Reverse Garbage Queensland Fashion Show

A few weeks ago, whilst Emilia and I were exploring the many isles of our favourite upcycled emporium – Reverse Garbage Queensland – we were asked by Kelly (their gift shop co-ordinator) if we’d like to participate as models in an upcoming fashion show, featuring the work of sustainable and ethical fashion designers…

Um. YES!

On Saturday night we took part in the total whirlwhind adventure that is a fashion show, and we had a damn good time! I brought along my Fuji and snapped as many behind the scenes shots as I could manage (between wardrobe changes). Click below for full photos!


We kicked things off with a quick run through before guests started to arrive. The energy backstage was already electric…img_8351img_8348img_8335img_8342img_8248img_8345 img_8338 img_8343 img_8349 Before we knew it, it was time to get into our first catwalk outfit. Emilia and I were both lucky to model pieces by local designer Glenda of Witchi Woman, who creates the most incredible upcycled denim appliquéd pieces. Not even kidding, the moment Brisbane starts heading into winter again I’m nabbing myself one of these jackets… so stunning! I really loved the 90’s grunge style outfit I got to wear. Glenda used the floral pattern in the skirt to decorate the jacket in such a subtle and clever way.

img_8240 img_8247 img_8262 img_8344 img_8350 img_8352It was nearly showtime when the nerves started to kick in. Ellie (Below) got to model an amazing piece by local sustainable and ethical fashion Queen (and my personal idol) Jane Milburn of  Textile Beat.

img_8245 img_8332 img_8336 img_8347 img_8355 img_8358img_8285img_8334img_8353Emilia and I also wore pieces by local designer and dying expert – Jadranka of Jetsam Flotsam. She uses natural materials like flowers to dye second hand pieces – beautiful work!

img_8454The last outfit I wore was a statement (to say the least). Somewhere between fashion and fantasy, the creations of Shadows of Elysium were out of this world! It was a challenging piece to walk in – but I managed (with the help of a few audience members).

img_8284 img_8354 The designers at HoriCouture had created pieces made entirely out of teabags! There were also pieces that were still technically alive, created using mushrooms and twigs.

img_8264img_8266img_8339img_8346This night was such an amazing experience, and the entire time I felt so grateful to be part of a local project promoting the things I love most – creativity, sustainabitliy, working ethically and fashion.

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