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Champagne Football
March 21, 2011, 5:11 am
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Champagne Football

Brownlow Red Carpet edition below I hope, if not click this link, youtube embedding seems a bit problematic today

 



Brownlow Medal 2010
September 20, 2010, 12:19 pm
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This evening I watched the Brownlow red carpet special live from Crown Casino.  Well, what else is a Melbourne girl to do on Brownlow night if she owns neither a television nor a footballer for a boyfriend?  Observing and documenting the red carpet without a media pass is, well, mundane.  What is edited to a half hour special screened at 7.30pm starts before 5pm and runs through till 6.30pm.  It’s hard to see.  My fingers got cold.  I don’t have a very good camera.  There was a smattering of people outside Crown Casino this evening watching the proceedings, quite a few of them kids, but it’s difficult to say how many of the adults were on their way home form work and how many made the trip specially.

Difficult to see.

Wardrobe malfunction?

Comedy stunt that had no more luck than me getting past security.  She’d gone to so much effort with the fake tan too.

The crowd.

Where are these children?

I don’t know who this man is but he was part of the TV people.  He very nearly didn’t make it as at this point he had clearly forgotten his pass.

Does this crate contain a. The Medal? b. The votes? c. beer?

Older women also attend.  And they look very beautiful as well.

Wispy, ethereal  things

Stretch Hummer.  Most people just arrive by taxi though or private car.  The valet parking people were working hard.

Eddie Maguire!

It takes at least fifteen minutes for a popular player and partner to make it through the interviews outside.



A conservative evening predicted
September 19, 2010, 10:55 am
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A scan of the reporting on the 2010 Brownlow Red carpet leading up to tomorrow night’s event predicts a safe and conservative evening:

Elegance the tip for Brownlow Girls

“Understated sex appeal, influenced by 1940s style, and conservative shapes and colours are tipped to be the hot trends among WAGs for football’s most stylish night.

And even Brynne Edelston is planning a more low-key affair

“I can say this is a bit more conservative than what everyone is used to seeing me wear. It’s very nice” she said.



Trompe l’oeil
September 16, 2010, 7:51 am
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1: a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail; also : the use of similar technique in interior decorating
2: a trompe l’oeil painting or effect
3: something that misleads or deceives the senses : illusion
ORIGIN OF TROMPE L’OEIL

French trompe-l’œil, literally, deceives the eye

First Known Use: 1889


Football great kicks ethical goal for local label
August 20, 2010, 1:51 am
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Football great kicks ethical goal for local label.

Channel 7 sports reporter and former AFL great, Tim Watson, has found himself in a mini fashion storm following his coverage of a recent Hawks-Bulldogs match at the MCG.

Watson shunned the more familiar black and red of his beloved Bombers and instead sought the cosy warmth and ethical comfort of a red and white ‘Grandpa Scarf’ from local brand, Otto & Spike.

Otto & Spike, a Brunswick-based knitwear label, is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia and is known for its colourful winter woollies that have a familiar retro aesthetic. The brand also has an environmental bent with a commitment to using remnant and surplus yarn for its ranges.

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