Monthly Archives: December 2013

BAFTAs with TriForce

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We attended the BAFTAs Triforce short film event on Sunday 8th December 2013 at Piccadilly and discovered all the latest talent they had to offer to the industry.

Suffering a slight wardrobe malfunction (that was gargantuan, I had to remain ‘with jacket’ when mingling).

We judged seven movies and found that both ‘Sunny Boy’ and ‘Lost and Found’ won the night.

Of particular note were both Sam Washington of short film ‘Lost and Found’ mentioned above and James Cotton (7th Reel Pictures) who has just released ‘Powder Room’ for our viewing pleasure.  We were also delighted to meet Petra Bryant (up and coming star for 2014) whose first film is due to be released over Christmas, Louise George and a host of talent in the shape of many actors, directors, writers, producers and event teams present on the night and the home of BAFTAs was literally crammed full of talent.  Our hosts (black Ant and Dec!) were none other than Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres, two genuinely wonderful people who deserve all the accolade and praise that will no doubt be coming their way…

Thank you all for a truly wondrous night.

D+ Perk Ups ultimate wardrobe solution

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D+ Perk Ups

C – H Cups – These are an incredible invention and really work for larger sizes. Designed specifically to ‘perk up’ larger sizes, the amazing D+ Perk-Ups will lift, shape and support you without any straps. But the best bit is that these are probably things you’ll wear on your boobs! You won’t find these in smaller sizes because they only work for a more ‘blessed’ figure, not for smaller sizes. Imagine all those red carpet outfits you haven’t dared to wear before! Totally reusable.We would welcome your feedback on the product efficacy…

Happy Shopping

Forget Spanx…It’s all about the Figgahugga

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If you’re planning to slip into a slinky frock for your Christmas party but your gym regime has been neglected, one company thinks it has the answer.

Figgahugga, a new British brand, has unveiled a range of dresses that offer your body a ‘360 degree hug’ and make you look slimmer in the process.

While the new brand is far from being the only shapewear on the market, unlike Spanx, brightly-coloured Figgahuggas are designed to be seen.

Festival wear: As well as smoothing your shape, the garments have a silicone hem – perfect for clubbing

As a result, the £49.99 garments only come in vibrant colours, among them neon green, bright pink and electric blue.

Each dress in the range is constructed with a seamed ‘secret support’ lining, which works like a corset, helping to shape your figure, define your waist and create a smooth silhouette – all while keeping you cool and dry.

The colourful garments, which come in four different sizes, are made from a comfortable mix of nylon and lycra.

Although the cheerful hues might not be to everyone’s taste, they do, say the company, double as festival attire thanks to the silicone hem that promises to stop the dress riding up when dancing.

Before and after: The £49.99 dresses claim to give a 360 degree 'hug' and flatten your tummy, smooth hips, as well as hide visible underwear lines Before and after: The dresses give a 360 degree ‘hug’ and flatten your tummy, while concealing VPL

 

Rave, baby! The shapewear claims to be different because it is aimed to be seen rather than hidden under your clothes
Rave, baby! The shapewear claims to be different because it is aimed to be seen rather than hidden under your clothes

Difference: Unlike Spanx and other brands, the Figgahugga is designed to be seen underneath clothes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Femail at Daily Mail 6.12.13

How to date …

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There may be a million fish in the sea, but not all of them are catches.

With the introduction of online dating, the process of finding the perfect man has become even more complicated.

Here are five stereotypical types of dating character, how to spot them and how to deal with them.

Pickup Pete

Pickup Pete is extremely confident and self-assured when it comes to dating. He spends his time reading books on how to meet women and testing out the techniques. He is charming and attentive but enjoys the single life too much to commit.

Spot him: He’ll NEVER seem nervous or flustered, and will always have a stock line in any situation.

Deal with him: If you’re not looking for long-term, Pete can be a dream come true. He’ll make you feel like you’re the most beautiful, fascinating girl in the world, and he is the perfect cure for a bad break-up. Enjoy having him around for a year but if he fails to mention the future after that, end it.

Pickup Pete: He's extremely confident and self-assured when it comes to dating but he'll never commit Pickup Pete: He’s extremely confident and self-assured when it comes to dating but he’ll never commit
Timewaster Trev: He uses the latest dating apps to give his ego a boost- for him it's all about the attention his online profile getsTimewaster Trev: He uses the latest dating apps to give his ego a boost- for him it’s all about the attention his online profile gets

 

Timewaster Trev

Timewaster Trev uses the latest dating apps to give his ego a boost – for him, it’s all about the attention his online profile gets. In reality, he actually lacks confidence which is why he is unable to hold down a relationship and usually strings girls along until he gets bored. He will turn up late to dates and spends most of the time checking the hits on his dating profile.

Spot him: His online dating profile is active 24/7. He makes last-minute plans, and you’ll be sure to receive sporadic texts from him when you least expect to.

Deal with him: Strict boundaries will protect you. Don’t accept dates with less than two days notice, and end things after three months if he hasn’t introduced you to his friends.

Friend Zone Fred

Friend Zone Fred lacks confidence and always ends up as just a friend. He treats women with respect but finds that he is usually the shoulder to cry on. You won’t find Friend Zone Fred on dating websites; he finds them too daunting.

Spot him: After five dates, he still hasn’t tried to kiss you. Or if he has, he asked permission first.

Deal with him: He is perfect husband material but his self-confidence just needs a bit of a boost. Try complimenting him – this may just be the assurance he needs to escape the Friend Zone.

Friend Zone Fred: He lacks confidence and always ends up as just a friend but he would make perfect husband material Friend Zone Fred: He lacks confidence and always ends up as just a friend but he would make perfect husband material
Shy Simon: He is an introvert and finds it very difficult to talk to women so you need to make it easy for him to ask you outShy Simon: He is an introvert and finds it very difficult to talk to women so you need to make it easy for him to ask you out

 

Shy Simon

Shy Simon is an introvert and finds it very difficult to talk to women. Simon would love a girlfriend but assumes that he is not attractive enough and retreats into his own world in order to protect himself from getting hurt. He stays at home instead of going out and does not have a large group of male friends as he tends to be overshadowed by larger personalities.

Clingy Clive: He spends too much time worrying and too little time enjoying himself - lay down the rules from the get-goClingy Clive: He spends too much time worrying and too little time enjoying himself – lay down the rules from the get-go

 

Spot him: He’s the man you feel isn’t interested in you, yet is always hanging around. He may often give you one-word answers if you try to strike up a conversation.

Deal with him: Make it easy for him to ask you out – mention a film you’d love to see, or a new bar you’d like to visit. Patiently wait while he stammers out a compliment. Ask his advice on things, then tell him how much you appreciate it.

Clingy Clive

Clingy Clive spends too much time worrying and too little time enjoying himself. The relationship starts positively but his lack of confidence soon gets the better of him and he can end up scaring women away.

Spot him: He sends five texts on the way home after a first date. He sulks if you don’t return calls or messages within five minutes. He calls you his girlfriend after two weeks.

Deal with him:This kind of behaviour can make you feel special initially but long-term, it could be a nightmare. Make sure that you lay down the ground rules from the get-go – this could break a bad habit immediately. No incessant calls or texts allowed.

 
Source: Daily Mail 6.12.13

Tiger Lilly Music … Dare you to love it

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We are just loving Tiger Lilly Music you can visit website  http://www.tigerlillymusic.co.uk/

She is guaranteed to bring goosebumps to those who listen to her lyrics, but hey, if you don’t want to, then just listen to the music it is so varied and has fantastic musicality…so get in now!

We are loving her current playlists including from the emotive “Walk a mile in my shoes” to the fun of “Chocolate button kisses”

Fall in love with Tiger Lilly now, find these tracks on her website and also available on iTunes.

#DAREYOUTOLOVEIT

 

Diamond Blend lights up Brentwood…

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It was a festive and fun packed Saturday (30th November) thankfully not too bitterly cold, when all converged on Brentwood High Street for the official switch on.  Singing beautifully with the voice of an angel, was Dani from Tiger Lilly (@tigerlillytweet) who invites us all to #showherthelove #lightupbrentwood…we saw the film crews no doubt panning for the Xmas Special of TOWIE.  But most importantly Diamond Blend was there in full force looking glam and defying age, cold and everything else #young!

We did have a great time as did the crowds swelling the high street and neighbouring parades and felt privileged to have been invited.  Phoenix FM did a great job of keeping the stage alive and there was plenty of entertainment and stalls to keep everyone busy.

See below our models, ambassadors and various artists enjoying the culmination of this tremendous event!

and in glorious technicolour (which do you prefer!)