Sunday, 22 September 2013

I've got that WOW feeling!


                     This time next week I will be in NZ
                     and WoW will be all happening in fact
                     it will be nearly time for me to return home!

                      I will see the preview of the show.
                      This is a chance to check that it is moving correctly
                      and that it is being worn properly i.e. that it is not back to front.

                      The International Designers are hosted by Wellington City Council 
                      to a tour of either Weta (the film studios / shop) or 
                      a tour of some of the collections of TePapa (the National Museum) 
                      I have asked to part of the TePapa tour. 
                      The ceramics and textiles at TePapa are wonderful!
                      I am very excited to see these collections.

                      The Australian Designers have been invited to a champagne 
                      breakfast with the Australian High Commissioner and his wife
                      and in the evening it is the big Awards Night.

                      I am very excited that my niece, Sarah, 
                      is flying over to join me for the show.
                      I feel very lucky that she will be with me to share the show. 
                      So looking forward to clinking champagne glasses 
                      with you my lovely! xxxoooxxx
                      Sunday I will fly to Nelson for the day to check out the exhibition
                      that my 'She Shells' are in at the moment.

                       In and around all of that there are catch ups planned 
                       with lots of lovely friends. 
                       More about that later.

                       I hope to add some blog posts during the week
                       but it is hard to know if that will be possible
                       and how and when I will be able to do that.

                      As I can't post pics yet of this years entry
                      I will just pop in a little retrospective
                      of my previous entries in WOW.

                                            2012 'She Shells'

                                            Models - Frances Donadson
                                                           Amy Donaldson
                                                           Sarah Sulan

                                             Photography - Richard Walker

                                                     2011 'Tea Party'                                                 Model - Mara Sanders                                             Photography Sadhana Peterson
                                                               2009 'Opera Diva'                                                              Model - Liz Webby                                                 Studio Photography Richard Walker                                                On site photography Sadhana Peterson                                                                                                          

                                                     2005 'A Couple of Nice Fresh Snappers'

                                                               First Show in Wellington

                                                              Model - Emma Cummings

                                                           Photography - Richard Walker


                                                            2004 'Escape From Captivity'

                                                                     Last show in Nelson

                                                               Model - Emma Cummings

                                                           Photography - Richard Walker

                     So I had to write a little ditty to celebrate.....

                  T'is the week before WOW when all over the world
                  Designers are packing with excitement and twirls.
                  Their costumes were shipped to New Zealand to dance
                  In the hopes that Dame Suzie would say "WOW!" with a prance.

                  Kiwi designers welcome internationals galore
                  For this is the time and the place we designers adore.
                  Cultures stream in from places far and wide
                  It is a river of colour, a creative high tide.

                 The  models and actors are ready off stage
                 While the singers and dancers are ready to rage.
                 All the lighting is rigged and the music is fine
                 The audience dressed and ready to dine.

                 For WOW is astounding, breathtaking, spectacular!
                 "So much to see!" we all gasp, (at the costumes in particular.)
                 The lights and the set, the music and colour
                 It all brings a luster of magic that twinkles for ever.

            Thank you WOW for nurturing the creativity of designers around the world.
           A creative family that keeps growing and blooming.

No comments:

Post a Comment