The final day of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week presented followed in the footsteps of EcoLuxe with Miss Greens Garden Party another eco friendly fashion event marked by fabulous frocks of all sorts!
The pretties of Melbourne flocked to Miss Greens Garden Party at The Willows on St Kilda Road for the last day of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. One could have mistaken the crowd as Flemington race goers with the range of floral frocks and fascinators on display. Rebecca George (Miss Green herself) arranged a divine event with the concept based around presenting an ‘Eco Friendly’ fashion parade and then auctioning off the designs for lucky bidders.
There was a distinctly vintage feel to the event with hostesses wandering around dressed in gorgeous 50s garb replete with hair and makeup. Models dressed in the designs they were soon to present, allowed us the opportunity of a close up view of what was later to be an auction item. Guests sipped eco friendly organic wines and nibbled canapés whilst admiring the display of cupcakes they would soon dig into provided by ‘Love At First Bite’. I have one word for those cup cakes ‘delicious’. Photographers were kept happy with the colorful display; definitely the most color I had seen that week at any parade!
Designers who had donated their time and effort to create a dress for the auction included Lady Petrova, Made in Donald, Alexi Freeman, Eva Q, Nicolangela, Jenny Bannister, Miss Lyndel Yeo, KBAD, Sara Victoria, Nikolina Concepts, Tiffany Treloar, Messina Designs, Leonard Street, Hair Fascinators, Hopeless and Anna Campbell. Accessories were provided by Airdrie Makin with the gorgeous Joolz range.
Each designer had been invited to create a frock with eco friendly materials which proved to be a winner with some gorgeous creations resulting. Lady Petrova’s purple floaty cocktail frock was perhaps my pick of the day with bidding hot at the auction and the dress finally going for close to $300. Other standouts included Made in Donalds velvet frock with jacket made from recycled carpet (though you’d never have guessed) and Jenny Bannisters use of straws to embellish her simple white dress.
50% of auction proceeds were generously donated to the charity of the Designers choice including Beyond Blue, the Lost Dogs Home, RSPCA and Guide Dogs. As guests left the event they were treated to a fabulous gift bag the best of the week in my opinion, including wonderful products and samples to get your eco friendly heart racing.
All in all, Miss Greens Garden Party was a wonderful finale to a week of fashion and frivolity. We certainly hope to see this event on the next years fashion week calendar.
Images courtesy of M&C Media. View all images here.
Miss Greens Girls
Love At First Bite
Made In Donald
For more info about Miss Greens Wardrobe, visit her website.