A Saturday morning start and Sydney’s torrential rain did not stop hundreds of fabulous women (and a few fabulous men) making their way from all corners of the country for RESCU’s first live event, RESCU Me!
The Hilton in Sydney’s CBD was buzzing from 8.30am as guests made their way to the Ballroom with the anticipation of being inspired by RESCU’s brightest stars including John McGrath, Alex Perry, Yasmin Boland, Anthony Bell, Zoe-Bingley Pullin and Darren Palmer.
An exhibition of RESCU’s favourite brands and services kept guests occupied during registration including makeup touch ups from the Bobbi Brown team, health and wellness advice from IsoWhey and OOViO Organics, skin saving solutions from Dr. LeWinn’s, happy snaps from gm photographics, and a cheek glass of morning sparkling from the Rococo team.
With the audience seated, Australia’s beloved Kerri-Anne Kennerly took to the stage to get the ball rolling on the one-of-a-kind experience. Kerri-Anne kicked off the day by introducing RESCU’s Founder and Editor, the driving force in your total life transformation, Bahar Etminan.
The morning began with a manifestation and meditation with one of the world’s leading astrologers, Yasmin Boland. With stress-relieveing tips for those living their lives in the fast lane, Yasmin provided a wealth of knowledge on how to channel the best energy from your stars for greater success.
With the audience relaxed, Real Estate guru and businessman extraordinaire, John McGrath up’d the ante with a blood-pumping, self-motivating presentation that had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
Next it was over to RESCU’s Health and Wellbeing Panel to inject a feeling great from the inside out to the eager listeners in the audience. Zoe Bingley-Pullin divulged the transformative power of nutrition and supplements, Sally Symonds discussed the latest science, techniques and results based ideas for transforming your body and soul for the long haul.
Anthia Koullouros, naturopath and homeopath, had all the secrets to transform your health, libido and energy levels and Sharon Kolkka, health and lifestyle guru gave priceless advice on how to switch off your mind and reclaim balance.
After a well deserved morning tea the audience was seated once more with the other half of the RESCU’s power and prosperity duo, Anthony Bell, who served up a much-needed pep talk and expert advice on wealth creation and reaching financial freedom.
A generous and scrumptious hot buffet lunch saw guests mingling, checking out the exhibitors, and discussing what they had gleaned from the day so far with excited murmurs about the Alex Perry runway show that was to come.
The highly anticipated Life and Style panel set the Ballroom alive next as fashion commentator Glynis Traill-Nash, style mentor Josh Flinn and interior designer and judge of Channel Nine’s The Block, Darren Palmer gave invaluable advice on how to be our most stylish selves. From how to wear a pencil skirt with aplomb, channeling Audrey Hepburn in the modern day and creating a room to reflect your personal style, yep, the Life and Style Panel had it all.
Next up it was all things ‘Hello Gorgeous’ with the beauty panel that had the crowd in stitches from start to finish. Celebrity makeup artist Michael Brown, performed a live demonstration on how to sculpt your cheekbones to modelesque perfection (yes, we were taking notes!), renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Kohout told of the best forms of plastic surgery to the, ahem, not so good looks, while celebrity hair dresser, Joh Bailey delivered perhaps the most memorable quote from the day, “the higher the hair, the closer to God.”
After afternoon tea it was all things Alex Perry with his witty, endearing and motivational account of his rise from the “original wog boy” heralding from Sydney’s south to the king of glamour and design we know and love today.
One of the highlights of the day came from the comic relief of KAK, Joh Bailey and Alex Perry himself with their rendition of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” a slight twist on the hit show Fashion Police. Needless to say the crowd were beside themselves with the humour of these three Australian icons with some fashion advice to boot.
With the talking over, it was time for some visual satisfaction in the form of a full scale runway show featuring Alex Perry’s acclaimed SS14 collection. A spectacular to behold, the gowns spoke for themselves.
They say all good things come to an end, so with hearts, minds and bellies full, the diverse day to fuel a total life transformation came to a close.
RESCU would like to thank the RESCU Me! sponsors for their generous support of the day: Rococo, Gwinganna, Dr LeWinn’s, Aveda IsoWhey, Bobbi Brown, Murchison-Hune, gm photographics and Susan Avery.
Thank you to Rescue Remedy – just the ticket to keep the RESCU team and speakers grounded throughout the day!