East meets West at fashion show

Bollywood-themed show raises funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Designs by Davi Bains Gill

Gurdeep Nijjer wants to share her culture with the world, with a Bollywood bling fling.

The Victoria nurse is organizing an extravaganza of Indian fashion and fare at the Mary Winspear Centre this weekend.

“The fashion show is sort of a Bollywood high-end fashion show,” Nijjer said.

Nijjer invited creator Davi Bains Gill of Armaan DBG to bring her creations and models for the Timeless 2011 line to the Bodine Family Hall.

“I like fashion, I just don’t get time being a nurse and a mom of three kids,” Nijjer said. “I wanted to do something for charity and I wanted to promote the culture, the diversity.”

Proceeds of the show will go to aid B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, a charity near to her heart.

“I’m a registered nurse as a profession,” she said. “I wanted to do something for charity. I have kids; everybody has kids. If anything happens they go to B.C. Children’s, where they always need help.”

“I use (Bains Gill’s) designer clothes myself,” Nijjer said. “It gives you that taste of both East and West. … It’s a blend of both cultures.”

The event opens with classic Bollywood dance followed by the first portion of the fashion extravaganza.

“We will have a break for dinner, appetizers will be served at the table,” Nijjar said. “Then the last is a Bollywood dance by 18- to 22-year-olds doing a high-energy dance and it will follow up with a DJ and people can dance.”

Armaan presents Timeless 2011 at the Mary Winspear Centre on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the Mary Winspear Centre box office, at 250-656-0275 or email neetunijjer@yahoo.ca for more information.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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