Monthly Archives: July 2014

Corr Blimey! Designer jeans made in Canberra!

Truly … if there are two things women hate buying it’s a new swimsuit or a new pair of jeans—and I’m not sure which one is worse … but let’s take a look at jeans. First up there’s the colour—too light, too dark, too washed; then the fabric—too heavy, too stiff, too skinny; the length—full, capri, three-quarter; the ‘rise’—low, high, medium, and don’t get me started on the cut … I’m stressed already and we haven’t even made it to the change room!

But now here’s something different. Local independent designer Corr Blimey has designed a new line of women’s jeans from fabric sourced in Australia and made in Canberra. And not only that, but designer Louisa de Smet will work with you to make sure the jeans are a perfect fit!

Corr Blimey Strasse jeans

Corr Blimey Strasse jeans

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Want a butt like Beyonce?

Get into ‘Bootylicious’ Foxers!

In Touch Magazine by Bobbie Thomas (image courtesy Foxers Australia)

In Touch Magazine by Bobbie Thomas (image courtesy Foxers Australia)

Someone once said that if you want to look great on the outside make sure you wear something comfortable, fabulous and sexy underneath! Only you know it’s there, and don’t it make you feel good! … I bet you just sang that.

Grey lace Foxers (image Foxers Australia)

Grey lace Foxers (image Foxers Australia)

Foxers designer, April Spring, took the soft waistband from men’s boxers, added the comfort of soft cotton, included a few buttons, bows, and lace, and voila … they’re now gorgeous, sexy (and comfortable) undies for women. The first samples were created in 2006, and the first production in 2007. Foxers are available in select stores throughout the USA and online through local distributors in a number of international countries including Australia; with the Australian distributor right here in Canberra. Continue reading

Japanese Encounter—M16 ArtSpace, Canberra

I was thrilled to be able to visit Japanese Encounter on the weekend, an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art, by Japanese artists, artists inspired by Japan, anime screenings, and bonsai display at M16 ArtSpace in Griffith. The exhibition runs from 10 – 27 July and is is a great way to educate your kids during the holidays into Japanese art and culture through drawings, paintings, and movies. Canberra is of course the sister city of Nara which is in the Kansai region of Japan, and directly borders the Kyoto Prefecture.

sky-flying fish (oil on canvas) by Makiko Kudo

sky-flying fish (oil on canvas) by Makiko Kudo

The exhibition is presented by the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan, and these gorgeous gentle artworks include Winter Garden: the exploration of Micropop, featuring works by 14 Japanese artists active from 1990 – 2010 and includes Koko Tanaka (Japan’s 2013 Venice Biennale artist). The exhibition explores the ways in which Japanese artists see our contemporary era—a time when shared values are hard to establish, and looks at the efforts of artists to make the most of the poverty and boredom inflicted by contemporary life to reorganise various aspects of their everyday activities and reinvent modest and everyday materials. Continue reading