Well now I am just dreaming, that I am, Sharnel Dollar! Maybe it’s her gorgeous home decor or perhaps her awe inspiring events or the stylish party products in her online store or how about the fact that she worked for and met…. OPRAH!!!! I was already green with envy, now I am just plain awe struck!
This Brisbane girl is truly inspirational. Starting out in shopping centre marketing, it was after Sharnel had her two children, that she began a cupcake and cake making business. After hosting her own children’s birthday parties and admiring the work of Desert Table goddess, Amy Atlas, the business evolved into event styling and desert tables.
Sharnel’s designs are meticulous. No detail is overlooked. From her use of simple yet stylish two toned colour palettes and personalised, coordinated thematic tables, her designs are simply stunning. From children’s birthday parties, corporate events and magazine photo shoots, Sharnel’s portfolio of work has been featured in Peekaboo Magazine, Online party site – The Party Dress and praised by none other than the Desert Table queen herself, Amy Atlas.
Sharnel Dollar Designs as featured on The Party Dress
So how did this Australian event stylist end up on Oprah? A Melbourne woman wrote a letter to Oprah, asking for an autograph for her heavily pregnant sister. The pregnant woman, Katherine, was devastated that she could not go to the Australian Oprah show as she was due to have her baby the next day! Oprah suprised the woman with more than an autograph, she threw her a baby shower! The baby shower was co-hosted by baby and children’s store, “Bebe” in Melbourne, who put the call out on Facebook, for an event stylist. One of Sharnel’s Facebook “Liker’s” recommended Sharnel to Bebe. You could say the rest is history BUT… first Sharnel had to submit a proposal of the event to the producers….
How could you not say YES after seeing this! Oh the elegant masses of pink blooms, the petite pink baby booties (they are made of cake!), the sophistication of a simple colour palette, in my favourite colour… Pink Baby Shower Heaven!
Sharnel describes Oprah as fantastic, down to earth with a great sense of humour.
Amidst the tight security, Oprah found time to talk to everyone. Even asking Sharnel which woman was the expectant mother, when she was clearly the only woman in the room that was 38weeks pregnant!
Tonight, Sharnel will be joined by some of her closest friends to celebrate the Australian screening of the Oprah’s Australian Adventure episode, featuring her styling. I am sure the bubbly will be flowing in her home tonight! and as we watch from our lounge rooms, we too can celebrate as another Australian Mummy steals the international stage, with her talent.