—Country-pop singer Taylor Swift strikes a pose on the cover of July’s Marie Claire. For once, she isn’t wearing a sparkling, glitter-happy dress.
—Those who have thought that women larger than size 6 can’t look good in a bathing suit have been put to shame: French Marie Claire is making huge waves with their June issue, which features plus-sized models in a swimsuit editorial.
—Apparently Miley Cyrus isn’t the only Disney star who needs lessons in stylish shoe walking. Vanessa Hudgens nearly took a fall from walking in her ankle boots.
—Fashion blogger BryanBoy alerted the internet and his Twitter followers about a Swedish threesome he was involved in. More proof that bloggers can have interesting and scandalous lives.
—Twilight actress and paparazzi target Kristen Stewart was seen promoting Eclipse in Seoul, South Korea with extra-long hair extensions. After her post-The Runaways mullet debacle, I’m relieved to see her do something to her hair for a change.
Sarah Jessica Parker paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen at the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 last night.
The actress - who plays fashion-conscious Carrie Bradshaw in the big-screen version of the TV series - donned a black armband and wore a stunning strapless dress, which she teamed with shoes and a clutch bag, which were all from the tragic designer’s collection.
“There’s only person I could have worn tonight and that was Alexander McQueen.”
—Roberto Cavalli reveals that he is “a completely typical man,” in that women drive him crazy. Considering that it’s Cavalli, I’m more inclined to think that he’s the one driving the opposite (and possibly same?) sex crazy.
—Although she’s usually looking sultry and glamorous, Alicia Keys showed up to the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in London looking frumpy and too layered. She may be aiming for flower petals, but all I see is a feathered animal.
—Even though she’s apparently loaded with cash, Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady need not worry about being sued. A New York judge dismissed a case carried by photographers who claim they were shot by bodyguards at the famous couple’s Costa Rican wedding.
—Supermodel Kate Moss spends some serious vacation time topless on a Caribbean beach with boyfriend Jamie Hince of The Kills. The couple even wore matching bathing suit bottoms!
—Catch a video of Marc Jacobs talking at the Louis Vuitton Bonds Street opening about extravagance, luxury, and… universes.
- With the passing of Liberty of London for Target, it almost seemed like we would be out of fun summer prints for awhile. Fear not! FabSugar has a sneak peek at Target’s upcoming Pure Energy line.
- Finally—a complete head-to-toe look at Lara Stone’s Givenchy wedding dress is out (and to the right). As if we couldn’t envy her any more…
- Despite her touting the fact that she’s all-natural, posing without makeup and nixing Photoshop edits, Kim Kardashian recently admitted to getting Botox injections. She’s 29!
- Tennis superstar Venus Williams heats up the court and adds a little burlesque flair with her lacy black-and-red outfit. Trashy or classy?
- Even though she supposedly hates red carpets, Lady Gaga showed up to the Cannes premiere for Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project, wearing, well, a Frankenstein-esque number. Are you surprised?
“To be honest with you, I don’t give a f*** about red carpets, and I never do them. I don’t like them. First of all—how could any of these outfits possibly look good with an ugly red carpet under them?”
- Red carpet spectacle Lady Gaga on how she doesn’t care for them.
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When in Cannes, donate to a good cause! Penelope Cruz and other Hollywood celebs helped raised $333,000 for Haiti by selling their designer dresses this past week.
The 35-year-old beauty and jewelery maker Chopard raised the sum by organizing an auction for the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization at the Cannes Film Festival. Donators to the auction included Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek - who raised $21,000 alone for her burgundy Gucci gown, the first from the Italian brand’s new couture range.
An original sketch for the gown by Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini was also sold alongside the creation. Other celebrities who gave outfits included Naomi Watts, Diane Kruger, Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Jenkins-Penn charity was created by Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn as a response to help the Caribbean nation in its recovery from twos earthquake in January this year. Around 230,000 people were killed and around 1 million made homeless as a result of the quakes.
Sometimes less really isn’t more.
While I laud her for a simple look, singer Lily Allen is looking a little too dated and possibly in need of an apron. Allen showed up to the Ivor Novello songwriting awards in this cream-colored frock with a pair of ruby red shoes peeking from beneath the flowing fabric. I can’t decide if it’s the mismatched nail polish and shoes or the overall Middle Age peasant vibe that distresses me. For someone who’s a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld, I would think that she’d know better!
Costume mishap or princess chic?
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- After all of his critically well-received runway shows, Gareth Pugh is finally set to open his first store next month in Hong Kong. In China—really?
- Miranda Kerr continues on her path to high fashion domination with her i-D cover, in whichshe looks like an extraterrestrial version of Coco Rocha.
- Christina Aguilera explains why she loves latex, despite the fact that she’s not wearing it (or much of anything, actually) on her latest GQ cover.
- If Kim Kardashian can do it—how about you? The Beauty Bean founder wants to initiate Makeup-Free Mondays. Will you be showing off your natural, fresh face to your co-workers?
- More pictures from inside German Vogue feature pregnant Claudia Schiffer, shot by Ellen von Unwerth. The 39 year-old model is making a certain few young, celebrity moms look pretty bad.
- Hold the burger, please: Paris Hilton kicks her fast food habit to make way for her bikini body. Now you know what the heiress has been up to lately!
Much like A-list actress Anne Hathaway, Prince of Persia starlet Gemma Arterton refuses to conform to Hollywood’s idea of the perfect figure.
The stunning actress is a UK size 8-10 (US 4-6) and while she’s still very slim, it is regarded as big in the movie world but Gemma won’t risk her health in a bid to fit into a smaller size.
“I went to a designer the other day, who will remain nameless, and he said to me, ‘I’m amazed that you’re fitting into those sample sizes.’ And I thought, ‘Hang on a minute! I’m a size eight to 10! I should be amazed that the largest you’re making these in a size six.’ But the only way I could ever be a size six is if I didn’t eat. I’m not naturally meant to be that size, and I just feel like there’s a responsibility for people that aren’t that size to make that known. All I can do, I think, is try to look good. I have things made for me, so they fit.”
Gemma, 24, also chooses designers which cater for women with a curvier figure. She told Stylist, “Louis Vuitton always makes things in decent sizes that look good on anyone who has hips and a waist. And I really like L’Wren Scott, Alberta Ferretti, Givenchy, Balmain and Armani. I only wear this stuff at event. The rock ‘n’ roll look is more my sort of thing.”
She’s as sweet in person as she is on screen! Carey Mulligan has donated her BAFTAs dress to charity.
The 24 year-old actress wore the black and white Vionnet gown to the prestigious ceremony in February - where she was named Best Actress for her role in An Education - but has now given it to Oxfam, to help raise money for the charity’s women’s projects.
“I’m honored to be able to donate my BAFTA dress to support Oxfam’s work helping women living in extreme poverty across the world.”
The dress will be displayed in a temporary Oxfam shop in the basement of London department store Selfridges for a week from Friday, and will be auctioned off with a starting price of $65. Shoppers at the pop-up store will be helped by a group of high-profile women headed by singer Annie Lennox. Funds raised from the sale of the dress will go to Oxfam’s women’s projects across the world including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa and South Africa. The projects help support and protect vulnerable women by campaigning against violence, giving them the chance of an education and helping in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
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