MBFF: McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show

On Wednesday evening the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane spoke notes of sophistication and luxury as the McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show took to the runway. The evening showcased a fabulous selection of bespoke, high end jewels, paired with favourite Queensland designers including Paul Hunt, Pia du Pradal, Irma J Smith, Jack Sullivan, Sacha Drake and more.

Sitting FROW, I admired the precious gemstones, diamonds, pearls and sparklers up close and personal, including the surprise unveil of Margot McKinney’s suite of spectacular, perfectly matched pearls and tanzanite; a rare, multi-million dollar masterpiece, fittingly named the Once in a Blue Moon. See the gorgeous piece below, along with my highlights from the runway!

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Sacha Drake

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Ella Moda

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Margot McKinney’s Once In A Blue Moon Reveal

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Comprised of collection of perfectly round South Sea pearls & tanzanite, this opulent McKinney’s creation is worth an incredible $3.8 million, signifying the impressive craftsmanship of the fourth-generation jeweller, Margot McKinney. This spectacular piece, was styled with a custom Paul Hunt creation, highlighting a delicate, chiffon blouse and elegant white, satin skirt.

Fashionista’s what sparked your eye in this post? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

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George Wu closing the runway

Every time I watch a bridal show, I am always mesmerised by the dreamy, cascading fabrics of tulle, silk, satin and lace, as they delicately float down the runway. It’s like watching angels descend from heaven…only these angels are swapping their robes for couture – smart move I say!

My lovely photographer Erin and I were treated to front row seats to the MBFF Brisbane QC Bridal Show, courtesy of our friends at Azahara Wines. The show itself was spectacular, featuring breathtaking designs by Elizabeth De Vara, Paul Hunt, George Wu, Jack Sullivan Bridal, Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan, Alter Ego Brisbane and Jordana Regan Couture.

One thing I loved about this show, was that the designers really pushed the boundaries of typical wedding couture, showcasing new silhouettes like the wedding jumpsuit, cropped bodice and skirt combination and capes. It may not be traditional, but as I look back at my highlights from the runway, I can’t help but think how amazing it would be to say “I Do” in a jumpsuit!

Presenting my favourite gowns from the runway.

Elizabeth De Varga

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Jordana Regan Couture

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Alter Ego Brisbane

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Jack Sullivan Bridal

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Paul Hunt

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George Wu

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography