It’s one of the events of the year that I always look forward to. The men were looking mighty dapper in the tuxedos’ and the ladies wore dress’s that arguably rivalled this years Brownlow Medal.
This year it was Scooter Selwood’s year. He humbly accepted his award and expressed the gratitude and love he has for his family. He was sincerely surprised to be receiving the award but it came as no surprise to the rest of us.
Things were a little different for me this year. My preparations began two days before the award night when the universe coincidently bumped me into a friend Michelle Wright who owns Living Dolls Makeup Artistry. I gave her a “wholly hell, I need to organise you” and we set up a date for that Friday.
The next day I had to put in a distressed call to my hairdresser’s at Hair Ambitions. A beg and a plead later they booking me in for the following day. Love you!!!
I felt extremely spoilt to have a good friend of mine Sara Smith who also happens to be a stylist, dress me for this years awards night.
I wore a dress by Australian designed Willow. It was a corseted tulle dress with silk satin bustier in magenta.
She teamed it with gorgeous smokey quartz vintage baguette earrings with amethyst crystals by Israeli designer Paula Bianco.
To top off the look Sara was kind enough to lend me a gold leather clutch out of her own collection by Sara Fox.
All of these pieces can be found at my favourite Perth boutique, Sana Boutique in Claremont.
The night kicked off with a little Eagle Vision on the red carpet.
When I found my seat I became convinced that I was strategically placed on the table where 4 out of my 5 girlfriends were either pregnant or breastfeeding.
Just like Autumn’s favourite bed time story Cinderella, I promptly turned into a pumpkin at 11pm (actually even Cinderella partied better than me).
48 hours of helping my son battle through a fever had finally taken it’s toll and bed was calling my name.
The West Coast Eagles awards night is always the final official event of the season. What a great way to cap off a fabulous year for the club.