Vogue UK | Australian fashion week diary


During Australian Fashion Week, Vogue UK asked me to keep a Fashion Week Diary of all the fun… here are some of the highlights


“WELCOME TO SYDNEY! The first day of RAFW Rosemount Australian Fashion week… and the weather is beyond beautiful, it was certainly worth the 24-hour flight!”

On the official first day of Fashion Week, proving best friends do have special ESP powers, international bloggers Tommy Ton, Susie Bubble and Phil Oh all came down to our hotel lobby in matching sweaters, coincidentally! Here they are front row at Zimmermann.

Next up, we all headed down to Bondi Beach to see Kirrily Johnston’s show at the iconic Bondi Icebergs Dining room. I have been asking people all week what their top 10 things to do in Sydney are and almost every list included having a glass of Champagne at Bondi Icebergs… check! This is model Myf Shepherd backstage before the show (yes, this may be the most glamourous backstage in the world!).

I quickly jumped backstage before the show to take a few shots of the amazing hair by Renya Xydis and make-up, which was done by MAC who sponsored an incredible 23 shows throughout the week.

The next morning began with one of the most highly-anticipated shows of the week, Dion Lee. He showed once again in the Opera house and it was the most incredible space of the week. The harsh Australian sun beat through the glass roof, casting the perfect graphic lines on the runway, which was all too fitting for this collection.

Susie Bubble leaving  Dion Lee.

London-based, Australian stylist Vanessa Coyle of Harper’s Bazzar UK and model/writer Tanja G after Dion Lee.

Stylist Stevie Dance and Editor of Russh magazine,  Jess Blanch after Dion Lee.


My lovely friends, Ilona Hamer from Vogue and Romy Frydman of StyleMeRomy Running back from the Opera to the Overseas passenger terminal which is just under the harbour bridge.  I am Australian and I still get overwhelmed by the beauty of this city!

“As we entered the majestic State Theatre for the Camilla and Marc show my jaw dropped and my eyes were glued to the incredible interior. I was handed a glass of Champagne and yummy sashimi and watermelon hors d’oeuvres by an incredibly handsome waiter and, soon after, ushered to my seat where the Champagne kept flowing. I started to weigh up if I really did need to take pictures or if I could just hold my coupe de Champagne… although when Julia Nobis bound out in a colour-popping look that I instantly wanted to own, my decision to ditch the bubbles was satisfied.”


Josh Goot’s last show in London was held in a car park so, quite fittingly, his homecoming to RAFW was held in an East Sydney car park. After six flights of stairs and cursing my five- inch stilettos, we walked into a huge, beautifully-lit, deserted space with smoke machines creating an eerie atmosphere.”







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