On the walls there were some very interesting examples of local photographers. My favorite was Catherine Day's work. Predominately white with striking examples of female beauty - a woman with chains round her neck and another with a syringe to her face but the whiteness made it seem pure.These are the pictures that were displayed but these are from Catherine's Website. Catherine is a British photographer and retoucher. She was interested in photography since the age of five. She strives to shoot and create dark or unusual fashion and beauty images. Her formal training started at the age of sixteen. She graduated from an Editorial and Advertising Photography course at the University of Gloucester in 2008.
Other photographic work that was featured was by Alex Mills, Maria Farelly, Robert Geary and Glyn Bateman.
Robert GearyHere is Robert with his work! - Almost smiling. He said he prefers to be the photographer and be behind the camera not in front!
The venue had a stage type area, sort of a mezzanine level where a jazz style band - Rhian Grundy and Band and Radio Cardiff's D.J John Lenny played music throughout the evening. It accompanied a burlesque dancer called Miss Foo Foo La Belle who did two performances... One where she started in 18th century style clothing and finished by doing the splits into a cream pie and the second she wore black and white stockings a bowler hat and feather bower. Thoroughly enjoyable and unexpected. She also features in some of Robert Geary's work. (Also there is a Burlesque event on the 29th August, Guildford Hall, Cardiff)Through out the evening young models from Kirstie Howell's Model Agency paraded around the venue in hardly anything, well underwear from Big Girls Blouse. I particularly liked the corset with cup cakes on! There was also a fashion show showcasing one of a kind designs from Poppers. The garments were by Arrey Kono and they were created by hand pleating. I met Beverley Soal owner of Poppers and Wenda James-Rowe the stylist. Who were both lovely ladies!(Photography by Nathan Bevan of the Wales on Sunday)
I must also mention.... If you have a blackberry and love sparkles you need to get yourself one of these...They are bejewelled Blackberry phone covers by Crystyled Ltd. I think they are lovely! They also do headphones which look like they are very popular with the celebs!
Phew that is a long post!!! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed the event. If you find yourself in Cardiff do pop by The Dairy they aim to change the exhibitions often and all the vintage furniture is for sale.
Fashion Fantasist xx