Natalia Vodianova's Paralympic torch relay, Venice Film Festival kicks off & more
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The Duchess of Cambridge isn't the only one attending the Paralympics. Natalia Vodianova has also shown her support by running in the torch relay. The model is an ambassador for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games which will take place in the Russian city of Sochi. At the time of her appointment she said she hoped the event "will create greater awareness and better understanding of the millions of people who live with perceived disabilities in our country." [Telegraph]
The Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday with Kate Hudson hitting the red carpet twice for her new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The actress wore two very different outfits, both equally as elegant, for the photo call and première. Other starlets to show their faces and frocks on opening day included Naomi Watts and Livia Firth. [My Fashion Life]
Rihanna's new fashion reality TV show is said to be doing not so well in the ratings. Styled to Rock, which is hosted by Nicola Roberts and Henry Holland, has so far experienced disappointing viewing figures. It premiered on Sky Living on August 14 with an audience of 95,000 which is down on the channel's usual audience of 153,000. The figures fell even further for the next episode. Perhaps it's time to get behind this one kids! [Telegraph]
Curious cats will be interested in the seeing the first look at Pippa Middleton's new party planning book. The Duchess's sister has been busy working on a collection of tips and tricks for pulling off the perfect soiree. Titled Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, the 400-page book is filled with instructions on how to cook, craft and create with plenty of colourful photos to boot. It is due to hit shelves at the end of October. I wonder if there is a section on how to entertain royalty. [People]
Matthew Williamson has joined forces with Havaianas but not to create a pair of flip flops. Instead the British designer has come up with two pairs of brightly coloured gumboots. The zany and bold prints certainly give the ol' wellies are run for their money. "I wanted to bring some sunshine to the rainier season," he said. Job done. [Vogue UK]