The wait was finally over, we launched an exclusive VIP runway party for our customers, stylists, editors, journalists, designers, models and photographers which showcased the new AW11 collections from Europe from Alldressedup, Antonia Goy, Felder Felder, Sophia Kokosalaki and Spijkers en Spijkers, as well as some Australian designers Karla Spetic and Gail Sorronda. We had a fantastic turnout and the response was incredible. The models were all stunning (mainly friends and customers!) and they walked so well in our Repetto heels. It went off with a blast and I’m still feeling the hype and excitement from the night…thanks to Justin for these beautiful photos, he’s so talented.
Molly in the golden Sophia Kokosalaki silk dress, Repetto Mila pumps and a Karen Hamilton hat.
Two Maidens stylists Jess and Melissa created the beautiful looks for the show. It started with work wear, casual wear, cocktail wear, and Races wear.
The stunning Ebony (one of our customers) in a Felder Felder wool organza dress (top) and a Sophia Kokosalaki outfit (bottom)
The beautiful trio in Races wear: Georgie in Alldressedup shirt, Molly in Sophia Kokosalaki and Julia in Alldressedup.
The beautiful Jess (my talented side kick and our in-house stylist), in Alldressedup wool dress, Fendi belt and Alexander McQueen ring and the gorgeous Tania from Fashionising.
My stylist friend Micah, Melissa, Jess and my wonderful business partner and mentor Linda (in red Armani). I’m in vintage, because I couldn’t play favourites tonight and only wear a garment from one designer.
What a night, I cannot thank our sponsors and contributors enough. I’ve already mentioned our Gourmet Thanks, so here are the rest:
Artistic Thanks to Finessence Photography, J Tiew Photography, Jin Chen (graphic designer)- also for all of your prayers my dear, Toni&Guy Armadale, Ellie Makeup, Armadale Flowers, Tom our DJ, our beautiful models and our sassy stylists
Look Book Thanks to all our kind designers: Alldressedup, Antonia Goy, Felder Felder, Gail Sorronda, Karla Spetic, Repetto, Sophia Kokosalaki and Spijkers en Spijkers, for giving us so many copies of their latest collections.
VIP Bags Thanks: Omero hosiery for their wash bags, Alldressedup for their luggage tags, Jurlique Armadale for their 1/2 hour facial and samples, ACMI for their complimentary tickets to the Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin film, Flight Centre Armadale for their travel vouchers, Ruggles Dry cleaning and Brazillian Butterfly for their coupons and MOR for the door prize.
Special Thanks to House of Orange for lending us their benches, Pak Persian Rugs for their runway rugs, my awesome friend Samantha, designer of Bento and author of Fashion Recruit and my bestie Jackie for coming early to help me set up; and my girls from Ralph Lauren – Jess K, Lex who helped me run the show, Julia and Molly. You are just divine. Oh and Alan from Fashionising for the polaroid of my hubbie and me.
Of course this night was mainly designed for our VIP customers, yes you know who you are, you have one of those cards from us =P Thank you for supporting our boutique and for supporting the talented designers we believe in.
And to be honest, this event would not have happened without divine intervention as I’m no event planner but for this runway show to have been such a success all glory and thanks be to God.
I’m getting pumped about the next one now!