Art, Not Apart

Now I am late on posting about this, I may or may not have forgotten that these photos were on my camera. Yet here they are better late then never. Canberra held an event called Art, Not Apart, now this showcase of local artists does not only happen in Canberra it happens all over Australia’s Capital Cities.

This was the first time I went and became utterly amazed with the hidden talent that my city had to offer. The event was fun, laid back. It had great food, great people, great everything. I was completely impressed. I got to meet local artist and my friends and I also had a crack at street art, well in a way. All we needed was some butchers paper, some markers, a wall and wall paper glue. Which they had very gracefully provided, so we spent probably an hour just sitting on the ground drawing before cutting our artwork out and placing our artwork on the wall that multiple talented people had already placed there’s.

All and all it was an amazing day, full of what Canberra has to offer and I will definitely being going again next year, I recommend it.



Hipsley Lane, Op Shop Heaven

Now we all know that Canberra is not notorious for fabulous op shopping. Not to fear their is hope yet, last Thursday night I headed out to newly opened Hipsley Lane; a boutique that has bought in %100 Vintage clothes all the way from the US. Hipsley Lane is located in Braddon, Canberra’s hotspot for all your trendy second hand needs. On Thursday, Hipsley Lane held a See, Try, Buy event for the first 50 people in which proceeds went to lifeline. Meaning there was lots of satisfaction when the wallet came out to buy a pair of awesome shorts and some all natural nail polish,

This event turned out to be nothing short from a success, from there range to there incredibly helpful staff and even the makeshift change rooms that only added to the positive and friendly vibe that Hipsley Lane bought to the table.

I would suggest to all Canberra op shop goers to check this place out because you will not be disappointed. There is no doubt in my mind that Hipsley Lane will become a regular spot for all my op shopping needs. The address is shop 2 / 27 Lonsdale Street Braddon, Canberra, Hope that you will all check it out.

La Dolce Vita

Last Thursday I headed out to a rare event in Canberra; a fashion extravaganza held at the Italian embassy, after a week or so of running around trying to find the best possible outfit to showcase my style, I dragged my friend Miranda out to La Dolce Vita and I became intoxicated with the atmosphere. There was an incredibly diverse range of people there, I met a mother and her two daughters, a professional photograph and the head chef that served us an amazing plate of pasta.

La Dolce Vita was run buy ACTStyle which is comprised of Jessica Adelan, Briony Young, Janette Lenk and Sofia Polak, this event was to showcase the spring race wear fashion for the new season and showcase they did, the fashion that these local Australian designs bought to the runway was amazing. They brought a fresh view to the look, while also bringing back the classic elegant look that race wear originally had. Oh and the hats, they were amazing all the colours and shapes fitted perfectly with the outfits which is always a bonus.

Unfortunately my photographs did not turn quite as well as I hoped, I think it is time to invest in a new camera, but I tried to make the best of it. After hours of editing with my newly purchased Photoshop, I managed to produce some reasonable photographs which I believe do capture the essences of a fantastic night.