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Chrissy Teigen wearing One x Oneteaspoon spectacularly well

Chrissy Teigen Is rocking motherhood in her favorite one x oneteaspoon FORD BANDITS  denim shorts while out and about in New York City.  

Teigen was a vision of beauty,  putting on a leggy display in the oneteaspoon denim shorts while out on a stroll with her hubby John Legend and newborn baby Luna in the Big Apple. 

The Bandits are without a doubt Teigen’s favorite denim shorts pre, during and post her pregnancy.  The model wore the shorts numerous times on her Instagram account, during her Sports Illustrated Swim press events and on date nights with her husband – and again now a new mum in NYC.

Mercedes Australian fashion week kicks off with brilliant show from Toni Maticevski

CALL it convict couture if you like but Australian Fashion Week kicked off with an absolute killer collection.

Whether it be haute handcuffs, bondage chic or shackled style, renowned designer Toni Maticevski showed clothes that were total perfection.

And no doubt his exquisitely bejewelled accessories — stone-encrusted back jewels that cascaded to handcuffs and some unique ‘mouth’ jewels — will be derided by some and celebrated as ‘fashion art’ by others.

Designed by Ryan Storer, the jewels will certainly divide. But the Maticevski clothes — a designer often referred to as our Alexander McQueen equivalent — certainly won’t as he continues to become a bigger player on the local and international fashion circuit.

Maticevksi showed airy, voluminous pieces (that’s fashion speak for not-too-body-hugging) that included skirts, gowns and mighty sexy draped bustiers in shades of black, white, gold and power-packed shade of burnt yellow.

Judging by the reaction of the front row (aka the ‘frow’) it was one of his best collections yet. And the heels? Heaven for high-heel aficionados.

Having covered fashion collection for many years, I’ve seen how designers continue to grow. Or slow. And Maticevski is certainly NOT slowing down.
His attention to detail is second to none and even when the pieces are stripped away from their runway styling, yes, you would wear them. And that’s something in this world of ‘shock’ frocks.
Fashion, like film, music and all layers of pop culture has to be inventive and on top of the zeitgeist, otherwise it becomes so boring and bland that the likes of fashion weeks around the world may as well not exist.

This year, the Mercedes-sponsored Australian fashion week has grouped together days of designers who have similar aesthetics but are all attempting to sell their ‘resort’ collections to both local and international buyers and media.

For many years, some fashion weeks have been, quite frankly, a chance for a whole lot of posers to hang around for free champagne, hoping to be photographed by, well, whoever wanted to snap them.

Now, it is business. And whether that is a plethora of bloggers — the good, the bad and the narcissists — just taking shots of themselves in a zillion sponsored frock posts or whether serious 24/7 media and editors are just trying to get the job done to inform their readers, watchers and followers, the mood is much more measured and grown-up.

With Barangaroo’s Cutaway venue being the site of the first show from Maticevski, there did seem to be more posers outside the venue than I’ve seen for a long while — an extraordinary sandstone backdrop did make for genius Insta shots — but for many of the guests it was pure, business as usual.

Before the first and only show on day one, Mercedes hosted am extraordinary VIP lunch for the cream of the fashion pack as magazine editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and InStyle gathered as guests of the car brand to ‘do lunch’ before the show.

Delta Goodrem and Aussie-born Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm (now, a legit ubermodel) were my lunch companions, both into fashion and happy to be there.

“It’s just fantastic to support Australian design,” Delta told

“I’ve had many months with The Voice and it such a brilliant season on and off the set as well as my music of course, so it has been a really great and productive time,” the songstress added.

“I was really so happy to see Dami to do so well in Eurovision. Good on her! She was absolutely great.”

Interestingly, WA-born, obo-playing and newly engaged model Bridget Malcolm — who starred in the last Victoria’s Secret show and can count Ralph Lauren as a big client — admitted this week will be the first time she will actually SEE some fashion shows.

“I know that sounds weird, but you know I have never seen a fashion show?” she smiled as muted into her gluten-free, Shane Delia created lunch. (Message to self: gluten free could make us look as svelte as Bridget.)

Leading and innovative Paddington boutique Parlour X continued the fashion week Day One party, hosting an intimate dinner for 40 — well, it actually blew out to 72 — with names like Zara Wong, Lindy Klim, Nadia Farifax, Amanda Shadforth and Nancy Pilcher on the guest list.

Fashion week will continue at Sydney’s Carriageworks with shows from the likes of Ginger & Smart, byjohnny, Macgraw, Christopher Esber, Steven Khalil, Ten Pieces, Aje, Bianca Spender, Bec & Bridge and new labels from Pip Edwards (P.E.Nation) and another from her former partner Dan Single, who has designed a cool pyjama collection, P.Jame with his wife, Bambi Northwood-Blythe.

In the international stakes, Bella Hadid is in town to walk in just one show — Misha Collection on Monday- while the fashion buzz surrounds the label Georgia Alice, who shows Monday and as they in the biz, is definitely the name to watch.

Stay tuned …

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Shine & Dine Red Carpet Fundraising Gala raises bucks for Make-A-Wish Australia

A star studded fourth annual SHINE & DINE red carpet fundraising gala took place last night at the Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf.

Almost 600 packed the Heritage Wharf room for the fundraising event which was in aid of Make A Wish Australia.

The event saw an unprecedented joining of forces between TV rivals from different networks – NATARSHA BELLING, RICHARD WILKINS, ADENE CASSIDY and PETER STEFANOVIC.  The hosts kept the mood jovial and urged guests to dig deep all in aid of Make A Wish.

The brainchild of Sharon Melhem there were a lot of familiar faces on the red carpet, at the tables and boogying on down to the amazing DJ and Justice Crew live performances!  They included:


Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and dug deep to raise funds for Make A Wish.  Highlights included the emotional sparkler lighting ceremony and the banter between hosts brought tears and smiles to everyone’s faces.  Guests were especially moved by the speech of Make A Wish child Grace Favelle.

Marcs Collaborates with Knitter John Macarthur of Purl Harbour

Yes, it is getting to that time of the Australia – cool nights and that means time to get out some wool. 

Ahead of Wool Week, and in nodding to the legacy of a friendship and mutual creative approach, Marcs has released a special wool collection crafted in collaboration with knitter John Macarthur of Purl Harbour.

Available now from the Australian brand’s Pitt Street and Collins Street stores and website, the Marcs x John Macarthur for Purl Harbour collection comprises a series of men’s and women’s handcrafted wool jumpers and scarves in vivid colour combinations and innovative patterns, with no two pieces alike.

A friend of Marcs’ late founder, Mark Keighery, Macarthur has built a reputation for his unique knitwear, which has been featured in magazines including Vogue and Elle and worn by supermodels Cindy Crawford and Miranda Kerr. The new project with Marcs, he says, was the perfect match. “I have [a] huge respect for the brand, and when I met with Nadia Jones [Marcs creative director] we agreed that our design philosophies were similar,” explains Macarthur. “I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with Marcs.”