Thursday, March 31

ANTM Cycle 16 - Sonia Dara

Credit: The CW
Fame and Mud came into play with this week's episode of Top Model. The girls had a fame personality challenge which saw Kasia excel while Monique just could engage. The photoshoot the girls where groups into brunettes and blondes in a mud shoot. At panel with guest judge Sonia Dara the brunettes scraped to come out on top with my girl Brittani getting first call out, though fellow brunette Monique was sent home. I was never a fan but I'll miss Monique's personality on the show. With the competition now at the halfway mark I hear an overseas destination coming... I'm tres excited.

See the other group shot over the jump...

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Kate Moss - Harper's Bazaar UK May 2011

 Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK

Kate Moss lands her milliontrillionth magazine cover this time it is for Harper's Bazaar UK; the Fashion Royalty Issue.

This issue is particularly special as a double cover issue, with one cover a beauty shot of Moss while the other one pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen with Moss wearing a creation by McQueen's successor Sarah Burton. Rumour has it that Moss will wed in a McQueen design, as being a close friend with the late designer.

Moss may not be the youngest face but she can still pull off two great intense covers. Love love love!

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Wednesday, March 30

Midweek Fashion Gossip

Credit: Alexander Wang

Actress Amanda Heard is the new face of fashion brand Guess. cont.
- Carine Roitfeld has moved on from Vogue Paris to Barneys New York. cont.
Singer and now fashion mogul Jessica Simpson is expanding into sportswear, as well as having stand alone stores. cont.
Designer Alexander Wang is expanding his brand into Ready-to-Wear Menswear. cont.
Creative Director of Elle USA Joe Zee is heading again into reality television. cont.

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Masquerade?


Last night I went to a work awards night themed a Masquerade Ball. With that being said images of Gossip Girl and the like came into my head (not that it was like that) but heck I thought why not make something special for the event. So I gots myself some feathers, paint, a mask and my trusty glue gun out. Above were some of the random sketches in my diary I did while I was bored...

Follow the jump to see what and how my design turned out...

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Monday, March 28

Sick



Coffees with Yan, My altered Blazer, Comfort Food & Birthday Cake

So you know how last week I said I wanted to chill... well I got a cold. So the wrong chill...

Normally when I get sick it's because I do too many things over a long period of time, you know uni, work, socialize and then couple that with no sleep.. I'm normally sick for a good week or two. But no this is just your simple cold. Not Happy. Regardless of my sickness however, (though I did skip uni) I worked and did my homework, no rest for the wicked you see.

To keep myself busy I watched a lot of TV online.. well more than the norm. It's kind of annoying at the moment because all my favourite shows like Gossip Girl, 90210, Grey's Anatomy, Better With You and such are on some annoying break so I only really watch my reality shows at the moment. But with being sick and wanting something mind numbing I ended up watch The Model Agency about the British Premier Model Agency and a bit of Alan Carr and Loose Women.

It was my little brother's birthday on Friday. I must admit it is really weird having our family grow up so to speak. No longer are we kids in high school, instead we work, study and have our own lives..weird.

Tonight I'm going to a Masquerade Ball for work. I'm uber excited mainly because I made my own mask and stuff. I'll post later. x

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Sunday, March 27

Looks of the Week - 21-27th March 2011


Camilla Belle - In Miami for the opening of the Juicy Couture South Beach store, Belle wore a sequined Bird by Juicy Couture mini dress with matching Brian Atwood pumps.
Cheryl Cole - On the red carpet for the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards, Cole wore a nude Sass and Bide dress from their Fall 2011 collection.
Elle Macpherson - At the relaunch of the Bottega Veneta Store in London, the Britain's Next Top Model host wore a white Bottega Veneta blazer with a pair of intense leopard print Roberto Cavalli harem pants. I'm a sucker for drop crotch harems, and I'm love love loving the leopard.
Miranda Kerr - Wearing a custom Balenciaga dress to the opening of the Balenciaga and Spain Exhibit LA, the Victoria Secret model looks amazing in the detailed floor length dress.
The Olsen Twins - Ashley and Mary-Kate attended the Premiere of Le Comte Ory at the Metropolitan Opera  in Yves Saint Laurent. I love the different looks from the Twins, with Ashley opting for a dress and fur and Mary-Kate with a dress and sleeveless coat. Another week of them on my list, I love love love.

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Saturday, March 26

MARTAN + Facebook


Hey Hey all my lovely readers!

So as I've been mentioning, I'm planning to expand MARTAN. Fingers crossed by April you'll be able to get your hands on another site created by yours truly. I also want to personally thank everyone who has taken time to read the blog, as lame as it sounds but I love to see that a lot of people from various countries are reading it.

Furthermore a first step with this expansion is the MARTAN Facebook page. Liking the page will give you an up to date notifications of all of my posts and other offers yet to be announced. Like my page by either clicking link above or facebook link on the toolbar. Most appreciated.

Once again thanks for the love love love.

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Friday, March 25

Jena Malone - Nylon April 2011

Credit: Nylon






Okay so by now with four covers for the April issue of Nylon, you'd think that would be all. Well I did. But no there is one more final cover starring Jena Malone. No hate on Malone, but I'm just saying it's a lot of Nylon covers.

Anywho, Malone adds a smile to the April covers in a bright colour-blocked dress.

The five girls recently premiered their film Sucker Punch in LA, wearing an array of designers, stand outs were Hudgens, Browning and Chung.


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Thursday, March 24

ANTM Cycle 16 - Rachel Zoe

Hannah (Credit: The CW)

This week's Top Model saw the girls having a CoverGirl Commercial challenge and a baby Jaguar Photoshoot. Alexandria is just getting on my nerves more and more, though I love how Monique acts with her. For the photoshoot the girls were at the old Los Angeles Zoo shooting with a Baby Jaguar for Rachel Zoe's new Faux Fur line. At panel my girl Hannah got the best shot (above) while Molly and Dalya were in the bottom two. It was Dalya who was sent home. 

See more of my favourite shots over the jump...

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Style Diary - Y5L Summer Love



When I was over in Ireland I got to purchase so many different things which I can't at home. 5 Preview is one of them. Based in Europe I was over the moon when I finally bought myself a piece from their collections. I've already featured my 5 Preview Oversized Tee and my 55 Necklace so I thought I'd give some love love love to my Y5L singlet. A cute play on YSL, normally I hate prints but I have a soft spot for 5 Preview. I was happy that the weather at home has been pretty good recently with the sun shining I've worn the singlet countless times. 

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Jamie Chung & Emma Browning - Nylon April 2011

Credit: Nylon Magazine

Following Vanessa Hudgen's and Abbie Cornish's cover, their Sucker Punch co-stars Emma Browning and Jamie Chung also land their own solo covers for Nylon April 2011.
I'm love love loving Browning's leather jacket (left), the large studs look amazing. Chung looks a bit deer in the headlights a bit but it works her face looks intense. 
I wonder if anymore covers will surface?

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Wednesday, March 23

Abbie Cornish - Nylon April 2011

Credit: Nylon Magazine






Aussie actress Abbie Cornish lands a cover for the April issue of Nylon Magazine.

Previously I posted Vanessa Hudgen's cover for the issue as well promoting their movie Sucker Punch. Cornish kind of looks a bit too hard for my likings.. Loved her on the Harper's Australia cover.

I'm actually really eager to see Sucker Punch. Sci-fi Heroine film with excessive CG, sounds like either a hit or a flop. I'll update once I've seen it

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Midweek Fashion Gossip

Credit: Wall Street Journal



- The 2011 CFDA Awards nominees are announced. cont.

- Editor in Chief of Vogue USA Anna Wintour covers the Wall Street Journal... in Prada. cont.

- Actress Eva Mendes was announced to be the new face of Thierry Mugler's 'Angel' Fragrance cont.

- Top Model creative director Jay Manuel is to release a womenswear line with Sears Canada called 'Attitude'. cont.

- American designer Tori Burch is considering expanding her brand to menswear. cont.

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Keira Knightley - Coco Mademoiselle Le Film



Keira Knightley's Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Le Film has surfaced. Promoting the fragrance, Knightley plays a feisty model, modelling the fragrance at the Chanel Paris office. Though with her sexy charm her photographer cannot help to fall her, but the sneaky model leaves the photographer wanting more. I love love love Knightley, she's just so pretty and the Chanel office set looks really chic and industrial. 

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Tuesday, March 22

LMFF - My Swag 2011

My final LMFF 2011 related post. After mildly tidying up my desk after a week of piling clothes and the like on it I've fished out my gift bags that I got from the festival. I got some pretty cool things, some random but all in all who doesn't like free stuff? Obviously I got a lot of L'Oreal beauty products as well as some magazines, Redkin hair products and Synergy Energy drinks. There are a few gift vouchers from designers from the shows I attended, fueling the shopping addiction again ahaha. 

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McScarfage.


Featuring on my Wishlist for a while I finally purchased the Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf. I bought it on my final day in London at Selfridges. As mentioned before, I bought the scarf for my 20th birthday present as well as just something pretty to have. I love love love the scarf, the design and that I've been waiting to buy it for ages I'm a very happy chap. Being a big fan of Alexander McQueen designs its a beginning of my collection of his designs past and present... I've already know what I want next!

See more of my  McScarfage over the jump...

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Monday, March 21

Hectic


Last week was just intense. Don't get me wrong, I love love loved it.

With a full week of uni, work and then on top of that L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival I was swamped. 

As weird as it sounds I love a certain degree of the stress associated with being busy. I like the rush and the adrenaline when you are trying to organize and  do things simultaneously, this would probably explain why I work so much in every aspect of life. I'm really not the type of person who likes to laze around for too long.

So with uni and work the same old same old, but this week was special because it was the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. This year was my first fashion week I attended, as last year I was way too busy with working to save up to travel and then travelling throughout the year. I got to attend 2 Runways and 2 Trunk Shows, a healthy dose of fashion for me. I would of loved to of gone to more but for my first I'm pretty chapped by it. I have to really thank my Big Sis and Jane my fashion fairy godmother for the millionth time for getting me access to some of these great events. 

I finally got to meet up with my wifeys Yan and Krystal this week, for fashion week and then for dinner at Trunk downtown. Its such a cute rustic restaurant, though I must admit I had one too many Synergy energy drinks which somewhat dampened my appetite but all in all a great night with the girls.

I'm kind of happy for a more of a chill week, balance it out. Though I wouldn't mind another week of fashion ahaha, that'll never change. Stay tuned this week for a wishlist, lookbook and maybe a sneak peek post x

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Lady GaGa & Anja Rubik - i-D Magazine Spring 2011

Lady GaGa & Anja Rubik (Credit: i-D Magazine)

Lady GaGa, Anja Rubik and a list of models including Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Shu Pei, Tati Cotliar and Meghan Collison cover four covers for i-D Magazine's Spring Exhibitionist issue.

GaGa ironically is the only cover with a hint of clothing on her, though she isn't rugged up in the leather trench. I love love love her somewhat alien points on her face. The other models on the covers a completely naked, hiding their privates with you know just a hat or an arm, very playful and sexy. More clothes inside the issue...

Follow the jump to see the other two covers...

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Sunday, March 20

Looks of the Week - 14-20th March



Claire DanesIn New York for the MCC Miscast Gala, Danes wore a hounstooth Yigal Azrouel dress to the event. Being a fan of houndstooth I love love love this dress on Danes.
Kristen Bell - Wearing a gold detailed SEA NY mini dress, Bell attended A Night at Sardi's Fundraiser in LA. I think the gold circle details on the dress are a great texture, a move on from the classic sequin.
Kara Tointon - The British soap star attended the Laurence Olivier Awards in London in a scarlet Ermanno Scervino dress. Tointon looks stunning and elegant on the red carpet.
Khloe Kardashian - Celebrating her brother Rob's 24th Birthday at Jet in Las Vegas, Khloe wore a black digital print Alexander McQueen dress. Khloe looks amazing in the dress which shows off her great body, another great look with her in McQueen.
The Olsen Twins - Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were present at the CFDA Fashion Awards Announcement Party in New York City. The girls are nominated for the New Talent Award for their line The Row. Both girls are wearing suits from The Row, Ashley in a pale pink suit and yellow Manolos while Mary-Kate opts for the black suit, snake skin Prada Clutch and intense Louis Vuitton heels. You know I love love love when women wear suits, there is something so powerful and sexy about it, and I'm a huge Olsen Twin fan. Love love love


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LMFF - Ready To Wear Trunk Show 2011


My final show for the festival was the Ready to Wear Trunk Show presented by the City of Stonnington yesterday morning at the Malvern Town Hall. The best designers from the City of Stonnington showed off their collections including Cable Melbourne, Body by Dainy Sawatsky, John Cavill, Lisa Barron, Lisa Taranto and Not Your Daughter's Jeans. The Trunk Show also featured special guests including the Victorian Premier's daughters Martha and Eleanor as well as Miss World Alexandria Mills and first and second runner up Emma Wareus from Botswana and Adriana Vasini from Venezuela.  

My favourite looks came from Lisa Baron and Lisa Taranto for her feminine and edgey silhouettes respecitvely, I also loved the jewelery featured in Not Your Daughter's Jeans. This show was a much more of a relaxed show than the others but still had great fashion and the town hall was so pretty and period. A good and yet sad end to the festival, as I don't want it to end! A special thanks to my Big Sis, my Fashion Fairy Godmother Jane and Krystal for her Camera for such a great week love love love them all!

See my shots from the Ready to Wear Trunk Show over the jump...

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Saturday, March 19

Vanessa Hudgens - Nylon April 2011

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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens covers the April cover of Nylon Magazine.

Hudgens is set to release her latest film Sucker Punch also starring Abbie Cornish and Jamie Chung.

Hudgens kind of looks different on the cover, showing a more edgier side with what looks like a Burberry leather Biker jacket. I'm eager to see what her spread looks like and the clothes!


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