So I am very lucky that sometimes my day job and my blog collide. I was approached to interview Khloe Kardashian for my show on Virgin Radio and then at the last minute was given a surprise interview with Kourtney. I had already interviewed Kourtney once before but on this interview she was lively and most surprisingly extolled her love for her sewing machine!
It’s definitely been a highlight for the blog. Khloe is in town on Sunday and I will be meeting her, it’s all for the launch the Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy in the UK and the Middle East. Listen to the audio in the video for all the goss on her designs for the brand!
Here are some of the amazing pictures (shot by none other than Terry Richardson) from the kollection:
It was an absolute pleasure to talk to Kourtney. Take a listen:
More to come on the Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy soon!
A little while ago I was approached by Christine at the GEMS Maker Day she said she’d like Cheapnchic.net to exhibit and do a demonstration of a fashion DIY.
Check out the pictures of this amazing community day at Dubai Silicon Oasis:
A highlight of the Day was meeting HRH “Green Sheikh” Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi who I spoke to about advocating young women to upcycle and thriftshop their clothes as opposed to buying more and it ending up in land fill. It was a great moment.
Here are some of the amazing upcycled fashion items made by the fashion school students from Sharjah who exhibited on the day:
On top of that, loads of Cheapnchic.net fans showed up for the DIY Fashion demo. I’ve got the full project on here soon.
Thankyou so much to my intern Poroma Pant who set everything up. She’s amazing!
Thanks GEMS Maker Faire for asking me to be involved.
The Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race. In Dubai, we really like to do things BIG. I was really flattered to be asked last year to judge the Jaguar Style Stakes 2013 which is the annual fashions on the field contest which accompanies the race every year. Women fly in from all over the globe and it’s a huge deal for those competing and of course for me judging.
My co-judges include stylist Mandi Kingsbury and global fashion week founder (including creator of Australian Fashion Week), Simon Lock.
I made several DIY hats in preparation for the event and will showcase them for you soon soon but I wore a store bought hat for the press conference on Valentine’s Day just gone. I wore a dress from Singapore and the Robe Raiders event I attended, it’s by Tibi and a completely reused yellow classic.
I was also shooting part of an upcoming show for CNN International, I can’t say much more for now but will fill you in soon.
The Dubai World Cup will be taking place on March 30th and I’ll have all the images for you from the major event then.
Over two years ago now I was added on LinkedIn by a pretty Asian Aussie lass by the name of Yvette King who asked me what I thought of Singapore and the entertainment market there. Yvette and I formed a strange international pen pal relationship which was altogether very retro and cool.
Years later, Yvette is signed to the old manager I had back in 2006 and heading up her own Singaporean fashion blog Tanjongbazaar.com. She’s doing so well and I am very proud to cheer her on from Dubai.
So on my final day in Singapore, Yvette and I decided to meet up…finally. Cue lots of girly screams, blog pictures and my camera battery failing (that’s what you get for trusting hotel room adaptors). So these images from the Robe Raiders and Curated Editions PR sale are thanks to her.
We had a great time (I even bumped into my cousin Nicole who had snuck out on her lunch break to get some Curated Editions jewellery on sale) and I managed to grab 2 dresses which I am using for the press conference of the Dubai World Cup (I’ve been asked to judge the Jaguar Style Stakes this year, more to come) and to the Dubai World Cup itself on March 30th.
Yes, I will be wearing pre-loved designer duds to the world’s richest horse race! Robe Raiders gets fashionista’s pre-loved designer gems and sells them off. I got a Tibi canary yellow dress for AED 600 and a Haute Hippie nude number for AED 750. How typically Cheap’n'chic! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We had a fabulous day! I hope to see Yvette in Dubai soon for more blogtastic adventures but for the moment you can check her out at www.tanjongbazaar.com.
Pom poms make me happy! Don’t ask me why, they just do! I had been racking my brain on how to make cool detachable collars for my latest workshop. It’ll be coming to The Change Initiative on February 9th and it’s such a green project because you are reusing old clothes. So here is what I made:
You’ll need an old men’s shirt with a collar, a hook and eye, needle and thread, glue gun and assorted colours pom pom trim.
Start by removing the pompoms by cutting them off the trim. Cut the collar off the shirt below the seam which joins it to the shirt. From there, remove the button which attaches the collar at the neck. Take the 2 tabs of fabric (where the button was on one side and where the button hole is on the other side) which jut out from around the collar and fold them inwards and hand stitch them in. Then sew the hook and eye on to join the collar together. After this get the glue gun out and cover the collar with pom poms.
It’s a project you won’t wear everyday but it’s so fun and happy. I love it.