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With her crown of freshly-baked vanilla cupcakes and pretty flowers, Haus Models Carryn Jack is a sweet sight indeed.
This innovative shot was a test for a live photo shoot that will bring together the wonders of food and fashion at the 12 April Hustle&Scout Twilight Fashion Market. Each raspberry-embellished cupcake was fixed to Carryn’s crown with fringe pins, giving photographer Leighton Hutchinson only moments to capture the shot before the delicious treats quickly vacated their patties.
The live shoot, organised by FASHFEST, will enable visitors to see first-hand how innovative styling and photography can cook up delicious results. Market Founder, Tegan McAuley, says the idea—the first of its kind at Hustle&Scout—is part of her commitment to offer a fresh experience to visitors at each market.
FASHFEST producer Steve Wright will work with Wayne Friend and Chad Wijayatilake from Form Hair, Adam Noble and Tegan Geale from Next Hair, Makeup Artist Karen Mathias from M:Artistry, and models from Haus Models on the looks that will form part of the live shoot. In the same stall area will be a photo booth run by FASHFEST at which visitors can get their own snaps taken.
The food and fashion photo shoot isn’t the only new element to the autumn Hustle&Scout.
The creator of the raspberry-adorned cupcakes on Carryn’s crown, Belinda Neame, will launch The Forage, her new pop-up community food event, bringing together a selection of Canberra’s finest restaurants, cafes, wineries and mobile food vendors. The Forage will be held in NewActon’s Kendall Lane and feature the likes of Chez Frederic, Mr Papa, Sweet Bones Bakery, and Bing Bang.
Back to fashion, 13 new stallholders will make their debut on 12 April—covering designer fashion, vintage threads, jewellery and accessories—each one fitting neatly into the Hustle&Scout aesthetic.
The beautiful, natural and rustic creative of Woodfolk, based in Sydney, is a classic example. Simply designed, and with a gentle colour palette, these products bring a sense of comfort and ease to your everyday wardrobe. And they have an interesting backstory—designed in Australia and proudly made by Nepali artisans who use their master skills in traditional carving, natural dying, knitting and weaving. Honeybee and Nicola and Zed are two other new jewellery stallholders to the market.
Local fashion label, Aperiodic, will also be at the markets for the first time. Designer Stephanie Cooper began as an architecture student and then moved into fashion, graduating from the Canberra Institute of Technology. She pushes the envelope with her unique pieces. These are designs that command closer inspection.
And speaking of pushing the envelope, Middlemost Designs creates cards, clothing and accessories using vintage and recycled fabrics—each piece a handmade original. Leigh Kanara delves into fashion and craft that preserves keepsakes from eras gone by, treasures the resources of today and revels in the hope of future discoveries. Keep your eye on this young, emerging designer.
Hustle&Scout is also an opportunity to meet several designers who will showcase their collections at Fashfest 2014, to be held at the Canberra Airport 30 April to 3 May, including Wnd.Lnd, Rockstars and Royalty, Sovata, The Darling Sisters and BM Designs.