I went backstage for Shakuhachi’s ‘Cyber Barberella’ show. I’m not going to lie, it’s 2:15am New Zealand time right now and I’m so tired that I’ve fallen asleep twice whilst putting together this post. (Disclaimer: I’m actually in Sydney where it’s only 12:15am…) Anyway, I’m very tired so hopefully this is sort of coherent. I stayed backstage throughout the whole show to grab some sort of ‘atmospheric’ type shots, just so everyone could see how hectic it is back there during a show. The running, the changing, the shoe changes, the accessories, the makeup touch ups, the hair fixing, the order of the line the models stand in… Hectic.
Shakuhachi’s offering was very space-age, girly, colourful. Silver socks and white sandals. Go-go boots. Florals, structured shapes. I’m just listing these things from memory because I can’t make coherent sentences right now, but you’ll see when you go through the images. they’re in chronological order so you’ll see from make-up to dressed to the madness of second and third changes. Happy viewing. (And as with everything, for more images, check my post on Free People’s blog!)
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Gunita backstage at Lisa Ho.
Yesterday morning I got up super early to rush over to the Lisa Ho show, held in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I walked there. It’s only just over a kilometre away but I felt like my legs were going to fall off 500 metres in. I have no idea why I am telling you this because it’s pretty irrelevant to the show, but you know, that’s what it was like. I got there at around 8:00am, an hour before the scheduled show time, just so I could take a look backstage. The girls had this full on dark lipstick. It was like two colours that blended into each other. Lightest on the inside, darkest on the outside. It’s crazy what people can do with makeup these days. It looked incredible. Anyway, you’ll be able to see it (and more) in my photos below:
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Backstage before the show.
Kate Sylvester showed her collection, ‘The Last Sitting’ on Tuesday night. It took inspiration from Marilyn Monroe – more specifically, Bert Stern’s photographs of her, taken six weeks before her death. In terms of wearability (which is how I base all fashion things), this was one of my favourite collections of the week. The men in Monroe’s life were hinted in the clothes – Arthur Miller’s button down shirts, Joe Dimaggio’s baseball caps and baseball stitch detailing on the cups of swimsuits. I was lucky enough to go backstage before the show. Here’s what I saw:
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Outside the MBFWA venue, Carriageworks.
Like I said yesterday – you can’t really beat the show outside the shows. The streetstyle show. This is some of the best people watching you’ll ever do. Here are a few from Day 2:
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My favourite looks from yesterday’s Manning Cartell show were the light cream and white ones. There’s something really fresh about an all white outfit. I don’t really ever do all white in real life because I live in fear of stains, but boy do they look chic. Rachel Rutt’s look above, was my absolute favourite from the show. The linen semi-sheer coat and shorts, the top with its geometric sheer patterning – it looked amazing. See some of my other favourites below:
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Amanda Ware and Julia Nobis at Bec & Bridge.
This is a slight cop out, but I’m so far behind that I am combining my favourite photos from some other shows on Day 1 and posting them in one post. No words because I’m dead tired, but I will say that the light installation above the catwalk at Bec & Bridge was pretty incredible, and high fives to Surface Too Deep who showed their collection as part of a group swimwear show. Happy viewing:
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