Andrew Hornery

Andrew Hornery

Senior journalist Andrew Hornery is the man behind The Sydney Morning Herald's Private Sydney column, keeping tabs on everyone from socialites to social climbers. If they are worth knowing about, you can bet they are on the PS radar.

Logies

Logies Red Carpet: The walk is long, the necklines low, but Kylie Minogue still outranks the lot

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27:  Kylie Minogue arrives at the 2014 Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on April 27, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Andrew Hornery The TV Week Logies is a marathon, and it's not just about the race to nab a coveted statuette.

Vicky Dawson brings her sister Charlotte Dawson's ashes to memorial

Charlotte Dawson

Andrew Hornery It was the sort of crowd you would expect Charlotte Dawson to turn up in.

Model provocateur: desperate measures for Miranda Kerr

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Andrew Hornery Madonna mastered it years ago, now Miranda Kerr is giving it a whirl.

Collette Dinnigan: I quit to regain balance in life

Collette Dinnigan

Andrew Hornery Dinnigan's choice to announce her decision to close her critically acclaimed label on her late mother's birthday is far more telling that it appears.

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Feathers ruffled by the Birdcage's pecking order

Businessman Geoffrey Edelstein and his wife and Brynne Edelsten in the Myer Marquee at Victoria Derby Day in 2012.

Andrew Hornery Naomi Campbell kept a sweaty media pack waiting in the blistering sun for over an hour but when she gave them exactly what they wanted when she finally arrived at Flemington for her first Derby Day.

Private Sydney

Reality bites for Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Andrew Hornery From the moment Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom became an item it always seemed there was a third person in the relationship: her ever-present publicist (and there have been a few over the years).

Oscar nod

Cate Blanchett's long wait

Cate Blanchett.

Andrew Hornery Between now and the morning of January 16, 2014, Cate Blanchett is set to be one very busy lady.

Private Sydney

Melbourne Cup: greatest sport of all

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Andrew Hornery People often tell me how great my job is, which is curious given they have never experienced it.

Hot, not bothered, celebrities on parade

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Andrew Hornery, Georgina Safe Naomi Campbell was the most eagerly anticipated arrival at Flemington on Saturday but she kept media sweltering for 90 minutes in the sun before she finally appeared as Polanski was sweeping past the...

Molly mob

Unlikely star attraction

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Andrew Hornery Camilla may well become Queen, but it was another "royal" who was being mobbed by crowds at Flemington today.

Glam rock

Look out, another Jagger's in town

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Andrew Hornery Georgia May Jagger intends to party up a storm in Sydney this weekend.

Private Sydney

Accent on affected

George

Andrew Hornery Actor Melissa George was accused of treason this week when she declared she would rather nibble on a croissant and sip espresso in Paris than return home to Australia to be constantly asked about the...

Poisoned chalice

Hawkins bravely sits in TV's hottest seat

Jennifer Hawkins

Andrew Hornery HOSTING Australia's Next Top Model appears to be one of the most glamorous gigs in television, yet within the industry it has earned a reputation for being a poisoned chalice, having claimed some of...

The Diary

Day of who's who ... but Molly mobbed

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Andrew Hornery Hot on the footsteps of Tony Abbott's turn around Flemington with his weapons of mass distraction - daughters Frances and Bridget - it was backbencher Kevin Rudd who had a prime ministerial-like turn...

My tribe's cooler than yours

Cate Blanchett

Andrew Hornery Andrew Hornery surveys the Brynnes, Blanchetts and bluebloods of Sydney's social scene.

Private Sydney

A-listers dust off hangovers to party into the New Year

Ricki Lee Coulter at NYE lord mayors party Photo by Scott Weston

Andrew Hornery As the northern hemisphere shivered in the new year, Sydney's biggest annual party continued on Tuesday across a series of extravagant parties attracting celebrities, the beautiful people and...

Private Sydney

Good line for bodice ripper

Fiona Handbury and William Legge

Andrew Hornery It's a dramatic love story which reads like a chapter from one of her late grandmother-in-law Dame Barbara Cartland's racy pot boilers, but former Sydney socialite turned British aristocrat, Lady...

Store wars

Gomes to lead catwalk charge

Jessica Gomes

Andrew Hornery It will be battle stations at David Jones and Myer over the next fortnight as the retailers unveil multimillion-dollar campaigns for the spring/summer collections.

Famous hotel

Revamp for Double Bay hotel loved by celebrities

Famous hotel: Nicole Kidman leaves dress maker in Double Bay for the Ritz Carlton with young daughter Isabel.

Andrew Hornery It will take a group of Singaporean businessmen and about $20 million to return the polish to one of Sydney society's glittering jewels: the former Ritz Carlton hotel in Double Bay.

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Political pose

Daddy's girls

Abbotts

Andrew Hornery During the Keating and Howard years, political offspring were mostly kept in the shadows, leaving their respective fathers to bathe in the limelight.

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