Manukau Courier : November 25th 2010
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Photos: JASON OXENHAM A high-end fashion show will shake up Aucklanders and raise money for earthquake victims in Christchurch next week. Fashionista Jackson Taylor and choreographer Faisal Khatib have put their heads together to create Fashion for Quake -- a stylish evening of fundraising and fun . I m in the fashion world and I ve got friends in Christ- church who have been affec- ted by the quake, Mr Taylor says. In Auckland every- thing is hunky dory while Christchurch has been going through some terrible times. I thought I d get a cool col- lection of designers together for a charity event. I wanted to be selective to make sure I had the best designers and it s coming along nicely. Mr Taylor is excited about the event and says the sky s the limit for fundraising. The show will feature six designers including Annah Stretton, Frank Casey, Michelle Yvette, Andrea Moore, Brave and Augustine International. There will be around 20 looks from each designer, Mr Taylor says. The ticket proceeds will go to the Salvation Army and we are also hosting a silent auc- tion so donated items would be appreciated, he says. Mrs Moore says two of her stores in Christchurch were affected by the disaster so she is glad to get on board with the charity event. I was at my great- grandmother s funeral in Hamilton when I heard about the quake. My parents live there too. Our High St store was closed for three weeks and our Merivale store was open the next day but it had to be evacuated and closed each time there was an aftershock. It s been a huge thing for us. The staff were very shaky. The continuous aftershocks affected everyone. It was like a war zone. She says her parents are all right but the quakes have left their mark. It s very eerie. I know people who slept under their dining room table. Mrs Moore says many insurance companies have yet to pay out so the money is sorely needed by the city. Fashion is quite frivolous but it can be useful. Mr Jackson agrees: People ask me why I m using fashion to give back but we can only offer help through what we each specialise in. Fashion for Quake takes place at the Bluestone Room in the city on November 30 from 7.30pm. Tickets are $45 for gold seated entry, $35 for silver seated and $25 for general admission standing. Visit www.iticket.co.nz for more details. A goodie bag to the value of $400 will also be given to those who purchase gold and silver tickets. Go to www.manukau courier.co.nz to see a photo gallery of Mrs Moore s designs that will be on dis- play at the show.
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