Many of us have dreamed of walking the red carpet with our favourite celebs, and for one lucky Brisbaneite this dream has become her reality. Thank to L’Oreal and E! Entertainment, Kellie-Anne Lincoln has been given the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards and brush shoulders with our favourite A-list celebs.
Our gorgeous client, Kellie-Anne Lincoln walked the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards. It was such a treat to style her in this beautiful Brides by Francesca, Berta gown as she dazzled in diamonds by Starfire Diamonds.
Sydney fashion and bridal illustrator Marta Madison illustrated Lincoln before the big reveal as a special gift to remind the stunner of this iconic day.
To find out more about Kellie-Anne's journey, read our interview with her below.
Originally published 9/9/16
We caught up with Kellie-Anne to talk the moment she won the L’Oreal ‘Be a Superstar’ competition, her incredible gown and the celebrities she’s most excited to meet.
Congratulations on winning the L'Oreal 'Be a Superstar' competition. What inspired your winning makeup look?
KAL: Thankyou! This was actually the first time I've ever drawn a bold cat eye flick on my eyes, it's not easy. My favourite movie is Burlesque with Christina Aguilera and I just loved her stage makeup in it, so it really inspired me to create this dramatic eye makeup look.
Thanks to L'Oreal and E! Entertainment, you're going to the 2016 Emmy Awards. Are you excited?
KAL: I'm extremely excited, I still can't even believe that I won! I'm hoping to meet some Hollywood Stars.
Your winning selfie was chosen as a stand out against the thousands of entrants nationwide. What's your top tip to taking the perfect selfie?
KAL: Take a lot of photos as it’s always good to have a number of options to choose from. Amazing lighting is the most important tip. I prefer natural sunlight as it gives the skin a nice glow. I took this selfie outside on my balcony as the sun was setting to catch that nice golden light. Also hold the camera up on an angle facing slightly down.
Brides by Francesca and Starfire Diamond Jewellery are dressing for you for your red carpet appearance. Can you tell us about what you will be wearing?
KAL: I'm thrilled to be wearing one of the amazing Berta gowns from Brides by Francesca in Sydney. They have so many stunning gowns to choose from, it was so hard to just pick one! As soon as Francesca zipped me up in this particular gown I knew it was "the one". Starfire Diamonds have such a beautiful collection and I cannot wait to show them off their jewels!
The Fashion Weekly Styling team has had the pleasure of styling you for the Emmy Awards. Was it hard to narrow it down just to one dress out of the many beautiful designers and designs?
KAL: The styling team at Fashion Weekly were amazing! I knew they were the perfect team to find me the most amazing gown and accessories. I had a particular colour and style in mind and they couldn't have found a more perfect style for me.
Do you have a date for the grand affair?
KAL: Yes, my lovely boyfriend of six years, Joe. He was the first person I called when I found out I’d won. When I told him (about winning) the first thing he said was that he was sorry for giving me a hard time about taking so many selfies for this competition.
Which top 3 celebrities are you hoping to meet at the Emmy Awards?
KAL: Jennifer Lopez, Kit Harrington (Jon Snow from Game Of Thrones) and Sophia Vergara.
Images supplied: Kellie-Anne Lincoln trying on Berta gowns from Brides by Francesca
Since winning the L'Oreal 'Be a Superstar' competition, has things changed for you?
KAL: I never could have imagined I would be going to the Emmy awards and seeing my favourite celebrities in person! It’s such an amazing event to look forward to, I’m so excited.
Once the Emmy Awards are over and you're back in Brisbane, what will be next?
KAL: I would love to further my modelling and makeup career when I return. It's my passion! I would love to travel more and hopefully work in another country for a few years for a new and exciting experience.
To stay up to date with Kellie-Anne’s experience plus the big reveal of her breathtaking Emmy's outfit, be sure to follow her on Instagram.