To really stand out from the crowd there is nothing like a pair of false eyelashes for a dramatic and uber-glamorous look. Yet despite defining your eyes and giving you extra Bambi-like appeal, the prospect of fiddling with sticky glue and finicky tweezers whilst trying not to smudge your make up has always been a tad too daunting. But of course, we want you to look as glamorous and coquettish as Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston and Ms. Dita Von Teese so we’ve recruited Neil Young – MAC make up maestro gave us a step-by-step, idiot proof guide to trimming, applying and sticking false lashes for a red carpet worthy look!
With smouldering, come-hither eyes – all that you need to complete your A-list look is flawless, perfectly sculpted skin. Forget unwanted shine, uneven foundation or ‘just tangoed’ bronzer and think porcelain, peachy and natural…
MAC make-up artist supremo, Neil Young, tells us how to get a peachy, even-toned complexion – with tips on everything from choosing the right foundation, to applying bronzer and blusher. Using just a few products, Neil creates a dewy, shimmering look that’s perfect for the red carpet. As he says, he is full of “tips, tips and tips!”.
For anyone looking to smoulder and glimmer like Angelina Jolie, Sienna Miller or Penelope Cruz these exclusive tips are not to be missed.
Producer and jazz pianist Jon Cohen’s first blog on the performances and nominations for tomorrow night’s Classical BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.
When I was a young jazz pianist, I spent many hours obsessing over the minute details of Herbie Hancock’s piano technique. How did he voice that chord? How did he form that melodic line? His music, both as a composer and as a pianist had a great influence over my own musical development.
Years later, at the 2007 Classical BRITs I was astounded by the terrifying virtuosity and delicate touch of Chinese pianist Lang Lang. Imagine my excitement this year when I heard that Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock are to be performing together at The Classical BRIT Awards 2009. I shall have to resist the temptation to never again play a piano after hearing those two and rather just look forward to what promises to be quite a spectacle. In fact the whole show should be pretty impressive with a line up also including Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and my own favourite project, Faryl Smith. Read more »
Since early this afternoon, eager crowds have been lining the red carpet in the hope of catching a glimpse of their favourite stars. With an A List guestlist consisting of everyone from Alexandra Burke to Alan Carr and Fearne Cotton alongside the nominees including U2 and Adele and then the presenters – Kylie Minogue, James Corden and Matthew Horne, we don’t blame them. Read more »
Adele has become a bit of an office favourite here, and we’re not alone– her so-called ‘heartbroken soul’ snared her a Mercury nomination for her album 19, the first Critics’ Choice Award at the BRITs and two Grammys in February this year. And we aren’t the only ones who are impressed – Adele will also be gracing the hallowed pages of Vogue later this year.
Adele is part of the MySpace alumni – using her page to share her Ella Fitzgerald/Etta James inspired music, until she was finally snapped up by independent label XL Recordings, home to The White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal and released ‘Chasing Pavements’. From there she saw her album sell 1.2million copies worldwide and performed to 17million people when she appeared with Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live – all pretty impressive for a girl who used to perform as the Spice Girls at dinner parties and wear a Slipknot hoodie.
And she shows no sign of slowing down; this year sees Adele duetting with X-Factor finalist Laura White and Will Young, as well as completing her second album. It seems like Adele is the best thing to come out of Enfield in a long time.
Don’t forget to check out t5m’s BRITs channel for all of tonight’s events!
Tonight Earls Court will be transformed into the most spectacular party of the year, the BRIT Awards, filled to the brim with the most talented, exciting and controversial names in music.We can’t decide what we are most excited about – Lady Gaga’s alleged collaboration with 80’s icons the Pet Shop Boys, counting Kylie’s costume changes or U2 performing their new single ‘Get On Your Boots’ for the first time.Then there are the actual awards to think about – how many will Duffy win out of her four nominations? Can Coldplay really beat Take That for the Best British Group? And, will Adele have a repeat of her success at the Grammy’s and take home Best British Female, Breakthrough Act or Best single?We’ll be on the red carpet and backstage at the awards, interviewing all the performers and award-winners.Whatever the outcome, the evening looks set to be the event of 2009 – check the t5m BRITs channel in the morning for the night’s events.
We’ve been awards crazy recently, with the BAFTAs and Grammys on Sunday, followed by the Elle Style Awards on Monday night. The annual event hosted by Elle magazine was held at Big Sky Studios in North London.
Freida Pinto, wearing a black, futuristic Chanel dress embellished with flowers, picked up the award for Best Actress. Another Chanel-clad winner was Alexa Chung, who despite presenting also went home with the Best TV Star award. Looking elegant in a backless navy blue dress with a structured neckline, Alexa ditched her geek-chic look for one of polished perfection with bare legs and patent T-bar heels.
Woman of the Year Courtney Love went back to her punk-rock roots in a heavily beaded gown from the Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy collection. Striking model Alice Dellal never gets it wrong in her grunge get-up. She wore a sheer, skin-tight dress; provocative to just the right degree. Sienna Miller deserved her Style Icon award in a turquoise ruffled Matthew Williamson dress teamed with a black feather-collar jacket. If her dress sense is anything to go by, Twenty8Twelve’s London Fashion Week debut is set to cause a storm!
Other winners that are showing at London Fashion Week are Christopher Kane, who won Best British Designer and Erdem, winners of the Fashion Future award. Check back with t5m during LFW for catwalk reports and more..
Kate Winslet won her second BAFTA of the evening for best Lead Actress, for her role in The Reader. She was up against herself in Revolutionary Road, and also Meryl Streep, Kristin Scott Thomas and Angelina Jolie.
Kate spoke about her admiration for ‘incredible’ actress Kristin Scott Thomas, saying she thought I Loved You So Long was a ’spectacular’ film.
The critically acclaimed feel-good film Slumdog Millionaire tonight emerged as the biggest winner at the BAFTAs – winning seven categories including best film and best director.
The film won the awards after being nominated in a staggering eleven categories. Harrow teenager Dev Patel enjoyed a riotous welcome on the red carpet earlier, and seemed overjoyed yet dazzled by the reception; ‘I’m a British boy, from Harrow, so it’s nice to get local support’. Dev was up against acting veterans Mickey Rouke and Brad Pitt for Leading Actor, which was won by Mickey Rourke tonight for his comeback in The Wrestler.
British films Hunger, In Bruges, Man on Wire and The Duchess also enjoyed BAFTA recognition. The biggest Hollywood success was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which won three awards.
Kate Winslet scooped Best Actress at the BAFTAs tonight for her acclaimed performance in The Reader, the film which has already won her a Golden Globe and is expected to bag her the long-awaited Oscar this February. Penélope Cruz won the best supporting actress award for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Slumdog Millionaire also continued it’s winning streak and was the toast of the evening. Mick Jagger presented the night’s main award of best film. Danny Boyle won Best Director, and the evening closed with the film having won seven awards, including best music, cinematography and editing & sound.