Nov 21, 2010

The Stars Party At Our Stars Of Summer Party With Jamiroquai!



It was a beautiful evening on the Sydney Harbour last night as we held our massive Take 40 Stars of Summer Party thanks to SingStar at the 'PlayStation' mansion in Point Piper.

Complete with body painted models, by Eva Rinaldi and synchronized swimmers, games of croquet and plenty of beautiful people, Jamiroquai impressed the crowd with their performance upon a perspex stage over the pool with an amazing view of the yachts in the harbour!

DJ Havana Brown kept the party rolling with her tunes and everyone enjoyed having a go at the SingStar games set up in the lounge room!

Jamiroquai's set was spectacular, with their classic hit Cosmic Girl a definite highlight and crowd favourite! Before playing, frontman Jay Kay asked if it would make Australia happy to hear the song -- and of course, it did!

Even Underbelly star Alex Dimitriades jumped on the DJ decks for a bit -- party times!

Check out all the party photos from the night AND the stars on the red carpet!

Stay tuned to for a sneak peek of Jamiroquai's performance!

Watch all the action from the party below!

Natalie Imbruglia

Bodyart by Eva Rinaldi

Dj Havanna Brown

Alex Dimetriades

Singastar fun and games

Playstation Mansion

Nov 20, 2010

Sea Shepherd returns to Bondi Beach with Eva Rinaldi; King Neptune comes to life, 20th November 2010

                   Photography Credit: Marek Jezierski

Last night the famed environmental group Sea Shepherd returned to eco aware hotspot Bondi Beach, under the fearless leadership of Captain Paul Watson.

Bondi Pavilion's High Tide Room was the venue for the long awaited return of 'The Shepherd', for it had been about 3 years since the group had held a big gig at Sydney's most famous beach.

No Compromise! was a wonderful collaboration between Sea Shepherd and an army of supporters.

It was a sold out affair that saw a crowd of 300 plus in attendance lap up a great night of entertainment, education, presentations, arts, memorabilia exhibits and collaboration between like minded souls.

Nights like this one serve a few purposes for Sea Shepherd. Watson and his spokesperson was quick to point out the importance of awareness, education and fundraising, via news media, the internet and events.

Watson, not only a world class environmentalist, but also a seasoned media campaigner, has generated headlines around the world with his "direct action" tactics in response to the attack on whales and other creatures of the worlds oceans.

One of the most unusual elements incorporated into the evenings offerings was the brainchild of Human Statue Bodyart director, Eva Rinaldi. Ms Rinaldi made quite an appearance at the happening with her 'King Neptune' (Martin Vadam) and 'Son Of Neptune' (Lui Cantali) human statues, flanked by her favorite photographers Peter Carrette and Marek Jezierski, both themselves passionate environmentalists.

Perhaps the biggest media scoop, or at least one of the most colourful on the night was the revelation that the Sea Shepherd's most recent support vessel, the Ocean Adventurer, may very well be renamed 'Godzilla', which of course ties in beautiful with the Shepherd's vigilant opposing of the ongoing Japanese whaling massacre.

According to a number of international news articles and leaks, only will 'Godzilla' become the 1 million dollar vessel's official name if a new major sponsor comes on board. For the uninitiated 'Godzilla' is a daikaijū, a Japanese movie monster, first appearing in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla. Since then, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon starring in 28 films produced by Toho Co., Ltd. The monster has appeared in numerous other media incarnations including video games, novels, comic books, television series, and an American remake. Some movies portray Godzilla in the role of a hero, while later movies returned to depicting the character as a destructive monster. It's safe to say that Watson's Godzilla is a hero to Sea Shepherd's environmental army and supporters, and poses some sort of threat to the Japanese whale killers, and the news media from Japan who play the Government "stay on message" whale research tactics. Don't the the Gozilla themes fool you that this is just fun and games, mixed in with Hollywood themes. It's well reported that over the years that aggressive Sea Shepherd campaigns against Japanese whaling have been the trigger point for a number of death threats, but neither side is currently prepared to go on record with this, despite it being quite the open secret. The enduring and often drawn out and expensive legal battles with Sea Shepherd are also no laughing matter.

In an interesting twist, it is currently understood that a Guinness World Record was broken on the night. What for you ask. How about most expensive beer, with one lucky punter purchasing some Antarctic Nail Ale for an astonishing $1850. Insiders tipped us off that there were some seriously cashed up folks attending the gig, so it appears some of them were very generous of spirit, making a real difference to the 'The Shepherd's' bottom line.

A number of guests were overheard to say that the 'King Neptune' statue was the most eye catching exhibits on the night, and a rumour circulated that a young Miss was interested to make an offer to date and take home 'The King', perhaps inspired from other exhibits that were up for live auction later in the evening. Whatever the case, a warm vibe rippled throughout the room, and you could feel the genuine warmth and love, both for mankind and the oceans creatures.

The night also featured a good spread of food, drinks, and eco aware musical performances, including by those by Bondi Beach band, Mojanda, one of Sydney's hottest and most exciting rock groups.

Whether you were a passionate environmentalist, surfer, art lover, socialite, or just curious, the night offered something for everyone.

Operation No Compromise is the Sea Shepherd's 7th Antarctic based campaign and the focus is protecting the whales in the Southern Ocean.

*The writer is a resident of Bondi Beach and a long time supporter of Sea Shepherd

Websites Of Reference:

Sydney's Playstation Mansion Secret Is Out; Celebs Party Hard With Human Statues, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th November 2010

Jamiroquai was the headline act at what was Sydney's most glamorous summer party event, the Take 40 Stars of Summer party presented by our friends at SingStar®, where Jay Kay and his band performed live to Australia's celebrity group and five lucky Take 40 and PlayStation® fans.

In Sydney promoting their latest album 'Rock Dust Light Star', Jamiroquai performed current single White Knuckle Ride, with other hits from the new album and some past  favourites, making the Take 40 Stars of Summer party the must attend Summer in Sydney happening. I feel blessed to have attended and also being able to add to the creative atmosphere with our Human Statue poolside party models.

The summer launch party took place at a luxurious Point Piper home that transformed beautifully into the 'PlayStation Mansion' for the late afternoon and evening. The exclusive harbour mansion party showcased Sydney Harbour as a backdrop, adding to the glitz, glamour and overall experience.

Take 40 Australia, a multi-platform entertainment brand now in its 27th year, prides itself on delivering the creme of pop culture and bringing fans closer than ever to the hottest stars in the world. The event was a chance to catch up and mix with one of the decade's most enduring chart superstars in uniquely intimate surrounds.

My favorite part of the event, other that transforming my models into lounge statues, was watching Australia's hottest DJ Havana Brown spin the decks, move and groove.

PlayStation's famous singing sensation SingStar, presented the Take 40 Stars of Summer event. One of Australia's favourite party games, SingStar is really hotting up this summer; now fans can practice their dance moves or strum their stuff while demonstrating vocal pitch, tone and rhythm with the new SingStar® Dance and SingStar® Guitar editions exclusively on PlayStation®3. Friends will have a blast singing off to the world’s most sought-after SingStar and SingStore tracks from international artists.

Guests were served exotic cocktails as they partied by the pool, mingling amongst A-list stars and glamorous hostesses as they enjoyed the only VIP party performance Jamiroquai will offer in Australia.

Bodyart by Eva Rinaldi

Natalie Imbruglia

Dj Havana Brown


Websites Of Reference


Take 40

Sony Playstation

Human Statue Bodyart

Natalie Imbruglia

Dj Havana Brown

Nov 17, 2010

Human Statue Bodyart: Eva Rinaldi Sponsors Sea Shepherd; Amazing Human Statue To Make Special Appearance This Friday Night 7pm At Bondi Beach Pavilion; Sydney, Australia

Photography Credit: Marek Jezierski

Human Statue Bodyart director, Eva Rinaldi, is delighted to announce that she has sponsored the world famous Sea Shepherd Conversation Society event coming up this Friday night at Bondi Beach.

Ms Rinaldi, a long time social and community entrepreneur and environmentalist, didn't need too much convincing to support the cause when she found out via the grapevine that Captain Paul Watson and his fearless Sea Shepherd crew and team would be hosting a special event 'No Comprimise' at the High Tide Room, Bondi Pavilion.

In recent months Ms Rinaldi has organised, promoted and executed a number of her home grown events and happenings at Bondi Beach included 'Let's Paint Oprah', 'Dear Oprah', 'Breaking Down The Walls', with more soon to follow.

Ms Rinaldi has promised to unleash a nature - Sea Shepherd themed human statue creation, the likes of which has never been seen before.  Whether you're a passionate environmentalist, art lover, both, or just curious, come long and be part of what will be one of Bondi Beach's most memorable happenings this year. The big night will offer a host of entertainment, inspiration, memorabilia, presentations, surprises and of course, great food and drinks.

Operation No Compromise is the Sea Shepherd's 7th annual Antarctic based campaign and the focus is protecting the whales in the Southern Ocean.

When quizzed about her main motivation to become pro actively involved with Sea Shepherd Ms Rinaldi said "I have been passionate about nature and animals for as long as I can remember.  I grew up on a farm. Over the years I have heard a lot of wonderful things about Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd team. My media agent Greg Tingle had been telling me a lot of great things about them and when I found out they would be appearing again at Bondi Beach I thought count me in.  We are all so excited, and what a fantastic venue for this wonderful cause.  I can't wait to unveil my latest artistic creation there."

About Human Statue Bodyart:

Human Statue Bodyart is widely recognised as Australia's leading bodyart, bodypainting and human statue agency. They have been in business since 1997 and have worked on such diverse campaigns and personalities including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Raymond Usher, Sydney Opera Bar, Let's Paint Oprah, Roberto Duran - Mexican Day Of The Dead, Virgin, Eclipse and Tourism Australia. They offer everything from basic makeup and styling, props and design, education and training, film set and TV support, all the way up to national and international campaigns.


About Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:

The Sea Shepherd Convervational Society (SSCS) is a non-profit, marine conservation organization based in Friday Harbor, Washington, in the United States. The group uses direct action tactics to protect sealife. Sea Shepherd currently operates te vessels MY Steve Irwin, Ocean Adventurer and the Bob Barker, as the most of the group's activities take place in international waters. The group has a strong focus on public relations to spread their message via the media.


Event Details:

Bondi No Compromise!

When: Friday, 19th November 2010
Where: Bondi Pavillion, High Tide Room, Bondi Beach, NSW
Tickets: AU$25