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Cheryl Cole Shines In ‘Under The Sun’ Music Video

30 Jul

Following the success of ‘Call My Name’, Cheryl Cole is back with her new music video ‘Under The Sun’.

The track is the second single due to be released from Cheryl’s current album ‘A Million Lights’ which managed to peak at the No.2 spot in the album charts back in June.

The accompanying music video sees Cheryl in a 1960’s backdrop, where she is seen performing the track whilst strutting down the street before taking part in a choreographed dance routine alongside a group of male admirers.

‘Under The Sun’ is to be released on 2nd September. Cheryl Cole fans can see the sweetheart live when she embarks on her first ever solo headline arena tour in October

Watch the official music video below…

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The Diamond Jubilee Fashion Spectacular

6 Jun

Day 2 of The Queen’s celebrations kicked off with The Thames River Pageant, whilst some of music’s most iconic stars of the last 60-years joined the Royal family at a live concert outside Buckingham Palace on Monday evening. The weekend of celebrations finished on Tuesday with a Thanksgiving service at St Pauls Cathedral, before the Queen took part in a carriage procession and balcony appearance in front of thousands of excited spectators. Here is a look at all of the fashion from The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend…

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen impressed at The Thames River Pageant in this white boucle coat with ruched ribbon fastening, designed by The Queen’s regular dresser Angela Kelly. The coat was also embellished with Swarovski crystals and silver and gold applique patterns that shimmered in the light. The choice of white and metallics was a perfect fit for the formal celebration of her diamond jubilee. The Queen teamed the coat with a matching white and metallic decorated hat, her usual pearl jewellery collection and white gloves, along with her dazzling The Jardin Star brooch. Whilst on the Royal Barge, The Queen wrapped a white pashmina over her coat due to the chilly weather conditions.

The Queen once again looked amazing during her appearance at The Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace on Monday evening. For the occasion she chose this gold long-sleeved cocktail dress covered with Swarvoski crystals, along with lace applique detailing, designed by Angela Kelly. The glamourous dress was accompanied by The Queen’s renowned pearl jewellery, black box bag and court shoes, along with olive gloves- a rarity as the monarch usually only wears white or black gloves.

The Queen left her best look to last, wowing on Tuesday in another dress by Angela Kelly for the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral and her carriage procession. The mint green dress was made from a fine silk tulle, embroidered with tiny mint flower embellishments and silver thread, this was teamed with a mint green chiffon drape adorned with Swarovski crystals and a matching hat. The Queen accessorised the dress with her three-string pearl necklace and matching earrings, along with an impressive diamond brooch, made from two of the stones from the the world’s largest diamond. Over the Diamond Jubilee weekend The Queen proved she is  still the star of the show 60-years on from her coronation, looking incredible in an array of custom-made outfits.

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton impressed at The Thames River peageant- her first outing of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, in this vibrant red Alexander McQueen dress, whilst Prince William wore his Flight Lieutenant No 1 uniform complete with a blue garter sash. Kate teamed her dress with a matching red maple-leaf hat by Sylvia Fletcher, which she wore during her tour of Canada last summer. Kate accessorised the dress with a silver maritime brooch, which was a gift from Prince William’s Royal Navy Submarine Service, along with nude LK Bennett heels, a red and gold clutch and gold drop earrings. The Duchess carried a scarf made of Strathearn tartan, which she later wore whilst on the royal barge. This outfit was a great choice, as the bold colour not only looked amazing with Kate’s brown glossy hair, it also allowed spectators to spot her easily whilst on the barge.

Kate Middleton swapped high-end designer for The Queen’s jubilee concert, choosing a dress from one  of her favourite high-street stores. Kate wore this pretty blue and purple silk dress from Whistles. The piece which was from last season, sold out in all stores after Kate was previously seen wearing it. She teamed the dress with a navy Alexander McQueen blazer, whilst keeping her famous glossy locks loose in casual waves.

Kate stunned on Tuesday in this classic dress again by Alexander McQueen. Kate looked elegant and sophisticated in this pearlescent nude lace and silk dress, which showed off her slender figure. The Duchess matched the dress with a nude satin box clutch, nude LK Bennett court shoes and a matching hat by Jane Taylor. Kate stuck to her signature classic look over the whole celebratory weekend, her mix of high-street with high-end once again worked well.

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middlteon may have been the talk of the town at last year’s Royal Wedding, but she made sure not to outshine her sister opting for this somewhat safe look for The Queen’s Thames River Pageant. Pippa looked chic but slightly boring in a navy skirt suit with with cream trim by Irish designer Orla Kiely. She teamed the suit with navy court shoes and a nude clutch, whilst keeping her hair simple in loose waves.

Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie impressed in the style stakes during the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Princess Beatrice opted for a striped blue and white periwinkle coat by Kinder Aggugini, which she teamed with a matching vintage-style fascinator by Steven Jones. She accessoried the look with tan heels and a matching tan clutch, whilst keeping her auburn looks flowing in neat waves. Princess Eugenie joined her sister in a regal-inspired plum satin dress, with a flower embellished fascinator also by Steven Jones. The princess teamed her dress with matching nude heels and a clutch. This jubilee weekend has seen the princesses wearing some of the best outfits when have seen from the pair, who are usually known for their more quirky fashion sense.

Zara Phillips

The Queen’s grand-daughter Zara Phillips opted for a retro midnight blue jacket and matching skirt by Herve Leger for her appearance at St Paul’s Cathedral. The tight-fitting skirt and jacket show off Zara’s athletic figure, whilst the colour keeps the look sophisticated. She teamed the outfit with navy court shoes, a gold box clutch bag and a flamboyant hat by Karen Henriksen, which adds excitement to this look.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole performed at the Jubilee Concert on Monday night alongside the event organiser Gary Barlow. Cheryl opted for this dramatic black gown by Polish designer Ewa Minge. The tight-fitted bodice had a black velvet trim whilst being covered in shiny black sequins, giving a wet-look feel to the dress. A layered white and black fishtail train completed the dress. Cheryl teamed the dress with silver statement earrings and sultry smokey eye-makeup, whilst wearing her famous hair in a volumised pony tail.

Kylie Minogue

Pop star Kylie Minogue was another performer at the Jubilee Concert, playing homage to London in this pearly queen inspired look. Kylie showed off her amazing figure in black shorts covered in pearl buttons with a matching leather jacket and hat. She completed the look with chunky black ankle boots and 60’s flick eyeliner.

Jessie J

The Voice UK coach Jessie J performed alongside her her fellow coach Will.i.am at the Jubilee Concert, in this eye-catching number. The blue and black vintage-flapper inspired dress, was covered in gold embellishments, with an electric blue feather train and knee-high split. The fitting of the dress wasn’t the most flattering, however Jessie J managed to pull off the quirky look by adding black and gold chunky ankle boots, gold hooped earrings and slicking her hair back in a high ponytail.

Cannes Film Festival Fashion- Day 5

21 May

The stars came out yesterday for the 5th day of Cannes Film Festival, which saw the premiere of ‘Amour’ and ‘Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D’…

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger impressed again last night in this custom Vivienne Westwood gown. The rose-gold sequined dress has a built in corset with a draped skirt, which shows off Diane’s incredible figure. Diane finished the look off with a matching clutch, whilst she wore her hair elegantly swept over one shoulder to show off her drop earrings. This is a truly glamourous look, fitting for an A-List movie star.

Marta Gastini

Marta Gastini stunned in this Alberta Ferretti Fall 2012 gown. The stone dress has a satin bodice leading on to a chiffon skirt with draped detailing. Marta completed the look with a sequined clutch, silver diamond jewellery and her hair in an elegant high-bun.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole returned to Cannes for her second year in this Stephanie Roland Spring 2012 couture gown. The cap-sleeved white gown is decorated with red sequined embellishments at the bottom leading to a dramatic feathered train. Cheryl teamed the dress with a matching red clutch and silver jewellery, whilst she kept her trademark volumised hair loose. The only shame about this dress was that the red train did get slightly lost in the red carpet.

Cheryl Cole Premieres ‘Call My Name’ Music Video

2 May

Cheryl Cole’s hotly anticipated music video for her new single ‘Call My Name’ has made its debut online.

The video which was shot in LA by Anthony Mandler, sees Cheryl perform an explosive dance routine accompanied by male dancers (the dry river bed where the scenes were shot was also used in the film Grease). Elsewhere in the video Cheryl is seen giving a sultry performance in an array of skimpy outfits that show off her finely toned figure.

‘Call My Name’ is set to be the lead single from Cheryl’s upcoming third solo studio album ‘A Million Lights’. The single will be available to download in the UK on June 10th, with the album following a week later.

Watch the official video for ‘Call My Name’ below…

Cheryl Cole Unveils Her New Single ‘Call My Name’

21 Apr

Cheryl Cole unveiled her new single ‘Call My Name’ across UK radio stations yesterday morning.

The track is the first single to come from Cheryl’s upcoming third solo studio album, ‘A Million Lights’ and was produced by Calvin Harris who most recently worked with Rihanna on the number 1 hit ‘We Found Love’.

I can’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed by the track, there is no doubt about it that the beat of the song is catchy, which you expect from a track produced by Calvin Harris. Cheryl’s vocals do seem slightly weak in comparison to other female artists storming the charts, and I’m still not sure if ‘Call My Name’ has what it takes for Cheryl to break into the US charts. Despite that, the track is definitely a grower.

The music video for ‘Call My Name’ is due to premiere on Vevo on May 2nd. Last month photos of Cheryl on the set of her video in LA were posted online, and it has to be said she looks hotter than ever…

‘Call My Name’ will be officially released on June 10th, with her album following on June 18th. It is rumored that Cheryl’s album will include features from Lana Del Rey and her manager Will.i.am.

Listen to the ‘Call My Name’ below…

The X Factor USA- Shows 3 & 4

2 Oct

The X Factor USA was back on our screens on Thursday and Friday with the final two audition round episodes.

The first show saw contestants audition in Chicago, and slightly bizarrely Cheryl Cole was still on the panel.

The first few auditions consisted of ‘comic’ contestants, so when a rather large scruffy dressed man stood on the stage and said he was going to sing Eta James ‘At Last’ it was no surprise that the judges and audience alike weren’t overly excited. However, Josh Karjcik soon caught their attention, giving a mind-blowing performance of the classic song.

Just as the show approached the half-way point the auditions headed to Seattle and Nicole Scherzinger reprised her role as Cheryl’s replacement. Die-hard Justin Bieber fan Drew Ryniewicz confessed she wanted to be on the X Factor so one day she can sing with Justin Bieber, after singing her own rendition of his hit ‘Baby’ which judge LA Reid wrote, Drew proved she was a serious competitor gaining all four judges votes.

Boyband Four Sure also bravely tackled an LA Reid song, this time Boyz II Men’s ‘End Of The Road’. The judges and audience alike seemed heavily impressed by the group, however I couldn’t help but feel their performance was more of a Boys II Men tribute than an original and current interpretation of the song.

The final stand out audition from episode 3 was that of Phillip Lomax. He performed Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and was rather impressive. He certainly has the confidence and looks, but Simon highlighted he needs to work harder on his vocals.

Episode 4 was the final show of first round auditions and started out with auditions in Newark.

A young 14-year old Brian Bradley didn’t get of the best of first impressions when he came on stage arguing with Simon. Surprisingly he actually pulled off a good audition.

Some of the best acts of the night were left towards the end of the show. Brennan Hunt, an arogant model, rather annoyingly came out and vowed judges with his powerful voice gaining his place at boot camp and to finish a nervous 16-year old Jazzlyn Little belted out an amazing rendition of ‘I’m Going Down’, marking her as one of the favorites in the competition.

The next episode will see the contestants who were put through by the judges compete at boot camp to advance to the next stage of the competition.

The X Factor USA- Shows 1 & 2

24 Sep

The X Factor USA premiered in the US on Fox two days ago with a double bill of the show. British viewers were able to watch the first two episodes just one day after it was shown in the US on ITV2.

The first episode of the new series, saw Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, LA Reid and Cheryl Cole start out on the panel, with Steve Jones’ taking on the presenting role. However, just as we were warming to the judges, viewers were told Cheryl was replaced by Nicole with little to no explanation as to why.

There was high hopes set for Nicole’s role as a judge, after all she was a hit with viewers in the UK when she stood in for a pregnant Danni Minogue  in the audition process of the last series. Unfortunately it soon became clear that the singer was about as interesting as watching paint dry, with her more interested in making up new words than giving contestants any valuable constructive criticism.

It soon felt like the panel was rather dull, what with LA Reid remaining quiet and uninterested and Simon and Paula becoming rather tiresome. Things did seem to pick up in the second episode with Paula and Simon’s banter coming to the surface and a more relaxed LA Reid letting his emotions show, so here’s hoping that as the series progresses the panel will fit into place.

As expected from The X Factor, viewers were treated to an array of deluded contestants hoping to win the $5million recording contract, but what really made the show was the gifted contestants who performed some of the best auditions seen on a reality TV show.

So here are a look at my top three auditions from the opening two shows that are enough of a reason alone to keep watching the series…

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