The weather held out beautifully on Sunday for the fashion week finale that was Miss Greens Garden Party. Rebecca George (aka Miss Green) and The Willows in St Kilda pulled off not only a delightful atmospheric afternoon get together, but an innovative ‘Eco friendly’ fashion show and charity auction.
Guests arrived in the early afternoon dressed in their Garden Party best and enjoyed organic wine and delicious cocktail food upon arrival. Photographers snapped away as we all mingled and lapped up the glamour of the venue, the event and fashion week itself.
The draw card of the day was of course the locally designed fashions that were presented in a fully fledged runway show, with each piece displayed being available to purchase in an auction later that day.
Each of the designers, selected by Miss Green for their use of eco friendly methods and materials in their creations, pieced together frocks especially for the day, meaning that the winners of the auction were going home with a complete one off outfit.
Alexi Freeman opened the show with a beautiful 50′s inspired dusty pink frock similar to a design in his current Spring/Summer Collection. Anna Campbell designed a beautiful violet and pink sunset inspired maxi dress in hand dyed silk, whilst Eva Q girlied things up to the max with her delicate skin toned dresses adorned with frills, ruffles and floral embellishments.
Lady Petrova indulged our love for all things frills and lace, and Nicolangela received gasps of delight with the designers amazing blue and lime frock, perfect for the spring racing carnival. Jenny Bannister didn’t hold back on demonstrating her creative flair, with a simple white dress jazzed up beyond most of our imaginations with recycled plastic straws (please see the pictures, words cannot describe this one!)
Miss Lyndel Yeo dreamed of a Greek goddess when creating her beautiful purple toga style maxi dress, pieced together from a vintage bed sheet, divine! Made in Donald took us back to the 70′s with a beautiful velvet shift with matching bolero in a happy mood inducing shade of orange. Style Melbourne favourite Airdrie Makim accessorised the designs on show with her beautiful Joolz range.
Other designers who contributed to Miss Greens Garden Party were KBAD, Sara Victoria, Nikolina Concepts, Tiffany Treloar, Messina Designs, Leonard Street, Hair Fascinators and Hopeless (worn by Bec’s Garden Party Girls).
As the pieces were auctioned off, the designers informed guests that 50% of the sale price would go to their chosen charity, some of which included the RSPCA and Guide Dogs Australia.
As we all said out farewells at the end of the day, Miss Green treated guests to incredible gift bags which consisted of an array of Eco friendly products, including skincare, fragrance and edible treats.
The day went superbly, and we at Style Melbourne are extremely proud of Miss Green and her team of helpers (designers included!) and honoured to have been the official media partner of this worthwhile and simply gorgeous event.
Witty words by Bronwyn Miller
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