Blog Posts by Sophia Moir

  • Kate Middleton Wows In Stunning Low-Cut Dress As She Hits The DJ Booth With Prince William

    The Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in the Alexander McQueen frock that featured a deep-V neckline – a fashion first for her during the couple’s royal tour

    She’s stuck to a similar fashion formula for the royal tour.

    But Kate Middleton changed it up for the first time in Australia as she wowed in a low-cut Alexander McQueen dress.

    Kate and Wills took to the DJ decks in Elizabeth, Australia today [Getty]Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted hitting the DJ booth with husband Prince William during their visit to the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth.

    The 32-year-old looked absolutely stunning in the pastel pink fit and flare dress, made by British fashion house Alexander McQueen.

    Kate Middleton wore a lower cut dress than we are used to seeing on her [Getty]The style of the beautiful brunette’s dress was very different to what we’ve seen on her throughout the tour so far, which has been high-neck pencil dress styles.

    Kate’s McQueen gown featured a low-cut, deep-V neckline that flattered her figure – accompanied by a pretty peplum waist and midi skirt.



    The royal couple were snapped watching a teen perform on a BMX for them [Getty]Nude LK Bennett heels were her footwear of choice (she’s definitely got her cost per wear out of those!)

    A gorgeous half-up, half-up down hairstyle showcased her enviable chestnut brown glossy locks to onlookers.

    Pearl drop earrings, a flush of

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  • Jennifer Lawrence Grows Out Pixie Cut Hair Into Short Bob Hairstyle

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress debuted her new longer locks on Good Morning America in New York

    She shocked fans when she chopped off her hair into an edgy pixie cut at the start of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire promo trail.

    But Jennifer Lawrence seems to have had a change of heart as she debuted her new longer hairstyle over the weekend.

    Jennifer Lawrence showcased her new longer cut as she arrived for Good Morning America over the weekend [Splash]The 23-year-old US actress has grown out her pixie cut hairstyle into a short, choppy bob that we’ve fallen a little bit in love with.

    Oscar winner Jen looks gorgeous with the newly grown-out style - that falls just below her ears - framing her face beautifully.



    Jennifer Lawrence teamed her longer locks with a Phillip Lim skater dress [Splash]Her naturally blonde hair has been dyed into a brighter hue while her mousey roots are more visible with the newer, choppier style.

    But we reckon it suits her down to a tee – with the messy feel looking fun and age-appropriate.

    Jennifer Lawrence was spotted with her slightly locker locks in New York over the weekend [Rex]The new snaps were taken as J-Law was arriving at Good Morning America in New York for her first public appearance since Catching Fire was released.

    She was also spotted out and about in NYC with her new hair – although it looked slightly shorter than the snaps of her

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  • Fringes: Are They The New Anti-Aging Treatment?

    Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kim Kardashian have both been spotted with new bangs, which are an easy way to update your look for spring while hiding pesky wrinkles without surgery

    Sarah Harding recently admitted that her new fringe meant she could hide her wrinkles.

    And it seems the former Girls Aloud star might be onto something as ‘bangs’ have been labeled the new anti-aging treatment.

    Catherine Zeta Jones sported a new fringe (left) in New York this week [Getty]Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was pictured sporting a new, wispy fringe on the red carpet with ex-husband Michael Douglas this week – while Kim Kardashian was also snapped with a clip-in one for a photoshoot.

    We spoke to Adam Reed, one half of acclaimed haircare brand Percy & Reed as well as spokesperson for Viviscal, about why he reckons the fringe is making a comeback.

    Kim Kardashian stepped out with a clip-in fringe this week (left) before ditching it at the airport [Fameflynet]“I love a fringe and these are both age appropriate,” said the top hairdresser, who has worked with Ellie Goulding, Anna Friel, Sophie Dahl and Diane Kruger in the past.

    “Catherine has a softer, fuller fringe, whilst Kim's fringe is shorter and sharper.”

    If anti-aging is a concern, Adam advises cutting in a fringe because in general it makes people look younger.

    “Fringes normally make someone look younger, they soften

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  • Kate Middleton’s Diane Von Furstenberg Dress Sells Out In Eight Minutes

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge donned the £292 wrap dress for the second day of the royal tour Down Under while Prince William, Duke of Cambridge changed up his trousers for the FIRST TIME!

    The Kate Middleton effect strikes again.

    The £292 Diane Von Furstenberg dress that Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wore in Australia has sold out online in EIGHT minutes. That’s got to be a record, right?

    Kate Middleton wore a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress in Australia today [Getty]Kate, 32, sported a blue and white patterned wrap dress from the US designer’s new season collection for the second day of the couple’s royal tour Down Under, which flew off the shelves in record time according to fashion website Go Fug Yourself.

    Kate Middleton's DVF dress sold out in eight minutes online [Getty]The beautiful Duchess showed off a natural, bronzed glow in the three-quarter sleeved dress – flashing her knees for the first time during the tour.

    She styled the Ikat-print dress – that featured a fabric belt, cinching in her waist – with a pair of navy cork Stuart Weitzman wedges.
     
    Kate Middleton and Prince William colour co-ordinated their outfits in navy [Getty]A matching navy clutch bag and silver accessories completed Kate’s styling of the look – while she kept her glossy locks into her signature blow-dry and retained her typical smokey eyes and nude lips beauty look.

    Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge colour

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  • Lady Gaga’s Unretouched Versace Campaign Shows Shocking Extent Of Airbrushing

    Fashion house were heavy handed with the Photoshop wand as leaked photos reveal how she looked without make-up and before the computer wizardry

    She’s heavily made up at all times.

    So Lady Gaga can’t be happy today as her unretouched Versace campaign images have been leaked, revealing the star without make-up and before she was heavily airbrushed.

    Lady Gaga seen without make-up in the leaked Versace campaign [JoseLMonster/Twitter]In the most shocking image, the US singer is seen posing on a lilac sofa with an array of Versace bags around her.

    But she’s seen with no make-up on at all, sporting dark circles, no lipstick and an uneven skin tone, in the pics obtained by one of her fans on Twitter.

    Lady Gaga looks completely different in the actual Versace campaign [JoseLMonster/Twitter]Gaga looks drab and tired – worlds away from the glossy campaign image that was circulated.

    She’s clearly been Photoshopped very heavily as she sports an iridescent glow and a pop of peach lipstick that she isn’t wearing in the pre-airbrushed shots (although her Artpop tattoo is still visible).

    Lady Gaga in the black dress pre-Photoshop wizardry [JoseLMonster/Twitter]
    In another shot, the 28-year-old is photographed in a black cut-out dress with her cleavage very much on show – again wearing no make-up at all.

    But in the campaign image that was released, Gaga is seen sporting metallic eyeshadow,

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  • Andrew Garfield Gets In Trouble With Girlfriend Emma Stone For His Comments on Femininity - EXCLUSIVE

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor was on thin ice with his co-star girlfriend after suggesting haberdashery was a ‘feminine’ task at a Yahoo kids’ Q&A with the cast

    It’s a hot topic after actress Kirsten Dunst suggested being feminine meant staying at home cooking and cleaning.

    And actor Andrew Garfield certainly brushed a few feathers with his views on femininity as he got into a heated debate with girlfriend Emma Stone recently.

    Andrew Garfield got in trouble with girlfriend Emma Stone for suggesting sewing was feminine [Yahoo]The 30-year-old British actor was speaking at a Yahoo kids’ Q&A with the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when he was asked a question about how Spider-Man makes his suit.

    He replied that Spider-Man sewed the suit himself, which he reckoned was a ‘feminine’ task.

    “He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it, he took some sewing classes and some needle work,” he said in the video above.

    “It’s kind of a feminine thing to do, he made a very masculine costume out of a very feminine [task].”

    Emma Stone did not seem impressed with her British actor boyfriend's comments [Yahoo]At which point, his on and off screen girlfriend, 25, questioned why sewing was a feminine task.

    “It’s feminine how?” she asked.

    The pair’s co-star Jamie Foxx gasped – as did most of the audience – before Andrew questioned why she was

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  • Kate Middleton Pays Homage To Australia In Gold Dress On First Day Of Royal Tour Down Under

    The Duchess of Cambridge had a sunny disposition in a canary yellow pencil dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic – but it appears Prince William is not a fan

    It’s set to be the hottest colour of the season.

    So Kate Middleton was bang-on-trend in a bright yellow gold dress on her first day of her Australia royal tour, paying homage to the country in the zesty-coloured frock.

    The Duke, Duchess and Prince of Cambridge landed in Australia on a flight from New Zealand [Getty]The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, had a sunny disposition in a yellow gold and white colour block dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic.

    The knee-length pencil dress – which was reportedly custom-made for her but a similar style retails for £950 – was perfect for stepping off the plane at Sydney Airport as she avoided suffering a similar wardrobe malfunction to when she landed in New Zealand.

    Kate reportedly told one onlooker than William reckoned she 'looked like a banana' [Getty]The beautiful Duchess – who was joined by husband Prince William, 31, and son Prince George of Cambridge, eight months, as she landed – styled her summer outfit with a trusty pair of nude patent court shoes.

    But it seems not everyone was a fan, as she revealed Wills wasn’t so keen on the sunny shade.


    Kate Middleton wore her hair half-up, half-down with dark smokey eyes [Getty]Kate Middleton landed in New Zealand with husband Prince William and son Prince George [Getty]‘William said I look like a banana,' Kate told fan Heather Easton at a meet

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  • How To Work The Yellow Trend Into Your SS14 Wardrobe

    Say hello to summer in this season’s hottest shade – but be careful how you wear it or you could end up looking like a bumble bee

    It’s the shade of the season with celebs including Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Sam Faiers rocking the on-trend hue.

    But yellow is a tricky trend to master and it’s very easy to make a fashion faux pas by getting it wrong.

    Emma Stone and Sam Faiers go for mellow yellow [Rex]So how can you rock yellow without looking like a bumble bee?!

    “Yellow is a tricky one. If you can nail it it’ll look fantastic but get the wrong shade for your skin tone and it’ll be a yellow fashion disaster you’ll want to forget,” said Gemma Cartwright, Popsugar Fashion & Beauty Editor.

    She reckons fair skin types should opt for a more muted palette, while darker skin tones can pull off neon yellow shades.

    “Fair-skinned blondes have the trickiest job but a pastel works if teamed with a more complimentary colour palette,” she said.

    “Brights for medium skintones, and neon looks incredible against very dark skin and hair.”

    Leslie Mann and Drew Barrymore's fairer colourings suit pastel yellow [Rex]We spoke to Veronique Henderson, Managing Director of Colour Me Beautiful, to find out which shades of yellow suit different colourings.

    “Yellow is a

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  • Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks Top Our Best Dressed List At The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014

    Kristin Davis and Hayley Atwell also looked stunning on the red carpet – but Alexandra Burke and Ruth Wilson failed to impress with their choice of attire

    Do they ever put a foot wrong in the style stakes?

    Actresses Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks stole the show at the Laurence Olivier Awards last night, both topping our best dressed list in fashion-forward pastels.

    Pretty in pastels

    Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks both looked beaut in pastels [Rex]Former Bond girl Gemma, 28, was red carpet perfection in a figure-hugging, pastel mint Prada gown with a statement silver ring and drop earrings.

    The British actress – who co-hosted the theatre awards show with Stephen Mangan – styled her brunette locks into a sweeping side parting that looked absolutely stunning against her porcelain complexion.

    Another star to work the pastel trend on the Oliviers red carpet was Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks, who got us very excited for spring in her lilac lace gown.

    The musical theatre star, 23, looked simply breathtaking in her Burberry Prorsum dress, sporting a pair of matching-coloured knickers beneath the dress to ensure she avoided a wardrobe malfunction.

    Keeping it simple

    Kristin Davis and Hayley Atwell brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to proceedings [Rex]Captain America actress Hayley Atwell

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  • Chocolate Toothpaste Goes On Sale – But It Could Set You Back £60 A Tube

    Oral care firm Theodent reckon its cacao-based toothpaste strengthens teeth and regenerates enamel – no wonder it costs an arm and a leg to buy!

    There are some things that we’ve come to expect from years of habit - and toothpaste tasting like mint is one of them.

    But oral care firm Theodent has thrown a spanner in the works by launching a toothpaste that tastes like CHOCOLATE.

    Theodent have launched a CHOCOLATE toothpaste - but it could cost you £60 a tube [Theodent]Yep, chocolate-flavoured toothpaste has now entered the market, shaking things up by claiming it strengthens teeth and regenerates enamel more than regular toothpaste.

    So what’s the catch? Well the £60 price tag might be one of them.

    The brand sells a lower-strength version for $9.99 (around £6) but that’s currently sold out. The only version that is available to buy online is the $99.99 one (that will set you back 60 fine pounds!)

    That’s unless you’ve got kids then you can splash out on the new chocolate toothpaste for children (also £6) which they can swallow harmlessly - not that that sounds particularly appealing to us.

    The £6 version of the toothpaste is currently 'unavailable' to buy online [Theodent]‘Theodent Kids finally offers a solution to the "do not swallow" dilemma of children's toothpaste,’ writes the description on the website.

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