Front-row favourite Kelly Osbourne was almost unrecognisable as she pouted and posed for the cameras during New York and London Fashion Weeks. The starlet has long battled with her weight, but sources close to her say her recent svelte figure is thanks to advice from Madonna.
"Madonna's helped Kelly get back to a size eight,” a friend of Osbourne told British tabloid Closer. The pair worked together on Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line, with Osbourne, a judge on Fashion Police and now a red carpet regular, giving Madge sartorial advice. Now the tables have turned and Madonna is said to have helped the starlet get back into shape, giving her exercise and nutrition tips.
"Kelly's avoiding carbs to beat bloating and has been eating boiled eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken salad for lunch and fish with steamed greens for dinner,” the insider told reporters. According to Closer, Madonna has encouraged her to eat in a macrobiotic way, which involves cutting out wheat, artificial sweeteners and cheese.
As for her exercise regimen? Kelly does Ballet Barre workouts five days a week, a class which incorporates Pilates, ballet and yoga to achieve a toned physique. Emma Seibold, founder of Melbourne’s Barre Body studio, says the benefits of this type of exercise are wide-ranging. “Barre Body is a total body workout and is very efficient as a one-hour class,” she tells madison. “We use 1kg weights in classes with lots of reps and stretches to achieve defined, toned arms without the bulk,” says Seibold. So that’s the secret to Osbourne’s newly toned arms!
And it’s not just her diet and exercise routine that has received a complete makeover: Osbourne has been flaunting her new shape in a parade of look-at-me clothes, including neon brights, colour-blocked separates and round frame glasses. It seems she embracing her new look and applying some of the sartorial advice she dishes out on Fashion Police to her own wardrobe.
Words by Sophie Miura, health and feature writer at madison magazine
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