Australian Fashion Week has a history of inviting clothes hoarding fashion bloggers to our remote shores for a week of front-row face time, highly-coveted online coverage and more soft-focus DSLR streetstyle close-ups of fluorescent accessories than you can poke a PS1 at. It would appear they’re at it again, with two of the blogosphere’s (barf inducing word) most envy-inducing closeteers headed for Australia in the near future.

Leandra Medine of the peplum-waisted, mullet-skirted, arm-party inclined blog The Man Repeller (above far right) and Rumi Neely (above far left) of your daily bread luxe personal style blog Fashiontoast appear to be heading down under on what they’ve dubbed ‘work trips‘ (which you and I would call a ‘fuck yes free holiday‘ – see below) according to veritable source of all things serious journalism – twitter.

Australian Fashion Week’s Rumoured 2012 Blogger Recruits

Australian Fashion Week’s Rumoured 2012 Blogger Recruits

MBFW (previously RAFW) has had serious love for Medine and Neely’s contemporaries in the past, with Scott Schumann of The Sartorialist and Garance Doré visiting in ’09, and the tulle-ensconced triumvirate Sussanah Lau of Style Bubble, Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil and Phil Oh of Streetpeeper making repeat trips in ’10 and ’11, alongside regular fixture Yvan ‘Facehunter‘ Rodic. Thinking man’s online fashion writer Imran Ahmed of The Business of Fashion also made his maiden voyage last year.

Both bloggers have also had may-jor bloglovin’ for Australian designers in the past, including TMR’s well-documented love for Kym Ellery and camilla & marc, as well as Neely’s endorsement of Mad Love. With Ellery on the official schedule (albeit for an off-site show) and camilla & marc TBC, there’ll be plenty of sartorially man repellent collections for one and all.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia runs from April 30 to May 4, 2012. Here’s the schedule so far (thanks to the incomparable frockwriter) complete with a couple of recommendations for the ladies:

MONDAY APRIL 30TH 2012
10.00 LISA MAREE, THE TENT (FT)
12.00 GARY BIGENI, THE THEATRE (TMR)
13.00 KIRRILY JOHNSTON, OFF-SITE (FT)
TBC TIME MISS UNKON, THE THEATRE
19.00 JOHANNA JOHNSON, THE BOX
20.00 AURELIO COSTARELLA, THE THEATRE (TMR)

TUESDAY MAY 1ST 2012
09.00 ZIMMERMANN, OFF-SITE (FT)
10.00 TONI MATICEVSKI (READY-TO-WEAR), THE TENT
13.00 MICHAEL LO SORDO, OFF-SITE (TMR)
17.00 MAGDALENA VELEVSKA, OFF-SITE (TMR)

WEDNESDAY MAY 2ND 2012
09.00 LISA HO, OFF-SITE
10.00 ALICE MCCALL, THE TENT (TMR)
11.00 SARA PHILLIPS, THE BOX
12.00 BEC & BRIDGE, THE THEATRE
13.00 ELLERY, OFF-SITE (TMR and FT)
14.00 OROTON, THE TENT
17.30 ELLIOT WARD-FEAR, THE BOX (TMR)
20.00 AJE., THE THEATRE (FT)

THURSDAY MAY 3RD 2012
12.00 WE ARE HANDSOME, THE THEATRE (FT and TMR)
16.00 ROOPA PEMMARAJU, THE THEATRE
19.00 CARL KAPP, THE TENT (TMR)
20.00 AN ODE TO NOONE, THE THEATRE (TMR)

FRIDAY MAY 4TH 2012

TBC
KSUBI (FT)
CAMILLA
ROMANCE WAS BORN (TMR)
FLOWERS FOR A VAGABOND (TMR and FT)
TALULAH
JAYSON BRUNSDON
KOOEY AUSTRALIA
SUBOO
BOWIE
DYLAN COOPER
BY JOHNNY
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