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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!

1920’s Style at The Heritage

7 Aug

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Friday night just gone I had a date with one of Perth’s newest ‘the’ bars….. The Heritage. Its located 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth and the architects and designers have done a superb job in giving this building a make-over to give The Heritage its ‘old world’ charm.

Immediately you feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk up the stairs and into the foyer of The Heritage which is decked out in marble floors and high ceilings. The music playing doesn’t blast you away but is still audible enough to create a vibe with the packed bar. Although our table was ready in the dining room we opted to head downstairs to Bobeche to have a pre-dinner drink….

Bobeche is a 1920’s style bar, tucked down below street level. It’s menu listing classic old world spirit cocktails, tap beer and fine wine along with simply prepared food. It was love at first sight with this quaint venue. Very cute, very unique for Perth and very easy, I would say, to lose an hour or two with some good friends and a cocktail menu!

But we didn’t spend an hour or two…….as we had an 8.30pm dinner reservation upstairs at The Heritage. Love crisp, white table linen set perfectly and attentive wait staff! We were offered drinks as soon as we sat down and didn’t wait long for them, or our meals to arrive.

Our taste bud envy;

Braised venison shank, gremolata, kale, potato mille feuille   39.00

Salade nicoise with tuna 30.00

glass of bubbles & glass of Pernod pre-dinner………  what more could you ask for on a rainy Friday night in Perth!

Oh almost forgot the cheesecake to finish – everything you could expect from a classic!

Devine dining, great service, great company and surroundings…… The Heritage is definitely worth putting in your diary for sometime in the not-to-distant future!

A bit about the Heritage Brasserie, Bar & Boardroom –

After 25 years of ruin, the architecturally iconic Royal Insurance building of 131 St Georges Terrace became home to The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom on the 24th of May 2012, as part of Brookfield Place. Conceptually designed with the intent to establish and introduce a hospitality offering that is all encompassing from a classic café/restaurant through to late night bar and take away provedore.

The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom is based upon the grand cafés/restaurants of Europe. Framed by the historic façade and dramatic high ceilings The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom features pewter bar tops hand made in Paris, crisp white linen and Italian marble floors. The dining room offers early breakfast, an all day a la carte brasserie menu through to late night cocktails. A European dominant wine list will feature, along with tap beer and an open seafood display. Takeaway coffee, wine and other delicatessen items are also available.

The Boardroom at The Heritage is a private dining room that can accommodate up to twenty people. The room is available for corporate functions and meetings as well as intimate celebrations. Offering varying seating options, a plasma TV and full Internet access, The Boardroom at The Heritage is ideally located for your private dining needs.

Lurking in the basement is Bobèche, a deep and moody personality for those wanting a dark and intimate setting to enjoy fine wine, mixed cocktails, diverse liquor offering, tap beer and grazing food menu options.

A bit about Bobeche………………….

Remember when we went down the spiralling stairs through the tunnel in the bottom of the garden and did an Alice in Wonderland?  The wax was dripping as the candlelight flickered. The performer on the side of the street, adorned in yellow with baggy breeches, checkered stockings with a rich coloured red jacket, a straw coloured wig and a hat crowned with a butterfly jousted for our attention.

Cast your imagination to a period of wry wit and mischief where you are enveloped with the impression of being somewhere dark and mysterious. This 20′s style speakeasy offers old world spirit on spirit cocktails, tap beer and fine wine along with simply prepared food. A place where people can go to be away.

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(courtesy of http://www.theheritageperth.com.au/)

1920’s style at The Heritage

2 Aug

20120802-212338.jpg

Friday night just gone I had a date with one of Perth’s newest ‘the’ bars….. The Heritage.
Its located 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth and the architects and designers have done a superb job in giving this building a make-over to give The Heritage its ‘old world’ charm.

Immediately you feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk up the stairs and into the foyer of The Heritage which is decked out in marble floors and high ceilings. The music playing doesn’t blast you away but is still audible enough to create a vibe with the packed bar.
Although our table was ready in the dining room we opted to head downstairs to Bobeche to have a pre-dinner drink….

Bobeche is a 1920’s style bar, tucked down below street level. It’s menu listing classic old world spirit cocktails, tap beer and fine wine along with simply prepared food. It was love at first sight with this quaint venue. Very cute, very unique for Perth and very easy, I would say, to lose an hour or two with some good friends and a cocktail menu!

But we didn’t spend an hour or two…….as we had an 8.30pm dinner reservation upstairs at The Heritage.
Love crisp, white table linen set perfectly and attentive wait staff! We were offered drinks as soon as we sat down and didn’t wait long for them, or our meals to arrive.

Our taste bud envy;

Braised venison shank, gremolata, kale, potato mille feuille   39.00

Salade nicoise with tuna 30.00

glass of bubbles & glass of Pernod pre-dinner………  what more could you ask for on a rainy Friday night in Perth!

Oh almost forgot the cheesecake to finish – everything you could expect from a classic!

Devine dining, great service, great company and surroundings…… The Heritage is definitely worth putting in your diary for sometime in the not-to-distant future!

A bit about the Heritage Brasserie, Bar & Boardroom –

After 25 years of ruin, the architecturally iconic Royal Insurance building of 131 St Georges Terrace became home to The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom on the 24th of May 2012, as part of Brookfield Place. Conceptually designed with the intent to establish and introduce a hospitality offering that is all encompassing from a classic café/restaurant through to late night bar and take away provedore.

The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom is based upon the grand cafés/restaurants of Europe. Framed by the historic façade and dramatic high ceilings The Heritage Brasserie Bar & Boardroom features pewter bar tops hand made in Paris, crisp white linen and Italian marble floors. The dining room offers early breakfast, an all day a la carte brasserie menu through to late night cocktails. A European dominant wine list will feature, along with tap beer and an open seafood display. Takeaway coffee, wine and other delicatessen items are also available.

The Boardroom at The Heritage is a private dining room that can accommodate up to twenty people. The room is available for corporate functions and meetings as well as intimate celebrations. Offering varying seating options, a plasma TV and full Internet access, The Boardroom at The Heritage is ideally located for your private dining needs.

Lurking in the basement is Bobèche, a deep and moody personality for those wanting a dark and intimate setting to enjoy fine wine, mixed cocktails, diverse liquor offering, tap beer and grazing food menu options.

A bit about Bobeche………………….

Remember when we went down the spiralling stairs through the tunnel in the bottom of the garden and did an Alice in Wonderland?  The wax was dripping as the candlelight flickered. The performer on the side of the street, adorned in yellow with baggy breeches, checkered stockings with a rich coloured red jacket, a straw coloured wig and a hat crowned with a butterfly jousted for our attention.

Cast your imagination to a period of wry wit and mischief where you are enveloped with the impression of being somewhere dark and mysterious. This 20′s style speakeasy offers old world spirit on spirit cocktails, tap beer and fine wine along with simply prepared food. A place where people can go to be away.

(courtesy of http://www.theheritageperth.com.au/)
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