Monday, May 2, 2011

RAFW Spring/Summer 2011/2012 live blog - Day One

Hello and welcome to frockwriter’s coverage of the Spring/Summer 2011/2012 Australian collections at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal. Just a quick headsup about how things are going to work this week... if all goes to plan. Coverage of fashion weeks is always fraught with frustrations, tech hassles and, more often than not, far more material than you wind up with time to produce. Notably when you are a one man/woman band, as is the case with most bloggers – and you don’t have the luxury of a multimedia backup team at head office, as do mainstream journalists. To try and keep things ticking over throughout the day and create a central repository of all my real-time coverage – which I thoroughly appreciate tends to be missed by those who still don’t use Twitter or Facebook - this year I am approaching things a little differently. In addition to photo galleries and selective reviews, I am going to attempt a daily live blog. Please see below for today’s widget. I am hoping it’s easy to follow, pending whether you are viewing on a computer or cellphone (I have tested it on a couple of brands, it looks better on some than others). You can comment via the blog’s regular comments section, below. 

For those who follow me on Twitter/Facebook, no changes there. But please bear in mind that the live blog will likely have additional material that won’t be on Twitter, which of course only ever allows for 140 characters. 
So here we go. Romance Was Born's off-schedule show last night was a high energy start to the week. Fantastic location, terrific production and collection (here is our photo gallery and review). Cate Blanchett front row added some international polish. I had a quick chat with Blanchett afterwards. Here’s what she had to say. 


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