Brownlow gets a fashion makeover . . and the boys are in the judging firing line

Likened to a cult religion, the boys who play AFL are worshipped (by some) like demi-gods.

And, as the AFL hosts its answer to the Logie Awards on Monday night, with a Chinese water-torture event called the Brownlow Medal Count, a few of us will have more than on-field performance on our minds.
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How Cate Blanchett gets away with wearing a crochet rug

Pic courtesy www.news.com.au

Good fun and fearless is what I’d say Cate Blanchett’s fashion choice was, worn in Melbourne today.

Sure, the weather was cold and the analogies will be drawn that 1/ she looked like one of granny’s old crochet blankets or 2/ she was more like a tea cosy.

But for god sake, at least she was showing her true Bohemian, indie and avant garde spirit.
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Is this the PERFECT new season dress?

I may write and talk about frocks for part of my working life, but I haven’t indulged in hardly any of them for the entire year.

While the New York fashion show season has kicked off (check out a billion blogs, tweets and websites to see what is happening next spring and summer) Australians are thinking more, ‘but how now, fashion cow’?
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BLING is dead, long live real pearls . . . Miranda Otto shows how it's done.

Miranda Otto (above) with Jan Logan at the Perth opening last night

Dateline: PERTH.
Admitting she is a real pearl girl, Miranda Otto, headed west to officially open the latest retail from the filmic-minded jeweller, Jan Logan.
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Ubermodel Kristy Hinze and husband Jim Clark hit the Hamo high-life . . .

photographer Andrea Francolini

About as far north I travelled this week was Brisbane to be part of the Mercedes Brisbane Fashion Festival, but for a crew of others, Hamilton Island was the hot spot.

A swag of fashion and boating types flocked to the fair isle for a week of style and sea water as what looks to be an event to bookmark on the circuit calender. (Memo to self: save money to go next year.)
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