• Weekend Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hello VIPS! How great does this Bank Holiday feel? Enjoy it while you can. Here’s some juicy showbiz gossip to make it that extra bit special.

    Sam Faiers is a long way from Essex in her new photoshoot where she looks edgy in lace and leather. These pictures are a results of her being signed to Elite Models. Definitely leaving TOWIE behind.

    Sam Faiers

    Kerry Katona nearly died of severe blood loss after the extremely traumatic delivery of her baby girl earlier this month. She was apparently suffering from pre-eclampsia which can result in a stroke and severe bleeding after birth. Thankfully, she’s okay.

    Kerry Katona

    Millie Mackintosh has been tweeting about the excitement surrounding her Coachella trip for a couple of weeks and she is now finally living her Californian dream. She’s enjoying the festival with her fiancée Professor Green and showing off her inevitable fashion style whilst doing so!

    Millie Mackintosh

    It’s hard to believe that Kourtney Kardashian is 35 years old! The reality star celebrated her birthday in Mexico as the rest of her family posted adorable throwback photos.

    Kourtney Kardashian

    P. Diddy revealed that his dog HoneyCombs had passed away and it was one of the saddest days of his life. RIP little one.

    P Diddy

    Lindsay Lohan admitted that she wrote that infamous sex-list in the finale of her docu-series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. She admitted that she was humiliated but claimed that the list was written as part of the AA steps at rehab.

    Lindsay Lohan

    Kim Kardashian is in extreme dieting mode to drop the last of her baby weight before her big wedding to Kanye West. It is reported that she is focused on the last 5lbs and is following the Atkins diet. No doubt, she’ll look terrific on her big day.

    Kim Kardashian

    Tweet us your showbiz thoughts to @livelikeavip

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  • Check Out The Full Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Range

    Part of living like a VIP means having a good selection of hot outfits. They don’t have to be expensive, they just have to be bang on trend. And another part is supporting charity because when you have a good life it’s only fair to give something back. So we were really excited to hear about Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s latest campaign, where they’ve partnered with a selection of high street retailers to make clothes that not only look amazing but will ensure that a donation is made to the charity when you buy them.

    When this campaign first started years ago it was all about the t-shirt but now there are jeans, dresses, shorts and even trainers. Live Like a VIP’s Jabeen and I had a chance to look at the range at a party in London’s St Pancras Renaissance hotel. Later on in this blog post, I pick my three top fave outfits, which I hope you love as much as I do, but here is a quick picture to show how broad the range is. There’s something for everyone so no matter what your style is you can Wear Your Support!


    Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has lots of celebrity ambassadors so if you buy any of these clothes you can rest assured you’re following in the footsteps of the most stylish stars. Names include the gorgeous Emeli Sande, Jessica Ennis Hill, Laura Bailey, and Lilah Parsons. Rosie Fortescue is an ambassador and she was at the party with former Made in Chelsea co-star Millie Mackintosh. I also saw hot British model Suki Waterhouse, who was loving oohing and aahing over the designs.

    There was a chance to get a blowdry or other hair dos, a manicure station and lots of make-up artists ready to touch up party goers faces. But the music was the best bit – it’s always nice to have a soundtrack at a party, isn’t it?


    So let’s get into the clothes! Here are my personal top 3 items. They can all be purchased through the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer online shop

    Skinny Jeans – £29.90 (including £8.80 donation)


    Shorts and Top Set.

    Top £30 (inc £9 donation)



    Shorts £32 (including £9.60 donation)


    Pink Vest Top – £20 (inc a £6 donation)




    Check out the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer website to browse the whole range. Let us know if you buy something – we’re on Twitter @livelikeavip

    PS The St Pancras Hotel is an amazing venue for a party. It was where the Spice Girls recorded their music video for Wannabe so after looking at the clothes Jabeen and I had a Spice Girls moment. I am Scary and she is Posh, obvs!


    There is also a terrace where you can sit outside and watch the Kings Cross traffic pass by as you feel utterly calm looking out over it all. Seeing the station in the distance and the red bricks conjured up an image in my mind of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Except I had prosecco to make it even more enjoyable.




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  • Thursday Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hello VIPs! If you’re anything like me you’re probably having  a busy week. However, we all know it’s important to take some time out and chill. Why not read all the juicy showbiz gossip whilst you relax?

    Michelle Heaton showed off her post pregnancy body just two weeks after giving birth. She was spotted in a mint green jumpsuit whilst she accepted her Disney Celebrity Mum of the Year award.

    Michelle Heaton

    Millie Mackintosh showed the rest of us what she’s made out of by posting a video of herself working hard at the gym. She has mentioned that she would like to get stronger and if she keeps training like this she most definitely will!

    Millie Mackintosh

    In other exercise news, Sarah Harding has revealed that her Beyonce style workouts are whipping her in shape for her first solo ‘rock chic’ performance. Apparently turning up the volume really loud and exercising is the best way to go.

    Sarah Harding

    Naomi Cambell is doing what she does best- gracing a magazine cover! At 43, she looks incredible on the cover of Shape Magazine and revealed her struggle to quit smoking. It definitely paid off.

    Naomi Campbell

    Lamar Odom spoke to InTouch Magazine where he revealed he’s not ready to give up on his marriage and wants to make it work with Khloe again. He is also focussing on getting better. Let’s just hope he doesn’t hurt Khloe again!

    Khloe kardashian

    Kim Kardashian transformed into her alter-ego Cynthia for Wendy Williams’ new  TV show Celebrities Undercover, where she managed to trick three of her fans who thought they were at a job interview to become Kim’s new assistant.

    Kim Kardashian

    Pictures have finally been unveiled of Jamie Lynn Spears on her big day. She looked stunning posing alongside her daughter and older sister Britney.

    Jamie Lynn Spears

    Want to share your thoughts with us? Tweet @livelikeavip and let us know.

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  • Friday Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hi VIPs! You know what I’m going to say- TGIF! Start off your weekend right with some showbiz goss.

    We all know that Lauren Goodger loves taking a selfie or two and sharing it with her fans via social media. However Lauren uploaded a picture of herself in a yellow sports bra and trackpants giving us a bootylicious eyeful and then promptly took it down! Clearly she had second thoughts about posting this particular selfie.

    Lauren Goodger

    Claire Richards is definitely the queen of yo-yo dieting! She was spotted with her daughter looking much slimmer and healthier than a couple months before. However, Claire was seen holding a box of treats from the bakery. Will she be eating them or are they for her children? Hopefully Claire doesn’t steer in the wrong direction again.

    Claire Richards

    After quitting Made in Chelsea last season Millie Mackintosh has found success as a model for Select Model Management. She looked incredible posing in some black and white shots for her portfolio, with one of them being topless. Her intense exercise regime has obviously helped her look absolutely amazing!

    Millie Mackintosh

    Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson went make-up free for Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue- And they look great! The photos were taken by award winning photographer Chuck Close and the two women look confident in their natural beauty. Maybe it’s time we ditch our make-up routine? Maybe not.

    Scarlett Johanssen

    Oh Charlie Sheen is at it again. Since Ashton Kutcher replaced him on Two And A Half Men back in 2011, he’s been having various digs at his on-screen performance. Ashton finally had enough and told him to stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live, with Charlie promptly tweeting a message of apology. Lesson learnt Charlie!

    Ashton Kutcher

    Miley Cyrus is topless again. I repeat. Miley Cyrus is topless again. This time it’s for the March issue of Vogue Deutsch. In the photos she looks like the spitting image of Madonna and shared 3 different cover images with her fans. She’s on a roll!

    Miley Cyrus

    Sandra Bullock and Jay Leno shared a special moment on the last day of his talk show. Sandra fought back tears as she gushed about how supportive Jay had been throughout her career. In return he kissed her hand and told her she was ‘special’- which she is!

    Sandra Bullock

    Channing Tatum has been saying bad things about his body. We don’t quite agree. Channing explained on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that since becoming a father he’s turned ‘fappy’- fat and happy. The Magic Mike star has let his fitness regime slide and insist he’s become round and soft. Still looking good Channing.

    Channing Tatum

    So how did you like this weekend in showbiz? Any stand-out gossip? Tweet @livelikeavip your thoughts!

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  • Coloured Leather Jackets – Myleene Klass, Megan Fox, Millie Mackintosh & more!




    Fashionista Myleene Klass is look great in this eye-catching orange leather jacket. The 35 year old, stylish mum works this look well with all black accessories to make her stand out from the crowd (and avoid colour clashing). It seems that  Myleene isn’t the only celeb who loves a bit of colour in her life. Take a look at the other celebrities who are a fan of this trend below.

    jackdasdMillie Mackintosh, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 

    leather jack2


    Nicky Hilton, Alicia Keys and Sophia Bush

    leather jack

    Cheryl Cole, Camila Alves and Victoria Beckham

    Take a look at our pick of high-street leather jackets below.

    River Island £55

    RI pink

    Topshop £90

    Green ts

    Warehouse £35


    Miss Selfridge £150

    Selfridge blue

    Topshop £185


    If you just like the good old classic black leather jacket look take a look at this one from New Look £39.99


    Will you be rocking the coloured leather jacket this season?

    Let us know on twitter – @zoegriffin!

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  • Wednesday Showbiz Round-Up!

    Hello VIPs! We’ve made it halfway through the week! Two more days until the weekend! Here’s some juicy showbiz gossip to keep you company in the meantime!

    Millie Mackintosh isn’t afraid to admit that she works out at least six times a week! In particular Millie is addicted to Xbox Fitness and tries to wear her gym gear on off days to keep her mindset healthy! She is also looking to incorporate weekly yoga into her schedule. Better than sitting on the couch!

    Millie Mackintosh

    Sam Faiers had to be rushed out of the Celebrity Big Brother house after suffering an allergic reaction which caused her face to swell up! She was given a plaster to put on her face and was monitored by medical staff until her symptoms stabilised and was allowed to return to the house. Health definitely comes first!

    Sam Faiers

    The Saturdays singer Una Foden’s sexy husband Ben Foden has signed a modelling contract with Next Model Management! The rugby player will also have the opportunity to model alongside his wife as she signed a contract with the same agency late last year. Great looking couple!

    Ben Foden

    Ex-TOWIE star Lauren Goodger had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction as she stepped out shopping. Her black t-shirt just so happened to be completely see-through in the light revealing a whole lot more than what photographers bargained for. Genuine mistake or publicity stunt? You decide!

    Lauren Goodger

    Joan Rivers has decided to be unpleasant in her humour again as she attacked Kim Kardashian’s precious little daughter North West! The famous comedienne branded the 7 month old as ‘ugly’ and in good need of a waxing! Erm we disagree!

    Joan Rivers

    In other Kim Kardashian news, Kim and Kanye headed out of Paris as the Palace of Versailles tweeted they were not going to be holding their wedding at the venue! Apparently the venue officials have denied their wedding from the get go leaving Kimye disappointed!

    Kim Kardashian

    Katy Perry hasn’t left much to the imagination in her interview with GQ Magazine. She mentioned that growing up she prayed for big boobs and lost her virginity at 16! However, Katy claims she’s a good girl at heart!

    Katy Perry

    Miley Cyrus has shocked once again! She posted a bizarre picture of herself promoting her special MTV Unplugged event at the end of the month. The picture features herself with a blonde wig, false teeth and some strategically placed nipple pasties. Not quite sure what to make of the look Miley!

    Miley Cyrus

    What are your thoughts on Lauren Goodger? Or do you have something to say about Miley? Tweet @zoegriffin your thoughts!

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  • Very.Co.Uk Definitions Launch

    Good morning VIPs! We’re past the hump of the week and the weekend is almost here. Hurrah! Are you planning on going out this weekend? If so, maybe you can take note from some of the celebrities as they all seem to be wearing Very.co.uk right now. The launch for the online retailer’s new Definitions collection was one of the most-star studded events I’ve been to in months. Check out some of the best pics below:

    Laura Whitmore


    Lianne La Havvas


    Kimberly Garner (and me)


    Katherine Kelly


    YouTube beauty blogger Tanya Burr (and me)


    Lydia Bright


    Millie Mackintosh



    I was asked to write a blog about it for Very’s own blog, which was a huge honour. You can check out the Very blog here.

    And if you like the dress that I am wearing in the photos above with Kimberly and Tanya, then you can get it for yourself from Lipsy. Lipsy dresses are sold at Very.co.uk as well as on the Lipsy website and in Lipsy stores in the major towns and cities in the UK.  My dress is from the Lipsy VIP collection – just click here for the direct link.

    Whatever you do today, do it in style :)

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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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    The Latest Buzz In Celebrity Skincare: Manuka Honey

    Skincare products containing Active Manuka Honey and bee venom have recently been creating a buzz in the beauty regimes of the hottest celebs. Millie Mackintosh, Caroline Flack and even the Royal Family are all fans of lotions and potions containing Manuka Honey and bee venom and a whole host of brands are launching products geared around these wondrous ingredients.


    We’ve tried a fair few, and have recently added the Beetox Face Mask to our overflowing skincare cabinets – and only a lucky few make the cut these days, so it must be special! The Beetox range is the very first to contain UMF20+ (Unique Manuka Honey Factor), which makes their products super calming as high levels of Active Manuka Honey have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I’ve been road testing their Manuka Honey and Bee Venom Face Mask, which claims to lift, tighten and firm the skin.


    First of all, how luxurious is the packaging?! This little pot would look right at home sat on the Royals’ dressing tables! The instructions say to apply a generous layer onto clean skin and leave it for 20 minutes to work its magic. I massaged it in and took to my iPad to catch up on the latest gossip in celebrity beauty on Allure magazine’s website, which passed the time nicely!

    Once the 20 minutes was up, I ran a flannel under warm water and buffed off the mask, making sure it was removed thoroughly. I was a little disappointed that the initial results weren’t very noticeable, so I carried on with my usual evening skin care routine and went to bed thinking the mask had been a little disappointing.

    However, in the morning I woke up to see that an undefeatable, juicy spot on my chin had been reduced dramatically. I’d been battling with the little blighter for almost a week, and after using the Beetox Face Mask it had completely calmed down. It had reduced in size and the swelling had disappeared, leaving a manageable red mark that was easily covered with a bit of concealer, so it seems that the UMF20+ isn’t just a gimmick and that it really does have amazing anti-inflammatory powers!


    The Beetox Face Mask seriously impressed me in the end, and whilst I can’t vouch for its ability to lift, tighten or firm the skin, I can say that the Active Manuka Honey is certainly amazing when it comes to calming and soothing the skin. I imagine this would be great for anyone suffering from mild acne, or even those of us who are unfortunate enough to be prone to spots every once in a while. I’m now desperate to try the serum and moisturiser from the range!

    The Beetox Face Mask retails at £55, which makes it a real VIP product, and you can get your hands on it at beetox.co.uk

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