Want to know what the style set really do at Australian Fashion Week and what they'll be wearing for the shows? Check out Carmen Hamilton - the Sydney blogger behind The Chronicles of Her and Associate Online Producer at Vogue.com.au - as she dishes on all things Australian Fashion Week.
What do you do at Fashion Week?
Work on vogue.com.au during the day to bring you the latest and greatest coverage! Then try to attend a few shows at night and make up for lost (socialising) time by going to a few after parties! I'm also doing a few exciting collaborations which will soon be revealed!
What will you be wearing for Fashion Week?
TBC… but definitely heels that I can run in!
Which show are you most excited about?
The New Gen show because I'm involved in a part of that, and definitely Manning Cartell, Michael lo Sordo and Christopher Esber!
What is inspiring your autumn/ winter wardrobe?
I've made it a rule that I can't wear black on black all winter, hence the injections of white (monochrome) and my new oxblood obsession! Oxblood looks good paired with other colours too, so it's surprisingly versatile!
Fashion Week essentials?
A phone charger! Coffee. Emergency makeup (Elis Faas concealer, eyeliner, Mac lipstick in 'Diva' and Nars cream colour stick in 'South Beach'), a pair of statement earrings incase you end up somewhere special and your best girlfriends.
Your number 1 Fashion Week survival tip?
Pre-prepare/plan some healthy food for the week. You get over eating out and you need to keep your energy levels up! Oh, and wear what you're comfortable in! Awkwardness never = amazing.
Australian fashion is……reflective of our laid-back lifestyle. We've got our own thing going on!
One thing no one tells you about Fashion Week is….. everyone looks better on Instagram.
The runway is all well and good, but the party really gets going after hours…What’s your dream tune to cut loose to and who you’d like to be dancing with?
Fashion Shower with Anna Dello Russo!! Can you imagine?!
Check out Carmen's ASOS edit.