Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia | Day 1 Diary

Welcome to SYDNEY!!!!  I woke up in Sydney for day 1 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia to the iconic centrepoint tower glowing just past Hyde park, Sydney was certainly turning it on for us today.

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I’m wearing a Camilla and Marc jumpsuit from their new collection as well as Camilla and Marc jacket, Willow shoes, Emm Kuo bag and barton perreira glasses.

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The week kicked off with a bang with Camilla and Marc’s 10 year anniversary celebration show.   I ran backstage to wish them luck before the show and both Camilla and myself were decked out in (almost) matching all-white ensembles. The duo seemed calm and collected as they breezed their way through interviews, stopping for a quick chat and a polaroid with me.

CANDICE LAKE, CAMILLA AND MARC, MBFWA, DESIGNER,

Backstage at Camilla and Marc, a friend who was in town from overseas proclaimed, “what do you put in the water here, the girls are so gorgeous!”  Case in Point below.

CANDICE LAKE, GEMMA BAINES, CAMILLA AND MARC, MODEL, MBFWA

A very cheeky Jemma Baines, who I last saw on the Chanel runway in Paris.

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Nicole Pollard, last spotted opening the Dior show in Paris.

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CANDICE LAKE, CAMILLA AND MARC, HOLLY ROSE, MBFWA, DESIGNER
New face, Holly Rose.
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The striking Julia Nobis, who walked for Louis Vuitton.
CANDICE LAKE, CAMILLA AND MARC, RUBY JEAN, MODEL, MBFWA, DESIGNERRuby Jean, the face of Marc Jacobs.

And just when I thought 10 years was no mean feat,  I found myself at aurelio costarella’s presentation who was celebrating 30 years in fashion! Goddess-like creatures adorned in grecian style headpieces.

CANDICE LAKE, MBFWA, DESIGNER, MODEL

We then raced off-site to an oversized warehouse setting for Christopher Esber – where natural light streamed through the space, resting upon the maze of bright blue and orange beams that dotted the venue.  Always one of my favourite’s of the week, this show certainly did not disappoint.

An incredibly fresh face Christopher Esber backstage before the show.
Front row favourites at Christopher Esber:  Kate Waterhouse, Nicole Warne and Lara Bingle.
CANDICE LAKE, MBFWA, CHRISTOPHER ESBER, NICOLE POLLARDCANDICE LAKE, CHRISTOPHER ESBER, MBFWA, DESIGNER

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STREET STYLE!

What I love most about coming home is the girls!  Blame it on the beaches and incredible weather, although Australian style is incredibly unique in its sense of polished ease.Screen-shot-2013-04-10-at-07.32.14

CANDICE LAKE, ZANITA, BLOGGER, STREET STYLE, MBFWACANDICE LAKE, STREET STYLE, ZANITA, BLOGGER, MBFWAZanita Morgan and I after the Bec and Bridge show.

CANDICE LAKE, NATALIE JOOS, MBFWA, DESIGNER, STREET STYLENatalie Joos in my favourite neon yellow Simone Rochas Skirt

CANDICE LAKE, KATE WATERHOUSE, STREET STYLE, MBFWAKate Waterhouse looking gorgeous as always in a Gucci dress, Alaia shoes and Proenza Schouler bag
CANDICE LAKE, PIP EDWARDS, MBFWA, STREET STYLEThe Pip Edwards, the gorgeous , in her Isabel Marant sneakers.
CANDICE LAKE, OLLIE HENERSON, STREET STYLE, MBFWAOne of the coolest models around, Ms Ollie Henderson in a Emma Mullholland dress
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CANDICE LAKE, SUSIE BUBBLE, MBFWA, STREET STYLESusie Bubble
CANDICE LAKE, GRACIE OTTO, STREET STYLE, MBFWADirector Gracie Otto in Bec and Bridge and Gucci accessories.
CANDICE LAKE, NATALIE CANTELL, MBFWA, STREET STYLE, KENZONatalie Cantell in Kenzo and vintage Oroton

Alex Perry: the 100 metre runway, the smoking hot front row attendees and THOSE thigh high boots that no one can stop talking about.  Whilst there was very much the glamour usually associated with Alex Perry, there was certainly a new and exciting edge to the collection.
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The final show of the night, Romance Was Born was awe inspiring and uplifting… like being transported to another world made of colourful sugar cities.  It was an explosion of colours, textures, volumes and sounds… a brilliant sensory overload and the perfect way to end day 1.Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 02.12.31 Screen shot 2013-04-09 at 02.12.19

photoOllie Henderson backstage

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With Pip Edwards, Adam Cooper and myself wearing Christopher Esber post show.  What an amazing start to the week!  I’m off dream of wondrous cosmic cities, can not wait for day 2! xx

5 Responses to “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia | Day 1 Diary”

  1. Bree says:

    Candice thank you so much for the great coverage of the shows and the action outside, backstage, front row etc! It is so exciting watching our local heroes shine on the world stage this week and honestly, proud to still call Australia home at times like these. Thank you again and cheers to you, #MBFWA and Vogue (without it I don’t know where we’d be honestly! Go CC!!) :) xxBree

  2. Laura says:

    Great photos and a lot of beautiful styles!!

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  3. sacha says:

    Loved meeting you, your smile lights up the room! What polaroid camera do you use? Love all your photos candice! A great role model for Australian fashion. Sxx

  4. sacha says:

    So great to meet you at FW. You are an inspiration, your smile lights up the room! Love all your photos, can you tell me what polaroid you use? S xx