In collaboration with MAC Cosmetics

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Candid That was present at the prestigious David Jones SS17 Collection Launch in Sydney. We partnered up with MAC Cosmetics on an exclusive #MACXCANDIDTHAT collaboration and went backstage taking notes on the latest beauty styles. This season’s looks is all about embracing natural beauty. Bold brows, Bare-faced, Neutral Smokey Eye and Statement Lips are among the key trends.

Australian-based senior makeup artist Nicole Thompson, also known as Pinky was the creative mastermind behind the two makeup looks for the collection launch. Pinky revealed that the evening was going to be “all about skin skin skin!” We are talking about a summer look that kisses the skin with a buttery bronzer hues. The products are super light on the skin and reveals the freckles. All the girls had either an iconic ginger-nut smokey eye or electric red lips.



Candid also got to head backstage where Aveda was in charge for hair and see them do their magic on each model. Both Aveda and MAC celebrates diversity and every girl’s individual features was enhanced. This meant that if a girl had natural curls, the talented hair team would work with that instead of straighten it out. Candid loves!





This up-do is effortlessly cool and so aesthetically beautiful. Its round curves gives a sensual romantic feel, but with a fierce attitude. Our team is dying to recreate this knot.

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For the first time ever, David Jones decided to have dinner prior to the show. The “On Seven” venue was stunningly decorated with flowers and chandeliers. While enjoying our delicious lobster dish we had a clear view to the main catwalk placed in the middle. A snippet of international models that we admire confidently walked down the runway and took our breaths away. The production was incredible and the show was overall amazing. David Jones not only works with the best brands, but the collections are some of the best we’ve seen.

Did this day really happen? We had our own personal driver the entire day arranged by MAC and it had our brands name imprinted on it. Our driver was such a gentleman and made it a breeze to get everywhere in time. This car was the highlight of our day!

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Prior to the fashion launch was a relaxing facial at Mineral Life Spa to brighten and hydrate our skin. On the day of David Jones Spring Summer Collection, we got dolled up by MAC Cosmetics who did a “Runway to Everyday” look. Later on, Aveda took over to pamper our hair followed by lunch.


Alexandra rocked the “Electric Red lips” runway look, while Tsutsumi went for the “Gingernut Smokey Eye.


The day was magical from start to end and was such a fun experience. It was one of our best nights in Sydney so far!


Bang bang, my baby shot me down.

P H O T O G R A P H Y  &  E D I T :  T S U T S U M I  H O A N G

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