Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fashion Has No Borders

So today was Fashion Has No Borders. I have to say it didn't quite live up to my expectations. First of all, there were some pretty un-related booths. Like a fitness club, a chiropractor and some company that makes fancy maxi pads. I don't quite see the relationship there.

Secondly, there was a lot of hair booths (as well as the aforementioned random booths). While I understand that hair and makeup are important parts on the personal image industry, I definitely would have liked to see more actual clothes (jewellery was well-represented, but I think there are a lot more local jewellery designers than fashion designers).

Thirdly, who the heck doesn't let people take pictures at runway shows? I was standing at the side of the runway taking pictures of the runway show when some lady (dubbed the camera Nazi) came and said. "There are no cameras allowed. There was a sign at the front. We have choreographed photographers." To which I replied, "Sorry, I didn't see the sign." To which I should have replied, "Why not? I'm not interfering with anything. Plus I was planning on giving you free publicity on my blog."

On the bright side, I did get to see Jeanne Becker and got pictures of half a runway show. Here are the pictures I managed to capture of Beadeluxe Bijoux de Couture's collection entitled Amazon Queen (sorry to all the other exhibitors, blame the camera Nazi for the lack of coverage). The looks were very tribal and the designers quoted their inspiration as travel and diversity. The jewellery designs were very tribal influenced and were quite pretty statement necklaces. Sorry for the sub-par picture quality, I really need to invest in a SLR.

I was impressed with the diversity of the models. I know this was just a local fashion show and probably won't catch on in big fashion weeks, but I think it's a step in the right direction.

To cut down on the length of posts this week, all outfit posted will be on Chictopia.

26 comments:

ellie said...

Cool. I'm glad you got to go..and well, see what its all about. That's terrible how they wouldn't let you take pictures, though.

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Amazing It looks like you're having fun

-The Trendy Fashionista
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ivy's closet said...

Now you're getting the inside look..what its like to be a fashion reporter too. I'm glad that you went.

nookie said...

sounds like you had a great time!

cass and cady said...

Cool. Looks like so much to take.

Cafe Fashionista said...

What an amazing opportunity! I'm so glad you had a good time, doll!! :)

xoxoKrysten said...

Very cool and fun!

daisychain said...

fantastic post xc

meg said...

Some very interesting exhibits. Makes me think..spring is in the air.

AH said...

thanks for commenting! great blog!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun!

xoxox,
CC

fan fic said...

All the best on your next fashion reporting. I'm sure you learned a lot from this one.

Love the post.

The Owl's Closet said...

looks like a great event!:) thx again for dropping by my blog!

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Terence Sambo said...

Wat a beautiful event, lovely images too :o]

ivy's closet said...

Thanks for the question. She's out of your league is pretty mild. I think of 2 scenes that might be a little more of the gross factor..and the brother who swims in his undies. It works more on how we perceive ourselves with who we should be with. Some good 'buddy' moments. Lynsey Sloan as the ex was really good too. A lot of the potty mouth stuff comes from the female. Not the main lead but her friend.

Audrey Allure said...

Great pictures, looked like a wonderful time!

the oaks said...

Did you go to anymore shows this weekend? Hope you are having fun with that tripod.

simon n josh said...

Looks like some really cool booths, too.

heather said...

even though you didn't get to take lots of pictures, it still looked interesting. thanks for stopping by my blog!


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Sher said...

Oh looks like a great event! But it sucks though when you're not allowed to take pics:P

Nathalie said...

Nice pictures!
Amazing blog!

Diya said...

still looked like a cool event, sorry it didn't live up to your expectations!

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Jen said...

Fancy maxi pads?! How very odd! Although the rest of the show does look awesome. I desperately need a DSLR too! :)

A.M. said...

LOL the "camera Nazi." That is pretty lame they wouldn't let you take pics, you'd think they'd want the free press! Seems like it was a cool experience anyway1 :)

E said...

What a great experience! I would love to go to a fashion show sometime!

Audrey J. said...

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