Fri­day night on her mind

Guardian Express - - CITY OF PERTH - Belinda Cipri­ano

WEST Perth en­tre­pre­neur So­phie Ker­ri­gan is adding event or­gan­iser to her al­ready full re­sume with the launch of Fash­ion­ista Fri­day at Su­bi­aco’s Voyeur Bar next month.

The 28-year-old, who is the part­ner of busi­ness­man Mal­colm Day, said she wanted to col­lab­o­rate with other Perth women to cre­ate the ul­ti­mate girls night out.

“My boyfriend is par­towner of Voyeur Bar in Su­bi­aco and I have had so many fun nights there with girl­friends I thought why not do some­thing dif­fer­ent there,” Ms Ker­ri­gan said.

“I know a lot of peo­ple in the fash­ion in­dus­try and women in business in Perth and thought it could be a great op­por­tu­nity to help them and pro­vide a fun girls night out.”

En­list­ing the help of fel­low women, in­clud­ing Scarborough-based jeweller Keiko Uno, de­signer Jonte Pike and ac­ces­sory de­signer Jes­sica Bratich-John­son, the Glam­squad WA owner said the night would in­clude fash­ion pa­rades, drinks, food and pam­per­ing sta­tions.

“I am so ex­cited to be work­ing with such a great group of tal­ented women from Perth,” she said.

“I met Keiko Uno through Mal­colm’s role as chair­man of Breast Can­cer Care WA. Keiko has sup­ported them many times and do­nated her jew­ellery to help raise much­needed funds.

“She makes the most ex­quis­ite, unique jew­ellery in­spired by her love of the ocean.

“I have worn Jonte’s de­signs pre­vi­ously, her de­signs are so unique and re­ally stand out, and I approached Jes­sica af­ter wear­ing one of her bags to the Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val.”

Ms Ker­ri­gan said the con­cept, which she hoped to run every two months, would pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to net­work and wind down af­ter the work­ing week.

“I think it is im­por­tant to re­lax, to have some time to have fun and catch up with your girl­friends every now and again, and this pro­vides the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for that,” she said.

“I have al­ready been approached by so many busi­nesses want­ing to be in­volved in the next one.”

The night will also in­clude can­dles by Em­pow­er­ing Women, hair and make-up ser­vices, a flower wall and tunes by DJ Selina.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d474212

THE ES­SEN­TIALS WHAT: Fash­ion­ista Fri­day WHERE: Voyeur Bar Su­bi­aco WHEN: Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 WEB: www.voyeurff. eventbrite.com So­phie Ker­ri­gan is launch­ing Fash­ion­ista Fri­day, with help from de­signer Keiko Uno.

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