Friday, 14 October 2016

Style Stalkers: What We Wore to Fashfest 2016

Dressing for a runway show should always be fun! It gives you the opportunity to dress up, be bolder with your look, show-off your latest seasonal purchase, pay homage to a designer of the night by wearing one of their designs or simply have fun with your outfit!

Attending a runway show several nights in a row makes you be prepared with your outfit choices and an opportunity to change up your look (depending on your mood).

This year at Fashfest we had so much fun attending the shows as well as doing the red carpet interviews so we found ourselves prepping our looks several days in advance. Here is what we wore...

Deejay Jukic @wearefoundau
Well that's a wrap Fashfest 2016 is officially over but I'm not ready to let go. This year I transitioned mainly to a photography role, supporting my girls from The Fashion Vault as the official photographer and also shooting for Out In Canberra.

The positives to this is that I had the best spot in the house, dead centre of the runway with the muses walking towards me. The trade off, my shooting style well is how do I explain it... I shoot lying on the floor!

As such skirts and fancy outfits are generally a no no. However, on closing night I decided to have a bit of fun though and came dressed for the red carpet.


I was lucky enough to get my hair styled by Anton's Hair Salon that night (well actually each night so a big shout out to them).
My outfit choice started with the shoes. Pom Pom heels purchased in NYC! I couldn't leave these.

Add a skirt by Piper Lane, and a singlet bought by a dear friend in LA and a metallic bike jacket I was ready to rock! Albeit, yet I probably spent a total hour in this outfit before I had to change and lay down on the floor to take photos but it was worth it.

Nothing like dressing up for the occasion. My theory is too is that you can never be over dressed!


Janette Wojtaszak @janettewojtaszak

For opening night I wore head to toe in Oxford. You guys know me - I love colour! I was in the mood to bring my colour A-game to the red carpet. My stylist tip is: if you wear you hair up and slicked back, try rocking huge statement earrings and a bold lip. Double. It. up.


My chic inner, high school teen was calling me and I had to rock my sexy cut out culotte jumpsuit with my edgy GOLD Stussy t-shirt. Sometimes I love dressing like a tomboy.
My stylist tip is to... think outside the square, find some #style #inspo on Pinterest and go with it! Belting your bags means you don't have to carry it! I'm all for being hands free.



Sofia Polak @sofiapolak
I planned to attend Fashfest on the opening and closing night and I knew I wanted to wear two different looks for each night. 

For the first night my outfit was inspired to by all the red carpet style I am constantly stalking and went for a statement off the shoulder dress by Misha Collection from Just Once - an awesome dress hire website (check it out you'll love it!).
I wore lace up ankle boots to balance out the fitted silhouette of my dress and opted for a smokey eye in earthy tones and lots of shimmery highlight for my make up look.  I kept my accessories to a minimum with a skinny choker and teased up my hair for some volume.
For closing night I went for a more relaxed look and wore a stunning two piece by Hunter The Label straight off the runway from Thursday night's show. I fell in love with it and knew it would be the perfect outfit for closing night dressed up with some laser cut open toe shoes, YSL bag and a black thick choker.

For my make up, I went with a classic winged, a rich red lip to add a hint of colour and channeled my inner boho with some loose waves.  
Janette, Sarah Kelly and Sofia (Me)
Sofia's Hunter The Label outfit on the runway

Debby Vilensky @debbywithawhy_
With Fashfest being all about Canberra I wanted to support local. On opening night I wore SWF which I bought from Canberra boutique Rebel Muse that incorporated the gorgeous sheer sleeve. My dress was black so makeup artist Amy Capeda went for a smoky grey eye with a nude lipstick.
Off shoulder and the statement sleeve are huge right now so I thought why not rock them both. I love this cute Shona Joy dress, that I got from Momento Dezigns in Manuka, with the pattern and the colours - blush, black and white are on trend for Spring and in keeping with my style which is simple but a little edgy. Big earrings are making a comeback and baring the shoulders means you can afford to wear earrings that’ll stand out.

I opted for minimal eye makeup, going for a light gold eyeshadow, black eyeliner, mascara and a subtle pink highlighter on may cheeks. My lipstick was the main feature and I’m wearing one of my favourites from Melbourne brand Shanghai Suzy in raspberry sorbet. It’s all about bright and bold lipsticks lip glosses for the warmer months and in pinks, peach and dark berry.
I was lucky enough to wear something from Canberra’s Hunter the Label. The back with those beautiful bows was amazing and I felt so glamorous. Fashfest’s head of makeup Diana Cheetham did my makeup and we went with something a little more bold with a statement lip.

For closing night I went to the very beautiful Manuka boutique Momento Dezigns and came out with a Shona Joy dress. This season is all about the statement sleeve and off shoulder and this had them both. I did my own makeup and picked up on the pink in the dress opting for a stand out lipstick from Aussie brand Shanghai Suzy in raspberry sorbet.

I felt comfortable every night and that is really important to me. You’ll never feel your best if you’re fidgeting with your outfit.

Tell us, what did you wear?

TFV xo 
Photography by @wearefoundau


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