Everyone’s talking about the stupid, in fact, idiotic comments that the wacky, zany designer Alannah Hill made yesterday at the David Jone’s Sydney parades.

When reporters asked her what she thought of the recent controversy over Kristy Fraser-Kirk’s claims of sexual harassment by her former boss Mark McGuiness, the darling designer said, “I wish he’d touched me up!”  She referred to him as “hot stuff”, and then sarcastically remarked more than once that she didn’t ‘get’ why Kristy was asking for $37 million from the retail giant as compensation.

Not only embarrassing herself, she dragged down poor Tasmania with her by saying “maybe it’s because I’m from Tasmania that I don’t get it.”, then laughs at her own joke as if she’s been terribly witty.

The thing that I think is just so pathetic and transparent about Alannah’s comments is, that even though she’s been very successful in her fashion career, she’s clearly still sucking up the *#*#s of her fashion facilitators.  Given her range is sitting nicely in the David Jones arena, she’s not going to let a scandal involvement the rightful treatment of women, get in the way of standing up for her friends.

What does this say about how she values the female members of her staff, if she’s too laugh off someone else’s claims so bitchily, and so publicly?  Does that not give a message to her staff, that says ‘don’t bother coming to me with your silly little sex claims’, get back to bloody work!”

And what does it say to her female clientele, who will be no doubt have their own stories of certain type of men behaving badly in the workplace, and not all of them, will think it’s funny or appropriate to just laugh off?

Choosing to show your sycophantic tendencies towards the people that make you money, on topics that involve the alleged harassment of a woman, is not exactly the role model label that I’d be leaving hanging out ‘conveniently’ for others to admire.


  1. Amber, whilst I don’t agree with sexual harassment or any harassment within the work place or any where else for that matter, what pisses me off more than anything is that lawyers have gone to that girl & given her a huge friggin spiel on how righteous she could turn out to be while we all know that they are the only winners!!! Pisses me off (can u tell!!)
    I find $37 million offensive!!!

    • I don’t think I would have gone and done that press conference, although I’m trying to see her as genuinely feeling that she wants to be the brave person to stand up on behalf of thousands of other women that have received similar or worse behaviour by men at work, but the $37 million asking price just overshadows any good intention that there was. It’s a ludricious figure, and it makes no sense. But let me ask you – taking away the $37 million and potential the lawyers throwing their spin on it, do you appreciate what she’s done as a woman?

    • Do you mean dill as in an oversized, ill, doll? aka, a dill? It’s in the dictionary. Which was updated yesterday.

      I’ll see you at the SORRY SALE. I’m presuming she’s marking the frocks down from $700 to $699?

  2. Hey Amber, great blog and interesting topics! Well done.

    Alana is clearly a bit of a loose cannon so I think the media should not really interview her about important issues. Lets let her design fashion more and comment on social issues less.

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