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Local kids join runway showcasing jackets made from vintage blankets at Newdegate Field Days

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Local children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C.
Camera IconLocal children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

From front flips and feathers to the finest fleece, the Dyson Jones MerinoSnug fashion parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days had it all.

To a regal backdrop of ruby red drapes and a golden, sparkling “50” at the runway’s end, the enthusiastic and acrobatic models from Vibes Events & Entertainment put on a show.

The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman
The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

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The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman
The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

Held several times throughout the two-day event, crowds gathered in the Family Interest Display Pavilion where a number of stalls were showcasing their clothing, some featured in the parade.

The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman
The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

Those featured included Lake Grace boutique Sand N Salt, Williams Woolshed, baby and maternity brand Marli & Me, Fleece To Fashion and Albany boutique Depeche Mode.

The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman
A model in designs sold at the Williams Woolshed.
Camera IconA model in designs sold at the Williams Woolshed. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Local children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C.
Camera IconLocal children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Local children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C.
Camera IconLocal children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Local children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C.
Camera IconLocal children and a model wearing woollen designs by Sally C. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

Local Newdegate designer Sally Pell also had her Sally C brand showcased in the parade, with local kids joining the models on the runway, donning her cosy, colourful jackets fashioned out of vintage blankets.

Vibe Events & Entertainment models Tenielle Williamson and Emily Rose Moore, (front row) Kayla Pope, Cherie Burgess, Trent Lavell, Maddalyn Riddell and Paris Hall entertained the crowd during the Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconVibe Events & Entertainment models Tenielle Williamson and Emily Rose Moore, (front row) Kayla Pope, Cherie Burgess, Trent Lavell, Maddalyn Riddell and Paris Hall entertained the crowd during the Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

Between labels, acrobatic duo Cherie Burgess and Trent Lavell took to the stage to perform a series of dances and tricks, joined during the finale by the rest of the team, two of whom donned bedazzled and feathered costumes.

The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman
The Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconThe Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

The high-energy show was organised by local super mum Michelle Garlick, who took over from last year’s co-ordinators Fanny McDonald and Judy Butcher, who was there on the day with her five-week-old Elizabeth.

Newdegate Machinery Field Days fashion co-ordinator Michelle Garlick (third from left) with Vibe Events & Entertainment models Paris Hall, Maddalyn Riddell, Kayla Pope, Emily Rose Moore and Tenielle Williamson after the Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Camera IconNewdegate Machinery Field Days fashion co-ordinator Michelle Garlick (third from left) with Vibe Events & Entertainment models Paris Hall, Maddalyn Riddell, Kayla Pope, Emily Rose Moore and Tenielle Williamson after the Dyson Jones MerinoSnug Fashion Parade at Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Countryman/Countryman

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