Tag Archives: stm

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!!



Harry & Gretel @ STM Bistro Felix

7 Dec

STM Front Row @ Bistro Felix is an ongoing collaboration between STM, Bistro Felix Wine Bar and WA’s finest retail outlets. Held on the first Thursday of every month, each edition provides fashion loving friends to get their taste of the hottest looks.

Thursday just gone, I was excited to be heading to Bistro Felix in Subiaco for a night of fashions from local retailer (and a favourite of mine), Harry & Gretel.

With consideration of the 6.30pm start time together with knowledge that the Subi Street Festival was also planned for the area, I left early to ensure I didn't miss a minute of the evening.

Surprisingly, we cruised across the city and won a car bay, not far from the action on Rokeby Road.

After taking in some of the sights and sounds of the Subi Sreet Festival, we headed to Bistro Felix where we were greeted with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and shown to our table. It felt like Christmas with gifts at each place setting – a beautiful Ecoya candle courtesy of Harry & Gretel!

As the parade kicked off, we enjoyed our entree of vegetable terrine and made a note of garments to add to “wish lists” ahead of Christmas.

Chadwick models looked angelic with butterflies in their hair as they strutted gorgeous garments past each table. Labels such as Alice McAll, Poppy Lissiman, Wildfox, House of Harlow and Shakuhachi were on display which I'm sure made guests scramble to find a pen to add items to their list.

The atmosphere within Bistro Felix seemed as if the party from the street had flowed through the doors and resonated among the guests. Tables full of friends and acquaintances celebrated the festivities and enjoyed their mains whilst taking in the second half of the parade.

Slightly edgier, this next parade showed off a fun collection of summer dresses and party attire. As usual, I loved many of the outfits put together and it was interesting to hear Heidi from Harry & Gretel who spoke about her passion for creating an entire look for customer and also the journey that the store has taken since opening.

Heidi told the story of how the store (now Harry & Gretel) once sold only kitchen wares. With a change of hands, Harry & Gretel then incorporated homewares and a small rack of garments which proved a hit with customers. Heidi and Wendy then saw the need to stock a larger range of garments to meet demand as well as accessories and giftware. This is where the Harry & Gretel, as we know it today began and people now head to Leederville certain that they will find something they love at this gorgeous shop.

With succession, Harry & Gretel opened 'Harry Next Door' which stocks homewares and gift lines.

So with the story being told, I was now anticipating a future visit to the store even more to check out all the latest for Summer. But the evening wasn't over- the second half of the parade was as divine as the dessert that we were served. A cute lemon tart with vanilla cream, berry coulis and a touch of gold paint made this sweet dish a winner.

Alexa Coetsee from STM did a beautiful job at hosting the event and she informed us that the next edition of STM Front Row at Bistro Felix is set for February! Don't miss that one as it is definitely a fun filled night of fashion…. and a great excuse to grab your friends for a dinner date!

Keep your eyes on STM Facebook page for upcoming events such as this or head to http://www.bistrofelix.com.au/ for reservations.

STM Front Row

20 Aug

Ricarda, one of WA’s leading retailers will feature in parades which kick off the first of a series of fashion events, held at Bistro Felix in Subiaco.

STM Front Row will showcase and support fashion from local retailers whilst providing an evening of glamour and delectable food and wine. The series of dinners will be held on the first Thursday of every month so make sure it is marked on the calendar of you and your dinner dates!

When: September 6
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Bistro Felix, Subiaco
Tickets: 9388 3077 or www.bistrofelix.com.au

%d bloggers like this: