Thanks so much to every that came along to I Used To Skate Once
I had so much fun and everyone I spoke to were certainly enjoying themselves!
The artwork will move in to The Outpost (hopefully by tomorrow) and I will post up
some photos from the night in next weeks news.
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Look outside the window...it's another beautiful bright blue sky day!
Enjoy it and see you soon,
I had the absolute pleasure of going to the opening of the latest
international exhibition at GoMA last Friday night.
Surrealism lives up to it's subtitle of Poetry of Dreams.
What a magical journey.
The big names are there - Picasso, Dali, Miro, Magritte and Pollock but I love
Man Ray and the exhibition includes a lot of his work including photographs,
sculpture, painting and film.
I also love the sultry photographs of Dora Maar and Jacques-Andre Boiffard.
This is quite a dark and sexy exhibition to walk through with it's slatey grey
walls, there is a clever play on shadow which works well with the high focus on
film and photography.
The show is open every day from now until the 2nd of October.
Because I am a BIFF World Cinema Club member, I went to a special preview
of new Australian film Sleeping Beauty at Palace Centro this week.
Starring Emily Browning and under the first time direction of author
Julia Leigh who had the support of Jane Campion on this debut,
this is a strange and surreal film which is certainly not for everyone.
Some reviewers have given it a difficult time due to it's theme
but I have seriously seen weirder story lines on SVU.
Watch the trailer before you go as this may help you decide.
I was intrigued.
The story line is unusual and a little sad but I loved the cinematography
and I really enjoy this style of cinema in the way it looks, feels
Sleeping Beauty screens at Palace Cinemas and Dendy Portside from 23rd of June.
If you are a cinema fan, join BIFF to find out about new films
and reap the rewards.
I'm going to a preview Tree of Life next week ;)
The finalists have been announced for the prestigious ANDAM award
and they include Adam Kimmel, Anthony Vaccarello, Commuun and my
hot tip favourite, Canadian designer Jeremy Laing.
The prize announced in Paris at the end of June is worth a hefty 200,000 euros
courtesy of France's National Association for the Development of the
Previous winners include Jens Laugesen, Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh.
From a more mainstream aspect, the American CFDA winners
were announced last week with Proenza Schouler
taking the award for Womenswear Designer of the Year.
CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Phoebe Philo was named as International
Designer of the Year for her work with Celine,
Marc Jacobs was presented with the Geoffrey Beene
LIfetime (?) Achievement Award and Lady Gaga
won the Fashion Icon of the Year Award.
Swarovski sponsored the awards for Emerging Talent
which were won by Robert Geller (Menswear),
Eddie Borgo (Accessory Design) and Prabal Gurung
The Blonde Venus and The Outpost
End of Season
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with up to to 30% off selected items from these amazing labels:
Dress Up by Stephanie Downey
Here are our latest new arrivals...
Mademoiselle Dress $616
Wide Leg Jeans $374
These are the last pieces to arrive from Lover's popular Dance For One collection.
The Denim Flares are also a little preview from their scorching White Serpent
Summer collection and you know how I love that seventies thing...
so yes, there will be more flares to come!
Lover in store now at Blonde Venus.
Pre-Spring Cashmere Collection
...on the New York Runway
Basic Top in Peach Multi Stripe $228
Also available in three-quarter sleeve $228
Three-Quarter Sleeve Top in Grey $228
Also available in Short Sleeve $216
These are the perfect introduction into Karen's new season
collection called North which she previewed in New York
earlier this year.
These super fine, baby soft knits are 100% cashmere
so feel absolutely divine on your skin.
Karen Walker in store now at Blonde Venus.
Perks and Mini (P.A.M.) Melbourne,
Powder, Agitation and Machines SS11
Ankh Top $154
Macarooned Top in Oatmeal $132
also available in dark grey
Verse Cardigan in Praline $260
also available in Charcoal
Eyedo Jumpsuit $189
Eyedo Dress $211
Sterling Silver Fang Pendant $286
Falls T-Shirt $81
Cool Club T-shirt $81
Mouthwash T-shirt $81
Comming Cap $77
Foamous Tote Bag $117
Clean Shirt in Light Blue Dots $185
also available in Dark Blue
If you missed our amazing PAM installation at the Nine Lives Gallery,
you will be happy to know that the collection is now available at The Outpost.
Designed for the northern hemisphere summer season, these pieces are perfect
for the balmy and glorious sunny winter days that we are experiencing at the moment :)
We have also received:
Men's Drip Dry Cinos in Tan $209
Men's Heavy Cycle Shorts in Navy $198
Perks and Mini (P.A.M.) available exclusively in Queensland at The Outpost.
Pass Port, Sydney
Rejoice Outpost fellows!
These new Pass Port treats have just arrived.
All styles are only $50 each and we also have stock of Trent's
famous sunglasses and sock sets.
Pass Port in store now at The Outpost!
Save the Date!
I Used To Skate Once 7
Thursday 23rd June @ The Zoo
Doors open 7pm until 1pm
Can you believe that we are up to number seven?!
I can still clearly remember the first one (I wore a PAM dress
and Josh Goot came along as he was in town showing his
As always, the list of artists is energizing and diverse -
a mix of established artists known for their contemporary
edge along with new names, some of whom have never
shown professionally before.
I am also ecstatic about the bands:
Brisbane singer/songwriter with the voice of an angel and a heart of gold McKisko
New Brisbane band Martyr Privates (Ashleigh Shipton, Sam Dixon and Cameron Hawes) play their second ever show
The Chokes describe themselves as Trash Rock'n'Roll & Tar Pit Surf.
They are dead right and if you like The Cramps, you will love The Chokes.
Flying from Sydney just for this show are one of my favourite Australian bands,
Royal Headache - they are SO MUCH FUN!
So, hope that you can make it.
I'm still working on the outfit...
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