An R&B artist desires some girl power: Beyonce wants Victoria Beckham to design her tour outfits.
The sexy singer is a huge admirer of the former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer’s collections and is keen for her to create some stunning outfits for her next series of concerts.
“Beyonce is a big fan of Victoria’s work, and was given a couple of samples from the new collection. Victoria was hugely flattered and has agreed, in principle, to suggest some designs. While Beyonce already has the sunglasses and a few dresses, it is Victoria’s more elegant full-length designs that she particularly loves as they are a real departure from her usual glitzy stage costumes. This collaboration could be the start of something big.”
Victoria’s designs have become a huge hit with celebrities with Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Heidi Klum all donning some of her creations. Demi wore a strapless, floor-length royal blue dress from Victoria’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection at the pre-Oscars Hollywood Domino party and couldn’t help but gush about Victoria’s handiwork: “I always feel so comfortable and Victoria’s designs fit so well. They’re just stylish through and through.”
- Victoria Beckham scores an interesting editorial in German Vogue, where she looks flawless (as usual) against trashy back drops and a playground duck. Yes, a duck.
- Ever wonder what happened to Christina Aguilera? She says that she’s more comfortable in her skin, now that she’s become a mom. She even says that she’s more sexual. How is that even possible after creating a music video like “Dirrty”?
- Kristen Stewart lands the cover for the current issue of Flaunt magazine, and holy smokes is she hot! She’s everywhere and I love it!
- Fashion designer Mark Fast seems to have made quite the impression with his peers—Calvin Klein is reportedly going to discontinue the use of size 0 models. It also could be the allure of Lara Stone; Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa is rumored to have picked her to front several of the campaigns.
- Jimmy Choo is set to release a line of sneakers next month, but early previews of the shoes aren’t impressing anyone. Starting price is at $600!
The rumors are true: Madonna is shooting the next campaign for Dolce & Gabbana!
“I’m going on the set of woman campaign….. The shooting is going very well!!!! She’s beautiful…. End of the shooting… Madonna…..she’s always the BEST!!!! A lot of paparazzi during the shooting!!!” half of the design team, Stefano Gabbana, posted on his Twitter. Check out more pictures on the set of her ad campaign after the jump.
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Lauren Conrad keeps her skincare routine simple. The reality TV star - who has her own range of clothes for Kohl’s - says she has now learned not to use too many products on her face and feels much better for it.
“I used to use a ton of stuff. I’ve been going to Kate Somerville for a while now, and through facials and treatments they’ve weaned down my skincare regimen, which is nice. Now at night, I just use a mild face wash and an oil-free moisturizer.”
Lauren is currently creating her next collection for Kohl’s and loves being involved in the process.
Former Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum cut her hair because she was “bored.”
The German supermodel admits she loves experimenting with her locks and is delighted with her new ash-blonde bob.
“I got bored as we all do once in a while as girls. Whenever I get bored I change it. I grow it then cut it, grow it then cut it. For some people they never change it and it works for them but for me I get bored.”
The 36-year-old beauty - who raises four children with her singer husband Seal - showed off her new look on TV talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she also gave the host a new style, spraying his hair black. “You have hair, not like my husband. You can actually do something with it.”
However, the presenter was unimpressed with the Project Runway host’s efforts. Wiping his face with a towel, he complained, “There’s black stuff dripping down my face.” But Heidi defended her efforts, saying, “I think I did a terribly good job - brings out the eyes.”
“[I’d like to style] Britney Spears! I’d love to pull out her hair extensions and fake lashes and get her in her own skin for once—something raw and beautiful. Call me up, Britney.”
- Model/stylist/designer Erin Wasson on whom she’d like to style most.
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Oscar de la Renta is still learning about fashion.
The 77-year-old designer - who counts Megan Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz among his fans - says he is fascinated by the industry and won’t quit until he knows everything there is to know:
“People always ask me how much longer I am going to do this, and I say the day I learn everything is when I should stop. I am a curious person, so every day is a learning process. There has never been a time as challenging as now to create clothes.”
Oscar admits he has to work hard to maintain his customer base because women nowadays have so many more designers they can choose from.
“Back in the 60s, my customers only got their clothes from one place. Today, that loyalty doesn’t exist as women want to project their own individuality through fashion. It’s about understanding the needs and aspirations of professional women that makes it so exciting.”
Yesterday, Oscar received the Colleagues Champion of Children Award at the charity’s annual spring luncheon in Los Angeles.
Madonna is reportedly set to star in another campaign for Dolce and Gabbana.
The 51-year-old singer appeared in a stunning series of adverts for the Italian designers last year and it is thought she will be the face of their Fall/Winter 2010 womenswear range. The duo - who are good friends with Madonna - are currently in New York filming their new menswear campaign at Mulberry Street Bar and the “Material Girl” hitmaker was spotted very near the venue.
It has also been reported Madonna’s favorite photographer, Steven Klein, will be shooting in very same Manhattan area over the next few days for the designers. If the rumors are true, it will be the latest collaboration between the star and the fashion house.
As well as appearing in last year’s campaign, it was recently revealed she is to design a collection of sunglasses which bear the letter ‘M’ on the arm. Stefano Gabbana said, “We’re so excited. This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us. She is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception.” Madonna will also star in the advertising images for the eyewear line, which were shot by Klein and will be released next month to coincide with the launch.
One of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite French women, Vanessa Paradis, is back in a Chanel lookbook for the labels’ pre-fall collection.
In the photos (more after the jump), Paradis rocks some serious thigh-high boots and heavy jewelry. She also makes bodysuits look pretty awesome. I can’t wait for the entire collection!
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Lady Gaga has been accused of copying Grace Jones’ style.
The “Poker Face” hitmaker approached the veteran singer for a collaboration, but the former model turned her down because she is not a fan of the eccentric star.
Grace revealed, “I really don’t think of Lady Gaga at all. I go about my business. Well, you know, I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of p**s me off. Is she talented? I wouldn’t go to see her. Yes, she did ask to work with me, but I said no. I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.”
Despite her advancing years, the 61-year-old star still has a toned figure and admits her muscular frame has always set her apart from other women: “When I started modeling, I’d raise my arms and it was all muscle and all the other models had nothing. Really, everybody thought I was a man. I don’t have to do much to have muscles. It’s just genetic.”
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