If you have been following me on Facebook you may of seen photos of the MASSIVE model casting for Fashfest I photographed earlier this month. This is Fashfest’s 3rd year and the popularity of the fashion event has sky-rocketed with a record-breaking 300 hopeful models attending.
17 year old Hannah Clare McKenzie is the female Face of Fashfest. Hannah is a year 12 student at Dickson College and is passionate about performance taking singing, dancing and acting lessons from an early age. Hannah’s first taste of modelling was when she helped out a CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology) photography student. ‘It gave me a taste of something I had never experienced before, and I loved every second of it,’ says Hannah. Following on from this she has dabbled in freelance collaborations with photography and makeup students, walking the catwalk for CIT and Dickson College fashion design students. ‘I enjoy the challenge of being given an idea to work with and being able to help designers fulfil their visions,’ says Hannah. ‘Being part of bringing to life a designer’s inspiration and dream is a privilege and an amazing experience.’
This year’s Fashfest will be held at an all new venue (with heating!!) at the National Convention Centre which will be brought to life for Elite Sound and Lighting. This is exciting news for those of us who don’t want a little thing like Canberra’s arctic winter nights getting in the way of a rocking outfit!