Month: January 2011

best dressed at the 2011 SAG awards

best dressed at the 2011 SAG awards

Another week, another awards ceremony… today it’s the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which is the last big ceremony in the US before the Oscars. Most of the winners were unsurprising – Natalie Portman took out best actress for Black Swan again, Colin Firth won […]

friday film (clip): big jet plane

friday film (clip): big jet plane

Angus and Julia Stone took out the number one spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2010 (an Australia Day institution for those readers from overseas). While it wasn’t one of my votes, its easy tune and sweet lyrics have been swirling around my head […]

lusting for: book bags

lusting for: book bags

In early December, I fell madly in love with Olympia Le Tan’s book clutches, after seeing Natalie Portman carry the Lolita version to the Black Swan premiere. Le Tan’s intricate reproductions of classic book covers are created using embroidered canvas and the results are truly […]

in the news: aussie barbie

in the news: aussie barbie

It’s Australia Day and what better way to celebrate than with an Aussie barbie – I know I’ll be getting together with some friends this afternoon for some snags, beers and the Hottest 100. If you prefer your barbies less meaty and more doll-like, there’s […]

at the movies: black swan

at the movies: black swan

I’ve been hanging out for this film for a while and at long last, Black Swan is out in Australia – and it’s as brilliant as I’d hoped it would be. Natalie Portman stars as Nina Sayers, a ballerina whose desire is to be perfect. […]

best dressed at g’day usa

best dressed at g’day usa

It’s that time of year when Australia’s finest take over Los Angeles to promote our sunburnt country. The highlight of the week-long event is the gala ball, which took place on Saturday night. Abbie Cornish was one of the Australians honoured at the event, and […]

friday film: brisbane is back in business

friday film: brisbane is back in business

It’s a week since the flood waters receded here in Brisbane and life is returning to normal – even my friends whose West End apartment was full of sludge this time last week are moving back home tomorrow! In support of our local tourism industry, […]

in the news: 99 days to the royal wedding

in the news: 99 days to the royal wedding

Yesterday marked 100 days to the Royal Wedding (AKA the event that will set wedding fashions for the next decade). To mark the occasion, 13 young women from the Royal College of Art in London dressed up as Kate Middleton lookalikes and stood at the […]

plan all your shopping for 2011

plan all your shopping for 2011

Lifehacker today published a chart that outlines the best time to purchase, well, anything during 2011. Obviously seasonal purchases need to be swapped for Aussie girls (for example, air-conditioners aren’t on sale in January – try July instead) but as a general rule, this guide […]

at the movies: morning glory

at the movies: morning glory

Back before the great floods of 2011, a few of my girlfriends and our respective boys got together to see Morning Glory. When I first heard the name of this film, I expected it would be, well, dirty. But then I saw the trailers and […]

best dressed at the 2011 golden globes

best dressed at the 2011 golden globes

The Golden Globes is a bit of a warm up for the Oscars – the winners here often go on to win the little man, the stars pull on beautiful frocks and it gives everyone a chance to work out what the best looks of […]

lusting for: take action dress

lusting for: take action dress

Nothing cheers me up like looking at pretty things so this morning I’ve been browsing through Anthropologie’s website to lift my spirits. I noticed the Take Action Dress almost immediately and I’m quite smitten. I was a fan of its sister, the Twinke Twinkle Dress, […]