Sunday, April 29, 2012


Tis the night before fashion week and all through the house....a huge mess is being made.
Hair is frantically being re-reddened and outfits are being vetoed. I am nonetheless a bit excited.

Today I went past the tents at Circular Quay which were bustling with preparations for tomorrow.

Will be attending several shows on behalf of the online editors at the magazine publishing house where I work.....will try and do some blogposts if I get the chance.

Meanwhile, today I was simply passing by on my way to the finger wharves at Walsh Bay where a fabulous free exhibition called Wool Modern was being hosted.

The exhibition came about as a representation of the Campaign for Wool, the Patron of which is the Prince of Wales and it features many fantastic international designers showcasing the best that wool in design has to offer and to encourage new generations of designer to use wool in their own work and support the wool industry.

I was actually looking after two little boys for the day: my cousins. Who were not only extremely patient with me dragging them to a fashionista outing, but they were also quite interested to see the designs and all photo credits must go to my 8 year old cousin Timothy Roffe!
 Here is some of what we saw:

Knit Monster by Sibling

I want a Mohawk!

"This is how you pronounce Lanvin...."

Teaching the cousins how to do Blue Steel. 

The dress on the right with the coat fixed to the front is by J.JS Lee and the Jacket on the left is by Ellery.

Note the David Koma piece centre front as worn by Feral Cheryl (aka Cheryl Cole) on X Factor leading to sales of his stuff to go through the roof back when I worked at Net-a-Porter London. (I also think its v cool in spite of the Cheryl factor).

3 attractive heads.
Jenny Kee, Miss Evie, Romance was Born, Tina Kalivas, Gorman.
Kaleidescope effect: me standing between 2 of my fave designers I cant wait to see at Fash week. On the right we have Romance Was Born (if that dress looks familiar it's cos it was worn by Cate Blanchett on the red carpet, encouraging what I believe is a much-needed Renaissance of Granny-square couture) and to the left a classic knitted piece by Jenny Kee who will this week hold her first show since 1981 (cant wait!).
Oompa Loompa shoes by Charlotte Olympia.
The cousins blending in with the menswear collection. How do you tell which ones are the mannequins and which ones are human?
"Be still my beating heart"....awesome coat by Queen Vivienne.

Plaited wool on a papier-mache bustier by Maison Martin Margiela.

And here's what I was wearing:

- Vintage Ken Done shirt dress: scored for $6 at Rockdale Vinnies
- Black leather plaited belt: hand-me-down from a friend
- Blue suede creepers by Underground London from ASOS
- Black leggings from Evans
- Black top by Mela Purdie
Thanks to my cousins for the lovely day out and all the awesome photos! See y'all on the other side of fashion week - yay!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! some amazing looking outfits. I love the photo of the boys posing with the mannequins :-)