WAFAs Backstage


The 18th Annual WA Fashion Awards was held last Thursday night in the Heath Ledger Theatre as part of the State Theatre Centre and I was lucky enough to be invited backstage to exclusively blog the event. The ‘fashion moment’ as PFF Founder, Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan so notoriously calls it was set to WOW the audience at half time during the awards ceremony and boy did it ever! Backstage was a culmination of WA’s top talents put to work. Top hairdressers – the likes of King Street’s Head Studio, Directed by none other than Marie and Mark Cain, top MAC make up artist Carol Mackie and top fashion stylist and STM Fashion Editor, Teagan Sewell primped and preened some of Perth’s top models for a spectacular showcase of local design. The make up and hair looks were different for each girl, the accessories included spray painted exotic bouquets in dazzling metallic hues and the fashion on stage was WA design at its best.

Above: Ayor Chuot from Scene


Jessie Moloney from Scene


Custom beauty by the extraordinary Carol Mackie of MAC Cosmetics


Crimping backstage with Head Studio


Lace beanies and painted skin in what I consider, the most flattering colour a blonde can wear


Grady Wulff from Chadwick


The beautiful Evelyn Leckie from Scene opened the ‘fashion moment’ wearing Jaime Lee, complete with encrusted turban


Gabby from Viviens looking ever so FIERCE backstage


Ebony Iris wearing Jaime Lee AKA Kimbra’s ARIA dress, the very same one…Couture baby!


Alien chic


Viviens Model, Amy Raats shows us her best robot pose wearing head to toe metallic silver


Last second touch-ups backstage by Marie Cain


Hannah Collard wearing One Fell Swoop and oversized Alister Yiap jewellery


Sarah looking rather futuristic doll-like wearing Monster Alphabets about to go on stage

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If you’d like to see the full list of WAFA winners, check out this article on Perth Now.. Congratulations to them all..but as you, by now well know, the fashion on stage and the gorgeous models I work with to capture these shots are the ones who win my vote every time.

‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx


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