The show’s ‘Mr Outspoken’ tells us about his new tour and explains why he just can’t keep quiet
As the professional dancer not afraid to stand his ground with the Strictly Come Dancing judges, Brendan Cole is the person we’d want on our side.
Honest and funny, he’s wowed us since the show began back in 2004. Now he’s raring to go with his own nationwide tour – Brendan Cole: All Night Long.
The popular performer, 41, lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Zoe, 36, and their five-year-old, Aurelia. The couple are expecting their second child in February. Here, Brendan lifts the lid on his favourite dance partners and his talented daughter…
“Some people love the fact that I speak my mind and some hate it. You’re never going to please everybody – I’m very much Marmite. I’m quite happy to have critique, but I don’t necessarily like critique unless it’s constructive. If it’s just for the sake of it then I find it infuriating and I’m the one who will speak his mind on the show.
“If I don’t feel something is right, I have to say so. I won’t always be right – I hold my hands up when I’m wrong – but I’m happy to say that with most of the arguing I did on this series, I was justified in doing so.
Brendan also lifted the lid on his brand new tour…
“There are a lot of Strictly shows out there and I want mine to be the best. Back in the day it was just Anton Du Beke, myself and the Strictly tour, but now there’s a lot of choice. Everyone will always have their favourites, but I don’t want to be in the middle of the pack with an average show.
“My tour is called Brendan Cole: All Night Long and the best way to describe it is like ‘An evening with…’. Strictly fans expect a lot these days, so it’s important to have a massive production – there’s 21 performers, music, dance, comedy and chat, plus anecdotes from Strictly – an insight into the stuff people don’t get to see on screen.
“I also play the guitar. I’m really chuffed with it.”
Five years ago, Brendan welcomed a little girl with his wife Zoe – and the pair now have another one on the way.
“I still enjoy going out and I still hang out with lots of pretty women – it’s a perk of the job! But life is definitely different now I’m a husband and a father.
“Would I change it? Occasionally I wouldn’t mind going back to the old days of having nights out with the boys with no responsibility, but ultimately we have responsibility because we want it and I have a nice life.
“My daughter is five and my second child is due in the middle of my tour, so I might be dashing off stage!
“I would love to be a judge on Strictly. Anton and I were both in the mix for the job, but they went with Shirley [Ballas]. That’s the nature of the beast. I love the judging role. I did it on the New Zealand version for five years. It’s a great position and a natural step on the Strictly ladder. If it’s something they considered me for in the future, that would be amazing.”
So if Brendan weren’t a dancer – what would he prefer to do?
“Beyond dancing, I would like to develop property. I used to build houses and both my wife and I have a shared interest in it. It’s speculative, because you’ve no idea whether it’s going to work or not, but hopefully one day, when I don’t want to dance any more, that will be on the cards.
“My daughter is a little mover – she’s inherited my genes. We all say our kids are special, but I certainly see that she’s got talent, which is lovely. She goes to a couple of little dancing classes. They skip around, but if her friend is there, they just muck about – like her dad, she’s mischievous!
“I loved being a part of Strictly this series. Some years are better than others, but it was a ball dancing with lovely Charlotte [Hawkins]. She was a great partner and I’ll stay friends forever with her and her husband. I enjoyed the pro dances too and I enjoyed dancing with one of the new girls, Nadiya Bychkova. She’s a great dancer, so that was really fun.
“Sometimes, you don’t gel with your dance partner. It’s been 50/50 over the years on Strictly. I got on really well with Charlotte this series and there have been a few others – Kelly Brook, Lisa Snowdon, Jo Wood and Victoria Pendleton. I’ve stayed friends with quite a few but then there are a few I’d happily never see again!”
Brendan Cole: All Night Long tours the UK and Ireland until 31 March 2018. Visit brendancolelive.com for tickets and find details on Twitter @BrendanColeLive and Facebook @BrendanColeTour.
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The 5 new and best anti-wrinkle creams of 2023
There is a positive factor in the inexorable passage of time, the progression of scientific and cosmetic research. A factor that leads, year after year, to the formulation of increasingly effective and delicate anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams for the skin of the face. 2023 brings with it a host of new treatments for you to try. Changing cream is a stimulus for the skin, destined to approach new active ingredients and new formulation stimulations.
The new anti-aging creams to try for 2023 combine ceramides – lipids naturally present in the skin – of vegetable extraction, extracts of rare and precious truffles and ancient Japanese remedies. The winter season immediately offers specific treatments which, while preventing aging, defend the skin from external aggressions, typical of the period, protecting it from the cold.
THE IDEAL ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM FOR WINTER
N°1 de Chanel Creme Riche Revitalisante by Chanel is the ideal cream to be able to carry on an anti-aging beauty routine during winter. The House’s new treatment has borrowed the red camellia’s great staying power and resilience. This new anti-aging cream, enriched with camellia ceramides, extracted using a 100% natural method, protects the skin from external aggressions. While revitalizing cellular activity. Its formula is ninety-four percent natural in origin and has been tested, in real conditions, by a group of women in Canada.
THE ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM THAT INCREASES CELLULAR ENERGY
Estée Lauder captures the essence and power of the rarest and most prized truffle, the Black Diamond Truffle, found in the southwestern region of France. With her exclusive extract, she fills the heart with the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond skincare collection and especially the formula of the latest treatment born Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpted Transformation Cream. Every drop of the exclusive truffle extract is the result of almost ten thousand hours of production. The skin benefits are significant and are generated by an increase in the skin’s cellular energy levels.
THE ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM INSPIRED BY ANCIENT JAPANESE REMEDIES
Daughter of the Aman luxury resorts, Aman Essentials is the new skincare line formulated entirely in Japan. Composed of five treatments, it supports the skin every day, defends its barrier, encourages deep hydration and offers help against stressful factors. Radiance Face Cream is a rich face cream that promotes skin radiance. Inside, an oil extracted from camellia seeds, a beauty ingredient used for over a thousand years by Japanese women and an oil extracted from macadamia nut.
THE ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM THAT PROTECTS AGAINST THE EXPOSOME
The revitalizing face cream, AgeFactor Cream by Rhea Cosmetics has a single action to protect against exposome. In other words, the whole set of environmental exposures smog, UV rays, stress and nutrition which can accelerate skin aging. Its formula is made up of a pool of active ingredients that work to counteract the appearance of age-related imperfections, forehead wrinkles, expression lines, nasolabial folds and periocular wrinkles.
THE ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM THAT NEUTRALIZES GLYCATION
The new Dermosthétique line from La Biosthetique, enriched with AGE3 Age Reversal Technology, is able to exert a scientifically proven impact on the skin’s regenerative processes. Age Reversing Day Cream has a biomimetic formula that blends with the hydrolipidic film of the epidermis. While it strengthens it, it supplies it with important nutrients and lipids. Its extracts of red sage, tiger grass, rosemary and rice neutralize free radicals and eliminate glycation, responsible for the appearance of signs of ageing.
This article was originally published on Harper’s Bazaar Italy
Lip make-up: Tricks to enhance a metal lipstick
Healthy complexion, deep but natural look, slightly dewy cheekbones and lips. This is the look for the spring summer 2023 make-up that comes directly from the fashion shows. A perfect mood to start experimenting at this beginning of the year to shine on Saturday evening and at every social event. We have seen it on the catwalks of the Japanese brand Ujoh and the sustainable fashion brand Botter. In the center, in both cases, lipsticks in bright colors, from orange to lilac, rigorously metallic. Complete with a contrasting lip contour pencil for a totally new lip art, made up of broken lines and metallic explosions.
Ultra violet + ruby red, Holographic blue + brick, Bronze + fuchsia, make way for the imagination in color combinations, of course, but also in the design of the lips that everything can be anything but precise. With outlines over the line or even broken in half.
How to wear makeup on Saturday night: lips are metallic
For spring, the lips with a very bright semi-transparent effect are back in vogue, in an irrepressible way. The desire to see them more and more fleshy and luminescent will increase with the arrival of the first heat. Even the companies that still offer the mat now do it in a less exasperated way.
Guerlain, for example, has found the right compromise. The lipsticks of its Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Metal line combine a velvety effect with a bold metallic finish. It’s the new matte metal trend, inspired by the play of reflections generated by the flutter of butterflies’ wings. “With their captivating colors, these insects offer a magical show”, says Violette, Guerlain make up creative director, who admits “I’ve always dreamed of being able to reproduce these glitters on my lips”.
Contrasting matte lip pencil for creative strokes
With a lipstick as important as the metallic one, the lip contour pencil should be as neutral as possible, in a natural, even transparent shade. But no! This spring, ultra-matte finishes and contrasting colors win, even as bright as fuchsia. To put on make-up on Saturday night, therefore let your imagination run wild.
As for the line, the trend of over-the-line lips continues, appearing larger and plumper without the need to resort to touch-ups from an aesthetic doctor. But this diktat is accompanied by another one, that of the lip art which highlights only a part of the outline. It can be the upper one or vice versa lower. Sometimes the line is even broken midway through the cupid’s bow. A perfect technique for those who don’t want to go unnoticed and already have plump lips.
Pay attention to the texture of the pencil which must be strictly long-lasting and non-transfer so as not to ruin the work of art. Outline Waterproof Lip Pencil by Astra Make-Up, for example, is ultra-resistant but not dry, its formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, helps the lip mucosa retain hydration for a comfort effect that lasts all day.
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Pixie Cut: Ideas for wearing short hair during 2023
A shortcut with an androgynous charm which, also for 2023, refers to icons of the past, which have made the Pixie Cut timeless, such as Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Mia Farrow, and Sharon Stone. Without giving up a touch of novelty. The classic silhouette of a haircut like the Pixie is transformed in 2023 and conquers the stars of the moment.
Pixie Cut is very short and feminine but capable of conquering even with its androgynous soul. The classic short garçonne cut for 2023 is further shortened, revealing all the beauty of a micro fringe or lengths so mini that they almost completely vanish. The most interesting element of the short Pixie Cut is the innate elegance of this cut. To be worn straight or curly, it is the right idea to give 2023 hair a futuristic, almost alien allure.
Mixie and Bixie are the hybrid short cuts of 2023
Mixie cut blends the silhouette of the mullet with the typical lengths of the Pixie cut. A balance to be maintained through a skillful game of scaling.
On the other hand, the union between bob and Pixie Cut is the basis of another great hair trend for the season, in this the short hair lengthens slightly, almost as if to reach the typical lengths of the bob. A soft cut that wraps around the face and frames it lightly.
Pixie Cut 2023 medium and long
Forget dramatic shaves and sharp layers, the Pixie Cut 2023 is a homogeneous cut. A game of volumes and movements, which lengthens the strands of the cut to obtain a soft and texturized effect. A silhouette that seems to conform to that of the bowl cut thanks to its roundness, without actually being so. A fundamental element is a fringe. Full coverage on the forehead, it softens according to the natural texture of the hair. The medium-long Pixie Cut is perfect also, accompanied by a side tuft. The effect is elegant and refined, but also extremely sensual.
This article was originally published on AMICA
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