On March 24th Dark Thorn Clothing held a fundraiser at the Port Broughton Hall to help raise money to get Dark Thorn Clothing on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. The fundraiser included free nibbles, a bar, a Dark Thorn Clothing shop, raffles, a timeline of how far Dark Thorn Clothing and Tori-Anne Gill have come and it finished off with a runway.
The hall was set up like a Victorian garden with vines and roses wrapping around the entire venue. The greenery was lent to Tori-Anne by Colour Cosmetica Academy and among the greenery lay the timeline full of images and props and mannequins showcasing new and old pieces.
Special thanks to:
Walkingtons Insurance Jamestown for paying the insurance on the night.
Leeanne Stringer and Simon Peters for covering the catering.
My brother and father for running the bar.
My sister in law, Amanda Gill, for looking after the front door and ticket sales.
Michael Large and Dwayne Williams for the music.
Vanessa Barry for running the shop.
Sandra Barry for running the raffle ticket sales.
My nana for stepping on to MC.
The models for volunteering their time (Hannah Clinton, Shayla Capurso, Taylor Thompson, Lynley Colliver, Alex Walker)
Next Models Australia for volunteering models. (Aliese Cliff, Natasha Williams, Safina Uwimana)
Purity Day Spa for volunteering to cover some makeup.
Samantha Lawrence for covering the other makeup.
Jenna Mallyon and Courtney Possingham for hair.
Kathy Gould of HIP Photography for covering the photography.
Broughton Hotel for lending glasses for the bar.
Mocandunda Winery for donating 3x bottles of champagne.
Merilyn Elsemore for donating a beautiful handmade quilt.
Sunnyside Hotel Motel for donating 2x $50 vouchers.
Michelle's Hair Design for donating a free haircut.
Port Broughton Bakery for donating a $20 voucher.