I had the pleasure of attending the Australian Women’s Network Blue Frost Gala Ball thanks to the lovely Helen Reizer from HR PR. As we arrived the blue carpet was in full swing with the likes of Gianni & Zana from My Kitchen Rules, Emily Simms from The Bachelor, fashion designer Alin Le Kal, just to name a few there was also the Z list like Sally and I hehe.
The event was held at the Pullman hotel, we enjoyed some canapés & bubbles in the stunning foyer before taking our seats. I enjoyed getting my makeup fixed up by the lovely ladies at the Runway Room, we had too much fun in the photo booth, and admired the dessert station from which I did indulge mid event (you can only hide so much in spanks).
We all had to wear a touch of blue so I was thankful that my mum passed on a vintage pair of earrings which completed my look. I left my outfit to the day (crazy I know) but thankfully I found myself a Bec and Bridge number to wear. When it comes to galas it is hard, do you wear a gown or cocktail attire? It’s the new era and you can wear anything and make it work. I loved my look in the end as I am really obsessing over anything off the shoulder & flared sleeves.
The food was delicious and the chocolate sculpture was a hit making unique centrepieces on the tables. I really enjoyed seeing Matteo Charles painting as the results were incredible. The auction was very impressive too with a BMW up for grabs.
I met some wonderful people at the event, it was a great opportunity full of networking and has left me quite inspired and wanting to get back into events. What stood out for me most was the speech by Janine McArdle, founder of Safe Futures Foundation.
Safe Futures Foundation offers a suite of programs to protect adults, young people and children from control, abuse and violence. I have grown up in a dysfunctional environment so to speak, I feel for these kids suffering and can only hope they can find closure and a better environment to be in as they get older. I know how it feels and it’s a never ending mind battle for me still at twenty-seven years old, but it will get better.
I have just made a small donation, hopefully it can help in some ways. If you would like to donate then visit this link
On a happier note the night ended with lots of dancing, we had a wonderful time, especially on the dance floor. Thank you again Helen for the invite and thank you Sally for being a wonderful date.