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Hair and beauty fiesta to hit Colombo:

 Unique hairdo

Beauty, style and glamour are three key words associated with the hair and beauty industry. These features and many more will be on display as novel hairstyles, nail art, bridal dressing skills and many other aspects will be displayed as Sunsilk Style International goes on stage at BMICH on March 18,19 and 20.

The three-day fashion extravaganza is presented by the Professional Hair Dressers and Beauticians Association (PHABA) Sri Lanka in collaboration with Unilever.

Mix and match

 Express your style

Many leading local and internationally reputed personalities from the beauty industry will take part in the event to dish out the latest trends and techniques to visitors.

A hub of creativity and knowledge, the gala event is expected to draw around 60, 000 people from all walks of life.

Be it budding young designers or beauticians or even a young couple on the brink of their marriage, Sunsilk Style International caters to them all.

It promises to be an unforgettable experience for all those who are not afraid to experiment and look their very best in day to day life.

Lecturers and demonstrations will enable the participants to observe and get guidelines on the ‘problem areas’ they have encountered.

Elegance. Pictures by Ruwan de Silva

Speaking at the event the PHABA team said that they are hoping to bring some beauty experts from India, Thailand and France to take part in the event.

“This is yet another chapter to serve and uplift the haircare industry in Sri Lanka.

Several entertaining events such as fashion and bridal shows will be held in the evenings.

Participants will also get an opportunity to win prizes by unfurling their creativity at competitions.

The best creation will be awarded the Sunsilk Style International championship trophy,” events organizer Senaka de Silva said.




The Designer Wedding Show 2011:

Best among the best

The most extravagant fashion show of the year, The Designer Wedding Show 2011, was showcased at Galadari Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on March 1. An event full of glamour, beauty and a lot of hard work, the fashion extravaganza featured some of the country’s top fashion designers and makeup artists. It is pretty obvious that long tiresome hours and a lot of hard work had been involved in transforming models into graceful brides.

As a spectator I found myself lost in a fairytale as bride after bride walked down the runway. I was transported into a future just like these popular designers. Fashion is not limited for a certain age group. It’s something for everyone.

Models took to the ramp, showcasing the talents of each designer. I finally found the best out of the best, Indika Bandara of Wanamal salons, Kandy, a budding young designer with unique concepts and designs. His models were not merely dressed in amazing creations, but had grace and extraordinary beauty. His creations made the audience grasp the theme of the event. Lavish colours blended together and created eye-catching works of art.

Five concepts, five models and a whole new dimension was revealed. My dream of being a fashion designer soared to its summit. I felt impatient. I wanted to create my own designs, select the fabrics and put my heart and soul into the work. It would definitely bring out a finished product but, could it be this good? They seemed like portraits mastered to perfection by a world famous artiste. The images were unforgettable.

I can still picture them walking down the ramp. What joy it would have been if it was my work! It would have brought me immense pride. I went home with overflowing hope. On March 4 I found those breath taking beauties in Daily News ‘Zest’.

I felt happy at the thought of seeing those pictures in the paper. Now I could keep them with me and save them as happy memories. I read the small article on it and found out that the name of the best designer, the one who had created the most outstanding designs was not mentioned. The paper was decorated by four out of five designs showcased by him. This is certainly a good example of his unparallel talent.


One of her creations

Astrid Fernando

Astrid Fernando and her daughter will hold their 6th Exhibition of sewing and crafts “Stitches-N-Designs” on March 19 and 18 from 9.30 am to 7 pm at the JR Jayewardene Cultural Centre, Town Hall (Opposite Singithi Uyana).

This exhibition will display a wide range of hand embroidery table cloths, framed pictures and cushions together with her latest creations such as, Needle Tatting Teneriffee Lace, Drawn thread Embroidery and her latest Needle Lace. There will be an exclusive collection of framed pictures for sale at the exhibition.

She is anxious in meeting all embroidery and craft lovers and willing to share her knowledge with all at the exhibition.





Malki’s choice

Debuting onto the modelling sector in 2006, Malki Perera’s passion lies in dancing. She is a dance instructor and had appeared in a number of TV commercials. She is based in UK, employed as a businesswoman and had modelled outfits at fashion shows in Sri Lanka as well as UK.

Costumes by Yellya Show Room, Nittambuwa

Location Attanagalla Nursery

Make up by Chandimal Jayasinghe

Pictures by Mahinda Vithanachchi


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