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Opening Night Style: Anything Goes








Opening Night Style at QPAC: Anything Goes



1930s inspired cocktail frocks were on point on Tuesday night at QPAC for the glittering opening night of Opera Australia and John Frost’s Anything Goes. I opted for a more 20s styled Miss Anne because SPARKLES.

The show is as de-lightful, de-licious and de-lovely as you would expect! Read my review here and see it before the ship sails – must finish August 16.



Anything Goes


Dress Code: Cocktail




Dress: Miss Anne via Retournez-vous


Shoes: Guess & Voodoo Glow Toeless #sorrynotsorry


Hair: Suite Three Hair


Poppy wears Origami via Myer and above, vintage jacket from the vault of her bestie, Mira.



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Opening Night Style at Brisbane Powerhouse: Sex With Strangers




Opening Night Style at Brisbane Powerhouse: Sex With Strangers


Loved this show so hard! Here’s my review. With any luck, we’ll see it return yet again…


Sex With Strangers


Dress Code: Smart & sexy


Pre-show drinks: Bar Alto




Top: Mesop


Leggings: Black Milk Clothing


Shoes: Guess







Opening Night Style at Brisbane Powerhouse: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche



Opening Night Style at Brisbane Powerhouse: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche


Actually, we saw the show on closing night but #openingnightstyle


Imprint Theatricals and a few of our fave Brisvegas girls brought us a fast-paced, fun comedy for a week! I hope it returns – I’m sure that it will – and when it does, we’ll be back for seconds. Read my review here.


5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche


Dress Code: It’s Brisbane Powerhouse. Wear whatever the Uptown Funk you like.


Pre-show drinks: Bar Alto




Dress: Metalicus (Tigerlily Nefertiti Bustier Bikini Top under. Look! It’s on sale!)


Shoes: Siren (Broken. Farewell most comfortable, versatile, black, strappy high heels ever)!






Opening Night Style at QPAC: Wicked






Opening Night Style at QPAC: Wicked



I love the new touring production of Wicked (read my rave review here) and having only just experienced opening night on Sunday, unexpectedly, randomly, to fill the teacher-student ratio, I was able to see it again today with the beautiful kids and music staff from Matthew Flinders Anglican College. That’s right. I know! How lucky am I?! Lucky it’s an awesome admin team there, who can cover a lunch duty and a double Year 8 Drama class at the drop of a hat. Sorry Year 8s – I hope you were good for your teacher this arv.


It was interesting to see the show from the balcony, where I was able to take in the production in its entirety, rather than focusing solely on the performers in the space. This can happen when you sit in the stalls, and it means you’re sometimes missing the true scale of a production, like using the zoom function on the DVD and missing crucial elements outside of the new frame. If you only ever zoom in you may never see the director’s original vision for a film.


It was interesting to see and hear Ali Calder’s Elphaba so soon after experiencing Jemma’s performance, and it was interesting to hear the students’ responses to various aspects of the show. MFAC kids are well travelled so equally as interesting was hearing where in the world they’d previously seen Wicked… Today’s performance marked the fourth time one senior student had seen the show and he felt, as I did, that some of the performances were a little flat. We agreed Calder may have been “holding back”. More student comments to come…


I won’t post a pic of the Stella pants and Seed Heritage top that I wore today because #openingnightstyle


Poppy and I got a little bit greenified for opening night. No doubt you’ve seen these pics on Insta already (and no doubt noticed that I look as if I haven’t slept for a week. That’s because I haven’t slept for a week)… #newmoon #newintentions #getmoresleep




Dress Code: Smart with a hint of emerald


Pre-show treat: The Cafe


Pre-show drinks: Foyer Bar




Kaftan: Camilla


Shoes: Jo Mercer


Earrings: vintage, from the vault











Opening Night Style at La Boite: A Midsummer Night’s Dream



Opening Night Style at La Boite: A Midsummer Night’s Dream



On Wednesday night we walked into Benjamin Schostakowski’s head and experienced a Dream like no other!


You can read my review here.



A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Dress Code: This is La Boite. Wear boldly whatever you like.


Pre-show drinks: La Boite




Pants: Lilya


Top: Zara (Honey Birdette worn under)


Shoes: Siren Shoes Australia


Hair: unstyled. Can you tell?