We hope you like our cover pic of SIMON COWELL AND HIS PARTNER LAUREN SILVERMAN.
My ex, record producer STEVE ROWLAND , his biz partner MANNY ELIAS and I all love SIMON because he is a doggy lover, as are we.
Having nurtured so many young artistes over the years, we just know SIMON will be a Best Ever dad too.
SIMON COWELL AND LAUREN SILVERMAN: cr: BOLLY GO-LIGHTLY.
Thank you for all your emails about the BAFTA FILM AWARDS, dear readers. This event just gets better and better each year and closer and closer to the one and only OSCARS.
A picture tells a thousand words and here are the pix from the Red Carpet which were n't ready for the last issue.
Firstly moi in my stunning draped GILL HARVEY frockette which got me back on the DAILY MAIL Best Dressed List after a spell in the wilderness,with my pal KENTEAS. Followed by some of the winners and nominees in all their glory.
To the enterprising CLARE STANLEY who gave her first charity event at THE ROOF GARDENS, ably assisted by dynamic sisters, her mum JACKIE and auntie VIVIEN. The event was a brill Titfer show with gorg creations by Royal Milliner JOHN BOYD on show and buyable after the event - something which, frustratingly, does not always happen.
The benefiting charity was THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY = 'eat a lobster, set one free' - which reminded me of a time when my young daughter wanted to liberate the lobsters from DA MARIO restaurant and rehouse them round the PRINCESS DIANA statue in the park - cuddly little things!!
Seriously though, CLARE said : "The event was a great success for the charity, we raised just over £17,000.00 which is a fantastic achievement and this will significantly boost the National Lobster Hatchery's work to help sustain our vulnerable marine resources and environment and safeguard our seafood industry and the many livelihoods it supports (www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk).
The event was supported by fashion legend PETER LEWIS CROWN, OBE and the link below shows PETER with JOHN and some of the beautiful JOHN BOYD hats on show. It was great to see MICHELLE, a fellow model from my TOP MODELS days, one of the original faces of NIVEA and a good friend of astronaut BUZZ ALDREN, strutting her stuff and the guests at the tea were all delightful, especially CLARE and her family. Here's a link:
I know whose hats I shall be wearing for ROYAL ASCOT this year. Royal milliner JOHN BOYD, based in Beauchamp Place is the designer to go to - watch this space...................
Talking fashion, my fave LONDON FASHION WEEK show this season was once again the elegant and feminine ROHMIR collection, even though our JADEY was unable to show for ROHMIR this season due to her timings at the shows. Best congrats to the beauteous OLGA ROH, ROHMIR's designer.
OLGA ROH with SAL and FASHION TV CEO, AMANDA RUDIN.
More CONGRATS are in order to the fab DEBBIE ARNOLD, TV actress and beauty guru extraordinaire, for launching FABYOULESS, a new beauty card which gets you great discounts at all the top beauty salons, clinics and hairdressers.
This is such a great idea and so money saving. If you're out and about, you can just look up which salons honour your card and go there.
The good news is that the ever generous DEBBIE has given me 10 complimentary FABYOULESS cards to give away to the first 10 HG readers who write in so please email me at my personal [email protected]
for this amazing opportunity.
You can find FABYOULESS venues by visiting:
Customer Helpline: 0844 811 1150.
Beauty has never been more avaiolable and affordable - thanks, DEBBIE.
Dynamic DEBBIE with me and GINO CIAPETTA.
DEBBIE had a great launch party for the FABYOULESS CARD at THE SANDERSON where guests included HELEN LEDERER, ROSE-MARIE and NICOLE FARADAY and here's a rather fuzzy wuzzy image of us all celebrating the new card.
HELEN LEDERER, SAL, ROSE-MARIE, NICOLE FARADAY
Np, dear readers, the great EDWARD LLOYD was on hand to record the event for OK! MAGAZINE and and the also great MARTIN SPAVEN was covering for FABYOULESS and their boss, JO so you will be able to see pro pix of the event in the mags and newspapers.
BODO'S SCHLOSS, .one of our Fashion Foody JADE's Restaurants of the Month, has started doing FONDUE NIGHTS on Wednesdays - it's the greatest fun, with everything from cauliflower to marshmallow to dip into your cheese or chocolate and leads to Heavy Bonding when you clash Fondue Forks, trust me, I'm a foody!
I recently tried fonduing with BODO'S Finance Director RONNIE, fashion guru VIVIEN, my fave escort MIKE and telly stars VICKI MICHELLE and DEBBIE ARNOLD and we all had a ball.
BODO'S Fondue Evening.
MY RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH:
I recently had the best meal I have had in yonks with my glam pal, Fashion Guru VIV at the world famous LOBSTER POT, a star of the MICHELIN GUIDE, in Kennington after meeting the suave proprietor HERVE REGENT at CLARE STANLEY's fab LOBSTER HATCHERIES Benefit.
We had the 8 course Taster Menu which, at just over £50 a head, is an absolute bargain, including lobster and crab, delicious white fish, duck, lamb and a cleansing sorbet.
THE LOBSTER POT has been established for 23 years with hugely talented chef HERVE at the helm, ably assisted by his lovely wife NATALIE.
Nothing was too much trouble for the couple and my particular, very difficult, diet was superbly catered for: HERVE AND NAT found me delicious fruit juice, gluten free bread and unsalted butter and cooked my food in healthy olive oil rather than cream (dairy).
The restaurant is tiny so bookings are all important: 020 7582 5556 www.lobsterpotrestaurant.co.uk
The dynamic HERVE has also recently got hold of the - huge - premises next door to THE LOBSTER POT, an old pub which he has spent a fortune on decorating and turned into the ab fab BRASSERIE TOULOUSE LAUTREC (BLT). His sons are running BLT very ably and the premises houses 2 bars, a restaurant, a private dining room and a cabaret space with some great jazz acts on the menu - excuse the pun! Not to mention 2 white baby grands on the top floors - jamming is encouraged.
BLT has a young lively crowd and next month our Fashion Foody JADE will be doing one of her usual comprehensive reviews on this fun new venue...............watch this space.
THE LOBSTER POT restaurant, SAL and VIV sporting their LOBSTER POT bibs for the lobster course and the suave and dynamic HERVE himself.
and more CONGRATS are in order to the beautiful and talented SIENNA MILLER, one of this country's most popular actresses. SIENNA will be the leading lady opposite BRADLEY COOPER (featured earlier in this column) in AMERICAN SNIPER to be directed by the legendary CLINT EASTWOOD.
AMERICAN SNIPER is the story of CHRIS KYLE, the greatest sniper in US history who tragically died last year at just 37 years old after surviving 4 tours.
This will defo be one to watch out for - can't wait!
CONGRATS again to first time mum SIENNA - rumour has it that her gorg litlle girl MARLOWE OTTALINE is bright as a button, just like mum and dad, talented actor TOM STURRIDGE.
SIENNA MILLER. cr: BOLLY GO-LIGHTLY.
It was good to see the beauteous KYLIE in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING saying: "Ageing? I'm lucky to be alive." The pop star and current THE VOICE judge says her age (45) is simply not an issue after surviving breast cancer in 2005.
She is so right and is setting such a good example to fellow cancer and chemo patients. Your health is so much more important than your looks but if you look after your health your looks will return after your treatmentseauty, with a bit of help from some of the beauty emporiums mentioned in this column.
CETUEM the totally wonderful skincare range for which JADE AND I are the 'Faces' of their Mother And Daughter range recently launched their new venue downstairs at the elegant RACHEL COUTURE shop in Knightsbridge, along with introducing their latest 'Face' of CETUEM, my dear friend the stunningly beautiful LANA HOLLOWAY.
This is ab fab news for JADE, PRINCESS KATARINA OF YUGOSLAVIA, her gorg daughter VICTORIA and me as we regular CETUEM fans can now have our monthly CETUEM massages and facials in glam Knightsbridge rather than travelling to CETUEM's head office which is an hour away from where KATA and I live in West London.
We will have to control ourselves when we walk past RACHEL's stunning collection, however, as we will want to buy the lot!!
Guests at the launch included EASTENDERS' best looking ever male star JOHN ALTMAN, 'ALLO 'ALLO cutie VICKI MICHELLE and MOS supremo JOHN WELLINGTON.
VICKI MICHELLE and moi with CETUEM CEO, LANA with MOS Managing Editor JOHN WELLINGTON.
Another fun event where VICKI MICHELLE, her stunning daughter LOUISE, RONNIE from BODO'S, my fave gent MIKE COOPER and I got some real bargains on the jewellery front was the fab PAULINE GILES' BOSOM BUDDIES Jewellery Auction at DSTRKT.
PAULINE is a wonderful lady who survived breast cancer herself and is now running BOSOM BUDDIES UK, a charity to raise awareness of breast cancer for younger ladies and girls and educate and protect them. Although the NHS has only been giving free mammograms to the 50 - 60 age group, which is apparently the one most likely to get breast cancer, it is now becoming aware that both younger and older women can contract the disease and is widening its parameters to include ladies in their forties and the seventy plus group.
JADE's adorable child model agency HEATHER got the horrible disease when she was 33 and died at 38 when the breast cancer metastased into the bone and liver. A terrible tragedy - RIP, beautiful HEATHER.
Even if you do not qualify for the NHS free mammograms, there are various ways of checking your breasts, which PAULINE will take you through. If you have any doubt, get a private medical appointment and pay for it - nothing is more important than your health.
Here is BOSOM BUDDIES UK's message - in the Pink of course!
As a charity we aim to inform, educate and potentially help save lives of both men and women by showing you how you can look for the earliest signs of Breast Cancer and what you should do to act upon them.UDDIES
Our 'Buddies' system has been established to help and advise secondary school girls and young women on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. This support network also provides woman of all ages someone to turn to if they are worried.
- See more at: www.bosombuddiesuk.com
Congrats, PAULINE - good work!
BOSOM BUDDIES also offer some great merchandising - their VANESSA BLAKE COSMETICS are fab - I particularly favour their Honey Hand Cream, Minty Foot Cream and their signature product, PURISKIN Core Performance THERAPY for everything from acne scars to stretch marks to age spots and blemishes, not forgetting the dreadful bruises that steroid patients can get when their poor skin gets thin and marks instantly. An excellent product.
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
My best book this issue is:
STEPHANIE J.HALE's 'CELEBRITY AUTHORS' SECRETS -
- The World's Greatest Living Authors Reveal How They Sell Millions of Books'.
(POWERHOUSE PUBLICATIONS / www.CelebrityAuthorsSecrets.com)
I don't know why nobody has done this before, it's such an obvious and brilliant idea. Anyway STEPHANIE has done a grand job, interviewing her chosen superstar authors herself and finding out how they did it so we can have a go ourselves.
Her best selling authors include: BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD, JOHN GRAY, ANNE PRICE, JEFFREY ARCHER, JOANNE HARRIS ('CHOCOLAT') and BERNARD CORNWELL ('SHARPE').
I was interested to read that at least 2 of STEPHANIE's 12 best selling authors liked to be thought of as 'story tellers' and that many of them had their own special little habits - they couldn't write with music, they couldn't write without music, they must have their cafetiere of coffeee and their diet coke cans within reach at all times................. but the main message coming across loud and clear from all of the superstar writers was that they had tremendous discipline and planned their writing days round their hours, whether or not their muse was with them or they did, in fact, have writer's block. It's not as easy as it looks, authors in waiting!
The beautiful and talented writer/presenter PEACHES GELDOF, 2nd daughter of the iconic SIR BOB GELDOF and the late lamented PAULA YATES, has died at the age of just 25. A terrible tragedy, so desperately sad because she was so young and left 2 tiny tots behind and nobody seems to know why or what happened, even after a postmortem.
I only ever met the lovely PEACHES when she was in PAULA's tummy but our KAT was at school with her older sister FIFI TRIXIBELLE who, she reports, is 'coping', as with the other terrible sadness in the family's lives when the spirited PAULA died of an accidental overdose 14 years ago.
The news was deeply shocking as former wild child PEACHES seemed to have got it all together recently. She had a successful writing and presenting career and had recently married handsome and talented musician Thomas Cohen from 'Scum' with whom she had two young sons, Astala and Phaedra , aged just under two and and just under a year respectively.
Peaches was found at her home in Kent and pronounced dead by the Ambulance Service but that is all the information available at the moment and the circumstances seem strange.
She was very close to her mum, Paula Yates who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2000, 3 years after her (Paula's) lover, Michael Hutchence died of asphyxiation so the family has already seen tragedy.
Tellingly Peaches' last tweet had been an image of her and her mum so who knows what was in her head. And the post mortem apparently cannot tell us.
Such a senseless loss of life for one who appeared to have it all. Everybody is talking about this at the moment and all of our hearts go out to Bob Geldof, who is quite honestly a saint with all of his Live Aid work plus taking in Tiger Lily, Paula's daughter by Hutchence after Paula died.
Bob Geldof said, "Peaches is dead, we are beyond pain" and Thomas Cohen said "I shall bring our children up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever."
Sincerest condolences from all at HG to SIR BOB, JEANNE, FIFI, PIXIE and TIGER. We know they will always carry their darling PEACHES in their hearts.
PEACHES GELDOF.cr: MIRROR.
PS: Yet more congrats are in order - this really is an Issue of Congrats, I'm happy to say- to the beauteous KAMILLA, CEO of VILLAGE OF BEAUTY, Maida Vale's best salon. Fashion Guru VIVIEN KING-LAWLES a HOUSE OF BEAUTY regular,recently informed me that KAMILLA is also a talented artist and she has in fact created a wonderful 'horsey' painting for me, knowing my love for these noble creatures - and, er, their capacity for boosting my funds by winning geegee races I have bet on!
Here's her beautiful painting of a mare and foal which will hang in my boudoir.
Go to VILLAGE OF BEAUTY for all your beauty treatments - especially spray on tanning and eyelash extensions. It is worth my crossing the park to be prettified by the talented KAMILLA.
Because of KAMILLA's generosity in giving me the stunning painting, I have chosen VILLAGE OF BEAUTY as the venue for the first of a series of book signings of MY LEFT BOOB: A Cancer Diary, which will be a fun evening with drinkies and nibbles. HG readers will be welcome .......................... watch this space for details.
Village of Beauty
55 Elgin Avenue,
London, W9 3PP,
MARE AND FOAL, painting by KAMILLA
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