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Havana Heat

It’s going to be a long hot summer.  Or at least we hope so. To see you through hazy, lazy days and long, bright nights we’ve found you the best of this season’s tropical trends. Inspired by the sultry streets of Havana, embrace clashing riotous prints in intense colours.             […]

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A Fashionable Christmas

The Christmas party season often means a packed social calendar, and with this comes pressure to dress to impress. We rounded up the HerCanberra team—and their offspring—to showcase Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden’s range of festive fashion for all ages, stages, shapes and sizes. Amanda – Founder + CEO The classic wrap dress reinvented. An […]

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The SWIISH Guide to Canberra: Part II

So, you’ve read the first part of the favourite Canberra cafes and cultural pit-stops of Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem. Now we bring you Part Two, where the sisters reveal their must-stay hotels and fine dining choices, as well as some well-traversed kids’ playgrounds. The Sydney-based celebrity sisters, who run lifestyle and fashion empire SWIISH, are […]

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H&M opens tomorrow at Canberra Centre

Another Swedish retail giant has come to town, and to say that Canberra is excited is an understatement. I still remember my first H&M experience at age 16, desperately trying to decide what to spend my pocket money on as Paris Christmas crowds surged around me. Everything was affordable and achingly-trendy and I remember being […]

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Taking the Fashionably Numb Sustainable Challenge

In the lead up to Fashionably Numb this weekend, I was given a challenge from stylist Sofia Polak. What is Fashionably Numb? It’s a market and panel discussion with a focus on sustainability and ethical fashion, which Sofia is organising the PR for. In theme with the event and in thinking about our relationship with clothing, the challenge […]

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We’ve become Fashionably Numb

I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager, I recall certain items that I lusted after fiercely (hello tensile denim jeans), some things I wore to death (RIP Stussy overalls) and others that were acquisitions that never even made it into medium rotation (such as the silver Doc […]

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Rebel Muse is spreading her wings

One of our favourite design curators is spreading her wings and flying to Belconnen. Rebel Muse will operate a pop-up for the next three months, with owner Alicia Xyrakis accepting an offer by Westfield to test the waters for her up-market collection of clothes and shoes. The new Rebel Muse Belconnen will open from Wednesday […]

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The SWIISH Guide to Canberra

Part 1: Cafes, Culture, Shopping They are Sydney-based celebrity sisters forging a lifestyle and fashion empire under their SWIISH brand. But did you know that you can find Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem hanging out in Canberra most Decembers? The connection is a result of Channel 7 personality Sally meeting a Canberra boy Marcus Obermeder back in […]

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Five minutes with Lisa Gorman

Lovers of bold colour were overjoyed when it was announced that cult label Gorman will soon be coming to Canberra Centre.   Those unfamiliar with the label’s signature prints and patterns will love their quirky takes on corporate and weekend wear using high-quality Australian materials like silk and wool. Ahead of the store’s opening, we chatted to founder […]

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Five minutes with Celestial Power designer Janette Wojtaszak

Bold, intricate and colourful, the Celestial Power collection is all about making a statement.  We caught up with designer and founder Janette Wojtaszak about the collection to celebrate the launch of her online store yesterday. Tell us a little bit of background about yourself and the blog The Statement Life The Statement collection is an extension of my fashion and lifestyle […]

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