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Thursday 7 November 2013
Fashion News

in brief: will a plus size fashion week end prejudice against larger women?

Danielle Scoins
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In an industry based on an ideal perception of femininity, a French fashion organisation is seeking to alter society’s perceptions of that image to include more ‘real’ ideas about women and women’s bodies. Paris-based fashion group, Histoire de Courbes, has launched the first ever fashion week for plus sized women. The organisation is known for…
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Tuesday 20 August 2013
Art Arts Theatre

‘bijou’: a gem of a cabaret set to debut in canberra

Grace Carroll
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    We have all heard the saying ‘a picture is worth 1000 words’. For Canberra-based theatre veteran Chrissie Shaw, this rang true a few years ago during a visit to a Melbourne art gallery. There Shaw was struck by a black-and-white photograph, Madame Bijou in the Bar de la Lune, Paris (1932).  This image set her…
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Monday 4 March 2013
Art Arts Featured

exhibition review: ‘toulouse-lautrec – paris and the moulin rouge’

Grace Carroll
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    Prostitutes, drunkards and erotic dancers. These were amongst the favourite subjects of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), whose art is the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris and the Moulin Rouge is composed of more than 100 works spanning his brief yet celebrated career. This includes…
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Culture Fashion

couture: patron or profiteer?

Isabelle Hellyer
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The Haute Couture presentations for Spring/Summer 2013 came to a close in Paris recently, as 33 design houses continued the tradition of lavish and exclusive showings of unthinkably expensive garments. Strictly regulated by the Parisian Chamber of Commerce, the title of Haute Couture is awarded only to designers who show collections of more than 35…
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Tuesday 15 November 2011
Featured Music

interview and giveaway: camille

Dunja Kay
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Making a living out of music is hard enough, but cracking the English-speaking market when you’re from a non-English-speaking country is another ball game altogether. Camille is one such artist who has managed to find a following here in Australia as well as in her native France. A born and bred Parisian, new mother, and…
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