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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:
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    Rihanna

     

    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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  • The Week’s Hottest Showbiz Goss

    Hi VIPs! Congratulations on making it to the weekend. We hope you have some rest, some party time and some pampering time. Treat yourself, because you’ve earned it.

    The celebs follow a mantra of ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’. They attend premieres and then they relax in whatever city they’re in at that moment. It’s been Cannes for most celebs this week, but Ryan Reynolds was in London. (*squeals withe excitement). Here’s a round-up of what’s been happening so that you’re up to date:

     

    Ryan Gosling looked GORGEOUS at the Nice Guys premiere

     

    Myleene Klass wowed in a wild animal print maxi dress at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards

     

     

    Jess Glynne also wowed at the Ivor Novellos (but for the wrong reasons!)

     

    Bella Hadid was the belle of the ball in Cannes in red.

     

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley came a close second in silver at the AMFAR ball in Cannes

     

    Uma Thurman was adventurous at the Amfar gala in pink but we’re not sure it works. What do you think?

     

    Now have a great weekend, look after yourself and we’ll be back on Monday with a round-up of all the weekend’s celeb news and gossip.

     

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  • Weekend Showbiz Round-Up!

    It was BAFTAs weekend! Did all of you VIPs watch it? Or where you more fixated on the fashion? We were!

    The queen of Hollywood Angelina Jolie certainly put her fashion foot forward with her androgynous look which matched her handsome husband Brad Pitt. She looked absolutely incredible and earned bonus points for wearing something different.

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    Lupita Nyong’o showed all of us Brits the reason why she’s the main rising fashion darling of the moment with an emerald green Dior dress, in which she looked simply divine! Mega movie star moment right here.

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    Uma Thurman opted for a low-key strapless black gown which made her body look flawless!

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    The Wolf of Wall Street star Leonardo Dicaprio pleased the ladies (and some men) with his dapper self- all suited and booted!

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    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey looked spectacular with her Stella McCartney gown, which she apparently had to be stitched into! She even posted a video of herself being fitted into the dress!

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    Zoe wrote more on the BAFTA fashion for the Very.co.uk blog  so make sure you check that out by clicking on the Very.co.uk blog! We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post too.

    But in other news, Simon Cowell has become a dad! We never thought that day would come but his girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Eric on Valentine’s Day. Hopefully it’ll encourage him to be a bit nicer. Congratulations.

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    Juno star Ellen Page is the latest celebrity to come out. She made the announcement at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive in Las Vegas, Nevada and was immediately met with a wave of celebrity support. Congratulations.

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    The winners of the BAFTAs 2014 are:

    Outstanding British FilmGravity

    Best British Short FilmRoom 8

    Best British Short AnimationSleeping With The Fishes

    Best Production DesignThe Great Gatsby

    Best SoundGravity

    Best EditingRush

    Best DocumentaryThe Act Of Killing

    Best Make-Up & HairAmerican Hustle

    Best Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby

    Best Original MusicGravity

    Best Animated FilmFrozen

    Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor

    Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

    Best CinematographyGravity

    Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

    Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Peter Greenway

    Best Original ScreenplayAmerican Hustle

    Best Adapted ScreenplayPhilomena

    EE Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

    Best Special Visual EffectsGravity

    Best Film Not in the English LanguageThe Great Beauty

    Best Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

    Best Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

    Best Film12 Years a Slave

    So there was a heavy dose of celebrity today! What did you think? Tweet @livelikeavip your thoughts.

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  • VIP Meet&Greet: Celebrity Winter Wonderland

    In past years, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has been a popular attraction amongst the likes of One Direction, the Beckhams, Tom Cruise, Chris Martin, Gwen Steffani and Uma Thurman. Celebrity VIPs and their families love to experience the fairytale magic of Winter Wonderland.

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    Tonight sees the celebrity opening of the wonderland, and each year countless celebrities from far and wide (including Nicole Kidman) and many homegrown icons (such as Girls Aloud) are seen enjoying the rides and sights. One Direction apparently loved the ghost train in previous years!

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    The gates will open to the public this Friday (22nd November) at 5pm, and tickets can be purchased here. Attraction tickets are on sale for Ice Skating (which has proved popular with Fearne Cotton), The Magical Ice Kingdom, the Giant Observation Wheel or Zippos Circus. We recommend booking tickets in advance to make sure you don’t miss out!

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    The wonderland attraction is returning for six weeks, so even if you can’t try your hand at spotting a celeb or two as they enter tonight, you never know who you might bump into visiting the park over the next few weeks.

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    Winter Wonderland is free to enter, and this year they’ve promised even more entertainment and new attractions than before. As well as rides and ticketed extras, there’s the chance to just enjoy the scenery, do some shopping at the Christmas Markets or just warm up on a mulled wine and treat yourself to some festive food. There is always free entertainment on offer too, so there’s even the chance to enjoy some live music.

    Winter Wonderland will be open 10am till 10pm every day until 5th January (excluding Christmas day).

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  • Friday’s Juicy Celebrity Gossip

    Hey everyone, we’ve made it to the weekend! For some the weekend has already started as they’re at the Glastonbury festival – are you jell? To be honest, I’m not as I’d rather be at a glam nightclub in London swigging Champagne than sitting in a tent. The two sexiest Davids in the world are just like me. David Gandy took his girlfriend Samantha to Elton’s decadent White Tie and Tiara while David Beckham attended the glitzy launch of a new Breitling shop in London. More of that later…

    If you are in the Glasto mood I guess a lot people are doing the glam-ping thing. Wayne Rooney and Colleen are an example of that. They took a helicopter to Glasto with all their best mates. That’s definitely the way to travel! Here’s a photo Wayne’s sister Claire posted on Twitter:

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    For the best gossip about what is going on over the weekend go to the Glastonbury area of the BBC website here!

    Over in New York, I have a story that will melt your heart. Check out this photo of Adele showing off her new baby Angelo at New York city zoo:

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    Awwwww! See more cute pics here. WARNING: It could make you broody.

    Last night in London, John Travolta opened a Breitling watch shop on London’s Regent Street. David Beckham showed up and looked HOT!!! See more photos here but here’s one for now. See what I mean?

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    It was Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball and I thought Uma Thurman looked the best.

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    It wasn’t as amazingly star-studded as it has been in previous years. See who attended here.

    There was an F1 ball at the Hurlingham club at Spencer Matthews from Made in Chelsea attended with a random blonde. It’s such a shame! I though he and ex girlfriend Lucy Watson were such a cute couple. Get more gossip here Spencer is so cheeky!

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    And finally, Zayn Malik got the worst tattoo ever! Get the full story here but here is a sneak preview. It’s his now-girlfriend Perrie Edwards face. WHAT??????

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    Now go out and enjoy le weekend!

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  • The Bank Holiday Weekend Hot Gossip

    How are you feeling after the bank holiday? Whether you’re feeling refreshed and excited about the four day week ahead, drained after too much partying in the sun or a bit of both, you can always do something to make yourself feel even better, right? Perhaps check out the Live Like a VIP Fashion or Beauty sections…You’ll find navigational links in the header at the top of the page. But right now, let’s have a look at what the stars have been up to. There’s totty for everyone below – George Clooney for the girls and Uma Thurman for the lads.

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    The Cannes Film Festival  has finally finished!It seemed to drag on for ages didn’t it? Uma Thurman (above)  presented the main award, the Palme D’or and upstaged EVERYONE. See more photos here.  The full list of winners can be found here

    George Clooney leaving his London hotel Featuring: George Clooney Where: London, England, United Kingdom When: 25 May 2013 Credit: Will Alexander/WENN.com

    George Clooney (and his moustache) come to London. But his girlfriend Stacy Keibler is in Monaco. Is it the end of another relationship for George…because he was spotted with another woman in London. Get the full story at Lainey Gossip.

    Rita Ora lit up the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry…and her set made everyone dance. Check out a video below of her performance of Radioactive below:

    I love Rita but I’m not sure about that outfit! What was she thinking? Mila Kunis also wore dodgy fashion as she hung out in London.

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    Mila was in the capital with her parents! Check out the pics of the family here.

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    Tulisa (above) with a questionable beach outfit showed off a lot of tattoos in Marbella. See  more here

    And finally, talking of Marbs, what celebrity is indulging in a very bizarre water sport?

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    Find out the answer here...CLUE: His surname is a county

    Have a great day!! And don’t forget to check out the Live Like a VIP Fashion and Beauty sections.

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  • VIP Venue: Follow the celebs to Hakkasan

    The A-Listers love a slap up meal don’t they? The likes of Sienna Miller and Leighton Meester, amongst others dine at exclusive restaurant, Hakkasan whenever they are in town. The Chinese Michelin-starred eatery is the original Hakkasan, (there are seven more restaurants), and still retains a love affair between Londoners who demand finely detailed food and those looking for a chic night out. It may be uber trendy, but there are a few ways us normal folk can get in too.

    Hakkasan has a main restaurant and bar area, which serves some of the best Chinese food in the city. Dinner starts from 6 and there is also a lunch menu which runs from 12-5. If you can’t get a booking for dinner, (as these are very scarce), try lunch as it is still pretty damn good.

    Hakkasan usually has more celebs sat at their tables than at an awards show – so a touch of celeb spotting is easy peasy. The best way to catch a star is to check Twitter regularly as celebrities love to brag about the finer things they are up to.

    If you feel like splashing the cash, or know someone who wants to take you on the date of your life then this is what we recommend:

    HOW TO GET IN: It gets pretty damn busy. Everyone from celebrities to the super wealthy dine here , so expect to be put on a long waiting list. To book, either call 0207 927 7000 or visit the website.

    HOW MUCH TO PAY: It’s not cheap. We know it’s Michelin Star, but boy did our wallets hurt afterwards. For a two course meal and drink you are looking at a minimum of £80 per head, with the price rising depending on what you have eaten or drunk.

    THE YAYS: (1) The service is impeccable – as it should be in a Michelin star restaurant. The staff cannot do enough for you, and they make every diner, whether they are filthy rich or not, feel special. (2) The food is incredible. The diverse Chinese cuisine is so fresh you will think you are in downtown Hong Kong. We particularly like the dim sum platter – the scallops are to die for.  (3) The cocktail bar within the restaurant is better than anything you will see on Sex and the City – we have a slight addiction to the Kumquat Mojito.

    THE NAYS: (1) It IS expensive. So be prepared to come back with no change. (2) The city slickers and fashion darlings always dress to impress, so be prepared to look your best – this is no laid back establishment. (3) You may feel a little rushed as you will only have the table for two hours, (it gets soooo busy they have had to restrict times on tables).

    INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: The Hakka is Kate Beckinsales favourite cocktail when she flies in from L.A. Yummy!

    WHAT COULD HAPPEN: You may be full to the brim with wonderful food and thirst quenching drinks but you would have had a ball. The most memorable moment was bumping into Uma Thurman while she was in London town for the UK premiere of Kill Bill. We even noticed she had a full plate of food. See, actresses DO eat!

     

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