Variety Concert, Gisborne 2012.

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A good friend of mine Christie Patumaka who i met at Toihoukura works for Age Concern here in Gisborne. She was asked by her boss to put together a small runway show of our Cult Couture collection for the end of year Variety Concert. Its focus is to put on a day event of entertainment & food primarily for the elderly in an aid to support those who have none or little as well as a free fun day out for our tamariki (children) & whanau (family). Being a community event, any support or charity from local businesses, performers, productions etc is greatly appreciated to provide a diverse mix of entertainment & kai at little expense. Those of us who entered Cult Couture, were happy to participate & show case our garments yet again.

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Knowing my background in the nail & beauty industry, she kindly asked if i could organize that side of the show. By this stage i had completed my graduate exhibition finalizing my three years of study so i not only had more time on my hands but i was in the beginning stages of setting up my soon to be business ventures. This was the perfect opportunity to highlight the coming of my creative brand ARIAAARIKI.

 

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As well as that, she was short a model to wear my other good friend Elizabeth Kerekere’s garment based on Hineteiwaiwa (Goddess of Childbirth & Te Whare Pora) soooo, who did she ask to model it? Ha. I figured, why not, it’s all for a good cause! It also gave me inspiration for one of my first Toimaikuku Sets (Maori Nail Art) & i just so happened to have been lent a beautiful Glass-Tiki Taonga by artist Todd Sheridan the night before, so i rocked that down the run way too – i was in full force promotion mode!

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All in all, it was a fun afternoon of hair, nails & make-up, fashion, mahi toi (maori art), aroha (love), kotahitanga (unity) & whanaungatanga (family support). I love community events especially when i can give back & help make it all come together. One Love xx

~ by Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi on July 13, 2013.

One Response to “Variety Concert, Gisborne 2012.”

  1. Beautiful images of ure skills.. Can’t wait to try some out🙂

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