Posts Tagged ‘Street Fashion’
Jaime Lee @ PFF 2010
After a seriously hectic couple of weeks getting All Of The Above Creative off the ground and sending the Autumn edition of X-Press Fashion to the printers, I’m packing my bags and heading to Melbourne this weekend for L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. I’ve done RAFW and PFF before so it will be interesting to see how Melbourne sizes up… I am really looking forward to attending as many shows and events as possible, capturing some Melbourne street fashion while I’m at it. I haven’t had any word on whether my media accreditation has been approved or not, so I have no idea which shows I’ll be invited to… fingers crossed I get some tickets! Has anyone else received accreditation yet?
A friend of mine recently returned home from living overseas for a few years and when we caught up she said to me “so you’re a fashion editor now, you must be rich!” I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the couch. NEWSFLASH people, that aint the case! Though I have an amazing job that I adore, I certainly am not rolling in it; my weekly budget is rather modest which means I have to be very selective with my purchases.
When it comes to investing I couldn’t care less about shares or saving for a property, any spare income I have goes straight to one of two things: fashion or art. I love beautiful things and can’t seem to go any longer than four weeks without buying something new to wear, whether that be a vintage frock, some bobby socks or Hasbeen Clogs (of which I now own 3 pairs – great investment in my mind!).
One of the main reasons I love vintage clothing is because of the affordability; most of my lovely dresses cost less than $50, and I’m rarely willing to spend any more than that because I simply can’t afford it! I absolutely see my vintage dresses as an investment. My wardrobe is a collection of fashion that I will keep forever, it’s priceless to me.
As much as I love vintage, it is nice to occasionally indulge in something that hasn’t been worn by someone else and when I’m hunting for first hand clothes I always go first to the sale section. My poison of choice? The ASOS outlet. With the Australian dollar doing so well at the moment, now’s the time to be buying from the US and you certainly don’t have to pay full price! The ASOS outlet is laden with beautiful bargains and they’re currently offering free shipping to Australia.
To help fashion lovers stay on top of their finances The Commonwealth Bank has created a 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty video, which features industry heavyweights talking about how they invest in fashion.
If you’d like to win a $200 Westfield gift voucher (and frankly who wouldn’t?!) then simply watch this video and leave a comment on this post stating which industry expert you thought had the best tips, and what your own methods are for investing in fashion are.
ASOS straw hat was $27 now $15
EDIT: Competition now closed
Above: designs by X-Press Fashion Graduate Award winner Celene Bridge.
Awesome neck to knee swimsuit by Angela Bollam, co winner of X-Press Fashion Graduate Award.
Sarah Chout looking stunning in a design by Sally Wilson
Last night I had the pleasure of attending one of the slickest and best presented student grad shows I’ve ever seen – Curtin University’s Collective Threads. Organisers kicked the traditional runway format to the kurb, opting rather for a really cool, reflective runway surface in a large square shape. Everything about this show was perfect – the lighting, the choreography and especially the designs. The show was nothing short of inspiring and I think I’ve found my new muse in Celene Bridge! During the show there were times when you simply forgot this was a student presentation – it felt like a high fashion parade! Ah-may-zing! Congratulations to all involved for a stellar job!
Textural frock by Michelle Cox
Trio wearing creations by Mia Cramer
Above and below: jaw droppingly beautiful garments by Paye Lin
Knitted perfection by Kirsten Masgai
Hair today, gone tomorrow by Tayla Banquer
Duo wearing Elsie Wai Han Wong
Lacy lady by Po Yan (Joy) Lai
Amazing print and textile manipulation work by Jennifer Nebel
Ethereal creations by Emma Constable
Trio wearing Ayesha Parsons
Hannah T looking awesome in a design by Candice Tranchita