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A fashionable Saturday: 20+ great Canberra boutiques

In need of retail therapy? Get off the beaten path in the BMW X5 XDRIVE30D and into some of Canberra’s best boutiques. One of the great things about Canberra is that it’s no more than half an hour anywhere. We’ve teamed up with Rolfe Classic BMW to present a series of articles which encourage you […]

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FASHFEST 2017 makes its entrance

The models have been cast and the designers selected. Across Canberra, an army of needles work tirelessly, preparing hundreds of outfits for a spot lit catwalk. Every spring, over three mammoth nights, the city plays host to one of Canberra’s most prestigious events – FASHFEST. For the uninitiated, FASHFEST is Canberra’s premier fashion event, consisting […]

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Canberra Style Market set to launch in October

A first of its kind market event is coming to Canberra this October, featuring a showcase of local style, beauty, fashion and wellbeing products and services. On Saturday 7 October, from 10am, Canberra Style Market is kicking off its first day of trade at the Old Bus Depot Building in Kingston and boy, do they […]

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Winter Metallics 101

Think ‘future’ and you think sleek, shiny metals.  We show you how to incorporate one of the hottest trends for AW17 into your wardrobe and makeup. Metallics are everywhere this season, and it’s never been easier to incorporate a bit of sparkle or shimmer into your wardrobe. Stylist Hayley O’Neill advises introducing the trend to […]

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Recognising your inner guuguuburra

Tidda: Sister, close friend, aunty. This is the word which inspires the sense of female empowerment which drives Téa&Belle, two young Tidda Queens. Launched on the eve of NAIDOC Week 2017, Téa&Belle is the creation of two Canberra girls born in Wiradjuri Country. Designing and sourcing their products in partnership with ethical suppliers, and supported […]

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Winter Footwear Finds

No Canberra girl can be expected to brave our winters without an artillery of chic boots. Unfortunately, compared to summer, winter footwear usually comes with a higher price tag. You could either max out your credit card stocking up on the latest footwear trends… or, you could hotfoot it to Canberra Outlet Centre, where you […]

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Charly Thorn takes LA

She’s the teenage fashion superstar in waiting who burst onto the scene at last year’s FASHFEST. Eighteen-year-old Charly Thorn received a standing ovation at the end of her first solo runway show at the Convention Centre and that talent has now been recognised around the world as Charly has been asked to showcase her designs […]

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A Life Less Ordinary

The future is now.  Dare to go bold in head to toe colour blocking in timeless silhouettes. Dress $590 by Livina Conti, vest $390 by Tiina Laakkonen, and earrings $190 by Dimitri all at Things Of Desire. Shoes $49.95 from Zara, and Apple Watch from JB Hi-Fi, Canberra Centre. By Malene Birger shirt $649 and […]

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Reclaiming coal for art’s sake

The shapes are stunning. The angles intriguing. The designs deceivingly simple. Jewellery maker Sophia Emmett sees wonder in coal where others see something negative. She finds coal so beautiful, she uses it to design and hand make earrings, necklaces, studs and cufflinks as part of her eponymous label. “Coal isn’t an ordinary object,” she explains. […]

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The classic winter coat – Perri Cutten style

If this week’s arctic breezes didn’t convince you it is time to invest in a statement winter coat, then have you heard next week is forecast for snow? While Canberra’s climate at this time of the year can only be described as unattractive, the plus-side is that there is nothing quite as luxurious as investing […]

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