One of the Head Piece Winners at the recent Kiwanis Melbourne Cup Luncheon, Alesana Faleono Motoutorua, said she used treasures from the land and sea to promote culture.
Ms Motoutorua won the Most Creative Head Piece Prize.
“I used all the treasures from the land and sea, I managed to gather some shells, some of the broken glass bottles from the beach and pandanus leaves,” she said.
“Us in the Pacific we use shells, pandanus leaves to promote our culture and that is the main concept for this combine piece.”
It took her four hours to make her head piece the only challenge was gathering the pieces from the land and sea.
She said she used her imagination to create her head piece.
Ms Penny Alexander took home the best head piece prize. Her dress and headpiece was designed by Leiola Rakau of Native Wear.
Best Dressed (sponsored by iCount): Ms Lili Chong
Best Shoes (sponsor by titan FX): Ms Liv Cheung
Most Elegant Dress: Ms Valerie Martinez
Most Elegant Jewellery Set: Gigi Baxter
Most Entertaining Table (sponsored by top sign & tana ciné)
Women Association: President Anita Deroin
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST