Every year the Perth Fashion Festival seems to get bigger and better! It is always packed with a lot of fun and enjoyable fashion events, making the city come alive, and it’s just a great way for me to support and see the latest collections by fashion designers from my hometown.
Having said that, it is completely out of step from my reality = Domestic mum with cooking and cleaning duties, to then slapping on some makeup, throwing on a frock and then sitting front row and tweeting instagram photos to thousands of people! Haha! It’s so surreal sometimes. In moments like these, I always pinch myself, sit back and feel so thankful and grateful for the opportunity.
Anyway, this year I REALLY enjoyed myself synology photo station album.
I only went to a few shows this time, but for me, it was just the right number of events for me to cram into 6 days. I’ll be posting about the actual events, collections and clothes in separate posts. Right now I just want to share what I wore!
This is me and the lovely Sussan, at the VIP Closing Night Event.
I’m wearing my emerald Genevieve dress from Pia Gladys Perey! I did a review of the dress in this post here, where I was considering whether to keep the coral, lilac or green dress morecast app herunterladen. I wasn’t sure about the green dress because the colour was a bit unusual (in a Kermit the Frog kind of way) and my children hated the colour and were pressuring me to get the coral dress.
In the end, I did choose the green… and it was such a great choice!! Sooo many people walked up to me and complimented me on it, took photos, and lots of people asked who it was by. So I consider that a total win haha!
But I thought I would share with you the rather crazy day I had while getting this outfit together skype für windows xp download kostenlos.
First, although I KNEW I was going to wear this dress to the event and I WANTED to have it slightly altered. Days went by and suddenly it was the day before the event, and my dress was not altered.
So I ended up quite desperate to find a tailor who could do the alterations THAT AFTERNOON.
I went to the first tailor that I could find and used some evil tactics – battering my eyelids, being all smiley, super friendly and sweetly chirpy at him. He did it for me in a few hours!! Yay!! But then he also asked me whether I was married, and let me know that he had a son who was single! ERRR OOPS NO SORRY, HAPPILY MARRIED THANKS spotify auf handy herunterladen!
I had the length shortened (for $40) and the halter neck strap taken up (for $25).
Second, the event was also a masquerade cocktail party, so I raided my sister’s dress up box and found a pretty sequined feathered mask for my outfit. But, the mask was over 10 years old and was falling apart. Also, it had a tacky elastic strap that held it on…and I didn’t like that.
So an hour before the event, I asked my my wonderful husband if he could help me out.
First, he suggested that rather than wear my sister’s mask, I should try wearing the LEGO HEAD HELMET that we made a few weeks back amazon prime gekaufte videos herunterladen. When I declined, he super-glued my sister’s mask sequins back in place, and he also hot-glued a chopstick to the back of the mask… so I could carry it in an elegant way.
Finally ready to go out, I was saying goodbye to my sons, who were all sitting around eating dinner. And then my seven year old son stared at me and said “Mum, are you wearing anything under that dress?…because it’s got a big hole in the front!”
I looked down and released he was referring to the split in the front of my dress.
I was rather stunned to be told by my own son , who is in primary school, that I might be indecently dressed. In fact, I had a flashback moment to when I was 17 and my mother said something similar to me download icloud drive files. And my response was the same…yes, I was going out “dressed like that”.
This was my whole outfit for the night! Photo was taken by the always delightful Matt Jelonek for The West Australian newspaper.
Moving along. This is what I wore to the Ae’lkemi Show on a different night.
I was invited by Ae’lkemi’s designer, Alvin Fernandez, to come into his showroom for a private pre-show viewing of his brand new collection Download free books for kindle. My eyes bugged out of my head as I saw all his amazing gowns up close!
He also organised for me to borrow a gown to wear for the show and for me to sit front row – Oooh la la, I was in fashion girl heaven! I won’t lie, I felt so very honoured, pampered and special tee hee.
I won’t say too much else about the dress, because I have another post coming up, dedicated to this dress and the Ae’lkemi collection!
However, I also found myself in the newspaper a few days later… and wondered if Alvin organised that too herunterladen?
PR people are so clever.
Then I wore this gorgeous chartreuse cocktail dress to the Flannel show.
It is an Aurelio Costarella silk dress, which I bought on mega sale. I’m not sure what the original price was (I think it was somewhere between $600-$500) but I bought it for $150. It has silky soft pleats and the hem actually has a slight bubble to it, giving it a lovely shape that was wonderful to wear.
The neckline was lovely too, but it was quite low and deep adanen gratis. I wore a black strapless bra, and I used a bit of fashion tape (double sided tape) on my chest to keep the dress in place.
I dressed it up with simple – but chunky – gold accessories.
Gold tassel earrings are by Mezi from Frockaholics
Chain bracelet is by House of Baluch from The-Dreamery.
I did wear some other outfits to the fashion festival (courtesy of my-wardrobe) King kong game for free!
But I have already shown them in a previous post… so if you would like to read about them, view them here in this post.
Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.