• BootyBra By Curvy Kate

    Have you heard of the BootyBra yet? Lingerie brand Curvy Kate promise it will give us the butt of Kim Kardashian and Nicky Minaj without the need for surgery or fat filled injections and the photos they’ve sent to me look pretty convincing.

    However, at Live Like a VIP we can’t just rely on what people tell us. We like to put things to the test ourselves. So when you scroll down the blog post to see what the BootyBra looks like underneath clothes, that’s one of us modelling it. Ok, your boyfriend might have a heart attack if you didn’t pre-warn him but it looks way better on than it does in this still-life pic.


    Here’s a guide to how the technology works.

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    Fashion blogger Georgina Horne from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust looks sensational with the BootyBra’s support. She looked good before but you can see the uplift in the pic on the right.


    What we like about them is the support. While it is possible to get pants with bum padding, I’ve never had ones you can alter by tightening up the strap.

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    And the underwiring is very comfortable.

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    Thanks CurvyKate for developing something truly revolutionary. Available to order on www.CurvyKate.com this summer – watch this space for more details on dates.

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  • VIP Dating

    Are you single and fabulous? Are you fed up with dating people that don’t live up to your standards? You need to date VIP style!


    In the meantime, rest assured you’re not the only one having bad dates. We surveyed people on the streets of Shoreditch to ask what their worst date was. We’d love to hear your stories too. It’s therapeutic to get the worst stories out the way…so you’re mentally clear to start a new chapter in your dating life.

    Find out more and contribute on our FACEBOOK PAGE

    DISASTER OF THE WEEK (17 February 2014)

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    Please send your stories to zoe@livelikeavip.com


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    Wednesday Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hi VIPs! We’ve made it halfway through the week! Wohoo! Here’s some juicy showbiz gossip to celebrate!

    According to a survey of 2000 women, Kelly Brook officially has the best bottom! Surprisingly Pippa Middleton whose bottom was the pride of Britain a couple years ago dropped down to third position whilst Holly Willoughby came in second! Maybe next year Pippa can regain her top spot!

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    Dappy is obviously enjoying his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house at the moment, but all is not well outside the house. His ex-girlfriend Kaye Vassell has claimed that he hasn’t seen his kids in two months and even forgot his youngest son’s birthday! She even warns Jasmine Waltz from getting too close him! Ouch family drama is the worst, especially when there’s kids involved!


    Made in Chelsea stars Lucy Watson and Stephanie Pratt met up for lunch in LA! Both of Spencer’s exes seemed to have buried the hatchet and look like they’re enjoying themselves! If we were in LA, it doesn’t matter what the company- we would enjoy ourselves too!

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    Lily Allen has labelled herself an ‘idiot’ after turning down a £61million gig for a website Second Life, which she would have been paid in the virtual currency known as ‘Bitcoins’. Even celebs make huge financial mistakes! Not just us then!

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    Madonna obviously has an extreme soft spot for toyboys. Less than a month after splitting from 25 year old Brahim Zaibat it is reported that she is now seeing 26 year old back up dancer Timor Steffens. He apparently also joined Madonna on her recent family skiing trip to Switzerland. Erm can we come too please?


    GIRLS is back soon! Lena Dunham and co hit the red carpet for the premier party in New York and all of the cast were in attendance. Anna Wintour was also there and rumours are swirling that Lena Dunham will be the next Vogue covergirl! Us normal girls have hope!


    W Magazine decided to honour the 6 biggest stars of the year with their individual covers and of-course Jennifer Lawrence made one of them! In the magazine she addresses her famous Oscar trip and said she had the word ‘cakewalk’ stuck in her head, instead of ‘kick-walk’ which her stylist told her to remember when walking in her dress. Poor Jen!

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    Celebrities just love getting topless for their ad campaigns and Kristen Stewart is the latest celebrity to ditch her clothing in the new Balenciaga campaign. Kristen has a firm friendship with Balenciaga and has been the face of their fragrances since 2012.

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    Tweet @zoegriffin your favourite news stories of the week!

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    The Celebrity Gossip Round-Up

    Hello VIPs!  Hope you all had a good Monday. Let’s start Tuesday slightly differently by summing up the past 7 days so far. Why? Because the week has been jam packed with lots of juicy celebrity filled gossip. Tom Daley had some personal news to share, the Kardashian’s are glaming up (no surprise there), Rita is showcasing her talents in Hollywood, Amanda Bynes is home for Christmas and Frankie Sanford is putting her own spin on mummy and baby classes. Here are our highlights of the past week in showbiz land.

    This week British diving star Tom Daley has revealed he’s in a relationship with a man. Rumour is the man Tom referred to in his coming out video (watch here) happens to be Dustin Lance Black- an Oscar winning Hollywood scriptwriter.


    The Kardashian Christmas card was unveiled in what seems to be a third dimension gathering. It’s certainly more elaborate that their previous Christmas cards and not at all Christmassy! Also, we’re not entirely sure what Bruce is doing in a plastic tube? Very confused!


    Rita Ora seems to be cementing herself in Hollywood by securing a small role in the hugely popular 50 Shades of Grey movie. Rita has landed the role of Christian Grey’s sister Mia. Well done Rita, we can’t wait to see your acting skills. Do you think she’ll make a good Mia?


    Meanwhile, Amanda Bynes  has been spotted out and about looking happy and healthy. The former Nickelodeon star and recent wild child has decided to enrol in college and pursue her dream to study fashion. Good luck Amanda! We love a happy ending – and at least she’s home for Christmas.


    Finally, Frankie Sandford has been looking great post-pregnancy. This week she’s uploaded an adorable picture showing baby Parker strapped to her chest in a sling while she lunged. Nice to see Parker is helping his mummy, but judging by the picture she doesn’t need any help – she looks fantastic!


    So that’s the latest from the week. I’ll be back tomorrow with some Katy Perry fashion inspiration. See you then!

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    Thursday’s Juicy Celebrity Gossip

    Good morning VIPs! Listen to Katy Perry’s new single which has become a hit in the US- roaring to number 1. Also, guess which celebrity couple is officially engaged? This might surprise you, but we think it’s super cute. Also, find out who Bieber is kissing in his latest selfie with another American songstress. That and lots more- enjoy!



    Kelly Clarkson and fiancé, Brandon Blackstock plan to elope- the overwhelmed pair decided it was best they had a small ceremony with just the children and the minister. She said she sent invitation again in hope that people understand their decision. Do you think they made the right decision? Click here for more. 


    OMG gorgeous Prison Break star, Wentworth Miller comes out- he’s gay. He wrote a letter to St. Petersberg international festival and this is what he said.:”As a gay man … I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”  Sorry ladies. Click  here to read more.

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    Uh-oh- who’s that chick that Justin Bieber is kissing up on? Could there be a new girl on the card? Nope. Songstress Ariana Grande explains that things were blown out of proportion and he’d only kissed her on the cheek spontaneously, she even admits walking out of the room really shy. Awe, young love. Click here to read full story.


    Could it really be true? Are Perrie Edwards and 1D’s Zayn Malik engaged? Rumours sparked after she flaunted a 3 diamond ring on her left hand Tuesday night at the premiere of This Is Us. And guess what ITS TRUE! Her mum confirmed her engagement. Click here to watch a clip! 


    Katy Perry enjoyed a casual make-up free day as she celebrates the success of her new single roar- which is sky rocketing to number one in the US. Dying to watch it? Click here. 

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    We Love the Sure Improve Rooms

    Did anyone make it to the Sure Improve Rooms last night? When we got an exclusive invitation to come and preview the Sure Improve Rooms we jumped at the chance!

    Sure had set up a total compressed makeover with masterclasses in fashion, beauty, nutrition and life skills with interview Coach Margaret Buj. There was even a photographer on hand to show us how to snap the perfect selfie. Check out how we got on…


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    Check out these gorgeous bottles of antiperspirant- all in new scents cotton, clear aqua and bright. The best thing about these babies is that they last just as long as the big size bottles except they’re squeezed into 75ml bottles of perfection! Meaning we can pop these bad boys into our purse without weighing it down. It also means we can jet off to Ibiza without out the worry of liquid restrictions. Hurrah.

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    Upon entering the beautiful georgian house nestled in Fitzroy Square, London we kicked things off right with this season’s most wanted cocktails. Crushed strawberries with basil garnish and a cotton floss martini. Yum!

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     Whilst exploring the improve rooms, we met up with fashion commentator and stylist Grace Woodward. Some of you may know her as a former judge on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. She gave me the low down on autumn and winter’s key pieces…

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    This is one of my favourite picks. A look-at-me pink coat. As Grace explained, we’re all so used to picking up the dull’ol black and grey coats that we’re naturally attracted to during those cold blistering months, but she suggests expanding your wardrobe and being explorative. Touche!

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    Checking out more AW13 key pieces… there was a beautiful textured vintage dress that Grace calls ‘fuzzy logic’. She’s really wants to encourage people to try different textures and colours this season. Check out this patent leather skirt in Ivory which I’m holding above (love it!). A fabric you’d automaticlly assume is dark and punk can be chic and easily made into an ultra-fashion day or night outfit. To follow fashion guru, Grace Woodward and get more of her top tips check out her website here.

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    We also got to meet the lovely celebrity nutritionist, Madeleine Shaw, for a one to one sesh on all things nutritious. When we asked her about the biggest celebrity crazes she promised that the ‘no-sugar’ diet is the way forward. So many foods are processed these days that even the healthiest looking ones are jam packed with sugar. She made us some of her delish bite size treats that seemed naughty, but really weren’t! Her Raw Coconut and Apricot Bliss Balls were to die for. I wish I  snapped a photo of these delicious treats, but as you may have gathered they went down in seconds. They tasted like a glazed doughnuts- no lie. Try Madeleine’s Bliss Balls recipe here and make sure to dip them in chai seeds, pistachios or goji berries for that extra kick of goodness.

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    Try a delicious raw pad Thai made with zucchini noodles, a dash of sesame seeds and coconut milk dressing. Some very handy tips for staying away from that low-fat dressing  (which is more than likely sugar packed).

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    So after trying Madeleine’s Coconut Berry Smoothie she inspired us to try something of our own… this is what we call the Green and Fruity Smoothie. Greens, apples, plums, bananas and a squirt of oat milk.

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    We finished it off with a handful of frozen berries and some ice cubes. Absolutely delicious and so antioxidant rich. Will you be trying a smoothie of your own?

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    Wednesday’s Star-Studded Gossip

    Good Morning VIPs! We don’t have too much news on Amanda Bynes (who Kimmy is apparently obsessed with by the way) but we do have some breaking news on another troubled actor, Lindsay Lohan. And check out exclusive photos from Rita Ora’s Times Square photo shoot to Jessica Simpson’s latest appearance since giving birth. All of this and more of course. Come check back tomorrow morning for Thursday’s juiciest goss. Enjoy!



    Wahoo- Lindsay Lohan has finally finished rehab! Lindsay joined the Betty Ford Centre in May after she apparently lied to police about a car accident at the scene. Seeing as this is her 6th stint in rehab, let’s see if she can stay away for good. Click here to read more. 


    Lovely actress, Blake Lively has admitted that her hubby Ryan Reynolds and  Sexiest Man Alive has better taste than she does. Wait- isn’t it the wife that should have the better taste? She tells Lucky magazine: “I’m very lucky to be with someone who has better taste than me…We influence each other in different ways.” Find out what they’ve been up to the last few months.


    Jerry O’Connell gives some parenting advice to new mom, Kim Kardashian. He tells E! News to embrace parenthood while it lasts and ‘really enjoy it’. He said: “[sometimes] it’s really frustrating and giving you a headache and you’re like, ‘I want this to be over,’ and then it’s gonna be over.” Awe, thanks Jerry! Click here to find out how long he’s known Kimmy. 


    Jessica Simpson is spotted in Beverly Hills almost one month after giving birth to her son, Ace Knute who was born on June 30th. The star was wearing a chic multi-coloured dress and cleverly concealed her mid section with her orange leather companion. Click here to check out the exclusive photos. 


    Wowee- seriously how hot does Rita Ora look? The star posed and smiled for a new campaign for DKNY in New York’s infamous Times Square. The songstress tweeted fans to come say hello yesterday as she modelled at the site from 12pm- and of course she was a show stopper. Take a look at the pics here. Who do you prefer, Cara or Rita? 



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    Thursday’s Juiciest Celebrity Gossip

    Good morning VIP’s! Who’s beach bod selfie do you think was featured? Major body envy! Let us know your favourite celebrity beach bod. Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 cent is facing up to 5 years in jail and a hefty 40 grand fine, find out why below!

    And as Tom Cruise celebrates his 51st birthday solo, Amanda Bynes makes an unusual announcement on Twitter again…


    Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence. In a row with his ex-girlfriend, whom he’d been dating for 3 years and had a child with, the rapper was charged with one misdemeanour account of domestic violence and he also destroyed $7,100 goods in her Californian property. Find out what 50 Cent is up against,  here. 


    David and Victoria Beckham were all smiles during Sports Day at son, Cruz’s school. David and Victoria both set out to race the mums and dads and yes, Victoria took off her heels! Find out what other celebrity couples were in attendance. 


    Tom Cruise turned 51 yesterday! It’s unclear who he spent his big day with or what plans he had, but Suri was spotted arriving at JFK the day before. What do you think he got up to? Click here.


    Bride to be, Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green nearly miss their flight to Ibiza after sleeping through their alarm clock. Rest assured they made it to befa, just in time for Millie to post a body surf selfie of her svelte bod. Click here for more pictures. 


    Amanda Bynes took to Twitter to discuss why she’s so keen on being plastic. She said: “I need to have surgery to look beautiful for the man I’m in love with so I feel comfortable about the way I look when we get married.” Who do you think is the lucky man? And we’ll give you a hint- it’s NOT Drake. Click here for more on this story.

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    Thursday’s Juicy Celebrity Gossip

    We still don’t know Kimmy’s chosen baby name, but we do have some clue to what she’s been up to since the birth and what Kanye has been inspired to do. Also, Helen Flanagan and nose job should not be in the same sentence, but they sure are and we have an update! Check out the news story below. Sad news came in yesterday about award-winning actor, James Galdolfini. He died yesterday in Italy. Stars are in shock and are paying tribute on Twitter…

    Sopranos’ mega-star, James Gandolfini dies in Rome, Italy whilst on holiday. The BBC reported his death  may have been caused by a heart attack. HBO stated: “We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness”. Click here, to read more on this story.

    Since the birth of their baby girl, Kim Kardashian begins her weight loss plan and Kanye writes new songs inspired by his experience during the birth. Kim and her daughter are still in hospital until the baby reaches 5 pounds. “No sweets” Kim says, she doesn’t want anymore temptations. Click here for the full story.

     Millie Mackintosh has confirmed her exit from Made and Chelsea. So what will she being doing instead? Being the domestic wife of course. Click here to see pictures of Millie holding a tray of drinks for her fiance, Professor Green.

    Woop, guess who may be hooking up? Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran! Reports are saying the couple hooked up all thanks to Selena’s bestie, Taylor Swift who’s on tour with Ed. Far cry from Justin eh? What do you think? Click here.

    Helen Flanagan reportedly went under the knife earlier this month. A source claims H-flan underwent a nose job in a private clinic overseas. The Sun have now  got pictures of the star’s bandaged up nose. Who fancies taking a peek?

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