Blog Posts by Sophia Moir

  • Katy Perry Goes For A Dramatically Different Red Carpet Look: How To Steal Her Style

    Russell Brand’s ex channelled a more Gothic glam vibe as she premiered her new concert movie, ‘Katy Perry: Prismatic World Tour’ in LA last night

    We’re used to seeing her in bright, bold ensembles with light-up bustiers and multi-coloured hairstyles.

    But singer Katy Perry channelled a more sophisticated style on the red carpet last night as she attended the premiere of her ‘Prismatic World Tour’ tour movie in LA.

    Tuxedo Chic

    Katy Perry channelled a more mature vibe in custom Balenciaga last night [Rex]Katy Perry channelled a more mature vibe in custom Balenciaga last night [Rex]Katy – real name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson – ditched her trademark in-your-face attire for a subtly sexy, custom Balenciaga tuxedo dress.

    The plunging, knee-length frock flattered the 30-year-old’s hourglass frame, which she teamed with rather questionable (but nonetheless über high fashion) Giambattista Valli lace-up boots.

    The 30-year-old singer styled her tuxedo dress with knee-high, lace-up boots [Rex]The 30-year-old singer styled her tuxedo dress with knee-high, lace-up boots [Rex]An individual bewelled ear cuff and silver rings completed Katy’s top-notch red carpet look at the premiere, which took place at LA’s Ace Hotel Downtown.

    Gothic Glam

    But it wasn’t just Katy’s styling that caught our attention last night – but her Gothic glam inspired make-up too.

    Katy has recently dyed her hair from pastel lilac to jet-black [Rex]Katy has recently dyed her hair from pastel lilac to jet-black [Rex]The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer recently dyed her lilac locks a striking shade of jet black, which she jokingly revealed

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  • Nando’s Launches Biggest Menu Revamp In Five Years Including FOUR New Mouthwatering Dishes

    Move over avocado side, there’s a new kid on the Nando’s block and it goes by the name of sweet potato wedges!

    We’ve not been this excited about Nando’s since it was announced that avocado would be making an appearance as a side dish.

    (Yes, we get excited about flame-grilled chicken easily.)

    But the restaurant chain has blown our minds quite literally this morning with the news of its biggest menu revamp in FIVE years.

    Hold your horses people, we’ve not got to the good stuff yet.

    Because the Peri-Peri chicken house has announced four new menu items including – wait for it – sweet potato wedges!

    OMG [Giphy]OMG [Giphy]SO [Giphy]SO [Giphy]EXCITED! [Giphy]EXCITED! [Giphy]Keen to try them out, us? NEVER.

    Here’s a round-up of the four new items which will be making their premiere appearance at Nando’s chains across the UK on 31 March…

    Churrasco Thigh Burger

    Churrasco Thigh Burger [Nando's]Churrasco Thigh Burger [Nando's]They say: A sweet and smoky addition to Nando’s burger offering. Succulent, flame kissed, boneless thigh fillets served in a Portuguese roll, filled with our new crunchy Fino Coleslaw, cheddar cheese and tasty churrasco PERinaise.

    We say: Um, this sounds all kinds of delicious. We’ll totally be re-thinking our standard double

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  • Why Skipping SPF In Your Daily Skincare Regime Could Cause More Damage Than You Think

    Skin cancer, sunburn and collagen degeneration can all occur whether you’re in London or Lagos so make sure you’re clued up on SPF, UVA and UVB…

    We’ve come a long way since the days of slapping on the body oil and frazzling ourselves to a crisp on the beaches of Benidorm (well, we’d like to hope so anyway).

    But are you actually doing more damage to your skin when you’re NOT sunning it up on holiday?

    You don't just have to be on holiday to slap on the sun cream [Rex]You don't just have to be on holiday to slap on the sun cream [Rex]Wearing an SPF all year round is one of the best things you can do for your skin, but many people are still clueless when it comes to sun protection in the UK.

    In fact, a recent study by skincare brand La Roche-Posay found that while 94 per cent of respondents understood that exposure to the sun could cause health problems, only 12 per cent protected their skin all year round.

    But would you be more likely to slap on the SPF if you knew that by going bare-faced, you’re increasing your risk of not only sunburn, but skin cancer too?

    Why You Need SPF In The UK

    Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate the skin on any given day, whether it’s cloudy, snowing or blisteringly hot.

    Suncream acts as a protective layer from these harmful rays, preventing

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  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Flaunts New Hair, Aptly Named ‘The Cheryl’, At L’Oreal Event

    The X Factor UK judge showed off her new cut and colour at The Brush Contest competition at the Mondrian Hotel in London

    She’s the poster girl for beauty brand L’Oreal Paris, so when Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gets a new cut and colour, you know it’s a big deal.

    In fact, Chezza’s hairdresser Paul Percival has trademarked* her new locks with a name, aptly named ‘The Cheryl’.

    *Well, not quite…

    Chezza's hairdresser Paul Percival shared a first-look snap of her hair on Instagram [Instagram]The 31-year-old’s long-time hair stylist shared a snap on his Instagram page of Mrs Fernandez-Versini’s new hairstyle and quite frankly, we are LOVING it.

    Following on from the dramatic ‘70s bob hairstyle that she showcased earlier this month, the look is refreshed with choppy layers, wispy ends and a brighter red hue.

    Cheryl showed off her new hairstyle at the Brush Contest UK event in London yesterday [Getty]Cheryl’s new hairstyle was debuted at the The Brush Contest UK, a competition for aspiring make-up artists to become the next make-up designer for L’Oreal Paris.

    Cheryl was the VIP judge for the Brush Contest, on the hunt for a new make-up designer [Instagram]Cheryl was the VIP judge for the Brush Contest, on the hunt for a new make-up designer [Instagram]Cheryl shared a selfie from the event on Instagram [Instagram]Cheryl shared a selfie from the event on Instagram [Instagram]

    The glamorous Geordie’s make-up look for the event was rather understated, with her MUA Alex Babsky telling his Insta fans that he created a ‘softer brow to sit more comfortably with her new, redder short hair.’

    Cheryl's make-up artist Alex Babsky created a more natural look for the star [Instagram]Cheryl's make-up artist Alex Babsky created a more natural look for the star [Instagram]Chezza teamed her pared-back beauty

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  • Jennifer Lawrence Continues Dior Love-In At ‘Serena’ Screening With Bradley Cooper

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay actress flashed her slender physique in the cut-out couture creation

    Being the face of Dior hasn’t been an easy ride for actress Jennifer Lawrence, with critics slamming the fact she almost exclusively wears Raf Simons’ designs on the red carpet.

    But it sure does have its perks as well as she gets to wear some AMAZING outfits, including this gorgeous dress that she wore to the ‘Serena’ screening with Bradley Cooper this weekend.

    Jennifer Lawrence stunned on the 'Serena' red carpet in NYC last night [Rex]Jennifer Lawrence stunned on the 'Serena' red carpet in NYC last night [Rex]J-Law is the face of Miss Dior handbags [Rex]J-Law is the face of Miss Dior handbags [Rex]The 24-year-old US actress dazzled in a cut-out Dior Haute Couture frock from the designer’s SS15 collection, as showcased for the first time in Paris.

    Forgoing the latex orange over-the-knee boots as seen on the runway, J-Law styled the mini-dress with strappy gunmetal grey sandals.

    J-Law styled the Dior Haute Couture creation with gunmetal grey heels [Rex]J-Law styled the Dior Haute Couture creation with gunmetal grey heels [Rex]J-Law reunited with co-star Bradley Cooper at the 'Serena' screening [Rex]J-Law reunited with co-star Bradley Cooper at the 'Serena' screening [Rex]Her hair and make-up has raised a few eyebrows in the past (with her Princess Di hairstyle at the Oscars 2014 springing to mind) but she totally nailed it in the beauty stakes this weekend.

    Jennifer Lawrence made a return to the red carpet in style [Rex]Jennifer Lawrence made a return to the red carpet in style [Rex]J-Law flaunted her rock-hard abs in the cut-out creation [Rex]J-Law flaunted her rock-hard abs in the cut-out creation [Rex]The Kentucky-born star channelled her inner Californian goddess as she worked a bronze glow, while her eyes were framed with black kohl eyeliner and shimmery

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  • Lily James Shuns The Princess Gowns For Custom Balenciaga At Cinderella Premiere

    The Downton Abbey actress is famed for her iconic blue ballgown in the Disney film but she gave the fairytale frocks a rest for one night only…

    She’s used to wearing perfectly princess-like ballgowns in the film ‘Cinderella.’

    But actress Lily James gave the fairytale frocks a miss last night as she stunned in an exquisite, custom-made Balenciaga gown at the UK premiere.

    'Cinderella' actress Lily James in custom Balenciaga at the film's UK premiere last night [Rex]'Cinderella' actress Lily James in custom Balenciaga at the film's UK premiere last night [Rex]The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress, 25, looked breathtaking in a silver column dress by the French fashion house, headed up by designer Alexander Wang.

    The Surrey-born star showed off that famous waist in the bodycon number that flaunted her petite frame perfectly.

    The actress looked incredible on the blue red carpet [Rex]The actress looked incredible on the blue red carpet [Rex]Lily's dress featured a thigh-high split [Rex]Lily's dress featured a thigh-high split [Rex]Cinderella’s leading-lady styled her premiere look with strappy metallic stilettos and a modern beauty look, consisting of slicked-back tresses and raspberry-stained lips.

    The 'Downton Abbey' star looked happier than ever at the premiere [Rex]The 'Downton Abbey' star looked happier than ever at the premiere [Rex]Lily styled the dress with a modern beauty look [Rex]Lily styled the dress with a modern beauty look [Rex]

    Lily was joined by her Prince Charming co-star Richard Madden, 28, at the Odeon Leicester Square, who was suited and booted in a Thom Sweeney three-piece suit.

    Richard’s girlfriend Jenna-Louise Coleman let the leading stars take centre-stage at the premiere, but she she still looked red-carpet ready in a fur-trimmed Simone Rocha dress with

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  • Cinderella Costume Designer Reveals Truth Behind Lily James’ Tiny Waist - VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

    Sandy Powell talked to us about how the dress defined the Downton Abbey’s figure and also the difficulties of creating the iconic glass slipper for the real-life Disney film

    Lily James’ waist in the 'Cinderella' posters has come under tough scrutiny in recent weeks, with some critics saying she’s had it Photoshopped.

    But the film’s Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell has lifted the lid on the secret behind the star’s tiny waistline – and says it’s all down to optical effects.

    Lily James' tiny waist in Cinderella has come under intense scrunity [Rex/Disney]Lily James' tiny waist in Cinderella has come under intense scrunity [Rex/Disney]Speaking to us at the launch of the Cinderella Exhibition in London’s Leicester Square, the 54-year-old told us that it’s actually all down to the measurements of Cinderella’s iconic blue ballgown.

    “It’s so extreme, the actual silhouette of it and the volume of the skirt is really huge,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle in the exclusive video above.

    “I don’t actually know what the measurement is but it’s almost two metres in diameter, it’s really big!”

    Costume designer Sandy Powell reveals Lily's tiny waist is an optical illusion [Rex]Costume designer Sandy Powell reveals Lily's tiny waist is an optical illusion [Rex]In addition to the voluminous skirt of the ballgown, the oversized shoulder detailing accentuates Lily’s tiny waist – making it look smaller than it actually is.

    “And then we’ve got the exaggerated piece up here [on the shoulders] which draws

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  • American Apparel Advert Banned For ‘Sexualising A Child’ - But It's Not The First, And Will It Be The Last?

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled an ad featuring ‘youthful-looking’ model Kacy Anne Hill was ‘irresponsible’ and ordered it to be taken down

    It’s been three months since its new CEO Paula Schneider joined the brand.

    But US fashion chain American Apparel is once again in hot water after one of its adverts was banned for appearing to ‘sexualise’ a child.

    This American Apparel advert has been banned for 'sexualising a child' [American Apparel]This American Apparel advert has been banned for 'sexualising a child' [American Apparel]The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that an ad featuring a red-haired model in a thong bodysuit must be removed from the UK site immediately.

    (Although we’re not sure who actually implements this ruling, as the image in question is still available to view on both the US and UK sites).

    The advert in question is for the American Apparel Lips Print Thong Bodysuit and features four pictures of the product - one with the model’s buttocks showing.

    ASA ordered American Apparel to take it down after a customer complained that the model shown looked under 16.

    “We considered the model had a youthful appearance and that some consumers were likely to regard her as being younger than 16 years of age,” said the Advertising Standards Authority in a statement.

    “The model was shown

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  • When Do The UK Clocks Go Forward In 2015? Daylight Saving Time Explained

    All you need to know about British Summertime...

    It signals the start of spring so it’s no wonder people are asking when the clocks go forward in 2015.

    After all, you can’t beat longer days, a bright summer's evening and leaving work when the sun’s still shining.

    Bring it on!

    British Summer Time in March 2015 signals the start of spring. YAY! [Rex]British Summer Time in March 2015 signals the start of spring. YAY! [Rex]When does British Summertime start?

    It happens twice a year but all anyone really cares about is whether they get an extra hour in bed, right?

    Sadly, this is the time where we lose an hour in bed – boooo!

    Officially, you’ll need to move your clock forward an hour on Sunday, March 29 at 1am, when Greenwich Mean Time ends and British Summer Time starts.

    In other words, if you set your alarm for 8am and wonder why you feel so knackered, it’s because the time is really (as in, before the clocks changed) 7am and your body hasn’t adjusted to the new time zone yet.  

    So you can cut yourself some slack if you’re yawning all day Sunday and all the way into Monday morning’s very important meeting…

    Don't be the one falling asleep in your Monday morning meeting [Rex]Don't be the one falling asleep in your Monday morning meeting [Rex]Why do the clocks go forward?

    Changing the clocks was first proposed by British

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  • Suki Waterhouse Has A Fairytale Moment At Insurgent Premiere

    Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend stunned in Reem Acra at the NYC premiere of the Divergent sequel

    Lily James has been making a name for herself playing the real-life version of Cinderella.

    But British actress Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment on the 'Insurgent' red carpet last night.

    Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment at the Insurgent NYC premiere last night [Rex]Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment at the Insurgent NYC premiere last night [Rex]The 22-year-old Burberry model stunned in nude Reem Acra [Rex]The 22-year-old Burberry model stunned in nude Reem Acra [Rex]Bradley Cooper’s 22-year-old girlfriend looked absolutely breathtaking in a sheer lace Reem Acra gown at the New York City premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater.

    The blonde beauty flaunted her model physique in the figure-hugging gown, which featured side cut-outs and a plunging neckline.

    Bradley Cooper's girlfriend showed off her model physique in the cut-out dress [Rex]Bradley Cooper's girlfriend showed off her model physique in the cut-out dress [Rex]Her glossy tresses were styled into loose waves with an on-trend centre parting while her beauty look was fresh and radiant, allowing her magical princess dress to take centre stage.



    Suki, who's the face of Burberry Beauty, showcased a fresh and natural beauty look [Rex]Suki, who's the face of Burberry Beauty, showcased a fresh and natural beauty look [Rex]Suki’s red carpet moment comes weeks after she failed to make an appearance at the world premiere of the Divergent sequel in her hometown of London, but she tweeted at the time that she wished she was there.

    Also

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