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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 29th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 30, 2009 13 NEWS Crystal-clear win SHIREEN KHALIL Haberfield's Shannon Estreich (inset) won a bronze medal with this bridal gown at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards. AFTER 175 hours of intense stitching and sewing she finally created a dream wedding dress. Haberfield's Shannon Estreich may not be a fashion designer but her elegant bridal dress earned her a bronze medal in the Australian Wool Fashion Awards at the Easter Show. Any bride-to-be would appreciate this full- length wool/polyester wedding dress with more than 800 Swarovski crystals hand sewn. ''It had a low back with silk rosettes made from dupion and silk organza running on the side and 860 Swarovski crystals that I sewed one by one,'' Mrs Estreich said. While many outfits on the catwalk don't seem to be realistic, Ms Estreich said her designs, that she has been entering in the Wool Wards for 12 years, are commercial and wearable. ''I wouldn't make things I wouldn't wear myself and I focus on ready-to-wear clothes and I really think with wedding dresses I try to be elegant and striking,'' she said. In 1999 Ms Estreich got a scholarship through the Wool Awards to the Whitehouse Institute of Design and completed a diploma in fashion design. ''I definitely improved after studying--Igot extra skills and being in Sydney I am more exposed to the fabric market,'' she said. Although she describes fashion as more of a hobby, Ms Estreich is no amateur. In 2006 her strapless wool/polyester-blend bridal dress got her a first-place ticket. Last year she came second for a female casual wear collection and in 2001 she got a first for a casual men's wear collection. ''If I see a fabric that I love, I will enter it,'' Ms Estreich said. Is your kitchen or wardrobe in need of a change? We specialise in: Quality custom made kitchens & wardrobes with 3D design service Polyurethane Laminate Solid Timber Veneers Vacuum form doors and vanities Free measure and quote www.classykitchens.com.au Showroom Unit 21/25-33 Alfred Rd Chipping Norton Phone 9728 4527 9728 4528 IWW 2068166iL WK44
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