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Newcastle Fashion Weekend

24 Nov 2017


I live in Newcastle. A not so small town, two hours North of Sydney. It's on the coast and it has many a great cafe, restaurant and boutique. It's becoming more well known which is what we aim for. Really putting the place on the map. 
Hosting great events is one way to help this, enter Newcastle's first annual fashion weekend. 

Newcastle Fashion Weekend was produced to do exactly that. To fill the missing void of fashion events in Newcastle and it certainly made a start. 
Hosted at the Newcastle Jockey Club, more than a thousand fashion loving folk flocked to Newcastle to watch a showcase of Aussie designs on the runway. 

It was a day not to be missed. 

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I'd hinted at my outfit in my previous NFW Blog Post and this is the outfit that I ended up going with. My top is TWIIN the label from my workplace Scout by Abicus and my gingham pants are from Nasty Gal. 

 In the above image for the NFW Media night I was wearing a dress by Australian label Finders Keepers and heels from Alias Mae. 

I was seated front row at the runway events and I helped live stream the runway shows on the NFW Official Instagram, where it could be watched either live or later on their story. 

The runway was filled with household fashion names like Lorna Jane, Billabong and Dotti, which delivered well designed pieces familiar to what we all know and love about their brands. 

Byron Bay label Arnhem (below) showed their new lines, all made from sustainable resources.

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But it was unique and local designers like Patrice Designs, Coco Willow and Indah Designs that truly caught event goers eyes. 

The day was split into three, with a runway show in the morning and afternoon and a talk panel in between. While these weren't happening you had time to check out the variety of stalls available around the venue.

Creative designs from Fashion students were on display both on and off the runway. The "New Gen" fashion display had some stunningly imaginative designs.

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There was plenty to keep you busy during the day, flower crown workshops, nail bars to glitz up your manicure and hairdressers from Pony Hair Studio ready to help style you for the day. 

The Pony girls gave my hair a quick curl as a bit of a pick me up, midway through the day.
With the use of a hashtag, you could also have a polaroid printed out of any of your instagram photos on the day!

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All events of the day were announced by the incredibly charismatic HIT.FM radio host Sophie Tiller. Sophie was as comfortable as ever behind a microphone as she MC'd the panel of fashion specialists during the midday segment. 

Each special guest had a turn talking about their industry, giving us a bit of insight into what it is they do and how to get started. It was an informative and entertaining pause in between the runways of the day.

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The panel included fashion blogger Elle Ferguson, Amber Moncrieff of Hunter Plastic Surgery, Emma Johnson founder of Pony Hair Studio, Kristy Brown owner of Lillies at the Junction, Gabe Robinson director of Hunter Fashion Institute and Melissa Histon founder of The Sista Code.

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Taken by Love Sariena Photography
Overall Newcastle Fashion Weekend was a success, and hailed as so by local news. It was a grand beginning for the first annual Newcastle Fashion Weekend. Sure to be back only bigger and better in 2018. 

See you then!


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  1. Absolutely love your style girl!

    Mary | O Blog da Mary
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