Lupita Nyong’o dazzles in violet at Black Panther premiere

Lupita Nyong’o stole the spotlight in a stunning violet gown at the Black Panther premiere on Monday night (29Jan18).For the debut of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the actress stepped out in a custom vivid …

Lupita Nyong’o stole the spotlight in a stunning violet gown at the Black Panther premiere on Monday night (29Jan18).

For the debut of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the actress stepped out in a custom vivid purple gown with flowing chiffon skirt and dramatic gold detailing on the bodice from Atelier Versace, with the look matched with a Versace purse, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and jewellery from Beladora.

When putting the ensemble together, Lupita’s stylist Micaela Erlanger wanted to pay homage to her character in the film, the fierce Nakia.

“There’s definitely a nod to her warrior character Nakia here, without being costumey,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a really glamorous take on our vision and it’s very fierce, certainly.”

Danai Gurira, who portrays Okoye in the flick, chose to sport bright colour on the purple carpet too, opting for a pink satin gown with ruffle detail and black crystal embellishment from Viktor & Rolf.

While Angela Bassett pulled out all of the stops in a sunny yellow fringed jumpsuit from Naeem Khan, which she accessorised with Vendorafa jewellery and a Thale Blanc purse.

Letitia Wright looked beautiful in a flowing white gown with a sheer black overlay from Bibhu Mohapatra, Yara Shahidi donned a chic white dress and Janelle Monae stunned in a regal ballgown made with black, blue and white satin from Christian Siriano that she topped off with an African headpiece and beaded choker necklace.

Though it wasn’t just the ladies that got dressed up for the night; Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman was handsome in black trousers and a gold jacket from Emporio Armani, while Michael B. Jordan, who plays villain Erik Killmonger, wore a black Calvin Klein suit.

Tessa Thompson, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Martin Freeman were also in attendance.

Black Panther hits cinemas from 13 February.

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Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming Willis signs with top modelling agency

Bruce Willis’ actress and model wife Emma Heming Willis has signed a deal with The Lions Model Management.The brunette beauty has joined the same boutique agency who represent Irina Shayk, Kate Upton, and Sara Sampaio. And along with her fashion and f…

Bruce Willis’ actress and model wife Emma Heming Willis has signed a deal with The Lions Model Management.

The brunette beauty has joined the same boutique agency who represent Irina Shayk, Kate Upton, and Sara Sampaio.

And along with her fashion and film credentials, agency managing partner Julia Kisla was also drawn to her work as a blogger and entrepreneur.

“The Lions represents unique talent and works with them to build powerful personal brands driven by their passions,” she said in a statement. “We’re excited to add Emma Heming Willis to our roster and support her in her mission as a mother, entrepreneur, and healthy lifestyle advocate to create a world where women embrace self-care as essential and practice it without guilt.”

Emma, who married Hollywood heavyweight Bruce in 2009, is the founder and chief executive officer of vegan skincare brand Coco Baba. She launched the line in 2016, two years after she welcomed her second daughter with the Die Hard actor because she couldn’t find an all-natural, luxury skin-care brand for new mothers.

Sharing her excitement at her new appointment, the 39-year-old said: “I’m thrilled to have signed with The Lions, where I don’t have to fit into a specific mould. Their philosophy is that one size does not fit all and it is important to focus on the talent’s strengths and passions to help develop each individual accordingly.”

The British star also revealed the news on Instagram, explaining to her followers that models are longer “washed up at age 24”.

“The change in the industry is a positive one as it has become increasingly more diverse to include ladies with curves and models over 20-something!” she continued. “This is the business I want to get back into! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with @thelionsny and excited to begin this new adventure with an agency that embraces and embodies the new norm.”

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Adele dresses up as her ‘hero’ Dolly Parton

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online. The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night …

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online.

The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night out, wearing an all-pink pant suit with a low-cut white shirt and a big curly blonde wig while holding a guitar.

Adele, who also sported blue eye shadow and long red nails, captioned the photo: “The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton! We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life.”

“I’ll always love you,” the Brit added, quoting Dolly’s 1970s hit I Will Always Love You, which was revamped by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1992.

The Hello hitmaker didn’t reveal the reason for her fancy dress, but Dolly has since praised the costume effort, commenting on her Instagram picture: “And I will always love you!”

Dolly previously expressed her admiration for Adele, whose signature cat-eye make-up inspired a lyric in the 72-year-old’s 2016 song Head Over High Heels, on which she sings, “I painted my lips red/And my eyes like Adele”.

“Everyone loves Adele,” Dolly gushed to the BBC at the time. “With all my little nieces, it’s all, ‘Adele this’ and ‘Adele that!’ And I love how she does her make-up, and so I’m always saying to my little nieces, ‘Can you fix my eyes like Adele?’.

“When I started that (Head Over High Heels) song, I had not planned to write that line. I was just thinking, ‘This needs to be about a girl dressing up sexy, so she’s got to have some make-up, and she’s got to paint her eyes.’ And all of a sudden it’s like, ‘And my eyes like Adele!'”

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Kirsten Dunst confirms pregnancy in Rodarte fashion campaign

Kirsten Dunst has confirmed she is expecting her first child by cradling her baby bump in a stunning campaign for fashion brand Rodarte. The Spider-Man star set off pregnancy rumours last month (Dec17) when she was spotted with what looked like a baby…

Kirsten Dunst has confirmed she is expecting her first child by cradling her baby bump in a stunning campaign for fashion brand Rodarte.

The Spider-Man star set off pregnancy rumours last month (Dec17) when she was spotted with what looked like a baby belly outside a Studio City, California cafe. Insiders subsequently claimed the 35-year-old was expecting a baby with fiance Jesse Plemons.

And while the couple has yet to comment on the reports, Kirsten is now showing off her bump in Rodarte’s new look book.

“We are thrilled to feature women who inspire us in our Fall Winter 2018 portrait series,” designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy say.

In the campaign, Kirsten is featured in a pink, red and white, floral embroidered gown cradling her stomach. She also shows off her bump in a long, tan coat.

Kirsten and Jesse are planning to wed in the spring, and last year (17) the actress revealed she had asked Kate and Laura to create the dress for her big day.

“I think we’ve actually only done a handful of wedding dresses in our career, and we’ve only done them for people that we’re really close with because it’s an emotional thing, you know, when you wear it to get married,” Kate told People magazine. “It’s just a magical thing to create that’s kind of going to be exciting.”

Meanwhile, Kirsten has been thinking about having baby for years – she told Marie Claire U.K. last year she was ready for motherhood.

“I’m at a stage in my life where I’m like, ‘I’ve been working since I was three. It’s time to have babies and chill’,” she said.

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Anjelica Huston donates fur coats to PETA

Anjelica Huston has given her old fur coats “new purpose” by donating them to charity.The Royal Tenenbaums star and longtime animal activist handed over a lynx-fur jacket, a muskrat-trimmed fur coat, a black rabbit hide hat and other items to officials…

Anjelica Huston has given her old fur coats “new purpose” by donating them to charity.

The Royal Tenenbaums star and longtime animal activist handed over a lynx-fur jacket, a muskrat-trimmed fur coat, a black rabbit hide hat and other items to officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday (30Jan18).

The garments and accessories will be transformed into bedding for animals and people who are struggling to keep warm in the winter.

“These coats were given to me decades ago, when I had no idea how animals suffered in the fur trade,” the actress writes in a statement to WENN. “They’ve been sitting in storage for over 20 years. By donating them to PETA, I’ll be giving them a new purpose by providing orphaned wildlife with bedding and helping the homeless keep warm.”

Anjelica’s old coats are going to be sent off to a variety of locations, from Beverly Hills to West Virginia, where homeless residents at the Scott Place Shelter will use the apparel to stay warm.

The Cuddle Coats organisation in Minnesota also benefits from the 66-year-old star’s donation – bosses at the charity plan to cut up the garments to make them into animal beds.

Huston, who was dubbed PETA’s Person of the Year in 2012, is the latest in a long line of celebrities who have gifted their furs to the animal rights group – Mariah Carey, Mary Tyler Moore, Sharon Osbourne and Kim Cattrall have also done so in the past.

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Simple tricks to keep skin looking young

To age as gracefully as possible is the goal of people everywhere.But with all the complicated products and celebrity-endorsed beauty regimes out there, it can be confusing to know exactly what to do in order to take care of your skin and hair.Stuart M…

To age as gracefully as possible is the goal of people everywhere.

But with all the complicated products and celebrity-endorsed beauty regimes out there, it can be confusing to know exactly what to do in order to take care of your skin and hair.

Stuart Miles, the U.K.’s leading anti-ageing expert and founder of MilesYounger.com, doesn’t believe it is necessary to spend lots of money on treatments, and has shared his top tips for looking young regardless of how many candles are on your birthday cake.

Wear sunglasses while driving

Always sport dark glasses when driving in the sun, as UVA rays, the major cause of skin ageing, can even penetrate the car windscreen. “Even on a sunny winter’s day with the sun low in the sky, put on a pair of shades when driving to protect the delicate skin around the eyes,” he said.

Drinks lots of water in the morning

Put down those fancy moisturising creams and instead gulp back a big glass of water as soon as you get up. Your skin will benefit immediately, as the water will help de-puff your face by giving your lymphatic drainage system a boost.

Try a simple facial

A simple hot and cold facial can help decongest your skin and rid it of toxins. It will also trap moisture in the deeper layers of your skin so it looks fresher, brighter and altogether younger.

“Simply lay a steaming hot cloth on the face for a minute followed by one that is rinsed in ice cold water for a further minute and repeat,” advised Stuart.

Raid kitchen cupboards for easy beauty treatments

Next time your skin is feeling dry, head to your kitchen cupboard for an easy remedy. Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil all make fantastic moisturisers for the body and offer intensive nighttime hydration for the face, depending on your skin type. And never throw leftover cucumber away! Simply slice up cold cucumber and place the pieces on your eyes for two minutes – it will instantly calm the eye area.

Or indulge in a milk bath. “Simply add milk to your bath. The lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften the skin preventing future dryness, so it’s perfect if you have any dry or eczema-prone areas,” the expert added.

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Brighten your complexion with colour-correcting concealers

There’s nothing like a flick of electric blue eyeliner or a bold red lip to add a fun edge to an otherwise everyday make-up look.While a pop of colour can work wonders when it comes to enhancing your features, most of us would steer clear of adding vib…

There’s nothing like a flick of electric blue eyeliner or a bold red lip to add a fun edge to an otherwise everyday make-up look.

While a pop of colour can work wonders when it comes to enhancing your features, most of us would steer clear of adding vibrant tones anywhere other than the eyes or mouth. However, colour correction is a phenomenon that when applied correctly, can give your face a flawless finish.

Before you worry that painting the rainbow may leave you looking more circus performer than skin sensation, cast your mind back to your primary school art lessons and you’ll realise that it all makes perfect sense. Shades positioned opposite each other on a colour wheel cancel each other out. Apply that concept to make-up and a smear of green works to neutralise any redness in your face, while purples can mute all yellow undertones.

A great starter kit is MUA’s Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Correcting Wheel. This palette is made up of eight blendable creams, including orange, to offset dark circles, and blue, to neutralise sallow tones.

“Dab the concealer onto discolourations, dark areas, or skin imperfections with a clean finger, brush or sponge and gently blend out until there are no apparent lines or demarcation between the concealer and your skin or foundation,” instructed MUA brand ambassador and professional make-up artist Karla Powell.

A more luxurious option is the CHADO Monts & Merveilles sculpting palette, with added plant stem cells for an anti-ageing bonus.

“Blend a mix of the three to find your perfect match,” advised celebrity make-up artist Danielle Hudson. “Add concealer over the whole area from under the eye, down to the cheekbones, and sweep right up to the top of the eye socket and corners.

Danielle also suggested applying the creams with your fingers, as the warmth will melt the product smoothly into your skin.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid nab British Vogue covers

Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid are British Vogue’s latest cover stars.The American models are the among the hottest names in the fashion industry at the moment and have now been tapped to front the March 2018 edition of the U.K. publication. Pho…

Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid are British Vogue’s latest cover stars.

The American models are the among the hottest names in the fashion industry at the moment and have now been tapped to front the March 2018 edition of the U.K. publication.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Gigi and her younger sibling are both depicted gazing at the camera while wearing one-shoulder gunmetal grey gowns from Versace, with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful explaining that the inspiration behind the shoot was spring trends.

“Sisters reunited. As the most in-demand sisters in the fashion industry, it’s more common to see @bellahadid and @gigihadid apart,” he captioned a shot of the models posing together uploaded onto his Instagram page on Tuesday (30Jan18). “However, the sisters reunited for the March 2018 issue of @britishvogue cover story.”

The shoot was styled by Joe McKenna, while Guido Palau was in charge of hair, Jin Soon Choi did manicures and make-up maven Pat McGrath gave the girls dewy skin and a swipe of metallic eyeshadow across their lids.

Gigi, 22, took to Instagram to share her cover image, captioning the shot, “Very honored to be your March cover girl @britishvogue @edward_enninful with my sissy @bellahadid on a second cover,” while 21-year-old Bella wrote: “All my love to you sweet, sweet @edward_enninful and all at @britishvogue for having my beautiful sissy @gigihadid and I share the March cover showing how similar we really are.”

In addition, the girls’ mother Yolanda Hadid also shared the images on her social media pages, writing that she was “so proud”.

The latest issue of British Vogue goes on sale on Friday (02Feb18).

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Zuhair Murad accused of appropriating Native American culture

Zuhair Murad has been accused of appropriating Native American culture in his latest show.The Lebanese designer, who launched his brand in 1999, has built up a reputation for creating lavishly beaded and intricately embellished gowns, with fans includi…

Zuhair Murad has been accused of appropriating Native American culture in his latest show.

The Lebanese designer, who launched his brand in 1999, has built up a reputation for creating lavishly beaded and intricately embellished gowns, with fans including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Katy Perry.

For Murad’s spring/summer 2018 couture collection, titled Indian Summer, he had models parade the catwalk in Paris last week (ends28Jan18) wearing glamorous gowns with geometric patterns inspired by traditional Native American designs and eagle feather headpieces in their hair – with the concept quickly drawing criticism from social media users.

“Can we ask the stylist who thought feathers in the hair for a nod to Native American culture to… just not?” one person commented on Twitter, while another added: “It’s unclear what exactly is respectful about taking an eagle feather – a sacred symbol that confers great honour upon the wearer – and affixing it to a white model who parades it down a couture runway.”

In addition to evoking traditional motifs and prints in the garments, Murad also had decorated painted sticks installed over the runway, an apparent reference to the traditional tepee design.

The designer has yet to respond to the online backlash, but his show notes explicitly highlight his daring decision to highlight Native American culture and motifs in the presentation.

“Native American culture – observed from a fantasised and respectful perspective – is at the heart of Zuhair Murad’s spring 2018 Couture collection,” the notes state. “The house pays homage to the craftsmanship of an array of ancient tribes, notably the Sioux, the Navajos, the Iroquois, and celebrates their traditional prints, embroideries, and pictograms.”

Murad also added that the earthy colour palette in his creation evokes the symbolism of Native American art, as “white suggests purity and peace, red stands for fire, gold symbolises the sun, black hints at a dark night, and brown is a celebration of the earth we live on.”

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