Winners kick-start glamour careers
A PASSING mention of Pixie Bella's photography talent by her friend and model Renae Mackenzie has helped the women gain a break into the highly competitive modelling industry.
Teaming up as a style entourage, with Pixie behind the lens and Renae swapping her modelling skills for make-up artistry, the two Lower Clarence women took out the Project Be Styled 3: Fashion Entourage challenge.
Pixie, aged 18 and studying for her HSC at Maclean High School, said the mention of her talent by Renae as they looked at her photos during the casting of models for the competition led to an amazing experience.
“Just the experience of working with a stylist and getting to co-ordinate our own photo shoot was unbelievable,” Pixie said.
After the photo shoot in Brisbane on March 18, Pixie said she and Renae nervously attended the presentation at Brisbane's Alchemy restaurant.
“It's a great accomplishment that's going to open doors for us,” Pixie said. The women were among four finalist teams in the competition – to promote Brisbane's Westfield Chermside shopping centre – who were selected to participate in a four-hour photo shoot with models from Dallys models.
They now share $3000 in prizemoney for their win.
A photo shoot for a large Brisbane newspaper and free access to Dallys models was also part of Pixie's prize.
Renae, who is a contracted model with Dallys, also received a make-up artist contract with the company.
Pixie said she hoped to study photography at Griffith University, while Renae said she wanted to pursue a career in modelling.