Archive for April, 2010

3rd International Pillow Fight in Melbourne

Posted in event on April 10, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

About 300 people attended the 3rd International Melbourne Pillow fight that was held in Carlton Gardens this evening.

Everyone I spoke to had heard of the event via facebook, and I asked a few people why they came to the event.”To release years of pent up aggression!” , “the playfulness” and “it’s a dream come true, of course! Everyone has had a giant pillow fight dream!” were some of the replies.

The crowd was filled with all kind of people. Some had dressed in gym gear, ready for an intense pillow fight, and others had dressed in capes, Doc Martens and brightly coloured tutus, in the spirit of frivolous fun.

It was all in the spirit of good fun, and here are some snaps…

Once pillows started breaking, there were feathers everyone and “hold your breath when you go in!” was the general advice.

Someone  uttered, “it’s a northern hemisphere Christmas… of snow feathers!”

Here’s all my photos: flickr page of photos


London, there is something about you that draws me in.

Posted in PR, travel with tags on April 10, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

For the last few years I have felt London is pulling me over there. Moving over there, even just for a few months, is something I need to do.

First semester next year I only have one subject and I would like to go over to London to do an internship. The media industry is enormous in the UK as it is one of the capitals of western civilisation. I would love to learn about how Public Relations and communications in the UK / Europe differs to Australia.

London blogs including Style Scout and London Kicks keep me going until I can be there myself. So much street style originated in the UK and looking at London posts on lookbook also keeps me focused on my goal, and doing what I need to to achieve it.

I feel the need to give props to this babe I saw on Style Scout today:

I think about Europe nearly every day. I miss Berlin and want to go out in the dance music capital of the world, I want to explore Stockholm further and absorb the Swedish’ seemingly effortless style. Having a base in London would allow me fairly easy access back to these places.

This year I’ve taken a step back from partying and adventuring, and my theme of 2010 is planning and hard work. It sounds dry and unexciting, but I am really enjoying my subjects and want to do well as at 3rd year university level, a big step up in time commitment and intelligent thinking is required to fully absorb subjects and equip myself for my career.

Planning, planning, planning. Oh passion for Public Relations and travel, how you absorb my mind.


Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

time influences everything. emptiness. open spaces. chance meetings. share a life story. turn your back. sit and watch the day go by. open up your mind. busy. meetings. travel. plans. busy. learning. sitting. waiting. occupied. time passing. times disappearing. time stops. one moment. you’re suspended in contentment. time begins again. today is done.

(I discovered this gem when reading through old blog posts, and decided it deserved a repost)