Cosmopolitan magazine celebrates its 40th birthday this month and rounded up Australia’s glamorous social set for an exclusive lunch at Otto Ristorante at Woolloomooloo in Sydney yesterday. The publication’s editors over the years came together for the event and were joined by the likes of Jodi Anasta, Rachael Finch, Laura Dundovic and Kate Waterhouse to dine under a canopy of balloons that were so low the guests had to watch their heads whenever they stood up. It was a lovely afternoon for celebrities to catch up with friends, and towards the end of the lunch current editor Bronwyn McCahon addressed the stylish room, surprising them with the news that everyone would be going home with a new BlackBerry.
Television's night of nights is taking place this Sunday, but before we see the latest lineup of stars hit the red carpet, we're focusing on what's arguably the most important part of the Logies: the hair and makeup. More specifically, the best beauty looks from some of our all-Australian golden girls. This year, gorgeous blonde TV presenter Carrie Bickmore is in the running for the biggest award of the night — The Gold Logie — but no matter the outcome, she's always a winner on the red carpet. From her shiny, voluminous hair, to Kate Ritchie's navy smoky eye and Rebecca Gibney's ageless beauty, the best looks are lined up here for you to peruse. Click through to check them all out, and stayed tuned for when we bring you all the action as it happens on Sunday night!
A black-tie gala was held at The Star last night to celebrate the 2013 Prix de Marie Claire Awards. The magazine stepped up its annual event from a luncheon last year to a more formal affair to pay tribute to the Australian fashion and beauty industry, and celebrity guests such as Lara Bingle, Megan Gale and Jodi Anasta got into the spirit in black-tie designer ensembles. The outdoor location of the black carpet — on the open-air balcony outside the new events centre at the top of The Star — meant gusty winds gave stars some potential wardrobe malfunction moments, including The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies, who flaunted toned legs through the slits in her gown.
There were plenty of designers on hand for the show, including sass & bide’s Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke, Samantha Wills, Camilla Franks and Alex Perry, and after dinner guests were treated to a fashion show that took place on an overhead glass ceiling. Click through for the celebrity pics.
Sydney's most stylish folk frocked up last night to celebrate the best in fashion and beauty at the 2013 Prix de Marie Claire Awards. The black tie gala, hosted by editor Jackie Frank at The Star casino, was full of drama — and not just thanks to the formal dress code. A spectacular perspex runway was suspended high above guests' heads, allowing for a unique viewpoint. International designers were popular with the A-list crowd with Lara Bingle looking chic in Christian Dior, Jodi Gordon donning a fabulously frilled Gucci number and Megan Gale baring a little flesh in black Bottega Veneta. Thigh high splits were a popular choice with designers Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton of sass & bide, Terry Biviano and Samantha Wills all showing a little leg — and special mention goes to Kylie Gillies who showed off her spectacular legs thanks to an unexpected gust of wind.
On the fashion-front, the magazine awarded Best Australian Designer to wonderkid Dion Lee, Best Australian Evening Wear Designer went to Collette Dinnigan, Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson were honoured with a Special Achievement Award, Zimmermann scooped the Best Swimwear title, newbie Christopher Esber took home the Best New Designer gong, Rachael Ruddick received the Best Australian Accessory Brand Award, the Best Australian Fashion Brand went to Oroton and sass & bide got a special mention by taking home the award for Fashion With Heart. Readers got their say too, nominating Cue and Samantha Wills for Best Australian Fashion Brand and Best Australian Accessory Brand respectively. Step this way to see the stylish people at play . . .
With the wave of celebrity betrothals last year and this year (already!), it looks like we've got a lot of weddings to look forward to soon. Jennifer Aniston was one of the biggest names (and most hotly-anticipated) to confirm an engagement, and the huge ring that Justin Theroux presented to her made his feelings very clear indeed. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis announced their engagement in January of this year, and her ring is one of the most unique we've seen. We also did some drool-inducing research so you can check out the best rocks around, from Princess Grace of Monaco to the Victoria's Secret angels, plus Aussies Miranda Kerr, Rachael Finch and Jen Hawkins. And if the man in your life needs a subtle nudge (or kick) in the right direction, why not pass the link on . . .
It’s been a huge week for celebrities in the lead-up to the Oscars on Monday, with heaps of Hollywood stars out and about attending pre-Academy Awards events. It’s also been a busy time for home-grown celebs as well, and they documented their work and play activities on social media. Lara Bingle returned from a trip to India and made a beeline for the beach, while Lincoln Lewis caught up with lots of former co-stars, including ex-Home and Away beauties Jodi Gordon and Tessa James. Hamish Blake and Andy Lee got competitive over their T-shirts, and the new crew of Australia’s Next Top Model — Charlotte Dawson, Jennifer Hawkins, Alex Perry and Didier Cohen — have been busily snapping the first week of production.
Aussie stunner Jodie Gordon turned 28 yesterday, and we thought there was no better way to celebrate than with an homage to her 10 greatest style moments. Whether she's rocking a mini (which she does so well, with pins like that) or working a maxi, Jodi always does it with that money-can't-buy confidence and effortlessness that makes her look a million bucks. To date, we've seen her in skin-tight Josh Goot, a long and luxe fuschia skirt, a textured short suit from Willow, and many more outfits created by both local and international designers. Click through to check them out, and happy birthday, Jodi!
Today, Australian actress, model and all-round nice girl Jodi Gordon turns 28! Jodi burst onto the modelling scene as a leggy 13-year-old (yep, 13!) and ever since then she's been on a career trajectory that's taken her overseas and crossed over into the TV world. She starred in Home and Away for five years and has been in three films, not to mention numerous modelling gigs. Better still, she married the love of her life, football player Braith Anasta, in a beautiful sun-soaked ceremony in Bali last year! Often spotted laughing together on the red carpet, or sharing romantic pics on Instagram, Braith and Jodi are the real deal and one of our favourite Aussie couples. To celebrate her birthday, we've found some of their cutest pics — click through to check them out, and happy birthday, Jodi!
Happy (almost) Australia Day! To mark a day that’s usually symbolised by BBQs, thongs, the beach and Vegemite among other things, we’re taking a slightly different approach and combining a few of our favourite things: Aussies, celebrities and love. Sure, we can’t get enough of Hollywood pairings like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, but some of the best real-life chemistry also comes from home-grown stars. Whether dating, engaged or married, check out some of the sweetest, cutest and hottest Aussie couples.
So you know we're going a little loco on the Australiana theme this week — but what better time to celebrate all that is great about Aussie celebs and products made Down Under than the lead-up to Australia Day? We always look forward to events like the Logies and any Australian film premiere, because we get to see stars including Jodi Gordon, Lara Bingle and Rose Byrne flexing their makeup muscles. We asked the Sugar eds to pick their all-time favourite Australian beauty moment; plus the product they'll be purchasing to get thy look at home.