Events Outfits

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016

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TPFF 2016 has come and gone. I have attended TPFF for the past 2 years but this was the first time that I have attended as an accredited fashion blogger. Overall, my experience at TPFF has been fairly positive despite getting a lukewarm response when asking people if they were attending the shows.

Favourite Shows at TPFF (Ticketed)

  • Empire Rose

It was hard to choose between this and Closing Night as my top pick. Empire Rose was so EPIC and badass!!! They were like fashion’s equivalent of the “Rock of Ages” musical -the epitome of rebellious rock & roll glamour.

Models sashayed down the runway in blonde teased 80s wigs to Bowie, The Stones and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. A key moment of the show was when a group of male models came out in nothing but sequin pants. Not that anyone noticed! By this moment, it was safe to say that all eyes were fixed on them, and “oohhs” and “aahs” can be heard in the room.

Runway Photography by Fashion Addicted Panda

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TPFF 2016 Empire Rose

Designer Kathryn Cizeika received a standing ovation from the audience – something that I have never witnessed in a fashion show before.

I loved all of the clothes – and I have many items such as the sequin bombers, pants and embellished denim dresses on my wishlist. Everybody was buzzing with excitement from the show afterwards and social media went into complete overdrive.

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The bronze sequin bomber – a favourite among the audience

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The pink sequin bomber - also bound to be a best seller!

The pink sequin bomber – also bound to be a best seller!

Love the idea of layering a shirt over a shirt dress

Love the idea of layering a shirt over a shirt dress

The palazzo pants!!!

The palazzo pants!!!

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Homage to Rock & Roll God Jimi Hendrix

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TPFF2016 - Empire Rose

  • Closing Night – Art of Fashion

Runway Photography by Fashion Addicted Panda

see more photos here

Closing Night was a grand affair. Held at the Art Gallery of WA, the night was a beautiful marriage of the best WA designers combined with opera singing and art. Many people walked away in awe, some even commenting that the night was on par with events held in the eastern states.

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The infamous Empire Rose sequin pants makes a comeback

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Elle Campbell Art

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If you look closely you can see Alex and Ritchie from the Bachelor.

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The flower dress

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Beautiful Jonte gown

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Rosemaree White

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Black Swan vibes

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Steph Audino

Closing Night fully exceeded my expectations in every way.

  • One Fell Swoop

One Fell Swoop’s show was ethereal yet eerie, accompanied by smoke machines (which were not appreciated by the media pit) and haunting music. I felt like I was being transported to a magical forest with many princesses wandering about in beautiful dresses.

Garments were showcased with their signature draping and in very feminine and wearable silhouttes. A designer that I was speaking to after the show commented that as a designer, she could appreciate the technical skills involved to achieve the perfect draping of the garments.

Runway Photography by Ryan Ammon Photography

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These garments would be perfect for weddings, engagement parties, high teas and for the upcoming spring racing season.

  • Myer Lunch (attended without media accreditation)

This was my first time attending a Myer Lunch and I really enjoyed it! This event is incredibly popular and sells out quickly. Personally, this is an event that I would attend without media accreditation as it’s more fun to enjoy a 3 course meal and champagne with your friends, rather than having to work. Guests were seated in tables of 10, and I was seated on Siss On Bare’s table thanks to lead designer Intan Zuhuri.
The highlight of the lunch would have to be seeing Jen Hawkins in the flesh – and yes she is just as stunning in real life. Others were starstruck to see ex Bachelor contestant, Nikki Gogan at the lunch.

A funny moment of the lunch happened when 2 other ladies turned up in the same Asilio dress as I did – a slightly different style but in the same print. We just laughed it off and had pictures taken together.

A lowlight for me would have been the Myer runway – it was just too conservative, commercialised and lacklustre for my taste. I personally wish that Myer would step up their game a little bit.

Overall, I would recommend for people to attend the Myer lunch next year.

With the Siss On Bare ladies

With the Siss On Bare ladies

TPFF 2016 Myer Lunch - Asilio dress

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Outfits and Prep

For my hair, I went to see the team at Fake Bake Hair and Beauty Boutique, a luxury salon that is close to my home that offers both hair and beauty services. They coloured my hair to a nice shade of warm salmon pink for TPFF.

Fake Bake Boutique were one of the official StyleAid hair stylists backstage along with La Biosthetique. Other fashion events that they have done include Suited The Champagne Event, TPFF Poolside Event with Matisse Beach Club and The Studio and Melbourne Cup 2015  at Matisse.

I was really happy with how my hair looked at TPFF – it still looked fresh the next few days with a little dry shampoo on the roots. I personally can’t wait for their blowdry bar to open – they will be offering blow drys for $35! That is great for me as washing my hair is a pain. You can make a booking at (08) 9304 1550 or book online at www.kitomba.com/bookings/fake.

I did my own make-up for all of TPFF but it was so good having the FakeBake team look after my hair!

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Mixing Clashing Prints with Mustard – inspired by the Topshop Unique show at London Fashion Week

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With bloggers Primping Perth & Miissylia

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Wearing Adelaide designer Paige Rowe

Wearing Adelaide designer Paige Rowe

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Highlights of TPFF

MissyLia wearing Nicky Yeung's blue gown

MissyLia wearing Nicky Yeung’s blue gown

  • The amazing coffee from Grouch & Co in the media lounge!
  • The TPFF volunteers who worked tirelessly and still remained friendly. Special shoutout to blogger Wanderlust by Val!
  • Catching up with Cocktail Revolution streetstyle magazine in my own hometown of Perth!

Lowlights of TPFF

  • The Myer runway (see point above in Myer lunch)
  • Eastern States Designers not showing new collections
  • Most of the clothes that were shown at Opening Night has and at Manning Cartell has already been shown at MBFWA and all over social media.
  • The freezing cold nights despite being spring
  • Sore heels

Did you go to TPFF and what was your standout moment if you did? x, Jo

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Diary of Ange
    October 1, 2016 at 2:36 am

    I loved your floral dress! So pretty.

  • Reply
    JoAnn Goh
    October 4, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Thank you Ange!! It’s from Asilio

  • Reply
    cahtwh.com
    July 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    FCWA represents, promotes, champions and furthers the interests of the WA fashion industry, ensuring WA is internationally recognised as a hub for emerging and established talent in the creative sector.

  • Reply
    Edith
    July 15, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Hi Jo,
    Fantastic to see what you have achieved over the past 12 months. I am thrilled for you and your journey is indeed a glamorous and exciting. Keep going.
    love Edith.

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