Dear reader, after a fair amount of much ado… Friday night did not go quite the way any Cinderella-wannabe might have expected.. That said, new friends were made, fun times were had and in the end this Cinderella still got to go to a ball.. a pretty sweet series of events indeed! While I work on my LMFF entry, dissecting the goodness that will be on offer to make your officewear a professional but true pleasure.. below is a recap on the events of the weekend starting with “pre-” Runway 7 drinks and dinner at Mark & Ty’s from VMM .. to a pair of new shoes from my darling bestie and our trip to Magnolia Square market to visit Natasha from Make Me Iconic… and finally, a teaser of the very fabulous LMFF Independent Parade…
Because such an event calls for new shoes, I visited Melissa Shoes on Thursday evening to choose a pair of flatties to wear while commuting to LMFF Runway 7. While I missed out on the very Cinderella-esque J. Maskrey Ultra Night Sky (why is my size so popular?!), I was quite taken with the Vivienne Westwood Ultragirl BOW and Vivienne Westwood Ultragirl STAMP… so rather than choosing, I got both!
I met Mark & Ty from VMM earlier in the week at the LMFF Fashion & the Law breakfast. The boys were kind enough to answer the call and not only let me use their apartment as a base to get ready after work but also generously cooked up a storm using fresh herbs grown on their balcony.. noice!
Lam, who had done my makeup on the week’s filming of Destination 90s was kind enough to do my makeup so I’d be all glowy for my first show..
I’m Late! I’m Late! For a very important date!
However unlike the White Rabbit, I missed out on my very important date with L’Oréal Paris Runway 7 .. Minor detail really which was clarified by Ravi who found me wandering around quite confused… ‘You thought the show was at 7.30pm? Easy mistake to make really; tomorrow it starts at 7.30… tonight it started at 6.30…’
The After Party
So it was back to Mark & Ty’s where the boys were very kind to not completely pay me out..! and so we tucked into the mains that Ty had prepared but which we’d not had time to have earlier… and a few cheeky cocktails which were exactly the thing needed to get this Alice back out of the rabbit hole! Thanks boys !
Magnolia Square Market
Made a stop at Magnolia Square Market to visit Natasha from Make Me Iconic. The only thing was by the time I got on scene, Natasha’s iconic goods had sold so well that there was not so much for me to photograph ! So do visit the Make Me Iconic online store in order to see more of these beautifully-designed pieces featuring Melbourne favourites that will have you feeling nostalgic..
LMFF Independent Parade – a teaser
Dear reader, without telling you everything, I’ll let you know that in the end I did manage to make it to a LMFF show.. with a little help of a few friends, of course! Here are some pics from the LMFF Independent Parade to whet your appetite..