Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas if it kills me...

With the count down to Christmas day all but completed... can I finally sit down with a congac please? Here's a little taste of what's under my tree this festive season...

Full English Breakfast Tea Towel - mustard

avant garde typography acrylic necklace (black)
Black Angel Wings Soap - Palm Free

{Merry Christmas from Canberra's Got Style}

love Nina xxx

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guess who's in Cleo magazine???

Surprise... Look who's hanging out on page 180 of the latest issue (Jan 2010) of Cleo Magazine!!!

Since spotting my home featured on Made By Girl blog, Lifestyle features editor Joanna Barry has been busy putting together a page around the things I do and make! In an issue bursting with style - well it was curated by fashion designer Alice McCall - CLEO invites you to "have a perve through the window of the coolest pads from here and OS (minus the AVO)".

A big thank you to Joanna, who did a lovely job of it - and choosing some fabulous "Get the Look" items all of which I (ahem) have to get!!! (I really really want that cutlery now!!!). And my gratitude also goes to Jennifer Ramos (Made By Girl) for pointing the way! xxx

But wait, there's another fabulous reason to grab a copy... on page 32, our very own Lady Smaggle (part-time Canberra girl) shows us another fabulous fashion DIY!

And if you're visiting Canberra's Got Style for the first time, welcome! Put your feet up with a cuppa and check out the archives! If you are looking for more about my home, click on the "casa ribena" tag. If you are looking for my Tango & James shop, there's a link at the top of the side bar, and if you are looking for other brilliant Canberran designers check out the designers tag.

Love Nina {doing a little happy dance} xxx

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Polka Luka: Summer sale and exhibition

I've mentioned my adoration of the work of Polka Luka... now's your chance to grab Christmas presents (or something for yourself!), with a hot sale and exhibition on...

Says Alex, "I will be selling my current range as well as pieces from my previous ranges, as well as a variety of seconds, samples, and sales stock!"

Awesome! Check it out at The Front Gallery in Lyneham (right near Tilley's) from Thursday night.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tango & James this Christmas...

Only 5 weeks until Christmas... Here's the perfect gift idea for the sassy gals in your life... make up a set from the Tango & James jewellery range at Handmade Market on Saturday November 21st and have it gift wrapped for free, ready to sneak under the tree! There are loads of combinations to please anyone, but here are some of my faves...

I'll also have a limited run of handbags...

and more clocks, lamps and cushions...

All handmade by yours truly right here in Canberra!

Don't miss out, come and find me at the Christmas Handmade Market, I'll be in the "ballroom" inside the Yarralumla Woolshed. It's open on Friday night too, but Tango & James will only be there on Saturday. I love it when you all say hello and I can't wait to see you there...

Love Nina x

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fashion Finds at Handmade...

Check out these hot fashion finds... a little taste of what you will find at Handmade market next Saturday...

F10 Acrylic flower cuff

1. Chinchilla Creations Sequin top 2. Necklace by My Sweet Muse
3. Glamour tu-tu by Gypsy Tu-tu
4. Sleepwear by Anna Stockel 5. Moyou Laser cut felt rings
6. Acrylic cuff by Sinead Buckney 7. Shoulder bag by Tango & James
8. Jackson Kerr Printed T-shirts 9. T-shirt by Amanda & Formosa
10. Red Circle pendant by RAW 11. Ikat Dress by Rummage

Be still my beating heart... sigh!
Handmade Market is on 10-4 next Saturday 21st November at the Yarralumla Woolshed (off Cotter Road). As well as fashion, don't miss the fabulous homewares, foodies (drooling) and fun. And don't forget about the FREE BUS to and from Civic - awesome!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Handmade Christmas: wishes...

Dear Santa,

I've been (mostly) a good girl this year and I thought you may be interested in a few things on my wish list... just in case you'll be dropping by my house soon...

Fancy that by Schmooks[klei_double2.jpg]

Gold'n'Peaches Lotus necklace (and brooch)

1. Beautiful Vintage jewels by My Sweet Muse
2. Wooden wall art by Melanie Swan Designs
3. Designer Art prints by Schmooks
4. Hand stamped ceramic jewels by Klei
5. Fabric formed brooches and necklaces by Begurple
6. Cute and sassy earrings by Tango & James

You can find them all at Handmade Market November 21,
Love Nina xx

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Handmade Market: Christmas style

Things have been a little quiet here at Canberra's Got Style once again and there's a good reason why. I've been busy creating more goodies for the fast approaching Christmas Handmade Market which will return to the Yarralumla Woolshed on Saturday November 21st.

Here are just some of the newest sassy accessories I've been working on...

Can you believe Christmas is only 6 weeks away??? So stay tuned for the best Chrissy gifts on earth, available at Canberra's Handmade Market soon!

Hot news this time around if you had parking issues in September, a free bus will be running to and from civic all day, perfect for your group of gal pals to shop shop shop. And check out Handmade's website for new fabulous sellers coming.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Re Loved 2: Fashion re-cap

What happens when the task to create a Spring/Summer collection using only deconstructed pre-loved garments or factory off-cuts is given to six of Canberra's most talented emerging designers? A standing ovation for ReLoved2, showcased in the gallery space at Craft ACT , proving that we can reduce re-use and recycle in great style...

Above Left: The Renlee Label, by Karen Lee
Above Right: Polbymade, by Polly Stokes

Above: George, by Georgina Edwards

Collections from Canberran indie labels Craftilee, George, Handmade By Hanny, The Renlee Label, Hayley Caroline and Polbymade all made use of recycled materials.

Above Left: "Retro with a Twist" Handmade By Hanny, by Hanny Dewar
Above Right: "Misch & Me" Hayley Caroline, by Hayley Wandett-Smith

Above: "Misch & Me" Hayley Caroline, by Hayley Wandett-Smith

Above: "Sweetness & Bight" Craftilee, by Lee Dewar (in her own divine hot pink creation).

Thank you designers!!!

Stay tuned for Nina's collection at the next Re-Loved event! xxx