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Gemma | 11:37 UK time, Wednesday, 24 February 2010


This is Fred Butler she's an awesome accesories designer. She's just designed the hat for Lady Gaga's new video, the hat is of a telephone.. Surprise, surprise! Listen below to find out about her new collection and how she found her way onto Gaga's head..




This is Luisa de Paula she's the buying director of one the biggest online fashion retailers. So in terms of the fashion food chain that makes her bloomin important... I spoke to Luisa just as she'd had the chance to mop her fashionable brow after the Burberry Porsum show.



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The ultimate professional

Gemma | 09:27 UK time, Wednesday, 24 February 2010

heaphonedropsedit.jpgHe he he.. the moment Trev's headphones fell off mid link....! It made me giggle.... Xx


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Gemma | 09:01 UK time, Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I partied at Elle Style awards last night.. for a list of winners click here.. was really good fun.. especially enjoyed lifting my floor length number to boogie to Doneo 'Party Hard' played at the after-party, fashionistas bobbed in mutual agreement and well dressed heeled ladies defintely partied hard. They were presented by Lorraine Candy (below) and Henry Holland. Henry's a mover and shaker ya'know, he presents, dj's and is also a self taught fashion designer. I spoke to him, whilst he was still flustered and being rushed by friends and family after his 2010 Autumn Winter collection, which I'm pleased to say was full of swag...


Now let's play.. 'Spot Grimmy'..



Also check out Newsbeats backstage footage from London Fashion Week at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout One to Watch catwalk show with David Longshaw.

Mwah Mwah..


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Gemma | 08:37 UK time, Monday, 22 February 2010

It's the Elle Style awards tonight, in the midst of London Fashion Week, less than a week later than the Brits awards, the day after the Bafta's and two days before the NME awards it's an overly intense time for fashion houses across the UK.. Phew.. I'm exhausted.. One inspirational lady that I met along the way was Lorraine Candy - editor of Elle magazine...






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Gemma | 15:06 UK time, Sunday, 21 February 2010

And so reppin as the Radio 1 Fashion expert.. I headed to London Fashion Week this weekend.. For all sorts of stuff...

The first challenge set was a phoner with Jo Whiley on her Saturday show... I was to swap my favourite sunglasses for some fashionably great things. Only thing is, some might say I went down the fashion food chain...

FIRST OFF: Rayban sunnies that I'm convinced Rihanna copied off me..

Swapped for a pink pair of pants..(look below!)
I think I got over excited and then swapped the pants for some fold up shoes!?
Then them swapped for Supportits (that act as a stick on bra) and Stopits (that stop you from sweating)! I'm disappointed in myself... Not fashion enough for my liking..

Sorry Jo...


I rapidlly hotfooted to the House of Holland (aka Henry Holland) show for get my fashion fix.. Twas amazing.. I will be reporting on London Fashion Week throughout the week on the 1xtra Breakfast show between 7-10am... So keep your ear to the ground.


Oh & links to the blogs I spoke about...


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Gemma | 11:49 UK time, Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Last night saw the 30th Birthday of The Brit Awards I was on the Red Carpet finding out how people were feeling and checking out what they were wearing - Check the pic's

BRITS flipped my top right off.......... okay - well not literally! I kept my top on actually... But I did have a fantastic night! Feel rough as burnt toast today though and now have to go and move house!

Click here to listen again to tales from the BRIT's red carpet from the Breakfast show! Listen out for sweet smelling JLS, a very excited Alexandra Burke, Florence talking to handbags, and N-Dubz campaigning... Just a few of the things....
Gotta dash.... Xx

Gemma makes Pancakes for Trev & Crew

Rye | 14:11 UK time, Tuesday, 16 February 2010

For Breakfast this morning Pancakes was on the menu. Gemma went to the cafe to get pancakes for the Trevor and the Breakfast Crew. Check out the video to see Gemma flipping pancakes in the Kitchen.


Gemma | 08:35 UK time, Friday, 12 February 2010

For all those who were worried about my giant shared house.... I'm moving in on my lonesome next week.. Trust me it'll be a nice relief after eight months of of communal living...


To anyone in the same position - I feel ya pain..

Gem Xx

waist-line speaks

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Gemma | 10:21 UK time, Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Hi this is waist-line (my first ever blog entry!)

I have hi-jacked Gemma's account to talk about what it is like to work on the breakfast show
I am here for 8 weeks on a traineeship and I am already 4 weeks through, it has gone so fast!!! I'm basically just going to talk about 3 things I didn't know happened on the 1Xtra Breakfast Show:

1. (I don't understand how) Trevor and Gemma are actually as lively in the studio as they sound on the airwaves (especially gemma!)

2. You become immune to meeting famous people after the first day or two when people like Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Katie Price (to name just a few) swan past it doesn't really phase you.

3. 4:30am start is so much more horrible than it sounds!

More reports on the way keep your ears to the ground and your eyes to the screen

TOP OF THE SHOPS with Jo Whiley today

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Gemma | 14:19 UK time, Saturday, 6 February 2010


At 1Xtra and Radio 1 we've been focussing on body image... We even airbrushed some of our boobs... and muscles and heads too.

So I decided to compile a list of products that promised natural enhancement and joy.



According to the texts a lot of men are already involved in the control undergarment scene already. Spanx are launching Manx  in coming months, even Marks and Spencers have a range..! This is was my favourite from Equmen.. Promises to imrpove posture, and looks fantassimo under your everyday clothes.. Click here for the science bit.



 Embracing the fashionable technology of 2010, I've chosen this clever bra for Top of the Shops today. Each cup contains a reveloutionary material that was invented for the US Space programme (aka memory foam), that will mould and fit the wearers exact bust shape! Click here..



 Perfume is an accesory and as Jo put it today.. "I'll always remember when I meet people those who smell nice and those who don't!" So it's important to pong with panache I say! This solid Frangipani (a nice, exotic flower) smelling perfume fits perfectly into your back pocket, is made from 100% natural ingrediants (so good for sensitive types) and is such a bargain too at £9.50 from Ruby Red cosmetics.


Hope you enjoyed... Was lovely to see Jo as usual..

Oh & do let me know what you think...


Gemma Xx


Gemma | 12:13 UK time, Wednesday, 3 February 2010

businmannyedit.jpgIt's easy to forget moments that shouldn't be forgotten...
Or if your new to the 1Xtra Breakfast show here are a handfull of 2009 shenanigans that I'll never forget.

The day after last year's NME awards, I came into work in the same dress from the night before and moshed with Trevor for a Breakfast Boogie!


We ran around Walford like we were on a school trip one day too...

Debate about my dress sense PART 1!!!

One word: GLASTO

Debate about my dress sense PART FLIPPING 2!!!

We fed Tinchy Stryder Ghanain cup cakes too....

OH my daysss the MOBO's........!

Much, much more to come.. I'm breathless....

Which is your fave - let us know & share the love in 2010..




Kevin Fortune Professional Make Up Tips

Rye | 11:02 UK time, Monday, 1 February 2010


As part of 1Xtra/Radio1 and BBC Switch Body Image campaign every day this week we will be bringing you special make up tip from celebrity make up artist Kevin Fortune, that can help the aging process of your skin and also the best way to get your skin to glow on a night out.

Check out the The Surgery for more details on the body image campaign.

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