Merry Christmas!

Tiffany & Co. 2010 Christmas campaign

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you're all doing well and enjoy the next couple of days with all your loved ones!
May we not forget the meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ.
I also want to wish all the less fortunate a Merry Christmas, may your lives become better through the joy Christmas fills our hearts with!


The Ray-Ban 2011 Photography Awards

Last week I attended the Ray-Ban Photography Awards with my good friend Serena!
It was an interesting night in a little out of the way gallery filled with free Tiger Beer, Sydney's hipster scene, questionable photographs and a party bus.
And yes, Anja Konstantinova was there. I admit, I was a bit starstruck haha.
If you want to check out the entries and winners of the awards, visit http://www.pedestrian.tv/ray-ban-photography-awards/ !

The winners of the awards being announced

Quirky artworks made entirely out of snapbacks and Ray-Ban sunglasses
We love Tiger Beer, obviously
All images courtesy of Pedestrian


Coffs Harbour

Over the weekend I stayed in Coffs Harbour with my friend Gavin, and the weather and beautiful scenery gave us the perfect opportunity to take some wonderful landscape and fashion shots. These shots were taken at Digger's Beach where we stayed and another beach down the coast, which I unfortunately forgot the name of.

All images taken by C. Aguilar

Raffles Graduate Fashion Show 2011

The mysterious blue door aka entrance to the show
My college, as all design colleges should, invite friends, family and VIPs to witness the outstanding creations which their graduates have worked so hard to create and bring to life. The theme for my college's Graduate Fashion Show this year is "Couture on Ice", which is such a fitting theme for the times that we live in. It gave graduates an opportunity to express their stance on the global climate and the economic downturn.

The chaos brewing backstage before the show
The show was wonderful, the chili atmosphere enhanced by the snow storm effects and haunting music presented to the audience a dark perspective on what couture will turn into in the coming years. The collections were certainly inspired by some of the fashion industry's brooding characters, such as Alexander Wang, Gareth Pugh, Helmut Lang and Zara Gorman. But, there was one standout collection which definitely drew inspirations from the late and great Alexander McQueen's menswear collections, which I have a video of which you can view (below).

Myself, Kathleen and one of the models, Nina
I am very proud of my college's fashion design graduates, and with their creations I predict they will do very well in the fashion industry. Their couture collections screamed out "London Avant-Garde" to me, which I loved most about the collections in the show as a whole. I also forgot to mention, I cannot believe I was in the presence of both Akira Isogawa, and Ben Pollitt, the designer for Friedrich Gray and Chronicles of Never, who were at the show!

All images taken by me and K. Nguyen


Junya Watanabe Man FW11/12

Words cannot explain how much I love this collection and this runway show in particular. I haven't watched a show that has left an impact on me for such a long time, it was refreshing to finally watch one that caught my attention the whole way through.

The undeniable classiness of the collection is complemented by the piano piece in the background, despite the various ramblings heard throughout. The clever use of the park bench brings an intimate element to the show, bringing down the models to the audience's level and thus creating a relationship between the pieces and those who will potentially wear these wonderful creations in the future. 

The modern Dandy is epitomised in the collection and that is what I truly love, and once again, the park bench complements the theme perfectly, with the models embodying the modern day gentleman whilst sitting on the bench. I've always admired Junya Watanabe, and this has definitely elevated my respect for this Japanese designer.

Video courtesy of fashionbymario


Backstage: Chanel Cruise 2012 fashion show - Sydney

Waiting patiently for my models...
What a way to start the Spring Summer season here in Sydney by working backstage at the Chanel Cruise 2012 fashion show at Strickland House in Vaucluse! Thanks to our college mate Melanie, me and many of my other college mates including Johannes, Kylie, Nina, Hannah and Christie all got the opportunity to work for this illustrious designer label. I could not fathom how grateful I am to have worked at the show.
Aren't I lucky to have been the only dresser for the male models?
Laura - Look 1
Laura - Look 2
Brad - Look 1
Nick - Look 1
It proved to be such a great experience for us as we will all be working within this field in our future, and we got to handle, and I mean carefully, such lovely and exquisite garments and accessories. I considered myself the luckiest out of the bunch since I dressed the only male models for the show haha! Anyway, I hoped you enjoy looking through my backstage snaps for the day!

All images taken by me and K. Tham


ASOS x Zipporra

Zipporra's new collection stands out from the crowd

On the 18th of November, A Series of Fortunate Events held a crazy, colourful fashion launch for the local brand, Zipporra. The launch was to celebrate their Spring Summer collection and the company's collaboration with the one and only ASOS, and of course this is an amazing opportunity for both companies.

Whilst I was working at the launch, I took a few happy snaps to show you guys! Enjoy!

Beautiful models wearing Zipporra
The new Zipporra collection is the epitome of psychedelic chic, and I feel it will certainly create bubbles within the fashion world! The laneway space gave us a unique atmosphere to work with for both the show and the party, it was inevitable a lot of people will come to see the launch!

The event got such a good reception, with the show, graffiti artist, laneway art, dj's and most importantly the free skittles, the party could possibly not stop after "the party", we had to take fire trucks to get us going! Haha!


All images taken by me


Unforunately, I have been very busy the last couple of weeks with my final assessments due in for college, hence why I haven't posted up anything. But, fear not! I am back and I will update you with all my adventures within the fashion world.