Thursday, 26 September 2013

Time to sit back and watch the show.

                                                                Here I am in Wellington.
                                The adventure began with tea served in these cups on the plane.

                          I ask the air hostess if I could keep the cup as a memento
                          she was so delighted to hear that I was a WOW designer that 
                          she made an announcement over the intercom to the entire plane
                          “and to the lady seated in 17F-foxtrot a big congratulations 
                           as she is a 6 time entrant in WOW” 
                           and the whole plane applauded me!!!! 
                           LOLOL blush lolol
                          She gave me magazines with WOW interviews and was just lovely.



                                           I spent my first day wandering around Wellington 
                                           in the rain doing bits of shopping and looking at the 
                                           window displays celebrating the wearable arts.

                                                     With a bit of mussel soup thrown in.

                                      Last night I saw the dress rehearsal of the WOW show.
                                      Man those costume creators are phenomenal!
                                      I most certainly have no expectations of prizes.
                                      I feel very lucky to be in the show and just a touch 
                                      concerned that mine may look a little home made in 
                                      comparison to the hi tech creations some young designers 
                                      are creating these days.
                                      How wonderful to share the stage with such amazing work!

                                      Today was a wonderful day spent with all the fellow 
                                      International designers hosted by Wellington City Council.
                                      The group of international designers is the largest to date 
                                      coming from Taiwan, China, India, UK, USA, Canada, 
                                      Australia, Germany, and Netherlands so we divided into two 
                                      groups some went to Weta and some to TePapa.
                                      I took part in the tour of TePapa where we viewed collections 
                                      of woven traditional capes with feathers and textiles, combs, 
                                      wooden tools and the winning costumes from the WOW collection 
                                      over the last 25 years.
                                      We were served a delightful lunch at the museum.
                                       Inspiring talks were given by two designers who I deeply 
                                       respect, Lynn Christianson from USA and 
                                       Fifi Colston from Wellington.
                                       The day finished with drinks at a pub on the harbour followed by 
                                       dinner at an Indian Restaurant with some of my favourite 
                                       Kiwi designers.

                                       Life is wonderful 

                                       Tomorrow my wonderful niece arrives and I will have 
                                       family to share  the full Awards Show with. 

                                       My goodness I feel so privileged!

1 comment:

  1. that all sounds wonderful Sadhana, and I love the applause on the plane! Well deserved too :)