Sneak Peek: MBFWA Day one

To say I am exhausted would be an understatement.

To the untrained eye, standing (or sitting) around all day watching fashion shows sounds like an awfully frivolous and easy job- which when you compare to toiling in fields or down mines probably is.

Nevertheless, six inch heels and 10 fashion shows in one day makes for a fair few grumpy media kids.

Despite this, Fashion Week is fantastic in all of its out of touch glory… its like being transported to another world, an escapism which fashion is really all about.

Here is a sneak peek at day one of my cray cray week and keep track of more at Breakfast With Audrey.

Spotted!

Last week I hit LMFF in Melbourne as one of the L’Oreal Paris Insider Official Bloggers which was a whirlwind ten days of fashion, interviews, typing away furiously and a few too many champagnes!

When I was approached by the guys from Stockholm Street Style, I tried to play it cool but ended up sounding like a toootal goober. Here are a collection of some highlights from LMFF with more to come!

1. Papped by Stockholm Street Style: Top- Topshop, Shorts- Mossman, Shoes and Jacket- Zara, Bag- Alexander Wang, Necklace- C/O the Iconic.

2. Spotted on Harpers Bazaar Au shot by the delightful Oh Jamie. Top- Zara, Necklace- C/O The Iconic

3. Featured on the L’Oreal Paris Australia Facebook Tab with my other lovely Insider bloggers.

4. Spot my interview with the divine Paula Joye!

Toy Dolls

To me, the story of this photoshoot that I styled tells the tale of a bored housewife that moves through the tumultuous journey of emotion that comes with being trapped in an unfulfilled life.

We shot in the beautiful Surry Hills abode of our lovely make up artist, which was packed to the brim with incredible pieces of art and industrial installations.

I wanted to reference the 60’s and 70’s in the styling, in its luxury and elegance.

Stay tuned for the full spread soon!

Coco Ribbon Skirt, Stylists own vintage top, Zara shoes and Samantha Wills cuff.

Lovers and Collaborators dress.

Limedrop Dress.

We Love Fairground Dress, Stylists own shoes.

Fairground top, Stylists own pants and shoes.

Fairground Top and Shorts.

Hair: Hair by Koh

MUA Kristian Low

Stylist: Tash Williams

Photographer: Rodney Ye

Bag Porn (SFW)

While this post is definitely SFW it is NOT SAFE for your bank account.

So there, I have given you ample warning.

I have been lusting over this Vlieger & Vandam bag ever since I spied it on the animal orchestra. This is unlike anything I have ever seen before and I can tell by looking at him (for this bag is a he) that he just so desperately wants to be nestled in my arm crook.

$218 at Vlieger & Vandam

Are you bored of carrying around that drab, plain black bag?

Why not instead tote your must have items in everyones favourite time travelling device- the Tardis (lets face it, who doesn’t want a Tardis?)! Or better yet, a pineapple.

Left to right: ASOS Pineapple bag, KruKruStudio Tardis Bag, ASOS Piano Keys Bag, KruKru Studio pumpkin bag.

Cambridge Satchel Co bags are one of those must have items. Why? They come in an insane array of colours and you can even get your initials printed in gold LIKE A BOSS. Also they have created a more affordable line that is exclusive to ASOS, and you all know how I love my ASOS.

All available at ASOS.com

My A Wang Rocco purchase a year or so ago is still my favourite ever purchase to date. Since then, Mr. Wang has continued in bringing out luxe, beautiful and oh-so break the bank worthy bags. If you are going to opt for a designer bag, Alexander Wang is my pick hands down. 

All at Net-A-Porter.com

Flash At Tash

Hey kids! Here is a little snapshot of some of my favourite accessories of the moment. I tend to be the sort of person that wears things to death and accessories are no exception.

Of course, after being asked to participate in the Samantha Wills Style Sessions blogger edit and getting my hands on so many SW goodies, these have worked their way into my daily repertoire in a serious way.

So much so that the glittering collars style necklaces that are more night time than day are worn almost every day. I feel like they just bring a certain joie de vivre to any outfit, whether it be a simple jeans and tee look or a fancypants night time affair.

The other thing that is my new absolute fave is my My Secret Agent Lover Man 24K gold skull bracelet which just makes my arm party situation so much brighter! He is sitting right next to my grandfathers watch that I have worn pretty much every single day since he passed away, its so weird that I now feel naked without it.

Other musts in my accessories rotation are my gold metal cuff belt, and make sure you peep that amazing SW cuff in that last photo teamed with a pretty schweet L’avion scarf that I appropriated into a skirt.

N.B. DO NOT WEAR SCARF AS SKIRT ON WINDY NORTHBRIDGE BRIDGE WITH NOTHING UNDERNEATH!

Hence the appropriately named blog post title. Todd seems to think it invites all of you to be sending me pictures of your unmentionables and I have to say I welcome the idea…send away!

Heading down to Melbourne for LMFF this week to cover all the shows as one of the official L’Oreal bloggers so stay tuned for some Melbs action!

P.S When I mean nothing underneath I do not mean sans underwear. I was def wearing underwear…

Fashion Week Highlights

Its pretty hard to condense four weeks worth of constant fashion feeds into one post, and thus I have done this badly.

This is but a small snippet of my favourites from all the Fall 2012 madness, but it’s a start!

Lindsey Wixon in this amazing chain mail-esque Versace gown

Margaret Zhang from Shine By Three in this faux jumpsuit…simply stunning!

Digital Print genius from none other than Prabal Gurung.

A relaxed aesthetic means a chic outcome at Doo.Ri.

Love for Alexander Wang knows no bounds.

Rodarte discovered inspiration in the Australian outback- thrilled they know where we are!

Marchesa wedding dress…be mine!

Images: Style.com, WWD.com via BWA

Locomotion, Slow Motion

Do you sometimes feel as if the world is just moving at 1000 miles an hour and you are scrambling to keep up? Does that sound really emo? Probably. Lets balance that out with super awesome slow motion pictures of puppies (because who doesn’t like puppies) and other sundry items- i.e crayons and balloons and such.

Images: CarliDavidson, 4shared, guzer , Uphaa, Design You Trust, BBC, Pagog