Isn’t Lisa just getting better and better with age? Seriously.
She’s the poster girl for how it should be done – elegant, effortless, classic. A mother of three, she gets up at 3am everyday and still manages to look like this good. I’ve known Lisa for almost two decades and I’ve never seen her enjoy fashion more than she is right now. She’s absolutely found her groove.
Here, she shares some of her before-carpet snaps from this year’s Logies and in true LW style it was low maintenance with a flawless end result.
Q: How did you choose your dress? Did you leave it to a stylist?
I did the whole things myself this year. I saw a dress from the same designer (Elie Saab) in a magazine and just fell in love with the colour but not the cut..sadly it was meant for a six foot tall runway model – not me.
I had a look online…with my fingers crossed… and found the perfect dress in the same dreamy green. I knew would suit my shape. That kind of kismet rarely happens! I got on the phone…straight away.
Q: To Paris? The designer Elie Saab store is on the other side of the world.
Well I am up at the right time of day to make those transatlantic calls. I absolutely adore the designer – always have – but this dress was a little bit risky because it hadn’t actually arrived in store at the time I placed the order (it drops a month after the Logies). This meant there was no going back once I gave them my credit card – I had to hope like crazy that the sizing was right and it would fit.
Q: The dress looks like it was made for you. It’s one of THOSE dresses. How does it make you feel when you wear it?
The dress makes me feel really happy. It’s a colour that people are drawn too I think? A true feel-good shade. I fell in love with Kelly green watching Samantha Stephens in Bewitched when I was growing up. She wore lots of colour but particularly that beautiful, perfect green.
Q: What about your accessories? How did you choose the orange?
The Logies is traditionally about diamonds, pearls and serious jewels. I love a pop of colour and orange is my weakness. I knew that’s what I wanted – a bright splash of pop orange. The earrings I chose are from Lovisa. Only $20. I’m mad about the Grecian style drop and they also helped with the budget.
My other option (below) was a pair I purchased in London last year while covering the Royal Wedding. I was going for that effortless late 1960’s patio look – the kind you see poolside in those wonderful Slim Aarons photos – so my other accessories had a similar vibe: a Peter Lang gold cuff, small gold clutch and fabulous floral print shoes.
Q: You have to wear full make-up everyday and I know that off-duty you prefer super-natural: how do you choose what look to do for the red carpet?
I’m lucky to have an army of very talented people who work at Channel Nine to help with this part of the process – makes it much easier. I didn’t want to go too over the top because I prefer to look like myself.
We chose a grey, smoky eye, soft lips and this year I kept it very low-key with a messy ponytail. When your hair is up you can forget about it for the whole night. Here I am getting ready with (from left): Jo, Deb Knight, (Lisa) and Taryn.
Q: Do you have a special beauty ritual for getting ready before a big event? Facials? Massages?
I wish…but I never seem to have the time. Between the kids and work it just doesn’t happen. I really love The Logies - it’s a great night – so I’m always in a good mood. Somehow that seems to be my best beauty trick – a smile and good times with my friends and colleagues in the industry. (Below) With Karl inside the ballroom.