Monday, 8 October 2012

Ladies Day Out!

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Adventures!

I know this blog is a little late- Our girls day of fashion was on the 8th of September! It's just been so busy and I was waiting on some professional photos to show you the fashion highlights of Designer Series Runway 6! 

Our day began with Cara, Riley and I checking out the Parallel Tensions Exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs where we saw displayed some of the edgy fashion from Melbourne hottest young emerging designers. The designs were all very unique and intricate- A few pieces in there really caught my eye! Cara and Riley found some new favourites too! The designers were Christina Exie, Francis Leon, Jason Hewitt, J.K. Kirk, Melanie Bower, Oracles, RAGGATT and TETTMANN.DOUST. 

We had quick lunch on causeway lane (Grasshoppers Feast does a great light lunch!) and a browse around Bourke st Mall for fascinators for the Races in November, Cara did her own mini fashion show trying them on! Spring Fashion week is a great time to get inspiration for Spring racing carnival! After checking out the city square runway show it was off to Tips and Toes in South Melbourne for our pampering session where Mel joined the fun!

We each relaxed with a glass of champagne and made many toasts to the joys of being women as we had our pedicures and manicures done. A great way to start any girls night out! 

I'd also organised some professional makeup artists and a photographer for the evening so the fun and pampering could continue as we got ready. A big thank you to Mishel the make up artist and Frank, our photographer for the evening. Our makeup was so gorgeous, it was such a nice touch to be pampered and we all had a great laugh! Frank caught all the action and got some great shots of us before the show and of the fashion at the runway show. 

Once Nicole arrived we headed to the Melbourne Town Hall and took our seats- then sat back, had a laugh and enjoyed the fashion highlight of the day! The designers we saw were alice MCCALL, ALPHA60, bul, DRESS UP, gorman, KUWII, Megan Park, Obus and WE ARE HANDSOME. Gorman and Alice MCCALL were the standouts for me and I've already bought a cute pair of Alice MCCALL shorts for spring!

Our little afterparty was at Baroq, (which was being run by Australian Fashion Guide) for cocktails, canapes and dancing! It was such a fun night, so great to spend quality time with the girls as well as running into so many familiar faces at the club. With just Riley and I left standing we finished the night off at Adam behind Eve.

All in all it was a pretty perfect day, so busy and fun! I feel so lucky to live in Melbourne, which runs such great events and to have such beautiful, fun friends to share all these adventures with! Thanks to my four besties- Cara, Mel, Riley and Nicole! I can't wait for the next girls day! Spring Racing Carnival here we come! 

I hope this blog gives other ladies of Melbourne some inspiration to make the most of these events- any excuse for a girls pampering day!