MBFWA #1

The time of year had arrived where designers, models, bloggers and fashion industry officials of both national and international status ventured to Sydney for the forthcoming Spring/Summer collections the industry had on offer. Naturally, I put University and work on hold for the week while I flew over from Melbourne to experience the event that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. It being my first fashion week, I’d landed in Sydney with high expectations, excitement, and a bundle of nerves that made me want to scurry back to the beautiful city I called home. Instead though, I soldiered on and found myself fascinated by everything and everyone behind the mega event.

As a Front of House Volunteer, my duties wouldn’t seem to flash to the every day person – consisting of setting up the venue, filling and positioning gift bags, cleaning up after the shows and ushering guests – but it was important because we were doing the things that you expected to just be ‘there.’ Soon, the hours we’d spent on positioning products and looping every giftbag handle the same way on 600+ seats – the attention to detail – quickly and clearly became part of a much bigger picture, and one that would be open for criticism on a global scale.

The highlights of the week for me, other than getting the opportunity to experience the whole thing and watch the shows, were seeing the fashion bloggers and models that I’ve admired over the years! I was lucky enough to see Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Vintage), Connie Cao (K is for Kani), Jessica Stein (Tuula), Rachel Rutt, and Samantha Harris on numerous occasions. However, I failed to ask for any photos because of shyness/in fear of being unprofessional (definitely regretted later!).

I do have photos of these spottings, behind-the-scenes action and actual show magic, but they’re all sub-par as they were taken on my phone and would be of no use to anyone!

If you’re considering volunteering for any Fashion Week in any country, I’d suggest that you take the opportunity and do it. Get the experience, be confident, and network with people! I’ll definitely be applying for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week this year, and hope that maybe, just maybe, one day I’ll be fortunate enough to get an actual invite to one of the shows that are being held. And if you can, stay for the whole week – I got invited to a Fashion Party but (of course) it was on the day of my flight back home.

I’ll be putting up an outfit post this week, so keep an eye out!

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  • Ivana Petrovic

    You should definitely check the websites for their fashion week/shows anyway and see! I'm sure the experience would still be good 🙂

  • Ivana Petrovic

    Thank-you so much, that's so nice of you! 🙂 And it is good, Melbourne is the best city after all 😉

  • Ivana Petrovic

    Oh wow, it's crazy that you were there too – I'm trying to remember whether I saw you around! I agree though, but it was good to get out at lunch time so I could still go shopping afterwards haha! 🙂

  • Vidhi Gandhi

    I love the pictures especially the first one looks so real
    http://www.stylehighstreet.in/2013/04/holiday-essentials.html

  • Jessica Tuong
  • misssassygirl

    OMG! That was a very cool experience! I want to attend that fashion show someday! Happy blogging! 🙂

  • Ivana Petrovic

    You should definitely check the websites for their fashion week/shows anyway and see! I'm sure the experience would still be good 🙂

  • Ivana Petrovic

    Thank-you so much, that's so nice of you! 🙂 And it is good, Melbourne is the best city after all 😉

  • neverdreamedaboutthis

    hope you made some great experiences, can't wait for the fashiondays in Switzerland! 🙂

  • Filipa

    Love the photos! I'd really love to volunteer at a fashion week, but unfortunately my country doesn't really have great fashion weeks. We do have some fashion shows, but those are quite smaller and I don't think they search for volunteers :/

    xx

  • littleb

    that would have been such an amazing experience.
    the photos look amazing!!
    xxxx
    http://littlebloomingflowers.blogspot.com.au/

  • AHua HUNTER

    Whoo! that is amazing how you got to go!
    Hope your dreams come true! (:
    P.S-it's nice to meet another person from Melbourne ;D

    ~A.Hua HUNTER
    ahuahunter.blogspot.com

  • Asshly Rondon

    Omg I'll loveeeee to go to a fashion Week

    Asshlyofficial.blogspot.com

  • Amber Shahid

    can you believe it..i have a similar picture of the clouds!!! 😀 😀

    nice pictures
    amber xxx

    http://canaryrise.blogspot.com/

  • Maria João Silva

    This is the dream! 😀

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt/

  • Nikola Mileta

    The venue for the show looks amazing. It must have been fun?!

  • D’zineRug

    awesome content… I wish I cud view the same.. :)))

  • Tiffy Diamond

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity. Awesome that you got to see the behind the scenes action and be a part of this production. 🙂 Thank you for the message on IFB. Now following you on GFC and bloglovin.
    xo
    Tiffy
    Blog: CuteLA.com

  • sprksam

    Ah looks amazing, I'm really jealous, I'd love to get the chance to do something like that!

    http://sprksam.blogspot.co.uk/

    Sam x

  • Ivana Petrovic

    Oh wow, it's crazy that you were there too – I'm trying to remember whether I saw you around! I agree though, but it was good to get out at lunch time so I could still go shopping afterwards haha! 🙂

  • lesimplyclassy

    Great roundup! I actually had loads of fun volunteering too, definitely want to do it again next year despite the early morning starts hehe.
    xxx
    http://lesimplyclassy.blogspot.com.au/

  • Charlotte

    Wanna go to MBFWA like you!

    xoxo,
    Charlotte
    thestyleobsessedcookie.blogspot.com

  • Voux Beauty

    Wow. That seems like its was an amazing experience!

  • Tribute to the Tribe

    It's really cool that you could attend MBFWA.