Got the After Fashion Week Blues

It's true. I have the after Fashion Week Blues. Not only has the week that was passed. The weather is shocking here in Sydney and it's now stopping me from shooting my up and coming collaborations!! You've probably seen it on the news? We had storms last week and then a break for about two days. Then yesterday the CBD flooded again AND we had hail. Not just a little bit I might add. We could build icemen and lie in the hailstones and make ice angels!! It looked like snow! Now I love the winter. However, this weather is a bit much!!

Let's look back at one of my outfits that I wore during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I am not one of the lucky few who get chauffeured around in a Mercedes Fashion Week Fleet car. So I wear fashionable and comfortable clothes that mean that I can get between shows fast. Plus being on your feet all day also means I say no to heels. Sure you see street style that includes the select few in their heels. The reality for most people who go to Fashion Week is that we are there to work. To make meaningful connections, get ideas for clients and see some amazing Australian Fashion. Therefore most of my outfits were practical.

You can see below I wore my 3.1 Phillip Lim backpack so I could keep my hands free. You need a great pair of sunglasses and of course some comfortable sneakers. I always try to wear Australian labels to Sydney Fashion Week - so my blue skirt is Scanlan Theodore. Plus my UNIQLO Cashmere jumper breathes and is light weight. Love a good basic.

What do you think of my latest outfit? Do you dress for comfort? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all!

UNIQLO Cashmere Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses

UNIQLO Cashmere Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

UNIQLO Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack, Dior So Real Sunglasses, New Balance Sneakers

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Do It Yourself! Fashion Week Sydney Street Style

MBFWA, Carriageworks, April 12-16, 2015

Well, thank goodness the weather was more fine in Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney than it is this week! I hope all my lovely Sydney readers are dry, safe and warm in this terrible weather. I hope to hear that you are all ok as soon as you are able. Let's turn to something to keep our minds from the rain and wind.

Apart from seeing some fantastic shows at Carriageworks last week - I always love checking out what other people are wearing. I try to get to absolutely every show so I can see everything and have a chance to discover something new. Plus this strategy means I will spy lots of people wearing great outfits to inspire me and give me new ideas. Don't despair if you weren't there; I have compiled some great street style images below. Plus I used my favourite shot of Nicole Warne to create a Do It Yourself! Fashion Week Sydney Style outfit so you can get inspired too.

My favourite all white ELLERY combo comes first (photo 1) - you can buy yours HERE. Plus you can check out my review of the show HERE. Vanessa Low looks fantastic in her all white ensemble - she uses pops of colour from her Valnetino bag and heels to make her look interesting. A common theme running through all these shots is that classic items like shirting and pencil skirts can be brought to life with on-trend accessories. I've always said buying classic items that stand the test of time is a MUST. Check out Margaret Zhang's interesting shirt in photo 7 and the peplum pencil skirt in photo 3 is a great way to add an interesting silhouette to your wardrobe. Very lady-like.

Scroll through the post to land at the Do It Yourself! section. Which street style shot from Sydney is your favourite? Do you attend Fashion Week? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you!

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Getty Images

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Getty Images

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, Vanessa Low

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, Vanessa Low

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Keishikibi.com

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Keishikibi.com

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Adam Katz Sinding

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Adam Katz Sinding

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Cocktail Revolution

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Cocktail Revolution

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

Do It Yourself! Fashion Week Sydney Style

I've put this lovely outfit together using ASOS Australia and Australian Designer Scanlan Theodore pieces. You can create this look on a budget though - just wear your own white shoes! Don't think you have to go out and buy things. Any pencil skirt will do. Plus you can substitute the off the shoulder shirt below for a plain white shirt from your boyfriend/partner if you like - I would!

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

Fashion Week Street Style April 2015, photo - Street Style Australia

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COS Spring Summer 2015 Fabric Path

I'm taking a little break in my Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week coverage to show you the Milan COS store collaboration with Snarkitecture which is pretty fantastic!

COS and Daniel Arsham & Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture have created a retreat in the middle of Milan city which reflects the fashion brand's appreciation of clean lines, transparency and the transformation of the everyday. The installation comprises of thousands of paper thin fabric sheets hanging at various lengths from the ceiling to form cavernous spaces in the COS Milan store.

The viewers walk through the fabric stripped space in order to get to the COS showroom where the COS Spring Summer 2015 Collection is displayed. The COS x Snarkitecture installation is effected by the sunlight that passes through surrounding windows, shadows within the building and the movement from people as they walk through the space.

Check out the photos below. What do you think about presenting art and installation art in a retail setting? Does it encourage you to visit? Are you more likely to buy something when you do? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you!

Milan COS Store Entrance, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store Entrance, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store Spring Summer 2015 Collection, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

Milan COS Store Spring Summer 2015 Collection, COS x Snarkitecture, photo designboom

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Dyspnea Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney

I must admit I was SUPER excited to see Dyspnea present their first stand alone runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney this week. Dyspnea have become an instagram sensation and I first became aware of their fluffy candy-like creations after seeing them on a few people last year during MBFWA.

Dyspnea was born in Perth, Western Australia and is the love child of two designers - Jameen Zalfen & Rachel Motteram. They graduated from TAFE and started designing party pieces for themselves and the business has grown from there. The duo are kept busy whipping up fluffy confections for thirsty social media movers, shakers and tastemakers. In short, they appeal to anyone who doesn't give a damn what you think. Their Dyslexicola look book was shot on location in Paris by Tom De Peyret and modelled by Garance Rochoux-Moreau (in between bookings by Rick Owens and Adidas, if you please). They have also been nominated twice for the WA Fashion Awards’ Designer of Tomorrow.

I loved their Spring Summer 2015/16 Collection. It was playful and was, as promised, a totally unforgettable apocalypse of fluff, glitter, splashes of gold, ghetto beats and fairy models. While I won't be jumping at the chance to wear see through pants, I am wanting to grab some pom pom earrings to wear or one of the lovely gold crowns you can see in the last two photos. It's easy to see why Dyspnea are popular in Japan.

The hair for the show was created by evo and Edwards and Co. and the nails were put together by the lovely I Scream Nails. I Scream Nails have salon's in Melbourne and Sydney. The only thing I am sad about was the fact that I was unable to get enough perfect shots of the collection. Check out the video below!

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

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