The Goss

Thin to win: Laura Dundovic.

Thin to win: Laura Dundovic. Photo: Cameron Grayson for InStyle

Warning: these women are impossibly thin, naturally.

But just to make you feel worse as you put spoon to mouth with that Christmas pudding, InStyle magazine has given us another insight into how super skinny women stay, well, just that. Stop us snoring …

Among the glamour quotient photographed for the newest edition of the magazine, on shelves on Monday, is Laura Dundovic - ''an exercise devotee since her teens''; Erika Heynatz, who can skip her way through an entire song on stage seven nights a week in an aerobic top without missing a note; and Gail Elliott, the incredibly beautiful former supermodel turned designer who keeps fit with weekly pilates session and coastal walks.

New horizons: Sami Lukis has no hard feelings.

New horizons: Sami Lukis has no hard feelings. Photo: Kate Geraghty

For those who can keep up, Dundovic says she stays motivated by mixing up her training routine and snacking on sugar-free chocolate bars to treat sugar cravings.

Heynatz takes tips from a body-sculpting friend and consumes the occasional Killer Python. And Elliott's tip is making a batch of bircher muesli for the week's breakfast.

She also keeps it real, revealing: "At night, we open a bottle of wine and have a glass together on the balcony. It's a lifestyle thing!"

Oh baby: Jodi Anasta awaits the birth of her first child.

Oh baby: Jodi Anasta awaits the birth of her first child. Photo: INF


Up and away

Seasoned performer Sami Lukis took her public bumping from the breakfast slot on the newly renamed Kiss 106.5 in good spirits last week by jetting off to Europe for a white Christmas.

Jamie Durie with fellow <em>Makeover Street</em> expert Katrina Warren.

Jamie Durie with fellow Makeover Street expert Katrina Warren.

While her radio show with Yumi Stynes became the sacrificial lamb to make way for the high-profile signing of radio duo Kyle and Jackie O, Lukis took it all in her stride, offering only kind words to her radio replacements and former bosses.

''I completely understand the decision. I don't take it personally and I wish them all the best, there are no ill feelings,'' she told S as she sipped her second glass of champagne in the Qantas club before boarding a flight for Dubai.

''Being the No.1 show is a tough act to beat. I get it! It's a business and at the same time it was just so wonderful to be part of the first female brekky show.''

Party girl: Jennifer Hawkins.

Party girl: Jennifer Hawkins. Photo: Steven Siewert

Lukis has been overwhelmed with messages asking if she is OK. ''And I say, 'C'mon I've been in this industry for 20 years!' I remember when my contract wasn't renegotiated at the Today show and I never thought I'd work again, I was devastated then. But I know now it's exciting. Who knows what opportunities there will be in 2014?''

Lukis is excited about her new ''fab'' travel blogging gig with, which complements her side business, NY with Sami, which takes like-minded women on tours. She organises them from inception to the itinerary to making reservations and personally acting as a tour guide.

''I'm going through Dubai to research for one of my ladies tours - I've never been before - and then I'm heading to Prague and Milan for After that there'll be two weeks of skiing in Switzerland and Austria and I'll have a white Christmas, which I can't wait for.''

Lukis loves her new business. ''It's such hard work and I do it all myself, and it sounds corny but the friendships these women establish on the tour … we've already had a reunion; it's been a really beautiful experience.''

Meanwhile she is also resolute about her unfulfilled quest to have a baby. ''I've tried three good cracks at it,'' she says of fertility treatment she sought with an ex-partner.

''It hasn't happened, it didn't take. Who knows what's around the corner; I'd probably be looking at an egg donor now. I'm now 43. The problem is I feel 33!''


Jet-setting beats waiting for WAG

It's WAG baby bonanza time.

Hot on the (stiletto'd) heels of Terry Biviano giving birth to a baby daughter last week with Rooster captain Anthony Minichiello (and emerging from the hospital in red carpet style), came the news, revealed by S, that Kate Waterhouse is expecting a baby with former Rooster Luke Ricketson in June next year.

Now eyes and lenses are focused on a glowing Jodi Anasta, wife of West Tigers footballer Braith Anasta, who is heading into the last trimester of her pregnancy in understated style.

Stepping out last week with a pram-wielding girlfriend and her baby girl, Anasta had lunch at Boatshed Cafe in Botany, no doubt collecting some mummy tips.

The blissful mum-to-be has been busy travelling in the lead-up to the birth of her first child. She and hubby spent time in Greece recently where Braith was playing for the World Cup, celebrating their first wedding anniversary in Santorini.

They also fitted in a trip to Bali where they tied the knot last year. The couple relaxed poolside during a luxurious getaway at the five star W Retreat and Spa in Seminyak.

Since their return to Sydney, they have been lapping up the sunshine and nesting, with Jodi posting an image on Instagram last week of a picnic ''with my boys!!'' of her with Braith and their pooch at an Eastern Suburbs beach, and photos of baby booties.


Jamie's moving on

Dashing from Marrakesh to Milan, bachelor Jamie Durie has certainly been keeping himself busy since his split with fiancee Lisa Christie last month.

The gardener and furniture designer did not make it to the altar with the reality mum-of-two who stole his heart during filming of his TV series, Top Design, in 2011.

They became engaged just before Christmas last year and planned a wedding and more kids to add to the ready-made family. At the time, Durie said he fell for Lisa when he ''saw the way she was with her kids'' and was drawn to her because she was ''very kind, warm, down-to-earth, self-deprecating and a lot of fun''.

But last week he admitted life had taken a different path and the split was still a raw topic.

''I'd rather not talk [about it], it's not an easy time,'' he told S respectfully as we caught him between flights at Marrakesh airport, on a trip for his furniture design business.

He is now focusing on his new show Makeover Street, Christmas Edition, which airs on Nine on Wednesday night. He will also head to Italy to work on his furniture pieces for the prestigious Milan Furniture Fair, his second year showing.

Makeover Street sees Durie and a team of experts - including vet Katrina Warren, chef Hayden Quinn, gardener Nigel Ruck, Phil and Amity from The Block All Stars and fashion guru Donny Galella - make over an entire street of well-deserving Aussies. The new format has taken Durie back to his roots.

''I'm getting to work with my original producer from Backyard Blitz as well as Nigel and the original Nine crew, which I love. For me it's like coming home again.''



Actor Peter Mochrie and his friend of 30 years, real estate maestro John McGrath, have united professionally. The Shortland Street actor, who returned to Australia after seven years in New Zealand this year, has been working as a producer and presenter with a video for McGrath to sell units for the high-end residential building, The Pacific, on the site of the old Swiss Grand at Bondi Beach. ''Our first video was sent out in an electronic book to some clients of McGrath a week ago and amazingly $53 million dollars' worth of apartments was sold, which must be some kind of record!'' Mochrie told S.

It's party time for Jennifer Hawkins, who will be kicking up her heels next Saturday night to celebrate her 30th birthday on December 22. The model, who was at The Winery in Surry Hills last Saturday with girlfriends for a Christmas catch-up, has made no secret she has no baby plans for the immediate future and is looking forward to her holidays with her family in Newcastle following a hectic schedule this year. But first up she's holding a party to celebrate the birthday milestone at an undisclosed Sydney location.

After last week's Men's Health Man Awards - taken out by Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper - one wag took it upon themselves to trawl through the archives and dredge up the magazine's September 2008 cover with the Bachelor Tim Robards on the cover. Still with his seriously sculpted pecs perfectly in place (and slightly longer hair), the then 26-year-old admitted he began lifting weights at 14 and was called ''tofu boy'' at school. His career highlight at that point was playing a body double for Keanu Reeves in The Matrix and his life was spent balancing books and barbells. Now it's babes!