Madonna in London

Madonna

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The world-famous singer and songwriter that is Madonna needs no introduction, having made quite the name for herself over the years by continuously pushing the boundaries in the mainstream pop music industry. While Madonna may be American, and have strong ties to New York City, London has long since held a special place in her heart, so much so that the artist recently decided to relocate to the city.

The West End
The theaters that line London’s West End have become a significant part of British culture, and it was in 2002 that Madonna took her first foray into the world of theater. The play, titled Up for Grabs, was written by Australian playwright David Williamson and is about a female art dealer who is trying to establish herself in the city and in the industry. Madonna performed the lead role in the play, and while her performance may not have been met with much appreciation from the critics, it was an experience that this multi-talented actress does not regret.

Homes in London
Madonna owns six different properties in Central London, with her current permanent residence being located in Marylebone. While many celebrities would automatically opt for the sophisticated district of Mayfair, Madonna recognizes the potential that Marylebone has, which is why she owns three properties here. In addition to her £7 million family townhouse, Madonna has also recently purchased the adjacent property for £6 million, and also owns two cottages nearby. Outside of Marylebone, Madonna also owns a Georgian townhouse near Regent’s Park, a sprawling estate in Wiltshire, and two West End buildings, which are currently being used by the Kaballah religious sect, something that is of a huge personal importance to the star.

Favorite London Spots
Madonna is constantly being spotted all over the streets of London, but there are certain spots that she tends to favor. The Ivy, in London’s West End, has long since been one of her favorite restaurants to dine at, although the artist also regularly frequents Kensington Place, a modern seafood restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill. When it comes to an evening of drinks, Madonna truly enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of a classic British pub, with the Scarsdale Tavern in Kensington being one of her favorites. When it comes to Madonna’s favorite London clubs, the list is extensive, but China White, Rock and Kabaret are among her top five. Of course, Madonna is also renowned for her style, and she appreciates the diversity that comes with British fashion. From Koh Samui in Covent Garden to Voyage on Fulham Road, London has always been one of Madonna’s favorite cities for a shopping trip.

Madonna is considered to be the best-selling female artist of all time, and her music has touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. With all of the investments that the artist has made into the London property market, it would seem as though Madonna is in the city to stay, which is something that London locals are most definitely excited about.

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Jenny Packham – Queen of Social Style

Jenny Packam

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Launched in 1988, the Jenny Packham brand and their unique signature style helped to revolutionize the bridal industry, providing it with a much more contemporary perspective. Now, in addition to bridalwear, Jenny Packham also creates ready-to-wear, resort, accessories and lingerie collections, with flagship stores in all of the major fashion capitals of the world. From Angelina Jolie to Kate Hudson to Dita Von Teese to The Duchess of Cambridge, Jenny Packham’s designs have been worn and loved by some of the most talented and influential women of this generation.

Caters to the Everyday Woman
London’s fashion scene is known for its eccentricity and quirkiness, but by staying away from experimental looks, Jenny Packham managed to carve out quite the unique niche for the brand. Packham’s signature floor-length gowns, that each cut a simple yet flattering silhouette, are aimed at the everyday woman. While critics may say that Packham’s designs are ‘safe’, their elegance makes them appropriate for many different occasions, while Packham’s signature detailing, from the cascading beadwork to the intricate embroidery, gives them an edge to stand out from the crowd.

Exceptional Bridalwear
Jenny Packham’s wedding dresses bring in half of the brand’s overall revenue, making them a significant part of the business. Packham discovered that unlike evening wear, occasion and bridalwear were able to hold strong against the recession, leading Packham to form partnerships with bridal companies all over the world, from the US to South Korea to Japan. When it comes to celebrity weddings, Packham has designed quite a few dresses, coming up with brilliant bridal creations for everyone from Liz Hurley to Fearne Cotton to Kim Sears. However, in order to remain accessible to her customers, Packham has recently launched a mini collection featuring nine floor-length gowns that are more affordable thanks to cheaper fabrics. With flowing silhouettes contrasting against contemporary structured shapes, these gowns are going to be extremely sought after for weddings this year.

Models wearing Jenny Packam gowns

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Jenny Packham’s Tips on Choosing a Gown
There are usually many different factors running through a woman’s mind when she is choosing a gown, which is why Packham has come up with a few top tips to help in this situation. Firstly, Packham advises that women keep it simple and try not to stress about the dress too much, as this will add unnecessary pressure. When it comes to choosing a silhouette, pick the era that flatters your body shape the most, such as the Art Deco styles of the 20’s, as this will really help to narrow down your options. Finally, Packham advises that women make an effort to live in the moment. All too often, she comes across customers that want a dress that will still be in style in ten years time. However, this is near to impossible, so rather than trying to contemplate what you may want to be wearing in a decade, live in the moment and choose what works best for you right now.

Packham’s latest collections celebrate style and energy, and, of course, have plenty of Packham’s signature glamor. Jenny Packham’s collections are available all over the world, from Packham’s own flagship stores to other well-known department stores, and can also be easily purchased online.

Celebrity Inspired New Year’s Style

Celebrities have direct access to some of the most talented designers and stylists around, so it only makes sense to turn to them when we need some extra style inspiration. To help you to plan your look for new year’s eve, OROGOLD has put together a few different styles that have been inspired by some of our favorite celebrities.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss
Kate Moss never fails to look glam at every occasion, and she also understands exactly what needs to be worn in order to stand out from the crowd. If you are heading to a party where you know many of the women will be dressed in classic black, OROGOLD suggests taking a page from Kate Moss’ book and going for a sleek all-white number instead. If you want to step away from wearing a dress, Kate Moss also frequently rocks a stylish jumpsuit that, while more practical than a dress, still manages to exude the same amount of sex appeal.

Rihanna

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Rihanna
When it comes to sparkly but casual, Rihanna is the celebrity to look to. If a sparkly sequinned dress is not something you feel comfortable wearing, but you still like the idea of the sparkle, channel Rihanna by opting for one of her signature sparkly crop tops. Rihanna usually pairs this with a pair of rolled up boyfriend jeans and some block heels, resulting in a stand-out party look that is still extremely down to earth.

Kate Botsworth

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Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth loves 60’s style shift dresses, and this is a great look to wear on new year’s. OROGOLD suggests pairing your mini shift dress with some biker boots and tousled hair. A printed shift dress is also a fun option, or you could also opt for some unique accessories to liven your look up. While bare legs always look fantastic with this look, if you are going to be spending time outdoors in the cold, OROGOLD would also suggest wearing a pair of classic black tights.

Kate Beckingsale

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Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale has many looks that OROGOLD loves, but there is one hairstyle in particular that we feel would be well-suited to new year’s eve. If you know that you will be spending the majority of the night deep within a crowd or rocking it out on a dance floor, a high pony is a sleek and stylish way to keep your hair neat and tidy. For an added touch of glam, use a curling iron to gently curl the end of your pony, allowing it to flick outwards, giving your look some extra body.

When it comes to dressing up for a special occasion, celebrities are the ideal people to turn to. From Kate Moss’ sleek white gown amongst a sea of little black dresses, to Rihanna’s perfect combination of low-key with sparkle to a new year’s hairstyle that looks glam but is so practical at the same time, these celebrity looks are all easy to borrow from if you need some inspiration for new year’s eve.

Celebrity Diet Secrets – OROGOLD Reviews

Model having a cup of coffee in a cafe.

Celebrities are known for their crazy diets, often taking it to the extremes in order to shed a few pounds. However, OROGOLD has looked at the many different celebrity diets out there, and found some that are really actually quite beneficial to the body. Take a look at some of the best celebrity diet secrets out there.

Woman having her breakfast in bed.

Never Skip Breakfast
The phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ couldn’t be more true, and this is why American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, has one rule when on a diet; never skip breakfast. Rather than opting for a large, greasy breakfast, choose something light. For those who are rushed for time in the morning, OROGOLD recommends a protein bar, as these can be a great source of energy and nutrients.

Woman on a vegan diet.

The Vegan Diet
The vegan diet is a popular one amongst celebrities, especially when it comes to losing baby weight. Beyonce and Jay Z completed a 22-day vegan diet together, while Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding and Kate Mara also try to eat as vegan as possible. Simply put, a vegan diet means cutting out any foods that come from animals, including meat, all dairy, eggs and even candy that contains gelatin. Instead, you would focus on a plant-based diet that is rich in grains, seeds, nuts and lentils. Although this may seem difficult, there are many delicious vegan alternatives to your favorite meat and dairy foods that should help curb any cravings, and there are plenty of tasty vegan recipes out there that will soon have you wondering why you didn’t try going vegan sooner.

Woman enjoying wine and salmon on bread.

The ABC Rule
Celebrities such as model/actress Kate Upton keep themselves in shape by following the ABC rule when it comes to their diets. This means cutting out alcohol, bread and processed carbohydrates, which is much more simple than other diets. For her main protein, she chooses a simply cooked salmon or a grilled chicken breast, and pairs this with steamed vegetables. Upton also makes sure that whenever she snacks during the day, she chooses healthy foods, such as raw almonds, a green juice, or a protein bar.

Woman sipping on coconut water in a beach.

Coconut Water
Hydrating, low in calories, and with four times the amount of potassium as a banana, it is no surprise that coconut water is a favorite with many celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Demi Moore and Sienna Miller. Madonna has even gone as far as to invest $1.5 million in Vita Coco Coconut Water, truly showing her devotion to the product. In addition to lowering blood pressure and aiding with digestion, coconut water is also packed with electrolytes, which are the minerals that are necessary for many important body functions, such as brain operation and muscle movement.

Although some celeb diets may seem slightly crazy, celebrities do have plenty of great diet secrets that we can all benefit from. From cutting out animal products to hydrating the body with coconut water, these are all great tips that we should all consider incorporating into our lives.

OROGOLD Examines Celebrity Skin Care Tips: Keep or Toss? ORO GOLD Reviews

You want to look younger? Who doesn’t? Ever dreamt of having flawless body like your favorite celebs? Who hasn’t?  Let us get you in on a secret. It’s certainly not impossible to enjoy a flawless looking body like your favorite celebrity, but it’s certainly not going to be easy. Ensuring that your body looks flawless is a time consuming job that requires a lot of discipline and self control. We rounded up some of the top tips offered by celebrities to let you in on their little secrets. Skin care and body care are certainly not as easy as they make them sound, but these tips are definitely an excellent place to start.

Denise Richards in front of the OROGOLD wallCelebrity Tip from Denise Richards (in her interview with OK Magazine!) – Be particular about what you put on your skin and your body.

It’s great to have a skin care and body care routine, but you should ensure that you use products which actually suit your skin type. Choosing products is about checking for their compatibility with your skin and glancing through the ingredient list, not about getting attracted to that fancy looking jar and amazing marketing. If a brand can offer you the best of both worlds, why not!

Actress Kristin DunstCelebrity Tip from Kirsten Dunst (in her interview with Stylelist.com) – Moisturize your skin twice a day.

Any skin care routine requires you to follow two routines – one for the mornings and one for your nightly skin care. Both routines require certain basic processes such as cleansing, using serums and moisturizing the skin. OROGOLD suggests that you use a protective moisturizer in the mornings that prepares your skin for the day and acts as the perfect base for your minimalist make-up application and a hydrating moisturizer at night so that you can enjoy a softer and smoother look the next morning. 

Actress Ellen PompeoCelebrity Tip from Ellen Pompeo (in her interview with the Allure Magazine) – Drink a lot of water.

OROGOLD has always advised its customers to drink a lot of water so as to ensure that their skin and their body remains hydrated. When you drink water, it doesn’t directly affect the skin. It flushes through your intestines and gets absorbed into the blood stream. Only then does it get filtered to the kidneys, the point when it hydrates the cells of your body. Thus, drinking water might not directly hydrate your skin, but it ensures that your body functions normally. OROGOLD advises you to add topical skin care moisturizers that allow you to enjoy a hydrated look. This helps you to take care of hydration from the inside as well as the outside.

Celebrity Tip from Nicole Richie (in her interview with the New York Times) – Don’t wear a lot of make-up so that your skin has some space to breathe.

While wearing make-up isn’t necessarily a bad thing (it somewhat protects your skin from the sun), wearing too much of make-up can torment your skin. And didn’t you follow the recently concluded New York Fashion Week? Going “au naturel” is the hippest thing in the world of fashion. The lesser the make-up, the more fashionable you look. Remember, the idea is to add subtle amounts of make-up so as to highlight your main features, not to look plastic.  OROGOLD advises you to follow a proper and well defined skin care routine and concentrate on that UVA and UVB protection so that your skin looks beautiful even without make-up.

Remember, you don’t have a team of professionals helping you out with every aspect of skin and body care. You don’t have a huge fan following to give you that extra motivation. But, you do have that dream. Cling on to it with both hands and stay focused. A flawless looking body is easy to find, provided you give it the attention that it deserves.