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RIP Richard Griffiths

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News has surfaced that acclaimed British actor, perhaps best known for his role as Vernon Dudley, Harry Potter’s mean uncle, Richard Griffiths, died on Friday. The reports claim he died from complications following heart surgery. He was only 65.

Richard Griffiths again starred with Daniel Radcliffe in the play Eguus. He did quite a lot of theatre, incluing The History Boys for which he a won a Tony. He also reprised his History Boys role in the film (if you haven’t seen it, make a plan too, BRILLIANT film).

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Recently, I loved his role int he first episode of Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc. That was a good show. A spot-on satrical look at American television and Hollywood. He plays a renowned British actor in a beloved British television show being adapted/ruined for American TV. Even though he’s a respected British actor, he’s still required to audition for the American version, and things go horribly wrong when he’s asked to do the audition with an American accent. He loses the role to Matt LeBlanc. It’s just like he once said,

“If I had my way, all actors over 55 would be issued with a 3pound wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart. ‘That’s for being so lucky, you bastard!’ I would shout. And then, hit them again, if you can.”

What a legend.

Rest in peace, old boy.

x missfitz

SOURCE: The Independent UK

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Vivienne Westwood and Cartoon Faces

Legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood has a flair for the colourful, the dramatic, the outlandish, the shocking, the absurd… but certainly not the tame. Nor the shy, for that matter everything Vivienne touches, from her flaming orange hair to her punk-infused collections, is intended to MAKE A STATEMENT. It seems to be her mission objective.

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For her latest venture, the Autum 2013 show for her eponymous Red Label, at London Fashion Week, the British visionary sent models down the runway in what would be best described as… cartoon or comic makeup. Saturated primary colours, exaggerated outlines done in start black or white, and blanked out faces with airbrushed nails which resulted in a look that was very unique. This is a Look with a capital “L” that should not be attemped off the catwalk, but as for on it? It was a hit – and it provided the perfect foil for Vivienne’s soft metallics and loose, lovely grunge-girl knits.

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VB & Karl Lagerfeld

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It’s not everyday that Karl Lagerfeld deems a fashionista worthy of being photographed in Coco Chanel’s iconic former Paris home at 31 Rue Cambon, so it’s really impressive that he chose our favourite Spice Girl, Vicky Beckham over someone like say, Blake Lively, because I thought was his new dress up doll of choice these days.

Is it just me or does Karl Lagerfield need to STOP calling himself a photographer? He really doesn’t have a “photographic eye” – these photos are extraodinary boring even for a fashion shoot done by one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. Karl is simply an icpon because he designs for Chanel and because of his hilariously bitchy and grumpy interviews – not because of his photography!!

I have to hand it to Posh, I mean Vicotoria for her seamless transition from Spice Girl and football WAG into a well respected style icon and designer; they’re aren’t many former pop starts who ever enjoy the same level of high-fashion success.

“First pictures from my ELLE cover shoot with Karl Lagerfeld, a dream come true! X VB

At 31 Rue Cambon wearing my new optical collection on the iconic CHANEL staircase shot by Karl Lagerfeld! X vb. ”

Vicky tweeted these photos this week from a recent shoot for Elle France, where she appears alongside Karl Lagerfield modeling pieces from her new eyewear collection. What she doesn’t model, however is pants, and that is completely understandable – if my legs looked like that, I wouldn’t wear pants either.

Here are some highlights from the Elle France piece:

“Victoria Beckham says French people are “so chic” she sometimes feels like she is from the country. The signer-turned-designer features in the pages of French Elle magazine alongside legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. The pair are posing at the former home of Coco Chanel, with Victoria gushing about how much the experience meant to her.

“I’m honoured to be here in Paris. I love Paris and the French style, so chic. Sometimes I feel a little French myself” she said.

The star shot the images earlier this year, when she updated her Twitter fans on how much fun she was having. She is seen standing on some stairs next to Karl, with her hair in a demure chignon. She is wearing a black cape with the tiniest of briefs, with her long legs on disply. A pair of high shoe boots finish the look.

In another she is seen in the same shorts, this time with a white shift tucked into them. She is wearing eyeglasses- perhaps from her upcoming range – and appears deep in thought.

“I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him so inspiring,” Victoria said. “To shoot in Coco Chanel’s apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true.”

Karl is currently the creative director of Chanel and is known for his acid-tongue. It seems he has been charmed by Victoria, as he only has kind words for her.

“Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her,” he said.”

Okay, everyone knows, I LOVE VICTORIA… but… SHE FEELS A LITTLE FRENCH???? Should I speak for the French and say “Posh, please.” First she was the very essence, the very archetype of British WAG-dom, and then she eased that look into a more American-ised, laid-back-unfussy California style with English-mod influences, and now, she’s trying to claim she’s got the soul of a French woman?? NO, Posh, you do not!!

Still, I bet she proud to have been Karl Lagerfeld’s “muse” for a brief moment. Maybe Karl will speak to Anna Wintour on Posh’s behalf.

*missfitz

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Katy Perry as a Militant Lesbo : Hit or Miss?

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…is it my imagination or does Katy Perry look the most photoshopped version of herself that you’ve ever seen?

You may also have noticed (or even possibly read the heading of this post that I believe) she is dressed like a militant lesbian for GQ Germany because based on my experience with my German friends, which is my knowledge of Germans in general and how much we love to give them nonsene about being German, because I am British, I am allowed to, we won the war and all that nonsense… (Oh, would you look at that, a can of worms all over this blog.)  As I am being one huge stereotype for this post, let me elaborate – Germans are cold, hard faced, militant lesbians, you know when they are not making really weird porn….

So, am I overreacting or have I drank too much coffee to even think about possibly blogging today, or am I correct? …about Katy Perry’s feature in GQ Germany of course, not about Germans all being militant lesbians, ofcourse I know that isn’t true, it was for the DRAMATIC effect damnit.

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NSFW: KEEP CALM AND… Embrace the Nudity??

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[NB: NSFW stands for NOT SAFE FOR WORK. I’m serious; close the browser if you do not want to get fired. Thank you. This public service announcement is brought to you from Pout Perfection’s stay employed innitiative.]

I briefly mentioned this on our Facebook page where we post exclusive content and generally try to brighten up everyone’s days.

I present you one of the many reasons why I love Great Britian (I am far more patriotic than I care to admit…) and more specifically, their armed forces. If you want to know the general reaction amongst the Brits to Prince Harry’s Las Vegas strip billiards scandal, then I suggest you take a gander at this facebook group.

Almost 36,000 people have joined “Support Prince Harry with a naked salute!” and are posting multiple pictures of themselves, in their birthday suits, to give their colleage, or “comrade” as Ju-Ju would call him and let him know that a bit of Vegas nakedness is no big deal as far as they are concerned.

I just lost a whole morning laughing my ass off at these, so I hope I am not alone!!

Anyway, I disgress, whilst theres been a socked fuss wordlwide over Harry’s Vegas antics, in Europe a bit of nakedness and if anything it shows the third in line to the throne in a more human light, like I’ve mentioned multiple times before, Harry is the only one who appears to not take life too seriously and has a bit of fun.

Reportedly, Harry is is at his father’s Gloucester home until he goes back to work later this week and as that coincides with the 15 year anniversary of his mother, Princess Diana’s death, I think it’s safe to say from a PR point of view, Harry is going to be fine.

Will any of our readers be doing a naked salute to post online the group?

Please drop us an email of it, we want to see it too. hahaha.

**missfitzz

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