• Around France on the trail of Coco Chanel

    Saumur She was born in August 1883, in Saumur, in the Loire Valley, a city famous today for its chateau, riding school, mushrooms and sparkling wines. The noble castle and stone mansions of Saumur show how important the town was in the past, but have little to do with the modest origins of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel who lived with her parents and four surviving siblings until her mother died when she was aged twelve and her father left the family.

 Aubazine The three girls went to an orphanage in the medieval town of Aubazine in the valley of Correze in central France.

  • MTV Awards: Taylor Swift passes up chance for revenge as Katy Perry pays tribute to Russell

    Taylor Swift used her appearance to extend an olive branch to Kanye West, while Katy Perry proved her love for Russell by devoting her nails to him Click on photo for

  • A royal VIP and the reunion of the year: stars hit the right notes for Help for Heroes

    British musicians showed their support for the armed forces charity with a very special

  • Fearne overcame her shock over Jesse's marriage to give him another chance

    When Fearne Cotton's American skateboarder boyfriend Jesse Jenkins popped the question on her birthday his proposal warmed the hearts of romantics everywhere. But the path to love has been a more complicated than most for the Radio 1 presenter. The couple met four years ago, but have broken up twice - once in 2008 and another time in 2009. During the first time they were apart, the 29-year-old presenter had a relationship with T4 host Steve Jones. Meanwhile, skateboarding ace Jesse married an English model in a Las Vegas chapel – only for the newlyweds to split up just 11

  • Beckhams scent sure gets steamy!

    Their new scents are called Intimately Yours, and David and Victoria Beckham certainly get up close and personal in their latest ad campaign, which shows the footballer and his wife embark on a series of clinches in a lift.    The fragrances are claimed to capture ‘the passion and power’ of their relationship, and David has said the couple wanted to create perfumes “that reflect both our individual personalities and our lives together”. In that case, we’d say Mr Beckham is light and airy and his wife is deeper and slightly more exotic. Because Intimately Yours Men is categorised as an oriental citrus aromatic, but smells a lot

  • Who was most elegant at the Venice Film Festival 2010?

  • Rod and Penny open up about their pregnancy battle with HELLO! and reveal baby's sex

    Music legend Rod Stewart and his lovely wife Penny Lancaster are over the moon. As they joyfully revealed on hellomagazine.com, the couple are expecting a sibling for their four-year-old Alastair. But until now, the long and emotional struggle they had to fulfil their dream of having another child has remained under wraps. In a HELLO! exclusive this week, the couple open up about the gruelling series of IVF treatment they resorted to and the subterfuge they went through to keep her pregnancy secret until the 12-week mark. Thankfully, all is well now. Radiant Penny, 39, is just showing the beginnings

  • 'Shape and curves' define Victoria Beckham's new collection

    Recently nominated for the British Fashion Council’s Award for Designer Brand of the Year, Victoria Beckham proved that she is at the top of her game as she debuted her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week on Sunday.

  • British beauty Gemma Arterton shows us how it's done, naturally

    It takes a brave woman to step out on the red carpet with a barely made-up face. But for British actress Gemma Arterton, the decision only highlighted her natural beauty (pictured). But how can the rest of us less-genetically blessed look as though we’re naturally gorgeous, while still relying on a few subtle cosmetic little helpers to boost our confidence? First, exfoliate so skin glows with smoothness, then apply a layer of fake tan – bronzed skin always looks healthier and shows up the whites of the eyes to make eye colour pop. (Be careful to avoid blemishes, though

  • Patrick Swayze remembered: the star's friends and family mark his anniversary

    It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since Patrick Swayze passed away. Since then, his friends and family have had to adjust to life without the star, left only with cherished memories of one of Hollywood's most beloved actors. For his wife of 34-years, that extraordinary loss is something she must face every day. But as she approaches the anniversary of his death, Lisa Niemi (pictured with Patrick in 2007) has found a light at the end of the tunnel. "I know he wanted me to be OK," the former dancer, 54, has said. "And I am stronger now. "The

  • Only 'One Day Like This' for newlyweds Hayley and Andrew

    The famous Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire, featured in Hollywood hits such as Goldfinger, Bridget Jones' Diary and Layer Cake, provided the perfect setting for the wedding of Hayley Reid and Andrew Vaughan. Marrying on a beautiful winter's day on February 6, 2010, the couple were joined by their delighted family and friends. There were tears of joy - and some of laughter, particularly when Hayley's garter fell off only to be retrieved by the registrar, who shared the news with the rest of the congregation. And the ceremony was made especially unique thanks to the couple's decision to walk down the

  • Barbara and Reuben's dream castle wedding

    Barbara and Reuben Winters enjoyed a fairytale wedding at Leeds Castle in Kent, on April 10 this year. The ceremony was held in the Lady Baillie Dining room, and a candle was lit in memory of Barbara's mother, adding a personal touch to the occasion. Purple was the theme of the day, inspired by Barbara's purple sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and extending to the vibrant flower arrangements and gorgeous stationery. Guests came from all over the world to join in the celebrations. As well as dancing into the early hours, the couple provided a fancy-dress box and a

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