Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova lives out 'ballet princess' childhood fantasy inside the Paris Opera House as she lands new U.S. Vogue cover

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova lives out 'ballet princess' childhood fantasy inside the Paris Opera House as she lands new U.S. Vogue cover

Living every girls' fairy tale fantasy, supermodel Natalia Vodianova offers a rare glimpse into the Paris Opera House for the latest issue of Vogue.
Photographed wearing Oscar de la Renta and Chanel Couture, the 32-year-old poses inside the 120,000sq-ft opera and ballet temple - which opened in 1875 and was named after its architect, Charles Garnier.
'I felt like a princess or a character in some sort of fairy tale,' the mother-of-four said of the extravagant shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. 'It was an absolute dream.'
Living every girls' fairy tale fantasy, supermodel Natalia Vodianova offers a rare glimpse into the Paris Opera House for the latest issue of Vogue
Living every girls' fairy tale fantasy, supermodel Natalia Vodianova offers a rare glimpse into the Paris Opera House for the latest issue of Vogue
The fashion spread celebrates choreographer Benjamin Millepied's first season as director of the Paris Opera Ballet.
The 37-year-old French dancer, who is married to Natalie Portman, trained at the School of American Ballet in New York, before joining the corps de ballet of New York City Ballet in 1995.
Three years later he became a soloist and then in 2001, a principal dancer. 
It was in 2010 that he garnered worldwide attention after he choreographed the dance sequences for Black Swan - where he also met Ms Portman. The couple married in 2012 and have a three-year-old son, Aleph. 
The 32-year-old poses inside the 120,000sq-ft opera and ballet temple with choreographer Benjamin Millepied (right) to celebrate his first season as director of the Paris Opera Ballet
The 32-year-old poses inside the 120,000sq-ft opera and ballet temple with choreographer Benjamin Millepied (right) to celebrate his first season as director of the Paris Opera Ballet
'I felt like a princess or a character in some sort of fairy tale,' the mother-of-four said of the extravagant shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. 'It was an absolute dream'
'I felt like a princess or a character in some sort of fairy tale,' the mother-of-four said of the extravagant shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. 'It was an absolute dream'
Mr Millepied retired from the New York City Ballet company in 2011 to co-create the L.A. Dance Project. 
As the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Mr Millepied is in charge of 170 performances and seven newly commissioned ballets for the winter 2015 and 2016 season.
His own piece for the season is a collaboration with Muhly, Lavin's Alber Elbaz, and the artist Philippe Parreno.
'It’s very exciting for an organization that you hear is so tough to change,' he told Vogue. 'But I found people who had a real desire to move forward. We have a lot to do, but I’m putting the bar as high as I can.'
Ms Vodianova, who began modeling at age 15, often posts images of herself without make-up on Instagram
Ms Vodianova, who began modeling at age 15, often posts images of herself without make-up on Instagram
The Russian born model made a pit stop at LA's In-n-Out burger after a shoot in Hawaii over the weekend
The Russian born model made a pit stop at LA's In-n-Out burger after a shoot in Hawaii over the weekend
Though Ms Vodianova, who is in a relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault and the CEO of luxury brand Berluti, she said she was 'delighted' to go inside the 12-story Opera House, which took 14 years to build.
'I always loved and adored the ballet,' she recalled. 'It’s the beauty, the finesse of the dancers, and the choreography—and the challenge of it.'
Ms Vodianova has three children with 45-year-old British aristocrat Justin Portman, whom she divorced in 2011: a son Lucas, nine, daughter Neva, eight and Viktor, six. She then gave birth to a son, Maxim, in May 2014, with Mr Arnault.
The mother-of-four opened up to Vanity Fair in August about her marriage breakdown, which she said was a mutual decision. 
Ms Vodianova, who is in a relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Ber 
Ms Vodianova, who is in a relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault and the CEO of luxury brand Berluti, gave birth to her forth child, a son, Maxim (pictured), in May 2014
Working throughout her forth pregnancy (pictured), Ms Vodianova shared an image of herself undergoing a 3D body scan in January 2014
Working throughout her forth pregnancy (pictured), Ms Vodianova shared an image of herself undergoing a 3D body scan in January 2014
'If you try really hard at something and it doesn’t work, then you have to let go because it means it is not the right thing,' she explained.
'You have to try really hard to make it work, but at the same time you have to know how to let go of something when it is time.' 
The model confirmed she was dating Mr Arnault, the son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault, in August 2011 and announced they were expecting a child together in November last year.
And it seems parenthood has only strengthened their relationship.
Ms Vodianova said of Mr Arnault: 'He gets up at 8am and goes to work with a big smile on his face. He loves what he does, loves my children so much, is a great father and stepfather and boyfriend.' 
On a potential wedding in the future, she added: 'I guess he is still a boyfriend. I want to call him my husband because it feels right, whether we have the papers or not. He feels like a husband already, although it doesn’t make a difference, does it? I feel blessed. He is everything I love and respect.' 







Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2800290/supermodel-natalia-vodianova-lives-childhood-fantasy-ballet-princess-inside-paris-opera-house-lands-new-u-s-vogue-cover.html#ixzz3GliVzwtl
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Ola Jordan shows off her dancer's physique in red bikini top and tiny white shorts to promote cereal brand

Beach to their own! Ola Jordan shows off her dancer's physique in red bikini top and tiny white shorts to promote cereal brand 

She's most well-known for being a professional mover and shaker on Strictly Come Dancing, but Ola Jordan has been treating herself to a trip to the seaside in her spare time.
The 32-year old slipped into a red halter neck bikini top and white denim cut-off shorts to unveil the world's first ever vending machine powered by bad weather, on Brighton's seafront.
Looking stunning with her hair tied up in a loose ponytail, the wife of dancer James Jordan showed off her golden pins, topping off the look with a pair of strappy dancer's shoes. 
Strictly professional: Ola Jordan took to Brighton seafront to promote Kellogg's new weather-powered vending machine 

Strictly professional: Ola Jordan took to Brighton seafront to promote Kellogg's new weather-powered vending machine 


The machine will give out the cereal when it's cloudy to help boost the nation's vitamin D intake when the sun goes in. 
Whenever Ola isn't by the beach, she's been busy rehearsing with wildlife presenter, Steve Backshall, who has been dubbed the 'Tarzan of Strictly,' and is a real hit with the ladies. 
Go, figure! The dancer looked incredible in a red halter-neck bikini and white denim cut-off shorts 
Go, figure! The dancer looked incredible in a red halter-neck bikini and white denim cut-off shorts 
He told the Daily Mail of his new heart throb status: ‘I think it is wonderful they like me. I think it is absolutely wonderful.
'I came onto the show as a 41-year-old guy with a dicky ankle who had never danced before and I saw people like Mark Wright, and Thom Evans and Simon Webbe, who are in great nick, young guys.'
On Tuesday night, husband James tweeted about how much he was missing his lovely wife. 
What a pair: The 32-year-old is partnered with wildlife presenter Steve Backshall on Strictly this year 
What a pair: The 32-year-old is partnered with wildlife presenter Steve Backshall on Strictly this year 
He wrote: 'Oi !!!! @The_OlaJordan and @SteveBackshall how's training going kids??? 10pm and still going..... Fair play. I'm watching a movie.' 
Meanwhile, Ola revealed that health is an important reason why she got involved with the Kellogg's campaign, saying: 'As a dancer I have a keen interest in nutrition and eating well.
'Bone health is especially important for me and I was shocked to learn how many people in the UK don’t realise how important vitamin D is to keep our bones and immune systems strong. 
'Living in a cloudy country like the UK means we can’t rely on the sunshine for our vitamin D intake and we must find other ways such as food to top up.'
Knowing what's important: Meanwhile, Ola revealed that health is an important reason why she got involved with the campaign, saying: 'As a dancer I have a keen interest in nutrition and eating well'

Knowing what's important: Meanwhile, Ola revealed that health is an important reason why she got involved with the campaign, saying: 'As a dancer I have a keen interest in nutrition and eating well'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2803249/Ola-Jordan-shows-dancer-s-physique-red-bikini-tiny-white-shorts.html#ixzz3Gueb8QxO
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Glamorous Jessica Alba flashes her toned tummy in a floral print top and high-waisted leather skirt

Queen of the crops: Glamorous Jessica Alba flashes her toned tummy in a floral print top and high-waisted leather skirt

The pressure was on Jessica Alba to look her best at the Metro City Fashion Show.
And the 33-year-old certainly didn't disappointment when she stepped out at the lavish bash in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday evening.
Dressed in a sleeveless floral print crop top, the Sin City actress looked stunning as she showed off her petite waistline.
Scroll down for video 
Stunning: Jessica Alba dazzled at the Metro City Fashion Show in an elegant floral print crop top, which she teamed with a high-waisted pleated leather skirt
Stunning: Jessica Alba dazzled at the Metro City Fashion Show in an elegant floral print crop top, which she teamed with a high-waisted pleated leather skirt
The cut of her elegant petal pink top gave onlookers a sneak peak of her toned, sun-kissed tummy.
Jessica teamed the piece with a high-waisted pleated leather skirt, which further highlighted her teeny frame.

With her highlighted brunette locks pushed to one side, worn down in loose curls, the Hollywood star dazzled as she stepped out in front of fans and photographers. 
Oozing in glamour, she chose to complete her A list look with a black clutch and a matching pair of stiletto heels. 
Been working out? The actress' outfit showcased her toned, sun-kissed tummy
Been working out? The actress' outfit showcased her toned, sun-kissed tummy
Gym bunny: Jessica has often admitted that she takes exercise and healthy eating very seriously
Gym bunny: Jessica has often admitted that she takes exercise and healthy eating very seriously
The mother of two looked in better shape than ever while she flaunted her slim legs and toned arms at the exclusive event.
However, the actress has often made a point of speaking about the importance of fitness and healthy eating, which no doubt explains her enviable physique.
While of course there is a level of pressure on celebrities to look a certain way, Jessica explained to People magazine that she works hard to stay in shape primarily to set a good example for her daughters Honor, six, and Haven, three.
Family time: Jessica has revealed that she likes to exercise with her daughters and enjoys taking them swimming or on family walks
Doting mother: The 33-year-old has admitted she stays in shape to set a good example for her children
'As I've gotten older and after I became a mum, it became more of a priority to be healthy for the right reasons,' she revealed.
'I’m not so much into preaching, more into practicing. I like to swim with them, go on family walks. The kids like it too, they go crazy, bouncing off the walls if I keep them inside.
'They’ll throw balls around, and I’m going, "You can’t throw balls in the house! That’s our lamp!"'
Family time: Jessica has revealed that she likes to exercise with her daughters and enjoys taking them swimming or on family walks
Family time: Jessica has revealed that she likes to exercise with her daughters and enjoys taking them swimming or on family walks


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2802128/queen-crops-glamorous-jessica-alba-flashes-toned-tummy-floral-print-high-waisted-leather-skirt.html#ixzz3GpWoPZfA
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Pixie Lott puts her moves to the test as she launches performing arts school with her sister

Centre stage: Pixie Lott puts her moves to the test as she launches performing arts school with her sister

She found fame as an international pop star and is currently showcasing her nifty footwork skills on Strictly Come Dancing.
So it's no surprise that Pixie Lott attracted a large crowd of hopefuls keen to follow in her footsteps at the Pixie Lott Italia Conti open day in Chelmsford, Essex on Monday.
The Mama Do hit-maker and stage school alumni is launching an Italia Conti associate school along with her sister Charlie-Ann and mother Beverley in order to give youngsters the same chances she had in life.
Scroll down for video
Sister act: Pixie Lott and her sister Charlie-Ann attended an open day for her new Pixie Lott Italia Conti project in Chelmsford, Essex on Monday

Sister act: Pixie Lott and her sister Charlie-Ann attended an open day for her new Pixie Lott Italia Conti project in Chelmsford, Essex on Monday
The singer got stuck in during a dance class, showing a group of teens why she's one of the top contenders for the Glitterball trophy on this year's series of Strictly.Dressed in casual ripped jeans, white lace-up shoes and a striped off-the-shoulder top, Pixie looked like she'd stepped straight out of the cast of Fame.
Her blonde locks were tied back in a seriously voluminous low ponytail.
Perfect poser: The 23-year-old singer looked every inch the stage school star in her off-the-shoulder stripy top, ripped jeans and loose ponytail

Perfect poser: The 23-year-old singer looked every inch the stage school star in her off-the-shoulder stripy top, ripped jeans and loose ponytail
She posed alongside her sister Charlie-Ann during the open day, with her older sibling cutting a smart figure in a chic dress and black blazer.
Pixie's new venture is aimed at children aged three and over and is due to open at Boswells School in January 2015.
Classes will run on Saturdays and give talented kids great links to the famous London theatre school that Pixie attended.
Putting them through their paces: Pixie joined in with the teens during a taster dance class ahead of the big launch in January 2015 

Putting them through their paces: Pixie joined in with the teens during a taster dance class ahead of the big launch in January 2015 

Her mum Beverley previously told the Chelmsford Weekly News: 'This is something we’ve wanted to do since Pixie was so successful at the school. We’re very excited about it.'
Pixie is currently ranked joint second on the leader board alongside The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge, with Jake Wood and Caroline Flack tying in the top spot.
But in spite of her positive feedback, the starlet was left in tears at the end of her rumba last Saturday when nerves took over.
‘I never get nervous but for these live performances I've been a wreck,' Pixie explained to Now magazine.
‘I'm so tired and I get more hungry, so I feel I want to eat everything.'
Dance pro: Stage school alumni Pixie wants to offer youngsters the same chances she had as a child
Dance pro: Stage school alumni Pixie wants to offer youngsters the same chances she had as a child


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2801784/pixie-lott-puts-moves-test-launches-performing-arts-school.html#ixzz3GrI1dUk9
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Kimberley Garner, Vanessa White, Amber Le Bon and Laura Whitmore at Myla lingerie party

Forgotten something? Kimberley Garner flashes her pert bottom in daring minidress with sheer side panels at lingerie party

She's not exactly known for being shy and retiring but Kimberley Garner managed to outdo herself with her outfit choice in London on Tuesday. 
The Made In Chelsea starlet arrived at the Myla lingerie's 15th anniversary party but ironically it looked like she had forgotten her underwear. 
She chose a black thigh-skimming dress with sheer panels down the sides which offered a generous glimpse of her toned bottom. 
Scroll down for video 
Party girl: Kimberley certainly looked the part as she partied with fellow pals in support of Myla

Party girl: Kimberley certainly looked the part as she partied with fellow pals in support of Myla
Back-to-front: The reality TV personality certainly showed off her impressive figure in the revealing dress
She's a LEG-end! Kimberley continues to pose for the cameras

Back-to-front: The reality TV personality certainly showed off her impressive figure in the revealing dress
The daring dress was designed to show off Kimberley's derriere and she made sure photographers got the best shot as she posed up a storm.
Her modestly was protected only by the leaf design over the sheer panelling but the outfit left little to the imagination.
On top, Kimberley kept it demure with her hair swept over one shoulder, all the better to show off her dramatic diamond earrings. Red lipstick completed the bombshell look as Kimberly did her best to steal attention away from the other attendees. 
Nice to see (through) you: Kimberley commanded some serious attention throughout the entire night 

Kinky boots: She also wore some suede ankle boots to finish the look off
Nice to see (through) you: Kimberley commanded some serious attention throughout the entire night 
Illusion: The dress also featured optical illusion panelling on the front to give the suggestion of extra curves

Illusion: The dress also featured optical illusion panelling on the front to give the suggestion of extra curves
Daring: Made In Chelsea starlet Kimberley Garner showed off her bare bottom in a daring dress at the Myla London's 15th anniversary party
Daring: Made In Chelsea starlet Kimberley Garner showed off her bare bottom in a daring dress at the Myla London's 15th anniversary party
Stepping out: The former reality TV star certainly knows to dress provocatively 

Blonde ambition: Unsurprisingly, the blonde beauty is also a swimwear model - for her own range
Stepping out: The former reality TV star certainly knows to dress provocatively 
Not shy! Her modestly was protected only by the leaf design over the sheer panelling but the outfit left little to the imagination

Not shy! Her modestly was protected only by the leaf design over the sheer panelling but the outfit left little to the imagination
Showcasing her best ass-ets: Kimberley gave onlookers quite the view as she posed up a storm at the bash 
Showcasing her best ass-ets: Kimberley gave onlookers quite the view as she posed up a storm at the bash 
To make her long legs appear even longer, Kimberley chose a pair of stiletto ankle boots.
Model Amber Le Bon also attended the event in a daring backless top with leather-effect trousers.
She matched the look with cumbersome trainers which featured studded detail.  
The long and short of it: To make her legs appear even longer, Kimberley chose a pair of stiletto ankle boots

The long and short of it: To make her legs appear even longer, Kimberley chose a pair of stiletto ankle boots
Raising her (side) profile: The blonde beauty had no problem with letting it all hang out...
Raising her (side) profile: The blonde beauty had no problem with letting it all hang out...
Definitely not the butt of the jokes! Kimberley attracted plenty of positive attention on Tuesday evening

Definitely not the butt of the jokes! Kimberley attracted plenty of positive attention on Tuesday evening
Posing provocatively for the cameras, she's clearly an ideal brand fit for the lingerie brand.
With heavily-defined eyes, she also debuted 'dipped' hair which was increasingly blonde at the ends. 
She ensured it was off-set against barely-there make-up for impressive contrast.
Model behaviour: Amber Le Bon also attended the event in a daring backless top with leather-effect trousers

Model behaviour: Amber Le Bon also attended the event in a daring backless top with leather-effect trousers
Looking good: The daughter of Simon and Yasmin Le Bon has certainly inherited their stage presence  
Posing provocatively for the cameras, she's clearly an ideal brand fit for the lingerie brand

Looking good: The daughter of Simon and Yasmin Le Bon has certainly inherited their stage presence  
In good company: Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Kidman, Scarlet Johansson and Kylie are fans of Myla
In good company: Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Kidman, Scarlet Johansson and Kylie are fans of Myla

Other guests there included Jodie Kidd, Laura Whitmore, Rosie Fortescue and singer Natalie Coyle.
However, perhaps the best-dressed person was The Saturdays' Vanessa White, who wowed in a metallic-effect dress.  
Featuring subtle leopard-print elements, it presented a demure aesthetic which she capped with gold shoes.  
White-on: Vanessa White from the Saturdays looked fantastic in a classy gown
White-on: Vanessa White from the Saturdays looked fantastic in a classy gown
Looking good every day of the week: The girl-group star has certainly refined her image of late...
Looking good every day of the week: The girl-group star has certainly refined her image of late...
Classy: Vanessa sported one of her best-ever looks when she stepped out on Tuesday
Classy: Vanessa sported one of her best-ever looks when she stepped out on Tuesday
Tattoo'll do nicely: She also managed to display her tattoos without completely ruining her look
Tattoo'll do nicely: She also managed to display her tattoos without completely ruining her look
Glam: Olivia Inge (R) and Rosie Fortescue also attended the bash - but in more conservative attire
Olivia sported a slightly more grunge-inspired look
Glam: Olivia Inge (R) and Lucy Watson also attended the bash - but in more conservative attire
Laura Whitmore shunned the idea of anything too revealing - choosing to show some front in a tummy-revealing crop-top. 
She matched it with a tartan-print skirt and grunge-inspired leather jacket. In fact, she looked like something from either Clueless or My So-Called Life. 
All-black: Roxie Nafousi and Made In Chelsea's Ashley James wore somewhat similar outfits
Busy girl: Ashley was out the previous night at Urinetown: The Musical
All-black: Roxie Nafousi and Made In Chelsea's Ashley James wore somewhat similar outfits
Look-a-like: Kimberley partied with Made In Chelsea's Ashley wearing similar looks

Look-a-like: Kimberley partied with Made In Chelsea's Ashley wearing similar looks
Check her out: Laura Whitmore sported a tartan-print skirt for the bash in central London
Check her out: Laura Whitmore sported a tartan-print skirt for the bash in central London
Spinning around: Laura was invited to spin some classics as the party's special-guest DJ
Spinning around: Laura was invited to spin some classics as the party's special-guest DJ
Play my new song! Vanessa looked like she was about to make a personal request...
Play my new song! Vanessa looked like she was about to make a personal request...
He Cole the show: Strictly's Brendan Cole and his wife cosied up to each other for the photographers 
He Cole the show: Strictly's Brendan Cole and his wife cosied up to each other for the photographers 
In terms of cultural references, Myla’s 'pearl thong' memorably shot to fame when it featured in an episode of Sex and the City.
A favourite for celebrities including Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Kidman, Scarlet Johansson and Kylie Minogue.
All the classics! Natalie wasn't the only classical artist there - violinist Linzi Stoppard also attended
Gorgeous: Linzi was perfectly dressed
All the classics! Natalie wasn't the only classical artist there - violinist Linzi Stoppard also attended
Classic singer meets modern look: Natalie Coyle appeared in a nude-coloured dress with red detail
Classic singer meets modern look: Natalie Coyle appeared in a nude-coloured dress with red detail
You're KIDD-ing! Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley cut stylish figures as they make their entrance
You're KIDD-ing! Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley cut stylish figures as they make their entrance
That's shoe-business! Jodie shows her playful side to the camera in blue flats
That's shoe-business! Jodie shows her playful side to the camera in blue flats
The look of love: Model Jodie and her partner appeared to be inseparable as they socialised 
The look of love: Model Jodie and her partner appeared to be inseparable as they socialised 
 Clearly having a good time! Olivia Inge proves that all this partying can be thirsty work...
 Clearly having a good time! Olivia Inge proves that all this partying can be thirsty work...
Getting into the spirit of things: Henry Conway joins the party in typically camp style
Getting into the spirit of things: Henry Conway joins the party in typically camp style
Fancy bumping into you here! Natalie Pink showed off her maternal figure at the party
Fancy bumping into you here! Natalie Pink showed off her maternal figure at the party
Glowing: The expectant mother still squeezed herself into skinny jeans and stiletto shoes
Glowing: The expectant mother still squeezed herself into skinny jeans and stiletto shoes
Less is more: Models happily show off the brand's impressive range of lingerie and sleepwear
Less is more: Models happily show off the brand's impressive range of lingerie and sleepwear


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2802050/kimberley-garner-reveals-glimpse-toned-derriere-daring-thigh-high-dress-sheer-panels-lingerie-party.html#ixzz3GpShAC4d
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook