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So, the oohs and aahs of fashion month are over until next year, but don’t worry, we’ve got all the hottest trends for you to take away and wear today. Also, we’re thrilled to have the X Factor girls on their first-ever shoot! If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, Look is available to download – search for Look magazine in the App Store. Let me know what you think of the issue – tweet @MissAliHall.

14 October 2013 Cover stories 14 Lea Opens Up: The New Man Healing My Broken Heart 20 Fashion Weeks’ Knockout Trends To Do Now! 38 Look Transforms X Factor Finalists 51 Are You Doing The Double Hem? 60 ‘I Design Celebs’ Outfits From My Bedroom’ 63 The Women Faking Hen Parties To Meet Men 84 The New 24-Hour Trousers 97 The Wrinkle-Zapper French Women Swear By

News & features 30 Ooh La La! Kim & Kanye Go House Hunting In Paris! 33 Fight Harassment By Joining Twitter’s #50stories Movement 37 Tartan’s Having A Mega Moment 48 Katy Perry: ‘The A-List Star Who Saved Me From Suicide’ 53 Love Lives 64 Interview Special: Romeo & Juliet

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Simply Be’s Glossy Autumn Line

I was wowed when I saw Simply Be’s new range – it’s definitely the most directional plus-size drop out there this season. They’ve got all wardrobe bases covered, with office-friendly shirts, party-season frocks and off-duty jumpers. In sizes 14-32, try the neon knit with leather skinnies and fierce ankle boots. Knockout!

Marc By Marc Jacobs’ Cute Bunny Watch

Necklace, £15 Top, £28 Belt, £25 Skirt, £14 Boots, £70 all

Givenchy Ondulations D’Or Palette


You’ve probably seen the Marc Jacobs ‘Critters’ cases adorning the coolest of iPhones, and for autumn they’ve moved on to watches. I’m all about the kitschmeets-classic rose gold and crystal-nosed bunny, but there’s a dog, cat and zebra to choose from, too. It’s Marc By Marc guaranteed to make you Jacobs at smile whenever you £165 check the time!


Givenchy’ s Gold Dust Top of my beauty wish list this week? This ultra-glam gilded eyeshadow from Givenchy. The star-spangled gold and black palette is all you need to create glistening, smouldering eyes – start practising now, so you’re ready for party season…



Boden’s Chic Trousers Boden have nailed that timeless cigarette shape and perfect, ankle-grazing length with their new hero piece, the ‘Bistro Crop’ trouser. In a kaleidoscope of colours and prints, they’ll work with all your wardrobe favourites. £89



The 99p ‘It’ Bag The Fash Pack Love

You can snap up the arm candy the street-style set are all carrying for under £1. OK, it’s not actually a bag, it’s an iPhone case, but I’ve spotted it on the Paris and Milan Fashion Week streets. Nab one on eBay now!




M&S’s Best Of British Collection

Top, £99 Coat, £299 Trousers, £129 all Marks & Spencer

Good old Marks have gone stellar with a new AW13 drop of wardrobe classics. Landing in store on 10 October, the 35-piece collection features sleek silhouettes, heritage tailoring, £299 Scottish cashmere and alpaca-blend coats. And not only is the styling quintessentially British, but the collection has also been manufactured on home turf!






Fashion Moment

Marc Jacobs Bids Adieu The Louis Vuitton designer said farewell with an epic all-black fashion extravaganza. Now this is what you call bowing out in style…


Marc will focus on his own fashion line

After 16 years at Louis Vuitton, Marc confirmed he was stepping down with a blow-out of a show at Paris Fashion Week. The black set was made up of iconic props from past shows, including the carousel Kate Moss rode on, escalators, a lift, a fountain and a Louis Vuitton clock. Models including Kate Upton and Edie Campbell wore black ensembles and showgirl headdresses, before the man himself appeared to deafening applause. Marc, you’ll be missed!

Working A Jewelled & Plaid Combo We’re giving this street styler an A* for savvy dressing – who knew embellishment and checks could look so chic?


n paper, a bejewelled shell top and lumberjack shirt may sound like a major fashion faux pas, but in reality it’s our favourite power pairing. We spotted this stylista layering the two statement staples on the NYFW circuit. The key? Stick to a similar colour palette. Cost-free chic we can all get in on.

Balance out your top half with a neutral bottom like this stylista. Not a fan of camel? Navy, black and nude will work just as well


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or somebody so very small, Lea Michele has a frankly gigantic supply of emotional strength. But as this week marks the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Cory’s death, the actress seems to be quietly determined to use the occasion not only to celebrate the time that she spent with him, but also to focus on her future. While friends and family have formed a protective barrier around her for the last 12 weeks, Look has learnt that one person in particular has been spending more and more time with Lea. Theo Stockman, her pre-Cory ex-boyfriend, has been in constant

“Theo’s ability to make Lea laugh is really helping”

The New Man Healing My Heart Three months since Cory Monteith’s death, Lea Michele is finally looking to the future

Lea and Broadway actor Theo Stockman

contact with her while she’s been in New York filming Glee. And it looks like he’s managing to help Lea look forward rather than back. “Theo got in touch with Lea as soon as he heard the news about Cory,” reveals our insider. “They’ve always been close, even after their break-up, so I imagine he wanted to do everything he could to help. After all, he knows how Lea’s mind works and how to keep her spirits up. Barely a day has gone by since Cory’s death when he hasn’t checked up on her.” The pair, who dated from 20102011, met while they were working together on the theatre production of Spring Awakening, and were actually together when Lea, 27, first met Cory on the set of Glee. But while Lea denied rumours that she and Theo broke up so she could be with her co-star, a few months later that’s just what happened. “I’d rather be in a longdistance relationship with him than not in a relationship at all,” she said of Theo, just weeks before they split. “I’m a relationship girl.” And she was keen to keep things amicable even after they went their separate ways, admitting that they would “always be friends”. “Of course, Lea is broken by Cory’s death,” explains the insider. “That isn’t going to change in the near future, and I think she’s accepted



that things will be tough for quite a long time. But Theo’s support is definitely helping her. The fact he got in contact wasn’t a surprise, but his unwavering optimism and ability to make her laugh really is helping. Lea’s emotional connection to Theo, 28, hasn’t just been developing over the phone. The actress has been filming series five of Glee in New York over the summer, and has been catching up with her Broadway-based ex in a series of Manhattan coffee shops – just around the corner from where they first met. “Theo is really understanding of everything Lea is coming to terms with,” says a friend of the actor. “He hasn’t had any serious relationships since they broke up, and he clearly still cares deeply about her. He even took a trip over to Los Angeles in September so they could spend a few days together while she was working there. I imagine Lea was really touched by that.” But despite Lea’s friends and family doing everything they can to help her stay strong, the more time that passes, the more pressure they’re under to return to day-to-day normality – something that Lea appears to be working on, too. She even tweeted a series of inspirational mantras to live by. “No matter how you feel… Get up, dress up, show up and never ever give up,” she posted last week, as the final verdict on Cory’s death broke. It confirmed that not only was his death accidental, but that – devastatingly – his recent periods of abstinence were likely to have actually contributed, as they could have reduced his tolerance to drugs and alcohol and caused the overdose. “Lea says that she’s really grateful


“Lea says all the signs point towards her leaving Glee” course she’s yet to decide if that’s the right move or not. At the moment she’s surrounded by memories of Cory wherever she goes – whether she’s eating lunch in her trailer or wandering around on set, they’re all places they used to go together – and that’s got to be hard for her. She’s even been driving Cory’s car, so there really isn’t much opportunity for her to move on.” Lea’s friend adds: “I think Theo understands that Lea can’t move on while she’s reliving everything every day, so I imagine he’s been encouraging her to take a break and do something different. And she seems to be taking that on board. She’s even talking about taking a hiatus from acting so that she can volunteer in Peru, especially because it’s the kind of thing Cory would have loved to do. I think she’s beginning to realise that looking to the future doesn’t mean forgetting the past – it just means not dwelling on it.”

Lea’s Support Network As well as Theo, Lea has plenty of friends she can call on for help

Ryan Murphy Following Cory’s death, Glee’s co-creator Ryan, 47, had Lea over for dinner to keep her spirits up. “Beautiful dinner tonight at @MrRPMurphy’s house… I love him so much...” Lea wrote on Twitter.

Chris Colfer When she’s been on set filming the new series of Glee, Lea and co-star Chris, 23, (who plays Kurt) are said to be inseparable. “Lea’s found it tough but Chris has been there to make her laugh.”

Jonathan Groff Taking her to spa retreats and accompanying her on hikes, Lea’s BFF Jonathan, 28 – who she met on Spring Awakening as well as Theo – has been there every step of the way.

Her Glee Co-Stars When Lea dedicated Glee’s Teen Choice Award to Cory, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley and Kevin McHale were right there with her.


Lea and Cory at the Do Something Awards last year

to her friends for putting their lives on hold over the last three months to help her,” adds a Glee insider. “Whether it was her co-star Jonathan Groff booking a therapeutic retreat in Santa Barbara for her one weekend, or Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy inviting her round for dinner so that she wouldn’t be alone, they’ve all made such an overwhelming effort to help her. But now that the news isn’t quite so fresh, Lea says she doesn’t want to bring everybody down with her all the time.” And while she was spotted on a night out with friends in West Hollywood last week – and even removed the ‘Cory’ necklace she has been wearing nonstop recently for the occasion – it wouldn’t be surprising if Lea still feels the need to talk to somebody honestly about how she’s coping. And that seems to be where Theo comes in. And as filming for Glee comes to an end this year, Lea has even more reason to think about her future. “Theo definitely seems to be encouraging her to take some time for herself,” says one of her friends. “She says all the signs point towards leaving the show for good when this series ends, but of

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he celebs and stylistas are hanging up their stilettos after a whirlwind few weeks, but we couldn’t let fashion month end without a glorious round-up of the closing show highlights. The icing on the cake? Karl Lagerfeld’s fab, arty Chanel fantasyland! Themewise, Karl’s given us a melting iceberg, an apocalypse and a samesex wedding up until now, and for SS14 it was another curve ball – the grand Chanel art exhibition. Celebs like Rita Ora and Katy Perry were greeted by Chanel Robot No5 (how much do we want that in our

living room?) and an army of wigtopped models including Lindsey Wixson and Cara Delevingne. A colourful riot – Karl had used an antique German paint chart as inspiration – on top of the rainbow frocks there were painterly knits, neon-pink tweeds and pearladorned miniskirts. Snaps of the kaleidoscope palette nearly crashed Instagram and covetable accessories ruled. Continuing the artistic theme were spray-painted rucksacks, Perspex clutches and artists portfolios. Fancy, frivolous, fantastical – Karl, we wouldn’t expect anything less!

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Aussie beaut Miranda Kerr wafted down the Stella McCartney runway to a cheering Beatle, Paul McCartney.


What’s New Dior’s Hanging Garden In the opulent grounds of the Musée Rodin, Christian Dior suspended juicy bright flora and fauna from the ceiling, as the models showcased school-style blazers and glam molten gowns. Magnifique!

Karlie Kloss brings out the big guns

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Jean Paul’s Dance-Off Strictly, eat your heart out! Jean Paul Gaultier had supers Karlie Kloss and Coco Rocha showing off their best moves – Karlie Vogue-ing and Coco as Grease’s Danny Zuko. And the designer also got choreographer Blanca Li on her feet. It was all performed in front of a judging panel. Bizarre… And we love it!


Jean Paul and Blanca Li give Bruce and Tess a run for their money

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There’s no danger of being ‘so last season’ with our round-up

After years of simplicity, OTT branding is back with a bang, courtesy of DKNY and Alexander Wang. Can’t afford catwalk labels? Hit the high street for grafitti and letter prints.





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Finally, a newbie on the print block! Stella McCartney started marbling in AW12, but this season it’s exploded. Arty swirls are what you’re looking for, in moody hues to mirror the catwalk colour palettes.

High-gloss sheen made everything from frocks to tops look like shimmering poured nail polish. Especially effective in metallics – perfect for party season – but shiny silks that catch the light work, too.


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of fashion month’s standout pieces. In fact, you’ll be a whole six months ahead!

LONDON Slinky Slip Dresses Designers can’t stop looking to the ’90s, and for spring it’s the slip dress enjoying a style revival. Spaghetti strapped and fluid, a chunky knit and ankle boots are all you need to make it autumn friendly.





Bermuda Shorts We know you’re preparing to put your pins into hibernation, but the new shorts style – championed by Whistles and Emilia Wickstead – is one you can wear from now until next summer. Knee-skimming bermudas make for a work and play wonder buy – just add heels! Zara






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Art Attack



Apricot at New Look


From colour-pop faces at Antonio Marras to abstract scenes at Missoni, Milan saw more kooky patterns sent down the runway than are in Paloma Faith’s wardrobe. Counteract the quirk factor with ladylike accessories like structured bags and statement cuffs to avoid looking cartoony.

Purple Power The irresistible shade kicked up a storm with Armani and Blumarine cementing it as the city’s hottest hue. Head to toe is the way to go for max style points, but if you fancy something subtler, dip a toe in with a regal purple accessory.

Religion at Asos






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Grab Bags OK, they do remind us of carrier bags, albeit better looking, but with both Carven and Lanvin hailing squishy totes as SS14’s ‘It’ shape, who are we to argue? Grab the handles in the palm of your hand to carry it catwalk-style.

Vince Camuto at Kurt Geiger


Retro Chokers Rihanna will be happy – her favourite neckwear is set to make a killer comeback thanks to Kenzo and Carven. Work them over shirt collars for an edgy feel, then with slinky dresses come party season.



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Make like the Lanvin catwalk and team with a metallic frock for maximum outfit impact



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What’s New Gangster Brogues

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Part Fred Astaire, part Bugsy Malone, there’s only one way to work the mannish flat this autumn – in a pair of two-tone brogues. We spotted dainty, minimalist jazz flats as well as chunkier decorated brogue styles à la Anna Dello Russo. Outfit-wise, either embrace the androgynous vibe with leather and tailoring or create a contrast with girlie frocks and floral skirts. Or, for a look with serious street-style approval, it’s all about full-on monochrome. Cheers for the outfit inspo, Giovanna Battaglia!

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The Fash Pack Say Flats Rule! A whole tribe of savvy stylistas swapped mega-heels for flats on the FROW. Comfy and stylish, no wonder they looked so smug!



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Kick-started by Marni’s AW13 collection, glistening, gilded toe details on boots and flatties caught our eyes left, right and centre on the fashion month streets – and they’re currently storming the Look office! On loafers, slippers and ankle boots, these metal trims guarantee your flats will look anything but, erm, flat. You don’t have to stop at a plain cap, either – details like cut-outs and New Look’s designeresque chain trim look glam enough for after dark. Be careful with them though, the gold has to look shiny, not scuffed. Our tip? Rub them with furniture polish to keep your caps nice and glossy!

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Look fashionistas (from left) Emma, Gemma and Lucy rock toe caps at LFW


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Ooh La La!

Kim & Kanye Go House Hunting In Paris!


ith baby Nori’s name on a necklace and her chubby cheeks as her screensaver, there were more than a few signs Kim Kardashian may have been reluctant to leave her daughter behind and jet off to Paris with Kanye West. But friends have revealed this isn’t just any old city break for the pair – and that in between sitting on the Givenchy FROW and partying with fashion’s finest, Kim and Kanye were in France to hunt for a house and scope out wedding venues! “Kanye has been asking Kim to move to Paris with him for months,” confirms Look’s insider. “He’s spent loads of time there this year, finishing off his album Yeezus and working on his fashion line. He’s really fallen in love with the place.” Insiders say Kanye was doing all he could to keep Kim, 32, distracted from worrying about their new baby during their trip, including organising viewings for luxury


apartments in the 16th arrondissement (Paris’s version of Knightsbridge) and looking for places to get married. Kim and Kanye are renovating their new £7 million estate in LA but Kanye is still keen for them to be based in France for at least six months of the year, sources say. And it looks like Kim’s on board. “She has completely embraced the city so far, and I think she’s more or less said she will live there for some of the time. She’s also said she’ll seriously consider getting married there,” says our insider. “Kanye’s even asked her if he can just ‘book Versailles’ – after all, this will be his first wedding, so he’s determined to go all out for it.” Sources say that France’s strict regulations for photographers might be playing a big part in the couple’s decision. Even notorious paparazzihating Kanye, 36, has revealed that he feels comfortable with the French cameras on him. “I like how you guys move out here,” he told Parisian paps last week. “You’ve got total respect for yourselves [and] the people that you’re photographing.”

You may have to hold off on the hatbuying though, because although Kim is keen for a Paris base, she’s in no hurry to walk down the aisle. “Kim’s promised Kanye she’ll marry him, and that it can be as big an affair as he wants,” adds her pal. “But I think she needs a bit longer to settle into being a mum first. Kanye will wait, though. And when it does happen, it will be an amazing wedding.”

Baby Steps The new parents are on the hunt for the perfect Parisian pad and there’s even talk of the pair getting hitched in the grand Palace Of Versailles (below)


It looks like Kanye has got his way, as Kim finally agrees to move to France

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Supporters take to the streets to protest against harassment

Fight Harassment By Joining Twitter’s #50stories Movement We’ve all heard obscene or threatening comments as we go about our day, but the call for it to stop just got louder


ou’ll know the feeling we’re talking about because every one of us has been there. You’re walking home alone and pass a group of men who make a comment or start walking with you. That trepidation, that fear, that threat of what could be next. Maybe it’s become the norm for you, maybe you don’t even notice anymore, or maybe you deliberately have your headphones in at all times, so you don’t have to hear it. But last week the subject of street harassment got too loud for anyone to avoid, as Twitter was set ablaze with women around the world tweeting their experiences. In just a few minutes, hundreds of women had used their 140 characters and the #50stories hashtag to describe encounters like: “Walking with my daughter on my way to a memorial service. Man took it personally I wasn’t smiling,” and “after being called an ungrateful bitch, had to explain to a harasser that I did not ask


What’s New for his ‘compliments’ or attention.” The conversation was started by Holly Kearl, 30, who works on a consultancy project with the UN but has spent her free time collating accounts from victims all around the world for a book, 50 Stories About Stopping Street Harassers. Holly, from Reston, Virginia, who also runs, a website dedicated to supporting women, told Look she had no idea how much #50stories would resonate when she introduced it on Twitter. “I didn’t realise it would mean so much to women,” says Holly. “At one point #50stories was trending worldwide. We had people tweet

different countries. We have tales from the UK to Afghanistan, and from women aged 15-55,” she adds. “One of the most inspiring to me is from a woman living in Wales. She was on the train coming back from a day out with her son in Cardiff. There were some football fans hassling a group of women and saying nasty things, so she asked them to leave the women alone. Then when they turned on her, shouting abusive, sexist comments at her, she pulled the emergency stop cord. The conductor refused to help and ignored her, so when she got off at her stop she stood on the train tracks until the police arrived. Instead of arresting her, they reprimanded the conductor and carried out an investigation. She’d had enough and stood up for herself – and it paid off. At the back of the book we’ve also Holly Kearl (far left) who started the included a section where we Twitter frenzy, encourage women to write and a friend at a protest against down three things they would like to talks to have the issue of street street harassment their experiences from so many do when faced with harassment. This harassment addressed in schools. different countries too, it was means if – and when – it does happen, If people learn from a young age that incredibly powerful and devastating. they’ll be better prepared.” behaving this way isn’t acceptable, When I started my blog five years ago, As well as the book and her online maybe we stand a chance of getting I would get about 10 hits a week. Now campaign, Holly and her group of rid of it for good. And I won’t stop I’m getting at least 20,000 a month. volunteers are holding protests and until that happens. Men might have Women want to talk about this subject.” demos to spread their message even a history of shouting at us in the Holly was inspired to start her further. She says: “We want to unite streets, but we can shout louder.” campaign after an evening run. women, which is why I organise  For more information, go to “Everyone has a story,” she says. “I protests – to bring us together. I’ve Buy remember jogging through a housing started touring universities as well to Holly’s book at Stopstreetharassment. estate. There were six men standing promote our message, and we’re in org/our-work/book/. outside a building and one said: ‘Why is she running funny?’ and the other said: ‘Because I’m coming in her from behind.’ They all started laughing so I stopped to glare at them and then realised I was on my own. I got really @HeyWhiteGirl_ @Angry @jessperino panicked and ran away as quick as “Women will WriterGirl “After all the times I could. It sounds extreme to say, but walk BLOCKS “I had a bottle I was stalked, it was like verbal rape. Some people out of their way thrown at my and terrified over dismiss street harassment as a to avoid groups back by a teen the years, they ‘compliment’ but you never see men of men on the street & they for telling him to leave me alone. shouting seedy ‘compliments’ at other expect me to smile and look men. It’s about them assuming control at the ground.” #50stories are oblivious.” #50stories Ached for two days.” #50stories and bullying. And it’s not acceptable.” Last year a YouGov poll found at @fyeahmfabello @boachieee @Bestito86 least 41% of women aged between 18 and 34 had experienced some “Street “When i was cat “I’ve been form of unwanted attention in harassment called, i told the followed, London alone. Holly says this is is NOT about man it made me and some why her book and #50stories is sexual desire. uncomfortable. women important and why she hopes it It’s about power, and it’s he called me a bitch... why is have been physically hurt.” will inspire women to stand up for about entitlement.” #50stories this normal?” #50stories #50stories themselves. “50 Stories includes experiences from women in 16

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Great Scot!

Tartan’s Having A Mega Moment

Cara Delevingne

Green, navy or classic red – whatever colour check you go for, it’s definitely time to join the plaid clan

The BFFs worked Karl Lagerfeld’s classic red tartan at Paris Fashion Week. Loving Cara’s Vivienne Westwood backpack

Rita Ora


e knew it was officially autumn in fashion land when we saw plaid pieces popping up on a whole pack of A-listers. Tartan has long been a come-around-again winter trend, but this season it’s back with a vengeance thanks to catwalk biggies Moschino, Stella McCartney and Versace – to name a few. Timeless red is in abundance, and perfect for nodding to the punk trend, but we love the chic spin that navy and green checks give. Trousers, frocks, skirts and arm candy – there’s not a wardrobe staple the high street hasn’t decked out in tartan. You just need to decide whether to go ’90s-style grunge, like Cara, or grown up and glossy like Olivia. Checkmate!

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Olivia Palermo teamed her tartan frock with chic Stuart Weitzman boots






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What’s New The X Factor EXCLUSIVE!



GIRLS! Well, hello Nicole’s final three! The live shows are looming and the X Factor girls are ready. But not before their first ever photoshoot with Look. Glam. It.Up


ust as Madonna’s Vogue bursts out of the speakers, X Factor finalist Tamera Foster strides out in a pair of leopard-print heels for her fashion photoshoot debut. As Madge instructs “strike a pose”, Tamera from Kent – one of the three girls to reach The X Factor’s live shows – obeys, throwing herself into model-perfect shapes. The teenager (she’s only 16, unbelievably) already looks like a star, minus any attitude. In hair and make-up, 17-year-old Hannah Barrett from Croydon is dabbing her eyes. “I’m always crying,” she smiles apologetically. “I can’t believe this is happening to me.” We offer a tissue, then show her the rails of clothes, which prompts a flurry of OMGs. Meanwhile, Abi Alton, 19, from Teeside, is in her element having her hair curled. The girls’ mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, picked her final three during the judges’ houses stage in Antigua last Sunday, and this Saturday the trio will brave their first live show. They’re sharing a room at the X Factor house in north London and their bond is palpable as they giggle together, compliment each other on their outfits and pose for group selfies. Here, we chat to the three lucky ladies…


Hannah: Dress, £249, Marks & Spencer Tamera: Top, £22, Miss Selfridge Skirt, £40, Urban Outfitters The girls cuddle up to mentor Nicole in Antigua

Abi: Top, £34, Topshop Skirt, £55, Miss Patina

Tamera Abi

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Hannah Barrett ‘I Was Bullied About My Weight… Now I Want To Inspire Other Girls’ You look amazing. Have you enjoyed today’s shoot? This is the biggest perk since starting The X Factor. But I’ve got really low confidence, so being next to two beautiful girls it’s like: “Urrrgggh cringe.” I’ve always been a big girl and when I went on the show I got comments on Twitter. They were saying: “She’s ugly, she’s fat, but she can sing.” It was horrible and really dented my confidence. Have you encountered abuse like that in your life before? Eddie Murphy was in a film called Norbit and his wife was a morbidly obese woman called Rasputia. I used to get called Rasputia all the time at school. I have eczema around my mouth and one girl put up pictures of me, saying: “Look at those horrible lips”. When I stuck up for myself, she tore out my hair and punched me. It was really bad and I ended up depressed. When I was 14 I stopped eating and started losing loads of weight. I went from a size 16 to an 8, but then I started comfort eating because of problems at home and went up to a size 18. I’m a size 14 now, and I still struggle with body confidence. But you’re curvaceous and beautiful, which is a great role model for girls... Yes, that’s what I’ve tried to tell myself, to get a grip. I look up to women my size like [Grammy-winning singer] Jill Scott. I came on the show to inspire young girls. I have eczema, I am bigger and I might not be the prettiest, but when you have talent there’s nothing that can stop you. Would you say The X Factor saved you? Yes, I definitely would. You moved into teenage sheltered accommodation at 16 after a rift with your mum. Are things improving? We’re talking now. She’s more supportive and more humble over my career choice. I was close to my dad, so when he passed away seven years ago and I got a new stepdad, I felt really betrayed and hurt. Will you ever move back home? No, I don’t want to. I like how I am now. Me and my mum have a better

relationship nowadays. How did your dad’s death affect you? I’m still not over it. I don’t think you ever get over a parent’s death. There are times I’ll sit in my room and have a cry. I talk to him through my music all the time. Is there a man in your life? I wish! I’m so focused on what I want to do, boys don’t even come into my head right now. A few exes got in touch when the show first aired. One said: “I want to see you.” It felt good!

“At an airport recently a boy shouted my name and said: ‘You’re amazing.’ I gave himabighug” Do you get recognised in public now? Yes, all the time! Most recently, I was at the airport and a boy shouted my name, then said: “You’re amazing.” I gave him a big hug. Do the girls have what it takes to make Nicole the winning judge? Definitely. But seriously, the level of talent this year is raging!


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Tamera Foster ‘Doing Drugs Was A Big Mistake’ Tamera, what made you audition for The X Factor? I’ve watched the show ever since it started. I’d just finished school and thought it would be a great platform to get noticed. It’s definitely a dream come true. It’s kind of scary as well because it’s all happened so fast! What’s been your biggest pinch-me moment so far? Meeting Mary J Blige in Antigua. She’s been my idol ever since I can remember. Seeing her in the flesh was amazing. Her music’s got me through so much. She’s got a song for every single emotion. Do you have a boyfriend? Yes, he’s called Jashante and we haven’t been together very long. We’ve been friends for years though, and a few months ago he was like: “T, I really like you”. He’s 20 and a young entrepreneur – he’s so supportive. You’re 16 – do you still live at home with your parents? I live with my mum, sister Keira [11] and brother Regan [13] but I don’t know my dad. I met him on my first birthday and he left me a dress, a teddy bear and a pair of gold earrings. I never saw him again. My mum was 16 when she had me and he was young as well. He was there for the whole pregnancy, but after I was born he started to not show up. Do you want to meet him? What if he gets in touch now you’ve been on TV? I don’t think I’d want to talk to him. He had the chance to fix up his game. If he didn’t care to do that then or for the last 16 years then what’s his business coming back now? [But] I think it might happen. How will being on The X Factor and perhaps becoming a famous singer change your life? My brother and sister are mildly affected with autism so my mum cares for them. My family’s given so much to me and I want to give them something back. I’d like to buy my mum a house, I’ve promised my little baby cousin a car when he’s 17 and my little sister Keira wants a pony. My family are my motivation – I don’t just


want bags and shoes out of this! What’s your relationship like with your mentor Nicole? She’s like a big sister and hanging out with her in Antigua was amazing! She threw us a carnival the day before we performed. We were all dancing around and having fun. I’m half Saint Lucian, so it felt really good to be in the Caribbean. I wanted to kiss the ground when I got there! You were in the news after tweeting about smoking cannabis. How did you get involved with drugs? I got in with the wrong crowd. It was a bad group and I had the worst mind set. I wasn’t doing other drugs, it was just cannabis. My mum found out and was obviously disappointed, angry and urged me to stop. A few weeks later I did. It was a big mistake. I’ve really changed myself and I’m a much more positive person. You were also in the press after attacking a teenage girl… I’m not an angry person anymore and the people who know me from before will know how much I’ve changed. For the last few months, since bootcamp, I’ve been doing meditation every morning. A lot can change when you’ve got a different perspective on life. Do you worry that what’s been said about you will affect your votes on the live shows? I hope people can see past it. Both those incidents were last year and hopefully people will see how I’ve become a better person.

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Abi Alton What were you doing before The X Factor? I started a uni course last September. I was studying English at Newcastle and my heart wasn’t in it, so I made the decision to leave. I had to go with my gut. This last year’s been a funny one because I’ve been trying to figure out who I am as a person. What made you want to do The X Factor? James Arthur’s from the same area as me and we used to play in the same places. He makes my dream seem within reach. If I had to give you one reason, it’s him. He tweeted about me in January and my followers went sky high overnight! You’ve got over 20,000 Twitter followers. Have you got a name for your fans? I like Alton-ators. It sounds ridiculous in my accent! Tamera’s been in the press because of drugs. Are there any skeletons in your closet? Unfortunately not! Once, when I was at school, I got there half an hour late. Yes, I’m living the life of a rebel! I’m 19 and I want to have fun but I’m very conscious of my reputation because it all goes back to selling music. I’d never do anything to jeopardise that. So you can’t imagine doing a Miley Cyrus? No. Twerking’s not my thing! You split from your boyfriend, which inspired your audition song Jigsaw. Are you back together? We are. We were both chewed up about it. The relationship was going through a rough patch but we realised the solution was to work on things. Do you worry the pressure of being on the show may harm your relationship? I realise the pressure will have an effect but we’re going to see how things go. It’s worth a good try before you let something go. I’m quite a determined cookie when I want to be. When else have you been utterly tenacious? I really wanted to bring out an album so I got a job at Morrisons supermarket and saved up £3,000 to fund studio time. It did really well on iTunes! Q WIN! We’re giving one reader the chance to win four sound check tickets, courtesy of TalkTalk, ahead of The X Factor live show on Saturday 26 October. Visit*.



‘I Owe Everything To James Arthur’

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KATY PERRY: ‘The A-List Star Who Saved Me From Suicide’ The singer has revealed she thought about killing herself after her divorce – and credits her BFF with helping her cope

Katy in head to toe Chanel at their Paris Fashion Week show


Admittedly, Rihanna’s feelings towards Russell – who is now in an on/ off relationship with Jemima Khan – may have played a part in her willingness to help Katy get over him. After all, her apparent dislike of the comedian was well documented during their marriage. But while Rihanna is back on her world tour and Katy is enjoying nights in doing crosswords with John Mayer, sources say the Roar singer is determined to be there for her best mate in the future, should she need it. “If Rihanna hadn’t stepped in when she did, who knows where Katy would be these days,” says our insider. “She really is an incredible friend.”

Russell and his on/off girlfriend, Jemima Khan

Insiders say Rihanna acted as Katy’s “unofficial therapist”



trip away the private jets and parties, and celebrity friendships might not be all that different to ours. Because whether they’re on holiday or thousands of miles apart, Katy Perry has revealed that her best friend will always be the most important person in her life – and it’s all because she credits her with saving her life. After recording a song that reveals the extent of “how tough it was at a certain point”, Katy, 28, has admitted not only did she contemplate suicide following her divorce from Russell Brand – but that it was BFF Rihanna, 25, who pulled her through. “I asked myself: ‘Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?’ she revealed in the emotional interview. And with telltale lyrics including: “I thank my sister for keeping my head above the water,” insiders have confirmed that Katy is in fact referring to the support she got from her “sister” Rihanna, who stepped in to help Katy cope after Russell ended their marriage. “As soon as Katy called her to say what had happened, Rihanna dropped everything to help,” reveals a friend. “Katy was at her lowest point ever and nobody seemed to be able to get through to her apart from her.” Revealing that the Bajan singer started calling Katy three or more times a day to check up on her, friends have also confirmed Rihanna’s past experiences meant she knew exactly what to say. “She seemed to become Katy’s unofficial therapist,” says the insider.

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Shaking up skirts and frocks on the catwalks and in celeb land, hemlines have had a glossy update for autumn


e’ve had the half-moon, asymmetric and envelope – now double hems are the detail du jour, seen on skirts and dresses everywhere. Rising Brit designer Simone Rocha kickstarted the trend by debuting the deluxe detail on this pink AW13 frock (above left) and

now it’s snowballed, with the celebs and high street getting involved. Karen Millen’s tailored, tiered hem skirt (above) is a sure-fire boardroomto-bar investment buy – but if you want something weekend-appropriate, make a beeline for Reiss’s fun, printed ‘Giselle’ frock. Don’t fancy parting with your pennies? DIY a double hem style by layering up your fave skirts and dresses. Win-win!


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Love Lives Tough job keeping up with a 21-yearold, eh Coops?

Aloha, you two!

“Come on Bradley. Dunk me again!”

Hot And Heavy In Hawaii Bradley Cooper & Suki Waterhouse Hot man? Tick. Palm trees? Tick. Time out for beach PDA with said hot man? Tick. It seems Suki’s life is pretty sweet right now. The 21-year-old British model was spotted enjoying some beach time in Hawaii with a very dreamy (and topless) Bradley, 38, who is currently filming Cameron Crowe’s next movie on the island. Suki and Bradley met back in March and still seem to be going strong. And clearly Suki isn’t missing our British pastures just yet, as she admitted: “I kind of quite like it here,” talking about LA. “It’s rather nice. I’m not missing much about England right now.” Hawaii vs grey skies – yep, we know what we’d choose!


Love Lives

Royal Romance Prince Harry & Cressida Bonas Forget snogging in the shadows of Buckingham Palace or swapping flannel shirts in secret – Harry, 28, and Cressida, 24, stepped out on not one, but two very public dates last week. The dishevelled prince and his dancer girlfriend showed just how committed they are to each other as they headed to Notting Hill’s Tabernacle bar on Monday night for a James Blunt gig, where they hung out with Ed Sheeran, before going to the theatre the next night to see The Book Of Mormon. Awww!

Prince Harry: Clearly not a fan of Cress’s scrunchie

New Man Paloma Faith

Baby Glee Heather Morris & Taylor Hubbell

Loud and proud of her new man, singer Paloma, 32, was spotted with a hot date as she wandered around New York’s East Village. His identity remains a mystery but we think this might just be her most exciting accessory yet. #wantone

“Having my picture taken is like sooo tiring”

Public PDA

It’s A Girl

Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Alice Evans & Ioan Gruffudd

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The British acting duo have welcomed their second child into the world, a baby girl named Elsie Marigold. “We are beyond thrilled,” said the couple, who met while filming 102 Dalmatians and have been married since 2007. New baby Elsie will be a little sister to fouryear-old Ella Betsi. Congrats!

In an outfit that could stop traffic, Paloma still follows the Green Cross Code

“Sunnies when there’s no sun? Hell, yeah! We’re in love!”

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Kate, 21, and dancer Maksim, 33, have finally taken their romance public. The pair – who’ve been rumoured to be dating since June – were spotted hand in hand in New York on a sunny afternoon before Kate jetted off to Paris Fashion week. Cute.


The Glee star, 26, and her long-term boyfriend Taylor, 24, welcomed a baby boy and called him Elijah. “I want to marry him so bad,” Heather once said. “That’s what I really care about. I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him.” Baby, done. Wedding next?

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What I’m Wearing

Paris:The Haute Heroines Fashion month might be over (boo!) but these street stylers made sure it went out with a bang at Paris Fashion Week

Geo Goes Minimal This fashionista proves that sometimes less is definitely more with her cool midi and polo neck combo. Her ensemble might be simple, but the red-hot hue, sleek gold belt and geo-print skirt come together to create seriously edgy style. Finish the look with cat-eye sunnies and ankle boots to nail that cool, fashionista uniform.

Biker Babe Can’t live without your Dorothy trusty biker jacket? Nope, Perkins we can’t either! We’ll be £45 taking a leaf out of this style maven’s book and giving our biker obsession a new lease of life by snapping up a cool white version instead of failsafe tan or black. It packs just as much of a punch as darker tones, but it’ll instantly make any outfit fashion forward. What a winner, huh?


What I’m Wearing New Print Clash Take a tip from style icon Caroline Issa – when it comes to mixing your prints, try sticking to the same motif, like leopard or floral. Mix it up by using the print in different colours, shapes and styles for a mash-up that looks less streetwear and more A-list.

Check It Out

Denim Double-Up Double denim has been big news this year and we just love how this show-goer has given the trend a ladylike spin with a full skirt and fitted shirt combo. Get your hands on a denim midi from Topshop, Zara or New Look.



Cut-Off Cool You don’t have to box up your staple summer cut-offs just because the nights are closing in. Make like model Helena Bordon by wearing a knee-length style with a long-line, floral coat to keep the chill at bay. Genius.

Summer’s gingham grids tap perfectly into AW13’s check trend – talk about wardrobe recycling! The feminine ’50s print is the girlie way to get in on the action. Wear them top to toe or layer a gingham blouse underneath a jumper.

Trophy Coats Are Go We’ve seen some amazing coats in our time, but we think this one, modelled and made by designer Vika Gazinskaya, takes the crown. We’ll console ourselves with one of Ted Baker’s trapeze coats.

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Skin Problem: STRESSED SKIN It’s the only thing which has brightened up my dull skin Erica Davies, 36, Acting Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor

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after. I am still using my regular gel cleanser, but the VisaPure manages to buff away any trace of make-up – there’s no residue at all the next day. It’s genius! I was sceptical at first I have combination skin – it gets congested around – my initial thought was, is this quite a lazy my T-zone, but my cheeks can appear quite dry and concept? But, after two weeks, I wouldn’t lacklustre. At the start of the trial, the VisaPure drew some go back. I’ve always spots on my forehead as the been vigilant about taking my make-up off toxins cleared, but now my before bed, but I often complexion is a lot clearer, and more even. My skin had to sweep away feels like it’s received a shot of stubborn patches oxygen after a cleansing session of fake tan or a smudge of mascara the morning – it’s very therapeutic!

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‘I Design Celeb Outfits From MyBedroom’ Meet Purple-Qie Qin, 30, the designer who created the sought-after, celeb-loved label, Ukulele 60

hile the rest of my school friends flitted between dreams of being astronauts, princesses and – five minutes later – popstars, I’ve known since I was 10 years old exactly what I wanted to do – make clothes. And 20 years on, I’m doing exactly that with my fashion line Ukulele, which already has a celeb following, with fans including Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh and Little Mix wearing my designs. And I’ve done it all from my own bedroom. But that doesn’t mean things have happened overnight. I was born in China, but when I was 16 I moved to the UK because I wanted to travel the world and experience living in a different country. It was an incredible opportunity and two years later I started a maths degree at Manchester University. I know it sounds like a funny subject to choose when I wanted to break into the fashion industry, but I also knew I wanted to run my own business, and for that I needed to have a wide range of skills. Designing garments is just a small part of what I do. The rest of the time I’m running the business and managing finances – and that’s where my degree comes in handy. After uni, I got a job working as


a production assistant for I London – a company that specialises in supplying designs to tailors. My job was to help choose the fabrics for the clothes. As they supplied to older and professional customers, they didn’t do much with younger fashion, which is what I was excited about. After two years, I managed to convince my boss to give me a small budget to travel to China and work on some ideas to expand the business. While walking through a market there, I spotted a stretchy demin fabric that I thought could be huge in the UK and would be really popular with young women. And that’s when I came up with the idea for jeggings. I was one of the first people to do that – no one had them over here yet – so my company started providing them to retailers all over the country. When they sold more than a million pairs within the first few months, I couldn’t believe it. I was jumping up and down (in my jeggings!) and couldn’t stop screaming. That rush I’d felt from creating something for myself and seeing it become a fashion trend made me realise I wanted to launch my own line. I was so scared by the idea of going it alone, but I also wanted it more than anything. After several late nights, talking it through with my family and friends, I handed in my notice. It was terrifying, but I was also buzzing with excitement. I didn’t want to be about serious fashion and I wanted to make people smile, so I called the line Ukulele. I play the instrument and it makes me happy, so I wanted to share that feeling with my customers. I had no money to employ anyone at the beginning, so everything I did came from my bedroom. I designed the different styles, sourced the fabric and cut out all the patterns I wanted – all while sat on my bed in my small flat in London. It was tough, and there were a lot of late nights and working weekends, but I’m lucky to have a lot of friends in the same industry who could help me out in their spare time. One of them even helped me set up my own website. That meant so much to me – that even though we’re all in the same business, they were still happy to help me out. I’m also lucky to come from Shenzhen in China, which is where most of the luxury factories are. I started travelling back and forth there and met a lot of people who’ve helped me source fabrics to use on my designs. It meant that by July 2012, I was ready to put all the 16 pieces from

my first collection online. They were mostly dresses costing £75-£140. I get my inspiration from everything around me, from music to the artwork of my favourite photographer, Ryan McGinley. Even Taylor Swift inspires me! I use a lot of dolly silhouettes, lace and mesh, and I like materials that are cute, but also sexy. I combine a lot of see-through feminine fabric with body suits to keep things looking fresh, elegant and playful. As well as my website, Ukulelefashion. com, I set up a Facebook and Twitter

No one had jeggings over here, so I helped bring them to the UK! account, and I noticed people were talking about me and sharing my website. Business was starting to really take off, and then in May I was shocked to hear from Millie Mackintosh’s stylist. She said she’d seen my website and thought Millie would look great in my clothes on her blog. She ordered five pieces from my collection in the space of two months and I later saw that Millie had worn my ‘Betty’ dress to Glastonbury in June. It’s amazing! Shortly afterwards, Little Mix bought our denim jackets from the spring/ summer collection and then Diana Vickers wore my summer dress for her birthday in July. It’s crazy and I still can’t believe it. Every time I open the paper and see someone else in one of my designs, I get excited – that rush never really goes away. Things haven’t stopped in the past few months and I’ve finally moved from my bedroom into my own showroom in London and have an office in Asia, where six people work for me. I sell my clothes on my website and from November they will be available on Asos Outlet. Also, thanks to bloggers from all over the world who’ve bought online, my clothes are stocked in stores in Paris, Italy, Japan and Australia. I hope one day Ukulele will be all over the world, but whatever happens, I want to do this for the rest of my life. I hope the 10-year-old me would be proud.” QVisit


Millie Mackintosh “Millie ordered five pieces from my collection and I later saw she’d worn my ‘Betty’ dress [pictured] to Glastonbury.”



Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne & Diana Vickers “Little Mix bought our denim jackets and Diana Vickers wore my summer dress on her birthday.”





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‘I Threw A Fake Hen DoTo Meet A Guy’


Bonnie Gleicher (inset) was chatted up by 10 men during her night as a ‘hen’

When she heard of a rising trend of women faking hen dos, blogger Bonnie Gleicher, 25, created her own ‘fiancé’…


t’s a week today!’ I announce to my captive audience, which consists of four men, all vying for my attention and firing questions at me about my big day. “He’s a lucky man,” says Daniel*, who has commandeered my flashing tiara with its attached veil. “Can I get you another drink?” offers Lee, who is removing my pink garter belt with his teeth. It’s a shame I’m getting married because I haven’t had this much attention in, well, ever. Oh, except I’m not getting married – I don’t even have a boyfriend. The tiara, the sash, the loving fiancé (‘Benjamin Marks’ – we met through friends and he proposed to me after a summer romance) is all part of my fake hen do. It was my best friend, Melissa, who first suggested it. She was listening to the radio when they started talking about an “emerging trend” of women throwing “fake hen parties” to attract men on nights out. It sounded like

a great theme for a party, and seeing as most of my girlfriends are single (I’ve been single for a year and a half), we thought: ‘Why not?’ Which is how we found ourselves a week later, along with two other friends, in an Irish bar discussing the location of my wedding and the “delicate, sweetheart neckline” of the lavender silk bridesmaids’ dresses. The hen effect was astonishing. Four of us took it in turns to be the ‘hen’ throughout the evening at different bars, but whichever one of us took the (literal) crown, men flooded to the woman of the hour wanting to talk about relationships, asking advice on how to get over their exes and how I knew my faux beau was the one. Clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd tells me she’s not surprised by the reaction. “Being ‘unavailable’ can be appealing to men for several reasons,” she says. “It represents a challenge to some and the ‘hen’ is also

I was chatted up by 10 men as a fake hen

seen as desirable by others – enough to marry – which can make a person more attractive. There’s also the idea that a woman on her hen do is unlikely to want anything more than a ‘no strings attached’ encounter.” But Dr Hibberd adds that for other men – like I definitely found – the engaged woman is simply a symbol of ‘safety’. “Some men would be drawn to a woman who is so overtly unavailable to them,” she says. “They can ask questions they might normally be too afraid to ask of a potential partner. Men suffer the same doubts and insecurities as we do – they’re often just better at hiding it…” There was certainly no hiding it during my night out. I ended up talking to about 10 different men during my time as a hen, including one – Lee – who I actually liked. And there’s the problem – what if you really like someone? Do I call off my wedding? ‘Benjamin’ will be devastated…


Hailee and I first saw each other across a ballroom, like Romeo and Juliet


Romeo And Juliet Special


‘PlayingRomeoIs Terrifying AndExciting’ Take a break from staring at the gorgeous pic on the left and read our interview with cinema’s brand new Romeo. (It’s OK, there’s another pic over the page)


eventeen years ago Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes acted out a Baz Luhrmann modern-day movie adaptation of the Shakespearean classic Romeo And Juliet. Now, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is treating us to a whole different approach with Brit actor Douglas Booth, 21, slipping into Romeo’s 15th-century clobber. That pout, those cheekbones, plus hair that would make David Beckham jealous – Douglas Booth has got the lot, so it’s no exaggeration to say that when Romeo And Juliet opens in the UK on 11 October, he’ll be topping everyone’s most-wanted lists. We’ve had our eye on him ever since he smouldered next to Emma Watson in that 2009 Burberry campaign. Born to a half-Spanish, half-Dutch mum and British dad, Douglas turned his attentions to acting when dyslexia affected his progress at school in Kent. Aged 16 and mid-GCSEs, he starred with Downton’s Maggie Smith in From Time To Time, then abandoned college plans altogether to play an ’80s Boy George in the BBC’s Worried About The Boy. Later came the part of Pip in Christmas 2011’s must-see TV drama Great Expectations, and Douglas is now rumoured to be dating on-the-up British actress Vanessa Kirby, who played Estella. The

romance allegedly caused problems on the Romeo And Juliet set between Douglas and co-star Christian Cooke (Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio). Vanessa dated Christian for three years before she met Douglas, and now the boys barely exchange hellos. Hardly ideal. But there is chemistry between Douglas and 16-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, who was just 14 when she was cast as Juliet along with Ed Westwick (who plays Juliet’s cousin Tybalt) and Damian Lewis (her father, Lord Capulet). Here, Douglas, who lives with his sister Abigail in south London, reveals all about his fears of playing such an iconic role, an embarrassing wardrobe dilemma and tears on set. When did you first encounter the story of Romeo And Juliet? I grew up with Shakespeare. But not until I sort of threw all the work into this film did I truly fall in love with his text. Since doing it, I’ve seen so many more of Shakespeare’s plays on stage and they are brilliant. Was it exciting or scary to play Romeo? A bit of both. You’re sort of terrified, but I live for challenges and this was something I hadn’t really done before – [although] I played Boy George so I’m not scared of iconic characters! But no, I think it’s definitely more excitement than fear. When did you first meet Hailee? At the Met Ball [in 2011]. We saw each

Romeo and Juliet: The 2013 reboot aka Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth

other across the ballroom, so there was some symmetry between the play and our story in that sense. What was the most challenging part of your role? The text, to start with, but once you embrace that it becomes really exciting. We don’t remember Romeo being such a sociopath… A sociopath? He’s in love, then he kills three people! He very much lives in the moment to the most extreme degrees and falls in love very quickly. He thought he was in love with Rosaline, then he sees Juliet and totally drops her. He’ll to do anything to be with Juliet. Nothing will stop him – nothing.

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Romeo And Juliet Special


‘IHadGreat ChemistryWith Douglas’ Did you do a lot of training for the sword-fighting scenes? Yes, we had to get them right – those swords can really do some damage. But it was great fun. What 21-year-old wouldn’t want to run around sword fighting at the weekend? Were there any accidents? A few cut knuckles, maybe. How uncomfortable were the outfits? It was freezing cold. Hailee’s dresses, I mean, they’re not going to keep you warm. I had a bit more padding, which made it harder to go to the toilet, so it was uncomfortable in that sense! What was it like working with Paul Giamatti, who plays Friar Laurence and is soon to be in Downton Abbey? He’s one of my favourite actors. When we were filming the funeral he started crying while watching us, and when they said “cut” he just couldn’t stop. He had to go inside the church and someone had to console him. Paul invests a lot – he’s just a genius. What do your non-actor mates make of your stardom? They’ll say: “Mate, last night we went out in Leeds and got so messed up!” And I’m like: “Yeah, last night I was in New York with Hillary Clinton.” Brit actors, like Robert Pattinson, get so much adulation – are you ready for that attention? Right now that’s not what I feel like [but] the other day, I stopped in Piccadilly and sat on the Eros statue and thought: ‘One day this is going to be impossible.’ Finally, what’s the most romantic thing someone’s done for you? The most romantic things are small, kind gestures from people you love. QRomeo And Juliet is in cinemas nationwide from 11 October.


Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefor art thou Romeo? In the language of love they’re probably the most famous words ever and, let’s face it, form a question we’ve all pondered at some point in our lives. Just imagine then if your ‘Romeo’ was pillow-lipped Burberry model Douglas Booth. For Hailee Steinfeld, that’s reality as the 16-year-old actress bagged the teen dream role of Juliet. She’s admitted the kissing scenes were “awkward” because she’s never been in love but, frankly, we can’t think of anyone better to practise with. The star of 2011’s True Grit gives us the lowdown on all things Romeo And Juliet.

ON… JULIET “What I love so much about Juliet is how youthful and innocent she is, and it really was interesting exploring her emotions myself at that age. She is very strong and independent, and I think what’s beautiful about this story is that she doesn’t really know what she wants until she doesn’t have it – that’s like most of us in some situations.”

ON… SHAKESPEARE “I read the book in school around the same time we were filming the movie, so that was very convenient! I was so beyond honoured to even be considered.”

ON… JULIAN FELLOWES “Julian said this generation deserves their own Romeo and Juliet. I really think that’s true. Everybody deserves to discover and rediscover this story.”

ON… DOUGLAS “We had great chemistry and I think that was really important in order for the story to be impactful and believable.”

ON… HER COSTUMES “The only reason I would say they were uncomfortable is because they never really co-operated with the weather. They are so beautiful and, even if they are comfortable, the way they’re structured really has an impact on how you carry yourself, which is so helpful.”

ON… FASHION “It’s so funny, fashion has become a huge part of my life. And it’s something that I truly enjoy.”


Douglas and Hailee work this season’s teal and brown colour combo


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It’s official; pink has regained its colour credibility. From barely-there blush to full-on fuchsia, here’s how to work autumn’s palette preference into your beauty bag PHOTOGRAPHY: ETIENNE FLOWERS WORDS & STYLING: CHARLOTTE JOLLY

CRIMSON CRUSH LIDS Take your cue from the catwalk and make like Gucci, Oscar De La Renta and Altuzarra with these smoking eyes. Layer 17 Solo Eyeshadow in Shocking Pink, £2.89, and Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24Hr Gel Cream Eyeshadow in Metallic Pomegranate, £4.99, for a luxe suede texture. Take the colour up to just above your socket line and use black eyeliner between the pink shading and your eyes. Elsewhere, give lips a subtle sheen with a hydrating balm and contour cheeks with a pinky taupe, such as Pür Minerals Hot Rocks, £29.50.

CANDY-COATED NAILS What’s the best way to ensure pink nails don’t scream Barbie? Give your manicure some grit. As demonstrated by Anna Sui backstage, gritty textures are the newest nail art trend (and don’t be mistaking the grit for glitter – the effect is matte and the colour should be opaque). We love Barry M Textured Nail Effects Nail Paint, £3.99, over L’Oréal Color Riche Nails in Shocking Pink, £4.99. Add dusky pink eyes with a subtle shimmer using Rimmel Glam’Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Glamorous Topaz, £6.49.

PALE SKIN Colour block using bright cerise hues and shades of pink grapefruit – don’t go too pale, or you could look washed out. Keep colour concentrated and lines hard so everything really pops!


1 Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in RS 448, £22 2 Lancôme L’Absolu Velours Lip Colour in Velours de Pétale, £20 3 Beauty UK Posh Pout Grit FX in Birdcage, £3.49 4 Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed, £7.99 5 NYX Lipliner Pencil in 835 Pinky, £3.50 6 Dior Diorshow Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eyeshadow in Bow, £22.50

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colour as your gums. Creamy, brown-based peachy pinks and taupes will warm your skintone. 1 Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Palest Pink, £22 2 Pür Minerals Hot Rocks, £29.50 3 Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Pasadena, £12 4 Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Socialite, £8.99 5 Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer in Gentle, £18.50 6 Rimmel Glam Eyes Trio Eye Shadow in Glamorous Topaz, £6.49


OLIVE SKIN Skintones without pink undertones can be flattered with paler pinks. Frosty shell shades and gold-flecked pastels look clean and chic. Contrast them with black eyeliner.


1 MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Bubble Gum, £16.50 2 Shu Uemura Duocolor Cheek Blush in Sweet Pink, £22 3 Kiko Laser Nail Lacquer in 26, £4.90 4 Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Celebrate, £10 5 Clinique All About Shadow Super Shimmer in Angel Eyes, £16










Embrace the ‘think pink’ mantra with brightening berry and vivid blue-based pinks. What’s more, blue-based shades make the whites of your eyes look brighter! 1 Beauty UK Posh Pout Moisturising Twist-Up Tinted Lip Balm in Power To The Purple, £2.99 2 Topshop Nails in Wistful, £6 3 Michael Kors Sexy Lip Lacquer in Bombshell, £23 4 YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lévres Rebel Nudes in Fuchsia Tomboy, £23.50 5 MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in More To Love, £14.50 6 CK One Eyeshadow in Muse, £12 7 Kiko Vinyl Lips Liquid Lipstick in 06, £7.50



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Beauty Feature

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Global Beauty Miracles You Need Say hello to the ultimate edit of must-have beauty products from around the world, just landing in the UK now. Snap ’em up before they go… Ireland: One-Hour Tan Cocoa Brown By Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan, £7.99 This new faux glow sparked a social media frenzy when bloggers posted amazing before and after selfies. Three bottles are sold every minute in Ireland! The mousse formula contains hi-tech accelerating agents that activate when they come into contact with skin to give you a fast, even glow – and it doesn’t smell biscuity.

Italy: Skin Perfector

FaceD 3-Luronics, £24.99 Yes, it looks clinical, but this mattifying face cream sold out within one week of going on sale in Milan. It has impressive scientific credentials, too – 70% of testers confirmed the formula has an instant lineblurring effect, and 75% said they had firmer and smoother skin after four weeks. We’re sold!

Japan: Fat-Busting Cream Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Super Slimming Reducer, £53 This sought-after sculpting gel contains a double dose of fagus sylvatica extract (beech to you and I), which boosts collagen to smooth out dimples. It also has a spicy lemon fragrance that jolts your body’s fat-burning mechanism into overdrive (seriously!).

France: Wrinkle Blaster


United States: Youth-Giving Hair Treatment Yarok Feed Your Youth Hair Serum, £22 This beauty bloggers’ favourite regularly sells out in Manhattan salons (New Yorkers in the know have resorted to bulk buying). Touted as an anti-ageing treatment, ultranourishing yarrow oil strips away product build-up and perks up lacklustre strands. It’s rehab for your hair.

Neo Stem Serum, £59 This wonder cream is the No 1 bestselling serum in French pharmacies – some accolade, non? Medical professors researching rare genetic diseases stumbled across the miniscule molecules – omega statine and 3-dronate – used in this formula. They are tiny enough to penetrate the skin’s epidermis and dermis and regulate skin cell activity. The result? A glowing, cushionysoft complexion.

China: The Complexion Makeover Chanel CC Cream, £41 The French powerhouse chose to take its much-anticipated CC (‘complete correction’) cream to China months before its European release, and it went down a storm. Containing more pigment than your average BB, it’ll even out skintone and camouflage dark patches, open pores and acne scars. Expect an immaculate, fresh and flawless new you.

New Zealand: Eye Bag Banisher Bee Venom Eye Serum, £25 Using venom collected from New Zealand bees, blended with antioxidant-rich manuka honey, this gentle bag-busting formula blurs fine lines and reduces puffiness. And no, it doesn’t sting!



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Instant Perfection  Look’s Sam: This gel instantly evened out my skin, minimising redness and blemishes. It works wonders on soothing dry patches for better make-up application. Hannah: I found this absorbed really quickly into my skin. It left it feeling soft and healthier, and looking brighter.



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Beauty Feature

Olivia Wilde

‘I’ve Dyed My Hair So Much, I’m Surprised It’s Still Intact!’ We hang out with the star of hit movie Rush and get her to tell us how she always looks this hot

The actress stars in the Avon Amour fragrance campaign



i, Olivia, we’re always impressed by your complexion. What’s the secret to your great skin? I just try to be healthy and get rest. I also make sure I’m kind to my skin – I always wash my face before bed, use a good moisturiser and exfoliate at least once a week. And your brows rival Cara’s! What do you use to keep them looking so neat? They’re naturally very pointy and sparse, so I fill them out with the help of a good brow pencil. I haven’t plucked them in 10 years, because I once over-plucked them when I was young and they never really grew back! Have you picked up any clever beauty tips from make-up artists? Yes, Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen [£6.99] is great for creating a cat-eye effect. Plus, it stays put and is easy to apply. You always rock great hair, but have you ever had any mega hair disasters? More than I have time to list here! I’ve dyed it so many times for work, I’m surprised it’s still attached to my head. Once, many years ago, when dyeing it from blonde to dark brown, it turned green with a black stripe. Not a good look. When have you felt your most beautiful? Since I’ve been in love with my fiancé [Jason Sudeikis], which proves it really starts from within. How do you unwind after a long day? I love Caudalie’s body oil. I spray it on after a shower to get a nice glow

I’ve always loved Katharine Hepburn, with her strong brows With her fiancé, actor Jason Sudeikis

and its floral woody scent is amazing. If you could only use three beauty products for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why? Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream,[£28], Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara, [£10.99] and Moroccan Oil for my hair. These three things make me feel fresh and ready for the outside world. Do you have any beauty idols? I’ve always loved Katharine Hepburn, with her strong brows and cheekbones. I admire her unapologetically powerful aesthetic. Recently, I wore dark burgundy lipstick in her honour. Revlon make a lovely one with a velvety finish. You’re the face of Avon’s new Amour fragrance. When did you last say the words “I love you”? I said it just the other day when Jason fixed the TV! Sometimes it’s the little things that matter.

Olivia’s Beauty Kit Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream


Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry


Avon Amour


Caudalie Divine Oil


Moroccan Oil Treatment




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E-cigarettes were everywhere during fashion month

Is E-Smoking Really That Safe? Thinking about quitting smoking? E-cigarettes might not be the healthy way…



ith thousands of us joining the Stoptober campaign this month – where smokers are invited to put down their cigarettes for 31 days in the hope of kicking the habit for good – many will be turning to celebrities’ and models’ favourite quitting aid, the e-cigarette. But as a study highlights some alarming aspects to the battery-powered device, are they really a good alternative? E-cigarettes, whose sales have soared 30% in the last year and boast A-list fans like Cheryl Cole, Katy Perry and Vanessa Hudgens, are designed to replicate the look and feel of normal cigarettes. They give off a vapour inhaled like smoke, but without the tar, ash, smoke and other toxins. Research by the University Of Auckland, New Zealand, found that

57% of e-cigarette users had halved the number of cigarettes smoked each day, compared with 41% of those using nicotine patches. And it was this that appealed to Kate Rune, 28, an engineer from London, who says she turned to e-cigarettes to help her stop smoking. “I hoped smoking them would help me cut back and then quit altogether,” says Kate. “But, if anything, it had the opposite effect. If I wasn’t puffing on the vapour I was lighting up a real cigarette – and in the end I was smoking more than ever.” And new concerns have now been raised about how safe the electronic devices really are, after a study in France showed they contain as many potentially cancer-causing chemicals as normal tobacco. The scientists tested 10 different rechargeable and disposable models for “carcinogenic

If I wasn’t puffing on the vapour, I was lighting up a real cigarette

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rejected by a better class of women. It’s not like because you’re on TV, your flies don’t burst open at the wrong moment. Is there a story you need to tell us? Yes, years ago at the Golden Globes I saw Pierce Brosnan and thought: “Wow. He looks good.” Then I looked down and my flies were undone. I had to borrow a safety pin from Ricky [Gervais]’s girlfriend, Jane. What made you want to work without Ricky on this show? He’s been with Jane for years, so this experience I’ve had as a single man is something he hasn’t really had. Will you have any celeb cameos? I’d rather not; it’s not really about showbusiness. But I guess Stuart’s fantasy would be to date Charlize Theron and be the father to her baby. QHello Ladies,Wednesday 16 October, Sky Atlantic, 10pm.

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