New words to rattle off to impress your friends who aren’t in the know!
MTA …model turned actress
S&M …standing and modeling in foyers
Grabs …Gucci Rich Asset Poor set…(but a Gucci Bag is an asset!)
Papped….photographed by the stalkarazzi
MEC…. minimal effort club!
Hasbian….the lesbian who was once
Celebutante…types like The Hilton sisters
“Everyone who is young should know that every minute not wearing a bikini is a waste” Nora Ephron on aging in US Vogue
“I am a brunette now because I like to match my pubic hair sometimes” Madonna on going brown mm I wonder what Nicole Kidman says
Seen on Kate Moss T shirt in W’ I went to see a psychiatrist. He said tell me everything. Now he’s doing my act”
New words to rattle off to impress your friends who aren’t in the know!
The Mart of the K commonly known as Kmart has an amazing range of paperbacks such as The Lovely Bones, Soul Mountain, Holy Cow (fab read!) and the true History of the Kelly Gang all cheap but cheap at $14.
*** It’s too tragic but GAP has closed at DFS in the rocks but they still have Banana Republic and Jill Stuart and Le Sportsac. Check out the Pucci print makeup bag $45 and the black and white by Gwen Stefani collection all sold retail.
Talk about lurve at first sight! T2 The grooviest teashop ever seen this side of Batcave has the most gorgeous pink and red Marimekko floral flip lid tin $22! Yes that’s it a tin, a box, a cute container. Use it for Tea. Use it for cotton wool! Use it for the Valium! Use it for the er, um herbal tea! T2 at Chaddie Chase and Newtown (it has 150 types of tea try the Lychee garden tea its sensational!)
So you had the pedicure, you got the full body wax and the ‘laser’, you’ve had numbing to the forehead but is there something missing in your life and I’m not talking a Tasmanian? No! what you need is some shimmer and shine! Nivea shimmering body lotion has got a bit of gold that is hardly noticeable but isn’t that the point? Use this with Alfa Keri the best body lotion in the world **and you feel juicy lucy and thoroughly glowing $8 ish!
A new book is coming out called Trading Up No! Not by Candace Bushnell’s but by Micheal Silverstein a retail analyst and it bears the subtitle ‘The New American Luxury ‘ and also chronicles the aspirational consumer needs of New Yorkers and why they buy things to trade up …could be the word du jour!
Woody Allen’s new movie is called Anything Else with Christina Ricci
Gwyneth is making the film version of Proof
Keith McNally of Baltazar in NYC has opened up an eatery called Schiller’s Liquor bar and sells house wine labeled Good. Decent. Cheap…now that a fab idea!
Baltazar is bringing out a cookbook
Philippe Starck is working on a line of shoesfor Puma
A Marlene Dietrich exhibition is on in Paris called Creation of a Myth at Art Musee Galliera.She left behind 3000 items of clothing and 1000 inventoried accessories (I wish)
Luc Beson new movie will have Gisele in it
Comme des Garcons and Peggy Moffit are doing a range together inspired by the sixties designer Rudi Gernreich
Mattel is releasing Fashion editor Ken! Queer doll for the straight Barbie? He comes with a press pass and fashion magazine (FiFi doll is coming soon!)
Lee Radziwill Jaqui O sister loves the Australian designer Marti Grant and wore a fab trench in Us Vogue
http://www.Googlism.com will find out what Google.com thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name for a good laugh (this site is no way affiliated, sponsored or in any way the property of or responsibility of Google.com. However, we do use Google.com for creating our exciting and funny results.) check out what is says about fifi!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq is an online stock market in which stars are the stocks they rise and fall based on column inches of coverage they get in the British press! Who is worthy of a place on the daq and who needs to go to obscurity?? Play to win! Very very funny
Christy Turlington is pregnant
Nigella married Charles Saatchi and has her own retro inspired kitchen range of products
Geri Halliwell will be in the new Sexncity
Carries love interest will be Mikail Baryshnikov !
Princess Stephanie got married
Helena Christensen is single
Don’t lets go to the Dogs tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Fan bloodytastic book about growing up in Africa in the 70’s.Written so well, fascinating and unputdownable except when you have a little cry! But you’ll laugh too it’s OK
Seasbiscuit Ok there’s no sex, no love story, no violence, which is a relief because it’s a story about an animal! A racehorse called Seabiscuit and if you haven’t read this then read it now! (The movie is coming soon with Toby McGuire) It’s a faaantastic story of the 3 guys who made the horse a champion and every race is written like a thriller! It’s in the bestseller list and we know why!
Africa by Leni Reifenstahl is huge comes in its own box and is $2700 but quite amazing and so is her book Olympia
Diana Vreeland by Eleanor Dwight an amazing biography and just the gorgeous red cover is enough to make you buy it $120
The reason I am the style sleuth du jour is that I go in to places no one ever dreams about going like Supre in Eastgardens. Mmm if that isn’t impressive enough I not only go in there I go all the way to the back and find fab cute funny slogan T shirts they say things like “ Barbie is a slut” “I want to be Barbie that bitch gets everything” or “weapons of mass distraction” and “talk to the hand” $18
Events have done a fab black thick nylon top very Herve Leger criss cross neckline a bargain at $60
Mollini have done the Jill Sander mesh mules in hot colors $128
Enzo Angiolini have done the Prada copy? of the brown leather mules with a butterfly on the side and a bit of a chunky heel $139
Sportsgirl has done copies of the Elsa Peretti silver diamonds jewelry on sale from $10!
Bally have some new things in that are well priced, like a French navy cotton top $195 it’s divine and the new red and cream stripe strap bags.
Prada have the winter collection and the Prada Sport is pretty good prices from #350 for a top $400 a skirt and $430 for a nylon tote/messenger which is incredibly light (perfect for traveling)
Diesel have done the chicest white pea coat in cotton with a frayed edge $350 and a divine leather jacket for $1200
The shoe lounge in Chaddie Chase (it’s as far as Paris and probably the same prices) Has a new lot of Marc Jacobs in flats and heels pumps $799 in great colors and some cool loafers
The Dolce Gabbana has arrived in Fusion on the rocks
Belinda is opening a shoe Lounge in Double Pay up from her shop
Platypus shoes have done a Tods slash Prada Loafer ( label; Elle ) it’s chic, it’s cool, you want them in red cream black with white stitching $169
Seduce has a new shop in Oxford st and I love a black dress that is in chiffon and crossover plunging neckline and very Elizabeth Taylor butterfly 8 $159
Witchery have done cute underwear in great colors pinks greens oranges
The best white T shirt is Bonds with a raglan sleeve but no band around the edge of the arm so it’s flattering $17 from D J’ s or K Mart
Green Coriander Chutney
This is from Nigella’s column In UK Vogue and it’s not really chutney and let’s face it what other colour is coriander. red? But this is like an Indian pesto! Easy peasy and so what if creamed coconut* is the most fattening thing on the planet! Look at Nigella she’s um slim … well anyway you can put in coconut lite instead but it makes it quite runny and it should be solid ish ( like your hips will be after)
Live a little it’s delicious!!
½ long big green chilli or more if you like it hot to trot but not too much or you might (trot)
2.5cm piece ginger peeled and grated or chopped
4 garlic gloves squished
75g of creamed coconut or 1/3 can of coconut cream
Large bunch of coriander and make sure its green!
4 stems of mint leaves
pinch of caster sugar
juice of 2 limes or more to taste
Cut the chillis up about the size of a diamond you can afford (No you are not Elizabeth Taylor!)
Whack the chillis ginger garlic and creamed coconut in the whizzer and blitz to a paste
Add the coriander and mint and go for it again
Add salt and pinch and sugar
Add the lime juice
Taste it and laugh and smile mmm yum oh!
Serve it raw as is with swordfish steaks; Grill the steaks and then dob a bit on the top I’m sure you can serve it with any fish or chicken
Keeps in the fridge for up to month in a jar
* creamed coconut is like butter thick and comes in a block rather than runny like cream so it’s better to use it
So the blood drained straight to my manolos when I heard in the first 5 minutes this is not a romantic comedy. Jesus how did I get here? But I hung in there and what a movie! What a kooky fantooky crazex movex. You aint seen nothing like it! About a guy Harvey Pekar who wrote a magazine called American splendor and it’s about his life. He’s a bit done in, sees the glass half empty and then he drinks it mmm…empty! But it is funny, poignant, cool. His friend has got to be seen to be believed! I think it was an inspiring story but I’m not sure…(for chicks and blokes)
Aust Harpers Bazaar. Can’t resist the Elle interview in Harpers. It’s hilarious! She is a parody of the parody and if it was on ab fab you’d cry laughing! It seems she’s attributes her genetic lottery to her diet. Well I’ve been eating like that for years and I don’t look like Elle (no like Gwyneth!)
October UK Vogue has Sarah Jessica parker on the cover and a great article on Samantha Morton and the Haute Couture
Oct US Vogue has a gorgeous Mario Testino ed Gwyneth on the cover and a story inside about her playing Syvia Plath, an amazing article on Philippe starck who says he realized at a young age that money means nothing (that’s why he has 11 houses) and a great article from Nicola Fuller (see horizontal. books) about Africa
The New Yorker style issue has amazing shots by Karl Lagerfeld of Karine Roitfeld as the Contessa Casati and a fascinating article about Galliano shot by Avedon
* Its finally arrived and I have been up all night reading the back copies. No need to stamp my feet waiting by a blank email inbox anymore,I am on the list and I tell my friends!Work is suffering, health is under pressure, exercise is no longer part of my life, I have cancelled my subscription to Ralph, this blessereport had taken over and I love it”
* “Where do you get your energy!!!
* “What are you on??? I want some!!!”…. \
* “Excellent Darl - I’ll print it out, skim through it and talk to you later !”
* “You are genius………………May l say on account of this column (er……small book) l reckon you are going to marry someone amazing (and probably famous)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * “PS laughed and laughed and LAUGHED when I read GKCP (although there is a typo in it!) - now THAT is an original FiFilamour concept”.
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* “I take great exception to the skimming comment. I read it from beginning to end. I did laugh my way through the quiz but (sorry) didn’t think you really wanted my answers. I’m going to send them to you. No. Don’t try to stop me”.
* “just wanted to let you know there are now 2 Adelaide ‘fificonverts’ - I overheard Richard (huzza) chuckling his head off as he sneakily read my copy of No. 6 late last night - loved it”
* “Typo schmypo”" hyyyyyyyyyyyyyysterical -
* “maybe you could take over from Maggie ( seeing she is off to be married) I think you are far more humorous”*****