The Bayside Long Lunch
What an amazing day full of fun, champagne, great food and amazing entertainment. I felt most privileged to be a part of this Bayside event bringing some fashion fun and some amazing fashion giveaways. It was so lovely to see that everyone made an effort to dress up and to get into the party mood. I think the abundance of champagne helped thanks to Pommery champagne.
It was so great to launch my new styling Bayside business and to get around to all the tables and chat about the importance of dressing for your shape.
I was also very excited to share with everyone my favoured bayside brands in fashion, skin, make up artistry and hair as without them I would not have felt like such a glam doll for the day LOL.
Frowtribe were so amazing in offering a $100 voucher giveaway for one lucky attendee of the lunch. As I’ve always had a lot of admiration for this Bayside store it was therefore the perfect fit to showcase them at the event plus as you know I love supporting local businesses.
Frowtribe is a Bayside fashion store on Hampton Street that is home to a curated collection of unrivalled brands, such as Deadly Ponies, Dion Lee, Dylan Kain, Ellery, Fella, Maurie and Eve, Mode Collective, Neuw Denim and P.E nation. I myself love the store for creating that perfect capsule wardrobe of well cut tees, beautifully fitted jeans (I especially love the Neuw Marilyn jeans that are high waisted stretch with the right amount of distress see pictured below) and for also finding that extra special piece that lifts your outfit to the next level (see the chic but effortless cool bow shirt in below pic. I love the cute/rock Gossip Girl vibe and that the shirt is oversized so can accommodate a large bust. I’ve also been wearing it with a high waisted leather pencil that gives a more chic approach. I also love the beautifully cut velvet jacket also by Frowtribe and have been wearing it non stop with jeans and leather pants. Frowtribe exceeds your expectations, and strives to make each visit a memorable experience, so definitely give them a visit if you are Melbourne based or can purchase online if you’re not.
Also thanks to the designer rental store Your Secret Closet for dressing me for the day as well as offering a rental giveaway to one lucky winner. It is an absolute pleasure visiting Belinda, the co-founder’s, store where you can select Aussie and International designer outfits for a fraction of the retail price. The space is so relaxing with candles lit and flowers plus Belinda is so lovely and has great knowledge of finding dresses to flatter your shape. The Toni Maticevski dress we decided on was perfect for the event. The fact there was a little peak of cleavage balanced my shape so I did not appear so top heavy and I loved how the ribbon strips partly covered my arms as well as creating a little more curve at my hips. A great example of how certain clothing can actually play down curves and accentuate others. Take a look at the pics below and you’ll see how flattering it was.
Lisa Cathcart is the gorgeous make up artist who did my make up for the day. I had used Lisa before for another event and I just loved how we got along (which seems to be my common thing for working with someone LOL) and that she is just so amazingly talented. I love how I can quickly give her a brief of what I want and she just gets to work (with of course lots of giggles and stories shared) and the result is always perfection. Lisa is renowned for creating luminous complexions as well as effortless glam. Thanks Lisa for making me feel like a star for the day.
Miller and co studio, a small boutique hair salon located on Hampton St, Hampton were the talent behind my bouncy sexy waves for the day. The salon is just divine with a chilled feel but beautifully designed, the staff there are also just so lovely but specifically the gorgeous Samara who created my Victoria Secret look. You feel you are in such great hands here and it does help that they make a lovely cup of tea to relax with 🙂 Take a look at my pics below to see the magic.
In the lead up to the event I had quite a few skin treatments by the amazing team at Hud skin and Body. My specific skin concerns are congestion specifically around the forehead. It was recommended to continue my enzyme treatments but up the anti with a stronger enzyme treatment as well as some at home treatments using DMK products. These guys are really miracle workers. You should check there insta posts with real client results and if you have a major skin problem they are the one and only people to trust. Seriously their results speak for themselves and the heartfelt stories of thanks from grateful customers really just shows their expertise. Take a look at my luminous skin on the day. My girl friends were calling me a china doll as they were blown away with just how clear my skin was on the day.
My golden tan was not courtesy of returning from some tropical getaway (I wish) but the amazing work of Raw Organic tanning studio located in Highett. Jill is seriously the master of tanning. She is just in a league of her own as she takes tanning so seriously ok she really is a perfectionist when it comes to this art! She applies PH balancing spray before the spray tan to help it last longer as well as using lotion and oils to combat over tanning and no stains on nails. The product is organic too which is so much better for you plus she colour matches depending on your natural skin tone. Jill was also able to cover up my tan lines (yes I still have an obvious one even though it’s winter LOL) and her contouring is addictive. She made my cheekbones even more prominent which hey that’s always a bonus! But what I love most is that she is a Mum so she understands that it can be tricky to fit in a tan with kids so stays open later. Big girl crush!
I can’t wait for the next Bayside Long Lunch on October 21st. This time with Pommery showcasing Sky Blue NV champagne. I’ll be there again spreading some fashion love.
Hope to see you there.