Last Sunday on the 9th September, Made by Erika hosted our very first Fashion Showcase. It was such an amazing event that would not have happened without the help of some amazing vendors.
Held in our new Warehouse space; we enlisted the help of stylist Alise Hillier from Knots of Love . Alise created a theme based on "Industrial Glam" and married the two opposites together perfectly! Working with a fairly small space that was rough around the edges Alise managed to create an amazing vibe. Using the beautiful solid wood Arbour decorated with foliage, flowers and solar bulbs it was a perfect entrance and statement piece for the runway. The use of her all her prop's finished the look off perfectly!
All Perfectly Planned Weddings and Events came all the way from the Lockyer Valley to provide the most amazing Flower Wall which was the back drop for our show. The Wall went up in a flash and Sharon is such a lovely professional vendor to deal with. If you have considered using a feature wall at your event then definitely get in touch with Sharon. She services from the Gold Coast - Sun Shine Coast and all in between.
Cross Carpets hired us their Red Carpets, which made the perfect runway. Pollinate Gold Coast matched the followers perfectly to the run way colours! Graceful Aroma's gave us the most beautiful and divine smelling geometric candles to use on the tables next to the the small table poesy's of Pollinate Gold Coast and the stunning floral wall design really completed the whole room's styling. The Wall Design was especially commissioned for our event with our Monogram being used in the centre of a beautiful arranged hooped flower display. Little lights sparkled when the sun went down and it really was such a beautiful addition!
We set up a fest of scrumptious cupcakes from Tabz Cupcakes, cheese and fruit for our guests to snack on; along with cold sangria, punch and water to quench their thirst while the models were finishing their final touches before the show began. Ashleigh and Rachel were amazing hair and makeup stylists who created beautiful looks to pair with our collection. We had the beautiful Earring designs from Del Valle InStyle complimenting each look. Del Valle InStyle have an amazing collection of tassel, metal and stud earrings available and are a local Gold Coast Business.
Celebrity Tans Gold Coast tanned our models and had them looking like bronzed Goddess'. Neena, Casey, Marley and Windu were booked for our show and were all so professional and worked the runway like pro's. Our dresses looked amazing on each of them and would not hesitate to recommend them to other brands looking to book models.
Alla Moda Photography and Mirf Media were our Photography and Videographer for the event. Lexie and Emily are amazing duo who work both together in a package or as their individual businesses. Both ladies are super talented at their craft and are very professional and easy to work with. They floated around the room making our guests feel at ease in front of their lenses and provided a beautiful end result seen in the images below.
All in all our first showcase was a huge success thanks to all the amazing people mentioned above. If you missed the show take a squiz at the beautiful images below.
For more photo's from our event visit our facebook page follow this direct link to the full album https://www.facebook.com/pg/madebyerikaconvertible/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156216772125379