Every year I go to the Ekka, and because I get excited by the prospect of having a colourful carnival backdrop I like to get blog photos while I’m there. Also because I’m obviously a masochist as photos at the Ekka involve dodging huge crowds and arguing with leering carnies. So I hope you can excuse these photos of me looking extremely uncomfortable as I can assure you it was a very fun day! If you look at my Instagram Story you will see that the day actually entailed seeing a lot of baby animals and eating great food. In fact, tomorrow night I am going back for round two for more baby animals, more food and hopefully an awesome fire works display.
When I saw this dress a few months ago I knew it was going to be my Ekka dress! As the Ekka is an agricultural festival where farmers from all over Queensland show off the best of their livestock (including a huge poultry selection) it was most fitting. The style of this dress brings to mind the feedsack dresses of the 1930s due to the cut and the novelty print. During the 1930s many companies began printing beautiful novelty prints on their flour sacks so that their customers could recycle the fabric and turn it into clothing. I have always really loved this concept and style so it’s wonderful to have something similar.
Hat & Sunglasses via Ebay