DAY THREE - How lovely it was to have a slight sleep in before a 9am start! Despite this I did wake up at 6am anyway. My body was finally starting to cooperate and I had a butt load of energy. First up i got to see the final product of my hair trial with Richard Kavanagh for Kate Sylvester I definitely felt super special to have some one on one hair time with such an amazing and renowned hair stylist. The look for Kate Sylvester was a take of Romeo and Juliet, with half the models having the grace and poise of Juliet and the other half showing the strong androgynous style of Romeo. I've always been a fan of the fine line between feminine and masculine and Kate Sylvester's show remains a stand out. 

Next up for the morning was the much anticipated Bondi Bather which swayed from predictable runway show and introduced us to the fun bubbly side of fashion we'd been craving all week. Kawaii inspired hair straight from the streets of Harajuku Japan accompanied by the collaboration with Hello Kitty showed Bondi Bather now has some serious street cred. This was my first time seeing first hand how incredible Colour Rebel by Redken truly was. Later in the week you'll be able to see the stunning rose gold use in my very own hair. 
Hair directors from Redken Australia: Phillip Barwick and Kristina Russelland. 

The first group show of the week featured the likes of WORN, Jack Huang and Onticha, some incredibly up and coming designers. Hair was a simple yet highly technical and effective exaggerated bun. Being a group show full of edgy and emerging designers, the hair needed to compliment rather than complicate the final runway look and hair director Jon Pulitano (Redken) does this with ease. 

The Theatre at Carriageworks is my ultimate favourite spot to shoot the runway. Luckily enough and with many thanks to Redken I was mostly front row for majority of the Redken shows. And thankfully I was able to get some great snaps of Beauty Berry/ Wang Yutao 60's inspired runway. I was expecting to see a lot more 60's and 70's inspired looks on the runway going off of shows from New York Fashion Week but Wang Yutao was really the only designer to tackle the hippy vibes with sophistication and poise. The hair, created by the ever talented and overall amazing man Phillip Barwick (Redken), was a classic 60's side swept fringe but the tousled locks kept it relevant and current. 

Finally after a jam packed day we had the very last show and second group show for day three, Group Swim. Surprisingly there were a lot more guys in the audience than we had seen all week. The hair styled by hair directed Paloma Rose Garcia (Redken) was everything you picture your hair should look like straight out of a pool or the ocean. You imagine these stunning beachy curls and sleek wet roots sitting perfectly as you strut out of the ocean. Though unfortunately the reality for most of us is the less than desirable sand filled, sticky dreads which take a good three washes and conditioning to get out (no? just me?). As usual the models rocked a very glamorous runway and one of the most exciting aspect was seeing different body types and ethnicities being celebrated. 



DAY THREE. After finishing up at midnight on MBFWA day two it was pleasantly surprising that I found it so easy to wake up at 5am. I defiantly had an abundance of nervous energy after treating myself to two black coffees all before 8am. I feel knowing that Redken were treating me to a mostly relaxing day as they shipped me off to Muse Hairdressing to have my hair cut and coloured definitely definitely helped me get out of bed after about 4 hours sleep. But its also fashion week and if I had to choose between a sleep in or a day behind the scenes with designers and stylists you know where Id be, 

First up this morning was designer Michael Lo Sordo and if the whimsical top knots by hair directer Richard Kavanagh from Redken Australia were anything to go by, we were in store for quite the show. Possibly one of my favourite locations of the whole week, the large open floor space accompanied by the morning sunlight through the arched windows and rustic white brick walls made the dreamy flowing gowns and wispy hair glow. 

Arriving back to Carraigeworks after the first show it was straight back to work capturing my personal favourite hair of the week from hair directer Jon Pulitano. I'm a sucker for a sleek middle part tucked behind the ears and if I could get away with this style on a daily basis I would look perfectly put together every day. Lets be honest, its incredibly editorial ands super high fashion which worked seamlessly with One Fell Swoops silky and slinky designers perfectly balancing structure and movement. 

Finally just before i'm swept away to Muse Hair for my Redken make over I make sure i get as much backstage action for the much anticipated Jayson Brundson show. Going off the images that are popping up all over the internet it looks as though the show went off without a hitch. Being that this was one of Jason Brundson's first menswear collection, he perfectly mastered masculine feminine. Strong shapes and fabric perfectly paired with delicate patterns and romantic reds. Hair directer Richard Kavenagh created two looks for Jayson. Sweet tousled locks brought back delicately into two twist for the ladies and quiffed, textured hair giving a clean cut look for the guys.