Melbourne, 2009: Fashionistas are defined by their ability to find fantastic clothes/shoes/accessories at affordable prices, that are made in Australia, that are from organic or sustainable fabrics, that fit in with trends and most of all, support the industry that we worship.
Unfortunately, for the most part, the cheap clothes are exactly that; made in China polyesters that last the season but don’t do anything for our economy or environment.
So what is a fashionista to do? This is the moment savvy entrepreneurial miss green decided to start a clothing exchange and eco-fashion parade, and I attended her second event last night. www.missgreenswardrobe.com.au
9-13 Drewery Lane, Melbourne
A gorgeous, opulent blend of boudoir extravagance meets expensive mansion style décor with subtle lighting and rich colours. The location was perfect, every girl in the house must have felt like a princess with champagne on arrival and the most amazing array of canapés served regularly, starting with oysters and ending with mini donuts several hours later.
As for the event, miss green runs a great show - check in your designer goods to swap on arrival and you will receive playing cards, valued according to the worthiness of your goods. Enjoy the champagne, mix and mingle with Joolz jewellery designer (www.joolz.com.au) and Soul Sisters while enjoying the ambiance of Baroq House.
The fashion show featured Australian Label Farage, www.faragestyle.com.au, and I must say I was impressed. Corporate wear for the professional fashionista, mixed with fun accessories by Melissa Shoes, www.melissaaustralia.com.au, and Apple & Bee, www.appleandbee.com.And after the fun of the affair was over, it was time to swap your preloved designer frock for something new and exciting to hit the town in - it was every girl for herself!
I had the pleasure of meeting the illustrious miss green, and her passion for all things eco-fashion and Australian has given me a renewed confidence in the industry and our future.
I await with anticipation the announcement of the next miss greens wardrobe event, but in the interim, get yourself a ticket to miss greens garden party, part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. If last nights event is any indication of things to come, we can expect big things from miss green! http://missgreensgardenparty.blogspot.com