Monday, November 24, 2008

whats on

Sydney's Moonlight Cinema is on again from 4th Dec to the 15th of March. Every year it screens recent films as well as classics such as The God Father and Breakfast at Tiffanys in Centennial Park Sydney. So buy your tickets & view session times from the website Then grab a picnic blanket and see a movie in the park, gates open 7pm movies start 8.30!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

michelle's say- races fashion overview

In all good Aussie traditions, the foundations of our Spring Carnival culture are stronger than ever. Fashions on the Field started in 1962, its primary objectives being to draw more ladies to the races and 'finding the smartest dressed women at the Carnival within economic restraints'.

The prize pool naturally gets bigger and better every year, but, we have to pay homage to one woman who paved the way for today’s fashion race culture, English model Jean Shrimpton.

In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in
Melbourne, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby race during Melbourne Cup week. She shocked everybody by wearing a daring white shift dress which ended 10 centimetres above her knees, accompanied by no hat, stockings or gloves. Shrimpton is the forerunner of the miniskirt which has since become a worldwide craze.

In 2008 although dress codes still apply nothing was shocking about the last of the MYER Fashions on the Field competition. It has wrapped up with both the National Women's Racewear and Milliner Award competitions. Shona Cowell Crown Oaks Daily Winner, Sarah Schofield AAMI Victoria Derby Day Winner, and the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Winner, Kirsty MacGillivray competed to become the MYER Fashions on the Field Victorian representative. Kirsty MacGillivray was awarded this honour after parading her winning outfit.

Friday, November 7, 2008

how to- fake tan

1/The first thing you must do when fake tanning is go to the body shop & buy some of those exfoliation gloves $10. These are the best to use in the shower to completly exfoliate from head to toe.
2/Now tannig works best if it is done straight after you hop out of the shower after you have completly dried off
3/ Get your tan ( the tinted ones where you can actually see where you are applying work best) and massage it into the skin making sure that you pay special attention to elbows, knees ect and that there are no streaks.
4/ Wait the required amount of time before redressing and sleep in your tan over night laying some old towls in your bed as to not get on your sheets
5/ In the morning shower throughly and moisturise
Here are some tanning products I really recommend.
  • Model Co Tan In A Can $45- the original and probably the best gives the best colour but can be messy so do this in your shower OR wear medical gloves and spray it into your hands in a big pool and apply like a cream tan.
  • Ella Bache Cream Tan $40-Gives amazing/ natural colour but you need to put time aside for this one as it takes time to dry
  • Benefit Jiffy Tan $50- this product is the BEST its not actually a permanent fake tan but the ones that you apply and wash off with soap and water. It goes on so easily and gives the best colour and can be done right before you go out and you wont get that fake tan smell. It sets immediatly and wont rub off on clothing. great when you feel lazy


Thursday, November 6, 2008

style flashback

I have chosen Carolyn as the first style flashback as when I was a young girl living in new york in the same town where she was born,her image was everywhere & her syle and beauty had a large impact on me. I vividly remember thinking how beautiful and classic she was then, and still is to this day.

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was born in Jan 1966 in Westchester County New York. She studied at Boston University and work for Calvin Klein store in Boston. After moving to New York City she became a publicist for Calvin dressing many of his celebrity clients. It was there that she met Jonh F Kennedy Jr son of the famous JFK and style icon Jackie Onasis.Carolyn was a style icon known for her blonde hair, red lips and simple yet stylish dressing and was a favourite of the New York paparazzi. On July 16 1999 after taking off from a small aiport with John and her sister their plane crashed into the ocean with all three of them loosing their lives.
However her beautiful grace and style will live on and be copied for many years to come.

Monday, November 3, 2008

melbourne cup

Its melbourne cup day tommorrow 'the race that stops the nation' and its time to get your bets in and your hats ready. Facinators can be quit expensive but if you shop around you can find some great bargins as well as that you can buy kits to make your own from Spotlight/ Lincraft.

Kate Waterhouse daughter of the famous trainer Gai Waterhouse always looks amazing at the races. Her hot tips for tommorrow are as follows.

Mad Rush
Allesandro Volta

c. Good Luck