Kylie Minogue, back in the country for Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations, was today spruiking a new book documenting her changing fashion styles. Photo: James Brickwood
Two hours on a plane, nine hours on a train, or 18 hours sitting on a Sydney city pavement - that's how far some Kylie Minogue-loving Australians will go to nab a moment with the singer.
The pint-sized pop star popped by a Sydney CBD Dymocks on Saturday to sign copies of her latest book, Kylie/Fashion.
She told reporters it was good to be home.
Kylie Minogue shows off a new book charting the singer's style over the past 20 years. Photo: James Brickwood
"It's amazing - jetlag aside," she said.
The book, which catalogues the homegrown singer's style moments over two decades, was one of her proudest efforts for 2012, she said.
"I've done so many things this year and, oddly enough, this has been the most difficult thing because it required going through so many archives to find where everything is," she said.
An iconic and very brief pair of gold lame hotpants made the final cut, she promised, agreeing "they were the best bang for your buck" of all the featured outfits.
Dozens of fans crowded in to the bookstore and lined the balconies for a glimpse of the star.
First in line at the autograph table was 19-year-old Sydneysider Isabella Heath, who told AAP she had camped outside the George Street shop since about 5.30pm (AEDT) on Friday.
She scored a hug and a photo, gushing afterwards that it was "absolutely amazing" - and a bit bewildering - to meet her pop idol.
She said she'd been holding a spot in the queue for friends, 18-year-old Jo O'Brien and 17-year-old Laura Hingston, who flew in from Melbourne just for Minogue's visit, and Sabrina Peszko, 16, who spent nine hours sitting on a train to Sydney.
"We couldn't miss out on this opportunity to meet her," Ms O'Brien said.
"She doesn't do things like this very often, so we just had to snatch it up while we could."