Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Dannii Minogue's appearances on the X Factor have become a weekly fashion show, with her every outfit analysed by her fans.
But when she's off-duty, it seems the 38-year-old has a much more casual approach to fashion.
Back home in Australia for an extended Christmas break, Dannii wore a white vest and baseball cap
Gone were the high-maintenance hairdos and thick make-up, replaced by a relaxed style.
The star is showing toyboy boyfriend Kris Smith, 31, the sights.
The pair enjoyed lunch with her parents at the house of a family friend, before heading out for dinner at a local pub.
Before her break, Dannii told Heat magazine: 'This year has been full of happiness in so many ways.
'First of all my lovely man, Kris. He's been my rock and has given my life so much joy. Family is all well, and work is fun again.'
But it is not yet known if Dannii will reprise her role as a judge on the X Factor.
The former singer is still to be formally approached by Simon Cowell over her contract.
Dannii admitted her upset at being constantly moved to the end of the judging panel on the live shows and swapping seats with Louis Walsh.
She told Heat magazine: ‘I still have no idea why I was told to change seats. I was told four different reasons by four different people, who all said it was the other person's decision.’
She added: ‘I like watching people play "pass the buck". I actually thought I might be judging from the side of the stage at one point.’