as if someone flicked the behaviour switch, and
everyone one is watching their ‘P’s and Q’s’. Fashionable Brisbanites are opting for alternative
meals as it’s quick, inexpensive, and it might even
“It is a return to a time when things were done help with those bad dates!
with style because to do otherwise was simply

unthinkable,” Heath says.

Everyone is cashing in on the trend with the

Stamford Plaza, The Marriot Hotel, and Joseph frock gives you the places to go,
Alexanders all offering a high tea service. you bring the people to see

But if savoury over sweet and big over bite sized is Eat @ Montrachet, Paddington.
preferable, then breakfast is it. Indulge @ Freestyle Tout, Fortitude Valley.
Drink @ The Lark, Paddington.
Many restaurants and cafes, such as Salt in Relax @ The Groove Train, The City.
Rosalie, Campo’s in Fortitude Valley, and Anouk in Dine @ Isis Brasserie, Fortitude Valley.
Paddington, now solely focus on the morning meal. Be Seen @ Bar Alto, New Farm.