I hope things have been well with all of you. I just realised how long it’s been since I last posted and even though heaps of stuff has been happening, I’ll admit I’ve been a bit forgetful to write about it. Nevertheless better late than never!
So today I’ll be writing about a styling workshop I attended last month with the amazing Patricia Field. Patricia Field is the costume designer for TV shows and movies like Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada and is a stylist to many of the stars in Hollywood.
The workshop was held at Lakeside Joondalup as part of their Urban Couture Program. The Urban Couture Program is an initiative designed to commend the amazing work of local fashion designers, artists, photographers and all-round creative individuals through a program of events, masterclasses and workshops. One of those workshops was the “Styling with Patricia Field” workshop which I won VIP passes to!
So two weeks or so before the workshop I saw a competition on Lakeside Joondalup’s Instagram page to win VIP tickets to the event. I tried my luck and joined it without any expectations of winning yet much to my surprise I actually was one of the winners!
For the event I brought Michelle and we got the VIP treatment of free finger food and drinks, VIP seating at the front and a voucher for the mall.
The workshop comprised of three parts and was hosted by a local Fashion Stylist Andrea Tonkin. The first part comprised of an interview and Q&A session with Patricia, the second was a styling session where 5 of the VIP winners were chosen to get an outfit makeover and the third was a meet and greet with her.
When Patricia came on stage the whole audience and even passerbys started cheering and applauding for her. Patricia is extremely witty and has a great sense of humour which was evident throughout the workshop through her little jokes and banter with the host. She shared a lot of ideas and some of the main tips/tricks that I learned from her are:
• When it comes to fashion, mix it up! Patricia feels an outfit comprised of only couture items is boring BUT outfits mixed up with a vintage item etc gives more colour, personality and more life.
• You don’t have to follow trends. Patricia commented numerous times on how she dislikes the, especially the cold shoulder trend!
• Be creative! Patricia used random items like socks/stockings and cut holes in them to make gloves and used necklaces as belts to jazz up plain outfits.
• Wear what YOU feel comfortable in and most confident in. Throughout the styling workshop she never pushed any of the girls out of their comfort zones.
• It doesn’t matter where your clothes come from, what matters is how YOU feel in them.
After the interview, 5 audience members were then given a fashion makeover out of garments sourced from Lakeside Joondalup retailers. After the 5 girls all were dolled up on their new outfits Patricia then showed the audience some of the most iconic Sex & The City costumes. As a major fan of the show I was so excited to see Carrie’s famous tulle skirt from the intro, the big flower dress from the movie and even the bird from Carrie’s wedding!
We then had the chance to meet her and I had such a big fan girl moment! When it was my turn I went up to her and gave her a hug whilst commenting on how happy I was to meet her. She complimented my outfit and I nearly passed out!
This was definitely an experience to remember! I got to meet one of my fashion idols, learned some interesting things and experienced a fashion workshop with a celebrity stylist.
Here’s to more many exciting and spontaneous experiences in 2018 for me! Thanks for reading my posts lovelies and thanks so much to my new followers. I really appreciate your support. Take care and till next time!
xx Ing from According To Ing