Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival SS2010/11 Day 1

by Lee Oliveira on August 27, 2010

Last week I received a package from Gloss Accessories delivered to my home. There it was, an entire week long invitation to celebrate the fabulous Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival Spring Summer 10/11. I jumped, screamed, laughed, cried and celebrated of course.

The fashion festival started on Monday night at the famous Sydney Town Hall with a very glamourous opening gala celebrating 15 years of Marie Claire Australia. Marie Claire also hosted this night and they did an amazing job. Natasha Williams (PR for Gloss Accessories) and myself prepared our best outfits for the night.

As soon I walked in I could see cameras flashing and hear great music. I was pinching myself as I scanned the room full of the who’s who of Sydney fashion. I turned to Natasha and said, “I think I just died and went straight to fashion heaven”

Not that it wasn’t good enough that I was attending almost all of the shows and being able to photograph anything, Gloss Accessories had also reserved us VIP entry (excuse me!). So there we were heading to our fabulous spot. Rosemount wines, Rosemount champagne…. Rosemount, Rosemount… What else could I ask for? I know… nothing right?

After the show I had the pleasure to meeting some other fashion bloggers. The most notable would have to of been Gala Gonzales from

On the runway my camera was working overtime. I was also trying to tweet at the same time but as you can imagine that really wasn’t working for me. I feel as though my photographs could have been better but that is just me critiquing myself. Lee, put down your phone and don’t get so excited. Here are some of my previews from the opening night. I hope you enjoy

Collette Dinnigan

Kate Sylvester

Alex Perry

Jayson Brunsdon


Aurelio Costarella

Lisa Ho

Toni Maticevski

My last 2 fashion posts I would like to dedicate to Vahni from gritandglamour who loves, loves this label.

Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide

Gala Gozalez and myself

Nathasa Williams from Gloss Accessories and myself


{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

fashion butter August 27, 2010

Lee, you look so handsome!

Jude August 27, 2010

I love this post & your total enthusiasm…Not to mention, awesome photos! (That Collette Dinnigan is amazing). Thanks for your own awesome photo too :)

Grit and Glamour August 27, 2010



1. Thank you sweets! I love the dedication and the S&B shots. Mwah!
2. You look hot. Period.
3. Gala! You lucky thing! I love that she’s been blogging for She is amazing.
4. Great, great shots. So glad you had fun too!

Big hug…living vicariously through you!

♥ V

Tanvi August 27, 2010

Great pictures! Love Collette Dinnigan! You are looking quite dapper, aren’t you :) Happy Weekend!!

My Republic of Fashion August 27, 2010

Lee, you were so lucky to be able to experience that first hand. Amazing pictures. And you are looking very handsome in your suit! SarahD:)

Charly August 27, 2010

Looving the Alex Perry and Sass and Bide looks, you’re soo lucky!


Ylenia August 27, 2010

the first dress is amazing! But I am too shy to wear such a eyecatching one!!!

Love your blog


jazzy elizabeth August 27, 2010


Manon August 27, 2010

Lovely pictures.
And you look so great!


Sandra August 27, 2010

Oh, Sass & Bide! Love it

Laura Tenshi August 27, 2010

I would have screamed too, not too sure about the crying part though :)) Anyway, congratulations for attending this fashion festival and have fun. From the pictures, I can see you are really enjoying every minute.

henrique August 27, 2010

Fashion Week da Australiana? Qual o link do evento…me passa!


xxx Henrqiue Teixiera

Kent Johnson August 27, 2010

Cool post Lee. You should get yourself into the photographers pit man. Would be cool!

daisybabie August 28, 2010

Yowzah! Lee! You look SO sharp; so dapper! Great photos, and thank you for sharing some of this exciting week with us. Cheers, luv!

Beny Ricardo Sadewo August 28, 2010

Amazing fashion festival…

Beny Ricardo Sadewo

Joeward Manaig August 28, 2010

i think the collection is fab and chic!i like those heels as well. :]

style'n August 28, 2010

ah you look great and love seeing all the fashion shots! naina

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul August 28, 2010

Lucky you! Great runway/catwalk captures!

Fashion Profiles August 28, 2010

WOW Lee!!! I am so proud of you. Being invited in such a fashion event just means that you are a very credible fashion blogger. I love the post and designs. My personal favorite is Sass & Bide. I love the Very Victorian look.

More power to your blog. =)

Purses Pastries Etc... August 28, 2010

How Fun!!! And I love the photos you took — looking forward to more :))

Sherin August 28, 2010

So jealous! The event looks like so much fun, and I love te catwalk looks. The Lisa Ho dress is amazing.

Dm. August 28, 2010

Wow! Lovely Collections! Alex Perry Dress is My Favourite! I´ve finished my Holidays! I´n very Happy for visiting you again! Hahaha

In few days I Start My Blog New Seson!

XX I Love your Outfit!

Don´t Forget that that…


Laura Tenshi August 28, 2010

Really? I am in state of shock right now. No H&M for you either? Guess we just have to learn to live without it, no problem.
Good Morning to you too, have a great day.

Closet Fashionista August 29, 2010


Haha, don't worry I don't post spoilers for PR, I just post the outfits 😉 (which I guess are sorta spoilers but :p)

CC Wai August 29, 2010

Lucky you!
You’ve went to an awesome event and the clothes are so stunning!

Bionica August 29, 2010

I love the dress by Collette Dinnigan
it’s just so delicate
and your pictures came out great =)

oh and you look fab <3


Vanessa August 29, 2010

Was very exciting and great to be able to watch all the shows as well.
And true, quite exhausted! Big week.
You got some great photos :)


The Backseat Stylers August 29, 2010

How fun! The Sass & Bide looks are amazing. Glad you had a great time!!

Niki August 29, 2010

awesome pics and amazing design! looks like a great event.

xx Niki
A Haute Mess

Esther August 29, 2010

Oh u met Gala, i lovveee her blog a lot.
man….I miss Australia, cant wait to go back.

Kb August 29, 2010

Great shots, thanks for introducing me to these designers, I love the look of Willow and Kate Sylvester and will be checking out the rest of their collections. Will you be at London Fashion Week?

Kb from I Want You To Know

alexandre August 29, 2010

Que roupas lindas heim? Amei, a moda pra essa nova estação vem com excelentes ideias. Como é bom ver vc nas fotos. Arrasou amigo. Parabéns mais uma vez.

Couture Carrie August 29, 2010

Fabulous post, Lee!
What amazing photos!
You look quite dapper too!


Bella Q August 29, 2010

First off, I had NO idea you were so handsome, sir. Mr. Yowzah.
What a great treat, and it’s so cool to see you REALLY appreciate it! I would LOVE to be in your very fashionable shoes right about now…

And the photos…you are amazing! I tried my hand at a couple of hometown fashion shows, and it wasn’t easy! Yours are so clear and the outfits and the models look amazing. Talented and handsome, you’re going places!

Becca August 29, 2010

Lee you’re so lucky to have had this amazing experience. I’m heading to NYWF in a couple of weeks, and I’m hoping to be able to get an invite to at least one show! I think I would be beside myself with glee if it actually happened.

Rebecca August 29, 2010

love the hair! great photos (:

HippThingz. August 29, 2010

Nice clothes! Amazing experience!

Lots of Love♥

devilishlypleasurable August 29, 2010

lucky you! love your enthusiastic spirit!

Mode Coco August 29, 2010

Amazing, loved the Sass&Bide, TOOOP!!!

K N O C K Y O U F O R S I X August 29, 2010

Hey Lee!

Oh its always such a pleasure getting comments from you :) Wow and what an exciting opportunity and experience for you this would have been!! You look very handsome! Love the skinny tie. Sounds like you’re on you’re way to the top so keep it up! I think its hard to take decent photos with that kind of lighting, im really excited as Ive bn invited to attend NZ Fash Week and I want to be able to take good photos too, so if you have any advice swing it my way! Also, how cool is Gala! SO jealous! I bet shes even more beautiful in real life.

Love x

sam August 29, 2010

OMG! i have been a huge fan of Gala since 2009 and i was trying to use her for a campaing which fell thru because of her scheldule clashing with timing :( but im so glad you met her shes so amazing. I hope next time she brings Pelayo from he is also just as amazing. Than you for starting my monday morning with a bang woohhooo have a great week buddy x

Taryn H. August 30, 2010

Looks like a fantastic time! seriously, I can only imagine how wonderful this must have been. the pictures turned out great as well, so many beautiful looks.

theonlyfashionprincess August 30, 2010

Great pictures. I really like it. And you look great! :)

Anthea August 30, 2010

Wow! You are so lucky to have experienced this! Great shots Lee.

Ariana August 30, 2010

Ola!Gostei muito da tua entrevista no Life Behavior.
Tambem fiz uma para o Roberto e gostei bastante.Admiro imenso o teu blog e o teu bom gosto.Agora sou tua seguidora no blogovin,Bjs!Ariadne.

phuong August 30, 2010

great collection!

Keith August 30, 2010

Great photos. It looks like a wonderful show. I’m sure it was a blast there. Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

style-haus August 31, 2010

no shortage of fabulous fashion, drama and elegance. truly amazing!

Ro August 31, 2010

OMG ii just fell in love with that Alex Perry dress!
its amazing!

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