^some of the shots are new to me. thanks so much for posting!
she looks delicious...
(btw. it's from Paradise magazine)
The absence of choice is a circumstance that is very, very rare.
Tiah, 9.24pm, Sunday: While most people were still sleeping in on this rainy Sunday morning, I was already up and walking around in the drizzle at Docklands trying to find where my rehearsals for the Myer show were.
A couple of phone calls and a wet walk later I managed to come across the industrial size studio where the show was being held. It promises to be quite the extravaganza and is, I found out, being televised on Fox8 on Wednesday at 8:30pm (note: must call family and friends in Perth to tell them to tune in!).
A few hours of walking around in a big cold shed was eased by the fact that I got to do it with my friends who have flown into town for the show, fashion festival and/or both. As soon as rehearsals finished I had a moment to grab coffee and a bagel while waiting for a cab to take me to yes, MORE rehearsals. This time at Government House for the fashion festival opening. Hours later of choreographed walking, hair, make-up and the ubiquitous platters of baby sandwiches (can someone order a pizza? NO more sandwiches! *insert death by malnutrition*), the show goes on and about 40 monochrome white-clad models wind their way around the Government House ballroom.
I often wish that I could see what one of these elaborate productions look like from the other side ... until I remember that would mean I wouldnt be able to be IN it. After the finale I take the time to enjoy a glass of champagne and mini-cupcakes at sunset in the gardens out side where the party is. I manage some time to catch up with somefellow Perth ex-pats, my bookers from Viviens, beautiful designers like Toni Maticevski and take some time to hang out with my friends Sonya, Sophie and Hannah. All of whom make me realise how lucky I am to essentially go to work with mates everyday! I stay for a while but eventually can't wait to go home and have a shower, some dinner and a good night's rest.
The week has only just begun after all ...
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Tiah, 10.24pm, Saturday: Today was the last day of David Jones parades which I've been doing the past few days here in Melbourne, and last week in Sydney.
In between the 3 shows today i had a couple of short breaks to do necessary things such as make phone calls, answer emails and do a bit of shopping at my favourite melbourne shop, where i picked up not only amazing little vintage red satin dress (very YSL looking!) but very nice nude-coloured lace lingerie.
After the last show my friend Sophie and i jumped into the next cab for an afternoon filled with fittings. luckily i didnt take too long fitting for some of next weeks shows (though i am wondering when i will have time to do the fittings that i missed yesterday due to appointments overlapping!).
Highlight of my day was moving from the hotel i was previously staying in whilst doing david jones, into my sister's house in south yarra. Its one of the main reasons i'm always so willing to come down and work in melbourne as it's a chance to see my beautiful sister Vicki and her bestfriends Carrie and Mel, who ive known for years and i guess are pretty much also like sisters to me.
It makes a huge difference being away from your usual home and working all day to be able to come home to people you love. Am also loving the fact my call time tomorrow is 10:30 which means i get a bit of an extra sleep in, yay! So i'm making the most of it by going to bed early...goodnight!