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MBFWE || Camilla Show

MBFWE

On the 18th of May, I was lucky enough to attend this years Mercedes Benz fashion week. Being one of the biggest events during Sydney fashion week, I was privileged enough to have been apart of it on multiple occasions such as doing past volunteer work. This year though I decided to attend the shows with my favourite photographer Chelsea. We attended the weekend edition launched by Camilla, showcasing her India collection. Chelsea and I also got goodie bags that came with bindis, MBFW exclusive diary, magazines, shooting tips & so much more. I loved how they were handing out bindis at the show which represented the theme so well. I got to put on the bindi which to my surprise worked well with my look.

Styling

Tickets were on sale 3 months prior to the shows. So you’d think I would’ve given myself enough time to get together a look. Your girl had left it all to the last minute and had her fingers crossed the look would come together. Unfortunately most of the outfits I had originally wanted weren’t going to come in on time. Australian based online stores were the only options I had. Luckily, I managed to quickly get together a look all straight off ASOS au.

The yellow long sleeve top I’m currently wearing in the picture was literally plan B. The original top I wanted to wear was a black tie back pretty little thing crop top that was also purchased off ASOS. In the midst of getting ready, I made a rational decision to wear the yellow long sleeve top instead. I’m not sure if you guys can notice in the picture but I actually had to roll up the top. It unfortunately turned out to be a little bigger for me then I thought. As frustrated as I was, I was still determined to bring my vision to life so I rolled up the top inwards to mimic a crop top style.

Hair

The wig I wore for the event was bought off Aliexpress. Not everyone is a huge fan of Aliexpress but I personally find it affordable if you’re on a budget. If you are to order wigs off Aliepxress I advise taking your time to find the right one. This involves fishing for good quality wigs that are affordable (doesn’t have to be affordable if you’re rolling in coins like that LOL) as well as reading LOTS reviews, contacting the seller & also asking for images of the wig itself. When purchasing wigs, communication with the seller is key. Not being able to physically touch the wig makes your judgment of the quality and reliability of the hair difficult. The wig originally was a beautiful bleach blonde but felt like it had too much of a yellow tone. The yellow tone in the blonde wasn’t working with me or my skin tone so I bought myself a $40 ‘Fanola No Yellow Shampoo’. (You can get this at any hair salon or Hairhouse Warehouse)

After mistakenly over doing the colour change, I ended up getting a grey to white tone. Turned out I liked the colour and continued to tone it all out till I had an even base. So the blonde look didn’t quite go as planned but I’ll save that look for another time.

Comment below your thoughts on hair colours you think I should try next time. Happy blogging xx

 

 

 

Ashej Mawien
ashej.mawien@hotmail.com

Vague Persona embodies what it is to be a strong & independent woman, a diva, a fashionista someone whose individuality & difference can stand out from the rest but also relatable in every aspect possible.

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