The 2015 Brownlow Medal, came around a lot sooner than I anticipated. It only felt like yesterday that I was at Crown Towers getting the girls red carpet ready in 2014. The Australian Football League’s Brownlow Medal is one of my biggest styling events of the year. Not only because I tend to take on more than one girl, but because it is a feast for the eyes for the media and public. As a working stylist in Melbourne, I think it is great for our industry to be able to collaborate with Australia’s finest couture designers and showcase what we all can do.
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 and I discuss direction, fabrication and begin the creative process. It’s then over to the designer to work their magic and I’ll work closely with them to ensure our vision comes to life. This year, the designer I chose to collaborate with for all three of my girls, was Sonia Cappellazzo of Cappellazzo Couture.
2015 marks my fifth year styling the Brownlow and from experience comes wisdom. For me personally, I believe I produced my best red carpet work to date and perhaps it was because I didn’t need the approval or pats on the back. Whilst in previous years I’ve styled up to nine women for the Brownlow, I limited my girls to three this year. This year, I limited my girls to three. Previously I’ve styled up to nine gorgeous girls.
RED CARPET READY – Images courtesy of Getty