Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) opened last night with Little Bourke Street in the CBD transformed into a catwalk.
The audacious giddy complexity of it evokes Brittania, skinhead bovver boy, late 80s acid-house rave-wear and all the chic’s, from geek and nana to shabby.
Romance Was Born designer duo, Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, named Liberace among their muses for their 10th anniversary collection, called ‘Whispering Angel’.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) is in full swing and I thought I’d provide you with some collections that have stood out for me so far.
I debuted this Lady Petrova coat at fashion week last year and made it onto a BUZZFEED article if you can believe it. I…
Tuesday night saw the opening gala of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and what a gala it was!
Last year’s opening parade saw Little Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD shut down and turned into a runway, and it happened again last Friday for this year’s parade.
International model, gorgeous human, but more importantly Melburnite, Ashley Hart has been announced as this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) ambassador. I got to sit down with her post-launch yesterday to get her thoughts on all things MSFW, her beauty routine and her liking for vegemite on toast.
Iconic Australian fashion label Romance Was Born showed their collection to close VAMFF, inspired by another Australian icon May Gibbs. Gibbs created the characters…
Ah the gift bag, usually found under the hallowed seats of the first and second row, it can be a highlight of attending fashion week. They can also be a complete wasteful showcase of stuff you don’t need, filled with teeny, tiny samples that might be appropriate for, oh I don’t know, a smurf.
Nixi Killick had her runway debut in 2013 and since then she’s gone from strength to strength, with no less a cultural icon than Lady…
It’s that time of year again: fashion week or Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Phew! I always like a peek behind the scenes and…
Fashion week can instil mild panic among the fashion pack, because what on earth does one wear when so much peacocking is about to…
Do you have a fashion idol – someone who’s style, elegance and grace you’ve set as a daily inspirational benchmark?
For me, Australian born, Paris based stylist Catherine Baba is one such person, and so it’s with great anticipation I can announce that she’ll be in Melbourne for VAMFF!
Giambattista Valli showed his latest creations at the couture shows in January, and, when I finally got around to having a good look, it was impossible to resist being captivated by the collection’s sheer audacious glory.
Last night the cultural program for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) launched and it’s jam packed full of unbelievable talent.
Here’s my pick of what will no doubt be a visual delight and easy on the hip-pocket to boot – many of the events are free!
There’s a lot of content on Instagram, often times it’s like a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at events and in my every day life.
A couple of months back, I blogged about how I was able to go behind the scenes at Gwendolynne and see the ‘Phoebe’ dress being made.
Well, last week she debuted on the runway at MSFW as part of Gwendolynne’s latest collection.
Friday night saw a host of Melbourne labels showcase their spring collections on the catwalk at Melbourne town hall. As usual having access to Lucas Dawson photography means that I’m able to give you a backstage glance at how it all happens, enjoy!
Luckily for you guys, I’ve been given access to Lucas Dawson’s photography for the week, which means we’ll both get a good gander at just what goes on behind the scenes.
The opening night parade for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week had some catwalk ‘moments’ which is basically what you look for during the week.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) kicked off last Friday with a spectacular parade that shut down a city street. Little Bourke Street was transformed into an urban garden complete with runway right down the middle of the road.
La Diosa de Oro, meaning ‘Golden Goddess’ was the nickname for the first female bullfighter, Conchita Citron. Phoenix Keating’s collection draws from the garb of the Matador or ‘Traje De Luces’ in his collection presented yesterday at MBFWA 2014.
Gail Sorronda kicked off the second day of the week with a collection inspired by none other than Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This was presented in subtle details and colours right through to actual digital prints of Arial herself
The Camilla grand showcase during VAMFF 2014 was tipped to be the parade of the festival. A runway show comprising over 60 exits parading…
Last week, Vogue presented their edit of some of the exclusive pieces that will be available for Australian customers only, when H&M opens its doors on April 5th.
Editor Edwina McCann was on hand to present the looks, along with Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s global creative advisor with whom I was able to steal a couple of minutes for an exclusive chat.
A lot is happening in 2014 for Australian retail, with no less that three high street retailers hitting our shores- H&M, Uniqlo and in this instance, River Island.
Designers featured in Runway 7 Presented by SHOP Til You Drop magazine were: ALICE MCCALL, BEC & BRIDGE, LIMEDROP, MACGRAW, NEVENKA, SECRET SOUTH and SHAKUHACHI.
Recently I had the pleasure of taking my VAMFF experience out of the CBD to visit Northland Shopping Centre, who in conjunction with the festival are hosting a fashion lounge.
Monday night was the opening night and the David Jones showcase for #VAMFF 2014. I decided to fly the flag for Melbourne designers and wore this Lady Petrova coat
As part of the cultural program for VAMFF in 2014, Christine Barrow showed her curation of what she calls the famous Australian five…
Now in is 18th year, the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award supported by Harper’s BAZAAR announced the 2014 winner – congratulations STRATEAS.CARLUCCI. Talented finalists; búl, CHRISTINA EXIE, HARYONO SETIADI, Livia Arena, PAGEANT and STRATEAS.CARLUCCI were celebrated at an invitation only event this morning.
The Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival kicked off last night with the David Jones showcase.
Spirit Queen, an exhibition that opened last week in Melbourne, is where photography, film and fashion come together in an exploration of spirituality and the relationship between femininity and the natural world.
The Colour Studio evolution began with Melbourne based artist Hayley Scilini who over four days
transformed the white studio space into an explosion of colour, drawing inspiration from the dynamic and
vibrant community of the west.
This is an outfit I put together from St Frock’s very latest offerings. With so many things happening over the course of the week, I need a fairly extensive wardrobe.
I always enjoy catching up with other bloggers at events, and last week I sat next to Jess from What Would Karl Do for the Designer Runway 4 parades. I’ve blogged about what I saw that night here, this little blog post is about what I wore and who I saw.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has come and gone for 2013 and I thought I would share with you some of the highlights I’ve seen for the week.
And there is a lot to see that’s for sure!
Yep, that’s right folks, it’s just finished but LMFF is all seeming like a blur! I was actually having my photo taken by someone…
I threw this outfit together really quickly because I was feeling lazy and almost didn’t make it out the front door. This was the situation: un-waxed legs which meant I couldn’t wear a skirt, unwashed hair which meant I couldn’t wear it out, needing to wear something that hasn’t already been worn this week because GOD FORBID you wear the same thing twice to fashion week.
It was quite warm yesterday, and lets face it, it’s not easy to look chic when it’s 30 degrees and you are sweating all over the place.
So last night was the opening show for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival principally sponsored by David Jones. Last year I wrote about what a yawn fest it was, and this year was a slightly better offering in that the show was opened by one of the department stores latest international offerings, Mary Katrantzou.
I popped into Fashiondacci just the other day to pick up some stuff to wear this week and pretty much this entire outfit is from the store.
I really love Kurt’s ability to source vintage items that are on trend and in keeping with international catwalks (the midi skirt for example) as well as just plain mad things like my fury bag that looks like a cat. I LOVE IT.
The Spirit Of The Black Dress is one of my favourite events on the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival calendar. I’ve been attending since it begun in 2009 and so I was sad to hear that this will be the last year of the event.
Ah the student graduate parade at fashion week: a highlight for so many. I think it’s the only parade where you will see whooping, clapping and cheers as models parade down the catwalk.
I really enjoyed the Carly Hunter show last week at MSFW 2012. Mainly it was the gigantic, silver, arrow earrings that caught my eye but I also thought that the digital prints were done in a way that was not derivative like much of what I saw at Australian Fashion Week earlier in the year.
As I am a one woman show, it’s impossible to blog every single event during fashion week in real time. But there is still…
I walked past these earrings in the window at Shag so many times before actually purchasing them that I wonder if the shop assistant thought I was a stalker.
Where else can you swan about in a silver, metallic jacket where no one bats an eyelid if not fashion week? I thought that this Lillie Rubin jacket (I blogged about it earlier in the year) would get a bit of a workout once MSFW rolled into town and last night was no exception.
You know it and I know it: I live for accessories and jewellery. So with that in mind here are my picks from last nights parade at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2012.
It’s sort of hard to believe that Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) has rolled around again- where has this year gone!
You catch up with old chums at fashion week, and meet wonderful new faces as well. Here’s a look…
I think this has been my favourite outfit so far this week here in Sydney. It was way too warm to wear it but what the hell- it’s only Australian fashion week once a year.
Here’s another look at some of the amazing accessories I’ve seen this week…
Well here we are on with what I wore on day 3 of MBFWA and I have to say I do like this outfit and feel oh so ‘Melbourne’ wearing it.
Two of the most impressive shows from yesterdays parades were Bec & Bridge and Ellery.
Yesterday I wore one of my vintage Diane Freis dresses which is sort of like a Lady Melbourne signature and the week wouldn’t be complete without it really.
Here are a couple of the more interesting things that I saw yesterday on day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
Here’s a a look at what the fahsionistas are wearing around Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia…
Just before LMFF started Melbourne based designer Georgia McCorkill got in contact with me to ask if I wanted to be part of The Front Row project that was running on the LMFF Cultural Program calendar.
Pybus PR flung open their doors and created a media lounge like I’ve never seen before.
Last week to help kick off L’Oreal Melbourne fashion festival The Iconic, Breakfast with Audrey and Glossy Box hosted a bloggers brunch at Madame Brussels in Melbourne.
Breakfast. At Tiffany’s.
That was the invitation that came through to celebrate and announce the winner of the 2012 LMFF National Designer Award supported by Tiffany & Co. and The Weekend Australian magazine.
So last night was the opening parade for L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival which was kind of exciting in that I got to meet some wonderful bloggers.
You can always tell that L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival is on our door step when the Spirit of the Black Dress Gala rolls around.
You always see the most interesting people at fashion week, it’s part of what makes it so much fun. Behold…
One of my favourite parties every spring fashion week is the Obus party at their Flinders Lane store
Marie Claire hosted a lunch yesterday that was not in the food court at Melbourne Central, but rather the, ahem, dining hall.
The theme of the parade for day two of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was ’boutique’ meaning that some of Melbourne’s finest independant retailers got a chance to show their SS/11 collections.
The theme of the parade on day one of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was ‘gala,’ meaning there was supposed to be plenty of drama with sweeping gowns and luxury accessories.
Animal liberation protesters from PETA last night crashed the opening parade at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
So many faces at fashion week and sometimes they are just as interesting as what you see on the catwalk.
So it’s day one of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2011 and as mentioned in my previous post, a whole heap of clothes arrived for me to wear this week and this Roxanna Zamani dress was one of the stand out pieces.
Although Lady Melbourne is a one woman show and I generally find myself doing all sorts of jobs to keep things going, there are people that help me bring you coverage of events like Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival.
Happy Friday from Sydney folks!
Today I saw the GQ parade showcasing some fabulous men’s collections.
I lived in Sydney for almost 2 years and it took me quite a long time to really love it like I love my…
Sarah Curren the CEO and her team were here during RAFW so it was with great delight that I got to meet the people who helped make my trip possible. When I was looking for a partner it made sense to work with someone that worked online as well.
Some hightlights and observations from day 4 of RAFW
Two things stood out for me at the parades on Day 3 of RAFW yesterday: white and fluro
Today’s video is showcasing what I’ve seen on the catwalks, current trends and what people are wearing.
It’s my first day of RAFW here in Sydney but it is actually day 3 of the official schedule hence the title of the blog post.
Day four of LMFF saw me visit Melbourne’s GPO for the Pret-aPorter Winter 2011 Collections. The parade was held in the old Lexington Bar which is now a shell and unused(although not for long I’m told) and it was perfectly intimate for the showing.
I’ve not included every single designer featured but keeping in mind that this is a retail event, here are my picks of the most wearable and eye catching pieces.
The student showcases are fast becomming one of the hottest tickets at fashion week, whether it is here in Melbourne of Sydney. And why…
I’ve bumped in the deeeeeelightful Cheryl at yesterday’s ‘E-tail Detail’ fashion forum at BMW Edge theatre, Federation Sq. I’m always so inspired but the…
You can be assured that if there are bloggers about at fashion week there will in turn be a frenzy of photo taking. There were even photo’s of photos being taken. Tragic but quite normal I suppose for some of us. Behold.
Day one of the official parades and there was plenty on display. I was truly impressed by what was presented as part of the Woolmark Designer award taken out this year by Song for the Mute. All photos courtesy of the official LMFF website.
Well I’m off to day II of LMFF for 2011 and I thought I’d be a little more organised today and show you what I’ll be wearing. Stay tuned for hopefully plenty of photos of all of tonights people and parades!
The official program tells us that Fashion Full Stop showcasing decades of Australian fashion was going to be “part runway, part rock concert and part theatrical spectacular.” It would be fair to say that although there was a ‘runway'(some might call it a stage) it was very much presented in the style of a rock concert and if you followed my tweets, reminded me of a Rock Eistedford a la 1999.
Last night I attended the gala opening of The Spirit of the Little Black Dress showing some of the most original work in Australian…
All week during MSFW all anyone could talk about was the RMIT student showcase on Saturday night that was to cap off the week…
I’ve been all over the place this week, seen some great fashion, see some not so great fashion but in general it’s what I live for so I’m not complaining!
Here is a little snap shot of what and who I’ve seen out and about…
I do like attending the Obus party at fashion week, they always have little quirks no one else would think of that actually make it fun to be there. Which is how fashion should be, but that’s another post.
Anyhow, they had a safari scene set up with loads of props and guests were invited to try on an Obus outfit and then pretend they were on Safari. It was hilarious!
Last night was the official opening party for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week or MSFW. It started for me with Adrian at Oscar Oscar in Doncaster doing my hair, which looks kinda neat up with those huge barrel curls me thinks…