LMFF: Pier pressure

It was a whirlwind week, but LMFF is over for another year. Did you make it to any of the shows? If not, here’s the action you missed – away from the runway*. I always love seeing what show attendees are parading on the pier at Docklands as they give me a lot of inspiration for DIY projects!
Here’s Jess, whose outfits always have an element of fun in them. I like the idea of the gold mesh overskirt to add bling to something more sedate underneath…
 … and if a gold mesh skirt doesn’t make enough impact, try on a studded baseball cap with chain chinstrap for size. This would look super cute on a beanie or peaked wool cap too, and a bit more wintry.

I love how the neckline decoration gives this basic navy mini dress a folkloric edge. Give this idea a go if you have some cord that you can stitch on to a top or dress – or cheat and use fabric marker to draw a design on if the garment is a paler colour. And definitely try the red tights!

Got some bias binding or fabric strips lying around? Why not “outline” parts of a skirt to add some interest? (The diamante collar and simple bustier caught my eye too).

More ideas for “outlining” and adding graphic interest to a garment via this Sass & Bide jacket.

No DIY idea here, really, just a cute fluffy animal picture (Dulux sponsored LMFF, so these ladies in blue were wandering around creating photo opps with the Dulux Dog)…

 Well, if you insist on a Dulux DIY, how about a dress made from paint chart swatches?

… back to reality (but only just…) – here’s Lisa Teh in a headdress featuring a whole army of toy soldiers painted white.

  
Lisa’s Couturing.com photographer Wanda Chin really deserves to be in front of the camera more often. Here she is working a tropical bird-print shirt, fake roses in her hair and a fabulous earring made from what I think is a dip-dyed ponytail.

 And in a less colourful but no less stunning incarnation, here she is with an Indian mirror headpiece and a lady who shares her penchant for shiny black pants.

I got Wanda to snap me a few times – I’m in an op-shopped leather skirt I cut to a mini-length, and shirt, ankle fringing, and jewellery I made myself (I’ll post about my neckwear in the near future, needless to say, though, the components came from op shop finds!)

I made use of op shop finds in this outfit too (then again, most of my wardrobe is from op shops, so this is hardly a diversion from my usual habits!). The dress is by Marni but was only $12 at the Salvos!!! The bag is also from the Salvos but I’ve decorated it with tassels I got in Laos ages ago. I made the earrings, and everything else is from markets in Tokyo and probably comes to a grand total of about $20.

These two ladies snapped me so I snapped them back! I’m thinking I might dig out my neon anklets from 1986 and try them with some black ankle booties too. Cute and easy way to update a look, don’t you think?

I confess I didn’t really get into the evening wear this year, but my date for the Saturday night shows certainly did! I like how Cecylia kept things chic with a black ribbon tied around her neck rather than going for crazy bling (hey, not that there’s anything wrong with crazy bling!). 

Cecylia returned my photo-taking favour – as you can see my outfit was a big contrast to hers, but anything goes at fashion week! I was going for an African-esque look as I’d just found a boldly printed scarf at an op shop crawl (yes, there is a post coming up about that too!). I’m in a Balenciaga Le Dix shirt/jacket that one of the editors from Vogue Nippon gave me years ago, pants made for me around about the same time, Tom Gunn shoes and op shop accessories – except for the earrings, which I will tell you about soon, and an African neckpiece from a recent blogging excursion.

On the last day of LMFF I went all glittery in a top I refashioned, bloomers I made from scratch, mainly op shop and flea market accessories and a braid headband.

 Iolanthe obviously got the memo about glitter too…

…AND the memo about wearing gold hair decorations! She’s a girl after my own DIY heart as this is actually a chain necklace she’s wound around her head.

Phew, what a lot of inspiring ladies there are out there. If only it were LMFF every week, we’d all get so many DIY ideas – but then again, there’d be no time to actually make anything!
先週、LMFFというファッションウィークがメルボルンで行ったため、毎晩ファッションショーを見に行きました。キャットウォーク上でのファッションを見るのももちろん大好きですが、ショー会場に入るのを待っている人々のコーディネートを見る方が自分のインスピレーションになります。一番上の写真のジェスとか、たくさんの白いプラスチックの軍人でできたヘアバンドをしたリサなどのブロガーからもアイデアをもらっちゃいましたが、普通のお客さんの中でもおしゃれな方がたくさんいました。どうぞ、メルボルンのファッションシーンを楽しんで、そしてインスピレーションをもらってください!
今見ていただいているのが私のプライベートなブログですが、ファッションウィーク中には会社のためにもブログを書いているので、もしキャットウォークに何があったか読み・見たければ、以下のリンクをクリックして下さい。

*If you do want to get a quick round-up of runway events, head here, here, here and here

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