Discover Brisbane Through Fashion: Punk Chic at Wynnum

Steve Bull, Principle Photographer for Black Bee Studio, shoots this fashion spread featuring Brisbane model Amanda Vietheer. Makeup and hair is beautifully done by Maria Rivera. This shoots pays homage to hidden gem Designer Archives and local favourite Sheike with pieces carefully curated by WONDERMIKA editor Melati Kamaruddin.

This shoot was done on location at Wynnum, a suburb located on the shores of Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia, about 16 kilometers east of the Brisbane CBD. To find out more about Wynnum, click here.

Amanda wears a Dolce & Gabbana belted vest and matching skirt both from Designer Archives.

Marc Jacobs high heels from Designer Archives.

Envelope clutch from Sheike.


Both Designer Archives and Sheike are located at the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall.

Special thanks to Chris Reid and Karin Wong of Sequel PR and the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall.

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SHOP THE EDIT: Our Topshop Brisbane Hit List

With Topshop opening its doors in Brisbane in a matter of days (Dec 4), we can’t help but to narrow down what we want. Brisbane fashionistas have been building up quite an appetite for a new shop on the block. So have we! Here’s our Top 10 Hit List and we really don’t care about the sunny whether is in Brisbane at the moment 🙂


TOP 10 @Topshop_AU Hit List @Topshop
Which ones do you like? Are you keeping a secret hit list?
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Discover Brisbane Through Fashion: Playfully Romantic on Stradbroke Island


Gorgeous Amanda Vietheer is the star again in this fashion spread featuring outfits from Pigeonhole (Wintergarden Queen Street Mall, Brisbane). The graceful movements of this Brisbane model against the pure and breathtaking Stradbroke Island are captured by Steve Bull, Principle Photographer of Black Bee Studio. WONDERMIKA editor Melati Kamaruddin curates the outfits for this shoot and styles the model on location. This all-Brisbane fashion crew is not complete without Maria Rivera, makeup artiste and hairstylist who puts the look together brilliantly. Different from the previous shoot which featured edgy clothing from Sheike, this shoot is softer with a touch of romance. This collaborative effort aims to highlight Brisbane talents from photographers and models to makeup artist and hairstylist. Read on for the journey of this fashion crew.

Amanda takes a deep breath of the fresh air and lets the soft fabrics dance in the wind. This outfit is great on sunny days. Maria completes the look with deep purple lips and delicately braided hair. Melati adds a twig pendant for minimalist yet mysterious accessorising, inviting you to take a closer look.


This peek-a-boo embroidered playsuit from Pigeonhole is refreshing yet cheeky. Melati adds a white bangle to lighten up the look.


A semi-matte and slightly dewy foundation is fabulous in sunny weather. Groomed eyebrows gives the face some definition. Steve captures amazing shots despite the sandstorm and scorching hot weather.


This wooden bangle is both natural and modern looking, a great balance to the playsuit. Kudos to Amanda for being able to open her eyes on a very sunny day. Not an easy feat for any model.

Amanda wears playsuits, necklace and bangles, from Pigeonhole. They ship internationally. For those of you who are lucky to be based here in Australia, shipping is free or you can pop into the store. The last we checked (last week), both dresses were still available at the Wintergarden Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Get it while you can!

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Maria did the makeup with Amanda sitting at the back of Steve’s 4×4. The wind was extraordinarily strong that the tent could not hold up. The reflector even flew away a few times sending Maria running after it! No one else was on the beach so Amanda could easily change into other outfits with the boys standing on the other side of the 4×4. We were shooting against the time and the tide. It’s true when they say, time and tide waits for no man. As soon as we finished shooting, we had to wrap up quick to avoid the tides closing in and potentially trapping the 4×4 on the beach. What an adventure!


Special thanks to Wintergarden Queen Street Mall and Chris Reid and Karin Wong of Sequel PR. 

If you are a brand in Brisbane and would like to collaborate on any shoots, please e-mail the editor at



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Discover Brisbane Through Fashion: Fashion on Stradbroke Island


Part of WONDERMIKA’s Discovering Brisbane Through Fashion project is this fabulous fashion shoot featuring gracious model Amanda Vietheer. The Brisbane beauty is the star is this fashion spread set against beautiful Stradbroke Island. Photographer Steve Bull captures the beautiful collection featuring brands from Queen Street, Brisbane, itself, edited and styled by Wondermika editor Mel Kamaruddin. View Full Post

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