It's been a busy old time for some of our favourite celebrities this week. It was great to see Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on the red carpet together for Richard Wilkins' Downs Syndrome fundraiser on Friday night — what a great couple! Delta, Joel and Seal were also in attendance. Charlize Theron shocked us all when she shaved her head, and Lady Gaga continued her tour with a stop in Brisbane. Deborra-Lee Furness surprised her husband Hugh Jackman at the Tony Awards by presenting him with his trophy — cute! But all this is just the beginning (read: Ryan Gosling did something really cute), click through to see the week in pictures, celebrity style.
There has been plenty of excitement surrounding the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations all over the globe — even in the beauty world. Take Butter London, for example, who launched a Queen Elizabeth-inspired Lillibet's Jubilee nail lacquer ($19.95). But when it came to all the 60th anniversary festivities, attendees decked themselves out in their Union Jack finest. See the beauty highlights from the Queen, Kate Middleton and more now.
If you thought that beauty products with the royal seal of approval came and went with Kate and Wills' wedding, think again. The Queen is getting her very own products in honour of her Diamond Jubilee that fêtes 60 years on the throne. So far Butter London — the cult nail brand that launched the tongue in cheek No More Waity, Katy for Kate Middleton ahead of her nuptials — has come up with Lillibet’s Jubilee, a sparkly pewter polish which makes reference to the Queen's childhood nickname. Then there's the No. 1 Perfume: Imperial Jubilee which has been created by legendary nose Clive Christian. Launching in June, the exclusive scent reportedly features a higher concentration of perfume, which might (just) justify its US$1,300 price tag. If you're willing to splash the cash at least you can be safe in the knowledge that you're one of the lucky 500 to get your hands on the very limited edition release to honour Queen Elizabeth.
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If it's one thing the royal family know how to do properly, it's hats! With Queen Elizabeth II touching down in Canberra last night, we thougt we'd look to HRH and the rest of the young and fabulously royal crew for some head wear pointers for this weekend's Cox Plate race day! Now, we're not suggesting that you run out and buy a turquoise, rose-adorned topper to finish off your ensemble for Saturday, but there are some inspiring styles from Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and our own Princess Mary that you can steal. Editor's note: Princess Beatrice's 'pretzel' number does not feature.
You say royal wedding, we say royalty-ridden guest list! All the Windsors were in attendance for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's weekend wedding, so we thought we should round up the best dressed guests so you can scope the style on show. Fascinators were the look of the day, with the royals — young and old — donning headwear for a day in the Scottish sunshine. From Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to the Queen herself, it was one well dressed crowd. See who else frocked up for Zara's big day.
We knew when we saw Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress that it would go down in history, and now the famed frock has its own exhibition to prove it. Entitled "The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design, An exhibition" opened over the weekend at Buckingham Palace, allowing the public to see up close Kate's Sarah Burton designed gown, her lace covered shoes, Cartier tiara, and the cake (complete with crumbling cuts). The Duchess accompanied the Queen to see the exhibit who muttered that it was "creepy" and "horrid", referring to the headless mannequin and floating veil. Upon closer inspection, we kinda agree with her majesty. Tell us what you think in the comments section below; does Kate's frock look gorgeous, or just plain ghostly?
It's not often that we put the words "Queen Elizabeth II" and "get inspired" in the same sentence — though admittedly she looked lovely in lemon at the royal wedding — but we simply have to mention her rather jazzy hair net that's adorned with pretty bows. Putting the V into the VIP day at the Chelsea Flower Show, her majesty opted for the rather trendy headpiece — we saw bows at the Chanel Haute Couture show earlier this year — joining Leighton Meester, Madonna and Lady Gaga in her love for the girly hair accessory. And as we're still rolling like a royalista, we're snapping up all of these cute bow clips. Hair net optional.
Royal dignitaries from around the globe congregated at London's Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park last night to dine together prior to tonight's royal wedding. Princes and princesses from Greece, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and more traveled to England to take part in the celebration. The House of Windsor hosted the event — Prince Charles was accompanied by his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, while Queen Elizabeth joined her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Spain's Princess Letizia was lovely in purple alongside her spouse, Prince Felipe, and his mum, Queen Sofia. Greece was represented by Crown Prince Pavlos and a nude gown-wearing Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Princess Mathilde and her Prince Philip were there for Belgium, and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended on behalf of Sweden. The husband-and-wife-to-be, Prince William and Kate Middleton, did not attend as they're sequestered in their respective places, Clarence House and the Goring Hotel, resting up while spectators angle for good spots along the route to Westminster Abbey.
Yesterday legendary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon received a Commander of the British Empire medal (CBE) Knighthood from the Queen. It was a much-deserved honour for the hairdresser of swinging '60s London who turned his name into a multi-million dollar brand.
But the best bit of the story for me was him describing the Queen’s hair as “a beautiful colour.” I don’t think anyone’s ever really said too much about the Queen’s hair before – fear of being put in the stocks – so I think it’s nice that a legend like Vidal has come out all guns blazing for grandma-chic.
The Telegraph also reports that the seasoned coiffeur has been trailed by a film crew for the past two years who are making a documentary about his life. And boy, what a life he’s had. As the man himself says, “I've had the most extraordinary adventure – a kid from the East End.”
But back to the Queen's hair, what do you think of it?