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Sydney sparkling for Mercedes Benz Fashion week

17 Apr

A few days in Sydney to catch up on the latest fashions at The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as well as catch up on some R&R was much anticipated to say the least!

Over the past weeks I had been excited to follow MBFW news in the lead up to the event which was to be held at Carriageworks for the first time in 2013.

Invitations were out and I was excited to find some our amazing designers from the West showcasing their collections during the week.

Aurelio Costarella, Betty Tran, Gypsea and Zhivago were just some of our WA designers taking centre stage at shows throughout the week and with MBFW Live being broadcast by JASU to 77 countries worldwide, the audience was set to be huge!

With bags packed and an early 4am wake up call, I departed Perth for a few days of indulgence!

One of my favourite people in the world came along for the fleeting trip and although she 'loves early mornings', our first stop after check in was a tall coffee! Our morning wasn't entirely free from hiccups, to say the least, so we were really in need of a strong drink!!

After taking in two movies and admiring the style of some admired Aussie actors on board, we arrived in Sydney in time to catch some live footage in Martin Place of MBFW fashions at the free-to-the public Pelican Bar.

With our hotel nearby we were lucky to be close to the action with the large screens showing runway footage.

Mojitos followed by dinner at a cute Cheese & wine bar marked our first night in Sydney…

The following day in Sydney was absolutely stunning with blue skies as far as the eye could see. A quick bus ride led us to the MBFW at Carriageworks to take in some of the action both on and off the catwalk.

Invitees found their seats ringside as they sipped on cool drinks doing the rounds before the show began. With 66 designers on show throughout the week, and the trade show 'Premiere' running alongside the event, Carriage works was certainly alive with fashion and style guru's.

The New Generation show featured West Australian designers Betty Tran and Zhivago and I couldn't wait to see their collections after being impressed by Dessert Designs and Faddoul among others.

A short black & white film kicked off Betty Trans show and the Betty Tran woman was defined by the strength in the label. Bold colours and a new colour palette paved the way of the beautiful collection on show…

Betty Tran
Betty Tran

Zhivago didn't disappoint as their signature lines were teamed up with fresh hues and a splash of attitude! Loved it all.


After a few days of fashion and having some retail therapy I was in need of a cocktail at the Opera Bar! The Opera Bar, FYI, in my opinion is THE best bar in Australia (well Eastern Australia anyway!).

Any occasion is made into an amazing occasion with views of the Opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge setting the back drop. If you haven't been – a definite for your next visit to Sydney!!

So after a few days of brilliant food, perfect weather, shopping and fashion it was time to hit the Qantas air roads and head back to the beautiful West!

So thank you Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for setting my heart racing over some amazing new fashions, adding to my list of 'must have' pieces, filling my eyes with non-stop style and increasing my desire for that shiny little black Mercedes-Benz number that was on display…


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