Last night, Sydney's Pitt Street Mall welcomed shoppers in their droves to Australia's second annual Vogue Fashion's Night Out. Although the title always trips me up a little (shouldn't it be "Vogue's Fashion Night Out", or even "Vogue Presents: Fashion's Night Out"? Silly Anna.), it is a fabulous event, highlighting the fun parts of shopping and also helping boost the economy, or something.
Tim and I attended the Vogue drinks first, enjoying rousing speeches from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival boss Grant Pearce and Australian Vogue editor Kirstie Clements.
Next, we stopped by Esprit to burn through some very generous vouchers they had gifted us with (I snapped up my third pair of biker boots. In Spring. Idiot.).
|At Vogue's reception wearing...|
Wedge booties: Mulberry
|I'm so in love with this Mulberry bag. See those gold studs? They're not studs. They're intricate little fox faces!|
Pants: Rip Curl
We then battled the crowds to visit the Mulberry store, which had been whimsically decked out with a Fantastic Mr. Fox theme in mind, complete with giant toadstools, tiny fake sparrows, spotted cupcakes and face painting.
|Cool mini polaroids at Mulberry|
Tim and I obviously had to have our faces painted. We were able to choose from all of the images that accompany the AW11 collection - Tim went with the startled owl, while I opted for the cheeky field mouse.
|Face painting options at Mulberry|
|Having my face painted at Mulberry|
|Tim having a "hoot" at Mulberry. (I'm sorry. I've never met a pun I didn't like.)|
In my opinion, more events should offer face painting. And fairy floss! Sportsgirl was giving out free fairy floss. But I had aching feet and we were too far from their store by the time we found out.
I've been disappointed about it all day.