Cheryl Cole strikes a pose for InStyle’s July issue, revealing her thoughts on X Factor, Simon Cowell and the big 3-0.
Showing off her super toned figure in a wicker bustier dress by Dolce & Gabbana, the singer told InStyle: “The last X Factor series I did was too hard for me. I wasn’t right in my mind enough to give it my everything and be focused. And I wasn’t strong enough mentally.”
And when asked whether Simon Cowell asked her to come back to boost flagging X Factor ratings, she responded: “I’ve seen Simon since. Like, we’re friends again. But, I don’t talk about flagging things to him. He’d have a meltdown.”
Nailing every look from Prada to Louis Vuitton, Cheryl spoke candidly about turning 30, explaining: “When I look at the 21 year old me, I do not want to be that person. I was young and naïve. I’m a hell of a lot wiser, a hell of a lot stronger, I’m just happier with me now. It’s weird but I’m not scared of it.”
See even more stunning looks from the shoot and find out what Cheryl has to say about love, Girls Aloud and what she’s planning next, only in the July issue of InStyle – out Thursday!
Next weekend sees the launch of new glossy magazine Notebook from the Sunday Mirror.
The new title will have a strong emphasis on fashion and beauty, covering the latest health and beauty tips, film and celebrity stories, fashion and interior ideas, with Cheryl Cole gracing its first cover.
The first issue will be published on 9th June, free with The Sunday Mirror. It replaces the ‘Celebs on Sunday’ magazine.
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Kimberley visited the Heart FM studios this morning, to chat on Jamie Theakston & Emma Bunton’s radio show.
She spoke mainly about the Sky Ride cycling she has just been made an ambassador of, and also had a mini ‘Tour de Heart’ on kids bikes with Emma.
Listen to the interview over on the Heart website: http://www.heart.co.uk/london/on-air/breakfast/wednesday-blog-tour-heart/
More pictures of Kimberley in the studios and leaving are on the forum, see below for the links.
- [HQ] Kimberley Walsh and Emma Bunton – Heart FM studios 29/05/13
- [HQ] Kimberley Walsh leaving Heart Radio studios 29/05/13
We’re delighted to announced that Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is our ambassador for Sky Ride Leeds and will be attending the fun cycling event on Sunday 7 July.
The pop star, who made the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, grew up in the Yorkshire city of Bradford and will be returning to her home county to officially start the ride and take in some of the route. The event will also mark the beginning of a year of cycling celebrations in the city, as Leeds and Yorkshire get ready to host the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France for the first time.
There are lots of cycling events and activities taking place across Yorkshire this summer, including further traffic-free city rides in Bradford (11 August), Hull (18 August) and York (14 September), and over 200 smaller Sky Ride Local rides with British Cycling trained ride leaders taking place across the county throughout the summer.
Sky Ride Ambassador Kimberley Walsh commented: ‘I’m really delighted to be involved in this summer’s Sky Ride campaign and kicking off the first Sky Ride city event in Yorkshire on Sunday 7th July. It’s a fantastic initiative and cycling is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. The best part of this event is that it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been on a bike for a while, if you’re a novice or a more experienced rider, there is something for everyone.’
Find out more and register for free to join Kimberley and thousands of others at Sky Ride Leeds. http://www.goskyride.com/leedsSkyRide
Girls Aloud producer Brian Higgins has opened up about the group’s B-sides.
Higgins, who is the head of the former group’s production team Xenomania, described their popular B-side songs as “edgy hybrids” that were often in contention to be released as singles.
In the sleeve notes for the group’s new Collection boxset, Higgins said: “The first thing to point out is that the principle by which we wrote and created the GA albums was that of building a body of work – maybe 20 songs in total.
“We would not worry about specifically trying to write ‘hits’. We just wrote a load of stuff that covered all of the musical possibilities we wished to experiment with at that time with the band.
“On many occasions therefore, the B-sides were songs created within the main body of work – they were not afterthoughts, they were songs that at some stage were vying for a much greater prominence. ‘Androgynous Girls’ for instance was written in the same batch of songs as ‘Love Machine’ and ‘Wake Me Up’.”
He continued: “‘Dog Without A Bone’ and ‘Blow Your Cover’ were recorded in the late summer of 2006 as we looked for a song that would be the lead single from their first greatest hits. That song eventually became ‘Something Kinda Ooooh’, but it shows how seriously we were taking these future B-sides.”
Higgins also revealed that his favourite of the band’s B-sides is 2008′s ‘Hoxton Heroes’, which served as the B-side to ‘Can’t Speak French’, adding: “If for nothing else the coverage it received at the time of its release.
“I remember articles in the Guardian and NME commenting about the track ‘having a go’ at an indie scene. In many ways, this fuss was an example of how far the girls had come – from being put together on a reality TV show to having two of the top music magazines in the country discussing the lyrical content of one of their B-sides!”
He concluded: “Girls Aloud has always been about blurring the edges between pop and indie, creating confusion and breaking down artistic boundaries.
“If Girls Aloud ever have a legacy, I believe it will be that they show how pop music offers unlimited possibilities for artistic expression.”
Girls Aloud – The Collection, which includes all of their studio albums, B-sides as live recordings, is out now.
Cheryl has a knack for always looking gorgeous but at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, the L’Oréal Paris ambassador was looking even better than usual thanks to expert make-up artist Karim Rahman.
If you like her look as much as we do, keep reading to find out how to steal it.
Step one: Foundation
As you probably already know, it’s immperative to choose a foundation that is the perfect match for your skin. Once you’ve found the right one for you (test as many as you need to), apply it sparingly for smooth, even coverage.
Don’t be heavy handed with your foundation as this can result in a caked-on look.
To add colour and definition, dust a small ampunt of bronzer over your cheekbones for a contouring effect .
Step two: Eyes
Cheryl is known for her high-impact eye make-up but at Cannes, she went for a more toned down look. You can do the same by applying a subtle line of black eyeliner along your upper lashline and then applying two coats of black mascara.
Top tip: When applying your eyeliner, do it in little strokes as opposed to one big one. Not only is this technique easier, it also gives you better coverage.
Step three: Lips
To finish off this understated, feminine look, apply a pale pink lipstick like Cheryl and you’re done! Just remember to take your lipstick with your when you head out for any necessary touch ups.
See a large version of the photoshoot picture here: www.girlsaloudmedia.com/smf/index.php?topic=46105.0
Girls Aloud The Collection is out now, and those of you that pre-ordered have been recieving them this week.
A whole lotta history in one stunning seven disc package featuring:
The Five Studio albums- Sound Of The Underground, What Will The Neighbours Say?, Chemistry, Tangled Up, Out Of Control
The complete Xenomania B-sides and more
‘Tangled Up’ Live From The O2- Audio Disc (previously unreleased)
All housed in a a beautiful slipcase with a hardback book filled with photos, memorabilia and exclusive new sleeve notes.
Forum member Tails001 has already added the scans on the forum for us all, so go check them out if you want to see whats inside the booklet. http://www.girlsaloudmedia.com/smf/index.php?topic=46103
Big thanks to ‘Will’ for recording and uploading, here you can watch Kimberley on last nights ‘Sweat The Small Stuff‘.
Think of it as a cross between Celebrity Juice and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
‘Sweat The Small Stuff: Extra Sweaty’, an extended version, is on at 11.45pm on Sunday.