Friday, 24 September 2010

Here's to Pinky Benson

Way back in 1964 there was a movie called What a Way to Go starring Shirley MacLaine (ask your grandparents - they'll remember it).  It was a black comedy with an all-star cast.  My favourite character in the movie was Pinky Benson played by Gene Kelly.


















The plot is too long, so you'll have to take my word that he married Shirley MacLaine, rose from a nobody to a matinee idol, and had a fetish for pink.  He came to an untimely end - trampled to death by a mob of rabid fans.  Very funny.  Well, it was back in 1964.

BrisStyle also has a fetish for pink and early next month the BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market hits town in spectacular fashion on Saturday 9 October.  Racecourse Road at Hamilton will become a sea of pinkness, with pink balloons, yarn bombed trees and a myriad of festivities to support the Mater Hospital's "chicks in pink" charity to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Here are a few of the stall holders who will be there to delight you:





















I've completed a couple of cute little tunic dresses which will be on sale at the market.  Don't forget that all purchasers of Hot Fudge goodies will receive some of my Hot Fudge Choc Fudge - how could you resist?



















So here's to Pinky Benson.  Pity he will miss our market - he would have been in his element.

2 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Why hello there. Looks like a great event, anything to support breast cancer. Some fabulous talent up there in Brisbane, my husband has to go up in a week to wrap up his job then move back to Canberra. I think it's easier for him to do it alone than drive all the children up, as much as we'd love to see the sites of Brisbane. Have a lovely weekend, love Posie

Cute as Buttons said...

I'm going to check out that movie! Photos looking gorgeous, Robyn. I see the eraser technique you were describing. I think my Molly would love a tunic dress and will check them out. Lisa x