Wednesday, 12 December 2018

You've got $100 left before pay day!

You've got $100 left before pay day so why not treat yourself to a little last minute buy. Check out our  TOP picks for from the Canberra Outlet Centre! 



Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Superdry's big splash

With fresh designs inspired by vintage American styling and Japanese graphics Superdry has made a splash in  Canberra's market. Last week my girls and I attended the VIP grand opening of Canberra’s first flagship store in Canberra.

With 16 stores across the Australia, it’s great to see Canberra welcome this international brand.

The opening hosted the usual suspects from Canberra including, Bachelor star, Emily Dibden and fashion influencer Rita Narayan.

With good food, music and fashion what's not to love!

‘It’s great to see international brands like Superdry making the move to Canberra’, influencer, Riya Narayan. 

Personally, I am excited to see the winter range from Superdry. I’ve never really been a fan of the Kathmandu goose down jackets (for me they are too safe in terms of style).  Superdry offers me a a jacket that is a. warm enough for Canberra’s subzero/Antartica winters and b. matches my street style ethos.

Ye,s the jackets are higher on the price scale but they are made from quality duck down and weatherproofing. Withstanding 10,00 litres of water. It’s essentially a jacket to invest in for the years to come. I also think it would be awesome to wear for winter in NYC (*wink wink). 

While browsing the store I took some time to chat to the new store manager Alana about what Superdry brings to Canberra.

“Superdry brings an exclusive offer on ski gear, rainwear, catering to Canberra’s climate and of course casual wear”, said Alana.

Alana highlights that Superdry is modern street style and comfortable fashion. I’d have to agree with her on this. So much that I purchased a casual the white singlet with New York typography (yes I can hear you all say that's so typical of you).  

I also got a great compartmentalised weekender bag. There's Nothing like shopping with your girls, let's be honest  I'm easily influenced. While most people were huddled around the amazing spread of food I was asking... "Do I need this bag, can I justify this purchase? ". (The answer was yes) 
While we are indulging in summer fashion now, I had to ask Alana for an exclusive on what key trends we should except to see in store.

“Definitely the luxe tracksuits as well as our vintage style windcheater jackets”, explained Alana.

Thanks for the insider tip Alana, it sounds like a season thatI am going to enjoy. 

 Thanks for having us! 


Monday, 10 December 2018

Girls night at HerCanberra ACTIVE NIGHT

We are very lucky here in Canberra – we have so many health and fitness options to choose from! But, I know it can get a little overwhelming with so much choice! So HerCanberra has made it easier for us to try some of these with the HerCanberra ACTIVE Days and Nights! 

Ashleigh Went from HerCanberra has told us all about the upcoming ACTIVE Night! Keep reading to find out more! 

 Image by: Martin Ollman

What's on offer? 
Ashleigh: Every HerCanberra ACTIVE event is a little bit different – this one will be a mix of old favourites and new! The goal is to make sure that we have fun classes. Each class is 45 minutes! 

Kokoloco Dance Studio will be bringing a beginner’s twerk workshop!! It’s a dance style that’s all about booty! There will be a high energy warm-up and then we will learn choreography combining the movements!

Dance Central Canberra will be bringing a fierce Heels dance class! Bring your heels and learn moves to build strength, improve confidence and learn some awesome fierce dance moves! 

Club Lime will be bringing a Psycle Disco class - a spin class with a twist! It will be a powerful session of riding as a group in a dark disco-lit room! The workout will be high-intensity cardio, with rhythm-based choreography to a live DJ! 

What classes should we look forward to? 
Ashleigh: Everything! 

Image by: Martin Ollman

Why should people go to ACTIVE Night? 
Ashleigh: We started ACTIVE Day because it can be overwhelming in Canberra with so many different classes. It's an opportunity to get a taster of different things that you want to do down the track. ACTIVE Night is a night time version of the Day event, it always has a nice vibe. It’s a welcoming and fun! We have a good time together, meeting other like-minded individuals in the community! There will also be a live DJ at this event!! 

Who would be suitable to go to ACTIVE Night? 
Ashleigh: Anyone! The workouts will be appropriate for all levels and can be scalable to individual fitness levels.

Image by: Martin Ollman

Any additional info or advice? 
Ashleigh: I would recommend having some food before or after the workout! There are lots of vendors and food around the ANU Pop-Up.  

How do we buy tickets to ACTIVE Night? 
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite (link:
If spots are available on the night, you are welcome to come and pay cash. 

How much are tickets?
Tickets are sold by class, $10 for the twerking workshop and heels dance class and $15 for spin disco. HerCanberra will provide a special gift for people who buy tickets and come for the whole ACTIVE Night! 

Image by: Martin Ollman

When| Friday, 14 December, 6pm - 9pm

What to bring?
Heels (for the heels dance class)
Water bottle

More information
on the Facebook event 

Have you been to a HerCanberra ACTIVE event before? 
I’m looking forward to this ACTIVE Night so much!! Hope to see you all there! 

Evie x

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Fresh fast-whole-food is coming to Canberra

It seems as though there is a new food venue opening every week in Canberra and to be honest, we couldn't be happier. As you know we love food here at thefashionvault HQ and I personally got very excited to hear about the latest venue coming to Canberra - Nosh.

So, put your hands up if you like fast food! Of course, we all do! We love eating it even while knowing it's not good for us, but now we can indulge guilt-free with Nosh's innovative fast-whole-food menu in their very first Canberra store. Hurrah! 

This concept is music to my ears and I cannot wait to try what they have on offer when they launch the opening of their Canberra Centre store on Thursday 13 December. It will be an evening of free poke and nori canapes, organic wine and a local DJ and will debut its first-ever kombucha on tap.

Nosh is expanding its offerings to bring Canberrans new ways to enjoy nutritious and delicious real food and is treating us to exclusive initiatives including Friday drinks for those after work catch ups.

"...We’re serving an expanded premium offering that focuses further on our passion for good food, good vibes and good company”. says Nosh CMO (‘Chief Munching Offender’), Chloe Vuong. the Canberra palette has grown to match that of its Melbourne and Sydney counterparts with numerous eateries now making a name for the Canberra food scene. We are absolutely delighted to be a part of a community that appreciates quality and innovation when it comes to fuelling our bellies”.

Nosh is reinforcing its philosophy of real food, made well and is encouraging Canberra city locals and corporates to dine in or take away their lunch from Nosh for a healthier alternative to other foods. Their chef-driven menu is locally-sourced, with ingredients in their most natural form to create inspired and wholesome nutritious dishes.

“Our philosophy is simple. Eating with us should bring you joy; with a fun menu inspired by vibrant, incredibly tasty flavours”, says Vuong. “That’s why we cook from scratch and are building a community of people who support real food, made well”.

Nosh, you had us at fresh fast whole-food!

Words by @sofiapolakstyle
Photography supplied by Nosh


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

You've Got $100 Left Before Pay Day

You've got $100 left before pay day so why not treat someone else and start your Christmas shopping now! Check out our picks from the Canberra Outlet Centre! 



Monday, 26 November 2018

Style Stalker : Music and me

Our style stalker for this week is Akol Dinning, local music producer and artist. Akol is known for his music and his love of fashion. With our girl Deejay shooting his style, I sat down with Akol to find out what inspires him. 

Q & A

Q:Who inspires you?

 A: Akol- My inspiration is more about the thought process involved. Most human beings are too earth minded in their thought and lack clarity in the way they think.  S W O T B T S , meaning some where out there beyond the skies is a thought process that extends beyond earthly limitations. This Is what I believe inspires me, my teams and partner. We all have this same way of of thinking so in a sense they are who inspire me.

Q: Describe your style in three words?

A: Akol- Comfortable, effortless, and edgy. 

Q: What advice would you give other in regards to developing their own style?

A: Akol- You must be comfortable wearing it. When you look great you feel confident and that’s definitely a key aspect to every outfit. Confidence is the key to pulling of a look!

Q: What’s your favourite store in Canberra?

 A: Akol- The Universal Store,  like S W O T B T S the outfit must match you’re thoughts, your own way of thinking. Whatever I'm thinking i know i can mostly find it in that store. 

Outfit Breakdown
Top: The Universal Store
Jeans: The Universal Store
Hat: The Universal Store
Jacket: The universal
Shoes: Hype

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