Perth Fashion Festival 2016

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The 2016 Perth Fashion Festival runway round up plus what I wore…

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Amidst all the fashion week action from around the world, last week my little hometown held their own annual fashion festival. The Perth Fashion Festival, now in it’s 18th year, is the only festival of its kind here in Perth. Local and international designers send their latest collections down the runway to a crowd of expectant fashionistas. This year the festival fell during such a busy time for me, so I was only able to attend two of the five nights. I went along to the Friday night shows to see this year’s fashion school graduates and their quirky designs (always an interesting show!), followed by local Perth label One Fell Swoop with their signature silky draped pieces in a dramatic sultry show.

On Sunday night we saw another local favourite Flannel and their very wearable,  effortless pieces on a metallic gold runway (so cool!) followed by the spectacular closing show, The Art of Fashion. To finish off the festival around 20 designers were asked to contribute a couple of new designs each for the grand finale. The amazing, intricate headpieces designed by Reny Kestel added the perfect touch for such a fabulous show!

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What I wore: Since the majority of the festival is held in the evening, it makes it so hard to get proper outfit photos.. #fashionbloggerproblems. On Friday I only managed to grab a quick snap in front of the media wall (thanks Ryan!) but on Sunday Jenelle, Mon and I met up early to grab some outfit shots.. so clever! I wore this divine rust coloured slip dress from Hello Parry which moves like molten copper when you walk, (I am actually obsessed!) layered over a mesh long sleeve and teamed with black OTK boots. On Friday I wore my old favourite Zara bell sleeve dress with another pair of over the knee boots because.. well it was freezing! But also I’m just not ready to pack away the OTK boots quite yet (can you tell?!). I will definitely be adapting some looks to continue wearing them throughout Spring!

On another fashion week note, how do you guys feel about Vogue’s Milan Fashion Week round up? They certainly shamed the street style bloggers. Do you agree with their comments? Obviously as a blogger I am all for bloggers attending the fashion shows and the importance of having bloggers in the fashion industry in general but I must admit, I do agree with some of the comments regarding the so called ‘style’ of these bloggers. Being paid to wear a designer head-to-toe defeats the purpose of being a ‘personal style’ blogger, don’t you think? Of course by all means wear your favourite designer’s pieces to their show but maybe a look that is styled a little more to your own taste, rather than a head-to-toe fresh off the runway outfit would be more inspiring for people to see… Anyway that’s just my opinion, would love to know yours!

PHOTOS BY RYAN AMMON AND JENELLE WITTY.

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21 Comments

  1. Tiffany October 5, 2016

    Hi! I absolutely adore how you styled this slip dress! You look amazing as always. Well wishes

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  2. Amy Arnold October 5, 2016

    So many great photos! Totally digging your slip dress layered with the black.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. Beauty Follower October 5, 2016

    Great layering!

    https://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  4. Violette October 5, 2016

    Love your look and the collection is amazing!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  5. Nicole October 6, 2016

    Love the mesh top/slip dress combo!

    xx

    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

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  6. Jessi Malay October 6, 2016

    So many amazing looks!! Hope you had an amazing time babe!! And loving the rust color on that slip dress paired with the jacket <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/2016/10/05/8-best-boots-for-fall-2016/

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  7. Lucrezia Candelori October 6, 2016

    Loved this post! Your outfit was so on point and the dresses of the shows looked amazing!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

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  8. DEMELER October 6, 2016

    looks so fun! love your style girl
    x
    http://thedemeler.com

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  9. Miriam October 6, 2016

    love this beautiful look my dear! Perfect combination

    xxMiri
    http://www.goldencherry.de

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  10. Jenelle October 6, 2016

    I love how these photos turned out. I really love that dress, I need one!
    Yeah, I saw both sides to the Vogue comments, I understand where they are coming from, but I do not agree with all of what they are saying and the method was petty and in direct conflict with some of their collaborations. I think the whole thing would have been best left unsaid.

    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

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  11. yuka October 6, 2016

    very cool show! there were so many unique looks with such amazing detailing. Also really loved your outfit for the event. those otk boots are fab!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

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  12. Fiona October 6, 2016

    Your look is fabulous – love also your hairstyle and color 🙂
    xx Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

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  13. Siffat Haider October 6, 2016

    Wow, so many great photos and interesting looks! Also, totally loving your outfit!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  14. Gemini Tauberge October 7, 2016

    That outfit with the orange slip dress is freakin’ amazing!! Love your blog.

    xx
    Gem
    http://www.milkwhitemoon.com

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  15. Edye October 7, 2016

    What awesome looks!! Fashion is so awesome!!

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  16. Rina October 7, 2016

    The Perth Fashion Festival looks amazing! I’m also really loving how you styled that silk slip dress! Love the layers and the OTK boots!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  17. lyrics October 7, 2016

    Your blog is so cute and I am following you.

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  18. Miki October 8, 2016

    I love your look. The slip dress trend is so on point. 🙂 I was a little disappointed in the way Vogue wrote that article. I don’t think it’s entirely bad people get gifted items, as long as they’re really personalizing their style with them. At the end of the day, you have to remain true to who you are, and if you love that designer and would wear them head to toe, by all means, it’s all good, right? I would wear Valentino or Elie Saab head to toe, so I can’t fault someone else for wanting that.

    Fashion publications were built on getting free outfits, products and advertising, so it’s a shame they slam others for doing the same. If it’s your business or you blog for a living, there’s nothing wrong with being paid for it, as long as you remain true to who you are.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  19. Sarah-Allegra October 11, 2016

    what amazing catwalk captures! And you look is fab!!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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  20. Jecky October 12, 2016

    So crushed on this dress! Your combo with the belt is genious!

    XX from Germany
    Jecky
    Want Get Repeat

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  21. JASCHEN October 19, 2016

    I’ve always wanted to visit Perth. Didn’t know there was a fashion festival too. You look like you had an amazing time and you look absolutely flawless!
    xoxo Jasmine | http://www.mysuitcasejourneys.com

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