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Stylist Jade Sardon reveals good taste can be learned. By Cec Busby.
With a family in the business (her
father owned four fashion bou-
tiques in Melbourne), it seems in-
evitable that Jade Sardon would one day grow
up to be a stylist - after all, she made her ﬁrst
sojourn down the catwalk when she was just a
toddler. Her father "was a model showcasing
his new collection," recalls Jade, "and I was
watching the show from the audience with
my mum and decided that I wanted to get up
had to pick me up and continue to walk the
runway with me in his arms!"
In her teens Sardon followed this auspi-
cious entry into the fashion world with a
part time job at the age of 16 for a company
called Sheike Boutique, but it wasn't long
before the ambitious teen turned her sights
to a full-time career in fashion. "I had al-
ways loved fashion, but I never knew if I
had what it took to be successful in what is
a very lucrative industry. But as time went
on, I realised that I had a 'know-how' for
fashion that not many people had.
"I was being offered jobs in the indus-
try that astounded me and requests to dress
celebrities at such a young age. It was the
feedback from my customers that made me
realise I could truly have a successful career
These days, Sardon runs her own busi-
ness as a stylist -- Styled by Jade -- where
she sees her role as not just about hunting
up great outﬁts and creating cool looks
for her clientele but helping them develop
their own sense of style. "Most clients will
already have their own sense of style and
personality established," says Jade, "which
is important for me to incorporate into their
new look. But I like to encourage my clients
to step out of their comfort zone and try on
So what does she see as the stylist's role?
“To give everyone the tools and conﬁ-
dence to go shopping and know what col-
ours, shapes and garments suit their personal
needs and requirements."
Being an out lesbian, Sardon also realises
the stigma that is often attached to fashion
within the community. Does she think she
needs to help lesbians break out of their ster-
eotypical looks? "It's not so much encour-
aging them to break out, but to take a little
more pride and respect in what they wear
and who they are. We are all individuals and
I think we are so concerned about what our
peers will think if we don't dress a particular
way... Just be yourself!!"
For more info on Jade Sardon visit
With the New Year just around the
corner there are plenty of options to
celebrate its arrival -- but for Adelaide
ladies you can't go past Girl Feast -- a hot, ener-
getic, girl only event featuring two of Australia's
best and most promising lesbian DJs.
Complete with lesbian art, drink specials and
friendly female bar staff, DJ JoSH, who will be
spinning tunes at the event, believes that the Girl
Feast New Year's Eve party will attract women
of all ages. "There's something for everyone."
For 25 years, DJ JoSH has been pumping out
tunes to a diverse crowd. An Adelaide favour-
ite, DJ JoSH says you'd be crazy to miss the Girl
Feast New Year's Eve party. "It's an opportunity
for girls to let their hair down... Lots of really
good music, lots of good company and I hear
there are a few surprises in store for the ladies
DJ JoSH has won numerous awards for her
style, a mix of trance and progressive NRG,
including a spot at In the Mix, where she took
out eighth place in the National round of the
2004 Best DJ award. She promises to play to the
crowd, handle requests and make sure everybody
dances their butts off. "It's all about playing what
people want to hear."
Manning the decks alongside JoSH will be
21-year-old Leah Mencel, aka Tomboy. With just
one year of live experience under her belt, Tom-
boy is already making heads turn with her style
which she describes as 'eclectic'. "My style is all
over the shop -- there's some commercial electro
there mixed in with some old school party tunes.
I like to mix it up so the crowd doesn't get bored,
so I don't get bored."
Inspired by JoSH, Tomboy taught herself to
DJ when she was just 17. In the last year, she
has played at numerous venues including Garage
for G-Licious (a bimonthly girl only event), The
Backpackers, World's End and the Cuckoo Bar.
Tomboy says she is excited about playing at
the Girl Feast New Year 's Eve party. "It will be
a lot of fun - lots of party tunes and lots of high
energy. What better way to spend it than to spend
it with your friends in a comfortable environment
where the vibe is going to be unreal."
Girl Feast New Year's Eve party: Mojo
West, 8pm - 5am. The door entry is $10.
More info: temptressproductions.com
DJs JoSH and Tomboy bring the heat to NYE. By Kellie Arbuckle.
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