Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

TAK­ING all the best of Perth’s tal­ented de­sign­ers, make-up artists and hair stylists, As­cot res­i­dent Kirsty Noakes has de­vel­oped a knack for unit­ing lo­cal cre­atives.

With a pas­sion for small busi­ness, the Shop & Style Spe­cial­ists (SASS) founder has been work­ing closely with cre­ators of the Belmont Small Busi­ness Awards to bring a taste of fash­ion to the lo­cal event.

Fea­tur­ing lo­cal la­bels in­clud­ing Con­crete Am­bi­tion, Jonte De­signs, Siss on Bare and more, Ms Noakes cu­rated the first fash­ion run­way at the launch of the 23rd Belmont Small Busi­ness Awards last month.

“It was an in­cred­i­ble hon­our to be asked to pro­duce this live fash­ion event for the launch of the Belmont Small Busi­ness Awards,” Ms Noakes said.

“Work­ing with Perth de­sign­ers, mod­els, pho­tog­ra­phers and beauty pro­fes­sion­als to pull to­gether this show was thrilling for me.”

Af­ter be­ing hon­oured with the Home Based Busi­ness Award last year, she said her styling busi­ness had been flour­ish­ing.

“There has def­i­nitely been an in­crease in brand aware­ness, strate­gic part­ner­ships and my loyal client base,” she said.

“I’d highly rec­om­mend small busi­nesses to en­ter the awards and en­joy the 23-year-old tra­di­tion of cel­e­brat­ing hard work, pas­sion and the com­mit­ment it takes to run a small busi­ness in WA.”

SASS will pro­duce an­other live run­way to high­light lo­cal tal­ents for the awards night this year.

“I can’t wait to put to­gether an­other great fash­ion event for the small busi­ness elite here in Perth,” Ms Noakes said.

En­tries to the Belmont Small Busi­ness Awards close in Septem­ber be­fore the of­fi­cial awards night the fol­low­ing month.

More in­for­ma­tion at bel­mont­­ness-awards-2016.

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