Even though we haven't even hit Autumn just yet, celebrities are already opting for Autumn hues with their makeup. Need proof? Three celebrities opted for three varying shades of purple on their lips this week. Jessica Stam went full-on berry, while Melanie Brown took on a brighter purple shade. And Tyra Banks kept things delicate with a matte lavender hue. All three ladies chose different shades of violet, but whose did you like best?
The Spice Girls musical playing in London's West End is called Viva Forever!, but its run will last only six months. It was confirmed today that Viva Forever! will close early in June, despite the best promotional efforts of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham. Due to poor ticket sales and worse reviews, backers of the production say they could not make the financials work. In a statement the Girls expressed their own thoughts, saying, "Although Viva Forever won't continue in the West End, we are thrilled that the thousands of people who came to the show had as much fun as we did."
The Olympics came to an end last night with a spectacular closing ceremony featuring the best of British music and fashion alongside all those fantastic sporting achievements. Our major models including Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger and Naomi Campbell broke out of billboards to walk the Union Jack stage in outfits by a variety of our country's top designers, with Kate Moss looking stunning in McQueen.
Jessie J went for a nude catsuit and leotard by Vivienne Westood for her performances, and Kate Middleton's final Olympics outfit was a rewear of her Whistles Bella dress. The Spice Girls joined together in updated versions of their previous style personas, with Victoria Beckham in a mullet hem custom made Giles Deacon gown. Emeli Sande, Annie Lennox and Darcey Bussell all took to the stage in stunning costumes too, so take a look at them all here and tell me who was most fab at the London 2012 Games closing ceremony!
The Spice Girls were back together at this evening's Closing Ceremony in London! The five girls — Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, and Emma Bunton — reunited to sing the hit that made them famous, "Wannabe," as well as "Spice Up Your Life." We caught a glimpse of the Spice Girls rehearsing earlier this week, and they even polished off their moves with one last run-through this morning. For the big show, Victoria wore a dress from British designer Giles Deacon, and Geri even had a bit of Union Jack on her red mini.
It seems Victoria was excited to be back with her old bandmates, as she tweeted a couple picture of their preparations this afternoon. She also shared the quote, "Behind every success is effort, behind every effort is passion, behind every passion is someone with the courage to try." Mel B was also feeling the magnitude of the occasion. She tweeted, "What an amazing day today!" Emma, meanwhile, was in a girl power state of mind. She wrote, "It's all pink tonight, baby!"
As if it wasn't exciting enough seeing all five Spice Girls back together for the first time in years last week, the group have now decided to give fans the chance to buy a piece of classic fashion from the good old days. Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C made Union Jack dresses, platform trainers and catsuits the uniform of the '90s and now they're auctioning some of their most famous costumes from the last 16 years to raise funds for Save The Children and Children In Need. A star-studded benefit gala will be held to coincide with the launch of musical Viva Forever in London's West End this December.
Unfortunately Geri's 1997 Brit Awards Union Jack dress won't be up for grabs as it's on display at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Cafe, but Ginger Spice's basque minidresses, Scary Spice's leopard-print all-in-ones, Sporty Spice’s Adidas tracksuits and crop tops, Baby Spice's babydoll shift dresses and Posh Spice’s black leather and PVC dresses are expected to go under the hammer. Victoria first came up with the idea at the end of their 2008 reunion tour, and told the Daily Mirror: "I’ve got all my costumes still. I can’t wait for Harper to grow a little so she can have some. But the rest I’d like to put up for charity, I think it would be a fantastic thing to do." Which piece of Spice Girls fashion history would you most like to own?
Victoria Beckham joined the rest of the Spice Girls in London today to confirm the upcoming musical Viva Forever!, which will feature their music and debut on the West End later this year. The Spice Girls haven't all been pictured together since the end of their reunion tour in 2008 and the location of this afternoon's press conference, the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, has special historical meaning for them since it's where they shot their "Wannabe" music video in 1996. Victoria tweeted her excitement about reuniting with Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, and Emma Bunton.
The website for Viva Forever! also launched today and contains a new description of what fans can expect come Dec. 11, saying, "As one girl follows her dreams, Viva Forever! charts her journey into the world of overnight celebrity and its impact on her mother and the friends she thought she'd have forever. From London to Spain and back again, as the world judges you, it's all about who you really are and who you want to be, whatever the cost."
Today in London, all five members of the Spice Girls got together for the Viva Forever Musical launch, four years after they reunited for their tour. Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham showed off their different style choices as they posed at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where they filmed the Wannabe video back in 1996. Posh Spice Victoria wore a military-inspired dress from her own her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection teamed with peep toe leather Louboutin boots, while Ginger Spice Geri also donned a piece from her own Geri for Next collection, a pink lace mini along with Jimmy Choos. Scary Spice Mel B went formal in a grey shift dress and spiked Louboutins, while Baby Spice Emma went for bright platform heels with a blue frock, and Sporty Spice Mel C wore a floaty white Acne dress that has also been seen on Kylie Minogue and Karen Gillan. Take a look at all five Spices' style here and tell me who looks most fab!
This week in Manchester, Mel B went patriotic with her outfit in a Stella McCartney monochrome dress for the X Factor auditions. Guest judge Melanie Brown accessorised with Versace shoes, Mouawad jewels and an Audemars Piguet watch. Two months earlier, Alicia Keys wore the same black and white number to the the Stella McCartney Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week, keeping with the theme in heels by the British designer. I'd love to know what you think, so vote below to let me know who wore it best!
Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte cuddled up at the L'Oreal Paris pre-Emmy Cocktail Reception on Saturday night, before dining at Katsuya in LA on Sunday. They stayed close as news on Sunday claimed their marriage is over. Stephen reportedly told a reporter he won't be joining Mel when she moves back to the UK. However, reports yesterday revealed they've worked things out and are back together. It is suggested that Mel's new reality show The Mel B Project, which is about to debut in the US, put a strain on their relationship.
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Melanie Brown had a fine old time in sunny Miami yesterday. She enjoyed bikini time with husband Stephen Belafonte during the day, even staying in her two-piece and see-through cover up for dinner at Quattro, and then she hit the courts to take part in a mixed doubles exhibition at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. She teamed up with Novak Djokovic to play a Glam. Set. Match game against Ana Ivanovic and Jay Sean. Though her tennis skills weren't quite up to scratch and her team lost, she still smiled wide as she signed autographs.
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