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Summer Street Style

Summer is here. Finally.  We hit Garema Place to find some summer outfit inspo, and did we hit the jackpot. Anne and Kate – Garran / Braddon Anne is wearing a lace skirt from Country Road and loves to mix and match her outfits. Kate is wearing a pleated skirt from Dolce & Gabbana and […]

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Cheap and Chic: Summer wear

Welcome to summer! Yep, after what feels like one of the longest winters ever we’re finally heading into the festive season, which means it’s time to ditch those layers and look for lighter fabrics. In 2016’s last episode of Cheap and Chic, brought to you by the Canberra Outlet Centre, host Nicole Dwight will take you through a […]

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Christmas Local Lust List

We love supporting local businesses here at HerCanberra…and at Christmas there’s no better time to shop local. We see so many ‘must have’ lists that are chock full of items from overseas companies or interstate online retailers, so we have set out to find the things that we love that you can find in your […]

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Lifting the lid on a MINI experience

One of the perks of the job is road-testing HerCanberra experiences. So when the opportunity presented itself to grab a MINI convertible for a few days, check out a personal styling session with Style Liberation and hang with MINI ambassador and Australian women’s soccer star Michelle Heyman, I could hardly turn it down…Plus, I am […]

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Who is Nerdalina Ballerina?

It was three o’clock in the morning and only one window in the whole building was uncovered and allowing light in. A young girl was sitting in a room, sewing two pieces of material, adorned with a myriad sparkling dots. Despite it being such a late hour she was excited and full of energy. Her […]

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Day to Night with the Glam Squad

We’ve all been there before. You watch a beauty tutorial on YouTube, and attempt to replicate at home. Sometimes you pull it off, and other times you end up with make-up in all the wrong places. To remedy this, local dream team of make-up artist Jacqui Scott and hairdresser Lexi Bannister, have got you covered […]

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Andrew James: Millinery’s next ‘big thing’

Whether it’s on the runway, racecourse or down the aisle, unique headwear has become an essential part of an outfit, rather than an after-thought. Andrew James could well be the next big thing in the millinery industry: the former “country boy” from Parkes, who moved to Canberra in 2005, is quickly establishing a name for himself […]

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Fashion and Fundraising with Paris ’99

When Yavav Ron was 11, like many other kids his age, he had a job delivering ‘junk’ mail. However, unlike the other kids it was whilst delivering junk mail that he found his passion in life. No, not a passion for junk mail – a passion for fashion! “I saw my first Vogue magazine at […]

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Fashion Meets Art at Trove

There’s nothing more delightful than a treasure trove, especially one packed with the creative work of local designers, artists and makers. That’s the idea behind Trove in the city, which stocks items made from the heart here in Australia. This Friday, Trove will pop the cork on its first free ‘Fashion Meets Art’ event. The […]

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MAAK: Pushing boundaries and borders

Fashion is consistently pushing boundaries. With new technology emerging every day it wont be long before we see dresses like Katniss’ Hunger Games flame dress moving from the big screen to the runway. Canberra based fashion label MAAK‘s newest dress is not too far from making this a reality as the first ever 4D dress is […]

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