This was my first official runway show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia and it couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, the Camilla “Gypset” Runway Show was sensational. So much colour, movement, ethnic exploration and expression… I fell for each and every piece. I was right up the back in the nose bleed section and I only found somewhere to stand moments before the models came out and started strutting their stuff but I was lucky, some didn’t even make it in the doors!
I was nervous about what to wear alongside fashion and beauty goddesses. I felt a little too plain, a little too fat and a little bit too suburban. In the end I sucked it up and wore what made me feel good and reminded myself that these shows aren’t about me, how I dress or my sense of style. I’m there simply to report back to you guys, to share my images and bring my A game. I tried to not sweat the small stuff. I tried to put my vanity into a box and you know what, as soon as I put my camera to my face the whole world melted away… I was in the zone.
After the show I met up with Donny Galella and we chatted about a project we’re working on next Monday. The sweetheart gave me his luxury “front row” Camilla Gift Bag and Beaded Silk Cushion, I didn’t even have to twist his arm!
I walked outside to meet up with the rest of the gang and saw Natalie waiting for me, turns out the poor thing never even got in the door as they’re were overcapacity! Afterward we headed to Maccas for a quick meal, surprisingly the place was empty! With bellies full of burgers we stood out the front of a nearby flower stall and took our outfit photos. Then we jumped on the train and spent the entire trip home talking about all things fashion and blogging, it’s was really nice.
My hair has been feeling amazing these last few month but a it’s also been a little hard to manage. Straightening is great but when I’m running about the city, squished in crowds and lugging my heavy camera bag about I sweat, it’s just what happens and it sucks. Getting all hot and bothered is horrible for straight hair and it always ends up curling around my forehead anyway. So I’m embracing my curls again and thankfully big hair is in which makes for a stress free styling do for fashion week. This photo was taken at the end of the day and whilst the curls aren’t as polished as they were when I left the house I still think they look pretty darn good.
I wash my hair, blow dry a little so that it’s damp and not wet and then I spritz on some leave in hair conditioner, run some frizz serum through the ends and then make average sized pin curls and secure them evenly just below the tips of my ears right around my head. I get dressed, put my make up on and then undo the pins, racking my fingers through the curls to gently break them up. That’s when I turn on my new Perfect Curls curling wand.
It’s really simple to use, you just pull down on that little clip, put the end of a 5cm part of hair into it, slid the clip up to secure then simply twist the curling iron and the hair goes into the little spiral groves creating nice, even curls. The plastic coating at the end is heat resistant so there’s less chance of you burning yourself. If you want to see how to use it check out the video below…
“Unlike any other styler on the market, its unique heat resistant cover guides hair around the ceramic barrel, to create picture perfect curls with ease. By simply clipping hair into place and winding the tong up, this tool does all the hard work for you. A ceramic infused coating keeps curls full of moisture, while a fast heat up time of just 30 seconds means you can be curl ready in next to no time.”
I was sent this little beauty as a gift to review and I loved Perfect Curls (RRP $44) so much I asked them to allocate me another to giveaway and they said YES! I also snagged the winner Sebastian Hydre Shampoo & Conditioner (RRP $68) which was featured in this months Marie Claire as their top recommended hydrating hair care product. Silky soft, curly, bouncy hair… WINNING!!!
All you have to do to enter is answer this question in the comments section below:
How do you ‘do’ your hair for a special occasion?
Open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. This is a game of skill and entries will be judged by me. Entries close Sunday 6th May at 10:00am. If the prize hasn’t be claimed by Monday 7th May at 10:00am the prize will be redrawn.Winner will be emailed so please be sure to have a correct address. Winner will also be announced in the comments section of this post. Prizes will be shipped (No PO Boxes) from the PR agency. Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, I received products as a gift for review.