a blog about experience - not appearance.




Monday, 30 May 2011

week no.2: Embracing Burlesque

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Howdy Guys!
This week's first time experience was an unusual one for me... donning my most glamorous outfit and channeling my inner Dita Von Teese (the beauty featured in this weeks sneaky preview), I headed to the 'Australian Burlesque Festival.'

The night kicked off to an amazing start... 
With feathers and sequins as far as the eye could see, it was hard to not be engulfed by the excitement of it all! I watched 15 different burlesque performances that ranged from highly seductive to hilariously funny, and managed to get a few videos of two of the performances.
I've always thought that burlesque was just girls stripping their clothes off...but after going to the festival and seeing so many amazing acts, I realised that burlesque is a lot more than it's 'stripper' reputation. Having to sing, dance, act, use props and undo very difficult costumes on stage, these girls are most definitely performers!!

 Left: Pia Anderson, Vintage AllSorts 
 Right: Rita Fontaine, Miss Burlesque 2010

During the interval, I was very lucky to get the chance to chat with 'Rita Fontaine,' the newly crowned Miss Burlesque Australia 2010. We chinwaged about so many different topics that by the end of our conversation I was crying with laughter! I found out that when she's not exciting audiences onstage with her burlesque performances, Rita works for Greenpeace during the day, painting banners and signs. I told her about my blog and we got onto talking about trying things for the first time...funnily enough, Rita has a few first times she'd like to conquer herself....travel the world, develop new burlesque characters and get a lap dance on the Gold Coast.
 To say I loved her would be an understatement, she's my new idol!

Anyway guys, that's it for me this week. If your interested in heading to a burlesque performance or trying it out for the first time, here are some links to venues and places in Sydney:

http://www.facebook.com/blackcherryclub
http://www.blushdanceschool.com.au/
http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/clubs/features/5373/sydneys-top-ten-burlesque-nights

Have an amazing week my lovelies and please let me know what you've been getting up ? Any suggestions for next weeks first time shinanigin?

Until next week,
Be safe and be happy!

xxxxx Amelia

                                              

    Me with the lovely Miss Tasia

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Sneak Peak...


Just a little clue for what this week's first time adventure will be...

Monday, 23 May 2011

week no.1: Becoming a Blogger

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Hey Guys! 
Welcome to my first blog, 'Come Try With Me,' a cyberplace that is dedicated to reinjecting the fun back into life! 

The basic idea behind this blog is that I am going to attempt to try something new every single week. I'm not to sure where this journey will take me, but I'm pretty keen to get started and see where we end up! 

My name is Amelia and I'm a bit of a blogger rookie...so please feel free to email me tips and hints to make this space better. I've decided that this blog will not focus on fashion, appearance, image or anything of the sort, because I really want this blog to be like comfort food - a place that is all about experiential excitment and inspiration. I will be posting a little video each week so that you can get to know me better and see my adventures unfold before your eyes..

Now this week was my first time...running in a fun run! And yes, I know that most people have already done this before, but for me it was a definite first. After getting up at 630am (ahh!) and jogging for 5kms, I came to the unlikely conclusion that fun run's are actually fun!! I've popped some pics up for you guys, so please enjoy and let me know what you think. And if you'd like to go for the funnest run of your life, here are some links to other fun runs that are coming up in Sydney..

http://www.city2surf.com.au/
http://www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/
and for the serious runners...http://www.run4fun.com.au/





Until next week my loves, be safe and be happy!

All my love,

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia