Luxe in the Perfumed Gardens

Published On September 28, 2015 | By Artgaze | Events, fashion

Saturday 17th October 

Film, art and fashion collide in a magical, garden setting. Special Event open to the Public. Art, Performance and Fashion –Time: 5pm – 10.30pm / Cash bar only. Entry $20.00 tickets available at     limited tickets on the door.   Dress code: Red carpet Glam. The Perfumed Gardens cnr Sturt and Stokes street Townsville CBD, Nth Queensland.

– – – – – – About the Event – – – – – –
Artgaze Lab Inc & Full Throttle Theatre Company present a fabulous fashion parade combined with guest artist Lance Balchin’s photography, and featuring a   screening of acclaimed fashion documentary, ‘Dianne Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel’ (2011). This unique event also includes fairytale art exhibits , roaming mime performers and Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pop up Vinyl & Sounds. Junos Momos will  provide Nepalese dumplings and other delicious food to purchase. Full Throttle & Artgaze Lab Inc’s Pagoda Bar will provide cocktails and refreshments.
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Balchin’s approach to post-production film and photography is truly unique and  his work has been published in Vogue and other high end fashion magazines. Balchin’s moody art & fashion images with references to famous historical portraits, will be on display throughout the night on the big screen. there will be a short Q&A with Balchin during interval. Equally enchanting exhibition spaces set amongst the gardens will showcase artwork referencing the theme ‘fairytale’. Exhibiting artists include: Natasha Wills (Melbourne), Jeanette Hutchinson, Carly Sheil, Janne Bogomiagkova, Bernadette Ashley and Sabine Carter (Townsville).
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Expect a magical luxe fashion parade just before sunset, while enjoying a Perfumed Garden cocktail. We will be showcasing our favourite CBD boutiques, in particular charity fashion outlet Lifeline City Store. There will be a few select  artisan accessories displayed for purchase by individual makers in garden stalls. Our guest makeup artist is the fabulous Nikki Noodle Mua with Runway deportment courtesy of Fashion Zen Style’s Liz Simonsen. Racewear, hats, evening and formal fantasy gowns will grace the runway. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for something for an upcoming exhibition opening, graduation, black tie or Melbourne Cup event and showcases local businesses alongside charity. Gracing the runway will be: Lifeline City Store, Milou Dress House, Bluebell Trading, Retro 157, Flash Trash and Vintage Rose.
This project has been supported with assistance from The Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Townsville City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
.– – – – – – About the Feature film – – – – – –
Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel  (2011) 86 min | Documentary | Rated PG

This inspiring film is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century; an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. She was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor in chief of Vogue followed by a remarkable stint at the Met’s Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel trailer

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