Eat Pay Love …

30-something property virgin Gillian Nalletamby is desperately trying to get off the real estate circuit with little success. Here is her tale of property she has loved and lost and just admired from afar.

I don’t know what’s harder to find in this town — a man or a property. I’ve just realised my dating life has a lot of parallels with the Sydney real estate market.

Property experts have been saying for a while that there is going to be a property bubble in Australia but I think my relationship bubble burst quite a while ago and I’m currently in negative equity.

My commitment phobia extends into the property market. I probably should have jumped into it a while ago but unlike men, it’s not like the good ones (apparently) are taken, it’s just now they are out of my financial reach. Yes, I know what they say, if you liked it, you should put an offer on it.

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Vogue Italia – Fashion forward or backward?

Vogue Italia May 2011 - “The Black Allure”Vogue Italia’s May 2011 issue has a 15-page spread called “Tribute to Black Beauties” featuring the world’s top African American models.

The models featured are Jeneil Williams, Cici Ali, Ubah Hassan, Gayle McDonald, Kelly Moreira, Jae Childs, R’el Dade, Jasmine Tookas, Lily Taylor and Ariel Meredith with blonde haired, blue eyed Kristen McMenamy on the cover.

This is hot off the presses after the Vogue Italia February 2011 “The Black Allure issue, the July 2009 “Barbie Issue and three years after the groundbreaking July 2008 “Black Issue” was published.

So is this another step in the right direction or just a startling admission that nothing has changed in the last three years in terms of ethnic diversity in fashion?

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Real people, real fashion

30-is-the-new-black-gala-gonzalez.jpg24-year-old Spanish model/designer/stylist/blogger Gala Gonzalez breathes fashion on and off the runway.

Now living in London, she’s heading down to our part of the world in August to blog about Australian fashion, attend fashion events and see the sights – probably in that order. Gonzalez’ personal style is a fusion of high-end fashion, chain store finds and vintage chic. She posts her looks and photo shoots on her blog –

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A guide to the honeymoon period …


Treat your job as you would a new relationship.

Starting a new job is like meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time. And if you’re like a lot of us and married to your job, it’s important to make a lasting impression. Here are tips to make your union a happily ever after.

So you have landed your dream job or perhaps your ‘job for the moment’, very similar to ‘Mr Right for the moment’ if you have taken former Employment Minister Mark Arbib’s helpful advice and tried not to be too picky.

In your first week, dress in a conservative manner to make your colleagues fall in love with you at first sight. Think of the outfit you wore when you first met the parents. Just a hint of cleavage, minimal makeup, no short skirts and leave the hooker heels at home. I’ve got two words for you: crotch shot.

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International Women’s Day Centenary 1911 – 2011

International Women’s DayCelebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011.  The event began in 1911 with 15,000 women marching through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

Today, we still battle for equal pay and equal rights but this day is about celebrating a woman’s right to choose and that doesn’t only mean striving to be the CEO of a company but also the choice of being a single mother, staying at home with a child or not having children at all.

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Walk on the wild side with the Julian Louie for Aldo collaboration

One person’s hot shoe may be another person’s hot mess – shoe beauty is in the eye of the wearer. This is definitely the case for the Julian Louie for Aldo collaboration. The wedges are a wild mix of textures, colors, and patterns combining a patchwork of different tribal prints and obvious stitching detail.

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Get your body beach beautiful

Knowing that that summer is officially upon us may fill you with dread as much as it gives you a thrill. The thought of pouring our pasty bodies into a swimsuit is enough to send most of us reeling to the cookie jar. But perhaps an extra bit of motivation is exactly what you need.

Summer brings with it cravings for lighter, healthier foods, glorious fruit and weather that makes you want to jump out of bed, so it can be an excellent time to give your weight loss a boost.

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