• A week by week guide to pregnancy - week 17

    In December, St James' Palace made one of the most eagerly anticipated announcements in years with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. And since then, all eyes have been on Kate as she embarks on an incredible nine-month journey into motherhood. With that in mind, Teresa Walsh, Midwife Childbirth Educator at
The Portland Hospital for Women & Children, shares a week-by-week guide to pregnancy with HELLO! Online. Week 17 By week 17 you will be well aware you are pregnant as your body shape is gradually adjusting to your growing baby. You won’t feel when your baby is stretching and

  • Manuel Mota: a final line of bridal gowns in detail

    The recent loss of renowned bridal designer, Manuel Mota, has left a hole in the hearts of brides, and shoes that are difficult to fill in the Spanish company, Pronovias. The Spanish designer – whose style and design was truly unique – headed the Barcelona-born label Pronovias for 23 years and is most acclaimed for having famously created Doutzen Kroes' bridal gown in 2010. He died aged 46.  President of the company, Alberto Palatchi, said: "The Pronovias family has lost one of its best loved members. "We are left with the memory of so many collections, so many catwalk shows, so much effort and

  • Baking the perfect shortbread: melt-in-the-mouth recipes

    Think of foods you associate with Scotland. Haggis, Whiskey and shortbread biscuits are bound to come to mind – maybe even fried Mars bars. And seeing as Burns night, which celebrates one of Scotland's most famous poets, is fast appoaching on January 25, we've decided to focus on the sweeter side of things, and look at delicious, melt in the mouth, shortbread biscuit recipes. The name 'shortbread' comes from the medieval term "biscuit bread", when leftover dough from bread-making was dried out in a low oven until it hardened into a type of rusk, and the word "biscuit" itself actually means "twice cooked". Gradually the yeast in the bread was

  • Chocolate dipped orange shortbread biscuits

    Makes 15–20 biscuits 92 calories/ 5.2g fat per portion Rachel says: ‘These shortbread biscuits are incredibly easy to make and you can cut them in to whatever shapes you’d like. I’ve taken the small extra step of dipping them in melted chocolate, they look lovely when set and the chocolate of course goes really well with the orange zest. Recipes with so few ingredients demand the very best quality produce and that’s why I use Kerrygold butter.’ Ingredients • 100g (3 ½ oz) Kerrygold butter, now softer, diced, plus extra for greasing • 150g (5oz) plain flour, plus extra for

  • Evan Rachel Wood cradles her growing baby bump at Sundance

    It's only been two weeks since Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell announced they were expecting their first baby, but it seems the actress has adjusted well to the happy news. The 25-year-old star was spotted at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, cradling her growing baby bump whilst promoting her new film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Dresses casually in black trousers,  a dark jumper and coat,  Evan seemed to be talking about her impending motherhood as she chatted to camera crew and rubbed her blossoming bump. This time, the star

  • Adele reveals baby's nickname as she is spotted wearing 'Angelo' necklace

    Adele recently confessed she had no plans to reveal her baby's name any time soon, but during an interview with People she shared the special nickname she has for her newborn.  "I just call him Little Peanut," confessed Golden Globes winner Adele.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The 24-year-old singer, who gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki in October, recently explained the reasons behind keeping the baby's name a secret. "I am not sharing his name at the moment. It is very personal to me. I am enjoying him on my own." But it seems she might have let the cat out of

  • Cold weather, warm hearts: Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus are snow in love

    It seems that love is still in the air for newlyweds Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus. The pair, who wed in a romantic Italian ceremony in September last year, were spotted playfully romping through the snow with their beloved pups Harry and Fred. Far from being dispirited by the frosty weather, the actress and singer-songwriter shared an intimate kiss as they cuddled up in the harsh winter weather.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Not one to leave out the rest of the family, the Love Actually star got creative with snowball making, and played catch and throw much to her dogs' delight.  Now

  • The Duchess of Cornwall and Zara Phillips bond over their 'love' of horses at Olympic soiree

    London's 2012 Olympics are a pleasant – if increasingly distant – memory for the nation. However, the Duchess of Cornwall is keen to continue celebrating the Games, and threw a reception at Clarence House to honour niece Zara Phillips and the rest of the medal-winning equestrian squad. Camilla was the perfect choice to host the event marking last summer's triumphs. The royal is patron of The British Equestrian Federation, loves riding and has been known to breed horses herself.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY During the soiree, Zara told gathered journalists how their shared equestrian passion has established a solid bond between the

  • French beauty Vanessa Paradis is unveiled as face of H&M's Conscious collection

    Last year was tough for Vanessa Paradis, who parted ways from her partner of 14 years and father of her two children Johnny Depp. But it looks like the French singer and actress is putting the split firmly behind her, kicking off 2013 on a positive note as she lands a coveted modelling gig. Retail giant H&M has announced that the 40-year-old star,who has previously fronted both handbag and cosmetics campaigns for Chanel, is the face of its environmentally sustainable clothing range, entitled Conscious collection. The French beauty is the first person to front the line.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • Knock-out gorgeous: beauty treatments to get you red carpet ready

    We all want to look as good as the stars, and this awards season has left us lusting after the red carpet treatment all over again. With this in mind HELLO! Online have the tips and tricks to get you red carpet ready at home. Looking as elegant as ever, Emily Blunt has been impressing her fashion fans this January by wearing fabulously-fitted gowns to both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Opting for high-necked, sleeveless numbers to both events, the Looper actress also showed off her lithe arms in a structured peplum dress as

  • Spicy meatballs: Great Balls of Fire

    Dish type: Beef Serves 4–6 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "This is the first ball I developed, and the first ball that I served to a member of the paying public. That was the moment when things really started to roll, with my cooking truly exposed and the adrenaline pumping. It felt good. This is a ball with plenty of flavour and texture, and I like to load up the chilli to increase the fire. The balls can take a good braise in any sauce, but I serve them

  • Armani ladies Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank bring Hollywood to Paris

    Veteran couturier Giorgio Armani always manages to pull a starry crowd. And his couture show on Tuesday was no exception, with Hollywood royalty Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank checking out his new wares from the front row. Uma, who gave birth to her third child just a few months ago, was the epitome of elegance as she turned up to the Paris show dressed head-to-toe in black. Having left her baby girl back at the hotel with dad and other half Arpad Busson, she was showing off her model-worthy physique in a skin-tight trousers and a loose-fitting, silk tunic

  • Miracle footballer Fabrice and wife Shauna announce pregnancy

    Fabrice and Shauna Muamba have announced that they are expecting a second child. The couple, who met in Birmingham, are delighted by the news, which was confirmed to HELLO! magazine editor Rosie Nixon on Wednesday morning. Responding to whether the news was true, Shauna joked: "Yep, so babysitting duties are all yours!" "Thank you for all of the lovely wishes, Fabrice and I are so happy. We've been so blessed and can't wait to meet our new baby," the mother-of-one wrote on Twitter. The pair's luck has taken a swift turnaround since former Bolton player Fabrice's shock cardiac arrest in

  • Record-breaker Justin Timberlake prepares his 'Suit & Tie' for SAG Awards

    Justin Timberlake has now solved the problem of how to celebrate a record-breaking chart entry in style. The star, whose new single Suit & Tie became the Billboard Chart's most listen-to debut ever, will mark his success by presenting at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.   Multi-talented Justin will no doubt receive a warm welcome from his film peers. He's just as well known in Bel Air as he is in the Billboards, having earned his first SAG nod in 2011 for his turn in The Social Network. A year later, the Rock Your Body singer took his place next to Hollywood titan Clint

  • Princess Maxima of the Netherlands looks radiant in the tropical paradise of Brunei

    This week, the people of Brunei needn't only look to the skies to see the sun – Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is also there to brighten up the lush landscapes that surround them. Holland's future queen chose a bold canary trouser suit for her tour of the sovereign state, which is located on the tropical island of Borneo.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   Maxima is travelling in Southeast Asia accompanied by her husband Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, and her mother-in-law, Queen Beatrix. The royal party began their two-day trip in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan, making history as they went.

  • Dior leads the way in 3D makeup with new sequinned lips

    It's the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week so, of course, it's out with the ordinary and in with the new big, bold and fabulous makeup trend for 2013 that is all in 3D. Whilst matte lips may be the thing of the moment this spring, Christian Dior has upped the mark, making the plump pouts of his lovely models all about texture.   The iconic French fashion house enlisted the help of artistic director Raf Simons and international makeup artist Pat McGrath to transform the traditional red lip with layer upon layer of glitter and sequins. A British-born makeup artist known for

  • Elie Saab has serious awards' season appeal with fairytale frocks

    Elie Saab is the undisputed king of the red carpet, having dressed hundreds of A-listers in his ladylike, glamorous creations. So it's no surprise that the man with serious awards' season appeal isn't straying far from his signature look of pretty, feminine gowns with striking silhouettes in sumptuous materials and heavy embellishment. With a spring/summer theme that was "an ode to delicateness," the Lebanese-born designer took Paris Couture Week by storm on Wednesday, unveiling a collection that relied heavily on luxurious sheer and transparent lace, silk and tulle.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The colour palette of ivory, pink