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September 23, 2014

Stylish and sophisticated is.. Gertrude Boutique

07/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Nestled in the trendy suburb of Manuka is Gertrude, a stylish boutique for women of all ages who love to dress up and fill their closets with gorgeous quality handbags and shoes – does that sound like you? We thought so… Gertrude caters for the fashion conscious woman who wants to stand out from the crowd, show off her originality and most of all feel as great as she looks. You will find premium quality Italian handbags and shoes perfect for work, weekends and evenings inside this modern, warm and welcoming store.

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Fashfest - The Grand Finale

04/05/2014 by Jemma Mrdak

It was another cool Canberra evening, but fans of Canberra fashion barely noticed. This evening, all eyes were channelled towards the runway for the final night of Fashfest 2014. Tonight was a Fashfest like no other with a sold out show and an excited crowd ready and waiting to see what Canberra’s incredible designers had to offer. Tonight’s theme was The Visionary - which lead us to believe and imagine things that others cannot see. Tonight’s designers each had visionary thinking- a clear, distinct and specific perception of the future.

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Fashfest Night Three - Recap

03/05/2014 by Jemma Mrdak

The atmosphere was electric, the champagne was flowing and the music was pumping on Night Three of Fashfest. Tonight, the very fashionable, very cool (literally and figuratively), and super excited audience were eager to see eight equally talented, varied and spectacular designers. Tonight’s theme was ‘The Philosopher’- and boy, did that provide us with some fashion for thought! The tunes tonight were fun and playful, which definitely set an upbeat and exciting scene for the runway.

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Fashfest Night 2 on the Red Carpet

02/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Look who stepped out in style for FASHFEST Night 2. Click here to read all about the local designer labels showcased on the runway last night.

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Fashfest 2014 - Night 2 Recap

02/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

After last night’s brilliant opener, the hype around Fashfest 2014 continued to build with guests stepping out for another spectacular night of local fashion! While the VIPs enjoyed a back-stage tour, the rest of the guests made sure socialising was in full swing with fashionistas chatting about whose designs they were most excited to see on the catwalk. 'The Ultimate Selfie' photo-booth had people posing as did the media wall, again lit with camera flashes for stylish snaps.

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5 Minutes with… Hijab House

01/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Hijab House was created in 2010 to provide stylish, modest clothing for young Muslim women. Before the label’s inception, Muslim women were limited to traditional retail clothing often imported in bulk which often targeted older women. Muslim women are religiously advised to wear the hijab (head scarf), but also loose fitting, non-sheer, long clothing. Hijab House designs have encouraged Muslim women around the world to follow this religious duty while still remaining fashionable.

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5 Minutes with… Sovata

01/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

The name SOVATA represents the designer behind the label, Jade Sargent. The ‘S’ is the first initial of the surname Sargent and Ovata is the botanical name for a Jade plant. SOVATA was created with two distinct, but complementary sections—garments and millinery. When combined these create a cohesive, modern ‘hatted’ total look. Jade believes hats are a powerful item of clothing and is delighted that more women are eager to experiment with wearing them.

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Fashfest DAY FIVE Tradeshow!

01/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Fashfest have announced that the fashion isn't going to stop at the runway this year. Nope! Because they have launched DAY FIVE on Sunday May 4th from 11am to 3pm at the East Hotel in Kingston. The tradeshow will give guests of the fantastic event, fashion retailers and even anyone who missed out the opportunity a chance to exclusively shop the runway.

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Canberra's fashion community steps out for Fashfest

01/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

Look who stepped out in style for the Opening Night of FASHFEST last night... Click here to read all about the local designer labels showcased on the runway.

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Fashfest - Opening night

01/05/2014 by Carly Jade Devine

There had been weeks of build-up… Could it be better than last year? The anticipation was finally put to rest tonight when the doors flew open for the official opening night of Fashfest at the award-winning Canberra Airport.

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