Just wanted to share these amazing photos taken of the crew before attending Zombie Prom at The Winchester on Saturday Night ... thanks to our lovely Eves mean azz photographic skills, we now have a delightfully ghastly set of portraits to adorn our flat hallway! Love that asylum style lighting! Now, to find a set of 5 sexy vintage matching frames to hang them in...



Lindy, Zombies, Markets & Sweet Shoes!

For those of you that were interested last time, there will be another delightful Lindy Hop class happening in Raglan this Sunday!!
Sorry for the poster blurriness - you can go and investigate more details on the Cats Corner Swing Facebook Page :-)

I, myself, will be attending only if I can manage to fly down there in time after the many other events that I am whisking myself off to this weekend!

SO...On Saturday DAY I will be helping my friend Ben at his Trash Footwear stall at the K-Road Markets - I helped him out at the Mission Bay Markets on Monday Labour Day and that boy was kicking ass with his new designs etc!! Lots of keen people interested and talking about his awesome range! I have a delicious pair of ballet slippers that he made for me as a first trial pair and I've had so many queries he better be crankin those sweet things out by the dozen soon! These beeeauties are made from conveyer belt, recycled canvas and some black satin ribbon that I added after the fact to feminine-ise them up a bit more! Just love those cute ass ankle bows!!
Here is a sweet pic that my brother took whilst stopping for a well deserved Coopers after shopping in Newtown, Sydney (I've just been there on holiday for ten days - but more on that later!)

And while I'm at this devilish plug, I spent a few days down in Raglan before I went to Oz, helping Ben in the workshop to make my brother and his lovely lady some sandals to take over to them as gifts on my visit... here are my little brothers ones and his stoked azzz testimonial! These ones are made from conveyer belt and recycled charcoal denim. Thats one happy jandal owner!

“Best jandals/thongs I've ever owned...made by Ben at Trash Footwear made from 100% recycled materials by hand in Raglan NZ. Primo bro! trashfootwear@gmail.com and trashfootwear.blogspot.com - check it y'all!”

AND...On Saturday EVENING, myself and a posse of corpses will be attending the 95bFM, NO magazine, & Lonely Hearts ZOMBIE PROM... a night to be dismembered!! Cant wait to dress up like a dead thing and roam the streets and zombie hop the dance floor!!

Found some very cool makeup tutorials on how to look 'dead' - thought this one was an exceptionally good and simple one using mostly makeup you could find around the home! (or at least in our girly as flat!)

SO yes, thats the plans for the weekend! How about you?? Anyone delving into the darkness to explore their inner zombie?? Anyone planning a trip to the seaside to learn some devilishly dapper Lindy moves?? Anyhoo - Hope y'all have a saucy sunshiny weekend/beastly bewitching halloween!!  Mucho Hugz to you all xoxox

P.S While Im here I just HAD to pop this gorgeous pic of my wee cousin Claudie in her very first modelling shoot - it terrifies me how grown up she looks! Yikes! But what a stunner!!


Raglan Lindy Hop Workshop

A few weeks overdue, but went down to Raglan on the 24th September for the Cats Corner Swing Dance Lindy Hop Workshop & Blue Tuxedo Band/Dance at Orca Bar (the gig I designed the poster for!). What an amazing weekend!! 

The Saturday workshop was packed full of keen Lindy first timers (or at least mostly first timers!). Class began with an awesome intro swing dance by the teachers, Michelle and Simon - followed by a cool off-the-cuff blast of Lindy from my lovely friend Ben and his mate Karin (They organised the whole Lindy weekend in Raglan). Despite the nerves, those guys hit that floor like nobodies biz!!

The class was just so much fun with heaps of laughs and cool moves with some hilarious freestyled maneuvers added in by some of the peeps for some extra exhilarating dancing! Everyone just got stuck right in and we all work up a sweat boppin round the church hall!! 

That night, Simons band, Blue Tuxedo, played at the local Orca Bar - a night of slightly drunk and disorderly freestyling by most of the class and many locals who joined the dancefloor with avid enthusiasm!! Heaps of fun, tons of smiling faces and many newly converted Lindy Hoppers!

Here are some pics from Cats Corner Swing Dance's facebook page :-)

The workshop teacher, Michelle Parish and Simon Crowfoot of Cats Corner Swing

 Showing us a sample of their Lindy goodness

 Ben and Karin getting geared up to bust some public Lindy.... they were so nervous but sooo good!

 Love the onlookers faces!

 Partnering up

My listening face as Ben tries to describe an obscure move...  

 Boppin the floor!

Look at those delightful faces!! Me ol' mate Simon and Karin having a dance. Such a cool night! Wish there were more pics of everyone... I do remember some very messy Lindy though, so perhaps lack of evidence is for the best!

I will keep you posted as there are going to be more workshops in Raglan - its such an amazing place to spend the weekend and you'll be partaking in something really exciting and special - dont miss out!! 

Also, go check the Cats Corner page for more pics and events!!