Sydney’s fashion community unites to help the QLD flood victims

A MASSIVE thank you to the following people & businesses for contributing to our Sydney fund raising event – “SYD♥QLD” . Many of these these donations and pledges arrived within hours of my call out. I cannot believe this all began, from one tweet I sent out on Twitter.

It all began with one tweet:






We collected over $100,000 in prizes to raffle and auction off, and on the night we raised over $65,000.

Our fundraising event took place on Tuesday the 25th of January (Australia Day Eve). A $100 donation included entertainment, canapés, drinks and a truck load of prizes. To buy your tickets click here

A MASSIVE thank you to…..

  • Sara Bray – PR/Events Guru (and Queenslander) – when I put the tweet out she was the first person to tweet back, and within minutes organised a proposal, a venue and contacted key sponsors If you ever need to organise an event, look no further – she is your woman.

The key auction prizes:

  • David Nader – has very kindly donated an 18 ct white gold diamond cocktail ring, with a total of 2.00 ct of diamonds

  • Alex Perry – Australia’s most glamorous fashion designer & TV star. Within minutes of my call out he offered his support. Alex has kindly donated a personal shopping & style session with the man himself and a $2,000 retail experience voucher to use at his gorgeous Strand Arcade boutique. A true money can’t buy experience!

  • Charlie Brown – this kind hearted designer really knows how to dress real women and makes clothes to suit them. She has kindly donated a $2,500 gift voucher, and Charlie Brown will personally help you shop and style you. Such an invaluable shopping experience

  • Howard Showers – are donating a personal shopping experience with TV personality Charlotte Dawson & a $2,000 Howard Showers voucher


  • Westfield and me (Donny Galella) – Be treated like a star and have your own personal stylist for three hours. Westfield stylist Donny Galella will take you shopping at the new Westfield Sydney or Westfield Bondi Junction. Plus Westfield have kindly donated a $2,000 Westfield Gift (Total prize value $2,500)

  • Moet Henessey – Moet Masterclass for 20-30 people, valued at over $2,500

  • Harbourjet – a 50 minute private charter on jetboat for 24 friends. How much fun would that be?


Special signed memorabilia auction items:

Official Cricket Australia produced ceramic Baggy Green memorabilia signed by Australian Cricket Captain Ricky Ponting. (Kindly donated by Vodafone Australia CEO Nigel Dews)

Taj Burrow (pro-surfer) – is donating a signed surfboard

Roosters (NRL) jersey signed by the team, donated by Braith Anasta

Parramatta Eels (NRL) training jersey signed by all of the team

West Tigers (NRL) jersey signed by the entire team

Bondi Rescue – framed signed print –

Fabulous fashion raffle prizes:

Zanerobe – donating eight boxes of clothes, valued at over $10,000 in value – so amazing!

Henry Roth – not only a fabulous designer but talented mentor on hit TV show ‘Project Runway’ is donating 20 cocktail frocks valued at $7,400.

Cosmopolitan Shoes (Double Bay) – has very generously donated a Yves Saint Laurent Tan Moc Croc Large Muse bag, valued at $3,500

Aurelio Costarella – is donating the most amazing silk and metal hand beaded Cunnard capes worth $2000

Mossée- are kindly donating a 15 piece fashion wardrobe, valued at $2,000

Nicola Finetti – a stunning deep V Neck Cap sleeve Dress valued at $1100

Steven Khalil – $1,000 gift voucher to use towards his incredible designs

Lorna Jane – have very kindly donated 4 x $250 gift vouchers. What makes this donation extra special is that, they themselves were evacuated from their Fortitude Valley (Brisbane) offices. Talk about amazing Aussie spirit

Nookie – a gorgeous $1,000 Nookie summer wardrobe

Little Joe Woman NY – the fabulous designer behind this brand Gail Elliot has donated a Chateau Marmont Kaftan valued at $895.00

Natasha – this delicious boutique in Paddington are donating a $300 gift voucher and a bag, valued at $495 (total value $795) –

Amar – is donating a $500 gift voucher plus you will also get to meet and greet the owner and designer Kerri –

Frocks and Gowns – are donating a two tone cocktail dress and tulle dress with petal embellishment. Combined value of $700

Anna Campbell – Melbourne’s up and coming fashion designer of cocktail, evening and bridal wear, Anna Campbell has kindly agreed to donate a $500 voucher.

Shopping Confessions – a stunning hand dyed silk garment, made in Columbia valued at $448 –

Bond Eye swimwear – $500 wardrobe update

Le Black Book – 2 x $250 gift vouchers

Ava Madison – donating a lovely dress valued at $520

Del Playa Drive – a $500 gift voucher to use online at

Valerie Tolosa – is donating an Ivy long sleeve dress valued at $330

Motto Fashions – will donate 2 x $100 vouchers –

Bond Eye swimwear – $500 wardrobe update

Sensational shoes & fashion accessories raffle prizes:

Carmen Steffens – A truly chic designer leather handbag worth $1,699

Samantha Wills – the designer behind this exquisite accessories label Samantha Wills personally pledged her support with a $500 gift voucher –

Emmanuele – stunning ‘Beyonce’ necklace valued at $1055 –

EMU Australia are donating 2 pairs of baby sheepskin boots, 7 pairs of kids sheepskin boots, 4 adult stinger sheepskin boots. Prize value is over $800.

Sunshades -4 pairs of designer sunglasses Oroton ‘Ocean Club’ RRP $265.00, Morrissey ‘Holly Golightly’ $225.00 , Flint ‘fresco’ $169.00 and Le Specs ‘Jetson’ – $59.95. (Total $718.95)

Kerrie Stanley – A voucher for bespoke milliner to the value of $700 to be used for a custom made piece or in the online shop at

Antoine & Stanley are donating 5 x $100 vouchers (This is my favourite menswear shoes brand! )

Sanna Shoes are donating 5 x $100 vouchers.

Gideon Shoes are donating a Size 8 pair of Handmade White Lo Cuts, 100% Australian-made & sweatshop free and valued at $395 –

Zoemou & zm925 Jewellery – jewellery made by Sydney designer Zoe Sernak. She has donated a ‘jordan 4’ charm, an ‘afro pic’ charm and the danika Zoemou necklace, valued at $290 and

Dejoie Jewellery – thank you Nikki Phillips the gorgeous talent behind this fabulous label. A gift voucher has been donated, valued at $250.

EQUIP accessories pack valued at $150

Bras n’ Things are donating two $50 gift vouchers –

Pamper yourself prizes:

Lancôme- a 10 piece mixture of Lancôme skincare, make-up and fragrance gift pack valued at $1,000

Our Place Salon – a gift voucher for the one haircut and blow dry, one half head highlights,
intense hair & Scalp, treatment Goldwell products and GHD styling irons. Valued at $750

Brad Ngata – one of Australia’s best hair stylists, will personally cut and style the winner’s hair and have one of his top technician do the colour (valued at $500)

Gloss Salon – Sydney hair salon Gloss are offering 2 ‘Rehab’ makeover packages valued at $299 each

Jurlique – a $500 gift voucher –

Dermologica – a 60 minute customized skin treatment in their VIP Treatment Room at the Dermalogica Head Quarters in St Leondards, valued at $450

A fabulous beauty clinic in Crows Nest has donated a Danne Montague-King treatment & product package worth $1,026

The Bronzing Boutique – are donating 6 Spray Tans, Bronzer, Body Exfoliator, Wrinkle Venim and a moisturelicious body spray. Valued at $5000

Maria Nitsas – makeup artist is donating a voucher for: full makeup, eyelash tint, eyebrow tint, eyebrow shape, lash extensions, blitz nails, blitz pedi, +mn makeup products, eyeshadows, lipstick and lipgloss valued at $500 WWW.MAKEUPARTISTMARIANITSAS.COM.AU

Eternal Beauty Products has offered to giveaway a beauty pack worth $413. This includes The Lift, Essential and the new Plump & Shine –

Palmer’s Coco butter gift pack valued at $150

Filomena Natoli – Sydney based makeup and spray tan artist has donated a $250 makeup gift voucher + tanning voucher + Xfoili8 tanning prep kit (total value of $350)

Ministry of Wellbeing – $500 Personal Training Package from Ministry of Wellbeing

Tan Temple – 5 x Tan Temple ‘3 tan’ vouchers valued at $147 each

3 x Health and Beauty baskets including products from Nude By Nature, Pharma Brand Labs and MD Visage. Each hamper is valued at over $1,000.

Bloom Cosmetics – Bloom organic gift box valued at $195


Other great raffle prizes:

Virgin Atlantic – have very kindly donated two tickets, Sydney to Hong Kong flights, valued at $4,722

Vodafone are donating 5 x HTC Desire HD handsets valued at $4,245. (Kindly donated by HTC, Quietly Brilliant). Valued at $849 each. A very generous number of Vodafone Foundation volunteers will also help with event preparations and on the night. Thank you so much Vodafone. WOW!!

Hugos – a cocktail party valued at $2,000

Westfield – have very kindly donated a $2,000 gift voucher

Bing Lee (Mona Vale) – a 46″ full HD Panasonic plasma TV valued at $1,299 and a Sony Bloggie HD Video Camera valued at $299

Virgin Active – the newest and funkiest gyms to arrive in Australia have kindly donated 2 x 3 month gym memberships (worth $940).

Kathryn Sprigg – insanely talented Perth based photographer is donating a framed New York photo valued at $1,700

Playstation pack valued at $1,000

Blackberry are donating a major prize worth $1000

Incy Interiors – have donated a child sized replica of the iconic Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen in high quality aniline leather. Includes strong fibreglass shell and polished stainless steel swivel base, valued at $599

Nespresso are donating a Nespresso Citiz & Milk machine (valued at $499)

Warner Music – a special bundle of 20 albums valued at $500. Thankyou Nathan Dann at Warner Music Australia.

10Rooms has donated a one night stay at The Grace Hotel to experience the unique 10Rooms concept (valued at $500)

Raw Fashion Agency – a two hour marketing consultation to help any young fashion intern or young fashionista (valued at over $500)

Garland & Garland Fashion are offering 2 x one hour consultations for mentoring young designers or fashionitas about launching a fashion label or retailing in the fashion industry (valued at over $300) –

ARIA restaurant – dinner for two to the value of $350

Perama Greek Restaurant (Petersham) is donating a dinner Banquet including drinks for four people, valued at $300

Buzo trattoria (Woollhara) is also donating a dinner and a bottle of bubbly – valued at $250

DNA Magazine are donating 3 x 12 Month Subscriptions worth $110 each

mon me – Vietnamese street food caterer well-known in London for their phenomenal Vietnamese ‘banh mi’ baguettes, now opening in Sydney is donating a $200 voucher –

Danny’s Alterations – professional clothing alterations with over 30 years’ experience is donating 2 x $100 vouchers –




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