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A weekend of stars & style at Westfield Belconnen

Amanda Whitley

There’s a massive weekend in store at Westfield Belconnen this weekend. Here’s what’s in store!

While Canberra’s contender in The Voice, Amber Nichols, spends the first sleepy days with her beautiful new little girl, Olive (congrats, Amber!), Westfield Belconnen will be welcoming winner Ellie Drennan to the stage on Friday afternoon.

Ellie is travelling the country meeting her fans and celebrating the release of her debut album Close Your Eyes. She will perform and sign copies of her brand new album in Centre Court at 3pm and albums will be available to purchase on the day.

The performance marks the start of a weekend of stars and style at Westfield Belconnen, with the launch of Today, I Am: Westfield Belconnen SS15/16 bringing together HerCanberra’s team of experts for one night and two days of fashion, beauty, interior design and nutrition inspiration.

Fashion Editor, Hayley O'Neill

Fashion Editor, Hayley O’Neill

Our Fashion Editor, Hayley O’Neill will tell you all you need to know about Spring trends, whether you’re heading to the races, to a cocktail event, or to the gym.

“Spring/Summer is about freshening up your wardrobe, and Today, I Am is all about dressing for your current mood and individual style,” she says. “My goal is to make fashion accessible for every woman’s body and budget – looking good doesn’t need to break the bank!”

Make up artist, Ali Price, whose work graces the pages of HerCanberra’s Magazine will be leading workshops in everything from Kimmy K contouring to natural beauty.

 “I’m all about makeup application being practical and making sense,” she says. “Simple, easy to follow steps that result in a more confident, polished version of you.”

Ali Price, Make Up Artist Extraordinaire.

Ali Price, Make Up Artist Extraordinaire.

Interiors writer, Gina Ciancio from Style Curator, will show you how to give your bedroom and living room a makeover for Spring using clever accessories, saying the new season is “an opportunity to look at new interior trends and how we can achieve the looks at home. ‘

“Whether you embrace colour or are a little more restrained, you will get new inspiration and styling tips,” promises Gina.

Our popular nutritionist-with-the-mostest, Kate Freeman, will be showing you how healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard work.

“Snacking is an opportunity for nourishment and with a bit of inspiration you can create quick, easy, healthy snacks to help you beat the in-between meal munchies,” says Kate. “I’ve got 10 delicious cracker topping combos to help you snack right and nourish your body this spring!”

HerCanberra's nutritionist, Kate Freeman.

HerCanberra’s nutritionist, Kate Freeman.

There’ll also be a special performance by Subsdance’s Dancehall Queens, who will show you how much fun you can have moving your body.

All workshops are free to attend, and registration is encouraged. This will guarantee you a seat and also put you in the draw for that workshop to win a prize! Here’s a detailed rundown of what’s on – simply book online or at the Westfield Belconnen Concierge Desk to reserve your seat. There’ll also be ‘drop in’ standing spots available on the day.

FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

5PM: FASHION & BEAUTY

Looks for Less and Contouring

At 5pm, HerCanberra’s fashion editor, Hayley O’Neill, will show you how to get the hottest looks for Spring – all for under $100!

Then at 6pm, make up guru, Ali Price, will teach you to contour like a pro using budget-friendly products…move over, Kimmy K!

Book your free ticket for Friday night’s workshops here!

 

SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

11AM: HOME 

Spring bedroom makeover

Makeovers aren’t just for clothes! Join Style Curator’s Gina Ciancio for this 30-minute workshop that shows you how the clever use of accessories can give your – and your kids’ – bedrooms a whole new look! One lucky customer will take home a Dusk gift pack!

12 NOON: FASHION & BEAUTY 

Today, I Am

At 12 noon, HerCanberra’s fashion editor, Hayley O’Neill, will show you how to take SS15/16’s hottest trends through your wardrobe – from work to weekend, treadmill to tropical island! Be there for your chance to win a $50 Westfield gift card!

Day to Night

Stick around as make up guru, Ali Price, gives you insider tips on how to take your look fromnatural to night time. You could be the lucky recipient of a gift pack featuring The Body Shop products.

2PM: FASHION & BEAUTY 

Got the Blues Denim Workshop

Denim is going to be huge this season, and the look isn’t just confined to jeans.HerCanberra’s fashion editor, Hayley O’Neill, will show you how to rock denim at any age. You could take home a Bardot Gift Card just by being there!

‘I woke up like this’

Dewy skin, flushed cheeks and beautiful brows. Make up artist, Ali Price, will show you how to achieve natural, fresh beauty for Spring. Be there for your chance to win a beauty Gift Pack!

Book your free ticket for Saturday’s workshops here!

 

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

11AM: HEALTH & FITNESS

Healthy Snacks

What makes a healthy snack? Nutritionist Kate Freeman from The Healthy Eating Hub will show you how to whip up 10 healthy and delicious cracker toppings.

Fit Fashion

Look great while you get active.  Join HerCanberra’s fashion editor, Hayley O’Neill, as she showcases the latest in fitness fashion. There’ll also be a special performance that’s ‘more than moves’ by Subsdance PLUS you could win a free one-month membership at Fernwood Fitness Belconnen.

12 NOON: HOME

Spring Living Room Makeover

Join Style Curator’s Gina Ciancio for this 30-minute workshop that shows you how the clever use of accessories can give your living room a whole new look! One lucky customer will take home a Provincial gift pack.

2PM: FASHION & BEAUTY  

Spring into Racing and Evening Wear

The weather’s warming up, ushering in racing, formal and party season! HerCanberra’sfashion editor, Hayley O’Neill, will show you her picks for Spring 15/16! Be there for your chance to win a $50 Westfield gift card!

Perfecting Tousled Curls

Love the look of tousled, fresh-from-the-beach curls? Hairhouse Warehouse will reveal the tools and techniques you need to perfect the look. Plus, you could win a $50 Hairhouse Warehouse gift card!

Book your free ticket for Sunday’s workshops here!

FUN FOR KIDS

There’ll also be kids’ activities in Centre Court to keep them occupied while you enjoy the shows. 

SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 

10:30am – 2:30pm: Free Face Painting at Centre Court

11am – 3pm: Kids FREE flower crowns activity with Lady Larissa at Centre Court (no registration required)

11am and 12pm: Sushi making classes with expert Chef, Trey from Sushi Bay (participation is free, but registration is essential. See below for link)

Book your free ticket for Saturday’s sushi making classes here.

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 

10:30am – 2:30pm: Free Face Painting at Centre Court

11am – 3pm: Kids FREE necklace making at Centre Court (no registration required)

11am and 12pm: Sushi making classes with expert Chef, Trey from Sushi Bay (participation is free, but registration is essential. See below for link)

Book your free ticket for Sunday’s sushi making classes here.

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Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the founder and director of HerCanberra. In her 'spare time', she instructs zumba, loves to cook (and eat), and wrangles two gorgeous little girls. She's done everything from present the tv news to operate a stop and go sign and is passionate about connecting Canberra women. More about the Author

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