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October 1, 2016

Red carpet ready with Urbn Gray

29/09/2016 by Kimberley Sara

With FASHFEST fast approaching, the most important question looms…’what to wear?’ The red carpet is calling! Second only to the incredible designs that will grace the runway, the red carpet is the showcase for all things style in Canberra. Do yourself a favour - save your pennies for the delicious bubbly and partying into the night and hire your dress rather than fork out full retail price. Look no further than Canberra’s newest boutique dress hire service - Urbn Gray.

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One more sleep until FASHFEST 2016

28/09/2016 by OutInCanberra

It feels like the night before Christmas – FASHFEST 2016 is one more sleep away! From Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October, designers and fashionistas from across the globe will flock to Canberra for the city’s biggest annual red-carpet fashion event. If you haven’t yet got your hands on a hot ticket, click here now to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Your guide to the spring racing season

27/09/2016 by Alex Dickens

As the weather starts to get a little warmer, it’s time to frock up and dust off those fascinators for spring racing season. Whether you enjoy a flutter at the race track or are just searching for an excuse to dress up in your spring-time best, the racing season has something for everyone. To help you get into the race day spirit we have put together the ultimate guide to spring racing in Canberra – find out where to get the hat, the frock, pre-drink, the races coming up at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park and where to celebrate afterwards.

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Sovata: Local label putting Canberra on the map

21/09/2016 by Josephine Huynh

Fashionistas rejoice! If you’re looking for comfortable, stylish, unique garments that will make you stand out of the crowd, look no further than local label Sovata. Based in Canberra, Sovata creates vibrant and unique garments and hats for bold, confident women who are not afraid to make a fashion statement.

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The ’90s comeback

13/09/2016 by Kimberley Sara

The ’90s resurgence has crept up and gently tapped us on our shoulders, but now it’s about to hit us in full force. What seems like only yesterday was actually two decades ago and the fashion cycle has swung around to meet us somewhere between 90201, Jenny from the Block, Kate Moss and No Doubt. Enter spaghetti straps, bomber jackets, sporty cargos, Adidas stripes and RnB cool.

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FASHFEST lashes take to the runway

07/09/2016 by Josephine Huynh

This year’s FASHFEST is just as much about the makeup than it is about the fashion! And for an all time first, the three-day event will be batting its own set of bespoke FASHFEST Double Lashes. Created by FASHFEST makeup sponsor, Harlotte Cosmetics, the lashes have been designed with a dramatic curve to make the model’s eyes ‘pop’ on the catwalk and to add drama and elegance to the runway.

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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?

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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...

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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.

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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.

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