At the Rozcars school fundraising event earlier this year, one of the items up for auction was an evening’s entertainment by the fabulous school parent band, Parental as Anything. Yes, it is a fabulous name, isn’t it. All my own work, thank you very much!
Don’t roll your eyes at the term “parent band”. They are honestly fabulously talented. Two of the members won ABC 702’s Inaugural Exhumed competition. Parental as Anything have definitely got it – in spades.
One devoted fan, who just happens to be married to the gorgeous and talented lead singer, won the prize and decided to stage a fundraising event of his own. Cue Saturday night’s festivities at the Cat & Fiddle in Balmain, where Parental as Anything played two sets and got everyone up and shaking their booty. There were at least 100 people there, all handing over their $15 for the good cause of the children’s school band, as well as 10% of the bar tab kicked in by the Cat & Fiddle. Thanks, dudes.
Any opportunity for date night is seized with both hands around Chez Kimba Likes. Our lovely babysitter was booked, making Boyo a very happy chap. I shall be very surprised if his first girlfriend does not have long blonde hair. Just saying.
The Welshman booked the early sitting at The Cottage Bar & Kitchen, a fab new bar and restaurant in Balmain. We’ve not been before but it has been pronounced as our new local favourite and I’m already planning our return visit.
Just look at this dessert menu! Unfortunately, I ate too many fancy chips with gruyere and truffle oil first, not to mention the delicious choose your own cheese and meat selections, and was unable to indulge in dessert. The pastrami was a little meh but was more than made up for by the amazing serrano jamon, blue cheese and a truly fabulous truffle paste-injected hard cheese. Oh dear gods. The Welshman inhaled a delicious veal backstrap, and it was all washed down with a great selection of wines by the glass. I am trying to convince the boys to take me back today so I can worship at the altar of the dessert menu.
So, what did I wear? Following the success of the inaugural Red Cross Rozelle Clothes Exchange Event, I had a few more items to choose from in my wardrobe. I teamed a gorgeous asymmetrical Cue party frock, which I swished from my Gorgeous Girl Linda at the Clothes Exchange, with my old favourite Country Road leather-trimmed leggings and Country Road nude suede platform sandals. As it turns out, my entire outfit was courtesy of Red Cross Rozelle. As you do.
To offset the one-armed dress, I wore a Jigsaw chunky bangle on my bare arm, and added Mimco long crystal earrings.
The heels are a little higher than I’m used to but were surprisingly comfortable with their platform sole. It made for a nice change, being taller than my usual shortarse height. But definitely not sustainable. I think my feet have a hangover too!
I wore Napoleon Perdis Nude Rose lipgloss as part of the Fox in Flats Red Lipstick Dare – that girl loves to challenge us in her patented Fox in Flats Style Dares! I’m wearing Illamasqua Skin Base foundation, teamed with BECCA Songbird peachy pink blush and Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, tapped along my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and my cupid’s bow. I amped up the rock chick on the eyes with lashings of Estee Lauder Double Wear mascara, BECCA Balearic Love eyeshadow palette and NARS Larger than Life eye pencils in the bronze Via Appia and the golden Rue Bonaparte. Eyebrows are enhanced with MAC brow pencil in Lingering.
That’s what I wore for date night rock chick edition. It’s always fun to dress up and get your boogie on. I particularly enjoyed mixing it up a little and trying a new look for a night. Do you like to try a new look now and then?