Tuesday, May 2

Backstage at Australian Fashion Week

Better than London Fashion Week! That's the verdict that people have been giving Australian Fashion Week. Well no wonder because one only has to look behind the scenes and realise that what goes on backstage with the gorgeous talent could easily pass for any of the other international fashion capitals.

Most accidents at fashion shows result from exposed elbows rather than falling light beams. As a general rule, don't grip a model by the arm unless you want your hand sliced open.

To fulfil the artistic theme of the show, it is often necessary to book models of a similar nature. This merely provides evidence to support the theory of the fungibility of models. It also shows why fashion shows are treated as a handy one-stop shop by men of considerable financial means who like dating a steady succession of different women who look essentially the same.

For all the styling and primping that goes on before the crucial moment, there is never a hair straightener to be found whenever you need one.

Medical experts warn that stomping down the catwalk on a full stomach can cause heartburn and indigestion. However there always has to be one silly girl can barely stand up straight after gorging on a lettuce leaf or some sunflower seeds.

With some models, it would be naive to expect that they will wear anything handed to them. Not only will they give you a reproachful scowl in the manner of a pissed off cat but the offending garment will be flung back at you in an unravelled mess:

Then there is the slightly stunned look of a model who has drawn the short straw, and spends her entire time backstage reassuring herself that it can't be all that bad...

when really it is.

Another blog to visit: Shop Diary - This is my little space where I can shamelessly write about my mild obsession with fashion and shopping


At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Met just had their annual costume ball, there are bound to be some good material for your next entry. I can wait to see your hilarious takes on the fabulous, famous, and wealthy at their tacky best.

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was hilarious! LOL.

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Ellie said...

When couture meets silly string...

we should all run for our lives!!


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