ShowTellShare Two Hundred and Six

Show/Share: Phew, things are busy! Sorry for the delay in posting this week, but it’s been one of those times when I’ve either been in meetings, or head-down on paperwork. It all really started from last Saturday when The Social Outfit Committee of Management met for a planning meeting. We had a great working day, agreeing as a group on a working plan for the next 12 months (coinciding with my funded year as part of the Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’ program). It’s *action-stations* for us all!

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Below is me on Thursday when I met with our *great* supporter, Shannon Carruth from ING Direct, who is helping us with financial planning. Also, do you happen to notice my new The Social Studio digital print silk scarf? Designed by students accessing our Collingwood sister studio, young people use their creative skills to also learn about computer literacy. Genius. I love this pattern and style so much!

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Tell: Handmade earrings, Uniqlo skivvy from Japan, Miss Shop dress from op shop, The Social Studio ‘Eva’ silk digital print scarf, vintage beads, skirt from op shop, stockings from Japan, retail socks and Fluevog shoes.

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I also wanted to share with you what has become *quite a thing* of late: to drop into The Social Studio when visiting Melbourne, get your picture taken, and then send it to me! I love it! And *naturally* people always have such supportive and great things to say about The Social Studio. Many people comment on it being creative and inspiring; encouraging us to keep working on our Sydney version. Here’s Alexis from a local supporter cafe, Scrambled, showing how happy she is to see our sister studio in person. She bought a summer dress and says she’ll share the photo soon…

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And of course, Vice-Chair David Hardie is always happy to pose and show his support! Apparently that blue/grey t-shirt looked great on him and he went home a happy customer too. xo

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Then on Thursday night I got to do another favourite thing of mine which is to talk about comics. I’m a proud comics nerd; studying it as a part of my university degree. I was part of a panel event, so naturally wanted to wear some ‘comix’ for the night. It was great fun!

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Tell: Ken Done glasses, handmade earrings, Tatty Devine necklace, ‘Romeo Pour Juliette’ 1980s jacket from op shop, skivvy from op shop, Badsville ‘vintage horror comix’ skirt as top, Kmart skirt, Badsville ‘vintage horror comix’ leggings, Fluevog boots.

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And then off on a date last night to celebrate a busy, and great working week….

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Tell: Wa-Nyika earrings, handmade necklaces, ‘Claire Pain Paris‘ brooch, vintage Hawaiian dress from US second-hand store, recycled stockings as gloves, Estillo belt, retail tights and socks, Fluevog sandals, vintage Linda Jackson bag.

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And that pretty much gets you up to speed; until of course I have more news and fun to share about next week. Until then, hope you’re all grand! xo

ShowTellShare One Hundred and Twenty-Nine

Show/Tell/Share: Did someone say 1980s cocktail party for charity?! …

Last night was the 30th birthday of Twenty10. I worked there in the early 2000s, and so it was lovely for my friends and I to get a little bit *dolled up* and celebrate all of Twenty10’s good work.

Twenty10’s tagline is: “A Place to be You,” and as you can see, I took that as an invitation to be the *me* of BIG hair, BIG shoes and a 1980s LOUD outfit! I’ve had this Parisian number in the wardrobe for years (found in an op shop, of course) and decided last night was just the right time to get it out and style it up…

It’s so funny because this 2-piece suit is all plain “Business at the Back”, and then “Party at the Front”…

Tell: Earrings from UK, Tatty Devine necklace, ‘Romeo Pour Juliette’ Paris made 2-piece suit from op shop, Saba belt, fingerless leather gloves from Florence, Demonia boots,

Iain and David looking fancy…

Here’s Bec rockin’ the pinks and gold…

(I gifted Bec this op-shop-found vintage dress a while back, and *love* that it’s gone to a welcoming home).

I also love that my friend and hairdresser David at Bedrock took my request for big 1980s hair seriously yesterday. Thanks to crimping, teasing and a whole-lot-of-hairspray, I think he achieved some expert frizz action!

Good times xo