Friday, 15 November 2013

beautfort st festival high tea fundraiser...

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Last Sunday, The Beaufort Street Network (the talented folks behind The Beaufort Street Festival) presented a decedent afternoon of High Tea and croquet; a fundraiser for the fashion program of this years festival.

Ladys all dressed in their finest frocks and hats mingled in the warm afternoon heat, sipping golden glasses of champagne and learning the fine points of croquet.
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Once inside exquisite, mismatched crockery lined long tables elegantly. Lady’s sat, and reduced decadent finger sandwiches, cupcakes and scones until nothing but crumbs remained.

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While gossiping and getting to know one another over sweet treats, of a kind items by the likes of Alister Yiap were presented to the tables, statuesque models glided past the tables showcasing local collections by On A Whim, Steph Audino and House of SKYE.

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The Beaufort Street Festival is a celebration of all things Beaufort Street, now in its third year, every year is proving to be bigger and better. With over 10,000 people attending last year, this a day to surely not miss.

This year, six stages, 35 bands, over 100 stalls, a Floating Catwalk, of course, the revered dog show and even more - all along a 1.5km stretch of street that is home to over 100 amazing Beaufort Street retailers.

Look out for the record number of street art and visitor participation art projects and so very much more. The really is too much to look at so if you can make a full day out of it!

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This years Festival is running this Saturday, 16th of december and will be taking over the whole of Beaufort Street (and a fair few side streets) from Queens Crescent down to Lincoln Street.

Open from 12pm till 9pm, event maps are online here and for more information and full program details visit www.beaufortstreetfestival.com.au

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

the couture labyrinth...

Hidden, peppered, bejewelled tule - 3 decades of silk and bones. Cloaked among long extinct beasts, halls of butterfly’s line there wake. Buried, concealed in a museum maze, priceless and rarely seen couture presented to the public for the first time in Perth.

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A couple of weeks back L was given a unique invitation from the WA Museum to view a 30 year retrospective of renowned West Australian designer Aurelio Costarella. Unfortunately due to hectic school schedules this is the first time she has had a a time to sit down and post about it. But, better late then never and, going through these photos again has reminded L of the complete and utter amazement of this exhibition.

Although L vigoursly snapped her camera at every opportunity, she thought she would show you just a silver of the intricate collection. Hopefully just enough to wet your appetite and go and see it in person.

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This FREE exhibition is something not to be missed, and after the museums magnificent success with their last exhibition “Unveiled” (see L’s post here). “Aurelio Costarella - A 30 Year Retrospective”, along with its sister exhibition, “Frock Stars - Inside Australian Fashion Week” will not disappoint.

“Aurelio Costarella - A 30 Year Retrospective” is running until the second of February, 2014.

Stay tuned on our post of “Frock Stars” coming soon and more information on the “Aurelio Costarella” and “Frock Stars” exhibitions can be found at The Western Australian Museum.