Byron models to strut their stuff
By RACHEL AFFLICK
THE Byron Bay Community and Cultural Centre's Moira Leonard knows what she won't be telling models in the lead-up to tonight's fashion parade 'Break a leg'.
"Break an egg, don't break a leg. Break a leg and we'll be done for," she joked.
Yesterday, the finishing touches were being made to the catwalk for Byron Fashion.
Models tried on clothes and did a 'dry run' in the lead-up to tonight's event.
Ms Leonard, the centre's venue coordinator, said all funds raised from the event would go back into supporting local artists.
"All the designers and models are so excited to be a part of this," she said.
"It will be a prelude to the first ever Byron Fashion Week in September next year when we invite designers, magazines and buyers from all over the country.
"It's also a way to show people what our local designers are up to."
Ms Leonard said Byron Bay Fashion Week was one of the many new initiatives of the Byron Community and Cultural Centre's focus on promoting arts and culture in the region.
Tonight's affair will see eight local designers display their wares while guests enjoy a sit-down meal with complementary champagne.
Entertainment will be provided by local comedian Mandy Nolan.
The event will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the centre's box office for $40 or by phoning 6685 6807.