• City guide: Perfectly Posh in Paris

    Football legend David Beckham recently announced his transfer to French football team Paris St-Germain, so it's only a matter of time before his fashion designer wife Victoria will be hitting the City of Light for wonderful weekends with the Beckham brood. In a press conference held to confirm the move, the 37-year-old made it clear that his family were staying in London. "Victoria and the kids will be living in London, the boys go to school there now. But this is a very exciting thing for the whole family." While the stylish mum-of-four loves the California lifestyle, she's sure to be

  • Kate Middleton's painter Paul Emsley reveals he has secret portrait of the 'remarkable' royal

    Paul Emsley – the man who became the first to immortalise Kate Middleton's royal persona – has revealed he has not one, but two, portraits of his famous subject. In the interview with The Washington Post, the British artist also gave an insight into the Duchess of Cambdridge's personality. "I found her to be remarkable," he said. "She really does have genuine, spontaneous warmth about her. I also found her to be very perceptive … She was interested and had interesting things to say.     "But the main thing I would say about her is … She is someone who

  • Patriotic powerhouse Beyonce prepares to Bowl over football fans

    Singer Beyonce Knowles stood and delivered at a press conference held ahead of her Super Bowl performance on Sunday. Any lingering doubts that remained after she admittedly "lip synced" at Barack Obama's inauguration were quashed as she greeted gathered journalists with a live rendition of the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. "Any questions?" she giggled after her unconventional beginning to proceedings. There were many, and Beyonce used the press conference to comment publically for the first time on her inauguration performance, and to confirm that her NFL half-time extravaganza will be 100% pure powerhouse vocals. "I will absolutely

  • Kim Kardashian takes a pregnant pause to display her baby bump

    Kim Kardashian finally gave fans a glimpse of her growing baby bump on Thursday when she posted a picture on her Instagram showing off her blooming figure. Kim, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, appeared in the snap with her sister Khloe Kardashian, who can be seen lifting up the peplum ruffle on Kim's burgundy dress to reveal her pregnant form. The 32-year-old star accompanied the picture with the caption: "Well hello there! #PoppedOuttaNowhere!!!." CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Kim, whose baby is due in July, recently returned to Los Angeles after spending a few days in Paris, where

  • US actress is a double take on Kate

    With glossy mahogany curls, groomed dark brows and a dazzling smile it's easy enough to mistake the new girl on the block, American actress Allison Williams, for our very own Duchess of Cambridge. Star in the US television hit show, Girls, Allison now plays a graduate struggling for a role in the art industry – all sounding rather alike Kate Middleton before she met her Prince.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW FULL GALLERY The similarities are uncanny. The two ladies are experts at achieving the polished makeup look that, more often than not, focuses on a perfect application of eyeliner and chic nude lip

  • First look at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's starring role as mum

    Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her name as a Bollywood siren, and the star recently allowed audiences a preview of her latest role – as mother to her 15-month-old tot Aaradhya. Normally fiercely private, Aishwarya was joined by her husband Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter onstage as she accepted an accolade at India's Filmfare Awards in January.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Cradling her daughter in her arms, the green-eyed beauty looked emotional and maternal as she praised her family unit, and paid tribute to her actor husband's talent. It was the first time Aishwarya had been seen publically with

  • Willem-Alexander and Maxima: The Netherlands' incoming king and queen celebrate their anniversary

    "I am Latin and I will continue being Latin in respect to some aspects of my culture. I dance, I sing and I will keep on dancing and singing," Princess Maxima said before marrying Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on February 2, 2002. Fast forward to their eleventh wedding anniversary and the Argentinean-born Princess is still the same vivacious spirit she was when she wed. The only difference is that this time, she will soon be tangoing her way to the Dutch throne.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   On Saturday, Maxima and her husband will toast their marriage with the news

  • Laduree's Chocolate Macarons

    Dish type: dessert, snack Ingredients Chocolate ganache 10 oz | 290 g chocolate (minimum 70% cacao solids) 1 cup + 2 tbsp | 270 ml heavy (double) cream 4 tbsp | 60 g butter Macaron shells 2 ¾ cups | 260 g ground almonds (almond flour) 2 cups + 1 tbsp | 250 g confectioners' (icing) sugar 2 ¾ tbsp (15 g) unsweetened cocoa powder 2 oz | 65 g chocolate (minimum 70% cacao solids) 6 egg whites + ½ egg white 1 cup + 1 tbsp | 210 g granulated sugar Equipment Piping bag fitted with a ½-inch | 10-mm plain

  • Perfect Parisian macaroons for the Beckhams

    Now that Victoria Beckham will be spending fabulous, fashionable weekends in Paris – thanks to her husband David signing with iconic football team Paris Saint-Germain – she might be tempted to pop in to one of Paris's chic tearooms, such as Ladurée. Established in 1862, this breathtakingly chic venue is now known internationally for its macaroons – the Parisian tearoom's most famous creation. These small, round cakes which, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, come in an endless array of flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel. CLICK HERE FOR LADUREE'S CHOCOLATE MACAROON RECIPE They

  • Kelly Brook and Thom Evans 'mutually agree' to go their separate ways

    Kelly Brook is officially single. The 33-year-old model revealed on Twitter that she and boyfriend Thom Evans were no longer a couple. "Thom and I mutually agreed to go our separate ways some time ago. It had absolutely nothing to do with a third party," she tweeted. Her revelation came after several media outlets reported that the pair had split up because she had been spending a lot of time with ex-boyfriend Danny Cipriani, whom she split up with in 2010.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE With her confirmation, Kelly was quick to lay those rumours to rest, insisting that the split had "nothing to do with

  • Perfect Parisian macaroons for the Beckhams

    Now that Victoria Beckham will be spending fabulous, fashionable weekends in Paris – thanks to her husband David signing with iconic football team Paris Saint-Germain – she might be tempted to pop in to one of Paris's chic tearooms, such as Ladurée. Established in 1862, this breathtakingly chic venue is now known internationally for its macaroons – the Parisian tearoom's most famous creation. These small, round cakes which, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, come in an endless array of flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and salted caramel.