Red Carpet Recognition Night

We’re back! We are excited to announce we are once again hosting our annual Red Carpet Multicultural Fashion Show!

This year, RAAME proudly present the Red Carpet Recognition Night, which celebrates multicultural Australia.

The show will feature our 2018 Multicultural Fashion Show, showcasing our talented designers’ creative and extraordinary works, while giving thanks and recognition to those who have supported us since our inception.

So join us for a spectacular evening on the 10th of November at Parliament House to celebrate Australia’s multiculturalism.

Tickets are on sale now!

Grab them before they run out!

Strathpine Multicultural Fashion Show – Moon Festival

RAAME brings multiculturalism to the regions
—celebrating the famous moon festival at Strathpine, Qld

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”― Mahatma Gandhi

They say that when the opportunity knocks at your door steps you never say no, you grab and do it, if its successful you win and if not you learn.

Same happened when I was given the opportunity to put on a multicultural fashion show for Brisbane North Chinese Association Inc. to celebrate Moon festival.

I saw my dream turning into reality in a new place (Strathpine) and show in Queensland which myself and my organisation is very proud to bring to the people of Australia.

The Audience were overwhelmed to be a part of this beautiful dream of togetherness that has now become a colourful, inclusive and successful reality.

Every model came to the show with their best traditional outfit and full traditional make and were all very keen to walk the stage with pride.

The crowd was ‘wowed’ at the authenticity and diversity of models who displayed traditional attire from over 40 countries, including members as young as 3 through to seniors aged 80 who have walked the earth for much longer.

This simple act illuminated the shared values of unity and inclusivity that RAAME aspires to and and deeply resonates the values held by the founder that’s me “Reena Augustine” that, “No one is left behind”.

As they rightly say “Love is the essence of life” ,Love grows with togetherness, it is the acceptance of others in our life despite many differences. From childhood, we grow up with the love and affection of our parents and family members. We experience the different pattern of love as we grew up like the love between siblings, love between friends. In each case, love works as a bond between people. The nature of love may vary from time to time, but the destiny is one and only to encourage togetherness. And this is what we proved on the day with a huge success of bringing various cultures together and mainly the importance of a connected society

“Global connectedness” and appreciation of different cultures, plays a key part in world peace and inclusion of individuals is the main factor for eradicating depression.

Returning to our beginning…. if life is what happens when we are busy making other plans, we must all allow our plans breathing space. In a busy schedule we must never forget to pause, look around and embrace those opportunities for togetherness and multiculturalism that can be as simple as sharing a common thread.  for true and meangingful connection to cultivate within our lives we need to stop, look up and connect with authenticity.

Reena Visits Taiwan

One of the most beautiful feeling in the world is when someone believes in you and invites you overseas to share your journey of life and success.

I was privileged enough to be invited to Changhua city to teach diversity and culture to students in an international summer English camp. I was excited and amazed to stay in a temple dormitory,it turned out that I had amazing roommates who are so charming and helpful. This particular summer camp has given me the opportunity to widen the vision of the kids and make them realise how we can turn the dreams into reality.

All my colleagues were excellent and like minded.

This experience of volunteering has taught me that there are people in this world who care about humanity. A young man called sun was my interpreter and I must say that I haven’t met a gentleman like sun. He has been looking after me all along the journey and making sure that I am ok. This wouldn’t have been possible without the gorgeous Linda Huang. It is right said that like minded attract and can make a huge difference in this world . The culture and tradition of Taiwan is unbelievable, so much of love and respect all around. Another distinctive feature of Taiwan’s culture is their attitude towards food. Noticeable in its variety of eateries ranging from cheap market stalls to high end restaurants. Portions are small but many, a single meal can contain around 12 courses, with the occasional soups. 

We ventured to the Sun moon lake in the mountain of Nantou close to Taiwan’s geographical centre, also known as the heart of Taiwan. It is a popular tourist attraction. Taiwan is famous for its night market and I couldn’t stop shopping. 
Fashionable clothings to beautiful accessories to gorgeous shoes, I shopped all. 

My time spent in the camp and learning first hand about what happens in schools and living with the locals has been the highlight of the trip. 

A big thanks to mr Daniel Fong for organising such and amazing experience got the kids,giving them hope of bright future by introducing international teachers from all over the globe especially Vietnam and Australia.

Through my visit to Taiwan , I became enriched with the knowledge of the country, its culture and its constant move to educate the kids along with that also inspire continuous improvement in all innovative fields..

Fashion Parade At The Southbank Buddha Birthday Festival 2017

The Buddha Birthday Festival is a 20-year-old Brisbane tradition, celebrating peace and happiness on Earth. This event invites everyone from all races, religions and backgrounds to enjoy the festivities, and learn more about each other. On Sunday, 30th April, Southbank Parklands was lit up not only by its signature red lanterns, but also by a fashion parade, seeing models of all ethnicities coloring the streets with each of their traditional attire.

Led by the Raame, this was the second time since 2016 that their multicultural fashion parade was featured in the Buddha Birthday Festival. The Raame is an organization that strives to bring Brisbane’s many cultures together through their common love of fashion, giving people of all backgrounds a chance and platform to proudly display their unique heritages. With models representing over 30 different countries, the parade showcased the beauty and intricacies in each of the outfits present, allowing spectators to appreciate the similarities and differences among the different cultures. In 2016, the fashion parade had been a big hit at the Buddha Birthday Festival, and this year it garnered equally positive response, as it helped achieve the purpose of the event: harmony within the community.

In the spirit of harmony, the songs “We are Australian” and “I still call Australia home” were performed, a true display of solidarity among the ethnicities present that day.

This is one of the many fashion shows the Raame has arranged since its conception in 2015, and the organization has successfully brought together different cultural circles in appreciation of their diverse customs and beliefs. One of the biggest events staged by the group was their Multicultural Fashion Show, an annual event that had commenced in 2015. The past two years’ shows were fully sold out, in support of the group’s positive message of cultural unity, and its second run of success in 2016 granted it the title of award winning fashion show by the Courier Mail. This year the Raame is planning its third Multicultural Fashion Show, and its promised to be bigger and better than ever.

For more information regarding Raame and their numerous multicultural events, contact Reena Augustine (pictured above and center), founder of the group, via email : raameaustralia@gmail.com

Photo credits: Aras Shots Photography

International Women’s Day Celebrations 2017

Reena was the Master of Ceremonies at the  International Women’s Day Celebrations held by the  Damini Womens Association Of Qld Inc in 2017

The aims of this association are :

  • Promote women’s need in the community by assisting them to develop the  knowledge and skills necessary for full participation in a social environment.
  •  Provide an avenue to the Government for information and advice on issues affecting women in our community.
  • Provide quality advice to women in general in regards to their health, welfare, children and family.
  • Protect and provide quality service to children and youths where needed

Their noble cause to give a voice to women and children in our society is highly commendable, especially with President Lila Pratap at the helm