Frock Stars NZ

By Lu Taylor

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Frock Stars NZ

Project 2013-01-24 00:17:44 +1300


Frock Stars NZ (formerly Mackenzie Frock Stars) is a fun, unique design event that is based in the sweet wee town of Fairlie in the beautiful Mackenzie District in South Canterbury.

The event challenges entrants to see the fab in the drab & release the beauty in a beast. Our mission is simple, to grow creative confidence & to make the world more fabulous, one icky old frock at a time!

The competition involves entrants picking a desperately unfortunate dress from our selection,  then they take it home to work their magic on it & give it a new lease of life by turning it into something new & gorgeous. Designers cut, dye, glue, sew & anything else they can to give the dowdy old frocks a brand new look. Frocks have re-emerged as everything from a ball gown to a unicorn (seriously!). The event has concluded with a fashion show where all the entries were modelled & the winners (which have been previously judged) are announced. This has always been a very popular night & in each of the 3 years we have been running we have had sellout crowds.....

Which brings us to our current pickle............. and to Pledge Me...................

In year 1 we started off here:

in the conservatory section of a local restaurant, there was standing room only & it became apparent that we had outgrown ourselves already & would have to move, sooooooooooooo.....

In year 2 we moved here:

 to the very posh Community Theatre & had our first year of pre-show ticket sales. The show sold out in a matter of days & again it became apparent that we had outgrown ourselves again, soooooooo

In year 3 we stayed in the very posh Community Theatre but squeeeeeeeeezed in more seating to cater for a larger audience, but alas still not enough room for all those who wanted to attend, sooooooooooooo to avoid pistols at dawn over tickets for future events we need to rethink the way we do things........

For this year, our 4th season we need to make major changes to accommodate the growing interest in Frock Stars. We have had interest & entries from all around NZ (and internationally too!) so the way we run the event is in for an overhaul - we want to move.... ONLINE!  This is very exciting & gee whiskers are we thrilled by the popularity & success of the event, but to make the move to being an online competition we need YOUR help! We want to create a “tadaa”, “wowee that's fabulous”, "smashingly snazzy" online experience for our entrants & viewers  so we need a WAY better website than we currently have. Without a live event we want to put the fashion show online too - this means recruiting more models & jazzing up a venue to film the entries being modelled to showcase online. Your donation will help give us the step up that we need to make this move, do it well &  make our event even more fun, sparkly & fabulous than ever before! Oh & did we mention that we would love, love, love, love, looooove to attract the attention of the delightful Astar (Good Morning) so that one day she will come & be our judge? So, we really do need to be as fabulous & fancy as your fanciest pants, so that she falls head over heels for us & can’t resist our offer!!

Basically, we have a big shiny dream! To make Frock Stars a nationally recognised event on the creative calendar. We have a great base to start from & with your help we can make this happen!

Just in case you need convincing about how much the event means to people, here are some comments:

“it was so great to be part of such a positive local event. To prove to myself what I'm capable of and to enjoy a great night of entertainment at the end of it all”

“I love this competition, and I'm so glad I can still enter it, even living waaaay up north! It's a fun challenge to turn one thing into another, and interesting to see the other entrants ideas. What do I gain?........a boost to my self-esteem with all the positive comments from the organisers, other competitors, and judges. And most of all, I've made a creation that's not found anywhere else, out there for people to see, in an event with like-minded entrants! The organisation has always been great, and dealing with Lu (and Lorraine in the past) has been easy, fun, and friendly!”

“The event I entered was such a fresh spin on a design competition. It gave you the challenge of trying to make something gorgeous out of something hideous and it was a lot of fun in the process. I have good memories of that and I think that it's a great competition to keep up”

Thanks a million billion for taking the time to check out our Pledge Me campaign! Your support means the world to us & in donating you can be assured that you are having a huge part in the growth of a much loved event!

For more info about Mackenzie Frock Stars & to see highlights of past events you can check us out at www.frockstars.webs.com or find us on facebook.

Take care out there, stay fabulous,

Cheerio,

Lu Taylor & team


Comments

Updates 5

A little extra for all y'all!!

21/05/2013 at 8:17 PM

KABLAM!!!!!!!!

In news just to hand....... We'd like to announce that in addition to your chosen reward, we are giving away a rather cute little Frock Stars tote bag to one of you amazing pledgers!! 

All pledges are in going to be put in the draw to win a free tote bag!

Tell the woooooooooooooooooooooorld :)

The little red engine....

21/05/2013 at 8:13 PM

We think we can, we think we can...........

WOWZERS - there are some super-stealth pledgers out there! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!

We have less than 2 weeks & a loooooong way to go but every little bit counts so lets channel the little engine & chug onwards :)

Remember to share - you never know who you know who may love to get behind this fabulous event!!

Cheerio Frock Stars x 

T is for TWENTY!!!

14/05/2013 at 8:36 PM

Hello my lovelies! Thanks a bunch for the pledges so far! 

We only have 20 days left on our campaign & we are a long way from reaching our goal so we mustn't dilly dally... Lets gets sharing the word & get to our target! 

Thanks for the support so far team - you've been awesome!!!

New Reward Added!!

07/05/2013 at 1:06 AM

By know you'll be absolutely beside yourself with an itch to get involved in the Frock Stars NZ project! Check out our new reward - it gives you some online respect, a handwritten "cheers" in the mail, fridge magnet & now an entry pack into the 2013 event! "SHAZAM", didn't that just make your day!

YIPEE!!!!!

06/05/2013 at 7:59 PM

We have our very first pledges in! Thanks dolls!! Y'all are fabulous & a big thanks for all the virtual sharing & caring to everyone too x

    Pledgers 8

    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-21 19:24:05 +1200
    Cath Winter
    2013-05-21 11:20:56 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-05-16 18:09:05 +1200
    Hannah Lind
    2013-05-15 18:54:50 +1200
    Anonymous
    2013-05-14 13:06:01 +1200
    Jennie Page
    2013-05-10 15:45:07 +1200
    Fiona
    2013-05-06 19:41:36 +1200
    Kieren Streifler
    2013-05-06 15:17:05 +1200

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    Frock Stars NZ

    Project 2013-01-24 00:17:44 +1300


    Frock Stars NZ (formerly Mackenzie Frock Stars) is a fun, unique design event that is based in the sweet wee town of Fairlie in the beautiful Mackenzie District in South Canterbury.

    The event challenges entrants to see the fab in the drab & release the beauty in a beast. Our mission is simple, to grow creative confidence & to make the world more fabulous, one icky old frock at a time!

    The competition involves entrants picking a desperately unfortunate dress from our selection,  then they take it home to work their magic on it & give it a new lease of life by turning it into something new & gorgeous. Designers cut, dye, glue, sew & anything else they can to give the dowdy old frocks a brand new look. Frocks have re-emerged as everything from a ball gown to a unicorn (seriously!). The event has concluded with a fashion show where all the entries were modelled & the winners (which have been previously judged) are announced. This has always been a very popular night & in each of the 3 years we have been running we have had sellout crowds.....

    Which brings us to our current pickle............. and to Pledge Me...................

    In year 1 we started off here:

    in the conservatory section of a local restaurant, there was standing room only & it became apparent that we had outgrown ourselves already & would have to move, sooooooooooooo.....

    In year 2 we moved here:

     to the very posh Community Theatre & had our first year of pre-show ticket sales. The show sold out in a matter of days & again it became apparent that we had outgrown ourselves again, soooooooo

    In year 3 we stayed in the very posh Community Theatre but squeeeeeeeeezed in more seating to cater for a larger audience, but alas still not enough room for all those who wanted to attend, sooooooooooooo to avoid pistols at dawn over tickets for future events we need to rethink the way we do things........

    For this year, our 4th season we need to make major changes to accommodate the growing interest in Frock Stars. We have had interest & entries from all around NZ (and internationally too!) so the way we run the event is in for an overhaul - we want to move.... ONLINE!  This is very exciting & gee whiskers are we thrilled by the popularity & success of the event, but to make the move to being an online competition we need YOUR help! We want to create a “tadaa”, “wowee that's fabulous”, "smashingly snazzy" online experience for our entrants & viewers  so we need a WAY better website than we currently have. Without a live event we want to put the fashion show online too - this means recruiting more models & jazzing up a venue to film the entries being modelled to showcase online. Your donation will help give us the step up that we need to make this move, do it well &  make our event even more fun, sparkly & fabulous than ever before! Oh & did we mention that we would love, love, love, love, looooove to attract the attention of the delightful Astar (Good Morning) so that one day she will come & be our judge? So, we really do need to be as fabulous & fancy as your fanciest pants, so that she falls head over heels for us & can’t resist our offer!!

    Basically, we have a big shiny dream! To make Frock Stars a nationally recognised event on the creative calendar. We have a great base to start from & with your help we can make this happen!

    Just in case you need convincing about how much the event means to people, here are some comments:

    “it was so great to be part of such a positive local event. To prove to myself what I'm capable of and to enjoy a great night of entertainment at the end of it all”

    “I love this competition, and I'm so glad I can still enter it, even living waaaay up north! It's a fun challenge to turn one thing into another, and interesting to see the other entrants ideas. What do I gain?........a boost to my self-esteem with all the positive comments from the organisers, other competitors, and judges. And most of all, I've made a creation that's not found anywhere else, out there for people to see, in an event with like-minded entrants! The organisation has always been great, and dealing with Lu (and Lorraine in the past) has been easy, fun, and friendly!”

    “The event I entered was such a fresh spin on a design competition. It gave you the challenge of trying to make something gorgeous out of something hideous and it was a lot of fun in the process. I have good memories of that and I think that it's a great competition to keep up”

    Thanks a million billion for taking the time to check out our Pledge Me campaign! Your support means the world to us & in donating you can be assured that you are having a huge part in the growth of a much loved event!

    For more info about Mackenzie Frock Stars & to see highlights of past events you can check us out at www.frockstars.webs.com or find us on facebook.

    Take care out there, stay fabulous,

    Cheerio,

    Lu Taylor & team


    Comments

    A little extra for all y'all!!

    21/05/2013 at 8:17 PM

    KABLAM!!!!!!!!

    In news just to hand....... We'd like to announce that in addition to your chosen reward, we are giving away a rather cute little Frock Stars tote bag to one of you amazing pledgers!! 

    All pledges are in going to be put in the draw to win a free tote bag!

    Tell the woooooooooooooooooooooorld :)

    The little red engine....

    21/05/2013 at 8:13 PM

    We think we can, we think we can...........

    WOWZERS - there are some super-stealth pledgers out there! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!

    We have less than 2 weeks & a loooooong way to go but every little bit counts so lets channel the little engine & chug onwards :)

    Remember to share - you never know who you know who may love to get behind this fabulous event!!

    Cheerio Frock Stars x 

    T is for TWENTY!!!

    14/05/2013 at 8:36 PM

    Hello my lovelies! Thanks a bunch for the pledges so far! 

    We only have 20 days left on our campaign & we are a long way from reaching our goal so we mustn't dilly dally... Lets gets sharing the word & get to our target! 

    Thanks for the support so far team - you've been awesome!!!

    New Reward Added!!

    07/05/2013 at 1:06 AM

    By know you'll be absolutely beside yourself with an itch to get involved in the Frock Stars NZ project! Check out our new reward - it gives you some online respect, a handwritten "cheers" in the mail, fridge magnet & now an entry pack into the 2013 event! "SHAZAM", didn't that just make your day!

    YIPEE!!!!!

    06/05/2013 at 7:59 PM

    We have our very first pledges in! Thanks dolls!! Y'all are fabulous & a big thanks for all the virtual sharing & caring to everyone too x

      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-21 19:24:05 +1200
      Cath Winter
      2013-05-21 11:20:56 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-05-16 18:09:05 +1200
      Hannah Lind
      2013-05-15 18:54:50 +1200
      Anonymous
      2013-05-14 13:06:01 +1200
      Jennie Page
      2013-05-10 15:45:07 +1200
      Fiona
      2013-05-06 19:41:36 +1200
      Kieren Streifler
      2013-05-06 15:17:05 +1200

      Followers of Frock Stars NZ

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 21/05/2013 at 7:24 PM.