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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
Homophobia and apostrophe fail at Belconnen Skate park.

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
Would you like to help Lip?

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
Do you wear clothes?

[ 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
Canberra jewellers Knave and Fables makes the Hollywood red carpet

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
Coincidence or Inspired... or neither.

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
Sixte strikes the Floriade bus

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
The Mark of Jobs in the Canberra Centre

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
Rainy Day Canberra

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
And there was tweed

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; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

A look at the coming euro-style plates

By 9 May 2012
A look at the coming euro-style plates

A lot of Canberrans have been jonesing for a very long time on euro style number plates.
Today we’ve seen a mockup of what the plates will look like.
We hear 1 July is going to be the start date.

In The Taratory mid-Autumn wrap

By 18 April 2012
In The Taratory mid-Autumn wrap

It’s been a busy two months in the Taratory since our last wrap in February – but that’s because there’s been plenty to do in and around Canberra!
First of all, we’ve quite simply done a lot of eating. On johnboy’s recommendation, T1 checked out what all the fuss was about at Sage, and was totally [...]

Help required for men of large girth in Canberra!

By 11 April 2012

As a man of surplus girth I sometimes find it hard to get a business shirt that will button up across my large neck but not look like a poncho around the rest of my chest.
Does anyone know any menswear shops that cater for such a thing so that I wouldn’t have to go down [...]

AHFA NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year 2012 – Adam Ciaccia

By 4 April 2012

Adam Ciaccia of Axis Hairdressing has been awarded the title of NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year for 2012 at the Australian Hairdressing and Fashion Awards in Sydney on Monday night.
The AHFA’s are the most prestigious Hairdressing awards in Australia and are judge independently by experts in the UK.
Article is in the CanberraTimes today. [...]

I need a plus sized model for an indie photo-shoot.

By 3 April 2012

Help!
I need a lovely  female model to help me shoot some indie clothing, Preferably size 12-14. Experience is not required!
I’m a female photographer. It will be on a volunteer basis, however a keepsake CD of images will be included.
Can anyone help, or offer any suggestions on where I should be advertising?
Thanks Rioters.

Buying a tuxedo in canberra?

By 11 March 2012

Trying to find a reasonable priced, reasonable quality tuxedo in Canberra but not having alot of luck. I was suprised at the number of stores where I expected to find them that just don’t stock any.
Does anyone know where I could pick up a a tuxedo, pure wool or wool blend for under $1000? [...]

Dry Cleaner recommendations… For a wedding dress

By 5 March 2012

Hi Rioters!
Im looking for a dry cleaner who can do wedding dresses…
I have heard some horror stories, and seen some horrific rips and stains on newly-cleaned wedding dresses…
Has any ladies, or men, used a great one?? or ones to avoid?

Searching for Hairdresser – Mel

By 13 February 2012

Searching for hairdresser expert in bobs.

Looking for someone who knows something about canes.

By 4 February 2012

I recently acquired an antique ivory cane, however the head has detached from the stick. The head is basically a rounded knob and the stick is hollow inside but filled with a transparent yellow resin substance which I assume holds all the ivory together. I want to reattach the head and possibly add in a [...]

A very Darling party

By 20 January 2012

[ 21 January 2012; 6:30 pm; ] To celebrate the first anniversary of Darling Central, please join us at the Canberra Irish Club on Saturday for a FABULOUS festival of fashion.

- A fashion parade with guest MC the charming Captain Spitfire and featuring fashions for 2012 from Darling Central
- Burlesque performances by Deb Delicious, Melina Fahrenheit and Miss Tiffany Blue
- Grooming [...]

Getting new soles put on a pair of leather boots?

By 12 January 2012

I have a dilemma. My favourite pair of leather boots have started to peel up from the sole.
I’m not sure where to entrust said leather boots to get fixed.
Has anyone used those Mister Minit type places? Are there speciality shoe fixers around town?
How much do these things tend to cost?

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