Designed by the amazing Masayo Yasuki, dogstar is one of Brisbane’s most loved fashion labels.
Like many girls in Brisbane, I have worn dogstar clothes for years. I treasure each piece I own.
When I think back to important events in my life, it seems that dogstar is always there with me.
Just before I had my leg amputated in 2005 my amazing boss at the Zoo, Joc Curran, organised a red balloon day for me. The day included day spa treatments, yummy lunch, hair and make up, a personal shopper, cocktails and dinner… it was so amazing and I had no idea it was happening until I got to work that morning. The idea of a red balloon day is to treat someone who is doing it tough, especially with their health. I was so overwhelmed all day. There were many tears shed. I remember when I got home my bedroom was full of roses and balloons as well. Joc had thought of everything, and everyone had kept the secret! Amazing!
Everywhere I was taken that day had a red balloon waiting for me, including every shop in the Valley. I was told I had to pick out a new outfit for the night ahead, and even though I looked in all of the other shops and loved many things – it was dogstar that I really wanted!
I had been saving up for the time off work I needed after surgery, so it was pretty exciting to go into my favourite shop and be able to just pick out a new outfit!! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
When my best friend got married a few years ago, I went to dogstar to find something special to wear.
When I had the Spare Parts opening in Brisbane in 2010 I went to dogstar to find something special to wear.
From work pants to exciting events in my life, when I look back at my photos there is a lot of dogstar looking back at me. So I’m not kidding when I say I’m a fan and that I love their clothes!
Earlier this year I had a new leg made, and used Mark Ryden artwork as the cosmetic cover. I decided I wanted a special outfit for a photo shoot to show my gorgeous new leg. I had in mind a lovely big tulle skirt I saw in dogstar six months before. So I rang them to see if they had any left, and if I could borrow one… I know, cheeky, right?
It turns out Masayo and the team love Spare Parts and the message of positivity and the open conversation I’m creating through the exhibition.
So, the tulle skirt is happening, but Masayo is designing something extra special for me, which again leaves me overwhelmed and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world.
In addition to this, dogstar decided they wanted to help me with fundraising to get Spare Parts over to London later this year, and the idea of a Market Day was born.
For those of us who love dogstar, this is the most exciting news ever!!!
There will be lots of dogstar clothing up for grabs, including one offs, an auction with many exciting items including artwork, special dogstar pieces, a gorgeous hat, and a leg from the 2010 exhibition! There will also be food and music…
dogstar Market Day
Sunday 17th June 2012
From 10.30am – 3.00pm
1 Burke Street Woolloongabba
I will blog more details soon…. Watch this space!
And in the mean time, put the date in your diary, and tell all of your friends!