If like us, your idea of ‘doing your hair’ consists of little more than washing it, blasting it dry and doing something inventive with an alice band or some hair grips – worry not, help is now at hand. No more twisting in the mirror to get the perfect blow dry or burning your neck with lethal straighteners in a bid to look red carpet worthy; with our step-by-step guide to prepping your hair for the ultimate red carpet ‘up do’ you will be ready to dazzle in no time.
With the help of hair guru Jules Holland of Mark Hill, we learn how to prepare our hair – avoiding that Marilyn Monroe ’set look’ with the use of small rollers and just a few products, including a soothing balm. Jules also gives us vital tips on how to use curling tongs in order to achieve the perfect curl – apparently it’s all down to the size of your sections.
From here you’re ready to attempt the up do, with your hair fully prepped and preened – star style will be yours!
For a chance to win the entire red carpet look – including a Warehouse dress and clutch, QVC jewellery, a full set of MAC makeup and a range of Mark Hill products enter our BAFTA TV competition.
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.
So you’ve got the smoky eyes – now all you need to complete your red carpet look is a pair of glossy, curled eyelashes.
MAC make up impressario Neil Young talks us through how to get dramatic curled lashes – whilst also helping us get over our chronic fear of eyelash curlers; giving us some great industry tips on how to stop our eyes watering!
Then, with a generous coat of mascara you are red carpet ready!
As fascinating as award ceremonies, film premiers and A list parties are – the real fun is predicting how the stars perfect their red carpet looks – are they wearing false eyelashes? Eye cream or powder? Lipstick or liner?
Well, t5m have teamed up with MAC make up artist extraordinaire Neil Young not only to dispel any beauty myths you may be harbouring, but also to give you a step-by-step guide to perfecting the holy grail of red carpet make up: the smoky eye.
Using just two products, Neil transforms our presenter Izzie into a true starlet with smouldering, sexy eyes to match.
At t5m we have decided recession or no recession this summer will be a great one. So ditch the long haul-flights and expensive hotels and have fun at an array of great festivals happening throughout the UK.
For those who were not so quick off the mark; Glastonbury, has sold out of tickets. Neil Young will be headlining, joined by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Blur, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, and t5m favourites Fleet Foxes! Here’s hoping to better weather than previous years, although mud fights are always fun.
Next up is the big name festival – T in the Park. This is kind of a guilty pleasure festival; it has all the names you want to see, but sometimes don’t want to admit to. Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, The Killers and Blur are headlining, and then there are the artists who you expect to see in more intimate gigs, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Saturdays, White Lies, to name but a few. Enjoy spotting the occasional big-name celeb, and hopefully some Scottish bare bottoms (kilts people, kilts!). Read more »
Here at t5m, we love a bit of conceputal, interactive art – which is why we so enjoyed this week’s ‘Professional Context’ exhibition from the incredibly talented students of the Sir John Cass department of art and design at London Metropolitan University.
The exhibition consisted of a series of portable pieces which the artists could show both in galleries and isolated places – which meant they had to fit into a suitcase; no mean feat when some exhibits included tables, elaborate costumes and hundreds of balloons.
The collection was a veritable hotbed of upcoming artistic talent – with such varied interpretations of the brief including a suit-clad ‘City Bomber’ with his manifesto in his suitcase, a ‘find the lady’ card game introduced by some ghoulish characters, and Distill photographer Stefanie Carthy’s holiday inspired project.
Making art accessible, lively and relevant – the ‘Professional Context’ exhibition was a real pleasure!
It remains as one of the great dividers of womankind – who would you rather be, Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? Sex appeal or gamine chic? Platinum blonde or chocolate brunette? Fortunately, to aid us all, London’s Proud Central gallery is exhibiting the ‘Sam Shaw’ collection – a definitive look at these two iconic women from one of Hollywood’s most prolific photographers.
The collection includes numerous unseen images of Audrey Hepburn, mainly shot in Paris during the filming of ‘Love in the Afternoon’ alongside Shaw’s best loved photographs of Marilyn – he was afterall, the man responsible for the infamous ‘Seven Year Itch’ shot of Marilyn’s skirt billowing as she stands on a subway grate.
Capturing both the vulnerability and strength of these women, the collection serves as a reminder of their legendary impact on popular culture and their iconic beauty. For anyone fascinated with either Audrey or Marilyn, or expert photography this exhibition is not to be missed.
Audrey & Marilyn at Proud Central, London WC2 from 30 April-26 July. www.proud.co.uk
Last week London was alive with the sounds of the Kenyan Boys Choir, the supremely talented singers who had performed at Obama’s inauguration in January, and who signed their record deal with the largest record company in the world, Universal Music, based on a YouTube clip.
Executives at the record label managed to track the Choir down in an airport lounge. There had been a lot of work done with the Choir and management beforehand, but the contract was signed there on the spot before they travelled back to Nairobi. Since then they haven’t stopped working on their debut album The Spirit of Africa due for release on the 29th June.
The story behind the Choir is even more impressive, with their founder Joseph Muyale giving up his own job in order to give the boys a better start in life. Not an easy feat in a country without social welfare and when you have a wife and two daughters to support.
The Choir represent not only Obama’s historic election as US President, but also an emerging optimism about the future of Africa, representing a new generation of African children with hope. The Choir perform a wide-ranging repertoire – from traditional Masaai and Samburu chants to contemporary pieces from around Africa.
Jon Cohen, who produced the album, describes the unique and ‘unorthadox’ approach he took to recording the Choir out in Kenya. Read more »
London’s Cadogan Hall last night witnessed a note in history, as prodigal concert pianist Nick Van Bloss performed two concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra for the first time in 14 years.
An exceptionally gifted pianist, Nick also suffers from a chronic form of Tourettes Syndrome, so severe that he suffers from 40,000 ticks each day, forcing him into a life of isolation, living in a crumbling mansion in Lisbon and playing to no one but himself. Read more »