This week saw movie premieres, a magazine relaunch party and a Prada-hosted party — among other events — so needless to say, it was a stylish seven days. Nicole Richie was all-white on the night of an AOL event; her Saint Laurent dress turned heads for all the right reasons and her own head was looking fine thanks to a new 'do. Zoe Saldana was every inch the leading lady at a Star Trek premiere, with her unusual Vionnet gown wowing from all angles, while here in Australia at the CLEO relaunch party, Nikki Phillips gave a lesson on why less is more (especially when Isabel Marant is involved). There was plenty more fashion action — click on to see who rounds out our top 10!
Between new haircuts, updated styles, slicked locks and lots of ombré, hair certainly stole the show in this week's celebrity beauty round-up. Nicole Richie set the pace with her first official appearance since she took a trip down fringe lane (hubby Joel Madden didn't notice — ah, men), while Kate Middleton mixed things up with wavier hair than usual (not to mention that pregnancy glow). But it wasn't all about hair. Isla Fisher totally stole the show at The Great Gatsby world premiere, thanks to her bright red lips and cats-eye liner — see that look and more when you click through!
Australian magazine CLEO threw a star-studded party at Cherry Bar in The Star last night to celebrate its newly-relaunched issue. The special guest of honour was an Alex Perry-clad Kelly Osbourne, who flew into the country on the weekend — she’s the magazine’s back-page columnist and said she was excited to get on board “because the first thing they said to me was, ‘We’re not going to edit you, you can say whatever you want.’ I was like, ‘Yes! I cannot believe they’re going to let me say what I want!’” After discussions with editor Sharri Markson she said they would “make sure we talk about topics that readers want to hear about, and I can share what I’ve been through in that area, because I’m not going to talk about things I don’t know about. To me, that’s a great opportunity for me to share my experience with other people.”
Kelly brought her boyfriend Matthew Mosshart along for the trip, which has included a boat ride around Sydney Harbour and a visit to her “favourite pie stand” Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. She told us, “I usually get the meat pie with mashed potatoes and peas and gravy — it’s my absolute favourite. And I’ve been telling my boyfriend all about it, so tonight we’re going to go there so he can have it. We met people there who were getting married there! I was like, ‘Really?’ That is the most awesome thing ever.”
Inside the bash, where guests such as Laura Dundovic, James Kerley, Timomatic, Prinnie Stevens, Nikki Phillips, Darren McMullen and Zoe Marshall had gathered, Sharri hit the stage (after an introduction by the Stenmark twins, Jordan and Zac) to reveal that they shot Kelly for an upcoming CLEO cover, and to share an anecdote about a rude-but-funny joke that Kelly made when they went to dinner at Icebergs together. Kelly, who usually gives her style critiques on E!'s Fashion Police, gave her verdict on Aussie men (“I have to say — sorry, Matthew — but Aussie men are hot”) and thanked The Star for their hospitality, with a special cheeky mention to the security guard who refused her entry into the casino on Monday night because he thought she was using a fake ID.
Last night at Sydney's The Star, celebrities flocked to celebrate CLEO magazine's much-anticipated relaunch. New columnist Kelly Osbourne was flown in especially for the fun-filled event, walking the red carpet in an Alex Perry frock hot off the MBFWA runway (albeit in black, not ecru as shown). The local celeb-set joined the E! Fashion Police commentator in the festivities, bringing their party-dress best. Laura Dundovic shone in a sexy Manning Cartell two-piece, chosen by beau James Kerley, Zoe Marshall looked chic in a plunging lilac Suboo sheath, Celebrity Apprentice contestant Prinnie Stevens was elegant in white in Bless'ed Are The Meek number, Nikki Phillips went the embellished route in a red leather Isabel Marant shift, and editor Sharri Markson took Kelly's lead by opting for a corseted Alex Perry party frock. Want to zoom in on all the red carpet style? It's all inside. . .
Chris Hemsworth touched down in Sydney yesterday for a whirlwind visit as one of the special guests at the 50th edition of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophies, which was held at the Royal Hall of Industries last night. The star-studded affair featured the longest men’s fashion show that’s been staged in Australia, and a Zegna-clad Chris was front row for the action, along with Korean-American actor Daniel Henney, Hong Kong-based actor and singer Leon Lai, and Megan Gale, who acted as an emcee for some of the night’s proceedings. More than 1,000 VIP guests were gathered for the event, including Samara Weaving, Celebrity Apprentice stars Stephanie Rice, Rob Mills and Prinnie Stevens, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Charlotte Dawson and Darren McMullen. After the show the night kicked on with an after party, where celebrities ate, drank and mingled while listening to a set by Temper Trap.
Cosmopolitan magazine certainly isn't ashamed to acknowledge its age — throwing a chic 40th birthday soirée for the Sydney social set yesterday in Sydney. A slew of media personalities, current Cosmo columnists, fashion-types and ex-editors of the masthead lunched under a ceiling of balloons at Otto restaurant on the Wooloomooloo wharf, briefly being interrupted by current editor Bronwyn McCahon who spoke of meeting Cosmopolitan's iconic founder Helen Gurley Brown. Delicious three course meal and gifted Blackerry Z10s aside, we were most interested in what these ladies-who-lunch wore. Step inside to snoop all the style on show.
With two of Australia's biggest fashion events falling in the same seven-day period, we always knew this was going to be a doozy of a week when it comes to style. The Logies were off first — TV's "night of nights", where our favourite stars get to doll up and wear Oscars-worthy gowns. Some were incredible — and some less so — but Samara Weaving certainly stood out from the crowd, in the best way possible. Joining her on the red carpet best-dressed list? Laura Dundovic and Carrie Bickmore, in their equally impressive gowns.
And then came fashion week. From Aussie models and TV presenters to women who are recognised globally for their style blogs, the streets of Redfern hadn't looked this good since. . . well, a long time. Lara Bingle kicked things off with a cut-out number in her current go-to colour, black, while Nikki Phillips generously contributed to the colour spectrum with her mini-skirt suit set. And the rest of the globe? Miranda Kerr's street style won us over (again) in LA, Solange Knowles did what she does best, and Katy Perry? She toned things down a notch, and we think her dark, feminine ensemble looks divine. Take a stylish step this way to check it all out.
This year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia was closed out in the most stylish of ways last night — with a runway party to welcome Elle magazine to the Australian media fold. Lara Bingle, Gracie Otto, Sam Worthington, Jesinta Campbell (and many more stars) joined newly-appointed editor-in-chief, Justine Cullen — formerly of Shop 'Til You Drop magazine — as she officially launched the magazine with a runway show featuring designs from the likes of Collette Dinnigan, Josh Goot and Zimmermann. Model, singer and TV presenter Erika Heynatz also joined the party — she took to the runway to sing Kylie Minogue's "Confide In Me" in French, to loud applause. Elle Australia's first issue will be on sale in late September; in the meantime, check out all the pictures from the extravagant welcoming party!
Yesterday was day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, and it featured back-to-back shows that had guests moving all around Sydney to see the latest collections from designers. The morning kicked off with Lisa Ho at the Art Gallery of NSW, returned to MBFWA HQ (Carriageworks in Eveleigh) for Alice McCall, Serpent & the Swan and We Are Handsome, and then the fashion pack headed to Centennial Park for Camilla’s lavish show. The night finished with beautiful shows from the likes of Michael Lo Sordo and Easton Pearson at Carriageworks. We’ve rounding up the front row celebrities, so click through for the latest attendees. Be sure to get up to speed with all our fashion and beauty coverage, too.
Fashion week is always all about the latest and greatest hair and beauty trends that come down the runway — but what's happening to the side of the catwalk is just as interesting! Front row beauty never fails to impress us, and this year looks to be better than ever. Lara Bingle has wowed us with her glowing skin and nude, neutral makeup at Camilla and Marc (before switching over to the dark side for Romance Was Born), while Phoebe Tonkin took the sexy, mussed-up route with her cool, textured hair 'do. Candice Lake opted for porcelain skin and glossy lips, Carissa Walford debuted a darker new 'do and Sarah Murdoch and Megan Gale both let their cheekbones do all the talking. And today at Camilla's show? It was all about flowing hair, easy, fresh makeup palettes and letting natural beauty shine through. Click through to check out the latest pics from the front row!