Fashion – My Cinderella moment

It’s been so long since I’ve been to a proper ball that I’m pretty sure the last time my date brought me a corsage… A very long time ago!

Last night I attended the DFAT annual ball held at the Hyatt Canberra and got the opportunity to wear the most amazing dress by Tina Holy, sponsored by the amazing ladies at Enchante Boutique.  There are no words to describe how much I love this dress and when the little voices of doubt popped into my head to suggest that I may be more then a little over-dressed I yelled ” shut up bitch, I’m fabulous” and committed whole heartedly to this diamanté and crystal encrusted gown complete with train!  I certainly had my Cinderella moment 🙂

For the fairer sex, attending a ball is no small feat.  Starting the moment you buy your ball ticket you have to start planning and scheduling… Fittings, waxing, manicure, pedicure, spray tan, makeup, hair, dress…  The ladies at Enchante have so many options for formal wear (and weddings) that they certainly will have you sorted in the outfit department.  I just told them what kind of style I was after and away they went.  They pulled a whole bunch of stunning dresses off the racks and proceeded to help me zip and unzip into each one until we found my perfect match…  They not only stock gowns of all shapes and sizes but also a great range of cocktail wear.  For this party season make sure you pop in and pay them a visit, they are located in Fyshwick right next to Elaine’s Pies.


Also a big thank you to my bestie Kathryn from KMmakeup who did my makeup for this event.  She is still in training at the Canberra Makeup Academy but I think she is destined for great things with her makeup and tanning business launching last week.  She listened to the look I wanted to achieve, let me comment on the makeup at several points and was very open to suggestions.  The makeup was so flawless that it was still all intact when I woke up the next morning!  Thanks KM, the morning after was just that little bit prettier 🙂  Head over to her Facebook page and give it a “like”, she also does mobile spray tanning for very competitive prices!

Dress by Tina Holy, c/o Enchante Bridal and Formal Wear
Crown, cuff and earrings by Lovisa
Heels by Verali

Keep an eye out on upcoming posts to see what my dates wore… one for the fellas 🙂 

Photos courtesy of DailyFauxPas

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