Central Leader : April 13th 2011
8 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS Come to our free balloon sculpting works Mon18-Thur21&Sat23A 10am - 4pm BALLOON SKOOL'S IN hop. See the SCHOOL'S OUT enormous Easter themed sculpttures in n the and learn how to make a cool creation nto WES/ W CL/1126 e centre court take home. westfield.co.nz/stlukes Designing winner gets a double prize By KELSEY FLETCHER and ELANA KLUNER Winning design: Samantha Wainstein won the Young Bridal Designer of the Year award with this design. Starting her own label is what Samantha Wainstein dreamed of when she started her degree in fashion. And after winning intern- ships with European fashion designers Cymbeline and Ruben Perlotti, she is closer to achieving it. The 20-year-old St Johns resident won the Young Bridal Designer of the Year award at Bridal Fashion Week earlier this month at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. It was supposed to be a single internship but after wooing them with her por- celain doll-inspired dress, both designers offered her internships. Ms Wainstein showcased her garment on the runway alongside other established New Zealand designers and the two European designers. She hopes to do her first internship with Cymbeline in Paris, then go to Barcelona to work with Perlotti. I think it will happen in the summer break around November so it doesn t inter- fere with my studies, but it hasn t been confirmed, she says. Ms Wainstein began sew- ing from and early age after deciding fashion was her future. I always had a passion for painting and art so I took up sewing in primary school. Everything I ve done since then has been in mind of that, she says. The competition was created to help further the careers of young New Zea- land designers and offer them the opportunity to get cre- ative. Ms Wainstein says students at Whitecliffe Col- lege were offered the chance to participate by the Bridal Fashion Week but there was not enough time to make a new dress before the closing day because of approaching assignments. I decided to enter one of my garments from last year and it went from there, she says. Mr Perlotti congratulated Ms Wainstein and talked about his impressions of New Zealand s fashion designers. I think they have a lot of creativity. It s my first time here and I m very happy to be in this wonderful country. I hope to enjoy more of New Zealand s work, he says. -- Elana Kluner is an AUT journalism student Top two for sentencing Two Epsom law students from Auckland University placed first and second place in the gruelling final leg of the Sentencing Advocacy Competition last month. James Ruddell and Helen Brown were judged first and second respectively by Justices Courtney and Wylie at the competition held at the Auckland High Court on March 21. Their sentencing problem concerned a blackmail case where the defendant had pleaded guilty to threatening to disclose compromising information about a former partner unless paid $50,000. They prepared written sentencing submissions and each had 20 minutes to deliver oral submissions. They were assessed on cri- teria including preparation, use of written materials, courtroom etiquette, use of time and understanding of sentencing principles and case law. Thirty-six students entered the preliminary round includ- ing 28 from Auckland and eight from the Waikato Uni- versity. The final was open to the public, drawing High Court judges, Auckland law faculty staff and members of the legal profession. James received a $600 prize as winner and Helen received $400 as runner-up.
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