• What We’re Learning From VIP Transformations


    My favourite celebrities constantly reinvent themselves. To stay relevant, they’ve had to keep up with the trends. They’ve worked out when something they were doing wasn’t making an impact anymore and they’ve been brave enough to cut all ties and switch direction.

    We’re about to do the same with Live Like a VIP. After having two children in quick succession, I’m finding it harder and harder to go out at night. My lifestyle pre-kids is very different to my lifestyle post-kids and I want this blog to reflect it. I still want to Live Like a VIP, but it has to be more family friendly. We’re working on our updates right now and the plan is to launch the updated site at the end of the year.

    Until then, here’s a little blog post about the mistresses of reinvention. If something isn’t working for you there’s absolutely no shame in admitting it and trying to find what’s more YOU! Life’s too short to waste it doing something you’re not passionate about. Just look at these gorgeous women for inspiration and motivation:


    She’s been cone-boobed Madonna, country chic Madonna (in the Guy Ritchie days), bad ass Madonna (with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland), cougar Madonna and mother Madonna – is there anything she can’t turn her hand at? Plus her body is incredible!

    Victoria Beckham

    She’s the most successful Spice Girl without a doubt. She wore tacky clothes in the Spice Girls and now she’s an ultra chic fashion maverick and mum of 4. She’s also the one that avoids reunions as she’s doing so well in her own right. If you find what works for you, there’s no reason to go back to what you were doing before unless you decide to do it on your own terms.

    Shania Twain

    Shania’s an inspiration as she was a chart-topping recording artist and then suddenly pulled out of the music industry. When she returned, she went straight to no. 1 despite competitions from all the youngsters. If you’re on the right path then don’t let competition bother you, do what you were born to do!

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    Introducing The Newest VIP

    Hi VIPs! You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t been updated for a while. I’ve missed you lot and I hope you’ve missed me? I know I disappeared without any explanation and I’m sorry about that but I didn’t know what to write. For the past few weeks, I wasn’t living like a VIP. I was pregnant, hospitalised and terrified by the prospect of having a pre-term baby.

    However, now I am happy to announce that baby Isabella has made a safe arrival into the world. She was born at 33 weeks and 5 days weighing a teeny 5lb 1oz, but she has a strong pair of lungs on her!


    Now that we’re both out of hospital, Isabella will be joining me in living the VIP lifestyle. You’re never too young or too old to live the best life possible.

    While in hospital, I lost my mojo slightly as I felt tired, drained and guilty for having to part from my older son to give his sister the best start in life. In hindsight, I should have remembered that life is what we make it! I could totally have glammed up my hospital ward more and used the time to experiment with nail art and different hair up dos. But I did at least live like a VIP when it came to food, using Deliveroo to order in healthy meals rather than eat the hospital food. That helped me feel nourished from the inside, even though I was suffering on the outside. I look back on photos like this with my son where I look completely drained and feel a bit sorry for myself, but I’ve moved on now and I’m not going to dwell on things.



    If you really want to know what happened, google Placenta Abruption and Subchorionic Hematoma. It was messy! I was in for seven nights on complete bed rest and then a following nine nights until my baby and I were healthy enough to leave. But that’s in the past now. We’re out and I intend to make the most of life like never before. I’ve always lived my life to the max but now I appreciate things even more. Life is so short, we really need to enjoy as much of it as possible.

    Since we’ve been out, we’ve enjoyed a pub lunch, I’ve had my nails done and we’ve received lots of presents from visitors while I’ve made up for lost time drinking Champagne. We’ve definitely started as we mean to go on…

    I’ve also been amazed by all my friends’ generosity in terms of clothing and gifts – we had absolutely nothing prepared and all of her brothers’ sleepsuits would have been humongous on her. I didn’t expect to give birth so early so the sterilisers, cot and pram were still in the loft and I’d even forgotten how to use them. On our first trip out, I realised half way down the road that the hood of the new iCandy peach pram was on upside down. It still looked stylish though – I always feel proud when I’m pushing it and get so many compliments on its luxurious Butterscotch colour.



    My son went to his first showbiz event at 3 months old, so Isabella won’t have to wait long until we wheel her to a celeb party while she sleeps snugly in the iCandy. We’ll keep you posted on what we’re up to and give you all the behind the scenes goss.

    We may take it easy over the next few days to recover from Isabella’s dramatic entrance into the world. She sure showed her diva credentials early. But we will have some goss by the end of the week – my mojo is back!

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  • Wimbledon 2017: Royal Box Watch

    Hi VIPs! How’s it all going? After some technical troubles, which took A LOT longer than anticipated, we’re back and we’re on a mission to make things better than ever before. Changes will be implemented over the next few weeks, but now that LiveLikeaVIP.com is back up we couldn’t wait to do a bit of what we love – celeb goss!

    So let’s have a look at whose been lucky enough to get into the Royal Box at Wimbledon so far this year. Getting into the Royal Box is a sign that a celeb has made it…

    David Beckham

    Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

    Stephen Fry

    Sol Campbell


    Trevor McDonald


    And Pippa Middleton multiple times, obvs


    Who are you most surprised by?

    Hopefully, you’re enjoying us being back as much as we are. We’ll be back later in the week with more goss.

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  • Capital FM Summertime Ball 2017

    Capital FM’s Summertime ball is always a celeb-fest! If you like pop music (and who doesn’t?) it’s heaven! All the chart-toppers are at the gig at Wembley Stadium and the atmsophere is bright, happy and ultimately pop-py. With so much sadness and terror in the World right now, the timing of the event couldn’t have been better.

    Even the outfits that the stars wore were cheerful! Let’s cheer ourselves up by looking at some of the bright and bold celeb outfits, to give us some inspiration about how to dress like a VIP at summer parties this year:


    Rita Ora


    Zara Larsson


    Ella Eyre


    Little Mix


    Louisa Johnson

    Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto


    Hailee Steinfeld


    Event host Vick Hope

    Who do you think looked the most fabulous? Did you think Little Mix looked a bit odd in their own outfits, as opposed to matching each other? Perhaps we’re just not used to it.

    Anyway, it is nice to see some colour back when it comes to clothes. Fashion should be about having fun!


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    British Soap Awards 2017

    Hi VIPs! How was your weekend? There’s no doubt it’s been one of the most scary, shocking but ultimately uplifting weekends ever. Did you watch the One Love Manchester concert? If not, we highly recommend catching up on iPlayer.

    The British Soap Awards took a lower profile than usual, but we still enjoyed looking at the outfits. If you need a bit of light relief or some outfit inspiration for a summer party / ball, then we’ve rounded up the top 10 celeb red carpet looks below:

    Catherine Tyldesley


    Sophie Porley


    Brooke Vincent


    Faye Brookes

    Kym Marsh


    Shona Garty


    Lucy Fallon


    Jacqueline Jossa


    Nikki Sanderson


    Stephanie Waring

    Who do you think looked the best? What’s stopping you from looking the same? There are some very similar alternatives to these dresses at Very.co.uk, Asos and Missguided.


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  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend

    Hi VIPs! How was your weekend? One of the most fun celeb events of the bank holiday weekend was Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull. Festival season has started!

    Here’s a snapshot of some of the performers and their bold outfits:

    Katy Perry


    Zara Larsson




    Lana Del Ray


    Little Mix


    Are you going to any festivals this year? If so, have an amazing time! Take risks with your fashion as everyone’s out to have a good time and nobody will judge.

    We’ll be back later in the week with more celeb fashion and goss.

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    Cannes Film Festival 2017

    Cannes is the most fashionable event of the film industry. The South of France festival lasts for 10 days and there’s a different premiere every single night. That’s not all though because after the parties, there are jewellery parties, fashion parties and charity galas. We’re Cannes veterans, we know exactly what happens as we’re usually there.

    This year, we’ve taken a break from being at the parties ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look (and admire) what’s going on. It’s the best place to look for fashion inspiration for weddings and summer balls.

    Our top 10 fave outfits so far this year are those worn by:
    Kendall Jenner




    Kate Moss


    Jourdan Dunn


    Bella Hadid


    Kristen Stewart


    Nicole Kidman


    Jessica Chastain


    Kourtney Kardashian


    Uma Thurman


    It’s been sooooo glam! Whose outfit do you like the most?

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    Billboard Music Awards 2017: Red Carpet Fashion

    Hello! We’re back from our hols and straight into an awards ceremony, starting the week as we mean to go on. The Billboard Music Awards, which takes place in Las Vegas, is always a star-studded event attended by the movers and shakers of the music business and anyone who’s ever been at the top of the US charts (or wants to crack the US charts).

    With Rita Ora, Nicole Scherzinger, Kate Beckinsale, Bebe Rexha and more in attendance this year, there were some pretty racy outfits. These ladies have figures to die for and they dressed to show them off. Sometimes less is more when it comes to clothes, especially if you’ve been working on your summer body.

    Here’s how they wowed on the red carpet at the awards to give us confidence to try the same:
    Rita Ora


    Vanessa Hudgens


    Bebe Rexha


    Lea Michele


    Hailee Steinfeld


    Nicole Scherzinger 


    Kate Beckinsale


    What do you think of the stars’ outfits? Would you be brave enough to wear something like that? The LLAVIP team say – just do it! If you believe you can pull it off then you can. It’s all about attitude!


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  • LLAVIP Visit The Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, Tenerife

    Roca Nivaria Hotel


    While you may imagine celebrities spend their whole lives attending premieres and parties, the only way they have the energy for this is by taking regular breaks. If we want to live like a VIP, we need to holiday like one as well.

    This week, the LLAVIP team are doing just that and I, Zoe, am away at a very special place where I am following in the flip-flopped footsteps of holidaying celebs. I’m at the Roca Nivaria Gran hotel in Tenerife (which you may have seen on TV recently) and to get the full holiday experience my out of office is on and blog updates on celeb goss will commence when the team is back at work on Monday 22 May.

    However, you can follow what I’m up to every day by checking out the @livelikeavip Instagram and Twitter accounts – we’ll be posting a lot of photos like this:



    Roca Nivaria Evento Piscina


    If you can’t place where you’ve seen the hotel before then cast your mind back to the first episode of the most recent series of The Only Way is Essex. Lauren Pope posed on her balcony while Georgia Kousoulou enjoyed breakfast by the pool…





    My mission is to immerse myself into the resort’s activities and truly holiday like a TOWIE star. I’ll do a full blog post about this, explaining how we can all holiday like a TV star,  after I’ve experienced a true break. After all, there’s no point in going away and having my laptop on half the time. The TOWIE stars wouldn’t do that, would they? But they would use social media and so that’s what I’ll be doing.

    Have a lovely week and don’t forget to follow my adventures – @livelikeavip – on Instagram and Twitter!

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    BAFTA TV Awards Fashion

    The BAFTA TV Awards are always a star-studded night and this year was no exception. The red carpet outside the Royal Festival Hall in London saw a never-ending stream of glam celebs sashay the length of it and pose for the world’s photographers.

    To see who won what, click here. We’re more interested in what everyone wore to give us inspiration about what we can wear to look like the stars. Let’s get straight to it:

    Holly Willoughby


    Eleanor Tomlinson


    Scarlett Moffatt


    Laura Whitmore


    Tess Daly


    Thandie Newton


    Anna Friel


    Charlotte Riley


    Ella Eyre


    Katie Piper


    Who do you think looked the best?

    Have a great day!

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