Well it was a big week for me last week! I had my nipples tattooed, made a wreath, held my first styling workshop, was fitted for a strapless bra and sent off a stack of Christmas cards! I know, Christmas cards…I surprised myself there too!
A few months ago I went under the knife (again!) and had nipples made for my boobs, my surgeon is clever like that. Unfortunately the tattoo over the new nipple was patchy so I went back in for another round. Had to laugh as I lay in the theatre (awake) with chest bared for all and the surgeon asked if I was ok? Checking in to see if I felt ‘too exposed’?
Umm, what? Thanks doc but after 3 years of medical peeps peeking at my chest I’ll open my shirt/gown for anyone these days ?? he went up in the respect stakes for asking though.
The nipples are still ‘under wraps’ but that didn’t stop me getting fitted for my first ever strapless bra. Yup, I got through 44 years without one but let me tell you ladies, you’re never too old/big/small to get one…life changing! Isn’t she a beauty 🙂
I’d been on the hunt for one for ages but found that the sticky grippy stuff on strapless bras irritated the scars on my back and no sooner had I snapped the clasp closed I couldn’t get them off quick enough. Thankfully Regina from Miss Scarlett Did It was heading over to Adelaide to do some private fittings and present at our styling workshop so I booked in to see her. Success! There’s a blog post coming soon on all things boobs n bras ?
Speaking of workshops, I attended a wreath making workshop on Tuesday night at Lily West Florist. I made a wreath! Surprisingly easy but so much fun! The team at Lily West supply bubbles, nibbles and everything you need to make your wreath, then they guide you through the process with lots of handy tips.
Once finished you get to take home a gorgeous living artwork. I had a ball with the other ladies in the class and even though I was invited to attend this class for free I would definitely pay to do another class. You can see their workshop schedule HERE.
Then Wednesday night rolled around and it was workshop time ‘again’…but this time I was hosting with my mate Steph! Uhuh, we presented a styling workshop on ‘basics’ and understanding your ‘style personality’. Steph is a qualified stylist and owner of Infinite Styling, she’s a class act and lots of fun. I’ve done plenty of styling courses over 25 years in retail and picked up a thing or two. Together we balance each other nicely.
Look at how coordinated we both are! We had no clue what the other was planning to wear but managed to present in complimentary outfits. My *dress is from Harlow.
We are both passionate about helping and empowering women and money is not our motivator. We do however have bills to pay (because we’re grown ups) so of course we charge for our workshops, although we did work hard to keep costs down. Froth & Fodder hosted our workshop and provided yummy eats and drinks, they make the best coffee going but their iced tea was bloody superb too! Local business Sonni Lou donated some awesome stuff for the goody bags, with Harlow donating vouchers for all attendees. Thanks guys, we’re so grateful!
Hosting a workshop is nerve wracking! Having people ‘pay’ to hear you speak…waiting for ticket sales! Argghh, I was feeling giddy but after a nervous start we found our feet and had an absolute ball! Nineteen ladies all joining in, asking questions and making us feel at ease. How awesome does the setting look?
I may have dropped the ‘F’ bomb a few times (sorry Angela’s Mum) but we giggled, oohed and ahhed together and all realised we’re not alone with our style and body image issues.
Big thanks to Regina from Miss Scarlett Did It for sharing her bra fitting secrets and bringing 18kilos of bras all the way from Melbourne! Quite a few ladies made bookings for private fittings (myself & Steph included) and the feedback has been terrific. The ladies love the results and loved Regina!
They also loved meeting local designer Kalila from NAMOI on Glen Osmond Road. Kalila brought some of her pieces to the workshop and spoke about her designs, how to wear them and answered style questions. Big thanks to Kalila too for donating the voucher drawn in the lucky door prize.
We loved the workshop and we’re already planning the next one! We hope to see you there!
Gosh after all that I think I need a cuppa…and a scone with honey. How good is a scone slathered with butter and honey?! Bloody good!
How was your week? Do you have a strapless bra?
What would you like to see us present at a workshop?
Til next time,
*item sent to Styling Curvy (me) for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.