Article Archive

July 29, 2016

Five minutes with Urbn Gray founder Elise Barker

19/07/2016 by Kimberley Sara of The Style Side

Being successful in a competitive market is all about finding a niche, adding a good dose of hard work, self-belief and a tone of passion. Elise Barker, founder of Urbn Gray, has this formula down pat with the launch of Urbn Gray - Canberra's first boutique dress hire business. Urbn Gray stocks incredible designer dresses and offers rental cocktail-wear at a fraction of the retail price while providing exceptional service and styling along the way.


Calling all filmmakers

06/07/2016 by OutInCanberra

Calling all Canberra filmmakers. This is your chance to conceive and direct a short film to be showcased at the biggest red-carpet fashion event on the capital’s annual social calendar. FASHFEST 2016 has just shouted out to filmmakers to create six original films reflecting this year’s six event themes (the themes are still hush hush). FASHFEST is looking for filmmakers prepared to push boundaries with strong concepts and who have what it takes to transform those concepts into a memorable guest experience.


Braddon: A mecca of style

04/07/2016 by Kimberley Sara of The Style Side

Take a walk on the style side (pun very much intended) and look closer on your next stroll down Lonsdale Street. Behind the street windows and among the melting pot of restaurants and bars, a fashion feast awaits. Tucked away from the concrete and construction awaits a visually inspiring playground; divine interiors, inspired spaces, beautiful merchandise and bucket loads of style.


What will we be wearing In 2017?

21/06/2016 by Kimberley Sara of The Style Side

No matter how up to date, researched and in-the-know we are, the fashion finish line will always elude us. The million dollar question what is next? defines the very nature of the industry. Sometimes what is now? doesn't even get a look-in because all eyes are scanning the future for the next – the new – the neoteric.


Flintstone Chic is Back!

29/02/2016 by Alex Dickens

In a very exciting and boutique collaboration, visual artist Luke Chiswell has teamed up with ZARIC Jewellery to create the BONE DAYS uni-sex jewellery collection. The collection launch will take part in Braddon’s favourite Lonsdale Street hang out, The Hamlet, on Friday 4 March 2016 from 6 – 9pm.


FASHFEST is back for 2016... with a few changes!

08/02/2016 by OutInCanberra

There’s no standing still for Canberra’s annual red-carpet fashion event, and 2016 is no exception. FASHFEST has announced a new season, new dates and an increase in the number of shows it will present. The event has shifted to warmer months. In 2016 it will strut its stuff from 29 September to 1 October which means there won’t be any chill in the air for guests keen to wear their hottest fashion.


Australia Day Style Edit

19/01/2016 by Carly Jade Devine

Not long until the Australia Day festivities kick off! Whether you are going to park yourself at a park for the day, host an old fashioned Aussie BBQ or head down to your local watering hole to celebrate with friends and family — looking great for this nation-wide celebration is essential. Here are four key pieces to create the perfect Aussie Day outfit: 1. Sass & Bide - Things To Do In The South Knitted Tank A tank with enough detail to be dressed up or down is perfect for the weekend. This one is knitted but isn't too heavy to wear during Summer.


Summer Fashion Trends

22/12/2015 by Christina Roys

It's time to hit ‘refresh’ on your summer wardrobe and grab this seasons favourite trends for a little less. So where should you start when hitting the shops? Stay tuned as we round up summers top 5 must-have trends including denim, lace and of course all things 70s boho. __________________________________________ 1. Cold shoulder


Fashion: CARDIF Collective

16/12/2015 by OutInCanberra

A new fashion collective has opened in Kingston adding a bit of flair to Green Square. CARDIF has transformed an unused, tired and lonely space into a collaborative creative space featuring 12 fashion designer studios and a central retail area, formally called CARDIF Collective.


Last Minute Xmas Guide: For Him

15/12/2015 by OutInCanberra

Christmas is coming up fast and if you haven’t started your shopping yet or have absolutely no idea what to get him this year, we’ve got you covered. __________________________________________ The Gentleman’s Membership Treat your man to a traditional pamper session at Groomed Braddon. With a number of packages to keep his hair and beard slick, groomed and perfect for a night on the town, Groomed have something for your man.