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December 4, 2016

Fashfest is here to stay

03/05/2013 by OutInCanberra

A vertical light projection on an outer wall, and staff wearing all black and headphones, declared we had found Canberra's FashFest. With low lighting and clever light projections, the untenanted, under construction commercial space had an industrial, warehouse feel that added to the anticipation of the opening night.


Girls, Glitz & Glamour

03/05/2013 by Robbie Allison-Young

Lights, Camera, Fashion! What does Fashfest mean to me? Girls. Glitz. Glamour…and Grog! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard of the growing fashion beast that is Fashfest. Brainchild of Zoo Advertising’s Managing Director Clint Hutchinson and wife Andrea, this four-day fashion event has fast taken over the capital in the past few months and become one of the most talked about, highly anticipated and sought after events of the year.



29/04/2013 by OutInCanberra

FASHFEST is a four-night showcase of Canberra fashion set to rock the nation’s capital from Wednesday 1st May to Saturday 4th May. There will be a different show each night where you will discover a group of up and coming, local designers, established designers and an array of other creative talent. FASHFEST is an official 100Canberra event. Some tickets are still available. To purchase tickets visit


A weekend of fashion and fun!

22/04/2013 by Carly Jade Devine

On Friday April 19 until Sunday April 21, Westfield Belconnen and Woden held "The Festival", a three-day fashion, beauty and lifestyle event. On Saturday I attended Westfield Woden for an inspirational style workshop. The workshop was based on six celebrities and how to get their look for less. The workshop was hosted by Westfield Stylist Trish Murray and Melbourne based WHO Magazine Editor Kate Halfpenny who filled us in on what a day in the life of a busy magazine Editor is like and kept us up to date and intrigued with some celebrity gossip.


2013 Myer Face of Canberra racing winner announced!

27/02/2013 by OutInCanberra

The 2013 Myer Face of Canberra Racing was announced on Sunday 24th February at Preview Day at Thoroughbred Park. Kate Goodwin of Yarralumla won the competition and will now be the ‘face’ for the next 12 months, appearing in advertising campaigns for the racing club and will take on the role as the ambassador for all fashion related activities on course. Kate took home $10,000 worth of cash and prizes and her first role as the Face will be judging the Myer Fashions on the Field competition at the Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes on Sunday 10th March.


Sizzling hot fashion

27/02/2013 by OutInCanberra

Hot designers. Hot models. What more does the fashion world crave (other than sizzling hot makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers and creatives of many other styles)? FASHFEST has all this and more. In four huge days this 1st - 4th May 2013, FASHFEST will shine a massive spotlight on the work of more than 20 local designers, making a major statement on our world of culture and fashion. This show stopper of Canberra fashion is the first of its kind on this scale.


Clothes swapping event and style workshop

12/09/2012 by OutInCanberra

If you love fashion and want to freshen up your wardrobe, the unique clothes swapping event at Westfield Belconnen is a must-do! The clothes swapping event and style workshop is with Westfield Stylist, Ella Wallace. It will be held on Saturday 15th September at 11am. The event will raise money for Westfield Belconnen’s local community partner, Cerebal Palsy Alliance ACT.


The next generation of Australian fashion designers

19/07/2012 by OutInCanberra

The Gallery of Australia Design (GAD) presents exhibition Fashionably Early: Designing Australian Fashion Futures. The exhibition is national and brings together graduates and students from six Australian design schools in vibrant discussions about innovation, ethics, sustainability and the future of Australian fashion design. The exhibition officially opens on Wednesday 8th August and runs until Saturday 15th September 2012.


Give Ability Day @ Westfield Belconnen

04/07/2012 by Rahima Saikal

On Saturday 7th July help raise funds for local children and families living with a disability at ‘Give Ability Day’ at Westfield Belconnen. All money raised on the day will go to local charity, Cerebral Palsy Alliance ACT and this day will be taking place across 37 Westfield centres around Australia.


Tap Dogs @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

27/06/2012 by OutInCanberra

‘Tap Dogs is positively electrifying’ according to the New York Observer. More than 100 million people have already seen the show and reviews continually get better and better. Australia’s own Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs is coming to Canberra from the 3rd-8th July at The Canberra Theatre Centre. Tap Dogs has won more than 11 major international awards and performed for audiences all around the world. Tap Dogs is a visual dance spectacular and the cast have more energy than a hurricane and more adrenalin than an avid sky diver.