Recently I mentioned in a blog post here that Tatiana and I spent our Friday evening mingling with blogger babe Cindy Chen from @mrpaddingtonbear and playing around with unconventional, miscellaneous items in order to create the perfect Florsheim flatlay (and hopefully score ourselves a pair of free shoes – let’s just say, we [quite literally] got off on the right foot).
After a very long day in the office spent business planning, tarot-card reading, Wagamama dining and website developing (awfully conventional office team we are…), this evenings wind-down called for a pretty pink party featuring lolly-bag treats from Saturday night adventures (thanks Penelope, you’re a doll) and a sugar-induced headache like no other. But there is nothing women regret more than the shoes they didn’t buy or the pretty pink sweets they didn’t eat – and luckily for me – I like to live a life with no regrets…
Last night I attended Adair Boutique – “Art meets Fashion”* Runway Show as part of MSFW at Melbourne Public Bar in South Wharf. All the garments were really beautiful, but it was the artwork hanging from the ceiling of the bar which really caught my attention – think Babe Walker** outfit scribbles in ‘White Girl Problems’. If fashion wasn’t enough (fashion is ALWAYS enough) my night came with dessert too… And so I attended my Nonna’s 86th buffet-dinner-birthday-celebration in the only way I know how, by beginning and ending my ‘dinner’ with dessert.
‘I’m all about that BASS FASHION’*
Last night I attended MSFW @ Melbourne Town Hall – Designer Show Runway One with my best friend Katarina (also known as pretty friend who enjoys brunch and travelling to Japan…here). The show was amazing to say the least – think monochrome Carla Zampatti gowns, Anaessia ballerina-style-wedding-gown luxury and Chuck Bass inspired-tailored-to-perfection suits by Dom Bagnato… Yep. Absolutely Flawless. Throw in a few Mecca Cosmetica goodies from the MSFW Hub and a couple of free pizzas from Bimbos on Brunswick Street and you’ve got yourself a pretty good Tuesday night.
First things first, * apologies for my lack of posts, I have been awfully busy preparing myself physically, emotionally and (primarily) spiritually for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) this week – (that is a lie, truth is – unfortunately my assignments do not write themselves…).
Today I spent the entire day (I am talking 9-5 people) working on my ridiculous amount of assessment tasks all due within the next 3-5 days. (…Every semester I become increasingly suspicious –does my University purposely plan to make all my assignments due on the exact same weekend? Do they think this is some kind of joke? Because I assure you, I, and all the other students who haven’t slept since last week, are not laughing…) Anyways after writing, re-writing, re-wording, deleting, starting again, stopping, drinking too much coffee, and eventually just giving up and watching the Bachelor* instead… I finally completed 1 of my 1 million assessment tasks today…
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Over the weekend I attended a furniture and interior design expo at ‘The Kitchen’ in Richmond, Melbourne. Being a passionate pillow purchaser (yes that is a thing) I have always had a rather bizarre infatuation with all things home/décor/interior-inspired.
Anyone who has been following my blog for more than five milliseconds* would know I have developed a rather intense addiction to all things Robb & Lulu – their beautiful silky garments, bright coloured bikinis and intimates make getting dressed in the morning so much easier (…and far more exciting too). Anyway, as if the fashion gods really did actually hear my prayers (if you don’t understand this reference look here), Lulu** – as in the fashion-forward, colourful, creative mind behind the ridiculously amazing colours, patterns and designs THAT IS Robb & Lulu – contacted ME (!?) after seeing some of my posts featuring her beautiful collection***
Amid the craziness that was my week, there is always time for shopping…
One of my subjects this semester at Uni focuses on the management of internationally recognized, high quality-low cost brands and how they have rapidly infiltrated the fashion industry over the past decade. My most recent assignment for this unit focuses on a case study regarding the brand H&M (best…subject…EVER!!) and whilst everyone else seems to be sticking to the assigned case study (??), I felt it necessary to, lets say, take matters into my own hands… You know, do a bit of my own research… and by research I really just mean spend the afternoon shopping at H&M… But, well, it was a necessary process for my learning – and my grades will thank me for it later (my bank account, however, will not).