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Sugaring arrives in Canberra

05/07/2011 by Jil Hogan

The combination of sugar and lemon juice is well-known as an ideal topping for pancakes, and now it can also get your body smooth and ready for the bikini season with the arrival of Sugaring in Australia. The hair removal treatment uses a natural sugar paste and boasts a string of positive including being less painful, more gentle, and more efficient than its alternatives. Erica's Aesthetics in Kingston is the first place in Canberra to offer the hair removal treatment, which has taken the world by storm and is preferred to waxing in parts of Europe.


The Making of a Milliner

27/06/2011 by Jil Hogan

Outside of racing season, the art of millinery doesn’t get that much attention. It was given centre stage last week at the Hyatt hotel, where tomorrow’s millinery masters showed off their range of handmade wares to celebrate the completion of their CIT Certificate III in Millinery. One of the graduates, Linda Walsh, said it was a relative who inspired her to enroll in the 18 month course. “A seed was planted some years back when I discovered that my dearly departed Nana had an interest in Millinery,” she says.


Shop for free @ the Clothing Exchange

14/06/2011 by OutInCanberra

Revamp your Winter Wardrobe without spending a cent and clean out some much-needed space in your wardrobe at the Canberra Clothing Exchange. The Clothing Exchange is a professional swapping service that promotes the simple notion of swapping instead of shopping for a better wardrobe and a better world. Having travelled the country since 2004, the Clothing Exchange comes to Canberra this July. At the start of the event, garments are swapped for buttons which then become your currency for the evening. Once all garments for swapping are checked in, it's shopping time!


Fresh and bold designs from E4 clothing

31/05/2011 by Jil Hogan

Inject something fresh into your Winter wardrobe with E4 clothing. Canberran designers Jon Shirley and Rohan Thomas launched the brand in 2009 after initially creating some printed shirts for a festival. “We created the brand as a bit of fun, and it just kind of stuck,” says Shirley. “We could see it had potential and we really enjoyed creating designs and ultimately developing the brand to where it is today.”


Handmade Market @ National Convention Centre Canberra

26/05/2011 by OutInCanberra

Handmade Market, Canberra's Quarterly Upmarket, brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all at the National Convention Centre on Saturday June 11th. It is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate quality, handcrafted and locally designed items. The market features over 120 retailers, including new designers Princess Perfect, Heaven in Earth, Art of Switch, annie & belle and Miss Lulu Clothing. Open from 10am - 4pm. Entry is free. For more information visit


Canberra Charity Fashion Show @ Hotel Realm

17/05/2011 by OutInCanberra

The cream of the crop in Canberra designers and labels gathered at Hotel Realm on Saturday 14th May for the Canberra Charity Fashion Show. Following a steady stream of talented Canberra designers leaving the city, organiser Japna Singh decided to take action. "The night was really to raise awareness of local Canberra designers," she says. "So many designers move to Sydney and Melbourne. So the plan was to get everything together in the one room and really promote local designers."


New Label Launched @ Things of Desire

19/04/2011 by OutInCanberra

Pop into Things of Desire and check out new addition DeCoster, a Haute Couture label from Shanghai. The unique line, with immaculate cutting and hand finishing is available exclusively in Canberra at Things of Desire. "The cutting is immaculate and once you try it on you'll see why," says Things of Desire owner Alan Arab. DeCoster's designer was trained in Milan and started the label with her husband more than 10 years ago in Shanghai, initially only supplying to upmarket boutiques in China.


VIP Night @ Ellory Lane

06/04/2011 by OutInCanberra

Mingle with fashionistas and check out the best of the new season trends at the Ellory Lane VIP night on Thursday April 14th. The Autumn/Winter collection will launch at 7:30pm with a fashion parade showcasing the best on-trend looks. Come along on the night and meet the assistant designer to labels 'Pink Stitch' and 'August Street'. Also enjoy champagne, nibbles and door prizes. The event kicks off at 6:00pm, and is free to attend.


OutInTV @ Kamberra Winery Black Opal Stakes Day

30/03/2011 by OutInTV

OutInTV goes to Kamberra Winery Black Opal Stakes Day. Check out all of the festivities and fashion from the day. Includes interviews with Laura Dundovic - Miss Universe Australia 2008, Penny Winn - Myer Executive General Manager - Merchandise and Logistics, Nicole Brown - Kamberra Winery and fashions on the fields winners. Hosted by Natasha Roberts, Myer Face of Canberra Racing 2011.


People's Choice Finalists Announced

08/03/2011 by OutInCanberra

Congratulations to the finalists of the OutInCanberra Favourite Face Public Vote for the 2011 Myer Face of Canberra Racing: - Jessica Allen - Cheyanne O'Callaghan - Natasha Roberts The overall winner will be announced at the Chief Minister's Cocktail party on Friday 11th March 2011.