The Red Carpet Regime.

Oh purleeease, it is soooo cold!

Seriously I haven’t felt warm for weeks. I am currently sitting with a hot water bottle stuffed up my sweater… Such a good look!

So this weekend my friend Abi and I ventured to Harrods to see the Dior installation.

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What were we thinking...Harrods on a Saturday!?!? It was heaving, so sadly the lobster sandwich eluded us!

As we moaned about the crowds, Abi put it perfectly,

” At least we got to see how fat/ skinny Charlize Theron et al really are. Let’s be honest that’s all anyone is really looking at!!”

She is so right.

All those gorgeous clothes and most people were scrutinising Audrey Hepburn’s tiny hips!

It got me thinking about the pressure that a celebrity on the red carpet is under…Ok, it’s their job to look fabulous; but there can be few things more intimidating than facing the worlds paparazzi with their high-definition lenses on the red carpet

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So how does one get red carpet ready?

Apparently most celebs start their ‘prep’ or ‘torture’, depending on your point of view, 6 weeks before the event.

From this point, weeks of hunger, sacrifice and lipo ensue. It’s sounds brutal and frankly, I’m not sure it’s for me, 6 weeks just wouldn’t be long enough!!!

Speaking to The New York Times, British facialist Nichola Joss, described a high-definition close up, and it makes a magnifying mirror sound like your friend!

“You can see a hair follicle. You can see a pimple before it is a pimple”

My God, I’d look horrific!

The nominated celebrity will spend the weeks leading up to an event visiting a merry go round assortment of primpers and preener; facialists, stylists, hairdressers, personal trainers, podiatrists (what the hell is that?), dietitians and major fashion houses, all whilst surviving on a diet of cayenne pepper and lemon!

Hold the personal trainer, cayenne pepper and lemon juice but the rest, to be honest sounds like fun.

Not so fun would be the last-minute nip and tuck procedures that are frequently endured. Apparently lipo under the shoulder-blade is a popular one as is underarm botox to stop sweating on the night!! Hmmmmm.

Imagine doing all of that and still getting ripped apart by Joan Rivers on Fashion Police!

One look at the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston or our very own Kate Winslet on the red carpet and it is obvious that all the hard work and sacrifice pays off.

They do appear to be picture perfect specimens of woman kind.

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The Oscars has been described as the most powerful catwalk in the world and it is easy to see why.

The wrong actress, in the wrong dress or a picture taken at the wrong angle can break careers; and not just of the poor soul baring the brunt of the camera.

On the flip side a great red carpet moment can make a career…Liz Hurley, need I say more?

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One thing’s for sure, the Cinderella moments that we all see taking place on the red carpet are definitely down to a lot more than a well-timed and well executed pose.

All of the above is obviously why I’m not an A- Lister… I couldn’t be bothered with the prep and sticking to a diet is simply beyond me. It would take months, perhaps years to get me anywhere near ready!

So do you have a favourite red carpet moment?

Until next time…


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