HELLO! magazine 1699

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

7 min
opening the doors to her chic home in central paris leona konig tells how helping young musicians become classical stars fills her with joie de vivre

‘The views are amazing, especially at night, when you can see the Tour Eiffel and the boats on the Seine’ It was hearing her young daughter’s music that inspired Leona König to change her life, swapping her social whirl for a stunning solo act as a philanthropist. She was watching her little daughter Jana playing the piano and giving concerts when she realised she wanted similarly talented children to have the chance to shine. So, putting her training as an economist to good use, five years ago she founded her very own IMF, or International Music Foundation, devoted to helping gifted youngsters from any background become top classical performers. Coming from Austria – and having been married to Austrian tycoon Peter König – Leona knew Vienna was a classical music paradise and the…

4 min
a starry night in capri gala delight as heidi klum and katy perry amp up the style

Lighting up the lilac carpet against a backdrop of violet hydrangeas, feathers and blush-hued roses, supermodel Heidi Klum and her 17-year-old daughter Leni enjoyed the most glamorous of mother-daughter dates last week as they joined a galaxy of A-list stars descending on the Italian island of Capri. Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Vanessa Hudgens and John Legend were also among the starry guests who gathered at the historic Certosa di San Giacomo monastery for the LuisaViaRoma for Unicef Gala, just as the sun set on the sparkling azure seas and luscious vegetation of one of Italy’s most idyllic hotspots. Heidi and Leni, who with her long blonde hair and pretty face bears a striking resemblance to her mother, stole the show in metallic ensembles, with Heidi shining in a sparkling champagne-coloured Elie Saab…

7 min
the inside story

TANA RAMSAY WEDDING DRESS SERVES UP A FEAST OF HAPPY MEMORIES More than two decades after tying the knot with husband Gordon, Tana Ramsay showed why she is still the chef’s special. The 46-year-old mum of twins Jack and Holly, 21, daughters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and son Oscar, two, found her wedding dress while cleaning and couldn’t resist trying it on once again (left). “Clearing out our home and unearthed my wedding dress,” she wrote with a video clip. “25 years and 5 pregnancies later and happy to say it still fits #mamasstillgotit.” Her celebrity chef husband responded with a fire emoji and posted his own throwback photo (above right). The couple married in London in 1996 and mark their 25th wedding anniversary in December. But the family have plenty to celebrate…

2 min
baby number two due at number ten carrie johson reveals she and boris are expecting another child after secret heartache

A year after giving birth to son Wilfred, Carrie Johnson is clearly relishing motherhood – and it seems her happiness is about to soar more with the news her little family is growing. In a heartfelt Instagram message, Carrie, 33, announced she and Prime Minister Boris, 57, are expecting their second child in December – the sixth baby to be born at 10, Downing Street to a serving Prime Minister and Boris’s seventh child. “Hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas,” she wrote, posting a photo of a pretty bauble shaped like a pram. A “rainbow baby” is a child born to parents who have experienced a previous loss. Carrie continued: “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again,…

7 min
style winner and ‘strictly’ favourite katya jones shares treasures in her wardrobe and sets her sights on the glitterball

Over her five years on Strictly Come Dancing , professional Katya Jones has worn some truly dazzling outfits. But for her, the true treasures are to be found in her own wardrobe. The 32-year-old dancer is modelling a selection of her favourite vintage, upcycled and borrowed pieces exclusively for HELLO! , following a pledge she made two years ago to “do her bit” to reduce landfill by not buying any new clothes. Although her original vow was for 12 months, she is still going strong and it has led to “a complete shift in mindset”, she says. “I’ve always loved dressing up and used to use all the fast-fashion brands, because it’s so easy and convenient – you see something, press a button, it’s at your door the next day, and if you…

6 min
the toast of the nation our sporting heroes

MAX WHITLOCK In a moment that no doubt matched stepping on top of the Olympic winners’ podium, 28-year-old Max Whitlock received a fitting welcome when he arrived back at Heathrow with his gold medal around his neck. Not only was wife Leah waiting to proudly greet him, their two-year-old daughter Willow delightedly ran into his arms (all below right). “What an amazing surprise,” he said. “My family kept it a secret so I didn’t think they were meeting me at the airport.” Max defended his title in the men’s pommel horse, taking his total Olympic medal tally to six – three gold and three bronze – making him Britain’s most successful gymnast in history. HANNAH MILLS, EILIDH McINTYRE, GILES SCOTT, DYLAN FLETCHER AND STUART BITHELL Our sailors enjoyed a very successful Games, with Hannah Mills…