Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia Day 2 kicked off yesterday in full swing. Being backstage is amazing. The vibe is like no other, people running around, make up getting done, models barefoot doing a run-through as the construction men work frivoulously to finish the set, music blaring out the speakers one minute, the next, ear-bleeding noises and the music gets tuned. It really is an experience, and last night, Kym Ellery showed us how it’s done. Flying Belgian model, blogger and it-girl Hanne Gaby Odiele mere hours before the show kicked off (on a very speedy Qantas flight). I could tell model Julia Nobis was just as excited as us to see Hanne backstage. The show was styled by Romy Frydman, showcasing the twist and turns of silhouettes that made you look twice. Cuffs over stilettos and a hit of bronzed metallic here and there proved this show to be her best yet. My favourite piece was the long, sleeveless Celine-like coat Ellery presented (image above). The show closed with Rihanna demanding us to “shine bright like a diamond”. It was refreshing to see something different from Ellery, and she did shine.