All about Pants

by cecylia on April 11, 2013

Welcome to Day 3 of MBAFW lovelies. Instead of heading to the shows, I met up with my new Sydney bestie Jason De Plater, a talented emerging photographer (check out his work here) for brunch and then afterwards we collaborated on some candid shots around Surry Hills. There was a lot of silly face-making, uncoordinated-jumping and funny poses a la Cecylia style, cannot wait to show you the photos soon.

There were so many Melbourne bloggers I’d not seen all week until this afternoon, they all huddled together which made spotting them quite an easy feat- sweet reunions are so precious: Sevan, Sophie, Khoa, Nicole (the 2 fresh-faced kids I caught the early flighthoot with), Lisa and Amanda. Amanda used to be a client at my previous boutique, now she’s an assistant beauty editor at Couturing. Look at us! So young and happy :)




I discovered an eco-friendly jewellery label at Premiere today by Joanna Cave: the London designer whose intricately hand-crafted pieces are made from recycled silver! The delicate silk tassels and soft velvet ribbons add an extra dimension of luxury. I am desperately in love with the headpiece with the blue velvet ribbon. Race-wear anyone?


After expressing my views about fashion bloggers ‘peacocking‘ during fashion week, I was caught red-handed posing for the photographers. Believe it or not (Helen you have to believe me!) I’ve made a conscious effort to dress down this week, hence why I’ve only featured other people’s style photos thus far. Although this all-red outfit is my definition of being ‘dressed down’: there are no frills, no prints, and no embellishments, in fact I’m not even going to write wardrobe credits except to say that I’m clutching a butter-soft Constance Roe watersnake-skin bag, but it seems not everyone agreed. Maybe because people don’t normally see this much red in one sitting but cameras couldn’t cease clicking. But hey, even I couldn’t resist a little more rouge. Especially in this baby-grand form of a Merc! I think we were made for each other, don’t you?


亲爱的朋友欢迎你来光临悉尼时装秀的第三天。我并没有参加任何时装表演,而去与我的新悉尼朋友Jason De Plater碰面,一位很有才华的年轻摄影师。二年前在悉尼的时装秀上他在一本杂志上拍了我的照片。吃完午餐后,我们在Surry Hills的周围合作了一些偷拍镜头。他很会逗我笑,照片都很自然,我期待能与你分享。

昨天我在 Premiere展览馆里发现一个另我陶醉的首饰牌子Joanna Cave:伦敦设计师,这些复杂的手工作品是由​​回收的银作的!细腻的丝绸流苏和柔软的天鹅绒丝带给这些首饰豪华的一面。每件首饰都很轻,不耀眼,但十分别致。我最爱的是那蓝色丝绒带头首饰。赛马节可戴!

上周我刚表达了我对时尚博主当“孔雀”的看法,昨天我不小心不知不觉地也变成一只“孔雀”,许多的摄影师都要拍我的照片。但其实最近,尤其这个星期我下定决心不怎么打扮,因此我的博客最近只放映了其他人的风格照片。尽管这套红色的时装对我来说是“不怎么打扮’:它并没有什么装饰,没有花纹,也不怎么特舒,我都不打算记录我穿的品牌,除了我抓着的Constance Roe 蛇皮包。但大家不同意我的看法,也许因为人们通常不会看到一个人穿这么多红,因此相机无法停止拍摄。但其实,你看,就连我自己都无法抗拒红色。尤其这辆大红的Mercedez Benz车!你不觉得我们很配吗?

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Style Hostess April 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm

that is not a dress down hun. that is some good as eye-popping scarlet everywhere ♥
love your updates so far. keep them rolling~



cecylia April 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

thanks Catherine- it’s pretty minimal for me I must admit :D But yeah it’s a little red isn’t it?


Rusty Hoe April 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Love it. You look fabulous so why not flaunt it :)


Mica April 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

That last photo is gold! Well…red, but you know what I mean! :P

There has been a lot of stuff online about this phenomenon – it’s been an interesting read! I want to watch that video in the article you were quoted in but have saved it for another day when I have more time.

I could go on and on but I won’t clog up your comments – just finish by saying the people who are there just to dress up are going to be awfully uncomfortable and disappointed if they don’t get as many photos taken of them as they wanted. The people who are there for the experience and event will be sure to have fun and won’t spend the entire show fussing over what they are wearing or how uncomfortable a photogenic piece is making them feel. And as you discovered, they are going to see any photo taking as a fun unexpected event and enjoy it :)


Mica April 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

Okay I just got round to watching that documentary video in the sassybella article now – WOW! You say that Melbourne isn’t as bad as the international ones yet, but if it’s even half as bad that’s crazy. Did you have to put up with that at any shows? I know you said you were dressing down to avoid it, but mad crowds like that I’d imagine just inconvenience everyone, even those not being photographed!


cecylia April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Isn’t t incredible! That’s Paris for you – the biggest crowds of photographers I think. It is crazy, their lives are being endangered! Not to mention how upset people would get if they tripped and damaged their cameras…and lost their pictures…


cecylia April 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

lol yes I know what you mean and I agree!! I agree, it’s always nicer to not expect anything and to be surprised than to expect a lot and to be disappointed – sorry to sound philosophical- but it’s like that with lots of things in life too :D That’s not to say that we shouldn’t dress up for fashion events! Every day is worth dressing up for- especially the days during fashion week :D


Mica April 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Hehe yes! Every day is definitely worth dressing up for! But to please ourselves, not possible photographers IMHO :)

And wow can you imagine if one of them had fallen in the road? eeeek!


Tatel April 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I saw you with this outfit on herfashionbox instagram. I got so excited! You look great in red!


cecylia August 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Great coverage!


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