Fashion is for everyone!
MRP is an South African, mega fashion store to hit the shores of Australia which offers “I need it now” and “outstanding crazy value” women, mens, children, baby, accessories and sleepwear!
When I first received MRP’s launch party invitation card in the mail (ie, a mini fashion film starts playing as soon as you open the invite), I knew I was headed for an epic time.
And boy was I right. The crowd and vibe was insane, and thank God I brought my plus one guest, Nami with me (@nami_man) for the added fun!
With my fresh look (yes! I have dusty pink hair with a darker purple shadow roots going on), I was instantly entertained by Social Playground’s clever little photobooth setup where you can move around their graphic designed blocks around and pose for an instant photo. As I entered into the venue, there was a “spin-the-wheel” setup, then tables filled with mini burgers, tacos, cocktails and beer; an DIY Ice Cream booth; and even a custom cap design booth. A celebration isn’t a celebration if there wasn’t any shopping too! Each guest were given a $30 voucher to spend and I ended up getting a beautiful stripey long shirt to layer over my high waisted jeans. After thralling through the racks of very well priced garments, I ended up at the back of the store for some live fashion illustration!
All in all, we felt like little kids again – lost in the wonder of entertainment and FASHUN.
Last and not the least, special thanks to Hot House Media for having me at MRP amazing celebration parteeeee xxx
It was all star cast at TopShop Emporium with Spring Racing Royalty, Kate Waterhouse; Elle Fashion Director, Rachel Wayman; and Fashion Illustrator, Aaron Favaloro who gave us a night to remember with their great spring racing styling tips and beautiful fashion illustrations to take home and hang on our wall proudly.
This is how the night unfolded…..
Estelle Michaelides is the genius behind the Micky in a Van fashion design label; and she is one a of a kind – the sweetest and generous kind. We actually met over an Instagram post – “um and ah-ring about whether to go to New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week”, and fortunately we both did (I went to NYFW and she followed her heart to PFW).
What I love about Estelle is that she’s confident and not afraid to stand out. Estelle creates art that is wearable and inspired by her surroundings and emotions. She doesn’t like to follow seasonal trends and colours or what the latest Designer is doing.
After returning from our awe-inspiring Fashion Week trips; we got together for a fashion editorial shoot to explore what we both learnt and experienced during Fashion Week. If you are wondering what that is, it is simply “Fashion on Steroids”.
Since there are only 2 more days till VAMFF, I am proud to present to you our first street style look (The “perfect denim jumpsuit”, as styled and modeled by Estelle). We really hope this inspires you to experiment with fashion and not be afraid to stand out, because this is what gets you snapped up during Fashion Week.
Good luck xo
Jumpsuit by Micky In A Van | Bag by Harlequin Belle | Cap by Vans | Heels by Kenzo
The denim jumpsuit is available for purchase at “Estelle the Store” on 244 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Melbourne.