The TV Week Logie Awards is Australia’s biggest night for television and arguably Australia’s biggest fashion red carpet of the year. Which I LOVE!
In terms of being a stylist for red carpet events, often people think my job is to get the shoes and bag. However in terms of what goes on behind the scenes it could not be further from the truth. The first thing I do is work out what designer is best going to suit my client. If I’ve spotted something during fashion week, I’ll try and get my hands on it before it becomes available to consumers. If the dress is being custom made, my client, the deisgner and I discuss direction, fabrication and begin the creative process. It’s then over to the designer to work their magic.
And the look doesn’t finish there. A great hair and make up team is just as important as the dress. I collaboratively work with and discuss the look we wish to achieve, then it’s over to the experts. I then source multiple jewellery and accessory options and we’ll piece the look together. It really is a team effort. My clients are fashion forward in their own right, so it’s great to work through the process together, challenge and push each other’s ideas.
This year I was fortunate to work with designer Sonia Cappellazzo of Cappellazzo Couture. Sonia created bespoke custom gowns for the beautiful Carla Bonner, Neighbours actress and overall legend, and Scherri Lee Biggs, my gorgeous friend and Channel 9’Postcards and Weather presenter.
Pulling together these looks at 38 weeks pregnant (I actually gave birth to my second daughter Elle Wilkinson the day following the Logies) could not have been possible without my amazing team – who I would be lost without. Special mention goes out to Madeline Forbes and Indianna Roehrich of Simply Social Management and Brett Forbes for the video. And no matter what anyone tells you, a stylist is only as good as the creatives within the team.