Welcome back to the wild and wacky world of shifting identities *cracks whip as lion jumps through a flaming hoop*, its been a long time my good friend, but I'm back with a vengeance.(I can almost hear the one hand clapping in anticipation and excitement)
I had my cousin and uncle visiting from Russia for a month so I've had my hands full. It's true what they say about old people, they become like children. My uncle has just hit his terrible twos again and was out of control. I wanted to put him on a leash, doesn't speak a word of English and an absolute menus in public. More about that in another post. They flew out on Sunday and i couldn't be happier! *cracks open a bottle of Moet...* OK, I'm not totally heartless. I will miss them. But at the moment all i can think about is having my bed back! No more saggy fold out couch/bed.
Now that hey have gone back to the old country I can concentrate on uni and this blog! WOO!
Today I attended the LMFF media and blogger conference/briefing. Yes, its that time of year. Fashion week is basically on our doorstep, knocking politely. I swing the door open and with a warm embrace the madness and excitement begins, or so I hope... (I can't quite tell you why I imagined it to happen like that.) I thought I was running late so I was power walking to the LMFF HQ FYI... burned off half a calorie. This exercise proved that I am unfit, the one flight of stairs I scaled took more out of me than it should have, but luckily i was greeted with a welcoming and thirst quenching chinotto.
After the briefing I am so excited about this one, first of all because we may all die in 2012, so it may be our last, but mainly because of the events planned by the LMFF team. Grant Pearce creative director of the festival and Editorial director of GQ explained the role LMFF plays in the Australian fashion industry and how unique it is in regards to other fashion weeks around the world. I kept getting distracted by the beautiful lapels of his incredibly sharp suit... (I die for a good bit of tailoring. D.I.E.), so my recollection of the talk is a bit hazy, but what I do remember is that there will be dancers, and lots of Australian fashion. One of the most interesting events during the week will be the business seminar. Guys, if you can score a ticket I highly recommend going to that. The speakers sound incredible: Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz, creative directors of BALLY!!! Jefferson Hack, editorial director of THE DAZED GROUP!!!! Mikael Schiller the CEO of ACNE STUDIOS!!! and Jan Nord and Jörgen Anderson from ESPRIT!!! not bad for li'l ol' Melbourne, eh? By the amount of capital letters I've used it sounds like an ad for Dimmies and Forgers... haha, but seriously it's an opportunity not to be missed.
The opening to the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 'Fashion Full Stop.' promises to be a party in the pants. Created by designer and stylist Michelle Jank, 'Fashion Full Stop.' is a retrospective look at Australian fashion from the 60's to now. The colossal hall of clothing was amazing. It was like Dame Edna had exploded onto about a bajillion racks. No words. Just pictures.