Celebs, stars, names, call them what you will: LA was a town full of 'em . . .

curtis

 

 If you didn't know by now, a swag  of 'staaaaaaaaars' geared up for soirees dotted around the ‘G’Day USA’ Gala, kicking off in Los Angeles, followed by the Golden Globes the next evening.  rose

So, aside from my reports for www.news.com.au, the Seven Network and a tonne of radio spots (not forgetting the holy grail of relentless social media platforms) thought I'd do a wrap of some of the quotes still whirling from the always, on-call iPhone.

jackmanFrom the likes of John Travolta, Keith Urban, Miranda Kerr, Hugh Jackman, Axel Whitehead, Nicole Kidman, Dan McPherson, Zoe Ventoura,  Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver and Elle Macpherson. They were all there.

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John Travolta and his ongoing love affair with Australia: “My specific love affair started with Olivia, what a million years ago, and by the time I visited Australia we had a blast,’’ he  says. “I love Paul Hogan as he really did showd the more obvious traits of the ‘down under’ illusion way back then and everyone fell in love with him.

Travolta said he and his former grease co-star Olivia Newton-John are going to add another few song for another the album next year “and who knows, there could be TV, movies and who knows what else. I was just thrilled our Christmas single hit million in internet radio.’’

While the song divided the music world Travolta and ON-J loved it:  “We were honourable to the sound we are familiar with, and went with it, and you have to be true to what you know.’’

urban 2013Keith Urban and his role on Ameircan Idol:  “But the chairs don’t spin on this show,’’ he smiled. “I do miss The Voice but I think Ricky Martin will be great for the show.’’

Keith and his wife, Nicole Kidman, who live in Tennessee, stay grounded purely because of their children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

“Kids keep you in the moment and in the present so to us that is so very important.’’

Bella Heathcote  said working on Dark Shadows was like a paid vacation:  “I learned so much from Johnny Depp and all the time I thinking I getting paid do something I love,’’ she said. “Although when you don’t work for 2 years, it’s a different story!’’

Daniel McPherson and acting girlfriend Zoe Ventoura  have spent the last year ‘setting up’ in LA but have no ‘wedding’ plans: “It’s good to be here to see a whole lot of my mates and even though we live near Josh Lawson and Dancing With The Stars dancer Kym Johnson, we are all here to pursue our own dream,’’ said Dan.

“I was back and forward to Australia last year and now it is pilot season, and can you believe both of us were down to the final two of 2 network shows so  our plan this year is to go one better!’’

dan and zoe

Zoe Ventoura: “It’s a tough road but in the down times, you have to keep motivated and the opportunities do come in this town,’’ adds Zoe. “Having a partner who understand what you go through is so important so that is great.’’

Jackie Weaver, a fantastic and well-deserved surprise addition as a nominee for an the Oscar next month, was still excited by her surprise news. “Isn’t it

weaver 2013

incredible, I had just arrived in LA and was in my hotel bed and when I put on the television and heard the news, I kept running around my hotel room in my jarmies and couldn’t stop punching the air. I couldn't even get in touch with my husband back home!''

Elle Macpherson, wearing a gold Badgkley Mischka dress and long blonde mermaid tresses said she was so excited to catch up with so many felloe Aussies: “Wow, I haven’t seen this many in one one for so long. I love it and excited to be co-hosting.’’ she told me.

Nicole Kidman, exquisite in an Elie Saab dress, told me her 4-year-old daughter Sunday Rose suggested she wear it and was in a cool, calm and totally collected mode. She also wore the best Fred Leighton jewels.

kidmanMs Kidman was still on a high after working with Ellen DeGeneres, giving 400 studio audience members all-inclusive trips to Australia.

“I am excited for the Globes this year because both Keith and I are nominated and it may never happen again, so we are really relishing it!’’

Nicole Kidman, exquisite in an Elie Saab dress, told me her 4-year-old daughter Sunday Rose suggested she wear it and was in a cool, calm and totally collected mode. She also wore the best Fred Leighton jewels.

Nicole, like many A-list guests, didn’t have too late a night, having the front up as a nominee for 2 Globes awards today.

Ms Kidman was still on a high after working with Ellen DeGeneres, giving 400 studio audience members all-inclusive trips to Australia.

“I am excited for the Globes this year because both Keith and I are nominated and it may never happen again, so we are really relishing it!’’

 

Rose Byrne had the honor of having Damages co-star, induct her, while Olivia Newton John did the same for her old and very good pal, John Travolta.

Axel Whitehead, who just got off the plane to La, to try his luck, during the week: “I just arrived this morning so I need to sort a car and a social security number and all that ‘normal’ kind of stuff,’’ he said. “If you are prepared and put yourself out there and as I have done the work I have already, I am prepared to give it a real go.whitehead la

“I really want to do mote training and get some study under my belt, but want to be prepared.’’

Miranda Kerr: “This time I in and out then to New York then to Mexico but it has been really nice to have some downtime with my boys, especially Flynn, who just turned two,’’

mirand and missy 2013“Flynn comes out with some funny things and knows how to “G’day mate’’ but what he comes out with makes your heart melt.

 

 

 

Kidmam IV  2013

missy tv

deb lee         jessicamirande Iv  Elle 2013 wilkins

 

 

 

NB: Lucky me: was a guest of all this above LA palaver courtesy of Qantas and Swisse. (and no, there is no need for me to tell you that again, but I've learnt 'disclosure' is one of media life's essential qualities . . . . .   

 

 


Celebs, stars, names, call them what you will: LA was a town full of 'em . . .

curtis

 

 If you didn't know by now, a swag  of 'staaaaaaaaars' geared up for soirees dotted around the ‘G’Day USA’ Gala, kicking off in Los Angeles, followed by the Golden Globes the next evening.  rose

So, aside from my reports for www.news.com.au, the Seven Network and a tonne of radio spots (not forgetting the holy grail of relentless social media platforms) thought I'd do a wrap of some of the quotes still whirling from the always, on-call iPhone.

jackmanFrom the likes of John Travolta, Keith Urban, Miranda Kerr, Hugh Jackman, Axel Whitehead, Nicole Kidman, Dan McPherson, Zoe Ventoura,  Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver and Elle Macpherson. They were all there.

travolta iv

John Travolta and his ongoing love affair with Australia: “My specific love affair started with Olivia, what a million years ago, and by the time I visited Australia we had a blast,’’ he  says. “I love Paul Hogan as he really did showd the more obvious traits of the ‘down under’ illusion way back then and everyone fell in love with him.

Travolta said he and his former grease co-star Olivia Newton-John are going to add another few song for another the album next year “and who knows, there could be TV, movies and who knows what else. I was just thrilled our Christmas single hit million in internet radio.’’

While the song divided the music world Travolta and ON-J loved it:  “We were honourable to the sound we are familiar with, and went with it, and you have to be true to what you know.’’

urban 2013Keith Urban and his role on Ameircan Idol:  “But the chairs don’t spin on this show,’’ he smiled. “I do miss The Voice but I think Ricky Martin will be great for the show.’’

Keith and his wife, Nicole Kidman, who live in Tennessee, stay grounded purely because of their children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

“Kids keep you in the moment and in the present so to us that is so very important.’’

Bella Heathcote  said working on Dark Shadows was like a paid vacation:  “I learned so much from Johnny Depp and all the time I thinking I getting paid do something I love,’’ she said. “Although when you don’t work for 2 years, it’s a different story!’’

Daniel McPherson and acting girlfriend Zoe Ventoura  have spent the last year ‘setting up’ in LA but have no ‘wedding’ plans: “It’s good to be here to see a whole lot of my mates and even though we live near Josh Lawson and Dancing With The Stars dancer Kym Johnson, we are all here to pursue our own dream,’’ said Dan.

“I was back and forward to Australia last year and now it is pilot season, and can you believe both of us were down to the final two of 2 network shows so  our plan this year is to go one better!’’

dan and zoe

Zoe Ventoura: “It’s a tough road but in the down times, you have to keep motivated and the opportunities do come in this town,’’ adds Zoe. “Having a partner who understand what you go through is so important so that is great.’’

Jackie Weaver, a fantastic and well-deserved surprise addition as a nominee for an the Oscar next month, was still excited by her surprise news. “Isn’t it

weaver 2013

incredible, I had just arrived in LA and was in my hotel bed and when I put on the television and heard the news, I kept running around my hotel room in my jarmies and couldn’t stop punching the air. I couldn't even get in touch with my husband back home!''

Elle Macpherson, wearing a gold Badgkley Mischka dress and long blonde mermaid tresses said she was so excited to catch up with so many felloe Aussies: “Wow, I haven’t seen this many in one one for so long. I love it and excited to be co-hosting.’’ she told me.

Nicole Kidman, exquisite in an Elie Saab dress, told me her 4-year-old daughter Sunday Rose suggested she wear it and was in a cool, calm and totally collected mode. She also wore the best Fred Leighton jewels.

kidmanMs Kidman was still on a high after working with Ellen DeGeneres, giving 400 studio audience members all-inclusive trips to Australia.

“I am excited for the Globes this year because both Keith and I are nominated and it may never happen again, so we are really relishing it!’’

Nicole Kidman, exquisite in an Elie Saab dress, told me her 4-year-old daughter Sunday Rose suggested she wear it and was in a cool, calm and totally collected mode. She also wore the best Fred Leighton jewels.

Nicole, like many A-list guests, didn’t have too late a night, having the front up as a nominee for 2 Globes awards today.

Ms Kidman was still on a high after working with Ellen DeGeneres, giving 400 studio audience members all-inclusive trips to Australia.

“I am excited for the Globes this year because both Keith and I are nominated and it may never happen again, so we are really relishing it!’’

 

Rose Byrne had the honor of having Damages co-star, induct her, while Olivia Newton John did the same for her old and very good pal, John Travolta.

Axel Whitehead, who just got off the plane to La, to try his luck, during the week: “I just arrived this morning so I need to sort a car and a social security number and all that ‘normal’ kind of stuff,’’ he said. “If you are prepared and put yourself out there and as I have done the work I have already, I am prepared to give it a real go.whitehead la

“I really want to do mote training and get some study under my belt, but want to be prepared.’’

Miranda Kerr: “This time I in and out then to New York then to Mexico but it has been really nice to have some downtime with my boys, especially Flynn, who just turned two,’’

mirand and missy 2013“Flynn comes out with some funny things and knows how to “G’day mate’’ but what he comes out with makes your heart melt.

 

 

 

Kidmam IV  2013

missy tv

deb lee         jessicamirande Iv  Elle 2013 wilkins

 

 

 

NB: Lucky me: was a guest of all this above LA palaver courtesy of Qantas and Swisse. (and no, there is no need for me to tell you that again, but I've learnt 'disclosure' is one of media life's essential qualities . . . . .   

 

 


The allure of the Tiffany & Co blue box . . .

There is something about a little blue box Tiffany box that gives most people who have ever received one a kind of warm and fizzy feeling .

So it is with much excitement for the style pack that Tiffany & Co. is opening its latest store at Bondi Junction, the second store location in Sydney. And it opens just in time for Christmas.

 

Yep, next Monday, Christmas Eve, the approximately 230-square-metre store, which is perched in Westfield Bondi Junction will open for festive business. Can you imagine the rush?

“We look forward to welcoming our many customers to our new store in this exciting shopping centre,” said Glen Schlehuber, managing director of Tiffany & Co.Australia. “Our prime location within the centre is the perfect home for our renowned jewellery collections and conveniently located to service our loyal clientele”

Tiffany architects and interior designers have utilized time honoured and archival motifs to create an elegant store atmosphere.

The calming colour, Tiffany Blue™, has been incorporated in the façade, along with the wheat leaf pattern that frames the entrance of the Fifth Avenue flagship store.

In addition, the stainless steel showcases are trimmed with the Art Deco-inspired fluting detail that embellishes the entrance of the New York store.

To mark the occasion, Tiffany & Co. have collaborated with local Sydney artist, Dr Lisa Cooper, to design and create sculptural objects that pay homage to Tiffany's relationship with nature and true love. The sculptures will be displayed in the store windows from 7th January through to 15th February 2013.

The new store is Tiffany’s sixth location in Australia.

 

 

 

 


Robby Ingham expands fashion empire acquiring online destination, My Catwalk. Plus, there' a mega SALE.

The Robby Ingham Group headed by fashion icon Robby Ingham has announced the purchase of MyCatwalk.com, the designer fashion website which stocks an array of designer labels including Sass & Bide, Camilla & Marc, Elizabeth James, AG Jeans and many more.

The Robby Ingham Group currently owns two fashion stores in Sydney, located at Double Bay and Paddington and the purchase of MyCatwalk.com will now expand their offering to the online markets.

“The former owners recently decided to strategically exit the business and we are pleased to take over ownership and revamp the website, in order to enhance the online shopping experience to the thousands of loyal customers of MyCatwalk.com,” explained Robby.

THE ONLINE WORLD

Robby Ingham is excited to be taking on a new venture and will launch a new MyCatwalk.com website, with new labels, a new look and international designers in mid-December.

“With our experience in running the two shopfront stores in Sydney, we will certainly be bringing an array of new ideas, labels and styles to the MyCatwalk.com brand,” continued Robby.

“Initially however, we will be marking the new ownership with a massive warehouse sale commencing this Thursday at Alexandria.

With stock starting from $19, the warehouse sale will be huge with bags, belts, shoes and designer clothes all marked down to extremely low prices,” added Robby.

MEGA WAREHOUSE SALE FROM THURSDAY

The MyCatwalk.com Warehouse Sale will commence Thursday 15 November until Sunday 18 November from 9am and will only be available at the MyCatwalk warehouse at O’Riodran Street, Alexandria.

When: Thursday 15 November to Sunday 18 November
Times: Thurs & Friday – 9am to 8pm
Sat & Sun - 9am to 6pm
Where: Level 2, 65 - 67 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria NSW
(Cnr of Doody St & above Audio Products Group)