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[VIDEO] Interview with Nadine for Specsavers

Nadine Coyle first hit our screens as a young hopeful on the television talent show Popstars: The Rivals, where she won a place in Girls Aloud – the multi-platinum, multi-award-winning girl group with hits including Sound of the Underground and Something Kinda Oooh.

This year sees Nadine celebrate her 15th anniversary in the industry. She is currently in the studio with new music due to be released later this year. Nadine is also marking 2017 with an impassioned commitment as our new Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador. We stole the Derry-born beauty away for a quick chat during a fabulous photoshoot to promote the annual charity competition.

How long have you worn glasses? About a year. I started getting headaches while I was driving, and both my mum and my partner Jason (former American footballer and father to their daughter Anaiya, three) said that I should have my eyes tested.

How have you adapted to wearing glasses? I love it. I have always loved wearing sunglasses. so it feels very natural.

How do glasses fit with your lifestyle? Really easily. I like to have neutral tone glasses that can go with anything. Now when I leave the house, it’s keys, phone, purse, lip balm and glasses!

How would you describe your style? My style is classic but depending on what I am up to, I will add a touch of glamour for a night out. When I go through my wardrobe, I can see how much my style has changed and evolved over the years. I am now more aware of things that suit me rather than falling for the hottest new trend.

What are your top style tips? Wear what you feel comfortable in and what brings out your personal style. That way you will feel more confident.

How important is the charity element for you? It is so important! Kidscape is a fantastic charity and the fact that it receives £1 for each entry is just tremendous. Kidscape works tirelessly to help prevent bullying and I believe that all children should be able to grow up without fearing bullies or abuse.

How do you feel about being this year’s Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador? It’s such an honour, I am so proud! I attended last year’s event and received an award for Best Newcomer. It’s a great feel-good campaign and the awards evening is a spec-tacular, fun event!

Nadine announced as Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador
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Nadine announced as Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador

Nadine Coyle shows off her ‘specs’ appeal – as she launches the Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2017.

The former Girls Aloud star, 31, is urging glasses wearers to enter a competition to find the public Spectacle Wearer of the Year run by the high street opticians. Finalists will attend a star-studded awards ceremony in London, with one overall victor claiming the coveted title and £10,000.

Nadine said: “I realised I needed glasses to drive and read last year, and I’ve been building up my specs wardrobe ever since. I’ve been experimenting with some unique new optical styles, such as cat’s eyes and transparent frames. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing for all these years!

“I was thrilled to win the newcomer award last year, so it’s a real honour to launch the search to find the 2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year.”

The competition has raised more than £400,000 for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past six years.

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s – plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public.

£1 will be donated to Kidscape for each entry made.

Wearers can enter the competition online at specsavers.co.uk until July 2nd.

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Congratulations Cheryl and Liam!

On Saturday evening, Cheryl announced on her Instagram that she had given birth to a baby boy:

On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever ?

I love how the press didn’t know and she announced it in her own time, 3 days after the birth. We hope mother and baby are doing well.

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Bobby’s first trip on the tube!

I took Bobby on the tube for the first time last week to visit my brother, Adam’s office in Old Street. I had a design meeting about my new children’s clothing range, Kimba Kids so I thought I’d take him along! I decided to take the tube rather than drive as I thought it would be an adventure for him. He was so excited to go on the tube, it was the first thing he said the minute he woke up bless him. He was such a good boy and he loved being in the hustle and bustle of London. He’s such an open, friendly little boy so he was saying hello to everyone and trying to make conversation. Unfortunately people on tube in London aren’t really up for conversations with a two year old but it didn’t stop him trying. He wanted to know where they were all going and what they were called, it was funny to watch. He loved the journey and was counting down the stops with me.

As fun as the journey was, I have to say they don’t make it easy for mums travelling with young children. I didn’t take the pushchair for him cos I knew there were so many stairs it would have been a nightmare. It resulted in me carrying him up most of the stairs though cos everyone is in such a rush! When we arrived at Old Street there was a homeless man sitting on the floor near the exit. Bobby of course wanted to stop and talk to him. As we left he called to him “I miss you” and the man gave him the biggest grin, it was very cute. He kept asking me all day why the man was sitting on the floor, “it’s very dirty mummy”. It’s so hard to explain homelessness to a two year old and he still asks me about him now a week later. We eventually arrived at uncle Adam’s office and Bobby loved meeting on the Kimba Kids team. The design meeting went really well and we have some huge companies that wants to take our collection which is very exciting. I’ve been working on this collection with my brother and his company for over a year and a half so it’s lovely to see it all coming together.

I had fun judging HELLO!’s Star Mum of the Year competition last week with a group of other celebrity mums. In my opinion all mums are pretty special but there really were some heart wrenching and inspiring stories. I left Cole with Justin for the day as I went to the opening night of “Stepping Out” at the Vaudeval theatre after I finished the shoot. It’s the longest time I’ve spent away from Cole and it did feel very strange. I took my mum to the show and it was lovely to have a night at the theatre but I was desperate to get home and see Cole by the time it finished so I didn’t make it to the after party. The show was great, I absolutely love the film it’s such a brilliant script and Amanda Holden’s character Vera is just hilarious! Growing up me and my siblings watched the film a lot and were constantly quoting Vera’s one liners! Amanda was so funny and the whole cast were fab.

Cole had been a good boy for his Daddy and when I got home he was wide awake, chilling, watching television with him which made me laugh. I think he was waiting for me to put him to bed which I was more than happy about, so were my boobs as I’m still breastfeeding and as all you mums know the pain is pretty horrendous if you miss a few feeds. It was a fun day but I was glad to get back to Cole I missed him lots.

Now that I’m starting to ease myself back into work slowly it made me think about getting fit again. It’s not something I’ve really thought about until now as he’s only 3 months old but it’s not easy doing photo shoots or filming when you’re not feeling or looking like yourself. I think I’m quite realistic about accepting that I’m obviously not gonna look my old self when I’ve just had a baby but it’s much harder to find things to wear and things you feel comfortable in. I don’t mind looking like I’ve just had a baby because I have, I just feel like I need to put a disclaimer on the pictures like “By the way I’ve just had a baby”!

To be honest I think it’s healthy to be seen in the public eye while losing baby weight as it’s a struggle we all share. It’s part of having a baby for the majority of mums out there. Having said all that even if I wanted to work out again I don’t have the time or energy right now but things change week by week so I’m sure I’ll get there eventually! In the mean time black is the way to go, it hides a multitude of sins!

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Sarah attends the TRIC Awards 14/03/17
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Sarah attends the TRIC Awards 14/03/17

We were so busy updating the layouts, we nearly missed our beautiful blonde at the TRIC awards last week. Here she is rocking a LBD and nude heels, with her hair looking similar to the Something New video!

Click on the thumbs to take you to the set on the gallery.

Appearances > 2017 > [2017] Sarah Harding > The TRIC Awards, Grosvenor House

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Refresh for a brand new look – V3!

We realised that we had taken over this website over a year ago now so what better way to celebrate than to bring in a fresh new look.

We have gone for the TEN Tour/Pandora shoot with a purple and white theme. The gallery has the same look also.

A big thanks to MonicaNDesign for her lovely theme base. We hope you love it as much as we do!