Selena Gomez fashion collection hits Aussie BIG W. Hollywood cutie pie defines real girl style

Selena Gomez, the American actress, singer-songwriter and Disney darling has turned her talents to fashion design, collaborating with Big W to create Dream Out Loud, a fashion range for ‘tweens’.

Ok. Stop right there. The name may have passed some of you by, but considering she stars in the Emmy Award winning Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place and it is a favorite of the 8-year-old son, well...

Gomez has also starred in the flicks Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program and recently made her theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.
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As the cooking craze continues, fancy your kid as a designer chef?

Les Petits Chefs at Victor Churchill.

It’s been tagged the Balenciaga of the butcheries; the Chanel of charcuteries; the Missoni of meat. So now, the most stylish and award-winning butcher shops is hosting cooking classes, for adults and for culinary-minded kids.

And the timing couldn’t be better. With Junior Masterchef in production; the runway success of Masterchef still on many minds and the appearance of other kitchen shows like My Kitchen Rules and the upcoming Iron Chef, the Woollahra-based Victor Churchill butchery is catering for the cute crew. The school is the first of its kind in Australia and classes have already booked out in the short term (with ‘students’ flying in from across the country to attend).
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'Our' Jennifer Hawkins gets the Melbourne Cup to Sydney

The red carpet launch celebrations of this year’s 150th Melbourne Cup saw Myer Ambassador, Jennifer Hawkins, share the spotlight with another golden beauty (um, the Cup) as she accompanied the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy to celebrate the upcoming ‘race that stops a nation’.

The Sydney city hot spot, The Ivy, went all equine as MC, Mark Beretta, from Channel Seven’s Sunrise joined a swag of fashion, entertainment and sporty types.

Guests at the exclusive Victoria Racing Club (VRC) event received a red carpet welcome from 1992 Melbourne Cup-winning thoroughbred, Subzero, before being treated to an exclusive look at the legacy of the Melbourne Cup and its impact on Australian culture and our national identity.
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Coffee couture: Mega-stylish Manfredi's fusing food with uber fashionable Beat Poet crew

Loving this idea of a coffee and fashion fusion for the 10th year anniversary of Espresso di Manfredi by Piazza D’Oro. Espresso di Manfredi was created by star Italian chef Stefano Manfredi and Piazza D’Oro master roaster Wayne Archer (after tastings of the world’s finest single origin coffee beans) and ten years on, it’s still going strong.

With the Manfredi Italian style cap on, Beat Poët (one of Australia’s most promising design duos) have created a really great concept for the anniversary celebrations. Beat Poët, Edward Bertouch and James Johnson (pictured above) are transforming Blanco Restaurant and Bar, Kings Cross, into a celebration of modernism for the coffee label’s anniversary party next Wednesday, August 18, the design team creating a limited edition series of waistcoats to celebrate the Manfredi coffee decade.
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Kardashian names cuts into clobber

If you wondered what those lavish-looking Kardashian sisters actually did, well, this may explain. Straight off the fashion media release sushi train comes the following morsel.

“THE KARDASHIAN SISTERS PARTNER WITH BRUNO SCHIAVI IN GLOBAL FASHION COLLECTION - SYDNEY, August 5th, 2010 – Today the Kardashian sisters announced their global partnership with leading international designer Bruno Schiavi and his apparel company, Jupi Corporation.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney will collaborate with Schiavi on a complete brand launch encompassing apparel, home and accessories. The initial range to include a women’s RTW collection, handbags, belts, wallets and lingerie expected to be in-stores in 2011 in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.
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