The news is just in that Tokyo has won the 2020 Olympic Games and guess what? It's only a one hour time difference for Aussies on the east coast and no time difference at that time of year for those on the west! For all Olympians, winning medals and breaking world records are achievements that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Some professional athletes take the extra step of permanently marking themselves with an iconic sports symbol, the Olympic rings. We’ve noticed several Olympians with Olympic ring tattoos over the years — many are swimmers, but that may be because they have more skin on show — including Australia’s Eamon Sullivan, Stephanie Rice and Emily Seebohm. Click through to see who else has Olympic ink!
This year was filled with dramatic, funny, and amazing twists and turns on the fashion front — do you remember everything that happened? There were some major fashion shake-ups in the industry, supermodels took over the London Olympics stage, surprise weddings, and the biggest designer collaboration of all time also happened this year. There's a lot more where that came from; before you welcome in 2012, take a trip down memory lane and check out the top 12 fashion headlines from 2012 right now.
It was all happening in Fashion Land this week, as we busied ourselves with the David Jones and Myer Spring/Summer 2013 collection launches on Tuesday and Thursday nights respectively. We got to speak to all of our favourite Aussie models, and we're very happy to report that they're as lovely and gorgeous in real life as we'd hoped! Spying all the beautiful new-season threads on the catwalk and at launches has got us absolutely pining for spring (seriously, isn't winter over already?), which saw not one, but two, of the Sugar editors bust out their legs in the office. Thankfully, it's only a matter of time before everyone follows suit. In other news, some die-hard Spice Girls fans were borderline hysterical when the modern-day fab five hit the stage at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony (can't believe it's all over, sob!), and FabSugar nearly went into meltdown when the one and only Miss Moss hit the stage. It's all in here and more, so get clicking and check out a week in the lives of the Sugar editors.
We're not that sports-mad, but the London Olympics closing ceremony truly blew us away this morning thanks to a short but sweet catwalk show, paying tribute to the icons of the British fashion industry. Britain's most beautiful models stormed the stadium in solid-gold looks from the UK's most celebrated designers. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell both smouldered in Alexander McQueen, Stella Tennant worked a striking Christopher Kane suit, Karem Elson donned Burberry, Lily Donaldson was princess-perfect in Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole was ethereal in Erdem, Jourdan Dunn wore Jonathan Saunders sheath topped off with a Stephen Jones headpiece, David Gandy looked dapper in Paul Smith and Georgia May Jagger was ultra-cute in Victoria Beckham. Phew! What a role call! Step this way to get your front row ticket to this year's most extravagant fashion show, courtesy of the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
With the London Olympics closing ceremony kicking off at 6 in the morning (it repeats at 9:30 p.m. on Channel Nine), we’re not surprised that some people missed the much-anticipated Spice Girls reunion! It was a moment that took us back to the good old days of Ginger, Baby, Sporty, Posh and Scary Spice, as Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chrisholm, Victoria Beckham and Mel B performed “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” while riding around Olympic Stadium on the top of colourful taxis. But enough about what happened — watch it now!
Early this morning we bid the London Olympics farewell as we watched the spectacular closing ceremony bring the Summer Games to a close. Millions of people around the world tuned in to celebrate the best of British music, with performances from acts such as One Direction, Annie Lennox, Take That, George Michael, The Who, and the much-anticipated Spice Girls reunion! Some of the girls shared their post-performance photos as they partied on. Meanwhile, other things that have been documented in social media pictures include Sally Pearson’s gold medal win for the 100m hurdles event, Usain Bolt’s haircut, and Stephanie Rice’s jaunts around the Olympics once her races had finished. Click through to see lots more snaps from the Games!
Confession time; we've been a little more interested in keeping track of Kate Middleton's Olympic outfits rather than the Aussie medal tally. But, really, can you blame us when HRH consistently looks so chic, day after day? Catherine always looks immaculate, but it's the way that she's combined patriotism and style that's made us sit up and take note. Her simple tricks? Take Princess-perfect staples like ladylike day-dresses and tailored blazers in a Brit-approved colour palette of blue, red and white, throw in some Kate-classics like skinny J Brand jeans, streamlined clutch bags and an espadrille or two, then finish with the royal blow-dry. Voila! An essay in how to support the country in style. Step inside to snoops Kate's Olympic wardrobe, from her nifty tennis whites through 'til this morning's closing ceremony extravaganza (for which she went for high street chic in a Whistles dress), we don't what's cuter — her logo-ed polos or her "C'mon Team GB" face!
If the supermodel pack won gold for their catwalking prowess at the London Olympics closing ceremony this morning, we'd have to award a silver to the Spice Girls and their chic on-stage ensembles. The girl group who defined the '90s reunited for an energetic performance, with Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh zooming around the Olympic stadium atop their own black London taxi cabs. Of course, it was what the Spicies wore that got our attention first and foremost — Victoria Beckham surprisingly didn't wear one of her own designs, instead opting for a business-at-the-front, party-at-the-back black gown by Giles Deacon. Mel C looked chic and sporty in a crisp jumpsuit, Emma Bunton looked suitably sweet in a hot pink frock with sequinned sleeves, Mel B was sparkilicous thanks to Zuhair Murad and Geri Halliwell paid tribute to her famous Union Jack dress via a bustle on her LRD. It was glam, it was fast, it was fun! Can we get a zig-a-zig-ahh?
The 2012 London Olympics have come to a close! The closing ceremony wrapped up in London early this morning, and there were so many famous Brits taking part in the fun. The theme was a celebration of British music, and there were plenty of British stars taking part, including Muse, the Spice Girls and George Michael. Even the guys of One Direction were onstage! There was also a tribute to British fashion, with models like Kate Moss strutting their stuff. Check out all the closing ceremony pictures here and keep checking back as we update!
We have to admit, the moment the supermodels walked out into the stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this morning — the Sugar office went into a spin. We were screaming and clapping (hey, they are icons), and I think there was even a "Shut. Up." uttered at one point. Kate Moss looked every inch the sex kitten with big hair, smoky eyes and amazingly contoured cheeks (hello cheekbone envy); and Naomi Campbell wore her long, black hair straight. The other models included Georgia May Jagger, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson and Stella Tennant — who were all dressed in iconic British designers and came into the stadium in huge trucks featuring their own image. Stay tuned!