Double Yellow and Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2015

18 Oct 2015


@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


This blog post has been in the wings for a little while because I seemed to have so much yellow in a row! I took these photos when I went to Perth this last month for the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. My friend Amy returned to the role of VIP Coordinator, with a few big VIPs including Dita Von Teese.


@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


I went and visited friends, attended fashion shows, met lovely people, got to ride in VIP fashion festival cars and hang out with a few of the awesome ladies making the big things happen.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


I’m an introvert, so I knew it would be a really draining week for me. Just flying over was more intense than my usual day. I was upgraded to business class and got given complimentary gin and win during the flight. I was already tipsy when I arrived in Perth when I caught up with Amy.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


When I met her in the city, she’d had a huge day of drama and decided to unwind (at 2pm) with cocktails. I couldn’t say no, I was so excited to see her (she’s been living in the UK). Then we made our way back to her hotel room and I was given a glass of straight scotch. This was followed by wine for dinner that evening. Way to kick start a weekend.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


I went to a few shows during the festival, including the Dita show for Wheels and Dollbaby. Yes, I got to run into Dita. No, I was too shy to ask for a photo.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


The final night of the show I hung out in the VIP bar with a few of the cool VIPs, who laughed about Tinder matches in Australia, and I taught them how to say Melbourne like a local. The after party really kicked off when Amy clocked off from her VIP Coordinator duties.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


She and I danced until I was well aware how unfit I am. We drank bubbles. Taylor Swift definitely happened. I got to enjoy the company of some brilliant, fierce people, who also dance like it’s a dance off. At the end of the night I crashed at 3am in Amy’s hotel room bed, fist full of pan-fried garlic bread.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


The most entertaining part of the trip (when I say entertaining I mean ironic), was the final morning when I walked from the hotel into the city in search of doughnuts I had seen on Instagram. I had landed in Perth just after the doughnut store had closed. I left hours after they opened. When I got to the store, the don’t do doughnuts on Mondays. I almost shouted “a curse on both your houses” as I turned and walked out.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


These photos were taken by my beautiful friend Garry, during golden hour in our local Mount Lawley haunt. He was entering a photo competition and I got to help him work through the selection process of some of his really beautiful captures, as well as to see how each looked in print. He’s got a great eye so I was chuffed that he wanted to help me out with some blog shots. Thanks Gaz!

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015


And big love to the efficient and wild family that made TPFF happen! I am glad I got to see you all again xo.

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

Top: Modcloth
Belt: (sold out) - Modcloth
Skirt: Modcloth (I've also styled it other ways here, here, here and here)
Shoes: Naturalizer
Photos: Garry
Location: Solomon's, Mount Lawley

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

@findingfemme wears yellow Modcloth brand blouse with petal collar and Modcloth floral skirt during TPFF2015

Until next time.
- L

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