#Aboutlastnight Perth Lynx Gala and Happy Easter

Last night was the official Lynx Gala to wrap up the inaugural season for the newly branded Perth Lynx WNBL team.

After many years of struggle, the Perth women’s team finally returned to the glory days (thanks to the generosity of Jack Bendat) and had a successful season finishing in second place!

As someone who has played basketball off and on throughout my whole life (and never considered the prospect of a professional team to reside in her hometown), the opportunity to be apart of a special movement in women’s sport was a real honour and I can’t thank the organisation enough for allowing me to be on board.

Some deserving awards went to Sam Whitcomb for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year Natalie Burton, Coach’s Award to Tessa Lavey and Most Improved to Carley Mijovic.

Hopefully this shift paves the way for other sports to back women and help bridge the gap between the genders on the sporting field in the future.

Now, onto the really good stuff aka my DRESS.

Once again I was bailed out of a pickle by the lovely Susan from SuzSuq Vintage Designerwear.

The dress is a J. Mendel Citron Mousseline and Chiffon Draped Gown from the Spring 2010 collection.  (take a look at Selita Ebanks wearing the exact gown here).

I also borrowed a beautiful jewel encrusted vintage Indian clutch.

While the makeup was applied myself, my real phobia comes from attempting my own hair. I blame years of hair-stylists doing it for me for my current laziness and apparently inept ability!!!

My lovely date, Hannah, came to my aid. See below for her incredible talent!

Hannah also looked STUNNING in a green slip from Bardot and was the perfect step in as my date 🙂 

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Honestly, had it not been for Hannah I would have ended up either spending a fortune with a professional OR looking like a scrub!

Since the dress speaks for itself, I didn’t want to go OTT on the makeup and accessories. I wore my Mum’s dangly gold earrings and nothing else.

My makeup was focused on highlighting with a bit of a cat-eye and rose/nude coloured lipstick. For this, I used NARS the multiple in Maldives (I think this shade has been discontinued, sadly) and Chantecaille illuminator on my cheekbones. My foundation was Matchmaster by MAC.

It was a beautiful evening with everyone enjoying themselves immensely. I didn’t bother kicking on as I suffer from a debilitating disease call Old Age…Well that and I was terrified I might ruin the gown if I immersed myself into a drunken bar. So, my date and I made like Cindarella and jumped into a pumpkin carriage where we made it home before the stroke of midnight!

 

I hope you enjoyed my post! Oh, and HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!

Mel xo

 

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