Miller has a need for speed
“Have you ever been on the back of a motorbike? It’s just like riding a scooter in Bali; same, same but different,” laughed Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller moments before clocking over 200 kilometres an hour with Social Scene holding on (for dear life) behind him.
Colourful language can only describe the terror that rocks your physical and mental state, but given Miller is the 7th in the championship I knew I was in good hands. It takes 2.5 seconds for Miller, 24, to go from 0 to100 kilometres.
The Red Bull athlete, 24, was in Sydney briefly on Monday morning before flying to his home town of Townsville ahead of the Australian MotoGP later this month. A sport reserved for the adrenalin-seeking, fast and fit, riders can lose two litres of sweat and four kilograms in weight during a race. Now residing in Europe, Miller has secured his place with Ducati satellite team Pramac Racing announcing it will retain the Australian for the 2020 season.
Bumble celebrates women in business at inaugural Bizz Summit in Sydney
The female-first social networking app that empowers women to make the first move in dating, friendship and professional networking hosted its inaugural APAC Bumble Bizz Summit at Carriageworks on Thursday night.
Fresh off the plane from Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Carolina wedding, celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin – best known for working on the tresses of Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian clan – headlined the summit that had more than 500 guests. Atkin stepped out in a pair of white stilettos by Bottega Veneta understood to be sourced by the designer stylist Gab Waller. Hailed by The New York Times as the most influential hairstylist in the world, Atkin was interviewed by beauty expert Gemma Watts.
Fellow female trailblazers included designer Maggie Marilyn, fashion blogger and fake tan entrepreneur Elle Ferguson, and PR queen and headline-maker Roxy Jacenko, who also spoke of rising through the ranks in business.
AMG Sydney hosts blokes luncheon
Mercedes dealer AMG hosted its inaugural high-performance lunch on Thursday as sporting greats Sydney Roosters Champion coach Trent Robinson, Olympian Steven Bradbury, retired NRL player-turned-sports manager Gavin Orr and Australian Endurance Championship GT race driver Peter Hackett discussed mental health in professional sport and the struggles many elite athletes have at the top of their game.
Mercedes-Benz Sydney ambassador Steve Price arrived in style in his AMG GT Roadster; Social Scene hears the radio presenter was treated to the ultimate VIP treatment and drove away with it sparkling clean.
Former Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins was in attendance and cosying up to Roosters coach Trent Robinson leaving Social Scene questioning whether or not a coach switch could be on the cards. After the big win last week, Robinson was the man of the hour. As charity queen Skye Leckie fan-girled over the NRL trophy, it was Orr who provided commentary for guests on the highs and lows of player management, from early morning calls to help provide bail to violence incidences and substance abuse.
Mermaid hair makes waves in Sydney
If you have noticed mermaid-like waves on glamorous ladies about town, its no coincidence.
On Thursday, Mermade Hair took over the luxe and newly renovated Joh Bailey Double Bay salon, treating VIP media and influencers to a styling session with the hair tool of-the-moment. Each guest was treated to wash, blow-dry and style with the must-have hair-wand that perfects beachy waves and is tipped to be the look of the summer.
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Lucy Manly is a reporter and gossip columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.