Kira-Lea Dargin, journalist & businesswoman

I am a 24-year-old businesswoman, entrepreneur (so they say) and mother of three. I have a background in modelling and Cert III qualification in Hair & Makeup. During 2011 I started out as a beauty assistant to the beauty editor with in Australian publication Pacific Magazines, based with in Prevention Magazine.

Following on from this I developed my own small business known as Aboriginal Model Management Australia, which over the past 2 years has flourished and since seen me named in the Stanfords Who’s who 2013 as a rising entrepreneur.

I have also gone on to study a Diploma of Business in Public Relations and a Diploma in Screen & Media Journalism at Petersham TAFE. In 2013 I became the first ever Australian Indigenous Fashion & Beauty columnist, currently contributing monthly style articles to the South Sydney Herald. I have covered every national runway show in Australia including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, Melbourne Fashion Festival, Adelaide Fashion Festival, Perth Fashion Festival, Perth Caged Fashion Event plus many others. I also covered my first international event during New York Fashion Week 2013.

In the last 12months I have featured in Cleo Magazine, Inspire Magazine, South Sydney Herald, NITV, SBS and Channel 7. Aside from my love of fashion I spend two days a week with Beauty PR house ‘PR Chicks’ where my duties include media liaison, press release development, monthly mail outs, client reports and event planning. I am also the Australian Agent for ‘The Synergy Events Emerging Trends Shows’ in London, Boston & NYC contracted bi-seasonal.

Kira-Lea starts (another!) job as a Fashion Assistant at InStyle Magazine this week.

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