Tuesday 10 February 2015

aussie curves challenge - festival

my these challenges come around quick.

when i think of festival, i straight away think of music, but there are so many great cultural festivals to enjoy as well.  after all, i am 48 and the thought of being squashed in a mosh pit waiting to see one direction, with some teeny boppers isn't appealing.

saturday night saw us heading into west end for the annual rio rythmics brazilian carnival. it started at the boundary street markets, which is such a vibrant place on friday and saturday evenings, with great food and often free music, interspersed with buskers and performers of various kinds.  did i mention the food.  even me, the vegetarian, had plenty to choose from.

as soon, as i saw this event come up on facebook, i decided to go and knew exactly what i was going to wear and it was going to be gold and it was going to be razzle dazzle and it was going to be straight from the huudaverti runway.  the gold cross over jumpsuit.  how luxe is this?  the fabric came from a local brisbane fabric wholesaler and it was part of our collection in 2013, following our showing in Full Figured Fashion Week, in New York.
this jumpsuit for me has only had one other outing to a work function, but last saturday, it was festival worthy.
i even met elvis and gave him a run for his money in the fashion stakes. couldn't compete with the hair though...
and when the sun went down, the street was closed and in true west end style, the locals put on a show, with music, costumes, dancing, and parading, all while welcoming the onlookers into the mix to enjoy the fun.

i jumped at the chance to crash the parade and have my photo taken with these amazing people who were out doing what they love.
having been to rio, i really appreciate the festival that is carnivale (i've even been to where they hold it).  the brazilians have a passion for life (not to mention caipirinhas) and i felt chuffed to be part of the local event that they had prepared for, for so many months. and i think my festival outfit was right on point.

what i wore:
gold jumpsuit from huudaverti
shoes from midas
necklaces that i have had forEVA
lust for life that is what is known as janergy


  1. Looks like an awesome festival, I love the West End of Brissie. LOVE the gold jumpsuit! Looks comfy, but adds a bit of glitz too for a steamy Queensland night. :)

  2. Great jumpsuit!