Article Archive

March 4, 2015

Do you have what it takes?

01/02/2010 by OutInCanberra

Move over America's Next Top Model, the search for the next Myer Face of Canberra Racing has begun! With style, finesse and sophistication, the Myer Face of Canberra Racing is much more than a 'model,' she's the package. The winning face will go onto represent Thoroughbred Park at VIP events, in the local fashion scene and on Canberra Racing advertising material, posters, brochures, and websites. She will also be required to make appearances at various cocktail parties and functions hosted by Thoroughbred Park.


Frock it up 60's

29/01/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

AMC's hit TV series Mad Men has gained millions of fans by tackling explicit themes like sex, money and power in the 60's, but it's the sharp and era accurate costume design that really bring these characters to life. Proto-feminist sirens Betty, Peggy and Joan flounce around the small screen in early 60’s tweed, tea dress and swing coats - envy worthy, while the men kick back in sharp 3-button suits, sip scotch and chain smoke.


Give prissy the boot

27/01/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The 90's are the new 80's and in fashion we know what goes around, comes around. At least that's the case this season, with the beloved Doc Martins cult high-top style making a mammoth comeback. Much of this trend can be credited to Agyness Deyn, who has been sporting her own Docs since she launched into the scene in 2007. So how do you re-live the 90’s without looking too, well 90’s? Team the boots with a mini skirt, skater dress or short floral dress. This time around the look is about ‘legs,’ so don’t wear them with jeans unless you want to look masculine.


The 'vintage' point of no return

25/01/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Fossicking around a second hand shop in Mogo Town, I felt an instant pep when I stumbled across some very special 40's/50's lingerie. The pieces were lightly tattered and had a warm discolouration that made me feel nostalgic about an era I wasn’t even a part of. The lacy girdle, beige corset and frilly bloomers were thrown in the bottom of a timber chest. The middle aged woman behind the counter was wearing Avon earrings and clearly didn’t know the worth of her gorgeous treasures. My first thought wasn’t a thought as such, it was alarm bells. FABULOUS! My emotions said.


How to: Visible shoulder pads

06/01/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The media has given celebs computer screens of flak for this season's biggest do/don't: visible shoulder pads. Made big by Balmain's Spring/Summer 09 collection, the visible shoulder pad has been seen sported by the likes of Rhiannon, Kim Kardashian and Kristen Cavallari, with none of them actually doing this tricky look any justice. Shoulder pads hail from the 80’s, so keep the rest of your look polished and modern (go easy on the jewellery) to avoid looking like an unfortunate blast from the past.


What to wear: Summer Music Festivals

17/12/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Summer j'adore *sigh.* The BBQs, the sundresses, beach holidays and for those who dare – the summer music festival. We all know weekend-long festivals or even day-long are fast paced, energy sucking, sun burning events – but what do you wear if you still want to look great - while dancing for 7 hours under a 33 degree sunshine?


Sofia Polak on finding the perfect NYE frock

09/12/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Finding the perfect New Years Eve dress can be as difficult as finding 'the perfect man.' Never fear, its mission un-impossible for local designer Sofia Polak who's got a few fashion insider tips to ensure a ‘frocking’ success. Should we be rocking the minis or maxis this NYE? Minis! the shorter the better, but keeping it classy of course. I have seen some great maxis around but I feel they should be more of a staple, casual garment. Should we be looking at black, brights or prints?


The Raw Edge of Canberra fashion

07/12/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The National Museum of Australia was once again transformed into a gala fashion event, with CIT’s latest batch of graduating fashion designers launching their labels on Sunday 6 December. 15 students pushed 5 – 12 looks down the runway, with bursts of tangerine, yellow and purple amongst a largely 'black' end of year show. Pitch black PVC, silk, satin and leather was embellished, pin-tucked and in some cases - torn to shreds.


Canberra designer always hunting

24/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberran designer, Sara Wurcker, has been busy hunting, gathering and sewing, since graduating from Bachelor of Design at CIT last year. Unlike many of our graduates jumping ship to the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne, sketchbook in hand, high hopes in mind, Sara has set out to pave her own future, within the landscape of Canbera fashion.


You're invited: VIP Mineralogie workshop

23/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Beauty Spot is hosting a special VIP Mineralogie workshop event. The evening will include a full Mineralogie Mineral Make-up how-to workshop, a free skin analysis and buff & polish, 10% off Payot products on the day, free Fiji product with every gift voucher purchased on the day, lucky door prize & champagne and nibbles. Mineralogie make-up has been the talk of the town and on the celebrity 'hot' list since launching just a few short years ago.