Glitz and Glam at WAFA

Mar 9 2014 by Bev & Nic


The WAFAs were tutu fabulous…

In a week when Hollywood got its glitz and glam on for the Academy Awards, it seemed only fair that Perth should have its very own “Oscars” to celebrate the fashion industry.

The 18th Annual Western Australian Fashion Awards (WAFA) was held on Thursday night at The State Theatre Centre and it attracted an über stylish crowd wearing everything from show stopping full length sequin gowns to TST’s own Nic who rocked a custom-made tutu.

Jaime Lee

Winner: Jaime Lee. Image: Perth Now.

Perth Fashion Festival favourite Jaime Lee took home the coveted Most Innovative Designer of The Year Award. Joining her in the winner’s circle was Alister Yiap, who won the Fine Details award for accessory design, Varga Girl who won Best Dressed Boutique and Caitlin Lomax who was named International Model of the Year.


Alister Yiap with Lisa Chau, wearing Daniella Caputi and Alister Yiap.

After the awards ceremony the crowd partied in to the night on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage which magically turned in to a bar after the winners were announced – genius!

WAFA was hosted this year by Channel 9’s news team, Tim McMillan and Sally Ayhan and was a true reflection of the myriad of talent that can be found in our great state.

Perth Fashion Festival Director Marielle Harvey-Hanrahan said the awards were an indication of the strength of the fashion industry in Perth.

“People are definitely starting to take notice of WA,” she said.

“The industry is growing rapidly and ‘Brand WA’ is getting stronger and stronger.”

The WAFA 2014 winners were

enex100 Photographic Model of the Year Caris Tiivel


Caris Tiivel. Image: Courtesy Chadwick Models.

Runway Model of the Year Simone Kerr


Simone Kerr. Image: Stef King.

International Model of the Year Caitlin Lomax


Caitlin Lomax. Image: Thom Kerr.

STM Best Dressed Boutique Varga Girl


Dressed well, Varga Girl. Image: Urban Walkabout.

enex100 Best Fashion Blogger It’s Now Cool


Cool as. It’s Now Cool.

Creative Edge Shift Creative


Cultivating cool, Creative Edge.

Fine Details Alister Yiap

Official PFF Photographer

Alister’s amazing designs. Image: Stefan Gosatti.

Commonwealth Bank Designer for Tomorrow Wild Horses


Wild Horses label. Image: Courtesy PFF.

City of Perth Most Innovative Designer of The Year Jaime Lee


Jaime Lee’s amazing parade at PFF 2013. Image: Stefan Gosatti.

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We are best friends in our forties, who share one awesome brain. Bev has more than 20 years experience working in media and PR and Nic, a social media manager (and mummy of two) has plenty of shopping experience and a lot of opinions she doesn’t mind sharing - even if you didn’t ask!