Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sparkle This New Year's Eve

After all the doomsday talk of 12-21-12 and the world did not end, it is now time to move on and have a New Year's Eve party for the ages. 

Welcome 2013 in sparkling style with four of Birdmotel's hottest brands.

Atomic Lurex Mini Dress by Cassette Society

The Atomic Lurex dress by Cassette Society is shot through with silver Lurex thread which gives this dress a fine shimmer. You will love how this mini looks and feels as you dance 2012 away.

Bambi Dress - Antique Silver by Motel

The Motel Bambi dress is the perfect sparkle dress this New Year's Eve with its silver geometric sequin patterns.  Show off your curves with its slim fit cut.

Go for golden glamour in the Spirits Pleat Cami Mini dress by Lola vs Harper.  Just put on a couple of stylish cuffs to finish the look and make that aurum aura shine.
Last but not the least - the Just Say Yes Beaded Pearl dress by One Teaspoon.  The dress has a sleek and sexy black spandex with pearl bead embellishments that makes looking glamorous easy.

Leave behind the negativity of 2012 and party hard because it's 2013!!! May all of us have a blessed and happy New Year!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Les Miserables Australia Premiere

December 21, 2012, actors Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe were present at the Australia premiere of Les Miserables.  In sharp suits, Wolverine (Jackman) and gladiator Maximus (Crowe) roamed the red carpet and put on the charm as they answered questions and entertained the crowd.  

Jackman is notorious for fully committing himself to a role, but the difference was, this time, he needed to give more.  “There’s no doubt that of all the things I feel I can do, this demanded more than anything,” he said.  "As a pedigree of work, it's probably higher than anything else I've been in. The director, the ensemble, it was certainly one of those projects that felt like a once in a lifetime event." 

Crowe was all praises for his co-star. "I saw Hugh lead a very complex group of actors through their paces, put an example before them every day," Crowe said. "No matter how intense things got for me I just looked over and looked at his level of responsibility and just went 'what am I complaining about'."

Hugh and Russell having fun with photographers

The movie has been getting plenty of good reviews and Oscar buzz from the great performances of its star-studded cast and Oscar-winning director, Tom Hooper.  

Les Miserables is a French historical novel written by Victor Hugo first published in 1862.
Hugh Jackman endured a 36-hour fluid restriction to help him get the "look" of Jean Valjean.
Tom Hooper won the academy award of best director for his movie "TheKing's Speech".

Check out the screening dates for your region here >>> Les Miserables Screen Dates

Thursday, 20 December 2012

And the 2012 Miss Universe is...

A Christmas-themed Miss Universe pageant concluded this December 19, 2012.  The show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada and hosted by the Bravo network’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana Rancic.

Miss USA Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old beauty queen of Rhode Island, beat out 88 of the most beautiful women in the world and was crowned the title 2012 Miss Universe.  The last American to win the title was Brook Lee back in 1997

Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes passing on her crown to Miss USA Olivia Culpo

Here’s the rundown of finalists and winners: 

The top 5 finalists

Miss Universe 2012: Olivia Culpo, USA

1st Runner-Up: Janine Tugonon, Philippines
2nd Runner-Up: Irene Esser, Venezuela
3rd Runner-Up: Renae Ayris, Australia
4th Runner-Up: Gabriela Markus, Brazil

Best in National Costume Winner:  Miss China: Ji Dan Xu

Miss Congeniality:  Miss Guatemala, Laura Godoy

The Top 10
1 – Miss Australia: Renae Ayris
2 – Miss Russia: Elizabetha Golovanova
3 – Miss Brazil: Gabriela Markus
4 – Miss France: Anne Payet
5 – Miss Venezuela: Irene Esser
6 – Miss USA: Olivia Culpo
7 – Miss Hungary: Agnes Konkoly
8 – Miss South Africa: Melinda Bam
9 – Miss Mexico: Karina Gonzalez
10 – Miss Philippines: Janine Tugonon

The Telecast Judges:
Brad Goreski, Cee Lo Green, Claudia Jordan, Diego Boneta, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Masaharu Morimoto, Nigel Barker, Pablo Sandoval, Scott Disick and Ximena Navarrete.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Get Golden This Summer

Strip off that thick garb and put on that new bikini because finally, the summer holidays are here!  It’s time to head to the beach, hit some bars and cafes or have a barbecue in your backyard, but whatever you do this season the main thing is to have FUN!!!

Australia is blessed with a lot of beautiful beaches and being the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards: Favorite Summer Destination, Gold Coast has, arguably, the best spots for fun summer activities.

Here are some highlights from the Gold Coast.

Marine life up close

Wine and dine in style

Get into the water to cool off the summer heat

Surf's up this summer 

Chill under an extravagant fireworks display

Perfect size for beach sports 

This coming January, the Gold Coast is on a quest to reclaim the Guinness world record of the largest bikini parade.  

Join in on all the summer festivities and visit us at and check out a wide selection of swimwear and beach accessories

Here are some of what's in store now.

Sahara Tara Tri Miranda Fluro Rouge Bikini by Tigerlily

Diamond Dash Triangle Bikini by Nookie Beach

Club House Triangle Bikini by Nookie Beach

Harem Brights Bandeau Bikini by Tigerlily

Have a great summer and don't forget to wear sunscreen

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Beach Season with Nookie Beach & One Teaspoon

Some swimsuits are great to look at and that’s just about it with function.  Being able to join in fun beach activities while looking hot is not a problem with the new designs from Nookie Beach and One Teaspoon.  Their new designs have bold cuts, animal prints and even a polka dot bikini.  These brands have been known for being fun, fab, and fierce, but now, it is just fitting to add fashionably functional.  

More swimsuits and beach accessories are available at Birdmotel.  

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Have a great summer!!!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

4 Easy Beach-Bod Exercises

Beach season is here and are you ready to strut that beach bod?

Here are four easy exercises to strengthen and tone your arms, legs, buttocks and abs just in time for that new bikini. 

Exercise #1 :       Basic Push-Up

Target Areas:  Arms, shoulders, and chest muscle groups.

Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight. Do not lock elbows. Tighten core.

Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms forming a 90-degree angle. Push body up until arms are extended. Do 12 reps. Breathe out when you are pushing your body up and breathe in as you lower your body.

Exercise #2:        Triceps Dip

Target Areas: Triceps(back of arms)

Find a chair or bench and grip the edge with each hand with your fingers facing your body. Extend your legs in front and plant your heels.  Tighten core.

Lower body until slight stretch is felt in shoulders. Push body up until arms are straight. Do 12 reps.  Breathe out as you lift your body.

Exercise #3:        Squat

Target Areas:  Thighs, buttocks and hips.

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.  Tighten core.

Lower body and terminate the squat when the hip reaches knee level.  Do 12 reps.

Exercise #4:        V-Up

Target Areas:  Abs

Sit on floor or mat. Lie supine with hands on floor over head.

Simultaneously raise straight legs and torso. Reach toward raised feet. Return to starting position. Do 12 reps.

Notes:  Add a cardio workout to your daily exercise routine for the best results.
             Whenever you exercise, always tighten your core/abs.
             Remember to breathe. Exhale when exerting strength to relieve chest pressure.
             Re-hydrate. Proper hydration after a workout is extremely important.

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