Dannii and Kris: The Aussie style queen and the man who put the X Factor in her life
Life has never been better for Dannii Minogue.
Once best known as Kylie's little sister, the Aussie beauty who has become one of Britain's biggest stars thanks to the X Factor, has also established her own fashion line and has found happiness in her private life too.
Having welcomed baby Ethan Edward with boyfriend Kris Smith in July, Dannii has plenty to celebrate – not least the launch of the Project D fragrance in London this week.
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Motherhood certainly agrees with Miss Minogue. The petite 39-year-old positively glowed at the afternoon tea party, where she used the opportunity to showcase a blue ombre Project D dress that perfectly accentuated her post-baby curves.
The flirty blue frock also reflected Dannii's playful mood on the day. While hosting the event with her business partner Tabitha Somerset Webb, the brunette singer greeted her close friend Katy Lette with a light spank on her derriere (pictured).
Fitting in the launch alongside her X Factor commitments and caring for her three-month-old son is no mean feat. And Dannii's ability to juggle her professional and home life has certainly impressed one of her co-judges – Cheryl Cole.
"I don't know how on earth she does it, she's great," the 27-year-old pop star told the Metro newspaper. "We have show drama in here at rehearsals, I am getting my hair and make-up done, all the girl contestants are getting done up and Dannii's along there breastfeeding.
"Then she comes out and looks fabulous, I said, 'I don’t know how you do it', and she said, 'What do you mean?'"
Meanwhile, it emerged this week that Dannii has been named on a list of middle class icons.
Speaking at the perfume launch, she seemed delighted with this latest accolade. "That's amazing. I'm a middle class hero," she exclaimed. "I will embrace that title!"