Friday, September 23, 2011


Last Tuesday I was invited to attend a night of glamour at the Commonwealth Bank Vault in Martin Place. As part of 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty, Harper's Bazaar presented Alex Perry's latest collection titled "Cuban Princess" which included many figure-hugging silhouettes, cinched waists, high necklines and bright pops of colour and sequinning. Set in the Commonwealth Bank's prestigious vault, not only did the high ceilings and marble pillars add to the luxurious ambiance but also the endless supply of Moet champagne and oh-so-tempting d'oeuvres. It was a certainly a night to feel glamourous and be inspired Alex Perry's stunning creations. When I saw the first sparkle of sequins grace the runway, I couldn't help but to smile that I was wearing sequins myself - I hear (and see) they are making a comeback! ;)

Wearing: Blazer (Cue), sequinned singlet (Supre), pleated skirt (vintage) and heels (Mollini)

Here are some photos from the show; Alex Perry's "Cuban Princess" collection:
With a strong accents of embellished panels and contrast of floral fabrics and textures, we see a celebration of feminity and the classic 1950's female figure.The collection also presents a noticeable nod to colour-blocking, being a leading trend this summer. Oh, and did I happen to mention my heart skipped a beat when I saw the amazing Rachel Rutt walk down in a fully sequined gown.

After the show, I managed to meet her and she was so lovely. In this video of her, she reveals she actually knits a lot during her waiting times and when flying. The dress she is wearing below was in fact completed by her that very day and was the first time she'd worn it. When I found out, I was somewhat starstruck! I think you can tell it in my facial expression hehe.

I also happened to meet the super fun and beautiful Joelyne (The Sydney Girl) , one of the earliest blogs I started reading and who I have only gotten to know via comments, email and Facebook. It was wonderful hanging out with her and talking all things blogging and photography and finding out the answers to all the questions we've been meaning to ask.

Other bloggers I met for the first time were Margaret (Shine By Three), Hannah (Capture The Castle) and Darren (Boymoments). It was so nice to get to know each other and converse face-to-face than behind a computer screen. One of Margaret's giveaway winners Priscilla (pictured below) was a sweetheart and joined us in all the action.

To see what else is on during 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty - head over here for more details

I hope everyone is having a top week so far, I am honestly relieved the weekend is approaching! Though I am also excited about what yet is to come here at Your Only Blackswan - Catch my tweets here and join me on Facey if you haven't!

Oh and one last thing. The voting period for the Pedestrian 2011 Blogster Awards are coming to a close, meaning - it's your last chance to vote here! Get to it!

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  1. I looooooooooooooove these photos! Can't wait to open the zip file you sent me :D
    was a pleasure meeting you miss Lauren!

  2. You looked amazing! Completely love the outfit, what a winner!
    And Joelyne's hair it looking excellent!
    Sounds like fun =)


  3. super cute!! LOVES IT :)


  4. You look divine, LOVE the skirt and the sequin combo. <3


  5. Looking positively gorgeous as usual! This is the first time I've seen you wearing heels!

    -Laura x

  6. It looks like you all had so much fun! Loving all of your looks & your sequins are fab. Yay for finally getting to meet your blogging friends.x

  7. I love your outfit. You look amazing. What a great event to attend. The Cuban Princess collection by Alex Perry looks divine.

    Miss Bias

  8. always nice to meet other bloggers! i adore your outfit....great mix of prints and textures!


  9. your outfit is the absolute sweetest

  10. Hi pretty!! :)
    I really love your blog and your amazing style!!
    I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you want, you could visit my blog too
    ( I hope you like it ;))