A MOUTH-watering long table lunch launched the Light Up Leederville Carnival program this week.
Attendees basked in the sunny weather in the Ria Malay Kitchen carpark on Oxford Street and got a first look at the program for the carnival, now in its sixth year, while enjoying several courses of locally made dishes.
Foyer Oxford residents acted as wait staff at the event to give them more hospitality experience and boost their job prospects.
One of the program highlights is set to be the fashion parade that will feature City of Vincent mayor Emma Cole wearing some of Leederville’s finest jewellery.
Ms Cole and Rohan Milne from Rohan Jewellery, which specialises in diamonds, have been collaborating to come up with a necklace that will complement her catwalk outfit.
Mr Milne said they had to “go bold”.
“We are looking at necklaces but we might have to go bigger because these are high end diamonds and they can tend to get lost on the catwalk,” he said.
He said he had been involved in the carnival for years as a sponsor but this was a first in a fashion parade capacity.
This year’s carnival, which includes food, live art, pop-up bars, market stalls, rides and live music, is expected to attract up to 60,000 visitors.
Light Up Leederville Carnival is on Sunday, December 3 from 12pm to 9pm.