Jay-Z, Rihanna, Chris Martin and Coldplay brought the house down at the Paralympics closing ceremony on Sunday night in London. The group played at the Games' 80,000-seat stadium as part of a three-hour event that officially ended nearly two weeks of competition for disabled athletes. Coldplay started the fun with a long set, and toward the end of their performance welcomed Rihanna for a version of "Princess of China." Jay popped up, too, to sing "Run This Town" with both Rihanna and Chris before they segued into "Paradise." Jay, Rihanna, and Chris celebrated the successful set with an after-party at The Arts Club. It was a special evening for Jay, who just wrapped up a yacht vacation with Beyoncé Knowles and their daughter, Blue. Chris's spouse, Gwyneth Paltrow, was busy, too. She was off in LA for the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, then ventured to Canada for the TIFF premiere of her new movie, Thanks For Sharing.
We're not that sports-mad, but the London Olympics closing ceremony truly blew us away this morning thanks to a short but sweet catwalk show, paying tribute to the icons of the British fashion industry. Britain's most beautiful models stormed the stadium in solid-gold looks from the UK's most celebrated designers. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell both smouldered in Alexander McQueen, Stella Tennant worked a striking Christopher Kane suit, Karem Elson donned Burberry, Lily Donaldson was princess-perfect in Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole was ethereal in Erdem, Jourdan Dunn wore Jonathan Saunders sheath topped off with a Stephen Jones headpiece, David Gandy looked dapper in Paul Smith and Georgia May Jagger was ultra-cute in Victoria Beckham. Phew! What a role call! Step this way to get your front row ticket to this year's most extravagant fashion show, courtesy of the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
With the London Olympics closing ceremony kicking off at 6 in the morning (it repeats at 9:30 p.m. on Channel Nine), we’re not surprised that some people missed the much-anticipated Spice Girls reunion! It was a moment that took us back to the good old days of Ginger, Baby, Sporty, Posh and Scary Spice, as Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chrisholm, Victoria Beckham and Mel B performed “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” while riding around Olympic Stadium on the top of colourful taxis. But enough about what happened — watch it now!
Early this morning we bid the London Olympics farewell as we watched the spectacular closing ceremony bring the Summer Games to a close. Millions of people around the world tuned in to celebrate the best of British music, with performances from acts such as One Direction, Annie Lennox, Take That, George Michael, The Who, and the much-anticipated Spice Girls reunion! Some of the girls shared their post-performance photos as they partied on. Meanwhile, other things that have been documented in social media pictures include Sally Pearson’s gold medal win for the 100m hurdles event, Usain Bolt’s haircut, and Stephanie Rice’s jaunts around the Olympics once her races had finished. Click through to see lots more snaps from the Games!
Confession time; we've been a little more interested in keeping track of Kate Middleton's Olympic outfits rather than the Aussie medal tally. But, really, can you blame us when HRH consistently looks so chic, day after day? Catherine always looks immaculate, but it's the way that she's combined patriotism and style that's made us sit up and take note. Her simple tricks? Take Princess-perfect staples like ladylike day-dresses and tailored blazers in a Brit-approved colour palette of blue, red and white, throw in some Kate-classics like skinny J Brand jeans, streamlined clutch bags and an espadrille or two, then finish with the royal blow-dry. Voila! An essay in how to support the country in style. Step inside to snoops Kate's Olympic wardrobe, from her nifty tennis whites through 'til this morning's closing ceremony extravaganza (for which she went for high street chic in a Whistles dress), we don't what's cuter — her logo-ed polos or her "C'mon Team GB" face!
If the supermodel pack won gold for their catwalking prowess at the London Olympics closing ceremony this morning, we'd have to award a silver to the Spice Girls and their chic on-stage ensembles. The girl group who defined the '90s reunited for an energetic performance, with Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh zooming around the Olympic stadium atop their own black London taxi cabs. Of course, it was what the Spicies wore that got our attention first and foremost — Victoria Beckham surprisingly didn't wear one of her own designs, instead opting for a business-at-the-front, party-at-the-back black gown by Giles Deacon. Mel C looked chic and sporty in a crisp jumpsuit, Emma Bunton looked suitably sweet in a hot pink frock with sequinned sleeves, Mel B was sparkilicous thanks to Zuhair Murad and Geri Halliwell paid tribute to her famous Union Jack dress via a bustle on her LRD. It was glam, it was fast, it was fun! Can we get a zig-a-zig-ahh?
The 2012 London Olympics have come to a close! The closing ceremony wrapped up in London early this morning, and there were so many famous Brits taking part in the fun. The theme was a celebration of British music, and there were plenty of British stars taking part, including Muse, the Spice Girls and George Michael. Even the guys of One Direction were onstage! There was also a tribute to British fashion, with models like Kate Moss strutting their stuff. Check out all the closing ceremony pictures here and keep checking back as we update!
We have to admit, the moment the supermodels walked out into the stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this morning — the Sugar office went into a spin. We were screaming and clapping (hey, they are icons), and I think there was even a "Shut. Up." uttered at one point. Kate Moss looked every inch the sex kitten with big hair, smoky eyes and amazingly contoured cheeks (hello cheekbone envy); and Naomi Campbell wore her long, black hair straight. The other models included Georgia May Jagger, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson and Stella Tennant — who were all dressed in iconic British designers and came into the stadium in huge trucks featuring their own image. Stay tuned!
It was the moment the world had been waiting for: the reunion of the Spice Girls at the London Olympics closing ceremony! Their appearance had been rumoured for weeks and photos of the girls rehearsing over the weekend confirmed they’d be among the line-up of celebrated British music acts. Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Melanie Chrisholm (Sporty Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) arrived in taxis bearing the number plate ‘SPICE’ and first sang their memorable hit “Wannabe.” Then they launched into “Spice Up Your Life” as they rode atop the taxis around the stadium.
Fashion lovers flocked to their TV screens as some of the UK’s — and the world’s — best supermodels took centre stage at the London Olympics closing ceremony. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Jourdan Dunn and David Gandy, who were all dressed in iconic British designers, rode into the Olympic Stadium in vehicles featuring their images. When the sheets on the vehicles dropped, the models were revealed and they proceeded to strut into the centre of the Union Jack-shaped stage to the tune of David Bowie's "Fashion." Stay tuned — there's a lot more to come from the closing ceremony!