Borat may be safely back home in Kazakhstan, but good friend and super male model Bruno is soon to be unleashed on the world. So we thinks it time for some fashion passion holidays. Be your own designer, find some bargains and model some a-la-mode ensembles worthy of the best from Paris, Milan and London.
Jump into a jewellery making workshop in Melbourne, where you can create your very own designer pieces. Instructors help you transform your Armani aspirations into ritzy reality. Snazz up in a matching outfit and paint the town red at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne, with rooms designed by Melbourne’s leading architects – you’ll even get complimentary passes to a gym for your model maintenance routine.
Beautiful is for blokes too – even George Clooney’s look comes from professional styling. In Sydney, a 3-hour man stylist session will transform grunge to GQ, magically operated by Angela Barbagallo who visits your home and peeks in your wardrobe before heading out with you for some retail therapy. After finding your look, don the new threads and stay in town at the Diamant Boutique Hotel Sydney, elegantly styled and close to Sydney’s nightspots for some serious ‘be-seen’ action.
Treat yourself to a magic photographic makeover with a session at Anthony of Adelaide’s studio, where a couple of hours can result in photos to last a lifetime. Go glam or natural – either way your hair and makeup will be perfectly matched to your mood. Then make an entrance at the Oaks Embassy Adelaide where you’ll feel celeb-worthy in the award winning interiors before traipsing around the heart of Adelaide shopping at nearby Rundle Mall.
Fashion is so darn fickle, how can anyone keep track of the new black? Op shops are the way to set your own style with unique pieces at bargain prices. In Brisbane, there are loads of them, ranging from Vinnies to chic designer second hand. La Bella Donna specialises in vintage clothing – imagine Audrey Hepburn in stunning Chanel gowns. After a day of second-hand shopping, kick off your shoes at the M on Mary Apartment Hotel, right beside the Queen Street Mall. There’s even a karaoke bar for you to do your best model-turned-singer impersonation.