We’ve teamed up with our pals at Virgin Australia to bring you all the goss and glam from this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Soz in advance for the wardrobe envy.

It’s a truth universally known that what’s worn by stylish attendees of fashion festivals and the like is just as important (sometimes more, soz) as the clothes that comes down the runway.
And when you’re young, hot and cashed up like Aussie actress, Westfield ambassador and social media extraordinaire Sarah Ellen, you’ve got a pretty decent selection of designer accessories to sport: like the v. cute Prada ‘Cahier’ bag she wore to sit FROW at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
It features regularly on her Instagram, as any bag that costs $2,000+ bloody should:

A magical night with an important topic. Thanks for having me & dressing me, it’s always a pleasure @Prada ??

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Before everyone took their seat for what’s basically regarded as the week-long festival’s highlight – the Virgin Australia Grand Showcase, which saw celebrated Sydney design duo Camilla & Marc‘s return to the catwalk after a four year break – we hit up Sarah and some of her fellow bloggers, including Jasmin Howell (Friend In Fashion) and Klara Belle (House of Klara), to ask about the most expensive item they had on. **Spoiler: lots of Chanel, lots of Prada and a hint of YSL.**
If you didn’t catch that and the rest of the show’s BTS action on our Snapchat (add PEDESTRIAN.TV), you can catch the video below. 
 
After the show – which featured a 21-piece orchestra playing a score specially composed for the event – 30 guests filed into a tent styled to look like Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont for an exclusive dinner hosted by the folks at Virgin Australia and the airline’s resident celeb chef, Luke Mangan.
There were candles. There were gold, chocolate domes hiding dessert. There was a violinist.
Jealous, us?
Virgin Australia is launching flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles on 4 April 2017. To find flights, click HERE.

Photos: Carolyn Duchene.