Special Memories of Royce Facy, Brisbane couturier in the 80 & 90’s

Royce Facy is one of the unsung heroes of Queensland Fashion. Her salon was a meeting place for stylish Brisbane identities for many years. As Royce’s house model, I was thrilled to work with her intimately. I have very fond memories of our time together as well as meeting her family, friends, and clients, such as Lisa Newman (when she was Lisa Monsour), Jackie Mac, and other glamorous personalities. Lisa Newman even bought Royce’s RAQ-award-winning pink two piece linen suit, which I had modelled in the live telecast awards! Lisa and I went on to become wonderful friends later in life. I modelled for many of the arcade’s wonderful designers over the years (and still do, on very special occasions!), but I hold a particularly soft spot for Royce Facy  from my early years at the Brisbane Arcade.

Sharen Kenny
TV Producer, Palatine Productions & Former International Model.