Beef Week fashion - it's the new black

CHIC styles and stunning summer fashions were on the catwalk at the Casino RSM Club on Friday night, paraded by gorgeous women as part of the Casino Beef Week Summer Celebration of Fashion.

Showcasing the latest clothing and hairstyles from local fashion houses and hair dressing salons of Casino, models paraded original designs and styles from Arum, Vogue, Rockmans, Casino Surf Centre, Fitzmax and Kwong Sings Lingerie.

Mongogarie's Annalise Burton made her debut at the parade with her label Dolly designs by Anna.

The fashion design student at Wollongbar TAFE was inspired to pursue a career in fashion after her hand-made HSC textiles dress was selected to tour NSW last year.

The 18-year-old produced 12 stunning garments that featured in both the children's and formal wear categories.

She said the children's summer dresses were a fusion of contemporary and vintage styling, each dress embellished with vintage doyleys.

"I was so very proud to see the models wearing my original designs," she said.

Determined to succeed in the industry, Ms Burton said she hoped to gain work in fashion when she completes her TAFE studies in a few weeks.

"I hope to be a young children's designer and hopefully one day I will get out and do some bridal and formal wear," she said.

As well as the fabulous fashions, talented performers from the Casino Dance Academy wowed the audience with live performances.

Beef Week president Stuart George said the inaugural Summer Celebration of Fashion was a great success, raising valuable funds for Beef Week 2014.

Mr George said more than 300 people had enjoyed the spectacular.

"We were very happy with the way the Summer Celebration of Fashion went for the first time," he said.

He said plans were already afoot to make the fashion parade an annual Beef Week event.

"We are planning to do some extra events outside of Beef Week to keep some funds rolling in and to keep the Beef Week name out there," he said.

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