What inspired my look today: I wanted to take things more masculine today with a power suit. Keeping it super simple and sleek in khaki tones.
Where I went: All over Sydney today! Jardan in Paddington for Hansen and Gretel and Carriageworks for Alice McCALL. Bondi Beach for Bondi Born, then off to Christopher Esber at Cement Fondu in Paddington, Michael LoSordo at Reign at the QVB and then Dion Lee in Barangaroo.
Fave show: Loving the vintage resort vibes from Hansen with candy pinks, and soft pastels to start the day.
Fave trend: Then feather, sparkles and sheer glamour at Alice McCALL. Sleek and sophisticated at Bondi Born with clean lines, simple shapes and statement features.
Favourite show: Bondi Born. Such a beautiful setting at Totti’s restaurant – an Italian feast with a show will always get my vote!
Pretty as a picture: I had a great time snapping away with my Huawei p30 today especially the lunch spread at Totti’s—delicious food in a beautiful setting. I felt like we were in the Mediterranean.
Everyone was wearing: Colour blocking, beaded bags and strappy sandals.
What I ate: A beautiful Italian lunch at Totti’s.
Highlight of the day: Dinner with my dear friend Dion Lee. His collection is gorgeous.
This post was produced in collaboration with Huawei
The Shows: Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Albus Lumen
Where: On site at Carriageworks for Alice McCall and Bianca Spender; Offsite at La Porte Space for Albus Lumen which was a great site to showcase a beautiful collection.
My day started… at 9am and I hit the ground running and straight to Carriageworks for a 10am show. First up was Alice McCall and it was a gorgeous way to start the morning.
My outfit today… was all aboutcolour! I wanted something bright and feminine for the first full day at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. I wore a Camilla and Marc top and skirt and loved how it was flowy and soft. I teamed it with Gucci heels and bag and Saint Laurent sunnies to add a bit of fun!
Favourite show… I loved Albus Lumen at La Porte Space—being able to showcase a collection in a unique space really has an impact. It really complemented the beach, minimalist vibe of the show.
The one look I fell in love with…A yellow dress at Albus Lumen (pictured). I also loved the jewellery in Bianca Spender which was designed by Dinosaur Designs and the 90s Chanel vibe of Alice McCall.
Big trends I saw… 90s Chanel, beautiful tailoring, bright colour palettes.
What I ate/drank…my photographer and I stopped at Bread and Circus for lunch and refueled on salads and soup as we downloaded pics and caught up on work and emails before heading to the Albus Lumen show.
The final day of Fashion Week saw Alice McCall celebrate 10 years in the fashion industry. Alice McCall’s ’14/15 cruise collection, titled In My Dreams We Were Flying, was inspired by the surreal and infinite possibility of the lucid dreaming. The collection was pretty and delicate with soft pastels, glitter, cutouts and digitalised feminine prints. Working within a soft spectrum of powder blue, pistachio green, carnation pink and lemon chiffon; silhouettes included sweetheart rompers, jumbo scalloped skirts and cameo necklines to the more minimal; sculpted neoprene dresses, bomber jackets and bonded futuristic sweaters.
Alice McCall showcased her Cruise 2014 collection ‘Les Galeries Des Poison’ on day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The German botanist illustrator Ernst Haekel and the Art Nouveau jewels of French artist René Jules Lalique inspired McCall. This season, McCall also explored elements of the ocean with a colour palette of softly washed tones of bone, seashell pink and sea blues. As an extension of the theme, models were styled with wet-look tangled ponytails and blue lashes. Here are some of my favourite looks from the runway.