While many of us want to head Down Under, there is one thing that can be a huge factor: all those creatures. If you’ve found yourself wanting to take a trip, then it might be time to learn how to avoid all the scary critters when traveling to Australia.
Box jellyfish are considered to be a huge threat in the water surrounding Australia. One of the best ways to stay safe is to listen to any warnings on the beach and avoid the water during jellyfish season. If you do head into the water, then it’s best to make sure there is a lifeguard on duty and wear a wetsuit to make sure that most of your skin is covered.
Many spiders love to hide in small, dark spaces. This can be anything from toilet seats to foliage and everything in between. It’s recommended that we keep our shoes indoors and away from the windows as well as shaking them out before we put them on. Plus, checking everything we touch – especially when we can’t see what’s behind it – can help to make sure that we don’t accidentally grab hold of a spider.
Australia is covered with venomous snakes, but would you believe that they try to keep away from people at all costs? Thankfully, the majority of these snakes spend their time hidden in long grass or buried into loose chippings or dirt, so avoiding these areas should help to avoid them.
Believe it or not, but there are two types of crocodiles in Australia. Although freshwater crocodiles are smaller, they can be just as fast and as dangerous as saltwater crocs. The best way to avoid them? Keep away from marshlands, only swim in clear water, and avoid anywhere that has a crocodile warning sign.
Yes, mosquitoes can be another scary critter that many of us worry about when traveling to Australia. Thankfully, there are a host of insect repellents on the market that we can use around our rooms and all over ourselves. Plus, keeping our skin covered and using mosquito nets should help to keep them away at all costs.
Although it might seem as though Australia is filled with scary critters, the land is also home to some of the most breathtaking sights. Avoiding these critters is sure to help us enjoy a trip Down Under once and for all.
The red carpet attracts the best actors and actresses from around the world. Let’s embrace film work, fashion, the glitz and the glamour…with these red carpet looks that made people do a double take.
Eiza Gonzalez was a show stopper at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party shimmering in a Galvan slinky gold mermaid long evening dress with a high neckline. The Mexican actress who is making her way in Hollywood managed to make some headlines after she scored a small role in the Oscar-nominated movie Baby Driver. Watch out for this stunning beauty.
The Shallows, Green Lantern and The Age of Adrenaline actress Blake Lively was a standout star on the 2014 Cannes red carpet. Her chic monochrome dress by Gucci Premiere was teamed perfectly with a bold red lip and stunning diamond and ruby jewelry. Walking the carpet with handsome husband and fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, Blake proved that moms can still bring the glamour.
Charlize Theron looked like a vision on the Oscar’s red carpet. The classic black color and structure of this Dior dress did wonders for the South African beauty. Her slicked back hair and minimal jewelry allowed her gown to make a statement. The Academy-Award winning actress always stuns on the red carpet, exuding class, poise, and elegance. Charlize is best known for her outstanding performances in hit movies including Young Adult, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Prometheus.
Real-life superhero Gal Gadot swung by the Oscars at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre wearing a slinky sparkling 1920 style Givenchy gown that dripped with fringe. Acing the chic flapper look with her hair slicked-down and styled by the talented Mark Townsend, the Wonder Woman star’s sleeveless outfit featured a neckline that plunged nearly to her midriff. The fabulous 32-year-old glittery silver outfit had a curtain of darker metallic fringe down to the hem of the gown. Needless to say, all eyes were on Gal that night.
The Silver Linings Playbook actress stepped onto the red carpet in a glowing gunmetal gown designed by Dior. The sequined couture had a fitted corset-like top that was held upright by only two delicate black strings. The floor length gown was flattering in the sense that it was formfitting until the hips, then loosened all the way to the hem. The glamorous golden gown went well with her loose, wavy blonde locks and smokey eyes, and the total look was made flawless thanks to her minimal jewelry.
Irina Shayk — no surprise that this model made the list twice. Now 34 years old, Shayk is originally from Russia but moved to New York in 2007 in order to pursue a more serious modeling career. With her breathtaking looks, there’s no doubt that Shayk is one of the hottest models of this time. And how good does she look in this yellow Versace gown at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival?! Fun fact: this is literally two months after giving birth to her and Bradley Cooper’s daughter! How does she even look like that?!
Kendall has risen through the ranks to prove herself as one of the most stylish young models out there. At the Oscars Vanity Fair After Party, Kendall took the leg slit trend to a whole new level. Kendall’s lucrative modeling contracts with Chanel, Balmain, Givenchy and Tom Ford, have ensured that this supermodel has learned from the best.
As one of the most famous Indian actresses, Aishwarya Rai knows how to give the wow factor. Her lilac princess gown by Michael Cinco at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival ensured that all eyes were on her. Through Rai’s exotic looks and overt talent, she managed to establish her name on different continents after winning the 1994 Miss World pageant. In addition to her acting, Rai branched out into modeling where she worked with international brands including Coca-Cola, Titan Watches, and Pepsi.
Florence Pugh has secured herself a spot as one of Hollywood’s most promising starlets after appearing in the new adaptation of <em>Little Women</em>. The 24-year-old actress’s style is also something to note as she stepped onto the Oscar’s red carpet in a stunning emerald dress by Louis Vuitton. This dress actually took more than 250 hours — equivalent to over 10 days — and six different seamstresses to make! Florence, you’re officially on our radar.
Actress Gal Gadot made her way to the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Shine still rocking the previously established Wonder Woman theme. The Fast and the Furious star stepped out in a sequined dark red Armani Prive gown for the bash. In spite of the shimmering material and flattering cut, the ensemble had a certain ease that Gadot is known to be a fan of. No dramatic accessories or embellishments were needed, nor did Gadot mount her face with a heap of makeup. Natural beauty is what Gadot is all about.
Emma Stone has had an extremely successful career with a portfolio containing blockbusters including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Help and the Oscar-winning musical La La Land. In addition to her acting, Stone has consistently owned every red carpet that she walks with one of her most memorable looks taking place at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Emma’s pale blue, open-backed lace Christian Dior Couture gown was one of the best looks of the festival. Teamed with a diamond choker and hair pulled back, she was a star.
Another model who rocked the red carpet the Vanity Fair After Party in 2019 was blonde British beauty, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She dazzled in a statuesque Atelier Versace gown and Neil Lane jewels, making this one of the model’s best looks yet. The model has starred in some impressive fashion campaigns before transitioning to movies, starring in Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Transformers franchise. Recently, Rosie gave birth to her son with fellow British actor Jason Statham.
Jessica Chastain is never one to shy away from the more daring red carpet dresses. Her vibrant, canary Zac Posen custom gown at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival hugged her in all the right places. Flanked by Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, the actress was a shining star. Jessica has rightfully earned her place on one of the world’s most famous red carpets through her incredible acting abilities. Her highly acclaimed roles in Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar and The Martian thrust her into A-list Hollywood stardom.
She may have started out in the Spice Girls, but Victoria Beckham has made her mark as a fashion designer, building an incredible empire. It is no surprise then that she upped the style stakes at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in this black and white jumpsuit. Victoria kept it simple but chic, nonetheless. The gorgeous British star has been married to soccer star and international stud David Beckham for 18 years, and they have four beautiful and talented children together.
Luscious Latina Eva Longoria stepped out like the movie star that she is and stunned in this custom Gabriela Cadena gown. The plunging white strapless silk dress was adorned with pearl and Swarovski detailing. Eva’s dangerous curves clung tightly to the custom gown, and the glamour she brought was everything desired for that moment in Cannes. Despite the actress being well known for her naughty role on Desperate Housewives, Longoria has been laying low in her career after marrying second husband, Jose Baston.
Penelope Cruz hit the 2020 Academy Awards in a beautiful black couture gown. The gown, which featured a white camelia flower detail and a pearl belt, was so difference from her usual appearances which is what made it one of her best looks ever. The Spanish beauty accessorized her look with simple diamond earrings and rings. The wife of actor Javier Bardem can claim that she is one of the most successful actresses of her time, appearing in popular movies including Vicky Christina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Nine and Broken Embraces.
Adriana Lime looked absolutely breathtaking at last year’s Oscar Afterparty. The brazillian seductress has worked a fair few red carpets and has the fashion down to a tee. Needless to say, she held this title with this Ralph & Russo double satin draped gown, featuring embroidered lace-up detailing and finished with star beads, xilions, crystals and pearls.
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara has one of the most sought after figures in Hollywood. Her voluptuous curves are perfectly proportioned and Sofia makes an effort to show them off on red carpets. At the Oscar’s Vanity Fair After Party, Sofia once again wowed in this sparkling Dolce & Gabanna dress which showed off her best assets. Sofia flashed her gorgeous smile looking like a true star.
Gigi Hadid is one of the biggest models in the world, having worked with every notable fashion designer, appearing in their campaigns and walking their runways. It is therefore no surprise that when it comes to runway, Gigi knows how to dress to perfection. At the 2015 Oscars, Gigi wore this daring floor-length gown designed by Atelier Versace. The model proved her worth as she wowed in this look and unsurprisingly ensured all cameras were flashing on her.
Emily Ratajkowski is not known for the most conservative red carpet looks, but her outfits always catch the fashion world by a storm. This yellow number will make you stand and stare, even if you’re a part of the paparazzi crew.
At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, actress Diane Kruger dared to bare her back in this sensational Prada gown. The flowing nature of the dress, together with her relaxed hair made Kruger look like a goddess. Diane might have the looks and style, but she also had the talent to back it up. Kruger is no stranger to a dramatic role and has acted in respected films including Quentin Tarantino’s war film Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure and Troy.
As one of the new crop of supermodels, Bella Hadid worked her Cavalli Couture gown and de Grisogono jewelry. Bella, together with sister and fellow supermodel Gigi, have risen in the ranks of high fashion, fronting campaigns for fashion powerhouses including Tom Ford and Dior. With the sisters inheriting their beauty and modeling chops from their mother Yolanda, there’s no slowing down for these two.
As one of the best supermodels in the world, Naomi Campbell could look amazing in just about anything. The gorgeous model was dressed in custom Roberto Cavalli when she appeared on the 2010 Cannes red carpet. The gold shine of the dress worked seamlessly with her flawless complexion and skin tone. Campbell’s personal life has been highly publicized in recent years due to her run-ins with the law. The British supermodel has taken up positions as a judge on modeling reality show competitions.
Kim Kardashian is always one to watch on and off the red carpet. With the reality star consistently trying to find unique designs from past collections to wear for some of her most notable moments, it looks like Kim Kardashian West may have outdone herself for the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. The mom, reality star, and entrepreneur dazzled in an Alexander McQueen Oyster dress- only one of two ever produced!
Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad and star of the major Hollywood hit I, Tonya is Margot Robbie, who proved her acting talent and professional worth a long time ago in one of the most robust industries out there. Here she is wearing a Chanel Fall 2015 white gown with embellished frill to dazzle up the monotone dress. The actress also wore Roger Vivier Es’sensual Satin Sandals to the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, which took place on March 4th, 2018.
It is no surprise that Victoria Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio knows how to slay a red carpet and beat off all the competition. Alessandra had her moment in this embellished Zuhair Murad Couture ballgown. The bottom half of the dress combined pants and a skirt for added drama. She finished the look with the stunning Bulgari Serpenti necklace and stole the fashion award that night. The mother of two has an amazing modeling portfolio containing fashion houses including Balmain, Dior, and Givenchy.
Bella Hadid’s style has been making headlines since she entered the modeling world in 2012. Within these last few years specifically, Bella full-on went from Gigi’s baby sister to a full-fledged model and fashion icon in her own right. She can pull off anything and everything — a superpower that all of us mere mortals can only dream about. Bella sported this gown to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and people couldn’t look away.
There have been quite a few risqué outfits on the red carpet in the last few years, but Irina Shayk’s Vanity Fair Oscar party look was definitely pushing boundaries! Well, if anyone can push boundaries with style, it’s this beauty. People did a double take when she walked out in this dress.
Kate Upton never fails to wow on the red carpet and her look at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party was no different. The model oozed glamour and style as she stunned in this Victoria Beckham, classic black dress. Kate let her body do the talking as the gown sat beautifully on her every curve. She teamed the look with some sparkling emerald and diamond earrings, paired with a bold red lip to keep it sultry but still fierce.
Ashley Graham is one of the biggest models in the world, taking the industry by storm with her striking looks and real woman curves. The brunette bombshell ensured that all eyes were on her at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016, with this impressive plunging neckline and thigh-high split. Graham worked the red carpet and ensured that every inch of her was pristine and perfect. This was one of Ashley’s best red carpet looks to date.
Chrissy Teigen is not shy about oversharing but when it came to her dress at the 2016 American Music Awards, her wardrobe malfunction was a little too much. The model and wife of singer John Legend showed of her impressive legs with an outrageous slit which went all the way up to her midriff. Despite having to be extremely careful when walking, Chrissy’s slip of the leg was unavoidable and she ended up baring much more than she intended to!
Lady Gaga is always one to watch on a red carpet. While you never know what outrageous outfit she will turn up in, she always manages to turn heads. At the 2020 Oscars, Gaga channeled her Audrey Hepburn with this stunning Alexander McQueen gown, which undoubtedly excited fans. Gaga completed her outfit with a 128.54 carat diamond from Tiffany & Co. for a little more sparkle.
At the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars after party, Gabrielle Union was one of the standout stars in the fashion stakes. Union hit the red carpet in this unusual Jean-Paul Gaultier, black and blue geometric gown, complete with a thigh-high slit and bare belly. Union’s fans couldn’t get enough of the actresses look and she found herself on many of the best dressed lists after not being afraid to take a risk in fashion. This was one of Unions best looks.
Kendall Jenner has never been one to be afraid of showing some skin, whether she is walking down a runway, at a red carpet event, or even on her off days. At the Met Gala in 2017, Kendall was one of the best dressed, (or should we say un-dressed,) celebrities at the event. This stunning La Perla gown was tailored perfectly on the model, showing off her long legs and toned stomach. Kendall finished off the look with a red lip and loose waves.
Emily Ratajkowski is one of those models who can pull of just about anything and isn’t afraid to show off some skin. At Cannes in 2017, Emily donned this sweeping Peter Dundas lace gown with a daring cut out on the bodice. The dress was perfectly crafted and showed off her phenomenal figure.
Jennifer Lopez always seems to look a million dollars on a red carpet. The Latina beauty rocked not one, but two daring dresses at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami. This Julian MacDonald dress showed off Jlo’s best assets and was fitted to her every curve. Jennifer’s gorgeous complexion made the whole look pop, and there are not many stars that would be able to pull this one off. Lopez manages to bare some skin while still looking classy.
We are used to seeing Nicki Minaj pour her curves into some risque and barely there outfits during her performances, but at the 2016 Time 100 Gala, Minaj managed to tone the controversy down for the red carpet. She wore a sheer black lace Givenchy number that was much closer to couture fashion than the daring outfits she usually wears, as Minaj is known for her own personal style and affinity for shocking people. Nicki definitely knows how to look gorgeous even with something a bit more conservative!
Spanish senorita Penelope Cruz is no stranger to red carpets and never fails to bring the glamour. Cruz turned heads in her figure-hugging classic Marchesa number at the 2011 Cannes Red Carpet. On the arm of her co-star Johnny Depp, cameras were flashing from every direction. The actress had appeared in highly acclaimed films including musical Nine, which she earned an Academy Award nomination for. Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are amongst the most favorite of Hollywood couples, but their dedication to philanthropy keeps them grounded.
At the 2016 Grammy awards, Ciara was not afraid to show off her incredibly figure in this Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture silk chiffon slip dress. The intricate beading on the dress gave it some added glamour and the hip-high slit was so daring that only a handful of stars could pull it off. Ciara added some jewelry from Norman Silverman Diamonds and swept her hair back into a loose up do, to ensure that her dress was shown off to the max.
Victoria’s Secret star Stella Maxwell proves she is anything but Angelic in a stunning, flesh-flashing gown and completely commanded attention with her pulse-racing dress. The in plunging gown featured a daring hip-high slit which highlighted her slim pins at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday. The supermodel walked down the star-studded carpet while avoiding a wardrobe malfunction despite her daring low-back couture and strappy heels. Maxwell also parted her golden locks right in the center for a classy finish.
Rita Ora gives off an attitude that she doesn’t care what other people think of her, whether it is her music or her fashion. The British singer was a siren as she walked the red carpet of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, showing off her dangerous curves. Ora seemed to channel Marilyn Monroe in this slinky number, adding the touch of sparkle with the diamond choker, and bring it all together with a strong red lip.
Beyoncé might have shown up a little late to the 2015 Met Gala red carpet but that didn’t stop all heads from turning when she eventually did slay her grand entrance. While this Givenchy gown leaves very little to the imagination, there’s no denying that Beyoncé looks like an absolute queen. From the looks of it, too, we can understand why she was so late. After all, Bey had to make sure every single gem on her bejeweled dress was in the right place because, let’s be real — when it comes to a dress like this, there’s really no room for error.
A critically-acclaimed actress, Eva Longoria looked absolutely breathtaking as she walked the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The Desperate Housewives star stunned in an Alberta Ferretti-designed bedazzled gown as she glided through the opening screening of horror flick The Dead Don’t Die. The dusty pink shade of the dress perfectly illuminated Longoria’s beautiful bronzed skin tone and the thigh-high split — although daring — was the perfect feature to show off the 45-year-old’s fit bod and toned legs.
At the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Miranda Kerr wowed in this custom red KaufmanFranco gown. Miranda proved that she is every inch the supermodel as she put her best assets on display through a plunging neckline and her tight abs. Miranda brought the look together with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and added some sparkle with an Atelier Swarovski clutch. Kerr might not have been at the Oscars, but she sure would have made waves on the red carpet.
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Towering gold heels and a wine colored gown featuring a low neckline and high split turned out to be the exact right look for the Step Up actress, who pulled off suggestive cleavage through a stunning strapless very well. The professional actress and singer Jenna Dewan Tatum, sported the Pamella Roland gown like no one else as she attended the star-studded bash with her close friend and fellow actress, Emmanuelle Chriqui (who is most remembered as Sloan from Entourage).
It is hard to decide whether Priyanka Chopra’s 2017 Oscar gown had more of an elegant or sensual feel to it, but the talented actress dressed in the futuristic, body-hugging Ralph & Russo dress turned heads no matter where she went that night. To top things off, Priyanka had her hair in a sleek, side-parted manner and was embellished with a set of sparklings diamonds worth over $5 million. The Indian actress, film producer, singer, philanthropist, and the winner of the 2000 Miss World 2000 was definitely dressed to impress.
Angelina Jolie has never failed to look like an absolute bombshell on the red carpet. Her Atelier Versace gown from Cannes in 2009 couldn’t have looked more perfect on the brunette beauty. Jolie is amongst the most famous actresses in the world, and her work had not gone unnoticed through winning an Oscar, two SAG awards, and three Golden Globes. Despite going through a bitter divorce to estranged husband Brad Pitt, Jolie has continued to excel in her directing and producing, together with being a philanthropist and mother.
Lupita stormed on to the Hollywood scene and never looked back. Her exceptional performance in Academy Award-winning period drama 12 Years a Slave resulted in Lupita becoming the breakout star and Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress. In the style stakes, Lupita has managed to wow on the red carpet every time, and this was no different at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Her stunning emerald Gucci dress complemented her skin tone beautifully, and her complexion was absolutely flawless.
Naomi Watts is an actress who radiates glamour, poise and elegance. Naomi is often found on the best-dressed lists, and her look at Cannes in 2012 did not disappoint. The Australian actress wore a stunning nude Marchesa number with an impressive fishtail. Naomi’s moment was completed with a sparkling diamond necklace and earrings which was complemented through bringing her hair up in an old-Hollywood style. The actress has been admired through her roles in films including The Ring, King Kong, The Impossible, and J. Edgar.
Now 23 years old, Savannah Chrisley showed the world that she was a full-grown woman at 19 when she stepped out to the ACM Awards in a daring and ultra-sexy black gown. The Chrisley Knows Best star wore a Bao Tranchi gown that was very figure-hugging and revealing, with its sheer panels. This was Savannah’s first red carpet appearance since her car accident that landed her in the hospital, so credits to her for coming back strong
French actress Lea Seydoux has had a very successful career, taking up starring roles in notable French films and Hollywood cinema thereafter. On the international stage, Lea’s roles in Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol propelled her to stardom. Lea’s style has been something she was always admired for and one of her best looks yet was in Cannes in 2014. Lea dazzled in her plunging, intricately beaded emerald Prada gown which she finished off with with teardrop diamond and emerald earrings.
Some people can work yellow while others just can’t. Uma Thurman however, completely rocked this look. The actress turned heads in this striking Atelier Versace gown in Cannes in 2014. The plunging neckline allowed her to show off some skin for a more sultry look, while the long, flowing dress remained chic and appropriate. The actress has been a long-standing, well-respected Hollywood actress, starring in blockbusters including Kill Bill, The Producers, Prime, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and Pulp Fiction.
Top model and actress Cara Delevingne always rocks the red carpet with her outgoing personality and daring style. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Cara’s Burberry dress was everything. From the lace sleeves to the red lip and stunning diamond jewelry, Cara’s look was perfection. The striking British model has been highly sought after in both fashion and acting and has worked with fashion houses including Chanel, Dior, Balmain and Burberry while starring in films including Pan, Paper Towns and Suicide Squad.
The former Home And Away actress made some serious waves when she ruled the red carpet while wearing a Samara’s floor-length gown that was cinched at the waist. Adorned with a shimmering criss-cross band that highlighted her fit physique, the star’s Schiaparelli dress only sparkled brighter when Samara went for a bold makeup look. Smokey, kohl-rimmed eyes and lashings of mascara contrasted her nude lips and flushed cheeks. As for accessories, Samara opted a clutch purse by Valextra that matched her dress.
Many said her navy Armani Privé dress stole the show, but the bow-tiful Nicole Kidman simply did the unthinkable and dazzled the industry of the rich and famous even more so than the award seasons in previous years. The stunning 50-year-old proved age works to her favor with the large leg split directly up the center of the dress, which only drew more attention to the gown’s dramatic bow. The heart-shaped top flaunted her enviable toned physique and bare decolletage.