The Autumn Racing Carnival kicked off this Saturday at Royal Randwick Racecourse with Derby Day, drawing a well-dressed crowd to see the legendary Black Caviar take her 25th win from 25 races in the Sydney sunshine. Sporting greats aside, we were just as interested in snooping what the eager crowd wore for the chicest day on the racing calendar. The black and white dress code meant the stands were bang-on-trend in this season's rather popular monochrome trend, but we had some favourites. Step inside to snoop all the trackside style.
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!
Mac Cosmetics' James Molloy wanted the models at Bless'ed Are The Meek to look straight out of the wilderness. He created an elongated brow using Chromacakes and gentle feathered strokes. The symmetrical, sleek ponytail is thanks to Alter Ego's Craig Smith, who worked designer Maria's Northern Territory inspiration into the look. First show, day four — let's do this.
Day two of Melbourne's L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival looks like it was just as fabulous as day one, or more so given the fashion calibre of the front row attendees. UK designer of the moment/last three seasons Mary Katrantzou (who, btw, we will be chatting to when she launches her line at David Jones in Sydney later this week) added a dose of international cred, while catwalking beauties Montana Cox, Jessica Gomes and Samantha Harris bulked up the model quotient. Add L'Oreal ambassadors Barbara Palvin and Megan Gale to the mix and you've got one good looking crowd. Wanna see more? Take your front row ticket and head on in.
It's lucky we're all girlie girls in here at Sugar, because our week couldn't have been prettier or more feminine. It started off with us oohing and aahing over the red carpet arrivals at the Oscars — such stellar viewing needed chocolate, and lots of it, so we had a table laden with the stuff. After the big event came a few happenings closer to home — Marisa hit the Witchery A/W 2013 Collection launch at David Jones in Sydney (and spied Samantha Harris sitting front row), while Alison had a Chanel launch to get dolled up for. We also marked the end of summer with lots of layers and hours of good DVDs to watch . . . . Doesn't that sound nice on this dreary day? There's plenty more to see from the week — click through to check it all out!
It was a fashion and beauty dream-team last night, when Bella and I combined our model-stalking powers to go behind the scenes at the 2013 David Jones Autumn/Winter fashion launch. Before the celebrities walked the red carpet, before Miranda slipped into her first of many exits, before the (Veuve) champagne was served, we were on deck to scope the making of this bi-annual fashion extravaganza. We chatted with Miranda — lusting over her Ryan Storer ear candy in the process, bailed up the mega-adorable Stenmark twins, hosted a round-table discussion with Jessica Gomes, Samantha Harris and Bambi Northwood-Blyth, got the D.L on Napoleon's "2013 smokey eye" ... and that was still hours before that brave model hopped onto her two storey-high perch above the red rug. Phew! It was hectic, but by gosh it was worth it. From the makeup den to the dressing rooms to the front row, consider this your all areas access pass.
We brought you the first look at Napoleon Perdis's two exclusive beauty looks for the David Jones Autumn Winter 2013 Fashion launch, and now you can see it on the runway. We loved the idea of a grey and deep emerald eye for the cooler months, but it was his tonal, natural and earthy smoky eye — as seen on Miranda Kerr who was also the only model to wear a bun — that had us gushing. There's really nothing better than a runway beauty look that is easily achieved at home, and his "2013 smoky eye" is all about a wash of colour on the lids, minus any precision. The hair moved on the runway, thanks to Aveda, with one look including a soft kink and little to no product (love), while the ponytail was modern and a little bit messy. Click through.
Seafolly is known for employing Australia's most smokin' swimsuit bodies for their swimwear campaigns. Back in 2000 it was a fresh-faced Kristy Hinze, in 2007 it was a pre-Victoria's Secret Miranda Kerr and 2009 and 2010 saw Jessica Hart's gap-toothed beauty grace billboards and bus shelters the nation over. Well, we think the iconic brand might have just tapped another home-grown modelling talent. Meet Rebecca S. The 18 year old blonde was discovered in her local shopping mall, but we can see a big international career in front of the statuesque beauty.
CEO, Anthony Halas said of the choice, "Seafolly has achieved impressive success on a global scale but alwasy stays true to its Australian roots, embracing Aussie beach culture. This is reflected in our campaign face choices." Step inside to see Rebecca at work, then keep clicking to review Seafolly's iconic campaign history.
There was plenty of action on and off the racecourse yesterday at the 2013 Jeep Magic Millions Raceday, held at the Gold Coast Turf Club. On the field, Gai Waterhouse's horse Sweet Idea was outrun, but off the field, it was Gai's daughter Kate winning in the style stakes. Wearing a bright and colurful Peter Pilotto dress, with a matching headpiece by Neil Grigg, Kate Waterhouse hit the event with husband Luke Ricketson, where they were joined by model Samantha Harris, presenter Jesinta Campbell, rugby player Quade Cooper and many more. The guest of honour for the event was British royal, Zara Phillips, who has a keen interest in all things horses — she won a silver medal in equestrian eventing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. There are plenty more guests — and style statements — to be seen, so click through the gallery to check it all out!
Bold, bright colour, graphic prints and pale and pretty looks were the top three trends we noticed on the ARIA Awards red carpet. Ricki-Lee Coulter, DJ Havana Brown and Sarah De Bono opted for stand-out colour, while punchy prints were the way forward for Nicki Minaj (in Camilla), Kimbra, Jesinta Campbell and Ruby Rose (via a custom-designed Romance Was Born frock). Then there was the pale and interesting brigade; Taylor Swift's romantic Elie Saab gown and Samantha Jade's sculptural number adding a little elegance to the black carpet. We can't pick a favourite (yet), so we're rounding up all the celebrity looks so that you can make an informed decision. Step inside and see who wore what to the 2012 ARIA Awards.
Missed out on our polls? Have your say on all the looks, here.