The Met Gala is one of the most stylish and glamorous events on the calendar, and always brings out a star-studded mix of celebrities, designers and fashion industry insiders. Social media-savvy stars have been sharing bits and pieces of their Met Gala prep — this year’s exhibition theme is Punk: Chaos to Couture — but so far we’ve only seen small details, not whole looks, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s nails or a swatch of Karlie Kloss’ Louis Vuitton gown. And which short-haired TV star could be adding hair extensions to her mane? Find out when you click through.
We have been all over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Fashion editor Ali, health and beauty editor Alison, and publisher Marisa have been on the ground at Carriageworks (and all over Sydney, depending on show locations) reporting on the runway and backstage beauty as quickly as possible. We had our phones at the ready to snap all the behind-the-scenes details you may have missed, from hair and makeup prep to designer notes for how models should walk, and accessories that also deserve the spotlight.
Click through for your all-access pass to MBFWA and be sure to check out all our fashion and beauty coverage from the week!
Over the past few weeks I’ve made some big changes to my life. There were four main things I needed to focus on: learning how to cook, getting regular exercise back into my routine, finding ways to switch off from technology, and trying to get a decent amount of sleep every night. I attended classes, interviewed experts, and did my best to implement their tips, but the most revealing part of the experience was being forced to take a long, hard look at myself to discover why I needed help in all these areas. It’s been a challenging, enlightening and fun ride, so click through for my recap.
As you may have gathered from our editors’ previous POPSUGAR Diaries, we start the day early in the office, at 7 a.m. While the other girls get to bed around 9:30-10, you’d still find me awake, and pretty alert, around 11:30 p.m. As a result, I get around six hours of sleep a night, which means I hit ‘snooze’ about 10 times when the alarm goes off, I drag myself out of bed, and if someone asks me, “How are you?” I usually say, “Tired.” Does anyone want to be that girl? I don’t think so. There are so many reports about the negative effects of sleep deprivation, and since I’ve experienced a few of them, it’s time to shake up the routine and get more Z’s.
Working online means I’m connected to the Internet for a minimum of nine hours a day — that’s relatively normal if you have a desk-bound job. Add to that my Instagram addiction (especially on public transport), all the TV I have to watch for work, and general laptop time at home, and it seems like the only time I’m not using some form of technology is when I’m sleeping. In the past I’ve made efforts to reduce the amount of screen time I spend with my iPhone, but it’s just so . . . accessible. So what’s a realistic way to ‘switch off’? For the next step in improving my life, I spoke to Louise Remond, a psychologist at the Health Psychology Unit at the University of Technology, Sydney, for some tips.
After admitting that I’m a hopeless cook, the next area in my life that needs a makeover is fitness and exercise. In short, I don’t do much — unless you count walking my dog sporadically and choosing to walk from the office into the city instead of taking the bus. All through high school I played basketball and loved it, but exercise and sport dropped off the radar in my uni years and never came back when I started working. I’ve been lucky that my metabolism has been good to me so far, but it’s not going to be like this forever. Time to get moving!
Considering how much I love watching cooking shows, particularly of the reality series variety, it’s embarrassing to admit that I run away from cooking. I’ve grown up with amazing cooks (my mum and aunts) and love eating, but still manage to find excuses to not cook: I’m too tired after a 7 a.m. office start, unpredictable work events mean I’m often grabbing meals on the go . . . the list goes on. But this needs to change. I’m 23 and can’t rely on my parents’ food for the rest of my life. And there’s the simple fact that cooking is not hard — kids can do it! It’s an attitude thing. In the past few weeks I’ve faced my trepidations with a cooking class, tips from 2012 MasterChef second runner-up Audra Morrice, and a couple of easy, delicious and nutritious recipes. Click through to see how I went.
We know that celebrities are obsessed with social media — we’re equally obsessed with stalking following them — but we’re especially glued to their accounts on awards show days, when they share photos of themselves getting ready and even give us a peek at their dresses before they hit the red carpet. Jennifer Lawrence and Lea Michele posed with their respective red carpet teams while the SAG Awards’ Instagram account captured all the stars as they got out of their cars. Click through to see the cute candids now!
Newly engaged following a stellar year on the music charts, it's pretty safe to say Ricki-Lee Coulter is living the dream. COVERGIRL's Australian ambassador makes no secret of her love for time spent in the hair and makeup chair, always emerging with a new look and the attitude to boot. We asked Ricki-Lee to tell us about her most-loved products and she even reveals her hair tip for getting Bridget Bardot-inspired volume. Click through.
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Whether you're the type of person who carries your life with you everywhere or you're a minimalist, you've gotta admit that a night out is much more fun when you've only got a small bag instead of a shoulder pain-inducing handbag that knocks everyone in your way. As it's New Year's Eve we thought it was a good time to revisit party bag essentials — click through to see the only things you need to bring (aside from super essentials such as your phone, keys, ID and money), from fold-up flats to lipstick with an in-built mirror, and have a fantastic time tonight whatever you're doing!
There are only three sleeps until New Year’s Eve! Whatever your plans may be for ringing in 2013 — a low key house party, a fancy soiree, camping out all day for a great fireworks-viewing spot — we’ve got a selection of recent celebrity looks to draw inspiration from for the big day and night. From Lara Bingle’s luminous glow to Diane Kruger’s top knot to Cara Delevingne’s sexy, brown smoky eye, click through for their beauty up close, as well as some product recommendations so you can get the look at home.
I’ve had a year-long love affair with bright lipstick but for 2013 I’m looking to switch beauty gears and return the focus to my eyes. As a result I’ve had to go back to basics with looks such as the smouldering and sexy black smoky eye, which I’m trying to perfect in time for New Year’s Eve. The funny thing, though, is that its appeal isn’t in its perfectness but in its slightly unkempt appearance. I’ve been practising a few smoky eyes at night with different products to see what goes the distance so I don’t look too dishevelled when the clock strikes midnight. Click through to see my ultimate combo.
We don’t mean to freak you out, but Christmas is less than two weeks away! If you were planning to order presents online this is your last chance to do it, as many shopping sites have listed their cut-off dates during this week for pre-Christmas delivery. Still struggling with what to get some of your loved ones? We’ve scoured the web for a variety of ideas that are all under $200, from pretty and practical homewares to beautiful stationery. Find these and more when you click through.
If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would you choose? It seems like an easy question, but when you’re asked to narrow them down to five dream items, it’s actually pretty difficult! I put the question out to the Sugar editors to find out what would be on their wish list if money weren’t an issue — inside you’ll find a couple of Alexander Wang bags, luxe homewares, designer shoes, and some classic jewellery and timepieces. Fingers crossed someone we know wins the lottery . . .
The first annual Baby2Baby Gala, which was held on Saturday night in Culver City, brought out some of our favourite Hollywood mums wearing stunning designer creations and showing off super-glamorous hair and makeup looks. Honouree Jessica Alba didn’t let her hair detract from her pretty embellished Valentino gown and pulled it back into a sleek bun, while fellow Baby2Baby board member Nicole Richie went all faux bob on us with some finger waves. As for Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims and Devon Aoki, glossy waves were the hair order of the day. Click through to see more A-list mums on their night out for a good cause.
It's Halloween! The mid-week date meant the fun kicked off a few days ago, with lots of parties held over the weekend, and stars captured the spooky holiday on social media. Some celebrities opted for the horror factor, others took the sexy route, and some dressed up as other celebrities! Click through to see the fun shots.
Social media has completely changed the way we use our phones, with accounts on Facebook, Twitter and more to keep up with. Enter: the Nokia Lumia 900. Designed to be a social phone for those of us who love to be connected all the time, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a handy 'Me' tile (app) on the home screen that allows you to access and keep up with all your accounts in one place. On top of that there are all the usual, must-have features: camera, Internet, music, Nokia Maps, photo-enhancing apps — you may have seen us using it for work, play, downtime . . . everything!
The best part is that we have a Nokia Lumia 900, as well as a cool Monster headset, to give away to one lucky reader! To be in the running, all you have to do is Like PopSugar Australia on Facebook, like Nokia Australia on Facebook, and tell us in the comments section below which celebrity you'd love to have on speed dial, and why.
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I’ll be the first to admit that I have a pretty sweet job. I get to indulge my love of celebrity and entertainment news every day, and when I’m not updating the site I get to interview Australian and international talent — I’ve usually got a chat with a reality TV star every week! — cover premieres and red carpet events, watch movies before they come out, and then I play catch up with any important TV shows I may have missed. It’s extremely busy being the person who has to be across celeb news, movies, TV and music, but is it also bucket loads of fun? Yes!
So much has happened over the past week that I’m grateful I kicked it off with a night away in the Hunter Valley over the weekend. But other than that it’s been a mad rush to make sure I’m all over the biggest events in town. We live-blogged the Emmys, I reported from a premiere, attended a taping of The X Factor, interviewed hot UK music sensation Rita Ora, dined with Sydney’s A-list at the Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Female Awards and hit up an outdoor party with the Sugar girls for IKEA.
But it wasn’t all about work — I managed to fit in some much-needed friend catch-up sessions and hung out with my family. Oh, and I’m still in the process of unpacking from a recent holiday to Japan . . . Ready to see a week in my life?