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Chasing Dreams

 ————————————————– Like the majority of other fashion designers, Marsha Rigden of SA-LO-MÉ Designs got her fashion inspiration at a young age. Growing up in Papua New Guinea, Marsha was taught to sew by her mother,...

6 Months on a Hollywood Set

  My experience on Thor: Ragnorok By Jodie Taylor   Over 6 months in 2016 I worked as a personal assistant to the makeup department and the Head of Department on the feature film...

those with artist brains often are more creative

Artistic Brain – Unlocking your full potential

Study reveals amazing facts about the artistic brain The artistic brain was subjected to yet another study in 2014. Researchers found that people who demonstrated superior artistic skills were able to better interpret visual imagery. This same group often showed evidence of increased gray matter...

Interview With Fashion Student, Hope Hill

Talking Fashion with Hope Hill Fashion student, Hope Hill was recently featured in the North Lakes Times Newspaper because she reached the semi-finals of the Queensland Young Achiever Award (Queensland’s Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award). As a sole-parenting mum of...

USP – What is your Unique Selling Position?

The Answer to these Question will Improve Your Unique Selling Position (USP) What makes your Fashion Business different or unique? Why should your target market buy from you rather than your competitors? Original Ideas We...

Students and their mentors

Mentoring Qualities You Should Look For

Finding the right mentor is an Important task to take seriously The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. – Steven...

Shattered Dreams for Future Fashion Stylists in 2017?

This month, the Australian Government dropped a shocking, out-of-the-blue announcement about the end of VET FEE-HELP loans in January, 2017. Leaving only a few weeks for school-leavers to enter last-chance enrolments and get a VET FEE-HELP loan to assist with course...

The Hotseat! with Photographer, Rebecca Lewis

Watch this week’s Hotseat — excerpts of our delightful chat with talented photography diploma graduate and 2012 Student of the Year, Rebecca Lewis… Subscribe (free!) to Artista Magazine and read the full interview! In...

Alice takes flight.

Past Student of Australian Institute of Creative Design… Alice finished her Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology in 2009.  Since leaving the Australian Institute of Creative Design, Alice Vievers sprouted wings and is now running...

Photography Exhibition

Our Diploma of Photo Imaging students are holding an exhibition of their work at the Kallalu Gallery in Tweed Heads on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of November. The exhibition will feature...

Raw Talent

The latest RAW Artists showcase in Brisbane – ‘Translations‘ is featuring some talented up and coming designers and artists including two Australian Institute of Creative Design fashion graduates to watch out for – Cynthia...

Calico Brides Winners

Last Friday night saw the finals for the 2012 Queensland Brides Design Awards student category – ‘Calico Brides’. Entries from across the state were culled down to the top 15 tertiary student designs in...

Bits and Pieces

Our talented fashion design student Kerry-Ann Andersson won the Fashion on James ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired fashion design competition back on the 2nd of June! A big belated congratulations is due for Kerry! Our...

Calico Brides Competition

Liezl Boshoff’s Design ‘Linea Houdini’ – winner of the 2011 Highly Commended Award Last Friday night (the 7th of October), eleven of our first year fashion design students participated in the 2011 Queensland Brides...

Evolved Designs

Check out the ‘Evolve Fashion Showcase’ at Sanctuary Cove which featured five of our fashion design students’ latest collections. The event was organised by our students in conjunction with the Gold Coast Fashion Incubator...

Fashion Friday Parade

Thank-you to all of those who came along to our students’ Fashion Friday Parade at the Temple last night. It was a great night, the garments were amazing, the models looked fabulous and the...

Recent Make-Up Photoshoots

Check out some of the fantastic photos our Diploma of Styling students have styled – each look is styled completely by a student – including concept, hair, make-up and styling. Photography by Summerlily Photography.

Special Effects Make-Up

Like it? Share it! Check out these great photos of special effects make-up done by our Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services students recently! WARNING: Graphic Content! Lots of blood and guts! “Photos of our Diploma...

Style Off Competition Finalists

Style Off Competition Win!

A big congratulations to four of our styling students:  Sam Jenkins, Stevie Peers, Hazel Suaraz and Sally Buchanan who were finalists in the Sanctuary Cove Style Off Competition for emerging fashion stylists on Thursday...

Calico Brides Winners

Congratulations to our students who entered the Queensland Bridal Design Awards Student Category known as Calico Brides. A special congratulations goes to the following students who were awarded prizes on the night. Kylie Landsborough...

SIX Fashion Parade Photos

Here are some photos from the ‘Six’ parade that was held at 19 Karen on the 28th of August featuring ‘Boys for Breakfast’ by Samantha Christie, ‘Kloh’ by Chloe Pidcock, ‘Ashes’ by Ashleigh Alexander, ‘Jaymes Swimwear’ by Jamie Allen, ‘Katari’ by Tara Whaley and ‘Irena’ by Irena Jusufovic. More photos coming soon.

Style Winner

Congratulations to our student Sarah Rugg who won the Style Off competition held at Pacific Fair as part of the Australian Fashion Design Awards Festival. Sarah, along with two other student’s from our school (Zoe Stokes-Priem and Lauren McLean) were selected as the top 8 finalists for the competition after having submited a photo of themselves or a model, styled in the latest fashion look for winter.