I have always found that fashion on the Sunshine Coast has a relaxed flair. Sunny Coasters are incredible at dressing up when appropriate and enjoying a pair of Havianas and a simple maxi dress on weekends. One of the things I enjoy most about our gorgeous lifestyle is having the best of both worlds. Whilst, I can enjoy my relaxed informal weekends, I’m also a sucker for a fab event and frock.
Last weekend, I attended the Under The Purple Sky Gala Night in honour of Lions inPlace Inc, a charity supporting victims of domestic violence. The event was held at Aussie World and was a truly spectacular sight with guests attending to raise money and awareness for a charity working so hard within the community. This beautiful occasion, like all of White House Celebrations affairs, was attended by a cross section of women from the Sunshine Coast and with that an incredible display of style & fashion! One of my favourite things to do at a fancy soiree of this size is to people watch. Soaking up all of the gorgeous style & glamour with that Sunshine Coast edge. Glowing skin, sparkling smiles and the oozing of simplistic trends. Clean, romantic make-up and polished hair with not a haviana in sight (except perhaps for the cab line at the end of the night). The dress code for this event was cocktail and while I love a good cocktail as much as the next girl I must say cocktail is one dress code that continually leaves me stumped. I’m a gal who loves to frock up and is not afraid of bling. With this dress code, traditionally gowns are to the knee and more relaxed than formal.
In the name of research and of course to satisfy my sticky beak nature, I chose five of my favourite looks of the night and asked each lady the same questions about their outfits.
Kristy Tentori – Bronzed Pure Sunless Tanning
Who are you wearing ? Sheike
Describe your style in just a few words: Old School Hollywood Glamour
What is your Must Have accessory for an event ? Big glamourous earrings
Rowena Morris- The Brow Perfector
Who are you wearing ? Pretty Little Thing ( on sale for $50!)
Describe your style in just a few words: Unique, genuine , Class
Simone Blair – Empress collections
Who are you wearing ? Asos and an exclusive piece from empress collections
Describe your style in just a few words: Glamourous, chic and fabulous
What is your Must Have accessory for an event ? Miss Monogram Clutch
Xanthe Coward – XS Entertainment
Who are you wearing ? Aqlia from Myer
Describe your style in just a few words: Futuristic, fabulous and fierce
What is your Must Have accessory for an event? Salita matthews, you have to have beautiful jewellery
Who are you wearing ? Bronx & Banco
Describe your style in just a few words: On trend but edgy
What is your Must Have accessory for an event? A good Clutch
Each of these stylish ladies opted for a different version of cocktail and all were stunning. The night was filled with lots of glamour, beautiful food and lovely people and most importantly raised lots of need funds for the Lions inPlace Inc.
To further support the charity simply visit them at http://www.inplace.org.au
Check out my column in Saturday’s Sunshine Coast Daily in the Life & Style Weekend Pull Out