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Wednesday 28 July 2010
Culture Fashion Featured

These boots weren’t made for walking: fashion as art

Sarah Mason
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Like Prince, Michael and Britney, fashion designer Valentino has surpassed his surname. The notorious orange-toned Italian designer is synonymous with high glamour and commands a following to rival any pop-star. This August, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art will open Valentino: Retrospective: Past, Present Future, a collection of the fashion house’s garments from 1959 –…
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Wednesday 21 July 2010
Culture Fashion Featured Opinion

Heels and your inner dwarf: the balancing act

Sarah Mason
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I had a heated discussion with my boyfriend the other day. It started with me asking him to ‘walk slower’. To be clear, I am not one of those sidewalk hogging, stop-to-smell-the roses, dawdling-all-over-the-footpath-driving-everyone-nuts types. I like to move with purpose and as quickly as my fairly short legs will allow. On this occasion, however,…
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Wednesday 14 July 2010
Culture Fashion

A label by any other name

Sarah Mason
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Labels have a bad reputation. As the oversized shiny manifestations of our oh-so-insatiable consumer appetites, they reek of the fashion depraved. Metallic slogans slapped on buttocks, plastic rip-offs on Bangkok sidewalks and horror of horrors, the corruption of real design aesthetics. All this and more is implied beneath many a fashionista’s breath as he/she announces…
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Wednesday 7 July 2010
Culture Fashion

fashion rules – are there any?

Sarah Mason
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Fashion is a flippable feast. It offers its avid worshippers a new definition of beautiful more often than the seasons change, such is the moody beast. But in a world where colour can be the new black, are there any absolutes we can rely on? That depends who you listen to. There’s no shortage of…
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