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Woman of the Week: Dita Von Teese

3 Jul

I was researching for this blog post about half an hour ago when I stumbled across something I hadn’t seen before. Originally, I was going to feature Christina Aguilera as my latest girl crush, but all of that changed when I clicked on this link:

Dita Von Teese – Guy What Takes His Time

I dare you to watch it. Better yet, I dare you to watch it without being encompassed by her beauty. Watch it without being mesmerised by her flawless make-up, her tiny waist and seriously sexy presence.

Dita Von Teese has been in the business since 1992 and is the biggest thing to hit the scene since Gypsy Rose Lee back in the 40s and 50s.

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The more I learn about Ms. Teese the more I idolise her. Having taken her fascination with pin-up imagery and vintage lingerie and turned it into a world-renowned talent is impressive in itself – but now having brought burlesque back into the spotlight and making millions off the back of it, she is now entertainment of choice for high-brow events such as shows for Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.

dita red carpet

Currently in the midst of her ‘Strip Strip Hooray’ Summer tour in America, Dita’s perfect performances leave me wide-eyed and open-mouthed. You will often hear me say how there are certain women in the world that force me to question my sexuality – Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian have all left me in a similar quandary before – however there is no question when I watch Dita. She is the official girl crush.

The way she unties her corset to the beat, or rolls her stocking off within a blow of the sax, or how she catches you looking a little too closely – her stage presence is one of a kind. I can’t even take my bra off in a rush of an evening…

CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL ‘STRIP STRIP HOORAY’ TRAILER

Off-stage, Dita comes across refreshingly humble. In an interview on ‘Loose Women’ in the UK she told host Andrea McLean that she does all her own hair and make-up and doesn’t even have a stylist:

dita loose women

“I have no stylist, I don’t use hair and make-up people, I don’t like to have an entourage at all.

When I was little I used to watch a lot of old movies with my mother…I come from a small town in Michigan and I’m a natural blonde. I always felt ordinary and boring.

I kind of like this idea of the big Hollywood make-over and I saw pictures of Marilyn Monroe when she was Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe’s real name) but it’s totally different when they did all the make-up and the hair and the clothes…I like the idea of creating glamour.”

A girl after my own heart! There’s nothing like wearing a look differently than everybody else – it gives you a warm mix of confidence and anxiety, especially when you live in a small town where the rest of the community prefer the everyday comfort of leggings and jeans!

TO WATCH THE FULL ‘LOOSE WOMEN’ INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

A certified home-grown talent, businesswomen, charity advocate and down-to-earth girl: Do I need anymore reasons to fall in love with the woman?! Here’s hoping she’ll come and perform in the UK soon!

dita performs

Other Dita Links:

Dita Von Teese Official Boutique – CLICK HERE

Official Biography – CLICK HERE

Dita Von Teese Merchandise Available in the UK – CLICK HERE

Photo Sources:

BlueBlood.net

Just Jared

Pop Screen

Zimbio

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Sexiest Bikini Bodies of 2013

10 Jun

Well we are finally into the real Summer months and we still aren’t seeing sunny results! All this depression from cloudy days to sad news stories to real-life boy trouble – I can’t believe what a non-starter this year has been! NEVER one to be down for long, I’ve solved my issues…I’ve booked my Summer holiday to the one and only…

ibiza rocksYes, as predictable as Ibiza sounds you may all be surprised to know that I’ve never been before! Hearing SO much about this crazy Balearic Island, I’ve decided to pop this said cherry and take the Ibiza plunge…

Of course booking a holiday doesn’t just come with palpitations of excitement and anticipation…it also carries a certain amount of pressure – especially in the looks department! I’ve been getting sharp hits of inspo from some of my fave, sexy celebs to get me workin’ out – check out this kinky lot:

britters

Mmm! Britney is smokin’ in this turquoise bikini! Pictured at a Californian resort last week this is living proof that working out and going hard pays off…She always has a stunner of a belly bar in, too! I need to get on the blingin’ belly button band wagon! < SO much alliteration…please don’t applaud the genius while she’s typing… 😉

This may be the hottest selfie EVER taken! Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh whacked a few summery snaps on her Instagram page which were taken…in ENGLAND! Yayy for our brief stint in the sun! According to Look Magazine she counts on Pilates to get her super flat, super toned, super delicious bod.

abi clarke

This little devil is Abi Clarke. I briefly saw her on The Only Way is Marbs (DON’T JUDGE ME I WAS FLICKING THROUGH THE CHANNELS!) and was actually more fixated on her fit friend, Jasmine – who, by the way, won Miss Marbs or whatever that ghastly pageant was – BUT as far as I’m concerned, Abi is the sexiest of the two as she has some booootiful curves and is rockin’ such amazing swimwear! Need this suit in my life!!

angela

Sooo…Angela Simmons has also been takin’ sexy selfies in her hotel room – albeit back in March. Expect this sort of thing from me – live from Ibiza. Probably more blurry.

rita

LAWD HAVE MERCY. Rita Ora has the world’s most perfect arse. Nuff said…

I’m guessing you catch my drift?! If I keep staring at all of these pictures for long enough it may get me up and moving! I started the 30-day squat challenge today, as well as the sit-up challenge as well as receiving the Bun & Thigh Wave exercise machine. Oh…and the dog is appreciating these new power walks…WATCH THIS SPACE FOLKS!

Where are you all going this year?! What’s your workout?! Tweet me @sheldan2207

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Photo Sources:

Ibiza Rocks (Pulse Radio)

Britney Spears (Heat)

Millie Mackintosh (Look)

Abi Clarke (Reveal)

Angela Simmons (ATL Nightspots)

Rita Ora (Hawt Celebs)

 

 

Twinspiration

30 May

I’ve been watching Tia & Tamera on Style channel (in the UK) and literally can’t get over how flawless they both are, inside and out!

I have a lot of catching up to do but I’m so far up to the point where Tamera has just given a motivational speech to 1,000 young women at a university (she is still without child) and Tia just wrapped on a movie and is taking baby Cree to sign classes.

Putting the emotional therapy sessions and hilarious antics of the ‘Sister, Sister’ actresses aside, the dynamic duo always look so beautiful, too, and I want to find out how I can shop their look here in the UK.

tia and tamera

On a stroll out in the sunshine with the little pooch, Tia and Tamera look equally as stunning but in two very different styles. Searching online, here are my carbon copies:

 

tia and tam hi st.

1] Yellow Julia Box Pleat Sleeveless Skater Dress – £12 Boohoo.com

2] Leather Plait Detail Gladiator Sandals – £30 Barratts

3] Authentic Wash Slim Jeans – £50 Rihanna for River Island

4] Market T – £12.95 Gap

5] Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cardigan – £100 House of Fraser

Not only do Tia and Tamera’s clothes always shine, but so do their perfectly made faces! Luckily for us Style Network already interviewed Tia on her go-to items and these were her beauty picks:

[ READ THE STYLE NETWORK INTERVIEW WITH TIA  – CLICK HERE]

“I like to wear mascara, just the regular Maybelline in the pink and green tube. It’s  not expensive. A great mascara always makes me look bright when I’m feeling  tired.”

£4.99 – Available at Boots – Click HERE to buy

Maybelline-Great-Lash-Mascara

“I have an amazing vitamin C skin booster from Murad. Whenever  I feel like I look exhausted or tired, I just apply it and my skin just glows.”

Murad products are available at FeelUnique.com – Click HERE to shop for Murad

Murad

Nail color?

“Red”

essie pouf daddy

Essie ‘Pouf Daddy’ – Click HERE to buy

Read more: http://www.stylenetwork.com/articles/Gotta-Have-It-Tias-GoTo-Items/10901#ixzz2UoAeNI00

Tamera has thankfully been interviewed by Curly Nikki and this is what she had to say about her natural hair styles:

[READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT CURLYNIKKI.COM – CLICK HERE]

“I was born with very, very curly hair.  And as a kid I didn’t know any different. I was just like, okay, this is my hair.  I never noticed that other girls had straight or wavy hair, it was just my hair and I liked it.”

“I love Terax Creama Hair Conditioner and the entire Komenuka Bijin
line.  These are all sulfate and paraben free products that are helping me pamper my curls.”

Terax Creama Conditioner is available on Amazon for £44 – CLICK HERE

Read More: http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/06/tamera-mowry-natural-hair-celebrity.html

SO as shopping for celeb style goes, this feels like a valiant effort! Not only can us UK fans dress like them but we can also cop their beauty look, too!

Not too shabby for Shelby..

Who do you all have style crushes on right now?!

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Photo Sources

FreddyO, Modesty Brown, Essie, Beauty For Normal Women

Cara Cokes Up!

6 May

She’s used to everyone bitchin’ about her brows, not her nose…

cara d

For someone who allegedly drops a bag of cocaine on the floor in front of a million paps, Cara Delevigne seems in HIGH spirits as she jets to the US from Heathrow today (had to be done…)!

Taking after the one and only Kate Moss in more ways than one, Cara was returning home from a night of hard partying with her one and only wifey, Rita Ora when the little bag of white powder casually falls out of her handbag.

According to a source speaking to the Daily Mail Cara ‘very discreetly put her foot on it and then rolled her handbag across so it looked like she was just kind of bending over.”

It seems H&M are suitably unimpressed with Clumsy Cara saying, “We  have a zero tolerance policy towards  drugs, and  this also forms part of our advertising policy. Our team will evaluate the evidence over the  next few days. If the story is true, then we will take action.”

[Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2319635/Cara-Delevingnes-modelling-work-threat-shes-spotted-bag-cocaine.html#ixzz2SW9eDI3z
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What do you think? Will this make or break little Miss Eyebrows?!

Tweet me @sheldan2207

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The Kardashian Empire Hits London!

25 Apr

Mild hysteria and frantic fangirling owned my Twitter timeline yesterday as Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick and Kris Jenner touched down in London Town avec le Disick babies.

k dash disick jenner

Scott was joined by long-time lover Kourtney and kids Penelope, 10 months old,  and Mason, 3, while he prepares for his appearances around the capital this month:

Hosting at Anaya, London – April 25th 2013

Hosting at Club 195, Essex – April 27th 2013

&

then he will be hosting a Thames boat party on June 15th 2013

Checking in and out of London Heathrow Airport the Kardashian/Disick/Jenner family clocked up some impressive Louis Vuitton luggage space:

lv luggage

11 bags counted by the Daily Mail!

Only spending one day on England capital city of London, there’s not much time to dilly dally – and dilly dally they did not! Slipping into something chic and comfy the fam headed to world-renowned toy store Hamleys and ate at top eatery Novikov.

hamley trip kk

scott and kk

kris

scott and mason

GET THE LONDON LOOK:

Kourtney

Mango Blazer

mango blazer kk

Red Jeans

kk red jeans

Kris

All Saints Leather Pants

leather pants kris

Studded Loafers

chockers kris

Scott

Ralph Lauren Shirt

polo rl sd

Ted Baker Loafers

tb loafers

Did any of you meet Kourtney, Kris or Scott?

Are you obsessed with this family as I am?

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done as a fan of anyone?

Get in touch! I want to feature YOU!

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*Photo & News Sources:*

*Daily Mail*

*Kardashianpedia*

Designer Dining – Dolce & Gabbana Gold

11 Apr

What? Dolce & Gabbana Gold Restaurant
gold seating

Where? Milan, Italy

“Glamour is Served”

I’ve been researching unusual luxury dining experiences for a piece I’m writing at the moment and couldn’t suppress my need to share my total unadulterated lust for Gold.

Bruno Mars celebrated his birthday there, Justin Bieber partied there after his stage performance on tour and Kylie held a private after-show party there, too. Major name dropping happening here.

Entirely decked out in pure gold, Dolce & Gabbana’s designer space includes a fine-dining, first-floor restaurant, a ground floor casual bistro and a carry-out food store that stocks items from their highly-rated Mediterranean menu.

(Info source: Luxury Launches)

I imagine that dining here is enough to beckon anyone’s inner Paris Hilton (another famous face spotted at Gold) out into the evening’s golden hue.

golddd

gold dish

goldd

gold

This is the dream! Is this motivation for you? Just keep hustlin’!

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Photo Sources:

http://www.dolcegabbana.com/gold/

http://blog.splendia.com/milans-dolce-vita

http://www.yossawat.com/2007/07/dolce-gabbana-gold-restaurant-design-by-dolce-gabbana/

http://blog.priveinternational.com/2010/05/16/dolce-gabbana-gold-restaurant/

“It’s True!! Kanye & I Are Expecting A Baby”

2 Jan

Kongratulations, Kimye!

kimye

New Years Eve was a fabu day to be part of the K-Klan this year as the superstar finally confirmed her and Kanye West’s pregnancy on her website after the rapper blurted it out on stage in Atlanta.

To watch the video of Kanye’s stage tribute to Kim, CLICK HERE

Almost a year after Kourtney and Scott revealed they were expecting their baby girl, Penelope, Kim is now 12 weeks along with her own bundle of joy.

Of course, the Twittersphere responded almost immediately, including Kim’s mum, Kris Jenner who tweeted, “Oh BABY BABY BABY!!” ( @KrisJenner )

Her sisters were just as eager to jump on the Twitter-Wagon;

“Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!” – @KourtneyKardash

“KIMYE!!!!!” – @KhloeKardashian

“Whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! 😀 weeee” – @KendallJenner

“Congrats to this beautiful couple. I love you guys” – @KylieJenner

After what has seemed a rollercoaster of a love life, Kim finally seems settled and after years of friendship her and Kanye are now set to start a family.

Opening up about the preganancy, Kim told ET Online “When people say that pregnancy is fun and they love it I would have to  disagree…”

She continued, “I heard it’s all worth it, so I’m looking forward to that…[Pregnancy is] about learning about your body, but I’ve felt really good.”

Read More – CLICK HERE

However good Kim may be feeling, fans may be disappointed to find out that she is NOT planning on giving birth in front of the cameras that usually documents her life for reality show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’.

The E! Network super-boss Suzanne Kolb may be trying to change that though, saying: “Like so many Kardashian fans, we love it when this close-knit family gets even bigger… We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers…and, without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear!”

With Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as parents, Mason and Penelope may have competition!

Kim_and_Kanye

News Sources (not available as a link above):

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

www.dailymail.co.uk

www.guardian.co.uk

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