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    VIP Awards: MOBO Awards 2012

    Celebrity Awards | MOBO Awards 2012

    As soon as Emeli Sande stood on the Olympic stage we knew she was destined for great things. Saturday night saw Emeli scoop three MOBO awards at musics’ most prestigious ceremony. Held at the ECHO arena in Liverpool, the biggest names in music made their way up North to celebrate each others success. Not only did Emeli win THREE awards, she also looked stunning. Check out our fashion round up here.

    Plan B was looking pretty smug after picking up two awards. The ill Manors singer said he was happy with the awards and hopes the album will inspire young people to stay out of trouble and make a life for themselves.

    JLS picked up the award for best video and couldn’t stop laughing and joking on stage. JB kept tight lipped about a possible trip down the aisle with Chloe. We have a feeling we had better get our wedding hats out.

    Labrinth won the accolade for best song and couldn’t stop jumping around with excitement. We even heard that he may be opening up a new restaurant – that’s a dinner date we want to make.

    Our fave girlband of the year Stooshe rocked the stage in PVC on Saturday night. We are loving the girls style and they said they may  be in talks with a fashion company to do a collaboration – Stooshe clothing? We cannot wait!

    Rita Ora won her first MOBO as best newcomer and she said she couldn’t have done it without her fans – awww. The London singer looked gorgeous in white and her hair as ever, seemed unmoved. Rita recently told us that she puts her locks through so much, she is scared she is going to permanently damage it. Her hairdresser uses Aveda’s damage remedy as the natural elements in the product counter act the stress other product does to her tresses. Next stop Aveda.

    We think Conor Maynard may be our new crush – isn’t he cute.

    The winners are…

    Best Female Act: Emeli Sandi
    Best Male Act: Plan B
    Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
    Best R&B/Soul Act: Emeli Sandi
    Best Hip-Hop/Grime Act: Plan B
    Best Video: JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel
    Best Song: Labrinth Ft Tinie Tempah – Earthquake
    Best Album: Emeli Sandi – Our Version Of Events
    Best International Act: Nicki Minaj
    Best Reggae Act: Sean Paul
    Best Jazz Act: Zoe Rahman
    Best African Act: D’Banj
    Best Gospel Act: Rachel Kerr
    Outstanding Contribution to Music: TLC
    Lifetime Achievement Award: Dionne Warwick

     

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    VIP Electronic Party: Everything Everywhere Party

    Celebrity Party | Everything Everywhere Party

    It doesn’t sound too exciting when you say you are attending a mobile phone network party, but throw in a Pussycat Doll, reality stars and top notch singers then you know the party is going to be good.

    Last night saw the launch of the new EE Network (Everything, Everywhere) and we didn’t realise how many celebs were interested in mobile phones. James Nesbitt hosted the electrical shindig, but it was Nicole Scherzinger who stole the show in a Twitter inspired dress. The frock had over 500 Swarovski crystals and over 2,000 LED lights, which spelt out Tweets from fans throughout the evening – wel, those American’s know how to do it.

    Pixie Lott channelled vintage chic at last nights event in pearls and a doctors style bag. The Mama Do singer, who has been a little quiet on the singing front recently has said she is in the studio recording and her next track is not like anything she has ever done before – we’d like to hear a rap from Pixie. Please say it’s a rap.

    Cheska Hull was without sidekick Binky last night, but said she is looking after her friend after Jamie has messed her around. The outspoken Made in Chelsea star said the biscuit heir has a lot to answer for. We were loving Cheska’s make-up last night and her lashes looked spectacular. The writer said she doesn’t use false lashes and she is obsessed with Bourjois Volume Clubbing mascara as it gives her body and length. We think perhaps this is her secret weapon to woo Sam.

    TOWIE power couple Tom Kilbey and Lydia Bright looked so loved up we were a little bit jel. The super sweet pair said they were glad Arg has finally started to leave them alone, so they can now start looking forward to the future – do we hear wedding bells?!

    The TOWIE troops were out in force last night, with Billie, Sam and Harry dolled up to the nines and looking REEM. Sam and Billie said they couldn’t believe Mick didn’t let Gemma in Sugar Hut and now it’s going to cause a massive rift throughout their circle of friends. Sam has assured us though that her and Joey are not splitting up and they just argue like any other couple. We are sooooo glad, we don’t think we can face seeing Joey cry again.

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    Natural History Museum Ice Rink Opening

    Christmas is coming!!!! Love is in the air!!! And there’s a new fun way to get a bit fit and burn off the mulled wine – hurrah!

    Last night the Natural History Museum outdoor ice rink officially opened with the Tower of London rink and Winter Wonderland soon to follow. And the celebrities tested the ice to make sure it was safe for the rest of us. Isn’t that nice of them?

    Refreshingly, it looked like they were just as unsteady of their feet as the rest of us, with the exception of Tom from The Only Way Is Essex (above) but he is a former professional football player so we’ll let him off. Ricky Rayment and Jessica Wright (below) were not budding Torvils Nor Deans but we did like Jessica’s beret.

    However, if you haven’t got a man to join you on the ice then don’t worry. TV presenter Stacey Solomon and ex Made in Chelsea vixen Kimberly Garner also took a spin with the skates solo showing that you don’t need to have a hot plus one to have fun. There’s a great cafe by the rink serving hot chocolate  and hot chocolate won’t fart in bed…

    Anyway, to book tickets for the rink that is open until 6 January, click here

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    VIP Awards: Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012

    Celebrity Awards | Barclaycard Mercury Prize

    There is always an awards show which celebrates the ‘alternative’ and the Barclays Mercury Prize is definitely one of them. Most of the nominees are relative newcomers to the music industry (apart from Plan B) and it is always a mystery of who will win. The who’s who in music lined the red carpet at Camden’s Roundhouse, with everyone on edge as to who will win.

    Electronic band Alt-J won the coveted Mercury Prize said they only thought they had an 8% chance of winning. Well boys, now your dream can become a reality. Congratulations.

    Hosts Nick Grimshaw and Lauren Laverne delivered suitable amounts of dry humour to the proceedings and made some cracks at each others expense. Lauren looked stunning in black vintage and the music veteran said since she has had kids, she never really bothers dressing up too much and her make-up only took ten minutes to do – somehow we don’t believe her.

    Ben Drew a.k.a Plan B who was nominated for his album ill Manours,  said he wasn’t too upset that he didn’t win. But he did say he is starting to work on a campaign which will see the biggest names in music collaborating to put an end to illegal downloads – hmmm, we can’t see that happening Ben. Good luck with that one.  The London rapper turned director turned actor wore a trendy blazer and jumper and looked HOT. We are seeing a new side to Ben – PHWOAR!

    One of our favourite music newcomers of the year Lianne La Havas, showed all the other ladies up in the style stakes. Lianne’s white, plunging maxi dress showed off her enviable figure. The soul singer said she had to do a lot of spinning to get into the frock.

    Jessie Ware looked beautiful in a slashed floor length, black dress and scraped back hair – her dress was almost as sexy as her voice. The Londoner told us that she was wearing a Lipstick Queen Glossy Pencil, which she swears by, and has them in all the colours. That’s our lunchtime purchase sorted.

     

     

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    VIP Party: Jonathan Ross’s Halloween Party

    Celebrity Party | Halloween in the UK

    Halloween is one of our favourite holiday’s of the year and it looks like the celebrities of the UK and United States love it just as much as we do…

    Jonathan Ross’s Halloween Party

    Lover of all things frightening, Jonathan Ross managed to throw a party better than the one last year – we thought that would be impossible. Decorating his house like a haunted castle, the quirky television star said he plan his halloween party a year in advance. You have gotta love Wossy!

    Jack Whitehall went as a giant cockroach, whilst his girlfriend dressed up as a sexy, blood splattered nurse. What a handsome pair.

    Holly Willoughby looked impressive as a zombie, complete with freaky red contact lenses. We don’t think Keith Lemon would approve.

    Gary, Danielle and George Lineker went all out with their costumes as a mixture of vampires and a mummy – we think perhaps George’s trainers slightly ruined the scary look though.

    We’re not overly sure if Helena Bonham Carter actually dressed up – she looked normal to us!

    Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince rocked the Morticia and Gomez Adams look. We think black hair could be a good look for kate – what do you think?

    Jimmy Carr dressed as a ventriloquist and carried a dummy with him – we think that dummy looks a little too much like Jimmy. Creepy.

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    VIP Awards: Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

    Celebrity Awards | Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

    Another day, another awards show and it doesn’t get much ritzier than the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Fashion’s most influential women slipped their feet into their very best Jimmy Choo’s for the awards ceremony at super posh Claridge’s last night.

    Stella McCartney won best British Designer, whilst Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmons scooped the British Ambassadors of the year awards – we wonder if Stella claimed responsibility for the dodgy Olympic tracksuits?

    Scottish singer Emeli Sande put her microphone down for five minutes to put her party pants on and let her hair down. The Heaven singer, who will be touring next year said she is not ruling out trying to break the US – do we see another Leona Lewis?

    Yasmin Le Bon certainly doesn’t look her 48 years in s snakeskin print floor length dress. The model has a body to die for and said she owes it all to snacking on strawberries and Bikram yoga – we had better get our mats out now.

    David Gandy, in a suit, looking scrummy. Enough said.

    Fashion legend Vivienne Westwood committed the ultimate fashion sin by wearing socks with sandals. Queen Viv, it may be time to renounce your crown!

    Marion Cotillard looked divine in Dior and said she is always happy to have an excuse to come back to the UK. We heart Marion’s style and her new flick Rust and Bone – click here for the review.

    The Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt arrived wearing a statement orange gown. The actress, who divides her time between the UK and the States said she is thinking about making her time in England more permanent with her Chuck actor husband John Krasinski.

    The Winners are…

    Stella McCartney – British Designer of the Year

    Marion Cotillard – International Actor of the Year

    The Queen – Icon of the Year

    Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds – British Ambassadors of the Year

    Dame Vivienne Westwood – Inspiration of the Year

    Raf Simons – Man in a Woman’s World

    Anya Hindmarch – Businesswoman of the Year

    Ruth Wilson – Breakthrough of the Year

    Cindy Sherman – Artist of the Year

    Emily Blunt – British Actor of the Year

    Emeli Sande – Musician of the Year

    Marie Colvin – In Memoriam

     

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    Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards With VO5

    Celebrity Party | Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2012

    Last night saw one of our fave award shows of the year – the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the year awards with VO5. The Victoria and Albert Hall turned into all things girly for one night only, with the likes of the X-Factor judges, Kelly Osbourne and Team GB there to celebrate women. We were so lucky to be invited, we made the most of every second to ask the stars what they do to make life more fabulous.  This is what we found:

    Nicole Scherzinger look fabulous as always in a tight white shift dress and hot pink shoes. Nicole Scherzinger (when collecting an award) said she regretted saying ‘grow some balls’ as balls are weak and sensitive. She wished she’d said grow a vagina. Hearing Nicole say Vagina was weird!

    The X-Factor judge has the best brows in the business and the singer told us that she has been using Chantecaille eyebrow pencils to give her brows a nice arch and a shape to her face. We know where we’re going after reading this…Chantecaille.

    Yummy mummy to be Fearne Cotton looked gorgeous in a vintage style floral gown. The Radio One DJ said since she discovered she is pregnant she has been using Bio Oil everyday to stop stretch marks – and it’s working!

    Strictly Come Dancing star and Girls Aloud legend Kimberley Walsh looked ravishing in mint green at last nights awards show. The singer and dancer said she is glad she is competing in Strictly as she won’t have to bother doing anything extra to shape up for tour. To be honest, she could do with putting ON some weight but we did notice her scoffing her chocolate souflee pudding and finish the lot, so we’re not that worried about her. She’s a girl after our own hears – that souflee was choc-o-licious!

    Kelly Osbourne still looks amazing after her dramatic weight loss, not showing the same appetite as Kimberley (boo). Ozzy’s daughter, who was not happy with the way she looked after leaving rehab, had an image overhaul and cut out sugary foods and started running. Kel said she still loves Jammie Dodgers, but said the best thing for you to work the calories off is to join a running club.

    We are loving Alesha Dixon’s masculine style at the moment. Last week she wore double denim to the National Poppy Appeal and this week she is in tuxedo trousers – pop to Urban Outfitters (Alesha’s fave high street shop) to get the look.

    As the night was all about strong, powerful women, Zoe went for a show-stopping glamour overhaul for the evening. In fact, she was called the Queen Quiff – we like that. The hair was done by Kerry from Danique hairdressing. And notice Zoe’s eyelashes in the picture below? They are Angel Eyes semi-permanent eyelash extensions, which mean you don’t even need to wear any mascara. They’re meant to last for up months with regular infills. We’ll let you know how we get on.

    Zoe caught up with the X-factor hopefuls at last night’s awards and said her new fave is definitely Kye Sones. The ex-chimney sweeper was very humble and said he was just grateful to be in the competition, let alone possibly winning it!

    Zoe also had a natter with Rylan Clarke about his BFF and ex-mentor Katie Price. The controversial contestant said that Katie tried to do his tan for the show but it was really bad, so he is now off to Fake Bake to get it done properly. He also confessed that Katie nearly took his eyebrows off before bootcamp – we wouldn’t advise you let Pricey near your face!

    Speaking to ex-Westlife singer Kian Egan, he confessed he has been watching more X-Factor than Strictly. The Irish singer said he has been keeping up with Nicky’s dancing though and has been voting every weekend. Kian said he still watches it all though is backing Kye Sones to go all the way. He may be a little biased  as his wife, Jodi went to stage school with the reality show contestant.

    Jessica Ennis won the Best Olympian award and said she is back in training already! The Olympian trains every day and said she only has rare days off – we can tell, you looked fabulous in your McQueen frock! Zoe towered above her:

     

    The winners are…

    Editor’s Choice  – Stephanie Kercher

    Ultimate Olympian – Jessica Ennis

    Ultimate Hottie – Louis Smith

    Ultimate Paralympian – Sarah Storey

    Ultimate UK TV Actress – Vicky McClure

    Ultimate Film Actress – Jennifer Lawrence

    Ultimate Newcomer award – Zawe Ashton

    Ultimate Confidence Queens – Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

    Ultimate Style Icon – Kelly Osbourne

    Ultimate Men of the year – One Direction

     

     

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    VIP Gig: JLS Supported By X-Factor’s MK1 At G.A.Y

    Celebrity Gig | JLS and MK1 At G.A.Y

    Those JLS boys have come a long way since those X-Factor days haven’t they? The super cheeky boys have written a new album and their new single ‘Hottest Girl In The World’ is fast becoming our fave track to date. Saturday night saw Marvin, Ortise, JB and Aston get the blood pumping through many a man (and woman’s) heart on stage at G.A.Y.

    Not content with putting on a fabulous show full of jumping, flips and gyrating, the boys also had evicted X-Factor urban group MK1. Charlotte and Sim (MK1) may have been gutted they are no longer in the running for the coveted X-Factor prize, but they said they have already been offered support and help from mentor Louis Walsh and Tulisa – with those guys behind you, we think you are going to have a glittering career guys.

    We did have ask the JLS boys if we are going to hear any wedding bells soon, as JB is engaged to childhood sweetheart Chloe and Aston is dating one of his back-up dancers – they wouldn’t give away anything but we think we should start dusting our hats off.

    We wonder if that calender will be going on Marv and Rochelle’s fridge?

     

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    VIP Sporty Party: NFL International Series 2012

    Celebrity Party | NFL International Series 2012 Launch Party

    Rugby and Football season may be making its comeback, but we are much more excited about the NFL coming to our fair shores. Yesterday saw the New England Patriots and the St Louis Rams at Wembley stadium to a packed audience full of fans old and new. The New England Patriots won by a mile and we have to say that they were definitely the fitter team.

    But talking of fit men, one of the best parts of the NFL circus coming to town is we got an opportunity to party with sporty people of all ages at a pre-party at Under The Bridge in the Chelsea Football Stadium.

    Our website editor Zoe, enjoyed the fun and frolicks of Saturday night’s launch party who caught up with NFL legend Bruce Smith from top team the Buffalos. The giant of a man told Zoe that this is his first trip to London and is absolutely loving it – he was even showing some impressive dance moves too.

    American soft rock band Train performed, busting out classic tunes such as Drops of Jupiter and Hey, Soul Sister – we loved every minute of it.

    Not only did Zoe get a chance to rub shoulders with the NFL stars and cheerleaders, but she also met synchronised swimmers Jenna and Asha Randall and Chris Ubank with his sons Christopher and Sebastian who are both boxers. It all got a little hot in that room.

    Lastly, we rounded the party up with discovering a super cool rap star Called Bobii Lewis – we would of actually preferred to have seen him rather than Train’s extra loooooong set! Don’t believe how good he is? Check him out yourself…

     

     

     

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    Lingerie Backstage With Peter Crouch And Abbey Clancy

    Before I start this post, I have a mini-disclaimer.I took a lot of video footage at this event, which I plan to edit for my Live Like a VIP YouTube channel by Friday, and so this written blog post is a teaser of what is to come. Tease was very much the slogan for the night as the event I’m talking about was a lingerie fashion show for the Seven Bar Foundation.

    I’ll be honest, I’d never heard of the Seven Bar Foundation before but the more I hear about it the more I like it as it’s a female friendly charity. It’s all about helping women in poverty to help themselves by arranging loans for viable small business plans they have. And last night, they definitely earned enough to fund themselves as the £500 a head dinner at Old Billingsate Market in the city of London was completely full and that’s a venue that seats 500 people. That’s at least £250,000 (minus the cost of the venue hire, obviously).

    I was lucky enough to have VIP access to the behind the scenes area and so to make the most of the night for everyone that couldn’t be there I took some photos and chatted to celebrities  like Abbey Clancy (above with me and below).

    Abbey is wearing an Agent Provacateur corset that’s out next season and told me it’s the first time she’s been on a catwalk since giving birth to her daughter Sophia. She said it was nice for her to know her husband Peter Crouch was sat in the crowd as it made her feel less nervous. We bet he was really proud of her too! In fact, we did also talk to him later in the night (see more further down).

    The main hangout for the models was the backstage bar provided by luxury rum brand Ron Zacapa. In the photo below, you can see Dan, the brand ambassador for the drink, on the far right. On the far left is me and my personal trainer Derrick Twum and there are also journalists from Star magazine, The Daily Express and The Mail on Sunday. Us journalists are a tough crowd to please but after a Daquiri, a long cocktail and some tasting of neat rum, I certainly had a smile on my face. However, I do also realise that Derrick may make me work this off in the gym later this week…

    The backstage bar was a big pull for the models who needed a stiff upper lip before walking down the catwalk wearing practically nothing.  There were two shows with the warm-up being a lingerie show by Lady Gaga’s favourite latex designer Atsuko Kudo. Here’s a model doing some warm-ups backstage before sashaying down the catwalk in this latex lingerie.

    I quickly peeped my head round the curtain to see how it looked on the catwalk. What do you think?

    One thing I did like about the Atsuko range is that it was really colourful. When you think of latex you automatically think black or beige, well I do anyway, but I was impressed to see that wasn’t the case with stunning pinks and lilacs.

    Check out the lilac latex stockings. It was National Stockings Day last Friday so it’s about time to celebrate it now if you didnt do so last week.

    Now back for some more celebrity gossip, I grilled Peter Crouch about fashion. He gets his suits made at Oliver Sweeney, he uses Elemis shaving gel and he uses Fudge products in his hair. He avoids alcohol and he has a date night with his wife Abbey at least once a week. Could this man be any more perfect? However, I do feel sorry for him as his default pose is to  stoop anytime anyone wants their photo taken with him. He’s much better looking in the flesh than I captured in the photo, trust me.

    The main fashion show by Agent Provacateur I captured on video, with Peaches Geldof and Sarah Harding doing turns on the catwalk. This will be up online and on YouTube tomorrow – watch this space for one of the sexiest videos you’ll see all year.

    And after all this, it was time for an after-party held at the luxurious Raffles members club in Chelsea, which was one of the sponsors of Lingerie London. With Veuve Cliquot, Tom Collins cocktails and a sparkling pear and cinnamon fizz, let’s hope some guests booked the next day off work!

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