Sunday, July 3, 2011

All Done.

What Ken Be Done? is Done.

And behind me, and a Ken Done outfit every day for 365 days, was a legion of *good* people. Here’s how people have helped to make What Ken Be Done? a success…

THE FASHION…
... 139 Ken Done fashion items donated
... 13 Ken Done items lent to the project (of course I fully understand the wish to not let go of Done gold!)
... Supporters of the project made 17 items for me out of Ken Done fabric
... With these donations, plus my own collection of Done, I was able to feature a different piece of Done for 365 days
... Donated items were, and are still being auctioned off on eBay, with all money raised going directly to The Social Studio
... We paid tribute to two other key 1980s Australian designers who loved colour in their own way; Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee
... About 40 vintage snaps, contemporary photos and ‘live spotting’ of Ken Done fashion were sent in…

THE SUPPORT…
In total we’ve raised over $25,000 for The Social Studio.

An amazing THANK YOU to each and every single person involved in raising this money!

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THE PEOPLE …
What Ken Be Done? is a project that was a success because of the support of many, many people, affectionately called the Done-Nuts. Every single time a person has become involved in this project I’m grateful.

KEN DONE AND HIS FAMILY…
I met with Ken Done four times!

Ken Done, his family, and his wonderful staff also helped in these amazing ways…
he and his wife Judy Done, and his cousin Christine donated many, many Ken Done fashion items for me to showcase…
… he created my WKBD Christmas card
… he hosted the final night celebration party

And a special thanks to Ken Done for having a name that provided endless fun with word-plays!

WITHOUT THESE PEOPLE WKBD WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED…
Meredith Turnbull (a.k.a the Live in Photographer), Charles Ruddock, Hamish Redd, Jo Taylor, Courtney Collins, Antonia Ruffell, Jane D’abbs, Seth Godin, The Uniform Project, and Grace McQuilten.
           
THESE PEOPLE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF WKBD
Lyndel Walker, Raquel Ormella (a.k.a Birdmonkey), Susan and James Ruddock, Sally Bruce, Bec Lever, David Moutou, David Hardie, Raphael Kilpatrick, Anna Loughnane, Nicole, Iain Kaan, Bridget Bolitho, The Whole Ruddock Family, Genelle Nicholls, David Cohen, Anonymous, Kate Richardson, Kevin Robbie, Briana Kish, Sebert and Sofie Ruddock, Ali Benton, The WA Turnbull-Williams Family, Lisa Rose, Tori Spooner, Marc Carra, Romina, Sarah and Jo from Yoga To Go, Peter and Arthur from Molly Coddle Café.

I CAN’T SAY IT BETTER THAN ‘THAT’ SWAN LAGER AD …
In 1985 Ken Done starred in a Swan Lager ad.
The ad begins with the line, ‘They said you’d never make it with your colourful ideas…” 
My thanks to you all for the past 365 days for helping me make my colourful, hopeful dream come true, and by association The Social Studio. xo