Article Archive

April 18, 2015

Everything Old is New Again at Fashfest!

17/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

What the heck is upcycled clothing and why should we give a hoot? The answer is easy says award-winning Melanie Child, a fashion designer from New Zealand who is arriving in Australia soon to launch a new collection at FASHFEST. "Upcycle means to reuse one item to create another of higher quality or value than the original," says Melanie. "We live in a world saturated with mass production and its byproducts. Approximately four per cent of total annual waste into landfill in New Zealand alone is textile waste. There is little point in adding to the problem.’

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Art Meets Design at Gininderra Village

15/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

Have you ever had the feeling that you just can’t find what you want? Trawling the malls that are all filled with retail outlets offering products that are pretty much the same just isn’t all that satisfying. Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands in order to separate yourself from the rest of the crowd.

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The Old Becomes New at Staghead

15/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

Head out to Ginninderra Village at Gold Creek and one of the first stores you will come across is Staghead Designs. As one of a cluster of creative businesses that make up the dynamic precinct, Staghead leads the way with a collection of beautiful vintage, industrial and French Provincial furniture and homewares. After just a few moments you’ll be inspired to achieve great things in your own living room, and know where to buy the perfect gift.

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Feeling Lucky? Join the Party!

15/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

It's time to party! And where better to let your hair down than at the award-winning Lucky's Speakeasy at QT? This Friday marks the 1st Birthday of Lucky's, and what an amazing year it has been! After opening in April of last year, Lucky’s in September 2014 went on to win the National Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Awards for Excellence for Best Bar Presentation and Service (Regional). That's an amazing effort for a new venue in a new hotel. They've got every right to celebrate.

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MirandaSAKHINO's Global Glamour

10/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

‘Go forth and be beautiful’ is the advice of fashion designer Miranda Seakgosing. Miranda grew up in Botswana with an African mother and a Portuguese father, in a creative family. Her aunty was a tailor, her grandmother a knitwear designer and her mother a fashion collector. So it’s no wonder she was inspired to pursue a passion outside the corporate world. Oh, and did we mention that Miranda herself lives and breathes style? This designer, who runs the independent label MirandaSAKHINO, worked for three years in the world of stats before leaving it for the world of fashion.

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5 Things for the Weekend

09/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

Hooray for another short week! Even though we only had to endure the nine-to-five across four days this week, it doesn’t make the weekend any less welcome. Here’s a bunch of ideas that will have you celebrating every sweet moment until Monday rocks around again. Enjoy! 1. Super Best Friends Album Launch at Transit Bar Friday from 8.00pm Canberra music is killing it at the moment. You can barely move without seeing another great collection of talented locals breaking out great tunes.

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The Shopping Assassin's Guide to Hustle & Scout

07/04/2015 by Maeve Bannister

Canberra’s coolest market, Hustle & Scout, will be back on Saturday 11 April, from 2.00pm-7.00pm. Like any good (shopping) assassin it’s best to have a plan in mind. So, I’ve done my research, identified the correct targets and am now ready to go in for the kill. Here are just some of the stalls that I’ll be checking out this year: Acorn Sisters website

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Canberra Centre hosts Kerrie Hess Exhibition

07/04/2015 by Janette Lenk

Kerrie Hess is Australia’s most famous water colour artist. She graced the stage at Canberra Centre with her modest presence to help launch the Centre’s Autumn/Winter 2015 season. With Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Vogue as her clients, she is the sweetest woman just like her water colour images. The reveal of Kerrie’s exhibition was a delightful hit! Canberra Centre hosted an exhibition that includes both existing works and five exclusive designs reflecting Canberra style – featuring outfits inspired by our retailers with iconic Canberra backgrounds.

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A Glam New Look For FASHFEST

31/03/2015 by OutInCanberra

In a matter of a few short weeks, the red carpet will be rolled out and glammed up guests will walk up the steps of the National Convention Centre and enter another world: The world of FASHFEST. Tickets were released only days ago, and are running hot with more than 50 per cent of VIP seats already gone.

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Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market - Autumn Edition

30/03/2015 by Carly Jade Devine

Hustle & Scout is more than just a market – it's an experience, one that we have been enjoying since the inaugural market back in September 2013. Tegan McAuley, the founder of Hustle&Scout said she wanted the market to be more than just that, a market. Her vision was for the event to be an experience for the customer, a feast for the senses... it sure was, and since then it's grown bigger with each event including a partnership with The Forage, more and more designers and collectors and soon, an expansion to Hobart.

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