• 'Perfectly': M&S launches stylish range of classic wardrobe staples

    There are certain items of clothing that every woman needs ready and waiting in their wardrobe – the versatile, classic essentials that make up the basis of your style. M&S knows this only too well, launching a range of individually styled and expertly-designed wardrobe staples entitled 'Perfectly'. Consisting of flattering, understated key pieces in a neutral colour palette and quality fabrics, the collection is easy-to-wear, stylish yet affordable.     This dress, for example, is a brilliant denim alternative to classic jeans and is spot on-trend. But if it's jeans you're after, the 'Perfectly' range offers a great selection in a

  • Sushi made simple: a how-to guide to making Japanese delights and getting slim

    She has supplied sushi to the royals at Buckingham Palace, run the sashimi counter at Selfridges and taught thousands of novices how to make delicious, healthy sushi at home.  And now Makiko Sano, an expert on Japanese food and cooking – and on how to stay slim – shares her how-to guides of preparing sushi with HELLO! Online.  Have fun making authentic Japanese delights at the same time as following the traditional diet, which includes staples that Makiko calls 'diamond ingredients' – rice, miso, wasabi, fish, seaweed and tea – and which, Makiko says, all contribute to weight loss and younger looking skin.   A how-to guide of

  • David Walliams and Lara Stone welcome their first baby

    David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have welcomed their first baby into the world. The happy couple became proud parents to a little boy on Sunday. There has yet to be an official announcement but a representative for the Dutch model confirmed the news to the Mail on Monday evening. Friends of David, 41, and Lara, 29, have started to send messages of congratulations to the first-time parents. Model Teresa Baca, who is signed to the same agency as Lara, was among the first. "Congratulations to Lara Stone and David Walliams who had a baby boy," she wrote on

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian makes a statement at the Met Gala as she hits the red carpet with Kanye West

    The fashion world was waiting to see what Kim Kardashian would choose to make her debut at the Met Gala — and the pregnant reality star didn't disappoint. On a star-studded evening in New York, Kim still managed to turn heads when she rocked up to the punk-themed event wearing a floral Givenchy gown complete with matching shoes and gloves. Rumour has it that in previous years Kim has been unable to secure an invite to the gala. But with her boyfriend Kanye West the headline performer at this year's soiree, the curvaceous brunette proudly walked the red carpet

  • Met Ball designers and their muses: Anne Hathaway and Valentino lead star-studded line-up

    The Met Gala — it is to fashion what the Oscars are to film, and every year the biggest designers and their muses put on a dazzling display at the New York event. This year was no exception. Leading the way was Anne Hathaway and her couturier of choice, Valentino. The Oscar-winner stormed the ball in a vintage black Valentino gown featuring daring sheer panels and feathered sleeves. She also rocked brand new blonde tresses and smoky eyes to bring even more edge to her ensemble at the Punk: Chaos Meets Couture-themed soiree.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY "Oh my

  • Best hair and make-up looks from 2013's Met Ball beauties

    From fierce new hairstyles to faux nails, the star-studded line-up of guests at the Metropolitan Ball didn't disappoint when it came to their ravishing red carpet looks. This year's theme featured designers, models and film stars dressing in daring punk-inspired creations for the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW FULL MET BALL GALLERY Leading the way with an innovative new hairstyle, Nicole Richie stepped out with a frosted silver up'do after showing off a new brunette bob just last week. The mum-of-two styled her locks by backcombing for lifted volume and spraying

  • Prince Charles to step in as the Queen will miss Commonwealth Heads Of Government meeting

    The Queen will miss this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time in 40 years, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Prince Charles will take her place at the event, which takes place every two years when leaders meet to discuss global issues. He will travel to Sri Lanka for the meeting in November, a move that demonstrates that the Prince of Wales is stepping up to the responsibilities of the monarch as the next in line to the throne. Charles, who is Britain's longest-waiting heir to the throne, has in the past suggested he is "impatient" to fulfill

  • Royal composer makes a lullaby for William and Kate's baby

    A royal composer has created a lullaby for Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby. Paul Mealor, who also wrote music for the couple's wedding as well as the hit Wherever You Are for the Military Wives Choir said that he penned the song Sleep On to accompany the next stage of the royal family's life. Welsh composer Paul's Ubi Caritas was one of the musical highlights of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding back in 2011.   CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE "After writing music for the Royal Wedding it seemed natural to provide the musical accompaniment for the next stage of

  • Vote for the best dressed at the Met Gala

    The Met Ball is the biggest date in the fashion calendar, and this year stars including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Madonna and Beyonce all unleashed their inner punk princesses as they walked the red carpet in show-stopping creations. But who was your favourite? Was it Anne in vintage Valentino? Madonna's anarchic ensemble or perhaps Kim Kardashian's floral gown? Vote now for the best look on the night. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO

  • Sarah Jessica Parker steals the show as stars go punk for Met Ball 2013

    The theme of this year's 2013 Metropolitan Ball was Punk: Chaos To Couture, and designers and guests attending the fashionable soirée certainly rose to the occasion as they paraded New York in their daring, dark looks on Monday evening. Sarah Jessica Parker embraced the theme with all aspects of her look as she stepped out onto the red carpet wearing an extravagant patterned Giles Deacon gown with contrasting tartan boots by Louis Vuitton.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW FULL GALLERY OF MET BALL FASHION The boots, which rose mid-thigh, showed off Sarah's toned legs from beneath the dress' printed voluminous skirt while the

  • Diana's personal treasures to be returned to Princes William and Harry as Earl Spencer announces museum closure

    When Earl Spencer opened a museum in the memory of his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales, he always said it would only be until her sons Princes William and Harry turned 30. And now that Diana's youngest son Prince Harry is 28, the time to close the museum is approaching. Lord Spencer has confirmed that he intends to close the exhibition of his sister's belongings, which he opened at Althorp House on what would have been her 37th birthday in 1998, next year. Speaking through a spokesperson to the Daily Telegraph, he explained that he is following his older sister’s wishes,

  • Princess Charlene says she is ready to have children

    Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that she is ready to become a mother. The former South African swimmer has spoken about her plans to start a family with husband Prince Albert, revealing that she needed to adjust to royal life first. "We had a big wedding. It was a big adjustment after that,” she said in an interview with South African newspaper Sunday World. "Now I'm settled and I think kids will come. I don't put any pressure on myself, she added. "If it happens, it happens."   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Charlene, 35, went on to emphasise how much she

  • The 'Kate effect' strikes again: Kate Middleton's penchant for clutch bags sparks new trend

    Kate Middleton has brought nude heels, sapphire engagement rings, wrap dresses, long-sleeve wedding dresses and fabulous hats back into vogue, and now her penchant for the clutch bag has sparked yet another global trend. In the latest example of the 'Duchess effect', Kate's love of smaller bags have made them the new big thing in the world of accessories. According to handbag designer Lulu Guinness, a lady who knows a thing or two about purses, Kate, 31, has started a brand new trend that's leaving women little room to store their belongings.   CLICK ON PHOTO ENLARGE "If she's done anything for the handbag,

  • Celebrities share their Instagram pictures from the Met Gala

    Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were just some of the celebrities who excitedly shared photos as they attended the Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, an annual fundraising event that has been dubbed “the party of the year”. HELLO! Online has selected our favourite photos from the evening, from a punk-clad Madonna, to Nicole’s vampish nails, and picture of Cameron Diaz bonding with Stella McCartney and Kristen Stewart.   CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW GALLERY One of the most tongue-in-cheek photos was that of Madonna, who shared a photo of herself with a vacuum cleaner. “Tidying up

  • Prince Michael Jackson finds love with Remi Alfalah

    It seems that the prince has found his princess. Prince Michael Jackson has found love with Remi Alfalah, a member of the Kuwaiti royal family. The young couple, who both attend Buckley School in Shermon Oaks, California, have been spotted on a string of dates. Michael Jackson's eldest son has taken Remi for a romantic meal, to a Rolling Stones concert, and on trips to a bowling alley and go-kart racing track. While Remi has royal connections, she was raised in the US. It is not known how long she and Prince have been dating, but Prince was linked to fellow

  • The Apprentice: Meet the candidates

    BAFTA-winning BBC show The Apprentice is back. As a new batch of new candidates go head to head for 12 weeks in a bid to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar, expect tears, tantrums… and the usual outlandish claims. "I have the energy of a Duracell bunny, sex appeal of Jessica Rabbit and a brain like Einstein,” boasts Luisa Zissman, 25, one of 16 new contestants, who range from a Louboutin-loving entrepreneur to a historian with a love for Question Time. They'll have to battle it out in the boardroom to impress Lord Sugar and his assistants Nick