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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 17, 2019

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AboutPeta Barker, Author at The Creative Issue

Peta Barker

Peta Barker

From catwalk shows in my childhood home, to avant-garde creation and design in my teens to a full-blown, but wearable, addiction at present. I was destined to work in the rag trade. I trawl hundreds of fashion blogs, regularly scour boutiques, department stores and everything in between as well as purchasing every major magazine, all in the name of ‘research’. A devout supporter of Australian and local designers and brands, I know Brisbane is a Pandora’s box of fashion waiting to be discovered. I will keep you in the know of everything Brisbane has to offer your stylish self.

Posts By Peta Barker

Indooroopilly’s A/W Fashion Launch

March 19, 2015 |

The West Side is now home to Brisbane’s ultimate fashion destination; Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Recently the shopping mecca hosted a lavish evening of champagne, dinner, a few famous faces and of course, the latest A/W threads. We have all the info you need to know about the new season offerings at Indooroopilly. Read More

Dior And I

March 10, 2015 |

You’ve seen Valentino: The Last Emperor, The September Issue and Yves Saint Laurent. What’s next? This years most exciting behind-the-scenes film, Dior And I. Read More

Not To Be Missed Event: James St Up Late

February 27, 2015 |

Discounts and special offers on new season wares, drinks and nibbles, styling tips from the Marie Claire crew, a street style photographer and free goodies bags. Sounds like your idea of a good time? Then keep Thursday, March 12 free for the ultimate late night shopping experience at James St Up Late. Read More

Moonlight Cinema, Everything You Need To Know

January 7, 2015 |

Over the past few years Moonlight Cinema at New Farm’s The Powerhouse has established itself as a summertime favourite activity. We tested it out to give you the low down on the open air cinema. Read More

How To: Shop The Sales

December 24, 2014 |

It’s a pretty exciting time of year, Christmas celebrations, New Year’s festivities… oh, and SALES! Read our definitive how to guide to avoid sale fatigue, post purchase depression and overuse induced credit card pain.  Read More

Holiday Reads For A Fashion Know-It-All

December 18, 2014 |

Christmas holidays are upon us, but alas, you don’t have your holiday reads sorted! Look no further, we have a tried and tested list of the most fashionable reads. Read More

Trinkit Hunter, Latrobe Terrace Paddington

December 17, 2014 |

Craving a little bit of gypset style but don’t have a weekend free to trek down to Byron Bay? Look no further than Paddington’s latest edition, Trinkit Hunter. Read More

How To Look Polished With Minimal Effort

December 13, 2014 |

Ever feel frazzled, frumpy and like a fashion train wreck? That’s me every time an important event, meeting or just a bad hair day rolls around. So I have these wardrobes saviours tucked away for sartorially challenging days. Keep these fail safe outfits in your wardrobe for instant ‘pulled togetherness’ (yes I just made up that phrase). Read More

Fashion Rules I Wish My Mother Taught Me

December 3, 2014 |

All too often I read of fashionable women learning their ways from a sartorially blessed mother, aunt or grandmother. Read More

3 Boutique Swimwear Labels For Summer 2014

November 26, 2014 |

If the scorching heat is anything to go by bikini season has arrived! Before you hit the shops (or your laptop) for your annual swimwear purchase consider a boutique swimwear label to ensure your cozzie doesn’t blend in with the rest. … Read More

H&M To Open QLD’s First Store At Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in 2015

November 20, 2014 |

Stop the press! Brisbane is officially on the international fashion map, H&M is coming to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Read More

Op Shopping With Hannah Klose of Never Ever Pay Retail

November 19, 2014 |

Op shopping, thrifting or vintage, whatever you call it Hannah Klose of Never Ever Pay Retail knows it! Read More

Beach Bag Beauty

November 18, 2014 |

The mercury is rising and the smell of Summer breaks are around the corner. Whether you choose Noosa, Byron Bay or an international shore a full face of makeup won’t cut it. Not only does heavy makeup look out of … Read More

Spring/ Summer 15 Trend: Off-The-Shoulder

November 4, 2014 |

‘Off-the-shoulder’, or OTS if you will, might conjure up imagery of Jenny From The Block, Flashdance and early 2000’s teen fashion, but shoulderless fashion 2.0 is chic, grown up and set to be a major trend player this Spring/ Summer. To ensure you are more French Riviera than 80’s disco follow these guidelines for perfecting the cold shoulder. Read More