The stars weren’t the only ones who brought the glamour to the Gold Coast for the 60th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Some of our budding Queensland stylists worked alongside celebrity stylists Lana Wilkinson and Donny Galella to assist in creating red carpet showstoppers, dressing our Insta-girl crush Elyse Knowles, Bachelorette Georgia Love, The Yummy Mummy Lorinska Merrington and model Rebecca Harding. We spoke to our stylists to get the low down on all the behind the scenes action.
If a ring is too big, like Elyse’s was, fill it with fashion tape! By wrapping double sided tape around the inside, it acts as padding and sticks to the skin, and you can’t see it on the red carpet.
I’m not going to lie, the biggest challenge I faced on Sunday was what to wear.
What most surprised me on the day was, from the minute Lana opened the door, she was so warm and encouraging. Everyone was so personable. I thought I was going to be a minion, but it was “one team, one dream”.
ASI has truly helped me in so many ways, but if I had to pick one thing on the day, it would be the old “say yes, and figure out how” mantra we’re instilled with. I would never be caught dead saying “I don’t know” or “I can’t do it”, but rather just saying “yes, yes, yes.” One of the other best things was having my fellow ASI Stylists there with me, Amy and Vanessa, they were an amazing help to me.
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60th Logies Awards 🏆 Tomorrow is the day i can tick off a little dream I’ve had for a while now.. the dream of assisting the legendary @lanawilkinson , (my favourite stylist ever), as she again transforms some of Australia’s favourite TV personalities into Red Carpet goddesses 🙌🏼 Chances are that you’ve admired Lana’s handiwork on glamours at Flemington Racecourse, The Brownlow Medal, Polo in The City & more! I’m so grateful to have been selected by @australianstyleinstitute and to have the ASI Team’s continued support driving me. Excited!!
We were trying to elongate Lana’s legs when she was going out on the red carpet, but we only had ankle strap shoes. We pulled the straps out and put double inserts in the shoes. You’re able to walk in them, and your legs look endless.
My biggest challenge was probably confidence. Sometimes I can lack confidence, but as I got out of my own head, I remembered why I was there. Once I started just being in my craft, I was in my element, and the confidence just came. I had an absolute blast.
On the day, I was really surprised by just how normal everyone was. These stars are just really beautiful people, and they’re all normal, like you and me. Once I started working with them and getting in my zone, it really did flow, and I had an amazing time. I really had fun. It was just an amazing experience.
Something that really helped me on the day, and really helps me in all of my styling is just being reminded to get out of your own head. Remember why you’re there and the services that you’re there to do for others. And remembering that you have something valuable to contribute, and you have the training, so back yourself.
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So proud to have been a part of this moment for the most beautiful @rebeccalharding with the amazing @lanawilkinson today #Repost @lanawilkinson (@get_repost) ・・・ NEXT LEVEL GLAM. @rebeccalharding @paolosebastian gown. jewels. @cerronne clutch. shoes. @stuartweitzman. Makeup. @jadek_makeup. Hair @marieuva Tan @sprayaus #StyledByLanaWilkinson assisted by @HayleyRoach @thestargoldcoast #TheStarGC #TVWEEKLogiesAtTheStar #TVWEEKLogies 📷 @simplysocialmgt
I noticed that all of the shoes Lana had set out for the girls weren’t straight out of a box. So none of them where brand new, they were all worn in. So a great style tip is to never wear brand new shoes for an event.
Making sure I kept my composure and professionalism in a room full of celebrities. They are all just normal people like you and me, but you need to make sure you stay professional and focus on the job at hand.
That a stylist does so much more than just source the fashion and style the talent. They’re actually there managing people and managing personalities and making sure that every single one of their clients is feeling 100 per cent important every step of the way.
Take action. You don’t always need to be told what to do, use your initiative, take a look around and see what needs to be done. Help each other out and just get the job done.
Eyelash glue is the most amazing tool to add some extra security to things on your outfits, such as ear cuffs.
One of the biggest challenges for me on the day was ensuring that a low cut couture dress left my amazing client Jenny feeling incredible and comfortable. But also ladies, a dress without a bra. Need I say more?
One thing that really surprised me is how much strapping tape can be a girl’s best friend!
Not everything always goes to plan. Sometimes you need to take a deep breath, break the state of uncertainty and look for a solution. At the end of the day, we all have the skills to problem solve.
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| TV WEEK LOGIES • What a truly amazing day it was! Thank you so much @donnygalella for having me part of your 2018 TV Week logies style team! Absolute pleasure to work with this incredible woman Jenni Baird who’s nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for A Place to Call Home! _______________________________ Wearing incredible @moirahughescouture custom made gown @affinitydiamonds custom made earrings + ring @olgabergofficial clutch @verali gold shoes Styled by @donnygalella Assisted by yours truly || #tvweeklogies #logies #styledbydonny #redcarpet #bestdressed #couture
Written by Kaitlyn Wilson.