Many of you may remember my fine & wispy blonde do, back on my short stint on that television show 'that shall remain nameless'.
I'd spend my days teasing, layering, evening pinning my hair up in a side pony, all to give the illusion of thicker tresses, but who was I kidding? In a nutshell, it was a big FAILURE!
After what I like to call 'my escape from Alcatraz' (that house certainly felt like a prison somedays), I had the fortune of discovering hair extensions, and after much research, Hair Extensions International (or HEI, as they're known by by those 'in the know').
You've heard all the horror stories about hair extensions - metal clips that rip your hair out, synthetic hair that burns with one look at a GHD, badly matched colours, but HEI put my mind to rest.
You see, they use something called 'Fusion Technology' - where they apply resin (not glue) to bond the hair to your own. This means, that when it comes time to take them out, they just rub a little acetone over the bond and voila! The extension slips right off! With no damage to your own hair!
The hair also comes in packaged shades and aren't pre-bonded. Meaning, you can order a few different colours and have each individual extension mixed up of the those shades - Great for matching the extension to your hair's own natural colour. In my case, I use a mix of light and caramel blondes with a dark brown, so it all looks very natural. Success!
So now my little secret is out, I've become a hair extension addict. I honestly dont think I could ever be without them! Admittedly, I once had them taken out for 24 hours and cried like a baby because I felt like 'less of a woman'!!! Tres' embarrassing, but any girl reading this with extensions will be feeling my pain
If you want some of your own luscious locks, then give HEI a call! And make sure you tell them I referred you!
Hair Extensions International - ph toll free: 1300 555 401
Sigh. Im coming back in my next life as former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins. Did anyone else spot her red carpet look at last nights Logies? With Barbie doll like pins to die for - she positively glowed in her simple 60's inspired Toni Maticevski shift dress. Absolutely breathtaking, however I must note - while she was my favourite of the evening, Im not entirely sure mini dresses are appropriate for the event. Perhaps she was a little confused with the upcoming fashion week? In my opinion, If it were floor length and backless, it may have been more suitable for the black tie dress code.
Same goes for Claudia Karvan. Fashion forward and edgy, but more suited to sitting front row at the Ready-to-Wear shows, rather than an old-school celebration like the Logies. Bert Newton's big old eyes must have bugged out of his huge head spotting her nipple slip! Then again, there's always 'one' at every event (are you listening Tara Reid?).
Now I may be crucified for this, but a word of advice to Nat Bassingthwaite. Heavily pregnant and complaining of being tired - I wouldnt have suggested such a severe hairstyle or dark smokey eye - it just made her look even more exhausted. As for the J'Aton gown she wore, the colour all wrong and totally washed her out. Perhaps something that complimented her complexion would have been better? J'Aton seem to get it right when dressing pregnant Dannii Minogue on countless occasions, where was the love for Nat? With the economy the way it is, perhaps Channel 10 have trotted out Gretel Killeen's old stylist to help the poor lamb. Heaven forbid.
Special mentions must go to Margot Robbie of Neighbours - this hot little tomale just sizzles in a gleaming white two piece with crystal embellished shoulder, and the lovely Esther Anderson of Home and Away, absolutely radiant in an elegant grecian inspired apricot number. Two thumbs up ladies!
Natalie Bassingthwaighte & Jennifer Hawkins - Chris Scott
Claudia Karvan - Julie Kiriacoudis
Ester Anderson - Fiona Hamilton
There's no doubt Chapel Street regulars are super excited to see the new Tony Bianco flagship store opens its doors.
With its glossy counters, long lean fit-out, new season range and celebrity endorsement, it seems like a dream come true for the shoe fanatic.
However all is not so rosy instore, after hearing at least 3 potential customers express their disappointment at being turned away from making a layby - as the company simply dont offer the feature.
In today's economy you'd think turning away sales would be bad for business, but apparently not-so in Bianco's world.
Perhaps thats why Jodi Gordon is the face of the brand - you need access to a media tycoon's credit card to be welcome to shop there.
Not happy Mr Bianco, not happy at all.
Big love to Unseen TV for opportunity to film this segment at the 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup!
go to this link to check out the footage …
I had the pleasure of covering the Fashion TV Diamond Model Awards for Unseen TV … check out the footage here !
When checking my email this morning I wondered if my birthday had come early this year?
No, (its 1st Sept however, for those of you who wish to forward on gifts, lol) it was just a welcome email from RachelZoe.com, advising that her daily email 'The Zoe Report' was coming my way!
Buzzing with excitement, I see she'll be chatting about her current obsessions and various sample sales, although I worry her 'style' will become mainstream with the amount of fans I expect will be reading this. You can kiss goodbye to those days when your favourite vintage clothing store was well stocked, with every 12 year old Supre shopper discovering it first. (and please, no offence to Supre, I do love your store)
However it is my job to spread the fashion love, so sign up now!