Wear that and a bag of chips
It was a sea of colour, glitz and glam at Longford Park as residents dressed up for the village’s annual Wearable Arts Show. Many residents put a full year’s work into the outfits, and it showed!
Each contestant picked a song to walk to on the catwalk, captivating the room of 130 residents and family who came to watch the show.
Longford Park Activities Coordinator, Lynne Hare, has organised the event for the past four years, and says it was a great evening had by all.
All of the outfits had something different about them, and all of them were all fabulous!”
There were 14 entrants to this year’s show, four more than last year. Lynne says the event gets better and better every year.
“The creativity of our residents is amazing, and now that this year’s show is over they are already thinking about what they are going to create for next year.”
There is no winner or runner up for the event, due to each outfit being uniquely impressive, but at the end of the show each contestant receives a certificate and bottle of bubbles.
In our eyes, they’re all winners,” Lynne says.
This year some unusual materials were used to make the outfits, like in resident Colleen Lockie’s all-gold look, created by spraying paper bowls and bubble wrap with gold paint.
Another creative entry was resident Val Bougen’s pill packet outfit, created by collecting pill packets from friends and family that she had asked for early last year.
Resident Anne Faulkner’s all-silver look – the dress, umbrella, and shoes – were all made of potato chip packets. Anne says she and her husband ate many packets of chips for her to make the outfit.
After the two-hour long show everybody sat around chatting, having a drink and enjoying the atmosphere.
We can’t wait to see what next year’s show has in store!