The Electric Lady movement rushes Sydney & Melbourne

The Electric Lady movement rushes Sydney & Melbourne
Electric Lady is an all-female music movement featuring Australian artists Ali BarterAlex LaheyJack RiverGretta RayBec SandridgeRackett and Bodytype. The movement make its live debut in Sydney at the Metro Theatre on Friday 30 June and in Melbourne at The Corner Hotel on Saturday 1 July.

In the lead-up to these momentous shows, Electric Lady will release a series of “Live Sessions” featuring select artists on the lineup, covering each others songs.

Gretta Ray‘s cover of Jack River’s ‘Talk Like That’ is the first in this series.

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Coinciding with the live music component, Electric Lady will feature interviews with inspiring women working in diverse fields, amplifying the strength of women in music, politics, science, sport and beyond. Stephanie Gilmore (Surfer), Isabel Lucas (Activist/Actress), Tyler Wright (Surfer), Katie Mack (Astrophysicist), Belinda Pavlovic (Aeronautical Engineer, DASA) and Molly Taylor (Rally Racing Champion) will feature.

Buy tickets to Electric Lady here.

Seen at top: Photo by Ash Schumann

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: Backstage at macgraw

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: Backstage at macgraw

I have to credit Australian singer Montaigne for my first introduction to macgraw. She described their aesthetic as “a blend between Amish chic and stately caszj.” They were responsible for Montaigne’s “dracula pirate” look at Splendour In The Grass last year. Since the label has been on my radar, it’s exploded, macgraw won the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia & New Zealand for womenswear, and they continue to dominate Australia’s fashion landscape with a clever balance of strong romance and practical street dressing with a flourish of ruffles. Please, tie us in ribbons or lose us forever, but please don’t ever lose the fervour.

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MBFWA 17 macgraw at Carriageworks Credit: Flaunter.com Photo: Tim Da Rin

Here are our favourite looks from macgraw’s runway show on Tuesday;

MBFWA 17: DOUBLE RAINBOUU

MBFWA 17: DOUBLE RAINBOUU

Some collections leave an impression for reasons unrecognisable at first, and that’s the beauty of style. But when you start to consider why fashion is making your radar go bananas… and consider what in history could have prompted a response of such jubilation, it can be unpacked pretty quickly. Double Rainbouu had us recalling the 1985 song Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid, a creative uprising by way of Bruce Springsteen, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Pat Benatar, Ringo Starr, Hall & Oates, Peter Garrett, Jimmy Cliff, Joey Ramone and a heap of other very assorted musicians lending their vocals (and sartorial stylings to the video) to an important cause. Though I can’t be sure if there was any political message behind this particular collection, the statement of a movement waving hi from the 80s is all there to see and adore at once, with the energy of a village emanating from these photographs.

Of course, I’m purposely not reading bios, because I want to feel the feels for reals. Here are some of our favourite moments from the MBFWA Double Rainbouu runway at Carriageworks on Monday;

MBFWA 17: KARLA ŠPETIĆ

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: An up close look at Bianca Spender

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: An up close look at Bianca Spender

Block colour, loosely formed sleek cuts, cinched waists and rock n roll hair made for subtle power dressing at the Bianca Spender show on Monday.

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The finishing touches before show time. Source: Flaunter / dashboard.flaunter.com MBFWA 17 BTS // Bianca Spender at Carriageworks Photograph by Tim Da Rin

Take a closer look backstage here. We adore a relaxed trench;

MBFWA: Street Style Monday

Of course there is no shortage of peacocks at Sydney’s premiere fashion event, but here is a selection of our favourites, packing a punch in the style stakes. Taking risks entertains your adoring public, my dears.

For the boys…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: Our favourite looks from Alice McCall

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 17: Our favourite looks from Alice McCall

With ethereal flow, muted hues and sublime styling, Alice McCall’s Resort 2018 collection breezed the runway at Carriageworks in Sydney on Monday during Australian Fashion Week.

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Source credit: Flaunter / dashboard.flaunter.com MBFWA 17 BTS // Flaunter ALICE MCCALL: MBFWA 17 Photographer: Tim Da Rin

Take a peek behind the scenes;