• Party trends: An autumn peplum perfect for nuptials

    When Michelle Williams wowed us with her spectacular red number at the Oscars, she gave a kick start to the peplum trend. But she's not the only celeb who has recently donned this fantastic style. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Elegant Emma Watson posed in peplum for the London premiere of My Week With Marilyn, and we'll discover loads of peplum in Kim Kardashian's newest Kanye-approved wardrobe. One reason for its popularity is how it magically widens or narrows the size of your hips through the simple optical illusion that the flirty frill creates.  The perfect style to attend a wedding, you can choose

  • 'Let's not talk about that': Young fan gets a cheeky warning from Prince Harry

    Prince Harry has been raising eyebrows recently. But he was back to his royal best at the WellChild Awards on Monday evening, and in his inimitable style, even jokingly alluded to his controversial Las Vegas trip. However, despite the Prince's best efforts to put his recent mishaps behind him, one young guest tried to slip in a cheeky reminder.    CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Before meeting Harry, leukaemia sufferer Alex Logan, six, had threatened to embarrass him, telling ITV News he would say: "I'm glad you've got your clothes on Prince Harry".   But on the night, the third in

  • Norwegian royal family unite for the confirmation of Mette-Marit's son Marius

    Young Marius Borg Hoiby – Princess Mette-Marit's teenage son from a previous relationship – has been perfectly integrated into the Norwegian royal family for years. And further enforcing his status in the clan, the entire group gathered together on Sunday celebrate the 15-year-old's confirmation ceremony in the church of Asker, just outside Oslo.    CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Proud Mette Marit was beautifully turned out in traditional dress to watch her eldest child as he prepared to pass the threshold of manhood. Her ex-partner, Morten Borg, who is Marius' father, was also there. Dressed in white, the teen shared his

  • Back-to-school: Time-saving ideas for a healthy lunchbox

    With the start of term around the corner, it's time for new uniforms, new stationary and integrating nutritional choices into packed lunches. An assortment of solitary greens springs to mind when we think of healthy eating, but what exactly should be packed into your child's lunch-box that is both healthy and will keep them going for the entire school day? Kids need carbs to give them energy but the key is to sort the good types from the bad.   A balance of fibre, protein, carbohydrate and vitamins will help growing bones and give a healthy does of brain power to stay in tune. As always, time

  • Blonde beauties reign in Venice

    They say that blondes have more fun, and Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts certainly looked like they were having a great time at Venice. They took to the red carpet in almost identical nude, lacy gowns and even their choice of romantic, wavy updos looked extremely similar. But the stunning duo managed to set themselves apart with their gorgeous make-up.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Kate chose to go heavy on the eyes, showcasing a smokey look that was perfectly complemented by a nude lip hue. Naomi, meanwhile, opted for a bold red lip that she paired with just a stroke of eyeliner.

  • 'I've moved on from Seal' says Heidi Klum as she appears with new bodyguard

    While the celebrity world is agog with questions about her love life and in particular the exact nature of her relationship with her bodyguard, Heidi Klum is attempting to draw a gracious line under the speculation.  The leggy German beauty appeared in public with a different security guard from the one said to be comforting her in the wake of her split with Seal. Heidi, 39, also released a statement emphasising that both her and the British musician have begun a new chapter  – without commenting on reports that she'd become close to Martin Kristen, who has provided protection for the couple's family for years. She told People: "I cherish

  • Michael Clarke Duncan: Tom Hanks leads tributes to his 'magic' co-star

    In pictures he is always in high spirits, always smiling: the true embodiment of the words 'gentle giant'. So the shock in Hollywood was palpable as the film world was once again plunged into mourning for another talent who has left the stage too soon. Tom Hanks led the tributes for his co-star in The Green Mile, Michael Clarke Duncan, who died on Monday morning at the age of 54. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The 6ft 5in actor had been treated in hospital for two months following a heart attack on July 13. Tom said of his friend: "I am terribly saddened at the loss of

  • Pippa pings into action with millionaire hotelier at exclusive Long Island resort

    Life is very much on the up for Pippa Middleton. Having recently negotiated a six-figure deal for her debut publication, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, the fledgling author is taking a break ahead of her hectic October book release.  The Duchess of Cambridge's little sister chose Long Island in the US for her holiday, and was spotted relaxing at exclusive millionaire's retreat the Hamptons.   There, a casually dressed Pippa enjoyed a friendly game of ping pong with property magnate Andre Balazs at his seafront hotel, Sunset Beach.  Andre is well known in Hollywood circles, and was previously romantically linked to

  • Princess Eugenie and mum Sarah enjoy a fashionable night out

    After her gruelling night cycle back in June, Princess Eugenie is still reaping the benefits of an intense exercise routine. The young royal showed off her lithe figure at the London Savoy on Monday evening. Eugenie and her mother Sarah Ferguson were joined by a host of stars at the Freddie For A Day charity event, held to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Both ladies looked chic in their matching black ensembles, and once inside, enjoyed the night's entertainment. Also along on the evening was Eugenie's boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. The low-key couple have been together

  • Only One Direction Wanted at this year's MTV Video Music Awards

    Britain has produced two of the hottest boy bands on the current pop landscape.  But only one of them can aspire to glory as the The Wanted and One Direction shape up to do battle at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Both sets of lads got the nod for Best New Artist and the boys' respective hordes of adoring female fans will rush to convert their affections into votes, making for a thrilling race on the night.   While the air in LA's Staples Centre will be charged with testosterone–fuelled competiveness, there will also be some solidarity – both sets of

  • Snap-happy Harry delighted to pose for pics with Paralympics GB

    He was caught out last week when some candid photos of him were published on the internet, following a wild weekend in Las Vegas. But on Tuesday, Prince Harry was more than happy to pose for the camera phones as Paralympic athletes gathered round him for a momento to take home.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The young royal, who is an ambassador for Paralympics GB, at one point showed off his muscles to a female competitor as he took in the swimming on day six of the London Games. Earlier he had got to grips with Goalball, a team sport for blind

  • Margaret Thatcher's iconic suits sold for record-breaking sum

    The power suits worn by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have been sold at auction for £73,000. Famed for her iconic dressing, the politician's rise to political power was reflected in the outfits. Dating from the 1970s and 80s, the seven suits were available to purchase at Christie's on Monday.                           The outfits were sold by a private collector, and valued at between £1,000 to £1,500 each. Selling at seven times their value, the items were more sought after than presumed. An anonymous South Korean bidder purchased six of the suits, including a vibrant canary yellow wool dress and jacket that was worn at her first party conference as leader

  • Ziggy's back! Iconic outfits of 'singer who changed the world' go on display for first time

    The first museum retrospective of David Bowie's career is to be showcased at the V&A gallery. The show, entitled David Bowie Is, will open next spring. Spanning five decades, the exhibition will showcase the singer's own instruments, sketches, musical scores, diary entries and album artwork, as well as handwritten song lyrics, diary entries, set designs and storyboards. The star pieces of the exhibition, however, are bound to be the displays of his famous Ziggy Stardust jumpsuits.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Ziggy Stardust, the alter-ego of Bowie, is considered to be one of the most iconic images of the star, as well as

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