BLVD Markets

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I was delighted to be invited to the BLVD Markets held over the weekend, how could I turn it down when it encompassed my two loves....fashion and food. It was a gorgeous, sunny day at the Boulevard Hotel in Floreat, it was held in the beer alfresco area where the stalls were studded amongst the crowd.

These premium markets showcase WA original designs and locally made products, everything from dresses to drinks. Hatch were the stars of the show, with a few racks of statement looks and some coordinating accessories. I was fortunate enough to indulge in some delicious cocktails and lunch with some fabulous people. I met the gorgeous team from DG PR along with Bonnie from Bonnie Friday, Mon from Little Miss Mon Bon and Hayley from Keep Calm And Wear Couture.

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--Vx