I was recently asked to MC the launch of an exhibition of designs by local designers and design students Jonte Pike, Lucy Aboagye and Vynka Topham who took part in the 2014 Banshu Program. Earlier in the year, the designers were flown to Japan and were allowed to collaborate with the Ozawa Textile company.

The results were interesting and architectural works which were paraded inside the cube space and surrounds in Enex 100.

It was a great event and I am sure we’ll be hearing more from the designers as time goes on.

Sincerest thanks to Steph Audino for my dress on the evening.

To book me to host your next event in Perth please mail me through simoneheng.com. I will be available for bookings in Singapore from January 20th onwards via ling@fly.com.sg.

I am so proud to announce another set of DIY workshops here in Perth and they are absolutely FREE. As part of enex100′s Shades of Summer campaign.

The first project is the Dior-inspired pearl-backed studs and they are so quick to make! You will love them and you’ll get a pair free along with a luxury cupcake from Charles and Violet. Seriously, you can’t get anything for free anymore in Perth! So I’m giving it to you!

This is also a favourite project of mine inspired by Natalie Portman’s amazing maroon tassel earrings when she accepted her oscar for “Black Swan.”

To register for these workshops please email francesca.turner@ap.jll.com and specify which project and day you like.

It’s been so busy, I can’t even tell you! I was so happy to be booked by a lovely lady who wanted to gift her best friend the experience of crafting at her baby shower. I planned to have been doing more of this when I moved home but it’s hard with my job at the radio.

Above: I wore my Gary Bigeni watercolour dress to the shower.

As with the last baby shower I did, we made gorgeous crystal embellished baby’s tops and origami shirts. These shirts (for the impending baby boy) were then hung on string as a garland which will be used in the nursery. Each friend of the mother-to-be even wrote a special message on the back.

Thankyou so much for booking me to the special ladies, you know who you are! You can book me for your next shower at the contact field on the right.

Firstly, I am so sorry I haven’t posted my usual number of DIY projects. As you can see, I’m so booked with events and it’s not going to stop until the 15th of November. I hope regardless, you like seeing a little but from my new life here in Perth. Excuse my hair and makeup too, a DIY job done almost 12 hours before the event started before I left for work at Mix 94.5.

I was really delighted to be asked to host another sit down dinner at GTIM, for the launch of the their Boutique Boat Company. It was a fabulous evening and I almost felt like I was back in Dubai again because of all the glamour. The breeze was amazing as you can see me enjoying in the pictures, the weather is perfect in Perth at the moment.

Guests were treated to music from the Trevor Jalla Trio, feasting on a degustation menu from chef David Coomer and diamonds from Stefan. Not only were the luxury boats from the likes of Di Antonio on display but also luxury cars from Peter Briggs private collection.

It was an amazing night. Thankyou to Steph Audino for the dress I wore and Ben Luker, branch manager of GTIM in Perth for choosing me to be the host for the evening.

To book me for your next event in Asia please contact ling@fly.com.sg and for here in Perth through simoneheng.com.

Having moved to Perth from the world’s most glamourous city, Dubai, I will admit that I sometimes miss my shot of glamour. I mustn’t be the only one because at Australian Fashionista’s second event in Mount Hawthorn all the seats were packed and sold out!

I loved being on stage again and enjoying the crowd. The day was made even more special after the kind Carla from The Annex gifted me the Nicholas bustier I was dressed in for the hosting. I love this top because it’s so slimming and comfortable. In fact I was dressed head-to-toe in The Annex which has got to be one of Perth’s best kept retail gems! Stunning boutique and a store owner who knows her stuff!

Thanks also to Samantha Franklin for the fabulous make-up:

The event was held at Pirate Bar in Mount Hawthorn which served great food and worked well with the fact that the entire day was all about showcasing the boutiques Mount Hawthorn had to offer.

One thing I loved about the event was the diversity of the models in both colour and shape and this made the event so much more real for me. I have spoken about this before and I think it’s so important to see fashion on women who are representative of the population.

Thanks so much to Wade and Mel for approaching me to host the event. It was a great day!

To view the complete list of events I’ve hosted globally and book me for your next event please contact me through www.simoneheng.com. My MCing at the even was also reviewed in Xpress Magazine.

So a few weekends ago I hosted my first ever workshop in Perth and it was a great collaboration with Studio Bomba, Many 6160 and Charles and Violet cupcakes (who made jewellery inspired cakes). Special thanks to Courtney Holloway for the amazing photographs.

Thanks so much to everyone who booked and came along. You can view the full album of pictures here.

This is my first post of my series on Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. To coincide with the festival and the best season in Aussie weather (SUMMER!!!) enex100 threw Perth’s largest shopping party. The one day only event saw exclusive offers from over 70 retailers at enex100 and Forrest Chase including Myer, live entertainment and delicious treats all day!

enex100 kindly let me shop until I drop and choose pieces for my Summer wardrobe. At the moment my wardrobe faces a few huge problems as I have just moved back to Australia in January and my Dubai clothes are all wrong (I am aware that this is a huge #firstworldproblem):

1) No comfortable heels: In Dubai not only did I have a driver to drive me around, I also wore flats and caught taxis everywhere. When I did go out, my heels were sky high and for events because I didn’t need to walk anywhere and the idea was to make me look a lot taller. Now I drive everywhere and I wanted some great comfortable shoes to wear to to work that had a small heel.

2) Not enough basics: In Dubai colour and bling was everywhere. I was earning way more money too so I didn’t bother to buy a lot of mix and matchable outfits. I was able to buy outfits from shoes to hat that were perfectly coordinated. This doesn’t work very well in Australia, the wind, Sun and salaries just don’t make highly embellished and groomed looks practical. Here, you need to have a wardrobe with mileage.

3) Not enough versatile/casual clothes: I just don’t have much everyday wear. In Dubai I’d wear sweatpants and sneakers to work at the radio and then go home and change for events in the evening but now I find myself working a full day and going out straight after work so clothes need to be comfortable and versatile. I’m selling most of my cocktail dresses soon.

Here are some pictures from my wonderful afternoon off shopping!

I ended up buying the white off the shoulder top you see above and another amazing snakeskin print blouse in grey from Gingham and Heels. I loaned a dress for the Future Runway show at PFF from Generics Accessories Pop Up plus a basic white t-shirt and got a pair of delicious low heels from David Lawrence that were 100% leather. Everything I got was neutral and filled a hole in my wardrobe.

A visit to enex100 is a must do, for the $250 I was given I got 4 items. Amazing value! You can spy all my new purchases on my Instagram account.

Above: With co-owner (Asian hottie) Sophia Jalla.

Earlier this week I was off work and a bit down. Adapting to a new country is tough and making new friends hard when you work a lot. Hosting the launch of PERLU allowed me to get the lay of the land (as far as the Perth fashion and socialite set goes) and make some new friends. The definition of PERLU means “need, necessary” in Sophia’s home language of Malay.

The concept space has been developed in the last 6 months by Sophia Jalla from Rosie & Broken and Benjamin Luker from Silver Bullet Creative who wanted to create a full rounded boutique in product, service and care.
PERLU is a creative retail space for local and select international designers in clothing, home/giftware and furniture – Encompassing ‘back to basics’ in true high end customer service and styling sessions at an affordable price. Complimentary tea and coffee (or bubbles) is served daily while you shop from their innovative collections.

Above: Owners of PERLU, Sophia and Ben.

Thanks so much to Ben and Sophia for having me as the MC, I got some lovely pieces as gifts from them and will wear them at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival soon.

You can find PERLU at 1/62 Bayview Tce, Claremont.

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