Aug 29, 2011

Miranda Kerr- relaunch Kora Organic Skincare Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi 29th August 2011


Miranda Kerr was lovely in Sydney today at the and today she hit the David Jones store in Sydney at 12pm to relaunch of her Kora organics skincare range.

The supermodel signed autographs for fans and is clearly excited about it.

After having recently given birth to her baby Flynn, Miranda has said she was content to give up modelling and focus on her other projects if her body didn't bounce back.

"It's funny, but I really didn't mind if my body didn't go back to what it was before," Kerr said.
"I had decided during the pregnancy that between my skincare range, Kora Organics, and my book, Treasure Yourself, that there were plenty of other things I could do in my life.





Photo - Eva Rinaldi

Aug 27, 2011

Sydney Hilton Hotel Zeta Bar titillates and tantalises again with ‘extreme cabaret’ - 26th August 2011


Hilton Sydney’s Zeta Bar is continuing to take guests back to the sexy mystique of the nineteenth century underworld, or Underbelly if you will, every Friday night until the end of September.

Management, staff and guests are having a who ha of a time as the boundaries of traditional cabaret continue to be pushed, such is the is the titillating and tantalising nature of the 
experience at Zeta’s brand new ‘Extreme Cabaret’, now into its 5th fantasy - devilish week.

It's world famous Zeta Bar was once again transformed into a theatrical era gone by. It's Moulin Rouge meets Burlesque, plus a dash of Underbelly, with live sensual themes to tantalise and titillate you naughty little guys and girls, and then of course you have the addictive cocktails to keep things kicking along. Don't drink too much please or you might end up dreaming about 'Eyes Wide Shut' and it's version of adult style fantasy fun and games. Oh, you must give 'Green Fairy' absinthe a go. It's the hip drink to have when being titillated by the ‘Extreme Cabaret’ were hear.

Zeta’s very own in-house ‘ringmaster’ of cocktails and international expert bar consultant, Grant Collins, is the mastermind behind Extreme Cabaret at Zeta.

“To mirror the unique and vibrant event concept, I have developed a menu of cocktails with the same theatre and ‘shock factor’ as the dramatic décor and extraordinary acts,” Collins said. “Be prepared to expect the unexpected at Extreme Cabaret! I have no doubt that the acts, atmosphere and cocktails will amaze everyone who experiences them and keep them coming back for more.”

Be there every funky and flirty Friday night, live entertainment will transport you to a lurid fantasy world, including pretty extreme burlesque performers, juggling little people, fire acts, complete with shock-humour and Ringmaster, and maybe even one or two unspeakables, but you will just have to get your body to turn up and find out for yourself you curious souls.

Last night it was one of our Human Statue models Anastasiya Bakss performing in a wonderful yellow and red 2 piece peacock feathered styled number, and believe me, there was more skin than feathers darlings.

Anastasiya was just wonderful once the performance got on the way. What the public didn't see was all of the hard work that went into the costume and make-up, backstage in the green room, as we worked to ultra stiff deadlines. The new gear we got from our friend Anne at Beauty and Spa Solutions worked a charm. The Hollywood studio kit helped us get just the right look on our models and the studio chair ensured the models were comfortable and relaxed as we transformed them into Extreme Cabaret superstars with the unique Human Statue look and style.

Network Nine 'Underbelly' stars were back in attendance tonight, but we're been asked not to name names.  You'll see some of them back on Channel Nine this Sunday night as 'Underbelly Razor' enters its second week back on the box.

Special thanks to Grant, Manual, Dave and Karina at the Hilton for keeping things running so beautifully for us, and partygoers might like to also add themselves to the Hilton Hotel Honours Club like my friend and I did.

If you desire to be titillated and tantalised to your hearts content, this is your opportunity to snatch and seize the night.










Human Statue Bodyart

Websites

Hilton Hotel Sydney www.hiltonsydney.com.au


Zeta Bar - Extreme Cabaret profile www.zetabar.com.au/Cabaret.html

Beauty and Spa Solutions www.beautyspasolutions.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Aug 23, 2011

Australasian Gaming Expo Report, by Eva Rinaldi - 22nd August 2011



Today was a important day on the Australian gaming industry calendar. It's the third and final day of the 2011 Australasian Gaming Expo, held at Darling Harbour in 'Sin City' Sydney, Australia. The event comes at a time where the spotlight on the Australian gambling industry may have never been brighter or so politically red hot.  My company, Human Statue Bodyart, was delighted to be in the thick of the action. Enter the events world of the Gaming Technologies Association...

Australasian Gaming Expo Open Day In Sydney...

Over 150 gaming - gambling exhibitors enjoyed day three at the Australasian Gaming Expo Open at Sydney's Darling Harbour. Dozens of big name brands were there including IGT (and its new 'Sex And The City' slot game), Aristocrat Technologies Australia, Ainsworth, Konami, WMS, ShuffleMaster and Bally. 

Most of the exhibitors were making a return appearance from last year. It appeared they're were more exhibitors than "punters".

It's a huge production, with over 15,000 square meters decked out in gambling gear.

While big name companies like IGT somewhat dominated the event, it was impossible not to also recognise some of the smaller operations, as well as a few of IGT's competitors of sorts, thanks to their considerable branding and marketing efforts.

Here's the list of all of entities I was blessed to be able to speak with and photograph:

IGT
Aristocrat Technologies Australia
Ainsworth 
Bally
Maxgaming
Keno
Paynter Dixon Hospitality
Tenrod Australia
Rohrig
Choice Paper & Imaging
Allpride Signs & Marketing
Paltronics Australasia
Maximun Light

As you can see from our photographs showcased on our Flickr, a great time was had by all, and the event was largely a success for all involved.

For the record, some of my personal favorite games are 'Sex And The City', 'The Phantom', 'Queen Of The Nile', 'Aussie Gold', 'Rose Tattoo', 'Jaws', 'Wheel Of Fortune' and Keno.

It's going to be interesting to see what poker machine manufacture is the one that will step up to battle with the red hot IGT slot - 'Sex And The City'. Will it be Australia's own Aristocrat or an international entrant.

Good on the organisers for also having coffee and bites on hand. 4.5 stars out of 5 for an excellent event, and we'll look forward to being on hand next year for more of the fun and games that is the Australasian Gaming Expo.






Websites

Australasian Gaming Expo

Gaming Technologies Association

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Human Statue Bodyart

Aug 19, 2011

Sydney Hilton Hotel Zeta Bar tempts and tantalises again with ‘extreme cabaret’, by Eva Rinaldi - 19th August 2011


Hilton Sydney’s Zeta Bar is talking guests back to the sexy mystique of the nineteenth century underworld, or Underbelly if you will, every Friday night until the end of September.

Pushing the boundaries of traditional cabaret is the experience at Zeta’s brand new ‘Extreme Cabaret’, now into its 4th wicked week.

It's stunning Zeta Bar was once again transformed into a theatrical era gone by. Think Moulin Rouge meets Burlesque, with live sensual themes to tantalise and titillate you, and then of course you have the wonderful cocktails to keep things kicking along.

Zeta’s ‘ringmaster’ of cocktails and international expert bar consultant, Grant Collins, is the mastermind behind Extreme Cabaret at Zeta.

“To mirror the unique and vibrant event concept, I have developed a menu of cocktails with the same theatre and ‘shock factor’ as the dramatic décor and extraordinary acts,” Collins said.
“Be prepared to expect the unexpected at Extreme Cabaret! I have no doubt that the acts, atmosphere and cocktails will amaze everyone who experiences them and keep them coming back for more.”

Be there every flirtatious Friday night, live entertainment will transport you to a lurid fantasy world, including extreme burlesque performers, juggling little people, contortionists and fire acts, complete with shock-humour and Ringmaster.

Tonight one of our Human Statue models Elena Samodanova performed in a wonderful black and red corset style number.

Elena was just wonderful. What the public didn't see was all of the hard work that went into the costume and make-up, backstage in the green room. Thank god we had earlier in the week sourced some wonderful new equipment from our friend Anne at Beauty and Spa Solutions. The Hollywood studio kit helped us get just the right look on our models and the studio chair ensured the models we comfortable and relaxed in which we transformed them into Extreme Cabaret superstars.

It was rumoured that a number of Network Nine 'Underbelly' stars were in attendance tonight, but  we were asked not to name names, but rather than to mention that you might just see some of the same faces on Channel Nine this Sunday night at 'Underbelly Razor' returns to the box.

The weather might have been wet tonight in 'Sin City' Sydney, but things were sure hot and pumping at the Zeta.

Special thanks to Grant, Manual, Dave and Karina at the Hilton for keeping things running so beautifully for us.






Websites

Hilton Hotel Sydney

Zeta Bar

Zeta Bar - Extreme Cabaret profile

Beauty and Spa Solutions

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Aug 14, 2011

Masquerade party at Zoo Bar, Leichhardt talk of Little Italy, by Eva Rinaldi - 13th August 2011


Masquerade mania was all the rage tonight at Little Italy's Zoo Bar in Norton Street, which was celebrating a birthday.

The 40's plus crowd was into the masquerade theme, but only about 30 percent of the club goers went to any significant effort to dress to the theme.

The doors opened at 9.30pm and it didn't take long for a line up of roughly 100 people to build. The mix was about 40% guys to 60% girls, which one would suspect will be good for business. 

As is sometimes the case, it appeared that some of the ladies who went to extra effort in dressing up got a bit of an "unfair advantage" in getting in early, but I think its fair enough when people make the extra effort in dressing to impress (and in this instance that also included having an impressive mask.)

The cost of the evening was only $20, and was even better hunting at $15 if you were lucky enough to have a "priority entry pass".

Overall the organisers and security did an excellent job of controlling the "party animals" and maintaining order, while there was just enough wildness that one and all were ensured of having a great time. 

Special thanks to Von on the door for your assistance to news media at the event.

By the look of the party there's going to be quite a few folks who attended waking up in the morning with a masked stranger in their bed, or on the lounge, whatever the case.

The event was a success, and its a safe bet that the 40's plus crowd will be back to The Zoo Bar again next Saturday, with or without masks.











Websites

The Zoo Bar

Back2Funk Facebook

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Aug 13, 2011

Specsavers Seeing Merit In Human Statues, by Eva Rinaldi - 13th August 2011




Popular Australian eyewear retailer Specsavers has shown significant vision and daring in its latest campaign incorporating human statues into its marketing and media mix.
It's marketing vision includes standing out from the pack, and they have embarked on a campaign incorporating solid sales material, superior customer service, fantastic products, and creativity... thanks to the eye catching human statues.
The Perth store campaign recently commenced and was a big hit. This was the latest state to employ the tactics in its Australia wide campaign that spread from NSW to SA, and has now hit WA.  Melbourne will be next, then back to NSW with Sydney's Parramatta Store makeover.
It's understood that many retail hot-shot masterminds from across the industry are watching the Specsavers - Human Statue Bodyart campaign closely, with rumblings other retailers are going to give the statues and possibly bodypainting a go, in order to not be overshadowed by the dynamic marketing tactics.
Brilliant marketing and media tactics shown by Specsavers, or not? The rumour mill says beancounters will know for certain in less than a month, but early indicators demonstrate the eyewear retailer has shown great vision with the campaign, and that the rewards have far exceeded the risk.
A number of major retail giants will soon be testing the waters with statues and bodypaint, and some leaders in the hotel - casino - resort sector will also be soon following suit, having caught wind of the campaign, with some also seeing some human statues in action at a certain Sydney hotel...something about "Hilton" and cabaret.
The retail industry remains divided as to if the statues were too "extreme" or not, but daring to be different may be one of the few ways to bring to life campaigns in the struggling retail sector.
*the writer is the director of Human Statue Bodyart


Sydney's Hilton Hotel brings back Extreme Cabaret By Popular Demand, by Eva Rinaldi - 13th August 2011


Sydney's in-crowd was once again back at The Hilton's Zeta Bar last night for more teasing and titillation by Extreme Cabaret.

Friday's at Zeta have never been hotter than at current thanks to the cabaret and carnival themes.

You're be delighted to hear that the cabaret human statues were back, as were the dancers. Last night saw the debut of little person 'Mini Lady Gaga' who added extra Moulin Rouge energy to the arts collaboration.

The award winning Zeta Bar was going crazy, in a good way, and guys and girls lapped it up.  The bar sure did a healthy trade, and we understand a number of last minute accommodation bookings were taken in by the Hilton Hotel, which is always a good sign of a fun and hot night out in Sexy Sin City.

The 8 foot tall (on stilts) ringmaster / MC was back, which acted as quite the conversation piece and ice breaker facilitator for conversations between lads and lassies in attendance.

If you didn't already hear The Hilton's Zeta Bar will be presenting their Extreme Cabaret each Friday till the end of September, already many club goers in Sydney are being influenced into dressing up in Extreme Cabaret garb.

It's all just in time for 'Underbelly Razor' which returns to Channel Nine on Sunday August 21. Ladies, don't be afraid to dress up as vice queens Kate Leigh or Tilly Devine.

The Zeta Bar remains a  favourite of many Sydney based celebs, but no one is disclosing the names of who is showing up each and every Friday. You just have to turn up and play "name that celeb". The Extreme Cabaret "dolls" will be back, and they are looking forward to tantalising and titillating you, so don't disappoint them will you darlings.

PS: wondering what to wear? Feathers, black with red and blue and white are in, as are shades of conservative bondage fashion, but don't forget - it's Hilton, not Kings Cross, so if in doubt play it a little safe, and leave it to the performers to show off their skin.





Websites

Hilton Hotel Sydney http://www.hiltonsydney.com.au



Aug 5, 2011

Hilton Hotel Sydney loves Extreme Cabaret; 2nd week running, by Eva Rinaldi - 5th August 2011

 


Sydney's in-crowd was once again delighted and titillated by Extreme Cabaret at the Hilton Hotel's Zeta Bar earlier tonight.

It's the second Friday night in a row that the famous Hotel has gone with the Extreme Cabaret theme, and tonight I was ecstatic to be asked to create a cabaret human statue for my wonderful new client.

The award winning Zeta Bar was going off once again and guys and girls lapped up the eye candy and took in the atmosphere.

Human Statue Victoria and dancer Missy helped keep the party going, helped along by the 8 foot tall (on stilts) ringmaster / MC.

The Hilton's Zeta Bar will be presenting their Extreme Cabaret each Friday till the end of September.

Some patrons were overheard saying that the human statue creation bore some resemblance to 'Underbelly Razor' costume themes.

The Zeta Bar is a favorite of many Sydney based celebs, but exactly who was there tonight was kept under wraps, and no one is saying names of who is to be there next Friday either, but rest assured the Extreme Cabaret "dolls" will be back.  Will you be there with bells (or feathers) on?

A big thank you and well done to the team at Hilton Hotel and Karina Vincent's Bar Solutions.

We're so looking forward to doing it all over again next Friday.

 model- Victoria Gordeets





Websites

Hilton Hotel Sydney www.hiltonsydney.com.au



Human Statue Bodyart www.humanstatuebodyart.com.au


Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com