I recently had the opportunity of being part of the backstage team at (all-the-amazingness-that-is) MYER’s SS15 Fashion Runway Show. I was part of the dressers team. As a dresser, we are all assigned our own models for the day. We steam and spot clean, then in the frantic rush of it all, we dress them in each of their looks before they rush off down the runway. It was great to see what goes on behind the curtains of the runway and it was such an adrenalin high that hours of work seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye.
Below- My station backstage. Shoe shoes and more shoes!
Below- Charlee, the model I dressed. This stunning Toni Maticevski gown was my absolute favourite of her looks.
This week I had the absolute privilege of working under the wing of the founder and director of Belle Flaneur, Natalie Coulter. Myself and Tracy Dixon (@StyleWiser on instagram) assisted in the installation of the Givenchy Pre Fall 2014 window displays and in store merchandising at the ah-mazing Robby Ingham store in Paddington. Natalie is ALL about sustainable living. Her installations prove no different. She works closely with Reverse Garbage to repurpose and resuse and create from materials that would otherwise be made into landfill.
We pulled props together to get a feel for the look. We were going for a really raw, organic vibe to juxtapose the strong lines and bold colours in the Givenchy collection.
Tracy and I spray painting some black balayage effect onto palm fronds.
Mannequin dressing & Product Placement We carefully positioned more palm fronds instore to continue the theme before finishing up.The Robby Ingham store is such a great space to work in and we were all over the moon with the result. It was such a fantastic opportunity to work with some very talented and passionate people as well as fantastic product.
As some of you know I’m a Visual Merchandising student, which is basically a fancy word for stylist. Quite simply, we’re hired to make stuff look good- the better the stuff looks the more revenue a company makes. It’s my second year at college and we’ve been doing back to back assessments. Its been quite full-on, however I thought I’d share some of my work I’ve been doing. Below is my Lifestyle Styling and I chose to do childrenswear. Enjoy!