Monday, 22 December 2014

Kim Kardashian Reveals New Balmain Ad Campaign With Kanye West

Just when you thought they'd taken over pretty much everything, Kim and Kanye, the unstoppable force of celebdom strike again. This time, the power pairing have yet another intention of breaking the internet with the news that they will be appearing in their first ever ad campaign for Balmain.

Both a lover of the label, the couple are pals with creative director Olivier Rousteing, having worn many of their designs, some of which include heavily embroidered dresses and military blazers, double-breasted jackets and geometric designs, the pair have well and truly joined the Balmain army.

The promotional poster which Kim promoted on her Instagram shows a passionate embrace, with the reality star with her signature swept-back look complete with smokey eye. I don't know about you, but I feel like a 3rd wheel just looking at this hot shot. Phew!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Keira Knightley is Pregnant With Her First Child!


I'm unnaturally excited at the news that English rose Keira Knightley is pregnant with her first child!

At the Independent Film Awards

Rumours were rife recently, but were rekindled when the star wore a rather loose fitting, but rather exquisite dress to the Moet British Independent Film Awards. This news is like, more compelling than Christmas (yeah I said it).

Ever the reliable source *rolls eyes*, Page Six confirmed that the 29-year-old who is married to James Righton is definitely with child. Okay so I'm relying on sketchy sources, but come on guys! The site claimed the Pride and Prejudice actress is more than three months pregnant and that it was a happy surprise for the pair.


"Keira and James are thrilled. This wasn’t planned, but that is how they wanted it. Keira and her stylist have been putting together looks that hide her growing bump."

She has just finished filming Everest and is expected to take a break from acting when her bouncing baby arrives. Fear not Keira fans, the star revealed she has no plans to quit anytime soon as the stay-at-home mother role isn't right for her. 

Keira is so cool, she wore shades to her own wedding. 

She said:  "Would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at."

Congrats Keira and James! 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Zoella: Entrepreneur or Marketing Tool ?

Titan vlogger Zoella staggered book charts as she hit the best sellers list for her debut novel, but it left me pondering and indeed doubting the sanity of the publishing world. 

Zoe Snugg released Girl Online last week with over 78,000 copies bought, a record-breaking number and nothing to be sniffed at. Being the same age as me, the young woman first began dishing out fashion and beauty tips back in 2009, before becoming a Youtube sensation with 6 million subscribers under her belt. 

With writers toiling over their work for years on end, struggling authors praying for their first publishing deal, and creative souls among us giving up after never being discovered, it left me wondering how a young lady could get this far this quickly. 

Zoella is, on the surface, an irrestitably cutesy figure. Tiny frame, perfectly placed dimples, impossibly silky, flowing hair and enough advice on anxiety to last you a lifetime, she is the embodiment of what teen girls look up to. But is there something deeper than simply someone behind a camera talking about something  she loves? 

The 24-year-old was today forced to take a break from the internet after it was revealed that she did not write Girl Online. Giving her game away by crediting ghostwriter Siobhan Curran at the back of her book, publisher Penguin then revealed that it was in fact Curran and Zoella's editorial team who created the novel. 

So what I hear you say.. Katie Price did it! Her pages couldn't be used as toilet paper. But do Sugg's fans care? And is this all a huge marketing ploy? 

After several ghostwriters turned down the opportunity to write Girl Online (one being offered £7,000, the other refused due to the mere 6 weeks it was planned to be written in), it's not hard to jump to conclusions about brand Zoella. 

Her blogs and vlogs are pumped full of products, beauty items are pushed as Sugg describes them creating unrealistically effective results. Rip down the facade and her blogging world is a gashed ruin of brand pushes so concentrated they have sucked the life from the talent she had. Originally a young woman with dreams of being a presenter, she is now a tiny doll, advertising a brainwashingly cute image that convinces teens to invest money they dont have in products they didn't want. The most difficult question of them all is, does Zoella even realise this herself? 

Entrepreneur or marketing tool? Has she changed the world of blogging as we know it? 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Katie Melua Discovers Spider Living in Her Ear

Just in time for Halloween, melodic singer Katie Melua had a chilling tale for us all. This really is the Closest Thing to Crazy I have ever seen!

Arachnophobes, your worst fears have here (or hear) come true! Songstress Katie Melua took to her Instagram (as you do) to announce that a spider has been lurking in her ear for seven whole days. Going to the doctor to complain about a consistent scratching noise that had failed to cease, her assumptions that it may have been tinnitus were abandoned.

How could this creepy crawly have accessed her ears I hear you scream. She said:

"Basically I used these old in-ear monitors to block out sound on a flight, a little spider must have been in them and crawled inside my ear and stayed there for a week".

Just in case you might not have caught the drift, she decided to post an image on Instagram

Fluffy is that you?? 

Instagram is for pretty food, pointless selfies and the dilemma of hot dogs or legs. NOT SPIDERS.

The doctor reportedly removed the spider using a micro hoover and after placing it in a test tube,Melua freed it in her back garden. Look out for the singer on the next episode of Spring Watch.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Are Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan Dating?!

Surely this slice of celeb gossip is false?

Move over Paris, London has taken over as the city of love, as Mission: Impossible's own Tom Cruise is said to have bumped troubled child star Lindsay Lohan  in the city and the pair have been flirting ever since. WTF?

Couple catastrophe! Please don't let this be true

A source supposedly close to Lindsay told US press:

"Lindsay is absolutely buzzing- she's always thought the world of Tom. [She] has been craving the security and sophistication that comes with dating an older man, so she couldn't believe her luck when she ran into her old crush. She's head over heels."

Tom Cruise fits all these wonderful characteristics. I mean come on, the security within the church of Scientology is unmatched, and sophistication? Did you see him bouncing on Oprah's couch that time? You can't say he's not mature.

Jumpppp! for ma love

She has also claimed he is the sexiest man alive, and Tom supposedly thinks he can turn Lindsay's life around.

If I was him, I would steer clear, unless he wants his name on yet another list of Lohan's conquests.

Lindsay has always liked the older man..

Thursday, 23 October 2014

5 People That Inspired Beyoncé's Fringe

Beyoncé really doesn't seem to run out of steam when it comes to seeking attention, so what better way to (attempt) to rejuvenate her look, than cut her fringe in the ugliest way possible? Of course, to her it's chic, but last week the internet exploded with hilarious banter over what her fringe resembled. You couldn't pay me to look like that. 

Could this be the first time Bey has made a fashion faux pas, and who inspired her?

5 People That Inspired Beyoncé's Fringe

Lloyd Christmas of Dumb and Dumber

Perhaps Beyoncé is a huge fan of Dumb and Dumber? With a song about a limo (Partition) I wouldn't be surprised.Taking style cues from none other than Lloyd Christmas is probably a bad idea, although finishing off the look, I recommend a chipped tooth. 

Dave Hill of Slade
Although I doubt whether Queen Bey has ever been to Wolverhampton, she must know the Christmas classic 'Merry Xmas Everybody' by none other than Slade? The gorgeous Dave Hill models his rather dainty fringe here which i'm positive Mrs Carter took inspo from. 

Dougal of The Magic Roundabout 
In an attempt to involve Blue Ivy in her life of endless style, she opted to copy the genius design of classic children's television show The Magic Roundabout. Dougal might technically be a person, but he is super cute isn't he?

Yolandi Visser 
In her attempt to grow more edgy, she might have tried (and failed) to emulate rave-rap weirdo Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord. God she scares me. 

This cat...
Okay so her fringe looks nothing like this, but I love this image. 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

What the HELL Happened to Renée Zellweger's Face?

What the Bridget Jones has happened to Renée Zellweger? 

When you're a 45-year old Oscar winning actress, the pressures of looking slim and youthful are inevitable, but WHY Renée, why?! Giving in to the in vogue trend of paralysing facial muscles, the star seems to have gone slightly far here. 

The Mirror delved deep into the situation, making an incision, I mean, decision to ask a professional about the possible work that had been done. 

"Renee has undergone some facial procedures to contour the shape of her face including, fillers around her nasolabial folds and cheeks to give her face a fuller appearance, plus botox around the brow area to tighten her skin and make it appear more youthful.”

Stepping out for the first time in months to attend the Elle Women in Hollywood awards on Monday, Zellweger walked the red carpet arm in arm with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II. Let's just hope she hasn't got many more big-time film roles, as facial expressions may prove a challenge! 

The Changing Face of Renée Zellweger

Forgot what she used to look like? Here you go: 

Bang bang! Along with the millenium came a cheery Zellweger. Loving the bob with edgy fringe, and what a faultless smile.  

Let's take it back to the wonderful year of 2003, when Renée was positively voluptuous with lets be honest, a fresher face. No sign of the needle here, and look at those enviable waves! 

Still looking hot to trot in 2005, the actress opted for a darker look.. 

The conspiracy began in 2006 when Zel stepped out for the Miss Potter premiere with this shiny forehead. I can see my reflection in that. 

Wowa is this a bad angle or ? Zellweger looks older than her years here, in 2008. Perhaps the botox wore off?

Something started to go wrong in 2013, and it wasn't just the hair... 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Whose your Daddy: Could Lionel Richie be Khloé Kardashian's Real Father?

She's always looked like the odd one out, but could these seemingly ridiculous rumours REALLY be true?

In a past season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé joked about the origins of her paternity, but could this new report prove her real father is none other than Lionel Richie?

A source from In Touch claimed the Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner had an affair with Richie back in the '80s, whilst she was still married to her former husband, Robert Kardashian. The source said:

"They had a sexual affair - he bragged about it. He said he was on the outs with his wife at the time. Everyone was sleeping around with everyone else back then, and Kris was hot in those days."

Deary me! The source who is a supposed 'friend' to Richie also claimed that Sofia (his biological daughter) is the spitting image of Khloé and they could easily be sisters. 

Labelled a 'huge player' at the time, the Dancing on the Ceiling singer is finding himself in deep water after Jackie Jasper, the founder of the Diary of a Hollywood Street King also confirmed he had the affair. With Khloé being born in 1984, it all adds up doesn't it? *rolls eyes*

For those hoping that this juicy gossip is real, there is some hope. Kris Jenner previously admitted to having an affair whilst still married to Robert Kardashian, in a tell-all book of course.

The paternity test is calling Lionel... 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Paris Fashion Week.. In Kim K's World

Love her or hate her, I'm afraid to tell you that reality star Kim Kardashian has well and truly infiltrated the high fashion world, bombarding us with couture throughout Paris Fashion Week, the city her and husband Kanye West have almost claimed their own this past year. 

Upon her arrival to the French capital with husband and baby Nori in tow, she donned a creamy nude blanket coat, draping it over a snug white roll neck, skinny jeans and velvet knee-high boots. 

For the Balenciaga show, Kim co-ordinated with cutie North West in sports luxe. Kardashian opted for a tight black slashed peplum top with polo neck and skinny jeans, while Nori supported daddy in a Yeezus tee and leather skirt. 

Spot of origami anyone? The reality star opted for a sleeved blazer with intricate folded detail along with a matching two piece, all finished off with dainty Gianvitto Rossi court shoes. Elegant. 

On September 25th, the star took on the tartan trend and won with this 70's-inspired ensemble. Her loose-fitting plait shirt was teamed with bell-bottomed trousers and a leather wrap belt to accentuate her tiny waist. Body.Envy. 

DING DING DING! You hear that? That's the sound of Kim Kardashian winning. No-one can doubt she had regal quality in Balmain's truly stunning floor length gown with lace cut-out detail and killer boot stilettos. She finished the look with white and gold cuffs around her wrists and her neck, with her hair swept back to allow no distractions. What an outfit. 

Making the tuxedo jacket look hotter than it should, she displayed a WHOLE LOT of cleavage in an oversized blazer with an intricate feather skirt that contained studded detailing. WERK. 

Dear Kim Kardashian, please may I have your stylist? Wowza. The star showed black is best with a sheer/leather pairing- using the same chained belt as above, she teamed a chiffon top with a leather studded and tassled skirt, strapped shoes and super long noir coat. 

As if off-duty could look this good... 
Departing the city, she went all out in a holey baby pink Chanel number. The candy cotton two piece contained her now signature roll neck look and her pastel fest was made complete with a light slate jacket and suede stillettos. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Why You Shouldn't Be Looking at Jennifer Lawrence Nude

The press has today been plagued with the news that over 100 celebrities are under threat of having intimate pictures of themselves leaked on the internet. Names such as Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lea Michele and Kaley Cuoco are amongst those on a vile list released by an unknown person said to be hacking their phones after an iCloud leak. 

I sit here an irritated young lady. I was messaged tonight and asked if I wanted to see Jennifer Lawrence nude. My answer was an instantaneous prolific no, yet my thoughts on the subject lingered. 

If we were to eliminate the word celebrity from the equation, how differently would people look at this situation? All of the women under threat are victims- all trusted the situation they were in, took images they believed would remain safe and the release of these images is a violation of their privacy. 

So What IS The Harm in a Couple of Photos Leaked Online? 
"Might boost her career"
"She'll get over it"
"She shouldn't have taken them in the first place"

Statements of a similar stature are heard regularly in the case of  girls becoming victims of revenge porn- Young people are now becoming sexually active at a much younger age, the pressure to look attractive and gain a sexual partner seems a necessary goal but with the growth of a digital age, these images being used deviously are on the rise. 

Social media is a place to interact, but it has also become a place of taunting and bullying, where both girls and boys face abuse from peers over their looks, their sexual orientation and the release of images similar to these.

 Just as porn projects a false image of sex for young people, these pictures too could have a knock-on affect as to the lengths teenage girls are willing to go to to impress the opposite sex. Actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence, praised for her normality and her charm as well as her renowned role in family film Hunger Games could now have their reputations inadvertently tarnished and more importantly, be setting a worrying example to young fans. 

Women are not sexual objects and if we are to take any steps towards equality, it would be to discontinue circulating awful images such as these. Before you decide to take a look at these images out of interest, think how you would feel if it was YOU.

Several celebrities have reacted to the situation in support:

Friday, 29 August 2014

Best and Worst Dressed at the Emmys 2014

After the questionable outfits displayed during the VMA's, I breathe a sigh of relief as this television awards restores the balance in sophisticated fashion (almost).

Best Dressed

Sarah Hyland 
I think blossomed is the most appropriate way to describe Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland who looked positively ravishing on the red carpet in her rouge cream combo. Accentuating her tiny waist yet maintaining a sense of comfort, this outfit was one of my favourites of the night. 

Kristen Wiig
My favourite funnywoman Kristen Wiig always turns out well and the Emmys were no exception. She stunned in this ethereal silk dress with elegant side split, but ever the casual lover, she opted for a bob set in beachy waves. 

Allison Williams 
What's better than a dress with cascading tulle? NOTHING. This dress defines my belief in being brave about mixing up your colour palette. A black bow, pink bodes and nude skirt all wrapped but with a lemon belt is pretty much perfection to me. 

Julia Roberts
Looking hot to trot, acting LEGEND Julia Roberts donned Elie Saab for the red carpet, which had rather inspiring bubble-like embellishments. Midnight blue suits you lady, stick with it!

Clare Danes
Rouge was very much the colour of the night and Clare Danes looked ADORABLE in her lace and brocade dress. A flora-inspired trim and a thin belt finished off her look perfectly, not to mention those sheer triangles in line with her waist that complimented her figure. 

Worst Dressed

Zooey Deschanel
NO! I hoped to never put this lovely lady on this God-awful list but here she is (sad face). This fuchsia nightmare is far from what I expected of Miss Deschanel and where is your fringe? *hyperventilates* bring it back Zooey!

Lena Dunham
Poor Lena got criticised for this outfit so much. I have to say, I am a fan of the wild skirt but darling, that powder pink shirt looks like it came out of Grease. For that reason- BLEURGH. 

Gwen Stefani 
I was so bored by Stefani's outfit on the Emmy's red carpet. Looking like her hair was chemically straightened, she opted to wear her silver maxi dress on her hips. WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE? It's all about the high waist Gwenny. 

Katherine Heigl
Gold is the colour of a winner, but a status I would never bestow on Katherine Heigl in THIS contraption. As silky as a pimp's duvet cover, I couldn't help but be disgusted by this outfit, sorry Heigl. 

Amy Poehler
Again, get over the standard metallics, please? Amy Poehler's dress made her look way larger than she really is and if she was trying to achieve a 1920's Gatsby throwback, she was failing.