Article Archive

October 2, 2014

Designer Files: Shakuhachi

03/06/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Like the delicate Shakuhachi flute, which looks like a very simply constructed bamboo instrument, but is painstakingly difficult to learn to play, Jessie White's clothing label of the same name is also deceptively intricate. Having eschewed formal fashion training, her career as a designer was born 8 years ago out of a strong desire to create necessity and instinct. Her designs have since taken off across Australia and Japan, and the current autumn/winter collection is no exception to her winning design approach.


Get the look: Winter's flower child

18/05/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

“Florals for spring? Ground breaking.” The sarcastic statement by Devil Wear’s Prada’s 'fictional' Miranda Priestly may be founded, with the traditional look considered passé- but pulling out the floral frocks for winter is far from old. Already spotted on sidewalks and catwalks from here to New York, it’s the must adopt look this winter.


Now Stocking: Wayward Heir

04/05/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

John Hanna is now exclusively stocking Wayward Heir. As the name indicates, Wayward Heir is the unruly offspring of an established parent. While a chip off the old block in terms of inheriting some classic DNA (innate style), Wayward Heir is for a younger, renegade, ambitious and savvy man. A man who's cocky yet charming, and who wants to stand out and make his mark. The collection consists of edgy yet refined suiting, shirts and ties and is made from fine Italian cloth and fabrics.


Behind the lace

09/04/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Emma Kneriem has gained massive exposure since launching her kitten concept more than 10 months ago. 11 gorgeous Canberrans turned lingerie model super-stars have been in every stretch limousine drive by, and on every red carpet since the label was launched. Last Tuesday, Meche Nightclub was transformed into a boudoir with Emma’s racy wears on the catwalk, dim lighting and flowing champagne. The hype surrounding the girl’s playful stage personalities and VIP status has turned the spotlight onto the kittens, with the gorgeous designs taking a back seat.


Shoe File: Peep Toe

06/04/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Looking for something hot to slip your winter tootsies into? Peep toe is the buzz shoe label this season, being featured in Shop ‘till you Drop, Cosmopolitan and more, they are now stocked at Canberra's own Momento Dezigns and Soho Dezigns. This season’s range sees sky high heels in, suede, metallics, studs and in the hottest of hues.


Re-Cap: Canberra Centre's Defining Fashion @ Tongue & Groove

24/03/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra's VIP fashionistas filled the city's newest hot-spot, Tongue & Groove for a night of Chandon, canapés and Defining Fashion. Canberra Centre's most prestigious boutiques autumn/winter lines were on display, but this was no run of the mill catwalk event. Models stood tall in 'mannequin' poses on 2ft blocks, occasionally shifting. A totally immersive experience, the public was invited to mingle amongst, in-between and in front of the models, which become the focal points of the evening, in a gallery style set-up.


Danielle's Closet

23/03/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Sybil's Closet was always a unique discovery for Canberrans, synonymous with Melbourne's arcade and back alley boutiques; Sybil's always served a niche. But what happens when Sybil closed her closet? Danielle Neale adopted it of course, re-opening the doors with fresh styles and eclectic new labels; adding her personal spin on what she and Canberrans loved about the boutique. Now named Sybil's closet by Danielle, Danielle offers her share of quirky treats inside.


Black Opal Glimmers

10/03/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The AAMI Black Opal Stakes was the centre of action as thousands of well dressed Canberrans filled a sunny Thoroughbred Park last Sunday, March 8. Fashions on the Field caused a stir, with the stakes as high as the heels. Amongst the sea of great prizes, the 'Classic Ladies Race wear' trip for 2 to Paris was highly sought after. This year’s Fashions on the Field saw a record number of 112 individuals take to the stage, with entrants from as far as Queensland and Western Australia.


What's hot on your head?

24/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Race day is the perfect opportunity to frock up in Canberra, grab your girlfriends, a bottle of Chandon and don an incredible hat. Headwear can be tricky and there is no shortage of options out there. So where do you start? Local millenary designer and race wear guru Angela Menz says to start with the basics. "There are a few basic rules when selecting a hat. You need to take your face shape, height and build into account." Oblong should try wider brims to add width to the face. Avoid too much height at the crown, which will lengthen the face.


Diary of a Fashionista

29/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Tegan Kennedy just graduated from CIT with the Bachelor of Design/Fashion and her clothing label Beau & Arrow. Tegan's talent and design eye saw her score the title OutInCanberra's Favourite Designer, as voted by you. What's next for this young local designer? Stay tuned to find out...