Thea Basiliou founded the multi brand boutique Blonde Venus in Brisbane in 1990 and co-founded the lifestyle store The Outpost in 2006.

As a creative director and a progressive buyer Thea Basiliou introduced many exciting international brands to Australia including Roksanda Ilincic, Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto Mary Katrantzou, BACK by Ann Sofie Back, Chalayan by Hussein Chalayan, LF Markey,  Simone Rocha, Claire Barrow and Jacquemus.

Being passionate about new, local design she also championed many Australasian brands from their early collections including Akira, Zimmermann, Karen Walker, Lover, PAM,  Toni Maticevski, Dress Up, Ellery, Alice McCall, Arnsdorf, Dion Lee, Christopher Esber, Verner and Pageant.

This site is Thea's selection of news on emerging and important brands intertwined with her love of the creative communities with features on the arts, music and film.


Thea Basiliou is based in Melbourne, Australia.