James Pryce is to style Kate Middleton’s hair at her wedding to Britain’s Prince William later this month.
The 33-year-old stylist works for the Richard Ward salon in Chelsea and he will work on her brunette locks on the morning of her wedding to Prince William on April 29.
His boss Richard will style the hair of both Kate’s mother Carole and sister Pippa, who is the maid of honor. It is expected James – who currently charges $85 for a styling session – will be able to charge higher prices as a result of the job. A source said: “After the wedding, I expect it will be extremely difficult to get an appointment with James – and that his prices will go up.”
However he will be helped by a team of “dressers” on the morning of the wedding, with preparation taking place at the Goring Hotel in Belgravia close to Buckingham Palace.
Although it is not known who will be dressing the bride at her wedding, it is thought British designer Alice Temperley will create the outfits for her bridesmaids, with Pippa seen at her West London studio for three hours earlier this month.
Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester has admitted while she loves fashion she doesn’t want people to call her an icon.
Although the Gossip Girl star thinks her personal style has been influenced by both her move to New York and her time on the show, she wishes people weren’t so interested in what she wears because she only dresses to please herself.
She said: “Gossip Girl has absolutely changed my style. And living in New York I’ve become more brave and aware of fashion. I completely close my eyes to it when people call me a fashion icon because it’s an opinion from people that I don’t know. I wear what I like.”
While most actresses feel pressure to stay in shape, Leighton, 25, says working out keeps her fit but admitted she doesn’t care about her weight and happily tucked into ribs every day while shooting her latest film Country Strong.
She told Britain’s OK! magazine: “I do a lot of working so that’s a lot of working out for me in my life. I don’t feel any pressure to be a particular shape. During the filming of Country Strong I felt totally free to eat some ribs!”
Victoria Beckham has taken inspiration from a Los Angeles suburb in naming her daughter, and is considering calling her Santa.
The fashion designer – who has children Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and six-year-old Cruz with soccer star David Beckham – is currently considering names for her new baby, and has been inspired by the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Posh thinks Santa Beckham has a lovely ring to it and wants something unique. David prefers something traditional, but will probably go along with what she chooses.”
Meanwhile, 35-year-old David is planning a “fly” fashion line with for babies with rapper Snoop Dogg. The 39-year-old star said: “I’d love to do a Babygro range with baby shoes with Beckham. It’s going to be fly. It’s great news they are having a baby.”
Snoop also revealed he wants David to rap on one of his new albums, and always gives the English sports star a copy of his music before it is complete.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Whenever I make a record I give him a copy before it’s done. He’s like a brother. I’m gonna show him to rap. He’s my boy. I love soccer just as he does hip-hop. Beckham needs to keep doing what he’s doing. He’s a great father.”
He also hopes the newborn will be able to play with his daughter Cori, who is affectionately nicknamed Chocolate.
Snoop added: “Now he’s having a beautiful girl to play with my daughter Chocolate.”
(C Bang Media)