Man­jimup teen in na­tional fash­ion fi­nal

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Man­jimup teenager Molly Puf­fler will rep­re­sent her town and State when she com­petes in the Apex Aus­tralia Teenage Fash­ion and Arts Youth Fes­ti­val na­tional fi­nal in Mel­bourne next month.

The 14-year-old com­peted in the State AATFA fi­nal in Man­durah on Septem­ber 15.

She won the evening wear category and achieved the high­est tech­ni­cal score award on the night.

Molly said she was “very ex­cited” about the up­com­ing na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

“It doesn’t feel real yet,” she said.

Two WA win­ners from each of the four cat­e­gories of ca­sual, evening wear, wear­able art and so­ci­ety and en­vi­ron­ment.

They will com­pete in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 20.

“I thought we should all get through, the de­signs there on the night were beau­ti­ful,” Molly said.

“The cat­walk was fun this year, bet­ter than last year.”

This is the sec­ond time Molly has made it to the State fi­nal and the first time she will go on to com­pete at a na­tional level.

In ad­di­tion to her two tro­phies, Molly won a sewing ma­chine and an over­locker.

Molly also thanked the Man­jimup Apex Club for of­fer­ing sup­port to get her into the State fi­nal.

Man­jimup Apex Club pres­i­dent Tari Jef­fers con­grat­u­lated Molly on her achieve­ment and wished her well for the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

“To win the tech­ni­cal judg­ing award means in ad­di­tion to look­ing beau­ti­ful, the gar­ment was well made,” she said.

“Molly is the most re­cent of our re­gion’s strong AATFA con­tes­tants who have made it to the na­tional fi­nal and we can’t wait to see how she goes.”

Pic­ture: Char­lene Tink

Man­jimup teenager Molly Puf­fler, 14, will rep­re­sent WA in the Apex Aus­tralia Teenage Fash­ion and Arts Youth Fes­ti­val na­tional fi­nal in Mel­bourne next month.

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