FASHION EXPOSED xxFebruary 18th, 2010
With the year in full swing there is little time for excursions outside of the office – but with 3 of our clients exhibiting at this years Fashion Exposed Lyn and I jumped out of our desk chairs and over to the Sydney Exhibition Center quick smart.
After an accidental drive along the tram tracks in Chinatown (whoops!) we arrive at a place most little girls dream about – a very large room filled with the latest in fashion from some of Australia’s most promising designers. Time to make the rounds –
First stop – Gisu and her collection of luxe leather jackets, tailored trenches and ruffled princess perfect cocktail dresses. Surrounded by interested customers and with her stall hostage to oohing & aahing ladies it was all about the quick chat, Kiss Kiss and we were off! A little parched and needing water Lyn feigns interest in a stall with lollies to bag us two caramel chews for stamina! YUM!
Next – A visit to None the Richer, KiiK and Lost Pigeon. With everything from handbags to belts, t-shirts to dresses and rings to bangles to necklaces, this was one stand not to be missed, and the queue to get in suggested nothing less. A mass of gold, silver and sparkling gems it was like finding the Aladdin’s Cave of fashion. The item of the day? A diamante covered skull – that to our delight turns out to be a phone. A little Alexander Mcqueen, a little tear in the eye, and we are off again.
Last stop Spare Soles, and after all our walking we are just about ready for a pair ourselves. Spotted – more lollies – this time no thieving involved. After a quick sugar hit – can’t beat Jelly Beans – Kim gives us a tour, so beautiful inside it could be a proper shop! Plush red carpet feels good under foot and again the crowds are pouring in around us, after a cute snap its back to work for Kim and en route to bottles of water for us, it has to be 40 degrees.
Now to get out, rows and rows and rows and rows of stalls have us navigating a maze – we head to the front, spot possibly the most gorgeous boy we have ever seen (eye candy as Ange would say) we stop, stare, get caught and keep walking. Embarrassed, 5000 emails behind and having eaten far too many contra-band substances it is most definitely time to get back to the office.