Telethon has been so special for me ever since I was a little girl. I remember staying up late, watching the excitement and being so inspired by how much money was raised helping sick kids over 26 hours of live television. This year Telethon kicked off with a massive opening act from Johnny Ruffo, Daryl Braithwaite, Soul Mystique, Andrew Da Silva and an array of Channel 7 stars and promised to be the biggest and best Telethon yet! Continue reading
The Terrace Hotel finally flung open it’s doors last Thursday evening with an opulent VIP soirée. Guests including Premier Colin Barnett, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Ray Costarella, Emma Booth, Jessica Gomes, Zara Bryson and PR maven Caitlin Irving were treated to endless rounds of Veuve Clicquot and canapés prepared by Executive Chef Shannon Wilson.
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?
I was lucky enough to be invited along to Blanca, an opulent white party held in a marquee at Matilda Bay, Perth. It was the first time I’d headed along to an event like this since becoming a mummy, and I was excited to see what it was all about. The setting was just spectacular; huge chinese lanterns hung from the trees, beautiful flowers and candelabras were scattered throughout and Moet and Chandon was served along with delicious canapés. Jennifer Hawkins was the special guest and looked absolutely stunning in a long Toni Maticevski gown. DJ Mishtee played fantastic tunes that had all the party goers dancing the night away underneath the stars. I had such a fun night, caught up with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and met some really amazing new people, and I even had a little pic in The West Australian with my lovely friend Lisa Fernandez! I’m really looking forward to seeing what event organiser Georgia Averbuj has in store for Blanca next year. Now it’s time for this mummy to put her heels away and pop my flats back on for another wonderful week with my Little Miss.