13 May 2010

Cargo Lounge: UnDiscovered Fashion Event, Cockle Bay Wharf (12 May 2010)

3 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000

Discovering fashion

'Cos I'm a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk'

This fashion event was to showcase Sydney’s hottest up-and-coming labels along with complimentary cocktails and canapes. Collections were from Honeysett, The Last Romantic, Edie Mae, Wolf Parade, UnNaked, ClintonCharlie, Lauren Damelian and Flea as well as featured artwork from local artist Elise Maree and a supporting stylist Rachel Kean. I enjoyed the choice of catwalk music which got the crowd excited although I couldn't stop thinking how funny it would have been to have played a bit of Right Said Fred — I've included the video link below. The invitation received from Cargo Lounge didn't state any cover charge but upon arrival most people were asked to pay $10 except those on a special 'VIP' guest list. The promotion of the event left me a little confused in this regard because LiveGuide and What's On Sydney also promoted the event as free while EventSetter mentions the $10. In any case sparkling, white wine and cosmopolitan cocktails were flowing and a decent amount of canapes managed to make their way around the place by the professional service including my favourite weirdly shaped prawn wontons.

PROS: Great music, Free drinks and canapés
CONS: Fashion wannabes, Confusion of the $10 cover charge not listed in the invite promotion
MUST TRY: Prawn wonton

Right Said Fred to get you in the mood for the catwalk

Sparkling and cosmopolitan cocktail

Sparkling bar

Bar and crowd

Sundried capsicum and feta tartlet


Prawn wonton

Chicken satay

On the catwalk, yeah!


linda said...

seems like there was a great turn out for the cargo bar fashion even. $10 is a pretty good entry fee considering the food served. Shame about the confusion though about whether to charge or not though.

Renita said...

cons: Fashion wannabees! ahah love it

krissy @ thefoodaddicts.com said...

sounds like you had a great time at this event! is it just me, or does the prawn wonton look kind of scary?? lol. i'm sure it tasted fabulous though!

Simon Leong said...

hi linda, there sure were a lot of fans of the event. i think many of them knew the designers so they were there for support. i sure got my moneys worth anyway in the end so worked out well but free is always better ;-)

hi renita, i don't really understand fashion but i sometimes find it interesting but they're certainly was a bit of looking up and down at people at what they were wearing hehe

hi krissy, the prawn wontons are very creepy and strange looking aren't they hehe but very popular. i first had them at The Loft for a Halloween event which looked a bit like a finger http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com/2009/11/twilight-halloween-party-loft-sydney-28.html :-)

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