23 August 2010

LOVE WANT buy it

I stumbled upon a really cool little magazine which content doesn't
consist of massive ads or irelavent articles. More of a photo journal of
cool shit and some really nice shoots with a style that reflects what the
in kids are wearing.

17 August 2010

Real political policy that matters

There is a real need for local council to revitalise the central business district of Adelaide to attract a sense of city culture. One such councilor and candidate for Adelaide Mayor is Clr Francis Wong, who's forward thinking approach bought one of Australia's top designers, Bowie Wong, Bowie - Cashmere to Adelaide for an intimate gathering of socialites and fashion industry notaries. Which was proudly supported by Abache, Chandon, Mary Kyri, Soundpond.net, the gorgeous Pride Models & Richmond Hotel

Having only ever showcased some of his designs at Gerade McCabe Noir event the previous week. The collection he bought was sleek, modern cuts with standout garments worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and other celebrities.

Bowie was impressed with the city and his first impressions of our international standard airport and vibrant city culture having not visited Adelaide for sometime.

If Adelaide is to have a long term fashion retail trade that is constantly moving forwards in terms of been modern and on par with the likes of the eastern states then there needs to be positive and constructive input from council for not just overhaul of planning, zoning and reasonable council rates but cultural support for fashion events.

Below are the links for two of the candidates supporting a viable fashion retail revival.If you live in the city then have your say, at least this election the two candidates have a worth while policy, that is supporting Adelaide's fashion industry.

Francis Wong

Stephen Yarwood

Thanks to Filip Odzak and Ida Taylor for organising such a great event.

11 August 2010

Managing 101 reflection

Tomorrow I get to manage the dressers for one of the much anticipated fashion events in Adelaide the Gerade Mcabe Noir parade. From hand picking the team, well almost all of it, to delegating and understanding people's potential under stress is paramount to the job.

I'd like to think there is an industry standard of dressing and so there should be. In the eastern states at the like of L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion festival and Rosemount Australian fashion week procedures are routine and ultimately make the parade run smoother. However there are always tough zips and maybe a model or two dressing in the line.

My notes for briefing tomorrow look like this:

  1. Check your running order, one, twice, thrice or till you know each garment inside out.

  2. Unzip and undo only what needs to be done.

  3. Stay at your rack at all times during the parade, unless you are behind and need to dress in the line

  4. Know your models name or in this case names, Callers will call for your model not the dresser.

  5. Dress your model first then help others. Delegation is key

  6. Know which shoes match the outfit.

  7. Check if there is a finale outfit different than the last outfit. ( a change back into a previous garment)

  8. Missing and broken items must be reported immediately

  9. Hang as you go if possible

  10. Enjoy the short rush that is working back of house.