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Westfield Style Pasifika Searches For New Faces

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21 July 2005

WESTFIELD STYLE PASIFIKA SEARCHES FOR NEW FACES

Model Search Offers Opportunity of a Lifetime

The search is now on for fresh new faces to be part of the 2005 Westfield Style Pasifika Show and Fashion Award.

"Anyone who has dreamed of having the big chance to be spotted as great new talent is welcome to be part of the model search," says Westfield spokesperson, Linda Trainer. "Style Pasifika require a great range of talent from all ethnic groups and a variety of shapes and sizes".

The model searches will commence on Thursday August 4 and will be hosted by Westfield Shore City and Westfield Manukau City.

Several new faces will be chosen to model in the Westfield Style Pasifika Show and Fashion Award on September 1 and 2 in Auckland Town Hall and be part of the nationwide television special that will go to air later in the year.

It is anticipated there will be well over a thousand hopeful new faces.

Each centre will host the model search over two days. To enter, potential models simply have to turn up at Westfield Shore City or Manukau City at the times listed below.

Times and Dates:

MANUKAU CITY

Thursday 4 August: 4pm to 7pm

Sunday 7 August: 11am - 2pm

SHORE CITY

Friday 5 August: 11am to 2pm

Saturday 6 August: 11am - 2pm

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BACKGROUND ON WESTFIELD STYLE PASIFIKA

The Westfield Style Pasifika Spectacular features hundreds of entertainers and models in a potent mixture of fashion tinged with a taste of the South Pacific and combined with a showcase of music, dance and culture. It is the largest fashion award to be held every year.

This melting pot that is Westfield Style Pasifika makes it unique in the world and an extraordinary celebration of the talent and cultures that are New Zealand. Style Pasifika has been an entertainment icon for 11 years.

JUDGES

Oscar winning Lord of the Rings costume designer Ngila Dickson is a new judge for the Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Award as is Chris Cherry of Workshop.

They will be joining previous judges Liz Mitchell; Frances Hooper and Denise LEstrange - Corbet from World and Marilyn Kohlase from Creative New Zealand, to take on the challenging task of selecting finalists and a winner.

CATEGORIES

Categories in the Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Award are Three Piece Collection; Urban Street Wear; Mens Wear; Evening Wear; Bridal Wear; Parent and Child; Traditionally Inspired; Asia Pasifika, Pasifika Hero and Painted Body Art.

For more information visit the Westfield Style Pasifika website: www.stylepasifika.co.nz.


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