TPFF Highlights 2018

Sep 19 2018 by Bev & Nic

Every year we look forward to TPFF and every year we’re blown away by the fabulous homegrown fashion talent we have right here in good old PTown (and how quickly the festival comes around every year, what the?!). TPFF 2018 was also its 20th anniversary so it was a super special celebration.

Here’s a look at what we wore and our TPFF 2018 Highlights…

Day 1: Opening Night

This yellow Morrison dress was everything on the catwalk! Image: @morrisonclothing.

What we Wore: Bev: Lioness blazer, H&M dress, Zara earrings, hair by Viva on Beaufort. Nic: Amity & Unity fluffy, Rummage Accessories Necklace, hair colour Viva on Beaufort. Image: @7to1photography.

There’s always an air of excited expectation about the opening night of TPFF. This year it was at Optus Stadium for the first time, so no-one really knew what to expect of the venue. Turns out looking over the specially lit hot pink Matagarup Bridge was pretty cool!

Although it was a late start to the show and an awful night of weather, that couldn’t keep us away. Morrison’s billowy dresses and Romance was Born’s collection were a definite highlight.

Bev & Nic’s verdict: Muchos bubbles & air kissing, so farshun, but not our fave show.


Day 3: 20 Years of Ae’lkemi

Ae’lkemi was fierce and sexy on the runway… #werkit

What we Wore: Bev: Pencil skirt & tie top by ASOS Hair by Viva on Beaufort. Nic: Blazer dress Haute Hippie, Necklace by Shourok, Haircolour Viva on Beaufort.

We LOVE us an Ae’lkemi show, it’s always high energy with fabulous frocks and lots of love for designer Alvin Fernandez in the room.

This was a real expose of Alvin’s collections over the years including his early menswear ranges; an awesome trip down memory lane to see how the brand has evolved.

Bravo Alvin, great show, sexy and polished as always.

Bev & Nic’s verdict: We’ll have one of everything please!


Day 4: Empire Rose – Rock Star Royalty

Rock star sparkles and tonnes of fun on the Empire Rose runway.

What we Wore: Bev: Bec & Bridge jumpsuit, Zara sequin jacket and hair by Leon at Viva on Beaufort. Nic: Rixo London dress from The Volte. Nic’s blush hair colour by Joh @ Viva on Beaufort.

The show of the festival in our eyes.

Models were fierce and fun on the catwalk, walking to a bangin’ soundtrack provided by live DJ’s (drinking red wine). Designer Kathryn Cizeika’s super sparkly pieces certainly shined bright under the disco balls.

This show was without a doubt the most fun, models were having a blast on the catwalk and there was a fabulous after party.

We also MUST have one of the limited edition glitter sparkle tees that were peppered along the edges of the catwalk with some of our fave slogans; ‘Not Here to Fuck Spiders’ ‘Loose AF’ and ‘Dead’. Yes please.

Bev & Nic’s verdict: The show of the festival. Want…Need.

Til’ next year…

Bev & Nic xxx


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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!