It is with much excitement that I can now announce our first list of designers showcasing at QT Fashion Week & Awards 2013…

Up & Coming

Damsel in this Dress

Rumar by Rochelle

Nomiki Glynatsis

Zo by Zoe


Niki Teljega

Datiro Designs

Mac & Bain


Up & Coming Swim

Saucy Rose

La Biquini

Peony Swimwear


White Sands


Karla Spetic

Lisa Brown

Minty Meets Munt

Marlies Dekkers


Today was the model casting for QT Fashion Week & Awards. With over 100 models from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast agencies turning up to the invitation only casting Michaela Fitzgerald (Event Co-ordinator) and I had our work cut out for us choosing only ten for the week in April.

Held on level one of QT Gold Coast out the front of the luxurious Spa Q, the girls came up in groups of five, first walking in jeans and top then changing into swimwear.

Below are just a few pics of what went on at the casting. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the local news team. 

Don’t forget to LIKE www.facebook.com/mygasolinerainbow for all news and updates on QT Fashion Week & Awards, designers will be announced soon and we have some incredibly exciting and talented local, national and INTERNATIONAL labels showcasing – can’t wait to reveal!!!


View news clip NBN News 14 March 2013


To select the face of the QT Fashion Week & Awards, I am lucky enough to have two incredibly experienced, beautiful and talented women joining myself on the judging panel, and those lovely ladies are Leah Madden and Simone Bennett-Smith.

Simone Bennett-Smith

Stunning Gold-Coaster, Simone Bennett-Smith, is a skilled actress, presenter, MC, stylist and model with over 20-years international industry experience. She boasts copious credits to her name including advertising campaigns (Telstra, Zyrtec, Nissan, Mazda, American Express, Suncorp), television (Queensland’s Best Living, Mermaids, The Sleepover Club, Packed to the Rafters, Reef Doctors, Lightning Point) and film roles (Crooked Business, Under the Radar, and Deception to name a few). As well as maintaining a profile as a popular Australian model and presenter, Simone is presently building her styling business with a focus on fashion and homes – something she is truly passionate about, and that she is particularly well-suited to because of her varied expertise within a wide variety of industries like entertainment, luxury fashion, international catwalk, cosmetics, events and styling and high-end property development. simonebennettsmith.com

Leah Madden

Leah Madden is a one women power house that has built the internationally renowned swimwear label ‘White Sands Australia’ from the ground up.  Having dressed such celebrities as Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford, Selena Gomez & Whitney Port, White Sands has become a highly regarded name in the Fashion industry.  This women knows what it takes to make it in the model world, having worked with high calibre models such as Kendell Jenner and Jesinta Campbell.  


So today was a hectic day, with a final meeting at the fabulous QT Gold Coast to ensure all is in place for the Face of QT Fashion Week & Awards Finals at Stingray Lounge tomorrow night (Thursday 7th March) from 6.30pm. With all the t’s crossed and i’s dotted I headed down to Australia Fair to scout for my first Top 10 Buys which was so much fun.

It was also a great opportunity for me to get to know all the Retailers down there, so stay tuned for some great style and great offers!
My outfit today, jumper from Kmart – these come in a variety of prints and colours and are nice and lightweight. I love this mint colour and the studs on the shoulders. The leopard loafers a steal at $5, also from Kmart. Where? Australia Fair

Lace shorts from Supre, a feminine touch and of course my new gorgeous fuchsia Chanel – thanks mum xx