Mt Melville local takes number one spot in virtual WA Fashions on the Field regional heat

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Great Southern WA Fashions on the Field iso edit heat winner Anjanee Gaoneadry.
Camera IconGreat Southern WA Fashions on the Field iso edit heat winner Anjanee Gaoneadry. Credit: supplied

Albany’s Anjanee Gaoneadry has been named the winner of WA Fashions on the Field’s virtual Great Southern Iso Edit heat, earning herself a nomination to the final at Ascot later this year.

Ms Gaoneadry will not only join the heat winners of the 2020 WA Fashions on the Field competition, but has also won $750, plus $500 for a charity of her choice in the Great Southern region thanks to Community TAB.

The Great Southern virtual heat took place from July 13-19 and was open to all women living within the region.

Great Southern WA Fashions on the Field iso edit heat winner Anjanee Gaoneadry.
Camera IconGreat Southern WA Fashions on the Field iso edit heat winner Anjanee Gaoneadry. Credit: supplied

Ms Gaoneadry entered the competition as a chance to embrace women’s fashion.

“Last year in February was the first time I entered and I came second, so this year I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity and great reason to dress up in these crazy times,” she said.

“It really was just for fun. I love fashion ... you have to be in it to win it.”

Ms Gaoneadry’s winning outfit was inspired by her home country, Mauritius.

“I’m inspired by the zebra and animal prints,” she said.

“It was a beautiful dress, perfect for Fashions on the Field, and I just think black and white is an elegant colour choice.”

Ms Gaoneadry did her own hair and makeup for the competition.
Camera IconMs Gaoneadry did her own hair and makeup for the competition. Credit: supplied/supplied

Her dress was made in Melbourne by designer Mark Blake and was paired with a black fascinator, gloves and matching clutch.

Working as a hairdresser at MacDonald Upson Hair, Ms Gaoneadry did her own hair and make-up for the competition.

She will donate her $500 winnings to the women’s refuge in Albany.

The WA Fashions on the Field final in November will comprise a top 12, with 10 to be selected by a Racing and Wagering WA judging panel, and the other two by a public vote.

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