• Family affair for the Beckhams as they collaborate creatively for Sport Relief

    Mum Victoria Beckham is the fashion designer of the family, and the rest of her brood evidently share her creativity. It has been announced that the whole Beckham clan - David and his wife, and the couple's three boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – have joined forces to produce a range of T-shirts for this year's Sport Relief. David, 34, used a self portrait demonstrating his famous football skills while his sons armed themselves with spray cans to make their mark on the charity clothing. Not content with just designing, the big-hearted star is also due to appear in a TV sketch

  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex shows her patriotic side with union flag clutch

    She's known for her traditional and elegant sartorial style, but clearly Sophie, Countess of Wessex like to have a little fun with her fashion choices too. The Earl of Wessex's wife showed her playful side this week in her choice of accessories for an official engagement. She jazzed up her combination of a demure navy three-quarter length blazer and matching gloves with a union jack clutch, emblazoned with the words 'Paparazzi', 'Brittania Rules' and 'flying the flag for fashion'. The mum-of-two was in Reading to open the Avenue school, a facility for children with special educational needs. And the fun

  • First glimpse of Claudia Schiffer's blossoming baby bump

    Five-and-a-half months into her third pregnancy, and Claudia Schiffer is glowing with health. That much was evident as the German supermodel took her children to school in London this week. As she made her way back home, 39-year-old Claudia's burgeoning baby bump was visible under her loose-fitting fawn-coloured tunic dress. The new arrival will make an appearance in May. He or she will be a sibling to six-year-old Caspar, and five-year-old Clementine – Claudia's children with her British director Matthew Vaughn. "We are delighted with the news and can't wait to add to our family," said the couple on

  • Spanish royal Princess Letizia is an Eastern beauty during official visit to the Emirates

    With her head respectfully covered in a delicate white veil, Spain's Princess Letizia cut a particularly striking figure in Abu Dhabi recently. Reminiscent of beautiful Jordanian Queen Rania, the mum-of-two and her husband Felipe visited the Sheikh Zayed mosque – the eighth largest in the world – during their first visit to the United Arab Emirates capital. Letizia, widely considered to be one of the most fashionable royals, was on elegant form in a chic white trouser suit and blue shirt. With respect for tradition, she covered her head in a white shawl, and, like her husband, removed her shoes before entering the

  • Contemporary splendour at the InterContinental Hong Kong

    To enjoy the best view of Hong Kong, you have two options: either take the legendary Peak Tram funicular railway up to the top of Victoria Peak, or stand at the edge of theIntercontinental's spectacular rooftop swimming pool; here, you can look out over the metropolis, and, especially at dusk, wonder at the winking lights of a city that never sleeps. The 17-storey, five-star hotel boasts 495 rooms, including 92 suites, some of which have private terraces, jacuzzi and spa pools. The five restaurants range in style from informal to sumptuous elegance. Throughout the hotel, the services and facilities

  • A simple trick gives actress January Jones red-carpet edge

    They may have only collected one award at the Golden Globes, but Mad Men’s cast picked a winner with January Jones. The actress gets our 'Most Simple Yet Effective Accessory' gong for a dramatic black headband that gave the edge to an easy updo. And it wasn’t even an expensive adornment from one of Hollywood’s most exclusive salons. Celebrity stylist Mark Townsend simply used a piece of shiny ribbon to wind round January’s hair, immediately connecting it to the shiny material of the collar on the actress’s dress. "As soon as I saw the dress I knew I wanted to

  • Golden Globes: red carpet round-up

    We’re blaming it on the recession. It was one of the glitziest nights in the Hollywood calendar, yet our A-listers played it cool, going for soft, barely there, neutral shades of make-up instead of the usual dramatic displays, with simple hairstyles, too. But that’s great news for us because it means the trends are easy to recreate this awards season... Dare to go bare - There was the odd slash of red across the lips, but most of the celebrities wore pared down neutrals on their lips and eyes, with textures kept sheer and under-played. You need to contour with

  • Philippe and Mathilde of Belgium unveil idyllic portraits of royal family life

    Six beaming smiles and a beautiful lakeside setting – the latest pictures of Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde and their four young children reveal a glimpse of idyllic royal family life. Taken at the Belgian royals' official residence in Laeken at the end of last year, the main family portrait shows eldest daughter and future queen Elisabeth, nine, in a pretty salmon pink dress held tenderly by her father. In her mother's arms, 21-month-old Eleonore wears the same outfit, while the two boys – Gabriel, six, and four-year-old Emmanuel – sport matching blue-checked shirts and brown pullovers. The photos form one

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