Today, Jerri Jones prepared to attend her sixth Brownlow awards.
Wife of Melbourne’s Nathan Jones, as we speak at 1.30pm, she’s sat in her hotel room eating lunch trying to enjoy a few quiet moments before the chaos of the afternoon gets underway.
It’s a scene she knows well, the calm before the sparkling red carpet storm. And like many women and stylists who’ve attended the Brownlow Awards many years in a row, there’s a side to the glamour that isn’t so sparkling.
Her makeup is already done, partly because as a mum of two, Bobbi, three and Remy, almost one, and owner of her own clothing label, Jerri Jones, she was “quite disorganised getting myself ready” so only contacted her makeup artist two weeks ago.
She was already booked up but managed to move some things around to fit Jones in.
She had a spray tan yesterday, will get her hair done shortly before meeting designer Kya of One Day Bridal who has designed her dress.
“I’m trying to keep it cruisey as possible,” she tells Mamamia.
Listen: Let’s hope we don’t see any malfunctions like this on the red carpet. Post continues after audio.
“I had my first dress fitting on Thursday afternoon. Usually it would be pretty stressful not seeing or trying anything on just before the event but I’ve worked with Kya and the girls at One Day Bridal for five Brownlows now and I trust her and we’ve become close friends.”