Wanna know what's been keeping us busy at POPSUGAR this week? We were thrown into the glitz and glamour of The Great Gatsby when we hit the red carpet at the film's Sydney premiere. Between chatting to Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, we were treated to a visual feast as guests came dressed in 1920's theme; a standout was one of the film's stars, Elizabeth Debicki, in her Dior dazzler. Speaking of all things pretty, Ali went to many showings this week and spied great new shoes and apparel coming our way for Spring/Summer, while Alison got up close and personal with new scents and a cool new makeup collaboration. Oh, and then there were the CLEO Bachelors of the Year. . .
The celebrations for The Great Gatsby certainly don't seem to be slowing! After a glamorous round of global premieres and many a party at Cannes Film Festival, the cast and crew threw yet another fabulous soiree last night — this time in Sydney to celebrate the relationship with Tiffany & Co. The iconic jewellery house reached into its archives and also created bespoke pieces especially for the period film's lavish costumes — giving guests at Neil Perry's Rockpool Bar and Grill restaurant an exclusive preview of the film's glittering supporting cast members.
Elizabeth Debicki teamed a pair of Tiffany & Co.'s flawless yellow gold and diamond earrings back with her backless Carla Zampatti gown, Gracie Otto looked flirty in a Gucci LBD and Carey Mulligan looked effortless in a simple black sheath. Want your own one-on-one with the jewels of The Great Gatsby? They'll be on display in the Sydney Tiffany & Co. Castlereagh Street store from Monday 27th of May until the 2nd of June. Take a peek!
One night of Gatsby glamour in Sydney simply wasn’t enough! Following on from the glitzy Australian premiere of The Great Gatsby on Wednesday, Tiffany & Co. and Vogue hosted an exclusive dinner at Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill to welcome The Great Gatsby Collection of jewels into the country last night. Director Baz Luhrmann was on hand for the Jazz Age-inspired event, as were some of his stars: luminous leading ladies Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Debicki, and Joel Edgerton, who brought his reported fiancée Alexis Blake. Models were decked out 1920s-style in dresses inspired by the era, and they also wore pieces from the collection, which were created in collaboration with Baz’s costume and production designer wife, Catherine Martin, and worn by the cast. The VIP event attracted a crowd that included Ricky Martin, Gracie Otto and Erica Packer, who were treated to Rockpool’s menu and a performance from Brendan Maclean.
The movie everyone is buzzing about is The Great Gatsby. It finally premiered in Sydney last night at the end of its promo tour, with the cast and crew walking the red carpet literally hundreds of metres away from where the bulk of the film was shot, and will be in cinemas from May 30. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the iconic American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been well-documented for lots of reasons, so let’s recap them now before you get lost in his 3D world.
1. The Great Gatsby has been brewing in Baz’s mind for about 10 years. He listened to the audio book while on a Trans-Siberian Railway trip — he doesn’t really like reading because he’s slow at it — and apparently had Leonardo DiCaprio, his leading man from 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, in mind for the titular role from that listening session.
More facts, including the actors who were almost cast in this movie, when you keep reading.
“I think there’s a cloud following us,” said Joel Edgerton at last night’s cold and wet Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby. The red carpet was rolled out at the Entertainment Quarter, which was transformed into a Gatsby hub complete with guests decked in their best ’20s-inspired dress, and just like at the Cannes Film Festival last week, the number one accessory was an umbrella.
It was a fitting way for the film’s cast and crew to wrap up their press tour considering they spent months shooting at Fox Studios over 2011 and 2013. Leading man Leonardo DiCaprio had to pull out of the Sydney premiere due to a scheduling conflict, but there was still plenty of star power thanks to Tobey Maguire, a Nina Ricci-clad Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki (in Dior) and filmmaking power couple Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.
Despite his absence, Leonardo was still a hot conversation topic, as Tobey told us about how important Leo was for getting the movie made. When we asked if he would have taken on the role of narrator Nick Carraway if it weren’t for Leo’s involvement and encouragement, Tobey said, “I don’t think the movie would’ve happened without me, Leo and Baz agreeing to do it. I just don’t think there’s any way it would’ve happened right now, without any one of us. That’s my opinion, but I know that he [Leo] was integral to me as I was to him, and Baz was to us . . . Baz was collaborating with Catherine Martin, and then Craig Pearce early on, but when Leo and I came on, we had our own little triangle there. There was a little circle of trust where we went, ‘OK, let’s move forward in this process together,’ and I think we were all essential to each other at that point.”
In a recent magazine interview, Carey mentioned how lots of her friends had Leo as their pin-up growing up, but that he wasn’t her celebrity crush, so we quizzed her on who her pin-up was. “Do you know, I didn’t really have many pin-ups when I was younger. I didn’t have posters on my wall, but I do remember really liking Michael Schumacher, the Formula One racing driver. Don’t know what that was about!” she said with a laugh.
Rising star Elizabeth, who looked radiant on the red carpet with minimal makeup, said she “pinched myself” going to set every day, and that “in a funny way, when you work with actors you respect so much, it takes a while to normalise and let them be other actors, but it was a really tight-knit cast and very supportive.” And while Elizabeth couldn’t think of any funny off-set stories off the top of her head, fellow Aussie Joel said, “I’d like to think I was like the Australian tourism board, but those guys discovered their own kind of nooks and crannies of Sydney.”
Most of the attention on the night was on the movie’s stars, but local stars were out in force and braving the rain to be among the first in Australia to see the film, including The Voice’s Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Darren McMullen, Jesinta Campbell, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Jack Thompson and Stephanie Rice. Click through for our full interviews with the stars.
We're well and truly in the thick of things at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Things kicked off with stars including French beauty Audrey Tatou, Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan hitting the red carpet, but since then we've been beauty snooping everyone from Cara Delevingne and Jessica Chastain to Megan Gale, her fellow L'Oréal Paris ambassador Barbara Palvin, and more. We'll be updating the Cannes Film Festival beauty looks as the photos come to hand but for now, click, click. . .
Day eight at Cannes has proved just as glamorous as the very first day on the festival's red carpet. On par with Cannes past, this season's stylish set kicked off the glamour Gatsby-style with the film's premiere on day one, and continued to wow with every subsequent premiere and party. Yesterday's round of events were no exception — just click through for jaw-dropping arrivals from the supermodel crew at the Behind the Candelabra premiere, plus Jessica Chastain and even Sharon Stone at the post-premiere parties. It doesn't stop there; inside you'll find every Cannes appearance so far, so just keep clicking — and stay tuned for all the red carpet action right here.
It may have been raining last night at Sydney, but that didn't put a dampener on the glamour on show at Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter for the much anticipated premiere of The Great Gatsby. The official invitation asked "a hint of 1920s" from the A-list guest list, and deliver they did — some getting more into the theme than others. Leading ladies Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Debicki took a more relaxed approach to the dress code, donning a Nina Ricci bustier and Lanvin trousers, and full-skirted floral Christian Dior respectively. Others, like Emma Freedman, Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Deborah Hutton, got right into character in flapper-esque dresses with plenty of sparkle.
The middle of the road approach looked the chicest to us; best exemplified by Laura Dundovic, Delta Goodrem, Kate Peck, Alice Burdeu and Jesinta Campbell who added who paid subtle tributes to the era via headpieces, antique lace, deco shapes or metallic fabrications. Good work, girls! This is one red carpet round-up you don't want to miss — step inside to zoom in on all the razzle-dazzle!
The Great Gatsby premiere landed in Australia last night at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter. Leading stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Debicki were in attendance, along with local celebrities Delta Goodrem, Stephanie Rice and Jesinta Campbell. Click through to see the beauty looks, guests were asked to dress with a hint of '20s...
She may have been dressed down in head-to-toe black and wearing big sunglasses, but it was still hard for Carey Mulligan to completely slip under the radar when she arrived at Sydney Airport this morning. She even pushed her own bags through the terminal at one point. The actress is back in town for tonight’s big premiere of The Great Gatsby, which will be held at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. Also returning are director Baz Luhrmann, his wife Catherine Martin, Tobey Maguire and Australian stars Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, but the notable absentee is Leonardo DiCaprio, who cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for why he had to pull out of the local premiere.
Leo’s good friend Tobey has already started the Australian press tour and told the Daily Telegraph, “Well, Leo has been with the film doing lots of press and he sends his regrets. He loves Australia and really wanted to come and was actively trying to get out of the commitment he had. But he wasn’t able to. And I am thrilled to be in Sydney. I was getting nostalgic about the experiences I had while I was here and the places I used to go.” The cast recently had a glamorous outing at the Cannes Film Festival when their film opened the event last week, and they have also attended a string of screenings in NYC over the past month.