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GALLERY: A tailor-made Newcastle memento fit for Pink

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When music superstar P!nk takes the stage at McDonald Jones Stadium, there’s every chance she’ll leave lasting memories for her fans. 

But, a group of Newcastle businesses want to ensure the pop princess departs the former steel city with a unique keepsake of her own. 

Rundle Tailoring has joined forces with several counterparts to create a spectacular bespoke gift for the much-loved singer/songwriter when she performs on Tuesday 13 February.

And, the end result is a fabulous custom made-to-measure tailored jacket, which they hope will be presented to P!nk during her maiden visit to town.

“We wanted to celebrate her iconic appearance in our hometown,” Bronwyn Rundle said.

“What better way to do that than to collaborate with other talented local businesses to design a truly memorable souvenir for P!nk made right here in Newcastle?”

The outfit was crafted by Rundle Tailoring’s gifted tailors and seamstresses, taking about two months to make.

“It’s based on a traditional Prince Charlie Scottish jacket, which have been made in our factory for more than 110 years,” Bronwyn said.

“It was chosen because of its cropped military feel that fits in with P!nk’s distinct sense of style.

“The modified design has a serious rock star edge and is fabricated in a hot pink woollen blend with metallic lapels, silver buttons, custom embroidery by Phoenix Embroidery, who boasts a long history working with the Rundle Tailoring team.

“The rare embroidery time-stamps the concert tour, date and P!nks’s name on the inside, while the custom lining features iconic photographs of Newcastle’s landscape by talented local Shannon Hartigan.”

Local photographer Shannon Hartigan. Photo: OOTS Media

Rundle Tailoring also worked with sketch artist Alisha Milajew from Ink & Snow, who painted the concept designs, and Marty Adnum from Out of the Square Media, who seamlessly tied together and edited the video content of the entire process from start to finish.

“It’s another memorable moment in Newcastle’s history having P!nk perform in town,” Bronwyn said.

“So, we wanted to mark the occasion like we did for Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney.

“When Sir Elton John came to town, we made a rainbow-sequined tribute jacket sewn by our talented seamstresses, the same ones who made an outfit for him when he toured Australia in the 80s.

“Andrew (Rundle) was lucky enough to meet Sir Paul McCartney when he performed in Newcastle last year and presented him with a John Lennon shirt in front of Mitch Revs’ mural.

“This is a chance to create further hype and celebrate yet another superstar gracing our town.”

As Rundle Tailoring prepares to turn its Hunter Street shopfront pink, Bronwyn and Andrew are also eager to see if the superstar adds the one-off jacket to her eclectic wardrobe.

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