What is Frocktober ?
"Frocktober has been spreading the love far and wide over the last few years. People have frocked up in every state and territory, including large contingents in Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Geelong. In 2010, Frocktober participants helped to raise a total of over $112,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. This year, Frocktober Inc wants to Frock the Nation! To help, Frocktober is asking people all over Australia to get involved. So, what’s the challenge? The challenge remains the same: Frock up for the month, or hold an event at your local pub, cafe, community centre, school, work-place (or just in the back yard!). All towns and cities big, small, coastal or inland - are encouraged to get involved. From Bundaberg to Karratha… from Katherine to Adelaide… Frocktober wants people from all over this big wide continent to frock up in 2011! All that matters is that it’s about fun, frocks, and all the in the name of a frockin’ good cause. Will you join us to help Frock the Nation in 2011 ?"
The vision_mission is :
1. To raise awareness and knowledge about Ovarian Cancer
2.To raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation to support research an early detection.
Frocktober Inc. Mission Statement
For the good of women’s health we’ll
Raise our voices, and some wealth.
October, 10th month of the year we’ll
Create awareness, knowledge share.
Kick up our heels, reject our jeans
Take Nan’s old dress, take to machines….
Our message is “We’re
Beautiful – no matter size or shape”.
Enjoy the month, frock up and please
Reach deep for FROCK-ing sake!!!
I want to introduce two Australian Artisans that are donning Frocks for Frocktober.
This gorgeous dress (above) is from Bess Georgette and was the choice for Day 5. Jess teamed it with a black coloured belt and paired with vintage shoes and cute little cameo brooch from Vintette, the other Etsy store run by Jess.
I would now like to introduce Maxine one of my favourite glass artisans ( and Roller Derby Girls) Maxine says :
"So this photo was taken on Friday morning at GFHQ... My goal is to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research, by wearing a FROCK every FRIDAY during OCTOBER. "
This is a photo of Maxine's first Frock Out Friday.
Her second Frock Out Friday was a glamorous one - doesn't she look amazing ? I would like to share a little about this creative lady with you - she really does make amazing things from Glass. Maxine says this about her Etsy store :
"Welcome to Girlfriday1962 on Etsy. Home of fun and funky handmade lampwork beads to make you smile :D
All of my lampwork glass beads are made by me at my home studio, mainly using Italian glass - will tell you otherwise as the case may be - & have been annealed for extra strength & durability. Because they are handmade, please be aware that there may be slight variations between beads."
You can view lots of glassy goodness here at her Etsy shop :
or become a facebook fan here :
Dear readers, if you can spare some of your hard earned cash for this fantastic cause, you can donate at the following links !
Jess's fundraising page can be found here :
and Maxine's fundraising page can be found here :
And just to round out this blogpost - a rocking song "Dress" by PJ Harvey. The awesome PJ Harvey's website can be found here : http://www.pjharvey.net/. It seemed so appropriate, don't you think ? See you all tomorrow for Day 21 of Blogtoberfest xo