Friday, January 4, 2019

SLJ, World of Wearable (WOW) Art- Week 4, Day 1, Activity 1

Questions I would like to ask Dame Suzie Moncrieff-

  1. What made you want to create WOW?
  2. How long did it take to officially create WOW?
  3. Were there any people who thought the idea was crazy or weird?
  4. How long had you been wanting to make WOW for before you actually made it?
  5. What did your friends think when they heard you wanted to make WOW?


  1. Hi Caitlyn

    You have come up with some great questions for this activity.
    Susie really did have an innovative thought about the future when she had this idea. Who would have thought that it would end up as big and famous as it is now. She lived in Nelson at the time when she first had this idea. So the show each year was based there. And then it grew so much that they needed to take it to Wellington as it had out grown Nelson. This is quite amazing. I do wonder if she ever thought it would get this big.
    That would be the first question that I would ask her.
    I also like you wonder if people thought she was crazy coming up with such an out there theme at that stage. But it really did take off and lots of people are excited by it now. I think it is really hard to get tickets to see this each year. It sells out really fast.

    At my school the Year 7&8 students every second year design a outfit along the same lines and then at the end of the term they have a big show at night time to let everyone see their creations. This is lots of fun. Does your school do anything like this?

    Another thing on my list of things and places to see and do.

    Great job Caitlyn

    Until next time

    Allie :)

    1. Hello Allie,

      Yes, One year for our end of year concert we did a Trash to Fashion. I worked with Jess B and we made fairy outfits out of plastic bags and other materials. I was quite fun.

      Caitlyn, :)


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