Fashion designer, custom couturier and fabric whisperer Trish Bellero took out the top award at last week’s Townsville Fashion Festival, we chat to the owner of Bellero Bridal about the Royal Wedding, hats versus fascinators, and living the fashion designer dream, and you can read about it here …
Partying in our tropical winter just got sorted with the Isadora midi dress from Rodeo Show. This gorgeous bohemian paisley print looks great on its own or pair with a leather jacket and heeled booties if the temperature drops any lower, it’s RRP $299 and you can get it here
HEAR : King Princess
so tell me why my gods look like you / and tell me why it's wrong
/ so I'll wait for you, I'll pray / I will keep on waiting for your love
/ for you, I'll wait / I will…
She’s super quirky mixed with ultra cool, she’s from Brooklyn, and it’s reported that she turned down her first record deal at the age of ELEVEN.
So yeah, that’s pretty huge (we now feel really old and unproductive, so thanks for that, KP.)
Now she’s 19, and her single ‘1950’ is a lament to unrequited love as well as a tribute to queer love that had to be expressed through art, back in the history books. It’s a cruisey ballad that evokes dappled sunlight, daisy chains and smoky dance halls – she wears a drawn-on pencil moustache in the clip and the crazy thing is that it looks GOOD. Stand by for future greatness, you have been warned…
Hear our track of the week 1950 0n our Spotify playlist here, or iTunes here
Give shade to your facey bits that need it with this Contour Palette from Natio, the three generous powders include a medium and dark contour plus a highlighting shade, and it’s formulated with aloe vera and sesame to soothe skin.
RRP : $19.95, you can get yours from selected pharmacies and Myer, store details here…
DIY : nose contouring
If you hate your nose, don’t waste time daydreaming about the nose job you probably won’t ever have, just get busy learning how to contour it so it looks less ‘honker’ and more ‘hello!’
Aussie You Tube beauty vlogger Michael Finch gives the lowdown on smallenizing your nose on his fantastic contouring tutorial, How to make a Big Nose look Small – we’re going to have a crack at minimizing ours, and you can do the same - check out his easy to follow video here…. WARNING - MICHAEL LIKES AN F-BOMB...OR TWO!
TONIGHT - head down to the former Commonwealth Bank building at 175-179 Sturt Street in the city for the launch of the new street art mural Brolga Song and Dance, by indigenous artist Nicky Bidju Pryor. It kicks off at 6pm and the Townsville City Council initiative will feature a smoking ceremony by traditional landowners, artist talk and food and drinks.
WEEKEND - Jurassic junkies, check out Dinosaur Revolution – Secrets of Survival, where you can see animatronics, 3D models, fossil casts and almost life-sized murals of what dinosaurs really looked like – no more guesstimating from fossils, see flesh, feathers and adornments in living, breathing colour, on now at the Museum of Tropical QLD, 70-102 Flinders Street Townsville until October 21.
EAT : Real Home Cookinghere or check out their facebook hereinstagram here
Too busy to cook? Need meals for elderly relatives, kids, partners or yourself?
I Hate Cooking is a brilliant concept that is popping up around the country and guess what, it’s here in Townsville! How it works, you select five meals from the online menu, and a cooking angel that actually like cooking comes to your home and prepares five serves of each dish from scratch (that’s 25 dishes!) AND cleans up, all for $150! If that’s more than you need they offer a new service, the Mini Cook, where you choose three dishes and you’ll get 15 large serves. You can also get sides, and the choice of either getting the items on the shopping list yourself or they can for an added cost, the same goes for containers, but we didn’t get that part because we were still squealing about someone coming to your house to cook for you. They also cater for gluten free, vegetarian, low calorie high fibre, plus baby meals, lunchbox options and menu options for entertaining up to 50 people.
Yes, wow. Find out more on their website
With plastic shopping bags disappearing on July 1, grab yourself one or all of these super sweet lightweight animal shopping bags – there are six designs to choose from, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, black cat, tabby cat and swan, with their trunk, neck or tail incorporated into the handle. They’re only $8.99 each + postage,and you can get yours from Yellow Octopus right here