Tigerlily Event x Goldwell

Anna Lavdaras

Sun Herald

August 4, 2019

Artist VickiLee celebrated the opening of her first gallery space in Surry Hills on Thursday night. Cool kids of art and fashion includingYanYan Chan, Nathan Jolliffe, Sarah-Jane Clarke, Marc Freeman, Claire Tregoning and Dion Antony were among the guests. However, a notable absence was Lee’s longtime bestie, model Lara Worthington, leaving guests wondering, ‘‘Where the bloody hell is Lara?’’ Lee’s solo exhibition, Eonia, took over the gallery’s first floor, while the lower level was filled with her covetable floral work created in collaboration with her partner in art and life TedO’Donnell. For the first time, the duo’s work was seen in motion with a mesmerising projection in the back room– the highlight of the evening. The gallery will show new exhibitions regularly, with pieces from Lee’s archive including nudes and sculptures. After the Wine by DRNKS, YoungHenry’s beer and Perrier ran dry at 8pm, most of the party decamped to the Dolphin Hotel. Keeping the Splendour in the Grass holiday vibe going, Sydney media, tastemakers and fashion stylists descended on the A+H Salon in Newtown on Monday to preview resort collections from the Electric Collective stable of fashion clients. Guests were offered hairstyling by the A+H crew, a crystal bar to make their own“crystal-activated’’ water bottles and customised Electric Collective coffee keep cups, while browsing the collections. The Albus Lumen x Mara and Mine and the $60,000-plus Toni Maticevski x Heart of Bone collaborations recently shown at Paris Fashion Week were featured, as well as on-trend athleisure by Reebok, Kappa, K-Way and Running Bare, and holiday-inspired ranges from Tigerlily, NIQUE, OneTeaspoon and Holly Ryan. Ali Smyth and Adriana Glass, the brains behind Electric Collective, were the first fashion PR in Sydney not to have a showroom, opting instead for group showings and sending lookbooks via email. Tocelebrate the launch of its fragrances Invictus and Olympea Legend, Paco Rabanne hosted a yoga class followed by breakfast at Andrew Boy Charlton Pool on Wednesday. Led by former Australian rugby star turned international model and yoga teacher Nick Young quest, VIP media and influencers braved the wet weather for a yoga session. The faces of the campaign, Young quest and model Luma Grothe happily mingled with guests after the sweat session as guests enjoyed healthy refreshments before walking away with a Paco Rabanne yoga mat, drink bottle, gymbag and fragrance. OnTuesday, media and influencers attended an exclusive gifting suite at a private residence in Dover Heights to launch Tigerlily’s beautiful SS19 collection, Scintilla, and its debut accessories range.AnaMaria Escobar, the creative mind behind the new accessories collection, hosted an intimate breakfast for guests including influencer AllyMay Carey, stylist to the stars Fleur Egan, Jessica Vander Leahy and models Emma Silverton and Abbey Stockwell. Escobar discussed the inspiration behind the new collection which expands the brand’s ready-to-wear range to include wide leg pants, jackets, dresses and two piece sets in regal colours and with intricate detailing. Guests were treated to a Goldwell blow-dry with celebrity stylist John Pulitano and 1000-hour eyelash extensions, before going home with several outfits from the new collection and personalised accessories. OnWednesday, Isabel Bondi opened its doors to key opinion leaders (KOLs) to celebrate the opening of the Izakaya bar nestled inside the Pacific building overlooking Sydney’s iconic beach.ADJ set by Hugo Gruzman set the tone for the evening while guests including tech entrepreneurTarynWilliams, Kennedys’ partnerRebekahGiles and former The Voice contestant Levi Neufeld were treated to free-flowing Japanese-inspired cocktails which featured a gin high ball with Tanqueray, lilly pilly and grapefruit.


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