Adelaide Fashion Festival: Face Launch

Last week I was invited to attend the Adelaide Fashion Festival Face Launch presented by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and The Parade Norword, held at Tandanya, The National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The event stated of with a showing of beautiful designs by Eva Wanganeen, as seen below….


Channel 7’s Amelia Mulcahy then welcomed guests and announced the highly anticipated face of this years fashion festival….Katarina Keeler


Katarina Keeler, a 5’10 Indigenous Australian beauty from Ceduna, will represent this year’s Festival.

“As the new fresh-face on the Adelaide modelling scene, Katerina was a standout for us, and what better way for her to launch her career in the industry then using the Adelaide Fashion Festival as her big break,” says Adelaide Fashion Festival Coordinator Cristina Tridente.

Katarina never dreamt that a modelling career might become a possibility until she was scouted from the crowds at Westfield Marion shopping centre during the 2013 Finesse & IMG International Model Search by Finesse Models Australia Director, Brigette Mitchell.



Currently completing her final year at university, the ambitious 20-year old remains passionate about her studies, but is delighted at the prospect of her modelling career and the opportunities this role with the Adelaide Fashion Festival will present.

 “Being chosen as the Face of the 2014 Adelaide Fashion Festival is very exciting, and it’s an honour to represent my Indigenous heritage in such a renowned and prestigious fashion event,” says Miss Keeler.

 “On top of modelling I am also studying a Bachelor of Nursing which is keeping me very busy, but I am looking forward to what the future holds and hope that modelling will be a part of it.”


The Festival will run over a ten-day program, from 17 – 26 October 2014, with tickets on sale now.