The VAMFF edit

Two weeks on and it seems Melburnians can't get enough of the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival with highlight reels and #flashbacks still flooding my feed!  Without a doubt, it was the most successful VAMFF to date; 19 huge days of fashion, business, arts and shop events.

Fashionista's, bloggers, photographers and top models from around the country descended on the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, this year's fashion festival hub.
Sold out Premium runways debuted AW collections from cult labels including Camilla & Marc, Viktoria & Woods, By Johnny, Misha Collection, Thurley, Dion Lee, Carla Zampatti, Manning Cartell (...to name a few!)

However the key event on this year's calendar for the mini fashionista was the Next UK Under the Blade Runway. It saw Australian presenter, mother and model Rebecca Judd make her highly anticipated runway return (in front of her adoring kids!) and children's fashion take centre stage.

Edgy street AW looks worn by some of the cutest kids on the planet paraded down the outdoor runway much to the crowds delight *insert "awwwww"*
My Snapchat and Instagram Live went into meltdown with the sheer volume of content streaming from front row guests including @kidsfashionblogger, @sophiecachia_tym, @biancamelb, @miss_gunner, @friendinfashion, @lanawilkinson and @thetrendspotter.
Not that I was complaining;  
In an unfortunate turn of events, we made a very last minute call to forfeit our FROW seats after Tomasi had an asthma episode requiring a quick overnight dash to the Childrens ER. He was fine, the staff were incredible and we were discharged the following morning.

As you can imagine, dressing The Tribe for fashion week can be quite an exhausting task.
Comfort (first and foremost), reflecting their own personal style and incorporating current global trends all come into play.

Below I've explained the three looks created for VAMFF - with links to shop -  which were worn to an IMAX screening last Saturday! 
Big thanks to Lisa Frieling for accompanying us and shooting the boys.

Also, be sure to scroll to the very end for your chance to WIN the hottest UNISEX bomber of the season in your size of chlice!!!

Carla x  

The "Tevita"
The tribe elder, Tevita is the undisputed King of Cool. This kid can basically pull off any look, so I've opted for an understated street outfit to compliment his effortlessly cool persona. White sneakers were a must to set off the stripe tee and scribble denim.
 

Hat: Jack Pork Pie by Milk & Soda
Bomber: Windbreaker by Pepe Jeans
Tee: Stripe Tee by Pepe Jeans
Denim: Rock Boy Jean by Pepe Jeans
Sneaker: Zara (in store only)

The 'Tomasi' 
Little man Tomasi can do no wrong with those big puppy dog eyes, so I decided to mix it up with a bold, print heavy polo and matching hat - channeling his inner Pharrell.
His european handmade Chapter 2 boots made quite the statement and tied in well his affordable 'not so' leather jacket. A busy look to match his personality! 


Hat: Kenzo Graphic Cap
Polo: Kenzo Graphic Polo
Jacket: Zara (in store) 
Denim: Next UK Black Super Skinny Jean
Boots: Chapter 2 Monkey Boot

The 'Maikeli' 
When it comes to charisma, Maikeli is your man. His carefree attitude and natural suave made him the perfect candidate for Rock Your Baby's standout metallic Xanadu bomber. I fell in love with this jacket at RYB's recent showings (very Gucci) and had to get my hands on it. Mind you, the lining is a pink floral fabric (as it was designed as a girls outerwear piece) but I think he pull's it off perfectly! The rest of the outfit was kept neutral to frame the jacket. Absolutely love this look.   


Hat: Rock Your Baby Felt Fedora - coming soon (AW drop 2)
Bomber: Rock Your Baby Xanadu Bomber - coming soon (AW drop 2)
Polo: Lacoste Classic Polo
Denim: Next UK Black Super Skinny Jean
Sneaker: Zara (in store only)


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