October means more than just a few months until Christmas, it’s also a month where donning your finest dress for Frocktober (a not-for-profit organisation raising funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research) is common-place. Adding to the usual events, the Australian International Tea Expo are throwing a Frocktober Morning Tea on October 17 with all proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Visit australianteaexpo.com.au for more information.
Here at Forte we love ourselves a nice smelling candle (or a nice smelling anything for that matter) and Peach Boutique in Geelong has its own sweet smelling fruity peach scent thanks to local candle maker Love Ludie. Make sure you pick yours up!
How many times do we have to say that anything is a laneway is damn cool? Well count this as another time as Blackman’s Brewery in Torquay (26 Bell St) are having another laneway session. Set for September 5 and 12, celebrate the return of spring with live music, pop up stalls, and how could we forget, the mobile bar serving you some bevvies!
The Melbourne International Film Festival have just lined up their regional screenings and GPAC has gained a few to hit their screens. Results, Song of the Sea, Neon and Putuparri and the Rainmakers will screen from September 11 to 12. Mark it in your diary!
The Take 2 Market is back with over 30 stalls of pre-loved designer, high street and vintage fashion items. Head to the Geelong West Town Hall on August 29 between 10am and 4pm to pick up something to give your wardrobe an upgrade.
Boom Gallery has a new exhibition on the walls, floors and smooth surfaces (at least it feels that way) and it’s a goodie. Running until September 5 will be works from Anita Beaney, Jiri Tibor Novak and Trudy White. Stop in for a coffee at Dirty Rascal and stay for the pretty things on the wall.
What better chance to celebrate the warming weather than with the inaugural Analogue Alleydogs Cycle Scavenge! Enter your team of 2-5 people for $20 per person and bring along a bike, a small day pack and a camera phone with an Instagram account and prepare for a day of hunting, photo challenges and surprise bonus point tasks. A charity BBQ lunch will follow the hunt. Keep September 5 at 9.30am free and head to Analogue Academy Cafe to book.
Make up and fashion often go hand in hand, but for the Static Body runway set for the Courthouse on August 28, things are a little bit different. We had a chat to make up artist Ally Barbagallo and fashion designer Ally Deam about what we can expect from their collaboration.
It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to live in a part of society where you’re seemingly hidden from the world. Through 22 powerful stories, The Summer Foundation will help uncover the hidden lives of young Australians with disability living in nursing homes. They live in these homes because there is simply nowhere else for them to go.
With the flowers slowly blossoming outside it’s time your indoors matched, and luckily Frank & Dolly’s in East Geelong have some brightly patterned new cushions to do the trick. Made by Together Design (aka Esther Sandler) the quirky designs have just the right level of colour for your couch (or bed) to handle.