Month: July 2010

(almost) at the movies: pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides

(almost) at the movies: pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides

I can freely admit that the primary reason I was a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean was because of Captain Jack Sparrow, played brilliantly by the very-easy-on-the-eye Johnny Depp. The fourth movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is currently filming and while […]

best dressed at mad men premiere

best dressed at mad men premiere

Welcome back, Mad Men! It’s so nice to see you back on our screens in all your dysfunctional glory. It was also great fun to see your stylish leading ladies hitting the red carpet for the Season 4 premiere in New York over the weekend. […]

(almost) at the movies: black swan

(almost) at the movies: black swan

Black Swan has been in the works for a long time – the Darren Aronfsky thriller will open the Venice Film Festival on 1 September, a decade after Aronfsky started talks with Natalie Portman about her role. From Fox Searchlight: Nina (Portman) is a ballerina […]

design your dream trench

design your dream trench

You’ve always dreamt of being a fashion designer, haven’t you? I know, I’ve seen your dreams and so has French label Comptoir des Cotonniers (okay, maybe I’m taking my Inception obsession a little far now but you get the gist…) In honour of their fifteenth […]

at the movies: inception

at the movies: inception

I quite enjoy going to a movie without having any idea what it’s going to be about but it so rarely happens, even with advanced screenings. Usually trailers give the plot away or early reviews let you know what you’re in for. Despite having a […]

eating out: the smoke bbq

eating out: the smoke bbq

I’ve always been a fan of Blue Smoke so I was interested to see what it would be like following its recent revamp and rename. With the boy one arm down at the moment, food we can politely eat without knives and forks is high […]

in the news: miranda and orlando marry

in the news: miranda and orlando marry

Everyone is a-twitter today at the news of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s secret wedding. The details are still very sketchy so no photos of the dress or confirmation on the location yet but I’m sure that will come at some point. The couple issued […]

wearing it: graces tank

wearing it: graces tank

Today was the biggest day of the year for me at work – the past few months have been spent preparing for today’s appearance at Parliament House. So what did I wear to jazz up my boring great suit when I fronted the committee? Deletta’s […]

lusting for: (betty) white-out

lusting for: (betty) white-out

How did Betty White get to be so cool again? I remember watching her as the sweet but vague Rose on The Golden Girls but now at 88 years of age, she’s the hottest thing around. She’s helped Saturday Night Live to its best ratings […]

in the news: alex perry for diva

in the news: alex perry for diva

If you love Alex Perry’s designs but just don’t have the budget to bring something home, you’ll soon be in luck. According to FabSugar, Mr Perry himself has designed a collection of jewelry and accessories for Australian chain store Diva. You can expect to see […]

your monday procrastination tools

your monday procrastination tools

It’s the first day of the working week and Mondayitis has struck hard again. Fortunately, I’m not at work this afternoon. Unfortunately, it’s because the boy crashed his bike yesterday and is now nursing a broken clavicle and a very impressive collection of bruises, gashes […]

mad men is almost back…

mad men is almost back…

I love Mad Men and I’m really excited that it’s back on air next week. Season 4 will bring us into 1964, where the mod movement will play a major fashion role. One of the things I love most about Mad Men is that they […]