Oh to be a Coachella Maven! The fashion standard is set by the A-list, the music is the best of the best and it runs over two weekends in the middle of the dessert. It's so random you can't help but love it!
Here are a pick of my favourite Coachella outfits, proudly brought to you by the disgustingly good-looking Hollywood set who makes "Casual Chic" look too easy!
*Apologies in advance for the overuse of the "!! "Coachella get's me a tad hyper.
I don't normally like a matching ensemble, but there is nothing, in my eyes, that Kate can do wrong, therefore I love it! Damn her awesomeness! (and those boots!!)
Lesson 1: Always strut with your shoulders back!
I have never dissed any of Diane Kruger's oufits NEVER!! So I am choosing to think that this photo was simply taken from a bad angle and her skirt really doesn't blend with her legs in such an ugly colour. Nope, must be the lighting.
p.s has Pacey put on weight?? Still cute!
YES I have already included a pic of Kate NO I don't care. She.is.awesome.
Does nobody tan anymore?? Love the hat, love the boyff.. that's all I got for this one.
Lesson 2: tan is your friend.
I hate that I love this but I doooo! The bright statement top rocks and I'm pretty sure there is a rhyme about orange and purple not going well together but it's RITA ORA in all her crazy hair glory. So whatevzzz!
It's like a flashback to the 70's with all that lace and leather.
Suddenly carrots are looking super tasty compared to my cupcake.. I want those legs! Mmm... carrots!
So simple, tanned legs, great hat, super cute!
Pink hair YEAH YEAH!!
The floral is too cute for words and her bag. sunnies, shoes and bracelets really work! I could not put together a better outfit if I tried. I don't know who she is but she's my new icon.
Photo's courtesy of vogue.com and harpersbazaar.com
This week's Bachelor not only has a body that could make you melt (please divert your eyes upwards) BUT also the brains to go with it!
If you haven't seen him on Foxtel's hit TV show "Eat Yourself Sexy" as the resident trainer, then you really are missing out!
When he is not running his own Personal Training business "Ministry of Wellbeing" (check it out here) Blake can be found playing footy, surfing and hanging out with the "lad's".
It's enough to make you want to go do some push-ups... ok.. not really.. but perhaps watch him do some anyway..
HH&H was lucky enough to discover that there is plenty more to this fit looking fellow than just a pretty face (and did I mention body?!)..
Who is your current Idol and why?
I’m not entirely sure I have an idol exactly but there are
definitely people from many walks of life that I look up to and respect. There’s
one person in TV (entertainment), another in fitness, a good mate of mine has an
awesome relationship with his wife, and another bloke who’s great at life
What are 3 qualities you like in a girl?
I like a girl that can keep it real and keep it natural. There’s nothing more appealing or attractive to me than
a girl whose looks are natural. Unfortunately there are too many gorgeous girls who coat
themselves in too much make-up. . There’s
no need! I think chicks are so much hotter when they go natural!
I also like a girl who can keep it balanced, chilled and fresh. I’ve been in a few long-term relationships
that were way too stressful. It did nothing but create a toxic environment! So
unnecessary. Keep it relaxed, keep it balanced and keep it fresh – try new
things! Life’s too short to do otherwise.
If you could play any character in any movie,
who would it be?
Definitely MacGyver. He is a secret
agent, a hero, has a cracker of a mullet, spent all day saving lives. That guy had
it all. I’d be surprised if any bloke didn’t want to be MacGyver.
Are you a boxers or brief boy?
I'm a briefs boy during the week for work, and boxers on the weekend. Wearing boxers at work or duringworkouts causes all types of problems!
What's currently on your nightstand?
Not much! I do my best to keep my bedroom
clean. Two books, my iPod, keys, phone, wallet, a three wise monkey’s homeware
piece and an oil diffuser thingy.
What was the last song you downloaded?
Can’t hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. This dude has
some serious talent. His album is awesome. I have this song on repeat at the moment, such
a feel good song and I just don’t seem to get sick of it.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Doing the TV show "Eat
Yourself Sexy” alongside the lovely Sarah Wilson on Foxtel’s Lifestyle You was
probably the best thing so far. I’m living my dream when I combine my two
passions – fitness and TV! I look forward to my next project in TV!
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A dog maybe because they’re always happy and enjoy simple
things? That’s me!
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who
would it be and what would you say to them?
I reckon the Dalai Lama would be a pretty interesting guy.
After I got over my initial stage fright, I would be keen to just chill with
him (because he is a massive chiller) and talk with him about balancing life
and keeping happy.
If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert
island, what three items would you take with you?
I’d take an AFL footy, Bear Grylls because without him I
would probably last less then 24 hours. I’d probably just curl up into a fetal
position and cry because I wouldn’t know what to do. I’d also take my dad
because I know he’d be able to take the weird stuff that Bear catches and turn
it into something edible.
I have discovered a secret Monday night hot spot that will easily wash away those start-of-the-week blues.
I should warn you that it is hard to find, but once you enter through it's discreet passageway you will discover a world of swinging 60's beats, all the hotdogs you can consume, a cocktail list that puts any New York bar to shame and a cosy movie night vibe with a bunch of hipster randoms that will make you wonder why you are loving your Monday nights SICK.. Seriously!
Curious as to what I am talking about? It's the latest bar to hit Surry Hills called "Soda Factory" and every Monday they hold a movie night with free popcorn, $5 drinks and $5 hot dogs. It.is.awesome!!
Last night the movie of choice was "Zoolander" and everyone packed in to set up camp on a comfy lounge or cushion on the floor to watch the really, really, ridiculously good looking Ben Stiller work his magic on the big screen (see what I did there!).
The divine miss Jessica and I arrived early to secure good seats, however we were slightly puzzled when we arrived at the address listed on their website only to find an abandoned hot dog store.What the heck??
So we stood there looking like loons until a group of locals, walked on in to the store, opened what seemed to be the fridge and walked through it into a bar. Yes that's right, the fridge is indeed not a fridge, but a cleverly disguised door! Sherlock, I am not!
Don't be fooled... it's not a fridge!
Once we got over our embarrassment of not knowing that the fridge was the door (duh!) we made our way to the bar and ordered one of the many hot dog options on the menu to chow down over a catch-up.
Now be warned, you may be tempted to stick with the original hot dog (bun, frankfurt, cheese, mustard, snore!) but branch out, go on, live a little!
We both chose the "Johnny Drama" which consisted of a bun, beef frankfurt, bacon, sour cream, avocado and tomato salsa. Yes it probably took a year off my life with all it's artery clogging, fatty goodness, but you know what.. it was worth it. Delish!!
I would steer clear of the house white wine however (not good!) and settle for a delicious cocktail. That is what they are famous for after all. They do jugs that can be shared between two for $25 and you are guaranteed to feel a slight tipsy buzz while watching the movie. Although it's no "Orange, Mocha, Frappacino!" Ok, enough with the Zoolander jokes.
As far as eye candy goes I would have to give it an 8/10. Personally I have moved on from my "hipster" phase (apart from Matt Corby who is a GOD and flawless in every sense!) and onto my "Prep" phase (who doesn't love a collared shirt and fitted blazer). However, if hipsters are your thing then you have hit the jackpot.
All in all a fabulous night, and a great break from routine. Check it out!!
Early last week I was comparing the Polo to the Horse Races, so off I trotted (get it, trot... like a horse! ha) to Royal Randwick's Derby Day to see for myself exactly which I prefer.
Well dear readers, I have to say it is a tie. I love both the Polo and the Horse Races equally. There is a lot that differentiates them. For example, the Polo usually only has two games per day and each game goes for 90 minutes. The horse races run all day and in quick sprints so you can weave your way up and down the track all day without missing a thing. Total.
I have to say Derby Day was a much classier event then some horse races I have been to in the past. We were lucky enough to have media tickets which allowed us into the Member's area, including the Veuve garden (oh la la) and we "may" have snuck our way into a tent (surprisingly snore worthy), however, I have to say out on the lawn in front of the track was my absolute favourite place to be.
Everyone is in a great mood, the boys are suited up and the sparkles are flowing. It's a great vibe and a lot of fun!!
The key to Derby Day, dear readers, is to come dressed in your finest black and white outfits, and unlike the Polo, heels are a MUST!
Do not, I repeat, do not, make the mistake of wearing a brightly colored dress like I have done in the past. You will be tut-tutted all day and who doesn't enjoy taking part in a theme. Also, when it comes to fascinators and hats, just say YES!! At what other event do you get to plonk something fabulously flamboyant on your head?!
I was very lucky to be invited to the media call in the Vogue/David Jones/GQ Style Stakes tent and not only did I score myself the latest copy of Vogue (hurrah!), but also a quick interview with the divinely stunning David Jones Ambassador Samantha Harris (Video to come, so stay tuned!).
Here are Samantha's three top tips for the races..
1. Wear a comfortable pair of heels. Every girls loves to pick the perfect shoes to go with the perfect outfit, but if you haven't worn in a pair of shoes, don't bother. It is a long day and you don't want to spend it in pain.
2. When it comes to putting on your hat or fascinator, get the hairdresser to put it on for you. They will place it so it will sit correctly and it won't fall out during the day.
3. Just have fun!!
Oh Sam! I am seriously girl crushing on her at the moment! Not only is she crazy tall and flawlessly beautiful, but she was surprisingly lovely and so well-spoken! Totes besties!
Here are some more tips to help you work that Race Day like nobody's business!
1. Always wear heels
2. Don't take your heels off. Under no circumstances. Don't be "that" girl holding her shoes on the walk to the taxi line. Suck it up, drink a pain-numbing glass of sparkles and soldier on! Ooh also invest in some foot pads that you stick into the sole of your shoes. They work wonders.
2. If you are wearing a dress that can't be worn with a bra, go to "Bras' and Things'"and pick yourself up some adhesive uplift stickers. Seriously they are easy to put on, hide the fripples, and keep your bustier in place the whole day. Ahh-maze!!
3. Stick to the theme. If it's Black and White, wear black and white! Who doesn't love a theme?? Have fun with it!
4. Invest in a mani and pedi. You will be holding a drink of some form, so why not show-off those pinkies!
5. Freshen up your makeup at the sponsored stands placed around the racecourse. Let's face it, you're going to smudge or wear off your makeup during the day, and yes you may feel a little silly sitting in the makeup chair, but you get expert advice and you save the embarrassment of popping up in a facebook pic looking a little worse for wear.
Derby Day was sponsored by Clinique and they even give you a little gift bag filled with makeup goodness (loving life!)
6. Attend the after party. Everyone is in fine form, there is a DJ, and you can dance however you like because everyone is too tipsy to judge.
What I wore:
- Dress by Trelise Cooper (black and white theme)
- Chanel handbag (circa 3 seasons ago, but what I love about Chanel is that it never goes out of date! Oh Coco you know the way to my heart.. just not my bank balance)
- Black high heels from Tony Bianco. Super high, yet they still made me look like a midget next to Samantha humpfff!
Whoever said French sparkles doesn't give you a hangover... lied!!
As I do every Monday after a rather naughty, calorie-ridden weekend, I vow to go on a health kick and make it last all week. Normally it lasts until about 3pm Monday afternoon when the sugar cravings start, however this week I WILL stick to it!!
In preparation for this health kick I have put together a list of meals that are deceivingly good for you, which doesn't really make sense because they taste too delish to be healthy.
If you would like to go on a health kick as well, why not get some meal inspiration below..
Super healthy, naturally energising breakfast
Rye bread with low-fat ricotta cheese and an abundance of healthy toppings. You can mix your lunch up with natural sweet AND savoury. YUM!
Wholemeal toasted sandwich with low-fat ricotta, avocado and spinach leaves.
1. It is potent!
2. It's Spanish and anything Spanish is sexy!
3. You are forgiven for saying Spanish words whilst drinking it. Ole!
4. It is wine AND spirits
5. It has fruit in it so you can pretend it's healthy.
6. It tastes delish!
7. It is SO easy to make!
It is Saturday and it's been a long week, so you deserve a delicious cocktail to help get you into the weekend spirit.
Why not give this recipe a try..
What you will need:
- 1 Orange, quartered, each quarter thinly sliced crossways
- 1 granny smith apple, cored, quartered, each quarter thinly sliced crossways
- 3/4 cup Cointreau
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 2 x 750 ml bottle of red or white wine (whichever you prefer)
- 2 cups chilled lemonade
- 1 cup ice cubes, to serve
Place the orange, apple, Cointreau and sugar in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill and allow the flavours to develop.
Add the wine, lemonade and ice cubes to the fruit mixture. Use a ladle to transfer the sangria to a jug. Pour among 8 serving glasses. Serve immediately.
Tip: Berries also make a nice replacement for oranges. Actually you can pretty much put any form of fruit into Sangria and it will still taste delish!