Tuesday 23 September 2008
Mariah Carey married rapper Nick Cannon in a surprise ceremony in April
Since we last caught up with her, Mariah’s had even more success, with two massive hit singles from her latest album E=MC², not to mention the small matter of getting married to rapper and actor Nick Cannon, 27, who she’d been dating for just a month. But how will she cope with answering readers’ questions? Well, as it turns out, she’s not in the chattiest of moods…
IS YOUR VOICE INSURED?
Peta Masters, London
Wouldn’t you insure it if you were me?
YOU’VE JUST BROUGHT OUT YOUR OWN PERFUME. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO THAT?
Karen Thompkins, Hounslow
I’ve always really loved the idea of a fragrance, but I’d never found one that felt like it was meant for me. When I was offered the opportunity to create my own, I jumped at the chance. M by Mariah Carey is for everyone, especially my fans.
WHICH MEN’S FRAGRANCES TURN YOU ON?
Mike Stotts, London
Usually less is more when it comes to men’s cologne. I don’t like strong, overpowering scents but, that said, fragrance smells different on each person, so you can’t rule anything out.
YOU SEEM TO LOVE BUTTERFLIES – YOUR PERFUME BOTTLE IS EVEN SHAPED LIKE ONE. WHAT’S THE DEAL?
Susanne Elders, London
Butterflies are incredibly inspirational to me. I really love the fact that they represent metamorphosis and freedom.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO DESIGN YOUR OWN CLOTHES RANGE?
Fran Pinder, Hull
I plan on doing anything that inspires me creatively. Otherwise it’s not worth doing it.
WHAT’S THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU’VE EVER SPENT ON ONE THING?
Bonnie McKelvey, Manchester
I’ve never been a fan of talking about money. I think it’s a bit tacky to do that.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Rochelle Davies, Wimbledon
I cried just last night.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
Carol Browne, Manchester
Pizza, but I’m not allowed to eat it!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
Cathy Slattery, Cornwall
My bathroom. It’s kind of my own personal spa. It’s very glamorous and ‘old Hollywood’.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOME COMFORTS?
Vikki Calder, Chester
My fluffy comforter [duvet], my pillow and my bath tub.
WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG?
Renee Colt, Leeds
My lip gloss and my perfume.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO USE?
Patsy White, Middlesbrough
I went to beauty school, so I know lots about make-up. Also, I get to work with the best make-up artists, so I learn from them.
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU PACK WHEN YOU TRAVEL?
Olivia Betts, Reading
Sun cream with a high SPF is a must, plus sunglasses and a huge sun hat. And I always pack a lip gloss and bronzing powder.
WHAT ARE THE LAST THREE PLACES YOU VISITED ON HOLIDAY?
Pauline Hart, London
Capri in Italy, Aspen in Colorado, St Barth’s.
WHAT ARE YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOK AND FILM?
Luci Anderson, Whitby
The only book I make time to read is the Bible. I love too many movies to pick one.
WHO’S YOUR STYLE ICON?
Tina Koch, Edinburgh
TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS.
Sam Hewitt, London
Azzedine Alaia, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace, Gucci, Chanel and YSL.
HAVE YOU EVER MADE A FASHION FAUX PAS?
Fiona Duncan, London
WHEN DID YOU LAST KISS SOMEONE?
Coleene Miller, London
WHEN YOU GET TIME OFF, HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND IT?
Claire Chapple, Chester
I don’t get much time off, but I make sure there are periods on my schedule when no work's allowed. The best way is to go on vacation. I love tropical places and swimming in the sea. The more secluded a place is, the better.