Monday, April 29, 2013

My Experience: Volunteering at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

I figured I would do a post just telling you guys about my experiences at MBFWA, because hey, that's what my blog is all about. My experiences in the fashion industry right! So here we go. Just take note I was there 3/5 of the days and this is super late!

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Editorial: Unknown

I always stumble on the best things on tumblr, and this is no exception. Only thing is that I can't seem to find anything about it! No names, models, photographer, stylists, nothing! Just these images in all their glory. Maybe you guys will enjoy it. I love the surreal dreamlike vibes I get from these pictures. If anyone has any thoughts or know's anything about where the pictures are from or any names linked to it please do let me know in the comments section below, I would love to check out some of the photographers' work.
I've also got a post coming up on my experience volunteering at fashion week soon (you guys must be fairly bored of my backstage work already) and a few from the photoshoot last week, I'm still waiting on the majority of photos so you'll just have to wait with me. Enjoy your weekend! xx

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Backstage: Zegna 50th Wool Awards

Two nights ago I had the amazing opportunity of being backstage at the Ermenegildo Zegna (pronounced like Zen-ya) 50th Wool Awards. I've already written up a post about what it actually is (click here), because wool awards? What??
I had the pleasure of being back of house with about 60 male models and the chance to be super fabulous and walk the runway myself.
No, I'm only joking about that part. To say the least, the Zegna Wool Awards runway is the biggest menswear show in Australia, so just imagine the amount of eye candy running around. Unfortunately I didn't get to attend the after party (which I was told after that I could have), so I didn't get to meet Chris Hemsworth or Megan Gale, but I did have a really good time, made some new friends and connections and overall had a pretty good night! If you would like to see some backstage pics and a little walkthrough tour of the venue go ahead and click the read more button! xx





Monday, April 22, 2013

My Jewellery Collection

It's actually a little bit ridiculous how much jewellery I own. I've had a fetish for pretty and sparkly things ever since I was about 10 years old. As you can imagine, over 7 years the collection has grown immensely.
In fact I have so much jewellery I'm running out of ways to store it, so a lot of it is boxed up together, lost in the world of pairs.


Majority of my jewellery was bought when I was visiting Bangladesh in '09. They make some really beautiful pieces, it's so easy to find some rarities in their street markets.  A lot of it is bought in Australia ofcourse, I'm all for Australian brands and supporting them.


This is about 3/4 of my collection. I've tried organising it so many times but it kind of all ends up in a muddle in the end. I was going to show you some of my favourite pieces but it's so hard to choose! Have you got a favourite item of jewellery or are you a bit of a messy one like me? I'd love to hear some thoughts, and I hope you have a fantastique day! xx

Friday, April 19, 2013

Inspiration

First up, I've got some exciting stuff coming up, so keep an eye on this space. Today I did a photoshoot which was so fun, I'll post them once they are editted and good to go! It was the first photoshoot I've organised myself so hopefully the photos turned out alright. 
For the meantime, have a little bit of couture inspiration just in time for the weekend. Hope you had a brilliant day! xxx


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13

Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13

Although everyone's focussed on the most recent Sydney Fashion Week, I've been meaning to post about Tokyo Fashion Week ever since it happened a few weeks back because Tokyo is definitely one of the fashion capitals of the world in my eyes. I haven't ever been there but I know that the Japanese street style is absolutely fabulous and so different in culture. Hiroko Koshino's latest collection was debuted at Tokyo Fashion Week and if you're a fan of the weird, wacky and wonderful then this collection is the one for you. I'm loving the hair and makeup choices. Although I do love a bit of colour, my favourite piece in the collection is actually the second black one I've posted up here.

Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13

Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13
Tokyo Fashion Week: Hiroko Koshino AW 13

Saturday, April 13, 2013

MBFWA 2013: Backstage at Christina Exie

My absolute favourite collection that I got to see at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia was definitely the Christina Exie collection. I am obsessed with every single look in this collection and there were these amazing leather pants with blue metallic panels which are to die for! Click here to see all the looks from the collection.

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I am also quite in love with the hair and makeup look. It's fairly unconventional but if you're going to do a runway show why would you not do something crazy rather than something boring. The models were in red and blue lips and the wacky hair was in a fishtail plait, ever so normal, but then wrapped around the hair was this metal coil thing starting from the base of their heads and another from the top. Extremely unique, I love it!

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Anyway click the read more button to see some backstage pictures! Being backstage at any show is obviously going to be a little or a lot chaotic so a lot of these shots are extreme dodgy as there are so much happening at once and just because of iphone photography in general. You can also find my post about the Bless'ed are the Meek show here and about MBFWA streetstyle here. I hope you have a brilliant day xx

Friday, April 12, 2013

MBFWA 2013: Streetstyle

One of the best things about being at fashion week has got to be the streetstyle. As fashionable as the shows themselves are the people who attend them! Getting dressed up definitely plays a primal part in the attendance of fashion shows. Here are some looks I snapped at this years fashion week.


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

MBFWA 2013: Blessed are the Meek

I've gotta say, today was a really good day. I got to experience actually watching my first runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia as opposed to being backstage all the time! As it happens to go, I was 3rd row for the Blessed are the Meek show and somehow ended up in the front of the Suboo show. Both shows were super amazing and I'm glad I got to be a part of them.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Basil Soda

As you may know, fashion week is upon us! One of the most exciting weeks in Australia, and I happen to be volunteering backstage (exciting!).
Keep an eye out here as I'll be telling you all about my backstage experiences later on- probably next week, but for now do a tumblr search and an instagram search and see all the fab happenings of fashion week.
All of the shows are also being livestreamed on jasu.com so you can watch the show from the comfort of your own bedroom or wherever you happen to be at the time. If you haven't already, chuck me a follow on instagram @itsamirror

Anyway all that aside, I want to introduce you to my new favourite designer, Basil Soda. I've actually already written up a post on him here if you're interested! I'm a massive couture fan and I've honestly fallen in love with this designer and his pieces.



Friday, April 5, 2013

Lately

Hi guys! It's been a while since I've updated you on my life (lol what life).
So here's what's been happening!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Editorial: Secondary Colours (Culture Magazine)

A few weeks back I posted an editorial shoot labelled 'Primary Colours'; see here. Somehow I came across what looks to be a sequel to that editorial. This one was originally called Secondary Colours and was a follow up from the Primary Colours shoot. Published in the Culture Magazine yearbook, this one's now called Crazy, Sexy, Cool. I'm not sure but I think I actually prefer this editorial over its prequel. I don't know, I'm a sucker for tulle and am also loving the mismatched styling.



Photography by Zac Steinic
Styling by Kate Carnegie and Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow
Make-up by Merton Muaremi
Hair by Joey Scandizzo using Sebastian
Models: Jane Smith, Victoria H and Malaan Ajan