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Victoria Beckham Dines During Fashion Week and More Celebrity News


Fashion Week is in full swing over here in New York. While all of the celebrities are buzzing from show to show, we haven't seen much of them at restaurants, but they are partying. Tune in at the end of the week for the Fashion Week Eats roundup. In the meantime, onto the highlights:

Restaurant Buzz

Victoria Beckham and baby Harper headed to Pastis restaurtant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District after her Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show. [People]

Kelly Osbourne went to The Darby in New York City for the Jonathan Simkhai after-party. [Hollywood Life]

Demi Lovato and One Direction's Niall Haron went on a date at Pink Taco in Los Angeles. [Us]

Elizabeth Olsen is a name-dropper when making restaurant reservations. [Grub Street]

Seen & Heard

• We are all very aware of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' recent relationship status change. At the wedding, the couple had after-hours s'mores for dessert and sent off paper lanterns into the sky. [People]

• At the Betsey Johnson fashion show tonight, the Baked by Melissa cupcake machine will be unveiled. Kind of like a gumball machine, but better. [Fashion Week Daily]

Isla Fisher and daughter Elula went to the farmers market in Studio City, Calif. [Us]

• A day in the life of Jessica Simpson's post-baby diet. [Us]


David and Victoria Beckham in crisis

For the past decade, David Beckham has been working tirelessly on his dream of running a football club in America – and just four months ago, he finally achieved it.

As he stood with his family at the opening of Inter Miami’s brand- new stadium ahead of the team’s first home match, the former England captain couldn’t have been happier. But now it looks as if his dream could be in tatters, as sporting clubs around the world struggle to recover from the global pandemic.

And because Miami is in Florida – one of the places worst hit by coronavirus, and where it’s showing no signs of getting back to normal – it’s feared the club may never return to proper action again.

“This is their biggest test yet. David is very concerned about the club’s future,” our Beckham insider says.

“It’s taken him over ten years of blood, sweat and tears to get the doors to this Miami stadium open – and when he did, it was the proudest moment of his life. Now, after playing only two games in front of supporters, it all looks under threat and it may not be possible for the team to play again – it’s heartbreaking.

“Both he and Victoria are terrified about what this could mean for them as a brand – not to mention their personal fortune. Vic’s been trying her best to support him by being there to listen and trying to offer advice, but it’s an area she doesn’t really have a lot of knowledge about, so she’s feeling pretty powerless at the moment.”


Victoria Beckham and Cheryl could be dragged into Coleen Rooney's war

The so-called “WAGatha Christie” scandal has been raging on for a year now, but this Thursday marks a huge turning point in Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy’s epic fallout, as their legal teams face each other for the first time at a preliminary hearing.

The meeting will determine whether there is enough evidence for the case to continue until next year. On 19 November, lawyers are scheduled to meet to discuss the true meaning behind Coleen’s Tweet over a year ago, in which she accused Rebekah’s Instagram account of leaking information about her.

They will decide if Coleen’s post was defamatory and what exactly the words she used could mean and whether Rebekah has grounds to sue.

And the case has become increasingly vicious on both sides. When Coleen, 34, filed her defence last month, her team rehashed the embarrassing incident where Rebekah gave an interview in 2001 claiming to have slept with Peter Andre, sharing intimate details of their night and comparing his manhood to a “miniature chipolata”.

The incident was an indication that there’s no limit to how far back Coleen’s lawyers might delve into the past if they have reason to believe Rebekah had sold stories on people.

And dad-of-four Pete, 47, is only one of many celebrity names who could inadvertently be dragged into the WAG war. As Closer recently reported, Man United footballer Harry McGuire’s fiancé, Fern Hawkins, and Spurs player Dele Alli’s girlfriend, Ruby Mae, are reportedly “freaking out”.

Media litigation lawyer Caroline Kean draws comparisons with Johnny Depp’s defamation case against a British newspaper, which he lost last week – with A-listers including his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, and former flames Winona Ryder and Kate Moss all dragged into the messy proceedings.

Coleen has been on the WAG circuit longer than most, after first meeting husband Wayne as childhood sweethearts before mixing with the likes of Cheryl Cole, Elen Rivas, and Posh during the 2006 World Cup – any of whom can be named and called upon during the upcoming case.


Coeliac diet tips and recipes: how the stars make going gluten-free look easy

Actress-turned-health-guru Gwyneth Paltrow has published a gluten-free cookbook, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is coeliac, British actress Caroline Quentin has spoken out about her battle with the disease and fashion designer Victoria Beckham and actress Rachel Weisz have both been known to go gluten-free, all raising awareness around the diet. Around 1 in 100 people have been diagnosed as coeliac in the UK and there are an estimated 500,000 undiagnosed sufferers across the country. To mark Coeliac Awareness Week, HELLO! Online have collected top tips and recipes to make going gluten-free easy.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Zooey Deschanel have all been associated with the gluten-free diet

What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, barley and rye, meaning it's a prevalent ingredient in bread, cake, pasta, pizza, biscuits and many of the processed products on today's supermarket shelves.

What are the symptoms someone coeliac might suffer?
Symptoms vary from one person to the next, but can include bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, tiredness, headaches, sudden or unexpected weight loss, hair loss and anaemia.

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Treats for coeliacs are just as sweet: toffee and apple flapjack


It is now medically recognised that some people with coeliac disease don't have any recognisable physical symptoms but still have the damage to their gut on the inside, so if you do have a family history of coeliac disease it's a good idea to ask your doctor for a blood test.

Restaurant tips for coeliacs
Restaurants are becoming more aware of dietary requirements such as coeliacs wanting to eat gluten-free and many menus come complete with a key, stating "gf" alongside appropriate dishes. To make dining out easier, you can also call ahead to check they can cater for you, let your waiter know about your strict gluten-free requirements and get them to talk you through your options on the menu.

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Quinoa risotto makes a great, healthy and gluten-free meal

What's naturally gluten-free?
Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, so all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables (including pulses and beans) and dairy is naturally gluten-free, as well as grains like rice and corn, and the ancient grain quinoa.

Top tips for coeliacs
1. Be careful with cross contamination. Don't let gluten-free food come into contact with anything that contains gluten, like bread crumbs or flour. To avoid it, wipe down surfaces and clean utensils thoroughly. Don't use a wooden board to chop gluten-free bread as this has tiny pores which can collect gluten-containing bread and contaminate gluten-free bread

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Going gluten-free needn't mean abandoning food you love with GF options


2. Try to buy naturally gluten-free foods in the supermarket but always check allergen labels as manufacturers do change their ingredients and manufacturing processes

3. Join the national charity, Coeliac UK. They have lots of fantastic information to share, including a neat little book listing gluten-free food and drink, recipes and local volunteer groups

4. Experiment in the kitchen with new recipes and your old favourites as there are lots of delicious gluten-free recipes out there.


Victoria Beckham's bizarre diet - green monster smoothie and 4 avocados a day

Victoria Beckham is celebrating her 47th birthday this weekend.

And the age-defying star looks after herself like a well-oiled machine - which means she follows a bizarre diet in order to preserve her youthful looks and svelte frame.

The pop singer-turned-fashion designer is a fan of healthy foods and one thing she sips on without fail is apple cider vinegar.

The Spice Girl star ensures she gets her daily dose of the fermented apple juice by knocking it back first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

In 2017 the beauty took to Instagram to reveal her breakfast ritual as she typed alongside a snap of a bottle of the liquid: "First thing I do every morning is… 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar," Victoria shared alongside a photo of her Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar on her kitchen table. "Followed by… fresh lemon squeezed into boiling water."

She then posted that she also loves to begin her day with omega-3 filled chia seeds, which she soaks in almond milk to create a jellied style breakfast pudding packed with healthy fatty acids.

If Victoria decides she fancies something different she often has a bowl of crunch cacao cereal that she whips up herself by mixing crushed almonds, oats, cacao, chia seeds and a dash of maple syrup.

One of her go-tos to make sure she gets her five-a-day is a green monster smoothie, which Victoria likes to whizz up batches of for herself and her family.

The Wannabe hitmaker fills a blender with a mix of apples, kiwi, lemon, spinach, broccoli and coconut water to create the yummy drink.

And the green theme continues for Victoria at lunch.

In 2019 she told The Telegraph that she "eats three or four avocados a day" and said that the fruit is what makes her complexion glow.

Victoria has told her fans that she loves to slather the creamy green fruit on toasted Ezekiel bread for a quick and easy lunch.

Earlier this year, she snapped a picture of her plate as she sat down to dine at lunch with son Romeo.

Whilst her son enjoyed a greasy burger and fries, Victoria nibbled on stands of smoked salmon and slices of avocado with a wedge of lemon.

When it comes to dinner time Victoria continues her healthy regime and carbs have been off the menu for her for decades.

A source previously told Heat magazine that she only plans to lift the ban for a slice of cake on her 50th birthday.

“When she says she hasn’t been near a carb – by which she means a refined one – in ages, she’s not joking. It’s a practically banned word for her,” the insider said.

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Victoria&aposs sporting sensation husband David often takes on dinner duties and has showcased his dishes online.

Proving that the family love to go meat-free the former Manchester United ace has been seen showing off recipes online that include vegan casserole, courgette with mushrooms and chilled pea soup.

Victoria loves prawns and often shares meal snaps that feature the crustaceans - her favourites include spicy prawns paired with shredded courgettes or prawns with a tequila sauce.


Recipes

Our recipe section is packed full of delicious meal ideas for you to try at home &ndash from tasty lunches and suppers from top celebrity chefs like Raymond Blanc, to celebrity favourites and our very own recipe of the week. Try Drew Barrymore's favourite tipple, Frosé &ndash a rosé slush puppy &ndash and Peter Andre's healthy Mexican feast. If you're looking for summer cooking inspiration, try our mouth-watering malai prawn curry, spiced lamb chops or roasted yellow pepper pot. Summer cockatil ideas? We&rsquove got plenty of those too. Head to HELLO!'s recipe page for the latest must-try recipes for your family. Time to start cooking!


Victoria Beckham woos New York with secondary line

"I'm not just that miserable cow, you know," announced Victoria Beckham to a room of somewhat startled fashion editors, all perched primly on white sofas in a large Manhattan loft, as they awaited her latest fashion show. "And here, this dress?" continued Beckham as one model walked out. "It looks like a giant Fabergé egg, doesn't it? And this is our moon print. Which is great."

Even if Beckham doesn't quite talk like a fashion designer of the classical couturier tradition, she is rapidly looking like one.

After a particularly strong show of what must now be referred to as her mainline collection over the weekend, and the debut of her secondary line, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, on Monday afternoon, which was possibly even better, there is no question that the Beckham brand is working in the fashion world.

But if the fashion industry has had to adapt a little to the Beckham modus operandi, and re-adjust their inbuilt cynicism about celebrity designers, Beckham herself is the one who is trying to evolve the most.

Victoria by Victoria Beckham – like Marc by Marc Jacobs and See by Chloe – is intended as an offshoot to the main, more expensive collection.

But lower prices – and to be clear, we're talking relatively low, Beckham-ishly low, with dresses starting at £650 and going up to £1,400 – means a greater reach in clientele which means bigger sizes, more practicality and more appeal for women who don't necessarily look like Victoria Beckham.

Just as her mainline collection for next season showed a marked development and did not seem to be mainly inspired by Beckham's own closet, the Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection was definitely a change from the body-clinging dresses with which most people associate Beckham.

Instead, the emphasis was on loose, crepe, satin, jacquard and something called "summer wool" shifts that barely skimmed the body, some in rich colours such as Kelly green and deep blue, and some spattered with sweet cartoonish prints, a look heretofore verboten in the Beckham wardrobe.

"I'm very into conversational prints this season," Beckham said, wearing one of the cat print dresses herself. ("I want a cat but David won't let me have one – he doesn't want them bringing mice in the house. He's a dog person," she revealed)

Other standout prints included moons and a particularly lovely long-sleeved shift covered in cloud prints.

"Having another cloud print on the back makes it more expensive, but it finishes off the fashion story," the pop star-turned-designer said, with the confidence of one who was suckled at the knee of a couturier.

Picking out a lovely black shift with scalloping around the neckline, she said: "I love this dress, I could wear this one with flats during the day and heels at night.". It was a nice try on her part, but her claim to flats-wearing normality was slightly undermined by the fact that she was, at that moment, wearing gigantic stilettos while cuddling her nine-week-daughter, Harper.

The detailing is what really made the dresses stand out – a testament to Beckham's unquestionable love of fashion: zippers were visible, patch pockets sat elegantly on top of the silk, waists were dropped and seams stood out.

One of the last dresses was a simple white one which was downright Jackie O-like. Chic, simple and tasteful.

"And you see the neckline? There's a little V," said Beckham, indicating a tiny dip in the centre. "It's subtle branding." Oh, she's a wily one, that Victoria Beckham.


Victoria Beckham starts a quiet hemline revolution at London fashion week

It is six years since a new hemline made fashion headlines. But on Sunday morning at London fashion week, Victoria Beckham broke with the mid-calf length that has become ubiquitous in fashion with a radical trend: the knee-length skirt.

A knee-length skirt worn with a blouse and sweater may not sound like a revolutionary look. But Beckham’s influence – as a designer and a much-photographed celebrity – having been key in making longer skirts into a mainstream trend, her volte-face may signal the beginning of a wider trend.

“I broke my own rules today,” said Beckham backstage after her show. “I’ve been wanting to do something shorter for a while – I know that I still want to wear a shorter length sometimes. So I’ve been trying to figure out how do I do that in a cool way. And I’m a minimalist, so I’m always looking for ways to make clothes that are exciting but still wearable. I want to challenge myself, not challenge the customer. Clothes shouldn’t make life difficult.”

‘I’ve been wanting to do something shorter for a while.’ Model on the catwalk Victoria Beckham show. Photograph: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Rex/Shutterstock

What Beckham called the “gently rebellious” mood of her show extended to the Little Simz soundtrack. With her family attending, Beckham said she had warned her eight-year-old daughter, Harper, that “there might be rude words that you wouldn’t normally hear”.

Tailored culottes, or vented tweed skirts, finished just above the knee. Pie-frill collar blouses, velvet blazers and chain belts added to the bourgeois-chic effect, while tight thigh-high boots “make the look sexy and tough at the same time”. For evening, a midnight blue fluid silk dress to mid-thigh with high, draped neckline and full sleeves represented “my version of a modern party dress,” Beckham said. “I haven’t been a typical ‘party dress’ person for a long time, actually. If I go out at night I am more likely to wear some kind of tuxedo. But I want to wear this. I like how the volume on the sleeve offsets the shorter length.”

Richard Avedon’s dynamic 1960s portraits of a leaping Penelope Tree were on Beckham’s mood board this season – “something about the spirit and the freedom, more than the clothes” – along with images of Marisa Berenson, who “used to wear the same clothes for day and evening, but put more makeup on at night,” said Beckham. “I think that’s quite cool.”

The all-American fashion powerhouse Tommy Hilfiger is making a guest appearance at this London fashion week with a show co-designed with Lewis Hamilton and the Grammy-award winning R&B singer HER.

But Hilfiger “doesn’t believe in traditional fashion shows”, he says. “What I believe in are unforgettable experiences, where you show clothes. It has to be truly memorable, otherwise it’s just not relevant.”

‘Bourgeois-chic’. A model on the runway for the Victoria Beckham show. Photograph: PIXELFORMULA/SIPA/Rex/Shutterstock

Hilfiger lays claim to be the godfather of streetwear. “We created streetwear in the late 1980s before streetwear existed,” he said at a preview before his Tate Modern show. “We started out as a preppy brand, and then we added sport. Not sportswear as it had been seen in fashion before, but the clothes real athletes wore to play basketball, football, hockey – oversized clothes, bright colours, big type and numbers. The fashion writers at the time called it hip-hop wear, but we said no, hip-hop kids are wearing our look, which is called streetwear.”

Hilfiger pointed to a tracksuit in setting-plaster pink with tonal embossed logo as a look showing Lewis Hamilton’s influence. “It’s elegant, luxe street style – that whole Kanye-in-California vibe,” Hilfiger said.

HER brought her “unisex, utility, oversized” style to boilersuits with neon ring pulls on the zips. The three-way collaboration is the latest in a series 68-year-old Hilfiger has done with young fashion influencers including Zendaya and Gigi Hadid. “I was afraid to grow up, I guess,” he explained.

The Beckhams (Romeo, Cruz, David and Harper) on the front row for the Victoria Beckham catwalk show. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images


Check out: from Cheryl to Coleen Rooney - where are the 2006 WAGS now?

The UK Wags - where are they now? - slider

One half of the indestructible Beckham brand, Victoria was the original Queen WAG in 2006. At the time Victoria had been married to David for seven years and had just given birth to her third boy, Cruz. She had also just launched her denim line, dvb Style and walked the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli. Over a decade later, she is a fully fledged and well respected fashion designer, with a fourth addition to her brood – the adorable Harper.

Coleen rose to fame as a WAG at just 20 years old. Coleen and Wayne are married and they celebrated their ten-year anniversary in 2018. However, Wayne's repeated cheating has strained the relationship over the years. They have four children together, Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass. Since 2006 Coleen has released a fitness DVD, been a style advisor for Littlewoods and even had a column with us in Closer magazine.

How could we forget Cheryl as a WAG? Back then, 23-year-old Cheryl was a popstar in Girls Aloud who had just married Ashley Cole. Nowadays, Cheryl is a household name and a worldwide celebrity in her own right. After splitting from Ashley in 2010, she had a successful (well, successful-ish) solo career, was a judge on The X Factor and was the face of beauty brand L'Oreal. She married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2016 but they divorced three months later. Most recently, Cheryl separated from One Direction singer, Liam Payne, who she has a baby son called Bear with.

Abbey first grabbed our attention in 2006 as one of the finalists in Britain's Next Top Model. She began dating Peter Crouch that same year and the pair are now married with three kids Sophia Ruby, Liberty Rose and baby Johnny. Lingerie model Abbey went on to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and she returned to Britain's Next Top Model as the show's presenter. Not bad work, eh?

Danielle Lloyd was dating footballer Teddy Sheringham when she gained her WAG status. At the time, her title as Miss Great Britain was a controversial matter and she was later stripped of it. Fast forward to now and Danielle has appeared on TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Total Wipeout, The Weakest Link and even Come Dine With Me. She has three sons, Archie, Harry and George with her now ex-husband Jamie O'Hara. Danielle gave birth to a fourth child with her husband Michael O'Neill, Ronnie, in 2017.

Elen Rivas was engaged to Frank Lampard at the time of the 2006 World Cup, and was a permanent fixture in the WAG circle. After splitting from Frank after a seven-year relationship, she dated Peter Andre, appeared on Dancing On Ice and now looks after her two daughters Luna and Isla while working as a model. Frank has since married TV presenter Christine Bleakley and they've welcomed their daughter Patricia into the world.

Despite being married to one of the most famous footballers at the time, Louise Owen wasn't your stereotype WAG. She has always managed to keep her distance from the limelight. Her passion is rescuing race horses and she currently lives in Wales with her husband Michael and their four children, Gemma, James, Jessica and Emily.

Now known as Carly Cole after marrying midfielder Joe Cole in Chelsea in 2009, Carly loved to party during the 2006 World Cup (we know the feeling). She then spent two weeks in the jungle during I'm A Celeb in 2009 before being the third to be booted out. Carly and Joe have had three children, Ruby, Harrison and Max together.

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Former nail technician Alex Curran began dating Liverpool player Steven Gerrard in 2002. She was one of the leading figures in the 2006 WAG squad. The pair married in 2007 and they have had four children together, Lexie, Lio, Lord, Lilly-Ella. Fashion lover Alex has released a perfume, fronted a Lipsy campaign and written a weekly shopping column for a national newspaper.

Victoria Beckham

One half of the indestructible Beckham brand, Victoria was the original Queen WAG in 2006. At the time Victoria had been married to David for seven years and had just given birth to her third boy, Cruz. She had also just launched her denim line, dvb Style and walked the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli. Over a decade later, she is a fully fledged and well respected fashion designer, with a fourth addition to her brood – the adorable Harper.

During David’s time at LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012, Posh made a host of celeb pals – including Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale, Demi Moore and Katie Holmes – but they have hardly been seen together since then.


Victoria Beckham Dances to 'Spice Up Your Life' at London Fashion Week After Party

Victoria Beckham held her 10th anniversary show during London Fashion Week this weekend, and her entire family&mdashincluding husband David Beckham and children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper&mdashsat front row to support her. But the real show began at Beckham's after party when the former Spice Girl was spotted shimmying and dancing to her 1997 "Spice Up Your Life."

Posh Spice lived out her glory days dancing on top of a sofa in heels, according to her Instagram post, at Mark's Club in London while celebrating her show held at London's Ely House. "Disclaimer: high heels on the sofa at @marksclubmayfair. #startsomethingpriceless @mastercarduk x VB #VBSince08," she captioned the video of herself.

An iconic moment, really. Watch for yourself below:

Here are more dance moves from another angle. Posh Spice still got it:

Beckham remains close with the rest of the Spice Girls&mdash Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice). In February, the '90s girl group had a reunion and Beckham posted a picture of them together. "Love my girls. So many kisses. X Exciting x #friendshipneverends #girlpower."

Incase you forgot, Beckham is also close with the royal family. She and David attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May, and are rumored to attend Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank next month. Petition to play "Spice Up Your Life" at the reception hosted by the Queen?