The people who actually buy and wear the clothes. gasp. Novel concept!
Sydney has finally cottoned on...Melbourne has had a consumer fashion festival for a while now.
Fashion weeks are an exercise in fantasy, not just presentation but also preoccupation and perception... multi-hued clothes in zany, sometimes genius avant-garde styles being shown to grey & minimal dressed fashionistas... size 0 models with no breasts and boy hips are heralded as the epitome of feminine beauty... designers "battle against all odds"...and it's all so serious! Like... fashion will save the world from impending doom!
Hey, don't get me wrong, fashion is serious. Our personal use of fashion is our public self-expression style.
BUT... fashion and style are fraternal twins.
I love fashion weeks/parades, they are great fun and back in my modeling days [yes we had clothes back then, curves too], catwalk was my favourite... and hell yeah I still walk down the street like it's my catwalk and I'll strut if I want to. aherm. Sorry. Where were we? Right.
Don't get me wrong but... sometimes fashion is celebrated like it's...going out of fashion... Anyyywayyy...
I'm not a fashion reviewer so don't expect a rundown of trends... the first show I went to was about "eclectic, playful and quirky cool. Blends of innocent fun and a balance of masculine with femininity"...and funnily enough, that pretty much sums up my look.
More pics of me (but of course J) after the jump.
vintage turtleneck bodysuit and it's vintage because I have had it for over 20 years! As I keep saying, there are many benefits to being older, one of them is that eventually things you have owned for a while become officially vintage!! * matt light gold satin utility pants * claret velvet jacket with hot dang shoulders * harness necklace made by the gorgeous Amanda from Not So Naked [contact her for custom orders] *
[About the jacket... bought it a month ago, it was down to AUD$15 from AUD$arm/leg/2 toes... how could I resist?? Yes it's a bit late in the 'season' but do I look like I give a s**t about things like that? I have kept away from the shoulder detail look, I have to be careful with shoulder detail because I have 'up curve' shoulders and strong shoulder muscles so shoulder detail and even just slight padding, can make my neck disappear, plus I'm wearing a turtleneck so that's why my hair is up, to elongate my neck... it's a tip to keep in mind.]