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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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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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Cable Melbourne: Transcending seasons

Ever heard the old saying, the best thing to come out of Victoria was the road to Canberra? This winter, the best thing to come out of Victoria has landed in Manuka. Cable Melbourne may have only opened their Franklin Street store three weeks ago but it’s already developing a cult following—which isn’t surprising given […]

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Winter event dressing four ways

Sure, winter is the time to invest in an excellent coat and warm up in woollens at home. But it’s also the season for many of Canberra’s charity functions, balls and many a cosy dinner out with friends. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly chic to wear fluffy pyjamas to a degustation. So what does sophisticated evening […]

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Swiish and stylish sister time

They preach style and sisterly love. And now Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem are coming to Canberra to preach trans-seasonal wardrobes and the merits of thermal underwear. Yes. You read that correctly. The energetic duo, who established their style blog Swiish almost five years ago, are hosting a masterclass at the Canberra Centre on Saturday 22 April […]

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Lusso: Italian Luxury in Manuka

It’s no secret that Canberra’s fashion scene is quietly catching up with the heavyweights of style; Sydney and Melbourne. As you read this, the fashion talent of Canberra is working away to grow a retail community that truly reflects the style (and voracious shopping appetite) of our locals. One of our staunchest fashion hotspots is […]

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