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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fabulously Pink.

'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com

‘Fabulously Pink’ is a fashion charity event, showcasing the latest in Indian designer wear and promoting breast cancer screening awareness amongst the Indian and Sri Lankan communities and in general.
The two named communities are amongst the lowest mammogram users in New South Wales, as well as being one of the fastest growing demographics.

I'm not quite sure why this ratio discrepancy exists, from what I have gathered it is considered a stigma. I don't know why, no one can tell me.  Is it yet another feminine 'weakness'?  Like menstruation?  It's our fault we bleed. {insert the sound of dripping sarcasm here}

However, I do believe that all women tend to have a Pollyanna attitude about health, that whole "oh it won't happen to me" (I know I am guilty of it!). 

It may seem strange that a glamourous fashion parade featuring bridal wear is being used to highlight such an intense, serious issue but ‘Fabulously Pink’ is a clever association of things that matter to us; celebration of life and good health AND longevity.
'Fabulously Pink' hopes to help lessen what seems like a race specific stigma associated with breast cancer screening. Glamour is all glitz and glory and getting on with the show right?  It makes everything more palatable*.
(something I need to write about another time. The glamour of public altruism... people are so generous when they're on and for show... )

[more info and images after the jump]

'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | EthniQ Designer Saree Blouses by Dilini Janaratne | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com
Model Shivani for EthniQ by Dilini Janaratne

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I get so emoceanal baby...

Sigh... I haven't been to the beach for what feels like MONTHS!  I haven't blogged for weeks (months...) but if you are with me on Instagram and/or my Facebook page then you know that I pretty much live at the beach.

Unfortunately a series of events has kept us (sun, sand, sea and me) apart, namely weeks and weeks and weeks (ETERNITY!) of rain.

I swear that my outfit was not planned, despite the oceanic theme! Sea-quins... coral motif skirt... wave-y neoprene necklace... my submarineconscious  dressed me. 

ps. If you care about such things then I am wearing SS15/15 trends; feature shoulders, obi belts, 'rebellious' stripes. 

Dusk Devi | Sydney performance and fashion photographer, writer, model | www.duskdevi.com

Monday, May 4, 2015

May The Fierce Be with You

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou... Wow. What? As IF you DIDN'T know how much of a Star Wars freak I am?
...have I ever told you about the time I discussed Hinduism's influence on The Force with George [CLANG*] on the set of 'Attack of the Clones' and how his daughter was impressed with my Star Wars knowledge?

[*name drop the mic]

Dusk Devi Star Wars May The Fierce Be With You


I have a lot of 'Star Wars' stuff... I also have a Leia costume.  No, not the one on my t-shirt. The OTHER one.

I wore it to a costume party back when I had no qualms nor 'sk-inhibitions'.  Mine had a matching thigh holster for my lightsaber (Jedi-hards are allowed our modifications).

By the way, if you call it "Leia's slave costume" be prepared to 'force off'. It was Hutt slave costume. It became Leia's armour.

I was 6-7 when Star Wars came out ('77). Leia was my kind of princess. She had me at "aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?" ...and then this iconic start to 'Return of The Jedi' ('83) was, for me, all about Leia's mental and intestinal fortitude.

Despite being enslaved, humiliated and tortured by Jabba and while still in chains- she kept her clarity and freed herself.
Without any help and without The Force.

Just The Fierce.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Glimpses of MBFWA 2015


I photographed MBFWA April 12-16, will add more images and a full run down soon.
As per usual I may have an opinion or two...

(Please click on image/s to see Lightbox view, more images after the jump)

Betty Tran MBFWA 2015 | Dusk Devi Vision Photography | www.duskdevi.com
Betty Tran | MBFWA 2015

Steven Khalil MBFWA 2015 | Dusk Devi Vision Photography | www.duskdevi.com
Steven Khalil | MBFWA 2015
More images after the jump...

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