The 3 am Rant – WAGS on Parade

Daily Prompt: Daring

Award nights, whether to honour people in the entertainment industry or sporting idols have become very much about the fashions. Who has the most fabulous dress and expensive jewels is a big part of the night’s entertainment. For actors and actresses it is part of their job to look good but in recent times we’ve seen the rise of the WAG, wives and girlfriends of sports stars. These ladies are sometimes well known in their own right but sometimes they are star wannabes and their claim to fame is wearing the most daring dress.

In fact it seems as if celebrity fashions are about how little you can get away with wearing as if somehow the guests at the big events have confused the red carpet with the beach or the bedroom. Where will it end I wonder? How much clothing is not enough?

I don’t suppose the designers mind. The dresses are not getting any cheaper although considering how much less material is involved they ought to be.

Daring they may be but these fashions are not as elegant as the classic evening gowns of the past.




I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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