Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Sophie McMurdo and Mayor Tim16/06/10 - Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt will be the guest model at Cycling Southland's annual fashion extravaganza next month.

Mr Shadbolt will be joined by members of the cycling community who will swap their helmets and cycling attire for trendy threads and impressive hair creations to help raise funds for the club at the July 10 event.

Organiser Bernie O'Neill, of Surrender Hair Design and Beauty, said this year's show at the Ascot Park Hotel would feature local designer Warwick Woodfield and his partner Jill.

"We are going to be getting a sneak preview this year from his fashion store of his new men's collection," Ms O'Neill said.

"Of course we've got Farry's and McKnight and Brown showing the latest labels from New Zealand and overseas and Surrender will be doing a full catwalk section of avante garde hair. We are very lucky to have Warwick himself design the outfits – it's a real catwalk section like you would see overseas."

Ms O'Neill said while there was plenty of work required to put the show together, the way many of the cyclists adapted to modelling was quite impressive.

"Especially those males, they well and truly know how to wiggle themselves along."

The $15 tickets, which include a light supper, are available from the participating stores and Cycling Southland.

Article courtesy of The Southland Times

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