Style focus – Alice Eve

Alice Eve is one of those actresses who has quietly been creeping into our minds in 2015. She’s been around for quite a while, (I remember her in the BBC adaptation of ‘The Rotters Club’ quite a few years ago and she was pretty great in that)  and has starred in films like Starter for Ten and Sex and the City 2,  but 2015 has seen her emerge as one to watch, and 2016 will see her star with Hollywood luminaries such as Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins.

Winning the genetic lottery has also helped her to stand out, as the daughter of Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan she could never be anything less than beautiful, but Alice is blessed with an almost chameleon like beauty. One minute she is all girl next door, with a peaches and cream complexion and perfect teeth, the next minute she is fully fledged Hollywood, old school goddess, with Veronica Lake hair and a Hitchcock blonde countenance that means she sometimes looks like a women born 80 years too late.

She’s stylish too, I love how she can go from girl next door casual to full on screen vamp. She embraces colour- look how good she looks in orange, green and yellow, and yet never underestimates the power of the Little black dress. I particularly loves how she can wear a show stopping purple gown, totally full length and fabulous, and yet underscore it with a messy ponytail – showing total style confidence.

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pool party style

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This tangerine dress looks amazing on Alice

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More citrus zest

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One of my faves – I’m thinking WASP 1950s style

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Ultra glam

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Airport glam

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Off duty chic

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glamour girl dress undone hair

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Va Va Voom with red lips

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So love this look

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STRICTLY COME DANCING THE LIVE TOUR – IT’S ALMOST TIME

With Christmas almost out of the way, the glitterball is being polished, the sequins are being sewn onto dresses and jackets, and those dancing shoes will soon be getting an outing once again. Yes, January can only mean the launch of the glitziest show in town, ‘Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour’ will soon be back in town for the ninth star spangled year.

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The very exciting news is that two of this year’s finalists will be taking to the huge dance floors, with both fan favourite and winner Jay McGuiness and the wonderful Georgia May Foote being confirmed as part of the tour with their professsional partners Aliona Vilani and Giovanni Pernice. They will be joining some of the other contestants from 2015, Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec, Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe and Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko. Also joining the tour are two stars from previous seasons, the snake- hipped Jake Wood with Janette Manrara, and one of the stars of last year, The Saturday’s Frankie Bridge with partner Kevin Clifton. Frankie was due to star in the live show last year, but was forced to withdraw due to pregnancy, so it will be great to see her this year.

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The tour opens at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 22 January 2016. This time around, there is a brand new host, with Mel Geidroyc, fresh from ‘The Great British Bake off’ taking the helm. Original judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horword are also returning, great for those who missed a ‘ten from Len’ last year.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

22 – 24th January Birmingham: The Barclaycard Arena  0844 338 8000  

(Friday 22nd at 7.30pm, Saturday 23rd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 24th at 1.30pm & 6.30pm)

 

26 – 27 January  Sheffield Arena   0114 256 5656   

(Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 27th at 7.30pm)

 

28 – 29 January   Leeds: First Direct Arena    0844 248 1585

(Thursday 28th at 7.30pm, Friday 29th at 7.30pm)

 

30 – 31 January     Manchester Arena   0844 847 8000

(Saturday 30th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 31st at 1.30pm)

 

2 February   Liverpool: Echo Arena  0844 8000 400

(Tuesday 2nd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

 

3 – 4 February   Newcastle: Metro Radio Arena     0844 493 6666

(Wednesday 3rd at 7.30pm, Thursday 4th at 2:30pm & 7.30pm)

 

5 – 7 February   Glasgow: The SSE Hydro    0844 395 4000

(Friday 5th at 7.30pm, Saturday 6th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 7th at 1.30pm)

 

9 – 10 February   Nottingham: Capital FM Arena     0843 373 3000

(Tuesday 9th at 7.30pm, Wednesday 10th at 2.30pm & 7.30pm)

 

11 – 12 February     London: The SSE Arena, Wembley   0844 815 0815

(Thursday 11th at 7.30pm, Friday 12th at 7.30pm)

 

13 – 14 February    London: The O2  0844 856 0202

(Saturday 13th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 14th at 1.30pm and 6.30pm)

 

Tickets costs: £35 – £65 (bands venue dependent) 

The O2 prices are £36 – £66 (Inclusive of a £1 per ticket venue facility fee)

All ticket prices are subject to a booking fee

To book tickets please contact the venue or call 0844 875 8758

For online bookings visit www.ticketzone.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk . For more information visit www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

Facts about Obesity and Possible Solutions

Obesity is all around us. It is a global pandemic that affects all of the developed world. Let’s take a look at some facts about obesity before considering some of the things that could be done to make a difference.

Facts about Obesity

  • Obesity is the fifth most likely cause of death globally. Obesity-related illnesses score higher.
  • Every year, some 2.8 million adults die because of obesity.
  • 44% of diabetics, 23% of people with cardiovascular disease and between 7% and 41% of cancer patients are obese.
  • 1.5 billion adults are currently overweight. Some 500 million of these (300 women/200 men) are obese.
  • 43 million children under the age of 5 are overweight.
  • Each year, some $100 billion is spent on obesity.
  • Almost everybody knows at least one person that will die of obesity or an illness related to it.

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What Can Be Done?

Obviously, obesity is a really big problem and we cannot dig our heads in the sand and hope it will go away if we just ignore it. Over the past 10 years alone, the statistics have grown to staggering proportions. So much so, in fact, that for the first time in the history of mankind (as far as is known) this generation will have a shorter life expectancy than the previous one. Luckily, there is a commitment to finding solutions and to find them fast.

One issue is that many people, and particularly those who do not suffer from obesity or who were overweight and managed to lose it, believe that obesity is someone’s own fault. While it is true that lack of education and lack of opportunities to eat healthy and move a lot are the important factors that cause obesity, it is often not someone’s ‘fault’ as such. Additionally, this type of judgmental attitude is not beneficial to anybody.

The approach to obesity has to be threefold:

  1. The development of proper medical treatment for people who are already obese, for instance in the form of bariatric surgery.
  2. A public commitment from food manufacturers to make their meals healthier.
  3. A commitment from people to actually turn their life around and make healthier choices.

The Healthy Choices Element

It is certainly true that it is difficult to eat healthy when we are surrounded by processed and genetically modified crops. However, how often do you walk to work instead of taking the car? How often do you take the escalator or elevator instead of taking the stairs? How often do you have a quick chocolate bar instead of some carrot sticks? You don’t have to have the time to go to the gym to be healthy. You don’t have to have the money to eat organic to be healthy. There are many things that people can do. And if you are considering bariatric surgery, as many people now are, you will also have to make those changes to your lifestyle if your surgery is to be a success overall.