Fashion week #3
So, thanks to my own laziness last week and then Blogger deciding to crash, this post is even more outdated than I planned, but better late than never, right?
The weather was bright and sunny (again! so lucky) for the final day of Fashion Week, something that seems like a distant memory now I’m back in drizzletown AKA Melbourne.
I never would have thought it, but one of my favourite shows for the week was the Ms Couture show, which was a lingerie collection.
Warning – it might be better not to look at this at work, just in case someone thinks you’re a dirty perve! Even though it’s all extremely classy and beautiful, like this.
I’m not a fan of pastels, usually, but they were perfect for this collection.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but I think that the reason this all came across as so sophisticated and pretty is that even though there was a lot of embellishment, most things were in one colour rather than being festooned with frills or lace of a different shade.
This was my favourite look – even though I would never wear pale primrose yellow personally as it does nothing for my half-Asian skin tone. Although this model looks amazing in it, and she seems to be of oriental extraction… there were several amazing Asian models in the shows which I was happy to see, as modelling and the fashion industry in general in Australia doesn’t really reflect how multicultural our society actually is.
OK, I’m off my soapbox now, so you can just enjoy the pictures! I loved the embellishment on the front and back yokes of this gown, and the swishiness of it (yes, of course that’s a word! Well, it is now that I’ve made it up).
I’d love to swan around in a boudoir wearing this sort of thing, when I eventually have a boudoir, and when it’s not the middle of winter, of course. And when I have a spare $6000, which is what Elaine told me one corset from this collection would cost! She was standing next to me giving the inside goss as you can see from her great big chunky rings taking up half this shot!
Don’t all the models look perfect here? Not a G-string or red-and-black satin combo in sight. Just sweet, sherbetty shades and prettiness.
The Poppy Lissiman show was my other favourite for the day (well, of the shows I was actually able to get shots of). Her collection featured clashing colours and TASSELLED EARRINGS which are definitely my type of thing.
I loved this mermaid skirt with its digital print of a deep sea scene.
And I definitely want more red in my life!
Genesis is a blogger who would vote for the shocking pink, to go by the colour of his jumper. But even that shocking shade is overshadowed by the studs on his collar. (Does this idea scream “DIY idea!!” to you as much as it did to me?) By the way, if you want to see much better shots of the lingerie show, go to Genesis’ blogpost.
Here is another blogger I got to meet – Mez, the friendly lady from Fashion Fazer. As you can see, she’s a girl after my own heart when it comes to the big earrings!
Here she is with Margaret from Shine by Three (who is a first year uni student and had just styled the Paper Skye show when I took this shot…. all kinds of amazingness going on there) and another lady whose name I unfortunately did not catch (oops!).
And last, but certainly not least, the ladies who made RAFW so much fun for me – Cheryl from Business Chic and Lou, whose many roles include being one of my colleagues at Peppermint. Thanks for the memories!!
oh and thank YOU for sharing them. love the pastel lingerie, particularly the delicate blue .. definitely 'pretty' .♥
hello hello miss!! it was so lovely meeting you 🙂 and thanks so much for the sweet words (so glad you liked the styling!) – would also like to say that you pull off all sorts of earrings so beautifully 🙂 i'll definitely let you know if i'm down in melbourne (hopefully some time this year!) xx
Oh the girls in their lingerie are beautiful, I love the high waists! You look gorgeous and oh of course you'd love those earrings!!!Xx Claire
Oooh such lovely clothes!!! 😀 😀 And your outfit is great too 😀http://www.closet-fashionista.com/
fun times indeedy lady! Poppy Lissman show really stood out to me as well – love those tassels and hope to think of an appropriate workwear ensemble incorporating these EXCESSIVELY sized ones ! X
I totally understand why you got excited about the lingerie collection. The pieces are beautiful and I do love the ice-cream colours… Would I ever wear any of it? I guess at these prices the question doesn't really arise.
Oh seeing my mania mania ring in this shot makes me sad. this is approx 8 hours before my mania mania ring "offed" itself. Ta for mention slash link. I feel in adequate with my 19 followers versus your 105. and lastly i do feel the need to state… i am pretty sure I said like $6K , which is give or take and not exact. 😀 x lil lainy ps – such a fun week. does feel like a distant memory. lets catch up real soon! we are practically neighbours!
You are so right about that lingerie and the pastel colors. They look so classy!
Awww thanks for the mention. It was so nice to meet you at RAFW. Hope to see you again soon. Maybe I should come down to Melbourne.