CLEO Celebrates Its Relaunch With Kelly Osbourne and Aussie Stars
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.