Hit And Miss Moments Of My Media Wall Wardrobe – Series One

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Blogger Vivienne She at the Safilo S/S 2015 Eyewear Collections Media Preview at the Ivy Sun Room in Sydney.
Sharing my hit and miss wardrobe choices in front of the media wall for your entertainment! Photo credit: Kent Johnson

One of my favourite movie stars Gwyneth Paltrow openly admitted that ‘there were a few issues’ with her gothic-style Alexander McQueen red carpet look for the 2002 Oscars. Yes it’s comforting to know that even an international style icon has ‘I should have worn a bra’ fashion regrets. And I do too… So, for your entertainment, I’m sharing my hit and miss wardrobe choices in front of the media wall. Let’s start with the very beginning…

Vogue-Worthy For Vogue Fashion’s Night Out?

Street Fashion Sydney creator and Australian fashion photographer Kent Johnson and Vivienne She, the creator and writer of vivalaViv and White Caviar Life at David Jones Level Seven VFNO 2013 'The Social Party'.
Here we are! At VFNO 2013 ‘The Social Party’ on Level Seven in David Jones.

This is where it all began for me. I owe it to Street Fashion Sydney as Kent Johnson’s plus-one invite to this aspiring blogger. (Well we were in the early stage of dating…) David Jones Level Seven was the location of this invitation only – VFNO 2013 ‘The Social Party’, and here I come! If I would change anything, it would be my handbag. I would have used a smaller bag or even better – a clutch. Ideally a metallic clutch. Meanwhile, red tie, pink shirt; grey suit and a grey fedora… Kent had pulled this look off effortlessly! I have blogged about this experience on both vivalaViv and White Caviar Life; click the links to find out more.

What To Wear For The Black And White Theme

White Caviar Life and vivalaViv creator Vivienne She at Montblanc's Black and White Event in 2014, celebrating its iconic Meisterstück collection’s 90th anniversary at the Doltone House. Photo by Street Fashion Sydney Kent Johnson.
Signing the guest book using the iconic Meisterstück 149 fountain pen at Montblanc’s Black and White Event in 2014. Photo credit: Kent Johnson

It’s only natural to wear black and white to attend a Black and White Theme party, right? Well at least that’s what I was going for. Montblanc’s Black and White Event in 2014, celebrating its iconic Meisterstück collection’s 90th anniversary at the Doltone House. Yet again, I went along as Kent’s plus-one. Picture above, the media wall behind me, captured with me signing the guest book using the iconic Meisterstück 149 fountain pen. What do I think of my ‘press look’? Perhaps a little grey from my rabbit fur collar wrap and a cream beret blunt my original black and white attempt? Next time when I visualising a black and white look, I should stick with just black and white.

My First Appearance At MBFWA

White Caviar Life and vivalaViv creator Vivienne She at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015. Image by Street Fashion Sydney Kent Johnson.
MBFWA calling… well you want to dress to impress! Photo credit: Kent Johnson

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) calling, well you want to dress to impress. I had to ditch my first outfit choice for this event due to a sudden weather change. I could have done more to accessorise my white shirt or layered it up – but I didn’t. It’s all about making a fashion statement to stand out in the crowd at an occasion like this, which is only the most important event in Australia’s fashion calendar! Hit or miss? Let’s put it this way – room for improvement!

From A Plus-One To Becoming A Player

White Caviar Life and vivalaViv blogger Vivienne She at the Safilo S/S 2015 Eyewear Collections Media Preview in the Ivy Sun Room in Sydney. Image by Street Fashion Sydney Kent Johnson.
‘I see gold…’ Not there for the free champagne, the Safilo S/S 2015 Eyewear Collections Media Preview is a game-changer for me. Photo credit: Kent Johnson

Things were looking bright at the media launch of Safilo S/S 2015 Eyewear Collections at the sun-filled Ivy Sun Room! Bright? Partly because I was wearing one of the collections ‘gold’ sunnies, but mostly I believe that I began to dress like a real fashion and lifestyle blogger! Clashing patterns, surprising accessories… For the first time I felt like the player instead of a plus-one guest. Not there for the free champagne; I tried out four of my favourite pairs of sunglasses for this impromptu photoshoot and it put a big smile on the PR’s face. A win win day for us all… Click here to view Kent’s and my matchy matchy stripy tops and other fabulous eyewear that we had fun wearing at this media preview.

Showing Some American Love At Sperry Australia’s VIP Launch

White Caviar Life and vivalaViv creator Vivienne She at Sperry Australia's VIP Launch. Image by Street Fashion Sydney Kent Johnson.
A missed opportunity here when I could have channelled the Riviera theme for the Sperry party! Photo credit: Kent Johnson

If I had done some research and knew that Paul Sperry created the world’s first non-slip boat shoes in 1935, I would have chosen a different outfit. But instead of channelling the Riviera, or a yacht club kind of ensemble, I dressed like I was ready for the American country music festival. Ops!!! Though at the time I was happy with my Outfit-of-the-Day; what made me happiest was meeting and chatting with Steve Flood and Will Stewart – the winning duo of My Kitchen Rules 2015 season. Yes, that was the first reality cooking competition show Kent and I began to watch. Thanks to one of the contestants being a model client of Kent’s… While that belongs to another story, click here to read my starstruck moment spotting Will and Steve at this exclusive party.

Made In Italy VS Made In Italy

Sydney photographer, Street Fashion Sydney blogger Kent Johnson and Vivienne She, the writer and creator of vivalaViv and White Caviar Life at the VIP Launch of Sydney Italian Festival 2015.
With Kent at the opening night of Sydney Italian Festival 2015; celebrating the excellence of ‘Made in Italy’. Photo courtesy of Sydney Italian Trade Agency.

Kent and I were invited to the opening gala of Sydney Italian Festival 2015. The theme that year was ‘Made in Italy’. So I thought, what better way to celebrate the excellence of Made in Italy than turning up with my made in Italy Paola Frani cocktail dress! Five and a half years later I still think I made a good choice, and look at Kent, don’t you think he looked every inch a stylish Italian man!

A Target Not To Be Missed

Sydney photographer, Street Fashion Sydney blogger Kent Johnson and Vivienne She, the writer and creator of vivalaViv and White Caviar Life at Jean Paul Gaultier for Target Australia's Media Launch.
When not sure what to wear, put on all black everything!

Here we are! Kent’s Street Fashion Sydney was invited to the exclusive preview of Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG) for Target Australia; I arrived later as his plus-one. We had a sneak peek of JPG for Target collection while sipping French champagne and sampling French fromage! As predicted, lots of stripy shirts and skirts (hello it’s Jean Paul Gaultier!!!), but I did spot a few bloggers wearing head to toe in black including myself. Kent casually crushed in his Armani linen jacket… nice!

Well, I hope you enjoy this post as much as I have enjoyed revisiting these fun and admittedly self-indulgent ‘limelight moments’! What would you have chosen to wear for the same occasions? That’s what I’d like to know!

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