The Intern Diaries Part 2

From all the movies I had ever watched, my perception of an internship wasn't glamourous. I expected to be making regular coffee trips, stressed and doing all the little jobs that the employees didn't want to do.

However, an internship at Studio Agency was far from this. It was an internship of a lifetime and the best experience that far exceeded my expectations.

I came into this as a way to hopefully cure my confusion about what I want to do with my life. Throughout this experience I never did any coffee runs, nor was I stressed and I was actually doing things that would help me in the future. The girls here are so supportive and regularly check in with you to see how you are going and ask you what you would like to learn. You do real tasks that help the business and learn from people who are so passionate about what they do.

This experience could not have been more inspiring and I could not recommend and internship at Studio enough! 

Brisbane must-see events October

James Street RESORT

RESORT is back for its third installment from October 12 to 15. Take a hike through this year’s urban vacation as we travel headfirst into nature’s own utopia – the James Street National Park. This event celebrates James Street as a creative hub for fashion, lifestyle, art and design influenced by Queensland’s subtropical climate. Each beautiful store has individual offers running on the UP-LATE night (Thursday 13th) including generous discounts, champagne, live music, goodie bags and in-store designer visits. 

BN GIRLS Exhibition & Book Launch

Over the past 12 months, Birsbane babes Dani Marano and Hannah Roche have styled and photographed a series of 27 portraits celebrating creative women throughout Brisbane. Together they have produced a portrait book which features the talented beauties below:

  • Phoebe Paradise
  • Niqui Toldi
  • Patience Hodgson
  • Emily Devers
  • Savannah Van Der Niet
  • Vlada Edirippulige
  • Rachel Burke
  • Mairi Mackinnon
  • Erin Lightfoot
  • Eliza Rogers
  • Jessie Webb
  • Trina Massey
  • Yaseera Moosa
  • Jaala Alex
  • 100% / Chloe Baxter, Grace Stevenson, Lena Molnar
  • Bridie Gillman
  • Bianca Mavrick
  • Wendy Ma
  • Kylie Newton
  • Naomi Blacklock
  • Kitty Danger
  • FOREVR / Sam George-Allen, Kate Mackenzie
  • Elisa Jane Carmichael
  • Jolie Chatfield
  • Laura Patterson
  • Mariam Arcilla
  • Swasthi Iyengar

They are celebrating the release of BNE GIRLS portrait book on the 21st of October at Junky Comics in West End (7-9pm) followed by celebratory drinks at The End bar.  

Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta, Brisbane’s free, all-ages festival for music, arts and food, will be held in Fortitude Valley over the weekend of the 28-30 October 2016. Brought to you by Brisbane City Council and now in its 20th year, Valley Fiesta will showcase all of the favourite music events that everyone knows it for.

This years Fiesta will be bigger than ever with more than 50 performers across three main stages, laneway parties, art displays, street parties, world music, food and band competitions.Acts include the likes of:

The Vines, KLP, UV Boi, Harts, Hey Geronimo, These Guy, Jess Kent and many more. 

TRENDING: OVERSIZED BUTTON SHIRTS

Fashion weeks never fail to provide us with the best street style and up and coming looks. The next big trend according to fashion influencers is the ‘Oversized Button Down’.

Grab your boyfriend’s button up or shop for your own, and you can easily update your wardrobe with this is new style this spring.

Whether you want to pair it with a floral skirt, wear it on its own; We have a few photos of the different ways you can wear it for some fashion inspo!

 

FITNESS CRAZE: BARRE CLASS

Working out can feel like a chore and we are always on the hunt for a new fitness trend to keep things fun whilst getting our summer bods ready!

I’ve always wanted to be a ballerina but never liked the idea of the feet-destroying slippers! Well, now we can have the best of both worlds where we can get fit, have fun and still be a wanna-be ballerina (without the tutu!).

We’ve recently discovered a group fitness class called “Barre Fitness” or “Dance Barre”, which is fast coming a fitness craze.

Barre is ballet-inspired workouts that use the ‘ballet barre’ (hence where the name is from), and is a dynamic mix of dance, Pilates and fitness. It will almost feel like you’re not even working out at all! Don't be worried if you've never done anything ballet, because the best thing about these classes is they are for all fitness levels!

Barre Dance with Katie Dickens (Albion)

Barre Dance with Katie Dickens (Albion)

If you’re looking to get lean, build your core, flexibility and tone your legs and bum, then this may tickle your fancy!

With this class now becoming higher in demand, we’ve found a few spots around Brisbane near you:

BARRE BRISBANE, WEST END

http://brisbanebarre.com.au

DANCE BARRE, ALBION

http://dancebarre.com.au

REVIVE STUDIO, ASHGROVE

http://revivestudio.com.au

BARRE BODY, CBD

http://barrebody.com.au

XTEND BARRE, STONES CORNER

https://www.xtendbarre.com/studio/stones-corner/

XTEND BARRE, ST LUCIA

https://www.xtendbarre.com/studio/st-lucia/

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: NYFW STREET STYLE

New York Fashion week is soon coming to an end and its safe to say we have some serious street-style envy: we saw a lot of beading, oversized button up shirts, feminine dresses paired with sneakers, and the new off shoulder trend that we saw grace the runway.

We’ve put a collection of fashion forward outfits we loved (and want) hot off the streets of New York!

The Intern Diaries

Why you should Intern at Studio Agency, written by an Intern.

Stare at me straight, and give it to me true. Internships, the all essential stepping-stone to any career in the industry. Our childhood dreams are all grown up - interning at one of the leading fashion agencies in Brisbane.

After twelve magical weeks, my final day has descended, bringing with it tears of sorrow and heartbreak. Raw and real, young and modern, Studio is the place you just want to keep coming back to. They’ll nurture your creative impulses, fulfil your fashion visions, and teach you invaluable lessons, to take with you now and forever. The rest … is up to you.

Let your inner fashion desires take hold, and step into their world, an invitation to learn from their direction and endless opportunities. You can count on having exposure to photo-shoots, styling, design, production, and the online realm – coffee runs not included.

A veteran of the internship world, Studio Agency will forever be my number one. 

I leave fresh and fearless, ready for it all. 

 

 

Your Winter Layering Inspo

 

With the winter months rolling in quickly it’s the perfect time to nail your laying to not only keep toasty but look great. With so many fabrics, textures, cuts and colours it can feel over whelming but don’t fret. Check out some of these layering combinations for some serious inspo for winter. 

Age Is Nothing But a Number

50 is the new 25 and there are more and more celebrities proving that age is just a number. Whether it comes down to good genes, a great plastic surgeon or simple healthy habits, some woman can work their age. With the recent awards nights, Met Ball and Logies, these women are still proving they have what it takes to outshine the younger ones.

Mirander’s Post Met Gala Detox

It’s tough stuff being a celebrity, the constant flights, parties, travelling and no one does a post-party rejuvenation like Mirander Kerr. After stepping on the red carpet in a structural Louis Vuitton ensemble and posing for cameras all night, she headed back for some much needed sleep and a morning jump-start routine with healthy eating, meditation and a quick in-room blood pumping workout all before catching a flight back to LA. When it comes to looking your best the day after a big party, Mirander is your girl!

Travel Like a Fashion It Girl!

Are you tired of being jealous of IT girls travelling the world and doing it in style? Well we surely are and that's why we have put together a list to help you travel like you fav Instagram girls! So firstly, pack lightly!! Easier said then done but this is a must. We're all guilty of sneaking a few extra pieces into our suitcases at the last minute… but ladies, the secret here is to take as little as possible. Next is to plan your outfits out, coming up with outfit combinations is also a great way to pack lighter yay! Finally, don't forget to bring accessories, your go-to beauty products and your fav three pairs of shoes. Now you are set to take on the world!

Blogger Crush

 

If you’re yet to hear of Maja Wyh we do suggest flicking over to her Instagram and taking a little peek. The ultimate Winter style inspo, this German fashion blogger is the layering queen, with her signature style fusing both vintage and designer fashion together with bellowing shirts, oversized coats, furs, and lots of Denim.

Maja has perfected the look of effortlessly cool, radiating elements of authentic nonchalance, and combining tomboy, boho, and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll! Check out some of our favourite looks below:

Black is the new pink

This week saw some of the hottest celebs strut their stuff down the red carpet for the 2016 MTV Music Awards, and while many stars opted for a traditional backless Balenciaga or Erdem gown, some of the biggest names to hit Hollywood challenged tradition and choose to show their fierce side and go black. But these women are definitely slaying it on the red carpet!

 

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Monday Muse – Phoebe Tonkin

If you’ve ever watched television, you’ve probably come across homegrown beauty and boho babe, Phoebe Tonkin.

The 26-year-old first captured our hearts on H20: Just Add Water, and Vampire Diaries, but her popularity doesn’t end with sci-fi obsessed teens. Working alongside brands such as Chanel and Free People, Phoebe has become the ultimate clotheshorse, amassing a fan base of well-respected designers and publications. She has since graced the covers of fashion magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Girlfriend, and Dolly.

With her dreamy girl-next-door look she has become an emblem of carefree beauty, reminding us of dreamier days all whilst giving us serious style envy. Copy her style below:  

Flatforms to make you fall in love

Flatforms have never been the most appealing footwear to most, however with this years reincarnations of the dated footwear style with studs and satin maybe people will begin to reconsider. Here are a few of our favourites guaranteed to change your mind!

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Lets celebrate all things women today! Strong, independent women are so in right now we just can’t get enough of our girls. As our girl leader Beyoncé said,

“Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really annoys me that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because lets face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine and that’s not on. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights; it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves.”

Lets show them who run the world!

NYFW Street Style Round Up

Fashion Week has just kicked off in New York City and the most fashionable people in the world have stepped out on the streets to be snapped by the street style photographers. As they rush from show to show, presentations to after parties we can catch a glimpse of them through the lens.. here is a round up of the best looks so far.  

NYFWStreetStyle


Broderie, crochet and lace: How to!

Chic and romantic, sweet and feminine are the perfect words to describe this seasons favourite fabric! A fusion of broderie anglaise, crochet and lace have taken over the runway, and are spreading through the streets this summer. With the flowy and flattering silhouettes, it is time to embrace this trend, and re work it to suit you own individual style! Here are our best tips:

1.     Pair a basic top for a new element of sophistication to this summer look. Accompanied by a block heel, and you’re ready to go. 

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2.    Tone down the flowy top with a slim fitted bottom. White pants or denim shorts are the perfect staple pieces to tie in your look.

3.     If dressing bold is your go-to, then don’t hold back with head to toe broderie. Neutral accessories are perfect to compliment this statement outfit.

A few pieces from our Girl & the Sun range suit this trend perfectly! 


Holy grail of tanning

We all know that there is a widespread belief that self-tan products make you look orange! Now by no means are we suggesting that none of them ever will make you appear in this way, BUT by choosing self-tanners suitable for your skin tones, and using correct application techniques your fears of looking like an oompa loompa will no longer exist!

Our sunless tanning winners are:

  1. Bondi Sands Self Tanning foam – the perfect lightweight tan, enriched with aloe vera and coconut
  2.  Loving Tan 2HR express tanning mousse – For us time poor individuals, this tan applies smoothly and dries quickly, developing in only 2 hours!
  3. St Tropez Self tan bronzing mousse – For a long lasting, smooth tan, designed to appear 2-3 shades darker than your natural tone
  4. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel – Ideal if you desire a subtle golden colour! This product is non-oily and quick drying.

Entering into the summer months we all want that summer, flawless glow, without having to lie out in the sun for hours or appearing like a streaky mess. For best results here are a few tips on how to tan like an expert:

  1. Exfoliate and shave before you let self-tanner anywhere near your body. Use a mild exfoliant to make sure you're sloughing off your dead skin cells before the self-tanner goes on. 
  2. Stand between two mirrors to apply the self-tanner, so you can see exactly what you're doing. 
  3. Be extra mindful of the knees, hands, elbows, feet, ankles and face. These are the areas where self-tanning mistakes show up most. Use a minimal amount of tanning lotion in these areas, and consider wearing latex gloves or a tanning mitt to apply it. 
  4. Once you've applied your self-tanner, keeping your skin hydrated is the key to making it last. Apply lotion daily. 

How Carrie Bradshaw changed fashion

Can you believe it’s been 17 years since Sex and the City first aired on our televisions? As inspiration to thousands and thousands of women around the world, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha and Carrie paved the way to a fashion revolution. 

Sex and the City was one of the first shows to portray women in their own form. Feminine, masculine, sexy, fun – you name it, they did it!

Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker was paramount in starting multiple fashion crazes around the world. Carrie’s fashion boundaries were limitless and some of her outfits definitely made you cringe, yet with her quirky sense of fashion and her obsession with shoes she always pulled it off and her sense of style became a huge feature of the series!

Here are some of our very favourite Carrie Bradshaw trends which the fashion world ate up:

THE FAMOUS NAME PLATE NECKLACE

OVERSIZE FLOWER BROOCHES SEASON

VINTAGE FUR OVERLOAD

TWO WORDS: MANOLO BLAHNI

    

 

 

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