Day 3 TPFF – Galvanised


After Ruth’s Tribute show at Ascot Racecourse on Friday night, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival brought us Galvanised – a show featuring 33 Poets, Empire Rose, Zhivago, Manning Cartell and Alex Perry. The local designers seriously rocked it, 33 Poets designer, Rebecca Paterson really knows how to put on a show – using jewelled crowns, eclectic pieces of statement jewellery from Behind The Monkey and red roses on model’s heads with some even continuing down on thick black ribbons to bunches with deep green leaves hanging at the hips. 33 Poets is definitely a favourite of mine. I first saw her work back in 2008 at the very first show I ever covered for PFF and I’m so glad to see them back on the runway this year. Empire Rose is another favourite and one of my go to labels for flattering cuts and wearable cool casual designs. Designer Kathryn Cizeika’s signature drop crotch pants this time came covered in navy blue sequins worn head to toe with draped v-neck tops and strapless sequined jumpsuits. Headpieces designed by milliner Reny Kestel were worn by models who carried live birds down the runway – a spectacle that was welcomed by the crowd. Zhivago showed some pieces from last season but their highly anticipated new collection to appear on the runway tonight (for closing night of TPFF) is what we’re all really waiting for. In comparison to the incredible styling by the likes of our WA counterparts, Alex Perry and Manning Cartell didn’t thrill but in saying that, they obviously have a very solid place in the Australian fashion landscape.


Tiggy Ridgway from Viviens is just the most incredible creature to photograph, I love her look and that skin! I die


Tiggy Ridgway and Fabienne Vanderhagen backstage at 33 Poets


Red roses and golden crowns backstage at 33 poets


Above and below, designs by 33 Poets

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More sequins at 33 Poets with fluro orange beading

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Designer of 33 Poets, Rebecca Paterson with model Gabrielle Sullivan


I was so lucky to be gifted this t-shirt dress after the show, it is inspired by Ruth Tarvydas and designed by 33 Poets


Bunches of roses hanging at the hips

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Ruth Wilmer centre and Simone Kerr far right, too stunning for words! All looks above by 33 Poets

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Backstage with Empire Rose

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Foxtel’s The Face AU contestant Shenika Rule wearing Empire Rose backstage


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Sequinned boob tubes at Empire Rose, hair pieces by Reny Kestel


Simone Kerr who cannot take a bad photo, in fact she can only take an incredible one!! We are so lucky to have so many top models who have done their thing overseas and come back home to wow us with their talents. Here she is wearing Manning Cartell


Alex Perry


Manning Cartell


Ebony Hunter wearing Alex Perry


Bronx & Grady working their magic. I’ve almost shot every Perth model in every combination with each other but not these two. A good coupling for the camera – duly noted!


‘Til next time,

xxx SV xxx


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