Cindy is our best image maker

Gympie woman Cindy Vogel received the Image Maker category of the Australian Women in Music Awards at the star-studded awards ceremony in Brisbane last weekend. She was presented with her award by Queensland Communities and Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch. PHOTO: Elouise van Reit-Gray

Gympie woman Cindy Vogels won the Australian Women in Music Award AWMA for Excellence in the Image Creation category at the awards show, held recently at the Tivoli in Brisbane.

The Image Making category recognizes a hairstylist and/or makeup artist and/or stylist working to visually change the face of music to break gender, race and social culture stereotypes.

Ms. Vogels won the award because of her creative collaborations with artists on unique, obscure and beautiful clothing.

Ms Vogels has showcased her costumes and fashion on screens, stages and red carpets around the world, including London Fashion Week, ARIAs, Eurovision Australia and a Christian Louboutin campaign with guitarist artist Jaguar Jonze .

Winning awards and launching her first fashion label at just 16, Ms Vogels was thrust into the international spotlight when her handcrafted feather crown was worn by pop sensation Lady Gaga during a 2014 performance with the inimitable Tony Bennett.

Since then, she has devoted her unique talents to the music industry, developing an enviable portfolio of strong and striking designs, often sponsoring 50% of her clients, emerging artists from all genres of music, and during the most difficult since 2014 when she became a single mother of her four children.

A multi-talented designer, she is the founder and director of slow fashion label, Racy & Lucky, as well as an event producer and creative director, founding both CollabAnation, a live performance art movement fostering creative collaborations , and Space Girls Festival, a dynamic event. is committed to offering 100% female and LGBTIQ+ programmed events and creating safe spaces for young people to create original music.

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry were at the Australian Women in Music Awards to witness Ms Vogels’ achievements.

The Tivoli Brisbane hosted Night of Nights with Tina Arena in honor of AWMA Honor Roll inductee Olivia Newton-John.

Poppy Reid won the Music Journalist Award and Little Pattie gave an emotional speech.


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