Saturday, 31 January 2009

If You Don't Create Change, Change Will Create You!


Living it up in Hollywood is all well and good when you have an unlimited budget to open the right doors into rooms filled with celebrity worshiping whores.
Making change is simple in LA LA Land because keeping up with the Cruises and the Beckhams is a full time job and requires much global travel with pets, family and colossal closets in tow.
The Hollywood Look for less top tip for an instant pick me, up without a gin and tonic, will astound you if you are able to pull it off.
Give up your job, move home, downsize and do something new. A change is as good as a rest when you work at what you love the best and trust us, when you work at what you love, you never work again.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Cathartic Closet Clear Out.



There is nothing like the buzz of clearing out your cluttered closet because lets face it, most of the fashion we buy has no reason why and is left to chance when we find ourselves in a pick me up trance.

We are all guilty of buying into the High Street, let alone craving the allure of couture, so recognising you cannot buy style, is the key.

Our Hollywood Look For Less Top Tip is to start again by saving those must have staples, then working towards building some easy to locate, complete outfits, fit for any occasion.

Be brave, bold and brutally truthful as you venture inside the abyss of your shopping addiction. If it does not fit, has never been worn or you would not been seen dead in, take a deep breath, detach and swap it with your chums for something new to you.

Paris Does A Hop After ITV Flop


Sometimes it takes much more than a Hollywood Heiress to to make good TV viewing a big success, especially if the girl in question has not checked out The Hollywood Look For Less. She arrived in style, commanded center stage, courted a new best friend but did not conquer our attention span, as ratings crashed even though she flaunted and flashed.
If Paris Hilton had chosen us as her new best friends, she may have had more luck connecting with the reality of a British audience. It was pointless following a rich, spoilt, young Hollywood party animal having endless fun, in a credit crunch climate and was never going to work on TV.
Maybe if she decides to donate some of her fabulous cast offs into our celebrity closet clear out campaign, more people may have renewed faith in her contribution to society.
After all, on being released from prison, it was Paris herself saying she really wanted to become a better person, so the moral of this story, once again for the British audience, action speaks louder than words.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

To Big For My Fat Genes


In the Hollywood perfect pool, let's face it, you will rarely see anyone bigger than a size 0.
Stick thin, is in but in reality maintaining such perfection, one needs to eat next to nothing, something really easy to achieve when you are broke, we have found.
They say, whoever they are, we could have such a thing as a fat gene lurking somewhere in the dark abyss of the human body.
Obesity in poverty is a paradox.
Our Hollywood Look for less top tip is as follows. Eat too much and you will get fat. Eat five small daily portions and exercise regularly and you stay thin. A fat gene is about as likely as a fat posh, fat Nicole kidman or a fat Paris Hilton, unless they have been spared this new curse, just like most of Africa.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Did Cinderella Marry A Foot Fetish Fella?


Well maybe not as unlikely as you may think. Change the way you look at things and the things you look at, change. Any Man who chases all over the land in search of the one the shoe fits, has to be a fairy tale because lets face it, Men and Shoes are like Venus and Mars, miles apart.


Any Woman will tell you, no matter what happens at Midnight, leaving behind something as precious as an expensive Jimmy Choo, is just unthinkable, as it is unlikely.

The Hollywood Look for less tip of the day is to swap the fairytale mentality once and for all and from now on put your own spin on things.

Life is a journey, not a destination, so slow down the breaks of life and steer yourself back on course, leaving the bumpy ride behind.

Three Minute Mind Make Up Makeover


Doing the right thing means having time to think before diving straight in to burying your head in the sand, which more times than not, will leave you trapped under a rainy cloud ready to burst your bubble.
It is rare to find this kind situation ever occurring in Hollywood because like all rich and famous big fish, doing the right thing is all part and parcel of swimming with sharks.
Our Hollywood look for less top tip is as simple as this. Each time you find yourself cornered by your conscience and we all know what that feels like Right? stop in your tracks and take three minutes to think.
Like the perfect body only comes from doing the work, the mind is no different. The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour and expecting a different outcome.
We suggest the next time you find yourself tempted by that second bottle of wine, think about it for three minutes before you open it. We can pretty much predict, the desire to drink will diminish and the wine you will not finish.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Fancy Dress For Less


Dressing for the drama of your life is what Hollywood celebrity is all about and no matter what your fashion budget is, you can always find the right thing for the right occasion by rummaging through your local charity shops.
We are on a mission, as you all know, to help get everyone clearing out their closets, especially the big Hollywood A Lister's, with more shoes than blisters.
Our Top Hollywood Look For Less Tip today is sort out what you don,t wear and give it away!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Celebrity Closet Clear Out.

Charity Shops all over the Country are crying out for donations from the over filled clutter of all you shopaholic closet queens.
In Hollywood, Eva Longoria Parker has a massive master closet filled to the brim with Gowns, shoes and expensive couture galore.
Paula Abdul has a huge closet bursting at the seams with the fashion of our dreams and
Mariah Carey, our closet Cinderella, takes the top spot in her 12,000 square foot Manhattan triplex paradise filled with a 1000 pairs of shoes!
We are on a mission to walk in as many celebrity closets as we can and give them a bit of a clear-out, all in the name of charity.
We will keep you posted as to how we are getting on but things are looking good with a handful on board already.

Dog Walking Trips For Slimline Hips.


You will always find the ultimate style accessorie in Hollywood comes in the form of a dog.
The likes of Paris Hilton, Sharon Osbourne and Mariah Carey would never been spotted without one.
Dog walking is a great way to earn a little extra cash in the credit crunch, at the same time give you your daily intake of essential exercise, to hep you drop a dress size.
Our Top Hollywood Look For Less Tip is to start your own Dog walking service in your local community offering pampered pet sitting.
You will not only get paid for something that is relaxing and good for you but also is so simple to set up.

Loose Weight And Feel Great With Colonic Tonic.


Colonic irrigation, also known as colonic hydrotherapy, is a procedure for removing waste and toxins from the bowel. Some of the waste products that colonic irrigation can remove include worms, parasites and dead skin.
In Hollywood this is a procedure used to help with weight loss and bloating, will cost you a fortune and by all accounts is not very pleasant.
Our Top Hollywood Look For Less Tip for getting the same results without the cost, pain but all the gain is, for one week eat only brown rice and vegetables.
It works as a pick me for your guts and will provide you with 88.0% of the daily value for manganese.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Cash Poor And Still Wearing Couture


The days of shopping until we drop are almost over as everyone recognizes, it is not shopping or wearing designer clothes that makes us happy!
In Hollywood If Brad and Angelina buy a yacht, there is always someone who will buy one bigger and better.
Today we are holding one of our designer swapping and style parties where Women clean out their closet of the clothes that do not fit them or they would never wear and swap them with friends for a brand new look without spending a single penny!
Now that makes sense.
Of course we are all different sizes and shapes, so you will need to be in the "Know" when it comes to swapping for the plan to work.
Our top Hollywood Look For Less Tip is, come to Butlins and see our fabulous, fun, live show and then you to will be able to plan a party yourself for freinds and family to enjoy.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Goodbye Dai Until We Meet Again!


There was no other Man on this planet who made me laugh like my dear friend Dai who passed away last Night.
I will miss you but will always smile whenever you come into my thoughts.
God Bless you Dai.
Shirley x

Buy New And The Joke Is On You


Why does every Girl dream of wearing a wedding gown, when we all know, in reality, the fairytale ends at the wedding and one in two marriages end in Divorce.
Perhaps living happily ever after should never loose its allure, particularly when wearing bridal couture.
We picked up an exquisite gown crafted from English muslin and French satin for just £100 from Oxfam bridal wear in Leicester, of course worn only once!
So when it comes to getting married our top Hollywood tip is don't do it but if you must our top Hollywood Look For Less tip is never buy new.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Brag With Your Own Posh Diamond Bag


It would seem that the credit crunch has not hit the Beckham household this Christmas as David Gives his fashion mad wife, a diamond encrusted designer bag worth £80,000, one of only four on the entire planet.
In reality, we think that is rather a waste of money because as nice as it may look, we could not justify such extravagance anymore.
Our Hollywood Look For Less Top Tip to looking hip without breaking the bank is simple. Take one of your old black bags and using silver leather dye, give it a new lease of life.
Now rummage through your jewels, those fabulous Cubic zirconia (CZ) the best, most successful diamond stimulant ever and have some fun sticking them on your new bag.
It may not look as posh but it will cost you next to nothing to be a trend setter!

Oh No J-Lo


It doesn't matter who designed it or how much it cost, even with Jennifer Lopez's enviable, curvaceous toned figure,
if the dress don't fit, don't wear it.
Evening gowns are the ultimate one-time wear and therefore always available, in abundance, in charity shops and dress agencies.
We picked up a fabulous La Perla, couture, trimmed with swarkovski crystals, tickets still on, for only £3 from the British Red Cross in Acocks Green, Birmingham.
So our Top Hollywood Look For Less tip, when it comes to special event dressing, buying new, the jokes on you! and J-Lo, the La Perla dress is yours, on us, if you feel like giving charity a much needed boost.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Nearly New Jimmy Choo At Oxfam


Have you ever dreamt of owning a pair of Jimmy choo but could never justify the huge investment for the short term pleasure?
Well we have some good news for all you Cinderella wannabes out there lusting after the unattainable and unaffordable.
London Fashion week have kindly donated some of last seasons Jimmy Choo shoes to Oxfam in Market Harbrough Leicestershire and they are to die for, trust us.
The Hollywood Look For Less Top Tip of the week is, if you have to indulge yourself by splashing the cash on something fabulous, then invest in a trip to Oxfam and just pray the shoe fits!
Good Luck.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Golden Globe And Charity Shop Designer Robe


In honor of the glittering Golden Globe Awards ceremony held every January and its multi-million dollar donations to charity, the Hollywood Look For Less top tip is, pick yourself up a new gown at your local charity shop and take part at home.
We suggest you hold your own little award party and imagine you are playing a part in those Hollywood days gone by. We picked up a D&G black silk gown today in The British Heart Foundation for just £10, perfect for the red carpet.
The Cecil B. DeMille award winners are chosen by the HFPA board of directors and presented each year (except for 1976). The first woman to receive the award was Judy Garland in 1962 (following Fred Astaire which delighted her no end), the next was Joan Crawford in 1970. The list of winners provides a spectrum of talented human beings who have had a definite impact on the world of entertainment, be it Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, Sidney Poitier, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Barbra Streisand or any one of those thoughtfully selected for the honor.
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Living Without Money ITV The Tonight Show


How fantastic for us and 4.2 million others to finally see our fabulous swap parties on ITV One last Night.
These are not just any clothes, they're H and S clothes.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Sharon Stone Bridges The Gap


Being a dedicated follower of fashion is all well and good if your budget is unlimited, however anyone who is anyone in Hollywood will tell you, be a trend setter not a trend getter.
Of course going out on a limb when it comes to style, is all about confidence. In Hollywood ATTITUDE with a capital A, is everything when it comes to the unwritten rulebook dress code.
Take Sharon Stone, she ended up on the front cover of every Newspaper in the Land just for putting a white gap shirt with her couture evening skirt at the 70th annual Oscars.
Our Top Hollywood Look For Less Tip is don't be seduced by so called
"must haves" and "this season" unless you are a sheep, baa baa.
Flex your style mussel and step out the comfort zone by teaming up things that would normally never match and watch your friends copy your unique "out of the box" style.

Forget Retro Read Metro


Today we are in Metro giving an interview talking about what makes a good short film. It is called Seen and Heard.
Having lived in Hollywood we know all there is to know about making films but in reality we say get yourself a good film maker and we recommend David Easton at FanaticGroup.com who has just made our brilliant promo film for Butlins.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Why Whinge Get A fringe


A fringe can help you instantly look younger, fresher and sexy. This trendy and clever look is so in right now and is one of the quickest hairdos to achieve for free and is so easy to manage.
You can either wear your bangs short or long or out of your eyes but still have a clever twist.

Our Hollywood Look For Less Top Tip to a quick change that can take years off your age, is as follows.
Always start with dry hair. You never want to cut your fringe while wet because it will shrink when dry and look way too short, so use some hair gel instead.

Using a comb, precisely section off the hair you don't want to cut. You can put the other hair in a ponytail, only your fringe should be left loose.
Divide your fringe in half using a styling comb. Take one half and comb hair down with the comb teeth facing out. Rest the comb on your brow bone and don't cut your fringe any shorter than where the comb hits your face.

If you are really not confident about cutting your own hair, then check out Model Nights at your local salon where students will practice their skills and give you a free hair do.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Dear Diary What A Year It Has Been.


In the Hollywood perfect pool everyone has a personal assistant or entourage standing by ready with pen, skinny de-caf latte and a bulging over filled blackberry with instructions on how to move forward.

Of course, we just have a plain old diary, not full of important places to go with important people to see, well not just yet anyway but this year, with money so tight, we are not even investing in a 2009 new diary.

Our Top Hollywood Look For Less tip for your fabulous social calender, is very simple and free.
We suggest you do not invest in a new diary but keep your old one and just change the days. Lets face it, your diary is probably still empty but if you are lucky and your dairy is full just buy last years at a real discount.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Listen To Us On Radio Leicester Today


New year New You is our Radio show strand today with Rupal Rajani on Radio Leicester at Noon, so listen in and get some top tips on How to be Hollywood fabulous without spending a penny.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Look Thinner But Still Eat Dinner


Our Top Hollywood Look for Less tip to dropping a dress size without doing the work is just an optical illusion used in the World of celebrity styling.
Always, always buy your jackets one size to small. If you are normally a 12, we suggest you try a size 10. This little trick truly works and will help you look and feel soooooooooo much thinner.
We just picked up a fantastic Ralph Lauren riding jacket in Cancer Research, Birmingham for £5 and it still has the tickets on, probably given away because the purchaser thought it was too small, silly Girl. One Mans trash becomes another Mans treasure.

Ponytail Pick Me Up.


We all need a little help with wrinkles and loose facial skin once we reach the ripe old age of forty plus but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to afford a botox fix or face-lift.
In Hollywood getting that quick pick me up often takes place in Beverley Hills and is all about having a personal plastic surgeon embedded in the address section of your blackberry. A nip and tuck before lunch at the IVY, shopping on Rodeo Drive and then to bed by 8pm with a glass of water and a sleeping pill. It is not all fun and games in LA LA Land, trust us.
Our Hollywood Look For Less Top Tip for a quick, temporary but free face lift, is a real celebrity secret, often used by J-Lo and other A Lister's.
Pull your hair tight above your head and into a high ponytail. We guarantee this little trick will take years off your age and give you a fresh looking tight face to be proud of.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Get Wise With Top Tips For Fab Eyes.


They say our eyes are the window to our soul, so making the most of them is essential. The smokey eye look is everywhere in Hollywood and no matter what age you are, the effect will be diva dramatic.
Our Top Hollywood Look For Less Tips to beautiful looking eyes, takes only a few seconds but will give you long lasting results for less.
Every night before you go to bed put some petroleum jelly on your eyelashes to keep them long, thick and healthy. If you have bushy out of control eyebrows, we suggest you put some hair spray on an old toothbrush and brush your brows.
You can make your eyes look brighter and bigger by putting some white eyeliner on the inside of your lower lids.
Before using any dark eye shadow, brush under your eyes with some baby powder, to catch any falling specks.
You can then apply thin coats of mascara while allowing for the coat to dry in between the applications, slowly building clump free volume every time.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

It Is Never Too Late To Loose Weight.



A pinch and a punch for the 1st of the month.

Christmas seems to be lasting longer and longer with days slipping by without exercise and one to many mince pies. Piling on the pounds is not just a plight for everyday folk but a big uphill battle for those in the perfect pool.

We suspect Jack might need to take control of his middle age spreed before he ends up looking like a beached whale!

Our Hollywood Look For Less Top new year tip is simple and essential if you aspire to being celebrity fabulous but cannot afford a luxury ski trip to Aspen to work off the extra festive pounds.

Recognize to be thin and fabulous, you have to be dedicated, be able to resist temptation and anything that resembles a mince pie, should be avoided like the plague, no matter what the occasion.

It is a new year and a new you, so get walking, cycling, swimming or whatever floats your boat because the next thing to look forward to, if you do not live in the present, is getting into your bikini in the summer.