Young model strikes Gold on confidence front with living art
Kalgoorlie-Boulder teenager Ashlyn Cook is only a few months into her budding modelling career, but she has already taken the brave step of becoming a living statue for this weekend’s modelling event.
The 18-year-old is one of four Kalgoorlie-Boulder models who will turn their bodies into living canvasses as part of Simply Gold, a fashion, art and food extravaganza to be held at The Lot 35 on Hannan Street tomorrow.
Ms Cook has been with Country Image Development Modelling Academy for only a few months but said she was already feeling, she made the right decision to get involved.
“I’m not very confident, but since I’ve started modelling I’ve really come out of my shell,” she said.
The young model hoped becoming a living statue would help raise her modelling profile.
The two local artists transforming Ms Cook and the other three models into a painted statue are Chloe Parkes and Taniece Wallis.
Ms Parkes recently completed a special effects course in Perth and promised to bring her new skills to the fore.
“I’ve got some really cool ideas for this weekend but that’s all a secret,” he said.
As she painted Ms Cook’s skin, Ms Parkes said the design she was working on was just a taste of things to come, with each of the real designs to take up to four-anda-half hours to create.
Ms Wallis was a bit more forthcoming with their plans for Sunday, stating each of the four painted models will evoke a different aspect of the event which had inspired Simply Gold, New York’s Fashion Week.
Tickets for the event, which starts at 5pm, are available from The Lot 35 or by phoning organiser Eshe Christie on 0447 744 874.