On Thursday the 14th November, Australia and New Zealand’s top beauty PRs and journalists were recognized for excellence at the 2013 beautydirectory Star Awards.
Held at The Tea Room at QVB and sponsored by Veet and Scholl Party Feet, the awards categories were open to all Australian beauty media and both in-house and agency PRs for beauty brands, with an expert judging panel selecting the winners for 16 categories.
Judges for the media awards included Myer general manager of cosmetics and concessions Liz Webster, Priceline communications manager Gabby Tully, David Jones planning manager for beauty Sarah Kennedy and ModelCo founder and CEO Shelley Barrett.
INSTYLE Editor Cameron Pine with the winners of the Star Beauty PR Launch Event category, Tailor Maid Communications
Judges for the PR awards included Who beauty editor Danielle Jackson, Women’s Health beauty editor Caelia Corse, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor Alison Larsen, and Social Diary founder Tiffany Farrington. Our very own Editor of INSTYLE, Cameron Pine, was proud to also judge the PR awards categories and presented two awards at the ceremony.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Star Beauty Journalist Awards
Star Beauty Feature finalists
Winner: Eleanor Pendleton at InStyle Magazine for 101 Best Beauty Buys
Alexis Teasdale at SHOP Til You Drop for Hot Dollar
Caelia Corse at Women’s Health Australia for The WH Bible of Frizz-Free Hair
Star Beauty Interview finalists
Winner: Sherine Youseff at madison for The Amazing Races
Kimberley Nissen at The Plastic Diaries for How To Find Your Signature Fragrance
Phoebe Parsons at culture Magazine for Make-up, best-sellers and brushes… Oh my!
Star Beauty How-to finalists
Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at Vogue Australia for Ten Trends to Try
Lucy Adams at marie claire for Eye Spy
Michelle Wong at Lab Muffin for DIY Custom Lipstick; or, How to use up old lippie Part 1
Star Beauty Visual finalists
Winner: Alexis Teasdale at SHOP Til You Drop for Colour Therapy
Alex Noonan at marie claire for Editors’ Choice
Eleanor Pendleton at InStyle Magazine for Evening Star
Star Beauty Blog finalists
Winner: Andrea Zanetich at Fox in Flats for DAREcember: Putting style back into the silly season!
Kimberley Nissen at The Plastic Diaries for The Truth About Cruelty Free
Lara Hill at Swatch Girl for The Myth of Hair
Star Beauty Video finalists
Winner: Jess Melliza at Miss J. Shopaholic for VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000.
Cherie Herrmann at beautyheaven for Tutorial: how to apply dry shampoo correctly.
Olivia Mackinnon at beautyheaven for How-to: Blake Lively’s Fishtail Braid
Star Beauty Writer – Blogger finalists
Winner: Andrea Zanetich at Fox In Flats
Lilit Spargo at Makeup and Macaroons
Michelle Wong at Lab Muffin
Star Beauty Writer – Online finalists
Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at vogue.com.au
Alison Larsen at POPSUGAR Beauty
Cherie Herrmann at beautyheaven
Olivia Mackinnon at beautyheaven
Star Beauty Writer finalists
Winner: Sigourney Cantelo at Vogue Australia
Aimee Leabon at Prevention
Sherine Youssef at madison
Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism
Alex Noonan at marie claire
Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism – New Zealand
Carolyn Enting at Mindfood
Star Beauty Public Relations Awards
Star Beauty PR Brand Event finalists
Winner: Clinique for Clinique Skin Supplies for Men & GQ Erase the Past Dinner
Ecoya for Ecoya Flagship store opening
La Prairie for White Caviar and Crown Spa Launch
Star Beauty PR Launch Event finalists
Winner: Tailor Maid Communications for People for Plants launch
La Prairie for Exceptional Beauty Around the Clock
Maxted Thomas PR for Burt’s Bees Nature Knows Colour launch event
Lancôme Australia for Lancôme Absolue launch
Star Beauty PR Blogger Event finalists
Winner: Clinique for Find Your Perfect Lipstick event
Frank PR for Clearasil Perfecta Wash blogger briefing
Clinique for A Taste of Clinique
Star Beauty PR Briefing finalists
Winner: Avon for Avon A-F33 Email Attack
La Prairie for Cellular Power Serum Australian press launch
Kiehl’s Australia for Kiehl’s 2013 Skincare launches
Star Beauty PR Practitioner of the Year finalists
Winner: Alexis Green, communications manager at Clinique
Ai San Beaumont, marketing and PR manager at La Prairie
Anita Providel, PR & communications manager at COTY Australia
Star Beauty PR Team of the Year finalists
Winner: Sarah Humphries Agency
Maxted Thomas PR
Tailor Maid Communications
Star Beauty Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Public Relations – New Zealand
Elysia Shanks at Maxted Thomas NZ
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