Tag Archives: aelkemi

Western Australian Fashion Awards 2013

22 Feb


The 17th annual WA Fashion Awards took place last night at Perth's new style hub, Brookfield Place.

More than 400 guests were invited to walk the red carpet and what a high-profile red carpet it was!

Stunning West Australian fashions were shown off as guests made their way into the terrace courtyard. The Black tie event saw the courtyard a filled by a sea of Costarella, Ae'lkemi and Tarvydas gowns as well as jewels by Sewelley, Bianc and Lust Pearls to mention a few!

With a balmy Perth night and a crowd mingling in marvellous creations, it was certainly a fantastic night to celebrate the amazing creative talent we have here in Western Australia.


After an hour or so of pre-Award festivities and fashion admiration, we moved into the cool foyer of Brookfield Place where we found our seats and enjoyed an acoustic by Little Ebony before the all important presentations

The ceremony was presented by Channel 10 weather presenter, Magdalena Rose and Director of the University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Professor Ted Snell.

Mariella Harvey- Hanrahan (Festival Director, alongside Tony Sage) and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi also gave address, which created not only a sense of pride for our our creative community but also an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into Western Australian fashion, throughout all sectors.

So the presentations began!

First of all, Gabrielle Sullivan (Chadwick) was announced Runway Model of the Year and Grady Wulff (Chadwick), Hot New Model of the Year. Nicole Harrison (Chadwick) picked up the Photographic Model of the Year.

Half way through the presentations guests were treated to a display by Fliptease Aerialist, Scott Craig who hung from the ceiling of the foyer.

Models also walked among guests showing off fashions by Ae'lkemi , Flannel, Garth Cook, Kim Barton, Martini & Coz, Sewellery, Steph Audino, Tindale, Wild Horses and Zsadar.

Then the presentations continued…

STM best dressed boutique – Hatch

Best blogger – It's Now Cool

Fitness First Platinum Fine Details Award – Sewellery

Total Digital Creative Edge – Pippa McManus

CBA Designer for Tomorrow – Shane Newton Zsadar

City of Perth Most Innovative Designer of the Year – Ae'lkemi

And the winner…..
Gorgeous Models at presentations
Tiffany Spencer (House of Zaccaria) & Shane Newton, ZSDAR (Winner of Designer for Tomorrow)
With the lovely Magdalena Rose – both heavenly Ae'lkemi gown
Designer Stephanie Audino with Kymm (Designed by WA) – stunning in Steph Audino Gowns
With designer & winner of Most Innovative Designer, Alvin Fernandez (Ae'lkemi)… Gorgeous dress by Ae'lkemi!!!

What a fantastic ceremony highlighting the achievements of the WA Fashion Industry – Congratulations to all!!



WA given a serious shot of style in 2012… 2013 set for style explosion!

1 Jan

What a year 2012 was!!

Perth picked up the pace and showed the world what our beautiful city has to offer!

West Australians welcomed hip new bars and restaurants and showcased some of our biggest and best events yet.

With 6 star venues and luxury brand retailers opening their doors, we now have even more reason to embrace and celebrate style.

Every day I find inspiration by so many things here in the West and during the past year I have visited some amazing places, dined on some decadent dishes and fell in love with countless collections from our West Australian designers.

Here, I share a snapshot of some of the ingredients that made WA a place of fun and style during 2012…..

Crown has given us The Merrywell, Rock Pool, Nobu, Bistro Giullaume and accommodation with a world class poolside. This is the place for a complete night out!

Perth Arena of a world class standard and is our hub of exciting times to come!
Shopping has never been so much fun with WA designers opening flagship stores and collaborations of designers coming together at Hatch in the city and Ten @ Times Square in Claremont.
Perth Fashion Week kicks off a year of fabulous WA fashion! Keep the event alive!
Brookfield Place transformed into sophisticated style venue!
STM Front Row at Bistro Felix provided a regular fashion fix for lovers of style!
The most beautiful piece of France comes to King Street… Two of my favourite places collide!
The biggest and best year of the Perth Fashion Festival yet – one glorious of week on Perth to lock in your diary for 2013!!
The Perth Museum hosted this Flannel PFF event – styled by the Editor of Vogue – this was a fairy tale event to attend!
Rochelle Adonis showed off all year with a high tea service worth writing home about and Christmas fanfare so decadent it was sinful! Enjoy…
The Perth Racing Carnival at Ascot is a place where style is everything!
Paspaley Polo in the City – Relaxed summer outing at Langley Park – was a highlight for sure!
I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store and can only imagine what amazing events, fashions, food and style will provide inspiration for us all during the course of the year…
Watch this space for All that is style in WA!


26 Jun

Friday 27 July 2012…………… set to be one of the most stylish events in WA this year!

For the past 14 years, StyleAid has managed to deliver a glamourous evening whilst raising much needed funds to help the vital support programmes dedicated to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS at the WA AIDS Council.

This year, StyleAid will celebrate its 15th birthday and there is a superb line-up of WA’s finest fashion designers to be a part of the celebrations.

The magical line up of talent on display-

Aurelio Costarella*Flannel*Empire Rose*Zhivago*Poppy Lissiman* Morrison* One Fell Swoop*Ae’lkemi*Bikini Atol*Dilettante*Fenella Peacock* Garth Cook* Monster Alphabets*United Constructions*Zsadar

you can get your tix here – but hurry!!!!!!!!    http://www.styleaid.com.au/

Stay tuned for my next edition as the event draws nearer………….and then all the delicious glamour to follow the evening!