Far from red carpets, frock designer Alex Perry bags a carpet deal

Designer collaborations seem to be the style world’s arrangement du jour.

If Lindsay Lohan isn’t doing it with French fashion house Ungaro then Peter Morrissey has hooked with Big W for cheap and cheerfuls and Stella McCartney had a her big go with Target.
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Collete Dinnigan is no slave to try-hard trends

Having shown 27 collections in Paris, it was time for Collette Dinnigan to address an inner ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fantasy for her 28th.

“I always go with my heart and don’t follow ‘trends’ ”, Collette told me, down the phone line, just a few hours before her spring/summer 2010 show started in Paris.

“And while I say I don’t follow trends, I am told the collection is ‘on trend’ with what is going on in fashion this season.”
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Nicole Richie's designer collaboration: so she's morphed into a designer?

Nicole Richie showcasing her House of Harlow 1960 jewellery collection

Designer ‘collaborations’ are nothing new to the fashion world. But when the ‘LA chicks’, ie Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, start partnering with established names, more people seem to sit up and take notice.
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How to cope travelling with slobs, wise words in Australian Traveller mag

Stuck in the middle with you...

Clowns to the left of her, jokers to the right, Melissa Hoyer comes clean about one of her all-time pet hates: flying with slobs.

We’re all pretty good at bashing our airlines. Cancelled flights, the ’tude of out-of-whack flight attendants, lost luggage, questionable food, stuffed audio systems and the at-times, lamentable loos – complaining about these, and more, is all part and parcel of travelling.
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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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