Bonnie Graham (18) of Boatharbour has been selected to participate in the 2013 textile exhibition in Sydney.She is one of 20 HSC textile students to have been selected.
Bonnie Graham (18) of Boatharbour has been selected to participate in the 2013 textile exhibition in Sydney.She is one of 20 HSC textile students to have been selected. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Bonnie's bonny dress makes a splash

WHILE most Year 12 graduates are partying away their nights at Schoolies, 18-year-old Bonnie Graham is gearing up for her career in fashion.

The recent graduate of Trinity Catholic College Lismore has spent a year designing, styling and creating her masterpiece of a dress - a mermaid inspired piece for her HSC Textiles course, and was overjoyed when she recently found out that her piece has been selected to go on show in the 2013 Texstyle exhibition.

It is just one of 20 HSC Textiles and Design pieces to be shown in the exhibition.

"I was quite surprised but very pleased; I was glad all the hard work had paid off," Bonnie said.

Bonnie said she hopes to work in the fashion industry now she's left school.

"I'm hoping to do something in that direction next year," she said.

Instead of attending Schoolies, the Boat Harbour teen has instead been attending open nights at various renowned fashion schools in Queensland and Sydney, organizing her future in the fashion world.



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