• The Week’s Top Celeb Gossip

    Hi VIPs! How’s your week been? January is hotting up in terms of celeb parties and events. We’ve loved seeing some glam dresses on red carpets and we’ve been recording Celeb BB to watch when we’re back.

    In case you’ve missed anything, here are the celeb subjects everyone’s talking about this week:

    (1) The Critics Choice Awards

    A big talking point was what happened to Jennifer Ansiton? Now she’s settled with Justin Theroux, she’s stopped dressing to impress. Her shapeless maxi dress was a bad fit and looked like it needed a good iron. Check out our blog post on the awards to see some of the better celeb outfits of the night.

    (2) The National TV Awards

    Rochelle and Marvin Humes looked fabulous! Ant and Dec won Best TV Presenter for the 15th year running and Eastenders won Best Soap, with Danny Dyer winning Best Newcomer.

    (3) Happy 40th Birthday Emma Bunton (baby spice)

    How is baby 40?

    (4) Celeb BB explosive drama

    What’s going on between Steph and Jeremy? David Gest and Angie Bowie walk out, John Partridge gets very depressed and Gemma Collins seems to enjoy stirring up trouble.

    (5) Jennifer Lopez launches her Vegas residency

    Move over Britney, the ultimate diva is in town! Start planning your trip now…

    (6) The Britain’s Got Talent auditions hit London this week


    The Live Like a VIP team love this crazy show. Can’t wait to see what lunatics – and animals-  they have for us this year.

    Now have a great weekend and we’ll be back on Monday with a round-up of all the weekend’s showbiz news.

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  • Golden Globes Awards

    Hi VIPs! The second week of January is meant to be the most depressing week of the year (according to scientists) but this Monday morning we have something to cheer you up. As The Golden Globes were last night, we can take time out and look at who wore what and who won what.

    Let’s start with the fabulous fashion:

    Jennifer Lopez

    Jenna Dewan Tatum

    Cate Blanchett

    Kate Winslet

    Rosie Huntington Whiteley (who announced her engagement to Jason Statham)

    Lady Gaga

    Jennifer Lawrence

    Lily James

    And the winners are:

    Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Maura Tierney, The Affair

    Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

    Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

    Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

    Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Wolf Hall

    Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

    Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

    Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

    Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

    Jon Hamm, Mad Men 

    Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

    Taraji P. Henson, Empire

    Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

    Mozart in the Jungle

    Best Television Series, Drama

    Mr. Robot

    Best Animated Film

    Inside Out

    Best Original Score

    The Hateful Eight

    Best Original Song in Motion Picture

    Writings On the Wall,” Spectre

    Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    Sylvester Stallone, Creed

    Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

    Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

    Steve Jobs

    Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

    Son of Saul

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
    Matt Damon, The Martian

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
    Jennifer Lawrence,  Joy

    Best Director, Motion Picture

    Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

    Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

    The Martian

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

    Brie Larson, Room

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

    Best Motion Picture, Drama

    The Revenant

    Now have a great day! We’ll be back tomorrow with some more showbiz goss.

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  • Thursdays Top Celebrity Stories

    Hi VIPs! How’s your week going? It’s been a bit dull weather wise in London, where we’re based, so we picked some of our fave showbiz stories to share and lighten the mood.

    (1) The X Factor has officially launched! The new series is back on screen in September and Rochelle Humes seems to be settling into her new glam role as Xtra Factor host.


    (2) We’ll miss Dermot O’Lerly as host of the main show but we are looking forward to seeing how Olly Murs and Caroline Flack get on.


    (3) In other news, good to see Lucy Watson in lurrrve. She attended Orangina’s rooftop petanque party on top of a carpark in Stratford. What a fun date!


    (4) Does Kylie have a new man? Ok, it is Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears (who’s gay) but she’s getting a nice foot massage out of it.


    (5) What’s happened to JLo? She’s been looking so glam and young recently and now this…



    Get off the block and back to looling beautiful, Jenny! Tracksuits don’t suit anyone. Having said that, it’s nice to see stars looking less than their best sometimes – it gives me hope.

    Now have a great day and we’ll see you tomorrow for more showbiz goss.

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  • The Cutest Celebrity Stories

    Hi VIPs! We’ve reached the weekend. It’s time to shrug off all those worries and do something to make you feel better.

    On that note, we’ve picked the cutest things happening in showbiz right now. Enjoy!

    Laura Whitmore takes her cute dog to the ITV studios. Awwwww!


    Ola Jordan is back in Strictly Come Dancing 2015. She’s beaten her ski-ing injury. Well done her!


    Jennifer Lopez looks amazing at 45! We hope we can look that good at her age – it give us hope.


    Kylie Minogue doesn’t look a day over 20 either. It seems all these celebs are looking better (and having more work than ever) in their 40s…


    And finally, here’s a cute pic of North West, which makes us broody. Kim posted on her Instagram this adorable pic of North playing footsie with Kanye. Awww!


    Now have a great weekend! Smile, laugh and treat yourself and we’ll see you Monday for more celeb gossip.

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  • Weekend Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hello VIPs! How was Valentine’s Day weekend? We hope your loved ones truly spoilt you and vice versa. We’ve decided to spoil you with yet another weekend showbiz round-up!

    Charlotte Crosby has got herself a new ‘M’ tattoo at the back of her arm in honour of her on-again off-again boyfriend Mitch Jenkins. Let’s hope the relationship doesn’t go horribly wrong!

    Charlotte Crosby

    Danielle Linekar has revealed that she was racially abused by school bullies due to her Indian heritage. Her grandfather was born in Bengal and served in the Indian army for the Second World War.

    Danielle Linekar

    Following the Indian theme, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Lopez were special guests at the lavish £15million Indian wedding of British tycoon Sanjay Hinduja. Jennifer Lopez even managed to perform a bit of bhangra whilst Nicole looked gorgeous in a sari!

    Nicole Scherzinger

    Hollywood were loved up on Valentine’s Day with couples such as Miley and Patrick and Kimye posting cute photos. Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson in particular posted a sexy black and white photo! Looks like they had a good day.

    Jessica Simpson

    An un-retouched picture of Cindy Crawford went viral which has been applauded by the internet. It shows normal standards of beauty.


    Best friends Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift have graced the latest cover of Vogue Magazine and inside they feature in a ‘road-trip’ inspired photo-shoot. Can we please join the friendship circle?

    Taylor swift

    Anna Wintour was not impressed with North West when she threw a tantrum at NYFW during Kanye’s Adidas Show. Her reaction was hilarious! North also did the same thing in the frow at Alexander Wang. Doesn’t seem like she’s enjoying fashion week.

    North West

    Tweet @livelikeavip your showbiz thoughts.



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  • The Week’s Best Celebrity Looks

    Hi VIPs! Congratulations on making it through another working week. Have you got much planned for the weekend? Whether you plan to rest or go out and party or a bit of both (everything in moderation, right?) you need something to wear that makes you feel good about yourself.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up the celebs that we think have looked the best this week. There’s a mixture of casual and party looks to suit all events we might have planned.

    Jennifer Lopez – photoshoot for The Boy Next Door press conference


    Elle Macpherson – I love how she made a jumspuit look a million dollars while filming the Jimmy Kimmel show


    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini – at Paris Fashion Week (dispelling pregnancy rumours with her trim waist)


    Amanda Holden – dazzling in white at Britain’s Got Talent auditions


    Alesha Dixon – a rather extreme neckline at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions but check out her legs


    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – I wouldn’t wear something like this to a public event but it’s a pretty sensational nightie and would feel amazing next to your skin. Good old M&S!


    Who do you think looked best? Had this given you any inspiration? Tweet us @livelikeavip and we’ll see you on Monday for more celeb goss.


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    The Right Shades For Your Face Shape

    Summer is officially gone and autumn has arrived with winter closely behind, but that doesn’t mean that everyone’s favourite summer accessory should make an exit too. Even though there’s a chill in the air, the sun is brighter than ever and that means it’s still shades season.


    Yes! Get those specs back out because they’re always the perfect way to finish off an outfit. From making fashion statements to hiding the ugliest of hangovers and oh protecting your eyes of course, sunglasses can be your best friend. That being said, shades can be your worst enemy if you don’t choose the right pair for your face shape.  They should highlight your best features, help to balance out your face structure, as well as compliment your individual style.

    Knowing how to balance your face is crucial when you’re choosing the right shades, and this all depends on your face shape.

    Round FacesMKANDKD

    If you have wide cheeks with a forehead and chin that are rounded, then you have a round face shape and should wear straight, angular, square like frames in order to give your face more structure. These shape frames also help balance your face by breaking the continuous curved nature of it. Get your sunglasses inspiration from Mila Kunis and Kirsten Dunst.

    Square Faces

    MKANDMCIf you have a wide forehead, cheeks and a chin that form a square like shape then your face is square shaped. You should go for round, circular shades to soften the lines of your face and balance the proportions. Follow Mary-Kate Olsen or Miley Cyrus for frame ideas.

    Heart Faces

    KWANDJLIf you have a wide forehead and cheeks with a narrow chin then your face is heart shaped. You should opt for oval, round or slightly oversized glasses. These will help to make the point of your chin less harsh, keeping your face balanced.  Get shade tips from Kerry Washington or Jennifer Lopez.

    Oblong Faces



    If your forehead is raised and your face is generally narrow and rounded from top to bottom then your face shape is oblong. Get frame shapes that are square with a large width or even sunglasses that have decorative brows. This will visually shorten and widen your face balancing it in all areas.  Look at Sarah Jessica Parker or Kelly Rowland for shade suggestions.

    Oval Faces

    BANDKKIf you have a narrow forehead and chin with wider cheeks then you face is oval shaped. Oval shapes can get away with wearing most frame shapes but the best-suited shade for you would be cat eye frames because they help to highlight your cheekbones. Your go to for frame fashion is Beyonce or Kim Kardashian.

    Find out your face shape and get your hands on a pair of sunglasses that’s just right for you. Let us know what you think!

    Tweet us @livelikeavip or find us on Instagram LiveLikeAVIP








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  • Get The Look: JLo’s Jumpsuit For £15

    Jennifer Lopez is a pro when it comes to mixing smart casual. If you look at the outfit she wore to dinner at Beverly Hills you can see that the jumpsuit itself is fairly casual but she makes it look more VIP with the right bag, gorgeous sandals and every A’listers favourite accessories – aviator sunglasses.


    Inspitred by Jen, I searched around for a jumpsuit like it as the khaki green colour is nice for Autumn. I found one almost exactly like it at H&M – for £15!

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    For shoes, check out the Dune sandals from Very.co.uk for £69 (reduced from £99)

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    What do you think? is there a celeb whose style you want to copy? Tweet us @livelikeavip

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    How To Contour Like Kim Kardashian

    The Kardashian sisters raised their cheekbones high and their faces, sculpted instantly. Together they helped to introduce one of the most influencing make up techniques of all time.

    Kardashian Sisters


    I think we can all agree that when it comes to contouring, Kim Kardashian takes the crown.



    Kim spilled the beans when she posted a candid selfie exposing her methods for make up success to the world. Around the globe celebs have been highlighting their faces in order to achieve the same flattering effect.





    Doesn’t Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna look stunning all contoured and highlighted? This is because contour and highlighting helps to enhance the structure of your face by both pushing forward and drawing backward specific features. It slims your face with the use of light and dark tones to make parts of your face look smaller or bigger, as well as lifting your cheekbones and giving your jawline a bit more definition. The whole point is to create a triangle of light (like the one in the photo below) on your face so light is focused on your eyes, nose, lips and cheekbones.

    Triangle Of Light


    Yes! The secret behind the magic has come out and contouring and highlighting is no longer a trick only known by celebs and top makeup artists. Now everyone can join in on the glam and you don’t need a big fancy makeup kit to do it.  You can purchase the super affordable Sleek MakeUp Face Contour Kit for just £6.49. Inside the kit you’ll find a lighter shade and a darker shade. You should purchase the kit that isn’t extremely far from your normal color, but is a few shades darker and lighter than your normal tone. Just choose from between the light, medium and dark shade kit and get to work with it.

    Now here’s your how to.

    (Use the photo below as a guide for areas to highlight or contour)




    (1)Complete your face with foundation, as you normally would do.

    It’s important that the following steps aren’t done too heavy otherwise you’ll end up looking more drag queen than beauty queen. Apply lightly and add more if needed after.

    (2)To start highlighting your face, with a brush use the lighter shade of from the Face Contour Kit to fill in the area underneath your eyes, just underneath your eyebrows, along the T-zone (down your nose and across your forehead) of your face and just above your cupids bow on the top of your lips.

    (3)To begin contouring your face, use a soft fluffy eye shadow brush applying the darker shade to the crease above your eyelid.

    (4)Use an angled face small brush and apply the darker shade to the sides of your nose, following its original line. If you don’t follow your own nose line and apply it in a straight line, your nose will end up looking unrealistic.

    (5)Use the same brush to apply the darker shade gliding it around the upper hairline, just under the hollow of your cheekbones back out and on your jaw line. Follow the motion of a 3.

    (6)After this you may want to go in and apply some bronzer on in the same places as stated in the above step

    (7)Now blend the sides of the shades together.

    And there you have it. High cheek bones and a sculpted face.

    Here’s my attempt. It works right?

    Alysha Contour


    Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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  • Celebrity Fashion Roundup

    Hi VIPS! London Fashion Week is starting tomorrow, which means it’s probably about time the LLAVIP team start planning what we’re going to wear. We’ll be at some of the shows, taking photos and reporting back on what’s going to be hot next season.

    But what should we be wearing right now? Let’s look at some of the celebs for inspiration.

    Jennifer Lopez


    We’re in lust with what JLo wore to the Fashion Rocks gig. In fact, we think Jen dresses better in her 40s than she did in her 20s. What do you think?

    Rita Ora


    For some reason, Rita looked like she’d forgotten to get dressed at the same Fashion Rocks event. And she clearly hadn’t bothered to put much effort into her hair either. Did her dressing room burn down before stage time or something? What was she thinking?

    Millie Mackintosh


    The former Made In Chelsea star launched her own clothing line yesterday. You can check it out now on Millie’s website.

    Binky Felstead


    Hot on Millie’s heels, the current Made in Chelsea star has a new range of clothes out for online retailer Lipstick Boutique. We love Binky’s boho style and the collection is based around that with items like the gorgeous kimono above. Check it out at Lipstick Boutique now!

    Lauren Pope


    At first glance I thought this was a glam LA star like Lauren Conrad. Pope’s got a lot more classy (and maybe had her cheeks done?) If you like the look as much as we do you can shop it on the In The Style website.

    I think we’re fashion week ready now! Watch this space for all our updates and follow us on Twitter @livelikeavip for all the most recent news.

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