“I’m a working woman now, no more fashion shows, no more fun. It sucks” Nicky Hilton on being at the Melbourne Cup
“Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in natural for women- that is something to do with vegetables” Donatella Versace
“In LA you’ve arrived when you’ve done rehab” fellow diner who gave Elle Macpherson a round of applause in a restaurant ..(only in LA)…
“I’m eating protein shakes and the methane is coming out my butt” Halle Berry on farting in her cat suit for Catwoman (smelle Halle)
“Oh my God you’re huge” Hugh Grant to Renee Zewellger on the set of Bridget Jones
“Scientific studies linked to cancer” “Cleo forgets to put orgasm on cover”
“This is your low life” to Mike Munro from CNNN news bar !
“Why do rock stars marry supermodels? Because they can. Why do dogs lick their balls?” Simon le Bon in Vanity Fair
“Maybe he had pumped Saint Laurent too much at Gucci and when he finally arrived at the real thing, he had nothing more to say. When you’re a good disc jockey, that doesn’t make you Elvis.”
From Pierre Berge on Tom Ford. (YSL is the new Elvis?)
“I’m a working woman now, no more fashion shows, no more fun. It sucks” Nicky Hilton on being at the Melbourne Cup
So you’re at the airport and there are a thousand bags going round the carousel and you’re hoping that you will take home the bag full of Gucci and Prada and yours (full of Supre t-shirts) will be collected by someone else? Mmm time to ditch checking in your bags and invest in the cheap but chic carry on wheelie bag from Kmart. It’s Black. it’s nylon, it has more zips and pockets than a Versace anything and it has a 3 year guarantee and what a price? $59 now that’s a barganza!
***Here’s a tip de la tip for parking in the city. So we all know about the Cook and Philip car park but did you know they have a prepaid card, which is half price: an all day $20 park is now $9! Valid at anytime until you use it up. (Put that extra $10 in the facelift fund.)
Sun visors are so cool, really the item du jour and if you’re worried that you’ll look like Kath n kim remember they’re actually to stop you looking like Kath n kim! Oh Yes too much sun means aging!! (Aaahh don’t mention the word) so get into K Mart and grab that chic camel, white or black sun visor? Hello? You can afford one in every colour at $3.99! (We love Kmart this week)
Yes! It is sometimes really embarrassing when people actually recognize moi but the trouble is I just don’t actually blush when it happens (unless it’s the bank manager). So I’ve fallen in love with the fabulous M.A.C. blush in a tube. It glides on and looks so natural you’ll look glowing even blushing!. M.A.C. Cheek Hue $38.
Tom and Dom are leaving Gucci ! OH MY GOD !! Yes Tom Ford and Domenico del Sole are leaving Gucci in April next year and Bernard Arnault was the first to pick up the phone
Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs are up for sale
Karl Lagerfeld has ordered 15000 copies of Australian vogue for his personal collection
Prada is doing a line of Gems (real thing Bling bling) with Fred Leighton
Clare Danes is making the movie of Steve Martin’s book Shopgirl
Collagen infused water is now available in LA
Patricia Cornwall is writing a book on Diana’s death. Was it murder?
Selfridges is opening a huge store in Birmingham covered in 15000 aluminum discs (looks like Bilbao)
John Pawson will be selling houses in Marks and Spencer’s life store next year
Julian Schnabels wife Olatz has opened a store in west Village New York called Bed Bath and Beyond
Bono has illustrated a new book of Peter and the Woolf
The Samaritaine store in Paris is now the flagship store for Kenzo
The website for the famous Browns store in London. I like to watch?mmm window shopping is what you’ll do if you can’t afford the 600 pounds for the Peggy Moffit sweaters and the marc Jacobs 600 pound bags (If you can looks like they can send to Australia).
Heres the place if I suddenly need to call George Clooney and you can’t remember the time in lake Como: I’d hate to wake him up! (Except if I’m with him) Perfect website to look up the time quickly anywhere in the world
Now this is the go A holiday in Tuscany that has cooking and horse riding (George and I will look forward to that) Check this out
Tamara Mellon, Ceo of Jimmy Choo shoes has been having an affair with Barry Humphries son Oscar and left her husband and 18month son for him and now it’s over ?now that is gossip to the max!
Guy Ritchie has the shot of Madonna and Britney having a ‘tonguey pash’ as his screen saver! (How does anyone knows that??)
Sandra Bullock is not having an affair with Lance Armstrong. No! he’s having an affair with Sheryl Crow
David Bowie and Iman are doing the latest Tommy Hilfiger campaign
Pink and Christina Aguillera are having a feud
Lenny and Nicole are now buying a house and getting married! True
Liz Hurley and her boyfriend laugh off rumors their wedding is off (they were never engaged!)
P.Diddy ran the New York marathon with his bodyguards in tow said he wanted to beat Oprah’s time!! (Sooo difficult!) He must be puff daddy now! Ha!
Kate Moss has done vocals on the latest primal scream album
Cynthia ‘Miranda sexncity’ Nixon has left her husband but she marries Steve on the show next season (sorry to break the news)
Salma Hayak is going out with Josh Lucas (dumped Ed Norton)
Naomi Watts is back with Heath Ledger
Weight watchers has offered Renee Zewelleger $2 mill to lose weight after Brigid Jones
Harrison Ford broke his arm.. Bless
Britney is dating John Cusack
Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliot are doing remake of “We are the world”
Michael Douglas hosting the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo (please explain)
The House of Gucci. by Sara G Forden
A sensational story of madness, murder glamour and greed! So it’s been out for a year or 2 but in commemoration of Tom Ford leaving Gucci you have to read this book! It’s got all the gossip and inside scoop on the Gucci family and also the story behind Tom Ford and Domenico taking over the business..Like a great big Vanity Fair and a Gucci bag all rolled into one how can you put it down ( it won’t be on the ground darling!) $10 on amazon.com
Remembering Jack: Intimate and unseen photos of Jack and Jackie Kennedy
Kelly Hoppen Closeup from the English interior designer this is a gorgeous book with beautiful close up shots and details of chic de la chic interiors
The unexpurgated Beaton:The Cecil Beaton Diaries as he wrote them 70 to 80’s By Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton. Looks very interesting Hamish Bowles in US Vogue says he was “acrid as a developing fluid in a photographers dark room” Jean Cocteau called him malice in wonderland!
Marcs have got a Juicy Couture ribbed singlet in gorgeous mint or pink $99
Witchery have done a great selection of sexy black draping tops from $99 and have done the Versace slouch bag with the zips all along the front in white and black $99
Grandma take a trip Yes a vintage store in crown St is full of bright print ANYTHING tops dresses and knits and bags
Wheels and Dolls baby have a pink or white ribbed singlet with Fuck off I’m with the band written in gold across the front $99!
Longchamps in MLC have the most divine nylon travel pull up wheelie bags in fabulous colours: orange, khaki, red and blue with a matching big handbag that fits over the handles $599 and $399
Timothy O Connor has done a gorgeous YSL style crop (dare I say) belted Safari jacket in white black or brown $300
Lisa Ho has a divine sequin loopy knit shell top in pink or grey $280
Ephod in Crown St has some cool pieces by the newly rejuvenated sportswear label Fred Perry: cute polo shirts, perforated bombers $200 Also has groovy Mandarina duck bags and cool watches
Gary Castles has Marc by Marc by Marc Jacobs cute flats at $499
You want it baaadly and it’s too chic. it’s for a good cause, it’s the Burberry’s hot pink trench designed to raise money for Breast cancer divine! US $1095
Riada has a 75% off rack check out some D&G Gaultier and Lawrence Steel and the new seasons Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti and Gaultier and Lawrence Steele is all divine
The overseas designer warehouse sale in Paddington Town Hall does have some good Prada, Gucci and Helmut Lang shoes reduced to about $450
Check out Robbie Ingam’s new shop in MLC center
The best white singlets or shell tops are by THYs. In a classic shape but wrinkled on purpose, a little bit Fortuny ish and in cool flashdance grey or white $ 95 from Ephod or Belinda
CK jeans have done a fab white canvas cropped side pocket chino $129.Also a divine sheer black or nude bra with a clever detachable strap which you can wear under racer back tops $69
Nudie Jeans the new cool Swedish store in Williams St Paddington has the best dark denim narrow jeans for $225
Chicken Chilli Basil for Two
1 chicken breast per person…..it’s great with fish too!
3 chilli small red (hot)
1-2 tabs fish sauce
1 bunch basil
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
* chop up the chilli as small as a manolo stilletto
* finely slice the parsley the size of a tiffany diamond belly ring ( v.v.v.small)
* pull off the leaves of basil WHOLE……….look for ones about the size of my rolex watch (copies are O.K)
* OK now chop up the chicken in to bitesize bits (Think model lunch )
* pop on the absorbtion method rice….it takes as long as it does to do my lips
(which is 2 cups water to 1 cup rice ,when the water boils throw in rice,put lid on and cook on low heat for 20 mins and no sneak previews s’il vous plait! )
* alright now pour a bit of peanut or veg oil into wok…..darlink moisturise!
* throw in the chilli and chicken and cook
* when nearly done throw in the parsley and basil and stir and toss and just smell that chilli and basil mmmmmm delicious!!
* It’s done when the basil has shrunk and changed color (green is the new black )
* then chuck in the fish sauce and stir and baby I’m thinking dinner !
A little hint…don’t let it cool and then try to reheat and stir again cos it gets un peu dry…
Raising Victor Vargas
What a lovely movie this is…From the trailer it looked a bit streety kind of “you’re a motherfucker “ kind of movie but no! au contraire! It’s almost dare I say a romantic comedy (how did I get into a movie like that?) a story about a poor Hispanic family of 2 boys and girl who live in New York with their grandmother. Victor is the eldest brother and his actual brother plays his, um brother! There was no script apparently these guys had never acted before, it’s all hand held close up photography but it’s really charming and funny and no mother fuckers in it!
This movie was so great the people in the seat in front turned around to discuss it! A postmortem movie club! Well you’ve got to love a movie whose opening scene has the handsomest man in Hollywood (sorry George) playing a doctor who is going down on his girl friend!! (With no nude scenes) Well I never! Can’t fault this movie! Great script: layer upon layer it’s like a French pastry and just as delicious! About a young doctor (Christian Bale from American Psycho) taking his girlfriend home to Laurel Canyon to stay with his cool record producer mother played by Frances Macdormand. The plot thickens…
Us Vogue Nov has Uma Thurman in the cover (who has definitely had an eye job) an interview with her on being single and doing Kill Bill (“she makes Hannibal Lector look like a deacon in a Baptist church”) and a fab suit fashion story bound to be lifted with Amber Valletta. There’s also an inspiring story on the beauty school US Vogue helped to start in Afghanistan
Australian Vogue Dec has the Karl Lagerfeld special guest editor Christmas issue which is great but the cover is such a worry! They should have a contest to count how many times Karl Lagerfeld is used!! The contributors page inside is much more interesting with Karl and the Vogue gang! A fab interview with Marc Newsome and Baz Lurhman and great shot of Karl’s house in Biarritz
Us Teen Vogue is soo cool! Cover and inside story on Jake Gyllenhaal and Alison Lohmanm from Matchstick men and there s a story on Donatella Versace’s daughter Allegra
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