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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Strike a Pose - National Archives of Australia

Today, I was looking up Osti Fashions as a fellow blogger, Recycled Fashion had a photo of a skirt she had up cycled by making shorter and it very much reminded me of dresses my own mother wore in the 1980's and 1990's. I bet actually, if I searched through my Mum's wardrobe today, I would still find them, but that is another matter ...

Anyway, in my googling for this company, I found this ...

"Strike a Pose ... with Lee Lin Chin features 89 images taken by Australian Government photographers during the 1960s and 70s to promote the burgeoning Australian fashion industry. Many images are drawn from the collection of the Australian News and Information Bureau, which took images to promote Australian industry and lifestyle overseas."

National Archives of Australia 

The exhibition is currently running at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and runs until 12 December 2010, but you don't need to go to see the fashions! Simply click on the link!

It is also being shown at other regional galleries including Gippsland, Port Pirie, Gladstone, Cairns, Western Plains (Dubbo), Bundaberg and Brisbane (City ... lol, not regional!) as listed here.

This interested me and I wanted to share!

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  1. OMG! I haven't heard of Osti for over 30yrs...they were so Big many years ago...I was too young to were them but I remember they were around...Polyester big

  2. Thanks for sharing that info I will go and check it out. I love retrospectives, cheers Katherine

  3. Oooh, thanks so much for pointing me to the exhibition. Very cool!

  4. I got your package! I wanted my husband to take photos of me opening the package, but he said the pictures kept coming out blurry and I was DYING to get all the goodies out of it, so we may need to stage another mock photo shoot of me receiving it one more time :)

  5. Dear Nessa
    Very interesting post and sites to look at!!

    I appreciate your comment on my blog - thank you!
    At the beginning of September there was a huge earthquake in Christchurch, in the South Island also. Luckily with no loss of life.
    Now the mine explosion.
    I don't personally know anyone involved yet we are all anxiously awaiting news that it will be safe for rescue services to enter the mine.
    We can only have faith and hope and pray for a good outcome.

    Shane x


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