Nicola Roberts looks ready to rock in a tweed blazer and plunging top as she attends star-studded British Summer Time Festival concert
She was used to lighting up the stage during her Girls Aloud days.
But Nicola Roberts was enjoying the VIP lifestyle backstage when she attended the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Saturday.
The pop princess was casually clad in a cute and quirky look, rocking a tweed blazer with black felt detailing.
She accessoried with a miniature handbag and added a tomboy touch thanks to a pair of trainers, but it was her stunning auburn locks which really caught the eye.
The gorgeous redhead set off her porcelain complexion with a slick of dark red lipstick, and kept the rest of her make-up look minimal.
Nicola Roberts flaunts her perky assets in a plunging suede dress as she showcases her effortless style at shop launch
She made the leap from songstress to designer and is often hailed as a style icon.
So it came as no surprise to see Nicola Roberts putting on another stylish display at the Bottletop Regent Street launch in London on Tuesday.
Clad in a plunging suede dress, the 30-year-old Girls Aloud star showed off her modest cleavage in the low-cut garment that clung to her enviable frame.
Keeping her colour scheme muted she added some glitz to her ensemble with a studded silver clutch bag that she grasped with her perfectly manicured fingers.
Wearing her trademark auburn locks in loose waves, she swept her glossy tresses away from her face to show off her flawless porcelain complexion.
Nicola Roberts is among a fabulous list of redheaded A-listers whose hair we can’t help but lust after.
Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Isla Fisher, the list gets longer every year… But not as long as the former Girls Aloud singer’s current flame-coloured locks which reached a whole new length this week!
Nicola has been growing her hair for the last two years and explained in a recent interview that she wants it: “to be all the way down to my hips.”
“I had really long hair when I was little, so I’m going full circle,” she added.
Well, she’s certainly on her way if her latest Instagram snaps are anything to go by.
Nicola has been taking to the social media site these past few weeks to document just how long her hair is getting… and wow, we’re impressed.
“Do you think I still need a jacket? This hair is so out of control it’s becoming fun,” she posted last week (21 March) along with this super-long hair selfie, below.
She posted another gorgeous snap on Monday (28 March), with her gorgeous hair looking enviably thick and healthy-looking.
And we couldn’t help but bow down to her flawless, no make-up skin – although again, her hair was the main focus of her fans…
“Love your hair so much,” “How have you managed to get your hair so long? I’m so envious!” and “I need your hair,” were just a few comments among the many.
So what’s her secret? Well, Nicola is a big fan of ‘less is more,’ when it comes to her hair. She rarely uses heated styling tools and says she deep conditions her hair regularly to ensure it stays healthy and shiny-looking.
One of her favourite hair products is Tamara Ecclestone Show Decadence Hair Fragrance.
“It’s in a little gold bottle and looks like perfume, but it’s for your hair and acts as a vitamin mask. It’s amazing but it’s a bit of a splurge,” she says.
Er yes, £55 (available at House Of Fraser, ps) probably is a bit of a splurge, but if it gives us hair that’s anywhere near as long, thick and healthy-looking as Nicola’s, we’re totally willing to save up…
Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts: I feel more like myself without make-up
I love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. I apply it liberally to my lips throughout the day and before bed. It’s also great for your hands, especially in the winter. For those days when I do need a little more help, Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks are great, along with the Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation and Magic Cream, as well as her Supermodel Body illuminator. She understands fairer skin tones, because she has red hair, pale skin and some freckles. I wear my own concealer, from my Dainty Doll beauty range.
It’s paraben free, so it’s kind to my skin. I also swear by Eylure Naturalites Natural Volume Lashes in 020 for a really casual look and the Texture Lashes in 154 if I’m going out.
No. I feel more like myself without make-up, because I’m at my most natural.
What’s your top beauty tip?
It’s no great revelation, but for me less is more.
How do you stay in shape?
I enjoy walks with my dogs and also like to run from time to time. I have danced since I was little, too. I keep my body supple and flexible with dance stretches.
It’s changed as I’ve grown up. Right now I’m wearing L’Occitane Ambre & Santal. It’s a tiny bit masculine, with a woody smell.
Which women do you think are beautiful?
I lean towards other redheads. Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain are both very classic beauties. I also love Jennifer Lawrence. Her film characters always make me feel like I can take on the world.
How do you pamper yourself?
I don’t pamper myself very often. I paint my own nails and only get my hair cut when it really needs it. Just a day to myself with a nice long bath, body oil, a cosy night with movies and a full fridge is perfect for me.
What is your favourite hairstyle?
I’ve been growing my hair for more than two years. I want it to be all the way down to my hips. I had really long hair when I was little, so I’m going full circle.
How do you look after your hair?
I rarely use any heat on it and deep-condition it regularly.
How would you describe your style?
Most days I am very low key. Jumpers and jeans are my staples.
Do you have a favourite shop or designer?
Feelunique.com is brilliant for beauty, as all the new products are there in the one place on the site. It’s a great one-stop shop.
Who are your style icons?
Solange Knowles wears shapes that really suit her and she loves prints, which I do too. I also admire FKA Twigs.
Have you had any fashion disasters?
I ’m having them all the time!
Nicola Roberts looks effortlessly stylish in a corduroy skirt and off-the-shoulders knit as she gets the giggles at LFW event
She’s fresh from her blissful break in Barbados, where she acted as bridesmaid for her close pal Kimberley Walsh.
And Nicola Roberts hit the party scene at London Fashion Week, letting her hair down at the JF London Fashion Week Shoe Party at the W Hotel on Monday evening.
The 30-year-old former Girls Aloud singer looked incredible in her laid-back look, putting everyone else to shame as she put in a typically stylish display at the event.
The Sound Of The Underground hitmaker showed off just a hint of skin thanks to a split running down one side of the garment.
She revealed a peek at her over-the-knee leather boots in the covetable corduroy number, which boasted buttons trailing along her left thigh.
Nicola wore her fuzzy cream cardigan buttoned up and tucked into her skirt, displaying her bare shoulders.
The stunning redhead left her long red locks loose, ensuring all eyes were on her strikingly beautiful tresses.
Nicola and former Girls Aloud star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini supported their best pal Kimberley as she tied the knot with her long-term partner Justin Scott.
The couple said their vows at St James’ Parish Church in Barbados, before dinner and dancing at The Cliff, as well as treating guests to a host of lavish activities including boat rides and swimming with turtles.
Discussing the memorable occasion, Cheryl told HELLO! magazine: ‘To watch your best friend marry the love of her life and having experienced their relationship flourish over so many years is something I have never experienced before.
‘It’s meant the world to me to be a part of their special day and I wish them all the love and happiness in the world because nobody deserves it more.’
Nicola Roberts steps out looking chic as ever amid reports of a feud with Sarah Harding
NICOLA Roberts looked stunning as she sat front row at the Very.co.uk fashion presentation, this week.
The former Girls Aloud singer showed off her chic side, wearing a black and green high neck dress and her gorgeous red hair straight over her shoulder.
Singer Nicola attended the catwalk event which featured Suki Waterhouse’s sister Immy Waterhouse, at the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone, London, along with the likes of Donna Air and Danny Jones.
And the red head – who recently celebrated her 30th birthday alongside Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Kimberley Walsh – didn’t appear bothered by current reports of a feud between her and Sarah Harding.
After not receiving an invite to Nicola’s big bash, Sarah was reportedly unhappy about being snubbed.”I didn’t get a f*****g invite to Nicola’s birthday! But you know what? I am independent so whatever,” she told The Sun.
“I nearly tweeted about it but I thought I better not. If I had an invite I would have gone but I didn’t.”
But the Coronation Street star confessed she didn’t even realise it was Nicola’s special day, admitting she didn’t send her a birthday message.
“I didn’t even know it was Nicola’s birthday so I definitely didn’t wish her happy birthday.”
Could it be your, could it be your lucky day? Well, if you’re a Nicola Roberts fan, it’s probably not, sorry.
The former Girls Aloud member recently revealed in an interview with the U.K.’s Radio 1 Newsbeat that she currently doesn’t have any solid plans to release new solo material, at least not in the near future. Instead, she’s been taking her time writing music for other artists’ projects.
“At the minute I’ve just been taking time to write for other artists,” Roberts explained to the British radio station. “It’s been four years since Cinderella’s Eyes, and in that four years I’ve changed quite a lot as a person… I think you need time to figure out the sounds you are inspired by and I’ve got some really exciting artists cutting some songs that I’m really excited by.”
Roberts released her solo debut record Cinderella’s Eyes in 2011, a glistening electro-pop album that received critical acclaim from music critics, yet somehow unfortunately didn’t perform quite as well as anticipated commercially. The record, which was headed up by the Diplo-produced single “Beat Of My Drum,” was not released in the U.S. (Though I totally imported a copy from Amazon U.K.)
In addition to talking to Radio 1 about her current career trajectory, Roberts also shared her thoughts on the music industry’s lack of support for writers behind the scenes. “We have so many talented writers,” she said. “Companies need to understand that smaller writers also need to be supported. Younger writers and smaller writers need to live and get by. They need to be paid. It has to be fair.”
And while it’s hard to disagree with her, there is also something a little unfair about having to wait indefinitely for new solo music from the redheaded pop singer. Oh Nicola, I don’t want to be the last to know oh, oh, oh! Will it be a yes or no oh, oh, oh? You’re swinging me up, you’re swinging me down, I feel like yo-yo, yo-yo, yo-yo…
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Flame-haired beauty Nicola Roberts is chic in striped pencil dress as she joins sister Frankie at House of Holland bash
In place of her four former bombshell bandmates, Nicole Roberts brought along a stunner from her own family to attend a private dinner with Henry Holland on Thursday night.
Girls Aloud star Nicola was joined by younger sister Frankie at a showcase for her designer pal’s Resort 2016 collection.
And the two redheads were dressed (and tressed) to impress as they turned out in sophisticated maxi dresses for the occasion.
She looked simply exquisite with a dark cat eye flick on her lids and her flame-coloured hair swept into a classic, high-rise hairstyle.
Fashion blogger Frankie kept things minimal in a navy blue midi and white peep toe heels, similarly opting for dark eye make-up and a nude lipstick to complement her sister.
Nicola, a keen fashion follower, was supporting her friend Henry, whose fashion house was originally set up in 2008.
It’s little wonder that Nicola is front and centre for all of his shows and exhibitions, because she was hailed his ‘muse and heroine’ during an interview with Stylist magazine in 2010.
The pair previously worked together on Sky Living’s Styled To Rock, which featured Rihanna as executive producer and the inspiration for a group of British students who were striving for success in the fashion industry.
Nicola has most recently presented her own style-themed documentary for BBC iPlayer, called High Street Hijabis.
She and Muslim style and beauty vlogger Nabiilabee explore ‘modest fashion’ and how Muslim women are balancing their Western identities with their Eastern religion and cultures.
Her thoughts have recently turned back to music nonetheless and the starlet revealed to Radio 1’s Newsbeat that she’s writing for other musicians.
‘At the minute I’ve just been taking time to write for other artists. It’s been four years since Cinderella’s Eyes [her debut solo album] and in that four years I’ve changed quite a lot as a person.
‘I think you need time to figure out the sounds you are inspired by and I’ve got some really exciting artists cutting some songs that I’m really excited by.’
Small songwriters need to be paid by big music companies
he former Girls Aloud singer made the comments when asked about Taylor Swift’s recent letter to Apple.
Apple wasn’t going to pay artists during their free three-month trial streaming period. But they are now.
“We have so many talented writers. Companies need to understand that smaller writers also need to be supported,” she tells Newsbeat.
“Younger writers and smaller writers need to live and get by. They need to be paid. It has to be fair.”
Lots of artists, including Girls Aloud, work with other writers or perform tracks other people have written for them.
In April, Newsbeat spoke to Jimmy Napes who has worked with acts like Sam Smith and Clean Bandit. He also picked up the best contemporary song award at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards for his work on Rather Be.
He said it was “nice to be acknowledged” for all the hard work writers do.
Nicola says pop music is in a good place and that she’s a big fan of Little Mix.
“Little Mix are hilarious. Whenever I’ve been in the studio with Little Mix I’ve had the best time ever,” she says.
“I continuously say those girls need their own TV show. I’m so happy for them that their single is at number one this week and I hope their record does equally as well.
“I love them.”
There are no plans for Girls Aloud to reunite and Roberts’ second solo album won’t be coming anytime soon.
“At the minute I’ve just been taking time to write for other artists.
“It’s been four years since Cinderella’s Eyes [her debut solo album] and in that four years I’ve changed quite a lot as a person.
“I think you need time to figure out the sounds you are inspired by and I’ve got some really exciting artists cutting some songs that I’m really excited by.”
Nicola wouldn’t say which artists she’d been working with because the sessions might not end up on their final album.
It’s not just music Nicola is working on. She’s been speaking to Newsbeat because she’s co-presenting a Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories documentary.
High Street Hijabis will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra on Tuesday 14 July at 9pm.
Nicola says it was a great opportunity for her to learn about a topic she didn’t really know about.
“The biggest revelation I found was that Islam, to these young hijab-wearing women, is not black and white.
“There’s a lot of grey areas and I didn’t really realise it was about the personal journey of each person.
“I just saw the religion as very black and white and you either follow the religion entirely or you don’t. It’s not really like that.
“It was just a great opportunity for me to have a real insight and learn firsthand from these really cool young women who are trying to find themselves within western fashion and culture but also stay true to their religion and respect their faith.”