Posts Tagged ‘opening night

05
Aug
15

Opening Night Style at The Greenhouse: Grounded

 

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Opening night style at The Greenhouse Diane Cilento Studio: Grounded

 

A comparatively casual opening night affair (we’d dressed up for La Boite’s 90th birthday ball the night before), for some Grounded meant jeans and sweaters and jackets. Still in party mode, I took out the “Noosa Festival Red” stretchy Kookai number and Sachi sandals for the theatre, and later – it got cold at Greystone – my little Red Riding Hood cloak cum coat dress, which I picked up at Woodford Folk Festival a couple of years ago.

 

Grounded has been extended until August 22 so there’s really no excuse to miss the sensational Libby Munro in a stunning, game-changing role. Read my review here.

 

Wearing

 

Dress: Kookai

 

Cloak: Shovava

 

Shoes: Sachi Melissa Black Boot (be quick to get them at sale price!)

 

Jewels: Blue Illusion

 

 

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30
Jul
15

Opening Night Style: Anything Goes

 

 

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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

 

Wearing

 

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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25
Feb
15

Opening Night Style at QPAC: Mother & Son

 

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Opening night style at QPAC: Mother & Son

 

Mother & Son on stage, thirty years after the smash hit television series, is a lovely, funny, very enjoyable, surprisingly emotional evening out. Read my review here.

 

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Dress Code: unofficially a little bit vintage

 

Pre-show drinks: Russell Street Wine Bar

 

Wearing

 

T-shirt: Death Suite

 

Pants: Lilya

 

Shoes: Jane Debster

 

Jewellery: Renee Blackwell Design

 

Mum wearing her classic black from the vault. Jewellery from on board the ship whilst cruising the Panama Canal. It’s a Jackie Onassis collection piece, inspired by this piece.

 

Shoes by trippen.

 

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05
Jan
15

Opening Night Style at QPAC The Illusionists 1903: the golden age of magic

 

Opening Night Style at QPAC The Illusionists 1903: The Golden Age of Magic

 

This year I thought I’d let you know what I’m wearing to the theatre. I’m so often asked by friends planning for a night out at one of our live theatre venues, “What should I wear?” and of course the short answer to that is, “This is Queensland. Wear whatever you like!” But that’s not entirely satisfactory, is it?

 

C’mon Queensland!

 

So begins a series – let’s see if we can keep it consistent – to share opening night outfits and some #styleinspo

 

Now that I’ve given you the heads up, claim your opening night style, and if you want your pic featured here be sure to tag #xsentertainment #whatiwore #openingnightstyle on Instagram.

 

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The Illusionists 1903: The Golden Age of Magic

 

Dress code: Vintage inspired dress and accessories encouraged!

 

Unofficial pre-show drinks & tapas: Ole Spanish Restaurant

 

 

Skirt: Cue

 

Top: Zara

 

Shoes: Joanne Mercer

 

Necklace: Blue Illusion

 

Hair: Suite Three

Styled by a week at Woodford Folk Festival

 

Scarves From The Vault (probs decades-ago-Myer)

 

 

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12
Sep
13

It’s Opening Night! (It’s West Side Story but not as you know it!)

 

After just two preview performances, Sam’s West Side Story opens in Noosa tonight!

 

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I’m excited! And exhausted! I’m even more exhausted just thinking about the rest of the day now, packing fabulous, comfortable gear ie blackmilkclothing.com (but sadly, no Harry Potter leggings in my collection yet!) and catching up on some things before I attend opening night, and then getting up before 5am to head to the Gold Coast for the Problogger Training Event (#PBEVENT) at QT GOLD COAST. Yes, I got me my roomie and we’re coming down! Of course, all the other delegates have been talking/blogging about this event for weeks but I haven’t had time to think about it! This morning I took a look at the schedule and planned to attend the following sessions, although who knows what will happen once I’m there and flitting about! It’s supposed to be all about brand, direction and monetisation at this stage…

 

Friday

Registration

Keynote – Darren Rowse

 

Launch Your Freelance Writing Career

Sunset Lounge 9:45am – 10:40am

#PBEVENT #PBLOUNGE

 

Valerie Khoo and Kelly Exeter

Informal Q & A session focusing on using a blog to launch your freelance writing career. Opportunity to talk intimately with Valerie Khoo and Kelly Exeter. Bring along your questions and get ready to learn from the experts as well as attendees.

 

Morning Tea

 

Monetisation

Sunset Lounge 11:15am – 12:10pm

#PBEVENT #PBLOUNGE

Informal Q & A session focusing on how to begin monetising your blog. Opportunity to talk with Tsh Oxenreider and Darren Rowse. Bring along your questions and get ready to learn from the experts as well as attendees.

 

The Step Changers

Pipeline Room 12:15pm – 1:10pm

#PBEVENT #STEPCHANGE

Three successful bloggers share the turning points in their blogging journeys, from starting out to garnering large followings, site redesigns and making money from their blogs

  • covering different niches of travel / fashion / beauty / lifestyle – information will be relevant to all bloggers
  • content ideas that gather the most traffic
  • product design and learnings from launches
  • how to manage your time effectively on social media – knowing which platforms to focus on
  • Diversifying sources of income on your blog
  • how to work with brands
  • Networking – why networking in real life is so important

 

Lunch

 

Creating Your First EBook

Pipeline Room 2:15pm – 3:10pm

#PBEVENT #EBOOKS

or

The Fortune Cookie Principle

Sunset Room 2:15pm – 3:10pm

#PBEVENT #BRAND

 

Reinventing Yourself

Pipeline Room 3:15pm – 4:10pm

#PBEVENT #REINVENT

What happens when you want to change direction?

Sometimes it feels like the Internet changes faster than you can blink. But sometimes you also feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your online presence. How do you know when it’s time for a change? Yes, change is risky—but it’s essential if you want to keep loving what you do. Tsh will share what she’s learned this past year when she massively changed her well-established brand, along with practical tools, ideas, and inspiration to help you reinvent your online space.

 

Afternoon Tea

 

Keynote – How to do What You Want – Clare Bowditch

Pipeline Room 4:45pm – 5:30pm

Hilton drinks and networking

 

Saturday

Keynote – Living in the Now – Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer with over 10 million social media followers. Each day, Trey posts a new photo to his website, StuckInCustoms.com, which receives over half a million monthly page views. While those attributes now define who Trey is today, that wasn’t always the case. Trey will share some of the more traumatic and embarrassing stories from his past that helped shape his perspective on art and life; and how photography changed everything for him. You will be encouraged and inspired to make the most of your talents and passion right now.

 

Affiliate Marketing – Darren Rowse

Sunset Room 10:30am – 11:25am

#PBEVENT #AFFILIATES

 

Affiliate marketing – Darren Rowse will take you through the basics to earning revenue through affiliate marketing, then talk with a panel of experts on how to best make money with affiliate programs via your blog.

 

Morning Tea

 

Blogging to build your small business and your Brand

Sunset Room 12:00pm – 12:55pm

#PBEVENT #BRAND

Blogging is a powerful yet low-cost way to position you as a leader on your industry, convert more customers and generate more revenue streams. This session will help you:

  • Map out a blueprint on your blogging strategy (depending on what stage you are at in business – new, growing, established)
  • Determine what your blog can achieve for your business
  • Find your “brand” voice
  • Tell your “power stories”
  • Figure out whether you should include video or audio podcasts (with clear take-away instructions on how to create them)
  • Leverage opportunities to write books and speaking opportunities
  • Build your audience and brand by connecting with other bloggers and influencers.

 

Lunch

 

Video: Create, Edit, Publish

Sunset Room 2:00pm – 2:55pm

#PBEVENT #VIDEO

How to make video content on your iPhone / iPad and the key ingredients to making something people want to watch!
From filming tips to editing you can make something moving and informative with just your iPhone or iPad.

 

Google Analytics

Sunset Room 3:00pm – 3:55pm

#PBEVENT #ANALYTICS

If you’re not tracking it you can’t improve it. Google Analytics is more than page views, unique visitors and referral links. Find out how to setup your Google Analytics to track conversions, measure “assists” and work out how to make more money from your blog through science.

 

Afternoon Tea

 

Closing Remarks – Darren Rowse

Pipeline Room 4:30pm – 5:00pm

#PBEVENT

 

So. There you have it. My big plan for #PBEVENT! I’m hoping I can make some decisions about this blog and The Other Blog and be better able to schedule time for each, although that is something maybe no one can help me with! As long as there’s also some time over the weekend to settle poolside for a while…

 

If you missed a ticket you can attend VIRTUALLY (I’m not an affiliate, just thought you should know).

 

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Anyway, there’s a heap to do before that! We’ve enjoyed lots of local publicity already for West Side Story and for good reason – this show is something different! I saw the first preview on Tuesday night and I’m looking forward to seeing it run faster and slicker tonight! If you can still get a ticket (the season is more than 90% sold!), go see some of our newest talent taking to the stage alongside some of our most respected Sunshine Coast performers, including Frank Wilkie, Stephen Moore and Ian Mackellar. This is the most exciting Noosa Arts Theatre production since Influence and when everybody else is talking about it too you’ll be glad you didn’t miss it!

 

West Side Story opens tonight. Season continues 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm. Matinees 15 & 22 at 2pm and 28 at 1pm.Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au

 

CHOOKAS!

 

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