Just when you get to the part of fashion week* when you should be slipping on your soft pants and kicking off your heels, they go and throw a big launch party at you for a new magazine, don’t they?
Yes, Elle Magazine Australia re-launched last night as part of the final show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia*. And what a show it was.
More on that here … suffice to say it was the kind of party you hope to get a golden ticket to attend at the end of an exciting week when too much fashion was never enough.
I brought back the leather front ponte pants for the last of my fashion week outfits and am very glad I did. Love these pants.
Worked them back with a leather-collared silk shirt and a statement necklace for a splash of neon and felt like I could blend into the beautiful people crowd. Blend being the operative word.
The shoes and clutch are from my wardrobe vault. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve worn both of these but they are very hardworking members of my stepping out-robe.
To get myself in party mode, I availed myself of the wonderful services of the Redken Retreat for some curling wand action. Emma (whose day job is at Orb salon in New Farm, Brisbane, and had spent the week either styling at the Retreat or working up a storm backstage) created some messy curls that dropped to the perfect waves in time for the evening event.
For my makeup, a smokey eye was in order and I put Hannah at the Maybelline NY hub to the task. She did not disappoint. This eye makeup was applied at 12.30pm and was still going strong at 11.30pm that night.
Here’s what she used:
Clockwise from top left: EyeStudio Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner; Line Express Eyeliner; EyeStudio Hyper Diamonds palette in Charcoal Diamonds; EyeStudio Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt; Great Lash mascara
The Color Tattoo provides the perfect binding base for adding and blending the eye shadow from the Hyper Diamonds palette. Then I finished the look off with a pop of pale pink. I opted for Color Sensational Vivids in Pink Pop - it still gives me a bit of colour but doesn’t take away from the smokey eye.
Ready to party.
Thanks so much for following along with my outfits this week. It’s been fun dressing up each day but I’m SO looking forward to a week of getting my daggy on at home!
Which has been your favourite outfit?
**These items have been loaned or gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.
* Maybelline NY has engaged me as its official blogger for MBFWA 2013.