Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BlueMountains Photographer: 'DressForSuccess' Gala Night

What a fabulous night at the Dress For Success Gala night ! The team at Brigitte Grant Photography was official photographers and wow what a fantastic event... meeting, chatting and photographing all the guests and VIPs during the night at David Jones.

DressForSuccess is a non profit organisation. The mission of Dress For Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

This year, at their signature fundraising event,  '100 years of power dressing' saw them raised $70,000 made all possible by volunteers, committee members, staffs and celebrity runway models which will make a difference in the lives of 200 more women.
If you would like to help and be a Success Sponsor visit their website HERE to donate.

A selection of photos from the Celebrities on the runway, dressed by 
Charlotte Smith (Curator of) The Darnell Collection

'100 years of Power Dressing'

Claudia Chan Shaw (author, former presenter on ABC-TV's Collectors, fashion designer at Vivian Chan Shaw), wears a pinstripe wool, walking suit,
Accompanied by Steward White (PR guru, current national chair of judges for Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence), wears a wool cape and silk top hat.

Layne Beachley OAM, (former world champion surfer, speaker, trainer, author, Founder of Aim for the Stars), wears an Edwardian cotton and lace tea gown,
with Kirk Pengilly (musician and member of the legendary iconic Australian rock band INXS), wears an Edwardian linen suit and boater

Ricardo Goncalves, (presenter and finance editor for SBS World News), wears a 1926 cricket jacket and cap and carries a cricket bat from 1929,
Juanita Phillips, (Journalist and weeknight presenter of ABC News in NSW and ABC News24 bulletins), wears a lame and velvet evening cape, and ostrich feather headpiece

Stephanie MacFarlane, (Style consultant for Myer), wears 1930s summer dress and veil hat,

Catriona Rowntree, (presenter for Channel Nine Network's Getaway and author), wears a blue velvet evening dress

Natarsha Belling, (presenter of Channel Ten's Weekend News and the 9am News bulletin), wears a pale blue wool evening suit
with Damien Beaumont, (presenter on ABC Classic FM), wears his own pinstripe wool suit and Fedora

Jacinta Tynan, (News presenter on Sky News Australia, author and journalist), wears a white tulle ball gown by De Pinna, with
Mathew Lynn, (Award wining portrait painter and Archibald Prize finalist), wears his own tuxedo by Hugo Boss

Chelsea Stutchbury (singer, songwriter and Ambassador at Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation) wears a wool knit jumpsuit by Dior

Alexia Gnecchi Ruscone (former model and current designer for Good Day Girl) wears a wool and leather trouser tunic and coat ensemble by Bernard Perris

Helen Thomson (Stage and television actress currently appearing at the Belvoir Theatre in Chekhov's Ivanov), wears a hostess gown by Scalia of Italy

Janice Peterson (co-host of SBS World News) wears a red jumpsuit by Danica of Double Bay

Tara Moss (author, journalist, television presenter, human rights advocate and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador) wears an evening suit by Thierry Mugler

Neil Grigg (one of Australia's most celebrated milliners) wears his own suit and hat
with Nadia Neuman (Award-winning jewellery designer and creative director of Mondial Jewellers) wears a skirt suit by Jean Paul Gaultier

Tim Ball (Sydney Mr. Leather and owner of My Little Cupcake) wears his own suit,
with Eleni Vergotis (model and student at BMGS) wears a Ruth Tarvydas silk satin evening dress

Olivia De Govrik (model and student at BMGS), wears a Ruth Tarvydas silk satin evening dress, 
with Jeremy Fernandez (journalist and news presenter for ABC Nightly News and ABC News24, wears a four piece suit by Thom Browne

The finale

Dress For Success Sydney 
The Darnell Collection
Hair: Craig from Wildlife Hair
and the Team at Franck Provost Hair
Make-up: The team from Rimmel London


  1. What an exciting and fantastic night with all these VIP. They are all beautiful with their different and wonderful costumes. Superbes!!!!

  2. It is a fabulous gala, ouah ouahou!


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