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29th July 2016

21 stunning fashion photographs captured in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields

It’s less than a week til’ Kalgoorlie Fashion Week, and we’re all a-titter! This week-long festival is a chance to celebrate and showcase emerging talent in the Goldfields.

Of course, it’s no news to us that Kalgoorlie is a hot bed of clever creatives producing amazing work. So for your viewing pleasure, here’s a round up of beautiful fashion images created over the years by our Goldfields photographers, featuring local models and stunning Goldfields locations.

Model Jane Puckett wears a vintage wedding dress and bougainvillea flower crown. Captured near St Albans Road Kalgoorlie, by photographer Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Jane Puckett wears a vintage wedding dress and bougainvillea flower crown. Captured near St Albans Road Kalgoorlie, by photographer Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Jane Puckett wears a vintage wedding dress (belonging to the photographer’s mother) and bougainvillea flower crown. Captured near St Albans Road Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Jessica Higgins posing in a silk dress and flower crown at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Jessica Higgins posing in a silk dress and flower crown at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Ben Fox wearing a linen suit, posing near Lake Douglas Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Ben Fox wearing a linen suit, posing near Lake Douglas Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Model Ben Fox wearing a velvet smoking jacket and fedora, posing near Lake Douglas Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Ben Fox wearing a velvet smoking jacket and fedora, posing near Lake Douglas Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Model Ben Fox wearing a wool suit and paisley dress shirt, posing at the WASM Mineral Museum Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Ben Fox wearing a wool suit and paisley dress shirt, posing at the WASM Mineral Museum Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography.

Model Susan Fitzgerald poses in pointe shoes & tutu at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Susan Fitzgerald poses in pointe shoes & tutu at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Lucy poses in tartan tights, graphic t-shirt and rollerskates at the Palace Theatre in Boulder. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Lucy poses in tartan tights, graphic t-shirt and rollerskates at the Palace Theatre in Boulder. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Teagan Holdaway poses in evening dress and crystal headpiece at the York Hotel, Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Teagan Holdaway poses in evening dress and crystal headpiece at the York Hotel, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Case Mazzucchelli poses in a red cutaway gown at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Case Mazzucchelli poses in a red cutaway gown at a salt lake on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Michaela Powell-Selleck modelling for Bel Cappello in a makeshift studio set up at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club (KBRC) office. Photography by Billy-Ray Stokes, The Fair Photographer.

Michaela Powell-Selleck modelling for Bel Cappello in a makeshift studio set up at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club (KBRC) office. Photographer: Billy-Ray Stokes, The Fair Photographer.

Dancer Georgie May Scott wearing pointe shoes and beaded tutu, posing in the alleyway alongside Paddy's, Boulder Road Kalgoorlie

Dancer Georgie May Scott wearing pointe shoes and beaded tutu, posing in the alleyway alongside Paddy's, Boulder Road Kalgoorlie

Dancer Georgie May Scott wearing pointe shoes and beaded tutu, posing in the alleyway alongside Paddy’s, Boulder Road, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Courtney Jane Bourke posing at a salt lake off Mount Monger Road, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Courtney Jane Bourke posing at a salt lake off Mount Monger Road, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair.

Model Kirsty Joan posing in bushlands off Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jasmine Haggerty, Jasmine Emily Photography.

Model Kirsty Joan posing in bushlands off Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jasmine Haggerty, Jasmine Emily Photography.

Model Michaela Powell-Selleck posing in resort wear at Discovery Holiday Park, Boulder. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Michaela Powell-Selleck posing in resort wear at Discovery Holiday Park, Boulder. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

A joyous photo of Heather van Oyen posing in her wedding gown at Mount Charlotte, Kalgoorlie. Photography by Billy-Ray Stokes, The Fair Photographer.

A joyous photo of Heather van Oyen posing in her wedding gown at Mount Charlotte, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Billy-Ray Stokes, The Fair Photographer.

Case Mazzucchelli modelling for Black Octave Clothing in bushlands surrounding Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Case Mazzucchelli modelling for Black Octave Clothing in bushlands surrounding Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jade Clift, JMJ Photography.

Model Taylah Dahmen posing in bushlands off Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie. Photography by Jasmine Haggerty, Jasmine Emily Photography.

Model Taylah Dahmen posing in bushlands off Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Jasmine Haggerty, Jasmine Emily Photography.

Alison O'Toole modelling the debut collection for local designer EM Potts & Co. at the former residence of US President Herbert Hoover, Elizabeth Street, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Melissa Drummond.

Alison O'Toole modelling the debut collection for local designer EM Potts & Co. at the former residence of US President Herbert Hoover, Elizabeth Street, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Melissa Drummond.

Alison O’Toole modelling the debut collection for local designer EM Potts & Co. at the former residence of US President Herbert Hoover, Elizabeth Street, Kalgoorlie. Photographer: Melissa Drummond Photography.

The goldfields paints a wonderful backdrop for striking and sometimes sentimental images. Photographer Clair Stanton captured her cousin Jane wearing her mother Carmel’s wedding dress, matched with ankle boots and a shocking pink crown of bougainvillea for a bohemian vibe. Photographer Jade Clift expertly styles the shoots for her own Black Octave Clothing streetwear label featuring local models in gorgeous goldfields locations.

Designer Ellenmary Potts worked with Melissa Drummond photography to capture her stylish friend and business partner Alison O’Toole modelling EM Potts & Co’s debut designs. Alison’s own home on Elizabeth Street provided an elegant backdrop to the label’s debut lookbook – Once the residence of former US President Herbert Hoover, our little Loopline Tram often tootles past the stately home as part of it’s daily tours!

Our own Georgia Foulkes-Taylor said it best:  “We are in an exceptionally unique location in Kalgoorlie Boulder, and I think this is to our huge advantage in the creative world. I have always believed creativity is a response, and there is so much to respond to in our region. We have this gorgeous landscape surrounding the city – hardly five minutes out of town – and some brilliant creatives inside the town to make great projects happen. I can’t wait to see what KALFW inspires, because I think there’s a heap of untapped potential in the Kalgoorlie creatives scene.”

Thank you

A huge thank you to our wonderful photographers who have loaned us their images for this feature:

Clair Stanton, Pictures by Clair
Jade Clift, JMJ Photography
Georgia Foulkes-Taylor, Fleck Perry Photography
Billy-Ray Stokes, The Fair Photographer
Jasmine Haggerty, Jasmine Emily Photography
Melissa Drummond, Melissa Drummond Photography

7th July 2016

Rainy Day Activities in Kalgoorlie Boulder

Blessed are our bright sunny Winter days in Kalgoorlie Boulder – we can be forgiven for not realising immediately what that wet stuff is falling from the sky.

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Yeah, yeah, it’s good for the garden but it can play havoc with our social activities… luckily, someone thought to build a roof or two and there’s fun to be had inside! Read on to discover what’s available this month for rainy day activities.

 

Goldfields Film Harvest

Warm buttery popcorn, no dresscode (okay, please put on shoes) reclining chairs and a celebration of film comes every Wednesday to Orana Cinemas in Kalgoorlie Boulder in the form of the weekly Goldfields Film Harvest screenings.

We Love KB pick for July: Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor – Wednesday July 27th 6:15pm

You can view the entire July Goldfields Film Harvest program here

 

Fossick Handmade

The lovely lasses at Fossick Handmade create just the funnest activities for Crafternoon Teas – did you even know Scarflette was a word?!

Fossick Handmade Cafternoon Tea crochet workshops July | Kalgoorlie Boulder rainy day activities

Image via Fossick Handmade Facebook page

The Scarflette is super cute but be warned it’s not for absolute beginners. You can join in on either the Shell Scarflette or Cosy Cowl crochet workshops via their bookings page – workshops are only $30 a spot!

 

WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Have you ever met a Waste Warrior?

Students from the Goldfields have created using waste packaging a ginormous ‘warrior’ which is now on display at the WA Museum -Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Created by packinging waste, the Waste Warrior was created by students from Kalgoorlie Boulder | We Love KB Rainy Day activities in Kalgoorlie Boulder

The Waste Warrior on display

This creation is also interactive! Once you’ve met the Waste Warrior simply scan the QR code to view the accompanying video which tells the story of the Warrior’s creation and what students from Kalgoorlie Boulder learnt about recycling during the project.

On display from July 2nd to July 17th from 10am to 3pm. You can learn more about this exhibition and all of the awesome school holiday activities at the museum by visiting their website

 

Goldfields Arts Centre – Puppetry Workshops

How exciting! In August, the Last Great Hunt will be coming to Kalgoorlie Boulder for two unique theatre shows at the Goldfields Arts Centre. Before all that excitement, the KB Community are invited to attend free puppetry workshops.

These workshops are open to all ages, come and learn about basic skills and how to devise a story using a puppet.

The Last Great Hunt - Photo by Jarrad Seng | Rainy Day activities in Kalgoorlie Boulder | We Love KB

The Last Great Hunt – Photo by Jarrad Seng

Workshops dates & times:

Wednesday 6 July 10am – 11.30am
Sunday 10 July 2pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 24 July 2pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 31 July 2pm – 3.30pm

Don’t forget to book! Reserve your spot here

 

Embrace our Cafe Culture

We love this a latte. Photo by G. Foulkes-Taylor.

We love this a latte. Photo by G. Foulkes-Taylor.

You can’t possibly get through all of our suggested activities without a little sustenance. Grab your friends and get amongst this hot new Cafe Culture that Kalgoorlie Boulder is being taken over by!

View the full list of KB eateries here.. oh! and did you hear? Relish Cafe has a new menu!