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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 11th 2009
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Gearing up for success in fashion SHIREEN KHALIL Fashion designer Cynthia Thai with one of her garments. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP241777 DON'T be surprised if you find the logo CTEE stitched on the back of your clothes one day. At only 17 years, Cynthia Thai, of Strathfield, has made more than 50 garments and has no doubt she will be one of Australia's best fashion designers in the future. ''I have to make it in the fashion industry and this won't be a problem for me,'' Cynthia said. Although her clothes, which range from frilly dresses to pants and singlets, haven't hit the run- way yet, the confident Strathfield teenager gives herself a few years to make it big. ''I'm working towards creating my own fashion label CTEE (my nickname) which I hope to have in a few years,'' Cynthia said. Since the age of 14, Cynthia has been designing and stitching away. Four of her pieces appeared in the Year 12 end-of-year textile exhibition in the city last year. ''My two chiffon skirts, coat and singlet were innovative and well constructed and were inspired by the fact that you didn't have to spend a lot of money to make nice outfits,'' she said. The Ultimo Tafe fashion student, who loves expressing her- self through clothes, is now mov- ing away from her traditional style of frills and ruffles, to more edgy pieces. ''I have really been trying to push my limits by playing with more chiffon material and using a lot more knits.'' Cynthia, who wants to follow in the footsteps of former Tafe students Alex Perry and Lisa Ho, believes her ability to be different will help make her as successful. ''I am able to change my ways and try new things as they become a trend, rather than just being inspired from the past.'' Cynthia, who will be working alongside successful Australian designer Kit Willow for a week, is also working on creating her own fashion website. NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Beapartof spectacular masterpiece TO help celebrate International Women's Day, Burwood Council is calling on residents to be a part of a spectacular artwork that will be permanently displayed in Burwood Park. The council is inviting people to participate in the artistic work- shops and help create a stunning mosaic masterpiece that cel- ebrates women and education. Designed by community artist Susannah Mills, the mosaic artwork entitled the Learning and Life Tree will be produced entirely by volunteers. ''It will be a thing of beauty and it will create visual interest and people will be drawn to it by the nature of the medium as it will shine and shimmer,'' Mills, who teaches in Glenhaven, said. ''I love to see something that I've been involved in or created by being out there and benefiting the community and I also like the social interaction with people by sharing our skills.'' Burwood's first female Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook is excited about the prospect of being in- volved in the project. ''This is a particularly signifi- cant International Women's Day for me and I speak on behalf of all women when I invite the com- munity to celebrate the achieve- ments of women and their contri- bution to our society," she said. The mosaic will be officially unveiled by the Mayor on March 9. VALENTINE'S SAVINGS at CHEMISTWORKS 13 FEB 09 ARE YOU LUCKY IN LOVE? PROMOTION WIN up to 15% OFF Exclusions Apply $75 OFF FANTASY BY BRITNEY 100ml EDP WAS $115.00 .99 39 $ NOW each PROVOCATIVE WOMAN BY ELIZABETH ARDEN 100ml EDP WAS $149.00 .99 39 $ NOW each $105 OFF MORE THAN WAS $105.00 .99 17 $ NOW each TRUE LOVE BY ELIZABETH ARDEN 100ml EDT $85 OFF $85 OFF MORE THAN MORE THAN $75 OFF MORE THAN JAZZ BY YSL 100ml EDT WAS $122.00 .99 43 $ NOW each $35 OFF MORE THAN LIVE JAZZ BY YSL 50ml EDT WAS $76.00 .99 39 $ NOW each 25% OFF MAGIC KISS BY GIORGIO VALENTI 100ml EDP $10 OFF LUSCIOUS PINK BY MARIAH CAREY 50ml EDP AH CAREY WAS $69.00 .99 58 $ NOW each WAS $20.00 .99 14 $ NOW each $20 OFF 20% OFF OLD SPICE BY SHULTON Aftershave 188ml SEXY BOY BY JEANN ARTHES 100ml EDT 188ml WAS $39.99 .99 19 $ NOW each $65 OFF MORE THAN CURIOUS BY BRITNEY 100 l EDP 00ml EDP WAS $109.00 .99 39 $ NOW each BY BRITNEY NOW 5 Rewards Club BONUS Points Y NE WAS $15.00 .99 11 $ NOW each 230 Liverpool Road ASHFIELD NSW 2131 (next to ANZ Bank) Ph: 9798 5185 OPEN 7 DAYS 9am-9pm OUR SERVICES HEALTH • Baby Clinic • Blood Pressure Test • Breast Pump Hire • Diabetes Advice • Health Equipment Hire • Quit Smoking Support • Vitamin Advice • Weight Loss Support SPECIALTY • Photo Express • Rewards Club • FREE Gift Wrapping • FREE Local Delivery PHARMACY • Blister Packs • Home Medicines Review • Online Ordering • Script E-Way BEAUTY • Ear Piercing • Beauty Advice & MORE... On sale from 1 FEB 09 until 28 FEB 09 or while stocks last.
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