Tuesday, 17 February 2015

the giants

Hello loves!

I know this should be a Valentine's Day post because the blogosphere is full of belated ones right now, BUT screw Valentine's Day because I have something better: art! I also don't celebrate Valentine's Day and forgot to prepare something romance-themed for the blog.
So art it is instead. Big art. Giant art. The Giants!

The Giants are two huge puppets brought to the Perth International Arts Festival by the French mechanical marionette street theatre company Royal De Luxe.
If you are interested in the whole background story you can find an article about it here.

The Giant Little Girl and the Giant Diver roamed the streets of Perth last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They each walked different routes through the city and surprised the audience with actions like riding a giant scooter, taking a giant wee in the street or taking a giant shower before going to sleep in a giant bed. Pretty gigantic huh?!
Their strolls were always accompanied by a parade of musicians, volunteer helpers and of course the puppeteers (all dressed in red velvet in over 30°C by the way).

Jarryd and I went to see the Giants on Sunday on their last day of performance and it seemed all of Perth was there to say farewell - oh boy, it was so crowded!
Also the people sadly were a bit aggressive about having the best spot and view on the sidewalk and got a bit too snappy so that I spent most of the time telling these idiots to leave me the f*** alone. I moved back and forth to not have everyone's head in my pictures and as soon as I moved people around me were like "Don't you dare blocking my view, I've been here since 8 in the morning!" It was exhausting and made me really angry, ggrrrr....
The parade was still fun though and I was able to enjoy watching the giant puppets walk around regardless.
In the very end they shot confetti rain and vintage postcards into the air and I picked one up as a souvenir because this is something I'll probably never see again in my life: guys in red velvet suits operating giant lifelike puppets in the name of art. Crazy!

Afterwards we headed to La Veen Coffee and Kitchen, one of my favourite places in the city, to rest a bit and fuel up with coffee. And as if giant puppets wouldn't be enough art already, I also have some colourful outfit pics from our subsequent graffiti stroll for you. Ha! My blog has never been so artsy!

// dress: h+m // tote bag: ebay // shoes: target //

All outfit pics were taken by Jarryd. Thanks Babe!

Hope you enjoyed this!
Have a lovely day!

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  1. Wow! That is amazing! Looks like such a fun event to attend! Love the color of your dress!


  2. Ugh aggressive crowd people are the worst. I hate when I'm in front and they decide they have to get in front of me when nearly any full-grown adult can see straight over my head! So infuriating!

    Anyway, those giant puppets are so so cool! What a neat thing to see. You also looked gorgeous in your purple dress. I enjoy the mural you posed in front of too!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

  3. This is certainly worth viewing. I love the art and colours in this post. Your dress is adorable.!x
    Tartan and Houndstooth

  4. Wow! I saw the Giants in Liverpool- absolutely amazing! I hate crowds too, I'm glad you had a go at them :)
    Love your dress and love the street art behind you x

  5. wow first of all i have to admit that i LOVE your Outfit
    and the Event seems to be lovely, except of the crowd People
    lovely Pictures

    hope you too visit my Blog <3

  6. Maybe it's just me, but I think those giant puppets are TERRIFYING. The rest of the parade looked like a lot of fun though!

    Keep posting those graffiti pics. I like 'em :)

    xo Carbar

  7. wooahh such a cool festival/event!! :D love the mural background for your ootd too!! :D
    stay stylish!

    Animated Confessions

  8. OMG
    I think the figures would have scared me^^

  9. I'm glad you got to see and enjoy the show and get some wonderful photos despite the people who were selfish and rude. I had never heard of the giant Royal De Luxe puppets before. It looks impressive.
    I love your purple H+M dress - it's beautiful! The outfit photos in front of the colourful street art are great.


  10. Oh my goodness, this is crazy amazing!
    Love the colours of the wall too, very pretty :)

  11. Wow! This is amazing! I haven't encountered anything like this in my life. Anyway, I love your outfit! :) Pretty Carina!

    Have a nice day, Carina! :)


  12. Hi Ina, haha, I thought I was the only one being growled at. My husband made the mistake of carrying our son on his shoulders, oh my gosh you should have seen the eyes we were given and even one lady came up to us and gave us a word or two but we let her have her day. It was a good experience even though I only saw the girl. Love your dress, the color looks very beautiful on you. That background is amazing. xo

  13. This is such an unique event, kinda reminds me of the wicker man for some reason... I can't understand how these were made, they look massive. Very impressed. Seeing that is better than V-day for sure!

    Em x


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