Hold the Glamour

I am a full-figure model and working mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a Leo. I am a first-generation Aussie and mother to two amazing little native New Yorkers. I believe that fashion is important—but so is real life. I believe that all women are beautiful and strong. I believe in working hard and loving harder. I believe in eating delicious food and drink with close friends, in breathing deep the air of new places, in laughing until you cry. I believe that when our bodies and minds are healthy and balanced, anything is possible.

Tag: Dijana Mulhearn

Samartis + Ducker

Sydney - Samartis + Ducker photographic studio opening

Sydney – Samartis + Ducker photographic studio opening

Last night I was invited to the opening of Samartis + Ducker’s photographic studio opening in Sydney. I met Jeremy Ducker for the first time last year and was introduced to his lovely and charming wife Leona Edmiston – a successful Australian fashion designer.

Dijana Mulhearn & I share a selfie at the opening

Dijana Mulhearn & I share a selfie at the opening

Nick Samartis is an international photographer now residing in Sydney with his family. He and Jeremy have collaborated and produced this beautiful space where you have the choice of a small white set/stage and a gorgeous interior for additional shot options all in the one large area. They have done a great job.

The studio

The photographic studio

The party started at 6.30pm and guests mingled outside the studio entrance. After an hour or so, everyone moved inside to continue their toasting and kind exchanges.

The crowd is growing

The crowd is growing

Dijana & I having a laugh

Dijana & I having a laugh

Many celebrities turned out in support of the opening. They included DJ Damon Downey who was spinning some fabulous tunes inside the studio. It was hard not to notice the music or his über cool outfit (black tux with black Bermuda shorts). Channeling Pharrell Williams at the recent Oscars perhaps?

The food was like a medieval feast

The food was like a medieval feast

The food table was simply amazing — nobody dared go near it for a long time. Once a couple of game and brave guests had a go, the rest soon followed. You couldn’t make your way to the food after a while — people were busy stuffing their faces and I couldn’t blame them!

The mezze table was irresistible

The mezze table was irresistible

Wait staff waltzed around the party with delicious finger food, canapes and an assortment of drinks.

Danielle Spencer was one of the many guests who attended

Danielle Spencer was one of the many guests who attended

Other familiar faces that attended the opening include Danielle Spencer, Peter Mochrie and Deborah Hutton.

It was a successful night in my opinion — wherever there is laughter there is fun and wonderful memories.

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Pictures of Juli Balla’s exhibition

On Wednesday night I was invited to Juli Balla’s photographic opening of her exhibition titled, ‘Persona Non Grata’ (as you know). It was an excuse to dress up — I had fun.

Juli created characters from around the world and gave them life through copy and accessories. The pieces are a good size and she is only selling five copies of each photograph. See below for more details.

The invitation

The invitation

Sydney - On my way to the opening

Sydney – On my way to the opening

Sydney - The opening is a go

Sydney – The opening is a go

Sydney - Juli Balla and guest

Sydney – Juli Balla and guest

Sydney - Dijana Mulhearn (Fashion writer and author of Wardrobe 101) and I

Sydney – Dijana Mulhearn (Fashion writer and author of Wardrobe 101) and I

Sydney - one of Juli's best pieces of the evening

Sydney – one of Juli’s best pieces of the evening

Sydney - The opening in full swing

Sydney – The opening in full swing

Sydney - The opening in full swing

Sydney – The opening in full swing

Sydney - One of Juli's male pieces that made me laugh

Sydney – One of Juli’s male pieces that made me laugh

Sydney - Geoffrey Boccalatte and I admiring the show

Sydney – Geoffrey Boccalatte and I admiring the show