Fashion (199 Stories)

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

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
hangar pic 1

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

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

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


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


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.

Up all night to get lucky

By 25 June 2014

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


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


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 [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Casual Brunch Outfit


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 [...]



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 [...]



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!


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 [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap


New Acton has again played host to the Hustle and Scout Markets over the weekend. Event founder Tegan McAuley has outdone herself for the Autumn installment of this quarterly event, with plenty of interesting attractions to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.
The event featured 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors offering designer and vintage [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

By 11 April 2014

[ 12 April 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]

A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.

Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]

Who’s up for a naked Hottest 100 party?

By 20 January 2014

[ 26 January 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:

Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]

Hats, Heels and Handbags (Wanted!)

By 13 January 2014

Verve Promotions will again present the Canberra Show Fashion Parade from the 21st to 23rd February. 
The fashion parade entitled Hats, Heels and Handbags will showcase a variety of fashion wares and promoters are searching for Canberra’s biggest, oldest, most expensive and weirdest handbags, heels and hats. 
If you own something of the sort please [...]

Dry cleaners? Recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 December 2013

Just wondering if anyone is able to provide some up to date recommendations for a good dry cleaner for a wedding dress and some silk dresses?
With thanks!
Mrs Padoof

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Market returns to New Acton

By 28 November 2013

[ 14 December 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

It seems the afternoon/evening clothing market turned event was a success last time because they’ve returning on the 14th of December for a Summer edition.

The new and improved Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets will be bigger, better, and more multi-storied than ever before. There will be bands, DJs, fashion shoots, and cocktails to spruce up [...]

Fashions on the field

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Richard Conan-Davies was out at the racecourse to take in the fashionable fillies.
Here are a few shots of Fashions in the Field from Today’s races..
more here

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Fashfest 2013 Documentary

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

If you were involved, weren’t involved but wanted to, or just want to see what goesinto making at a big event like this, you may well appreciate this short behind the scenes documentary on the event.

Hairdresser for Canberra wedding?

By 7 October 2013

Looking for a recommendation for someone Northside.
I am happy to go to the salon, though if there’s someone who’ll travel over the border without charging extra that’d be great.
I don’t want a formal up do or anything fancy, just to have my long hair nicely styled and a bit braided back.
I am [...]

Have you seen this stolen custom painted jacket?

By 24 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

We just got some rather unfortunate news from one of the sellers at last Saturday’s Hustle & Scout markets, after reaching out to street artist Abyss.607 to paint some jackets for her to sell, some bugger stole one.
The beauty of this however is that these jackets are unique and highly recognisable. So if you see [...]

Mens Barber and Musical Instrument Repair in Canberra?

By 23 September 2013

I have two queries which I was hoping RiotAct could help me out with.
Firstly, thanks to Geelongs last quarter capitulation, I am now required to get a mullet. No, not the fish, the haircut (yes, stupid bet to make, I know). My hair is already shoulder length so just needs to bet cut into the [...]

Dressmaker needed in Canberra?

By 13 September 2013

I’m needing help on finding a local dressmaker.
I had engaged a dressmaker three months ago but I’ve just been informed that they can now no longer supply me with the fabric I am after.
I am needing 7 bridesmaid dresses to be made before my wedding in January 2014.
I have a design that [...]

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm :(.  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.

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:

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 (

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?

The Brumbies 2014 cap design I like best is…
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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 [...]

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