The fashion hub of Australia scintillates with VAMFF!

The fashion capital of Australia scintillates at the 19 day long Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival in March’17.

Here, I bring to you some exclusive preview in collaboration with the Sydney based ace photographer Bijen’s Photography entailing various events that cruised on the Runway.

The premium runways were the highlights of the Fashion festival; there were back to back 7 Runways throughout the festival days. Australian Designers, who showcased their collection in the world class fashion event.

The Premium Runway hosted the designer Runways were; Dion Lee, Macgraw, Carla Zampatti, Romance Was Born, Ginger & Smart, Yeojin Bae, Manning Cartell

The show gave its viewers an experience of falling in love;” Romance was Born “curated the snowing runway and its fabulous collection was the highlight of the runway 3.

In short, Runway 3 encapsulated the essence to kick start a stylish autumn with its fur jackets,tops, skirts, silted skirts and the off shoulders to go along. Crisp cream, beige, red and orange dominated the Runway and not to forget the flared dresses and skirts.

What stole the show was the Fur Off shoulder top, which made every fashionista crave to have one in their wardrobe as well.

The Premium Runway showcased the emerging Australian Designers like Finders, Isabelle Quinn, Keepsake and Taluah to name a few.

My favourite pick from the Runway was that of Taluah, it had all it cloudy say flairs, off shoulders, with subtle blend of orange, red and beige dominated the runway.

Brands like Wild horses and S. Wallis captured furs, frills and off the shoulders trends that we can inherit off the runway too. The 4th Premium Runway was presented by Shop till you drop magazine, wherein one could shop immediately while being seated and watching the show. It was first of its kind experience that was available to the viewers, being the first to own it straight from the runway.

The GQ Mens Fashion-wear, Australia’s largest designer line up for menswear didn’t fail to impress us with its variety line like Aquila shoes, Jack London, Calibre and Dom Bagnato to name a few.

This Runway went high for viewers specially with Asahi Beer being served on arrival.

The GQ Mens Fashion-wear, the Australia’s largest designer line up for menswear didn’t fail to impress us with its variety line including Aquila shoes, Jack London, Calibre and Dom Bagnato to name a few.

This Runway went high for viewers specially with Asahi Beer being served on arrival.

The penultimate day was for Runway 5, featuring designers like Misha Collection, Camilla, Thurley, Zhivago and Rachel Gilbert to name a few.

Lacies, drapes, wrap around dresses, off the shoulder sequined dresses were the highlight of the Runway. My favorite pick was from the brand Camilla, aesthetically appealing design, color and patterns; they had everything to make it straight from Runway to off runway fashion statement.

Runway 6, was chic, trendy, sporty and fresh, the theme revolving its centerfold that focuses on feminism. The Runway line up included Brands like Anna Quan, Bul, Viktoria & Woods and Ryder to name a few.

The finale Premium Runway 7 presented by Oyster, was a short and sweet line up of designers like Pageant, Garbage TV, Eugenie and Kloke to name a few.

Casual and funky this runway ended with a showstopper collection by Garbage tv, the freezing moment was where the models ended up taking a “Selfie” on the stage.

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Garbage TV

Apart from the Runways, there were Priceline hair and makeover booths that made sure, you are runway ready, while you watch them. They took care of the trends and look of the season.They had media walls for everyone to pose and photographers who asked you to pose.

The other popup booths were that of cosmopolitan magazine, 6 by 6 ft Magazine and not to forget that of Virgin Australia.

With such an amazing wrap to a 19 day long fashion affair makes us impatient that 2018 VAMFF arrives soon and with even more trendsetting styles.

Eyecessorize with Jolt Sunglasses!

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Chic, Sturdy, durable and stylish, when you find one for all occasion, then you can’t say no to Jolt Sunglasses! Jolt is an Australian owned Brand, designed in Gippsland.

The extended summer in Victoria and my recent collaboration with Jolt , gave me an opportunity to try out their stylish range of shades!

I carried them to my adventure hiking’s, to brunch with friends and tagged them along for my business meetings! With an unique style, shape and color variations, they can be a part of your style statement as well. Personally, I am not an accessory person, but a shade is a must have in any accessory wardrobe to portray a bit of your personality while you move around.

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Wearing Bohemia

Bohemian sunglasses come finished in two options, stunning solid black lenses.

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Elite-Black


The frames of Elite- black are made with TR90 (Thermoplastic) in a black matte finish, its durability and tough frame makes it a must have while I travel.

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Fire

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Matte Red Wayfarer style sunglasses with Smoke Polarized lens and Revo Sunburst Red Orange lens finish. This design Fire from Jolt is my personal favorite I can carry it off with almost all outfits and the chic and trendy finish makes me stand out!

These trendy designs never die and are always in demand, so dont wait to grab one and look stylish every time you step out!

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Wearing Fire from Jolt!

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So, folks, get the look and choose your favorite from the big line up of trendy shades only from Jolt Sunglasses. Shop here for the look JOLT SUNGLASSES, Use the code “debs01″ for additional 25% off.

My Hiking escapade to the Grampians!

Think about adventure in Victoria and you have a plethora of things in your mind to choose from.One of them is the Grampians National Park, this place gives a taste of Aboriginal Culture, outdoor activities, adventurous hiking, walking trails, wildlife encounters and breath-taking rugged landscapes.

Perched at approximately 370 Kms drive from the Melbourne City, the smooth drive through to this National park takes you through the Ballarat, Ararat and a few countryside regions before arriving at the National Park.

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At Ballarat!

Before i arrived at the first stop Brambuk, National Park and cultural Center, i took a lunch stopover at the Halls Gap. This area is surrounded by the National Park and gives stunning views for a perfect picture moment!

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Halls Gap!
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Halls Gap

You will also get to spot not less than 10 varieties of Australian Origin birds along with the famous kookaburra here, however the kangaroos are only visible just before dusk.

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Halls Gap!

The Barmbuk, is the perfect place to experience Australia’s native flora and fauna and Aboriginal culture. The National Park and Cultural Center is 100 per cent owned and operated by Aboriginal people and is the longest running Aboriginal Cultural Center in Australia.If your keen in knowing the Aboriginal communities of Western Victoria this is your place to know it all, be it didgeridoo music, traditional dance, basket weaving, boomerang throwing and painting.

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Brambuk National Park!

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Brambuk Cultural Theater!

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The first hiking begins at the Mackenzie waterfall this is just 20 kms drive from Halls Gap and a 1.9 kms steep trail to climb back. The iconic and spectacular Mackenzie Falls is a must for all visitors to Grampians National Park.There are couple of Lookout points like Mackenzie Falls Lookout Walk, Broken Falls Lookout and the Bluff Lookout.

But hiking down to the base of the falls is worth all the energy and effort, I was fortunate to spot a rainbow too, don’t get overwhelmed by the ice-cold water and the view as swimming is not permitted due to strong currents. However you can happily dip your tired feet’s and enjoy the cold splashes, while you enjoy this beauty.

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Mackenzie Falls Lookout!
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Mackenzie Falls Lookout point!
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Spotted a Rainbow too!
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Mackenzie Falls!
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The Grampians features a striking series of sandstone mountain ranges, one of them is the Jaws of Death. This rock formation looks like a Jaw of a deathly animal, its prohibited to climb these rocks as there has been a few deaths in the past while climbing them. However, one can pose and take some lovely shots overlooking these deathly jaws.

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Jaws of Death!
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The Balconies!

Located within half an hour drive from Halls gap, Lake Wartook is a delightful venue boasting a serene setting perfect for all weekend and day trippers. It is also one of the largest and most renowned lakes in the Grampians region. However, the view from the tops were equally breath-taking. The blue haze that’s visible is due to the eucalyptus trees that gives this effect.

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Lake Wartook!
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Lake Wartook behind!

A day’s trip is short time to explore the entire Grampians, people spend weeks here, as there are many walking trails which ranges up-to several days and some hidden landscapes which is worth the hike.There are some amazing resorts and backpackers at the Halls Gap to stay back, if your keen to catch the sunrise in the mountains.

I said good bye to the balconies and headed back to the Halls Gap to catch the Kangaroos at dusk. So till the time the extended summer stays on, take advantage and head out on the roads to the Grampians.