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Happy Royal Baby!

By Daisy Buchanan on July 24th, 2013

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An approximation of what may or may not  happened in the Lindo Wing yesterday, based on several press releases I have received

“Mmmmm,” murmured Kate, looking around the room sleepily and reflectively. “I’d really like some chips. Really greasy ones, with loads of vinegar.”

“Sure thing, Duchess,” grinned Will. “How about I go to that place on the Edgware road?”

“Do be careful out there!”

“I’ll be fine – I’ll use the escape hatch. I’ll be quick!” Will wanted to get back to his beautiful bride and baby as soon as possible. He also wanted to make sure Kate wasn’t left alone for too long, lest she sign anything confirming the baby name as Princess Consuela Bananahammock. He had thought she was joking, but then, she was still feeling the effects of gas and air.

“Chips! CHIPS! No time for chips! How will you ever lose all that baby weight if you eat chips?” The mysterious, disembodied voice seemed to boom and trill simultaneously. It belonged to a man who, at first glance, appeared to be Karl Lagerfeld. He wore a onesie adorned with tiny Union Jacks, each formed from thousands of miniature Swarovski crystals.

“Um, hello, are you with the hospital? Don’t think we’ve met. I’m William.” Will grinned sheepishly as protocol kicked in.

“I am Davide. This is Sebastian – grooming. And Katya – hair setting. Alice – hair polishing. Ivan for nails, Ben for face make up, Sydney for eyelashes and Sidney for eyebrows.” A line of people stood waiting, each clutching a silver attaché case bigger than the last person’s silver attaché case.

“I, ah, um, er, may I get you something to drink?”

“NO NEED!” shrieked Davide, flicking the locks on the most enormous attaché case of all to reveal many, many cartons of Vita Coco.  He directed his attentions at Kate. “First,  the hair. You had hair that once made the editor of Figaro cry! Hair envied by Kim Sears, girlfriend of Andy Murray, and World No 2 in the world of hair! Now it is your hair that looks No 2. So lank! So greasy! What happened?”

“Well, you start to sweat really heavily when the contractions begin, and…”

“SILENCE!” whispered Davide, visibly shocked by the concept of a perspiring woman. “It is OK. We restore you to loveliness with Shu Uemura Cashmere Shampoo, £27 for 100 ml, and Frederic Fekkai Jasmine Shaft Serum, available from Space NK. ”

“What about a leave in masque?” suggested Katya, timidly.

“THERE IS NO TIME,” rejoined Davide.

As the magical hair and beauty elves set to work on Kate with Giant Sleep Rollers, as worm by Mollie from the Saturdays, Davide started talking wardrobe.

“I have this – classic,” he said, holding up a vintage midnight blue Roland Mouret Galaxy dress. “The same that Winslet wore to the Oscars. A good dress, if you are British and your name is Kate. But obviously, you will need shapewear.” He tossed her a pack of Spanx Punishers, eyeing her belly with disdain.

Kate drew herself up to her full 5″10. “That’s very kind of you, but I’d prefer not to…oh, William, TELL HIM!” Davide’s face said he wasn’t going down without a fight.

Will set his jaw to its most diplomatic jut. “We both talked about this – all of this – and we decided that we wanted it to be fairly low key. My wife has just had a baby. No-one expects her to have a tan and mascara and whatnot. She was just going to wear this.” He gestured to a dark, shapeless garment hanging on the back of the door.

Davide felt the material between thumb and forefinger and sniffed. “A Topshop beach dress! From Spring/Summer 2006? Purchased, if I’m not mistaken, in the sale!?” Oh, no. Oh, no, no, no.” The ball was in Davide’s court. With a flourish, he pulled a pretty blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress out of his sleeve. Kate fell upon it.

“No Spanx?” she frowned at Davide.

“No Spanx,” he smiled, crossing his fingers behind his back. “William, we have a blue shirt for you, too. We need you to match your wife, to show unity.”

William was reluctant. He had become quite attached to his grubby t shirt. It was covered in baby drool. It made him feel like a proper Dad. “We’re showing the world a baby we have had together. How much more unity do you need to see?” Still, he threw it on over his t shirt and started buttoning with a minimum of bad grace.

Kate was beginning to unwind. She watched in the mirror as her chestnut locks, glossy once more, were pulled into undulating curls. “God, I’ve become one of those totes blow dry dependent women,” she thought to herself. “Maybe I’ll get an organic Brazilian style treatment, available from hair salons nationwide! After all, I am a cash rich, time poor new Mum!”

Davide’s work was nearly done. “Go get ‘em, princess,” he grinned, spraying Kate with Illuminum White Gardenia Petals and motioning for her to step into a pair of classic black LK Bennett courts. William and Kate exchanged a look. “At least they’re not Manolos,” comforted William as he helped the mother of his child into the shoes.

***

Later that day, Kate kicked back with a massive saveoly. Baby Princess Consuela Bananahammock was fast asleep, and Kate spoke quietly so as not to wake him. “Mum,” she said to Carole. “You were right. Thanks for sending stylists and things. Davide was really nice.”

Carole sat bolt upright on the sofa. “But darling, we didn’t send anyone! You told us you wanted to be left to get on with it! Who’s Davide?”



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With Nails Like This, One Direction Will Date You Too! Little Mix Launch Nailwear Collection

By Daisy Buchanan on April 15th, 2013
Daisy gets nailed!

Daisy gets nailed!

I’ve had a fashion crush on Little Mix since I first clapped eyes on them when Tulisa was using the X Factor as a perfume product placement vehicle, with a subtle arm tattoo.  Jesy, Perrie, Leigh Anne and Jade make the sort of brilliantly bold style choices that inspire us to layer, clash and burn any “sensible greige workwear” that has mysteriously found its way into our wardrobe. After all, greige is clearly not the way to Zayn One Direction’s heart.

Admittedly, I’m not always bold enough to follow their look to the letter – but I love the idea of wearing it on my fingertips. So it was really exciting to hear the girls were collaborating with Elegant Touch.

Working with designer Jenny Pasha and their stylist Alex Knox, the girls have each created a false nail and wrap design reflecting their personalities. Jesy’s black stud effect press ons are awesomely edgy, but Perrie’s alternate stars and sparkle design was the one that won me over.

Elegant Touch Perrie Press On Nails, £6, www.newlook.com

Elegant Touch Perrie Press On Nails, £6, www.newlook.com

The wraps can last for over a week if you look after your nails, and the falsies will keep going for around three days, although they’re perfect for parties and less perfect for writers on deadline (Perrie, if you’re reading this – how do you type?) Luckily the nails come with adhesive backing, so they’re much easier to apply than traditional, glue on falsies – you press ‘em on and peel ‘em off, so you can use them next time you have a big hand based event, like some shadow puppetry or a demonstration slot in home shopping channel.

The nails and wraps are available exclusively from New Look for £6.



Celebrity gossip, Celebrity Style, News

The crazy tour demands of Lady Gaga revealed

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 6th, 2013

Lady Gaga Sighting - TokyoShe’s known for wearing dresses made from prime steak and dressing up in outrageously weird fashion-forward outfits that make even the biggest exhibitionists around look twice. But now a darker, weirder side of the self-proclaimed Mother Monster has been revealed. We know, she can’t get darker or weirder can she?

Lady Gaga is being sued by her former best friend and personal assistant Jennifer O’Neill for unpaid overtime, and that ladies and gentlemen – a lawsuit between a disgruntled former slave friend and celebrity – usually brings out the darkest, weirdest, twisted facts about the relationship and the personal habits and demands of the celeb.

In a 14-page document recently revealed in the court proceedings the insane demands made by the star have been made public. Joy! The singer apparently requests a pink-haired mannequin to keep her company while chilling out in her dressing room as well as any type of cheese you could think of and silver satin bed sheets. Don’t think that’s weird enough? There’s more…

The Born This Way singer also requested that her room was kitted out with posters of David Bowie, Queen and Elton John, and during The Monster Ball Tour in 2009-11, her dressing-room was to be furnished with white leather sofas and yellow, lavender or white roses. Standard.

And with this Lady Gaga joins the celebs who are batshit crazy and have more demands than the Queen. But we’re not sure she beats diva Mariah Carey, whose tour and promo appearance demands are said to have included Cristal champagne (to be consumed via bendy straws) – later replaced with a $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon, pink confetti in the shape of butterflies, and get this, 20 WHITE KITTENS (a necessity for turning on Christmas lights in Westfield). Luckily the latter was stopped by British Health and Safety officials.

Photo: Press Association 



Celebrity gossip, Television

Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton goes glam for Strictly Come Dancing – starting Saturday

By shinychris on September 11th, 2012

Victoria Pendleton

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The Olympic cyclist is as fit as you can get so she’ll have no worries with her stamina. But can she do anything without her bike?

IMAGES: BBC PICTURES

And so it’s back, the hugely popular (but terribly titled) Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 for a new run this Saturday. This year’s line up of hot-footing slebs is the usual mix of sports stars, soap stars and TV presenters and, as always, the judges include Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman but this year ITV-defecting Alesha Dixon will be replaced by actual dancer, ballet star Darcey Bussell. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are back as hosts and Claudia Winkleman and Zoe Ball will be running the spin-off show. Here are the runners and riders in this year’s competition.

Via TV Scoop



Celebrity gossip, Gallery

Pregnant celebrities: Fearne Cotton, Adele and more

By Andrea Petrou on August 15th, 2012

The celebrity baby boom is still in full flow with a new spate of stars announcing they are soon to be yummy mummies.

Fearne Cotton surprised us all when she announced she was expecting her first child, while Adele is rumoured to be nearing the end of her pregnancy, despite only announcing the news a few weeks ago.

Lily Allen also announced her good news, while Claire Danes and Imogen Thomas are also expecting bundles of joy.

There must be something in that A-list water.

See the gallery below for all the pictures.

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Emma Watson to play Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey films?

By Andrea Petrou on July 24th, 2012

The Fifty Shades of Grey rumour mill is once again churning with whisperings that Emma Watson is the front runner to play shy and innocent Anastasia Steele in the films.

Earlier this month a poll on ShinyStyle found that many of you thought the Harry Potter starlet would be a perfect match for the role, with 48 percent of you voting for her as the best candidate.

But does she really have what it takes to play that innocent girl transformed into an erotic woman?

Her style suggests she may. Firstly she’s got that kooky cute look going on with her love of 50s and 60s netted frocks and skater style skirts.

However, her other style side is more siren, thanks to her dramatic bold eye makeup and grown up red carpet ball gowns.

We’re just not sure we can picture her out of Hogwarts.

What do you think? Take a look at Emma’s style below and let us know by leaving your comments.

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Style Spotlight: Vanessa Paradis

By Andrea Petrou on June 22nd, 2012

Vanessa Paradis has made headlines this week over her split with Johnny Depp.

The pair are said to have separated on friendly terms after drifting apart.

Sources are citing the split on Johnny’s workload, as well as linking him to co-star Amber Heard. There are also claims that Vanessa felt overshadowed with her beau’s work life, while hers had taken a tumble.

However we don’t agree with the latter for one second with Vanessa being a hit on the fashion scene.

The actress/model/singer’s gap teeth made her a unique model for a range of high profile designers, while she was a muse of Karl Lagerfeld.

Therefore it’s no surprise that she’s a popular face on the Chanel catwalk and at events.
And let’s face it, any friend and inspiration of Karl Lagerfeld, is more than good enough for us.
See Vanessa’s style in the gallery below.

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Top Five WAGs of Euro 2012: including Alex Gerrard, Coleen Rooney

By Andrea Petrou on June 20th, 2012

Four years ago the WAGs were out in Germany, showing off their tans, taking those credit cards to their limits, tottering around in their heels and competing with each other in the style stakes.

However, this Euro competition there have been minimal outings by the WAGs. Perhaps it’s down to a lack of the queen bees such as Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole and Abbey Clancey who all made big statements with their Hermes bags, hair extensions and big sunglasses previously. Or perhaps its because these ladies have finally grown up.

Coleen Rooney has shunned the heels this competition opting for shorts and tees to take son Kai out to the beach, while Alex Gerrard has also been staying low in the style stakes.

Melanie Slade, a WAG known for her subtle style has remained that stereotype, while new WAGs such as Kaya Hall are also steering away from the style limelight.

It may please the England coaches but style gals like us not so secretly miss those fashion escapades.

See the gallery below for the top five WAGs of Euro 2012.

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Celebrity gossip, Celebrity Style, Events, Gallery, Red Carpet

Pictures: All the fashion from the MTV Movie Awards 2012 and CDFA Fashion awards: Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and more

By Andrea Petrou on June 6th, 2012

Whilst we were celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, A-listers were out and about attending a range of events.
Emma Watson dazzled in a marble print short dress at the MTV Movie Awards.

She was joined in the style stakes by Kristen Stewart who went for her trademark short dress- this time a luxe silver number, and Charlize Theron who vamped it up in a red VB frock.

Over at the CDFA Fashion Awards, Dakota Fanning and Kate Bosworth both gave nods to the 60s with cute printed bohoesque dresses. We heart.

See all the fashion in the gallery below.

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Pictures: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 best dressed- Lea Michele, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith and more

By Andrea Petrou on May 30th, 2012

Abigail Clancy

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Goes for a daring white suit. PA Images

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What to expect when you’re expecting premiere: Cheryl Cole, Cameron Diaz and more

By Andrea Petrou on May 23rd, 2012

Cheryl Cole

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Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Pictures and fashion: 2012 Billboard Awards- Zooey Deschanel, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and more

By Andrea Petrou on May 22nd, 2012

This weekend stars stepped away from Cannes and walked into Las Vegas to celebrate the 2012 Billboard music awards.

Standing out from the crowd was Katy Perry who went for a lilac, shimmering mermaid inspired frock, while Taylor Swift made a fashion mark with her racy red long dress.

Miley Cyrus showed off her pins in a short white suit, while Alicia Keys went for a classic black tight dress.

We also heart Zooey Deschanel’s cute 60s inspired sequined tunic, which was teamed up with thick black tights.

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Pictures: 2012 British Soap Awards – Best dressed, Michelle Keegan, Jennifer Metcalf and more

By Andrea Petrou on April 30th, 2012

The Corrie and Hollyoaks leading ladies stole the style show at this years British Soap awards.

Doing it for the cobbles were Michelle Keegan, who went for a stunning midnight blue long backless frock, while Brooke Vincent also followed the backless trend in a purple plunge neck number.

Samia Smith kept it safe, yet stylish, in a simple black frock.

Over in the ‘Oaks camp Jennifer Metcalfe showed off her curves in a turquoise long bodycon frock, while Claire Cooper went for a slinky silver number. Anna Shaffer also stood out in a red vintage lace short frock.

Flying the fashion flag for Eastenders was Preeya Kalidas who went  for a racey red strapless frock with empire line styling and Shona McGarty kept it simple in a black frock.

Making a special appearance was Emma Bunton who also kept it simple in a black batwing dress.

See all the pictures in the gallery below.

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TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World Celebration: Rihanna, Claire Danes and more

By Andrea Petrou on April 26th, 2012

Rihanna and Tyra Banks stepped out to celebrate the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World event, wearing long pink dresses to mark the occasion.

The ladies were joined by the likes of Tilda Swinton who went for a white vintage style suit, and Georgina Chapman who also channelled this trend in a 20s feathered frock.

Also wearing white was Sandra Lee who rocked the 50s tea length dress, a sure sign that this trend is here to stay.

See the gallery below for all the best dressed.

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Happy Birthday Lady Gaga

By Andrea Petrou on March 30th, 2012

Pop’s quirky princess Lady Gaga celebrated getting one year older this week.
The starlet opted for a quiet do with close friends and family for her 26th birthday although she still “had a blast”. She ditched the disco and went to a cycling class and the gym and it seems the only diva demand she had was that Bruce Springsteen was played in the studio.
After the exercise the pop princess returned home to a meal cooked by her mum.

If Gaga’s style was as simple as her birthday we doubt we’d be as fashion focused on the singer. Thankfully her meat dress, statement PVC dresses and undies as well as those super high shoes give us something to talk about.

Happy Birthday Lady Gaga. To celebrate we’ve put together a gallery of your style.

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