There's nothing quite like seeing your designs come to life when worn by someone else. It's jumping-up-and-down-while-clapping-ly exciting, heartwarming and even a little bit tear-jerking. That isn't a joke! So to have some of my CrownedByFlowers flower crowns in the Melbourne University Australasian Association Fashion Show is really, REEEEEEEEEEEALLY cool.
Seeing some of the models at the shoot in my crowns gave me such a lovely dose of the warm and fuzzies and I'm sure the other student designers at the shoot felt the same way about their clothes. Speaking of the other designers, I'm very excited to be collaborating with some rad-as-rad-gets student designers - Melissa Tidah Him, KIM SHU, Thao Bee Nguyen and Sue Xia - for both the photo shoot and the upcoming runway show in May. Want to come along and see some amazing designs? Stay tuned til the end of the post for the event details!
So, I bet all of you would love to see a little sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes of a fashion shoot, so if you want a garner at off-duty models, the fabulous work of the hair and makeup team and some previews of the designs in action, then scroll on!
Styling and putting together crowns and outfits...
Makeup for the shoot was created by a talented team from the Academy of Makeup. As a beauty blogger, I love this neutral autumn-time look!
Mel doing what she does best - being a cutie pie!
Model: Jessica Muller
Flower Crown: "Sweet Like Sugar (Skull)" flower crown, CrownedByFlowers
Collar: KIM SHU
Kimono: Melissa Tidah Him
Model: Jiin Kim
Flower Crown: "Age of Innocence" flower crown, CrownedByFlowers
Dress: Melissa Tidah Him
Models: Rona Nguyen and Mackie Tang
Dresses: both by Thao Bee Nguyen
The fashion show is on May 9 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel and if you would like to buy a ticket to see some awesome student design and do some seriously fun networking, visit their Facebook page for more details.
If you come along, be sure to say hello!