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Fashion (176 Stories)

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”.

Military op shop query

By 17 January 2013

Dear Rioters,
I recently picked up a most excellent military jacket at an op shop.  It is black, with cool embroidery on the cuffs.  Here is a photograph.  Sorry, but we can’t all be Gungahlin Al or Ben_Dover with their skills and cameras and so on.
I would love to know which of the armed services it [...]

The return of the Sculpture Bar to the National Gallery

By 16 January 2013

[ 18 January 2013; 25 January 2013; 1 February 2013; 8 February 2013; 15 February 2013; 22 February 2013; 1 March 2013; 8 March 2013; 15 March 2013; 22 March 2013; 29 March 2013; ]

This in from the National Gallery:

Rain, hail or shine the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Bar in association with Veuve Clicquot re-opens for the summer this Friday 18 January in the new location of the Sculpture Garden Restaurant.

Canberra piercing advice?

By 28 December 2012

Hi! I’m after a nose piercing next week and was wondering where the best place to get it done would be? Any suggestions/experiences are appreciated!
At the moment I’m considering Redpath? Someone else told me to go to Hairhouse Warehouse but I’m not sure.
Also anyone with a nose piercing what should I expect??
Also I’m under 18, [...]

Zara makes its move on the Canberra Centre

By 20 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Thanks to Tootza for sending in confirmation the long awaited Zara is coming to the top floor of the Canberra Centre.
The agile Zara will give the other retailers nearby a run for their money:
It is claimed that Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, compared to [...]

Suitcase rummage at New Acton

By 12 December 2012

[ 16 December 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

Get your tight jeans and thick rimmed glasses out; the New Acton Suitcase Rummage is back!

This in from New Acton:

Suitcase Rummage started in Brisbane with a couple of people wanting people without pretension and markets without a mardi gras of racks and banners. Coupled with NewActon, they’re encouraging Canberrans to fill some suitcases with [...]

No date, no car. No Problem

By 7 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

An Exercising Passerby has sent this in:
A group of 5 young men queue to make their appearance at their Year 12 formal ….
Very Eco-friendly on their scooters!
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Tales from Tuggeranong – The Hype Dome

By 7 December 2012

So the new extensions to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome are open.  
I took a good look around today and soon realised that its a lot of the same old same old, re-arranging the chairs so to speak.
Yep, there are a few new tennants in Big W, JB Hi Fi and one or two others, but the rest are mainly old tennants [...]

Homophobia and apostrophe fail at Belconnen Skate park.

By 6 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Martlark has shared this:
Taken this morning.
Haters may have to hate, but at least they could try to get their grammar correct.
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Would you like to help Lip?

By 3 December 2012

Lip Magazine has a month to go on their Pozible campaign to print their next edition and with a lot of Canberra women involved are worthy of your consideration:
Lip Magazine is an alternative, independent magazine for young women. Launched in 2003, the magazine has undergone a string of changes over the years, and in [...]

Do you wear clothes?

By 29 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012; ]

If you our anyone you know wears clothes then you should come see some ridiculously interesting ones at the CIT Graduating Fashion Parade: Kinetic 2012 this Saturday, 1 December 2012.

My girlfriend and her classmates have been putting together a crazy collection of clothes, hats and other things that go on bodies.

Tickets are available through Out [...]

Canberra jewellers Knave and Fables makes the Hollywood red carpet

By 23 November 2012

Knave and Fable are sharing their exciting news:
Emerging Canberra jewellery label Knave & Fables recently made their debut on the Hollywood red carpet, with actor Ryan Daniel Dobson showing off some of the label’s dapper pieces at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Ryan Daniel Dobson has starred in well-known Hollywood series including How I Met [...]

Sara Burke the Australian Apprentice of the Year

By 19 November 2012

Andrew Leigh is celebrating the victory of Canberra’s Sara Burke at the Australian Training Awards:
Aranda resident Sara Burke was on Friday 16 November announced as the Australian Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Australian Training Awards.
The La Bimbi Hairdresser recently completed a Certificate III in Hairdressing through the Canberra Institute of Technology. Now [...]

Buzzcuts in Canberra?

By 12 November 2012

I am fairly new in Canberra. 
Just have my hair in a Buzzcut and it seemed like some girls immediately disqualify me and today had 3 young males pass and swear on me while I was walking in the Civic mall.
Now I am feeling bit low.
Do I look hideous?
Or is it just a NO NO haircut in [...]

Tattoo removalists in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

A family member has decided to get a small tattoo removed.
Where should they go?

Coincidence or Inspired… or neither.

By 27 October 2012

Rioters – help me out on this one…
Canberra’s hottest new creative space definately made its mark on the front page of The Canberra Times… but check out the branding. I stumbled over this image earlier today.
The Milkbar Kingston, Canberra

The Milkbar

Coincidence???

Sixte strikes the Floriade bus

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Falsiesmob aren’t going anywhere it seems.
Today they’ve tumbld A fairly big hit on the Canberra Centre’s Floriade bus.

Clothing alterations in Civic?

By 9 October 2012

Can anyone recommend a place in Civic that does clothing alterations? 
Things like hems, sleeves, adjusting the bodice of a dress etc. 
I’ve Googled but all of the recommendations are from several years ago.  Thanks in advance.

Hairdressers open on public holidays?

By 8 October 2012

Hi all. Does anyone know of any hair dressers that are open today that isn’t just cuts and isn’t a rip?
Thanks

Can anyone recommend a leather worker in Canberra?

By 5 October 2012

I have a handmade leather bag that needs different (longer) straps – the current ones are set in, in brass fittings, so I’m probably needing to look for an expert leather worker.
Any recommendations?

Kombi Van Formal Hire in Canberra?

By 30 September 2012

Hey!
I was having a little search around the internet for what car me and my friends might take to formal. I came across a RiotACT post from a few years back asking for kombi vans in canberra. Thinking that this was a good idea I followed the links and wasn’t fully satisfied, mainly because the [...]

Professional Hair and Makeup in home

By 22 August 2012

I am looking for a professional(s) to do wedding hair and makeup for a Saturday in February next year. Has anyone got any recommendations/are you a hair/makeup professional? I am only interested in people who are available to do this in my home.
It would be for Bride and 5 Bridesmaids – approximately 6 hours work for two people (ie one [...]

The Mark of Jobs in the Canberra Centre

By 13 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

We’ve known for a long time that Apple was opening a store in Canberra. But the location has been the subject of much speculation.
Threeze has sent in this pic with the following note:
This is totally happening, right?
(old Esprit space, top floor, Canberra Centre, this morning)

Where to get cargo shorts and a straw cowboy hat in Canberra in July?

By 23 July 2012

So later in the week I’m handing you lot over to the untender mercies of Editorial Resource No 2 and jetting to Japan for the RiotACT Tokyo Bureau Chief’s bucks night.
Now the bucks proceedings are at the Fuji Rock festival which means your correspondent needs clothing suitable for a summer festival.
In particular I’d like [...]

Rainy Day Canberra

By 12 July 2012

Sometimes our fine city can look distinctly un-Canberra. By un-Canberra I refer to those moments when the freshly occupied becomes softened through use and time

Civic/Northside hairdressers

By 26 June 2012

Can anyone recommend a hairdresser who charges less than $200 to cut, style, colour and blow dry, please?
I have now tried Sibu (charged $65 more than quoted and were not overly friendly), CJ’s in Florey (ok style, ok price, just nothing special), Boho (highly recommended but had two little girls playing with my hair [...]

And there was tweed

By 12 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Well it’s not every day my bicycle features on page 3 of the Canberra Times.
As notified here the Canberra Tweed Ride was perpetrated again yesterday with a very large group of riders looking damn fine if I do say so myself.
Thanks to Adam for taking the pictures here’s a slideshow for those who missed it [...]

Burlesque Bazaar is on again!

By 18 May 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 11:00 am; ] When: Sunday 20th May 11am-4pm

Where: Canberra Irish Club, Weston

May is the month of mums, and a lot of mums are superheroes, so in the 50 free Showbags for the May Bazaar, you get a Wonder Woman Lipstick!

$5 entry gets you 5 Kitka dollars that is redeemable at any stall when you spend over [...]

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