If the shoes fit . . .
MC Claudia Bertorello-Kell wore an Aurelio Costarella breakfast suit and director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan was dressed by Morrison and Willow but it was politician Alyssa Hayden who stole the show at the 2015 Perth Fashion Festival Program Launch last week.
The East Metropolitan Region MLC, who was representing Premier Colin Barnett, was applauded for her choice of footwear.
“They must be the best shoes in Parliament, we challenge the Premier,” Ms Bertorello- Kell said.
Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said the 17th program showcased Perth as the best-dressed city with its fusion of fashion, art and technology.
She said photographer Penny Lane’s images of model Tiah Eckhardt around the city captured the revitalisation of Perth.
Telstra, on board for a second year, also used the program launch to release its app that lists all the events, allows people to create their own PFF calendar and provides details on featured designers.
Former MLC student, and obstetrics and gynaecology clinician Diane Davies, told the breakfast audience it had been 50 years since she graduated – “one husband, five children and seven grandchildren later”.
Interestingly, Dr Davies was asked why she wasn’t a prefect during her two years at MLC during an interview for a job as the director of medical services at Alice Springs Hospital.
Dr Davies had had two children by the time she graduated from medical school after six years.
“Everyone celebrated, but I had the mumps courtesy of my son,” the 2014 WA Women’s Hall of Fame inductee said.
In her downtime, Dr Davies spends time at her family’s vineyard down south and enjoys sewing.