Article Archive

November 27, 2015

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.


CIT & FashionACT Present: Raw Edge @ NMA

19/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The Canberra Institute of Technology and FashionACT Present: Raw Edge - A showcase of 15 innovative fashion designers from the graduating Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) class of 2009. ‘Raw Edge’ celebrates the debut collections designed and produced by Canberra’s most creative and dedicated contemporary designers. The end of year parade staged by CIT Fashion's graduating class has proven to be the largest and most impressive event on Canberra's fashion calendar. Don't miss the opportunity to gaze at our latest batch of talented fashionistas.


Handmade Christmas Market

11/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

WIN a gift hamper RRP $200! On Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 Handmade will again be open for trading at the Yarralumla Woolshed for ‘A Handmade Christmas’ Market. With over 10,000 hungry shoppers gracing the woolshed for the last event, Handmade Market can be deemed nothing short of a huge success. Market founder Julie Nichols is continually impressed by stall holder applications, announcing the upcoming market to be ‘nothing short of amazing.’ “We had so many fantastic applications we could fill the woolshed twice!”


Runway re-cap: Local designer's preview with talent

06/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Another year of fabulous local fashion is coming to an end and last night saw CIT’s latest batch of graduating designers present an exclusive preview into their graduating collections at Tongue & Groove. The preview unveiled one design by each graduating designer; with Dior reds and turquoise blues splashed against a black and white colour pallete. The complete graduating collections will be revealed when FashionACT presents Raw Edge: 2009 Graduating Parade, National Museum of Australia on Sunday 6 December.