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ON THE RUN!!

This week has seen the biggest news in showbiz in the form of queen b Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z!

A JOINT SUMMER TREK!!!

This duo tour will see the superstar couple travel 16 countries throughout North America starting in June. The surprise ‘On the run’ tour announcement was made on Monday when the couple released a picture of the two of them complete with ski masks. The trek will see the couple perform at stadiums in areas such as Miami and Toronto combining their star power for good. A dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to the Sean Carter Foundation which helps under-served groups go to college, however at a staggering rumored price surely more than one dollar per ticket could be donated by the power couple who are rumored to be worth an estimated 900 million!!

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Tickets go on general sale on May 2nd

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Student sessions!!

Every student gets giddy at the thought of extra student discount, even if it is just a pound or two (usually the case).

Birmingham’s Bullring shopping center are holding an exclusive student event on 1st May 2014 offering goody bags, double discounts, treats galore and hunky male models offering free champagne! A whole host of brands have already been confirmed including numerous brands in Selfridges which makes the whole event a little more exclusive.

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Controversial Kimye…

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Kanye West and socialite Kim Kardashian cause media mayhem anywhere they go so its no wonder that when they appeared on the cover of high fashion magazine Vogue it would cause a storm globally!! Undeniably the pictures are flawless and Kimye as they have been labelled alongside North make for the most picture perfect family. Numerous celebrities and industry critics have slated the magazine for selecting the controversial Kardashian who is constantly criticized for her actions, fashion and life choices, adorning the vogue website with disapproving comments. Celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted ‘Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???’ which proceeded to get over 8,000 re tweets and 11,000 favorites.

Are they actually offending anyone? who could possibly be angry at Norths signature quizzical West brow and chubby posture and Kimye’s quest for world domination seems somewhat natural for Kanye’s outrageous personality and strong willed ways.

Surely anyone would have liked to be a fly on the wall at this shoot, described delicately and to the point by vogue editors…

“The fast-cooling Los Angeles afternoon air is filled with the scent of eucalyptus and mimosa, the gurgle of water as it tumbles down a fountain wall into a picture-perfect azure pool, the exultant strains of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” and a chorus of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” performed in unhappy a Capella by Annie Leibovitz and Kris Jenner”.

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Go PURPLE!

A charity very close to my heart are raising awareness this month, specifically THURSDAY 13TH MARCH.

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness, raising knowledge and importance to the life of your kidneys, how you can look after yourself and the risk factors of kidney disease – you might just save a life.

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Kidney Research UK are raising awareness during the month of March with several events and activities planned, however just by wearing something purple of Thursday 13th March (World Kidney Day) you can show your support and raise awareness for a hugely important cause!

KIDNEY FACTS

  • At least one million people in the UK with moderate to severe kidney disease have not yet been identified.
  • Almost 20,000 additional heart attacks and strokes are seen every year in people with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease.
  • 20% of people with kidney failure are only referred to a specialist when their kidneys have already completely failed and their outcome is poor
  • In the UK more than 26,000 adults are currently receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure and this number is increasing every year
  • Over 6,000 kidney patients in the UK are awaiting a kidney transplant, but due to the shortage of organ donors one person a day, dies while waiting
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) results in up to 43,000 preventable deaths every year.

Prepare to pose in Purple,
And don’t forget to post them on Kidney Research UK, Facebook and Twitter pages too.  #GoPurple

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Oscars selfie gone viral.

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Re-tweeted more than 3 million times, host Ellen DeGeneres instigated a celeb filled group selfie at the Oscars  on Sunday which sent twitter into momentarily melt down for the first time ever. Bradley Cooper is seen holding the camera surrounded by celebs such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts to name a few. What would you give to be in this famous selfie snap?

And the WORST…

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Liza Minnelli may be a Hollywood legend but her lack of bra and visible nipple pads were a little more than distracting from her royal blue silk trouser suit clashing with the oh so red carpet. Brownie points for matching the hair to the outfit though!

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There is no doubting Pharrell Williams is uber cool yet he certainly set tongues waging with this oh so wrong look at the Oscars showcasing shorts in all the wrong ways. Not only did he look dwarf like compared to his beautiful wife who rocked a two piece elegantly, it was very much business on top party down below. He certainly set social media on fire, no doubt there will be several business men rocking half trousers next week.

The Oscars, BEST…

The fashion that lines the famous red carpet at the Oscars has became almost as famous as the gold gongs themselves.
This year did not disappoint in the fashion stakes here are some of my favorite looks from the red carpet…

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Jennifer Lawrence provided the perfect scarlet in this beautiful fitted, strapless Dior dress with peplum detail and unusual backwards necklace. Although for her age her hair was a little aging with its zebra style highlights dampening the look slightly.

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Kate Hudson brought true Hollywood glamour to the evening with this stunning beaded Versace dress complete with deep plunge v neck and cape detail showcasing just the right amount of flesh, complimented with flawless make up and effortless hair.

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My absolute favorite look of the night came from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party. Sporting a sophisticated pale blue Cushnie et Ochs gown, the knock-out model was the picture of elegance supported by boyfriend Jason Statham. The dress featured classical pearl detailing and strategically placed sheer paneling, the perfect shade for Rosie’s English rose skin complexion.

Khlomar no more?

The Kardashians are frequently at the forefront of news across the world with their daily drama and family shenanigans.

So it was to no surprise when it was reported that Khloe Kardashian and her famous basketball hubby Lamar Odom were having marriage troubles due to his increasing drubs and alcohol issues.

I have to confess i am a avid fan of the Kardashian show purely down to the entertainment it provides and the luxury lifestyles they lead, however through recent times it has been increasingly documented that Lamar has suffered a troubled upbringing my alcohol and drug depend parents, and as much as Khloe was a positive influence against this however it was only a matter of time as to when Lamar would succumb to the addictive personality traits of his parents.

With an increasing number of cryptic instagram pictures and tears shed throughout this current series of the Kardashians, it is clear Khloe is devastated that she could not help Lamar defeat his demons. However there is only so much one person can take surely? and with the press following her every move i wonder, do celebrities ever get to just put on a Rom Com and cry it out?

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Christmas crazy

I love Christmas and anything associated with it, cold weather, big coats and scarves, layers upon layers, christmas displays, buying and wrapping gifts and festive cheer.
‘Its the most wonderful time of the year’

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Large charity organization Save the Children have launched a Christmas Jumper campaign across the country to help those in need this festive season. Whilst out and about i saw these familar celeberity faces on Public Transport, im not sure if it was the hideous jumpers that caught my eye or the fact it was a famous face staring back at me, either way the ad was successful in grabbing my attention to the crucial date. Friday 13th December 2013 is national Christmas Jumper Day ‘making the world better with a sweater’ each £1 donated really can make the difference between life and death. You dont have to sign up or subscribe to anything, just wear a christmas jumper on the day, brought, borrowed or made, and donate £1 or more to Save the Children.

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Feminism farce; Paris fashion week

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‘My Scouseness came out..’

Paris fashion week roared into life last week, with drama for added effect. British Liverpudlian born model Hollie-May Saker just 18 years old had her dignity and grace put to the test as she modeled Nina Ricci for the first time, Ukrainian bare breasted feminist group ‘FEMEN’ invaded the catwalk in an attemptto steal the show with their harsh black slogans over their naked skin stating ‘Model go to brothel’ que screaming for effect. One female took hold of Miss Saker who punched the girl square in the nose in an attempt to release from her grasp. Scouse proud Hollie was furious that the females had attempted to steal her limelight and later tweeted about the mishap. Luckily security were on hand, and all calm was restored in Tuileries gardens, Paris.

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