Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Celebrity makeovers

I guess it was a pretty silly idea trying to makeover my laziest friend (Tom Brown), as I can't even get him in a shop, let alone trying on clothes and buying new outfits.

Alas, I will keep trying, but in the mean time, I wanted to talk about celebrities and their makeovers. Yes, these people are not and will not ever be my 'mates' (boo hooooooo), but I can still talk about their transformations.

I don't want to focus too heavily on the plastic surgery route, because that's easy, I'm more interested in hair and makeup changes, little things that make a difference.

Jennifer Anistonis one that immediately springs to mind. She went from being the girl next as Rachel from Friends, to being a sex symbol in 'lads' mags GQ and Esquire.

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In the 90's her feathered shoulder length hair style with the bleach blond highlights sparked a huge craze amongst young teenage girls everywhere. I speak from personal experience, as I spent many years trying to groom my frizzy brown locks to look like hers, sadly with limited success!

After Friends, and her split with Brad (damn you Angelina!), Jennifer sexed it up a bit, well, a lot. Maybe she was showing Brad what he was missing. Her hair is much longer and more sophisticated-how it's not in terrible condition through years of straightening I do not know, but I do know it is a lot sexier and she can have it straight or wavy, which is always a bonus.

Also, without any surgery (allegedly) she just seems to get younger, the woman does not age! I suppose that's Hollywood for you.

Renee Zellweger has changed her figure so many times it is impossible to guess what she looks like now. For her role in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) and the sequel The Edge of Reason (2004), Renee deliberately piled on the pounds by gorging on pizza, doughnuts and beer.

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But, as soon as she finished the films, she shocked us all by showing that she wasn't like the carefree and curvy Bridget Jones, by shrinking down to a shocking UK size 6.

In a recent photo of Renee (below) she looks painfully thin and has none of her famous curves. Her clothes just hang off her, and it isn't pleasant looking at all her veins and bones sticking out. As well as that, she has lost her great boobs, and the skinny look has aged her significantly.

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Does anybody still remember the lovely innocent Katie Holmesjoey in Dawnson's Creek? Come back Katie please, we all miss you! Now she's been taken over by Tom Cruise and his crazy beliefs on Scientology she is too busy being a wife, a mother and a friend of Victoria Beckham to even remember those days herself.

Her makeover was a gradual process which saw her introducing smart Chanel suits and sophisticated pumps (well, she wont be allowed to tower over Tom, will she!). She even got rid of her trademark long wavy hair, opting for a sleek, sharp bob, teaming it with oversized shades and a small pout (possibly inspired by best mate Posh). Her famous 'Joey Potter' cute smile seems to have disappeared with it all.

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