Perth Town Hall was transformed into a sea of glamorous fashionistas, designers and models last night for the VIP opening night of Perth Fashion Festival 2012 with One Fell Swoop showcasing their ethereal designs.
I had managed to get lucky last minute tickets to the show and had to perform my very own Perth Fashion Festival ‘Amazing Race’ when I realised my Aurelio Costarella dress was still at the tailors. I was rewarded by seeing the man himself upon arrival, Aurelio is a true gentleman – stylish, gracious and always happy to stop and say hello.
The One Fell Swoop collection featured lots of exquisite draping using earthy tones – so beautifully soft and feminine and ultra flattering for the female form.
My date for the evening was the one and only Lisa Fernandez from 92.9, she had fun catching up with Alvin Fernandez from WA label Ae’lkemi who are showing on Sunday night.
My other date for the evening was my style mentor Andrea Tonkin; Perth Myer Stylist and fashion blogger at AndAndrea. If you are not already following her, then do yourself a favour and make sure you do! We had a glass of bubbles with the glamorous Claudia Bertorello-Kell, always a pleasure to see her smiling face.
I also saw my gorgeous and very talented friend Lara from Zhivago, wearing a stunning nude Zhivago dress (but of course!). I am loving her navy dip dyed hair!
I love meeting new people and got chatting to the beautiful Roisin and Zak who I discovered own Alpha Models. I wasn’t surprised to later learn that both of them had worked as models themselves – they are both so ridiculously good looking! (and ridiculously lovely.)
We were all super excited to meet stylist extraordinaire Ivanna Fontana (far right) who is Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s stylist. As Lisa so perfectly put it, Ivanas name was destined for greatness! She was wearing a white drapey One Fell Swoop dress with black lace up heels, and was just SO beautiful. Sigh.
We are so lucky to have such incredibly talented designers in WA and I can’t wait to see what else Perth Fashion Festival 2012 has in store for us.
Are you heading to any events for PFF 2012?
Who are your favourite WA Designers?