Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sarah Murdoch of Australia's Next Top Model Announces the Wrong Winner on Live TV.

This must have been a curl-your-toes-in-your-shoes, wish-you-were-somewhere-else moment for Sarah Murdoch, the host of "Australia's Next Top Model" when she mistakenly announced the runner up as the winner of the show on live television.

Let me set the stage - there is Kelsey Martinovich in a black and cream shimmering lace gown and Amanda Ware in a power red floor length asymmetric monostrap gown holding hands, waiting for Sarah Murdoch in her black mono-shouder gown to annouce who had won Australia's Next Top Model.

Then Sarah made the ghastly mistake and announced the runner up Kelsey Martinovich as the audience-voted top Model. Kelsey in her one minute of fame, gave her victory speech in an excited joy filled voice and then Sarah went pale. She pressed her finger to her right ear and muttered "Oh my God, I dont know what to say right now, I'm feeling a bit sick about this. No. I'm so sorry about this. Oh my God. I don't know what to say. This was a complete accident. It's Amanda, I'm so sorry. It was fed to me wrong."

In reality, Amanda Ware was... is the winner of Australia's Next Top Model!

It appears Kelsey was initially ahead of Amanda in the votes and this was the information fed to Sarah's earpiece; so when Amanda caught up and won in the votes, the information was not forwarded to Sarah. The organisers of the show have since compensated Kelsey with a $25,000 cash reward and a trip to New York.

My heart goes out to Kelsey who's victory was only a moment long and to Sarah Murdoch who although handled the situation with poise and professionalism must still have been so embarrassed.

I bet my last penny, someone or a group of people somewhere got fired for this gauffe... sorry muchos.... you should have known better

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

This time last year

Woke up this morning and was reminded of the Esteri collection last year and how much fun I had producing it, creating the lookbook and selling it. So I'm giving you guys a glimpse of the collection again.... on youtube!

Here goes - Esteri 2009 collection

Have a fun filled Tuesday!

Monday, 20 September 2010

10 Affordable Going out gowns for You!

Heello fashionistas,

Perhaps you have an event during this week or weekend and you are wondering what to wear! Your purse is lean but a girl gotta do what she gotta do, and that is look good, so yours truly has gone looking for lovely gowns for you!
All these gowns are from Boohoo, Asos and Wallis! Have a great time this week girls!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Now Autumn has come!

All the pieces in the look above are by the late Alexander McQueen.

High street pieces from stores like Topshop, Next, H&M, New look etc

A dash of animal print to liven things up.... animal prints are back this season again... did they ever leave? I dont think so!


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

Lady Gaga, the cult culture, singing diva who is well known for her extreme dress sense and stage performances went one step further... or perhaps i should say leftside, even downhill, at the MTV Awards.
Lady Gaga came to the MTV awards in a meat dress! Yes in a dress made out of chunks of meat, with a steak balanced on her head.

Although she went home with eight awards for her brain twigging, youth tripping songs, I personally think she looked and must have smelled disgusting.

Lady Gaga's attempt at hogging the spotlight and making style history might have been successful because she ensured she was the most talked about "thing" at the MTV awards, nevertheless, I find her style at this particular event quite sick and silly at once.

She has not only gone the extra mile to alienate her vegan and vegetarian fans, she has also done a good job of nailing it in the coffin for those like me who never had much use for her.

My particular beef is that she stole the spotlight from every fashion designer who worked long hours and laboured to produce gowns for various celebrities to wear at the event... I bet none of them got half ... sorry a tenth of the mention she got.

And Frances Fernandez who designed the gown? he needs someone to tell him to stop right now! its bad enough you were willing to do such a disgusting smelly project, you don't have to go on about it like its a maverick work of genius! calling it a gown that will take its place among many of Lady Gaga's other dresses! in the closet darling or where? Common! Your creation is already growing maggots and stinking up the bin where ever it is now!

We are aware that fashion is creative, eccentric, wild, rebellious.... all those things...and this is why we all worship at the feet of this tin god, but dont tell us wearing raw meat is fashion! do not even dare!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Fashion Bargains for You!

Hello Fashionistas,

While looking out for those worth-dying-for items, I found some bargains for my darling fashionistas... and now you have a perfect excuse to go shopping - hurry while these offers are on!

20% off Selected tops at Tesco and valid from 14 September to 28 September 2010.

25% off at Dorothy Perkins on everything online and in store before midnight 19th September 2010 - starting 13th September (Yesterday). To redeem the discount code online, enter code DPVIPD.

30% discount Vouchers at GAP from 20th -28th September. Go instore to get yours.

20% off at Debenhams in the Daily Mail promotion, Click here to know more

20% off tops at ASOS and also off mens wear - shirts and knits.

Get shopping fashionistas!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Shoes worth having

Here is a list of shoes I think are drool-quality, every girl should have one of these, they are hot, they are sexy.... demure.... classy.... elegant... a lot of things... and I definitely love all of them.

1. This black zipper satin shoes by Report Signature, they are $159.99 on

2. This blue heels with a nautical feel to them, that tan bow is totally cute... aye aye skipper! you gotta have these ones. They are by Harajuku lovers and you can also get them on

3.I love love this ballerinas, they are so pretty...and the magenta colour is so right!
They are available at John Lewis for £120 and worth every penny! me thinks!

4. I love the detailing on this open toe court shoes.. they are so well done, and the colour makes it a very versatile pair of shoes to own.
They are by Nine West and also available at John Lewis for a bargain £59!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

2011 Spring Summer colours

Very soon, Spring Summer fashion will be on the catwalks and we can all run over to the fashion shows and ogle them.

There are some colours I expect to see, hope to see... hints of them have come around last summer but I think they are on their way in full blast so I'm taking a big bold step and coming out with my "hope to see" colours for Spring Summer 2011.

Its Alice in Wonderland and the Enchanted garden back at ya!

With bright fuschia pink

lush greys

whitened sea green

Pretty river bank brown (even the brown is pretty)

shades of lilac - light and dark

lime green

I'm also into tropical colours!



deep sea green

that dark maroonish red!

I'll stop for now...