Yet another Telstra Perth Fashion Festival has just come to a close. I wrap up my highlights from the festival, the runways and of course what I wore!
CLAREMONT QUARTER FASHION LUNCH
Casting back to the first event on the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 calendar that I attended, we were seriously blessed with a rare warm, sunny day, perfect for the inaugural Claremont Quarter Fashion Lunch. The lunch featured a runway with spring and summer looks from the boutiques and leading fashion labels from Claremont Quarter. Over a two course meal, this was one lovely way to start the festival.
I love daytime shows, namely because it gives us a chance to see each other’s outfits! It sounds basic, but arriving at the night shows, it is often SO dark inside the tents that you can hardly see, so street style is sort of pointless. At least, this is probably about to become apparent as I stopped taking outfit photos to share with you below. Carrying my heavy flash was not on my agenda!
WHAT I WORE: REALISATION PAR DRESS THE OZZIE
For the lunch, I opted to bring out my Realisation Par The Ozzie dress, namely as it was our first warm day in months, so I could not wait any longer to wear it!! One of my favourite dresses, this time I paired it with a block heel, rather than my usual boots or sneakers. I regretted this within two minutes as the strap on these cut into my ankle. TIP: Always carry band-aids! I am so glad I remember to pop some into all of my handbags just in case!
WEARING: REALISATION PAR THE OZZIE DRESS IN RED PANSY, FOREVER NEW BLOCK HEELS, FURLA METROPOLIS BAG
FOREVER NEW 140 PERTH AT FASHION CENTRAL
My second show was one of the free events hosted in the heart of the Perth CBD at Fashion Central for Forever New at 140 Perth. Leading up, I was invited to pop into the store and pick out some new season looks to share and my outfit for the show. The spring season brought out polka dots, floral prints and touches of soft blues and pinks, with a signature Forever New feminine touch.
WHAT I WORE: FOREVER NEW DRESS
This pink ruffled dress was much more feminine than a lot of my style tends to be, but every now and again, I like to mix things up. Spring always lifts my mood! It is directly obvious in the pastel blush pink, chambray blues and soft yellows I gravitate to. Anyway, this beautiful dress is a breeze to wear and would be perfect for the racing and wedding season coming up. But act fast, these were selling very quickly! Links below.
TELSTRA PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
The official Telstra Perth Fashion Festival opening night saw Australian favourites show their current collections. Featuring Alice McCall, Albus Lumen, Bec & Bridge, Christopher Esber, Monster Alphabets and Empire Rose.
WHAT I WORE: ELLIATT DRESS
I have to confess, my favourite part of the opening night was heading along to the new Crown Towers bar TWR pre-show. Meeting up for pre-drinks, this spot is just sensational. I felt like I was walking into an international resort destination. I will most certainly insist on bringing some of our interstate guests here in future.
As for what I wore for opening night? One of my favourite Australian labels, Elliatt, with this stunning chambray dress that ticked all of my current spring needs. Paired with this stunning heart-shaped metal bag From St Xavier, and a pair of brogues. This may have been one of my favourite looks for the week and you will certainly see this dress again!
WEARING: ELLIATT DRESS, FROM ST XAVIER BAG, MIDAS FLATFORMS (ON SALE NOW!)
FLANNEL X ONE FELL SWOOP
Two of Western Australia’s most distinguished designers partnered for one incredible show. Flannel, one of the first WA based labels I discovered have been a fixture in my wardrobe for many years now. Their relaxed, wearable pieces, beautiful silks, soft palette and minimal designs are incredible. The beautiful show, complete with pearls woven into the models hair was so dreamy. An additional highlight was WA musician Grace Woodroofe’s soulful live performance as the models walked the catwalk.
One Fell Swoop presented the stunning drapery and feminine tailoring that they are known for with a stunning new collection. The beautiful white, black and striking golds were divine. Accented with baby’s breath floral crowns, hair-pieces, wristlets and bouquets created by florist, Alicia Lowe of The Wildflower, this was a highlight of the festival.
INTERNATIONAL RUNWAY: CHINA FASHION ASSOCIATION
Perth fashion lovers were treated to the International Runway presentation in partnership with the China Fashion Association. Zhou Yanti of ‘Zoual by Yanti’ was welcomed to the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival for their debut Australian runway show. Ready to wear designs in muted pastels and striking black and white were an elegant hit.
WHAT I WORE: HELLO PARRY MIDI SKIRT
Deciding to opt for a black minimal look, this is generally one of my office-to-event looks. Paired with a low heel and comfortable chic layers, this is one of those easy looks that probably don’t scream the high glamour of the Perth Fashion Festival. For me, that is a-okay, I prefer to toe the line between casual and dressy. I didn’t bother styling my hair for this evening either, throwing a silk scarf into it was a quick enough fix for me.
WEARING: BC THE LABEL SLEEVELESS VEST, ASOS CAMI, HELLO PARRY MIDI SKIRT, MIDAS BLOCK HEELS, JOSH GOOT SCARF, GIVENCHY BAG, NAJO HOOP EARRINGS
While I did also head along to one other night during the festival, I didn’t end up taking photos, rather shared on my Instagram @inspiringwit. Of course, the runway shows on that particular night were incredible and two of my favourites. I hope that you managed to catch some of the stunning Ae’lkemi & 33 Poets and Rachel Gilbert presentations on my Insta stories.
30 YEARS OF WHEELS AND DOLLBABY
Closing out the Festival, Wheels and Dollbaby presented an epic 30-year celebration. With a stunning mix of models, alive with personality and sass, the collection paid homage to all of the Wheels and Dollbaby signatures. Loved by rock and roll legends worldwide, this show ended the festival on a high note.
I decided to grab a spot in the photographers pitt for the final show, as I wasn’t able to shoot so well from my seat. I hope some of you joined my live Insta story for the final half hour with special guests the Divinyls featuring Jack and Isabella from The Preatures. That incredible performance was easily my favourite part of the festival. Isabella was AMAZING! It was so fun to see so many people tune into my live stories, I am glad to be able to share it with you!