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Spring style tips with Nicole Dwight

Looking at your wardrobe and not feeling quite ready for spring? We asked Canberra Outlet Centre’s style guru Nicole Dwight for her tips, tricks and must-haves for the season. What are the top trends coming through this season?  While spring is all about lighter, floatier fabrics, Canberra’s a bit unusual because we still need jackets […]

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Peachy Keen: Canberra’s cutest shoes

Canberra ladies, start putting away some of your hard earned dollars because a new shoe and accessories store is opening in Braddon in less than a week. The woman behind the super chic boutique Rebel Muse is branching out and opening Peachy Keen. Alicia Xyrakis says a second store was always on the cards and […]

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Where is Corr Blimey? Part Two: Memories of Cloth

We live a disposable existence. It’s something that gnaws away at Louisa de Smet who wonders why we toss clothes into landfill without thinking twice. Louisa and partner Steve Wright, the brains behind much-loved fashion label Corr Blimey, aren’t happy that the environment is paying the price for our fleeting relationship with garments. And so […]

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Where is Corr Blimey? Part One

One design label was noticeably absent at FASHFEST. After presenting wildly popular collections during the first three years of the event, Corr Blimey was not on the catwalk in 2016. So where are Steve Wright and Louisa de Smet and what the heck are they up to? Well, they’re on sabbatical in Wales, living in […]

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Fear and Loathing in the changing room

It’s that particularly confronting time of year, when we have to go out and face the winter-comfort-food-music. The weather is warming up and we can’t wait for summer and the beach….but we need a swimsuit. For this mission, we’re faced with two warrior-princess choices: be a raider or a hunter and gatherer. Raiding the wardrobe […]

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Alison Jackson relaunches her Signature Collection

How often do you get a chance to revisit the past? Most artists are relentlessly fixed on the future, but Alison Jackson, a local Canberra gold and silversmith, took the opportunity this winter to return to her roots and reimagine her debut collection of jewellery. Alison operates from her workshop in Queanbeyan, crafting refined tableware and […]

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FASHFEST 2016 Closing Night and a little bit of everything

The third and final night of FASHFEST had it all – fashion, bespoke suits, boutique lingerie, cute kidswear and even a proposal… We can’t wait to do it all over again in 2017! SATURDAY SHOW ONE: SPECTRA Karen Lee The Karen Lee label is no stranger to FASHFEST with this year marking its fourth appearance on […]

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FASHFEST 2016 Night Two: Praxis and Limina

I had the most fun tonight out of any FASHFEST show. There was a certain lightness in the room. Well into its fourth year, FASHFEST has confidently established itself as the leading fashion event in Canberra. For me, the heart of FASHFEST has always been about showcasing and celebrating local creativity. As a dynamic meeting point of fashion, […]

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FASHFEST 2016 Opening Night

In its fourth year, FASHFEST drew a well-dressed crowd of fashion faithful to appraise a catwalk full of (mainly) local designs. Held at the National Convention Centre in Civic – the polished polar opposite to the edgy, unfinished concrete shell of a vacant airport precinct building that featured in its first two years, the first […]

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What to wear to FASHFEST 2016: HisCanberra edition

So, you’re going to Fashfest. There are many things to consider when choosing your Fashfest outfit, but the first is style and effect. Here is some inspiration, and a couple of tips to help make your style work for you. Layers Layering can be your closest ally when it comes to constructing an effective outfit. […]

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