She was a red carpet regular in her popstar days, but her party appearances are getting rarer and rarer. So it was a surprise when Rachel Stevens had a night off from mum duties on Wednesday and stepped out for a party at the Corinthia Hotel in central London. The former S Club 7 star, who devotes most of her time to her daughter Amelie, looked happy to be having a night out.
Wearing a black jumpsuit, one of her wardrobe staples, the singer looked happy and relaxed, the loose-fitting outfit clinched in at the waist with a black belt. Knowing what suits her, the 34-year-old kept her jewellery minimal, adding a simple gold cuff to the look. Adding some edge to the outfit, Rachel painted her nails a dark shade and added some nude skyscraper heels for extra drama.
The star kept her shoulder-length hair loose and casual and decided to go fresh-faced for the party, wearing minimal make-up. Rachel was clearly looking forward to the Great Boodles Bangle launch party, taking to Twitter ahead of the bash:
‘Excited 4 tonight’s @GreatInitiative & @boodles charity launch celebrating amazing women working 4 women’s rights. Who’s ur #WomenOfValue?,’ (sic) she wrote.
The singer is rarely seen out and about since the birth of her young daughter in November 2010 but is still a great charity supporter.
Great Boodles Bangles Launch
(More pictures will be added later tonight!!)
Rachel, along side other celebrity fashion presenters and models posed in a photoshoot today for ‘The Great Initiative’ which is a charity that believes Gender equality is nothing less than a fundamental right for all. Rachel is no stranger to charities having posed for numerous others including Everyman, and Make Poverty History to name just a few. This is the third known photoshoot for Rachel this week, as she announced last week she is returning to work for the first time since she gave birth to Amelie in 2010!
Stay tuned to RachelStevens.com as this story, and many others unfold over the next couple of weeks…
Strictly partner Vincent Simone was recently asked whom his favorite celebrity was, Of course it was our very own Rachel!!
Who was your favorite celebrity dancer?
Louisa Lytton and Rachel Stevens. They are great girls. Louisa was my first ever show and she was such a good dancer, she made it quite easy for me. I’ve learnt a lot more how to work the cameras since then. With Rachel we got to the final. I still believe that was going to be our year to win – we should have won. It was such a shame, but we still keep in touch.
Here goes a new press release pertaining to a upcoming gala. Rachel is listed as a Radio or TV Personality!
Grammy Award nominated British music star Jamie Cullum will take to the stage as the Headline Act for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual star-studded charity extravaganza, the Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2012, taking place on Thursday, 8 November 2012 at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London. The UK’s most successful jazz artist joins other A-list names pledging their support for one of the UK’s most loved animal welfare charities. After scrubbing kennels, bottle feeding puppies and bathing his favourite Boxer Carmine during filming for the hit ITV1 series ‘Paul O’ Grady: For The Love Of Dogs’, presenter Paul O’ Grady MBE will crown his year at Battersea by joining Battersea supporter Amanda Holden to host the glittering event in a celebration of the charity’s work.
Other high profile attendees include Battersea Ambassador and international supermodel David Gandy, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Team GB medallists Greg Rutherford and Rebecca Adlington OBE, Gabby and Kenny Logan, Gary and Danielle Lineker, designers Julien Macdonald, Giles Deacon, Jeremy Hackett and Zandra Rhodes, stylists Brix Smith-Start and Nicky Clarke and TV and radio personalities Esther Rantzen, Cilla Black, Joanna Page, James Thornton, Cheska Hull, Ollie Locke, Neil Fox, Paul Ross, Amanda Mealing, Rachel Stevens and Shauna Lowry.
The Collars & Coats Gala Ball is an event like no other featuring a legendary red carpet welcome from dozens of Battersea dogs in a unique Guard of Honour, and this year’s evening celebrates a very special ‘Best of British’ theme. The event raises vital funds to ensure that Battersea’s important work in rescuing and rehoming unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats continues. The Ball will feature an exclusive champagne reception and gourmet banquet. During the event guests will also have the opportunity to bid in an exclusive money-can’t-buy auction with an array of luxury, bespoke gifts donated by leading UK and international brands as well as the Home’s supporters.
Looks like for the first time in 7 years, Rachel’s actually set to return to ‘work’, although it leaves us a little confused as to what exactly ‘work’ is, as she already does so many things regarding charities – but next week Rachel is returning. I’m going to dissect a few things. Here’s a tweet from Rachel earlier today!!
Busy week next week…thanks everyone for being so patient, I can officially say,post baby I’m back to work! Bring it on! Whoop whoop
Now, Rachel confirmed to the world, Pre-Amelie, that she was infact recording a followup album which was in 2010, Since then she has reconfirmed that she was ‘still in the early stages’ of the recording process. Well, lets keep in mind that the “early” stages can only last for so long, and we know of two confirmed tracks with Richard X / Ronald Parisi to have already been recorded (By the names of Sucker Punch and Breathe Me In), there are believed to be MANY others.
Continue to watch this space, as the story is developing.
Rachel sat down for an interview during the week, where she talks about her past, present, and future!!
Singer and model Rachel Stevens – who is collaborating with children’s footwear label Step2wo, as part of its Mending Broken Hearts appeal, in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) – speaks to CWB about her ambitions past, present and future.
I always wanted to be…
My first aspiration was wanting to model. I loved the idea of the glamour and creativity coming together to capture a specific moment in time. In fact, it’s a part of my job I still love now and get very involved in, but at at 5ft 1″ catwalk modelling was never going to happen for me.Then music came along. I remember going to my first concert to see Kylie Minogue. I was in awe and I remember saying to my mum I wanted to do that one day. Fashion was something I always really enjoyed, too, from watching the catwalk shows on the fashion channel when I was young, to experimenting with new trends, fabrics and designs.
I knew I’d made it when…
I don’t ever remember thinking that, actually, because my ambitions and dreams constantly evolve, but I do remember being exceptionally proud when we opened on our first concert date for S Club 7 [the pop group Stevens was in] to thousands of screaming fans and having a sense that things were going really well for us all. I’ll always cherish that experience and memory; it was wonderful.
My mum is the person who influenced me most…
Among her other attributes I admire, she is an amazingly strong woman, with a big heart – something I really value. I’m very lucky to have a great role model to look up to.
I’m really interested in cars…
I grew up around lots of boys, so even though I was a girlie girl, they helped develop a feisty side in me. I loved driving on the race track against them and it was there I developed an appreciation for the way a car drives and the beauty of their design. In fact, I spent my first pay packet on a Mercedes SLK! I also love old buildings. I love the history of them and finding out who lived there as well as the workmanship that goes into them. I’d love to do a restoration project one day. I think there’s something quite special about bringing life back to an unloved property and rediscovering its true potential.
The last thing I want to do before I retire is…
I don’t think I’d want to retire. I always want to be fulfilling my passions and putting my energy into something creative.
My biggest faux pas in business is probably…
I’ve always been quite trusting outside of work, so I applied that same attitude in a business environment. I would take people at face value, sometimes to be disappointed. I learnt from that and I’m much more savvy these days. I listen to my gut and assess my experience before relying on what’s said.
My toughest moment in business was…
Probably when S Club 7 split up. To the outside world it was fun entertainment but for us it was our business, our careers and our little family in a way – it was all we knew at the time, so the change was big and I learnt a lot from it. It was a catalyst to me experiencing a lot of personal growth and learning about business.
I have lots of things I aspire to do…
I think as you get older there are always new goals and challenges you want to reach and achieve. I hope to reach my full potential in everything I do, personally and professionally. If I gave it all up tomorrow, I’d probably retrain in design of some sort – fashion, or interiors, which I’ve recently rediscovered a real passion for.
Former S Club singer Rachel Stevens has signed to Jordan Thomas at Maple Street Voices, the talent division of Maple Street Studio. ‘It’s rare that a new client like Rachel comes along – professional, heaped with experience and heritage, yet fresh to voice overs. She delivers every time, so clients know that they are in safe hands. Her voice is warm and approachable and she has a great tone, easily adapted to suit each brief. She fills an important niche in our offering and brings a unique and fresh feel to each job. We are delighted to welcome her to the family,’ says Thomas. Rachel, who continues to be repped by Monsta in all other areas, is available for voiceovers with immediate effect and booking for Christmas campaigns are being taken now.
It’s been along time coming and Charlotte has finally acheived getting Rachel OFFICIALLY verified on Twitter!! So, now we finally know we’re talking to the real Rachel Stevens!! You can follow Rachel @MsRachelStevens and you can also follow in Rachel’s footsteps and follow us @RStevensCom!! What a wonderful day!
Rachel was pictured with Alex at the Palladium Visions Party on September 17. Hopefully some HQ pictures will be made available!!
Rachel & Alex at Palladium Visions Party
Thanks to Saara for bringing these to our attention
As i’m sure we are all aware, Rachel was on All Star Mr. & Mrs. to raise money for Wateraid, and they did win the foundation 5,000. I’ve added some press pictures from the televised event!!
Captures / Miscellaneous / All Star Mr. & Mrs.
Also, in the show a video of Rachel & Alex was shown of the day that they met, Rachel had a perm, which we loved (and Tweeted about!!) Rachel REPLIED to us!