Yes, yes it’s a word. No, I am not being rude.
What is Frocktober ?
Wikipedia (The source of all truth) defines it as :
“Frocktober is a portmanteau of the words “frock” and “October” and associated with the annual New Zealand festival of Frocktoberfest, itself a pun on the German festival Oktoberfest. The event has its origins as a frock costume party, but the association of it with the month of October meant that it soon gained temporal and annual significance. Properly, Frocktoberfest is not a festival but a party, and while the month is known as Frocktober, it is informally celebrated on only one of its nights. Participants, male and female alike, dress up in frocks – women’s dresses, frequently of the outdated and unfashionable variety. In Australia, Frocktober is officially associated with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.”
So why am I writing about this?
Almost two weeks ago now, I attended a wonderful event – the perfect reason to mix fashion and a great cause. Ladies, we make time for all sorts of things, but sometimes we forget to take time to make sure we look after ourselves. This event, “Frocktober ” was exceptionally done. It celebrated the beauty that is woman, whilst highlighting the talent of several fashion designers. The venue was at ” Jonte’s design studio, a spectacular shop I must add, located in Balcatta, Perth, Western Australia. We also got to eat all sorts of yummy treats too. Throughout this post, I will be showing you some of the gorgeous dresses, shoes, food etc that were on display that day.
This all began in 2007, when a group of University friends decided to raise money for women’s health. After scouring their wardrobes for old frocks, the small group hit the town, passed around a hat and raised $200. Many years later, oh and many frocks later, the main target is to raise more money for ovarian cancer research.
According to the “cancer.org.au” website , the below is a list of the ovarian cancer symptoms you need to look out for?
Symptoms that may indicate ovarian cancer are vague and may include one or more of the following:
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Frequent or urgent urination
Back, abdominal or pelvic pain
Pain during sexual intercourse.
These symptoms are often related to more common, less serious health problems and most women will have these symptoms at some time. However, if you notice any unusual changes or these symptoms persist, visit your doctor.
I will definitely be looking forward to next years Frocktober event, and hope that this post is a reminder to all to look after yourselves and each other.
NB: apologies to my followers who would receive 2 posts from me today. I was waiting for my kids at Tae kwon do practice and pressed the publish button instead of the draft one. Please delete it.