Stars Unite at Most Charitable Fashion Event To Help Homeless Youths

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Words by Khoa Nguyen

St Kilda resided ambassador, model and now fashion socialite Cindy Carino attended ART du JOUR by Leièla’s Spring Soirée as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in the hope to raise funds and awareness for Kids Under Cover.

ART du JOUR by Leièla successfully launched at last year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week. The weeklong event invited the public into the world of boutique fashion, labels and designers, promoted collaboration and uniqueness, and attracted exposure and access to the smaller business owners, the entrepreneurs and the creatives in the industry.

Curated by Leièla designer Lucy Laurita, this year the event has been refined and took a more intimate approach with a Spring Soirée, showcasing designs from Melissa Richards Millinary, Andrea Agosta Jewellery, Judith Penak Couture, Vintage Designs, Stella Nemiro and Kitchy Ku.

Kids Under Cover is the only organisation in Australia that offers the unique combination of housing, scholarships and mentors for homeless and at-risk youths and aims to take an early-intervention approach to preventing youth homelessness all over Australia.

Models graced down the runway in designs that will soon be sold at auction to a star studded crowd as singer Czarina performed her latest hits and celebrity photographer Lucia Hou of G&G Studios snapped endlessly.

“We raised over $1000 for Kids Under Cover, which I am so grateful for everyone’s involvement… as together we are all contributing to help make a difference to a young person’s life,” quoted Ms Laurita.

Spotted front row and adorned in a custom full-length red wine Leièla gown was not only the St Kilda resident socialite herself, but Ms Carino was also accompanied by singer and The Voice finalist Krishool, The Voice’s Omar Dean, singer Czarina and many more television personalities.

On the night, Cindy appeared popular and elegant with a remarkable aura attracting guests who wanted to meet her up close as she socialised to guests facing the importance of charity and the impact it makes on the live’s of Australian youths.

Ms Carino is already an avid supporter of several charities and having recently being chosen as an ambassador for Bully Zero Australia Foundation, it was no surprise Cindy was an attendee at the event making sure it was a success for the sake of homeless youths in Australia.

With its ongoing support for unique Melbourne culture, its work and association with Australian charities and the proven success of the Spring Soiree, ART du JOUR is rapidly becoming a forward-thinking catalyst for generating work, inspiration, creation, innovation and a revitalisation of the notions of partnerships and integration.

For more information on the event or if you are interested in getting involved, email or call: or (03) 9326 1285, or visit:


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