Saturday, August 31, 2013

Australia's Next Top Model 2013 So far...

Every season of Australia's Next Top Model has produced drama and stars.

Our version of the Next Top Model is definitely more grounded, like our well-known Aussie attitude.

The American version is OTT (over the top) and without the constant screams and yelling, not much really happens (and not many of the contestants become successful after the show ends).

Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, sorry to say is boring. Even though, the current season is hosted by our beautiful, Elle Macpherson and judged by male supermodel Tyson and our Dannii Minogue, who in my opinion is the real star of the show.

So far in this season, a contestant has choked another (and she acknowledged that she overreacted and was correctly called by Jen Hawkins and disqualified from the competition)

Who are the standouts?

A quiet and stunning Indian and Fijian 16-year-old girl who has never been kissed. (How sweet)

Shanali is so versatile, she can do editorial (below) and commercial (above)

Jade, who is a personal trainer, bubbly and very grounded (which is great to see in this competition)
Jade does sporty (check out those abs!!!) She is the right role model, sporty, eat healthy and a great model.

Jade does elegant and wins her first campaign for new Colgate toothpaste. Love that smile.

Duckie, bubbly and she has a killer smile.

Below are the girls that are eliminated but still amazing.

Madeline who lacked confidence but look how stunning she photographs. And she has the height. Watch out for her.

Taylah who bullied a fellow contestant and was eliminated.
April is so beautiful in this photo.

Brooke who is that girl next door and absolutely so beautiful.

Stay tuned for weekly updates on ANTM!!

It's an exciting season.


Event: Strand Arcade: Evening with Designers

Event: Strand Arcade: Evening with Designers

As part of the Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Week in the third last week of August, the Strand Arcade in the Sydney CBD hosted a special evening with their designers

The night went along like this...

At 10 past 6, the line from the entrance was already 10 metres long. Whilst waiting to enter, a photographer from his blog had asked if he could take a photo of us (that's coz my plus 1 was dressed oh so on trend and chic).

When we entered, guests were wishing to get their hands on the complimentary Cointeau cocktails and roasted nuts. It was flooded with people so we escaped by heading upstairs.

The Strand Arcade was transformed into a place that looked so magical with all of the adorable lights and a bit like a tea party in a beautiful garden.

We sipped on Chandon bubbly, indulged in a creme brulee tart where the pastry was a little burnt (maybe not worth the $6) and discovered a store called 'Sweet Art'. They offered us the most wonderful red velvet cake with the most delicious vanilla, creamy icing. They cater and decorate corporate events and other types of pastries.

See below for visual summary.

Upper floor of Strand Arcade

Table Setting in Secret Art

Inside Secret Art, beautiful chandelier and floral arrangement

Entrance into the Strand Arcade for Evening with Our Designers

Stay tuned for a skincare blog post tomorrow!