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Show/Tell/Share: Hello! Just letting you know all the *AMAZING* photos are now up from our very recent Sydney November event on our new events page. Check them out! It includes individual photos of our *delightful* models. Oooooh, Aaaaah, Fantastic!

Again, my many, many thanks to all involved for making The Social Outfit‘s first event an occasion to remember xo

Models: Oboya, Susan, Hawanatu. Clothes by The Social Studio. Photo by Hayley Hughes.

Models: Madeleine, Holly, Abuzar and Tamika. Clothes by The Social Studio. Photo by Hayley Hughes.

As for me, I can’t believe our showcase was one week ago to the day. I literally haven’t stopped since then, including the last two days down at Wollongong University. With 2-hours of travelling each way, and interesting social media workshops, my brain is feeling both very full and pretty tired! Still, my university work pays the rent, and allows me to keep working hard on developing The Social Outfit: so no complaints here… xo

Tuesday. Earrings from op shop, original Condoman brooch gifted by Viv, Primo Emporio denim vest, Saba cardigan, Anna Bennett dress from op shop, Simon de Winter socks, Fluevog shoes.

Wednesday. Ken Done t-shirt (that pink you see is the kangaroo’s tail!), dress from op shop (adjusted by me), Sportscraft belt, Uniqlo leggings, Fluevog shoes.

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Show/Tell/Share: A fun time! A *good* time! A successful evening of hope, and great fashion…

Models (L-R): Oboya, Susan, Hawanatu, Madeleine, Holly, Abuzar and Tamika. Photo by Hayley Hughes. Clothing by The Social Studio.

I’m still in the process of collecting and collating photos from the night. The ‘eventspage is a good place to start, and it also includes the many, many *wonderful* people who helped make our night possible. Thanks and Hooray for you all! xo

Also, for a first *fabulous* look-see of the models and The Social Studio clothes-styling, head over to Fashion Hayley‘s blog here.

Now here’s a few ‘in-process’ photos…

Who knows exactly what I’m saying here, but clearly all the models like what they hear! We did have such a lovely time, and I *super* thank all these young people for graciously offering to give their time to support The Social Outfit.

Practising and preparations at Planet

Earlier in the day, I was binding together out ‘Case for Support’ with a bit of handy sewing…

This is some of the models, Sindy, Kit and myself rehearsing at the Mahjong Room on last Monday night…

And my own outfit for Thursday night. Naturally all The Social Studio… xo

On Friday it was back to the grind with my university work, which continues much of this week too… Phew! Until it quietens down a bit, I’ll try and stay in touch and I *promise* to get all the fashion photos to you as soon as possible! xo

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Show: Happy Friday The 13th! (I couldn’t wait until Halloween to show you this *fantastically kitsch* sequinned vest I found in an op shop, so this was the next best date I could come up with…)

Tell: Glasses from op shop, earrings from Japan, Tatty Devine necklace, Kay Attali shirt from op shop, Versace men’s shirt from op shop, ‘Fashion Fantasy: Trick or Treat’ novelty vest from op shop, Saba skirt, stockings from Japan, SpinDance petticoat underneath, vintage boots from op shop.

Share: A day meeting up with some *lovely* people from the fashion side of things…

First up, I met with Kelly Elkin, who runs her own ethical fashion label, ALAS (specialising in sleepwear). Kelly is also heavily involved with ethical fashion community-building, especially here in Sydney (you can see more at her blog, Transparent Seams). She’s full of ideas, and I’m really looking forward to understanding this space better over the coming months. Go sustainable fashion!

Then I met up with Sydney/Melbourne/Tokyo stylist, Hayley Hughes. It was great to be able to hear her stories and insights into the broader Australian fashion scene. Plus, I’m a long-time fan of her own blog (Fashion Hayley), so it was *fun* to just catch up and get to know her ‘In Real Life’ (we met briefly at Penthouse Mouse in March this year). And, as the Sydney Outfit works towards our very own model of The Social Studio, I’m hoping to have Hayley and her very special skills involved.

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Photograph of The Social Studio fifth collection, courtesy of Hayley Hughes, with permission.

Tell: Thank *goodness* for professional photographers like Hayley Hughes at runway shows; at least I can share with you now some more photos from the fantastic fifth collection of The Social Studio. Check out her latest post here from the Penthouse Mouse runway shows, including The Social Studio. I can’t wait until the collection is ready for buying and every-day styling a-la Jackie!

Share: And here’s me yesterday, out for a family event for one of my nephews. You can see I’ve take The Social Studio long silk skirt (first seen here) and worn it as a dress. The ability to wear this gear on both sides as well is a fashion-bonus!

Glasses from op shop, earrings from H&M Japan, Tatty Devine necklace, silk flower from YoungBloods markets, wrap-around top, The Social Studio silk skirt worn as dress, stockings from Japan, Fluevogs, Linda Jackson bag.

And what a delight this outfit caused in the wind!! xo

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Show: There’s so many photos to Show today! So I’ll do the Telling and Sharing part as we go along…
So here we are at Penthouse Mouse last night for the Midmouse Runway, showcasing the fifth collection of The Social Studio as a part of L’Oreal Fashion Week. Standing next to me is Po who has her own fashion tumblr. It is so *great* to be in Melbourne supporting The Social Studio; check out some of the showcased collection:

I know the quality of the photos isn’t the best, but it was so hard to get a shot properly: the models are moving so quickly! I gave up trying to get shots immediately, so these photos here are the handiwork of the Hawaiian First Officer. Thank *goodness* I had someone with expertise on hand; all I could do was *gush* at the clothes! (And when the lookbook is available I’ll post the link, of course).

This is me and Stephanie Kabanyana: she designed and made the beaded necklaces that were showcased with The Social Studio’s collection. The beads are handmade from the same fabric, and I can’t wait to take a closer look at them in the shop next week. Another lady who loves wearing bold colour, as you can see…

And here’s me with the lovely (Fashion) Hayley Hughes! I’ve been reading her blog for ages, and I was so pleased we got to meet in person. She was taking shots for the runway show, and I’m pretty sure the quality of her picks are going to be a whole lot better than our attempts! I also told her about the plan to bring The Social Studio to Sydney, and she’s excited about the prospect… I *love* the idea of growing support for this great initiative with people from within the industry like Hayley!

And this is me with Farah Farouque, who is the Chair of The Social Studio Board, and also an Editor with The Age newspaper. The Board is very supportive of us looking to expand into Sydney, and Farah is so warm and welcoming to me and my bright clothing!

Finally a bit of a look at my outfit for the night: glasses from op shop, earrings from Japan, Jessica Dance necklace, Ken Done 1980s jacket from eBay (bought after What Ken Be Done, may I add!), The Social Studio silk skirt, Fluevogs, ring from Rome.

A great time, all round. xo xo