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2000 theme: Indulge

It was in the year 2000 and the third outing of the event that a theme was announced that would impact the whole event. For the third STYLEAID "Indulge" was the theme chosen by event stylist Aly May and the committee.

The theme was based around the 5 senses and was also the first year that a photo shoot was done to create a series of images that would be used for the programme, the invitations and the tickets for the event.

STYLEAID 2000: Indulge

Venue &

Major sponsors for STYLEAID Indulge were: The Colonnade, Koro Fine Australian Jewellery, Country Road, Jaguar, Moet & Chandon, Finlandia Vodka, Montana Wines, San Pellegrino, Hyatt Regency Perth, Margaret River Chocolate Company, AVLA and Edwards Dunlop.

Models were provided by Jemma International, Spiers Model Management, Vivien's Model Management and Carberry Model Management. Hair and make up was coordinated by Hendra Widjaja and Zulica Sizik.


The third STYLEAID committee was made up of Aly May, Aaron Davey, Paul O'Connor, Tami McMahon (WA AIDS Council Fundraising Coordinator and STYLEAID event manager), Mark Reid, Joanna Calder, Annette Hasluck, Trish Langdon, Emma Phillips, Melissa Lekias, Paul McClurg, Hendra Widjaja, Trish Flanagan and Becky Selwood.


STYLEAID 2000 Magazine Cover

The STYLEAID programme was evolving and grew to 42 pages and changed again in size to a landscape spiral bound design. The STYLEAID programme went on to win a prestigious gold medal at the Printing Industry Awards for excellence.

The programme included this wonderful quote from Elizabeth Taylor, who at the time was a strong advocate for people with HIV/AIDS around the world:

"AIDS has come upon us with cruel abandon. It has forced us to confront and deal with the frailty of our being and the reality of death. It has forced us into a realisation that we must cherish every moment of the glorious experience of this thing we call life. We are learning to value our own lives and the rest of our loved ones as if any moment may be the last."

WA AIDS Council Chairperson Trish Langdon then went on to write:

"Elizabeth Taylor is a truly indulgent and glamorous woman. She has captured in few words what the AIDS epidemic means for her. Many other people share this sentiment and know, from experience, the words have special significance. So in honour of the many people who have died from AIDS and others living with the virus, we are here to "cherish the moments" and to indulge in the third STYLEAID."


The event once again saw 450 people attend a night of fashion, fine dining, entertainment and auctions to raise further funds for the work of the WA AIDS Council.

The hosts for the event in 2000 were Christina Morrissey, Vanessa Wagner and a return visit from Nathan Harvey.


Designers involved in Indulge were: Aurelio Costarella, Avatar, Blanchet, Breathless, C Design, Coda Munk, Country Road, Easton Pearson, Joseph Tilli, Megan Salmon, Morrissey, Pigsinspace, Ruth Tarvydas, Saba, Scanlon & Theodore, Shantha, su, Wayne Cooper, Zambesi and Tania Tehan.

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Friday 4 August, 2017
7pm - midnight
Crown Ballroom
Crown Towers Perth
Black Tie

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