Outfits that make you go to WOW
The World of Wearable Art Awards are turning 21. It’s no longer an event held in a field in Nelson, so the decision about what to wear to the event is something that should be taken VERY SERIOUSLY. Kowhai, Robyn and I are lucky enough to be going along to the awards, and I must admit that I have been thinking less about what’s going to be on stage than what’s going to be on my back. Because of that, and because I had so much fun theoretically dressing Megan, I decided I would (totally unasked) do the same for them.
I have to say, the range of dresses online from physical shops in Wellington was pretty disappointing. I’ve gone with Principals dresses here because they suited my requirements, and also because the images are best for polyvoring with their white backgrounds. I decided not to bother keeping accessories local, and made my only requirement for them be that they were under $50US. After the jump, I get my polyvore on.
Robyn has twittered recently about how she’s been uninspired by dresses and thinks she needs something with structure. I think these two ought to do the job. I’ve also gone for practical flat shoes, and bags big enough for cameras and phones and notebooks because she is a Serious Blogger, and also the bags can be carried on the shoulder easily to leave hands free for the free wine and amazing cheese. I suspect the jewelery is far too over the top for Robyn’s tastes, and although I’d love to see her in those cowboy boots I doubt it would happen, but really the dresses were the main point of this exercise.
Kowhai looks amazing in bright colours, so I’ve pushed that theme here. if I was to wear a print like the floral dress, I’d probably look like a couch, but her shape is very different to mine so I think she could pull it off. Again, I’ve gone for flat shoes for comfort’s sake, and I’ve given her tote bags because she’s always carrying books or clothes or random items and it makes me uncomfortable when her bag is too small (yes, I am weird).
If you were going to dress me for the event, what would I wear?