Kelly Cutrone – a leading figure within the fashion and beauty industry and Illamasqua’s US Brand Consultant – will be flying to Australia from her native New York City to visit the Illamasqua Counter in Myer’s Melbourne City store on Wednesday 23rd March.
Kelly – and her trademark no-bullshit attitude – starred in MTV’s hit series “The Hills”, “The City” and now has her own show “Kell on Earth” which documents the behind-the-scenes at Kelly’s own agency People’s Revolution one of the most powerful US based PR firms in the biz.
Visit the Melbourne counter and purchase any 2 Illamasqua products to receive Kelly’s hit title, “If You Have To Cry, Go Outside” for free! She will also exclusively sign your copy in celebration and support of the launch of the S.O.P.H.I.E charity in Australia. Illamasqua will then donate the value of the book to the SOPHIE foundation!
Kelly will be gracing the Illamasqua counter at the Myer Melbourne City store, from 5.30pm on 23rd March.
Find the Illamasqua counter on the ground floor beauty hall of the Myer Melbourne store.
Circa Nocturna – an account of the event from Celina
Celina, one of Australia’s finest bloggers has shared a fabulous report with us of her Circa Nocturna experiences…
Last weekend I managed to attend Melbourne’s Premier Alternative
Fashion Parade, Circa Nocturna as Illamasqua’s guest.
she spoke of the importance of alternative fashion and embracing your
alter ego. She announced that Circa Nocturna would be running smaller
more frequent fashion parades in the future, I encourage you to check
out their website to be kept abreast of the latest news and to see a full list of all the
The fashion that night was nothing short of amazing, the makeup (5
looks that Illamasqua was responsible for), the hair, the accessories
and of course the outfits. Below are some of my favourite picks from
Some designers were Michael V Couture who made his debut that night,
his style was a collaboration between high end couture and the
contemporary lady of today. Trash Glam drew inspiration from the
Japanese subculture of Manga, Steampunk, Victorian and the list goes
on. Illamasqua did makeup for the five models who were in the Clockwork Butterfly section.
The final designer for that night was Rebecca Cobbing Couture, who
specialised in alternative bridal and formal wear, with one of the
outfits consisting of 4000 individually hand sewn Swarovski
Just like cosplay, some of the outfits were constructed using everyday
non-traditional materials that resulted in some of the most remarkable
outfits I have ever laid eyes on.
The most emotional part of the event was Trudi’s speech about
S.O.P.H.I.E, which is a charity supported by Illasmaqua. In 2007,
young British Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend were brutally beaten
simply because they were Goth. Sophie later passed away, whilst her
boyfriend Robert suffered long-term damage that is hopefully not permanent, but that he is still recovering from. Sophie’s mother Sylvia created S.O.P.H.I.E “Stamp Out Prejudice,
Hatred and Intolerance, Everywhere” in both honour of her daughter and
to fight against prejudice.
As a cosplayer, such a charity sits very close to my heart and I’m
sure many others will agree with me. Trudi played a video dedicated to
the charity that brought tears to my eyes. That evening I purchased a
S.O.P.H.I.E wrist band and will continue to wear it with pride, I
encourage everyone else to do the same if ever given a change as 100%
of the money goes to S.O.P.H.I.E, no cost to the charity.
If you want to give your support online, you can either
purchase a S.O.P.H.I.E black pencil liner from Illamasqua counters,
every $5 goes to the foundation. Or visit their website where you can
also view the heartbreaking video shown that night.
Thank you kindly to both Circa Nocturna and of course Illamasqua for a
most unforgettable evening that has left me inspired to both continue
pushing the sub-culture of cosplay in Australia and help fight