The Canberran

A snobby (though tongue-in-cheek) look at the finer sides of the National Capital. Got a tip? Email editor@thecanberran.com

The Final Night of Fashfest – Welcome The Engineer!

by The Editor

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If you can imagine a gathering that has taken place for many years, that has a sense of familiarity, belonging and yet everyone is in a place of expectancy and excitement for the unknown… Then you have accurately imagined the atmosphere that was present at the final night of Fashfest 2015.

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‘The Inventor’ Takes the Stage on Night 2 of Fashfest

by The Editor

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The National Convention Centre was running hot last night as the second series of Canberra collections took to the runway. Once again there was a wonderful variety of fashion on display – here is a quick rundown of what we saw and loved throughout the night.
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Fashfest Night 1 – Here Comes the Activist!

by The Editor

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Opening night for FashFest was always going to be big – especially with a move to the National Convention Centre. Canberra’s best dressed were excited by what the new venue, and they weren’t to be disappointed.

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Friday Afternoon Shout: Speed Limits

by The Editor

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Okay, it’s Friday afternoon, so time to get something off our chest with a good, old shouty-shout. Coincidentally, it’s something we’ve written about recently.

Yep. We’re back on roads. Strap yourself in.

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The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of FashFest

by The Editor

FashFest LogoThose who attended the inaugural year would have been amazed by the quality of the music from day one. We remember being particularly impressed by a lovely bunch of lads who took control of Night Two of Fashfest 2013, who are now very well-known across Australia: SAFIA.

This year will be no different. After two years in the very capable hands of Michael Liu, the Gentleman DJ himself, Ashley Feraude is stepping in as Musical Director, and is very excited about how the programme is shaping up for this year’s event. Naturally, we wondered what was in store…

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Furniture and Fashion. Who Is It?

by The Editor

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Design is life. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. From the look of our shoes to the shape of our vehicles, to the colour of our coffee cup… this subtle form of propaganda sends continuous signals about who we are and what we love.

Fashion and furnishings will come together this week at Who Is..? A new exhibition at DesignCraft featuring a unique collaboration between local fashion designers Corr Blimey, and the incredible work of Walter Knoll.

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Rant: Bunda Street Redevelopment

by The Editor

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Anyone who has been into the city during the last six months or so could not fail to notice the construction work at Bunda Street. What you may fail to notice is what the point of all this disruption is, given the result of the ongoing roadwork.

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Nimble as a Cat? How to Get the Model Walk.

by The Editor

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You wonder how they don’t just trip and fall flat on their faces. Truly. We’re talking models here. Models on catwalks, like those who will be applying at the 1 February casting call for Fashfest 2015.

Don’t get us wrong. It’s great when models don’t trip but how do they perfect placing one foot firmly in front of the other, exaggerating their hip movement and exaggerating the movement of their derrieres the way they do?

And what’s it all about anyway? Why don’t models on the catwalk just walk like the rest of us humans?

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In a Word – Service

by The Editor

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Canberra invokes a few things about the notion of service. Captain Obvious will remind you that the bushy-eyed bush capital is known for its public service, lip service and self-service.

Depending on how well you navigate through the tricky terrain of Personality ‘A’ types, or if you are such a type, this trinity tryst of services can be good, bad, ugly or just downright kooky. No more budgie smugglers! For the love of budgies please!

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Has the Time Come for Double Denim?

by The Editor

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Even the most devoted denim fans gasped when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears appeared before the paparazzi in double, trouble, stone-washed outfits. Whatever were they thinking? Ok, ok, perhaps a few fans thought ‘wow factor’ but our bet is most wanted to fade away.

So what’s the real scoop on matching denim outfits? Do you dare wear?

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