The Great Gatsby celebrations continued in Sydney last night, with Tiffany & Co. hosting an exclusive dinner together with Vogue to welcome The Great Gatsby Collection of jewels arriving in Australia. From Elizabeth Debicki to Gracie Otto, our favourite local faces frocked up for the intimate art-deco setting at Neil Perry's Rockpool Bar and Grill, keeping their hair and makeup looks fuss-free to let the 1920's inspired collection truly shine. Zoom in below.
Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney was decked out in pink for the Australian — and world — premiere of the new comedy I Give It a Year. Leading lady Rose Byrne, in a Jill Stuart dress, was on hand to walk the bridal-themed carpet, where she chatted with media and posed for photos with fans. In the film, which is released on Feb. 28, Rose and Rafe Spall play a couple trying to get through their first year of marriage, but an ex-girlfriend (Anna Faris) and handsome new client (Simon Baker), on top of the usual pressures of a new marriage, make reaching the one-year mark a seemingly impossible mission. We were on the red carpet to get the scoop from Rose on working with Simon and how true the movie is to that all-important first year.
Do you think this film could possibly deter people from marriage if they’re already unsure about it?
[Laughs] Yes and no. It’s very much a cinematic world that he’s [writer/director Dan Mazer] created so it’s to be taken with a grain of salt, but it does examine the first year of marriage, which I’ve actually always heard is really hard. I’m not married, but friends of mine say that first year is really hard, and if you can get through that you’re OK. That’s what I’ve heard.
Did you discuss it with your married friends and did they say, ‘Yes, that’s true’ about things?
I did! I definitely did. And Dan Mazer, our director, he was very open about that with his own marriage and the first year, and why it’s such a change and adjusting to that. And I’ve always loved the title because it very much sets up the world of the film very instantly, kind of like Bridesmaids, where you know right away what world you’re in.
What was it like to work opposite Simon Baker?
The dishy Simon Baker! Well I’ve known Simon socially for years and it was lovely. He’s so professional and fun, and our scenes were good too, we got to play around. And the dove scene, too, where they’re flying — oh my God. I’m scared of birds so that was rough [laughs].
Last night’s Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Female Awards drew a stunning crowd to Guillaume at Bennelong to celebrate women in fields such as fashion, acting, sport and more. Soft pink lighting filled the room and flowers adorned the tables as stylish guests mingled before sitting down for a delicious three-course meal. Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Bronwyn McCahon introduced Ruby Rose as the night’s emcee, who cracked a few jokes before being joined on stage by stars such as Jesinta Campbell, Laura Dundovic and Charlotte Dawson to hand out honours. The biggest award of the night went to Zoë Foster, who was named woman of the year after also receiving the author of the year award. She was genuinely surprised by the honour — and the $10,000 novelty cheque that came with it! — and got emotional during her acceptance speech, adding that she wished fiancé Hamish Blake could be there on the night. Entertainment was provided by The Voice finalist Sarah De Bono, DJ Havana Brown, and a shirtless trophy man who was on hand to deliver the plaques to the recipients.
Woman of the Year: Zoë Foster
Sportswoman of the Year: Samantha Stosur
Actress of the Year: Rachael Taylor
Author of the Year: Zoë Foster
Blogger of the Year: Jessica Stein
Entrepreneur of the Year: Samantha Wills
Fashion Designer of the Year: Rachel Gilbert
Radio Host of the Year: Fifi Box
Rising Star of the Year: Phoebe Tonkin
Role Model of the Year: Annabelle Chauncy
Singer of the Year: Ricki-Lee
TV Personality of the Year: Carrie Bickmore
Whilst we were curled up on the couch last night watching Masterchef, Sydney's A-list were frocked up and ready to party for InStyle magazine's annual Audi Women of Style Awards. The red carpet was awash in glam-a-rama looks, and designer threads. On our best-dressed list? Lara Bingle who popped in a geo-print Romance Was Born dress, Washington who looked femme thanks to Alex Perry's alluring way with lace, Asher Keddie and her so-chic Gucci tux, and of course award winner Miranda Kerr who glided down the red rug in a hot-off-the-MBFWA-runway gown by Carla Zampatti. Want to see more? Step inside to get a good look at the celebrity style on show.
A stylish crew of local celebs stepped out last night for the Sydney premiere of Wish You Were Here. Headliners Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer flew in for the occasion, but it was Ms Palmer's Collette Dinnigan dress that we think deserves star billing from last night's red carpet. Her embellished-bodiced dress was a picture of bejewelled perfection, with the bling given some serious flirt-factor thanks to her ostrich feathered skirt. An honourable dress mention must go to Washington, whose noir lace number was equal parts sexy to subdued. Step inside to see all the stylish arrivals on the red rug last night!
The cast of new Australian comedy A Few Best Men gathered for the film’s Sydney premiere held at Westfield Bondi Junction last night. Xavier Samuel plays David, a groom who travels to the Australian outback with his three groomsmen for his wedding, where chaos ensues. He stars opposite Olivia Newton-John as his future mother-in-law, and they posed together along with Kevin Bishop, Tim Draxl and Kris Marshall. Rising star Elizabeth Debicki, who will appear in The Great Gatsby, has a role in the film, and stepped on to the carpet in a lace dress. Former Packed to the Rafters star Jessica McNamee, who will next be seen as Rachel McAdams’ sister in The Vow, was also in attendance. A Few Best Men is out on Jan. 26.
Yesterday marked the first RAFW appearance for front row regular Lara Bingle, who suited up in a man-style tuxedo to take in Ellery’s much-hyped show with Teresa Palmer, who has jetted back home for a 10-day trip. The gorgeous friends watched as Jennifer Hawkins strutted down the catwalk (with her engagement ring on), and later in the night Lara changed into a tight, sexy dress to watch Josh Goot’s show. Joining her at the City Ford Building in Surry Hills were a group of this year’s RAFW familiar faces, such as Ruby Rose, Sophie Lowe, Erin McNaught and Gracie Otto. Also present were Lara’s ex-fiancé Michael Clarke, who had the company of his girlfriend Kyly Boldy. The former couple each praised the designer on their Twitter accounts, with Lara saying, “MY FRIEND JOSH GOOT KILLED IT ONCE AGAIN. CONGRATULATIONS!” and Michael calling the show “outstanding.” Be sure to keep up with all the RAFW fashion and beauty trends on Fab and Bella!
It seems like we say this a lot, but yesterday’s schedule at RAFW featured some of the most anticipated shows, like Dion Lee, Ellery and Josh Goot. Unsurprisingly, the celebrity turnouts at these shows gave us almost as much to ogle, with Lara Bingle switching from a black tuxedo to sexy bodycon dress between shows and BFF Teresa Palmer donning a metallic number. Jennifer Hawkins was the star attraction at Ellery but over at Josh Goot the celebrities stayed off the catwalk, with Sophie Lowe, Ruby Rose, Kyly Boldy, Michael Clarke and Susie Bubble enjoying the fashion from the front row. Click through for your latest celeb fashion fix!
We’ve reached the last day of RAFW but designers and celebs are showing no signs of slowing down. The front row at Ellery featured besties Lara Bingle and Teresa Palmer, while Jennifer Hawkins modelled a tousled ’do on the catwalk. At Josh Goot, Sophie Lowe showed some off some side braid style and Erin McNaught wore her hair in signature loose waves.
Busy, busy, busy is the only way to describe how Fab and Bella are feeling this week, making their way from show to show at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week! The Overseas Passenger Terminal has also been a great place for some celebrity spotting, with plenty of stars taking front row seats to check out the latest collections. April Rose Pengilly stayed close to boyfriend Tim Commandeur (of Operator Please) at Carl Kapp while Erika Heynatz stayed warm in a trench at Shakuhachi. The Amazing Race Australia contestant Nathan Joliffe posed with girlfriend Erin McNaught at Bianca Spender, and later in the night camilla and marc’s show at the State Theatre drew a crowd that included actors Sophie Lowe, Gracie Otto, Emma Lung, Pia Miranda and Joel Edgerton. Make sure you’re keeping up with all the fashion and beauty trends on Fab and Bella!