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2011 Prix de marie claire Awards supported by Magnum Temptation

March 25th, 2011

Last night’s Prix de marie claire Awards were celebrated with the who’s who of fashion, beauty and entertainment at a glamorous evening ceremony at Fox Studios hosted by Jackie Frank, Publisher/Editor of marie claire.

A star-studded line up of guests graced the red carpet including Megan Gale, Sophie Monk, Lara Bingle, Erika Heynatz, Erin McNaught and Rachael Finch joined by Australia’s most accomplished designers Akira, Alex Perry, Collette Dinnigan, Dion Lee, Camilla Freeman-Topper & Marc Freeman, Carla Zampatti, Aurelio Costarella, Terry Biviano, Kym Ellery, Jacob Luppino & Anthony Pittorini, Lisa Ho, Jayson Brunsdon, Yeojin Bae, Josh Goot, Kit Willow, Nicky & Simone Zimmerman, Therese Rawsthorne, Anna Plunkett & Luke Sales, Sarah-Jane Clarke & Heidi Middleton, for the exclusive black tie gala during which marie claire honoured and acknowledged Australia’s best fashion designers, brands and products through a hand-selected group of international and local marie claire judges.

In true marie claire style, the event was one to remember for the 250 guests. Upon arrival, guests mingled while enjoying a glass of Moet & Chandon, before being ushered beyond the eight metre walls of a mysterious structure in the centre of the room.

Guests discovered a lavish Parisian courtyard where they were seated at mirrored tables, reflecting the candlelight and chandeliers around them. Following a sumptuous three course meal by renowned caterers JOHNANDPETER, the room darkened and the Piazza walls suddenly disappeared to reveal the dramatic entrance of forty models dressed in gowns designed by the celebrated fashion finalists.

The 2011 Fashion winners included WILLOW, who took out the prestigious Best Australian Designer Award; Alex Perry for Best Australian Designer (Readers Choice): Ellery won the Best new up and coming Designer; sass & bide won Best Australian Fashion Brand; Cue, who won Best Australian Fashion Brand (Reader’s Choice) and Carla Zampatti who won the Special Achievement Award.

The 2011 Beauty Award winners included Best Fragrance, Calvin Klein EDP; Best Skincare Product (Splurge), Dermalogica Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate; Best Skincare Product (Steal) Dr. LeWinn’s  Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+; Best Make-Up Product (Splurge), Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour; and Best Make-Up Product (Steal),  Rimmel London Volume Flash X10 Mascara.

The Stunning and Talented Countess Of Pop – Countess Emilia de Poret

March 16th, 2011

When I first met Countess Emilia de Poret, I was in awe of her elegance, style and absolute graciousness. She stood with me, Jennifer Hawkins and other stunning personalities, but it was Emilia that stood tall, and stood out the most. She towers over everyone, and her über high-fashion was the envy of everyone there.

Approachable, socialable and easy to talk to, Emilia and I engaged in conversation that night, and continued to do so each time we’ve seen eachother after that night.

More inclined to call her the Queen of Couture, Emilia has a wardrobe that is like nothing in this world! It’s like she has the wardrobe of Sex and the City, but better!

The beautiful Swedish born blonde has a super successful singing career all over the World, particularly in Europe. She has just released her great, funky and catchy new song called “This Ain’t A Lovesong” from her album Pick Me Up. This comes after her amazingly successful Worldwide dance track, “Pick Me Up”.

I’ve attached Emilia’s utterly astounding video clip for “This Ain’t A Love Song” featuring Verbal from M-Flo, which is one of the best video’s I’ve seen in a long time! The fashions throughout the clip are just divine! Shot in Japan, Emilia visits all the hottest locations in Japan, wearing the most amazing outfits and literally towering over the locals in sexy heels. She treads on dangerous grounds in the Shinjuku neighbourhood where the Japanese Mafia could have taken their cameras at any time.

It brings me great pleasure to introduce you to the fabulous Countess Emilia de Poret…

What projects are you currently working on or have in the near future?

I am currently promoting my music in Australia, USA, Japan and Spain. I got a good start this year in the US with Pick Me Up climbing the Billboard Dance Chart to # 25. This will be followed up with a new single release in the US in the fall, promotion and touring.

I was chosen by Liberty of London www.liberty.co.uk to design a print that will be part of their “Liberty Rocks” collection out 2011. I made a print of multiplying microphone heads. It was great to be part of such an amazing project combining music and fashion. It is also a real honour to know that my print will be in Liberty’s archive forever and maybe picked up by some great fashion house…stay tuned!

How did you get into doing what you do?

My grandmother used to look after me when I was a kid. She was a really good singer and a pianist and used to practise with me on her lap. According to her I could sing before I could talk. Music has always been the most natural thing to me. I could never live without it! Growing up I went to music schools and took every chance to sing and perform.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I own far too many pair of shoes!

Signature dish?

Meatballs! I am Swedish after all…

When was the last time you cried?

When I friend of mine played me a really beautiful song in the studio the other day.

Is there a charity/cause that is close to you and if so, why?

I support Comité pela Vida, a Brazilian charity based in Rio which is helping kids and teenagers to get an education.

You visit Sydney a fair bit, so where is your favourite place to relax when you are here?

A day on Bondi beach followed by dinner at North Bondi Italian is my ideal way of relaxing in Sydney.

The one thing I can’t leave home without is…

My phone, my music, my notebook, my Ksubi sunglasses, my rings (one on each finger), make up, my special tea, my computer, Swedish Läkerol etc etc…. I thank God every day for my oversized Chanel handbag!

Where would be your ultimate holiday destination?

Brazil.

What is one success you are proud of and one failure you try to forget (or learnt from)?

I am so happy that I kept fighting when things didn’t go the way I wanted to. Every failure made me work harder and every success made me want to achieve even more.

Greatest lesson learnt?

Never, ever give up!

What is your favourite piece of clothing and accessory?

It is really impossible to choose only one but if I have to I would say a dress by Martin Margiela Artisanal, covered in recycled vinyls. It is my favourite stage piece.

My favourite accessory is a ring by Garrard given to me by my husband. It is an Angel wing covered in black diamonds.

Who or what influences you most in Fashion and home décor?

I am very impressed by Phoebe Philo. I love what she has done so far for Céline!

In home décor I pick up a lot of influences from travelling, my home is a mix of Marie Antoinette and Tokyo madness!

Which celebrity wardrobe would you love to raid and why?

Karl Lagerfeld for his many rings and Daphne Guinness for her wardrobe full of couture (although it would never fit me).

What frustrates you most about Sydney when you are here?

That I never want to leave!

What is one quality you have, that you hope your children will get and carry through life?

I would love for my future children to be artistic in one way or another and devote their life to something they really are passionate about…saying that, I might get a child who’s dream is to become an accountant…well, that would be ok too.

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The Gracious, Gorgeous and Giving Carly Crutchfield

October 11th, 2010

Carly Crutchfield is one remarkable person. At the age of 20, she had already done more then what many of us would do in our entire lives. She bought and sold companies, traveled the world and get her self on the track to being one very successful millionaire.

Because of her choices in life and her vaule for life itself, she decided it was time to give back. Recently starring on channel 9‘s The Secret Millionaire, Carly gave away a small fortune to people she didn’t even know, but needed al the help they could get. Watching Carly was truly inspirational and she proves that you can achieve what you want in life.

A beautiful, caring women, a natural on the small screen and an inspiration to many  this is Carly Crutchfield and all the things about her fabulous life…

Carly on Life

What projects are you currently working on or have in the near future?

In terms of development we currently have $250 million in projects under way throughout Australia. We have a new charity initiative, www.secretgiftangels.com.au which we are very passionate about.

We are committed to increasing the level of property and financial education amongst Australians and we are about to launch a new free training program PROPERTY UNIVERSITY, which is very exciting.

Tell us more about your successful company, CCORP…

CCORP was borne out of the fact that I loved what I was doing, but hated doing it alone. I wanted to be a property developer but on a bigger level and with a group behind me.

Our company culture is very unique, its high energy, fast paced and we believe nothing is impossible. We work very hard and we play pretty hard to.

We are Australia’s largest property development education company and one of the fastest growing development groups in Australia.

CCORP also has a property investment division and finance division. We spend a lot of time ensuring our clients are educated. A lot of people are making investment decisions without truly understanding what they are deciding upon. I have seen a lot of self inflicted poverty in Australia – people getting themselves into massive debt and financial pressure because they do not understand money, investments and property. This is something people need to be educated on. The more our clients know, the easier it is to help them achieve their financial goals.

You were recently on The Secret Millionaire, tell us more about this experience and how this experience affected you and your life…

It was such a priviledge to be involved and I loved it! It was a completely unique experience. Although I have done a lot of charity and volunteer work before, this was so different. I was taken out of my comfort zone, as my phone, money, computer etc were confiscated and for that time it was solely about confronting an area, its problems, families, groups and thinking about how I could help.

I was inspired by the resilience and positivity of the people I met. Since the show I have been overwhelmed by the feedback. I have received thousands of emails, letters and messages. I have also received many requests for help, money and jobs. This has made it even more real to me that there are a lot of people out there who need help. It has motivated me to take my life, business and foundation to a whole new level and start making headway in solving some issues in Australia and the world at large.

What advice would you give someone if they were thinking of a career in your industry?

It’s hard work. You need to believe in yourself, have persistence and thick skin. You need to be willing to handle risk and experience the highs and the lows. But if you can, it is incredibly rewarding, exciting and fruitful.

If you want to give property development a try, you need to educate yourself. The more you know, the easier it is and the more money you make. The less you know, the more money you are likely to loose. To start learning about property development, come to one of my workshops or order my free DVD. Visit www.ccorp.com.au or call 02 9371 4799.

Is there a charity/cause that is close to you and if so, why?

In terms of a charity organization I would have to say my own foundation, CFOUNDATION. In terms of a cause, there are so many situations in the world that need attention and help. One area I am very passionate about is Human Rights, or the lack of human rights that exists.

How do you maintain a life balance between work and home?

I might spend a week working 20 hour days and then I’ll take a week off and either travel or relax at home and just do an hour or two of work a day. I schedule in holidays and book flights so nothing else can sneak into the schedule.

My Mother/Father always told me…

Work hard and believe in yourself.

Greatest lesson learnt?

Don’t regret anything. It’s a waste of time and a waste of a learning experience. You can create anything you want to tomorrow as long as you’re not looking back on how you should have done things yesterday.

What is one quality you have, that you hope your children will get and carry through life?

Persistence. I don’t take no for answer, I think impossible is nothing and I don’t give up. You can get through anything and create phenomenal results with that mindset.

Carly on Fashion

What is a fashion trend you hope will never resurface?

Nothing really, bring it all back! It’s hilarious to watch life regurgitated with a new point of view. Who would have thought we would be wearing shoulder pads again!

Your thoughts on Australian fashion in comparison to International fashion?

I think there is a more relaxed and whimsical vibe to Australian fashion, which suits our lifestyle. International fashion tends to be heavier and harder edged.

Which celebrity wardrobe would you love to raid and why?

Victoria Beckham would have an incredible wardrobe, but again very hard edged – I’d say her bag collection would be phenomenal (although mostly Hermes). Fergie would have a great cross selection and more rocky edge and I hear her shoe closet is amazing.

What is your favourite piece of clothing or accessory?

At the moment I am obsessed with Chanel earrings, I have about 35 pairs. Clothing wise, a dress I bought from Mackenzie Mode, which is perfectly tailored for my body.

Carly on her Home

What is your one design rule you like to stick to around the home?

Keep it unique, create interesting spaces and focal points. Mix items, textures and colors – don’t try and match everything. I’m not a fan of catalogue houses that look like everything was bought in the one store straight off the floor display. A home should show personality, stories and memories.

Do you have one feature in your home you love most?

I have a wall full of sepia photos all in white frames. There are about 60 frames in varying sizes containing pictures of my friends, family and favourite memories. I created the wall about 2 years ago and it’s got a great energy while also being architecturally beautiful.

Who or what influences you most in home décor?

The beach would be my biggest influence in my home and second to that art. I tend to pick a painting for a room and decorate around that. The art has center stage in my home, and so it should. Art’s a powerful thing.

Carly on Food and Drinks

Which foods and drinks most excite your taste buds?

I am obsessed with soda water and I love a good glass of French champagne. My wine of the moment is pretty much any Italian Pinot Grigio.

Food, all of it – my personal trainer knows I like food! I had a Wagyu steak in Melbourne recently which was incredible.

How often do you eat out and cook at home?

I travel a lot, which means eating out a lot. If I am home, I eat in about half the time and out half the time.

Though at the moment I am on a full on detox. So I get all my meals prepared for the day.

Signature dish?

I rival anyone to out cook me Mexican-fiesta style! My roast isn’t too bad either.

Carly on Lifestyle

Where is your favourite place to relax in Sydney?

At my home, or the beach.

What car do you drive, best thing about the car and why you bought it?

I have a few cars, but I usually only ever drive my Range Rover Sport. I bought it because it’s big and I can get lots in it! It’s also a really smooth drive. I also have a Prius but interestingly enough the Range Rover is more carbon efficient.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Art. I take a lot of pride in my collection and look forward to growing it. I think art is a powerful thing. It can completely change the vibe of a room. The art in my home is very relaxed. The art in my office is very contemporary and pop. You walk into our offices and feel an intense energy – a lot of that is from the people, but they bounce off and are inspired by the art.

Where would be your ultimate holiday destination?

I am dying to go to Africa and do a full Safari. I am heading to Venice with my boyfriend for New Years which I am really excited about.

The one thing I can’t leave home without is…

My phone and laptop. I get nervous thinking about it.

What frustrates you most about Sydney?

It’s all good. The frustrating things give Sydney siders something to talk about.

Favourite beach in Sydney and why?

Bronte for breakfast, Camp Cove for family vibe, Coogee rockpool for my dogs, and a secret eastern suburbs hideaway I cant tell you about is my favourite for a day of sunbathing, swimming and reading.

If you could be a fly on the wall of any celebrity home, who’s wall would you like to sit on?

Bono. The way he has “used his power for good” is pretty incredible.

Three pet hates?

1. Being limited to “5 or less” items when going into fitting rooms in stores. I only want to make one trip to the fitting room.

2. The loop strings sewn into the shoulders of women’s dresses, clothes etc. So annoying.

3. People smoking at the exits of buildings so when you walk outside of the building you walk straight into 30 cigarettes being smoked.

Chanel Skin Art at Myer – Les Trompe-l’oeil De Chanel

August 4th, 2010

A little while ago, Lara Bingle made famous the Chanel temporary skin art, Les Trompe-l’oeil De Chanel.

As soon as she attended the Allan Border Medal gracefully covered in the skin art, Australian women (and men) went crazy over it and wanted it for themselves. They quickly became hard to get and disappeared (much like Lara) from the Chanel counters at Myer. They are now once again available and ready to transfer onto your skin for something a little different.

In my opinion, it’s a little tacky, but at the same time it’s a little bit of fun and with the 55 exclusive individual tattoos in the pack, you can put them anywhere and design whatever you like as seen above. They are hand-drawn by Peter Philips, the Global Creative Director of Makeup for Chanel which were designed for the Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Show in Paris.

Get your pack from the Myer counter for around $35.

CARTOON COSMO HOTTIE – Carrie Bradshaw

June 7th, 2010

CARTOON COSMO HOTTIE

Fabulous fictitious New York STAR newspaper columnist, best selling book author, VOGUE freelance writer, Marlboro Light smoking, Cosmopolitan drinking, Manolo Blahnik, D&G, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford, Versace, Balenciaga, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang (I think you get the idea…) wearing fashionista played by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and star of the movie SEX AND THE CITY 2… CARRIE BRADSHAW!

FUN FACT: The HBO TV Series SEX AND THE CITY aired for 94 episodes over 6 seasons and was nominated for more than 50 Emmy Awards winning 7, nominated for 24 Golden Globe Awards winning 8, and in 2007 was listed as one of TIME magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”

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The Sexy Designer With Looks To Kill – Tali Jatali

June 7th, 2010

She is a beautiful women, with exotic features and a unique accent. A successful model around the world for brands like Chanel, and also a successful fashion designer specialising in swimwear, Tali Jatali has made a big footprint in the world of Australian glamour and fashion – especially for a beachside lifestyle.

A kind and gentle person, Tali appreciates the simple things in life like her family, gorgeous young daughter Zsa Zsa and new Moodle puppy Verushka. Living a happy life, with the people you love is what Tali is about. But there has to be more about Tali right? Read on to find out alot more in my down to earth and relaxed interview with glamazon Tali Jatali…

What projects are you working on or have in the near future?

I’m working on my samples for Summer, so I can go to New York in August and instead of going on just a holiday to see my best friend and publicist Matt Dillon, I will be going to shoot my range as long as the samples are ready, which they should be. So I will be going for work and pleasure.

Who or what influences you most in fashion and home décor?

The people that influence me the most in fashion are people on the street, watching people. I don’t really watch fashions shows and copy that, I hate that.

At home, I’m not very good with interiors, so I constantly watch those home shows on Foxtel where they do make-overs and 60 minute renovations.

What is your favourite piece of clothing or accessory?

All of my favourite clothes are all the things I make, including my swimwear, but because I’m not a big brand person, like I don’t care about things like having to wear Chanel, I’m not really like that. But I like alot of vintage stuff and wear alot of vintage accessories and the only brand I really like to wear that is Australian is Sass & Bide, Alice McCall and girls like that, I’ll wear their stuff.

The girls aren’t just artistic and clever, they have got it together mentally and thats why their business is successful, not just because OH WOW, they have a good idea – anyone can have a good idea but it doesn’t necessarily mean you can pull it off and carry it on for ages. You might be able to do a few things for a minute, but then you’re finished. The longevity of it is really important.

What is a feature of your home you love most?

YES YES YES!! Ages ago my friend painted a feature wall in my apartment in black, because the rest of the apartment is white. Just recently my kid Zsa Zsa was bored, so I told her to just go and draw on the black wall. It’s amazing, I now have this big black wall full of kid’s drawings – it’s awesome, it’s very cool! I thought I would just let her have fun and if it looks bad, just paint over it. I don’t care about things like that, I just want to have a good life and not worry about little things.

What is your greatest extravagance?

PROPERTY DARLING! It’s property darling!!! Always! I’m a good girl. I’m not into shoes and shit. When people see me out and what I really am are two different things. Because my biggest love and biggest worry is my kid. Otherwise, I’m a strong business person and really together, but when I go out, I get really excited and always misbehave!

[As the interview takes place, we have a good laugh - Verushka decides it's time to "pee pee" on her newspaper, and begins to smell it. "Verushka is not very lady-like"]

What advice would you give someone if they were thinking of going into the fashion industry?

Definately only do it if you love it, because if you don’t love it, you will fail.

If you love it, no matter what it is that you choose, even if it’s hard to get there, the journey will be fun because you have so much passion.

Also, anyone that is young, definately go to design school. It’s tough for people who start at maybe 30 or 35 and have not gone to design school because they may not be good at sitting at school for 5 years, but at 18 or 20, you can go to Europe, do a year here and there. Just definately study, whether it’s pattern making or whatever, you might not use all of it in the future, it’s like learning another language, it’s always helpful even if you don’t always use it.

So then how did you get into doing what you are doing?

Well I was a model for 15 years and I started my business at 32, and i didn’t go to design school because I’m too old to sit there, but I knew from doing things like Chanel shows and traveling for 15 years, and modeled for so many different brands. Jamie who owns One Teaspoon, she is my house mate and we also formed Jatali together (Ja + Tali = Jatali), she actually new how to make clothes and cut patterns and stuff, she helped me.

The rest of my work I give it out, I have a cutter, pattern maker, I just do all of the fabric sourcing which I don’t want to share with anybody. There’s lots of thieves out there and I don’t want my ideas stolen again. It’s not good.

What is something your mother or father always told you…

To get a real job. Get a real job that pays you proper money every week.

They are still like “Darling, are you alright? Have you got a job?”

Where is your favourite place to relax in Sydney?

Just at home, Bondi Beach. I never leave Bondi much. Everything is here.

How often do you cook and eat out?

I eat out all the time, and I try really really hard to cook for my baby. My cooking is really average but I really do try. My dinners are quite hideous, I try to do meat because the kid likes meat, but I definately take her out more/ The only thing I cook that she thinks is really good is my scrambled eggs. I put cheese in it so she thinks it’s ok. The other day I made a bolognese thing, which it was ok, but she said “Mama, let’s go for pizza darling”, so I then had to buy pizza as well.

Australian fashion in comparison to International fashion?

Usually, until I went to fashion week this year, usually if you had asked me the question the week before RAFW, I would have gone on and on about it, would have been so supportive and can I help anybody… But when I went this year, a designer totally copied one of my favourite looks I’ve been doing, I gt the shits so bad and I’m so over them all. I was so mad. Everyone that was there knew I was mad and reported it because they know what I do. But the girls we have already spoken about [Alice McCall and Sass & Bide] are very talented and very good, and there’s lots of great new people, like the people who were too young a couple of years ago, are now old enough to be taken seriously.

Gay boys are definately better designers then straight ones, they just are, and that’s a fact. They are better hair and make-up artists too. In the whole fashion industry they are the best.

What’s one thing you can’t leave home with out?

Oh my god, my KID!! Except for when she has school!

But seriously, my money… Lip gloss… I use that red Paw Paw cream stuff. I don’t really like make-up. Oh and my phone and if I’m driving, my drivers license.

So living on Bondi Beach, would you say it’s your favourite beach?

It’s my favourite. Love it, love it, love it, love it. It’s the best!

Why?

You just live longer living at the beach. Fresh air, no car fumes, and even though where I live is quite noisy, I like it because if it was quiet I would be really lonely. If Zsa Zsa gets bored, we’ll go to the playground, or she will fluff around in the sand. She is 7 and she is such a good baby. She is a good girl.

Where would your ultimate holiday destination be?

LOS ANGELES! I used to live there, but I also have family there. For me, going on a holiday sitting on my ass getting a tan and getting skin cancer – I’m already bored. I like to go to LA and go to some really amazing full-on hot parties with big celebs and having a couple of Vodka’s and just having the best time. I like to buy things, and if you go to an island or something like that, I get bored. I like LA because I can buy things like cool t-shirts and unreal things for people we know.

What is the one quality you have that you’d like Zsa Zsa to take from you and carry through life?

I’m really really straight-forward, honest and  I don’t do wrong by people. I come from an old fashioned Jewish Daddy and in some ways, I’m like my dad I don’t want her to work as hard as me, because I will just give her everything.

What is a fashion trend you hope will never re-surface?

Ummmm… It would have to be those swimsuits that go straight up your legs, like the ones on Moscow, Russia. They look like idiots with it cut up really high at the back. I’m not a fan of people with fake boobs, so anything with that kind of style that shows them off is out of fashion. I don’t mind shoulder pads and all that stuff, that’s good.

Sneakers on the red-carpet is not a good look for girls. They are for boys. Girls should look pretty and edgy.

When was the last time you cried and why?

Today, because my boyfriend from when I was 25 who lives in Dubai called last night, and when I heard his voice I asked what was wring with him and he said his father had died. So I had to go to a funeral today and I’d never been to one before. It’s my first funeral. Caroline Byrne who was pushed off the Gap was my best friend when we were young and I didn’t go to hers. I was scared of going. So today was the first one. I also cry once a month before my periods, I always cry and I never know what’s wrong with me and I’m like “oh deeer, no wonder I’m crying!”, oh and sometimes I cry when my baby is asleep and she snores, because I can’t believe how beautiful she is. She snores like a small donkey, she’s so cute!

If you were admired by millions of young people globally, what would be something you’d like to be a role model of?

Drugs! I’m very anti-drugs and have never tried one in my life. Yuck. I don’t mind showing them that being a party girl is fun, but I don’t mean taking drugs party girl. I mean go to school, do well, get a job, still have a life, have fun and not be a lonely weirdo. Don’t sit on the Internet all day trying to get a friend, get out there and meet people. Dress pretty, have a nice life, because you live today and die tomorrow.

I’d want to show them about confidence, social-networking so they can have a good life.

What is one success you are proud of and one failure or regret you’ve tried to forget?

With my work, I’m so happy with Jatali in total, and my biggest regret is breaking up Jatali with Jamie who owns One Teaspoon, so we didn’t continue to do that together – my biggest regret and I’ll never get over that.

When it was new, it was too hard and we didn’t have much money and we couldn’t afford to have us both working on the business, which meant one of us had to get a job. Because she was younger, she did. But shit, that the biggest regret ever.

We are still friends and still live together. I think we would have been massive if we stayed together. That’s my only regret in work, I still love her and admire her and she’s 13 years younger then me, but I still in a way look up to her.

What are you 3 pet hates?

1. Drugs.

2. Marriage – it’s pathetic and retarded.

3. I hate fashion copy-cats! When you create something and people copy it, I find that really annoying. When people saying you should be happy, it’s flattering, but I don’t want to be flattered, I know what I do is good.

Click HERE to see the Jatali swimwear range.

Get Physical In Fashion With Chanel

March 26th, 2010

The fabulous fashion house Chanel has released their sports equipment range for 2010.

If these awesomely designed and constructed products don’t get your attention (and everyone else’s!), I don’t know what would.

I love everything, and I especially love the Boomerang, thats pretty cool! I’ll definately consider those amazing wood skis.

Check out all the cool things you can buy, it will make you want to be physical and adventurous! Ok who am I kidding? I would buy it and have it on display in the house.

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Album of the Week – Soldier of Love

March 17th, 2010

When I say the name Sade, you will automatically think of the song Smooth Operator. She created in 1985 the video for Smooth Operator, a vision and sound of chilling purity, with tears running down her queenly face, and the feeling of angst as her heart breaks in a stunning white Chanel-like outfit sets a benchmark for all future music Sade releases.

Eight albums and twenty five years later, Soldier of Love is born.

Ten tracks raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Goosebumps up your arms. This is a collection of perfection.

Soldier of Love is flawless and virginal, with a standout track for me being “Long Hard Road”. I understand what she s saying, the message she is sending, she breaths her emotions into the microphone.

The track that has been released is “Soldier of Love”. A regimented and strict collaboration of instruments, sounds and vocals. You almost sense abit of Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Really Care About Us. It is angry and aggressive – you can interpret this song in so many ways. Is she angry? Perhaps she is pleased? I’ll leave that for you to work out for yourself.

If there is one album you need to purchase this Autumn, it’s Soldier of Love by Sade. You will thank me.

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