Day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia* and I’d been given the heads up that my first assignment would be meeting Barbie.
Yes, as in the doll.
We shall not speak of my childhood without her in my life but we shall speak lots of my meeting her.
Yes, we will.
She was frocked up in Camilla & Marc, gifted to her to wear prime position front row.
Loved her frock but don’t think the sandals and socks look is for me.
Sock or no socks, the only other person more excited was Maybelline NY Australia makeup direct Nigel Stanislaus, who immediately went into mani and lippy application mode.
For those out of the loop, Barbie is touring Australia this week. And yes, she comes with a team of stylists.
OF COURSE SHE DOES.
Knowing that I’d be getting up close and personal with the childhood glamour doll of my dreams, I figured when it came to what I was going to wear … it was definitely a day that called for pink (well coral-pink!).
No doubt about it.
About the outfit
To make things a whole lot easier this week, I’ve once again gone with a bit of a uniform for my fashion week outfits.
See, while there are plenty of young lovelies strutting their stuff at the new venue, Carriageworks (BTW that strutting is called “peacocking” … fashionistas walking around fashion week venues hoping to be photographed by street style photographers), I am not young and definitely not peacocky.
I’m here to work – backstage getting make tips from Maybelline and sharing them on the blog and then sitting watching the show come together front of house.
You are on the go all day and I learned last year that outfits that combine a good deal of comfort with a dash of style will serve you well.
So my uniform this week consists of: black ponte pants (some with a bit of leather), over-sized shirts, statement necklace and boots.
It meant I stepped off the plane and into the action without a hitch or wardrobe malfunction.
** Mela Purdie shirt @ Zambezee Boutique | Mela Purdie heavy ponte leggings @ Zambezee Boutique | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace (from upcoming autumn-winter collection) | Zoe Kratzmann Rider ankle boots
The other part of my uniform? A pop of lippy of course!
Maybelline NY has collaborated with designers We Are Handsome to release three limited edition Color Sensational Vivid lipsticks. Today, for me, it was all about Shocking Coral (available at Woolworths and Coles until June, 2013 $16.95).
I think Barbie approved.
What do you think?
**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.