September 14, 2014

Westfield Queensgate VIP Style Session

Friday's VIP Style Session was a huge improvement over the last (which after standing for half an hour in heels I didn't hang around for), this one had seats and refreshments for the free food conscious. Stylist Sally-Ann Moffat outlined the three major trends for the season while exchanging banter with Camille of The Hits radio station.

I'll spill the secret and tell you the trends:
1. White out
2. Tribal
3. Tropicana

So anything white, ethnic, floral or brightly coloured and you'll be "on-trend." It seems really simple. Sally-Ann broke it down further showing ways to mix and match within the trends as well as between them using items sourced from Queensgate retailers. She admitted that fashion usually comes across as pretentious and exclusive. There is no way for me to express how much fun it was to see the pure joy she expressed each time she ran across the stage to show another piece. Her personality and passion is what made it such a wonderful night.

The best lesson from the night is to play dress-ups and enjoy fashion.

You can find more about the Queensgate Fashion Festival on the website
Sally-Ann also does personal styling and shopping tours which our weight loss blogger really enjoyed

September 1, 2014

Richter City Home Season Final - Brutal Pageant vs Smash Malice

After a short home season the Richter City final was Brutal Pageant vs Smash Malice. Comic Slams won the past two years so it was time to pass the cup. The PledgeMe winner blew the first whistle of the game.

The Kilbirnie Rec Centre was packed as it hasn’t been all season. At least with so many people it wasn’t as cold as it has been. Looks like we’ll be there next year. Refreshments were the usual offering; Hells pizza, candy floss, sausage sizzle and beer provided by The Garage Project.

The game started with three nil jams. Anna Pave-U’Ova scored the first points in the bout but it wasn’t until the seventh jam that both teams scored. Anna scored a 33 point jam half way through the first half. By half time Smash Malice was leading with 122 to Brutal Pageant’s 83.

Three players were sent out of the game: Bubble O Kill with 11 minutes left in the game, then Burn Witch Burn with 5 minutes left in the game closely followed by Dolly Diddit.

With most of Smash Malice in the penalty box Poison Dart got lead jammer to Anna Pave-U’Ova who was sent off. There was much excitement in the crowd. Would she somehow close the large gap? Sadly she didn’t. Meat Train jammed in the final bout and fought till the end. The final score was 227 Smash Malice to 167 Brutal Pageant.

Special mention to Taraist for the Flitstones meets Frida Karlo of her amazing look, that hair! And Ella Kazam for balancing on one hand to keep her skates inside bounds.

Next game: Convicts vs Hellmiltron October 11th.