Sorry guys! Just got this awesome batch of photos from Viv
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last Thursday I participated in the annual Aa Fashion show (for those not in Melbourne, the Australasian Association is a club at Melbourne Uni). Every year they get established local mens and womenswear designers and stores to sponsor the event and donate some clothes for our models (all picked within Aa members) to wear. This year we had pieces from Lolaraine, Jazzaval, Milly Sleeping, Esas, Batsanis Footwear, BronzeSnake, Inori, Vanguard, Ken Barrel and Therapy Shoes.
Usually its just a runway show with pre- and after- drinks but this year they decided to add a new segment for budding designers (comme moi!) a la Project Runway. I entered the two crochet/scalloped pieces in one of my previous posts and two other design teams entered theirs.
Granny undies FTW lol
Evelyn & Tran's Sass & Bide inspired pieces
Mira's origami influenced designs
After our segment, the sponsors in the front row got together to choose a winner. I was backstage with all the models and the other designer entrants, really I was just so jazzed and on a buzz from being there and being a part of the show that I don't think I even really heard them call my name! I kind of stumbled onto the catwalk a bit dazed (partly because of the heat from the lights and had drunk a few too many strawberry champagnes!) I do remember though grinning like a moron and kind of hugging my prizes like some sort of Gollum. Luckily I have no photo documentation of that! Haha
Gaha this photo is really embarrassing because I look so friggin' SHINY. But I had to post it because srsly can you tell I'm excited? I look like a maniac. And look! Viv's wearing the Quinn dress!
But of course like the old granny that I am I didn't end up staying for long after the show to mingle instead took the train home at 10.30 or so with my dear friend Viv who played photographer for the night. It was fun going through my loot on the ride home though!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Here's a first look at the new amourette 'collection'! These are two designs that I'm presenting at the annual Aa Fashion Show (Australasian Association at Melbourne Uni) as part of the 'Project Runway' segment they are having this year. The first 'look' is a cropped blouse with lace panelling on the front, crochet lace sleeves, burgundy velvet trim and an elasticised waist. I managed to find some Lady Gaga style high waisted knickers from an Asian $2 store to go with them. Major kudos to M who's wearing this outfit - on the Sunday I had fittings, I handed her the outfit and she was like "Oh noez! I just had KFC I can't go out in this!" haha but she still managed to look amazing! The second look, worn by J, is the scalloped hem 'Anita' dress I recorded the youtube video of. I think I'm also going to make some velvet/floral headbands to go with them too.
It was so exciting seeing my designs being worn, incredibly surreal, I felt really giddy all day after that session :D I can't wait for the show!
These probably won't be available to order (at least not immediately)