Posts Tagged: photoshoots

23 May
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‘Corrie deserves the 2014 Soap Award’

It’s been another busy week which has been mostly taken up with me fighting a bug! I have had tonsillitis which unfortunately meant I didn’t attend the BAFTA TV Awards which I was gutted about, I really did want to go, but I needed to rest because I had a press conference in Manchester on the Monday lunchtime for Corrie, the High Street Fashion Awards and appearances on This Morning and on Lorraine this week.

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As well as taking antibiotics to combat the lurgy, I have been taking Berocca and these ‘complete immune’ supplements from My Vitamins. they contain immune boosting nutrients such as Vitamin D3, Beta Glucans, Zinc, Resveratrol, Grape Seed Extract and Vitamin C.

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I’m feeling better already, and will keep my gorgeous black Philip Armstrong dress for another special red carpet occasion.

The press day back in Manchester went really well, and I’m so excited to see my final scenes play out, I’m going to watch them with my family, which I guess might be a bit weird us all sat round watching Tina die!
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:-( Once the press day was finished I got my dogs from my mums (thanks mum!) then went home to pack and get ready for 3 days work in London.

My skin always goes dull and patchy when I’m rundown, plus wearing makeup doesn’t help, so if I’m not working I don’t tend wear any so that my skin can breathe.

I needed to give my skin some love, so I used Darphin Age Defying Dermabrasion first to exfoliate my face and neck to get rid of the dead skin and clean pores (and wake me up a bit!).
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Then I slapped on the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate on my face, and loads of Sanctuary Comforting Night Butter on my body especially my feet and elbows.
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This smells of Frankincense and Shea butter and I think for less than a tenner, a little goes a long way. After some chicken soup, hot choc and cuddles with the terrible twosome Phoebe &Pip, I had a really good nights sleep.

The following day I had to do a few interviews, then hop on the train for This Morning. I got to catch up with some of my friends on the show especially lil BV!

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I loved her outfit, Brooke has great style, not to mention beautiful thick hair (that’s all hers by the way, no extensions!). Her powder blue trousers are by Pretty Little Thing, shoes Matalan (bargain!) and top is Zara.

My top was French Connection and the skirt was by a really cute online label called Uncut.

We were on to big up Corrie’s fantastic year and why the show deserves the 2014 Soap Award. I know I’m biased but VOTE CORRIE! Corrie has the best stories, played out by the best actors. Julie Hesmondhalgh’s portray of Hayley dying of cancer was so so moving, and you have all the brilliant comedy from Sue Cleaver (Eileen), Simon Gregson (Steve), and Malcolm Hebden (Norris) . Website to vote is : http://www.britishsoapawards.tv

Then straight after chatting to Phil and Holly (who is looking blooming lovely by the way!) it was off to Vinopolis for the HSFA with Lorraine Kelly.

I was lucky enough to have a couple of hours to detour to River Island with Lorraine’s stylist Sarah Tankel and get this gorgeous pastel pink skirt, cool bluey grey top and lilac heels. Here’s me with Sarah at the awards.

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I also managed to get a quick look in TopShop, I’m loving this tropical jumpsuit (£69) which I will be buying for my summer holidays, and I bought this statement necklace to jazz up a little black dress I will be wearing on a night out soon.

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Mark was presenting an award and we both laughed when we saw each other, because we were both wearing pastels. We keep doing this and it’s sheer fluke I promise you!

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My favourite outfits from the night were Sarah Jane Crawford, Kimberley Walsh and Patsy Kensit who were all wearing high St.

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After the awards I headed back to my hotel early as I had another early start with Lorraine (7am pick up!), and then did my final appearance on the couch. I really enjoyed being involved with HSFA and Lorraine is so warm and good to work with. She makes presenting on live television look so easy and effortless & that’s because she’s good at it… :-)

I have also been sent some really good scripts for a couple of dramas that are casting at the moment, so on my way back to Manchester today I have been reading them through. One in particular has really stood out to me, so I’m hoping to get an audition for one of the parts soon..

Fingers crossed!!

Lots of love

Michelle xxx

16 May
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‘A peek at my new Lipsy collection’

What a week!!!! It’s been an epic week for me, up and down the country and all very exciting.

For starters I can finally tell you all about my collaboration with Lipsy London. I’m so pleased to be moving into the fashion world and I’m looking forward to launching my Autumn Winter collection on my birthday which is June 3 :-)

Sneaky pics from my Sussex shoot

Sneaky pics from my Sussex shoot

I’ve been working with the Lipsy design team for months on the key looks specifically for date nights, stylish lunches with the girls and glam Saturday nights out. I’ve gone for monochrome as the main theme with some nude colours, navy, royal blue and a rich berry colour for some pieces.

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Lipsy London love Michelle Keegan

I love the collection and hope you do too…. here’s a sneaky pic from one of the fashion shoots.

Enjoying the sun!

Enjoying the sun!

We shot in Sussex at a stunning modern house and the penthouse and roof terrace of the London ME hotel, both of which had a very modern Californian feel to them, lots of space and light.

We have also made a video lookbook which was SO much fun to shoot! It will give everyone an idea of how the pieces look when you walk and move about. Look at the spread we had for lunch (yum) !!

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After the Lipsy shoots I had to leave straight away to get to the Celeb Juice studios in time to film the last one of the series.

Rushing for the car to celeb juice

Rushing for the car to Celeb Juice

I always dread what Keith has in store for me, can’t say a bucket of jellied eels on my head was my finest hour, but meh! Was fine after a good shower and I think they made my hair really shiny ha ha ..!

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Here’s me with the goddess Davina McCall. I have huge admiration for her, she’s a lovely lady and a great presenter.

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Goddess Davina

I also love 3T and meeting them more than made up from the fishy gunge! I’ve been a lifelong Michael Jackson fan and I loved 3T when they first started. The boys looked a little bemused by the antics on Celeb Juice, I don’t think they had seen the show before :-/

Post jellied eels

Post jellied eels

After Celeb Juice I went back to my hotel for some DIY pampering as my skin was looking dull and I was feeling a bit tired after the last few days of shooting as the make-up and late nights can take a bit of a toll on your face.

I ran a deeeeeeep bath, got the room service on order (cheesy chips, club sandwich and a chocolate mousse) and used Origins Ginzing Scrub Cleanser.

Love this Zingy cleanser

Love this zingy cleanser

It’s a 2 in 1 product that cleanses and also exfoliates to wake up tired and dull skin. The oil blend is Grapefruit, Spearmint and Lemon so it smells really fresh and zesty. I also slapped on loads of my new favourite beauty balm ’7 Day Moisture Miracle Oil Balm ‘ afterwards all over my face , knees, elbows, hands and feet and slept in it. My skin was silky smooth when I woke up – a marked improvement!

Much needed balm for dry patches

Much needed balm for dry patches

Also this week I did another appearance on Lorraine to chat about the High St Fashion Awards (the awards are next Wednesday and I’m back on the couch next Thursday too!) and met Charlie & Leo from Bars and Melody from Britain’s Got Talent (so cute!).

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Until next week

Lots of love

Michelle xxx

28 March
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My unusual photoshoot and my latest buys

Hi everyone!

Sooo! This is my first blog for HELLO! Online! I’m really excited to be joining the HELLO! team, here is what’s been going on in my life this week:

I’m on a bit of a health kick following my holiday to Dubai, and have been trying to get to the gym around 4 times a week. Sometimes I don’t get there till after I finish work which can be after 8pm and I always try and think of excuses not to go, but once I’ve trained for 45mins to 1hr I feel loads better… I just stick my headphones on, get the tunes going on and do a mixture of weights and cardio. I don’t have a personal trainer, I take health and nutrition advice off people and just train myself!

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Last weekend I went on a shoot with a bit of a difference and I wanted to share this with my readers!

A creative team I work with and I went up to a farm in the Peak District to do a fashion shoot involving animals, with some of the shots carrying an Easter and Spring theme. I didn’t realise how high up the Peak District was and over the course of just one day we had rain, hail, wind and sun, the weather was so unpredictable and quite random. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty cold! Just look at this pic of how covered up the crew were!

Me with a baby chick!

Me with a baby chick!

The shoot concept sounded really cute with bunnies, lambs and chicks, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds! I soon learnt that they have a habit of not keeping still, wandering off, pecking you and doing things that you erm, don’t quite expect! (or want on a photoshoot!) Needless to say, the pictures were a lot of fun. Here’s some snaps from the day.

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Shoot!

I always pick up great tips from shoots and will be sharing them with you – I absolutely love this Urban Decay naked 2 palette for my eyes.

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Benefit Primer ‘Porefessional’ which keeps make up set all day (great for nights out and red carpet too!) and Shu Uemera lashes which look so natural and full on camera.

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For my hair we used the Kevin Murphy range which I love because its paraben free so it’s good for your hair and for the environment, and as my hair is so fine my hairdresser Reuben used thick dark brown clip in Beauty Work extensions for added length and oomph!

I went through the shots last night and it’s looking good!

I also managed to get down to the Trafford Centre this week at had a bit of a shop. I spied these shoes from Office which I love, so got them in both colours (woops!)

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However I was on the lookout for a high street version of this gorgeous Victoria Beckham white blazer:

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And hurray! I found a similar one in Zara. This jacket looks really effortless and stylish with dark blue jeans or jeggings and a sexy heel. I would team it with the new YSL brown clutch bag, which I am saving up for. It’s GORGEOUS!

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I’m going to be going to quite a few castings and business meetings when I leave Corrie next month so an outfit like this is perfect, and the jacket is great for a night time look with leather trousers.

Next week I will tell you all about what I did on Mother’s day for my mum Jackie, and I’m going to have a bit of a pamper night in to try out some overnight beauty masks and body scrubs so I will report back on the ones I like :-)

Lots of love

Michelle xx

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