Take to the Tracky…

Posted by on Jun 10, 2011 in Activities, Events, Fashion, Melbourne | 0 comments

Take to the Tracky…

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Last night was the TLC Fashion Supports Tracky Day runway show, if you are imagining sweater fabric dispel those thoughts straight away. This is practically couture darling. Featuring a line up of some of Australia’s most prominent designers lending their hands to one of a kind designer Tracksuit pants.

The event began at 6pm when I joined a swirl of Melbournes most fashionable (I should be upfront here and highlight I myself am not someone who might be described as Melbourne’s most fashionable) at the Whitehouse Fashion Institute(I was thrilled to finally see inside after watching many an episode of Australia’s Project Runway). The Fashion off the runway was almost as exciting as what I was seeing on the runway with girls and guys decked out in real style. The crowd happily buzzed and I was pleased to find these two guys had actually worn their Tracky Dacks!

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The show began and I stopped mingling (in the loosest sense of the word as I didn’t really know many people) and took my seat for the show. Sarah Gale hosted the evening and came across as both passionate about the cause and a lovely person. She shared with the packed audience (many left standing around the edges) some of the History behind TLC this great charity that works so hard to make a difference for sick children from Distraction boxes to special moments created by wish granting. They shared a video that had several audience members wiping their eyes a little – as an adult sometimes I think we forget the power a Dora the Explorer or Thomas the Tank Engine (insert any toy name here) can have on a kid who isn’t feeling well, but the giant smiles on the kids faces remind you very quickly.

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The Tracky dacks then began to strut the runway from designs you could wear around the house, to the supermarket and even to a fancy event. For some of them it was all about creating a flowing line, others a sparkly embellishment (my fav) and some had amazing materials. There was something for everyone here. During the show I couldn’t help but notice the happy beam emanating from Tim Conolan, TLC CEO. Tim came and chatted at the end of the show and was so passionate about his cause it was fantastic.

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Afterwards the silent auction began hard and fast with bids climbing quickly for some of the pants as everyone mingled and had a chance to catch up. Upon leaving we were greeted with a luxe black shopper bag from MOR filled with information and a yummy Honey Nectar body butter..mmm perfect for winter.

While Tracky Dack Day is still set to come on July 1st donating at any time is a breeze – to give a $3 donation just send a text with your name and postcode to

199 222 88

. Easy.

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