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Fashion (185 Stories)

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When I think of hen’s nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to make the first two activities seem slightly more appealing).
My previous hen’s night adventures had left me unprepared for last weekend, when I was invited [...]

Best hair salons in Canberra?

By 26 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Are you looking for a good Canberra hairdresser but don’t know where to start? Here are my recommendations for what to look for when selecting a new salon and stylist:

Do the staff at the salon all have the same hairstyle? This is not a good sign (unless that’s the exact look you’re going for!).
Does the person cutting your [...]

Bespoke fashion show hits New Acton

By 12 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 March 2015 at 4:00 pm; ] Canberra fashionistas are getting excited about yet another addition to the local fashion calendar this March. Dubbed Bespoke, this event will showcase some of the region’s most talented designers, make up artists, models and hair stylists in a one night only show in the New Acton precinct.

The event is being organised by Janette Lenk, Sofia [...]

Canberra’s Chloe Granger off to Miss Teen Galaxy national finals

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Aspiring Canberra model Chloe Granger will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of next month to represent New South Wales at the national Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals. The 18-year-old has her sights set on winning the pageant and competing in the Miss Teen Galaxy international finals to be held in the United [...]

Canberra clothing stores that stock small designers?

By 22 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fang at Ainslie shops used to stock Melbourne alleyway fashion designers till it closed a year or so ago. Are there any other (current) boutiques that stock small/local and Melbourne designers?

The two fresh faces of FASHFEST

By 19 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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FASHFEST has announced that this year they will put forward not one, but two Faces of FASHFEST. In contrast to previous years, the organisers have chosen two young and relatively inexperienced models, 17-year-old Dickson College student Hannah Clare McKenzie and 21-year-old University of Canberra Student Ken Scruton.

The first Face of FASHFEST, Anneliese Seubert, was 39 [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Valentine’s Day

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If you only look cute one day a year, Valentine’s Day is a good day to choose!
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s worth taking any and every opportunity to dress in theme, and February 14 is a great place to start. Whether you’re out for a romantic meal or home alone crying [...]

Inside the 2015 Fashfest model casting

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When the call went out for last year’s Fashfest model casting day, I told myself I was going to go. I was teaching myself to be a yes-woman at the time and had talked myself into trying something that I ordinarily wouldn’t do … and didn’t end up going. So this year when the call [...]

Back to work fashion

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Christmas is over and everyone is slowly returning back to work. Whether you didn’t buy enough new clothes at the Boxing Day sales or you’re doing the whole “new year, new me thing” … here are a few easy and affordable back to work looks for men and women.
It’s all about what’s easy when it [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Christmas Edition

By 12 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, but as much as I love it, I don’t love the consumerist habits it encourages. It can be tempting to buy all kinds of shiny trinkets to celebrate the season, but how often do we ending up throwing these items straight in the trash as soon [...]

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers.
1. Don’t get overwhelmed
Don’t get overwhelmed by the clothing racks spanning as far as the eye can see! If you don’t want to spend too much time [...]

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.

To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Streetwear

By 10 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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So it’s getting warmer and the last thing you feel like doing is dressing up right? Fear not: Today we have for you an excessively casual outfit perfect for pretending you are still a teenager or loitering around the skate park eating McDonalds.

T-shirt – $2 Vinnies Mitchell
Denim skirt – $7 Salvos Jamison
Flannie – $5 Ys [...]

‘French connection’ between Fashfest and Telopea Park School set to wow at La Grande Fete this Saturday!

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 2:30 pm; ]

An exquisite ‘Rockstars and Royalty’ gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the splendid 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrepiece of a fashion parade at Telopea Park’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 1 November.

In a true ‘French connection’ fete-goers will be able to get up close and personal to the [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Wedding dress hunt!

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawling [...]

Where to buy Vintage Clothing in Canberra

By 6 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Looking for vintage clothing in Canberra but don’t know where to start? Here are my picks for the best vintage and second hand shops in Canberra:
Designer Op Shop
The Designer Op Shop in Braddon buys and sells quality second hand clothing, accessories and homewares. This is the place to look for pieces that have probably only [...]

Hustle&Scout Markets Expand to Airport and Beyond

By 22 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As the Hustle&Scout markets celebrate their first birthday this weekend, they will also be celebrating a change in location. For the first time, the event will be held not at New Acton, but in an aeroplane hangar in Fairburn.

The twilight markets have proved a much-loved attraction for Canberrans, gaining popularity with each seasonal instalment. So [...]

The Fashion and the Flowers

By 15 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s the first week of Floriade, and although the tulips are not yet in full bloom, the fashions on the field more than make up for that. It was great to see so many locals and visitors getting into the spirit in bright and floral attire. Here are some of my favourites:

Ivy from Sydney sporting [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Shopping Outfit

By 11 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What’s the best outfit to wear on a shopping trip?
Firstly, it needs to be comfortable enough to walk around in for a few hours. Secondly, it needs to be easy to slip on and off in the change rooms. And thirdly, it needs to be cute, because this IS Canberra, and it’s like a proven [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Hitting the Town

By 14 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Heading out for a night on the town? You could run out to a chain store to find a fun new outfit (and risk looking like every second person you see), or, you could head to your local op-shop, get thrifty, and rock a one-of-a-kind outfit that screams effortless cool.
So, what are the key ingredients [...]

Tailor to fix leather pants

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a very good tailor who can fix a hole (where the belt buckle loop is so in) on leather pants? I have asked around and not gotten much feedback.
Preferably Southside, but would be willing to travel just to make sure the pants get fixed well without being damaged.
Thanks!

Up all night to get lucky

By 25 June 2014
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For those of you not in the know,  QT Hotels & Resorts recently acquired and refurbished Rydges Lakeside, taking it from a tired hotel with a great location, to one in a chain of Australia’s hippest hotels, right on the waters edge. Boom.
One feature of the hotel we are loving right now is Lucky’s Speakeasy. With it’s moody, [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Nine to Five Style

By 24 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Choosing what to wear to work can be tricky, but we spend a third of our lives there, so it’s worth putting in a bit of effort! That being said, you don’t need to drop a lot of cash on your office attire. As part of our Canberra Op Shop Guide, today we’ll show you [...]

Thrifty Fashion for UC Students

By 19 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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University of Canberra students no longer have to venture further than their doorsteps to get their retail therapy fix. The Yellow Canary, a new vintage clothing shop, has just opened up on campus.
Filled with kooky knits, cute dresses and jeans, the store caters to guys, girls and kids, and also stocks vintage shoes, accessories and [...]

Up close & personal with Toni Magazine’s Art Director, David Reid

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Vivienne Westwood’s show opened Shanghai Fashion Week and instantly made international headlines. As Creative Director of her team, David Reid was instrumental in creating a vision for the show.
With the proportions of a high fashion male model, David’s graceful hands paint dreams in the air as his soft throaty voice has you wafting into a [...]

Layered Lads – A look at Men’s Threads for Winter

By 6 June 2014
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Who says guys can’t get creative with their winter wardrobes…? When it comes to winter fashion, nothing is quite as attractive as a guy who knows how to layer. We at ToniMagazine.com have put together some super cool looks that will take you from the trusty (but boring) jumper and jeans, into a whole new [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Casual Brunch Outfit

By 28 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Op-shopping can be a daunting experience if you’re not sure where to start, but there are some real gems to be found within the many local charitable outlets if you’re willing to do some digging.
To get you started on your thriftventure, we’re launching a new series that will zero in on the best op shop [...]

FASHFEST the review

By 13 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ok, so lets talk Fashfest. I think it is important to remember that this is only the second year for this event. Fashfest is pioneering Canberra’s budding fashion industry. The difficult thing about being a pioneer is the amount of adversity you are met with. Everybody has an opinion – what could have been done [...]

The FASHFEST Finale

By 4 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The 2014 FASHFEST runway shows came to a spectacular end last night with a sold out show and a standing room tickets opened up to accommodate the crowds that flocked in, despite the bitter cold!

Over the past four nights we’ve seen a huge variety of designs aimed at different markets.
We have perpetually Five, providing “kids [...]

FASHFEST DAY FIVE Announced

By 3 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Just when we thought we couldn’t see any more coverage of FASHFEST, they drop the bomb that after their four night show they will be holding a special DAY FIVE tradeshow!

This event will give fashion retailers and the public an exclusive opportunity to shop the runway and connect with their favourite FASHFEST designers.
Twenty-two local fashion [...]

Fashfest strikes again!

By 1 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FASHFEST has once again kicked off with a bang last night. The event will be running every night until Saturday with each night having a different theme.
Last night’s theme was ‘The Artist’, and the show lived up to the name, with creative ensembles ranging from ice cream cone hats and woolly tassel dresses to gothic [...]

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