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Backstage at the WA Fashion Awards presented by Fashion Council WA

Flawless make-up by Artists @ Play


Aude from Viviens wearing I Love Mr Mittens who won Emerging Designer of the Year

Bobby pin glory by L’Oreal, directed by Melissa Gesualdo of Renos on St Quentin


Sarah Pauley, in town from LA wearing Jaime Lee


Ebony Iris wearing a piece by past fine details winner, Sewellery by stylist Teagan Sewell who also styled models for the awards and won Stylist of the Year on the night


Sarah Tilleke wears 33 Poets


Ebony and Phoebe Walton #twinning (literally) in Empire Rose

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Samantha wearing a jacket from Varga Girl


Hannah from Chadwick wearing Poppy Lissiman and an archive bathing suit from C Design Swim


Grady wears Ae’lkemi

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Aude wearing TotoMoto jewellery


Ebony Walton wearing Empire Rose gown


Nika wearing Costarella as she takes the stairs to reach the stage


A masked model wearing Empire Rose


Sarah Pauley wearing 33 Poets

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Till next time

xxx SV xxx

Claudia’s #NYFW Model Diary

Guest Blogger Exclusive – Claudia Todman’s Model Diary from #NYFW and beyond..


I met Claudia in late June last year and ever since then, together we have shared a mutual appreciation for all things fashion. Claudia just so happens to be right in the thick of it at the moment, fashion that is. Whether she’s traveling the globe to model for the world’s hottest designers or walking in fashion weeks from Paris to New York – she’s likely as in the thick of it as one could possibly could be at present. So who better to enlist as my latest International Guest Blogger, none other than Perth’s latest IT girl and international model of the moment, Claudia Todman.

After departing New York and headed for another fashion capital on her international fashion week circuit (aka fashion month, aka Claudia’s been going since January – fashion month..s?), it’s early afternoon in Milan as I write this and Claudia is online and ready to introduce herself.

Above & below: Digitals at BCBG, NYFW casting

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Hometown: Landsdale, Western Australia

Age: 19

Mother Agency: Chadwick, Perth

Other Agencies: NYC (Click/Re:quest), Milan (Fashion), Paris (City), Hong Kong (Quest), New Zealand (Unique).

Fashion Weeks This Season: Men’s shows Milan (15th – 19th Jan), Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris (24th – 29th Jan), New York Fashion Week (11th – 18th Feb), Milan (coming up – 24th – 29th Feb) and on to Paris Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter (1st – 9th March 2016).

Style Voyeur: How did you get discovered? Claudia: My friend, Hayley Parry who is a friend of Tanya Petkovic (my now agent in Perth) introduced me to Chadwick Models and Vanda, a former Chadwick booker and Tanya signed me on the spot.

When I was 16, my mum and sister bribed me into doing grooming and deportment classes as I was a tomboy and didn’t know how to do hair or make-up or even colour coordinate my clothing, so I did modeling classes and my teacher thought I had some potential. Then and there I joined the modeling industry and really enjoyed it. At the time I was with Aloha models.

Fave thing about modeling? Oh there’s too many things! Partying with celebrities at the MTV music awards after party in Milan, walking for Christian Siriano in New York City, where I met the world’s most incredible model, Coco Rocha.

Worst/Weirdest/Most Embarrassing experience to date? Probably just falling asleep at castings, although no one ever notices, besides the other models, of course.

How do you prepare yourself for the international fashion circuit? I have affirmation cards that I read before I leave the house to go to castings. I also do yoga when I can to centre myself.

Any tricks of the trade you have learnt along the way? To pack light! You soon figure out what you actually use and don’t use. Being organised is such an important part of it. The traveling is very difficult, going from city to city, back to back and making sure you are still looking your best. It’s hard work. I carry concealer with me and spare clothes on the plane to change into so I feel fresh if I have to go straight to a casting off the plane. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and protein to help stay in shape as it’s hard to get to the gym. Drinking lots of water is very important as running around makes you so dehydrated. Staying positive and calm is key too.

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Claudia’s Model Diary: Backstage at Viktor & Rolf in Paris for Haute Couture 2016 in January. Walking for Viktor & Rolf was a walk I’d never done before this year. Having half of my face covered was a challenge to say the least. For me, the clothes play a big part in how I walk down the runway. Viktor & Rolf’s collection was very structural and shapely (it always is). The objective was to make sure I had to show off every piece of the garment on the runway.

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Julien Fournie show in Paris for Haute Couture Fashion Week, 26th of January


New York is all about LOVE and HOPE. I live by these two words. Being a model requires you to love yourself as you are, you are the tool, you are the key product. And then comes hope, to hope that you still know that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Digital at Cadet casting


Backstage at Cadet

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At the Cadet show for men’s fashion week in New York City 2016 with Re:quest team on the 8th of February

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Backstage at BCBGMAXAZRIA…First show in New York City and what a first show it was. I am so honoured to have walked for BCBG and this was only the beginning of my fashion week season in New York.

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Pas de Calais presentation, 11th of February


Libertine show on the 16th of February, what an incredible show it was. Libertine designer, Johnson Hartig made a speech backstage before we walked on stage that really touched the models.  “When casting everyone in this room, we didn’t look at your books but felt your good energy and personality in the room (when casting) and felt (if) it was best suited for our show,” he said.

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Backstage at Libertine, New York Fashion Week

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Backstage at Pamella Roland where I met Nigel Barker and Paris Hilton


Pamella Roland, 12th of February


Walking for the beautiful Christian Siriano show on the 13th of February – I got to meet model maverick, Coco Rocha!!

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Backstage at Christian Sirano

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Zimmermann presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue: working with the gorgeous Nicky Zimmermann

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Backstage at the Zimmermann show

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Zimmermann show on the 12th of February

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More from backstage at Zimmermann

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My first time working with Zimmermann and it was so lovely to be around Australians. Being away, you miss the Aussie accent.


Brooks Brothers presentation, 14th February where I saw (fashion icon), J. Alexander

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Bibhu show on the 17th of February


Backstage at Bibhu

Over and out for now, Claudia xx


‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

One Fell Swoop 10th Anniversary


Tonight was One Fell Swoop’s 10th Anniversary show and what a pleasure it was to behold their AW2016 collection debut at LaLaRook on St Georges Tce in Perth.

The new range offered some fresh hues from designers Daniel Romanin and Nikolina Ergic and the now iconic OFS drape was in full force adding the unique and flawless edge this label has become well known for. For ten years the talented duo have worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves in the WA Fashion Industry and with stockists across the country and now internationally via mega-online giant Revolve Clothing, along with a loyal following of clientele – the One Fell Swoop brand has become a strong force in fashion.


Models wore sky blue eyeshadow by The Make-up Factory and were adorned in jewellery from Thomas Meihofer, Subiaco. Daniel himself and fellow #squd were dressed by high end designer boutique and new staple to the King Street collective, Khirzad with shoes by Hunter Store presented on the deconstructed runway.


As the event began models entered down a steel staircase, usually where guests enter the space which was lit up in a deep blue hue and perfectly struck light across the most beautiful floral arrangement by The Wildflower Perth where seated guests gazed on.

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As always I was so lucky to be right in the thick of it backstage and as the event started I followed models upstairs to enter the event and begin the show


Following models, it’s what I do best

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Loving me some street view

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Working it on the streets of Perth


Then a mad scramble to get backstage again for the rest of the show. Topaz above who was the FACE of the event laughs off the madness behind the scenes

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Designer Daniel Romanin making some final adjustments before the models hit the runway

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Beautiful jewellery from Thomas Meihofer. I die for this necklace!


So much pretty!



‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

Jaime Lee TPFF15


It was the day of Jaime Lee’s show and all was quiet and calm until night fell and the audience went wild with glee.

Expectations were super high for our show this year, yet a strange, almost unsettling calm filled our day as we built the set and got everything in order for show night. For the second time since THAT show in 2013, I produced Jaime Lee’s Lightyears extravaganza during this year’s TPFF and it all went off without a hitch. I don’t know what I was expecting but with our highly technical set, anything could have happened, however the magic that fills a room when this designer is present was strong and so we had the most glorious day getting everything ready with no problems to speak of. To our complete and utter joy everyone was thrilled too.


Jaime Lee’s Lightyears collection took on a new direction with more wearable pieces and an injection of Ready To Wear for SS2016 that is now available to purchase for the first time since the designer graced the PFF catwalk in 2010 – if you visit Enex 100 you can grab yourself a sparkly find via her pop-up at the complex until October 2nd.

There were encrusted caps and accessories, encrusted suit jackets, encrusted gowns and mini dresses, dragon boots and intricately designed heels from Perth born-London based shoe designer Kira Goodey. There were  pearlescent 3D floral embelishments and her signature hyper coloured designs inspired by Tokyo Theme Parks, Japan’s infamous Robot Restaurant and the streets of Harajuku. With rainbows and unicorns (designed by artist, Steven Buckles) on the runway and confetti explosions to end, the never-subtle Jaime Lee wowed guests at Fashion Paramount for another year.


All blonde wigs thanks to L’Oreal Professionnel


Deel getting prepped backstage


Our LED suit wearing DJ, Ash Keogh chatting with Jaime Lee before the show


Male model Adut takes it all in backstage amongst the sparkles


Dana Whitehead was our little hero in her cute ensemble


Sparkles the Jaime Lee way


Ebony and Liesel practicing their hair flicks backstage before the show. We thought it would be so much cooler to have the models interact with the audience and media and perform on the runway with smiles, attitude and a nod to some Means Girls behavour. Certainly beats a bevy of zombies walking the catwalk – not for this show baby!


Ebony Hunter in one of Jaime Lee’s RTW pieces available now at Enex 100


Miquela Vos wore the bridal finale gown, here she is having some fun backstage – such a beauty!


Jaime Lee documenting her moment


Tiah Eckhardt getting some touch-ups backstage. The incredible make-up was directed by the one and only Carol Mackie for MAC Cosmetics, boy did she kill it! We wouldn’t expect anything less!


Dragon boots by Kira Goodey


Fiona Thomas in Jaime’s signature hyper coloured prints and below Gerlie and Rebecca working it

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What the media called THAT dress – worn to perfection by the only model who could have pulled this off – Grady Wulff, that body too! Kill me!


Jaime, Grady and Deel – one happy designer backstage before the show



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More Kira Goodey amazingness and below

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Ebony Iris

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The finale bridal gown, absolutely mesmerizing


You can’t sit with us – Sonya, Tiah and Millicent

Thanks for having us TPFF

All images taken by Songy Knox Photography, exclusively for Style Voyeur @ TPFF15

Empire Rose TPFF15


On the second day of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, WA label Empire Rose took #twinning to another level with a collection inspired by bohemian Paris and the bourgeoisie. We saw coloured wigs with Marie Antoinette-esque hair by L’Oreal Professionnel and make-up Directed by Carol Mackie for MAC Cosmetics with a collection that was true to the Empire Rose aesthetic but amplified to perfection for the runway. With a new injection of denim, relaxed drapes using luxe fabrics in old-world floral prints and plaid block colours, with an element of androgyny complementing a significant proportion of looks – Empire Rose SS2016 is wearable, fresh, creative and easily accessible.


Designer, Kathryn Cizeika told me on reflection that she was crazy to come up with a concept for twins on the runway, it meant double the looks needed for her show but boy was it worth it with audiences hooting, clapping and hollering as each pair walked the 27 metre runway with ease in their matching white sneakers.


This collection saw a collaboration with recent graduate and lingerie prodigy Rosemaree White who was enlisted to design pieces to compliment specific runway looks. It was so fantastic to see an established label such as Empire Rose give an opportunity to a brand new Perth talent such as Rosemaree – Perth should be doing more of this! The experiment produced an effortlessness that worked seamlessly on the eye and added the appeal of sensuality which was beautiful and enticing to behold.

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Designer Kathryn Cizeika

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The finale wedding dress complete with tiny bridesmaids aka Heath Ledger’s twin nieces who also walked the runway

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All images taken by Songy Knox Photography, exclusively for Style Voyeur @ TPFF15

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Opening Night Telstra Perth Fashion Festival


The Opening Night show of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival saw high end boutique Dilettante present three of their design stars on the runway – Yang Li, Toni Maticevski and 33 Poets. Each designer captured a different aesthetic, yet all three were of an exceptional standard and there was no question they held their own strength amongst one another. Yang Li is a Perth born designer who has created such a standing in the industry since growing up as a kid in Inglewood, he now shows alongside the likes of Chanel and Dior on the official Paris Fashion Week schedule each season. Diana Paolucci, owner of Dilettante has remained good friends with the designer and is one of the very few boutiques to stock the label in Australia. Diana attends his shows each season and it is beacuase of their close relationship that we were lucky enough to have his incredible designs on Perth’s best runway at TPFF.

Above – top model Kia Low who was flown in from Brisbane exclusively to open the show for Dilettante and who has walked for over 100 International shows in the past two seasons poses for the SV lens wearing Yang Li. She was such a delight to behold!


Since Dilettante reopened recently after a revamp renovation,  Toni Maticevski AKA the current darling child of the Australian fashion industry was brought into the Dilettante fold and just like the freshly painted walls, the Sydney based designer has been embraced by all who have the means to acquire his wares. And for those who don’t, they certainly got the chance to covet this beautiful designer’s collection in what was a breathtaking display for the first night of the Festival.

Above – Pip wearing Maticevski


33 Poets is a local label designed by artist, Rebecca Paterson who has long been known in the WA industry for her interesting creations that are as high fashion as they are wearable art. I call Rebecca an artist with no touch of pretention – she is simply the definition of one and has inspired a breed of young designers to create original works that say something new and unique. Originality is so so hard to come by in a small industry like Perth that is doing everything it can to be taken seriously and gain momentum with a commercial focus but Rebecca re-writes the rules and fears nothing, yet her collection was still sellable. That tenacity and talent saw her designs come to the fore alongside big names in fashion and I am proud to see a show of this calibre hit the runways of Perth. Well done Dilettante, it would NOT have been possible without you.

Taste cannot be bought but at Dilettante you can easily own it.

Above – Hannah Collard having her make-up did for 33 Poets but MAC Cosmetics


33 Poets designer, Rebecca Paterson making some final adjustments


Hair by L’Oreal

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TPFF Face of 2015 Tiah Eckhardt (left) poses backstage with a model wearing Toni Maticevski


Evelyn Leckie in my fave dress of the night, also by Maticevski

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Grady and Tiah


I die for this Yang Li look


More Yang Li – understated cool


33 Poets by Rebecca Paterson

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All images taken by Songy Knox Photography, exclusively for Style Voyeur @ TPFF15


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ELLE Cocktail Party


ELLE Boutique with Denise and Nigel Satterley AM invited me to celebrate the appearance of the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup with a cocktail party and fashion show last week. While many guests were thrilled to see the cup in person, I obviously wasn’t there for that reason alone and luckily managed to score a great spot backstage thanks to the helpful hosts.

ELLE Boutique’s Wendy Marshall was the founding father (mother) of luxury fashion retail  in Perth, being the first to bring high end International labels to the West. Everything she puts her hand to is truly exquisite and this event and the fashion on the runway was no exception. Thanks for having me ELLE and enjoy my backstage moments SV boys and girls.

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