I was lucky enough to be invited this past weekend to the inaugural Brisbane Fashion Weekend as one of the official bloggers.
The event was over 2 days – 22nd and 23rd of October at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills.
The day consisted of a Runway Show, Centre Stage – a opportunity to sit and listen to Brisbane fashionistas talking about the latest trends, Stylist Hub – grab some styling hints from some fabulous Brissie stylists and a Pop Up Precinct – your chance to shop the runway straight away and I can’t mustn’t forget the Moet Lounge where you could grab a bite to eat, sip champagne and relax.
WHAT I WORE
So what do you wear when you are going to be in a room full of gorgeous Brisbane fashionistas.
For me it had to be something comfortable that I could wear all day and that stayed true to my sense of style.
I can be very indecisive when trying to pick an outfit for an event and but this time I knew that I wanted to wear a gorgeous Red Silk Kimono from ShortList.
But I still had to decide what to wear with it.
Now a few weeks ago I was admiring Sally from Steele My Style frayed hem jeans and she told me they were super easy to make.
I’ve always been quite handy in the sewing department but did doubt that I may not be able to pull these off.
The Thursday before the BFW event I decided they would be perfect to wear with my kimono. I went through my quite large jean collection to find a pair that I wouldn’t be too upset if I ruined them.
You can see my efforts below – I ;m quite pleased with how they turned out.
Below is a very quick 3 step how to if you would like to give it a go – I promise it really is super easy.
- Cut the hem off a pair of jeans – you need to cut it off at the length that you would like these to end on your leg, for me this was just above ankle.
- Decide how long you want to make your tassels and take your scissors and cut 1/2 – 1 cm strips up to that point (I cut mine in 1/2 cm strips). You can sew a just above the end of the cut line to stop the tassels from going any further, I haven’t yet (and I’m going to be honest I probably won’t).
- Lastly chuck the jeans in the washing machine for a quick wash and once finished throw them into the dryer and that’s it, they will come out looking like mine below. Easy Peasy.
And while you drink champagne you have to update social media – it’s a rule.
As an official blogger I had front row seats to the Runway show and also got a sneak peak back stage as the models got ready for the show.
I was very excited to see that the trends that I love featured very heavily in the runway think
- Off the Shoulder
- Bold Colours
The designers featured were:
The Two Corporate Girls – Beckie and Sophie talking about Corporate trends. Now even though I don’t work in the corporate sector I still picked up a few tips and a pair of skinny white pants and culottes are now on my must have list.