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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Selling my Soul, Singing and Story telling..

Well, I am two weeks out from the opening night of my little show and I've ceased "the sleeping" all together. Anxiety pretty much consumes me and I am convinced I have taken on far too much. So, all is pretty normal!

That all being said, I am really looking forward to performing as well. The experience of doing something that scares the shit out of me and also allowing me to combine my love of telling stories and music has been a fantastic one.

Here is the show poster:

If you think you can spare the time to come one of the shows I'd really love to see you there. All my friends and family are coming (out of obligation) however it would be great to see some new faces as well. 

A lot of you would only have ever seen me in 30 second bursts on the 7pm project or perhaps remember me from Idol when, well, I wasn't really sure what the hell I was doing. (I am marginally better now!)

If you're curious please come along.

Selling my Soul!

Recently I filmed 5 "mini whips" for a Kan Tong promotion with the 7pm project.

Yes, as in: "Mammas making Kan Tong, doesn't take long for the word to spread around" - That's now going to be stuck in your head all night my friend.

Here they are!

I've also been writing for the amazing Mia Freedman at her website:

That's all for now kids.

Speak soon.

Em x

A little something I wrote for Why Chubby Models are bad for your health.

So here it is ladies and gentleman. 

The reason why so many of us struggle with our weight.

The reason behind the obesity epidemic facing Western society.

Are you ready for this jelly? 

The blame can be squarely laid upon the fleshy shoulders of FAT MODELS.

Italian researchers Dr Luca Savorelli and Dr David Dragone from the University of Bologna have concluded, that putting larger women on the catwalk (i.e. bigger than a size 8) sends a message to the obese people of the world that it's ok to be fat.  

To promote chubby fashion models when obesity is one of the major problems of industrialised countries seems to be a paradox...Given that in the US and in Europe people are on average overweight, we conclude that these policies, even when they are welfare improving, may foster the obesity epidemic.

Of Course! I bet, this very minute ,thousands of overweight people are stalking the catwalks of the world. If just ONE model dare hit the runway weighing in at more than 50kg they'll all rejoice. I can see them now, pumping their chubby fists in the air screaming: “SEE! She's a model, she's not thin, therefor I can stay fat!”

The good “Doctors” had more truth bombs to share at the Economic Society's annual conference in London this week.

If being overweight is the average condition and the ideal body weight is thin, increasing the ideal body weight may increase welfare by reducing social pressure.”

Just so we're all clear. The “Doctors” feel we should keep our models nice and skinny so we all still aspire to be like them thus ensuring we feel insecure about our imperfect bodies. Who needs the boring excuse of “a better quality of life” to lose weight. We need to feel BAD about ourselves to get on the path to a healthier life. 

Shame = Killer abs.

For the love of all that is good and right in the world! Seriously. These men were given actual money to come up with this crap?! Was this “state sponsored” research? Silvio Burlusconi protecting his orgiastic aspirations? We CANNOT have fat models turning up to sex parties can we Silvio? Even a mask won't cover that.

Obviously, putting more realistic women on the catwalk WILL NOT make overweight people feel good about being overweight. What a breath takingly ridiculous statement. 

Putting “larger” models on the catwalk would be a HUGE step in the right direction.
I could bleat on about “realistic role models” and “positive body image” but anyone with half a brain knows why “real women” on a runway would be a better situation for everyone.

Back to our friends from Italy. I am confused as to why they were concerned about this issue to begin with? Has there been a dramatic increase in overweight models that I am unaware of and did this increase coincide with a spike in the world's obesity rates?

No, no there hasn't been. In fact, models are thinner than ever and obesity rates are the highest they've ever been. I didn't need a degree from the University of Bologna to figure out that either.

Back to the drawing board Dottores.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

7 Reasons to get excited about the Royal Wedding!!!!!!!!

The Royal Wedding is upon us (it deserves incorrect capitol letter usage) and I AM EXCITED!

I know a lot of you think it's cool to PRETEND that you don't care. You must be pretending because I don't understand anyone with a pulse not being moved by the up coming nuptials.

The available commemorative merchandise alone is enough to get me going. Here are some of my personal faves:

I just LOVE the "Bobby's hat" for extra Britishness.

I may be needing one of these as excitement reaches FEVER PITCH!

Commemorative Gnomes! Nuff said. 

They've been VERY generous with Will's hair here..

I love that only Kate is wearing the wedding ring..

They look happy and relaxed in my SCOLDING HOT tea.

I just want to be as happy as this guy. SOLD!

How wonderful that this wedding has inspired so many entrepreneurs to get out there and have a crack.
Commemorative memorabilia aside (try saying that fast 3 times) I have other reasons for being excited about the Royal Wedding.

1. It's been a miserable start to the year. There has been floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis and fires. Obviously this wedding isn't going to make any of that better or easier but it does allow for some good news to float through the media and perhaps, for a short time, allow a few people to escape their reality and bring a feeling of optimism to what has been a tough time for many.

2. The CRAPTASTIC made for TV "William and Kate" movie that is coming out. Here's a preview:

3. Prince Harry. More of Prince hot ginger pants. Yes, I just wrote that.

4. It will give everyone the chance to remember Princess Di in a happier light. Obviously the last wedding of this magnitude was hers and Charles so the comparisons are inevitable. Sure, it didn't end well. On MANY fronts, but at the time it was a wondrous occasion watched by a huge television audience and is still looked back upon with fondness.

5. The celebrity invitees.. This is THE ULTIMATE red carpet event people make no mistake about it. Every man and his dog is trying to score an invite. From Elton to GaGa, Sting to Lloyd Webber this list is A+++++.

6. THE WEDDING DRESS. Lets face it, we know Will will be wearing a well cut suit with a shit load of medals, perhaps a sword and some fancy shoulder detailing but this party is all about what Kate fronts up in and you know it.

7. Good for Britain's economy. Boring but true. Travel and tourism will get a boost, local buying will increase and it will generate jobs.

So there you have it nay sayers. Seven perfectly legitimate reasons to stop poo pooing the wedding and to get your limited edition commemorative plate and get on board.

April 29th, I 'll see you there.

E x