Article Archive

August 24, 2016

Five minutes with Ros Wright of Momento Dezigns

17/08/2016 by Monique Eramo

This week we chat with Momento Dezigns owner, Roslyn Wright about her experience in the fashion industry, the history of the store and its great designer pieces. At the helm of one of Canberra's leading fashion boutiques, Ros delves into the perfect in-store experience and how it's a one-stop-shop for every occasion. Tell me a bit about Momento?


Break the rules this season

16/08/2016 by Kimberley Sara

With a change in season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get creative, embrace all things new and start colouring outside the lines. Some style rules are valuable and important, while others are archaic, boring and constrictive. As the days warm up, why not discard the classic style rules along with those winter layers and insecurities - individuality is the new kid on the block and it’s time we all got acquainted. Dress to your shape...


FASHFEST celebrates local musicians

09/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

New songs, new artists, and many musical firsts are all part of the 2016 music line-up for FASHFEST, Canberra’s pre-eminent, red-carpet fashion event. FASHFEST has always been more than a catwalk show. It’s a complete fashion experience showcasing the best Canberra has to offer in the full range of creative industries, including music, film, photography, hair, makeup and more. 2016 is no exception, with FASHFEST rolling out two shows a night over six nights (29 September to 1 October). Each show will be distinct, with its own designers, musicians and look and feel.


The weird, the wild and the wonderful

02/08/2016 by Kimberley Sara

Festival style was once a fabulous, fashionable accident – a stylish mash-up of muddy feet, pure hearts, and daisy chains; a captivating display of rock ‘n’ roll cool that only exists through an unselfconscious lack of trying. "Cool" is a tricky commodity, by its very nature, unattainable and out of reach, held only by a select few, is completely immune to the power of its pull: the minute the masses grab hold, the cool dissolves.


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.