February 23rd, 2013
Mother Nature sure knows how to make Perth sweat – dishing out a humid, 40 degree evening for the 17th annual WA Fashion Awards. A night that champions the local fashion industry and the people who make it tick, the WAFAs are always great fun, and this year’s instalment was no different. Big congrats to all the winners, in particular the amazing Pippa McManus who won the Creative Edge category. I never feel snap happy when it’s crazy hot (I’m generally too busy fanning myself), so apologies that this post is light on pictures!
Perth born supermodel Rose Smith presenting a WAFA
Bonnie Friday, me and Heidy from Love Thy Muse
February 17th, 2013
The night of nights for Perth’s tight knit community of designers, models, stylists and bloggers, the WA Fashion Awards (presented by Perth Fashion Festival) are fast approaching; only four more sleeps to go! To celebrate the forthcoming WAFAs, today’s edition of the Sunday Times Magazine featured a photoshoot with some of the nominees, including yours truly (you’ll spot me up the back in the pink frock).
At last year’s WAFAs I was lucky enough to take out the inaugural Betts Best Blogger Award, pocketing this epic pearl medallion, and this year I’m nominated in the Creative Edge category, which is open to stylists, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and artists. I’ve decided to give my Prada wedding shoes a trial run at the WAFAs, fingers crossed they make it through the evening unscathed. I’ll report back after the event with pictures and ramblings. Best of luck to all the nominees!
February 7th, 2013
Cameron Etchells & Rebecca Mason from Scene working their magic for On A Whim
Last weekend I had the pleasure of helping the lovely ladies from On A Whim produce a lookbook for their forthcoming S/S collection entitled The Spectator. Inspired by tennis (and tennis skirts), badminton, croquet and other leisurely sports that you can play while wearing a cute outfit, The Spectator is full of pastels, pleats and pretty translucent fabrics. Here are some sneaky behind the scenes snaps from the shoot; I’ll be sure to share Cameron Etchells’ official images when they’re released a little later on.
Super cute Betts flatform sneakers, taped up and ready to shoot.
February 4th, 2013
Photo of Amy Raats by Libby Edwards
As a special treat for Dropstitch readers, Groupon has given me two $100 vouchers to give away, and to be in the draw all you need to do is Like Dropstitch’s Facebook page then leave a comment on the wall saying ‘Gimme the Groupon vouchers’ or something to that effect! Winners will be drawn randomly this Sunday, February 17, and will be notified via Facebook. For those of you who haven’t heard of Groupon, it’s a pretty nifty site offering deals in the fields of beauty, food and drink, shopping, leisure and adventure activities in your capital city. Mosey on over to Groupon.com.au to see what’s on offer.