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Let’s Meet The King Of Hair And Looking Younger – Troy Thompson

September 20th, 2010

Troy Thompson is definately a man who knows what he wants. He set out young, trying to achieve a goal – and guess what, he ge got it.

A caring and thoughtful person, he takes good care of those people close to him. He works hard, endless hours – but enjoys every minute of it.

The successful Troy Thompson Hairdressing Salon in Rose Bay (soon to be Potts Point) has seen him grow from strength to strength, eventually getting his own role on the hit TV show, 10 Years Younger in 10 Days.

He has just launched his new book… But i’ll let him tell you about it, and everything else about his private life!

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

I have just launched my new book, Troy Thompson’s Guide To The Younger You. [Click HERE to read about the book]

I’m currently working on my book project, pulling together the next one and also trying to finish up loose ends for our move to our new salon in Potts Point.

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

I don’t follow fashion; I think that is boring and so predictable. I believe you should have your own style and create your own fashion style.

On the home front i have been told I do like a bit of Versace and know how to do a room like Ralph Lauren, but seriously i like simple furniture and a easy space for living and having great friends who enjoy your space.

What is your favourite piece of clothing or accessory?

It’s funny you know I don’t really have one, it’s so not who I am about. But I do like my cowboy boots I have had several pairs made for me.

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

Kitchen, i love to cook for people. It really does make me feel special when i can do that for someone.

Which foods and drinks most excite your taste buds?

My god I’m Italian, I love all food and all drink, if it’s on the table ill eat it.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Massage every week and a facial every 2 weeks; I’ve done it for years.

Greatest lesson learnt?

Don’t allow someone else control your business details.

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

Stick it out… It pays off in the long run, crap money to begin with but show that you have passion and you will get the rewards, Big Time.

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

Not sure how to answer that, at this point in my career I don’t have a balance, but I’m happy with that as I’m a work horse, and I love going to work, I’m happy to work 10 to 12 hours a day and more if I could.

Which celebrity wardrobe would you love to raid and why?

Tom Ford, because he makes it look simple and easy, and that’s what it is all about for me. Plus I’ve always wanted to get into his pants.

How did you get into doing what you do?

Well funny you ask that, I often think the same thing but it always comes back to arriving in Sydney from the country and not knowing what i could do, i knew I could plat a horses tail and do a great braid as well, so i decided to become a hairdresser and remember there were lots of apprenticeships back then so it was easy.

My Mother/Father always told me…

You’re on your own.

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

I’m a ambassador for the Ted Noffs Foundation, i want to help this cause as they look after kids with drug related problems and people shy away from these issues, it could have been me if I didn’t get that guiding hand, at a crucial age.

Where is your favourite place to relax in Sydney?

Fratelli Paradiso in Challis Ave Potts Point. Love Love Love this place!

How often do you eat out and cook at home?

Just about every night, i don’t like to cook for my self so i go out.

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

My Dog Stud, i did once and i never forgave myself. I’m a bad father some times. I forget about him and his needs.

What frustrates you most about Sydney?

Nothing I love it and everything about it, we are so lucky to live in the most amazing city.

If you were Clover Moore, what would be the first thing you’d inject money into fixing?

My Fashion sense and updating my resume, she is doing a dreadful job and should be voted out.

Favourite beach in Sydney and why?

I hate the beach I find it such a waste of time sitting there doing nothing. Plus I can’t swim.

Three pet hates?

1. Boring people

2. Bad manners

3. Untidy people

What is your one diva demand?

I don’t wait in line for anything or anyone, EVER.

Where would be your ultimate holiday destination?

Ok I love Paris, I could live there forever.

When was the last time you cried? If you wish to divulge, why?

God I cry all the time I’m a big sook. But I won’t tell you why i last cried because I’ll cry again, I love crying. It’s good for you.

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

I don’t drive I have a full time car service and its fab, I love Phil the driver he has looked after me for so long I wouldn’t know what to do without him anymore.

Your best grooming tip?

Get a hair cut.

www.TroyThompson.com.au

Attn MEN: Shopping For Suits Made Easy. Don’t Leave The House.

September 2nd, 2010

Forget buying your tailor made suits overseas! Thanks to Pernac, you can now buy great quality, tailor made suits at home.  Literally! Pernac.com.au allows you to design and create your own suits that fit you perfectly.  Whether you need suits for work, a fashionable suit for the races, something to get married in, or even a new coat or shirt, it can all be done online with a click of your mouse. For me that’s heaven – because I hate buying suits – I don’t have the patience to stand there waiting to pin me up!

Pernac.com.au allows you to choose from hundreds of high quality fabrics and style options.  The site lets you build the exact garment you want. Want a fitted three button suit jacket with double vents?  No problem. Prefer a two button jacket with a peak lapel? That’s fine. You’d rather have no back pockets on your pants and a brightly coloured jacket lining? Simply tick the box. It’s simple, quick and I get exactly what I want! EXACTLY.

For perfect tailoring you can visit the Pernac shop in Melbourne or a measuring partner in other states and be professionally measured. You think it’s going to be expensive right? Traditionally yes, but the guys at Pernac can create the average tailor made suit which costs the same as a similar quality, off the rack suit. It’s really a no-brainer because you get exactly what you want!

French men have been buying their tailor made Pernac suits for many years now.  Marc Corley brought Pernac to Australia and runs the Australian division of the business. “This is great for men who really don’t enjoy shopping.” Explains Marc, “They can get measured up once and then re-order new suits, shirts and jackets from their computer without ever having to venture out to a shopping centre.”

Whether your body shape resembles that of a giraffe or a hippo, Pernac can make you quality clothing that fits perfectly and doesn’t cost the earth.

Hop on to www.pernac.com.au today and step into something that truly fits – I’ve done it and I’m EXTREMELY impressed.

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.”

www.brettwilliscartoons.com