After a very hectic couple of weeks (hence the lack of activity on the blog front) I finally had time last night to sit down in front of the telly, but unfortunately all that was on were the 2010 Aria Awards, inexplicably presented from outside
the Opera House. But, you can look past the teleprompter gaffs and windswept hairdo's when all you really care about is what everyone wore.
Music awards are a chance to go all out and wear the most ridiculously OTT frock you can find. I mean, wouldn't you wear the biggest, sparkliest gold sack you could lay your hands on, given the chance?
Sia sure as hell did.
This is what happened to the chick that used to be on Recovery (weirdly, I was thinking about her and Dylan Lewis, in a non-stalkerish way, just the other day. Can't say I expected to see her on the red carpet decked out in balloons though):
I do totally love Jessica Mauboy's frock though - sculptural bold colour never looked so fab:
Also loving Megan Washington's divine red lace Alex Perry number. Glad she left her glasses at home this time.
I'm not sure of Rikki-Lee can sing anything aside from that Michael Jackson cover, but she can rock a bandage dress like no-one else:
I can't look at Lara Bingle's frock because I can't look away from her face. Too much bronzer is never a good thing, ladies!
I'd be happy to look at Ruby Rose's Miu Miu frock for hours though. AND it has pockets - it's almost practical! Erin McNaught also went for Miu Miu, albeit a bit more understated:
Apparently Angus Stone really, really loves his grey tshirt:
Kelsey Martinovich rocks the underwear-as-outerwear look, complete with kick-ass gloves:
And proving that shorter, sparklier, bronzed-er and see-through-er isn't always the best choice, Brooke Fraser does ladylike-quirky to perfection. Frankie readers around the nations swoon.
Who wore your favourite look?
Today it was actually warm and sunny ALL day. Like, not just at lunchtime, or a sunny morning, but the whole day has been above 20 degrees, which is somewhat of an achievement. It means that after having loads of lovely summer frocks stockpiled, I can finally bust some out (though the tanning moisturiser needs to be busted out first). Here's some new summery stuff we've received recently:
Pink Stitch Muse Dress, $79.95
I'm not really a brown-wearing kinda person, which is actually quite irrelevant as this dress is more in the tan family. Ergo, I can wear this dress despite it not being the colour palette I usually go for. Hurrah! It looks so sophisticated and you only need minimal accessories - some delicate earrings and some killer heels should finish it off quite nicely indeed.
August Street Last Breath Dress, $74.95
This is so
model-off-duty. With some ankle boots and layered necklaces, you could float around clutching a water bottle, phone, and giant latte and just generally look cool. It wouldn't matter if you were on your way to have your bikini line waxed or bunions removed, people would still think you were awesome. It's that kind of dress.
Birds of a Feather Naughty or Nice Top
, $59.95 It's stripey and channels nautical chic without the need for rope acessories or wideleg white pants. Wear it with denim or contrast it with bold red. Or go all black and white and just swipe on your brightest lippy!
Living Doll Patched Distinction Tank, $34.95
When a plain black tank is much more than a plain black tank, it lends itself to a cute front pocket with lots and lots of beads of varying sizes and colours. A great top for those who love sparkly things in the daytime but who have to fend off complaints about people's eyes being dazzled in the summer sun from their sequinned mini. Sparkly daytime glam, for just $34.95.
I didn't believe this was a true news story at first. Apparently, it is. In what is possibly the coolest thing an airline has ever done (the Virgin group must be steaming), Air New Zealand gave metal heads the flight of their life en route from Christchurch to Auckland to a Metallica concert- I'm talking free booze, air guitar, loudspeaker swearing, and captains that look like this:
Check out this article
by Daniel Rutledge. Props to the granny who probably felt slightly confused upon boarding. Pure, pure awesomeness (and the article is pretty good, too).