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Sticks & Stones @ The Oxford Hotel

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by Kassia Byrnes (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer PR assistant and uni student living in Sydney.
Calling all 'fashionistas', designers, or anyone just feeling a little creative who'd like to meet other like-minded people. Sticks & Stones is brand new monthly event, and Sydney first, hosted by The Oxford Hotel in Darlinghurst.

Sticks & Stones is the first event of its kind, bringing together fashion designers and the people who love them in a niche environment previously inaccessible to many. Every month a new designer will showcase their talent in a runway environment.

The opening night wasn't all I had hoped it would be, with poor timing, strange choreography and very long waits- but there was enormous potential. I believe they just need a few more shows to get the balance right.

Sticks & Stones is the brain-child of King (once a menswear designer) and Boss Lady (model and model manager). Both left their jobs in promotions to get this started, and why?

I just wanted to be able to say 'wow, I really love what you're doing, we have a crowd that would be interested in it, let's showcase your brand next month'." says King.

Tickets are available from the website. General entry will cost you $35, but for those of you who want the whole fashion show experience, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100.

For their money, VIP's will be waited on all night, have access to unlimited drinks for the first hour, canapés and receive a goodie bag to take home. Honestly, despite these perks, I didn't see any good reason for the price tag. Only a few people bought general entry tickets, but after getting sick of being stuck downstairs with nothing but an average DJ set they just walked straight into the VIP room anyway. All the separate tickets achieved was a feeling of separation and estrangement.

To buy tickets, or for more information, visit the website
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Why? Lovers of fashion, music and the arts unite!
When: Friday 19th May
Where: 134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010
Cost: $35-$100
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