“I can’t buy her diamonds and my d*** is too small” Pete Doherty on breaking up with Kate Moss. (Pretty good reason).
“It’s not true and hurtful to me and my girlfriend.” says Enrique Iglesias after last month saying ” I can never find extra-small condoms, and I know it’s really embarrassing for people - you know, from experience.” Anna Kournikova loves diamonds (Pete meet Enrique).
“ I never know where I stand with her. It’s either a black eye or a love bite. It’s like being in Afghanistan with her. I wish I could find some middle ground.” Pete Doherty;it’s called rehab.
“ If I’m honest, my head would have exploded. I only stuck at it because she paid for it.” Pete explains why Kate keeps buying diamonds for herself .
“I was eating ice cream when I got this one, I was shocked that it didn’t hurt.” Iindsay Lohan on her tattoo. Shocked: eating icecream didn’t even hurt.
“A mean person told me it wasn’t true,” Paris Hilton finds out Father Christmas doesn’t exist. Mean girls
“There have been misinterpretations that the woman can’t make any noise, and that’s just not true. It’s nutty. No,but just calm and quiet. I want Katie to be as comfortable as possible.” Tom Cruise on Katie giving birth the scientology way. (calm and quiet? Are you insane? Nutty).
“We definitely, definitely want to have children, I think we will probably start trying when we wrap up my next world tour and I’m very, very excited about that.” Christina Aguilera (thanks for sharing that: As exciting as diamonds) .
“Guy thought it was s***,” Madonna on her new album “He prefers Irish folk music.”
“I’m not your typical Madonna fan. Do I listen to the wife’s music? Do I have a choice? I like to think she values my opinion - although I’m not sure she does.” Guy values Madonna diamonds more than her music.
“ George grabs my ass every day. At least once a day. That’s why I’ve done three movies with him” Matt Damon says George Clooney can’t get enough of his butt.
“This has been the worst year of my life’ George Clooney is so over making movies with Matt.
Q to Miuccia Prada: Do you wear clothes by any other designers?
A: “Only if they are dead or poor!”
“I can’t buy her diamonds and my d*** is too small” Pete Doherty on breaking up with Kate Moss. (Pretty good reason).
Sometimes I feel like a cartoon character. No, not Princess Fiona but maybe Minnie Mouse with all those cute round toe clunky heels and 50’s dresses. This season I am channelling Wilma Flintstone and her fabulous beads. I need, I want, I must have the black, flat, stone necklaces on a pretty black ribbon at Diva. Buy 3 or 4 and join one up to another then pile them on with your all black wardrobe. It’s an Incredibles look. Violet eat your heart out.
$14.95 Diva Black Ribbon Stone Necklace
Travelling light is a ridiculous theory a man probably dreamed up. Think about it; when do you actually carry your own luggage? It gets taken to the car; it goes on a trolley at the airport, into the plane, then a porter carries it the other end at the hotel. But the same cannot be said for going to the beach, you need a beach bag that is not too big but has enough room to carry all the necessities like magazines, lipgloss and ipod. The new Missoni beach stripe terry towelling bags are perfect. In a barrel style with a drawstring, they are in gorgeous Missoni stripes and fabulous colours. So groovy everyone will want to carry it for you.
$289 Missoni beach bags http://spenceandlyda.com.au/
I have found the perfect way to stay on a diet. You wear the food instead of eating it. Cream! Oil! Honey! Milk! And Olive oil butter. The Palmers organic olive oil body balm is fabulous. For a start it smells delicious. (Nothing like Olives). The combination of shea butter, extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E transforms rough, dry, wrinkling skin making it all feel so soft and gorgeous. My cellulite never looked so good!
$10 Palmers Organic Olive Oil Body Balm from Price Attack, Priceline, Target,
1800 640 043.
Off to Morocco for Christmas ? Stay here http://www.lasultanamarrakech.com/
Off to South America and Uruguay ? This is chic! .http://www.posadadelfaro.com/-ingles/iintroOK.htmlThe Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from December 1 - 4, 2005. The international art show in Miami Beach (Florida) is the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland, the most important annual art show worldwide for the past 36 years. Art Basel Miami Beach is a new type of cultural event, combining an international art show with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events including music, film, architecture and design. WWD http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com
This is a very gorgeous Hotel in Barbuda: http://www.caribbeanclubs.net/thebeachhouse/start.html
Stay in this divine hotel in Ravello Italy http://www.hotelcaruso.com
Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng marked the 20th anniversary of his brand last week with a retrospective runway show at London’s Victoria & Albert museum. The show was part of the V&A’s “Fashion in Motion” program.
Miuccia Prada’s constant desire to explore women’s beauty from different angles has a new focus for spring. For Miu Miu’s advertising campaign, the Italian designer has contrasted the pale beauty of Kim Basinger with the Latino looks of up-and-coming actress Camilla Belle. A spokeswoman confirmed the two women were shot on location in Paris by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.WWD
Hedi Slimane, who recently curated a Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition in Paris, is gaining more art world credibility. Photographs by the Dior Homme designer are included in a group exhibition titled “Thank You for the Music,” which bowed Thursday at the Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers gallery in Munich.WWD
US Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour’s aesthetic sensibilities were so offended by the “odd” holiday embellishments supplied by Condé Nast’s corporate creative department — among them a “phallic” column of red and white gerber daisies, complete with blinking Christmas lights she sent them back to the 18th floor. Vogue’s idea of traditional does not, however include poinsettias. Wintour is said to have a standing ban on the plant. so there. WWD
Travelling overseas? Go to this amazing site; it’s the google of travel sites “Kayak.com is a new kind of web site. It is a travel search engine. We help you find travel products, and you buy them from other people. Thus our tagline: “Search with us, book with them.”
This is scary; it’s from the executive producer of ‘Celebrities Uncensored’. So many videos, so many celebs….
The debutantes ball was held at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris last Saturday.
Kate Moss has made her comeback … she is on the four different covers of the new issue of French Vogue http://www.fashionweekdaily.com
FINALLY! Jennifer Garner has given birth to a baby daughter.
Pete Doherty has been arrested in London on suspicion of possessing drugs.
Tom Kat have finally set a date to marry: 21 October, 2006
Angelina Jolie looked amazing at the Japan premiere of Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( ‘I think she was genetically created, I wouldn’t be surprised if we one day found out that she was, in fact, a FemBot. Says pinkisthenewblog).
Selma Blair is the new face of Chanel.
Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson will tie the knot this weekend in a ceremony in a castle in Tipperary, Ireland.
Nicole Kidman will tie the knot with Keith Urban n the new year in Fiji .
Kimberly Stewart and Talan Torriero have called off their engagement. (the drugs that Kim used on Talan have worn off … finally! Says Pinkisthenewblog)
TomKat are expecting a baby boy.
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster are celebrating the arrival of their son.
The mother of two of Michael Jackson’s children has reportedly said that the babies were conceived from a test tube and a sperm bank. Surprise!
George Michael plans to ‘marry’ long-term partner Kenny Goss. He said they wanted a private ceremony, “without the whole veil and gown thing”. No veil? that’s not very romantic.
Nicole Ritche’s book is out “The Truth About Diamonds: A Novel’.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s divorce will get nasty without a pre-nup.
Pete Doherty has checked himself out of rehab without completing it.Surprise.
Model Karen and her husband Jack White, are pregnant.
Paris Hilton broke down and sobbed after animal authorities took away her pet monkey. Cheeky monkey.
Mischa Barton has got engaged to Kimberly Stewart’s ex-fiancé, Cisco Adler.
Angelina and Brad went to earthquake-ravaged northern Pakistan.’ Whenever there is trouble afoot, Angelina Jolie is there! Whevenever diaster strikes, Angelina Jolie is there! Whenever Mother Nature wreaks havoc upon the unprepared citizens of Earth, Angelina Jolie is there!’ Pinkisthenew blog
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt : The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
The December US Vogue gave this a great review and who wouldn’t want to read more about the immensely wealthy Vanderbilt’s? In 1875, the strong-willed Alva Smith married an heir to the Vanderbilt fortune in order to save her own family from further descent into genteel poverty. Twenty years later, she compelled her daughter Consuelo into a loveless marriage to the ninth Duke of Marlborough.Mother’s and daughter’s remarkably similar trajectories through life were shaped by the opportunities wealth offered and the calculated use of marriage as a business transaction in their class and era. Alva and Consuelo emerge as unique and fascinating characters, and the details of their lives and times make a very entertaining read! Perfect read for the beach.
$18.45 Publisher: HarperCollins (January 1, 2006) http://www.amazon.com
The Christmas List:
Bold & Beautiful By Ezra Petronio,
Bold & Beautiful is the result of a documentary impulse by Ezra Petronio, Editor-in-Chief of Paris-based fashion and arts magazine Self Service. Over a number of years, hundreds of people have entered the doors of the magazine’s office and posed in front of the flash of his original 1970s Polaroid camera. See Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Hussein Chalayan, Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen, Grace Coddington, Donna Karan, Miuccia Prada, etc. etc
$37 Publisher: Steidl Publishing (December 15, 2005) http://www.amazon.com
Here’s a cute site for children’s clothing! http://www.baobab.com.au
Just Jeans: Check out the black sheer /black sequin tank $49; the cute black sheer s/s blouse $69 and the white jeans $79. There are some cool oversized sunglasses that are the Versace copy with diamantes on the side (which I am not so sure about ) $29.
MNG: They have the winter collection in. Best pieces are the Victoriana black lace blouses $89; the purple drape tank $54; the gorgeous, baggy, scoop neck, off the shoulder top in black lurex knit, with a drawstring waist, $69; a black sheer cami with black beading $69. The fab black wool melton princess coat is still here $339. Buy the Victoriana shirt in lace in black $89 or the gorgeous blouse in sheer black lace with long sleeves and buttons up the back $89. The evening bags are fab, very Prada in velvet $139 and don’t forget the Prada esque oatmeal long V neck cardigan $79.
Novo: love the low heeled mules with white overstitching in black, taupe and white $49; the flat T bar sandals $29 in brown or black suede with silver ring detail; and of course the Marc Jacobs esque stripe espadrilles $39.
Supre: check out the plaited strap tank in purple $30; and the brown batik halter print dress with wooden bead straps $49.
Wittners shoes: check out the cheap but chicest nylon caramel, overnight tote bag; so very Longchamps in nylon with leather (?) brown trim $49. A bargain.
Diva: Bead heaven here; from around $9.
Equip: ditto; cheap but chic beads galore.
FCUK: check out the grey marle singlet $29 and the track pants $59; also in black and white stripe with cute matching panties $19. There is a sequin grey silver capelet $99; cute white flat T bar flats $99; a muslin navy and white shirt $79 and a simple black tank $59.
Veronika Maine: check out the tulip crinkle skirt in black $99; the red crinkle wrinkle full skirt $189; the black wrap goddess top, very Chanel in chiffon $235; and the red knit tank $99.
Kookai: check out the very YSL baggy, smock top in black jersey $119; the choc brown scoop baggy T $59 and you will find the fab jewellery here..
Sportsgirl: There is a bit of a sale on here; jeans for $59; tops $29; the shoes $59 and of course lots of beads. New in : the khaki cargo shorts $59; the cute loose corset cami tops in black or purple $69; the divine red/pink silk caftan top $99; the metallic stripe cork wedges $89; and all the fab beads. Buy the toe thongs in silver, bronze and gold $79 and the Miu Miu brown bejeweled thongs $79. There are cute Pucci print bikinis $129 and the brown leather Indian toe thongs are $39.
Witchery: check out the ruched tanks $29; the Miu Miu T bar jeweled toe thongs $99 ( ones in Sportsgirl are better); the croissant leather slouch bag with extendable handles is a great classic for $99. The cargo pants are good for the beach in linen $79. All too casual here and no fashion pieces to go crazy over…
Funkis: check out the cute bags and belts in here and their cute, red T shirts with a reindeer pasted in the front $79.
Nine West: there are some cool new shoes just arrived: check out the very YSL mini platform wooden sandals with ankles strap in moc croc brown or green $129; the open toe patent leather wedges are the go; fabulous in a dark green or black $139; the cute plaited sandals flat in silver and black $129 and the choc brownm 3 strap T bar sandals $129.
David Lawrence: not alot new in at the moment; best pieces are the black strapless satin dress $299; the cute little black sequin capelet $169;the taupe cotton military jacket $189 and the beaded zip purse in black $69. The black S/B trench is rather good too $269.
A/X: Armani: check out the black with silver lurex stripe T shirt $109 and the sexy black jersey halter top $99. There is a Paris Hilton style white, crochet sundress $109, good for the beach.
David Jones: check out the Pedder black Jimmy Choo style bag with gold hardware $279 and the cute Bondi Beach bag Co floppy 70’s straw beach hats $35.
Saba: check out the fab purple (BIG colour for next winter after black ) wrap and tie singlet with a racer back $95; the stretchy white tank $65; the gathered drape neck (APC) tops in light blue, white or black $165 and the very Micheal Kors esque white, broderie Anglaise mini dress with bell sleeves $195; Could it be a top? There are some cool empire cami’s in black $195; plain white shirts with ¾ buttons $165 and divine cuffed to the knee shorts in a grey shot fabric $225.
Bettina Liano: she has gone crazy for black and white and lace. Very Chanel. Check out the divine black sleeveless lace top; the bright Pucci print halter dress $459; the black petal tulip mini dress $359; the zebra red and orange chiffon top $299; and the gold linen pants $389.There is a red jersey military short trench $369 and a cute red crossover mini sundress $280.
Morrissey: Check out the fabulous, big chunky chains a la Marc Jacobs in red or black plastic $79; the gold singlet $69 and the black trousers suit are cool.
Wayne Cooper: black dress heaven here;You will find goddess; drape and wrap, any shape or style, with sequins, with lace from about $280.
Zimmerman: check out the paisley light blue, halter, dress with a tiered skirt $407; the cute blue empire top $220 and the dress; the black jersey halter neck dress $415; and the Sambag leather toe thongs $259. Of course buy the sensational swimsuits here; and the cute black cotton broderie anglaise sundress $269;
Mimco: Check out the big slouchey totes; the fabulous necklaces and the bangles. The huge sunhat is the best $79.
Max & Co: the winter collection has arrived in (see last week); Also check out the simple white knit T $145; the ankle strap khaki platform sandals $395; the black nylon trench $595; and the grey linen denim pleated skirt with white overstitching $260. Check out the drop waist shoesstring black cotton dress $220 and the black crop cargos $240.Love the pink, orange and red wool zip hoodie $260.
Furla: Check out the brown pointy loafers $700; the chic brown suede slouchy bag with leather trim $580; and Gucci copy ostrich doctors bag $680. Too much lilac here.
Prada: The Pre collection or cruise collection has arrived: Check out the flax linen mules with white beading across the front $650; the black patent wedges, sling back $610; the diamante jeweled structured handbags with the Prada insignia stamped across the front $2000. There are black satin mini platforms sling backs $689; simple round toe ballet flats $540; and the sunglasses are gorgeous $350. In the clothing there is cotton caramel shorts with a prada stamp ( like a hay bale!) in black and red, shorts and cute camel knits..In the winter collection please buy the short black peacoat trench; $2500. Also check out the amazing jewelled brooches and robots and watch; could be cute Christmas presents. And of course the bags; too many divine ones to mention.
Chanel: check out the divine green aviator sunglasses also in black $400; the divine 2.55 vintage bags; the perfect ballet slippers in black patent $632; and the black and white trainers $819. Buy the black sling backs with a camellia with an open toe $920; and the fab black velvet ballet flats $700. The winter collection is here; check out the black and white tweed coat dress $7216 with a sheer sleeve under it; the gorgeous, black, beaded, fringed tweed jacket $6974 ; and the black and white chunky tweed camellia cardigan $4100. There are fabulous black cotton breeches; the most divine silver lurex, rib, round neck sweater with bell sleeves and empire line $2640; a black and white tweed zip thro cardigan jacket $2650 and a gorgeous long sleeve T shirt in a narrow black and white stripe with a high roll neck and patch pockets $1001!.
Longchamps: There is a new collection in and the best pieces are the black side pocket utitility style bag with silver hardware $1295.
Christensen Copenhagen: Check out the divine Marlena Birger black sheer round neck blouse with black beading $550, a must buy; the dress version $670 also in light blue; the black sequin card $525; the fab black and white print DVF dress $760. Also the Marlena Birger apricot chiffon Victoriana s/s blouses $500. There are fab Paul & Joe black cashmere sweaters with a white collar attached; a trompe l’ oeil shirt $350. Chic.
Scallops with Ginger and Lemongrass
Need a fabulous, quick and chic canapé to whip up for your Christmas drinks party? This won’t take a second, then watch as the Christmas crowd go crazy ….over the cooking
from Donna Hay at Marie Claire
You need for 2:
6 scallops in the shell
2 tabs finely chopped lemongrass
2 tabs grated fresh ginger
½ small red chilli finely chopped
1 tab sesame oil
1 tab fish sauce
1 tab Mirin or dry sherry
Juice of a lime or 2
Coriander leaves for accessorizing
·Now chop up chilli, lemongrass, ginger very finely
·Make sure the scallops are clean, give them a rinse but leave them on the shell.
·Toss the chilli, lemongrass, ginger in with the lime juice, sesame oil, fish sauce and mirin.
·Pour a glass of champers or two.
·Sprinkle a little of the marinade over the scallops and then
·Pop the scallops in a steamer and cook for about 4 or 5 minutes
·Take them out and then
·Drizzle the rest of the marinade over the scallops and toss on some coriander for a bit of accessorizing.
Bee Season….. directed by Scott McGehee,written by Jake’s mum Noni Foner Gyllenhaal.
Who: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche; Max Mingella, Flora Cross and Kate Bosworth ( one scene).
The Plot: It’s ‘Spellbound’ in deep therapy. A meaningful movie which forgot to put in the meaning. A happy family is maybe not so happy. The champion spelling bee daughter thinks she is a mystic; son thinks he is a Hari Krishna, mother is crazy and father is Richard Gere. like any normal family.
Acting: excellent. Max Mingella (son of Anthony) is fab and will be a big star. Ditto young Flora Cross (those huge lips will go far in Hollywood).
Photography: Some beautiful shots, graphics and digital mischief.
Set design: arty, boho, intellectual. Dark wood, books and art. Wardrobe: Boring… no wonder the mother goes crazy.
Salon de Beaute: Juliette Binoche channels Camilla Parker Bowles.
Smooches: out of focus.
Tom Cruise Sighting: Kabbahlah or scientology? It’s all the same
Best review: “It’s an extremely strange movie, which is highlighted with really good performances and some spectacular computer animation.” GREENWICH VILLAGE GAZETTE
Best worst review: “What do you get when you combine a spelling bee with Hare Krishna? Not much. … The movie is about as inviting as a blizzard, and its purpose is as clear as mud.” INTERNET REVIEWS
Car chases: Thank the Lord (or Hari Krishna), the answer is no.
Shock scene: See a happy family who are nice to each other.
When Harry met Sally romance Richter scale: 4/10
See it or donate to the Prada bag/save Katie fund: Spell K. o. o. k. y. Miuccia would love this film: it’s strange, intellectual, beautiful and doesn’t really make sense. Just like those fabulous Prada robots hanging on your bag. See it and then read the book.