Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DIANE von FURSTENBERG Boutique opens in Sydney

To be honest, the first time that I heard about the label Diane Von Furstenberg or DVF, was while watching The City.

In fashion terms I had been living under a rock, DVF, I have since learned, is an absolute fashion icon and its creator Diane: a living legend.(and an ex princess)

Lucky for me, my DVF education can kick up a notch now that Sydney has its very first DVF flagship store in the new Sydney Westfield.

Ms Mash and I were fortunate to get a sneak peak into the new store and what can I say! I am now a complete DVF convert.

I felt instantly grown up and glamorous entering DVF's new Sydney home- the cupcakes and champagne helped too of course and so did the lovely tips from the gorgeous stylist who was on hand to lead us in the right direction.

We were told that what makes DVF so perfect for Sydney is that the garments are "Trans Seasonal" which means that can be worn and adapted to suit all of seasons.

"Put some leggings on dahhhling and it is ready for winter," the ever so chic DVF stylist says as I stuff my face with a cupcake.

Style bible from Wrap Queen DVF 

We are also shown some of DVF's most famed pieces: The iconic wrap dress and scarves with bold prints, very fancy.

Keep an eye out for label DVF vintage too, these are some of DVF's classic prints from previous collections in new pieces.

Definitely take some time to visit the new DVF store, the clothes are just lovely and  the girls are so nice in there too- they might even give you a cupcake!

DVF Sydney

Friday, November 26, 2010

The girl you should be listening to right now: Nicki Minaj

Wow this girl has had an amazing 2010 no? Gaga better watch her back because Nicki Minaj is kind of owning it right now.

I of course don't profess to be a music blogger, I like hair and food mostly. But I do also like outstanding individuals who have their tongue firmly placed in their cheek and Nicki is certainly right up there.

What else makes me dig Nicki you ask?

Five reasons mainly:

1. Her amazing verse on Kanye's Monster.

She completely leaves Kanye, Bon Iver and Jay Z in her dust. Wowzers:

Skip to 3.16 and listen here (there are swear words people, so if your sensitive don't listen)

2. The girl rocks a wig like nobody else


3. She has an alter ego called Roman Zolanski (and that's just funny)

and I want to be at a dinner party with Sascha Fierce, Slim Shady, Jo Calderon and Roman Zolanski.

4. She doesn't rely on her sex appeal to get attention

She told interview magazine this year:

"I made a conscious decision to try to tone down the sexiness, I want people—especially young girls—to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.” 

5. Her debut album Pink Friday is just so good
Since snapping up my copy its been on repeat and its caused me to sing/bop/tap along in public. 

It looks like everyone wanted to be on it too with guest appearances from Eminem, Drake, WILL.I.AM, Kanye West and Rhianna.

Get your copy folks, we'll be definitely hearing more from Nicki in 2011.

*images from google images

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dine out and help out the homeless with SteetSmart

StreetSmart's Dine out...Help out is on again until December 24.

This is such a great cause and so easy for you to paticipate in: Just eat at a paticpating resturant and leave a donation and 100% of your donation goes to work and straight to charity. Fantastic!

Did you know that tonight there will be 100,000 homeless Aussies on the street? That is far too many in my opinion, so dig deep and leave a big donation.

To find a paticipating resturant, click here

I'll be tucking in at my favourite Newtown spot Oscillate Wildly and leaving my donation- you should totally too.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

15 seconds of fame: your name in lights at the Sydney Festival 2011

Who hasn't dreamt of seeing their name in lights? I know I had many a teenage dream of popstardom/soapstardom/wagdom. (plus and minus the fake tan and hair extensions)

The Sydney Festival 2011, the Kaldor Public Art Project and conceptual artist John Baldessari will be beaming 100,000 names in lights for 15 seconds each during the festival on the exterior wall of the Australian Museum.

Better still, your name could be one of them! Register here for your chance at 15 seconds of fame.

And check out the full festival line up here, get your tix folks it is going to be a cracker!
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