Monday, 26 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
View these one-off designer umbrellas on display for a limited time only at Castle
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Visit www.castletowers.com.au for more information.
A little more about Reach for the Rainbow - it has been established to ‘change little lives’ by providing support to early intervention services for children in the Hills District.
The Charity will not only provide funding to services, but will also help establish new services where there is a need and, importantly, fund much-needed purpose-built infrastructure in the local area to support the operation of the services.
Together, the goal is to ensure that there are world class services available for all disabilities and delays experienced by babies and preschoolers in the Hills District.
“Reach for the Rainbow could not have a finer inaugural fundraising partner than the extraordinary team at Castle Towers. The Designer Umbrella Auction is a truly inspired idea. Any funds raised from this wonderful event will help make a life-changing difference for babies and pre-schoolers in the Hills District who may require early intervention services for an array of disabilities or impairments.
With partners like Castle Towers, Reach for the Rainbow will be able to best achieve its goal of ‘changing little lives’, now and well into the future” said Yvonne Keane, Founder of Reach for the Rainbow.
"Castle Towers are excited to partner with top Australian designers to raise much needed funds and awareness for the Reach for the Rainbow organisation. We are proud to support such a fantastic local charity that provides exceptional services for Children in the Hills District” said Castle Towers Marketing Manager, Andrea Maguire.
For more info, see: www.castletowers.com.au.
Monday, 19 March 2012
This just in.
Friday, 16 March 2012
There is something about a star introducing us to their fashion stylist which is a little intriguing and exciting.
After all, these are the women (and men) who can make or break the red carpet moments we will be talking about for years (hello, Angie's right leg!).
And if you watch 'The Rachel Zoe Project' or 'It's a Brad, Brad World' like I do, just to see the magic come alive, you'll understand that special bond between starlet and stylist.
Here, Hollywood Reporter magazine profiles the stars and their fashion saviours (in their second annual 'Top 25 Most Powerful Stylists List'), including Charlize Theron, Katie Holmes, Jessica Chastain, and Emma Stone, who all landed the four special covers.
For more, go here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
In the world of fashion, celebrity endorsements are everything.
Australian jewellery brand Chrissy L - now a firm fixture on the US accessories scene - has scored much celeb-cred of late, and the latest slew of stars who have shown their love for Chrissy L pieces is most impressive: Kristen Chenoweth (gosh, she is super-cute) who is on new show 'GCB' [Google that little acronym!]; Sarah Michelle Gellar from TV's 'Ringer', and Michelle Trachtenburg from 'Gossip Girl'.
All have sported Chrissy L pieces, which you can buy right now online (see shopping deets below).
And now, the brand has released the new Arabian Nights collection, available in-store (in the US, it is now stocked in Neimen Marcus and Nordstrom) and online at www.chrissyl.com.au/cart.
My pic from Arabian Nights: the Moroccan Nights bracelet. Divine.
First, it was actor Daniel Craig, who said in an interview in a GQ UK magazine in December 2011:
"I think there's a lot to be said for keeping your own counsel.
"It's not about being afraid to be public with your emotions or about who you are and what you stand for. But if you sell it off it's gone.
"You can't buy it back - you can't buy your privacy back. Ooh I want to be alone. F*ck you. We've been in your living room. We were at your birth. You filmed it for us and showed us the placenta and now you want some privacy?"
Referring to the Kardashian clan, Craig continued: "Look at the Kardashians, they're worth millions. I don't think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them.
"You see that and you think "what, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*cking idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions".
"I'm not judging it - well, I am obviously."
And now, it's 'Mad Men' actor Jon Hamm's turn.
Hamm referred to Kim when he talked about the modern cult of celebrity, in an interview with Elle UK magazine, saying that it turned "idiots" like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian into millionaires.
"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," he told the magazine.
"Being a f*cking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
The actor added that the success of reality TV stars "doesn't make any sense" to him.
And now, the 31-year-old reality star, who was famously married for a whole 72 days, and is said to be worth about $35 million, took to her Twitter page to express her opinion over Hamm's words.
"Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless," Kardashian Tweeted.
"I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We're all working hard and we all have to respect one another."
This profile on the Kardashian family phenomenon was featured on the annual Barbara Walters '10 Most Fascinating People' list of 2011. Watch:
So, what's the verdict? Are we tiring of all things Kardashian? And is it right to insult anyone on the basis that you don't agree with their path to fame or wealth, as opposed to yours?
The much talked about new reality TV series called WAG Nation will premiere on Foxtel on Wednesday, April 18 at 9.30pm, exclusive to the Arena channel.
The quintet of gorgeous girls are the wives and girlfriends of some of Australia’s biggest sporting stars.
The ‘WAGs’ (a term coined in the UK to describe the wives and girlfriends of football players like David Beckham; indeed, Victoria Beckham would be deemed the honorary, involuntary founder of the club) include:
- shoe designer Terry Biviano, wife of NRL Sydney Roosters player Anthony Minichiello
- event planner Lynette Bolton, wife of AFL Sydney Swans player Jude Bolton
- promotions manager Jana Peterson, long-term girlfriend of NRL Cronulla Sharks player John Williams
- fashion boutique owner Jackie Spong, wife of AFL Carlton Blues player Jarrad Waite
- and model/flight attendant Chantelle Raleigh, then girlfriend of NBL Gold Coast Blaze player Adam Gibson.
The 10-part series will take a voyeuristic look into the lives of these five women as they juggle life and love - plus a jam-packed social calendar (think launch events, fund-raising galas, movie premieres, front row seats at Fashion Week and of course, sporting sidelines).
Expect the five WAGS to set about living up to - and then attempting to debunk - the stereotypical view of who and what a WAG is.
WAG Nation is a new format, created and produced by Shine Australia for Foxtel.
The series will air exclusively on Arena, premiering Wednesday, April 18 at 9.30pm.
Here is a preview clip: