If in-store exclusives, designer meet and greets or special musical performances aren’t enough to get you to James Street, maybe this international fashion guest can tempt you…

Brisbane glitterati, it’s time to strap on your comfiest heels, because James Street have upped the ante when it comes to street parties.

The Fortitude Valley fashion hub has unveiled their newest event series and it’s set to be the perfect way to celebrate the summer season. From 23 October to 25 October, James Street will be transformed into an urban vacation, hosting presentations and parties from sunrise to sunset as part of the RESORT series.

Brisbane label Easton Pearson will host their Cruise ’14 Collection Show, and the street will come alive with a showcase of contemporary Queensland art-works curated by the IMA. On Friday 24 October, all of your favorite James Street retailers will be staying up past their bedtime during RESORT After Dark. The street will transform into a balmy party under the stars where you can enjoy pop-up shops, in-store exclusives, designer meet and greets, as well as exciting music and art experiences.

But perhaps the most exciting news is that the Man Repeller herself, international fashion blogger Leandra Medine, will be on-scene for RESORT. For those of you who don’t know who she, is it’s time to educate yourselves.

Leandra, aka the coolest girl in the world, is a global style tastemaker, author and digital entrepreneur, and we aren’t the only ones who are completely obsessed with her.  She was included in Time Magazine’s Best Blogs of 2012 list, and she’s consistently included on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.

Oh, and did we mention that she is one of THE most influential figures in fashion? She’s been voted by Adweek as #1 in Fashion’s Power 25, beating out the likes of Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour. The Man Repeller is a humorous website for serious fashion and according to Leandra good fashion is about pleasing women, not men.  Her success has been built on a foundation of urging women to dress for themselves, to defy trends and convention while experimenting with fashion that doesn’t always please the male gaze.

The lady herself says she is excited to hit up James Street and see what’s on offer.

“I’ve never been to Australia so I am really looking forward to seeing it. I have no idea what to expect, but I know that some of my favourite brands, sass & bide, Zimmermann and Ellery, have emerged from there”, she said when asked about her imminent trip.

Leandra will be discussing all things fashion and man repelling at RESORT Trailblazers, a forum about all things fashion and digital. She will be sharing all her secrets during an intimate discussion along with fellow trailblazer Susannah George, and other unannounced special guests.

For more information, head to jamesst.com.au.