VAMFF 2015; Independence Runway show – OYSTER

Well, where do I begin? This show was full of Australian talented fashion masterminds that have sprung up across all over our Australian borders but as well internationally. I was astonished by the whole show to finish up VAMFF – it was definitely a high note for me personally!

Here is how my night  started


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Kirsty Irwin

I began the night feeling inspired and excited, as I was honoured to wear a student piece by Debbie Yann, a 4th year student studying fashion design at RMIT.

Debbie experimented with raw/animalistic materials being tamed as a result this beautiful jacket was created I flaunted her spectacular creation throughout the night. Over 100 hours of hand-sewed work was put into the jacket to be created! Student feature will be soon all about Debbie so stay tuned!

Kirsty Irwin and I (creator/designer of KIRSTY IRWIN label & JAGGAR the label) Hung out for a little and talked all things fashion. I interviewed Kirsty not so long ago online so it was good to meet in person!

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Emily Highfield

I was delighted to sit next to Emily Highfield at the event. It was good catching up with her; I have always admired her, as she is a talented woman in the fashion industry and an incredible fashion blogger. Emily has just recently launched her new brand HUNTR, be sure to check it out.

The show commenced with last year’s winners Tiffany & Co National Designer Award –


Showcasing detailed leather pieces and grunge edge collection.

Rocking leather to constructed tailored pieces. It was edgy-cool and dark, which i loved about the collection. The detailing on the leather jackets and vests were statement silver zippers which shows quality!

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Right after STRATEAS.CARLUCCI, vocalist Chela came out on the runway to perform. And what a performance it was! She sang her song “Handful of Gold” with so much energy. She then danced on the runway with two back up dancers. I can’t really explain in words so here’s a little snip of her performance below. It really has left me in the best mood since.


After being musically satisfied seeing Chela’s performance. The runway commenced with the following designers Celeste Tesoriero, Elissa McGowan, Salasai, Emma Mulholland, Dress up and Pageant. Pageant won this years winners of Tiffany & Co National Designer Award.

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Showing us a couple of pointers on how to dress like a Parisian With the use of darker colours and textures using tailored garments –  creating the perfect French style.

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Emma Mulholland

Emma Mulholland showcased a beautiful vibrant colourful collection. Featuring embellished statement pieces – detailed designs with sequinned Gullahs!

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Celeste Tesoriero 

Keeping in Australian theme Celeste Tesoriero perfected along with having the models parade the runway accessorised with the most sweetest koalas backpacks.

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Elissa McGowan

Graceful and stylish Elissa McGowan collection ranged elegantly from water coloured  printed silks to classic feminine silhouettes!

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Keeping with all things dark with tailored pieces with smart and tailored pieces along with nostalgic printed shirts to skirts.

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This years winners Tiffany & Co National Designer Award.
Pageant’s collection was fresh, glossy and tasteful. Its quintessential silhouettes was nothing less then excepted biker babe’s came to mind!

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The finale showcased all the designers with the musical track “Freedom” by George Michael as each model paired off-hand in hand down the runway.IndepemdantRunway_101

We left the Oyster show not only impressed by the talent we have in Australia but with a sense of joy from the night that came well into the week.

Over and out… my foxes!

Big thank to AMPR xx

Photography credit: Lucas Dawson

Outfit Edit:

Wearing Debbie Yann’s feather jacket 

Dean & Nadine Aztec drops earrings 

Wild.Horses black jumper

Sportsgirl – wide leg trousers
Big thank you to Lisa from Dean & Nadine Debbie Yann 

Lights In The Dark


Here is a quick post of what I wore to the National Graduate Showcase night! 

Items of clothing worn on the night!


Photographer: Defiant Arts

ps-  I purchased these items 2 years ago from witchery but I’m sure you can find similar items online! xx






Not just another ordinary night in Melbourne town, no not one bit. Fashion week is in full force now. During this time we get to escape from our ordinary lives and into the fashion world. Where you can wear anything in your clothing attire to express yourself and style. Tonight’s runway presented five Australian designers for the cosmopolitan runway show presented by —- But before I get down to business I have to let you in a sneak peek on my night.

On the night talented Perth designer Natalie, creator of WILD.HORSES, dressed me in her current collection. It was great to finally be in her presence and meet her, as I had interviewed her for my blog some time ago. Natalie is a very passionate person about fashion and enjoys creating brilliant garments. Wild Horses is about being carefree, wild,spirited and effortless! For women who want to escape and to be heard. I got to meet Lucy who is a illustrator & textile designer and as well is part of the WILD HORSES team.

As the night went on and grew closer to the runway show about to start I met fellow blogger Nikki from State of Style as well Alex and Jayme from GIVEMETHATHING as we talked about all things blogging! It was such a pleasure to meet all of you.

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The abundance Of Australian talent was exquisite. The runway before show was all lit up in pink lights which really set the scene.

The runway showcased WILD HORSES , CAMEO, THE FIFTH LABEL, SHONA JOY and FINDERS KEEPERS.Here are my top 4 picks from each designer on the night



WILD.HORSES show that you don’t have to stick to pants this winter! Their knit dresses are perfect for that feminine yet edgy look that so suits the slightly less sunny days we’re about to experience. The dark colour palette and use of leathers and textile print designs is what really draws me to this collection.


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CAMEO’s new collection positively screamed ‘power woman’. Sticking to cool and crisp neutral tones for the cooler months, the collection mixed and matched textures by layering up. Camel, AKA this season’s trending colour, appeared in everything from knits to culottes and helped pull together a range that’ll keep you classy from 9-5 and well into the night!

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Classical feminine black and white played a huge part in Shona Joy’s new collection. Bouclé knit dresses and skirts with leather panelling got us super excited for the winter months. Accompanying them were stunning ruched leather dresses and twin sets with complex digital prints. Definitely a collection to love!

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Finders Keepers’ new collection was dappled with bright jewel tones and striped prints that brought something of Spring and Summer into it’s winter preparations. Relaxed trousers and slouching suit pieces made for a rather quirky and laid back approach to what otherwise might be portrayed as business wear.

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In it’s usual style the ensembles presented by The Fifth were about as chilled out as it comes. Jersey dresses, cuffed boyfriend jeans and simple Tee’s worn over Cons gave off a particularly care-free vibe as the label reinterpreted sports luxe in the loungiest of ways. We’re especially loving the great monochrome plaid jackets that made an appearance – they’ve gone straight onto the wish list!


Tune in tomorrow as I tell you all about the National Graduate Showcase… very impressive

Special thanks to…

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Natalie from WILD.HORSES

VAMFF: Runway 4 Presented by SHOP TIL YOU DROP and supported by Revlon at Priceline pharmacy


  photooneI was invited to the SHOP TIL YOU DROP runway supported by Revlon at Priceline pharmacy

The show was impressive to begin with the bright lights lit up the runway. I sat in anticipation waiting for what was about to come on show. It was a great opportunity to show all our home talent that we have in Australia. There were so many classic timeless, beautiful elegant pieces it was hard to pick a favourite. But here are all my picks from the Runway, it was impossible to pick just one so I listed as many as I could!


Last night showcased these five talented Australian designers

Alice McCall

Alice McCall had a range of fun watercolour prints throughout her collection classic black and white collection. I adored the abstract prints, its quirky cool. The second outfit I adored was this sophisticated white dress, with what seemed from my eye a devoré detail on the dress. Meaning It had a semi-transparent pattern against the fabric which was absolutely divine

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Presented black and white textured pieces in their collection, ranging from unusual knits to silks. As well they played  with digital print on skirts and dresses. This skirt below shows off that different textured look – it’s different and not just a plain pencil skirt but a slit skirt.

The looks I picked out of the collection are versatile looks you can wear them to events to the office and straight after 5 for dinner

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Keepsake, as usual, played party to the girly inside us all with their offerings of gorgeous embellished pieces. Shorts, crop tops and pantsuits were fashioned in cool tones throughout the collection. With adequate simplicity each piece was one that could easily take its place in any girls existing closet.


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 The collection had a sophisticated 70’s modern spin to it. I fell in love with this tailored blazer featuring gold button, as well the layering different textures together creating high fashioned looks.


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WHITE SUEDE is renowned for their quality leather pieces. The models on the night paraded sleek classic looks and timeless investment pieces. Ranging from Sublime leather jackets and coats were paraded over luxe cocktail dresses to create looks that portrayed something of a grungy vibe under the shine of it’s simplicity and class.

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Stay tuned as I cover and keep you up to date all things fashion at the Premium Runway 6 Presented by Cosmopolitan and Supported by  REVLON at Priceline Pharmacy xx

Special thanks to


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Contessa Dreams

Up and close:


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VAMFF 2015: Opening Event presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue Australia


VAMFF comes around once a year, rewarding Melbourne for the long wait leading up to our most prestigious fashion festival. New York, Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week’s are complete and finally comes our turn to celebrate the beautiful pieces that Australian and International Designers have to offer. 

Melbourne’s Fashion savvy populace gathered, as usual, at Dockland Wharf for the arrival of the biggest opening show, presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue. Featuring beloved Australian brands such as Bianca Spender,Christopher Esber, Ellery,Bassike,Romance Was Born,Camilla and Marc,Carla Zampatti and Michael Lo Sordo just to name a few, it featured over 200 winter looks. 

Jessica Gomes opened the show wearing a delicate sheer piece by designer Camilla. Behind her, as if playing follow the leader, were drummer boys as they drummed to the beat of the music.

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 Soon after Montana Cox graced the runway with her new short locks wearing leopard print beaded dress.

As the models strutted one by one they wore beautiful, lush winter pieces ranging from leathers to knits and warm trench coats. My anticipation for each designer grew, as there was not one outfit I disapproved of. 


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There were quite a number of trends that were on hand. Monochrome was strongly present in the runway featuring neutral tones and minimalist looks ranging from knits to coats from Bassike, Viktoria + Woods and Camilla and Marc providing versatile stunning ensembles that caught my eye.

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The 70’s silhouettes were also present, as denim and tailored flares took to the runway. As well Cox wearing a fringe black number. Not forgetting our bold colourful prints and patterns by Romance Was Born, nothing less than expected from the daring designer


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Stay tuned as I cover more events this week.


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Special thanks to

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VAMFF 2015


We are proud to announce that le BLONDE FOX will be attending VAMFF this year.
Giving you the fresh off the runway updates on the blog

Our main man Dermie Defiant Arts will be snapping DAVID JONES VOGUE RUNWAY along with various other shows!

Thank you for the ongoing support and fans of le BLONDE FOX

It really means the world to me. 

VAMFF 2015: StageLabel RUNWAY 2015

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VAMFF kicked off in style this week with the highly anticipated StageLabel cultural runway show 2015, in which designers celebrated their individual style and made their unique ‘fashion fingerprint’ in the industry. Held at the beautiful waterfront docklands the event showcased eight incredibly individual and talented emerging designers from across the globe.

The spacious warehouse swiftly began to thicken up with fashion savvy associates, sipping on flutes of champagne and nibbling on appetisers; the room seething with anticipation for the upcoming showcase. Each designer revealed four or more of their designs, ranging from classic clean silhouettes to fun and gregarious garments.  Here are my fashion choices of the night.

Millicent Elizabeth

Tiffany’s collection is so versatile that you can wear from work to evening. Her designs are clean cut and exquisitely classic. Such elegant pieces for any occasion you are sure to be a showstopper. On the night I wore the Helix collar wool crepe top & Double Helix wool crepe skirt with silk and tiff As well you can read our interview here
Purchase here

Ash MayBe 

Ashleigh’s plays with quirky digital and idiosyncratic prints, the collection is a colourful colour palette. I loved this fun piece from her range, the majorca dress has a lot of personality to it.  FSL-15Purchase here

Billy & Boo 

Belinda is the creator of Billy & Boo. Her collection focuses on classic and contemporary designs, using different textures and fabrics. This piece below is sophisticated and great for any special occasion out.

The pola cutout top and the junki body con skirt


Model: Letitia Sindt
Purchase here

Braddon Tailors

Braddon Tailors suits are tailor-made to perfection. Philip Morgan creates custom-made master pieces that will fit your body like a glove.

The blue suit

 Purchase here 

Delightful Darling

Hayleah’s garments are a celebration of fairy tales. Her creations are marvellously unique wholly inspired and based upon fairytale books. This collection was inspired by “The Folk of the Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton.
My pick is the pixie trousers they’re very unique statement piece.
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Purchase here 

Lola and Lamar 

Lola and Lamar are bold and daring brand. Their individual pieces are infleunced by the iconic1980’s and 90’s. Those of the brave hearted and who are not scared to show a little skin.

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Purchase here 

Love by Nathaly

Nathaly focuses on sustainable special occasion wear. She has created pieces for special occasion that you can  wear  for more than just a special occasion. This piece was definitely a stand out piece on the night.

Reversible lace-up dress


 Purchase here 

Thea & Seera

Two sisters from Brunei Darussalam 

The fabrics they used in their collection were rich and vibrant. The lily dress not only beautifully made in this royal purple colour which I love, but the detail beading on the tenunan panelling across the chest.


Purchase here 

Special thanks to

Rohit- StageLabel
Dermie- Defiant Arts
Deakin film crew- Reilly, Benjamin, Luke, Serena and Reza
Tiffany- Millicent Elizabeth