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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.


The art of underwear

05/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Local designer Eline Martinson will take us through the art of corsetry at 'Top Drawers' next weekend. Observe a corset-making demonstration with Eline and learn about historic undergarments with ‘unmentionables expert’ Maria Ramsden. Eline has been entrenched in the art of corsetry for 7 years and the 'now' Costume Corsetry teacher at CIT Design, identifies ‘patience’ as the most difficult aspect of tackling the corset. "It can be a very time consuming process.”


Runway re-cap: Catwalk Hairdressing Event

02/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Organisers of the sold-out inaugural Catwalk Hairdressing Event are delighted that the show surpassed expectations to raise more than $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research, last Saturday night. The event was a unique concept, with more than 10 local hair salons joining forces in a non-competitive format, all for a good cause. Organising committee member, Sandra Leemhuis is excited about the success of the event, and looking towards 2010 to do it all again.


Angela Menz talks hattinators & fascinators

29/10/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Award winning local designer/milliner Angela Menz knows her racewear! Just last week this racing season guru took out 'The Headturning Hats' division at the Cox Plate, Melbourne. Angela might be a Style Expert but for those of us who aren't too familiar with sporting small works of art on our heads - Angela is here to help with the 3 top looks in head-wear for this Spring Racing Carnival. The Sculptural Hatinator


Runway re-cap: Frugal Fashions

27/10/2009 by Jules Overett

Frugal Fashions took place on Sunday 25 October in the charming courtyard of Queanbeyan’s Benedict House, a Victorian building that served as a girl’s boarding school and convent. The house was brought to life by dozens of modern-day girls, young and old, flurrying amongst a heap of recycled designer clothing and accessories. Colours were splashed on cheeks and lips, swaying from hangers and hips. The concept of recyclable fashions bought a new element to the parade, as garments 'new forms' were celebrated and made fashionable again with the handy work of local designers.


The way we wear vintage fair @ Albert Hall

21/10/2009 by OutInCanberra

It’s time for eager vintage lovers to descend on the Albert Hall again. Wrapped in scaffolding it may be, but the doorways will be wide open to welcome you this weekend. Once again, dealers from around the country will be selling fabulous period, vintage and retro fashion and fashion collectibles. The fabulous exhibition this time round will be 'Undercover' a revealing look at lingerie through the ages. The best kind of retail therapy - recycling at its best in a fabulous venue, with good coffee on site.


Grass Stains 2

18/10/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

trip Iskip presents Grass Stains 2, where music, art + fashion come to life on the green, comfy grass of Itrip Iskip, Braddon. From 6pm – late boogie down to live music with Hoodlum Shouts, Cat Cat & Ah Pandita + Art by Little Breats Zine, Lisa Twomey, Luuk, Chris Sutevski, Stella Rae & Fashion by Red Fox, Hunter and Book Club SS/10. Support local talent. Free entry.


The new bling

16/10/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The look: Think Parisian socialite in a leather pencil skirt, and sky high YSL court platform heels. She's, busy, front-row and has a rugged edge that even Kate Moss would envy. How to get it: 'More is more is more,' your new mantra for S/S 09/10. The new bling is here; it's gritty, rugged and adds a certain grunge to a refined look. Choose matt silver, midnight black rhinestones, studs, crucifixes, leather and stock pile on your hands, or around your neck. More is more VS Less is more:


Battle the 'tan'gerine

06/10/2009 by OutInCanberra

To celebrate the launch of the new Priceline Pharmacy, Canberra Centre, we present a play by play guide to getting bronze and leaving that unsightly 'orange' shade associated with bad self tanning behind. You can also WIN a Tan Pack RRP $89.95 which includes all the products mentioned (plus a few extra treats) compliments of Priceline Pharmacy, Canberra Centre. This competition has closed 13/10/09 Avoid the embarrassment this bikini season and follow our simple steps to bronze goddess stardom (a la Gisele). Step One: Exfoliate


Deutz Swap my Style comes to Canberra

06/10/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

NB:This event has been cancelled The recession has hit shopaholics hard and that glorious new season designer item may seem less attainable than ever before. But don’t stress, panic or make a bee-line for your nearest K-Mart because Duertz have come up with a creative, environmentally kind and cost effective way to update your look with designer threads. Duetz Swap My Style is a famous national shopping event where designer goods are currency and pampering is the pass time. The event has been featured in glossies around Australia and now its Canberra's turn (finally!)