Australian Fashion Week 2012

After having attended Australian Fashion Week 2010 I was glad to see that now Mercedes Benz is sponsoring it and that it’s getting the coverage that it deserves.

Here are some highlights from the week and my favorite collections:

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012. Magdalena Velevska

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012. An Ode To No One collection.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012. Zimmermann collection.

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The Dress of Cannes Film Festival 2012

Out of all the stars that walked the red carpet in the Cannes Film Festival this year, I was only impressed with one dress. That of Diane Kruger which was by Giambattista Valli.  It looked glamorous, elegant and yet very current.  Love the color and the light/flowy fabric that Giambattista used.

Unfortunately I was unimpressed by all the other dresses including the one Eva Longoria wore, Naomi Watts, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard.  With all the beautiful colors that were available to play with this season every one of these ladies played it safe in terms of colors and design.

Here are a few shots of Diane.

SFMOMA Modern Ball 2012

SFMOMA Modern Ball was the month’s most fashionable event to see and be seen.

Some of the city’s most prominent individuals were invited to the biggest art bash of the year and for SFMOMA its largest fundraising event.  The VIP list included Marissa Mayer, Vanessa Getty, Danielle Steel Steele and DJ Chromeo spinning for the young fashionable crowd.

I attended the party with my friends Lanya Bingo from NY, Tiffany Lee fashion blogger, and Xander Mahony of dfj .  Because we all love fashion we were super excited to see so much variety and self expression through anything from floor sweeping gowns to tuxedos to Picasso inspired colors and prints.

The deserts in the back room were to die for.  I’m pretty sure I cleaned off the platter of macarons before Tiffany arrived so we had to beg for another round since she loves the French almond delicacies as much as I do. We’ve had a secret obsession with Laduree rose macarons for as long as we can remember.  Way before they became popular in the US.

Needless to say we had a blast dancing, eating, catching up with friends but like all parties in San Francisco it ended at 12 midnight promptly :-/

Marissa Mayer, Lona Alia Duncan

 

Lona & Tiffany

 

Lona, Xander Mahony, Tiffany Lee

 

Lanya, Lona, Xander, Tiffany