She’s broken records for Logie wins, but Georgie Parker tells Wendy Squires she won’t break the bank buying a dress to wear on the night.
When Georgie Parker attended her first Logies back in 1990, winning Most Popular New Talent for her role in A Country Practice, she not only shopped for and bought her own frock, she also did her own make-up.
Fast forward 20 years – two Gold Logies, five Silver and 11 nominations later – and little has changed for down-to-earth Georgie in terms of her low-fuss approach to TV’s night of nights.
“It doesn’t have to be an enormously strenuous and stressful process to get a great dress,” the 45-year-old Play School host explains as she previews the gown she’ll wear to this year’s ceremony on Sunday night – a stunning off-the-rack purple chiffon Katies dress that costs just $99.95.
“I’m a real advocate of not spending lots of money on dresses,” adds Georgie, a Katies ambassador.
“There’s a great misconception that women have to spend a fortune to feel good. Exclusivity limits choice for a lot of women - how they want to look, what they want to wear and who they can wear. So, I love the inclusive quality of affordable fashion.”
The other thing Georgie loves is comfort, always choosing a dress she “can move in”.
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