Saturday, March 10, 2012

Out & About In London & Paris

Collette Dinnigan has shown her latest Spring/Summer range in Paris where she always draws praise from fashionistas and style writers.

When she returned to the States Nicole Kidman donned a Dinnigan design for that all important airport snap when she departed from Sydney earlier this month while model Jessica Gomez (right) was spotted in Collette Dinnigan tangerine sparkles bustier dress in Las Vegas last month


Yasmin Le Bon and Elle McPherson ( above) ham it up at the Women of Beauty and Style Awards in London at Fitzrovia’s Sanderson Hotel . Both models ( who are 47) won Rodial’s Beautiful Awards .

left : Nick Minchin and pals party at the NME ( New Musical Express) Awards after party at the Wyld Bar in Leicester Square.

pictures by Dave Bennett

 # Chris Hemsworth is starring in Ron Howard's new film Rush about champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life.
Hemsworth takes the role of an old Shuttle pal, the racing legend James Hunt who died of a heart attack in 1993. Hunt was a charming and likable cove who was a regular on the social circuit in London and Paris. The Shuttle once caught a lift in the same car as the racing driver to a weekend party at the British Playboy Mansion Stocks in Hertfordshire.

James Hunt
Chris Hemsworth
Our driver was a well know Sydneysider who had a reputation as a speedster and who  had just purchased an enormous four wheel drive, then a rarity. The roads to Stocks were pretty smooth and he put his foot on the accelerator presumably to impress champion Hunt sitting in the back seat.
 Trying to engage Hunt in conversation was impossible. He remained ashen faced the entire journey and gripped the back of the front seat. Later over a drink at Stocks we asked him why he was silent on the trip down : " I simply cannot stand speed unless I'm in the driving seat" was the reply.