The Hottest Brands and Products This Quarter


Want to know what the hottest brands and products are each quarter? Now you can! The Business of Fashion and search platform Lyst have joined forces to bring readers the definitive list of the highest performing brands and products. Even better, they will be publishing their findings every quarter. Lyst tracks 4.5 million data points per hour from over 65 million annual consumers, 4 million products and 12,000 brands. That’s a lot of number crunching. Trust us, it makes for very interesting reading.   The Hottest Brands   It’s no surprise that Gucci is number one. Alessandro Michele’s more is more… Continue Reading

Chatting with International Artist Benjamin Shine


‘I think we’re all born with the ability to be highly creative but the degree to which it develops depends on how much encouragement and opportunity we have to express it as we grow up.’   Benjamin Shine for Bergdorf Goodman   You may be familiar with Benjamin’s work from his exhibition, ‘The Dance’, at the Canberra Centre in 2015 or his collaboration most recently on a collection of tulle artworks for renowned New York department store, Bergdorf Goodman. Benjamin’s work never ceases to amaze me. His client list includes Google, MTV, Harrods, Barclays, Eurostar and many others. His work… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen to Shut Its Doors


  We shed a tear late yesterday afternoon when we found out that our favourite accessories boutique Peachy Keen is to be consolidated into its sister store Rebel Muse only a couple of months shy of its first birthday. For those of you despairing about where to fuel your ongoing accessory habit, a curated edit of Peachy’s best selling shoes and accessories will continue to be available in store at Rebel Muse with a wider range available on their website www.rebelmuse.com.au. Peachy Keen has been Canberra’s exclusive stockist of shoe brands including Alias Mae, Dept. Of Finery, Jaggar, Mode Collective,… Continue Reading

Indulge in Mid Winter Shopping


  We know that Canberra winter sucks balls. It’s already dark when you leave work and all you want to do of an evening is curl up at home with a big bowl of pasta. As appealing as that scenario is, if you can brave a mid winter night for a few hours, we know of a couple things that will make it worth your while.   Our friends the Lonsdale Street Traders are throwing a shopping night on Thursday 20 July and everyone is invited. There will be complimentary sparkling and yummy goodies to eat, freshly roasted chestnuts, entertainment… Continue Reading

Canberra’s Newest Beauty Destination is Here


  Today the doors to the new beauty precinct within the Canberra Centre officially opened. We got into town bright and early to get a first look at everything before the doors opened. As we made our way through the morning frost and mist we were treated to flower installations created by The Floral Society, who transformed four everyday objects into beautiful floral sculptures.     Once snug and warm within the Canberra Centre, we lost no time inspecting the new space. Regular shoppers will barely recognise the re-vamped Monaro Mall, which is now a bright, modern, and open space.… Continue Reading

All the Special Offers Available on the Opening Day of the Canberra Centre Beauty Precinct


On Thursday 13 July, the Canberra Centre will open the doors to the new Beauty Precinct and boy are there some special offers.      And don’t forget about all the amazing workshops and masterclasses taking place. Coinciding with the launch of the new beauty precinct is the launch of the Centre’s next masterclass series, which as always, brings together a roster of engaging influencers. Some events are free and some you need to buy a ticket for so make sure to get in quick so you don’t miss out.   Freebies: Thursday 13 July 10.30am – Complimentary Q&A with… Continue Reading

Pink’s Rebel Cause


  Complaining about the winter weather in Canberra is practically a citywide pastime. A scroll through your Instagram feed will show you snaps of people wishing for warmer weather, sharing their best winter style, or marveling at their pets’ frozen over water bowl. Yes, defrosting our cars is annoying, and yes, it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed for a run when it’s still minus three outside, but for most of us, we have a nice, warm home to curl up in. For a lot of people, however this isn’t the case. Up to 2000 people experience homelessness each… Continue Reading

An Interview with Photographer Lori Cicchini


  You would be forgiven for mistaking Lori Cicchini’s photographic work for a painting. Such is the otherworldly subject matter and rich texture of each image she crafts. While her work has reached an international audience, Lori is still very much connected to Canberra, the city she calls home, working with local designers, models, makeup artists and hair stylist to create her signature images. Lori’s career continues to go from strength to strength. Not only has her work been published in countless publications including Vogue Italia, Lori was recently invited to present as part of the Venice Biennale. She has… Continue Reading