Blog Posts by Sophia Moir

  • BRIT Awards 2015: The Best Beauty Looks On The Red Carpet

    Michelle Keegan, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift showed off stunning hair and make-up at the BRITs 2015

    All eyes were on Madonna as she took a tumble at the BRIT Awards last night but she wasn’t the only person that people were talking about.

    Because Michelle Keegan, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift all turned heads on the BRITs red carpet with their stunning beauty looks.

    Former Corrie actress Michelle, 27, made a glamorous red carpet appearance sporting voluminous, wavy locks with just a hint of balayage.

    Michelle Keegan rocked voluminous locks on the BRITs red carpet [Getty]Mark Wright’s fiancée styled her brunette locks with gorgeous smokey eyes, a matte complexion and nude lips (we wonder if it’s that Charlotte Tilbury lipstick she’s been raving about?)

    Another star to work the nude lips trend was 24-year-old singer Rita Ora who showcased chocolate-brown smokey eyes and chiseled cheekbones (the work of her make-up artist, Emma Osborne).

    Rita Ora rocked nude lips with chocolate-brown smokey eyes [Getty]Her edgy pixie cut was styled into a ‘50s-inspired quiff hairstyle by hairstylist Chris Appleton while statement ear cuffs were added for interest.

    We were also totally in love with Paloma Faith’s hair and make-up, channelling D&G

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  • BRIT Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding And Rita Ora Sex Up Their After-Party Outfits

    While Little Mix and Holly Willoughby keep things demure…

    If the BRIT Awards 2015 red carpet dress code was elegant and sophisticated, the after-party fashion was anything but.

    Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora sexed up their outfits, wearing skimpy, cut-out mini-dresses and sky-high heels to party into the early hours.

    Making a stylish appearance at the BRITs Universal after-party at the Soho House pop-up in New Oxford Street, 25-year-old Tay Tay was pictured in a plunging, zip-up Emilio Pucci mini-dress featuring sheer, waist cut-outs.

    Taylor Swift at the BRITs (left) and arriving at the Universal after-party (right) [Getty/Rex]It’s a far cry from her red carpet appearance earlier in the evening, when she donned an oriental-inspired Roberto Cavalli Atelier gown with red embellishment.

    Also joining Taylor at the Universal party was Dougie Poynter’s love-interest Ellie Goulding, who looked incredible in a sequinned red Versace mini-dress with strappy black heels.

    Ellie Goulding at the BRITs (left) and the Universal after-party (right) [Getty]The 28-year-old donned an ivory Alberta Ferretti dress for the BRIT Awards red carpet, which Lewis Hamilton suggested looked like a bridal gown (we’d have to agree with

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  • Karlie Kloss Is Retiring From Victoria’s Secret To Go Back To School!

    Taylor Swift’s BFF is hanging up her angel wings in order to focus on her studies and continue her computer coding lessons. As you do...

    Well this is the last thing we’d expect from one of the world’s top models.

    Karlie Kloss has retired from Victoria’s Secret in order to study at university and learn more about computer coding!

    Karlie Kloss is retiring from Victoria's Secret to go to uni [Reuters]Karlie Kloss is retiring from Victoria's Secret to go to uni [Reuters]The 22-year-old US model has worked with the lingerie brand for four years and has walked in the annual runway fashion show twice, but she’s hanging up her wings in order to ‘focus on other business opportunities’ and study at New York University.

    Taylor Swift’s BFF revealed in a recent Vogue interview that going to NYU is something she’s wanted to do for a while (she will enrol in the university’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in autumn 2015).

    "I was waiting for the mail to arrive every single day," she told Vogue about her acceptance.

    "It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time."

    But it doesn’t mean she’ll be hanging up her stilettos any time time soon as she insists she’s still focused on her career as a full-time model.

    "I’ll still be working full-time. I’m incredibly

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  • Oscars 2015: Discover The Behind-The-Scenes Red Carpet Hair And Beauty Secrets

    Sienna Miller, Emma Stone and Rita Ora all STUNNED on the Academy Awards red carpet! Find out how they achieved their looks...

    There's nothing like a celebrity red carpet to make you want to shake up your hair and make-up regime - and the Oscars 2015 has given us the ULTIMATE beauty inspiration.

    From Emma Stone's matte coral lips to Sienna Miller's sculpted cheekbones and Marion Cotillard's sleek locks, we've discovered the secrets to their A-List looks from the glam squads that were working hard behind-the-scenes!

    Find out how to recreate Sienna Miller's flawless Oscars beauty look [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]Find out how to recreate Sienna Miller's flawless Oscars beauty look [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]
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  • Oscars 2015: Margot Robbie, Suki Waterhouse And Lily Collins Debut New Hairstyles

    Academy Awards hair and beauty: Actresses showcased new edgy hairstyles on the red carpet

    It’s THE biggest night of the celeb calendar so you’ve got to look your best on the red carpet, right?

    So it’s no wonder a number of actresses used the Oscars 2015 as an opportunity to debut their new, on-trend hairstyles.

    Margot Robbie, Suki Waterhouse and Lily Collins were all pictured with new haircuts and we reckon they all look blimmin’ amazing with their edgy new ‘dos.

    ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ star Margot had perhaps the biggest change as she chopped off her long, blonde locks into a chic, shoulder-length bob.

    Margot Robbie chopped off her long, blonde locks into a chic bob [Getty]Margot Robbie chopped off her long, blonde locks into a chic bob [Getty]The 24-year-old Aussie actress, who presented the Technical Achievements award at the Academy Awards, teamed her glamorous hairstyle with matte red lips and stunning jewels.

    The ‘Focus’ star is actually something of a hair chameleon – she’s had everything from auburn locks to peroxide blonde and deep, rich chocolate brown, seen here on Instagram.

    Margot Robbie has previously had dark brunette locks [Instagram]Margot Robbie has previously had dark brunette locks [Instagram]But we reckon her side-swept blonde bob (teamed with a plunging Saint Laurent gown) is one of her best yet.

    Elsewhere at the Oscars,

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  • Independent Spirit Awards 2015: It’s Patterns Aplenty On The Red Carpet

    On the eve of the Oscars 2015, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn and Aubrey Plaza opted for bold, colourful dresses. But will the trend continue at the Academy Awards?

    It’s the day before the Oscars, you’re nominated for the Best Actress award and you’ve got a LOT of getting ready to do. You’d be holed up in your apartment, lathering on the fake tan, right?

    Wrong. Julianne Moore and a host of Oscar-nominated A-Listers walked the red carpet for the Independent Spirit Awards 2015 in Santa Monica yesterday, 24 hours before the biggest night of their careers – the Academy Awards!

    Independent Spirit Awards: Olivia Munn and Julianne Moore lead stars in patterns [Getty]Independent Spirit Awards: Olivia Munn and Julianne Moore lead stars in patterns [Getty]The 54-year-old flame-haired actress not only took home the award for Best Female Lead at the awards celebrating independent films but she nabbed the Best Dressed gong from us too.

    The ‘Still Alice’ star looked ready for spring in her Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture halter-neck dress, which featured 3D embellishment and sheer panels.

    Julianne’s strappy platform heels, poker-straight locks and fresh, flawless make-up gave the couture gown a youthful twist that she pulled off perfectly.

    Julianne Moore was an Independent Spirit Award winner in more ways than one [Rex]Julianne Moore was an Independent Spirit Award winner in more ways than one [Rex]But she wasn’t the only attendee to go bold and colourful on the red carpet as Aubrey Plaza,

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  • London Fashion Week AW15: Behind-The-Scenes Beauty Blog!

    LFW: All the latest beauty news from the Autumn / Winter 2015 shows

    London Fashion Week kicks off heralding the start of the quirkiest looks of the AW15 season (followed by the fashion circus heading to Milan and Paris).

    We bring you all the backstage beauty goss from LFW, MFW and PFW in our live-blog...

    MONDAY, FEB 16

    •    Make-up maestro Charlotte Tilbury led the beauty team backstage at Donna Karan, describing the finished look on Instagram as 'handsome, minimal and fresh flushed.'

    Kendall Jenner backstage at Donna Karan [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]Kendall Jenner backstage at Donna Karan [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]

    The finished beauty look at Donna Karan AW15 [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]The finished beauty look at Donna Karan AW15 [Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram]•    It was stripped-back beauty at Tommy Hilfiger AW15, led by Pat Pat McGrath. Just a few coats of mascara, minimal foundation and bare lips completed the look, as seen on model Gigi Hadid.
    Gigi Hadid backstage at Tommy Hilfiger [Instagram/Pat McGrath]Gigi Hadid backstage at Tommy Hilfiger [Instagram/Pat McGrath]

    SUNDAY, FEB 15

    •    The beauty look for Victoria Beckham AW15 was all slicked-back buns, smokey eyes and nude lips (not dissimilar to DVF).

    Victoria Beckham AW15 [victoriabeckham/Instagram]Victoria Beckham AW15 [victoriabeckham/Instagram]

    Victoria Beckham AW15 [patmcgrathreal/Instagram]Victoria Beckham AW15 [patmcgrathreal/Instagram]

    •    Backstage at Diane Von Furstenberg, hairdresser Orlando Pita styled models’ hair into chic buns using TRESemme products. The make-up look, as showcased by Kendall Jenner, was kept simple – kohl-rimmed smokey eyes and natural lips.

    Slicked-back buns at DVF AW15 [orlandopita/Instagram]Slicked-back buns at DVF AW15 [orlandopita/Instagram]

    Diane Von Furstenberg [sarahjossel/Instagram]Diane Von Furstenberg [sarahjossel/Instagram]

    •    Say

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  • London Fashion Week AW15: All The Latest Fash Goss In Our Live-Blog!

    LFW AW15: From Kendall on the runway to the Beckhams on the FROW, we've got it right here...

    London Fashion Week has taken over from New York, heralding the start of the quirkiest fashion of the AW15 season (to be followed by the Fashion Weeks of Milan and Paris).

    We bring you all the goss from LFW in our live-blog...

    MONDAY, FEB 16

    •    Kim Kardashian’s younger sister, 19-year-old Kendall Jenner, led the fash pack at Donna Karan AW15 – a dark and mysterious collection from the New York native.

    Kendall Jenner walked the runway at Donna Karan AW15 [Rex]Kendall Jenner walked the runway at Donna Karan AW15 [Rex]•    It was game-time at Tommy Hilfiger as models Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn showcased an NFL-inspired AW15 collection on a makeshift football pitch!

    Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn do sporty for Tommy Hilfiger [Rex]Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn do sporty for Tommy Hilfiger [Rex]•    Supermodel Naomi Campbell closed the show at Zac Posen AW15 – a collection that focused heavily on shades of red, from terracotta through to mahogany and deep wine.

    It was a red affair at Zac Posen AW15 [Rex]It was a red affair at Zac Posen AW15 [Rex]Naomi Campbell closed the Zac Posen AW15 show [Rex]Naomi Campbell closed the Zac Posen AW15 show [Rex]•    Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was spotted going for lunch in sky-high heels the day after her New York Fashion Week show, which was widely praised by critics.

    Victoria Beckham wrapped up warm in NYC following her show [Rex]Victoria Beckham wrapped up warm in NYC following her show [Rex]SUNDAY, FEB 15

    •    It’s show day at Victoria Beckham and the whole clan are out in force to show their

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  • Behind-The-Scenes With Collection Cosmetics For Its Summer 2015 Campaign Shoot!

    Celebrity make-up artist Francesca Neill led the team #bts - and she used the cult favourite Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, of course

    Beauty is back in a big, bold way for next season, let me tell you.

    Going behind-the-scenes with Collection Cosmetics for its Summer 2015 campaign shoot, I learnt that it’s ALL about bright, in-your-face colour for SS15.

    [Yahoo Lifestyle/Twitter][Yahoo Lifestyle/Twitter]The models sported in-your-face fuschia pink lips, bright two-tone manis and bold, Cara Delevingne-esque brows.

    I spoke to celebrity make-up artist Francesca Neill (@FrancescaNeill on Twitter) to find out how she created the looks for the upcoming campaign…

    MAKE-UP

    The first shot of the day was focused around the new Collection Lasting Colour Lipsticks (out in May 2015), which I found to be super moisturising and highly-pigmented when swatched.

    Francesca and the Collection team opted for a matte lipstick (one of six mattes in the new range) in the shade ‘Pink Diva’, which was an almost-neon, fuchsia pink.

    [Twitter/Yahoo Lifestyle][Twitter/Yahoo Lifestyle]She told me that the shade in question added ‘power and impact’ to the ‘fresh, spring’ look, which I totally agree with – it would have looked quite plain otherwise.

    For the

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  • Pregnant Kate Middleton Looks The Picture Of Health During Portsmouth Sailing Visit

    The Duchess of Cambridge flattered her growing baby bump in a flared Max Mara coat

    It looks like a few weeks rest in the Caribbean has done the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge a world of good.

    Because the 33-year-old looked the picture of health as she made a public appearance in Portsmouth today, Feb 12.

    The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge looked the picture of health in Portsmouth today [Rex]The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge looked the picture of health in Portsmouth today [Rex]Catherine sported a subtle golden glow and naturally lighter locks as she visited the new home of Ben Ainslie Racing and the 1851 Trust, of which she is a patron, in the historic naval city.

    The 1851 Trust aims to get more young people into sailing and also bring the America’s Trust back to Britain.

    Kate Middleton flattered her baby bump in a fit-and-flare Max Mara coat [Rex]Kate Middleton flattered her baby bump in a fit-and-flare Max Mara coat [Rex]Prince William’s expectant wife donned a fit-and-flare Max Mara coat-dress for the visit which flattered her six-month baby bump.

    However we’re not sure how sensible her sartorial choice was considering she spent the morning painting a mural with young children.

    The Duchess of Cambridge has just returned home from two weeks in the Caribbean [Rex]The Duchess of Cambridge has just returned home from two weeks in the Caribbean [Rex]Luckily it didn’t get in the way of her enjoying some creative fun with the youngsters as she was pictured trying her hand painting a mural (let’s just hope some of the younger children didn’t splatter paint on her

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