ShowTellShare One Hundred and Ninety-Two

Show/Tell/Share: Check out Susan last Saturday doing some live window-modelling of The Social Studio clothing. Amongst other things, Susan is an aspiring modern dancer, so she was also showcasing her contemporary dance moves down at our Pop-Up Pilot at The Rocks

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This dress was so truly suited to Susan’s own style and personality that she happily bought it in support of The Social Studio and The Social Outfit. A beautiful butterfly-inspired-dress for a talented young woman…

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Thanks for working with us, Susan! Here is what she wrote about the experience:

My favourite part of The Social Studio fashion is the mixture of different colours that is so contemporary, with a link to cultural inspiration. Working with The Social Outfit means getting along with everyone, and it meant I felt comfortable and confident.

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Then on Thursday and Friday last week I had my two-day induction as part of the Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’ paid charity leave. Here’s me and two of my *wonderful* fellow WOD’ers – we’ve just finished telling our story for about the tenth time, and to many of the interested staff at Vodafone Headquarters, including the CEO – so no wonder we’re smiling and looking relieved!

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On my left is the *darling* Loren O’Keefe from Missing Persons’ Advocacy Network (Melbourne) and the ‘Dan Come Home’ Campaign. On my right is the *bold and bright* Julliette Wright from Givit (Brisbane). Our fourth buddy, not pictured, is Ian Davis from MND and Me Foundation. Right now Ian is riding the ‘million meters ride’ on a two-person, purpose-built, bike from Brisbane to Sydney. Good luck, Ian! (For more about me and my three fellow participants a good snapshot is here, at Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’.)

Last Friday evening we opened for some late-night shopping and a bit of a community catch up. Here’s just a few fun pics from the night…

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*Thanks* for your joy and hope lovelies pictured here, and others!

And given that we will close our pop-up doors this Friday evening, 10 May 2013, we’re going to have a small last *hoorah* for all the support and love Sydney-siders have shown from 5.30pm. Follow our The Social Outfit Facebook page for updates…

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Show:

Tell: Glasses from Japan, earrings from op shop, Table Eight dress from op shop, New Look 1980s jumper from op shop, Estilio belt, Happy Socks, Fluevogs, GlamourPuss handbag from FasterPussycat.

Share: My university work is research-based, and deals broadly with education and young people**. Today I went and listened to my friend and colleague Ian Davis give a great paper about his project, Teaching Men. I love the chance that university can offer in allowing people to *really* study something deeply. It’s a chance to rigorously investigate aspects of our lives with the hope of offering new solutions, or new insights into complex issues. Needless to say, I throughly enjoyed Ian’s work.

And as for me, well I think you can see how *happy* I am that we’re entering winter; as now I have the chance to showcase some pretty fantastic 1980s oversize jumpers I’ve collected from op shops over the years…

** You can see also how some of my university work is great for The Social Studio development work too: as TSS is also about education and training, often for young people from refugee backgrounds. FTW!