HELLO! magazine 1698

Renowned for its superb photo-features, and its ability to secure exclusive access to the social elite, HELLO! has been capturing key moments in celebrities lives ever since it was launched more than 20 years. Each issue is rich mix of articles and interviews from around the world balanced by a series of regular practical features designed to appeal to every type of reader.

United Kingdom
Hello! Limited
51 Issues

in this issue

5 min
barcelona-based designer maria llado welcomes us to her magical century-old tower home in the city

One of Spain’s most in-demand interior designers, María Lladó is a fascinating personality – dreamily creative yet fiercely focused. And as you’d expect from a creative whose fans include Woody Allen – he shot scenes for hit film Vicky Cristina Barcelona in a house she’d designed – her own home is extraordinary. Built in 1910, the peach-toned tower in Barcelona belongs to the Novecentismo movement, a key part of the city’s architectural magic. María found and fell in love with it 30 years ago. The house – which also boasts a pool and a beautiful Mediterranean-style garden – is so much a reflection of herself that she calls it “an autobiography”. ‘I tried to respect as much as possible the house’s original materials, space and spirit’ DIVERSITY IN DESIGN She doesn’t have a signature…

3 min
romance on the riviera jennifer and ben so in love as they celebrate her birthday

She may have been the birthday girl, but Jennifer Lopez gave fans something to celebrate last week as she made her sizzling romance with actor Ben Affleck Instagram-official. Soaking up the Mediterranean sun, hand in hand with her Oscar-winning beau, the singer and actress looked blissfully happy as she rang in her big day with a trip away. “5 2 … what it do …,” she wrote, sharing a series of snaps of her posing up a storm on a lavish multimillion-pound yacht in St Tropez during the first leg of her birthday getaway, which also saw the couple move on to Capri. Saving the best until last, her final photograph showed her in a passionate kiss with 48-year-old Ben – the image fans have wanted to see ever since the pair first…

8 min
in a ceremony truly made in chelsea binky felstead and fiance max reveal they have married surrounded by family and friends

Seven weeks to the day after welcoming son Wolfie, Binky Felstead and her fiancé Max Fredrik Darnton turned their newborn love bubble into newlywed bliss – with HELLO! exclusively revealing the couple have said “I do” in front of their family and close friends. “It was the most perfect day,” Binky says, sharing photos and memories from the intimate civil ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall on Friday 23 July exclusively with us. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet that we’re husband and wife. “I haven’t had a chance to write out my new name – Alexandra Elizabeth Felstead-Darnton.” Telling HELLO! all the details ahead of a bigger wedding celebration in Corfu next summer, the couple are still full of emotion and happiness as they share how four-year-old India took on flower-girl duties,…

2 min
the model niece of diana, princess of wales lady kitty spencer marries in splendour in a stylish ceremony outside rome

Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Diana, Princess of Wales, has married in spectacular style at a magnificent palace near Rome in the society wedding of the year. Wearing an exquisite bespoke dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian fashion house of which she is a global ambassador, the bride brought a regal touch to the ceremony as her breathtaking Alta Moda gown was set off by the baroque backdrop of Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, where her wedding to South African businessman Michael Lewis took place. The 17th-century palazzo, set on top of a hill outside the eternal city, and featuring frescoes, marble statues, mosaic floors and paintings by Raphael and Titian, was an idyllic setting for the star-studded summer nuptials. Crafted from white floral lace and featuring a corseted bodice with a…

3 min
riding into olympic history charlotte dujardin reins supreme in tokyo as team gb crown a winning week

‘You only dream of these things happening’ Her equestrian skills were once praised by the Queen. And last week Charlotte Dujardin became Olympic royalty as she rode into the record books to become the most decorated British female competitor of all time, after winning bronze at Tokyo 2020. The 36-year-old Gloucestershire rider came third in the dressage, taking her total medal haul over three Games to six – three golds, one silver and two bronze – and beating the previous record held by rower Dame Katherine Grainger. “It’s mind-blowing,” Charlotte said. “To think I have achieved all that. It’s just so surreal. People say it and I can’t quite believe it. Being level with Katherine Grainger was good enough, and now I’ve beaten her. It’s incredible, and I can honestly say I’m proud…

7 min
the inside story

LATITUDE FESTIVAL RETURN OF LIVE EVENTS IS MUSIC TO FANS’ EARS CARFEST NORTH, CHESHIRE There were High Expectations when 40,000 music fans gathered at Latitude Festival last week – and headline act Mabel didn’t let them down. ‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’, WEST END Appearing at the UK’s first full-capacity festival since the start of the pandemic, the Swedish singer (right) rocked Henham Park in Suffolk, together with fellow headliner Griff (below right) and festival veterans including Damon Albarn (below far right), Kaiser Chiefs and comedian Bill Bailey. Summing up the feelings of many artists, Mabel told fans on Instagram: “WE BACK BABY.” Live music fans were equally revved up at Chris Evans’s CarFest at Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire. The radio presenter (above far left) could not hide his excitement as he addressed an audience of fellow…