2016

What A Ball

We have (finally) landed at the Colosoul Charity Ball of 2016. An event filled with basically everything you'd ever need in an event like this. Now I'll eat some chocolate while going through the pictures I took of the beautiful models at this event. And those clothes just proves what Perth is really made of.

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DSC_0387CB Four weeks into university, holding my own as a photographer and jumping from event to event, I barely even noticed that it’s the Easter weekend. Other than the continuous search for Easter Eggs in the house because chocolate eggs just taste better than actual chocolate, I probably wouldn’t have left the corner of this house that is my bedroom, (excluding the obvious classes and events).

From photo shoots to fashion shows, Colosoul’s Charity Ball was the event of last weekend. Guests were ushered into a corner booth to have their images snapped, before retrieving auction numbers to bid on various items later in the evening, like the wonderful Dior dress that Nicole Kidman wore from the Spring 2009 collection. With lovely food, drinks and gracious company, a fashion show seemed to be what kick-started the night. Skylark The Label, ReWorked Man Woman, Villager Couture, Keeper by Bird on a Wire, Shalih, and Machere Couture were the labels we saw on the runway this evening, with brilliant models who worked the fabric. A large congratulation should also go to the team that put this all together. The time it takes to prepare such a show is nothing compared to the limited amount of time they have to show everything they’ve worked for.

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DSC_0413CBDSC_0338CBThe art of the night was brilliant, the models showing off each piece down the runway as the audience placed bids on each piece of work. Various art pieces had already been purchased before the show, at the gallery that was put on display. And finally, Nicole Kidman’s dress worn by Olivia Patmore worth over 27,000 had people placing bets. A dress that is just as stunning as you would hope it would be.

The event was fantastic and a night to remember. Being able to photograph the event was definitely a highlight, though editing is a whole other story. As I reminisce on the moment, not knowing what I can see about that event other than the sure facts, I’ll be spending my long weekend watching The Office (US) and working on assignments (I know, I’m lame). As much as I want to be able to do everything that I possibly can, I know at times I should maybe slow down a little. Maybe if I did, then I wouldn’t have forgotten my external hard drive at uni with no hope of getting it back. Or I would’ve finished all of my assignments by name. Okay, I probably wouldn’t have, but I can pretend, right?

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Models courtesy of Lamods

Shot on Nikon D3200 + 35 – 70mm lens

All images will be available here.

Urban Couture

Bring out the avant-garde.

2016

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While the northern hemisphere experiences there NYFW, LFW, MFW, PFW, and every other fashion week ever, here in the southern hemisphere, (specifically Western Australia), we have been experiencing (roughly) a month of Urban Couture. Urban Couture explores the avant-garde, theatrical, and experimental sides of fashion. Held within the city of Joondalup, I rushed from my photography course at uni to a fashion event that needed to be photographed. Accompanied by fashion blogger ‘Extremely Neil’ we headed out to see what this was all about.

DSC_0153 copy1Amongst the dim streets at filled carparks, we found a flashing sign that told us we were where the Urban Couture fashion show was to be held for the night. On the top story of a carpark, void of actual cars, held an industrial feel to the avant-garde show, featuring works from students within Western Australia; including works from Central TAFE, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Polytechnic West. We found our seats, eager for the show to begin. Urban Couture has been running for six years now, so, it looked like they knew what they were doing, well, they definitely did. Featuring works from students such as Courtney Makins, Elle Campbell, Rose Church, Lauren Willems, Rebecca Grime, Shannon Malone, Tamara Loo and also Base by Ben, I wanted to learn more about these items that they had created, which left the audience in awe.

2016 has already shown so much promise for what is to come, and looking at the works down this runway just proves that immensely. Running from one place to another in high heels, wide-legged trousers, and way too many bags was worth it. Perhaps Perth will give NYFW a run for its money (or, at least, Melbourne’s ‘fashion week’).

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Shot on Nikon D3200 + 20mm