Sunday Territorian 20 Jul 2014
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10 NEWS SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Amazing Grace a big hit on catwalk Former Good Shepherd Lutheran College student Grace Simmons caught the attention of the fashion industry elite in Paris this week A TERRITORY equestrian champion has swapped the arena for the catwalk and made her debut in a hautecouture show as part of Paris Fashion Week (PFW). Former Good Shepherd Lutheran College student Grace Simmons, 17, caught the attention of the fashion industry elite this week when she strutted her stuff on the catwalk in front of a star-studded front row including Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron and her beau Sean Penn. The flame-haired beauty donned a navy floor-length coat paired with red trousers as she glided her way down the runway for the most prestigious event on the international fashion calendar, in the gardens of the Muse Rodin. Grace first hit the runways at Sydney Fashion Festival last year and hasnt looked back, with influential fashion power houses tipping her to be the next international supermodel to come out of Australia. The Girlfriend Model Search 2012 winner completed Year 12 in Queensland last year, but her ties to Darwin remain strong. Her parents own a home and hardware store in Casuarina and a caravan park in Coolalinga and Grace returns to the Top End frequently to spend time with friends. Mother Adrienne Simmons said Grace was sent by her management firm to Paris to watch PFW, but was cast at the last minute as a model in the most exclusive of all the runway shows haute couture. She was hand-picked (to walk for) Christian Dior and Viktor & Rolf, Adrienne said. Its been an absolute fairytale for her. Grace always puts 110 per cent into everything she does, whether its achieving a (Year 12 final exam) mark of 96, representing the NT in national equestrian championships or modelling. Her equestrian days (Grace was a member of the Noonamah Horse and Pony Club and Darwin Show Jumping Club) prepared her well for the catwalk its given her a sense of confidence. Grace has deferred her double degree in business and economics so she can embrace more modelling opportunities. Shes a very smart girl and loves what shes doing now and will take each day as it comes, Adrienne said. Whats happening to her is lovely, because its Graces dream this is what shes wanted for a number of years. Grace has currently based herself in Sydney. By MEGAN PALIN Your best friend can be a lover THERE is hope for people stuck in the friend zone. A study by dating website eHarmony found best friends also make the best lovers. Relationship and dating expert Melanie Schilling said people valued similar traits in friends and lovers, but there were a few that elevated romantic partners out of the dreaded friend zone. The top two qualities for mates and lovers were for them to be loyal and a good listener, Ms Schilling said. But there were four qualities people looked for to take things to the next level intelligence, attractiveness, morals and work ethic. Physical attraction was the trigger to looking at a friend differently. When this friend enters the room something shifts in you physiologically, the heart rate beating a little faster, sweaty palms, feeling a little hot and bothered, Ms Schilling said. As that bubbles to the surface and the person starts to realise Im attracted to this buddy of mine, what tips them over to wanting to pursue it is the deeper stuff. While the initial attraction is physical and physiological, it moves on to morals and values and lifestyle preference, so its really that longer term sustainability for a relationship that kicks in. Whats happening to her is lovely, because its Graces dream this is what shes wanted for a number of years Health woes for broken hearts SLEEPING badly after a divorce wont just leave you with dark circles under your eyes. Research shows it could also cause dangerous increases in blood pressure, leading to serious illness. A University of Arizona team questioned 138 people, who were newly divorced or separated, about how well they were sleeping. Their blood pressure was also taken three times over seven-and-a-half months. Those people who regularly had trouble sleeping saw their blood pressure increase a few months later. WIN THE ULTIMATE RACE WEEKEND! The race event of the year, the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup, is just around the corner and the NT News wants you to fully experience everything this weekend has to offer. One lucky winner will walk away with 2 tickets to the Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball on Saturday 2nd August, PLUS 2 tickets to the Legends of the Straight Marquee on Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day on Monday 4th August. Total prize value $1,620. 10 runners up will also win a double-pass to Darwin Cup day. To enter, simply visit ntnews.com.au/competitions and enter your contact details plus the daily code word. Entries close at midnight. CODE WORD: Gala *Competition closes midnight Sunday 20th July. For full terms and conditions visit ntnews.com.au/competitions M _ 3 0 1 4 5
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