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Article by Heather Bell
of Patrick Cameron
hair master Patrick Cameron and Wella Professionals celebrated their
truly wonderful friendship and unique partnership in a spectacular
showcase of 20 years of Patrick Cameron.
Many leading names from the industry along with several of Patrick's
long standing friends enjoyed the exclusively mixed Cameron Cocktail
and delicious canapés before Sheila Jackson, Wella Professional's
Partnership Services Manager welcomed everyone and spoke warmly
of the 20 year relationship between Patrick and Wella Professionals.
work transcends languages and cultures, he is unique, there isn't
another presenter like Patrick, he educates, inspires and is always
Sheila continued to reminisce about Patrick's career, one that has
taken him from New Zealand to the four corners of the world, showcasing
his exceptional talent in dressing long hair.
and how from an appearance at the Clothes Show Live he decided
to specialise in long hair work. Patrick then went on to introduce
the team he has worked with for all those years - Business Partner
Sue Callaghan, Patrick Cameron School and Merchandise Co-Coordinator,
Marco Everard and Art Director and the person responsible for
the stunning couture gowns that play such a large part in every
Patrick Cameron presentation, Marco Erbi.
welcomed Patrick to the stage and the audience embarked
on a journey of glamour and glitz spanning over 20 years.
An opening DVD showed a dazzling montage of Patrick's past
collections and performances, leading up to his most recent
work - the Gold Collection. Patrick spoke of his early days
Patrick went on to present a selection of models, demonstrating
how to create the most beautiful hair in an instant from his previous
collections including Ladies Who Lunch, Provocateur, Arts & Crafts,
Tango, Visionaire, Red Carpet, Bohemian Revolution, Global Tribe
and Prestige. In an intimate question and answer section, Patrick
really let his audience get to know him and shared with them his
passion and vision. He charmed guests with takes of his career,
his private sketchbooks and how he creates his collections from
single inspiration to a finished look. Sheila went on to read
a touching tribute from industry icon Joshua Galvin who unfortunately
couldn't attend the party, "I personally regard Patrick as the
most talented and thoroughly genuine person and he has maintained
this quality throughout the whole time I have known him. Congratulations
and have a great night."
fitting close to the evening was when Patrick recreated one of the
looks from his new bridal book, 'My Bridal Album For Your Perfect
Day". Breathtakingly beautiful, the model showcased Patrick's flair
and expertise and with the 9 previously presented models they took
their final bow to rapturous applause from the audience. A thoroughly
enjoyable evening where old and new friends got together to celebrate
a strong partnership and an inspirational career.