Shanelle Fairhall has an eye for fashion and a vision to support rural boutiques.
She loves pairing different clothes together to create new outfits and says independent outlets offer a wide range of hidden gems. She thinks rural fashion largely misses out on the promotion it deserves, and that's something she'd like to change.
"The Levee has so many different fashion boutiques and I think they get lost," she said.
"There's definitely a broad range of things to shop for. I want people to know that these different places are here in Maitland.
"I think fashion gets lost in a lot of rural areas."
Ms Fairhall, 24, shares her outfits on her blog The Fairest Of Them Hall. She also writes monthly updates about food, lifestyle, travel and her upcoming nuptials.
She has entered the 2020 Maitland Showgirl quest to become more involved in the community.
Entrants must be between 18 and 24, so this is the last time she can take part.
This isn't the first time she has been involved in the quest. She entered the 2016 Singleton Showgirl competition and received the third place sash.
Since then she has moved to the city and bought a house in Ashtonfield with her fiance. She is also busy planning their wedding.
"I want to do my best. Hopefully that ends up leaving me with a nice first place sash, but if not, then I still want to be involved in the community regardless," she said.
"I think it's very important to get the whole community involved in the show. It's such a fun event.
"I'm such a fresh face to the community ... I've always visited Maitland, but it's nice to actually live here. There's everything here. I'm going to be here for years, if not decades, to come."
Ms Fairhall has completed a Certificate III in Events and a Certificate IV in Business, majoring in fashion.
She works at Pandora in Charlestown and holds a leadership role within the company.
Her life path didn't come easily. It took her several years to forge a career that suited her and she wants young people to know it is okay to be clueless when it comes to the future.
"Even though I didn't know what I wanted to do when I left high school, I've finally found what I've been looking for," she said.
"Doing my Certificate III in Events was great. I loved it and now I know how to run an event or a charity or things like that, which is good.
"In my Certificate IV in Business there were a whole vast range of things I could go into whether it be PR, media, journalism or fashion design.
"I took the route of doing fashion journalism and blogging, hence why I did my own online blog.
"I feel like writing is a great outlet for me and I enjoy it. I like to write about what's going on. If I could get into a position where I could write everyday, then that's the dream."
The 2020 Maitland Showgirl, and placegetters, will be announced at the official opening of Maitland Show on February 14. The show is on February 14, 15 and 16 at Maitland Showground.