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August 2, 2014

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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Get Bronzed this winter

20/05/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Winter may be getting ready to launch with its cold, pale and flu ridden hands, but just as that new winter trench coat may brighten your day, a tan can brighten your winter. Yes, I have looked out the window and I know too well that their aint no sunshine, but who said your tan had to be authentic? It doesn't. So at OIC we’ve hunted down an expert to help us battle the potions, lotions, sprays, mits and machines and get a hot tan for winter. Bronze Solarium’s owner and tanologist, Ivanka shares with us the tips of the trade.

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Momentum for winter

05/05/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Change of season can be overwhelming for the average shopper, with style overhaul happening in every shop from street to high, you're current wardrobe can begin to look like an unimpressive portal into last season before you can say 'faux pas.' Canberra's high fashion boutique Momento Dezigns consistently offer high-style sliced and diced and ready to wear with fashionable advice.

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Winter Wow @ Sybil's Closet

09/04/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

It's sensual, stylish and sophisticated this season at Sybil's Closet Dickson and Kingston. Voluptuous velvets embellished with silk detailing in the deepest blues, purples, greys and blacks will have you looking and feeling silky and luxurious. Think coats, skirts and scarfs teamed with decadently lush bags and wallets embellished with tapestry, brocade, ribbon, fur and beads.

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Spring Preview

13/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Fashion forward owner of Manuka’s Momento, Ros, sets the agenda for the coming spring season trends, showing us how easy it is to turn the side walk into your very own runway. "We might be in the depths of winter, but here's a little preview of summer 07/08 and it’s going to be hot, hot, hot, thanks to sexy shots of starburst bright colours and outrageously short frocks. Leggings in every colour are suitable companions for many of the super short looks. Key trends for the season include…" Metallics

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FashionACT 12th Hour Parade

13/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The Annual FashionACT parade, this year titled ‘The 12th Hour’ showcased the designs of twelve distinctive fashion design CIT graduates, whose individual collections highlighted their unique design aesthetic and professionalism. The 12th Hour group is one of the most diverse fashion design classes to come out of CIT, with students specialising in corsetry, bridal wear, lingerie, street wear and edgy occasion wear.

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Bringing depth to Tuggeranong's fashion scene

11/03/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Always keen to see what's fresh on the fashion front? Well it's been only months since the official launch, but Lair still has Tuggeranong in a tizz, as the first high-end young fashion boutique to open in the Hyperdome Shopping Centre. Lair offers a balanced mix of high end designer labels with more easily accessible brands, to create perfect options for ever budget and style.

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Dress to Impress

12/02/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos with Rubio & Rundle

On February 24th Canberra has the chance to dress to impress at the AAMI Black Opal Stakes. To leave a lasting impression you'll need a complete, head-to-toe look- think the feminine sensuality of style icons; Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Dita Von Teese and Scarlet Johansson. Suss out Momento Dezigns and Wings of Desire for a great range of floaty femme finds.

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Boutique secrets

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In a shopper’s world where chain stores reign supremacy and everywhere you turn the bright lights of Supre seem to follow you, it’s hard not to fall into the traps and buy in on the mass-produced looks. With so many chain stores manufacturing the same fad looks season after season it’s become common to find the person next to you wearing your latest ‘chain store’ find.

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Creating the look...

18/01/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Creating great looks for the coming season isn’t rocket science. You’ve seen the styles; we’ve shown you where to buy them, now the fun part- piecing it all together. Colour is an obvious choice for spring, but this season, focus on teaming your brights with kitsch metallics and dirty grey denims on the street. Have fun reviving the best of the late 80’s with fluoro hues. If the thought brings on “Wham” video-clip flash-backs, highlight your look with fluoro accessories instead-like that pink heart ring in itripiskip we know you’ve been eyeing off…

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