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Celeb look of the week: Karlie Kloss

4th September, 2015

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There are times where the simplest outfits are the best – and this is one of them. Karlie Kloss looks effortlessly chic in plain black pants, ballet flats and a grey polo neck. Sometimes you just don’t want to overthink things and step out in something classic and pared back.

Photography: Vogue UK

Fashion

Celeb look of the week: Emily Blunt

12th June, 2015

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When it comes to hues, I do find navy the perfect go-to colour when I want to wear a moodier colour but don’t necessarily want to wear black. As Emily Blunt demonstrates with this Elisabetta Franchi jumpsuit and Kurt Geiger stilettos combination, it’s an elegant colour for an evening event.

Photography: UK Vogue

Fashion

Celeb looks of the week: Met Gala

9th May, 2015
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Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein

They call it the Fashion Oscars. This year’s Met Gala was celebrating the museum’s exhibition ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ and while there were some who definitely took their outfit to the next level, there were plenty of elegant looks incorporating opulent red and gold to be seen on the red carpet. Whose outfit did you love?

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Anna Wintour’s daughter Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

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Kate Hudson in a Michael Kors dress

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Model Shu Pei Qin in Tommy Hilfiger

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Lauren Santo Domingo in Proenza Schouler

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Reese Witherspoon in a Jason Wu dress

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Amal Clooney in Maison Martin Margiela

 

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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

 

 

Photography: Vogue, Huffington Post, Fashion Style, E Online

 

Beauty

The haircut that is majorly trending

4th March, 2015

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The bob is having a major moment. The look is fresh, modern and so versatile and I’m loving the fact celebrities are all jumping on board the trend and giving it their own take. I know I found styling my long bob really easy and it was about as low maintenance as you can get.

If you’re thinking of getting a bob make sure to take into account your face shape. A haircut that suits square shaped faces may not suit round or heart shaped faces and vice versa – you want to get the most flattering style and length for you. If in doubt, always talk to your hairdresser before you start and get them to recommend a particular bob style that they think would suit you. Get them to talk you through the cut and be sure to tell them what you do and don’t want from a haircut. If you only have limited time to style your hair and the cut you want requires some extensive styling, then you might need to modify the cut slightly to suit your needs. Also, if you’re afraid to go short, there’s no harm in doing it gradually. After all it’s easier to cut more off than have to wait to grow it out! If you’re after a change I would definitely suggest taking the plunge – it’s a haircut that definitely works on so many different people. I’ve even prepared some celeb inspiration for you!

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Photography: Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Daily Mail

Fashion

Celeb look of the week: Karolina Kurkova

23rd January, 2015

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Karolina Kurkova looking ultra glam in a Zac Posen gown at the IWC Gala dinner in Switzerland. Love the simplicity of this outfit with just navy nail polish, a bold red lip and a man style watch as finishing touches.

Photography: Vogue UK

Date with Kate

Date With Kate: Georgia May Jagger

8th September, 2013
Chatting with Georgia May Jagger.

Chatting with Georgia May Jagger.

Georgia May Jagger has grown up in the spotlight. As the youngest daughter of Rock legend Sir Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall, the gapped toothed beauty has carved her own career as a successful international model. The 21-year-old was in Australia with her mother Jerry and I caught up with her to talk about her career highlight, travelling with her mum, and the best advise her parents have given her.

Is having a famous last name was a help or a hindrance in carving your own career?

I think its both, it’s a help because for obvious reasons, you are more well known but it’s also a hindrance because people think you haven’t created any of your own career, that sort of thing.

What is an average day for you?

Usually changes quite a lot, depending on what I am doing, I’m either travelling and working really early, like today I woke up at 4am and I had a photo shoot and events but sometimes I’m just at home in my pajamas and just relaxing, so it’s whether I’m working or not pretty much.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job I think is getting to travel and meet incredible people, I love that.

What is the worst part of your job?

The worst is not having very much sleep and having to stand for very long periods of time in very awkward positions [laughs].

Does you mother get to accompany you on many media commitments or is this a one-off?

No, we don’t get to travel much together for fun, sometimes we do things together for work but this is a one-off. It’s nice to do things with her.

What has been your career highlight so far?

One would be my cover of British Vogue when I first started modeling and my incredible Rimmle Contract, I been with them for four years now and the London Olympics as well.

Tell me about what did you do with the London Olympics.

I walked in the closing ceremony as part of Britain’s Fashion Hall of Fame [along with fellow models including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Donaldson].

Who is your style icon?

My mum obviously, she is the ultimate glamour icon!

What is the best beauty tip you have received from your mother?

She always says it’s about confidence and to have fun and smile. She is not really the “less is more”[type] so she always says “more and more”!

What is your beauty routine for a night out?

It changes, depending on how I feel; I think you always have to have fun with fashion and with your makeup. For me, it’s either lipstick – red or pink is my favourite – or mascara.

What are you doing while you are in Australia?

I have been to Australia many times and absolutely love it but I’m only here for two days this time so I didn’t really get a chance to do much. I’m just here in Sydney as the ambassador for 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty as my main kind of thing. But I did get to catch up and have dinner last night with [designer] Camilla Franks who I did her show [during Australian Fashion Week] that was really fun.

What are your favourite things to do for fun in Australia?

Last time I went to Hamilton Island and that was pretty amazing, and I did a helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef, that was pretty cool.

What are your favourite restaurants in Australia?

I love Ms G’s; Mr Wong is fab and I also really like Porteno.

What are your favourite Australian fashion labels?

My favourite labels include Willow, Rachel Gilbert, Sass & Bide, By Johnny, Zimmermann and Camilla.

What is next in the pipeline?

After Australia, I’m going to New York for a [photo] shoot and then back to London for work and then straight back to New York for Fashion Week.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

That’s a hard question, I really don’t know, I hopefully will still be modelling, and I would like to be doing photography or something like that.

What is the best advice your parents have given you?

I think to do what makes you feel happy because that is when you feel your best and you are the most confident.

 

BITE SIZE

WE WENT TO 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty Launch Party, Lower Town Hall, Sydney CBD.

WE ATE A selection of canapés including Lobster risoni and a garden mix of peas, broad bean, dill and Rosewater Eaton Mess.

WE DRANK Grant Burge 2012 Moscato Rosa and Pink Steinbok Mararitas.

I WORE A Miu Miu dress and Hardy Brothers jewellery.

GEORGIA-MAY WORE A By Johnny dress.

 

Date with Kate

Date with Kate: Kate Ritchie

25th August, 2013
Made for the screen: Kate Ritchie says Home and Away ''made me who I am".

Made for the screen: Kate Ritchie says Home and Away ”made me who I am”.

Kate Ritchie grew up on our screens on Home and Away. The dual Gold Logie Award-winner left the soap in 2008 after 20 years playing Sally Fletcher. She then spent two years as a breakfast-radio host on Nova 96.9. She earned an AFI nomination for playing Judi Kane in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. Kate Waterhouse caught up with the 35-year-old to chat about returning to Home and Away, the most challenging role of her career and her hopes of starting a family with her husband, former rugby league player Stuart Webb.

Is being back on Home and Away a one-off or will you continue to revisit the show?

Oh, goodness, I don’t know … I think that regardless of whether this is a one-off visit or the beginning of something else, it will always be part of my life because it has made me who I am in lots of ways – professionally and personally as well.

In what way?

Professionally, it was where I learnt my craft. I’ve never had any formal training, so I grew up with the likes of actors Ray Meagher and Judy Nunn teaching me things. That’s where I learnt my skills. It also made me who I am personally because it’s almost, in many ways, one and the same, you know? A lot of my experience, especially growing up, mirrored what happened to my character. We grew up together, really, and I know it sounds corny, and if we had hours and a bottle of rose´, I guess I’d sound like a mental case talking about it, but there is so much of me in that character.

Do you ever look back at your early days of Home and Away and cringe?

Oh, absolutely. There are about 15 years of cringeworthy moments and, unfortunately, they are all documented, but I think I’m now at a point where I’m 35 and, you know, that stuff is OK. I have been put through excruciating embarrassment and having to watch and rewatch footage, and I’ve worked with the likes of Merrick and Rosso just giving it to me about everything … It’s like when you’ve cried every tear you could possibly cry, I have exerted every ounce of embarrassment, so I can’t do it any more.

Did you care when you were younger?

Oh yeah, you do care when you are younger. Sally wasn’t the cool character … I didn’t have cool storylines, and I didn’t have the cool boyfriends, and I wasn’t the beach babe of the show. At the time, that probably bothered me because I thought, ”What’s wrong with me?” … but looking back, that’s what has probably made Sally the character that she is and the character that so many people identify with, because so many women feel like they grew up with me and that they were more like me than Angel [Parrish, played by Melissa George]. There are more Sallys in the world than there are Angels. When I look back, I think it’s made me far more well-rounded because of that.

Speaking of Angel, were you surprised when Melissa George reportedly threatened to walk off the set of The Morning Show if they referenced her Home and Away character?

No, because I think, ”Well, not everybody’s experience on Home and Away or their memory of it is what mine is,” so I can’t judge that.

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Of all the things you do – TV, radio, presenting – where do your priorities lie?

Acting is certainly where I feel most at home, and that’s probably because it’s what I have done the most of. I love doing the radio, but I hate getting up for breakfast radio. I think in the short term, I’d like to be back working in Australian drama.

What’s been the most challenging role of your career?

They’re all different. I guess the biggest challenge for me probably was when I did Underbelly because it was the first acting gig that I had done since leaving Home and Away.

If you’d never gone down the road of Sally, what would you have done?

I don’t know … My ideal would have been to finish school and go to university and study architecture – that would have been my dream job. But I already had a job [laughs] – and the one that I couldn’t bear to give up.

What do you do for fun?

I like to do simple things. Stuart and I are working on our house at the moment. I love cooking. We cook a lot now that Stuart is learning to be a chef.

Do you hope to one day start a family?

Yeah, it hasn’t happened … but that is definitely something we look forward to.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can tap dance!

BITE SIZE

WE WENT TO Pink Salt, Double Bay.

WE ATE Confit ocean trout tian with avocado and cucumber; goat’s-curd salad with baby beets; Belvedere vodka-cured kingfish with ruby red grapefruit, watermelon and colona citrus oil.

WE DRANK Veuve Clicquot.

I WORE Isabel Marant knit dress.

RITCHIE WORE Rebecca Vallance.

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Photography: Danielle Smith.