Fashion and agriculture – ever wonder what these two have in common? For style addicts like myself whose ‘bread and butter’ of every day are fashion mags, stilettos and clutches, fashion is as vital as agricultural products to nurture these fashion souls. When we think about their roots and origin, both seem to flourish only because of the finest elements around us. To celebrate the beautiful Queensland nature, its abundant natural resources and the shining stars of local fashion scene, Brisbane puts on its loudest festivity in August every year at the Ekka show. One of the featured events is CommBank Natural Fibres Fashion Parade where local Australian designers showcase their current season’s masterpiece, crafted mainly from wool, cotton and silk to tie in to the agricultural theme. Being a super die-hard fan of the Ekka, I put my hands up to be one of the blogger ambassadors for the event and was lucky enough to score myself a reserved seat to their preview night. It was a night of rubbing shoulders with the fashion media and VIPs, sipping champagnes and snapping photos of some of most stunning outfits by the likes of Gail Sorronda, Bora, Paul Hunt and Easton Pearson – tough gig I know but someone’s gonna take it on! 🙂
The best of the night? When three cool cats bloggers meet up it’s gonna create some sparks. Yolonda from BNEstyle has got some magical photography skills, while Ashleigh from The Blonde Silhouette is stylishly photogenic! We spontaneous started working on our first ‘collaboration shoot’ with Ashleigh and I decided to show our catwalk potential sneaking on to the runway!
The lace kitten ears I was wearing was simply a fashionable coincidence without knowing prior that I’d be doing some catwalks. 🙂
Hope you’ll enjoy our runway photos, and stay tuned for more of our Ekka style coming this way!
The Lace n Ruffles Black Book:
The Buzz: Official blog of The Ekka
8 – 17 August 2013