Skipping back to Melbourne a few weeks ago, I was invited to VAMFF with Lavazza as their new Style Consultant for 2014. We’ll be working together during four of the biggest moments in Australian fashion – Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and Weekend Edition, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney and Spring Racing Carnival. I’m thrilled with the partnership as fashion and coffee are such a large part of the Gary Pepper lifestyle, so being able to fuse both together to collaborate during the most celebrated fashion events of the year is like having the best of both (very and equally addictive) worlds. I’ll be working closely with Lavazza creatively by advising them from a fashion industry perspective and helping design and execute projects surrounding each event. Melbourne was a wonderful way to announce the partnership, especially as my beautiful friend Michael Lo Sordo had also recently collaborated with them by designing their coffee cup with one of his signature prints, which also seemed to have wrapped its way around my body and into my life.
It’s quite obvious I have some serious ground to cover and content catch up on. I have weeks worth of posts coming from Paris, Switzerland, Dubai, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney. I hope keeping my head above water by updating my Instagram every day makes up for my lack of posts on here. I think this sudden down pour of rain reflects my blog at the moment – when it rains, it pours, and you’ll all be swimming in new posts in absolutely no time at all.
Photos by Leah Traecey and Nicole Warne