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It was my first Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and it was a blast. It was fantastic to attend all the different shows, to see the designers’ inspirations through their clothes, the mood, atmosphere and emotions they are able to create and evoke with their shows were simply something to be experienced.
This post is some sort of a coma to signal the end of RAFW posts and to show some pretty snaps I had taken during the week. So here are some of the lovely things and people I spotted at RAFW!
Matching stylish backs
Funky accessories like oversized pastel clutch at Jayson Brunsdon
Or silver beads encrusted knee pads at Flowers for a vegabond (Show opened by my beautiful friend and model Renny)
I also spotted famous faces. Alyssa above.
Many a fierce strut were spotted.
Gravity defying hairdos at Dhini
Armour like creation at Sim.me.ri.an
Last but certainly not least, pure theater at Romance was born
Well, that’s a wrap! Til 2011 RAFW. And how about a full press pass with backstage access next year aye IMG?? Wink wink, nudge nudge!
Name: Christina Dietze
Occupation: Model and fashion blogger
Describe your style: Bad ass, some serious shoulder and I’m into my PVC and my sky high heels.
Favourite fashion designers: Ellery, Miss Unkon.
Favourite clothing stores: Incu, Corner shop.
Christina’s blog: http://src783.blogspot.com/
I love the way this girl mix and matches, so many unique elements, all working sublimely together. The bowler hat, the tulle tutu like skirt, the fur/skin scarf, all the ethnic necklaces and bangles and of course the doc martens! Each element is so different from the other, yet everything blends into 1 unified vision on her.
Hah! One day I’d like to learn how to do that.
Occupation: Menswear designer
Describe your style: Try to be myself, try not to dress like anyone else, be comfortable and express myself creatively.
Favourite fashion designers: Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld, John Paul Gaultier.
Favourite clothing stores: Ashen (Oxford St Sydney)
I didn’t get to do the usual mini interview with this elegant and lovely lady as she was in a hurry.
All the elements come together in this outfit, it is timeless yet youthful at the same time. The trench and the clogs are both very current elements, yet on her they are absolutely effortless. The hat adds a hint of eccentricity. Love it!
Psssstttt, I’ve booked a return flight to Shanghai for later this year! I’ll be taking 10 weeks off altogether, to explore my home town where I haven’t been for 6 or 7 years, but also to do some intrepid backpacking through China’s south west. To top it off, I might even sneak in a week or 2 in Japan. Quite the adventure huh? I know. I can’t wait!
Speaking of China. I had the pleasure of meeting Anina at RAFW, well, let’s see… ok… yeah, it was definitely her awesome yellow jacket that caught my eye. Anina is a model based in Beijing, was even awarded top foreign model there last year, she’s also the founder of online fashion network and community 360 fashion. This girl’s got a lot on her plate and still looks fabulous.
Occupation: Model, founder of 360 fashion
Describe your style: Elegant, gothic twist with some Chinese accents.
Favourite fashion designers: Lu 12.28, Le Divan and Dan Jones.
Favourite clothing stores: Lu 12.28 and Le Divan (Beijing).
I’ve long decided that I lean toward the androgynous look, though only a conscious decision for not so long, but I’m a bit of a tomboy, the androgynous thing has always been a part of my personality. That is not to say I don’t love girly clothes, oh I do, really I do, but it’s just harder for me to carry some of it off. Often I’d try things that I’d been dreaming about for ages and then to find out, they totally don’t work on me. Pleh!
That’s why I love seeing girls who carry off girly looks elegantly, let’s face it, they make me insanely jealous too! Maybe in my next life I can be a girly girl.
It was super windy and I just love the motion blurs in Sara’s skirt and hair, really makes the shot for me.
Occupation: Fashion blogger
Describe your style: A bit romantic, relaxed and casual.
Favourite fashion designers: Zimmerman, Karla Spetic, Kate Sylvester and Manning Cartell.
Favourite clothing stores: Bam & Juju (Brisbane)
Sara’s blog: http://www.harperandharley.blogspot.com/