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Fashion (171 Stories)

Inked Canberrans feature in portrait documentary series

By 8 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.

A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink: http://danielspellman.com/2013/09/tattooproject/

I got my [...]

Hustle & Scout at New Acton

By 2 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]

This just in and sounding hiptastic!

A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).

This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]

Brumbies want your thoughts on cap design

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?

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Brace yourselves Canberra. We’re having a Zombie Walk

By 21 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 November 2013; ]

Facebook brings word that you too can get your zombie on with like minded folk this November.

Welcome to the first annual Canberra Zombie Walk.

Zombie walks have been spreading across the globe for several years, raising awareness and support for various charities, and now the infection is spreading to Canberra.

As with other cities in [...]

Best place for Acrylic In-Fills?

By 21 August 2013

Trying to find a place in Canberra, preferably on the North side, to get my in-fills done.
So far the one place I tried didn’t sterilise their equipment and did a horrid job.

Meatballs with furniture coming to Snowtown?

By 8 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Times has been thrown a bone about Ikea’s interest in the new Majura Parkway Estate.
Normally Canberra is too small a market for an IKEA. But we do have a transient population, lots of money, and a love of Scandinavian style.
For what it’s worth last year I wrote a poem about IKEA for Bad [...]

Even statues feel the weather in Canberra

By 22 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

We got sent some great snaps of Gale trying to keep warm by Rioter Nicole:
I thought you might get a laugh out of these photos. While passing the Queanbeyan court house yesterday, I saw someone had outfitted the statue of John Gale with a more appropriate hat.

He looks pretty great.

Simon says give me your thoughts on planning Kingston

By 28 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell has announced the kickoff of Draft Variation 314 to nut out the future of the Kingston Centre:
“Draft Variation 314 (DV314) to the Territory Plan draws on findings from the Kingston Centre master plan and includes controls on development of the car park on Eyre Street and increases to some building heights in the [...]

As seen on Northbourne Avenue. Well played

By 25 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Chris:
Mudflappers are not surprising however antenna the height of trees?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Help! Non-hipster wedding photography needed

By 14 June 2013

We’re looking for a wedding photographer. We looked at the responses to this post from 2012, and scanned the websites of the photographers referred to and many others. It seems there is a strong prevalence of a particular kind of wedding photography. It’s either contrived, or has gone right through contrived and come out the [...]

Confuse the foreigners down Hipsley Lane?

By 6 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

An odd combination of signs: are they renaming Lonsdale St, in which case perhaps it should be “Hipster Alley”, or are they just trying to confuse tourists?
[Ed - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com. Ironically (of course) CityNews has a story on how the [...]

The need for Tweed. Winter Ride 2013

By 28 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 June 2013 at 11:00 am; ]

Facebook is promising that most glorious highlight of the bleak midwinter, a Tweed Ride!

At last, the 5th edition of Canberra Tweed Ride! This year’s winter ride will be held on Queen’s Birthday, as is tradition. Join us for a leisurely bicycle cruise taking in the sights of our city and a few of our [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

By 24 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

PINup brooch exhibition

By 22 May 2013

Featuring works by local and interstate artists, PINup, the latest exhibition at the ANCA gallery opens tonight, 22 May.

Johnboy crowned Skywhale King at In Canberra Tonight

By 17 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra’s very own talkshow In Canberra Tonight happened again last night, and again I missed it because I am a bad person.
Johnboy however, was in attendance last night and not only to tell people the hottest stories from the past month, but also it seems to be crowned the king of the Skywhales. The crown [...]

African Look responds

By 15 May 2013

This reply in from African Look to the earlier story.
The African Look Salon has been providing niche market hair styling services including hair extensions, braiding dreadlocks, cornrolls, straightening, and perming to African and Caucasian clients in Canberra for 13 years. The vast majority of my clients are Caucasian men and women of all ages [...]

Brumbies throwing a limited edition jersey to the Lions

By 15 May 2013

The Brumbies have announced a special jersey for the upcoming game against the British and Irish Lions:
Key Features:
· Only 500 available
· The jersey features 1004 names of players who have represented the ACT in the non-professional era and Brumbies [...]

Rainbows at the ACT Diversity Hub

By 6 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

People seems to be concerned that the Diversity ACT Hub would not be a significant source of rainbows for the residents of Kambah.
To allay your fears, here are some snaps to show those Diversity ACT people are miles ahead of us.
Hopefully, rainbow pedestrian crossings are next on the Diversity agenda.
Welcome to Kambah, LGBTI Community. [...]

Fashfest selling out

By 26 April 2013

Rioters might have noticed that next week sees the first ever Fashfest, Canberra’s very own celebration of all things fashion.
Above all, it’s a celebration of what a bunch of committed and creative Canberrans can do when we put our minds to something. Designers, models, hair salons, production companies, and the list goes on and on … [...]

Where to buy a hat in Canberra?

By 23 April 2013

As the colder weather approaches I’m in need of something fashionable to cover what remains of where my full head of hair used to be.
As an early 30′s male who’d rather shave his head than look like a 60 year old bald man I’m having trouble finding anywhere that sells a wide assortment of [...]

Le Diner en Blanc YouTube clip

By 19 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

YouTube user anj mariner has just posted a rather nice video of the Diner en Blanc that occured during the Enlighten Festival.
Randomly wandered into this “diner” party in Canberra while I was there for the Enlightenment Festival. Needless to say it was a great opportunity to capture people living in the moment.
This timeless guaranteed [...]

Legoland and the Model

By 18 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Do you like looking at models? Do you like looking a caves? Well this is your lucky day as we have video of a model in a cave thanks to Peter Gray!
Ashleigh at Namadgi National Park. Legoland 17.4.13
Makeup by Lesley Johnston
Photographer Martin Ollman
Flash Monkey Peter Gra
Martin gave us a look at Legoland earlier in the [...]

Where to buy an overcoat in Canberra?

By 2 April 2013

Having recently returned from the Middle East, I am starting to feel the cold.
Could anyone tell me where I might buy an overcoat (not a jacket) to be worn over a suit.
I will try DJs of course but grateful for any other suggestions?

Blue Illusion in Manuka

By 14 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] Blue Illusion in Manuka are hosting a fundraising night of French inspired fashion & homewares with free sparkling wine & canapés, with profits from the evening going to the AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Friday 22nd March 2013
6pm – 9 pm

Blue Illusion, Manuka
Shop 4/1-7 Bougainville St Manuka Centre Manuka ACT

RSVP to aidsaction.org.au/blueillusion
or call 02 6257 [...]

Bootmaker recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 March 2013

Rioters
I am looking to have a pair of boots resoled and heeled. Expensive boots (not fashion, not high heeled, just boots) and I would like to find a decent quality bootmaker.
I have used some of the franchise type on other boots and found them expensive and lacking in quality to say the very least (aka: [...]

Canberra set to look pretty at FASHFEST

By 6 March 2013

[ 1 May 2013 to 4 May 2013. ]

Fashfest is hitting Canberra from the 1-4 of May. Fashfest if a showcase of Canberra’s work in the fashion field, and features designer shows, live performances, celebrities and probably more than a few cocktail parties. Sounds fun.

FASHFEST is the brainchild of founding partners Andrea and Clint Hutchinson. This husband and wife team are immersed [...]

If Sinsations lasts 100 years will we celebrate Canberra girls going to work there? [With poll]

By 4 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Times is very excited the local girl Fuchsia Bullot will be getting her clothes off for tourists in Paris:
Canberra’s Fuchsia Bullot has become a member of an exclusive – and long-legged – club.
She’s the third student of Tuggeranong’s Legs Dance Studio to join the high-kicking cancan line of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
The [...]

Beware the ill fitting ActewAGL uniform

By 1 March 2013

Canberra’s most fashionable crims like to dress up as police officers.
But for the less discerning low life ActewAGL has the thrilling news that an ActewAGL jumper and jacket has been liberated during a burglary:
ActewAGL and ACT Policing are reminding Canberra residents not to allow entry into their land by anyone claiming to be an [...]

Brumbies gets dressed up pretty for the Centenary

By 26 February 2013

Sports fashionistas the Brumbies have revealed their new Centenary Strip to join in with Canberra’s celebrations.
The predominantly gold jersey and socks represent the ACT’s traditional sporting colours, with navy and white blended through to create an attractive kit. Gold and blue are consistent with Centenary of Canberra’s celebrations and logo. The Brumbies will use the [...]

Zara comes to Canberra

By 25 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Controversial Spanish fashion retail chain Zara is opening a store at the Canberra Centre.
We are excited to announce the much loved international fashion label Zara will be opening at Canberra Centre on Thursday 14 March.
Zara will bring their collection of stylish, high quality, well priced fashion for women, men and children to their [...]

One mall to rule them all?

By 20 February 2013

The Economist has an article on the future of retailing.
It’s UK centric, but it rings true for what makes a pleasing shopping experience.
Shops must become “brand ambassadors”, complementing websites. That means keeping the whole range in stock, having good customer service and being sufficiently appealing that people will travel a long way to visit [...]

Brumbies merch 2013. That’s not a baseball cap, it’s a snapback

By 13 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Brumbies have sent forth their merchandise selection for the 2013 season.
It’s some good looking gear and I might well pick some up at the ground on Saturday night.
I particularly like how what we used to call a baseball cap is now a “snapback”.

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