Monday, September 5, 2011

2011 WA Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

The 36 finalists of this year’s WA Fashion Awards (WAFAs) were announced at Perth Fashion Festival’s (PFF) exclusive Style Circle event held last night at Wolfe Lane.

The finalists stretch across nine categories honouring students, writers, creators and models from the elite talent pool of Western Australian fashion.

The categories include WA Designer of the Year, Designer of Tomorrow, Fine Details, Runway Model of the Year, Photographic Model of the Year, Hot New Talent, Creative Edge, Best Blogger and Best Dressed Boutique.

Festival Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said this year’s finalists represent the high calibre talent in our local fashion industry.

“Every nominee in this year’s Awards bring something different to his or her category, and really show why Western Australia is fast becoming a global fashion destination,” Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said.

The finalists were nominated earlier this year by the State’s influential fashion industry community known as Style Circle.

Style Circle includes more than 200 Western Australian fashion industry professionals including designers, stylists, creatives, beauty and hair stylists, media, models and modelling industry members and photographers.

The Style Circle members will vote on the finalists within each category and the winners will be announced at the WAFAs, set to be held in November this year.

For further detail on voting and WAFA finalists, visit

WA Fashion Awards categories and nominees include:

Photographic Model of the Year

· Rosie Tupper (Viviens)

· Emily Green (Viviens)

· Holly Caiulo (Chadwicks)

· Caris Tiivel (Chadwicks)

· Jessi Moloney (Scene)

· Jonathon Woodward (Scene)

Runway Model of the Year

· Sarah Kate (Viviens)

· Sally Paten (Viviens)

· Holly Caiulo (Chadwicks)

· Fiona Thomas (Chadwicks)

· Evelyn Leckie (Scene)

· Rebecca Jones (Scene)

Hot New Talent

· Stef Roberts (Viviens)

· Sarah Tilekke (Viviens)

· Georgia Herbert (Chadwicks)

· Gabrielle Sullivan(Chadwicks)

· Morgana Powell (Scene)

· Paige Bavich (Scene)

WA Designer of the Year

· Flannel

· Ae’lkemi

· One Fell Swoop

Designer of Tomorrow

· Little Gracie

· Ange Lang

· Zhivago

Fine Details

· Toto Moto

· Pinchandspoon

· Harpers

Creative Edge

· Pip McManus: Fashion Illustrator

· Marie Cain: Hair Director

· Hannah McGrath: Stylist

Best Blogger

· Dropstitch

· Style Voyuer

· Bonnie Friday

Best Dressed Boutique

· Zara Bryson

· S2

· Wasteland

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Perth Fashion Festival International Model Search

Perth Fashion Festival in conjunction with the local and international fashion elite of Perth will combine to find Perth’s next international top model.

With judges including the likes of former supermodel and Little Joe designer, Gail Elliot, well known Australian fashion supporter and Perth retailer, Zara Bryson, Kurv. Magazine Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Sage, the STM Fashion Editor, Claire Davies and Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan the Director of Perth Fashion Festival, this is a not to be missed opportunity to be seen by the highest level of fashion and industry identities.

There will be nine heats beginning from 4:30pm on Thursday the 8th of September and we request that all participants arrive an hour before their intended heat and wear a basic white t-shirt, blue jeans and a fresh face (lip gloss and mascara only please!).

Please ensure you bring two A4 sized photographs (one face shot and one body shot) and an application form filled out and signed by a guardian if you are below the age of 18.

The application forms and all terms and conditions can be found by following the link below and you must ensure that you have read and abide by these terms and have a completed form to be eligible for entry!

The international model winner will receive prizes including the title of ‘Perth Fashion Festival International Model 2011’, the chance to walk in the 2011 Festival, a one-year contract with top model agency Scene mentored by Anthony Harden, a $500 voucher to Claremont Quarter and an opportunity to be seen by world renowned agency Trump Models New York.

When: Thursday 8th September Heat times: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm
Saturday 10th September Heat times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm

Where: Level 2, 23 Saint Quentins Ave, Claremont (opposite David Jones) – Claremont Quarter             

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fashion Wants and Must Have's

Stella Mccartney

clara whispering silk-satin chemise
Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Day
Niiley Jacket

Nimue open-knit sweater

See by Chloe Carmen

ostrich effect leather shoulder bag
Maison Martin Margiela

Brass and Glass crystal ring
Kelly Wearstler

Brass chain and lapis necklace
Alexander Mcqueen

embellished gold cuff
Acne Lempicka

Wide Leg Pant

Allowed silk shirt