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Fashfest 2014: Night 4 reviewed

It was a sold-out, red-carpet affair. Fashfest 2014 released standing room only tickets to cope with demand and guests lapped up the experience, the fashion, the lighting, the music and ‘being seen’. Fashfest designed each night around a theme and closing night was ‘the visionary’ who sees what others cannot see. Each of the four […]

Alicia Coutts takes to the catwalk at Fashfest

PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Campbell has filed stunning pictures from last night’s Fashfest featuring Anneliese Seubert and former Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts. Pre-show the teams of organisers, designers and models also got together to rev each other up for the big night. Alicia will stride the catwalk again tonight and Saturday night.

Fashfest 2014: Night 1

THIS year’s Fashfest brought with it high expectations: the local fashion festival’s 2013 premiere drew huge crowds, made national headlines and put previously unheard of designers on the map. For months, beneath the extensive media coverage it felt as though there was a collectively held breath – could the sequel outdo its predecessor? Luckily, its […]

Belinda Riding revealed as ‘Face of Fashfest’

FORMER international model, Canberra’s Belinda Riding is this year’s “Face of Fashfest”.  The second Fashfest, the city’s own festival of local fashion and design, returns to Majura Park for four glamorous nights at the end of April. “It’s an honour to participate in Fashfest,” says Belinda. “Designers and models need a serious and professional platform […]

The race to be the Face

THE search for Canberra’s finest fashion filly is off and running as the Myer Face of Canberra Racing competition returns. Now in its fifth year, the competition offers more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Last year’s “face” Kate Goodwin says she has gained plenty of experience over the last 12 months, with her title […]

Fashion: Lots of looks to look at

EVER buy a dress, wear it a few times then banish it to the back of the closet after getting a hankering for something new?
Introducing the versatile “loop” dress, designed by Canberra’s Gemma Jameson and Francesca Altenburg of label 4 minutes 33, which can be transformed five different ways in seconds with a slight adjustment. Fashion writer LAURA EDWARDS gives it a test run.

Plunge into graphics, tribal and tropical

WE may not have a beach, but swimwear is a “big deal” in Canberra each summer, says Haus fashion director and stylist Steven Wright. “So many Canberrans agonise over the decision when purchasing swimwear, it’s such a fraught experience for them,” says Steven, previously the producer for Fashfest. This year, look to graphic, tribal and […]

Unemployment rises in ACT

THE number of people looking for work continues to rise in the ACT, according to new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Figures show the ACT’s unemployment rate rose by 0.2 of a percentage point in trend terms during October, at 4.4 per cent. It remains the lowest rate in the country, behind Western Australia […]

Get ready for Cup fun and fashion

YEAR after year, there’s something decidedly alluring about the Melbourne Cup; from the sleek horses and glamorous racegoers to the glorious turn in weather, heralding the start of another racing season. Figures from betting agency ACTTAB show on last year’s Cup day, Canberra punters spent just under $2.2m on bets. “We’re expecting to eclipse that […]

Fashion challenge takes on Guinness

CANBERRANS are invited to be part of fashion history when Westfield shopping centres in Belconnen and Woden attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most fashion makeovers in 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.  The two centres are aiming to achieve 721 complete makeovers to beat the current world record of  720. For the makeovers to qualify, each participant […]

Fashion: Carrie shares style tips

  ONE of Australia’s favourite television personalities, Carrie Bickmore, will share her style tips with Canberrans next month. The host of Channel Ten’s “The Project” will appear at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome on October 5, as part of the centre’s “Fashion and Beauty Uncovered” program which runs from September 23 to October 13. Bickmore will show […]

New-season fashion and flair

FORMER Canberran and stylist Trish Murray will present this season’s hottest trends with a fashion parade and style workshop featuring leading retailers and showcasing exclusive pieces available only through Westfield. Westfield Belconnen will launch its spring-summer collection with a VIP event in the centre’s new Lathlain Street dining precinct, from 6.30pm on Friday, September 20. […]