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Berlin comes to TOD

25/11/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In Europe and the Middle East the spotlight is well and truly on Berlin based designer, Arrey Kono. With her flair for shapes and metallic fabrics, Kono creates unusual silhouettes for the catwalk that translate into glamorous wearable designs. Canberra boutique TOD is lucky enough to be featuring show-stopper pieces by this international designer. As 1 of only a select handful of Australian stockists, TOD is the exclusive seller in both NSW and ACT.

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FashionACT presents Notions CIT Graduating Fashion Parade

05/11/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

CIT FashionACT Notions showcases the debut collections designed and produced by eleven innovative designers graduating from the Canberra Institute of Technology. ‘Notions’ celebrates the completion of the Canberra Institute of Technology Bachelor of Design (Fashion). It is a culmination of three years of creative, dedicated work by the designers. The body of work on display reveal the creative design process behind each designer and is a contemporary look at design in Canberra. The graduating designers are:

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Designing love for Little Dove

27/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In its second year, the Jester Ball will transform the Albert Hall on Friday 21st November, into a playground of art, swishing skirts, debauchery and whacky masked brilliance. With the addition of Little Dove Theatre Art and 'fashion' to the Jester Ball line up, the evening promises to showcase a plethora of fresh talent and wearable eye candy – never before seen. Five young Canberran designers will be unveiling their new designs on the night, all inspired by the concept of love and the Little Dove Theatre Art.

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Will you be the '2008 MYER Face of Canberra Racing?'

02/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Move over Make me a Supermodel and Next Top Model, it will be a competition that stops a capital! For one night at least. The search for the 2008 MYER Face of Canberra Racing competition begins tomorrow and Thoroughbred Park has been inundated with phone calls from prospective competitors eager to seek the prestigious title. With over $10,000 in cash and prizes, the inaugural competition is open to any local lady between 18-35 who will best represent MYER and Thoroughbred Park for the next 12 months as the ambassador to Canberra Racing.

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Golden rules for golden goddesses

18/09/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Spring is upon us as, so dare to bare your skin with a golden glow from Bronze Solarium! Self tanners are a great way to achieve glowing skin not to mention can hide a multitude of skins sins and camouflage les-than-perfect body bits. New and currently exclusive to Bronze Solarium is Xen-Tan. This range of sunless tanners has a beautiful olive undertone so it won’t turn you orange. This product is great for all skin types.

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The divine is in the detail

25/08/2008 by Sarah Malone

One visit to Escala in Manuka certainly proves that the divine is in the detail. Established in 1999, Escala is Canberra's foremost destination for divine European footwear, covetable handbags and alluring accessories. Owner Gail Lubbock and the Escala staff are friendly and personable, putting time and effort into every customer and fitting. The shoes speak for themselves with craftsmanship and quality combined with fashion and style in every piece.

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Chi-Koo with your Darlingheart

28/07/2008 by Sarah Malone

Two months ago Chi-Koo Kids made the move to Manuka from Mawson. The bigger, brighter, more accessible shop on Franklin Street is now very much at home amongst Canberra’s trendiest café and boutique district. Chi-Koo Kids Director Sharon, a vibrant mother of two, certainly has been busy. Amidst the relocation of Chi-Koo Kids and a huge winter sale, Sharon has somehow found the time to design her very own children’s fashion label, Darlingheart.

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Winter sale heats up at Carmen Steffens

15/07/2008 by Sarah Malone

It’s well and truly that time of year again. The days are cold and short, the heating is set to high, and the shops are filled with all kinds of cosy knits and warm coats. Winter is well underway, and with winter comes mid-year winter sales! Winter is the time of year that fashion designers claim to prefer designing for. With winter fashion comes textures, colours (although too often these are just shades of black and grey), trims, and multiple layers of clothing.

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Rhys from SYTYCD talks style

30/06/2008

Bubbly Rhys Bobridge from SYTYCD wasn’t just a fierce dancing competitor, he was also the style icon of the series. Dance lovers and viewers found themselves dizzy with anticipation about what fantastic outfit or technicoloured eye make up he would be wearing week after week. What’s your style tip for winter?

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French inspiration at T.O.D

03/06/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

La Tribu Rigaux is an exotic hand-made jewellery line by Rigaux, from the artistic and quaint village of Bourron Marlotte in France. The La Tribu Rigauz line is full of edgy pieces with eclectic trinkets, metals and semi-precious stones from around the world. Giant rings and earring clip ons, high embellishment with ‘look at me attitude’ are all the creation of Franck Rigaux and his wife Katia. Katia and Franck express their love of foreign cultures through their designs, often returning from Asia, India and Africa with trunks full of stones, pearls, metals.

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