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.
After a week of incredible fashion, air kisses, gift bags, champagne and way too much fun, we bid Perth Fashion Festival 2012 goodbye with a VIP closing party, Giving Back is the New Black at beautiful Government House.
My hubby and I. Spot Jenna Clarke’s sparkly Miu Miu shoes bottom right!
With the super talented Zhivago girls. I love that Lydia (far right) is rocking Zhivago at 5 months pregnant. Respect!
Canapes, wine and champagne abounded, then guests were ushered upstairs for a spectacular show of black evening dresses all made especially for the evening by designers like Morrison, Ange Lang, Poppy Lissiman, Ae’lkemi, Zhivago, Breathless, Little Gracie and Ellery.
Sarah Pauley in Ae’lkemi’s lace nude dress
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi made a heartfelt speech thanking everyone for their contribution and support for Perth Fashion Festival 2012. The Governors wife Tonya McCusker then took the stage and mentioned that although Ae’lkemi was one of her favourite designers, their lace nude dress wouldn’t be appropriate for the Governors wife to wear.
Guests were then surprised with a parade of sensationally colourful creations that had been showcased throughout the week.
And so we bid adieu to the week that was Perth Fashion Festival 2012. What really stood out for me was the amazing support, creativity and passion not only for fashion and style but for all of the exciting things that are happening here in Perth and WA. We need to continue to nurture and support all of our amazing artists, designers, bloggers and small businesses that are flying the flag for ‘Brand WA.’
And now it’s time for me to swap my stilettos, gowns and champagne for ballet flats, jeans and babycino’s.
Until next year fashionistas. It’s been a blast.
What were your favourite events from Perth Fashion Festival 2012?
The WA Museum was transformed into a glittering 1920’s playground straight out of Boardwalk Empire for an Evening with Flannel on Monday night. Models were swathed in floaty, shimmering, feathered creations with pearls in their hair. Guests were treated to cocktails and champagne ahead of a delicious two course meal.
I was invited along to the event as Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s guest – talk about making a girl feel special! I’ve long been an admirer of Lisa’s; she is passionate, bright, inspiring and fascinating to talk to – she certainly had our table captivated. She’s also super stylish, glamorous and loads of fun. Sisters are doing it!
Glamorous social editor of The West, Di Bauwens in sequins and fur with style queen Emma Milner rocking a 1920’s tasselled number.
The champagne bar was created using a cardboard cut out – how clever! Would love to know what they’re going to do with it now?
Tomorrow on the blog, the VIP closing event for Perth Fashion Festival: Giving back is the new black! Oh what a night!