Friday, April 27, 2012

Fash Week Essentials

While the team at On The Streets of Sydney are excited to be covering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia once again we do come into it as somewhat weary veterans who know just how unglamorous and exhausting the week can be. We decided to share our essential items that help see us through the long days and nights of reporting on the latest from Australia's top and up-and-coming fashion designers.

My essential items are:
Bag I finally found a bag that holds all my crap in my under $100 price range that also looks good (love the gold studs). I found it at a cheap and cheerful boutique in Chinatown on sale for $55. Total bargain.
SLR I always complain about the heaviness of my slr, I am pretty much sick of always having it on me, but when I don't I always regret it as I will inevitably see something amazing and won't be able to capture it.
Business cards A fash week essential, it is a great networking event after all.
Phone As you know I finally have a smart phone so expect lots of tweets and instagrams through the week on @fashionhayley and @ontheSOS. The cover is a cheapie from Chinatown and I just covered it in Japanese stickers, kawaii.
Purse My vintage gold glomesh purse is one of my signature items, I always have one ever since I was 13, they truly are the best style of purse out there.
Sunnies I'm no Anna Wintour so don't expect to see me wearing these inside the shows but outside in the harsh Australian sun sure thing. I mean they're totally awesome Karen Walker's so of course I'll be wearing em at fash week, duhhh.
Tissues It is inevitable that by the end of the week you would have caught the dreaded "Fashion Flu" it happens every season so I come prepared.
Make up bag The neon pink makes it easy to see in the dark blackness of my bag, I like to keep my glasses cleaner (for my specs that help me see), lipstick and Marc Jacobs smiley face mirror on hand for touch ups on the go.

See what the rest of the team brings with them to fashion week here. xoxo

In other news the trailer for the Blogged & Bound Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe blogger short films has been released. I'm in great company with 20 great Australian bloggers involved in the project including  Jamie from OhJamie , Annabel from Love More, Sarah from Style Melbourne and Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage. Watch the video to see everyone who is involved and I swear I really thought I WAS smiling, what's with that grumpy face Hayley? 


  1. LOVE the bag and the sunglasses, and your blog in general!

    xx Becoming Urban

  2. What gorgeous essentials!

    Have a wonderful time at Fashion Week, Hayley :)

  3. That amazing. Hope you enjoy fashion week! I'm jealous!


  4. I could have sworn I was overly smiling. Director kept yelling 'smile more... more... bigger' I was like :D
    But it doesn't seem so in the trailer.

  5. This will be my first fashion week, only going to a few shows, but i'm excited. Still trying to find the perfect bag!

  6. Love the bag, perfect for fashion week with the studs :)

  7. aw, how exciting! you look awesome in the video. I kind of like how the lighting and colours that were used in each scene suited the style and photographs of each blogger. At least, it seemed that way.

  8. Cute stuff!


  9. ah love your glimpse Hayley! excited to see your shot and video! thanks for the shout out and hopefully see you this week!


  10. The bag is amazing, I love it! I want to steal your sunglasses. X

  11. all the stuff is likable love to see this

  12. Oh now I know the essentials, my make believe involvement in fashion week can seem more realistic.

    | Bright Green Laces |

  13. Great video! I hope to one day be on there!!


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