It’s been slightly over a week since I’ve been back from MBFWA in Sydney and I’m still reeling in excitement a little over the whole experience. Being backstage for the Michael Lo Sordo show (thank you, Skin Inc!) and watching all the behind the scenes action unfold in front of my eyes was an eye-opener. From seeing the models arrive, to them getting prepped and ready for runway – it was all rather chaotic. So many people are involved to put a show together and before you know it, the show is over in about 20 minutes. All that prep work for 20 minutes!
It was so lovely getting to meet and chat with one of the designers, Michael Lo Sordo backstage. He was surprisingly really calm before the show. I can imagine that I’d be a bundle of nerves if I were in his shoes! Velda, my fashion-bunny companion throughout this trip and I even bumped into him at a The Grounds of Alexandria a couple of days later. What a nice coincidence.
The both of us people watched in between shows – it’s really fun to see so many people dressed up, took OOTDs for each other – I love the white playsuit that I’m wearing (thank you for dressing me for the shows, Miss Selfridge!), and did a pit stop at Bill’s Cafe at Surrey Hills to fuel up – the ricotta hotcakes are to die for. What fun. 🙂
Playsuit: Miss Selfridge (Orchard Gateway branch, Singapore)
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
I did not expect to return to Sydney so soon after my 2 day escapade
in the beautiful city last year. What brought me over this time was the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
, with an opportunity to go backstage for the Michael Lo Sordo show – how could I say no. I flew in a couple of days earlier before the show to enjoy the city. It was also really a chance for me to take a short break and to gain fresh perspectives and inspiration to fuel my role as Creative Director at Wardrobe Theory.
For those of you are wondering why Wardrobe Theory
has been so quiet on the new arrivals front, we’ve been really busy designing and prepping for full collections of ‘Wardrobe Theory Originals’. Yes, we’re moving towards becoming a full-fledged label and I can’t tell you how excited I am! I’ve designed every single piece in the upcoming collections and this whole process is taking longer than it should as I’m super fussy about quality and cuts. I’m making sure that everything is perfect before we are ready to present the collections to you. For a ‘lil sneak peek, I’m wearing a pair of high-waisted tailored shorts from one of the coming collections in this series of pictures. 🙂
These pictures were taken at The Rocks – one of my favourite places to visit in Sydney. You can access the Sydney Harbour Bridge from here, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art, or walk around and enjoy the beautiful and quaint architecture of the buildings around this area. Definitely lots of photo op moments! The cafe on the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-visit when you’re here. The view of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House is beyond amazing.