THE GRADUATES 2013

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(Designs by : Susan Phan / Jessica Wang / Sam Balcombe / Rose Church / Ella De Thierry)

 
Last Monday the Central Institute of Technology’s fashion graduates showcased their final collections at PICA. The show, titled ‘The Graduates’ presented a staggering ninety looks. It was clear how much hard work had gone into each and every one of their garments.

The show was stunning and everything just worked wonderfully, from the choreography to the beautiful PICA space. I loved the beauty and hair brief; white was seen on the models’ hairlines, eyes, nails and also painted on feet.

I was honoured to have been asked to sponsor the event by providing an award which was titled by the Central Institute of Technology as the ‘What’s the Goh Award’ – so exciting! It was difficult to choose a winner, but in the end I chose Jessica Wang, whose collection’s aesthetic I really clicked with. Her colour palette of pinks, purples, white and grey, tied together with her varied use of fabrications was something I was instantly drawn to. My two favourites of hers, the strapless transparent plastic dress with extensive stitching detail and the grey felt t-shirt with pink pailettes and white fur (the fur – malted fur from her Japanese Spitz, one of my most favourite dogs!). I will be doing a feature on Jessica Wang soon so stay tuned.

Congratulations to all the students, every single one of you did incredibly well!
 

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(I wore; dress by Luxirare, boots by Maison Martin Margiela / Artist Pippa McManus with her works / Fashion/Lifestyle blogger Samuel England of Notoriousfag.com with one of the works)

 

Last Thursday I attended 140′s intimate event ’140 ART deconstructed’, where we were treated to tasty cocktails and a guided tour of their latest project; urban art campaign 140 ART. With the help of twelve local and nationally acclaimed artists, the 140 building has been temporarily transformed into a contemporary art gallery. The building will remain in this state until its multi-million dollar redevelopment begins.

“The art campaign marks the beginning of 140’s transformation into a destination where food, art and fashion collide.  Next year a collective of national and international food concepts will sit alongside our anchor restaurant, Jamie’s Italian,” – Kristi Dempster (140 Retail Manager)

Artists Phibs, Amok Island, Pippa McManus and Andy Quilty are amongst the twelve whose works can be seen on shopfronts and walls along Wellington- and William Street and also down the Murray Street Mall.

You all have the chance to win one of twelve signed, framed prints from the 140 ART artists. Just upload a photo of your favourite piece of work to Instagram and caption #140Perth. For full terms and conditions visit www.140.com.au.

The exhibit will run until the end of January 2014, so find some time to go check out the works!

A big thank you to 140 and Peach and Pineapple for the invite!

 

ON THE HUNT FOR : MAKEUP CASES

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1 Kenzo Tiger Print Cosmetic Clutch (Farfetch) > 2 Forever21 Metallic Triangle Print Pouch (Forever21) > 3 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Zip (SHOPBOP) > 4 Pierre Hardy Cosmetic Pouch (Farfetch) > 5 Lulu Guinness Wild Cat Makeup Bag (ASOS)
 

I’ve been getting more and more excited for my trip to Japan next week. But there are certain travel essentials I’ve noticed that need replacing, for example my makeup case. It has been used and abused for far too long. I came across a few cute finds on my search for a replacement, but in the end I was too indecisive, and left it too late for one to arrive on time via post. Just in case any of you are on the hunt for a new make up case, here are some of my favourites on the internet at the moment!