While most of us are going to seed during lockdown, Baroness Mone of Mayfair is determined to keep up appearances.
The Ultimo lingerie co-founder, known as Baroness Bra, presents segments on shopping channel QVC but has had to film at home without the usual team of hair and make-up artists.
Michelle, 48, revealed what it takes to get camera-ready as she shared a picture online with her hair in rollers. Lady Mone is engaged to the Scottish billionaire Doug Barrowman, 55, but they have postponed the wedding until after the coronavirus crisis.
Michelle Mone, 48, revealed what it takes to get camera-ready as she shared a picture online with her hair in rollers (left) and a picture of her ready for action (right)
The smart set’s talking about... Marchioness’ shipshape baby
Coronets aloft! The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol are celebrating the birth of their first child, Lady Arabella Hervey — two years after they married at London’s Brompton Oratory.
No one is more delighted than Fred Bristol’s older sister, former ‘It girl’ Lady Victoria Hervey. ‘They’re so happy about becoming parents,’ she tells me. ‘I’m going to be a godmother. I’m so excited.’
So, too, will be all admirers of the Hervey family — possibly the aristocracy’s liveliest dynasty. The newborn’s grandfather was Victor, the 6th Marquess, who was thrown out of Eton before being sentenced to three years in prison for theft and burglary.
His eldest son, John, the 7th Marquess, who followed his father to prison, blew £30 million on drugs, forfeiting Ickworth, the family seat in Suffolk, in the process.
Fred, 40, and his Marchioness — American art consultant Meredith Dunn, 38, left — will hope to have a son and heir in due course.
Otherwise, the title passes to Fred’s fourth cousin, Tim Hervey, 60, a tax adviser. ‘Congratulations to them,’ he tells me from his home in Eastbourne. ‘It would be lovely to meet up sometime.’
The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol are celebrating the birth of their first child, Lady Arabella Hervey — two years after they married at London’s Brompton Oratory. Pictured: Meredith Dunn, 38
Since I disclosed earlier this year that Eighties pin-up Emma Samms had found love with Simon McCoy, she’s managed to convert the waggish BBC news anchor into a veritable domestic god.
Emma, 59, who played fiery heiress Fallon Carrington Colby in Dynasty, is being waited on by McCoy as she recovers from coronavirus symptoms at her home in the Cotswolds.
‘Simon appears to have filled his days —when he wasn’t looking after me — by