Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Week wrap up
Last week I descended on Sydney for a few days of fashion, fun and food. A girl’s weekend full of outfit changes, hair and makeup and perhaps the best of all, food destinations in the fashion capital of Australia.
Sydney Fashion Week had all of the fashion fabulous and fashion not so fabulous hanging out at Carriage Works to catch a glimpse of designers latest collections.
My partner in crime Emma Milner (24/7 Lifestyle Studio) and I spent our first night catching up on the school holiday goss over a dirty martini (apparently filthy actually) at the Gowings Bar at our hotel. Hands down some of the absolute best martini’s (yes we had more than one) I have had to date and the DJ was spot on. A definite pop in needed if you happen to be in the city.
We stayed at the QT Sydney, a quirky hotel right in the heart of the everything. Perfect for a walk down to the Opera House, a shop at Pitt St Mall and it’s just a short taxi ride away from the uber trendy Surry Hills.
Emma and I decided to kick off our trip with a walk down to the Opera House and then up to Potts Point for breakfast.
Our first fashion experience was opening night at Carriage Works. Ellery and the Australian Ballet put on an absolute show stopping performance. A true Australian fashion icon, Kym Ellery blew everyone away with her signature effortless, feminine style.
After Ellery we dashed back to the QT Sydney for a quick outfit change and a martini at Gowings Bar before walking to Mr Wongs for dinner, a gorgeous modern Cantonese restaurant which I can highly recommend.
The following morning we walked to Jackies Cafe in Paddington for breakfast with the Peachy ladies Bec and Jules. The shops in Paddington were next level. Think Bassike, Alice MacCall, Ellery, Parlour X, ACNE….. thank goodness we had to hall arse back to the hotel to welcome the third musketeer Clare Ryan (Scoop Magazine) into our Sydney Fash Pack. A hell of a lot of damage could have been done that day.
Our dinner pick this night was a super cute place in Potts Point called Miss G’s. I’m obsessed with modern Asian food and this was next level.
We had to keep up with our morning walk tradition so after the shenanigans of the night before we took our slightly dusty heads all the way to Alexandria to hit up Sydney’s most talked about breakfast and lunch spot, The Grounds of Alexandria. This amazing market style eatery in the middle of what seemed to be nowhere was nothing short of spectacular.
Zhivago was my final show or Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney and what a way to finish off the Fashion Week experience.
And then…… a quick photo shoot before bed and a 4am wake up call.
Before I wrap up my Mercedes Benz Fashion Week experience I have to mention my hands down best dressed of the week was Lindy Klim. Her effortless, understated dressing is second to none. She owns her outfits and has presence when she walks into a room. Lindy just get’s it.
Thanks for having us Sydney. It was a girly slumber party fashion blast and best of all, we had so much fun. After all, that is exactly what fashion should be, fun. Until we meet again.