What a magic 3 days.
VOGUE Fest hit Adelaide on Thursday 17 October, where I attended the GQ X VOGUE Supper Club Dinner at Sean’s Kitchen.
Being the first event of the festivities, energy levels were high and they didn’t budge all weekend.
The dinner hosted fashion lovers from Adelaide and interstate special guests for a night of fine food and insight in to creatives of both the Fashion and Wine industries.
Wine poured from Seppeltsfield’s bottles, excitable chatter echoed the vintage building, VOGUE Festival was here.
Mike Christensen, Editor GQ interviewed Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian and Fiona Donald, Senior Winemaker of Seppeltsfield who shared their tales of challenges in a gender biased field, breaking down stereotypes and passion fuelling commitment which has led to their successes.
If this was any sign of what was to come, I could not wait.
Day two arrived, with the launch in Rundle Mall which brought the city to life. Endless pop-ups filled the Mall with no shortage of things to do and see. I was like a kid in a candy store.
The Friday night saw the MOVERS & SHAKERS X VOICES OF VOGUE Event in Rundle Mall where Stylist Elliot Garnaut and Influencer Rozalia Russian were interviewed by Mike Christensen, which turned in to an effortless conversation filled with charm on how they have turned their dreams in to realities, the social media world itself, trend setting, fashion norms and everything in between. It was playful and captivating and I was hooked.
Rundle Street too gave way to endless pop-ups, night markets and bars revelling in the energy that was VOGUE.
Day three, the final day I started slowly at the SLOW X VOICES OF VOGUE event where Anny Duff (Good Studios), Emily Sheahan (SWOP Clothing Exchange & Vintage Fashion), and Margie Woods (Founder and Creative Director – Viktoria + Woods) were interviewed by Jessica Montague —Deputy Editor, VOGUE on their take on Slow Fashion or more so conscious fashion and how we can all make a stance on being a little more thoughtful when it comes to fashion.
From there I headed to the Mayfair Hotel for a High Tea with Paolo Sebastian. Every one of Paul’s events I have been to, has left me in awe, this was no exception. The Mayfair Hotel was decorated in stunning florals which painted the backdrop of Paolo Sebastian’s new ‘Elements’ Collection with Disney for Frozen II. With each dress representing the story of Frozen whilst playing tribute to the elements we are surrounded by. The high tea was nothing short of decadent, and while we had a private showcase of this new collection which models danced the rooms wearing. Paul shared a rare insight in to his journey, how it began and what the future has in store for Paolo Sebastian. What Paul has created is a rarity and the talent he possesses is something that should be treasured.
Now keep in mind this was only what I did and saw, for those that attended would know what this event brought to the city, for that didn’t we can only hope it returns 2020!
Don’t forget to check out Instagram and my story highlights for more BTS of VOGUE Festival 2019 (@fateful_fashion)
Full outfit details:
Shirt: BASSIKE X VOGUE
Skirt: Cmeo Collective