Entries by Clare

Dress for work like a BOSS

by Laura Chong of the 400Co They say that you should act like a leader before you are one. For us in the fashion world, this extends to dressing like you already have a seat at the boardroom table. And why shouldn’t you? A recent study in the UK revealed that managers favour staff with […]

Legal Fashion inspired by Savile Row

From the Law Courts to her family farm, we talk to Caitlin McConnel about how she is creating a unique uniform for herself.   Biography Caitlin McConnel is a Brisbane-based lawyer and a sixth-generation custodian of and an historical spokesperson for her family property, Cressbrook Station near Toogoolawah. Caitlin is also a member of the […]

Female lawyer on top

We talk to one of our favourite customers, Cassandra Heilbronn, on what it is like to be a female lawyer and why it’s important to dress the part. Cassandra is a senior associate at Minter Ellison, and has written for and featured in many industry publications.               1. What […]

Autumn Wedding Trends for the Groom

By Balin Beinssen of Gentlemen United in Style All you have to do is take a look at your parents’ wedding album to realize that marriage attire has trends, just like everything else fashion-related. Complicating matters is the fact the season, along with current fashion, helps determine what’s stylish and what’s not. In fact, one […]

Australia Day Miss Cocky Winner

  Jillian Hamilton won the title of Miss Cocky, at the Story Bridge Hotel in 2008. She has never forgotten the glory and excitement that came with the title. 2015, she Jillian wants to reclaim her throne, and commissioned PQ Fashions to make her an one-of-a-kind and memorable dress to help her reach her goal. […]

Creating a stunning formal dress for Anitah

Anitah knows what she loves. She loves Sherlock Holmes, she loves singing and she loves a bold yet elegant formal dress. After having a Sherlock Holmes costume made by PQ Fashions in July, Anitah had no doubt that we were the place to come to again, to create her dream formal dress. Over 3 months, […]

Isobel’s Unconventional Monique Lhuillier Formal Dress

Isobel is not a conventional girl. She is not into pretty floral dresses, or a normal formal gown. She wanted to create something special, to stand out from the crowd, and to reflect her personality. Isobel first brought us a picture of Nina Dobrev in this black Monique Lhuillier ensemble. Ping immediately fell in love with […]

Gwen’s new jacket

Gwen has had many garments made by PQ Fashions over the years. When she found this gorgeous printed silk at Alla Moda Fabrics, she knew she had to see Ping quickly. Lace prints were positioned on her body, to achieve the best effect. We used a black satin trim to boarder the neckline, and sleeves to […]

A Zimmermann transformation

Sandra wanted to wear something extra special for her son’s wedding. Most mother of the groom outfits she found, were two piece suits, that did not reflect her youthful look and personality. She wanted something romantic, bright, yet subtle. Then she found this electric blue Zimmermann gown, and fell in love with it straight away. […]