Stylish fundraiser a big hit

STACEY KNOTT
Last updated 12:00 14/06/2014
Models Kathy Gill, left, and Lynette Cain
ALDEN WILLIAMS
GIRLS HAVING FUN: Models Kathy Gill, left, and Lynette Cain at the style panel fundraising event at Broadgreen Intermediate last night.

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Nayland's kindergarten kids are set to benefit from mothers', daughters' and girlfriends' quest for style.

Last night a fashion fundraising event for Nayland Kindergarten saw a style panel advise fashion-conscious women on how to dress with confidence.

The event, held at Broadgreen Intermediate, encouraged women to "work with what they had".

The style panel was made up of editor and fashion stylist for the Nelson Mail's Admire magazine Justine Jamieson, founder of Ko Cosmetics Kate Donaldson and Changing Rooms hairdresser Amba Waghorn .

The models were dressed by Richmond fashion store Stacey.

Chairwoman of the parents' association at Nayland Kindergarten, Linda Whiting, said there were more than 100 women at the event. She estimated the night raised more than $4000 through ticket and raffle sales.

"Everyone was having a good time. Everyone there could relate to the models, they were everyday mums and ladies from the community. It showed everyone there that with the right look, with clothes, hair and makeup, anyone can look fantastic."

She said the night was "heaps of fun" and included spot prizes and games. The panel of fashion experts showed the women how to dress confidently.

"[It was about] emphasising the parts of your body you are pretty happy with and making the most of what you have."

The raised money would go towards excursions for the kindergarten children, helping out with learning material and anything else it needed.

Jamieson said the night was a fun community event for women. "I think it's really cool that this wasn't meant to be just another fashion show, but more of an educational evening about how to style.

"Kind of like ‘give a woman a dress she'll wear it for a day, but teach a woman how to buy a dress, she'll shop for a lifetime'."

Jamieson said the event showed great initiative. She applauded the organisers for giving up their time and creating a fun event.

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