Friday night on her mind
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.
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.