Get Ready – An Urban Vacation Is Coming


“The pool baskets have been cleaned, the tennis courts have been prepped, and the cocktails have been shaken, so it’s time to feast your eyes on the RESORT official program!”

The inaugural event series “RESORT” is on in James Street, Fortitude Valley this weekend, and my gosh it looks exciting! The teaser trailer alone had me intrigued from the moment it popped up on my Instagram feed some weeks ago.

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RESORT will play host to 11 events and countless exclusive activities over three days (Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th) and features discussions with some of the biggest local and international tastemakers in fashion, art lifestyle and global trends. It’ll be dynamic and full of good vibes and cool peeps as the trendy Fortitude Valley precinct is transformed for an urban vacation.

The biggest part of the extravaganza comes on Friday night, where we are invited to stay up late for RESORT After Dark and bask under the stars as James St channels a street party, complete with live music, art installations, one-off collaborations, pop-up shops, designer meet and greets and a must-not-be-missed shopping spree full of amazing offers. Here’s what the lovely folk over at James St recommend you don’t miss on Friday October 24.

And then on Saturday, Leandra Medine, a.k.a The Man Repeller to all those fashionistas following her every digital move, is appearing for an exclusive discussion about fashion meets digital alongside Nicky Zimmerman of Zimmerman and Susannah George from The Urban List.

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Here’s the official program:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 23

9:30am – Checking In: The latest intelligence report from the international travel market with Tyler Brûlé, Editor-in-Chief of Monocle magazine. Presented by Brisbane Airport Corporation at The Box. (Via invitation only)

12:30pm In Bloom: Molten Store Fragrance Launch at Harveys. Join purveyors of otherworldly jewellery and curious artifacts Molten Store as they introduce their signature fragrance at an intimate launch hosted by director Jessy Cameron. (Via invitation only)

6:00pm – Chris Trueman Exhibition Launch at TW Fine Art. Celebrate the launch of artist Chris Trueman’s latest exhibition, Alchemy. This is the first time Trueman’s ground-breaking work will be exhibited in Australia, after sell-out exhibitions across the world. (Open invitation)

7:30pm – Easton Pearson Cruise ’14 Collection Show. Join Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson as they celebrate 25 years of Easton Pearson. Presented by Audi Centre Brisbane and MAC Cosmetics at the Institute of Modern Art. (Via invitation only)

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 24

 11:00am – The Story of Acne Studios. Join Nicky Charman and Acne Studios’ Max Veljanovski for an insight into this cult international fashion brand. Presented by Calexico. (Open invitation)

5:00pm – Late – RESORT After Dark. You are invited to check-in as James Street turns into a balmy party under the stars with all of your favourite James Street destinations humming until 9pm. Stay tuned for a full wrap of events, exclusive offers and exciting activations. (Open invitation)

7:00pm – RESORT ROADTRIP presented by camargue with guest, Leandra Medine. Don’t mean to be dramatic, but this is happening and it’s going to be #nextlevel. (Via invitation only)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25

11:00am – Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, Exhibition Preview Discussion. Presented by QAGoMA at The Box. Join Dr Nadia Buik from The Fashion Archives alongside QAGoMA Associate Curator, Tarun Nagesh, talking all things Japanese fashion and beauty.  Reserve your seat here.

2:00pm – RESORT Trailblazers: Fashion x Digital. Join Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, Zimmermann’s Creative Director Nicky Zimmermann and Founder of The Urban List Susannah George for an intimate forum discussion hosted by ELLE Australia’s Deputy Editor, Damien Woolnough at The Box. Reserve your tickets here.

3:00pm – Pulse Points: A Denim and Fragrance Masterclass. Join Pistols at Dawn and Libertine Parfumerie as they articulate the quality and craftsmanship taken to create their signature scents and fabrics. This masterclass, held at Pistols at Dawn, will help you create your own perfect denim and fragrance wardrobes for the season ahead. (Open invite from 4:30pm)

8:00pm – Garrett Leight: #SunglassesAtNight presented by Optiko Eyewear in association with Gerard’s Bar. A nocturnal experiment between Garrett Leight Californian Optical and the home of eyewear like nowhere Optiko. Shades compulsory. (Via invitation only)


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