Hi everyone! I’m back from a crazy fun-filled long weekend in Sydney which was jam-packed with amazing events as part of ABBW, Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend – will definitely share my experience, so watch out for that. Meanwhile, let me rewind time to a few weeks ago, when I attended my first fashion show…
A few weeks ago, I received an email from Gaynor Alder telling me that I had won a pair of tickets to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Designer Series Fashion Show. Of course I was delighted…but then who would I go with? I may be a social butterfly in Scotland but in Melbourne, I’m more Norma-no-mates!! Anyway, I was just about to send out a tweet to invite a Melbourne beauty blogger friend when the Hubby declared that he was tagging along. I said, “No!” but he insisted. I have no idea why he wanted to come along as there is no way that he is into fashion! He wears jeans that my Dad won’t even wear!! Maybe it was to eye up pretty models…hmm…
Being a non-fashionista, I threw on a safe black dress and jazzed it up with red lippie and a faux tiger fur jacket. (You can read my post on how to jazz up a black dress, if you haven’t done so yet!) My Husband put on something that a 60-year-old bus driver wears!!! *shakes my head*
I was excited to see a couple of bloggers that I follow there – Norlin and Lady Melbourne. I mean, there were plenty of fashion bloggers there but I don’t read their blogs. And if I saw any Aussie celebs, I couldn’t tell you because I’m not into Aussie celebs like the way I am into US and UK celebs.
We were seated in the second row from the catwalk and I felt like I was Tyra Klum – a cross between Heidi Klum from Project Runway and Tyra from America’s Next Top Model!!! Hehe! If only!!!
I loved the fashion show. There’s just something about the way models strut down the catwalk with their neverending legs. They walk with attitude and command your attention. Some of the clothes were stunning but some of them were like, WTF? For more detailed information on designers and whatnot, check out Norlin’s post. I loved the hair and make-up and if you’re keen to find out what happened backstage, check out what Val had to say.
I was like a mad hatter during the show. I was snapping plenty of piccies with my camera and then my phone as I tried to update Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, my photos are really bad…so bad that I refuse to post them up on Facebook. Sorry peeps.
As for my Husband, he brought along his iPad…which he turned off when the show started…but he didn’t really get excited till the following happened…
1. Nip slip! This model walked down the runway with her nipples on show. Poor thing!
2. PETA protesters gatecrashed the catwalk and yelled out “Fur is dead!” over and over again. To be honest, I was a bit scared of them. They yelled at a lady in the front row for wearing fur and she said, “It’s vintage!” …erm…okaaay…??!! I don’t really have any opinions on “real fur” because I am not interested in owning “real fur”, but I know the animals are skinned alive.
Overall, I had an interesting night out and it ended with a visit to EasyWay for bubble tea! I am also very proud to say that I am no longer a fashion show virgin!
Have you ever been to a fashion show? What was your experience?