Restyle 2014

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Tomorrow marks the start of August, which also means it’s the start of this year’s Restyle Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge! (Can you believe it has been a year!) 


Just in case you are staring at your screen with a confused expression, let me explain. 
Restyle is an initiative by the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival that highlights the importance of op shopping and aims to raise awareness about how it benefits our community. The Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge invites you to get involved by shopping at your local opshops throughout the month and creating outfits each day using the prompts above.
Do you accept the challenge?!

I was lucky enough to be one of the official Restylers for last year’s challenge.  I had so much fun shopping and creating outfits! You can check out some of my favourite looks herehere and  here!
A fresh batch of Restyle bloggers have accepted the challenge this year to inspire and encourage you in your Restyling efforts. Be sure to check them out below and follow all the Restyle action on social media using #restyle2014.

Good luck to this year’s Restylers.. I am so excited to see what you come up with!

So over to you…Get creative, get (re) styling and get down to your local op shop!
  


JENELLE    HANNAH    FASHION2.1
                                         Jenelle: Inspiring Wit                      Hannah: In The Dress Up Box                 Jocelyn & Jacquelyn: Fashion 2.1
DEMELZA    ANNA    AMYVICKI
             Demelza: Demelza Buckley               Anna: Leather Lace and Lipstick                   Amy: Smudge Blog                      Vicki:  The Fashionable Mum




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PFF ’12 Photo Diary













My photo diary from this years Perth Fashion Festival.
1. Balloons at Little Gracie show
3. Food in between shows
4. Final walk at Restyle
6. WA Designer collections
8. Look from Kim Barton show
9. Restyle goodies (yes, a toffee apple!!)
10. Opening from Martini + Coz
11. Waiting for the show to start
13. Look from Restyle show

Perth Fashion Festival 2012

 (Photos from today’s program launch for Perth Fashion Festival. Courtesy of Stefan Gosatti)

This year’s Perth Fashion Festival is just around the corner. The excitement is building for the events 14th year with the official program launch earlier today.

This year PFF will be host to 36 fashion forward events. The festival will run from 19th September until the 25th September and this year includes four stand alone designer showcases, three WA designer capsule shows and a new free event Fashionably Loud combining music and fashion with designers such as Ellery, Story by Tang, Kitty Grace and Belle Bijoux showcasing some of their hottest items to the tunes of San Cisco.

Another new initiative this year is the VIP Closing Night event: Giving Back is the New Black. PFF is teaming up with Ready to Work ( a charity that supports disadvantaged women) for a showcase of WA designers take on the little black dress.

For more info and to see the complete program head to the Perth Fashion Festival’s website.

Student runway

 
   

 I was so excited to be asked along to the Student Runway show at PFF. I was really looking forward to seeing the creativity and talent of the student designers and the show certainly did not disappoint!

It started with a short collection from each of the three winners from last year (Alissia Gomez, Celene Bridge, Jeromy Lim) which was amazing and even featured a live snake draped over one of the models shoulders. (Brave girl!)

Next up where the entrants in the design categories. The students really let their imagination run free which resulted in some incredibly inspiring designs. It’s hard to believe that these designers are still students and it is so exciting to think what the future holds for these talented, aspiring designers.

Story by Tang

 Images courtesy of Simon Santi / WA News  

 One of my favourite shows of the Perth Fashion Festival was Story by Tang. I pretty much loved everything about this collection. Keyhole backs teamed with structured cap sleeves, knotted ruching and the completely wearable black, nude and red colour palette all really appealed to me. And don’t even get me started on the hair and makeup. Amazing!
 Watching this collection made me want to own a piece, so I guess you could say it was a definite success.

Unfortunately I didn’t get any decent photos so all images seen here are courtesy of Simon Santi.

Paper Skye

 

White, bright and sheer. Paper Skye was all about the pure look with the use of sheer, white, textured, fabrics layered over white underwear throughout the whole collection. Long floaty lengths, small pleats and vertical stripes all featured in this immaculate collection. I really loved the white on white look but I was left wondering if it is actually acceptable to wear sheer dresses with only underwear underneath? My question was answered on Sunday night when the stunning face of the Perth Fashion Festival Nicole Trunfio was spotted wearing just that.. so I guess the answer is yes but only if you are a model!

Lisa Marjanovich

 
Next to hit the runway at the designer capsule #1 was Lisa Marjanovich. The collection was made up of slinky, draped pieces in beautiful muted tones. The wet look hair and dewy makeup perfectly complemented the fluid notion of the clothes. Shorter hemlines with longer draped pieces and layered fabrics with twisted detail were all dominant in this unique, elegant collection. 

Little Gracie

 

Oh my I think I’m in love! Designer Ebony Harding and her label Little Gracie stole the show for me last night at PFF’s Designer Capsule #1. Gorgeous pastel colours, layered tulle fabrics and floral patterns where all prominent in this pretty, girlie collection. Sheer maxi skirts,cropped tops, short playsuits, pallazzo pants, intricate beading and mini tulle dresses all featured in this stunning display of feminine fashion. LOVE !