Let's frock it up ladies!!!

It’s a frocking good cause.

Frocktober is a festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for theOvarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).Through fun – and sometimes quirky – measures, Frocktober is all about:

  • Increasing the public’s awareness of ovarian cancer.
  • Promoting women’s health and wellbeing.
  • Celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in.

According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), “one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer in Australia.”

For many women with ovarian cancer, the disease is already well advanced when they are first diagnosed.

Unfortunately, there is currently no screening test for ovarian cancer.

Frocktober aims to help improve the outlook for women with ovarian cancer by supporting the quest for a suitable early detection test through fundraising for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

From the OCRF website:

Early stage ovarian cancer may not have obvious symptoms but the following may occur:

  • Vague abdominal pain or pressure
  • Feeling of abdominal fullness, gas, nausea, indigestion – different to your normal sensations
  • Sudden abdominal swelling, weight gain or bloating
  • Persistent changes in bowel or bladder patterns
  • Low backache or cramps
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Unexplained weight loss

The majority of women who experience one or two of these early symptoms do not have cancer.

However, it is important that you seek medical advice if the symptoms are unusual or persist.

For further information, visit www.ocrf.com.au or call 1300 OVARIAN.

Essentially, Frocktober puts forward a challenge to girls, women and interested men far and wide:
To don a frock for a day, week, fortnight or a full month during October, and get sponsored for it!

So, be it borrowed, second-hand, vintage, home-made, your granny’s or that great dress you’ve just never had the right occasion to wear… get creative, get it on and get frocking with your sponsorships, all of which will be donated to the OCRF.

So dust off the Singer, stocktake your closet and hit the op shops, as this year October is Frocktober… open up your hearts and wardrobes – it’s a frockin’ good cause!

For any queries please contact them at frocktober@gmail.com

Masterpieces from Hollywood which marked generations of women.

They are Mesmerizing, timeless and iconic.


“Give an actress the right dress, and she’ll conquer the world”  -Mademoiselle Florens


 Do you agree with this ranking?Which dress do you think should be part of the most beautiful dresses in the history of Cinema?


Cinderella as depicted by the 1950 Disney movie


The Cinderella blue ball dress accessorized with a pair of glass slippers had generations of little girls wishing  for  fairy godmother to offer them the dress of their dreams. For many, this dress has marked the beginning of a love for fashion and elegance.    

 Cinderella :  

” Well, there’s one thing. They can’t order me to stop dreaming.”


Kate Winslet in 'Titanic'


Rose Dewitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet , in the dress that had Jack Dawson’s head spinning in the ultimate romantic movie. Austrian crystals, glass beading, and over 1,000 hours went into the making of this gown.   

Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic :   

“You jump I jump, right?”

Catherine Zeta- Jones in 'Chicago'


The Stunning Retro chic cabaret dress worn by Velma Kelly, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ character  in the 2002 movie Chicago had fringe skirt and sequin trim make a huge comeback.    

Velma Kelly , singing

“No I’m no one’s wife, but oh, I love my life and all that jazz.”





Audrey Hepburn in 'Sabrina'.


At Number 7 of The 10 Most beautiful dresses in history of Cinema, Mademoiselle Audrey Hepburn in a Givenchy gown for the 1954 film Sabrina.  One of the most elegant and timeless costumes of Old Hollywood.          

Sabrina Fairchild, played by Audrey Hepburn       

“We can’t have you walking up the Champs Elysées  looking like a tourist undertaker! And another thing, never a briefcase in Paris and never an umbrella. There’s a law. ”


Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City movie


When questioned by her fiancé Big on the unexpectedly large number of guests at their wedding , Carrie Bradshaw replies with awe  ‘It’s the dress…… ‘   

Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City the movie :   

“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.”


Kirsten Dunst in 'Marie Antoinette'


 Marie Antoinette , the ill-fated Queen of France was famous for her lavishness, eccentricity and sumptuousness.     It therefore comes up as no surprise that costumes worn by Kirsten Dunst in the 2006 Sofia Coppola movie were all showstoppers.  

Kirsten Dunst, playing Marie Antoinette :  

” It’s not too much, is it?”



Keira Knightley in 'Atonement'


Cecilia Tallis, played by Keira Knightley, uses this emerald-green satin dress to lure Robbie , the son of the family servant, in a key scene of  the 2007  film adaptation of the novel  Atonement by Ian McEwan.


The dress has been voted the Best Film Costume in a  2008 survey done by Sky Movies and British InStyle magazine.


Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman'


 In Gary Marshall’s 1990 movie  Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts’ red evening gown had Edward Lewis, and the world,  fallen head over heels.  To this day,  it still represents one of the most ‘Cinderella’ scenes in contemporary cinema.  

Vivian to Edward Lewis :  

“And then suddenly this knight… on a white horse with these colors flying would come charging up and draw his sword. And I would wave. And he would climb up the tower and rescue me. But never in all the time… that I had this dream did the knight say to me, “Come on, baby, I’ll put you up in a great condo.”