Jesinta Campbell The Sydney-based fiancée to Buddy Franklin was primped in her five-star hotel suite by make-up artist Noni Smith, wore a designer jumpsuit by Stephanie Chedhade and Christian Louboutin shoes. But it’s the close-up of her spectacular gold and diamond Bulgari necklace (on loan from the brand, of course) that left us green with envy. Red lip and a smoky eye made drove the Studio 54 vibe home.
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BELINDA RIVERSO Welcome proof you don’t need to flash vast amounts of skin to look stunning (but a rather large team of styling, hair and makeup artists set up in a five-star hotel ballroom does help), we loved Belinda’s details-focused approach to red carpet dressing. One of several women dressed by celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson last night, Riverso wore Cappellazzo Couture and Keshett Jewellery.
CHARLOTTE GOODLET This genetically-blessed couple, who are no strangers to the public gaze, might look like a perfectly groomed matching book ends, but there’s no doubt Goodlet likely spent a little more time than her “most handsome date”. Her antique lace-look fitted couture dress with it’s oversized sleeves was by Lillian Khalouf and both hair and makeup courtesy celebrity artist Normie. One of the most elegant and on-trend outfits we spied all night by a long stretch.
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REBECCA EBERT She wasn’t the only WAG to look swathe herself in a skin-baring Stephanie Chehade creation last night (hello, Jesinta Campbell), but it wasn’t until we saw this striking hotel room beauty shot posted by makeup artist Hilary Holmes we realised Ebert’s outfit had one unique touch unusual to red carpets: those opal earrings, supplied by Opal Diamond Factory. So beautiful, so Australian. Here’s hoping we see more of this home-grown gemstone in the spotlight throughout summer.
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Elise Swallow It helps to be Melbourne-based before a big event if, like Swallow, you want to get ready surrounded by friends and family. That’s not to say she didn’t have a slick styling team though. Make-up artist Carlie Christie was on hand, as was bridal couture designer Helen Manuell, who designed this princess-like dress with Dior Couture undertones. So sweet.
JESSIE HABERMANN She wasn’t wearing Alex Perry (this gown is in fact Oglia Loro Couture and took three months to create by hand) but everything about Habermann’s look shot here in her hotel room pre-awards screams Perry’s trademark ‘expensive’. The fiancee of Carlton star Marc Murphy may have raised eyebrows for a brazen show of skin, but we were far too distracted by her Anton Jewellery to notice. On her Instagram, she credits not one but two hair stylists and a makeup artist for her beauty look. Like we said, expensive.
Brit Davis Another of Lana Wilkinson’s styling charges for the night, Davis saw similar levels of crack-team attention to Riverso, but instead donned an enormous tulle gown by Melbourne-based designer Jason Grech, who also snapped this hotel ballroom image of the WAG who could have won an award for most channelling Scarlett O’Hara on the night. And the most bombshell hair too, for that matter.
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