Thursday, 18 December 2014

Snake eyes

Dress: Bec & Bridge  |  Handbag: Moschino  |  Earrings: Céline  |  Cuff: Vera Xane

'Tis the season for party dresses and vintage Céline!

April xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Work vs. Play

Top: Zara  |  Trousers: She's Electric  |  Shoes: Chanel  |  Sunglasses: RayBan via Sunglass Hut |  Scarf: Hermès  |  Bangle: Tiffany and Co.  |  Watch: Tag Heuer

This year has absolutely flown by - I can't believe that the holidays have rolled around again already! Of course, everyone else's relaxing time off is my peak training period, what with the US pilot season (A.K.A. the busiest time of year for acting auditions) beginning in January and meaning that I need to stay healthy, focused and well on top of my game whilst y'all kick back. No complaints here, though; there's nothing I love more than getting a sneak peek at all of the exciting new shows everyone will be watching later next year!
Now it's back to wrapping gifts for me... And by wrapping gifts, I mean taking them to my mum because I can't wrap to save my life and she is basically Martha Stewart. 

April xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Hello, sailor

Ready for take-off! Or whatever it's called on a boat.

Harbour Bridge photobomb

Snuggling with my publicist and pal, Morgan <3

I simply had to have a cliché Titanic moment... Now I just need a Leo!

Dress: Ruby Sees All  |  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  |  Rings: Vera Xane

Earlier this week, I boarded a $25 million yacht, removed my shoes and rapped the entirety of Will Smith's 'Boom! Shake The Room'. It was the Sydney Confidential Christmas party, and my girls and I had a grand time watching teams practice for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, enjoying a delicious lunch and straight up murdering the karaoke machine on our makeshift dance floor.

April xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sephora Australia

Playsuit: Bec & Bridge  |  Shoes: IZOA |  Bag: Chanel  |  Rings: Vera Xane  |  On lips:   |  On nails: Face of Australia 'Magento'

Being a skincare/beauty junkie, I obviously RSVP'd "attending" to the party celebrating the long-awaited launch of Sephora in Australia. My girl Caitlin and I were lucky enough to leave with so many new products that my bathroom cabinets are about to explode; make-up storage suggestions are more than welcome! ;-)

April xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Dancing With The Stars: grand finale

So the whirlwind that was Dancing With The Stars has officially come to an end! It's kind of crazy, given that I'd been in talks to do the show since February, planning my year around it and mostly getting very excited about it all!
My time on the show actually turned out to be a little rocky. First of all, I developed sprained ribs from some of the tricks we were working on, forcing us to alter our routines and me to guzzle painkillers (which I normally avoid at all costs!) from week one of the show. Secondly, and without giving too much away, we were actually set to make a return to the show several times over the weeks following our surprise elimination (even going back into secret rehearsals for an entire week), making the whole experience a bit of an emotional roller coaster. 
It was wonderful, however, to travel down to Melbourne one last time to perform at the Starry Starry Night gala ball, catch up with everyone, do one last group dance together and of course, enjoy the big wrap party! Scroll down to see all of my photos from rehearsals and the grand finale, as well as a video of our group opening number to Pitbull's 'Fireball'.
Finally, a huge congratulations to David and Melanie for taking out the mirrorball trophy - they worked so hard and really deserved it!

Sneaking up onto the balcony for a quick pic during grand finale rehearsals

Our last post-spray tan/pre-show day dinner! 

Our finale dresses... No more exciting costumes after these! :-(

Last day in the green room with the gang

Charli XZX was amazing!

David and Melanie taking out the trophy!

Our big group opening number!

April xx

Friday, 28 November 2014

Starry Starry Night

Jeez Louise, what a bananas crazy pants week it has been. Last Saturday, I flew down to Melbourne with my Dancing With The Stars partner Aric and the rest of the cast in order to attend the big annual Alannah and Madeline Foundation Starry Starry Night gala ball! Along with being selected to host a table, Aric and I were honoured to be asked to perform a dance on the night. We chose a cha cha to Jennifer Lopez's Let's Get Loud, which we had prepared for the Party Week episode. While I spent half of the night being so nervous about the dance that I couldn't eat, and the other half being so relieved it was over that I could faint, it was a spectacular night and a lot of money was raised for the fantastic charity. In spite of my nauseating nerves, our dance went very well (I will be receiving video footage from the evening soon, so continue to check my InstagramFacebookTwitter and Tumblr pages to see it!) and it was a lovely way to reunite the gang. 

Happy to be back with my girl Torah and her DWTS partner Robbie!

Dress: Rachel Gilbert  |  Shoes: ALDO  |  Ring: Vera Xane  |  Clutch: YSL

My sassy J-Lo costume

Aric and I performing our cha cha!

Our finale, in which I get to shove Aric to the ground, satisfying many a fantasy dreamed up during gruelling training sessions. ;-)

With Dancing With The Stars dancers and fellow Starry Starry Night performers Robbie, Damien, Ash-Leigh, Kym (one of the show's judges and a terrific dancer!), Carmello and Aric

Couldn't resist slipping into the dress Kym wore for her dance... Maximum showgirl vibes!

April xx