Two of Hasmonean’s Year 12 students, Adina R and Shira G, joined forces with GIFT to create a wonderful evening celebrating women and diversity. The concept of the show was their GIFT Midrasha class project.
Called “Beyond the Label”, it showcased a very diverse range of nineteen models from the community. Students, Kisharon clients and women with different abilities confidently strutted down the cat walk to a range of songs which asserted their style, such as Lady Gaga’s ‘Born this Way’.
Three very inspirational women spoke: Alexia Baron who created the clothing range Porto&Bello – when diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of a pandemic, she noticed that there was nothing which was comfortable and dignified to wear while having treatment. Suzy Simons, who lost her sight and began a charity for the sight impaired to have support, spoke about her experiences. Finally, Debbie Rosten, who was ‘short and to the point’ emphasised that we all have to look beyond the label.
Thank you to Kinloss who provided the venue, to Valour who helped and inspired, as well as to House of Lancry, The Wardrobe, Fame and Alona Karen for dressing these wonderful women. Thank you also to all the wonderful women who did the hair and makeup, bringing all these fantastic looks together.
The event ran smoothly and slickly, giving time for the many attendees to mingle and enjoy an evening out. To see pictures and highlights of the night please check out @giftcharity on Instagram.