MODEL CLIENT: Hair and make-up artist Tracey Trezise puts the finishing touches to the hair of Nerissa Brown, of Alstonville, at Glo Hair and Make-up in Bangalow ahead of the Spring into Bangalow Fashion Parade.
MODEL CLIENT: Hair and make-up artist Tracey Trezise puts the finishing touches to the hair of Nerissa Brown, of Alstonville, at Glo Hair and Make-up in Bangalow ahead of the Spring into Bangalow Fashion Parade. JERAD WILLIAMS

Fashion parade draws big crowd

FASHIONISTAS from here and afar donned their best outfits and descended in large numbers on the long-awaited Bangalow Fashion Parade last night.

More than 200 people turned out for the event, which was staged after a four-year absence.

The A&I Hall was packed with locals and visitors who sipped on champagne and munched on nibblies before local act, The Swingin' Cowgirls, opened the Spring into Bangalow Fashion Parade.

Seven local clothing stores and designers dressed their models in the latest fashions after they spent the afternoon being brushed, pinned and blow-dried by Glo Hair and Make-Up.

From the Moulin Rouge feel of Boudoir & Burlesque to modern fashions from retail store Bangalow 2479, theaudience had plenty to gaze at.

Bangalow Chamber of Commerce sub-committee member Kim Wildman said she felt relieved and proud at the conclusion of the show. She said the parade may become an annual event.

Money raised from the event went towards the Bangalow Community Children's Centre.

Meanwhile, the Lismore Fashion Society will host its inaugural fashion debut gala event tonight at the Lismore Workers Club.

The fashion society, which started this year, hopes to use money raised from the event to start a local designer boutique in Lismore. Tickets are $25 and the event starts at 7.30pm. Call 0414 951 977 for more information.



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