Thursday, September 26, 2013

Emmys 2013 Red Carpet

Emmys 2013 Red Carpet

There were loads of hideous dresses and I only wanted the most glamorous dresses to show below.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, famous from Seinfield, Designer Monique Lhuillier

'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks, Designer Christian Siriano

Country singer and past winner of America Idol, Designer Romona Keveza

Star of 'New Girl', Zooey, Designer J Mendel

Winner of an Emmy this year, star of 'Homeland', Designer Armani Prive

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Live Finale of Australia's Next Top Model

When shows are live, things always go wrong and so yep, Jen Hawkins did spoil some lines and sometimes we couldn't hear certain words but she did better than Sarah Murdoch (Oops, I announced the wrong winner!)

The show was full of pre-filmed clips of the final three, a Michael Jackson tribute (which included some of the eliminated contestants doing their best at dancing and then pausing)

The final two was Shanali (who has been the favourite this whole series) and Melissa (alien-looking but super bubbly but a shorty but taller than me of course!)

So who won....


I am a bit shocked but happy for either to have won!!!

Check out some of the pix from Instagram from the evening.

stunning Jen Hawkins, @aliciapecia

MJ performance with the final two doing the catwalk, @okmagaustralia

The finale three! @luke_dean_ld

Check back tomorrow for Melissa's portfolio :)


Monday, September 23, 2013

Timmy and Penny & Ali & Danielle, etc The Aussie Bachelor

My! It's already Week 4, and Ali (the blonde and bubbly real estate agent) gets her first one on one date. And yes, on the first night, she did try to kiss Tim (she's a very forward girl).

Her date was car racing (driven by a F1 driver) and boxing and picnic in the park. She gets her kiss after she tried to teach a couple dance move with Tim where she bends over and asks Tim to pull her. But the move does look awesome.

She is a sweetheart but you can tell she is going to drive herself crazy throughout the weeks. I am betting she turns out the crazy one.

Who is the least smart? Bianca, at 31, she slurs her words (perhaps she drank some alcomohol) and tries to grope Tim in the swimming pool with lots of women around...

Who is the most catty? Danielle, she wishes ill upon every one of those women in there. (She looks evil when she smiles)

Who is the favourite? Penny, she is the most mature in the house and she is grounded, fun and a great friend to all of them.

Who is your favourite and least favourite?

I am loving how Ali is wearing this dress

Alluring Anna, she has got Tim captivated

'I feel like jumping on Tim's back and let my hands wander over his body" Bianca who was sent packing

Danielle, 'I hope he gets sick of her (Ali) after one date'

Bubbly and down-to-earth Penny

Check back next week for more fashion pictures.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Under the Sea : Australia's Next Top Model recap

This week, the girls headed to the beautiful island Mauritius. Their challenge was to a catwalk under the water. All participated except for Melissa who is a fear of water.

The most surprising thing this week was Jen Hawkins inviting the final four for a lunch. She was really caring and a lovely role model (which we as an audience have not seen that often this season).
The girls receive letters from comes the tears...

They have two photoshoots this week and one of the themes is Mermaids! And the other Clowns?

The weirdest moment, when Shanali falls from a tree (and she has clearly hurt herself) and Jez Smith, the photographer goes, 'Oh no, the shoes!' Then Jez goes, uh are you alright? Hmm....

What do you think?

Abbie the Mermaid

Shanali catwalking under water

Shanali, a clown or a person from another planet


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Man Oh Man! : Australia's Next Top Model Recap

Last week the girls dressed and acted as men.

I know what you are thinking, were they successful, not really. Jade was a French speaking man who has never set foot anywhere close in that European region. Abbie was a hippie who was hugging trees and said the word 'green' every few seconds. Check out some of their male alter-egos.

Left to Right (Jade got sent home, Duckie who kept a serious face, Djana who also got sent home)

Spot the man!

The group with Charlotte Dawson, who is the most convincing?

Have you ever dressed as a man?? Or a woman (for the men!)?


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Miss America 2014

Miss America is always full of drama and controversy - this year miss New York was crowned.

The Americans were full of noise - but not in favour of their new Miss America - people saying some very racist things (I thought they were multicultural, guess not for some people)

Read some of the below tweets

“Well they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must’ve made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote,” griped Elizabeth@EJR Buckeye.

“This is Miss America…Not Miss Foreign Country,” tweeted Meredith Talley@meredithRoanell

“The sad thing is, Miss Kansas didn’t make it because America isn’t ready to crown someone who represents AMERICA,” added Aly Walansky ‏@alywalansky.

“She’s like not even american and she won miss america,” added Kat@kathrynRyan50.

Just FYI, not that Miss America 2014's religion matters, she is not Muslim but who cares if she is, we should be encouraging diversity.

Enough with the rant on this sensitive topic.

In the competition, most of the girls tried to look and walked sultry, but Nina was super confident, so confident her hair was bouncing. In top 9, there were two Asian s(hooray), Miss California (Crystal Lee) and Miss Minnesota (Rebecca Yeh) and surprisingly three Asians in Miss America this year (I think this is a lot)

Most awkward walk came from Miss Missouri. Injured but encouraging contestant Miss Florida limped in her walk but still with lots of confidence.

Check out some of the pictures.

The Winner
Nina Davuluri, first Indian, American winner and yes she speaks perfect American English
The Most Barbie look-a-like
Carly Mathies from Georgia, she looks a bit like a Marilyn bombshell

The Tattoos on show
Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail all tatted up, and by the way, this is the only time I will show models in bikinis


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New York Fashion Week - Best Pix

I have searched through hundreds and hundreds of Instagram pictures for some of my favourite pictures from this year's New York Fashion Week.

First up, check out some of the stunning dresses from Oscar De La Renta, red carpet anyone??

Oscar De La Renta, @arabianfashionsta

Oscar De La Renta, @officialxpose

Representing Australia all the way in New York
Sass and Bide, @joshykilroy
Badgley Mischka going for pastels
Badgley Mischka, @officialxpose

Badgley Mischka, @officialxpose
Narcisco Rodriguez, sleek black and white

Narcisco Rodriguez, @fashion_bee_
Blue, red and White
Catherine Malandrino, @societaitalia

Wes Gordon, @fashionlovebox

Alon Livness, @fashionlovebox

Alon Livness, @fashionlovebox


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NYFW - Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer

Victoria Beckham at the age of 39 was at New York Fashion Week to launch her latest Spring and Summer collection.

She went for a more casual style but still stylish. True to her signature style, she showcased a more 'boyish' side to herself. Check out some of her clothes below.



Monday, September 16, 2013

First Impression : The Bachelor - Aussie Version

So I missed the premiere of The Bachelor Australia, but it doesn't look like I missed too much...

And here are some of my predictions (after watching all series of the US Bachelor and Bachelorette)

Similarities -

  • Andrew G sounds and speaks just like Chris Harrison, come on! Use some original line, "the stakes are high", "he is serious"
  • Lavish dates - the first date (the one that always puts the most pressure on the girl towards the end of the series, trust me in the American version, the girl gets really insecure and some have become depressed and psycho) there is a private jet!
  • Beautiful women - Sarah the gorgeous brunette, Ali the blonde bombshell, real estate agent
  • Honest women - Penny says "you have known him for 10 minutes and you say you are in love with him, come on, give me a break" and she will most likely be shown as a "b*tch" later on in the series, and Ali goes "is that dress see through?"
  • Genuine women - every series of the Bachelor, there are women that beautiful on the outside and inside and this is great to watch
My predictions - Ali and Sarah are early favourites


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mirror Mirror - Australia's Next Top Model

The episode begins with "Jen Mail", which gives them a hint "all angles" and Jade (the personal trainer) yells "trapizum" then quirky-looking Melissa (the shortest girl there) says "Dude, that's a shape..." (Ha! That's that's what I was thinking)

The girls head to an anti-gravity yoga class where they use hammocks and it looks amazing!! (I wanna try). They mix pilates, yoga and dance together.

The challenge - the girls in pairs have to get changed and made up in a telephone booth. But they have to get changed into Alex Perry's next collection with HIM watching. Ugh those steely eyes and those sunnies sitting comfortably on his head.

Abbie wins! She has two attempts and wins both. She's so bubbly.

Djana yells something rude from frustration with the boots to Alex Perry "if your clothes were better quality, maybe the laces on your boots wouldn't be frayed". SLAP! But she has better vocabulary then other girls.

So she better bring it at the photoshot!

On to the photoshot, Djana WINS!! Check out the photos below...the final 6 next.
Djana, "perhaps if your clothes are better quality", "she wins"

Abbie in a softer moment


Jade, "trapezium!!!"

Melissa, the shortest girl there but beautiful face

Shanali, bottom 2 this week, awkward this week

More coming in a week's time!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vogue September Covers

Since September is Vogue's Fashion Night Out, I wanted us to celebrate by taking a look at Vogue covers from all around the world.
Vogue British, Daria Werbowy

Miss Vogue, Elle Fanning, launching this month
Vogue US, Jennifer Lawrence
Vogue Australia, Victoria Beckham, seen on buses and posters around Sydney CBD
Vogue India, loving this cover