Sorry I've been a little bit absent over the past few days - a lot is happening at the moment, hopefully I'll be able to do a few more posts over the rest of this week.
I wanted to tell you all about my fabulous Friday night, my lovely and talented friend Ria is currently completing a course in costume construction at Toi Whakaari. She has just finished her first year of study and last Friday there was a costume showcase at Toi Whakaari for the first and second year students to show their work.
I was so excited and honored when Ria invited us along to the fashion showcase end of year show - I really wanted to see all the amazing things Ria had been up to over the past year.
Also, I am a sewing geek and whilst it will only ever be a hobby for me I do love having the opportunity to admire the work of professionals.
When we first arrived we met up with Ria and also her boyfriend Ben - there were a whole lot of costumes in the foyer that we could check out before the show started.
WOW (World of Wearable Arts). Because the students are making costumes for performance (rather than being a fashion design course) all of the items were modeled with a little show which was just amazing.
The first year students work was also on display as group works rather than individual work - first of all was pattern making in the style of 1940's and 1950's dresses. So many adorable dresses!
If you want to know more about Ria and her work at Toi Whakaari you can read about it on her blog Button-Eyed.
I hope you've all had a great week so far xoxox