Sunday, December 4, 2016

CHARITY ALERT : BID FOR BARNARDO'S ON JOAN'S FABULOUS TUNIC!

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For the ultimate Christmas present for that special someone, which apart from delighting the receiver, will also raise vital funds for the wonderful charity Barnardo's, bid now on this fabulous tunic. As seen in this Hello! magazine photo, worn by Joan in a recent issue.. From Joan's personal collection and donated to the charity, it's a one of a kind item.. Bid now at the following link!!
BID NOW AT GIVERGY ON BEHALF OF BERNARDO'S ON JOAN'S FABULOUS TUNIC!!
At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.

This belief started with our pioneering founder, Thomas Barnardo, who stood up for the most vulnerable children in society. We continue to fight for the UK’s most vulnerable children to realise his dream of a world where no child is turned away. During its 150 year history the charity has helped transform the lives of millions of disadvantaged children in the UK, and continues to help families to build a better future.

Barnardo’s is the children’s charity with the largest number of services on the ground in the UK: we run over 966 services in local communities. Our work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in prison and families struggling to cope. We find loving adoptive homes and foster placements for children in care.

Last year we helped transform the lives of more than 248,000 of the UK’s children, young people, parents and carers. We helped many more by campaigning to change policy and public opinion.

VIDEO UPDATE : THE ABC TALK OF THE TOWN GALA.. THE BEVERLY HILTON .. BEVERLY HILLS .. NOVEMBER 19TH 2006 ..



This cool video features Joan at The ABC Talk of the Town Gala at The Beverly Hilton recently to accept the Spirit of  Entertainment Award..

Friday, December 2, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : IT WAS 60'S COOL FOR THE COLLINS GANG!

This super shot features Joan with Jackie and brother Bill, taken in the mid-sixties.. Thanks to Joan for sharing this wonderful photo..

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

PROMO UPDATE : MOLLY MOON .. UK CINEMA RELEASE .. DECEMBER 2ND 2016 NATIONWIDE! DVD / DIGITAL DECEMBER 5TH!

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 Jennifer Sanin

A rather simplistic spin on the orphan fantasy tale we all know and love, Molly Moon presents its pre-teen audience with the full cinematic package: action, crime, drama, romance, comedy and a final touch of Christmas warmth, coinciding with its winter release date.
This film contains an unnerving abundance of child actors and banal dialogue such as “believe in yourself” and “Molly Moon, the rotten bad apple!”. Casting a young girl with supermodel looks to play someone described in the books as a plain, potato-nosed child is predictable and a bit disappointing, but Raffey Cassidy acts compellingly for her age, and is supported by an all-star cast including the kindly Emily Watson, a delightfully treacherous Joan Collins and Dominic Monaghan providing comic relief through awkwardly slapstick writing.
Molly Moon, abandoned at birth, is a rebellious girl growing up in an orphanage run by a cruel, unforgiving headmistress (Lesley Manville). After being inexplicably aided by the kind librarian (Anne-Marie Duff) in acquiring the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, she realises, in a pleasantly spooky scene – staring at her own magnetic eyes through the washing machine door – that she has the gift. The young leading lady then proceeds to effortlessly con her way into a chartered coach, a luxury hotel and international stardom. Ultimately, Molly learns that love and friendship are the most valuable assets of all and that cheating hurts everyone involved.
The picture does its best to keep its audience captivated by skipping through scenery like pages in a colouring book: from dreary orphanage to rustic English village to vivid visions of central London and, finally, back to the orphanage, not so dreary anymore after such unlikely adventures in the metropolis as taking part in a bank robbery for Monaghan’s odd and unnecessary side plot.
Youngsters may not notice plot holes, a roughly patched-together storyline or outdated special effects, but Molly Moon fails to create memorable characters and a whimsical alternate universe like other children’s live-action movies do (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Matilda, Paddington). It is, however, dynamic enough to keep parents awake and younger children entertained.
Verdict:                                                                                                                                  Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism is released nationwide on 2nd December 2016.

Release date: December 2nd – theatrical and digital platforms + December 5th - DVD
Running time: 98 minutes
Certificate U

PRESS UPDATE : LEXILIFE .. TIMELESS BEAUTY .. NOVEMBER 27TH 2016 ..

LexiLife

Hello lovelies,

Today I’ve got an exciting beauty review; The Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Compact Duo. Before being asked to review this product, I had no idea that Dame Joan Collins had started her own luxury brand.  After spending some close up time with beauty masters, Dame Collins is giving it a go herself. Not only has she bought out a cosmetics line, but a skincare and fragrance line too. Check out the website here!

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The Compact Duo retails at £34.00 and includes a pressed powder form the Meticulous range, a classic old fashioned square sponge, a mirror and a lipstick from the Divine Lips range.

The compact has a strong magnetic close so there’s no risk of it popping open on it’s own accord whilst in your bag. The slot for the lipstick to sit in fits ALL Divine Lipsticks meaning you can chop and change what lipstick you carry around with you, from day to night, without fear of loosing it to the bottom of your bag! The whole range of Divine lipsticks looks incredible retailing at £18.00 each.

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You have a choice of 16 lipstick shades to come with the compact so whether you’re buying it for yourself or as a cute gift, you have plenty of options! All of the Divine Lipstick shades are named after a significant character she’s played over the years as Joan Collins believes a choice in lipstick can say something about the person wearing it and how the world sees them.

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The shade I was sent is Alexis which is a truly stunning deep berry colour. This is named after Dame Collins playing Alexis Colby in Dynasty. From what I can gather, she’s a head-strong, feisty yet loveable character with the sass of a true diva.

 

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The packaging is stunning and I have it on display on my dressing table as we blog. Not only does it remind me of Charlotte Tilbury, but the shade too. I want to say Glastonbury? This is one of my all time favourite shades to pick up so I was chuffed to see I was sent this.

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Dame Joan Collins believes that cosmetics are protective and should care for the skin. The lipstick is described as hydrating and if I’m honest, I’ve never felt a lipstick quite like it. Granted, I haven’t had the full experience of ALL high end lipsticks, there may well be better ones out there. But this is the best lipstick formula I’ve ever tried.

I wore it for a whole day, eating, drinking, eating some more. The colour did fade (as would any), but it didn’t go patchy, my lips were never dry, in fact, they were more hydrated than ever. It feels more like a light layer of vaseline on your lips. The Divine Lipsticks have been proven to make lips softer and fuller and after 30 days, the all round hydration levels in your lips is higher. Win. Win.

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The application I found tricky as I’m not used to such a pigmented lipstick. The colour pay off is AMAZING, so amazing that a steady hand is definitely needed. One application is enough but the lipsticks so buildable you can chose to make it darker if you wanted (I did).

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I’m super grateful that I’ve had the chance to try a hydrating lipstick as I’ve found my new favourite lipstick. It’s always great when a brands luxury packaging is met with the formula, finish and lasting power!

The Meticulous powder is super soft and applies beautiful with the powder puff provided. I feel like thats the difference between luxury and high-street. The applicators that they come with and whether we end up using them or not. You can also buy this seperately at £22.00. It claims to:

  • Even tones

  • Regulates shine

  • Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and fills fine lines

  • Light reflecting particles help make the skin look fabulous!

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    I love it. I’m not sure if the fact it’s a modern take on the vintage powder puffs that used to be around is swaying it, but I’m loving it all the same. It’s great for setting your under eye or just throughout the day when you can feel yourself going a tad shiny.

    I personally think that this is the perfect gift for those that love their lipstick so much so they carry it around with them. It also has the elegance and sophistication for perhaps the older generation too. What do you think?! I honestly can’t recommend the lipstick enough. I’ve never tried a formula like it! Check it out HERE.

    Let me know if you have someone in mind to give this too or if you’re tempted yourself!

    Love Life, Lexi!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

DVD ALERT : MOLLY MOON ON REGION 2 DVD FROM LIONSGATE .. DECEMBER 5TH 2016 ..

For viewers in the UK & Ireland, Lionsgate will release Joan's 2015 film release 'Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism' onto DVD on December 5th. This charming family fantasy also stars Dominic Monaghan, Celia Imrie, Raffey Cassidy, Anne Marie Duff, Emily Watson and Gary Kemp...
You can order your copy here.......
Molly Moon on Rgion 2 DVD From December 5th! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : ITS A RICHLY DESERVED DINNER FOR THANKFUL JOAN!

Joan enjoyed a joyous Thanksgiving with family and friends including her longtime pal Jack Rich... A good dinner was had by all!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : LUNCH IN HOLLYWOOD IS ALWAYS A CELEBRATION!

Joan with Jayne Moran, Umair Khalil & Barry Langford..
Joan currently in LA and with a busy schedule as ever, attended a special birthday lunch for Umair, who is one of Joan's good friends. The lunch was hosted by former Miss World and notable Bond girl Mary Stavin.. A good afternoon was had by all..

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : IT'S ALL SHOW FOR A LATE DINNER AT CRAIG'S!

Joan with James Corden and the son of Joans good friend Charles Duggan
Joan caught up with good friends at Craig's in West Hollywood for dinner and ran into popular tv host James Corden..

Sunday, November 20, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : THE ABC TALK OF THE TOWN GALA .. THE BEVERLY HILTON .. NOVEMBER 19TH 2016 ..

Joan stunning as ever on the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton for The ABC Talk of The Town Gala to raise funds for breast cancer research at The John Wayne Cancer institute... Joan was guest of honour as she accepted The Spirit of Entertainment Award, while friend Angelica Huston accepted The Spirit of Hollywood Award... Also in attendence was the always fabulous Donna Mills among others..
Joan accepted her award as a tribute to the late Jackie Collins who died last year of cancer.. Joan commented....
 “I think it’s a very good idea to do that. I think it isn’t something you want people to be knowing about and feeling sorry for you.
“It was much better that she kept it to herself and very close family.”
 “As you know, Jackie passed away 14 months ago now so I feel this is somewhat of a tribute to her.
“I also feel very strongly that cancer is something that hits people. One in three people are going to get cancer so it’s very important to try and find a cure.”

She told the Press Association: "I think it's a very good idea to do that. I think it isn't something you want people to be knowing about and feeling sorry for you. "It was much better that she kept it to herself and very close family." The 83-year-old actress said she was "honoured" to accept the charity's Spirit of Entertainment Award, while Oscar-winning star Anjelica Huston was presented with the Spirit of Hollywood Award. Dame Joan said: "As you know (Jackie) passed away 14 months ago now so I feel this is somewhat of a tribute to her. "I also feel very strongly that cancer is something that hits people. One in three peopl

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/celebs/joan-collins-jackie-keeping-cancer-battle-private-good-idea-1-8248341
She told the Press Association: "I think it's a very good idea to do that. I think it isn't something you want people to be knowing about and feeling sorry for you. "It was much better that she kept it to herself and very close family." The 83-year-old actress said she was "honoured" to accept the charity's Spirit of Entertainment Award, while Oscar-winning star Anjelica Huston was presented with the Spirit of Hollywood Award. Dame Joan said: "As you know (Jackie) passed away 14 months ago now so I feel this is somewhat of a tribute to her. "I also feel very strongly that cancer is something that hits people. One in three peopl

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/celebs/joan-collins-jackie-keeping-cancer-battle-private-good-idea-1-8248341
She told the Press Association: "I think it's a very good idea to do that. I think it isn't something you want people to be knowing about and feeling sorry for you. "It was much better that she kept it to herself and very close family." The 83-year-old actress said she was "honoured" to accept the charity's Spirit of Entertainment Award, while Oscar-winning star Anjelica Huston was presented with the Spirit of Hollywood Award. Dame Joan said: "As you know (Jackie) passed away 14 months ago now so I feel this is somewhat of a tribute to her. "I also feel very strongly that cancer is something that hits people. One in three peopl

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/celebs/joan-collins-jackie-keeping-cancer-battle-private-good-idea-1-8248341
shared news about her deteriorating health to close family. She told the Press Association: "I think it's a very good idea to do that. I think it isn't something you want people to be knowing about and feeling sorry for you. "It was much better that she kept it to herself and very close family." The 83-year-old actress said she was "honoured" to accept the charity's Spirit of Entertainment Award, while Oscar-winning star Anjelica Huston was presented with the Spirit of Hollywood Award. Dame Joan said: "As you know (Jackie) passed away 14 months ago now so I feel this is somewhat of a tribute to her. "I also feel very strongly that cancer is something that hits people. One in three people are going to get cancer so it's very important to try and find a cure."

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/celebs/joan-collins-jackie-keeping-cancer-battle-private-good-idea-1-8248341
Joan with Angelica Huston



A classic image of Joan & Jackie by Terry O'Neill was up for silent auction
Joan with friend Donna Mills


Joan addresses fellow guests

Saturday, November 19, 2016

EVENT ALERT : ABC'S TALK OF THE TOWN GALA .. THE BEVERLY HILTON .. BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA .. NOVEMBER 19TH 2016 ..

All good wishes to Joan who will accept The Spirit of Entertainment Award, later tonight at The Beverly Hilton during the Annual Talk of The Town Gala.. The event raises funds for Breast cancer studies... Watch this space for updates!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

PHOTO TRIBUTE FLASHBACK : ROBERT VAUGHN .. 1932 - 2016 ..

This super shot features Joan with Robert Vaughn who sadly dies a few days ago and is from an episode of the hit comedy series 'The Nanny'  from 1996 starring Fran Drescher.. Joan has known Robert many years as she also appeared on his hit cult series 'The Man From Uncle' in 1966 in an episode called 'The Gallatea Affair'.. Most of her scenes in that were with her old RADA mate David McCallum..

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PROMO UPDATE : LUXURIA LIFESTYLE .. TIMELESS BEAUTY .. NOVEMBER 14TH 2016 ..



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Hashtag Glam Squad.  Hashtag no filter needed.  Party season is just weeks away, so it’s time to plan your glam makeup looks to ensure you are camera-ready for those cherished Instagram snaps.
You don’t need a red-carpet glam-squad in tow.  All you need are a few select makeup products in your bag to get party-ready and take you effortlessly from day to night.
“Rummaging around your handbag for your lipstick and powder is now a thing of the past ladies” says Dame Joan Collins, Brit-born Hollywood actress and beauty entrepreneur, whose name is synonymous with movie-star glamour.
A much loved movie siren and Dynasty TV show actress, Dame Joan, is known for her youthful looks and also for her beauty and makeup brand ‘Timeless Beauty by Joan Collins’.

The Timeless Beauty Paparazzi Compact Duo by Joan Collins, is a beautifully packaged, luxe handbag makeup must-have!  A face powder and lipstick duo, with handy mirror, this will be your go-to makeup compact, to transform your face & lips from daytime minimal makeup to full on party glam, ready to go from desk to dancefloor.
“I keep my Timeless Beauty Paparazzi Compact in my handbag all the time as it allows me to be ready for any occasion” says Dame Joan Collins.  “Instantly take yourself from desk to dance floor and feel glamorous, confident and sexy by wearing a bright and bold lipstick”.
“Clutch bags are limited on space” says Dame Joan, so the Compact Duo is a perfect fit.  Whilst sipping cocktails at a party, Dame Joan also says “you can make your lipstick last longer by blotting your lips after application”.

I have the pink shade Suzy Starr lipstick and the pressed face powder comes with a handy brush.
Timeless Beauty Paparazzi Compact Duo £34 by Joan Collins, is available at selected stores nationwide -M&S, QVC and Urban Retreat.
www.joancollinsbeauty.com 

Monday, November 14, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD AWARDS .. THE OLD VIC LONDON.. NOVEMBER 13TH 2016 ..


Joan with Elizabeth Hurley Timothy Sheader & Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Joan attended The Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic earlier and met up with friends including Elizabeth Hurley, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Shirley Bassey...



Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016: The winners

Best Actor
Ralph Fiennes, 
The Master Builder (Old Vic) & Richard III (Almeida)
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Billie Piper, Yerma (Young Vic)

Best Play with Hiscox, Official Arts Partner
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, co-written by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling & John Tiffany (Palace)
Best Musical Performance
Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard (Coliseum)
Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical
Jesus Christ Superstar, 
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
John Malkovich, Good Canary (Rose Kingston)
Best Revival
No Man's Land, Wyndham’s (dir Sean Mathias)
Best Design
Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin (sound design), The Encounter (Complicite/Edinburgh International Festival/Barbican)
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Charlene James, Cuttin’ It (Young Vic/Royal Court)
Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
Tyrone Huntley, Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)
Beyond Theatre Award
Sir David Attenborough for his contribution to broadcasting

Editor's Award
Good Chance Theatre
Lebedev Award
Sir Kenneth Branagh for his Plays at the Garrick

Sunday, November 13, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : JOAN'S THE ULTIMATE PARTY GIRL!!

Joan and Petcy at The Mandarin Oriental
Joan with Mark Weinberg, Princess Beatrice and David Tang

Joan had a most whirlwind of an evening last Thursday when she attended a series of events in London.. A book launch party hosted by David Tang for his new book " Rules for Modern Life" at Annabels .. Following that it was a nip to the Mandarin Oriental to help celebrate Ed Victors 40 years in the business. Kensington Palace was the next stop for The Centrepoint Gala where Prince William was the guest of honour. Joan looking as glamorous as ever looking suitably sparkly to herald in the festive party season!


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Saturday, November 12, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : RSVP MAGAZINE .. DECEMBER 2016 ..

rsvp_dec_coverJoan's fabulous Crystal Compact from the Timeless Beauty range, features in the latest issue of Irish magazine 'RSVP' on their Christmas gift page..