As I am sure you would know I am not a fashion queen and prefer to keep my dress ups simple and comfy. I’ve always liked baggy and colourful clothes and never cared for what others think of my taste. I’ve always been certain that my style is great, my taste is perfect and I have no issues combining styles and colours. Once I wore long red coats, dyed hair in green, combined with large purple boots and elegant black umbrella in my hand. These days are finally over (thank God lol) and I am no longer a teen. Now as I am getting closer to my 30s I switched to dresses and absolutely adore office look. I am no fan of jewelry or shoes and honestly absolutely hate shopping with all my heart. However, never say never! I am a very opened to experiences person, trying to give it a go whatever it is.
Thursday the 21st of November was a long night shopping as it is every Thursday in Sydney. I never really take an advantage of it because as I mentioned I cannot care less for shopping. However this time a friend of mine and a new clothing brand Aris-tait owner invited me to an eye opener evening in the heart of Sydney.
I have a confession to make! Although when I was 15 years old or so I went to a modeling school I’ve never been The Model… If you know what I mean 🙂 I have a very small interest in fashion, I don’t know any brands and don’t follow any trends. I am the loner and a shocker, not a color stylist or fashion enthusiast. I had no idea that there are so many women out there caring for what they wear, how they wear it and how they combine with their accessories and other pieces of clothing.
It was Dijanna Mulhearn’s wardrobe workshop and I sat there listening with a campaign in my hand and opened mouth for a moment before I pulled myself together and started enjoying the event. A room full of gorgeous women wearing different dresses was overwhelming but exciting. I have never been a part of a fashion event and to be honest never planned to. Now, did you know that color the red is a new neutral color together with blue, black and perhaps white? I have never even thought that colors can go out of fashion. However I remember when I got my first red jeans and a male friend of mine said “OMG Anna, not another one” referring to such a large amount of people wearing red jeans in Sydney.
Dijanna Mulhearn wrote a book ‘Wardrobe 101’ which she pretty much covered in her event on Thursday. If you are curious to hear it all, feel free to watch the video below:
Dijanna Mulhearn has over twenty years experience in the fashion industry. From retail to events management and fashion writing Dijanna has worked with major brands including Akira, Belinda boutique and Oroton Australia, managed PR for Harper’s BAZAAR as well as heading up the PR and advertising for luxury label Prada in Australia. Pretty impressive isn’t it 😀 I must add she is also incredibly kind, considerate and sweet. My friend and I had a chance to chat with her after the talk, asking her opinion on the dresses we were wearing and it was the sweetest ever conversation. She is stunning at well!
For me as a writer, an topics are interesting as long as I can see a story there. People are of course number one story of all times. Although I had no interest in fashion it all changed when I got to see so many different characters in one room, admiring their dresses, conversations and interests. So here I am in a designer dress surrounded by a large number of business women dressed up for a high tea event in the middle of shopping stores, sipping my campaign and listening to the speech on how to wear clothes well. Who could have thought! Tell my fiends – they won’t believe (giggling).
As I said, people make stories! Events, clothing or things for this matter are useless without people being there. People make it happen, people make it worth happening. On Thursday I learnt how to section my clothes to look slimmer, taller or bigger in some places if I needed to. Dijanna Mulhearn is a knowledgeable woman leaving her work with Prada in order to communicate her fashion message to other women. Fascinating! I also noticed many ladies who you could tell were learning from Dijanna, buying her books and making notes of her speech. This made me wonder how many women need help with their wardrobe to feel better about themselves. I must say I am happy there are people like Dijanna Mulhearn who can educate others. Although I am not a fashion blogger I realised that fitness or business or marketing are not the only areas people struggle with. There are women needing help with their clothes, accessories and other fashion items as much. In addition, fashion is clearly many people’s passion and I am a strong believer in passion and think that everyone gotta follow theirs. And of course I am sure many women would like to be Carry Bradshaw from Sex and The City for at least one evening 😀 (giggling)
Don’t worry, my friends I won’t leave my initial passion (fitness & health) alone and be back with new posts I am currently drafting 🙂