Black on black for Day 1 of MBFWA

Day 1 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is always an interesting one, mainly because it’s one show on the Sunday afternoon or evening before the week of shows begin. This year it was Toni Maticevski who had the honour of opening the week with his Resort 17 collection (read our review of the show here) and he chose to do so down at the picturesque The Cutaway at Barangaroo.

Attending fashion week always has you questioning what to wear because you’re everyday style just doesn’t cut it. As I described to a friend, your fashion week style is always a sharper and edgier than what you would normally wear to a fashion event outside of fashion week, and if you dare, brighter. This year though, the opening show saw it’s many attendees arrive in a monochrome palette, everyone seemed to be in either black or white.

Of course I didn’t spend a month planning any outfits this year, but thankfully I had the foresight to buy this Christopher Esber dress last year, mainly because it hugged my body and made it look like I had curves (kinda) and that slit detail is to die for. Unfortunately it’s not for sale anywhere anymore, but you can buy the skirt version of the dress, or a similar dress also by Esber.

I felt the dress alone was a little formal for a day show, so I teamed it with my trusty Bodaskins leather jacket, added my Givenchy clutch and Madewell black pumps with an angular cut across the vamp.


To top things all off, I took my Lenovo Yoga 3 Tablet, because taking notes on paper is so pase (we think), and we could keep tabs on the 360 live stream of the show in between the long takes for models to walk past us. More about this great tablet soon.

The other stuff

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Reflective Aviators in gold
Watch: Citizen Eco Drive
Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics Runaway Red
Hair: Braids on the side and underneath to keep the hair in place by yours truly
Nails: Rimmel French Tips
Rings: Gorjana from Shopbop


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