Show­girls show off style

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By FLORENCE KERR

Never mind Mi­lan, Toko­roa girls have what it takes to cre­ate mas­ter­piece gar­ments us­ing a few me­ters of poly­thene and Kiwi in­ge­nu­ity.

The Toko­roa Miss A&P Show­girl wear­able arts fashion show stunned au­di­ences as the young women strut­ted their cre­ations at the Toko­roa Club on Sun­day.

The mix of gar­ments ranged from an­gel in­spired to tra­di­tional Maori with a twist.

Miss A&P Show­girl con­venor Diane Adam was im­pressed with their cre­ations.

‘‘ They have just taken a sim­ple piece of ma­te­rial and let their imag­i­na­tion run wild. Part of the com­pe­ti­tion was they had to use poly­thene; other than that they could in­cor­po­rate what­ever their hearts de­sired.’’

The 12 con­tes­tants had their gar­ments judged by deputy mayor Jenny Shat­tock and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment man­ager Amanda Hema.

Re­sults will be an­nounced at the fashion show on Satur­day night at the Toko­roa Club.

Mrs Adam said the con­tes­tants had been busy with dance prac­tices, com­mu­nity func­tions, cre­at­ing gar­ments and sit­ting NCEA ex­ams.

‘‘ They have been truly amaz­ing, man­ag­ing to in­cor­po­rate the de­mands of this compe- tition around busy sched­ules.’’

The fashion show this Satur­day prom­ises to be a night of style.

The girls will be dressed by two fashion houses: Mor­ris­seys for their ca­sual wear seg­ment, then Tus­cany Road in Pu­taruru will dress them for the evening wear seg­ment. Danc­ing with the Stars celebri­ties Nerida Cortese and Aaron Gilmore will host the event and per­form a num­ber of dance rou­tines.

Mrs Cortese will also model with the girls.

Tick­ets for the evening are avail­able from the Toko­roa Club: $ 24 for an adult and $ 12 for chil­dren.

FASH­ION­ISTAS: Toko­roa Miss A&P Show­girls cre­ativ­ity shim­mered dur­ing their wear­able arts fashion show on Sun­day.

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