Here at SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK, it’d be a safe bet to think you won’t read many posts dedicated to discussing clothes’ fashions.
The closest I’ve come to going all Carla Zampatti, Zimmermann, and Givenchy was when I posed the question back in October (HERE) “How old is too old when it comes to wearing band t-shirts?”
Even more out of sorts on these pages would be the idea you’ll ever see me weighing the merits of stripes vs leopard spots when it comes to ladies handbag designs.
Here goes then, with the aid of a few deep breaths and some old-school finger-crossing, a couple of ribbon-cutting firsts.
In a move that takes outfit matching and colour co-ordination to giggle-worthy new heights, the good folk at Streets Icecreams have teamed up with some apparently high-end, big name fashion design brands – Bec & Bridge, Romance Was Born and By Johnny – (has anyone actually heard of any of these ‘big names’ ?) to unveil three new ‘limited edition’ Magnum icecream flavours they’ve dubbed their, wait for it… “Fashion Collection”.
The artistically designed wrappers, looking every bit like something Australian artist Ken Done might have painted on a whim back in the 1980’s, have been paired with everyone’s must-have (tee hee) indulgent summer accessory: an insulated clutch, custom handbag designed to carry the precious Magnum from freezer to the beach without melting. If you can’t find wonder and amusement in all that, like you’re looking at some newborn’s grasping fist, I say you’re not really trying.
Ps. What’s next in the world of fashion I recklessly, courageously & not to mention brazenly ask…
thong jeans & car mat skirts?
Ps. Wouldn’t think ice-cream – with or without the matching clutch handbags – would have been a big seller at this year’s Winter Olympics but congratulations must go to South Korea for staging a most successful 17 day event, ending with the closing ceremony last Sunday.
Across the two weeks I’m pretty certain I watched more figure skating then I have in my previous five decades put together and thanks must go as well to the event organisers and athletes for helping to keep me at least ‘psychologically’ cool while viewing during Brisbane’s merciless heatwave that raged during that time.
Acclaim is due also to the producers and marketers of the iceskating biopic I,TONYA (starring Australia’s Margot Robbie) for truly inspired timing to coincide with the World’s attention on all things frozen sports.
Of 92 participating countries, Australia finished 23rd on the medal tally. The Top 10 country medal hauls were –
The next Winter Olympics is in 2022 ( it feels vaguely science fiction-ish even typing that date!) in Beijing China.
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PPS. Before I leave the subject of icecream altogther it would be remiss of me not to mention Brisbane’s annual Icecream Festival being staged at West End on Saturday March 10th. Understandably it’s been dubbed Brisbane’s ‘Coolest’ Festival.
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