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Eco Fashion Week Australia: DAY ONE

Eco Fashion Week Australia: DAY ONE

After months and months of anticipation and preparation, Eco Fashion Week Australia 2018 has finally kicked off!!

I spent the morning working, before heading off to the Sunday markets. If there’s a market, Kate will always sniff it out! - plus a helpful follower let me know they existed. Thanks lovely.

After a picnic lunch and chats with the local veggie stall owners (classic Kate), I headed off to a fitting and rehearsal… yip that’s right: I went from media partner to model this evening!

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I was honoured to rock a Green Embassy garment (designed and made by Zuhal, CEO of Eco Fashion Week) on the runway tonight, made out of up-cycled curtains and alpaca wool from the designer’s own farm and home. I had a few ‘what the heck am I doing’ moments back stage, but made it through with the delight of wearing such a gorgeous, sustainably made garment, and the encouragement from sweet young models back stage.

The Green Embassy collection was outstanding: I’d highly recommend checking out their website for some more detail on the creations.

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Another stand out, was Clawdi. Her garment was bold, a true statement, and the crowd went wild as the model turned around and revealed “LIVE FAST, BUY SLOW”: a motto I find myself embracing.

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I was drawn to the Birdtribe garments, because naturally, I’m a sucker for nature. Made from natural dyes and fibres, I could imagine myself wearing something like this daily. Pressed leaves in clothing designs can often look tacky, but Birdtribe certainly pull it off well.

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While getting my hair done before my big model debut (shall I quit my day job?), I commented on a lady’s exquisite jumpsuit. Turns out, that was the right thing to do. Jill, the beautiful jumpsuit lady, had made the jumpsuit herself and was a designer in the show! Her label, Betty Spoke, was perhaps my favourite of the night; I’m excited to see her full collection on Wednesday. The rest of the shows will have to do something outstanding to top it.

What an impressive opening show, a great way to start a brilliant week!

Tomorrow we have a full day visiting the Great Barrier Reef restoration project, and a touch of snorkelling before more FASHION.

Outfit:

Jumpsuit: Tonic & Cloth

Shoes: Hello Darling

Clutch: Outliv

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