MCH MBPHF Cocktail Party & Fashion Parade

Published on October 6, 2023

Standing Ovation!

For the first time since 2019, fashion glided down the runway last Friday night for a great cause and what a return to live fashion events it was!

Supporting the Mildura Base Public Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser for The Lucas Foundation, the Mildura City Heart’s fashion show headlined the night in the newly restored Powerhouse on the Mildura Riverfront.

Mildura turned on the spring weather, and the community turned up for charity. Indulging the senses in a feast of fashion, delicious food, and a whole lotta fun!

Our models for the night kindly donated their time to the cause, transforming from their everyday lives into superstars strutting their stuff in new season threads. Styled and Directed by Anika and Matilda, the models were primped and primed, with hair from Del & May for the ladies & Slip Rocks for the fellas, and striking makeup from Lashay Dean.

Behind the scenes the green team (aka the MCH team of volunteers) assisted with dressing, organising and making sure the fashion show was a flow of cool and calm amongst the fast paced backstage vibes.

And while the whole fashion event was a huge success, we know these things aren’t possible without the support from our Traders. For all the stores who participated in the runway, donated time and clothes, and helped our models shine, we say a very big thank you for making this possible!

Then there’s the generous list of MCH Traders who banded together to donate $8000 in incredible products and services to be raffled off on the night as part of the fundraiser. Proving again that local businesses really are the pillar of our community, and that supporting local businesses enables local businesses to continue supporting our region.

A region and a business community we here at Mildura City Heart are so incredibly proud to be a part of, to advocate for, and to organise events alongside. The lead up to the event just added to the fun! Chasing down Traders to participate, delivering racks, returning clothes, collecting raffle donations, and feeling the strong community spirit that comes alive when we’re all working together to support a cause.

Our deepest gratitude to Krista for inviting MCH to partner with the MBPH Foundation, for trusting us with your main event, and for creating a beautiful space and atmosphere for everyone to relish in on the night.

One thing we know for sure, fashion events are back in a big way, and it’s a trend we know won’t be going out of style any time soon.

Our thank you list is long! Our gratitude eternal:

Participating Fashion retailers:

All About Me

Blue Illusion

Doug Haynes

GazMan

George and Olive

Giorgia Brown

Iggy and Zee

Joywood Fashions

Karma Kameleon

Mai’s Shoes & Accessories

Mon Parfumerie

Sportsgirl

Surf Crew

Models

Ruby, Sheleigh, Tahlia, Amie, Skye, Rowena, Meagan, Vas, Jack, and Nick

Volunteers

Scarlette, Maggie, Sienna, Ava, Larissa, Lauren, Briony and Sophie

Stylists

Anika Walker and Matilda Lyons

Women’s Hair

Del and Campbel from Del & May

Make Up

Lashay from Lashay Dean Beauty Specialist

Men’s Hair

SlipRocks Barber Shop

Raffle

Studio Mane Hair Lounge

Mon Parfumerie

Indulge Apartments

Rae & Audrey

Giorgia Brown

Iggy & Zee

Pizza Cafe

Secret Garden

Seoul Chicken & Beer

Karma Kameleon

Thai-Riffic

Endota Spa

Rose Harvest

All About Me

Honey Bar & Rooftop Mildura

Mai’s Shoes and Accessories

Virgo

Hammerton’s Jewellers

Gazman

Surf Crew

Doug Haynes

Blue Illusion

Nextra Mildura

Retro Hair Mildura

House of B.L.K

Air Locker Training

Banjo’s Mildura

F45 Training

FS8 Studio

Totally Workwear Mildura

Joywood Fashions

Kiss Case

BLUME by Colin Straub

Navana Life

Collins Booksellers

Tilley’s Furniture

MBPH

Krista Hall

MCH Team

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