delayed bits & pieces – the long, sick, weekend

Image: – Cult Couture

So, I had many a grand and bloggable plan for the long weekend, and indeed it began promising, but for the most part it was utter shit. This is because it ended with me being bed-ridden Sunday, Monday and most of Tuesday because I ate something that caused me to throw up for hours and hours on end. I’m not pointing any fingers, but Denny’s wedges – I’m giving you the side-eye. Anyway, before falling violently ill, I walked in a couple of FASHUN shows.

The first being the ‘Arrange Collective’ show, on Friday morning. It was a show I was pretty excited to be in because it was 5 young designers who had decided to put on their own event, to present their inaugural runway collections – Emma Gleason, Georgia Pratt, Glen Prentice, Jack Roy and Thistle Brown. It’s rad that they had the balls to put themselves out there like that and just do it, and I always get inspired to see people making use of their talents. Their show was so professional, well put together, totally packed out, and has been receiving great reviews.

Walking for Georgia Pratt & Glen Prentice : Images from Rouse & Thread

Cult Couture, a show I’ve done about four times now, is heavy on entertainment and wearable art. For me, I feel it’s equal parts insane garments and naked madness backstage, trying to change from intricate, three piece outfits like a metal hooped skirt with long train, bodice and huge hat into a weaved two piece held together only by sea-shells – or a side-boobage vest with pants that don’t stay up unless I hold them up. It’s always madness, but fun. That’s what I did Saturday night:

Image: – Cult Couture

And then, I got sick. Game over. Ah well. What’s that saying about being one stomach flu away from your goal weight? Yeah, nah, f**k that. So as not to end the post on a downer though, earlier on in the week my boy Rohan took me to the stage production of Mary Poppins at The Civic. It was pretty spectacular really. I liked that it wasn’t exactly like the movie, so there were a few surprises thrown in, and some definite ‘wow’ moments where my jaw-dropped. I also realised, that if I’m going to continue to sit in the nose-bleed seats, I need stronger glasses :/

Thanks Rohan!

7 Responses to delayed bits & pieces – the long, sick, weekend

  1. Jason October 24, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    That top picture looks like your head is on backwards.

    • lei October 24, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      no it doesn’t. But thanks for that anyway Jason.

  2. Brooke October 24, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    It definitely does look like it is on backwards, still beautiful though!

    • lei October 24, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      lol! But my head is just turned to the side!!!

  3. Brooke October 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I think it’s the arms haha :)

    • lei October 24, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      haha, yeah I think you’re right

  4. Livi November 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    This looks backwards to me but that’s what makes is soooo goood! I loved it before I read the above. I’d blow that picture up, frame it and have it at the end of my hallway if I had a hallway.

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