Author: Josephine Huynh

The Countdown Begins For FASHFEST 2017

You’re winding up for your staycation this long weekend, hanging out to take advantage of what’s happening in the capital. One major happening is FASHFEST, Canberra’s very own fashion event. FASHFEST opens tomorrow and rolls out the red-carpet until Saturday 30 September, with two shows per night. Here are the top things you need to know about getting your FASHFEST fix. Memorable music FASHFEST is so much more than fashion. It’s about memorable music, covering virtually every genre. This year, FASHFEST is ramping things up with many firsts, including putting a Grammy award-winning artist on stage—The Tony Rich Project....

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Fashion meets music at FASHFEST 2017

Think FASHFEST. Think fashion. But if truth be told, thinking isn’t in tune. Unlike many runway shows, FASHFEST ‘doesn’t do’ piped-in music. It brings live musicians and DJs on deck to add another dimension and broaden the event’s appeal. In 2017, more than 15 live musical artists will bring designer fashion to life through pop, hip hop, soul, samba and more. FASHFEST’s Director of Music, Ashley Feraude, says this year sees new musicians on stage. “The show changes every year and so does the music. It’s about evolution,” says Ashley. “It’s about bringing a different experience with each visit....

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NightFest: Floriade’s after-dark experience is back!

Spring has sprung, and Canberra’s leading tourism event, Floriade, is happening right now! To celebrate this year’s milestone 30th birthday, Floriade is inviting visitors to enjoy an exclusive after-dark experience, NightFest, over two weekends, giving guests double the opportunity to take in everything the event has to offer. A massive highlight of the yearly NightFest experience is the array of roving entertainment and pop-up performances around every corner. As revelers wander around Commonwealth Park, they will be dazzled by the range of performance artists. Canberra-based percussion act Drumassault will be playing West African rhythms twice a night over both...

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Curbing the booze

Whether it’s beer or champagne, alcohol is second only to fat in terms of calories per gram/ml. If you are watching your waistline, you need to be mindful about your consumption. Binge drinking will not only place you on a fast track to a thicker waistline but also to a lack of resolve… Ever been out for a boozy night and craved naughty nibbles?  Ever woken up to find a Maccas wrapper in your handbag or chips and gravy under your nails? Here are our top tips for keeping your alcohol intake (and hangovers) under control. Stay hydrated If...

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Little trend setter

Our style stalker, Deejay, decided to pay homage to our little fashion misters in Canberra over the weekend. Xavier was spotted having a blast on his daddy’s shoulders, walking down Lonsdale Street in trendy Braddon. This pint-sized cutie is just four years old!  His favourite colour is yellow and his favourtie piece of clothing is the bomber jacket that he is wearing. “It’s my favourite because it’s new,” Xavier proudly says. Special street cred to this younger for his Adidas...

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