Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015.

The latest celebrity event news and behind the scenes goings on at Fame Fad for July 2015 with added waffle which seemed to be popular last month?

Photo of the Month June 2015

Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015. Part 2

Fearne Cotton arrives at The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015.

First off photo of the month for June 2015. It was a tricky one but on 3rd June I knew that I had my photo of the month. We’ve got names in June like Amber Heard, Channing Tatum, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Lady Gaga, Kate Hudson and many others but this shot of Fearne Cotton is the one for me. WHY?

1. Technically Good selective lighting, she’s illuminated nicely and the annoying railings in the background are not. Results she pops out of the frame. It looks like she’s standing still but she was moving at a rate of knots as shown by her hair. Bang on focus,nice smile and direct eye contact seal the deal.
2. She’s pregnant and still hitting the mark in red carpet fashion terms which is not easy to achieve as all the celebrity names mentioned previously would acknowledge and raise their hat to.
3. The red ball clutch handbag thing I’ve never seen before, it’s a one off and that alone warrants a photo of the month tag.
4. She’s a bit of a National Institution having been at Radio 1 for 10 years and has recently left. She’s a bit of a fashion icon as well. What better way to mark that fact

I think 4 pretty good reasons for her to be photo of the month. I could name others!


Timing is critical in this game. What Henri Cartier-Bresson called the decisive moment is very relevant in this sphere of work. Incredibly so.  More importantly once you’ve got that decisive moment you’ve got to get those pictures out there as fast as possible so time is critical here also, otherwise you are quite simply wasting your time.

This is something that I’ve been looking at for some time with internet cafe’s being the way to go for me. saves on carrying a laptop around worrying about batteries being charged, getting a good mobile or wi fi connection and on and on, not to mention the weight.  Some paps photo rucksacks I’ve struggled to pick up let alone get onto my back. Downside of internet cafe’s  is there is always a  lag from when you take the picture to when the outside world actually sees it which in this day and age is not good.

Some paps I know have ditched their laptops and are using Ipad Air 2  (the wafer thin one). Again this is something I’ve looked at with a lot of interest but again it’s not without it’s cons. Yes they’re light but are not as powerful as a laptop or PC and only rudimentary image editing can be done. They are also quite fiddly to use and quite fragile. An option that is still being considered though.

Some mirrorless cameras enable you to take a picture with a top notch camera (such as Sony A7 full frame series), send it to your phone via an app and from there you can post it out to the world. 10 seconds is the delay plus the time to log into your social media website and type out the message. Food for thought as well although it’s well known mirrorless cameras can’t hold a light to a DSLR for speed photography such as sports and paparazzi high speed action work where it’s all over in 2-3 seconds tops.

So the battle goes on in my mind over what technology really convinces me to make the switch from dinosaur internet cafe’s to the latest instantaneous delivery of photos from the world of celebrity but when it happens it will transform this website!


Fame Fad News July 2015

1. Photoshelter News
Photoshelter News All the photo galleries for Fame Fad are not hosted on this website but are hosted at Photoshelter at frankjohn.photoshelter.com. Recently had an email from these people who are based in New York that the package I’m on has been upgraded which means the following.
a) 8 or 9 funkier designs are available to showcase my work instead of the bog standard vanilla flavour that is out there at present. May try the Ben and Jerry’s Mint and Triple ORGANIC Chocolate chip and Pistachio flavour variety. They also got a very nice Haagen Daz!
b) I now have the option of using famefad.com as the domain name for the gallery Instead of frankjohn.photoshelter.com. An example would be famefad.com/gallery. Still being looked at but this is quite a significant development at no extra cost to yours truly. Changes if any will happen during the dead period between late July and August this year.

2. You Tube
No updates have been done on this channel since Christmas and with a whopping 1 subscriber it’s pretty obvious this channel is getting the thumbs down in viewing and subscriber terms in it’s present format. So it’s back to the drawing board to come up with some different ideas for this channel. In it’s present form it’s just not worth investing any more time and effort in as videos do take a surprising amount of work to produce. I’m not one for flogging a dead horse and I have to say my first love is stills photography si it’s no loss for me personally! Rita Ora performing live seems to be the most popular video THAT may provide the future direction of this You Tube Channel. BUT as always watch for further news on that one

3. Camera Gear you may have noticed in June I’ve acquired some new lenses. A 70-200 style Tele zoom for longer range work such as hotels and large events and a wide angle to normal zoom for close up pap and red carpet situations. I’m not a huge fan of zooms but in this game they are pretty much essential. The result will be a dramatically different look to the photos and the ability to get shots that I otherwise would not be able to get which has got to be a good thing!

Celebrity Event News
July is what I call the start of the wind down season with late July and August being the dead times of the year in conjunction with the school holidays. Here’s what I know of that’s on in July.

1 July British Grand Prix Ball Royal Artillery Gardens in the City
Will not be at this event but a cracking guest list is expected to arrive.

One Crazy Thing – European Premiere
Wednesday 1st July

Genesis Cinema, London

Starring: Ray Panthaki, Daisy Bevan, Dan Renton Skinner

3 July Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards Park Lane Hilton Hotel.
Good mixture of celebrities at this event both old and new. Will nott be there for the arrivals (other things on) but will try and make it for the departures


**Ant-Man – European Premiere**
Wednesday 8 July

Odeon Leicester Square, London

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Michael Douglas

If hotel known will be papping there for certain.


As always keep an eye on the @famefad twitter for the latest news.

Ella Eyre arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

The British Fashionista Awards the final Hot 5. Some surprises, some names you would expect, some bolt out of blue, it’s all here, but they all have one thing in common, they know fashion, they turn heads and they are watched closely. These are women that made a big impression on me throughout 2014 or maybe just the once for their look and fashion prowess. You could say it’s a fashionista list with a photographic bias. To be on the List of 25 you have to have something special going on. To be in the Top 5 you have to be consistently exceptional.

What makes a top 25 Fashionista at the Fame Fad British Fashionista Awards?

1. Individual style

2. Trend Setting

3. Pioneering

4. Mass market influence and appeal

5. Head turning

6. Variety

7. Boundary pushing to acceptable limits

8. Respected and closely watched by the media and fashion circles.

9. Idea Generators

10. Leaders not followers

11. Confidence to rock their look

12.Elegance, sophistication, chic and panache

13. Never looking like they are trying too hard too achieve all of the above.

A lot of names have not made it onto this list such as Michelle Keegan, Myleene Klass, Kate Moss (I still have no photos of her), Marina Diamandis and many others. This originally was a Top 20 then stretched to a 25 because of the names involved. If it was a Top 30 the above names would be in and Kate Moss would be in the Top 3 for sure, but this is the Top 25. So who are  the final HOT 5?

Ella Eyre arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

Ella Eyre arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

No 1 Ella Eyre: Ella Eyre straight in and  claims the No 1 spot at our British Fashionista Awards. Why? After photographing her on numerous occassions it has to be said she rocks completely different looks across the fashion board with an air of ease and confidence. Variety, style amd panache, she can do safe and tame  and boundary pushing easily but always keeps her trademark hairstyle as the constant. Very new and fresh in celebrity terms, she’s a music star but has fashion sense and style here that puts her up there and ahead of the great names in this fashionista list. In my opinion she trumped them all in 2014 with a deadly consistency that suggests she has been in the celebrity/fashion game for a long time when indeed she has not. Keep an eye on this one in 2015!

Daisy Lowe and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Daisy Lowe and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

No 2 Daisy Lowe: Daisy Lowe is the boundary pusher in this line up. Cut off denim shorts and big black boots was here trade mark for some time often with black tights underneath. Daisy Lowe did, others followed en mass. This is the lady to watch for ideas you would never think of in a million years. The photo above is living testament to that fact.  Who can rock a look like this and get away with it……………Daisy Lowe with her cheeky confidence? If you want to turn heads and be the talk of the town for all the right reasons, better watch Daisy! She’s  a tom boy at heart but can turn heads on the red carpet with her feminine ways. Difficult to ignore but then why would you?

Fearne Cotton arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Fearne Cotton arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

N0 3 Fearne Cotton. Fearne is the fashion magician in this list. She puts together the ordinary and creates something extraordinary. Something quite a lot in this list would struggle to do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis with consistent results and with an infectious confidence that has other people following her fashion moves. Closely watched in fashion circles and the media, her ideas have influence and send shock waves through the fashion masses. Gold with black stars and matching nail varnish. Simple but deadly and so Fearne!

Tamara Ecclestone at the Formula 1 Pre Party at the V & A Museum Kensington, London

Tamara Ecclestone at the Formula 1 Pre Party at the V & A Museum Kensington, London

No 4 Tamara Ecclestone. The high society fashionista in the line up with impeccable taste. Daughter of Bernie Ecllestone the owner of Formula 1, a multi billion pound business, you could say she has enough money to surround herself with the best fashion stylists and advisers that money can buy. But as has been seen many times money cannot guarantee fashion success. Something else is needed and this woman has it. Diamond encrusted strappy heels? More than likely but she has the look, confidence and class to pull it off! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one never less than impeccably dressed

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cheryl) arrives at BBC Radio 1

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cheryl) arrives at BBC Radio 1

No5 Cheryl Fernandez Versini. Cheryl has many aspects to her fashion look and persona with music performance, red carpet, tv appearance and casual styles all having their own look. She has many fashion pressures. She leans towards the Pixie Lott girly look but can shock especially in her live music attire and go completely the other way causing a whirlwind of mutterings in the media and fashion circles. She doesn’t care though, she’ll push those fashion boundaries, an important aspect of being a leading fashionista and with her stunning looks always saving the day no matter what she wears.

The British Fashionista Awards Part 1
The British Fashionista Awards Part 2
The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5







Paloma Faith at the LFW SS14 Day 2 Julien Macdonald Event London

Paloma Faith at the LFW SS14 Day 2 Julien Macdonald Event London

Featured Celebrities:  Gallery Link

Caprice, Fearne Cotton, Paloma Faith, Vanessa White, Perrie Edwards, Naomi Campbell, Ashleigh Butler, Maria Sharapova, Zara Martin, Kimberley Garner, Pixie Lott, Billie Piper, Emma noble, Natasha Khan, Tulisa Contostavlos, Lupita Nyong’o, Sienna Miller, Myleene Klass, Victoria Beckham, Ellie Goulding, Frankie Sandford, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Brooke, Penelepe Cruz, Rita Ora



Harry Styles at the Class of 92 World Premiere London 1 December 2013

Harry Styles at the Class of 92 World Premiere London 1 December 2013


Featured Celebrities:  Gallery Link

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Harry Atyles, Miley Cyrus, Liam Payne, Chris Martin, Khloe Kardashian, Tom Hanks, Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Stephen Fry, Jessie J, Kelly Rowland, Sofia Vergara, Little Mix, Fearne Cotton, Nicole Scherzinger, Lily Allen, Tom Cruise, Holly Willoughby, Lea Michelle, Serena Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Carr, Simon Pegg


Holly Willoughby Spotting and all smiles at the Riverside Studios London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Holly Willoughby Spotting and all smiles at the Riverside Studios London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

A casual pap session visit to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith today Wednesday 18 September for the filming of Celebrity Juice. This produced 3 female celebs with names including Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Carol Vorderman. They seemed to be up for quick photo fashion session which was handy……. when you have a camera in your hand……………..if you know what I mean! 2 other paps of the nicer variety were also there and a nice relaxed laid back pro atmosphere it was…. which shows in the pics!

All photos are candid style getting out of cars and walking up the road sort of thing with not a red carpet in sight. Many full length shots and some portraits. The bin comes free of charge! Don’t you just love bins, they always turn up when you don’t need them?

Gone with Holly for the headline shot as she is quite difficult to get other than at this venue.

Grab the gallery below or hit up the Mobile Gallery


Kelly Brook on the Red Carpet in a little black number

Kelly Brook on the Red Carpet in a little black number

The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards were held last night at the Royal Festival Hall (May 27) in London and a couple of stars turned up for this. When we say a couple, we joke, we mean masses of stars turned out for this one, the red carpet was heaving!. A red carpet celebrity spotters dream with Brit stars from TV and beyond, most were here in some shape or form. The red carpet wasn’t even red it was in the form of a Union Jack.

A quick scan through the arrivals guest list in alphabetical order produces names such as Amy Childs, Davina McCall, Dominic West, Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Fearne cotton, Holly Willoughby, Jennifer Saunders, Kelly Brook, Leigh Francis, Michelle Keegan, Rolf Harris . There were many, many more that was just skimming the surface..

Kelly Brook red carpet photo above taken at a completely different event!

Who was rocking it on the red carpet. For yours truly it was a toss up between Amy Childs and Kelly Brook, both were showstoppers in different ways, fashionistas may have different ideas and as I keep saying, I haven’t got the first idea about red carpet fashion.

Fame Fad News. The owner of this website is currently elsewhere at present working on an ongoing important new business project/contract that is running till Mid 2012 and has absolutely nothing to do with Fame Fad and requires 100% of my time (stuff that pays the mortgage and puts bread on the table sort of thing). Skeleton news updates in the meantime and FJ Mobile news updates have been scrapped until I return. BUT, if there is a major event on, I am aware of it and  it will be covered, but just not in a timely manner as usual, but coverage will be released probably the following day. I’m here, but not here, if you get my meaning? Feel free to check out other celeb websites in the meantime, (can’t stop you doing that and don’t blame you)  but I can guarantee you’ll be back Mid Summer 2012!!! Watch for further news!


Full photos and Winners from the Event below. (more…)

On a soggy miserable day in London here’s a celebrity spotting paparazzi photo gallery featuring shots taken today 19 April in London Central. TV and radio studios are the theme and stars include the essential regular Fearne Cotton, Maria Fowler, Rita Ora and hell we’ve even got Ann Widdecombe in Red!

Further details of who was where wearing  what and with or without umbrella  below.

Maria Fowler turning heads with very little effort and Ann Widdecombe  in RED (it doesn’t get any redder) were sighted departing ITV Studios in London.

EXTRA: (more…)

Dual European City Celebrity Spotting on 5 April in London and Paris featuring Paparazzi photos of Natalie Portman, Fearne Cotton and Tulisa Contostavlos and Cate Blanchett.

Further details who was where and why below.

The regular Fearne Cotton (no shades) sighted arriving at BBC Radio One on April 5, (on that mobile again) Photos

The now regular Tulisa Contostavlos (with shades) sighted departing BBC Radio One on April 5  in London.  Good close up shot  plus one with a fan and more. Photos

Oscar winning Actress Natalie Portman was seen arriving at her hotel on April 5 in Paris and also seen heading to the DIOR offices (more…)

Celebrity spotting in Central London on 4 April featuring just two locations in London and 5 female celebrities. Mostly full length style shots, some with bags, some without, some with shades, some shadeless, some using mobiles, some giving the two fingers in a nice way, some striking a pose, others in a bit of a rush and not having the time and one showing an interest in a motorbike?

The locations are The Riverside Studios in London and also the Radio 1 Studios. Celebrities spotted include Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays, Holly Willoughby, Tulisa Contostavlos, Jameela Jamil and of course Fearne Cotton.

Further details on who was where doing and wearing what below (more…)

Another hectic day in a soggy Central London today with plenty of celebrities spotted out and about doing celebrity stuff in a celebrity manner. All paparazzi photos and shots were taken today 3 April and include stars such as Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Jameela Jamil, Fearne Cotton, Demi Lovato, Tulisa Contostavlos and Danielle Lloyd.

Further details on who was doing what below.

Danielle Lloyd is seen outside NOBU Restaurant in Mayfair getting ready for a posh nibble

Jameela Jamil was pictured at Radio 1 in London looking chirpy and colourful.

Tulisa Contostavlos was also pictured (more…)