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

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Designer furniture in the park

If you spotted this at the beautiful Glebe park in the middle of the city, you may have been wondering...

It's Zenith Interiors (formerly Cite Office Design), celebrating spring with Canberra's Interior designer crowd, and a chance to show off their fabulous outdoor furniture collection at a delectable picnic lunch.

Each day a different design firm met the Zenith team in their local park and were greeted by the latest new “outdoor collection” from EMU, Enea, Allermuir chairs as they feted on a picnic lunch around the new Zenith Stiletto tables. A nice way to breathe some fresh air and sample some great new furniture!

Gorgeous!!! Personally, I'm DEEPLY in love with the Re-Trouve collection available here in Canberra at Zenith... better start saving up! Sigh...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage treasures: Fashion fair

It’s time for eager vintage lovers to descend on the Albert Hall again. Wrapped in scaffolding it may be, but the doorways will be wide open to welcome you. Once again, dealers from around the country will be selling fabulous period, vintage and retro fashion and fashion collectibles. The fabulous exhibition this time round will be Undercover: a revealing look at lingerie through the ages.

Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue Friday 23rd October 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 24th October 10am - 5pm and Sunday 25th October 10am - 4pm. Tickets at the door $12

The best kind of retail therapy - recycling at its best in a fabulous venue with good coffee on site. A great day out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Re-loved: re-fashion

Designers and avid recyclers Hanny Dewar and daughter Lee have once again joined forces under the project name Re-Loved Creations to host Re-Loved 2.

Highlighting the innovative concepts of recycling fabrics for fashion, Re-Loved 2 will showcase Spring/Summer 2009 collections from Hayley Wandelt-Smith (Hayley Caroline), Polly Stokes (Polbymade), Karen Lee (The Renlee Label), Georgina Edwards (George), Hanny Dewar (handmade by hanny), Lee Dewar (Craftilee).


Re-Loved Creations was formed after an overwhelming amount of positive feedback following the first Re-Loved parade held at designspace@CIT in March 2009 (images above). Hanny and Lee decided this was something that should be done more regularly, and started work for the next showing in time for Spring/Summer 2009. All designers involved in this current Re-Loved venture were given a brief to deconstruct, re work or re-imagine existing clothing and materials into new creations to promote a sustainable fashion culture.

Re-Loved 2 is on Thursday 22 October 2009 at 6.30 pm at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, London Cct, Civic.

I can't wait! Love Nina x

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On show: Imaginary Fairytales

Loving the looks of this upcoming exhibition featuring Claire Cimbora of Schmooks (I blogged about here) with Lisa Falzon and Marion Jones...

Wrapped Around her Finger -  Large-size Print
The garden chair
Above: "Around her finger" by Lisa Falzon; "The Garden Chair" by Schmooks

Imaginary Fairytales opens on Thursday October 8 at The Front Gallery in Lyneham. Gorgeous!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Standing ovation: Viktoria Novak's official launch

Viktoria Novak showed us all how it's done when she officially launched her divine spring collection last week. Ahead of the spring racing season, Miss Novak has inspired Canberra's glamourati to rock the fascinator and hatinator (not quite a hat you know) with incredible style and sass.

Entirely styled by Novak, the looks were completed with her own amazing collection of vintage and fab retro wardrobe, showing us that she has an amazing eye for detail and colour - confirming her as a star on the rise.

L.O.V.E it too much! Check out Viktoria Novak Designs online for detailed images of her amazing handmade work... you go girl!!!

{sigh} Love Nina x