NEW (OLD) PHOTOGRAPHS: Pigeon Shoot

Dale
August 24, 2013

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Whilst browsing the internet i came across these pictures i’d never seen before. Rachel is pictured with Allen Leech from Downton Abbey at a Clay Pigeon Shoot sponsored by her then manager Finch & Partners. These pictures were taken in October of 2009.

Brand Spankin’ New Layout!

Dale
August 18, 2013

I’d like to welcome you to the latest version of RachelStevens.com – Your premier source for every little thing Rachel Stevens. This new version features the new Select pictures from Rachel and was created by our amazing friend and designer Stephen! The website has a whole new look and feel, and we are so excited to share it with you.

In addition to the new look, we’ve edited some of the pages and decided to integrate more of S Club’s history into the mix. S Club was a big part of Rachel’s life and for to long we’ve overlooked that aspect, but why? Tell us what you think we’d LOVE to hear from you!

Bring Back My L.A. Ex

Quite a day for us fans? Last week it was said that we can vote for the best debut single by any artist. There was quite a long list for us to choose from. The Top 5 list was released JUST YESTERDAY, And my oh my S Club fans have pulled through for us. Here’s the top 5.


01. Britney Spears – … Baby One More Time
02. S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
03. Rachel Stevens – Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex

04. Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
05. Spice Girls – Wannbe

I think over all, Rachel is the winner on this. Not only does she appear once, but technically TWICE!

Relaunch of RachelStevensOfficial.com

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It’s been along time coming, but RachelStevensOfficial.com has finally relaunched with a fresh, sleek new design. The new website has a nice homey feel. My favorite part of the new site is the “Memories” page which offers new pictures from old photoshoots (Such as the ‘Alive’ video shoot, the “Funkydory” (Rerelease) photoshoot or the ‘Sunshine’ album cover and MUCH more).

Be sure to check it out by clicking the picture above! It’s so nice to see this back! Hopefully it’s a sign of many things to come!

Rachel in The Wedding Dresses of Stars

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Rachel’s wedding dress will be featured in a fashion show for Vogue as “The Wedding Dresses of Stars”. The exhibition has charity at the forefront, and is part of a Brides initiative to raise £100,000 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Every ticket sold will see money go towards the campaign. The show will take place the weekened between October 11 – 13.

You can purchase tickets to the event by clicking here, You can also get a special two for one ticket deal by entering the promo code IWDE. You can also view pictures of Rachel & Alex on their wedding date in the scans from OK Magazine by clicking here!!

Richard X Talks Scaring Rachel + Hidden Gem!

Renound producer Richard X (Famous for ‘Some Girls’, ‘Crazy Boys’, and the unreleased classic ‘Nothing in Common’) was doing an interview with Idolator about a new Annie EP. During the interview he talked about previous hits, including our very own ‘Some Girls’, Here is Richard’s bit about Rachel.

Rachel Stevens’ “Some Girls” was one of your biggest hits in the UK. What do you remember about recording this track, and is it true that you used the synthesizer once owned by the Thompson Twins?
Ha! Yes, there was the Thompson Twins’ Fairlight IIx sampler, the big old white ’80s machine with the computer monitor on top. It had apparently been on stage at Live Aid in the USA. I remember scaring Rachel slightly, as I’d come up with a supposedly great idea for the b-side, which was an extended version, but with new spoken word sections. As it was a glam-influenced track, I prepared some questions about 1970s Britain and took Rachel into a small room and began interviewing her for some soundbites. “Rachel, do you remember anything of the three-day working week? Or the 1978 winter of discontent?” I wasn’t trying to be a smart-arse, I just thought we’d get some interesting words out of the exercise. Her reaction was somewhere between bemusement and terror. A year or so later, I worked with a pre-Saturdays Frankie, who, during our session, expressed relief that I was reasonably normal — she had been worried, as her management had told her of the Rachel interview, and that I “was a bit of a weirdo.”

The extended remix (b-side) of “Some Girls” he’s speaking of was only released on select promotional discs passed around radio DJs and interviewers and later sold on eBay. We actually have a copy of the promotional disc it is featured on, And after searching the internet for it (really just YouTube) i couldn’t find it. So i’ve taken the time to upload it on YouTube for all of you to hear. Its cool to listen to after having read the story behind it. Wonder if Rachel has took Richard up on his offer for coffee?

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS: Behind The Scenes of Select Photoshoot

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Yesterday (and earlier this morning) Rachel alternated using her Facebook and Twitter to post behind the scenes pictures of her latest photo shoot with Select Model Management, The god have heard our prayers and we are finally getting a new swimsuit shoot. You can click the picture above to proceed to the pictures, The last one is my favorite.

Also, Rachel has announced after several (years) delay her official website will relaunch August 5, It’s such a specific date. What do you think Rachel’s new official site means? Vote in the poll below!


Rachel To Appear at “Plusher Show”

Dale
July 22, 2013

It has been announced on Twitter Rachel will appear at the Plusher Show on November 9.

Plusher is London’s first luxury event dedicated to showcasing all things luxurious, stylish and innovative for mother, baby and families. This must-visit event is aimed at forward thinking parents who want the very best for themselves and their precious little urbanites.

You can purchase tickets to the event by clicking here!

Rachel Joins Facebook

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After a little bit of confusion, Rachel finally has an official Facebook for everybody to “Love” “Like”. Also with this announcement, Rachel said her official website should launch this month after being down for several years.

Click the new “Next” image above to proceed to Rachel’s Facebook! The new design will implement all of Rachel’s official social networking websites! Stay tuned for it. It’s coming and there’s something big coming with it. It’s just taking a bit more time than originally anticipated.

Rachel talks Travel with Daily Mail

Rachel recently went on a vacation to Algarve, In a recent interview with Daily Mail Rachel spoke of her travels with Amelie, trips to New Zealand, Russia, L.A. and many other cool interesting stories.

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Once upon a time, in a different chapter of my life, I used to fly around the world as a member of the pop group S Club, dashing off to Los Angeles or playing in big cities all across the world. But since my daughter Amelie came along two-and-a-half years ago, travelling has become a slower process.
Everything, now, seems to revolve around preparation.

I have always liked to pack a lot when I go away, but with a toddler, there is so much more to think about. You have to consider food choices and the amount of time that will be spent on a plane – and then think about options that will keep your child entertained for the duration of the journey. However, I’m still keen to go away on holiday. Last year, my husband Alex and I took Amelie on her first overseas adventure – a trip to Halkidiki in Greece. It was a gorgeous week, and Amelie seemed to cope pretty well with the odd experience of being up in the air. So, as summer 2013 finally started to appear, we began dreaming of our next escape.

Portugal seemed a good choice. It is only two hours away by plane, it is in the same time zone as the UK – and we knew the weather would be reliable. I had also, despite my previous globe-trotting, never been to the country – and I wanted to see what it offers. A friend had mentioned the Conrad Algarve – a luxury property that opened in May, and sits neatly between Albufeira and Faro towards the southern edge of Portugal. They suggested it as a hotel with a good balance – a comfortable place to stay for children and young families, but also a really stylish retreat. Ideal for mums needing a little glamour!

So we armed ourselves with everything we could imagine – snacks, books and toys. We downloaded a million episodes of Peppa Pig onto the iPad, scooped up Amelie, and headed for the airport.
A couple of hours later, we landed in Faro, and were met on touch-down for the swift transfer to the resort. Before I knew it, we were checking in. My first impression was that everything was very new, and beautifully arranged. We had a pair of interconnecting rooms – one for me and Alex, another for Amelie – so space was never going to be an issue. It was like an apartment. Amelie even had her own bathroom – she was pretty kitted out for a two-year-old. I recall standing on the balcony, looking out over the swimming pool, and thinking that it was going to be a great week. Read More…