First Brooke from Reverse Garbage asked me if I wanted to put my dresses in the Junkie Couture Show, and if I wanted to sell them. Jeepers. People buying my dresses. That thought was a bit odd to me but I realised I should be sensible and part with at least one of them. Oh alright, a couple. Had to come up with brand name in seconds. Ended up with 'Caterpillar'.
Then Reverse Garbage asked me to have my photo taken for a promo for the Junkie Couture show. Sure. Then that photo ended up on the front cover of City News. Ok.
Then on the night I modeled my May Picnic Meadow Dress down the catwalk, with a Reverse Garbage bird feeder in hand. Yes. That happened. The models were getting a little bored in the back room so we decided to find things around the Reverse Garbage workshop room that would go with our outfits. Mai had a whip. Shakira had a pirates hat. Jade had a fairy wand. Cindy had a funny fascinator. There was talk of someone taking a large amount of wadding and wearing it like a faux fur coat. Someone might have worn it around the room talking in a Russian accent. Only a couple of us actually went out with our recycled props.
I had multiple lovely people tell me they read my blog, which felt slightly absurd because in my head I thought I was my only fan. I got a chance to meet some lovely models and enjoy some amazing handcrafted wares created by Spiritfire Designs (http://spiritfiredesigns.com/), Red Zebra Designs (http://www.redzebradesigns.com.au/ ), and Bog Standard Designs (https://www.facebook.com/bogstandarddesign ).
Oh, and then yesterday QUT News interviewed me and I'm quite certain I was on Briz 31 last night at some point, talking about the show.
Phew, amazing what can happen in such a short amount of time.
Photo from Quest News website, taken by Ric Frearson. To read the article, click the link: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/west/about-30-funky-brisbane-artists-will-exhibit-works-created-from-recycled-material/story-fn8m0u4y-1226472806424 .