Well-wishes flooded in for Kellie Hush last week after she announced that she was stepping down as Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief after six years at the helm to launch an eagerly-anticipated fashion line.
And while most in the notoriously bitchy fashion industry are able to maintain a stiff upper (plump) lip in public, making their snide remarks in private, safe spaces and Whatsapp groups, Hush's arch-nemesis, former Harper's Bazaar fashion director, Thelma McQuillan, just couldn't seem to help herself.
McQuillan, who worked under Hush until she was ousted because, according to insiders, of "her behaviour", took to her Instagram to make a not-so-subtle swipe at Hush's resignation.
"The best revenge is always to just happily move on and let karma do the rest," McQuillan's post read.
When asked about McQuillan's mean girl remark from the front row of the David Jones Spring Summer 2018 show this week, Hush laughed, rolled her eyes, and told The Goss: "Let me just say, Thelma knows how she left Harper's Bazaar ... But you don't go through a career like mine without making friends and enemies.
She laughed as she continued: "I didn't see [the post] but someone pointed it out to me but, you know what, I am in a good place and I hope Thelma is too."
It's not the first time the animosity between the pair has reared its ugly head.
You don't go through a career like mine without making friends and enemies.Kellie Hush
At the Harper's Bazaar Australia's 20th anniversary edition party in February (the one where Sydney's best-known braggarts Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough stole the spotlight, debuting their engagement), Hush took a swipe at an unnamed former staffer's work ethic, which was believed to have been about McQuillan.
McQuillan is widely known in the industry as "difficult" and someone who likes to "ruffle feathers". She had been working as fashion director at David Jones magazine as well as styling some of their shows, but departed suddenly from both roles towards the end of last year.
Most recently she has been working as a stylist for their opposition, Myer, including dressing Katy Perry who is currently Down Under on tour.
McQuillan did not respond to The Goss's request for comment.
Meanwhile, Hush would not be drawn on what her upcoming fashion line would entail or where it will be stocked.
"Hush by name, hush by nature," she said.
The Upside (or downside?) of an ex-wife like Jodhi Meares
Most people would rather stick vinegar-laden pins in their eyes than spend time with their ex and their new partner, but Jodhi Meares is not most people.
The Upside founder, 47, is "really good friends" with her photographer ex-husband Nick Tsindos, 30, and his model girlfriend of six months, Mimi Elashiry, 22. So much so, that when Meares and Elashiry (who both seem to have been cut from the same flower child cloth) laid eyes on each other at the David Jones show on Wednesday night, they warmly embraced, leaving onlookers (The Goss included) agape.
"We are really good friends actually," Elashiry told The Goss. "Nick's dog and her dog always play, so we always go over there for coffee in the morning and it's just like a really chilled friendship between all three of us. No qualms there at all."
Elashiry continued: "She is kind of like a mother figure to me. She is super lovely." (We wonder if Meares will still be so fond of the little boheme after hearing that?)
"I worked with her quite a bit in the past, so we had a little bit of a friendship prior [to Nick]."
Meares has form in remaining close with her ex-husbands and their new partners, most memorably spending time with James Packer and his then girlfriend (now ex), Mariah Carey, on his multi-million dollar super yacht, the Arctic P.
Speaking of tangled dating webs ...
Anwar Hadid looked like he was getting flirty with his ex Kendall Jenner's sort-of brother-in-law Scott Disick's ex Megan Blake Irwin at the David Jones after-party on Wednesday night ... because aesthetically-pleasing, rich, famous people like to keep within the confines of their close-knit communities so as not to share their good genes with mere civilians.
Hadid, the 19-year-old brother of two of the biggest models in the world right now, Gigi and Bella, was romantically linked to his sisters' BFF Jenner (also a top model) in June after the pair were spotted kissing and straddling (or as TMZ put it, "sucking face") at a party in NYC. (This happened while Jenner was also dating the hottest NBA star of the moment, Australian Ben Simmons, but they weren't exclusive then, so no harm done. Welcome to the world of millennial dating.)
Californian Hadid, who was flown into town this week by DJs, looked to be getting cosy with the "unruly" Australian model, Blake Irwin, who once dated father-of-three Scott Disick, the ex-partner of Kourtney Kardashian, who is Jenner's older, half-sister.
Are you keeping up?
Hadid was spotted by The Goss laughing, hugging and rubbing Blake Irwin's Zimmermann-clad hips at the rather loose, cocktail-fuelled after-party, but insiders say they are "just good friends".
Confusing, but not as complex as the time when the black sheep of the Kardashian family, Robert, had a daughter with Blac Chyna who also has a son with a man who was dating Kardashian's half-sister, Kylie Jenner, at the time.
Snow Patrol are back
Some people (cough, cough) had been hoping and praying that Courteney Cox just might make a surprise appearance in support of her fiance Johnny McDaid who was in Sydney this week on a promotional, comeback tour with Northern Irish band, Snow Patrol.
But alas the actor, best known as Monica in Friends, sat this one out.
Instead McDaid, alongside bandmates Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly, delighted fans with a number of gigs, including an intimate one at Foxtel's Studio Max on Monday, playing a mixture of old hits, Chasing Cars, Run, Open Your Eyes, as well as a number of songs from their new album Wildness.
It's the band's first album in seven years after Lightbody took some time away from the spotlight to deal with depression and alcoholism.
He told The Goss he's taking things "day-by-day" and said getting back with the band hasn't made staying sober more difficult.
"Johnny McDaid doesn't really drink that much, but everyone else enjoys a night out and I'll go with them up to a point. At midnight my feet turn into pumpkins and then I'll do the old Irish goodbye," he laughed.
"I don't think about drink any more but nor have I said, 'that is me forever.' I have never said, 'I am never drinking again,' because any time I have ever said that I'll have a pint in my hand at the end of the sentence," he laughed again.
"I'm just not drinking right now and tomorrow is a different day."
Snow Patrol plan to tour Australia with Wildness next year.