Alright folks, you may be aware from my Facebook and Twitter updates, last week was one of the best and busiest weeks of 2011 for me. It was Melbourne Spring Fashion Week! This year MSFW had upped the ante, see posts here from last year. There are more events, better production, teams, and sponsors, and I am now having withdrawals from all the stylish fun.
Allow me to summarise my week for you: I worked at 3 jobs (vet, retail and TV extra) for over 52 hours, attended 6 shows, took over 1200 photos, had a $80 parking fine and was in a car crash. The highlights of the week was attending the Business Breakfast Series seminars at the Hyatt (still craving the delicious food), Cointreau‘s before party (see below), viewing the larger-than-life biographic film of Vidal Sassoon at ACMI and going to the RMIT student runway show. My head was about to explode from seeing so much creativity!
Let me start with my love-at-first-sight experience with Cointreau. The beautiful ladies at Cointreau kindly invited me to attend a pre-runway-show-party at the Melbourne Town Hall. I had the pleasure of sipping on yummy Cointreau cocktails and munching on shoestring fries with fellow bloggers. I am so smitten with Cointreau that I’m always ordering orange and Cointreau cakes. It has been an ironic spring fashion week as it’s been freezing, so I pulled out my vintage pink knitted dress, purchased from Canberra. Story is that a lady had this dress made for her to wear to her daughter’s wedding, but in the end she wore a different dress, so I scored a new/vintage creation!
I was thrilled to meet Gaby (left), the designer of Hopeless Lingerie. I have been a fan of her label for a while so it was such a treat to meet her in real life. Gaby’s stylish boudoir creations evoke the siren in all of us, see her online store here. I know what I want for Christmas! Gaby was invited by Alicia (middle), the stunning creator of Sea of Ghost blog and Drown jewellery. I am absolutely fascinated by her. See her House of Baulch, Estelle Deve and Drown jewels on her hands below. I have my Paula Walden ‘Hip to be square’ ring, my engagement ring was designed by my hubby :)
Here are the lovely ladies of Cointreau, Jane and Sharonne, who flew down from Sydney to support MSFW! The red cube leather bag was a gift from my mother-in-law, yes she is an amazing contributor to my wardrobe. I am very blessed.
It’s always a pleasure to see the beautiful Sarah, editrix of Style Melbourne, rocking this fun and crafty Gorman skirt, it even has pockets! We all could not stop starring at her gorgeous lashes.
Here I am at ACMI, after watching the Vidal Sassoon movie. I’m proud to say that his movie has completely utterly inspired me, from so many different facets and angles of life. Vidal Sassoon revolutionised the art of hairdressing, pioneered the ‘5 point cut’ which works with one’s facial bone structure to create the most flattering short hairstyle, was behind the stardom of Mary Quant’s mod style and even cut Grace Coddington’s hair back in the 60’s! Vidal’s motivation, creativity and meticulous nature has encouraged me to have more drive in my life. I am even inspired by his healthy lifestyle to start exercising! Lately I’ve been imagining myself running the oval in the mornings :)
Hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week!