RAVISHING FASHIONISTAS 2021 NEW website text: Upma Kite photography: Richard Smith
LEAVING VIEWERS FEELING LIKE THEY WERE SITTING AT MILAN FASHION WEEK
Ravishing Fashionistas has yet again broken fashion industry stereo types with another hugely successful runway event held on August 21st, 2021 at the Royal International Conventional Centre.
After having to post-pone their event on July 3rd due to the Brisbane lockdown, Ravishing Fashionistas fearless leader Upma Kite has triumphantly overcome all hurdles, producing the most fabulous fashion event of the year.
Continuing to empower women and spread the RF message of confidently embracing women’s beauty and body irrespective of their age, body type, background, skin colour or culture. It is undeniably evident that Upma Kite and her RF team have exceeded all expectations and successfully reminded us that every woman has a story and a unique personality that deserves to be shared.
For the first time in Ravishing Fashionista history, the Fashion Show opened with their very own RF Label designed by the utterly talented Amina Hunt, showcasing 10 spectacular designs all fitting seamlessly into the events theme Gold & Glitter.
Not only did the event celebrate women across the globe, Ravishing Fashionistas also was raising funds for both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Council, donating a percentage of all proceeds from ticket sales, raffle prizes and the silent auction.
With local politicians, celebrities and influencers including VVIP guests Brisbane City Council’s Lady Mayoress, Nina Schrinner and Damien Anthony Rossi all gathering under one roof for a one night only spectacle, Ravishing Fashionistas is more than overwhelmed by the response received. Leaving all guests endlessly raving about the high calibre standard Upma and the entire RF team achieved. The guest’s felt like they were witnessing Milan Fashion Week.
Working day and night, Upma Kite has proved again that with passion and determination anything is achievable, as commented by Lady Mayoress in heartfelt speech highlighted during the second half of the evening. Her mission of creating a space that encourages women of all shapes, sizes, ages & backgrounds to embrace themselves has again been perfectly portrayed through the 12 designers and 35 models involved in this year’s unforgettable show.
Although Upma Kite is the woman who made this event happen, she couldn’t have done it without her incredible RF team consisting of people from all walks of life including an ex-army photographer, an indigenous designer as well as models and volunteers of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. She put all her trust and faith in the hands of the RF team, volunteers, sponsors, collaborators, supporters, gift hampers sponsors, designers, models, makeup artists, hair stylists , photographers and BTS crew who all worked tirelessly together to create the experience of a lifetime.
As another curtain is drawn on the RF Fashion Show, Upma Kite is again left speechless and inspired to continue promoting and enforcing her message of empowering women to embrace their beauty and body irrespective of their age, body type, background, skin colour or culture. With the volume of support and compassion she continues to receive, Upma hopes to come back to again provide a space for every women regardless of their background to celebrate confidence and empowerment.
Plantas Sagradas 🌿 The Magic of Plant Oils: Quintessence – The Fifth Element
The expression of nature can be discovered in the oils of plants, and there is no finer way to embrace nature’s gifts than by anointing yourself in their essence. The undisputed Queen of Flowers, the sweet Rose, is a symbol of love and gratitude. She opens the heart, bringing one back into alignment with their own true nature. Jasmine’s sweet warmth helps to reassure those who are feeling stuck, fearful and vulnerable, reuniting love with the flow of creativity. But it’s not only flowers that are used in aromatherapy for their divine scent and healing properties.
Essential oils contain a myriad of beneficial properties extracted from the seed, stem, resin or root, which are absorbed by the skin into the bloodstream to effect the changes needed by the user, whilst also encouraging acceptance of those changes. Vetivert oil is a grass plant and the steam-distilled oil from its roots has a rich, earthy aroma, helpful for grounding those who need to calm down and return to the present moment.
Implicit in all alchemy is the essence of spirit. Essential oils represent the quinta essentia or quintessence of nature, or the fifth element, that which comes of air, fire (light), earth and water; thus, they are a pure expression of nature, as are we, embodying spirit by giving form to the immaterial. Essential oils encourage you to work with yourself consciously so that you can live in alignment with your true purpose. They uplift and inspire, allowing you the freedom to create a higher pathway of abundance and fulfilment.
100% Natural. No synthetic ingredients.
Rose Patch Natural Perfume 10ml $22
Named after the union of the intoxicating Rose and sultry Patchouli, this natural roll-on perfume contains a carrier blend of Jojoba and Coconut oils infused with rose petals, cinnamon sticks and clove buds, then bathed in the light of the full moon. Essential oils of Rose Damascena Otto, Patchouli, Cinnamon and Cloves have been meticulously blended to create a gentle unfolding of fragrant rose enhanced by earthy spices.
Rose is a spiritual heart tonic, bringing one into deeper connection with self and others. Patchouli brings a sense of sacredness to life, encouraging sensual pleasure and creative expression. Cinnamon enhances the qualities of both Rose and Patchouli with its warming invitation to trust in love, and Clove Bud provides the patience to do so.
To amplify the energies of Love and Attraction that this perfume brings, each bottle contains small Rose Quartz pieces and a Rose Quartz roller ball to transfer its vibrational energies of Forgiveness, Self-Love and Grace directly to you.
Apply to pulse points, including the heart 💖
100% Natural. No synthetic ingredients.
Ambiosa Natural Perfume 10ml $22
Named after the merging of two old souls, Ambiosa beholds the balsamic, powdery scent of Amber with subtly sweet Mimosa (Australian Wattle), transporting you to a place of peace and beauty. This natural roll-on perfume contains a carrier blend of Jojoba and Coconut oils infused with steam-distilled tree resin oil of Pinus succinifera from Denmark and the oils of the Australian Wattle flower extracted from Acacia decurrens and Acacia dealbata, and then bathed under the rays of the full moon.
Amber Resin is a perfect example of a time capsule and is often referenced as a “window to the past”, having trapped DNA over its 50–60 million year history. The Acacia tree, referred to as the Tree of Life by the Egyptians, has been a reliable resource for people for millennia and Australia is home to a vast array of Acacia species. Its yellow blossoms, known as Wattle or Mimosa, uplift the senses. It encourages communication and helps to clarify the decision-making process, while also assisting us with the language of symbols that we encounter in our dreamtime.
Amber is an ancient wise one associated with Fortune and Joy, while Mimosa transfers its signature imprint of Endurance and Renewal. Amethyst completes the story, with small pieces immersed in the oil and an Amethyst roller ball applicator, delivering its healing properties of Humility, Self-Awareness and Unity.
Apply to pulse points, including the heart 💖
100% Natural. No synthetic ingredients.
Blueberry Bliss Face Oil with Bakuchiol
Blueberry Bliss Face Oil is 100% natural and contains a powerhouse of star seeds, including Grape, Marula, Sacha Inchi, Baobab, Sea Buckthorn, Blueberry and Bakuchiol. This synergistic oil blend is easily absorbed by the skin, keeping it nourished and toned without any greasiness. Containing high levels of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this formula reduces skin inflammation and redness, while helping the skin to repair itself by boosting collagen production, promoting cell regeneration, and protecting against free radicals.
Grapeseed is ultra-light on the skin and contains vitamin E, phenolic antioxidants and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, making its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties suitable for all skin types. Blueberry Seed oil contains high levels of phytosterols, which provide strong UV-protection and anti-inflammatory actions, as well as vitamin E, which tackles loss of elasticity and hyper-pigmentation. It is high in essential fatty acids Omegas 3 and 6, which work with the skin’s natural barrier and improves overall tone.
Natural retinol-alternative Bakuchiol also makes an appearance. The active compound is isolated from the seeds of the Bakuchi or Babchi plant, Psoralea corylifolia, a native to Eastern Asia and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Its soothing actions minimise issues associated with skin sensitivity and reactivity, thus making it helpful for acne-prone skin. It is a potent antioxidant, visibly reducing skin discolouration from environmental exposure, as well as being an effective anti-ageing tool, helping to reduce fine lines and loss of firmness by targeting free radicals. Antioxidants also help to protect the skin from pollution and environmental stressors which can cause damage.
The combined magic of Marula, Sacha Inchi, Baobab and Sea Buckthorn provide an arsenal of Omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as vitamins B, C, D and E, beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A) and flavonoids, making these star seeds some of the ultimate warriors in skincare. Essential oils of Sandalwood, Neroli and Rose Geranium add the finishing touches for their gorgeous scents and amazing skin-healing properties.
MODARITA / J & R Formal Boutiquewas proudly hosting a spectacular Fundraising Fashion Event on the 21st of February 2021 to support ‘SU QLD Chappies’. It took place at the La Dolce Vita (20 Park Rd, Milton)
SU QLD chaplains, or ‘chappies’, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety. Please find more details about ‘chappies’ by clicking at https://www.suqld.org.au/services/chaplaincy/schools/
The J & R Formal Boutique team are very passionate in fashion industry with over few decades experience nationally and internationally. Their outstanding fashion designs have been proudly published in international magazines for numerus times. For the first time, they are strongly and independently determined to show case the new collections in 4 different styles and designs in
- Active Wear - African Designs - After Five - Glamour Collections
The event was to finish 2020 and welcoming 2021. In this instance, J & R Formal Boutique has designed to welcoming both gender and kids for this event. Their vision is to get gathering and celebrating early X-mas after having very hard and difficult times due to COVID19 Global Pandemic to finish 2020 with a remarkable memory within outstanding and fashionable venue.
Rita has presented four collections with more than 100 pieces showed. All the garments are available for sale.
The event was hold at the La Dolce Vita Ristorant, which e generically offering and serving with very high quality
- Unlimited Italian food by considering all dietary requirements, and - Unlimited alcohol drinks (Champions, red & white wine), and - Hot & Cold beverages
Our crew and guests created a remarkable memory together with lots of entertainment such as dance and music. We raised $1525 for the scripture union.
We’d like to thank our Sponsors: Hair By Giang Milton Skin & Beauty Sam Singh Rupinder Sahota Vividante Photography Shikin Hussain and all the models
Thanking the amazing event MC, Jennifer Vines Decorations and the the magic gold media wall was made by Era De Fleur. The singer was Polonce Polina Monakhova Biggest thanks to our DJ and event managers : Emille Petters Karla Pundaodaya Guest speakers Reena Augustine Prakruthi Mysore Gururaj Sandra Linn Nicola Saad Upma Kite Leoni Bolt as well as sponsors for ModaRita Redcliffe City Florist & RCF Weddings Ravishingfashionistas Fancynators Cornerstone Law Offices Leoni Bolt Photography Keto BumbleBee Mamma Serena Denis
Beautiful cake was made by Ivannah Brisbane Our Admin Group did a great job too: MODARITA - The Fundraising Fashion event Raffles were run by Manish Juneja Iryna Parker Upma Kite Folau Unga Nehna Edna Canoy Diamante Thanking also social media and our amazing photographers Leila Loei Timothy Sean Johnson Leung Rupinder Sahota Sam Singh Brett Styles at Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine Richard Smith at Marquis Fashion Magazine Priyantha Malaviara as well as Videographers ViviDante Photography Indoz TV Magazines Miroitér Magazine MARQUIS FASHION MAGAZINE Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine Make up Team Shelly Ashish Mehra Naomi Grell Sophia Lewis The hairstylist Hair by Giang Ngan Giang Lam Thai NAK Hair Our beautiful models. Angela Clark Leila Loei Sima Mala MG Męrëdith Tìlly Beky Bee Prativa Maharjan Rabin Sapkota Lynn White Windu Hestiati Dan Russel Blaine Posadas Lina Miller Nicole Saunders Anya Shayduk Chona Massingham Lillian Andrea Magtira Perez Melanie Diamada Pontillo Jeona Roxana Nae Alanah Bautista Lyn Shadbolt Mia Jewelry MODARITA - The Fundraising Fashion event Thank you for the team superb effort.
Modarita Fashion is for wedding, bridal, bride maids and formal outfits by order or made to measure. We make outfits also for mother of the bride, groom outfits, men’s suits, bespoke tailoring, clothes alterations. The fabrics is made by order with variety of fabrics for sale including wedding lace, chantilly lace, satin chiffon. silk, guipure and cotton lace. We also have the services to hire formal dresses Australia wide with the postage available for every dress hire. If you looking for the matching fabrics and can not find it at the shops, we can help you. Phone 0406732938 Monday and after work hours by appointment only. https://twitter.com/jrformal https://www.pinterest.com/jrformalboutiqu/