EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Eva Herzigova is in the pink as she shows off her post-Covid hairdo
She shot to fame in the ‘Hello Boys’ Wonderbra ad campaign, but now Eva Herzigova thinks it’s pink that makes the boys wink.
The former blonde bombshell has undergone a dramatic transformation, explaining: ‘For a change, short and pink!’
Czech-born Herzigova, 48, who has three children with her Italian fiance, Gregorio Marsiaj, is celebrating recovering from long Covid.
‘I’m back to myself,’ she says. ‘I still get moments of brain fog and fatigue but I’m feeling so much better.’
Czech-born Eva Herzigova, 48, has undergone a dramatic transformation, explaining: ‘For a change, short and pink!’
The former blonde bombshell who has three children with her Italian fiance, Gregorio Marsiaj, is celebrating recovering from long Covid
Carrie on saving elephants! Mrs Bojo rejects her maternity leave
Boris Johnson used his keynote speech at this year’s Tory Party conference to urge people to return to their offices this autumn. And his wife, Carrie, is determined to demonstrate her devotion to hard work.
I hear she’s planning to take no maternity leave after she gives birth to her second child, which is due around Christmas.
Carrie, 33, is head of communications for the Aspinall Foundation, which runs wildlife parks in Kent and releases zoo animals back into the wild.
Damian Aspinall and Carrie Johnson with the cheetahs at an Aspinall Foundation zoo. Carrie is planning to take no maternity leave after she gives birth to her second child
She’s been working with her boss, the casino and safari park heir Damian Aspinall, on negotiations with the Kenyan government about ambitious plans to send a herd of elephants to Africa next year.
‘She is completely dedicated to releasing these elephants in the wild and wants to be fully involved in the process,’ one of her friends tells me.
‘Carrie is a hard worker and will be able to juggle it with having a newborn — she’s already been working while looking after 18-month-old Wilf and a very spirited Jack Russell, Dilyn.’
Carrie is head of communications for the Aspinall Foundation, which runs wildlife parks in Kent and releases zoo animals back into the wild
It would be a highly unusual move, as women are legally allowed to take up to a year’s maternity leave, with up to 39 weeks paid by their employer.
As a result, the Aspinall Foundation is not advertising for maternity cover for her position.
The baby will be Boris’s seventh child by three mothers. He has four grown-up children with his second wife, the barrister Marina Wheeler, and a daughter from his extra-marital relationship with art expert Helen Macintyre.
Carrie certainly has her work cut out with the elephants. The project — a world-first — involves building bespoke crates for the herd, which weighs 25 tonnes.
The elephants will then be transported from Howletts Wild Animal Park on a Boeing 747 to Kenya, more than 4,000 miles away.
Sir Ridley Scott cast big-name stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer in The Last Duel, and critics praised the historical epic, yet it was a box-office flop upon its release last month. And Sir Ridley knows who to blame: youthful cinemagoers.
‘It boils down to audiences who are brought up on f***ing cellphones — the millennials don’t ever want to be taught anything unless [they’re] told it on a cellphone,’ wails Sir Ridley, 83, who directed classics such as Gladiator. ‘We’re dealing with it now with Facebook. It has given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation.’
Huntsman’s golden girl shows off ‘un-PC’ art
Princess Michael of Kent felt the need to apologise after wearing a blackamoor brooch to a banquet attended by Meghan Markle, while august institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have removed similarly ‘offensive’ figures after complaints.
But Old Etonian Robin Smith-Ryland refuses to bow to political correctness. Indeed, his fourth wife, Lorena, proudly posted this photograph online of blackamoor busts on pedestals at Sherbourne Park, their 2,000-acre estate in Warwickshire, where Princess Margaret was a regular guest.
Curiously, when I ring Lorena, 54, a Peruvian widow who owns Britain’s last gold refinery, she’s reluctant to discuss their controversial artworks.
Robin Smith-Ryland with his wife Lorena. Robin is said to have served as one of the inspirations for Rupert Campbell-Black, the hero of Jilly Cooper’s bonkbuster novel Riders
Lorena posted a photograph online of blackamoor busts on pedestals at Sherbourne Park, their 2,000-acre estate in Warwickshire
‘I don’t want to talk about it,’ she tells me. ‘It’s private and it’s nobody’s business.’
Robin, 68, is said to have served as one of the inspirations for Rupert Campbell-Black, the hero of Jilly Cooper’s bonkbuster novel Riders.
He is also the former joint master of Prince Charles’s one-time favourite hunt, the Quorn.
He doesn’t usually give a fig for convention, once even hosting a swingers’ gathering at Sherbourne Park that he complained was too ‘tame’.
Prince Charles, who’s known for his extravagance, is advertising for not one but two cooks for him and Camilla. They have placed job advertisements for a chef de partie and a sous chef on the royal website.
Applicants must be ‘tactful and courteous with the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times’, the ad warns.
They are also expected to have a ‘good understanding of organic produce and ethos, or an interest to learn more’.
Pop princess Dua opens up her little black book
Lifestyle blogs helped Meghan Markle attract Prince Harry’s attention and turned Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow into a Goop entrepreneur.
Now, pop princess Dua Lipa hopes to transform herself into a global brand with her own newsletter, Service95.
Pop star Dua Lipa hopes to transform herself into a global brand with her own newsletter, Service95
It will give fans access to her little black book of travel secrets, food recommendations and insider tips.
Dua, 26, says: ‘I’ve dreamed of this for so long. I’ve always compulsively made lists of places to eat and stay.’
Is any socialite more half-witted than Amanda Eliasch? The ex-wife of sportswear tycoon Johan Eliasch shared an image of a yellow Star of David emblazoned with the words ‘Not Vaccinated’ with friends online.
This echoes the badges Jews were made to wear in Nazi Germany.
‘To equate people who don’t wish to be vaccinated with people who were incarcerated and gassed to death is reprehensible,’ rock singer Shirley Manson scolded.
Eliasch, 61, declines to apologise, telling me: ‘I haven’t got a comment to make.’