—— 21.05.12 | fashion week ——

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Every day of MBFWA, I took hundreds of photos and videos. So the process of sifting through all the photos was a long one and this post is long overdue. Here’s a selection of my favourite photos from the Miss Unkon, Bec and Bridge, Manning Cartell & Alice McCall runway.

Miss Unkon SS 12/13:

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Miss Unkon: The beautiful Miss Unkon SS 12/13 collection was a delight to see. Sorbet yellow, orange, pink and blue graced the runway in delicate pleats. The ornamental metal embellishments which lined these pieces fluttered along ever so perfectly as the models walked and seeing numerous versions of this metal hem throughout the runway – on skirts, tops and dresses really made me want to get my hands on one. Another thing that I noticed as being popular for the upcoming season was organza and embroidery (also seen in Alice McCall’s collection – post coming soon). The beautiful white skirt with the embroidered floral applique really caught my eye. It’s the perfect way to go for a bit of volume in a playful, fun way, whilst of course, still being able to keep things cool (literally) in such a lightweight fabric.

Bec and Bridge SS 12/13

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Bec and Bridge: A few of my photos didn’t turn out quite right for this show, but I guess these two photos do sum up my favourite pieces. A beautifully heavy peplum tip singlet and some amazing watercolour floral print blazers. All set on a backdrop of mainly white garments – a shade I am absolutely dying to wear this Summer!

 

Manning Cartell SS 12/13

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Manning Cartell: Manning Cartell presented their collection is a Darlinghurst Church and was filled with the most gorgeous, gorgeous prints I saw all fashion week. This particular mirror image floral print (which I took too many photos of and am now showing you in a dress, jacket, cropped bra and skirt) is something that I can’t stop thinking about. The print just had an overall very vintage sort of feel to it with its beige background, which is very refreshing and something I love. I was also quite keenly in love with the similar cream and grey set, as well as the little piping and sequin details on their pieces. So many things on my wishlist already <3

Alice McCall:

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Alice McCall: – blew me away. This was the collection that had me on my toes from the very start and the collection that I am so desperately in love with. Every single piece here embodied the types of pieces I love most – feminine with a little bit of kitsch seemed like the overall vibe. I am so in love with the milk maid’s braid – not that I wasn’t in love with it already, I still cry at the fact that I can hardly braid my hair due to its layers, let along braid it around the top of my head. As soon as I can remotely get my hair to look like that, I am jumping onto the milk maid braid wagon. The little headscarves really reminded me of childhood innocence (for some reason) and Alice in Wonderland. The jewel drop earrings and china doll lips were so perfectly done and really added to the overall look. And I haven’t even started saying what I think about the pieces itself.. I really can’t get over the extensive embroidery, I literally want every single piece in my wardrobe.. right now ♡

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—— 18.05.12 | outfit ——

sequins and glitter

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Wearing: Kani headband, Topshop sequin t-shirt, Jovonista pleated pants, Topshop boots, ASOS clutch, rings & leopard belt and Miu Miu sunnies

On the Wednesday of MBFWA, we were greeted with a very bright, sunny and warm morning. The perfect type of day to bring out a full sequin crop t-shirt I had picked up in London. Marg snapped these shots for me in front of the NSW Art Gallery, a building which looked a little like a miniature version of the Melbourne Parliament House. The Lisa Ho collection show was held in the morning here and so we were quite blessed to have beautiful backlit light to work with. I bought these pants on impulse. They are a bit strange which is why I was first attracted to them (yes I am attracted to strange things) and I still find them quite strange to work with. I thought I’d pair it with a fitted shirt to balance out the voluminous bottom and break it all up with my accessories. A little birds nest on my head, a bit of leopard and light green, a pair of brown lace-up boots and gold jewellery = my kind of outfit!

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—— 16.05.12 | outfit ——

at hyde

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Wearing: River Island lime green blazer, pearl collar necklace & pastel shorts, vintage blouse and Topshop lipstick tights& buckle boots.

Why hello :) Today I went on the shortest ‘out of Victoria’ trip ever. This morning, I woke up at 6AM to catch a flight to Sydney to see the new ASOS collection that will be dropping in August/September – which by the way, is absolutely beautiful. By 10PM, I was back home again in Melbourne, going about my usual every day life, as if I hadn’t even left the state at all! That’s how fast my trip was and I really can’t fathom how you can simply get to Sydney within 1 hr (same time it takes to drive to Bendigo) and have an action-packed day there – then head home to bed again. It’s strange, because that’s the first time I’ve ever done that. Margaret kindly snapped these photos for me in Hyde Park, after we had a lovely sushi train lunch at Pitt St Mall. These lipstick tights have been getting a lot of attention since I first bought them in London last month. To be honest, when I first saw them – of course, I was mesmerised. But they were somewhat too quirky to the point that I had no idea what to wear them with. So what I did was, I circled around the tights section about three times before I finally came back and snapped a pair up. I had no idea what I was going to wear them with at all. One month later, I’ve already worn them more than a handful times (coming soon to my blog), have had adorable grandmas come up to me on the London Underground commenting how lovely they were (at that point, I was still convinced they looked strange), had strangers on the street in Sydney and Melbourne comment on how cool they were ‘bet they’re not from Australia!’ (you bet right), Face  Hunter posted a photo of my knees and well.. I really must say I love wearing them because the general downwards stare at my knees means that nobody stares at my face which sometimes creeps me out when I stare back hehe. Anyway here’s a warning that you’re going to see these tights a lot in the near future! <3

 

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