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Make A Wish Dubbo Branch to host high tea on September 17

Kim Bartley, Dubbo Daily Liberal 19 Aug 2016, 3:30 p.m

A high tea in Dubbo will help a teenager in the city and a preschooler in Walgett who are at a low ebb.

Make A Wish Dubbo Branch is organising the September 17 event to raise money to grant the girls' wishes when they are well enough to make them.

Donna Astley, co-ordinator of the "High Tea with a difference" at the Baptist Church in Cobra Street, reports that the girls are seriously-ill.

She has appealed to the public to get behind the fundraising.

"Come and enjoy lovely homemade goods and good company, and at the end of the day you know you've contributed in some small way to granting a wish for a child in our area," she said.

The event will also include "pamper stalls" selling the likes of candles, cosmetics, jewellery and artwork.

A highlight of the high tea will be a fashion parade by Dubbo designer Camilla Jayne, who feels "honoured to be involved".

Tickets to the event cost $30 each and can be purchased from the Book Connection until September 9.

Dubbo fashion label to go on show on national stage

Laura McIntyre, Dubbo Daily Liberal 13 Feb 2015, 4 a.m.

Dubbo designer Camilla Gibson is jetting off to Melbourne to take part in the Curvy Couture Runway at the Melbourne Fashion Festival on Saturday, March 7.

As the brains behind the Camilla Jayne brand, Ms Gibson said she hoped to make herself known within the industry of plus size fashion designers.

Having completed two completely unrelated university degrees to fashion, Ms Gibson said she had been happily showcasing her designs for the past three years.

"I'm hoping to generate more awareness of my brand," Ms Gibson said.

"I base my brand on being contemporary plus sized with flattering silhouettes and comfort."

The following day after the Curvy Couture Runway will be a chance for interested buyers to purchase the showcased products.

Ms Gibson said she planned to show the big city designers what the girl from Dubbo can do.

With 30 stores in the region already stocking her designs, Ms Gibson said her next goal would be to sell through her products through internet shopping hub, The Iconic.

Dividing her time between creating one-of-a-kind custom pieces as well as mass products, Ms Gibson said she was proud of the fact they were all designed and made in Australia.

"I think that's something really special," she said.

Not only the designer, Ms Gibson is also the chief marketer of Camilla Jayne, using local models for all of her advertisements.

It doesn't stop for Ms Gibson after the Melbourne trip, who will then be directing her energy towards moving her store from Erskine Street to Cobra Street.

"It's going to be a smaller space, but there's going to be a lot more focus on the brand," she said.


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