Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Urban Couture Pop-Up Runway

Looks from Cenote Swimwear

 Swimwear from Natalie Rolt and jewellery from Little Dove

While I think I still have sand in my shoes, the sun setting over Sorrento Beach was the perfect backdrop to the Urban Couture pop-up runway over the weekend. The weather gods were good to the fashion pack as they came to see swimwear designs from Cenote Swimwear, 2Wink Australia and Natalie Rolt with Little Dove and a live performance from Boys, Boys, Boys! Urban Couture Ambassador for 2014 Samantha Harris made a guest appearance, charming onlookers as usual with her stunning features and captivating presence. 

Cenote Swimwear's pieces were inspired by a road trip through Central America and feature feminine cuts and flirty frills. Natalie Rolt's most eye-catching design (while not necessarily appropriate for swimming) was a detailed beaded two piece fit for the most glamorous beach goer.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Urban Couture Industry Launch

Playful illustrations with pops of vivid colour lined the walls at the Blend(er) Gallery for Urban Couture's 2014 media launch. Mekel illustration's second solo exhibition complimented the fashion shown by labels House of S K Y E, By Emily Lewien, and Natalie Rolt.

Now in its fourth year, Urban Couture is another WA initiative to support the local fashion industry. Free runway shows provide the public with an easy and fun way of discovering new designers, not to mention highlighting other talented industry professionals such as artists, models and make-up artists. This year's ambassador is the stunning Australian supermodel Samantha Harris- one more reason to head down to one of the shows and see what all the fuss is about.

The event runs until March 30.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Love Thread Garden Party

Topshop dress, ASOS clutch, Witchery shoes.

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to attend  a special afternoon tea that was put on by Angeline from Love Thread to raise awareness and funds for The Esther Foundation. The foundation does excellent work in caring for troubled women aged 13 to 33. Hosted at the picturesque Peninsula Tea Gardens by the Swan River, it was a delight of an afternoon. Ladies came in their best fifties frocks to sip tea from dainty tea cups and nibble on scrumptious sandwiches, scones, cakes and petit fours.

Unfortunately I didn't bring my SLR so these pictures don't do the setting justice. More photos of the event can be found on the Love Thread Facebook page. Visit Angeline's blog here.