Nicola Roberts was at the Wireless Music Festival in London yesterday. From a tweet she wrote I assume she may have been filming something for her up and coming tv show ‘Styled To Rock’.
Perez Hilton (famous blogger) bumped into her back stage and took put this on Twitter:
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To check out more photos from the event have a look at our gallery:
A while ago we heard that Nicola is working on a fashion show for Sky Living with Rihanna and Henry Holland. They have finally announced that the programme will be called ‘Styled to Rock’ Here is the press release:
Stylist Lysa Cooper completes line-up on our new fashion show.
Sky Living proudly confirms the final co-host who will complete the trio of mentors in Styled To Rock, the ambitious and much-anticipated new fashion series, executive-produced by style icon Rihanna.
With the panel of mentors personally hand-picked by Rihanna herself, Lysa Cooper has styled some of the superstar’s most striking and most talked about outfits and has worked closely with her for numerous years.
Lysa joins fashion designer Henry Holland and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, who created her own Dainty Doll make-up range, to co-host Styled To Rock, the new fashion project premiering this Summer exclusively on Sky Living.
Styled To Rock will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene, and search for the next generation of raw, undiscovered fashion designers. Over ten weeks twelve unknown designers personally selected by Rihanna, will be challenged by the mentors to create outfits for a string of A-list music artists to wear for a variety of occasions, including stage, shoots, high-profile events and more.
The show will ultimately recognise the increasing influence popstars have on mainstream fashion trends and provide an enviable springboard for the aspiring designer’s future fashion career.
Sky customers will be able to enjoy the series exclusively on Sky Living HD later this summer.
(Info taken from Girls Aloud Media)
Thanks to Girls Aloud Media we have some pictures of Nicola and Kimberley at the pool in Las Vegas. Unfortunately I think they were taken without permission so I was hesitant to post them but here they are:
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Is that really you, Nicola? Miss Roberts is unrecognisable in her Eighties-inspired outfit
Fashion always comes full circle and crop tops and blazers and neon colours have been seen on many a celebrity so far this year.
But maybe Nicola Roberts has taken the Eighties-inspired look just a little too far.
So much so that the pop star was almost unrecognisable as she arrived for meetings with her manager yesterday.
It was acceptable in the 80s: Nicola Roberts is unrecognisable as she steps out in a bright blazer, stone washed leggings and big hair
Nicola, 26, was snapped arriving at the offices in stone-washed grey leggings, a long vest top and cropped red blazer and lace-up flat shoes.
She teamed the outfit with a small handbag and huge gold earrings, her two tone hair piled up into a bun on her head.
And it was only when she pulled down her Ray Ban style glasses that it became clear it was her because from a distance it was hard to make out that it was the Girls Aloud star.
Ah, it is you! Nicola was instantly recognisable when she pulled down her dark glasses to peer over the top
A few days ago she was seen at Heathrow Airport in London with a huge trolley of luggage as she jetted into the UK from a trip to Dubai.
But it was boyfriend Charlie Fennell who was left pushing the trolley which was laden down with suitcases as they made their way through arrivals.
Nicola has been busy with solo projects after releasing her debut album and make-up range while Girls Aloud have a hiatus from the charts.
But earlier this month, member Nadine Coyle, who is now based in Los Angeles, said the time is right for the girls to unite and told the Sunday Mirror: ‘It’s time to come back. At the end of the year it would have been ten years and it feels like the right time to regroup.’
And Kimberley Walsh also spoke about the band coming back together on the Alan Titmarsh Show at the end of last year.
She said: ‘We are definitely talking about plans for next year because it’s our 10-year anniversary so we don’t know exactly what it’s going to be.’
Miss Walsh is currently starring as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical in London’s West End.
Last night she was snapped leaving the Theatre Royal with a big beaming grin on her face and a very see-through top.
That’s a lot of luggage, Nicola Roberts!
So, Nicola Roberts doesn’t travel light. The Girl Aloud (and MyDaily favourite) was snapped arriving at Heathrow Airport this afternoon with boyfriend Charlie Fennell, and lots and lots of luggage…
The pair have just returned from enjoying a trip to Dubai (where we hope they went for at least a month), with Nicola looking relaxed and happy in neon zig-zag jeans, platform sandals and a comfy jumper – plus sunnies, statement necklace and tiger print Mulberry bag.
Nice jet set style, Nic.
“Touch down. Freckles is back,” she Tweeted from the airport.
While we support a girl’s right to carry as many bags as she so wishes, we can’t help but wonder what on earth she has in there. We don’t own enough clothes to fit in that many suitcases.
Unless of course they were all Charlie’s…
Nicola Roberts filmed this exclusive shoot for the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, which asks stars to donate their normal lifestyles to help raise awareness of the work that Cancer Research UK does. Nicola donated her glamorous lifestyle to be shot in a working men’s pub for this shoot.
The campaign, shot by top portrait photographer Jason Bell, runs from 1st-30th April 2012 with special donation bags available free in all TK Maxx stores from late March.
Jo Elvin Interviews Nicola Roberts at London Fashion Week
Catching up with Nicola Roberts during London Fashion Week turns out to be a slightly death-defying experience. In a front row at Topshop Unique that included Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Jameela Jamil, it was Nicola who sent the photographers and the fans alike into a (slightly scary) frenzy.
No wonder. When I think of the London FROW, Nicola is definitely one of those people whose style grabs attention – and for all the right reasons. Dainty, pretty, and sophisticated but with an edgy little undercurrent, her outfit today is no exception. With an unexpected velvet bow, she transforms a simple white dress into something unique. How very Nicola. So as soon as I could prise her away from the swarm, I whisked her to the safety of my home for the week, the Mercedes S350, for a speedy, between-shows chat about fashion.
Jo: So Nicola, what have been your highlights from London Fashion Week?
Nicola:I think Topshop, probably. This is only the second year I’ve seen it. I liked the really hearty sort of winter coats. The great thing about Topshop is that it’s so wearable and affordable. It’s sometimes hard to believe it’s a high street brand. I missed Henry Holland’s show, unfortunately, because I couldn’t get there in time, so I was secretly raging about that! But Moschino Cheap n’ Chic was really cute, too. I’m such a fan, so it was nice that the show was actually in London.
Jo: You are quite a high street fan, aren’t you?
Nicola: Yeah I really am, because I find it easier to wear. Sometimes designer can be a little bit daunting – it can overpower somebody. You really have to get it right. I think with Topshop I find that you dress it. You’re able to put your personality on it.
Jo: Like what you’ve done with your white dress. It looks gorgeous!
Nicola: Yeah, but you wouldn’t necessarily be able to do that with Chanel, do you know what I mean?
Jo: Yeah, I do know what you mean, because it’s all been decided for you
Nicola: Exactly, and I like to decide for myself.
Jo: When did your interest in fashion really ignite? Was there a moment, because obviously you have had quite a metamorphosis and now I think you have such a strong look. Where did it start?
Nicola: It was sort of… my first Fashion Week was in 2009, I think it was September 2009. I’m not really sure, but I think I just felt a lot happier within myself. I’d just cut my hair, I’d got rid of the fake tan, and I’d managed to form an image for myself. I think I had a kind of identity crisis, for a long time, and then all of a sudden it just clicked for me. And then I was swapping the magazines that I was reading. Instead of reading weekly magazines, I read fashion magazines and I just think my whole outlook changed about what I was excited by and what I found sort of admirable. I started finding that I was flicking through the fashion magazines and not looking at the model, but looking at the outfit; not comparing myself to the girl, comparing myself to the clothes. And just realising that clothes can make you feel better. So if you wake up and you’re having a bad hair day, you don’t feel pretty that day, or whatever, then you dress to make yourself feel like that. Or if you want to feel cool for a particular meeting you have, or whatever it may be, you dress for that and then that enables your mood. And that’s really how I dress.
Jo: Who are your favourite designers?
Nicola: Well, if I’m thinking, today I want my personality to be a little bit cooler then I’ll go to Henry. Or if I wanted to be running around town in little flats and a little jacket I’d probably go to Topshop. If I’m going somewhere where it’s a formal affair I’ll probably go to Moschino. So all my favourites give me something.
Jo: Whose style do you admire?
Nicola: I like Rihanna. I like when people look like they haven’t been dressed, I don’t like it when people have just been styled and it’s just a designer dress and a designer pair of shoes, a cute little clutch. I’m not interested in that. I like to see somebody mix and match, and try things that maybe don’t even necessarily work, but for some reason it works for them. I just like it when people look like they’ve dressed themselves, and they’ve thought of the creative element of the outfit, and I feel like she definitely does that. Alexa Chung’s great at that too.
Jo: Do you have any plans to sort of take your real passion for style and fashion and make that a career move in any way? Like Victoria [Beckham]?
Nicola: I would like to do a collection. For a long time I just dismissed it, like I think my problem is that I have to feel like it’s OK for me to do it and so I never even contemplated it. But now I would actually like to have a small collection.
Jo: Are there any plans?
Nicola: No there’s not, but I’m only just sort of registering that in my own mind. I think it could be exciting.
Jo: Maybe for Topshop!
Nicola: (Laughing) You have to tell Topshop! That would be a dream come true.
Jo: Do you have any really memorable outfits from your childhood? What was your style like back then?
Nicola: My Nan used to make all of mine and my sister’s outfits when we were little; she used to make the craziest palm tree fabric, then sunflower fabric.
Jo: Have you still got any of them?
I don’t, my mum might have some! Little long shorts and little T-shirts, so I remember them, we always had matching crazy print homemade little outfits which was really sweet.
Jo: I love that.
Nicola: But I was always fussy. I still am. I’d be fussy with the way that my mum would do my hair, the way that I wore the skirt, everything had to be particular… and sometimes that’s not necessarily to your benefit. Like with hair and make-up now, I drive my team mad! I’ll get like fixated on something and it might totally not work, everyone else thinks it doesn’t work, but for some reason in my head I think it works and then six weeks later I’ll go, “Why didn’t anyone tell me?!” And they’ll say, “We tried!”
Jo: Ah, but it’s good to be a risk taker.
Nicola: I just get fixated and it won’t be broken down!
Jo: So the fans will be really cross with me if I don’t ask: any Girls Aloud action coming up?
Nicola: Well, not that I can necessarily talk about, but obviously everybody knows that it is our 10th Anniversary this year and we will definitely be celebrating that. But we made a pact between ourselves that none of us would say what.
Jo: Can we at least know when?
Nicola: Our anniversary is November.
Jo: Okay, fabulous.
Nicola: So we are brewing something, but I won’t say what, but it is exciting. We’re all really excited.
Jo: And it’s all five of you?
Jo: And what’s next for your solo plans?
Nicola: Well my, I had the record last year, and my campaign was out. And that’s sort of finished now. I’m writing at the studio and I’m about to start filming with Henry and Rihanna soon. We’re scouring the country for a next up-and-coming undiscovered British designer.
Jo: Amazing, so when do you start that?
Nicola: We start just after Easter, and it’ll be on Sky later in the year.
Jo: That’s so exciting.
Nicola: It’s great. I love Henry to bits, it’s a dream come true, and Rihanna’s lovely. She’s really passionate about the project, and hopefully we’ll find somebody really special.
Jo: So I can see something brewing here, you’re going to become best mates with Rihanna and be her personal designer, that’s the plan.
Nicola: (Laughs) Who knows!
With thanks to Mercedes-Benz UK for accommodating this interview during London Fashion Week
Nicola has been to a few London Fashion Week shows during the last few days. She was at one on the 18th Feb but no one could find any pictures; however she was spotted at TopShop’s show on 19th and Mark Fast’s show on 20th February.
Click the links below to see the pics from both events:
Glamour have launched the voting for their Women Of The Year and you can vote for Nicola in two ways.
Under the category UK Musician/Solo Artist, which is in the drop down box,
and you can write her in for the final category of Woman Of The Year.
You can put her in other ones too, but I think these are the best ones for her.
P.s you can also vote for Kimberley Walsh as Theatre Actress
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