The frills and spills of the Logies are safely behind us for another year. There were block colours, classic shapes, and flesh peaking through lace, and then there was the glitz of metallics and sequins. But then, it wouldn’t be the Logies without a little razzamatazz, would it?
Jessica Marais blew it out of the park in this amazing J’Aton silver-grey coloured creation. I don’t know what goes through these guys’ heads when they they start doodling designs for The Red Carpet, but I’m suspecting they may have been watching Barbarella at the time. Hair and makeup was also spot on. Also loved the tall dark glass of water by her side - a fabulous accessory. Where can I get one?
Georgie Gardner was resplendent in Phillipa Galasso who designed this navy tulle skirt, with woven, black leather bodice masterpiece. It was a real departure for GG and encapsulated effortlessly-edgy-glamour (yes, I just that made up).
I reflected this vibe in her make-up, keeping it fresh and dewy. I wanted her to look really healthy and glamorous but not too make-upy (is that a word?). Susan Moshi did a stunning low pony up-do, which also carried the effortlessly-edgy-glamour look to a tee.
Jessinta Campbell went for the clean lines and looked a million bucks in white Steven Khalil. She was the true sophisticate. Ravishing. Norman Gonzales knew very well that hair and makeup had to be perfect to nail this look. And he delivered. Nice job my friend.
Kate Ritchie looked delicious in a plum Steven Khalil gown (how busy was this guy?) that gently hugged her beautiful baby bump. The rich colour, high split and sexy hint of shoulder was just the ticket for lovely Kate. Ditto to perfect hair make-up and jewels.
I loved Emma Freedman in this gunmetal metallic Lanvin dress and headpiece. Few could pull this off, but it really suited Emma’s personality and petite frame.
Makeup: I kept her eyes in a smokey metallic, subdued lips and a hint on the cheeks. Again, I wanted her to look sexy but fresh.
Tina Arena: I thought Tina looked really sexy in this luxe looking gold number. It showed off Tina’s beautiful décolletage while still looking effortlessly-edgy-glamour (it’s the phrase du jour).
Ditto to Jane Hall who also showed off her best assets – her skin and décolletage in a simple green spangled number. A cheerful splash of colour on the Red Carpet - why not?
Well, this was quite the tragedy. Here we have Demi Harman in an incredible old Hollywood gown by Steven Khalil, yet the look is spoilt by the dreaded “mismatched face to body” and bad hair. Fake tan really is a staple at these events, (less so this year than previous). And it’s essential, that these golden tones be brought to the foundation. Real shame.
Carrie Bickmore looked so beautiful in Paolo Sebastion. The lace bodice and the full metallic skirt with pockets – divine. However, the drag queen make-up…why? Totally unnecessary. A fresh beautiful face would have completed the look.
When Frou-Fra Happens to Unsuitable People
Look, I’m not going to mince words here: If you’re going to work out like a man, and hence, sport rather masculine arms (way better than my tuck-shops any day of the week), stay away from princess dresses. Michelle Bridges is gorgeous but this Paolo Sebastion ball gown (albeit a lovely frock) looked ridiculous on her. I would have loved to see her in clean lines like Jessinta – way more sexy. You’ve all been warned.Madeline West: You know, this dress could have been salvaged if Halle Berry wore it. There are some styles and prints that only our darker skin-toned friends can really carry off. And even though Madeline is a beauty, those with long blonde hair extensions need to tread carefully with frou-fra. You know what I am saying?
Essie Davids: This was a pale pink train wreck. I can’t understand for the life of me why this dress was even on the table. Let alone why she chose it. Hideous! And could it be any more unflattering on the upper arm? Hair and make-up is also just awful. Sorry Essie!
The Lace Epidemic
There was an awful lot of lace on flesh-toned netting, and while some pulled it off, Rebecca Gibney did not. I just feel you need to be so carful with this style. This Steven Khalil dress is magnificent but not on Rebecca. Again, Rebecca’s hair and make-up really let the team down here. Best to leave the see-through lace for the other kids.
Asher Keddie: Hello, this just proves it. The J’Aton boys were definitely inspired by Jane Fonda in Barabarella when they designed this sexy black leather number for Asher. LOVED IT! Yes, I know many did not understand this gown, but I thought it was uber cool and highlighted Asher’s beautiful figure. This is definitiely what I would have chosen if I were a size 8, Gold Logie winning actress, and had the J’Aton boys on speed dial. If only.