Friday, 30 July 2010


Ok now tell me if I am being a big boobed bitch here but when I saw this picture of Zoe Saldana, who has been announced as the latest face (or lady lumps should I say) for Calvin Klein I was a little amused. I then went on to read how she has such great curves and I did literally spit and sprayed my desk with the decaf latte I was drinking out of sheer shock. Zoe is a beautiful and talented actress (loved her as the saucy female pirate in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl') but curves she ain’t got and it’s a bit scary to live in a world where she is described as curvy.

Now as you all know I have the biggest boobs known to man and womankind. I live in a big boobed world, my 2 huge bad boys are a gift and a curse with back pain, limited clothing options and everyday I try and avoid being sexual assaulted. However, buses and taxi drivers always stop for me- swings and round abouts, right?

It does piss me off that those with the smallest boobs get great frilly sexy lingerie (maybe they need more help in the seduction department) just whipping mine out seem to do the trick. My bras should be packed for black Ops Jason Bourne style survival kits, to be used as a make shift emergency jungle shelter.

Zoe is fab but she ain't no Latin goddess like Eva Mendes or is this a good thing? Am I being an inverted body fascist snob because I want to see some more junk in the trunk? Is it good for my small boobed sisters to have her as a role model, just as I think it's important to have curvy big boobed women in the media? I would love to know what you all think.


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes of the latest Joop! Men’s fragrance commercial. I got to have a sneak peek and met the face of the new fragrance, as he was filmed the commercial. I also spotted and chatted to the lovely hair stylist Malcolm Edwards (a fabulous backstage fixture at LFW) who was also on set. The new fragrance is launching later this year and I can’t wait to share all the gossip with you soon x

Friday, 23 July 2010


Oh Britney, Britney, Britney what have you done now. When I saw this image of her hair extensions gone bad, I did think WTF. You all know I love Britney. She’s a grafter who titillated the world at the age of 16 and spun it into a £50 million pound fortune (good on you love). I loved her even after her delicious decent into madness with that pink wig and her weird baby talk and flashing her C- section scar at anyone who would look at her cooch. It would have been so easy to hide away, as a mad recluse rolling around naked in a vault filled with one dollar bills while singing 'Baby, hit me one more time' but oh no that was not for Ms Spears. At the age of 27, older and wiser than most she came out swinging with autobiographical songs better that her earlier teeny pop stuff with hits such as ‘Circus’, ‘Piece of Me’ and er ‘3’ about her love of threesomes. I salute you Britney.

When I look at her hair in this picture with that angry ginger bald patch, I see a dark hair road I could have gone down at 17. My hair stylist used to call me a hair slut, as I didn’t care what went in or out of my hair. Back in the day I had it all (not at the same time I hasten to add). A weave that would put Naomi Campbell to shame, bonding, glues, clip on extensions and braids, which were so tight I couldn’t sleep at night because of the silent yelps of pain and hot salty tears that would roll down my cheek all in the name of beauty.

Britney's mother prophetically ten years ago said other people worry about their kids in college and she worried that after all the bleaching and extensions Britney was having that her hair would fall out. How right she was. Britney you should have listened to your Mama and not just about K-FED.

The day I said to myself, "you know what Ateh, why not look after what God gave you" was truly a good hair day. I still chemically relax my hair but I do look after it now. I love the Kerastase Oleo Relax, range of shampoo, conditioner and their serum, as it works really well on my afro hair without any greasy residue. I have regular weekly deep conditioning treatments and regular trims- I love Daniel Hersheson,, John Frieda,, Gielly Green, (ask for Lala) and my lovely talented friend Paulette Blake, tel. 07723 340911, who is based in Manchester. Ironically cutting it means less split ends and more healthy hair growth.

I also wrap my hair every night. Now this is a black girl trick but those of you with thick, dry and curly hair will literally be weeping tears of joy, as I pass on this secret hair miracle. At night I put a pump or two of Neal’s Yard Remedy Organic Jojoba Oil, £15.50,, into my hair. I also love leave in conditioners like Kevin Murphy’s Leave in Luxury, £14.45,, which has mango butter and silk proteins for added softness. This is optional -afro hair is usually very dry and dehydrated, so a few pumps at night followed by a pure silk scarf wrapped around my head tied with a bow on top, leaves my hair frizz free and soft. 

Now my lovely husband and I have been together since we were 19 and when he first saw me at night with my head scarf, he did ask what’s that about in reference to the red Hermes scarf wrapped around my head, bless. I used to use my mum's Hermes scarves from the 80s and I said – "Love me, love my head scarf" and that was that. Never be ashamed of your head scarf ladies.

The silk in the scarf allows the hair to breathe. Avoid cotton as it absorbs your hair's natural oils and moisture and you want to keep it in your hair to help smooth it. Now after sleeping in a silk scarf or popping it on for a couple of hours before a date or night out, your hair will look really glossy, smooth and frizz free like you've hit a blow dry bar or something. Genius. Now if you're worried about having a silk scarf on your head in the name of beauty I say take a look at Britney’s head and get with the program! Look after what you have.

Monday, 19 July 2010


Leighton Denny is one of my beauty buddies and I love him because he is sparkling fun,  warm, generous and super talented. He is one of the best celebrity manicurist in the business and is the founder of his own nail product line, which is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, He’s sought after by celebrities such as Dita Von Teese, Jade Jagger, Joan Collins and Victoria Beckham to tend to their talens.

This year throughout the month of September, lovely Leighton is donating10% of every product sold from to the children’s charity Jeans for Genes, Leighton is also running a fabulous competition to win a manicure with the man himself and £100 worth of Leighton Denny products! To be in with a chance to win visit:

The charity has raised £35million to fund research into a wide range of genetic disorders, which affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK. Leighton says, “Jeans for Genes is an incredible charity, raising money and awareness for children with genetic disorders. I have lost a close family member to a genetic disorder, and so generating funds for research and development is important to me”. Please do help support this brilliant cause.

Bravo Leighton x

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Now y’ all know I have a massive beauty crush on Cameroon’s First Lady Chantal Biya. Her unabashed 80s in ya face, loads of money power dressing is deeply nostalgic and throws me back to my 80s childhood, which was filled with international glamazons who all made the cast of 'Dynasty' look underdressed.

Here is Chantal blasting Carla Bruni out of the water when it comes to presence and glam, which I find hilarious. I also find Chantal’s hair the 8th Wonder of the beauty World and it even has it’s own name called ‘the Banane’. It reminds me of Marie- Antionette’s power hair do, this one is from 1775

That’s the thing about beauty and history, humans really don’t change but the outfits do (only to be re-imagined by the likes of the fabulous Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano) but the need for power and status stay the same. Here First Lady Chantal and Marie- Antoinette seem to be channelling the same look and are literally elevating themselves through volume and height in the hair. Love it. Keep on rocking that look First lady Chantal Biya! I even love the matchy – matchy white Kelly bag and Essex bird white stilettos

Friday, 2 July 2010


Hi guys,

I hope you are all well. If you like my blog please vote for me at the Cosmo Blog Awards. I do love a bit of bling! Please do click on the link below and nominate me (under the Beauty section) for the Cosmo Blog Awards. I would really appreciate it!!!!

Thank you xxxx

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Hi guys,
I wanted to share some exciting news with you! The first in a series of beauty How to’s I filmed with my husband and our company Couture Coummincations,, is now live on Sky Showbiz. We had a brilliant day working with the fabulous celebrity make up artist Holly Silius who has worked with Diane Vickers and Alexandra Burke. We all had a blast filming how to get the smoky eye/ feline flick look. Please do check it out on the link below!
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