BINGLE ADDS SPARKLE TO PERTH SHOW

Michael Clarke's former fiancee, model Lara Bingle, jetted into town to take a front-row seat last night at one of Perth's hottest fashion shows, the Ellery Spring 2011 Collection by Perth-born designer Kym Ellery.

Bingle oozed glamour as she walked the red carpet with Ellery and rising Perth supermodel Dempsey Stewart at one40william in the CBD, where the edgy fashion event took place in front of 250 invited guests, including Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Premier Colin Barnett and fashion magazine editors who had flown in for the event.

Dressed in a signature Ellery outfit, Bingle said she was his "number one fan" when asked about Clarke's expected rise to the captaincy of the Australian cricket team following Ricky Ponting's decision to step down yesterday.

She said she couldn't imagine a better person for the role and he "remains very much in my life".

The excited crowd watched Ellery deliver the first glimpse of the new collection, which featured 13 Perth models. A string trio played classic rock tunes.

Following the show, guests were invited to join Ellery, Bingle and festival VIPs for an after-party at Wolfe Lane bar.

Today, interstate media and guests will be treated to an intimate cruise on the Swan River, courtesy of Perth Fashion Festival director Tony Sage.

Source: The West Australian
Date: 30th March 2011