Secret Indulgence – Top Model


Well, it’s not so secret anymore. Australia’s Next Top Model has just begun on Foxtel and I have not missed one fabulous episode.

The series follows a group of girls as they try to prove that they have what it takes to become a top model.
Auditions were held around the country earlier this year where 16 wannabe models were chosen to star in the sixth series of Australia’s Next Top Model.
The girls are transformed week-to-week from young girls into potential working models. They are thrown into various challenges, catwalk and fashion and beauty photo shoots.
Supermodel Sarah Murdoch is the host of Cycle 6 and also leads the panel of judges which include fashion designer Alex Perry, fashion identity Charlotte Dawson and fashion photographer Jez Smith.
Each week, the judges deliberate and assess the performance and potential of each model finally narrowing them down until only 1 model remains and becomes Australia’s Next Top Model.
The winner will take home a prize package including:
Representation by Australia’s premiere modelling agency Priscilla’s.
$25,000 contract to appear in a campaign and to be the face of iconic jeans brand Levi’s.
A trip to New York to meet with one of the world’s top agencies, ELITE New York.
 A stunning Ford Fiesta Zetec.
 $20,000 cash thanks to Platinum from U by Kotex
 A cover and eight-page spread for the fashion bible, Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

I love Next Top Model – America’s, Australia’s and even New Zealand’s. I love them all and watch them all. As I am reading this back, my voice has changed into Tyra Banks. If you have watched Tyra on America’s Next Top Model you will understand how I am talking. Think fierce. WHO, will be America’s (Australia’s) Next Top Model? Hola!!!

I always pick my favourites early (Amanda & Kathryn) and I always pick the ones I loathe and can’t stand even earlier (Kimberly & Kelsey). Let’s face it, the model world is cut-throat, vicious, bitchy and full of back-stabbing, so why fight it? If we all liked each other it would be a very boring world.

I love the bitchiness of reality TV. Love it. The drama, the tears and the tantrums. I watch some of these ‘models’ and think – I could totally do that way better! In reality, I probably couldn’t (well ok, no I couldn’t) – but on reality TV, I so could! If you’re on a reality TV show you just have to go for it. Nobody likes the whingy whiny kids, we like the kids that get out there and give it a good go – unless they’re arrogant and cocky about it. This will take them straight to my ‘can’t stand them’ list.

You can even use reality TV in well, reality. You can use it in everyday life. If you find that your acting a little shy, childish, spoilt or frustrated, take a second to think about it. If you were on a reality show, what would you think of yourself and the way that you are acting.

Life’s too short for all the drama in real life. Save it for your reality show!

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And the winner is….

Congratulations to R on her winning entry for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC.
R has scored herself 2 tickets and will be visiting NYC soon.

I think there is a little bit of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha & Charlotte in all of us. That’s why we can relate to the Sex and the City girls so well and love the show so much. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched my box set of DVD’s.

Enjoy!!

Love Kirst xo

Last Chance to win tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!

Last chance to enter for your chance to win 2 of these fabulous tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!
Competition closes today and I will announce the winner next week!


To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.
This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

Reminder: Sex and the City Tour Giveaway

Only just over a week left until this competition closes.
Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win 2 tickets for the Sex and the City tour in NYC!!

To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.
This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

GIVEAWAY: Tickets for the Sex and the City Tour in NYC!

Listen up dolls! I’m sure everyone has heard about the infamous Sex and the City tours in New York City. Well… I actually have 2 tickets to giveaway from On Location Tours for the daily Sex & the City Tour in NYC! ($84 value). The gift certificate never expires, so one lucky winner will be able to use them whenever they find themselves in NYC.

On this guided tour, you will follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. You will be visiting hotspots from the SATC series and movie, shops and boutiques. You’ll drink where they drank, shop where they shopped and gossip where they gossiped. It’s an extensive tour with insider knowledge.

Hotspots you’ll get to see:
– Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
– Have a Cosmo at “Scout,” – The bar owned by Aidan and Steve
– Aidan’s furniture store – Remember that beautiful armchair Carrie bought, that I would DIE for!?
– Magnolia Bakery – Where Carrie and Miranda enjoyed a cupcake each.
– The Plaza Hotel
– Charlotte’s gym
– The church where Samantha met Friar F**k!
– Visit the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked
– Shop at the hottest boutiques and stores in Greenwich Village
– Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner and where they shared their ‘last single girl kiss.’
– See new locations from Sex and the City: the Movie

And much more! The sightseeing tour includes more than 40 locations from the show!

To find out more about these tours, visit On Location Tours at www.screentours.com/tour.php/satc. (They also have tours for The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and other New York TV shows and movies!)

To enter:
– Tell me which Sex and the City character you are most like and why.
– You must be a subscriber of Kirsten’s Style Report.
– You can email your entry to itsmekirsten@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Please include your name, age and the email address you have subscribed from.
– You can also tweet about this contest. Please include @kirstenpetersn in your tweet and a link to this post. Leave me a comment to let me know you have tweeted.

This contest will close on the 30th April, 2010. The lucky winner will be announced afterwards!

Good Luck!

Love Kirst xx

Style Icon: Carrie Bradshaw

I absolutely love Carrie Bradshaw. She is my all-time favourite, number 1 style icon. Her sense of style is impeccable and I am pea-green with envy every time I see her jam-packed closet and ah-maz-ing shoe collection! I just want to be friends with her – so I can borrow her shoes!

Caroline ‘Carrie’ Bradshaw is the fictional narrator and lead character of ‘Sex and the City’, played by actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Her character is based on the creator of the show Candace Bushnell, who published the book ‘Sex and the City’, based on her own columns in the New York Observer.

Carrie is a New York newspaper columnist, socialite, fashionista, published author and freelance writer for Vogue Magazine. She writes her weekly column, ‘Sex and the City’, for The New York Star. Each column also provides the title, story line, and narration for each episode. Her column focuses on her close friends, relationships and adventures in New York and the bedroom.

Carrie Bradshaw - Style Icon!

I think most people love Carrie Bradshaw because we can relate to her. She is an on-again, off-again smoker, she enjoys a cocktail (particularly Cosmopolitans), and is a hopeless romantic at heart. We can relate to her endless search for love and her refusal to settle for, ‘anything less than butterflies.’ In her words, ‘I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.’ Who wouldn’t want that?

Carrie lives in Manhattan, New York, in a brownstone at 245, East 73rd Street, between Park and Madison on the Upper East Side. I absolutely love her apartment. It is amazing and so stylish. Whenever I am thinking of myself in New York and am wishing I was there, I picture myself in this apartment. This is obviously where I will stay when I visit! My sister has visited her stoop. I am so damn jealous – I think the only reason she went there was to make me jealous! You can even go on a ‘Sex and the City’ tour in New York. The tour includes Carrie’s stoop, Scout – the bar that Aidan and Steve owned together and Magnolia Bakery – Where the famous New York Cupcakes are sold and where Carrie and Miranda enjoyed a cupcake in one episode.

Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment

Carrie is someone who lives for fashion. She has confessed, ‘When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.’ Carrie’s incredible wardrobe appears to be out of her price range. Her addiction to shoes has been a major problem and has led to her maxing out her credit cards quite frequently while purchasing Monolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutin’s and Jimmy Choo’s. Shoes are her ‘substance abuse problem’ and she has admitted, ‘I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!’

Her favourites places to shop include Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. In the series she has worn Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Fürstenberg, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Missoni, Miu Miu, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Vera Wang, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, among others.

Jealous much? Yes! I am going to need a HUGE amount of spending money for when I visit New York City people. Maybe I can start a fund? Come on, help a sista out! …What are credit cards for though… right?!

Love Kirst xx