Brownlow beauty beams in ‘Blues’

Brownlow beauty beams in ‘Blues’

Mount Gambier fashion stylist Kellie Nobes showcased her skills and styled four women at the 2022 AFL Brownlow Medal on the weekend.

Talented local makeup artist Katie Fox and photographer Amy Agnew joined Ms Nobes at the major event to provide their make-up and photography skills.

Ms Nobes styled Monique Fontana, fiancé of Brownlow Medallist Carlton’s Patrick Cripps, Olivia May, partner of Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines, Danielle Shuey, wife of West Coast Eagles’ Luke Shuey and Caitlin Seeto, partner of Brisbane Lions’ Charlie Cameron.

Ms Nobes said everything went smoothly on the day, which proved very successful with no major mishaps.

“In the lead-up it was a bit chaotic because they changed the date,” she said.

“Because of the Queen’s funeral they brought the date forward, which meant we lost all of our flights and accommodation.

“So that was the major mishap in the lead-up which threw everything out, but in terms of the actual day it was really smooth sailing which was really good.”

Ms Nobes said seeing all the hard work in-person was “amazing” and “really special” and said the women she styled were very happy with their final looks.

“I had not seen the actual dresses in the flesh until the day,” she said.

“Obviously I have been involved in the process and we began designing five months ago but I do not actually get to see the final product until I’m there on the day.

“I was really happy with how everything came together and it had a really great response which was reassuring, I was pretty impressed with how it all came together.”

Ms Nobes worked with various designers throughout the process and said it was important to her that each of the women had their own style.

“I wanted each of the girls to have a very individual look that was also true to them and their tastes and the vision that we had,” she said.

“I definitely had a different vision for all four of them and it was nice to be able to showcase a different range of styles, too.

“Out of the four girls I had only met one of them in person before the day, so it’s hard to have an idea of what you think it is going to be until you get there and meet them and everything.

“They were happy and they were all really impressed with the final looks, so definitely a highlight was they were all really happy.

“It all fell into place which was perfect.”

Meanwhile, Ms Agnew took stunning behind-the-scenes photos and Ms Fox did gorgeous hair and make-up for Ms Fontana and Ms May.

“Amy and Katie, they came and did so much work, they were such a huge part of the process and so helpful and I do not think I could have done it without them this year,” Ms Nobes said.

“It was just a dream team, we all worked together so well and it was really successful, I think they also had a great day and it was definitely a great trip for all three of us.”

Ms Nobes said styling the fiancé of Brownlow Medallist Patrick Cripps was “surreal” and the trio attended the Brownlow after party to celebrate.

“Obviously it’s still amazing to be involved but that just made it even more special this year now that (the Brownlow win) was the end result,” she said.

Following the event, Ms Nobes said she had received a number of messages from friends, family, locals and strangers and said she was grateful for all of the support received.

“I hope I can do it again every year, it’s the best,” she said.

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