Sunday, March 31, 2013

I'm Big in Russia

Just ten minutes before the photographer was due to arrive, it came to my attention I wasn't actually supposed to be having an afternoon kip in the niff.
A silent but deadly scurry ensued and voila I think I managed to look vaguely "done" and oh so disgraceful.
Why the panic?
Earlier in the week journo, Mike Bruce, from Queensland Newspapers had interviewed me at home, interested in the force behind Pull Your Socks Up!
He arranged a photographer, who also happens to be a friend and ex-colleague's hubby, to "take a few pics".
Three weeks later, I certainly did not expect to see my mug on the front cover of the Sunday lift out.


Given it's Easter Sunday, the cover pic is probably spot-on, with mad shimmery colours making me look a bit like an hallucinating chocolate bunny.
As the publication isn't available free online, I thought I'd share all the juicy stuff with you here.










I'm extremely honoured to have been featured in our state's major Sunday newspaper and I love the words and the layout.
Thank you Mike!


The outfit I wore for the interview was this cheeky one, which I ended up wearing for the rest of the day, with a few bangle changes along the way.
I did a bit of a naughty jig for you in the day's post here.


Here's that shimmy again and for the record, I had 65 hits from Russia in the past week.
Huge. **snort**.
Happy Easter Bunnies to you!!
Baci,
Desiree xoxo

64 comments:

  1. You make us sooooooooooooo proud, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am not only happy for you, but also for those, like me, who have grown to love and admire your warm and wild heart.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. Oh Desiree this is soooo exciting!!! Thank you for sharing it too because it is really frustrating not to be able to buy a hard copy of here in London (I wanna plaster that gorgeous cover of you on my wall!!) You look glorious - glad they featured you - you are such an inspiration! xx

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  3. Love it! Great article & you look amazing as always xo

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  4. What a lovely article. It really shows who you are and hopefully help silly people understand the likes of you (and somehow me as well). It's funny how I also feel like the blogging can be a bit of a life line sometimes... I feel isolated in this small English town and blogging has indeed been a fantastic way of getting to know kindred spirits such as yourself and for that I am extremely grateful. It's been very difficult lately, too many setbacks, too many disappointments but at least I can take comfort that somewhere out there in the world someone 'gets' me. Please keep being the marvelous person you are and inspiring us all :)

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  5. I am so chuffed I can't stop grinning! I'd have loved a hard copy 'cos that cover would be framed and on my wall before you could say 'goddess of glitter'.
    Loud n' proud, baby. Loud n'proud.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. I'm so excited and proud of you! The photos are wonderful and so are you!
    What a fantastic tribute to what a total legend you are! I'd love a copy of the paper, too. xxxxx

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  7. "A complete disregard for the opinions of others frees blogger Desiree Caira to be her authentic/eccentric/eclectic self."

    Haha. LOVE IT! Congrats on the feature, Desiree!

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  8. Consider yourself adored in France as well, because I wouldn't miss your posts! Congrats on the article--it turned out great! Bisous from sunny Paris.:-)

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  9. Bloody brilliant!! You are huge in the UK too of course. What a fab feature, you are by far my favourite cover girl xxxxx

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  10. what a fabulous article - you are definately my sunshine, i adore your blog so much x

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  11. Hell yeah, You go girl! Thanks for sharing the article, it's a real tribute to your snazzy style.

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  12. This is really so FUN! Congratulations on more *fab* photos of you being yourself, and that being celebrated. Really, quite lovely indeed! Thanks for sharing xo xo

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  13. I already posted so this may end up double-bagging! Please buy zillions of copies for your slavering minions overseas!!!! (signed naturellement) xxx

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  14. desiree . you look amazing as ever and doubley amazing in the papers. that would make my sunday if i was to open the newspaper and see you there. have a lovely easter. love lucy

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  15. I wish I could shimmy like my sister-blogger Desiree! With a total disregard for the opinions of others! That is a motto Helen can get behind. The cover photo and story are amazing. Go Girl!

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  16. Wow, just wow. This was like having a nice sit down with you, talking about life and all. So well done, my dear!

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  17. Holy Moly! You're famous now! Are you charging for autographs or still giving them away free?!

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  18. You are so fabulous, how can fame not follow? Love the skivvy dance.

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  19. Best Easter present ever! What a joy you are, and I so happy I found your blog! I love you more then chocolate bunnies and Cadbury creme eggs

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  20. What a wonderful article! You do inspire me to be more of what I've always wanted to be. Thank you for your blog and your super coolness.

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  21. OMFG!!!!!! That is so amazing--- to be recognized in such a beautiful positive way. We woman, and particularly moms (nobody gets criticized more harshly than us moms!), need reminders on how to keep being our awesome selves.
    This just made my heart expand--cograts!
    Love it,
    Becky :)

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  22. Congrats Desiree! You look wonderful! It's great that people take your individuality into account and love you for it.

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  23. Thank you so very very much for sharing that!! And you are a KIWI!! Woohoo!!

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  24. OH MY GOODNESS, THIS IS SO AMAZING! Many congratulations, you sexpot! What beautiful photos; and a wonderful article. You are a STAR! XOXO

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  25. Oh wow, Desiree. That is so bloody cool, you must be so pleased. I'm glad they can all see how wonderful you are, just like the rest of us do. Superstar. Xx

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  26. Desiree, you are fabulous!! Thankyou for sharing! xx

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  27. Oh wow! Thank you for sharing the article. Amazing.

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  28. Such an awesome and inspiring article. I love your blog.

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  29. Yay, you're a celeb! This is such a great article. I would love to have a copy. I think it's fantastic that attitudes like yours are being celebrated. It really is the way forward! As for Nicki Minaj and Lady BlahBlah - they don't hold a candle to you xxx

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  30. Our Queen of the Circus is a celebrity!!
    Congratulations!! what an awesome article!! All over your country I'm sure there are staid old fussbudgets clicking their tongues and rolling their eyes at such a brazen hussy!!! LOVE YOU!!!

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  31. Congratulations! The whole world needs a bit of Desiree in their soul:))

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  32. So happy to read this and so proud of you, dear Desiree! What a fine write-up, and what a fine woman you are. xoxoxooxoxo

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  33. You are awesome. Wish I had one hundredth of the style you have in your little finger! In fact you've inspired me to write a post in my blog in which I will mention you. Have a peek later on today on www.cleverbunnys.blogspot.com
    Cheers and congratulations on having the guts to be YOU!

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  34. AWWWWWWW SO AWESOME!!! Of course you should be on the front of Many Magazines and Papers!! Anna and I think your absolutely fabulous xoxoxoxo ~Love Heather

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  35. You are a cover girl through and through. LOVE the article- thank you for posting it for us- you are a delight, and treat and a daily necessity . Rock on, dear lady!

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  36. Ya gotta love an individual! Your advice on wearing what you want to wear and what makes you feel good is great advice. As you say, trends or fads are too expensive to follow. Op shop first!

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  37. FANTASTIC!! You are such an inspiration! :D

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  38. 4 words....YOU ARE FREAKIN' AWESOME!

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  39. Thank you for sharing this with us Desiree, I really enjoyed reading the part of the article you showed us. I was quite struck by the fact that you reached a point where you had to change or go under, as did Vix. I can really relate to that and I wonder how many of us bloggers have been there. I'm still working on having a complete disregard for others opinions, it must be so freeing, I still worry far too much and I don't know why I do it, I know myself it's stupid. Oops, I forgot to say congratulations too, I could imagine you being a bit of a national treasure! For some reason Maria Pracatan popped into my head there, do you remember her, she was Clive James' companion, though I've probably spelled her name wrong. I loved her and you just made me think of her there. xx

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  40. That's such a great article! *hugs* I very much aspire to have your attitude and fearlessness, although saying that, I wear things now I wouldn't have dared wearing 2 years ago, so maybe I'm getting there! I'm glad you were able to realise when it was time to think about yourself - something I think I and so many others just forget to do. I hope I'm like you when I grow up :)

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  41. A magazine that shows good taste and quality!

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  42. Loving it, and loving the celeb list lol. Congrats on increased notoriety.
    V*A*L*

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  43. What a great article and amazingly lovely and colourful spread - it very much captured you, Desiree! Thanks for sharing deets about your life. It's always interesting to know more of the person behind the style. (I'm a former journo too). Big congrats! :) xoxo

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  44. I'm soooo glad your unique sense of style has been recognised and you become more and more known by the day.It's also a proof that you have created your own path to happiness.Congratulations for your marriage and thanks for being such an inspiration to us for taking our outfits a step forward.I loved your jive.

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  45. saw your giant advertisement at the train station on the way to a shoot!

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  46. you're a gorgeous star!!!, love that your style is so fabulous and you're cheering up the world!!!, you rock so much, I'm enthusiastic!!
    besos & love

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  47. I just want to give you the biggest hug(and an arse squeeze)!!! I would post the cover of that magazine near my desk at work to inspire me, and everyone that saw it. Add me to the list of people who would love a hard copy. The writer did a wonderful job, and the captions and title are just perfect. You are most certainly Wild At Heart!

    XO
    Shelley

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  48. You're FAMOUS, baby! A bona fide Cover Gal and a celebrity and a bloody STAR!
    Congratulations on the wonderful interview, on looking delicious, on teaching me the phrase "in the niff" which I shall now use whenever possible, on your darling little jig, on being the original Sassy Vamp, and on being big in Russia and everywhere else! xxxxx

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  49. Oh darling Desiree i'm sorry I'm so LATE to congratulate on your wonderful news! It's the best thing ever that you're being recognised as the style and general life icon that you are! How fabulous. And the best thing is, now you'll be not just my inspiration but an inspiration to a whole country of women out there, looking for some colour and gypsy joy in their lives! We all feel so proud of you.

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  50. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
    That's a FANTABULOUS article, you come across as a truly wonderful, legendary, fantabulous, blockbusting SEXACIOUS BABE!!!!
    You ARE a star, my sweet! A Style Star!
    Love and Lustipops!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  51. Congratulations! It's great to see that others recognize and appreciate your fun, vibrant, and unique style.

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  52. Congratulations! It's great to see that others recognize and appreciate your fun, vibrant, and unique style.

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  53. Oh, I like the words "a rainbow on legs". That's really you! Congratulations!

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  54. just found you via the 'not dead yet' linkup and so glad i did...you are so fabulous xxxx

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  55. Well done you, how exciting!

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  56. Look what I missed! OMG this is so flattering and a very fitting honor! I love that they gave you the cover. If I saw this I'd fall in love with you if I wasn't already! Your home looks as colorful, warm and carefree as your spirit!
    XXOO

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  57. *Woohoo* Dances with you! Thanks for sharing Des!

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  58. What a colossal delinquint I've been not to have seen this post or you last one!! Duh!
    You're a schtar, baby!! Yeaah. But then, we already knew it. This is part of your global domination plan. Next you'll be dropping spangly bloomers from aeroplanes over foreign territories. Don't miss Vancouver! I shall be waiting for my pair with open arms. And laughing really loudly. Maybe I'd even attach a flashing LED flashlight on my head for visibility backup.
    Famous post for a perfect role model. Hugs!!

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  59. Woah, just seen this. I was truly fascinated to read about how you turned your life around. You are a phenomenon! Woohoo (excited)! Xx

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