“I wore a wrap and binded my stomach straight after giving birth, 24/7 for three months,” she told E! Australia’s The Hype, revealing she took a page from the Ancient Egyptians and basically mummified herself.
However, Nicole has also revealed in an Instagram post that intense boxing workouts have helped her stay toned too, saying, “Thanks to BOXING and determination I finally have my mind and body back after pregnancy and #postpartum baby brain (yes, it is a thing).”
Prince of Penzance won first place ahead of Max Dynamite and Criterion for the $6 million track event, while Fame Game started a firm favourite for the race ahead of Trip to Paris and Preferment, in front of a huge crowd at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.
“Everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world,” Michelle said after the race. The central Victoria native entered racing at 15 years of age, upholding the family legacy as the eighth Payne to do so, and has been dreaming of this moment since she was a little girl.
“You do it every year. This is everybody’s dream as a jockey in Australia and now probably the world. And I dreamed about it from when I was five,” she explained, noting that he school friends used to tease her when she’d express her goal of winning the Melbourne Cup. “They always give me a bit of grief about it and I can’t believe we’ve done it.”
Congrats on making Melbourne Cup history, Michelle!
Ariana Grande is back on the media circuit promoting her new single, “Focus”, and it’s the best thing ever because the sass queen isn’t afraid to put judgemental people in their place.
In a recent appearance on California’s Power 106 FM, radio presenters questioned Ariana about things like makeup, cell phones and unicorn emojis, you know, the important stuff. “If you could use makeup or your phone one last time, what would you pick?” was the first question to really kick off the sourness of the conversation, to which Ariana responded, “Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between?”
They also went as far as to suggest that unicorn emojis are just for girls, but Ariana wasn’t having a bar of it, telling them they need a “little brushing up on equality”. She really put the nail in the coffin when they asked her what she would like to change about the world, though — her big opp. (more…)
Sunshine Coast social media sensation Essena O’Niell is putting her high-profile status to good use and revealing all the dirty secrets, aka transactions, that go on behind the scenes of a digital influencer, content creator, or, as the 18-year-old coined it, “Someone who uses self promotion for financial gain”.
After feeding on a life full of validation via likes, followers and views, which we can only imagine would become quite addictive with over 595,000 Instagram followers and 262,000 YouTube subscribers, Essena has thrown in the towel on the “fake” life she leads and has instead deleted over 2,000 of her Insta photos and re-captioned her existing ones with the truth. (more…)
Torrid is consistently stylish and fashion-forward, making it one of our favorite plus-size lines to shop. Always on the cusp of what’s hot, they tapped none other than actress Rebel Wilson to design her own collection for the brand.
Rebel Wilson for Torrid Star Tee, $38.50, and Faux Leather Midi Skirt, $58.50
The comedian’s line is modern and sexy with a rock star edge: varsity jackets, pencil skirts, graphic tees, faux leather pants and fitted sweats worn with heels. (more…)
We’re usually defiant when it comes to celebrities fronting our favorite fashion titles. Although it has been a while since Lui magazine gave us an actress on its cover, so this month we welcome Monica Bellucci with open arms on the magazine’s November 2015 edition. Shot by famed British portrait photographer Rankin, the Spectre actress embodies a typical Bond Girl to perfection in the seductive shoot wearing a daring black lace Maison Margiela dress on the cover, leaving us head over heels and wanting even more!
Forum members erupted with excitement. “Love it, they didn’t shop the life out of her! It actually resembles what she really looks like. The overall image looks a bit like a film poster, especially with that ‘007.’ Interested to see how much she’ll strip in her edit,” anticipated an eager Benn98.
“Very dark, but I love it, what a woman! PS: Refreshing to see a cover star who is over 50, and STILL chosen by this magazine to celebrate her sexuality,” applauded Miss Dalloway.
Also full of admiration was justaguy, raving, “Cool cover and nicely done with all the black and outlined lettering.”
EstefaniaAbaddon couldn’t wait to exclaim, “YES. YES. A thousand times YES,” inside the thread with Nymphaea adding, “That dress is amazing!”
But not everyone was so enthusiastic. “Why is she in this tacky as hell magazine?” asked a mortified mepps.
“This magazine is better than Vogue Paris or U.K. Vogue,” fired back a defensive GIVENCHYlover.
Like the cover or not, Monica’s cover story sure is a must-see. Check it out and drop us a comment here.