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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Does Tamara Ecclestone's beauty brand need a makeover?

  • F1 heiress’s Show Beauty range includes £55 hair fragrance in Harrods
  • But most recent accounts show a £13million deficit in November 2014
  • 2015 figures should have been filed two months ago but were not 

Glossy Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is ‘passionate’ about beauty, but the haircare brand she founded seems to be pulling into the slow lane.

Despite selling luxury products such as a £55 hair fragrance in Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Show Beauty has struggled to make a profit since Tamara launched the venture three years ago.

The most recent accounts for the company behind the label, SBD International Ltd, show a £13 million deficit at the end of November 2014, following an £8.2 million loss the previous year. The figures for 2015 were due to be filed two months ago, but Companies House has not heard from SBD International so it has issued a Gazette notice this week warning the company it could be struck off.

Glossy Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is ‘passionate’ about beauty, but the haircare brand she founded seems to be pulling into the slow lane

Glossy Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is ‘passionate’ about beauty, but the haircare brand she founded seems to be pulling into the slow lane

A spokesman says: ‘We have not received anything from the company as yet. If we hear nothing and there are no objections the company will be struck off the register two months from the first Gazette date.’

Last year, SBD international (formerly Tamara Ecclestone Brands) underwent a ‘corporate restructure’ and founder Tamara resigned as sole director. However, a spokesman insisted Tamara would continue to be involved with the brand, where she has the title of creative director. In 2014, Bernie Ecclestone’s eldest daughter, 32, boosted the business by injecting £15 million of share capital which left SBD £1.9 million in the black at the end of that year.

Tamara subsequently transferred her entire £15 million share capital to a Mauritius-based entity called Mighty Kingdom Investments Ltd.

Ever resourceful, Tamara continues to pursue her business ambitions from the £70 million West London townhouse she shares with husband Jay Rutland.

She recently announced plans to launch a beauty parlour for toddlers, inspired by her two-year-old daughter Sophia, who had her first manicure at ten months old.

A spokesman for Tamara declined to comment.

Matt Smith whips off PJs to play young Phil

Actor Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in the new Netflix drama The Crown, is naked in a lot of scenes in the new show

Actor Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in the new Netflix drama The Crown, is naked in a lot of scenes in the new show

Actor Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in the new Netflix drama The Crown, was asked at the Bafta screening in New York why the show features so many nude shots of him.

‘Stephen Daldry wanted them,’ Smith replied, referring to the series’ gay director.

Claire Foy, who plays the young Queen Elizabeth, defended the on-screen nudity.

‘There are quite a lot of bum shots of you,’ she said of Smith.

‘A crucial thing is that Prince Philip sleeps naked. That was in the research. What do you do? Put Philip in a pair of pyjamas? That’s not right for the character.’

Standing behind Gina Miller as she gave her statement after the Brexit High Court ruling yesterday was none other than Emily Nicholson (nee MacManus). Emily works at Mishcon de Reya, the law firm involved in preparing the legal campaign to stop the Brexit process going ahead without a vote by MPs, and is Winston Churchill’s great-granddaughter. Has the Churchillian spirit been subverted?

Dreamy Beatty sweeps young Lily off her feet 

At almost 80, Hollywood lothario Warren Beatty is old enough to be her grandfather, but that didn’t stop Lily Collins gushing about her ‘dreamy dinner date’ with her co-star in the film Rules Don’t Apply.

Lily, 27, daughter of singer Phil Collins, cosied up to Beatty at a gala in New York in a low-cut black and grey Elie Saab dress with a daring thigh split. ‘Beautiful night has me losing my train of thought,’ wrote the actress on social media. Let’s hope Beatty’s wife of 25 years Annette Bening, who was also at the gala, took the flirtation in her stride.

At almost 80, Hollywood lothario Warren Beatty is old enough to be her grandfather, but that didn’t stop Lily Collins gushing about her ‘dreamy dinner date’ with her co-star in the film Rules Don’t Apply

At almost 80, Hollywood lothario Warren Beatty is old enough to be her grandfather, but that didn’t stop Lily Collins gushing about her ‘dreamy dinner date’ with her co-star in the film Rules Don’t Apply

Lily, 27, daughter of singer Phil Collins, cosied up to Beatty at a gala in New York in a low-cut black and grey Elie Saab dress with a daring thigh split

Lily, 27, daughter of singer Phil Collins, cosied up to Beatty at a gala in New York in a low-cut black and grey Elie Saab dress with a daring thigh split

 

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