Every Detail From Our #GrittyPrettySaturdaySoiree

On Saturday August 17, Gritty Pretty – in partnership with Clarins – threw a Saturday Soirée of sorts at The Apartment in Sydney’s bustling inner-city suburb of Woollahra.

Over 80 Gritty Pretty readers enjoyed a high tea in The Apartment’s dining room, found tucked away above Hotel Centennial. Guests – including plenty of mother-daughter duos – laughed and sipped on champagne as they snacked on an assortment of pastries, scones (with cream and jam) and other delicious bites.


Gritty Pretty founder & editor-in-chief Eleanor Pendleton hosted an intimate Q&A session with well-known journalists Kate Waterhouse (columnist and Channel 7 reporter) and Abbey Gelmi (Channel 7 reporter and host). The three women discussed everything from career to social media, motherhood and, of course, beauty.

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For Kate, her childhood was a little unconventional. As the daughter of iconic Australian horse trainer and businesswoman, Gai Waterhouse, she grew up in the public eye. “For my mum – she’s the most amazing, hard working woman – beauty and fashion has always been a major part of her life,” Kate told the crowd. “I have very fond memories of her going to the races and getting ready for a big day of work.”

Abbey also shared a few words of wisdom: “When you sit opposite someone and they’re really smiling and they laugh, that’s when you say, gosh they look great.”

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Clarins beauty advisors were on hand to colour match guests to their perfect shade of Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation. The brand’s newest foundation offers medium coverage with a Skin Tone Optimizing complex that creates a beautiful, luminous finish.

Tell us, did you attend our #GrittyPrettySaturdaySoiree?


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