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
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!