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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fabulously Pink.

'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com

‘Fabulously Pink’ is a fashion charity event, showcasing the latest in Indian designer wear and promoting breast cancer screening awareness amongst the Indian and Sri Lankan communities and in general.
The two named communities are amongst the lowest mammogram users in New South Wales, as well as being one of the fastest growing demographics.

I'm not quite sure why this ratio discrepancy exists, from what I have gathered it is considered a stigma. I don't know why, no one can tell me.  Is it yet another feminine 'weakness'?  Like menstruation?  It's our fault we bleed. {insert the sound of dripping sarcasm here}

However, I do believe that all women tend to have a Pollyanna attitude about health, that whole "oh it won't happen to me" (I know I am guilty of it!). 

It may seem strange that a glamourous fashion parade featuring bridal wear is being used to highlight such an intense, serious issue but ‘Fabulously Pink’ is a clever association of things that matter to us; celebration of life and good health AND longevity.
'Fabulously Pink' hopes to help lessen what seems like a race specific stigma associated with breast cancer screening. Glamour is all glitz and glory and getting on with the show right?  It makes everything more palatable*.
(something I need to write about another time. The glamour of public altruism... people are so generous when they're on and for show... )

[more info and images after the jump]

'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | EthniQ Designer Saree Blouses by Dilini Janaratne | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com
Model Shivani for EthniQ by Dilini Janaratne



'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | EthniQ Designer Saree Blouses by Dilini Janaratne | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com


The event is being organised by EthniQ’ by Dilini Janaratne, in conjunction with the Sri Lanka Association of NSW.

Dilini Janaratne is an in-demand* Sydney based Indian wear designer whose designs have been featured in Australian bridal magazines.
She is known for her modern take on traditional styles and is also a bespoke designer. If "avant-garde" is new and experimental, then I consider her designs avant-garde... I mean, look at this!

'Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | EthniQ Designer Saree Blouses by Dilini Janaratne | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com
Model Shivani for EthniQ by Dilini Janaratne
Dilini has previously organised an extremely successful Indian bridal wear fashion show in 2013 and when asked (by the Sri Lanka Association of NSW) she relished the chance to recreate that success, this time to help promote a worthwhile cause.

One day, events like Australian Bridal Fashion Week will feature designers like Dilini Janaratne. One day.   


Sate: Sunday June 28th 2015

Time: 5pm -7:30pm
Venue: Pioneer Room, Castle Grand reception hall, Castle Hill.
Tickets: $40 (includes canapes and beverages)
Theme: pink... come dressed in pink!

Pink, being the representative colour of breast cancer awareness, was chosen as the theme of the event, with guests invited to attend dressed in pink, to show their support and fabulous style!  



Fabulously Pink' fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness | EthniQ Designer Saree Blouses by Dilini Janaratne | image by Dusk Devi Vision www.duskdevi.com
Model Shivani for EthniQ by Dilini Janaratne

Facebook event page.

This event is supported by The Pink Sari Project.  I am an associated photographer, exhibition details soon.


Unfortunately tickets are not available online.  Please contact the numbers in the poster (below) to purchase tickets. At time of writing I have been told that some tickets may be available at the door but it's best to purchase beforehand.
Your support means more awareness, more awareness means everything.

Fabulously Pink fashion show for breast cancer screening awareness


4 comments:

BriGt said...

Absolutely stunning ! Nice work Dusk ! and that dress ahh... actually reminds me of my wedding dress too :)

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