‘FREE KATIE’ on T shirts to save Katie Holmes from Tom Cruise (See Zip Zip.com) .
“I have to laugh. It’s just ridiculous. Something magnificent has happened to me and something extraordinary, and I’m so happy I just can’t restrain myself.” Tom Cruise, get some medication
“I’m kind of happy with my body. I don’t work out too much - I have fun, and I eat a lot,” Lindsay Lohan freaking out about eating.
“I’ve never been one not to eat because I eat so much,” Lindsay Lohan is freaking out ( Is this the same philosophy as saying “I never read anything I haven’t written”?)
“I always get self-conscious about the way I look - the way my legs look, about my freckles, my hair… If I have a blemish, I’ll freak out,” Lindsay Lohan is freaking out
“I don’t believe in weighing myself or checking my height because when people ask, I’d feel obligated to say.” Lindsay Lohan is checking her height?? What the? Height anorexia?
“I thought it was cute to play a dumb blond. I do it because it’s funny. I consider myself a businesswoman and a brand.” Paris is playing dumb?
“I don’t enjoy going out anymore, it’s such a pain. It’s everyone saying, ‘Let’s do a deal! Can I have a picture?’ I’m just, like, ‘These people are such losers. I can’t believe I used to love doing this.’ ” Paris Hilton forgetting she is a brand.
“ I have met her. She is a very pretty girl. “The only problem we have is that Paris is 22. It would be better to think about it seriously before he starts a family, because having a family is a very serious matter, especially in Greece. Our advice to him is always the same: ‘Whatever you do, you have to be careful and cautious” Gregory Kasidokostas, father to Paris Latisis thinks Paris Hilton is pretty and pretty stupid.
“ They were doing a shot of a briefcase and Ben put his stuff on the case. It was gross.’ Christina Applegate still can’t believe Ben Affleck deliberately displayed his genitals to her while shooting a movie scene.( Hard at work?)
“ Applegate is not the first to suffer, director Kevin Smith had to endure Affleck’s favorite prank - resting his scrotum on the back of the movie maker’s neck during breaks on the set of movie Jersey Girl” ( no wonder it flopped!) Imdb ( gross)
“It was get an implant or die, really, the ways things were, I was fixing up, shooting white, shooting brown, and then entering a relationship – I mean, God knows, Kate saved my life, and, really, I had to choose” Pete Doherty putting drug addiction and a relationship in the same category
‘FREE KATIE’ on T shirts to save Katie Holmes from Tom Cruise (See Zip Zip.com) .
It’s the hot book of the year and it’s nearly as popular of The DaVinci Code. It’s French Women Don’t Get Fat. Not sure what that tells us about popular culture except that maybe fat people love reading crap about conspiracies. Outrageous. One thing is for sure, Paris will be very busy this year. But don’t spend a fortune on this book when you can buy it in Target for $19 instead of the RRP of $27. Then you can spend the savings on French bread, cheese and chocolates and don’t feel guilty. Formidable!
$19 French Women Don’t Get Fat from Target
NB: Zimmerman is having a 3 DAYS ONLY sale
Some stock only $10!!!!!! Swimsuits $49, Dresses $79,Coats $250, Pants $69,
48-56 Epsom Rd, Zetland: Today 17TH JUNE and Sat 18TH from 9AM-6PM
It’s officially winter and it’s officially a little chilly at night. But I know what you are doing; sitting there suffering the cold only wrapped in your Hermes throw rug and cashmere beanie because you can’t face all those daggy heaters spoiling the look of your Eames. But relax, there is a way to keep warm. Race (that will heat you up for a start) to Harvey Norman and grab the very snazzy, matte silver, sleek, retro Delonghi HR720 Convection Heater. It’s Italian and has multiple heat settings. Just like your last boyfriend.
$149 retro Delonghi HR720 Convection Heater. Harvey Norman 8305 8802
If you are an oxymoron and want to go natural with your makeup then get into Jurlique. There are no chemicals, no artificial colours or fragrance. It is also plant based, not tested on animals and has no animal content. Which is all good, and means you can eat meat just not put it on your face. But what you can put on your face is the Jurlique naturally flawless foundation. It’s light, demi-matte, and is infused with skin-enhancing herbal antioxidants and essential oils such as Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea, Calendula and Chamomile. That’s got to be good for you. And the best thing? It evens out my complexion which means there’s something fabulously artificial about my flawless, glowing skin.
$45 Jurlique Naturally Flawless Foundation from Jurlique.
Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot Miu Miu’s winter ad campaign in New York. The ads will feature Selma Blair, Evan Rachel Wood, Lou Doillon, Eleanor Friedberger and Lukas Haas. Haas, who played an Amish boy in the 1985 movie “Witness” with Harrison Ford, also just did a fashion shoot for L’Uomo Vogue while in Cannes promoting “Last Days” by Gus Van Sant and the indie film “Brick. wwd
The website has been updated of this groovy Andre Balazs new, no frills, cheap but chic hotel in New York.http://www.hotelqt.com.
Off to Mustique? Stay here http://www.cottonhouse.net/map.html
La Samaritaine, the Paris department store owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said it could close for up to five years for renovations to meet Paris fire safety standards.
Next time you go to Aspen, stay here http://www.thelittlenell.com
Booki into luxury: http://www.chevredor.com/uk/indexsommaire.htm
Christian Lacroix designed costumes for the Richard Strauss opera “The Woman Without a Shadow” at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels.
It’s a great time to go to Capri so may I remind you to please take a suite at http://www.capripalace.com. Oh, so luxurious. Check out the ‘Art suites’ where the walls are decorated with big oil paintings dedicated to the pieces of work of these famous masters of abstract art.”
This hotel has just opened in the Maldives…daggy website but gorgeous place. http://www.mal-dives.com/reethirah
Hedi Slimane will curate an exhibition of photos by Robert Mapplethorpe at the Thaddeus Ropac gallery in Paris.
Off to London? see it girl Sienna Miller on stage in ‘As you like it ‘
Check out the Copenhagen Jazz festival http://www.festival.jazz.dk
It’s worth flying to Copenhagen just to stay here http://www.hotelsktpetri.com/
This is groovy baby! http://www.nordiclighthotel.se …Click on the Northern light hotel in Stockholm and all you find is gorgeous Scandinavian style
‘Because you like to watch”. This is a great website if you have the time. See the latest trailers of movies, music videos, and a clip from Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s upcoming reality TV show where Bobby Brown buys some Preparation H (for his eyes) and anxiously awaits Whitney’s return from rehab’. Plus all the latest gossip news ( see Schwarzenegger Booed)..
It’s all about freeing Katie Homes from Tom Cruise; “ McLaughlin Cameron Designs invites you to join the movement to liberate Katie, a young, gifted, actress held captive by forces we may never understand. Even one summer of captivity is too long for one so bright!” Buy a T shirt and support the cause!
Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts are still together.
Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett are still sneaking around together
Liz Hurley is planning to arrive at her February wedding riding an elephant and wearing a red sari.
Tom Cruise has angrily hit out at accusations that his romance with Katie Holmes is a publicity stunt ( free Katie!)
Tom Cruise has reportedly hired a Scientology minder for Katie Holmes to follow her round the world as she publicises her new movie, Batman Begins. “Tom pays Jessica [Rodriguez] to ‘Keep Katie on the path,’” (free Katie!)
Katie Holmes confirmed that she is converting to Scientology ( Free Katie)
Matthew Perry split from girlfriend Rachel Dunn.
Kate Moss shocked onlookers at Radio 1 in London this week when she performed handstands for them while her boyfriend, Pete Doherty, was being interviewed. (shocked )Uk Vogue
Nicole Ritchie was photographed for a Marc Jacobs ad campaign. ( shocked)
The Olsens celebrated their 19th birthday at Starbucks ( shocking)
Alicia Silverstone married her boyfriend in Lake Tahoe
Keanu Reeves did not secretly marry his ex-girlfriend last month.
Kirsten Dunst is dating Fred Riahi. Who? He’s a Pepperdine University student majoring in Business Administration. ( a civilian).
Demi Moore is reportedly to appear naked on the cover of Vanity Fair..again .
Nicole Kidman braved the red carpet in New York for her film Bewitched just minutes after hearing that her best friend was dead. Kidman is devastated “beyond belief” over the death of her closest friend, make-up artist Robert McCann. Smh
Celebrity hairstylist and salon owner John Sahag, 52, lost a three-year battle with cancer on Wednesday. Sahag got his start in hairstyling at the age of 14 when his work was in The Sydney Morning Herald. At 18, Sahag moved to Paris and worked for Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn. Bless
Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table by Linda Ellerbee
Another food and travel memoir and why not? We all love a bit of armchair travel and armchair eating. ‘ Veteran television correspondent Ellerbee is a self-described “recovering journalist who’s traveled and eaten her way around the planet and lived to tell some tales”. In the course of her meanderings, she describes her girlhood in Texas in the 1950s, coming-of-age and hippie-hood in the 1960s, marital failures, parenting success, career disappointments, breast cancer, and mature, true love–all against the backdrop of both fabulous and mundane locales and mouthwatering meals. Each chapter ends with a recipe and it is every bit as delicious as the food she describes” Yum
$16 http://www.amazon.comPublisher: Putnam (May 5, 2005)
The Christmas List:
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints by Sarah Greenough, David Summers(Contributor)
Irving Penn is still going strong shooting for American Vogue at the age of 90 plus. Over his long career he has created ‘some of the most arresting portraits, influential fashion studies, and provocative still lifes of the twentieth century. Since the early 1960s he has also made a limited number of platinum/palladium prints of his most celebrated photographs. A meticulous craftsman, Penn has experimented extensively with this process in order to make prints with remarkably subtle, rich tonal ranges and luxurious textures. In this book you’ll find these prints of Pablo Picasso, David Smith, Saul Steinberg, and Marcel Duchamp; studies of indigenous peoples in New Guinea and Peru’ . Buy it and frame them. Please.
$50 http://www.amazon.com. Publisher: Yale University Press (July 10, 2005)
All these sales are doing my head and my wallet in. So many bargains so little time. Hint: buy serious designers and go for quality than radically reduced more piles of crap….
New Shop Alert! : Kit: a makeup emporium has opened a couple of doors up from Mecca Cosmetica in Oxford near Scanlan & Theodore. It’s the hippy version of Mecca with lots of international makeup/ cosmetic lines but all displayed with hippy wooden furniture and vintage props. Trouble is, with makeup or cosmetics, you want it to look clean and also modern…Oxford men’s store also has women’s clothes and I do like the chiffon blouse with the tie ribbon neckline in black ( also in pink if you must) $129. Quick Brown Fox: have some good copies of big print Oilily tote bags for an outrageous $39, one is in a pink tropical print and the other blue, both with a tan leather trim. Also check out all the amazing rip off designer bags for about $69 and buy the red metallic toe thongs for $29 for next summer ( I did).Wittners Shoes: best buys on sale here are the leather slouch bags now $59 in dark greens and teals and the copy of the tan Chloe bag $129.
Sportsgirl: Lots of stuff on sale. Not sure there is anything to buy except the fabulous tan open toe heels, very Sergio Rossi for only $69, very cool. Also checkout the chic satin, jewel encrusted heels, very Mui Mui and Carrie Bradshaw with jeans, now only $69 in green, or purple. There are great earrings and some big oversized sunglasses for $24 and I love the orange and brown/pink chiffon paisley print long caftan top buy for your Noosa holiday $70.
Esprit: Check out the cute stone, cotton peacoat $50, a black and white tweed jacket ( with a daggy fake fur collar) now $39 and the black and white tweed pants $77. Check out the cute dirty pink chiffon marc Jacobs style blouse now $49. New is a white wool peacoat for $189 ( who wears white Please tell me? Only royalty and film stars) and a chic black or grey A line skirt with over stitching $89 and V neck wool rib cardigans $59.Veronika Maine: on sale are the chic Hugo Boss-esque dresses with a grosgrain belt now $119 and check out the pleat skirts in black $139. Also the cuffed baggy grey pants are good for $129 and so is the tweed princess coat $179.Kookai; Have some bags on sale, including a Chloe style one in tan with overstitching $199,plus check out the groovy leaf print chiffon dress, top and wrap top in soft blues, all good from about $139. Cue: the Chloe-esque bag is on sale in Khaki or burgundy for $200, there is 25% off the cute stone/cream cotton peacoat around $140 ( with a hideous removable lambs wool collar) and the cool baggy pants with a jewel Prada belt are now $200, plus there are baggy grey cuffed trousers, very Chloe for you now $140.
Pappouci in Double Bay: Have lots of fabulous Tods, new and on sale. You’ll find patent, pointy, round toe, suede, mules and heels. All very chic. From around $500. Also on sale are gorgeous Coccinelle bags, great quality Italian bags, (more stealth wealth than it bags), they are a great buy in choc brown or black slouchy shapes, now around $350. Also there is a $199 rack of bags. CK Jeans: has 50% off. Best buys are the white, double cuff shirts now $59, the zip thro’ knit tops in cream or black $129, the red or grey hoodies now $89 and the jeans.Scanlan & Theodore is not on sale but as usual full of the most gorgeous clothes. Check out the fab crop black trousers (knicker bockers?) $600, the blouses in floral or plain chiffon $300, the white tanks $75 and the grey belted cardigans $300. There are cute, floral autumn print blouses $450 and a beautiful wrap floral chiffon dress $750, lovely V neck blouses with a tie ribbon back $380 and lots of cute cardigans. Check out the brown and white tie wrap dress $640, the dark grey chunky knit sweater $300, and the choc brown narrow pants $300. You want the new Mulberry bags; in tan or mint for $1200. Furla: there is on sale here with up to 50% off some things. Buy the round toe tan heel with a brass buckle now $220 ( I did) and a few other shoes. Check out the cute leather tote shoppers $300, the camel slouch shoulder bag with pockets $500, the big Birkin style one in camel $920 and the Big U shape bags around $700 in brown or cream. Country Road is having a massive sale with 40% off the already reduced prices or just 40% off everything. Buy the home wares; the matte white bowls for about $8 (I did) and the fab red mohair throw rugs now $75 from $199. Invest in boots, in the black simple trench now $199 from $499 and the fab dark grey baggy pants now $100. Also check out the fake fur scarves, the tweedy coats and the cool tie front blouses.Armani Exchange: On sale but not alot here to whip you into a shopping frenzy. Check out the red zip knits $100, the cotton fitted bustier tops in white $50, and the knit hoodies $125. Saba: there is up to 50% off. Check out the tan leather blazer , very chic and gorgeous for $599, the choc brown velvet blazer $399 and the boob tubes in pale pink now $29.
Morrissey: Sale sale sale: Check out the fab chiffon paisley blouses in pink and cream, or blue and cream now $129 and the hippy dress version with bell sleeves $129 too.
Cosmo Shoes: Yes. We were there last week but now there is a massive sale till Saturday and you’ll find some great shoes; heels and flats from $100. OK I did look on that $100 rack and didn’t see a lot but I did find some Sergio Rossi Tan heels for $200 and some fab YSL heels for $300. Plus some fab bags are only $500 and there are boots galore …oh and those Jimmy Choos bags are still looking at me with pleading eyes wanting me to buy them…
David Jones: Have a new Chloe bag arrived (not on sale); a red Paddington bag $2700 and a smaller black version for $1995 Gucci: Sale sale sale: Check out the fab purple suede round toe flats with GG $340, the mules and the loafers. There is some cute Jackie O bags in green or pink now $800, the logo brown canvas slouch bags with tan trim $700, the cream and leather shopper totes now $865, and there are also sun visors for all the chavs. In the clothes there is a few pieces ( I suspect will be reduced further) but check out the slinky jersey tops now $355 in peach, the safari style jacket now $2800 ( half price) and the pink print cotton ruffle shirts are $1650. Buy the cool little cotton kerchiefs for around $90, and the pink knit slinky tops $745. Ralph Lauren still on sale: best buys are the black rib poloneck $169, the cashmere halter neck knit tops in black $500, the black lace cami now $169 and buy the cute little orange sinlget top for $69.The polar fleeces are a great buy for all you sporty spices out there.Myer: there are still some fab buys in the import department on sale; grey Ferre pencil skirt now only $200, Cacherel black coats with white rope print $400,the Agnes B black trench now $500 and the grey chunky knit sweater is $300.
Evelyn Miles are on sale. Lots of boots but also check out the Sergio Rossi kitten heels $350 and a lot more.
Prada is on sale starting today….
CHICKEN AND CHORIZO HOT POT from Good living
This is just the thing for a cold, rainy night. It’s as simple as throwing it all in a baking dish and then sitting down (with a wine or 2, for an hour or 2) while it cooks. Very relaxing cooking.
You need for 4 to 6:
I chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 chorizo sausage
1 garlic or 2…smashed
1 red and I yellow capsicum
½ an onion
1 can of tomatoes, roughly chopped
½ cup of white wine
3 or 4 fresh bay leaves
Perhaps some lemon thyme or rosemary that you have found tossed in the bottom of the fridge
A small handful of black olives
3 tabs of olive oil (designer)
·Preheat oven to 200
·Grab a big baking dish
·Put on your big oversized sunglasses to chop up the onion, then smash the garlic, open the can of tomatoes (and the wine) and chop them up (if you can be bothered).
·Depip the olives but leave whole, chop up the capsicum into thick slices ( leave about the width of a YSL platform ) and then cut up the chorizo into chunky slices.
·Now this is the tricky bit: chuck it all into the baking dish; The chicken skin side down and then pour over the wine mixed with the can of tomatoes and the herbs.
·Now the wine is open, pour yourself a drink
·Drizzle the baking dish with the olive oil and
·Throw into the oven for about an hour (or perhaps an hour and a half)
·Now sit back relax and have a chat; Is wacko Jacko innocent? Is Shapelle guilty? Are Brad and Anglina on or off this week?
·Think about TomKat and Free Katie!
·After an hour and half you’ll be nicely sizzled and so will the chicken
·Serve with crusty bread, salad and some polenta
·Embarrassingly easy and absolutely sensational
Mr and Mrs Smith
The Plot: Two outrageously gorgeous assassins marry each other, know nothing about each other, and try to kill each other (like any married couple). They love and fight their way through this battle of the sexes movie. She wins (like any married couple) and eats him for breakfast (so to speak). It’s Bonnie and Clyde meets Mission Impossible meets Lara Croft
Who: It’s The Brad and Angelina Show!
Acting: Gorgeous. Brad is a natural comedian and Angelina is a mutation of the species.
Interiors: Gorgeous. Cool and slick. Check out the groovy kitchen with the gold tiles…
Designer inspiration: Gorgeous. She wears simple black pencil skirts, and sexy mama Alaia dresses. She throws on his white shirts but, oops, the house blows up and now all she’s wearing is long red boots….He wears grey knit tight shirts, and looks far too Gucci for any assassin.
Salon de Beaute: Gorgeous. Her huge pneumatic lips are so big they take over the screen. (she’s a walking, talking special effect all on her own) . He is just gorgeous. Dot.com
Blood’n’ guts: it’s a shoot ‘em up movie but neither gets a splat on their gorgeous faces. The baddies are such bad shots they miss every time.
Car chases: They go on too long but just keep your eyes on Brad and you should be OK.
Smokin’ smooches: Gorgeous. Whoa! On fire! Scorching. He is licking his lips and his eyes light up every time he sees her.
Botox: these guys invented it. It’s their fault we take such desperate measures.
Number of times the F word is used: they might not say it but they sure want to do it.
When Harry met Sally romance Richter scale: This is romance with a capital G; Guns.
See it or donate to the Prada bag fund? This movie is just one big, gorgeous Prada bag, it doesn’t make sense, it’s over the top, you love looking at it and it was worth every penny.