The Melbourne Cup is always such a huge day in Australia. When I was living in Dubai I was often asked to MC the Australian Business Council Melbourne Cup event but couldn’t because I was always on the radio.So this year when I was asked to MC an event in Perth, I was not shying away. How could I? I missed the glamour of Dubai so much!
C Restaurant, the event’s venue, is also a revolving restaurant in the heart of Perth City with a 360 degree revolving view and a well respected menu.
It was only in 2013 when I myself was the judge of the fashions on the field of the world’s richest horse race, The Dubai World Cup.
I was so lucky to be treated to a sumptuous lunch from Olivier and the team. Hands down the best risotto I have ever had!
I was so lucky to have the team from Maurice Meade in Garden City doing my hair for the event. It wasn’t at all easy to place the headpiece in there and at the same time have part of it down instead of bunned up.
I wanted a really different and non-traditional look for the event. I bought my headpiece online from Kookai Australia. My jumpsuit is from Enex 100 and my shoes were oldies but goodies from Nine West. The earrings are of course DIY from my workshop last weekend. I liked what I wore this time to the races so much more. It was much more me and non-traditional.
It was a great afternoon.Thanks to Mix 94.5 for giving me the day off to host, to Peach and Pineapple PR for working with me and of course C Restaurant Perth.
This weekend my business partner Tanya Petkovic (also my modelling agent of 7 years at Chadwick Models) and I launch an exciting new project for Perth.
The event will be a “taster” of the services which, our baby, Savvy Ventures will go on to offer.
Our first-ever introductory workshop will;
- Introduce you to the top 6 qualities of a successful media personality
- Show you how to gain, work with and build, a healthy relationship with an agent
- Provide an overview of the state of the media and fashion industry, not only in Australia, but globally
- Give you the opportunity to ask your own questions about the industry you want to work in
This is a FREE event and places are filling fast! To secure your spot, email email@example.com.
Images: Sanny Chong Photography
Clothes: The Annex in Mount Hawthorn
Make Up: Fitzadi
I was recently asked to MC the launch of an exhibition of designs by local designers and design students Jonte Pike, Lucy Aboagye and Vynka Topham who took part in the 2014 Banshu Program. Earlier in the year, the designers were flown to Japan and were allowed to collaborate with the Ozawa Textile company.
The results were interesting and architectural works which were paraded inside the cube space and surrounds in Enex 100.
It was a great event and I am sure we’ll be hearing more from the designers as time goes on.
Sincerest thanks to Steph Audino for my dress on the evening.
To book me to host your next event in Perth please mail me through simoneheng.com. I will be available for bookings in Singapore from January 20th onwards via firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so proud to announce another set of DIY workshops here in Perth and they are absolutely FREE. As part of enex100′s Shades of Summer campaign.
The first project is the Dior-inspired pearl-backed studs and they are so quick to make! You will love them and you’ll get a pair free along with a luxury cupcake from Charles and Violet. Seriously, you can’t get anything for free anymore in Perth! So I’m giving it to you!
This is also a favourite project of mine inspired by Natalie Portman’s amazing maroon tassel earrings when she accepted her oscar for “Black Swan.”
To register for these workshops please email email@example.com and specify which project and day you like.
It’s been so busy, I can’t even tell you! I was so happy to be booked by a lovely lady who wanted to gift her best friend the experience of crafting at her baby shower. I planned to have been doing more of this when I moved home but it’s hard with my job at the radio.
Above: I wore my Gary Bigeni watercolour dress to the shower.
As with the last baby shower I did, we made gorgeous crystal embellished baby’s tops and origami shirts. These shirts (for the impending baby boy) were then hung on string as a garland which will be used in the nursery. Each friend of the mother-to-be even wrote a special message on the back.
Thankyou so much for booking me to the special ladies, you know who you are! You can book me for your next shower at the contact field on the right.
Firstly, I am so sorry I haven’t posted my usual number of DIY projects. As you can see, I’m so booked with events and it’s not going to stop until the 15th of November. I hope regardless, you like seeing a little but from my new life here in Perth. Excuse my hair and makeup too, a DIY job done almost 12 hours before the event started before I left for work at Mix 94.5.
I was really delighted to be asked to host another sit down dinner at GTIM, for the launch of the their Boutique Boat Company. It was a fabulous evening and I almost felt like I was back in Dubai again because of all the glamour. The breeze was amazing as you can see me enjoying in the pictures, the weather is perfect in Perth at the moment.
Guests were treated to music from the Trevor Jalla Trio, feasting on a degustation menu from chef David Coomer and diamonds from Stefan. Not only were the luxury boats from the likes of Di Antonio on display but also luxury cars from Peter Briggs private collection.
It was an amazing night. Thankyou to Steph Audino for the dress I wore and Ben Luker, branch manager of GTIM in Perth for choosing me to be the host for the evening.
To book me for your next event in Asia please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for here in Perth through simoneheng.com.
Having moved to Perth from the world’s most glamourous city, Dubai, I will admit that I sometimes miss my shot of glamour. I mustn’t be the only one because at Australian Fashionista’s second event in Mount Hawthorn all the seats were packed and sold out!
I loved being on stage again and enjoying the crowd. The day was made even more special after the kind Carla from The Annex gifted me the Nicholas bustier I was dressed in for the hosting. I love this top because it’s so slimming and comfortable. In fact I was dressed head-to-toe in The Annex which has got to be one of Perth’s best kept retail gems! Stunning boutique and a store owner who knows her stuff!
Thanks also to Samantha Franklin for the fabulous make-up:
The event was held at Pirate Bar in Mount Hawthorn which served great food and worked well with the fact that the entire day was all about showcasing the boutiques Mount Hawthorn had to offer.
One thing I loved about the event was the diversity of the models in both colour and shape and this made the event so much more real for me. I have spoken about this before and I think it’s so important to see fashion on women who are representative of the population.
Thanks so much to Wade and Mel for approaching me to host the event. It was a great day!
To view the complete list of events I’ve hosted globally and book me for your next event please contact me through www.simoneheng.com. My MCing at the even was also reviewed in Xpress Magazine.