Plans to get Beaufort St in Inglewood ‘pumping’


Melanie Andrew (CoCo Kingdom) with Telisha Beattie (CoCo Kingdom) and Billee Eames (Billee Eames Make-up Artist). Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Melanie Andrew (CoCo Kingdom) with Telisha Beattie (CoCo Kingdom) and Billee Eames (Billee Eames Make-up Artist). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

PLANS are underway to get the Inglewood end of Beaufort Street as “pumping” as the Mt Lawley end with a fashion flavour.

The Monday night markets will play host to a VIP fashion event for the first time as part of a Lifeline fundraiser on October 3.

Make-up artist Billee Eames and fashion retailer Melanie Andrew have teamed with several Inglewood businesses to put on the event that will consist of two runway shows featuring “fun” designs.

“Billee is our creative director and she has directed us on how to do it because we have never done it before, so we’ve got six models and three different looks: daytime, more dressy like for the races then evening wear,” Ms Andrew said.

“We will have a stage set up with lighting, music, seating and that was all donated.”

Ms Andrew, who co-owns Huntingdale based CoCo Kingdom and will donate 10 per cent of October’s sales to Lifeline thorough Mondo Community Warriors, said the collection that will feature came together easily.

“The designs have come together really easily because everything is quite boho at the moment, so everything’s going to be fun, flirty, feminine and show off that every woman is beautiful inside and out,” she said.

Ms Eames, who grew up in the Inglewood area, said she was keen to see some more life breathed into that end of Beaufort Street.

“I grew up in the area, this is very close to home; every time we go out I say to the girls “Beaufort Street” which is great down the Mt Lawley end, it’s pumping.

“This end needs a bit of love an attention.

“With the Monday night markets, that seems to be bringing in a bit of new business, but I think there’s more we can do.”

Businesses contributing to the event

Embellish Hair

The Nova Studio,

Live Event Productions,

Silk Recipe

Devine Cellars

Mori Japanese Restaurant

What: Monday Night Market fashion event

When: Monday, October 3, 7pm and 8pm

Where: Inglewood library, Beaufort Street

Cost: free