Last October, Moroccanoil invited Salon Lelu to help create the hair for the second ever BAZAAR in Bloom. Organised by Harper’s Bazaar and the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, this fashion extravaganza has its heart in the right place – the gala event is helping to raise funds for a public fertility and research centre in Sydney, in order to make IVF accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic status.
Flying up to the Emerald City, Beth and Zoe immersed themselves amongst some of Australia’s most fabulous celebrities, fashion designers, models, stylists and hair and makeup artists… all while salivating over the incredible Sydney harbour views from host, Justin Hemmes, stunning Vaucluse home.
What a night it was! While the lucky guests sipped on Laurent-Perrier champagne, the team worked tirelessly backstage – creating gorgeous hair to complement beautiful, detailed gowns dreamt up by 31 of Australia’s most celebrated designers.
The inspiration for the evening was “Victorian ladies dressed up for a summer garden party”. As such it was decided that the hair should be natural and undone, to marry with the romantic style of the gowns.
London style legend, Michelle McQuillan, worked in unison with Moroccanoil – helping direct the talented team from Haircare Australia’s salon network, with the overall look and feel for hair and makeup.
“The timeless elegance of the dresses needed a continuity within the hair,” said Michelle. “By playing with the prudish shape we gave it a fresh sense of wild bohemia. The repressed Victorian bun was fractured into a romantic coquettish knot.”
Using Moroccanoil products including their Hair Treatment, Curl Defining Cream, Luminous Hairspray and Glimmer Shine Spray – together with a clutch of essential Cloud Nine Micro Wands – Beth and Zoe set to work weaving their magic to transform all that inspiration into the real thing.
The result was an ethereal array of movement and texture, with the hair floating down the runway, making the perfect canvas for each of designs on display. Models wove through the evening crowd in a salon-style show, allowing guests to see the detailed handiwork of the designers up close. Bespoke leg-wrap leather sandals created especially for the show by Sambag and wide-brimmed hats by Hatmaker topped off the dramatic looks – creating an unforgettable fashion finale for what was a truly spectacular evening.
The BAZAAR in Bloom 2016 event was a huge success. An incredible $470,000 went towards the new Fertility and Research Centre, opening shortly at The Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.
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