Tuesday, August 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: Designers For Daffodil Day

Today I want to shed some light on an amazing cause to help fight cancer, I am of cause talking about Daffofil Day. Daffodil day which falls on Friday 26th August is a day which I always remember as the day I buy a massive bunch of cheerful Daffodils and buy a pen to support such a great cause but this year I want to do more to help raise awareness. This year marks the 25th year of Daffodil day and this year they aim to raise over $9.5 million to fund the cancer control initiatives, patient support and research services of Cancer Council's eight state and territory member organisations
Arthur Gallan

To celebrate Daffodil Day on Friday 26th August, eight of Australia's favourite designers have created a Daffodil Day inspired fashion piece.
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I was lucky enough to get to interview the designers to hear what inspired them to get involved and to get a couple of quick tips of fashion to come for Summer (I had to ask!)
 Arthur Galan

What inspired you to get involved with Designers for Daffodil Day? 
I know many people that have been affected by cancer and have seen the devastation that it causes. Thankfully, I have other friends that have beaten this disease, which gives me hope. Any contribution we can make to cancer research is just so important.

Who did you want to represent wearing your dress that you designed for Designers for Daffodil Day?
The dress is designed for a women that has a strong sense of self and inspires style and confidence.

 What do you see are the key trends moving forward for Spring/Summer in Australia as we are all thinking of the approaching warmer weather?
Colour is at the fore this season with persimmon, royal blue and gold accentuating the purity of white and neutral tones. Fluid pieces intersperse with structured lines and watercolour prints mingle with the sharp aesthetic of stripes to create a setting that you can’t help but want to enter into the essence of sunny days.
Arthur Gallan's beautiful dress

What does Daffodil Day mean to you?
Daffodil Day is about hope to find the answers to beat cancer, a disease that affects so many.

Where did you find inspiration for this dress?
I chose this dress because I feel it is elegant and it creates such a beautiful silhouette. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Daffodil Day and I have taken inspiration from the colour of the daffodil, which reflects hope and inspiration.

Rachel Gilbert's beautiful dress
 Rachel Gilbert
“I was inspired by the amount of assistance Cancer Council offers with their support services for all cancer patients. I am honoured to be able to contribute in raising awareness of cancer throughout Australia.”

So please check out the Daffodil website  http://www.daffodilday.com.au and see how you can get involved to raise money for this fantastic cause. Don't forget to buy your Daffodils!!

What does Daffodil mean to you? How will you show your support?
miss chew 


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