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How Everyone Reacted to Laurina Fleure’s Interviewing Gig at the 2014 ARIA Awards

Laurina Fleure is a fashion boutique owner, model and one of The Bachelor Australia’s most-talked-about contestants, but the online community is up in arms about her interviewing skills for the 2014 ARIA Awards red carpet.

We can only assume Laurina was chosen because of her fashion expertise and brief stint with Channel 10, but her role as red carpet host was questioned by many, and praised by few. Twitter users had plenty to say following her interviews with Peking Duk, John Butler Trio, Charli XCX and Martha Marlow.

Her microphone technique was the cause of most of the flak, presumably due to the awkward moment she had with Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Gets In the Party Spirit for Glamour Spain, Balloons and All

Miranda Kerr has gotten in the party spirit in her role as cover girl for Glamour Spain December 2014, modelling some kind of sexy balloon shoot for the glossy’s Christmas-timed issue.

The 31-year-old looks seriously hot in the photo shoot, captured by Sergi Pons. The pink and coral balloons work as the perfect backdrop (and props) for her navy outfits, which include a sexy shimmering bodysuit and Stella McCartney mini. The lace-up thigh-highs, pouting lips and sexual stances really take the sex appeal to the next level, though. (more…)

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Nicole Kidman Takes a Risk with Her Much-Loved Prada

Prada is Nicole Kidman’s go-to designer lately. She opted for the label’s sheer-sleeved midi dress with crystal piping for the Paddington premiere last Sunday, and on November 26 she looked to Prada’s funkier metallic-purple piece for the Agon Channel launch party in Milan.

Photo: Star.Press/WENN

Photo: Star.Press/WENN

The Paddington outfit was a much safer option, especially when we’re used to seeing a certain old Hollywood glamour from Nicole’s wardrobe, but we love that Nicole took a risk with the on-trend high neck, contrasting colour panels, and metallic hues in this piece.

Because the dress made such a statement on its own, we’re glad Nicole kept her makeup minimal and elegant. The beehive do with loose waves, however, wasn’t in line with Nicole’s edgier piece, sending mixed messages.

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Katy Perry Slips Into Black-and-Gold KTZ at the 2014 ARIA Awards

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After rocking up to the 2014 ARIA Awards red carpet in a dazzling two-piece by Jaime Lee Major last night, Katy Perry changed into KTZ threads to present the award for Best Female Artist.

She announced her girl Sia as the winner, in a black strapless dress with white and gold cameos pulled from KTZ’s Spring 2015 collection. We didn’t hate the pearl-accented open-toe heels, but wish she’d toned down the matching jewellery.

The thick-gold choker necklace with drop detail and oval arm cuff blended into her dress too easily, and made the accessorising look a bit overdone. Fine jewellery would’ve done the trick, but the chunky pieces didn’t allow for the dress to stand out on its own.

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Link Buzz: Ryan Reynolds Joins Twitter, Vogue’s Office Rat Infestation Gets Worse

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

  • Vogue’s rat infestation just keeps getting worse and worse. Sources say that at this point, staffers are arriving to their desks in the morning to be greeted by rat droppings and the accessories closet is full of chewed-up boxes and – more droppings. [Gawker]
  • United Nude designed some super cool footwear for Elizabeth Banks’ character in the Hunger Games. [WWD]
  • Patrizia Reggiani, aka the Gucci black widow, dishes on life inside prison, and it’s very Orange is the New Black – fistfights and all. [WWD]
  • Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has implemented a new rule that says vloggers must clearly label any sponsored product placement in their videos. [BBC News]
  • Lily Aldridge is the new face of Nelly.com. [Mirror]
  • Kendall Jenner denies claims that she was bullied by other models during Fashion Month. [The Cut]
  • You can follow Ryan Reynolds on Twitter at @VancityReynolds. He’s currently following four people – and not one of them is his wife, Blake Lively, but we guess he gets to see enough of her at home. [@PeopleMag]

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B. Smith, Former Model and Restaurateur, Found After Going Missing for an Evening

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Image: Getty Images

The search was on today for former model and restaurateur B. Smith, who was reported missing. The 65-year-old beauty was seen on the Hampton Jitney going from New York City to Sag Harbor. She is said to have been last seen around South Hampton at 8 p.m. in a pink shirt, blue sweater jeans and sneakers. A man in Sag Harbor is said to have run into Smith at around 10 p.m.

While all missing persons cases are scary, this one was particularly frightening since Smith suffers from Alzheimers.

Thankfully, she has been found. Page Six reports Smith, whose first name is Barbara, was spied in a Manhattan diner today, although it is unclear if her Alzheimers symptoms are to blame for her disappearance. 

Smith has been called a “renaissance woman” by the The New York Times for her food and lifestyle know-how as well as her skills as a TV personality, style and as an actress. She was the first black woman to cover Mademoiselle magazine in July of 1976. 

[via Page Six, B.Smith]