Pop beauty Natasha Bedingfield is devastated after learning thieves have stole her designer outfits for Wednesday's (09FEB05) Brit Awards.

The THESE WORDS singer, 23, is nominated in several categories at the London ceremony and is set to duet with her brother Daniel Bedingfield.

On Saturday (05FEB05) thieves broke into Bedingfield's stylist's west London home, taking dresses by top designers Alexander McQueen, MATTHEW WILLIAMSON and JULIEN McDONALD.

A friend says, "This is one of the worst things that could have happened. This is the biggest night of her musical life and Natasha had an exact idea of what she wanted to wear when she arrived and when she was performing on stage.

"Now that's all up in the air because it's too late to get replacements and some of the vintage pieces are irreplaceable. Natasha is upset, but she's trying to remain optimistic."

07/02/2005 02:57