Colour, gumboots, rain and chaos... Foreshore, Canberra

The Gumboot Story: 
on Foreshore weekend, all sizes below a men's size 11 sold out across Canberra! 
I went past Magnet Mart to get some gumboots since mine had cracks and they said they've sold out, as had Big W and Bunnings... not good news since in 2 weeks we need to buy 6 pairs for models for a school project.

 DJ Perplex with custom made jeans - P to da X!

The Clothing Exchange... Tilley's, Lyneham

Here's a report back from the last Clothing Exchange held in the beautiful surrounds of Tilley's:

 I'm impressed by the clothing stands and hangers, which although not the sturdiest, are completely flat. The stands are laser cut from ply and the hangers made from cardboard. 

The nice presentation of the clothes goes some way to transform the vibe of an event that could've seemed more like a Vinnies scrounge (not that I don't also engage in those activities too :)
...funny, I ran into friends that I didn't even know were going and had a great time drinking wine and talking clothes.
The hosts sorting and hanging the garments...

 ....tokens (aka buying chips), and time between registration and swap to have a glass of wine! be fair the swap commences after instructions regarding the number of of garments you can have at once. 

You can tell who's swapped before they've already eyed the garments and make a beeline for them...

Hosts Maddy and Jess

Re-Align - CIT Fashion Graduates Parade 24 November 2011... Bus Depot, Kingston

Featuring Fashion Designers:

Hanna Knight
Photographer: Roger Stonehouse
Model: Natalia Held
Makeup: Emma Win

Zoe Brown 
Photographer: Jenna King
Model: Alice Leemhuis, Olivia Wasson, Jane Waller
MUA: Emma Windross
Hair: Laura Barton

Alice Sutton
 Garment: Connect to me
Designer: Alice Sutton
Models: Lauren Cooper
Photographer: Kent Marcus
Makeup Artist: Prue Curtotti
Hair Stylist: Stephanie Cooper

Amy Taylor
 Designer: Amy Taylor (AYLOR)
Model: Hannah Grant
Photographer: Kent Marcus
Makeup: Rachel Coleman

  Tahnee Crockford
Photographer: Roger Stonehouse
Models: Katie Szabo, Nina Thirion, Kimberley Rowe
Makeup: Sonia Russo

 Elizabeth Knight
 Label: EJECT
Model: Barbara Kors
Photographer: Benjamin Stobbart
Make-Up: Emma Windross
Digital Editing: James Knight

 Michelle Connelly
 Photographer: Nicole Fleming
Model: Lauren Black
Designer: Michelle Connelly

Caitleen Moloney
Photographer - Julian Lumb
Make-up - Emma Windross
Models - Sheena Wu

National Swap Day Canberra - The Clothing Exchange

"It is no secret that Australians love to shop. But this love takes its
toll on both the environment and our wallets. The Clothing Exchange,established in 2004, has changed the face of fashion by promotingswapping as a playful alternative to shopping that saves over 100tonnes of carbon each year. The Clothing Exchange has declared October17th to be the second annual National Swap Day. To commemorate theday, they will host simultaneous clothing swaps in Melbourne, Sydney,Brisbane and Canberra and to create awareness and social change bystarting with our overstuffed wardrobes. To further promote the socialand environmental benefits of swapping, The Clothing Exchange haspartnered with Fitted for Work and Ethical Clothing Australia to raisethe profile of the sustainable fashion organisations.The Canberra event will be run by local Clothing Exchange hosts, Jessand Maddy, on Monday 17 October at Tilley’s Devine CafĂ© in Lyneham.Check in from 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 and available online at"

Handmade Market Canberra 1 Oct 2011 Canberra Convention Centre

DJ Style: HieronymusIX... Canberra, ACT

MC Style: Jr Rebel...Canberra, ACT

Indonesian Embassy Textile Exhibition... CIT, Reid

The Indonesian Embassy in Canberra put on a special exhibition for CIT students of Songket fabric which is featured here in the designs of Fashion Designer Zainal Arifin.

The models who arrived straight from the airpot, performed both traditional dances and modelled Arifin's designs.

This model [above] is also a TV Presenter for Ngulik - Trans TV 

...the designer