MRS WOOG & THE FASHIONISTAS. HUH?
I still have no real idea how I ended up backstage at Sydney Fashion Week, but I was mesmerised by every minute of it.
Mrs Woog (left) with her friends and fellow bloggers Eden Riley (centre) and Nikki Parkinson at Sydney Fashion Week.
It had nothing to do with the clothes.
Let me explain why the Fashion Folk completely stole the show when it came to my entertainment at this year’s premier National Celebration of the Cloth.
I have broken them down under a few categories.
The Regular Fashionista
These can be fashion editors and buyers. Typically they gather in threes, wearing small leather shorts and furry vests. Their long legs are encased in black patterned tights and their feet display their latest purchase, which can be worth up to the ticket price of a small Japanese car. Hair is worn long and tumbling. Watches are large and metal. Attitudes are air-kissy and you will be getting the once over from one of them at any given time. Even when you are in the bathroom and you run out of toilet paper and you have to pop your head out to see if anyone is there to hand you some more. Even then.
A messier, more harassed looking version of the Regular Fashionistas, these gals dash around the crowds pulling celebrities in front of a camera while pushing designers’ items into their hands and yelling “Take the photo, Delphius!!!”
They always look like they are on the verge of tears.
The Make-Up Artists
Funky princesses and cool dudes work hard to bring you the latest looks from the European Runways, which include glitzy stick on metallic eyebrows. Very practical for doing the grocery shopping, or indeed if you end up facing the judge in court due to a negligent driving incident caused by one of your fancy new eyebrows falling off and spearing you in your macular.
I got chatting to one makeup artist. I asked him why everyone seemed so stony faced. He shared with me his theory that the thinner you are, the sterner you must appear. I pointed out to him the fact that we were both very, very smiley, which made him smile even more.
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