November 10th, 2009
Alex Gerrard: Words To Live By
Each week, for the past 32 weeks, Alex Gerrard has tapped the inner depths of her shopping soul for Now Magazine to provide style and beauty advice to wagabees, randoms and beauty peasants alike.
Although we approved of her hangover treatment recommendations, she never did properly teach us how to perfect her trademark black raccoon eye make-up look. Our therapist says one day we will get over this loss.
Thankfully, Alex did spend her columnist time reminding us of her life’s little pleasures:
her house in Portugal, her house in Ibiza, her rich and attractive husband, the expensive outfits bestowed to her mini-mes.
Alas, she’s wrapped on her column for the magazine; we must bid adieu to her illustrious career in journalism and await her next job opportunity with baited breath. To ensure a proper send-off, we’ve captured some of her best lyrical waxings below as a tribute to her unwavering support of all things shiny and skin-glowy.
Oh, no. Wait. She’s just been taken on as a “style expert” for OK! Magazine. Is Alex covering Coleen’s mat leave or something? This is all quite sudden. More on that later. Let’s get on with the advice:
“The newspaper criticised this outfit and said I looked like a traffic light, but hey, what do they know about fashion? It doesn’t upset me when people knock my dress sense, it just baffles me when it’s clearly a nice outfit!”
“The only thing I hate about fake tans is wearing it in bed – I think it smells of digestive biscuits!”
“I’ve had quite a bit taken off the length because with all this hot weather, the back of my neck was getting a bit hot!”
“I went out last Sunday for former Brookside actress, Suzanne Collins’ birthday, because she’s a friend of a friend.”
“I love wearing wedges because they’re so comfy…however because I’m quite tall I sometimes feel like a tranny while wearing them!”
Now, onto Alex’s new column!
Here’s a teaser: this week in OK!, Alex gives advice on how to look taller (high shoes, pencil skirt and a massive beehive), says her and Stevie just bought their girls a Maltese puppy (aww!) and says she bought her much-debated Uggs with studs at Flannels.