“We are so stoked about this opportunity.”
Emma Crupi and Leyla Raif are 21-year-old friends living in Eltham, in Melbourne’s leafy Northern Suburbs.
And eight weeks ago, it all got a lot more exciting. “Leyla was contacted by Miley Cyrus‘ manager,” Emma told Mamamia “after they found her Instagram page that showcases some of her designs.”
My sista and I wearing our kimonos ???? On our way to my RMIT grad fash show ???? #seeyoubyeuni ???? kimonos $150 inc postage #yehdog ????// Have these materials available ???? A photo posted by SOULAN ZEE ???????????? (@soulanzee) on Nov 30, 2015 at 11:10pm PST
“[They] asked her if she could create an original outfit for Miley to wear on her current USA tour,” Emma told us.
An out-of-the-blue request from the management of one of the world’s biggest singers? Just casually.
“They asked that it had an original painting on the outfit, which is where I came into the picture.” Emma was tasked with creating an original design to adorn the We Can’t Stop singer’s costume.
So the girls got to work, creating a vibrant, unique and original piece fit for a pop-star (with a taste for the technicolour).