Perth Fashion Festival 2012: Fashionably Loud with Zara Bryson

A crowd of glamorous gals and guys braved the stormy Perth weather for Zara Bryson’s Fashionably Loud in Brookfield Place yesterday.  A parade of colourful spring time ensembles graced the catwalk to the sounds of indie-pop band San Cisco.

I finally got to meet the fabulous Zara Bryson, YAY!

Jordana from Perth Style with online editor of Famous Weekly Magazine, Jody.

I didn’t get a chance to tell this girl how much I loved her outfit, polka dots and floral – SWOON!

Jenna Clarke always delights me with her whimsical outfits, this time it was a gorgeous cream cape with a knitted hat.  Jenna is covering Perth Fashion Festival 2012 at WA Today.

Jill is the PR maven for radio stations 92.9 and 94.5, I spotted her outfit from afar and fell in love with the floral pants, lace top and neon neck candy – all from Zara Bryson shop!

Then it was time for me to dodge the rain and sidestep puddles in my ankle booties Carrie Bradshaw style in time for my next event, the Myer VIP evening.

A xxx

What have been your favourite PFF 2012 events so far?

Five Minutes with Jenna Clarke from WA Today

Jenna Clarke is entertainment and lifestyle editor at WA Today, fashionista extraordinaire and espresso martini lover. I caught up with Jenna to find out what she’s loving in her life.

You’re known for your unique style – what inspires your amazing fashion sense?

At the risk of sounding cliché everything inspires me. Travel, films, books, my mood, the weather, the Pinterest pages of Russian millionaires, fashion bloggers from everywhere from Harlem to Helsinki and the emerging coolness that is Aussie street style.

Which five people (dead or alive) would you love to invite to a dinner party?

  1. My late grandmother, Violet
  2. Isabella Blow
  3. Candace Bushnell
  4. Hillary Clinton
  5. Tina Fey

Describe your ultimate day out in Perth? 

I love a late breakfast on Beaufort Street followed by a long leisurely wander around the bookshelves at Planet Books then meandering down to the Beaufort Street Merchant for a glass of Tempranillo and calling it a day at Luxe with a sloe gin sour or espresso martini.

If I’m not doing that you’ll find me elbow deep inside the William Street boutiques including Rummage and all the other nooks and crannies that are filled with great vintage finds.

Then I’ll pop across town to Claremont which, to me, represents the new age creative hub thanks to Poppy Lissiman’s Addition store, Zara Bryson and Josie Clough establishing It’s Now Cool headquarters there.

With Perth Fashion Festival just around the corner, what are you most looking forward to? Who are your favourite WA designers?

I’m really looking forward to Garth Cook taking the sensible (and profit spinning) approach and showing a combination of his spring/summer looks with his autumn/winter and resort collections which are already in stores.

I’m also looking forward to seeing our great WA fashion bloggers being given the opportunity to show us their style chops at the Restyle on the Runway show.

To keep up to date with everything A list that’s happening in Perth, follow Jenna on Twitter @jennamclarke and check out her column at WA Today.

A xxx

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine

I’m loving the pops of spring time in the shops right now, the colours remind me of liquorice allsorts and it’s making me very excited about next season.  I’ve started compiling my shopping wish list and these are some of my top picks;

Seeing Stars Lennon Sweater Zara Bryson $279

I LOVE this sweater, it’s perfect for those early spring days when it’s lovely and sunny but there’s still a bit of a chill in the air. It’s so brightly starry and beautiful.

Country Road Geometric Print Dress $199

This is a great dress for spring/summer, it could be dressed up for work with heels and some jewellery – or dressed down for the weekend with flats.  Either way I’m loving the gorgeous colours!

Seed Koa Snake Skin Sandals $129

I spotted these fabulous snake skin sandals in Seed and immediately loved them, the hint of neon yellow is just gorgeous and they are perfect for pairing with a floaty dress.

Lipsy Beaded Tribal Cotton Dress $139.95

This super cool white dress with hints of neon yellow, pink and blue is the perfect addition to any spring / summer wardrobe. Love!

Cotton On Scuba Peplum Top $19.95

Without a doubt, this top would be the best value addition to any spring time wardrobe.  You could wear it with jeans and flats during the day or with a skirt and heels at night.

Diva Metal Tasselled Necklace $29.99

This necklace would be simply stunning with a plain white tee and a pair of jeans – perfect for sipping sangria at lunch with the girls.

A xxx

What’s on your spring time wish list?

What are you most looking forward to next season?