JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBITION AT THE NGV

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk was the exhibition on everyone’s lips when it was on at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne from 17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015. The whole city, nay, country was buzzing and enthralled by it! Although I am only writing about it now, I believe great design is forever, and it is never too late to reflect, reminisce and appreciate Jean Paul Gaultier’s collections. I attended one of the special Friday nights at the gallery during its’ opening week, which meant live music, special talks and wine to go with the exhibition. Here are some snapshots of the night!




MELBOURNE SPRING FASHION WEEK - DAVID JONES SPRING RACWEAR RUNWAY 2014

The first day of Spring kicked off with the David Jones Spring Racewear Runway held at the City Square for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014. Braving through the dreary rain, I attended the runway show and photographed some stunning racewear collections, millinery and accessories by Australian and International designers. Like looking through a kaleidoscope that is the MSFW:Hub tent, the models paraded in the latest spring racewear with slicked back hair and fresh, minimal makeup.

Some of my favourites were the Italian Riviera inspired looks with full skirts by Nicholas, a white Ellery dress paired with chunky sunglasses and Gregory Ladner headband, lilac coloured dresses and skirts by Manning Cartell, Romance was Born’s puffed sleeved dress with Neil Grigg’s pink millinery and Dion Lee dresses with Charlotte Olympia koi-printed heels. It had me excited for warmer days and inspired for the upcoming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival during October and November.

The key trends for the spring racing season were cobalt blue and pastel colours, full skirts and pencil skirts with crop tops, striking bold prints, chunky sunglasses, blue suits for men, colourful millinery including baseball caps and felt fedoras and as always, traditional black and white for Derby Day.

Looking forward to brighter days ahead. See you on the trackside!

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runs from 30 August - 7 September 2014



MELBOURNE SPRING FASHION WEEK - DAVID JONES SPRING RACEWEAR RUNWAY 2013

As the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 and the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2014 both draw closer, here is a flashback at last year’s David Jones Spring Racewear Runway 2013. I was lucky enough to photograph the show from the media box and relished the experience from the best seat in the house (usually I am part of the backstage team). It was a visual treat of colourful and monochrome looks complete with dazzling headpieces.

Some of you may know about my love for creating headpieces and fascinators, which I hope to be selling this coming season - watch this space!


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