Sandra Bullock: ‘I channel Beyonce on the red carpet’

Sandra Bullock channels Beyonce for confidence on the red carpet. The Blind Side star reveals she has never felt great on the red carpet at celebrity events, fearing that her every move and fashion choice will be scrutinised, so she tries to embody th…

Sandra Bullock channels Beyonce for confidence on the red carpet.

The Blind Side star reveals she has never felt great on the red carpet at celebrity events, fearing that her every move and fashion choice will be scrutinised, so she tries to embody the Drunk in Love hitmaker.

“I’m not that person who knows how to work it,” she tells InStyle magazine. “I try to channel Beyonce. I do the same pose every time. I try not to dread that kind of stuff, but I do get incensed and think, ‘How can they write this?’ But now I’ve distilled it into, ‘If you eff with my kids and you do something illegal, I will go after you’. It’s that simple.”

Sandra’s mother, Helga Meyer, was an opera singer who was not afraid to flaunt her sexuality in her fashion choices, but the actress explains she didn’t inherit that confidence from her mum until she was much older.

“My mother was so fashionable,” she says. “She made many of her own clothes during the ’70s and ’80s. She was so sexy. That mortified me as a child because she would make matching mini-dresses, and we had little gladiator sandals, and she was very overt with her sexuality. Men would whistle at her, and she loved it.”

“I was supposed to be the mini version of her, but I didn’t like that feeling, so I went the other way: I went tomboy – jeans, baseball caps,” she continues. “I skated, rode bikes. I was scared of that sexual energy, so I shut down a lot of that and didn’t come into my own until I was a lot older.”

And Sandra’s style is now more of a reflection of what she has going on in her life.

“My style is based on what I have to do that day or where I am,” she says. “There’s California Sandy, Austin (Texas) Sandy, New York Sandy – they each have different wardrobes.”

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The Weeknd teases A Bathing Ape collaboration

R&B star The Weeknd has given fans a sneak peek at a new line of streetwear with Japanese brand A Bathing Ape. The Starboy hitmaker took to Instagram on Monday night (30Apr18) to share a photo of the back of a black jacket, which featured his signatur…

R&B star The Weeknd has given fans a sneak peek at a new line of streetwear with Japanese brand A Bathing Ape.

The Starboy hitmaker took to Instagram on Monday night (30Apr18) to share a photo of the back of a black jacket, which featured his signature “XO” logo in the centre of a large circle in an orange camouflage design, with the words “A Bathing Ape” and “Till We Overdose” printed in white.

The company’s trademark ape heads were also worked into the image.

“coming soon,” he teased in the caption.

The Weeknd didn’t offer up any further details about the clothing collaboration, but it’s not his first foray into the streetwear world.

He previously worked alongside Swedish retail bosses at H&M to release a menswear range, titled Spring Icons Selected by The Weeknd, back in March, 2017. The line included a mix of urban bomber jackets and hoodies, as well as tailored shirts and blazers, with a few of the pieces also having his “XO” logo incorporated into their designs.

However, the singer abruptly ended his deal with H&M in January (18) and vowed never to work with them again following the launch of an ill-advised U.K. advertisement, in which a young black boy posed in a green hoodie sporting the caption, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”.

Blasting fashion bosses for the insensitive promo on Twitter, he wrote, “woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm (H&M) anymore.”

H&M officials quickly released a statement apologising for the offensive undertones of the post and pulled the item from sale. The blunder also cost the firm its partnership with rapper G-Eazy, who axed plans to unveil his fashion line with the store in March (18).

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Kate Bosworth fights human trafficking with new J Brand campaign

Actress Kate Bosworth has ramped up her fight against human trafficking by collaborating with J Brand bosses on a fresh charity campaign.The beauty has already shed light on the illicit sex trade industry by producing Nona, a narrative feature film wri…

Actress Kate Bosworth has ramped up her fight against human trafficking by collaborating with J Brand bosses on a fresh charity campaign.

The beauty has already shed light on the illicit sex trade industry by producing Nona, a narrative feature film written and directed by her husband Michael Polish about a young Honduran girl who is tricked into becoming a prostitute.

Kate came up with the idea of shooting Nona star Sulem Calderon for a J Brand project out of the blue while having a meal with the denim company’s Senior Director of Brand Creative and Communications, Mary Pfeffer, and their new line of T-shirts expanded from there.

“I had lunch with Mary and she was looking for more creative projects, so I asked her to consider me,” Bosworth explains to Harper’s Bazaar. “She trusted my vision. I suggested that we shoot Sulem. She has a beautiful, international face… she’s a gorgeous girl, as well as being talented and bright. I wanted a woman shooting a woman.”

The organic shoot took place at Kate’s house and the star captured Sulem in photos snapped with her personal Leica camera. Sulem was wearing a T-shirt with the word ‘LOVE’ written in the collar by Polish, and Mary liked the concept so much, she decided to craft a whole line of the T-shirts to sell to the world.

The limited run of the Caroline Long Sleeve Tee with custom LOVE stitching became available for purchase on the J Brand website on Wednesday (02May18), with one hundred per cent of the proceeds benefiting anti-trafficking charity CAST.

Actress and activist Kate couldn’t be more proud of the fashion offering, noting her work to combat the illicit sex trade has been a very important project for herself and filmmaker husband Michael.

“People think it’s something that doesn’t affect the U.S., but it’s a tragic, homegrown problem,” the 35-year-old explains, noting she and Michael spent their own money to fund their Nona film.

“The traffickers are highly intelligent,” she adds. “It’s not something that couldn’t happen to you or your daughter or your friend.”

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Dita Von Teese loves a good shower to wash off her body make-up

In-demand burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese refuses to go to bed without removing every trace of make-up.The 45-year-old glamour girl is covered from head to toe in cosmetics during performances, but when she retires from the stage and prepares for bed, …

In-demand burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese refuses to go to bed without removing every trace of make-up.

The 45-year-old glamour girl is covered from head to toe in cosmetics during performances, but when she retires from the stage and prepares for bed, she has one golden rule.

“Never in my life have I gone to bed after a show with my make-up on my body or my face. I would never do that,” she tells Us Weekly, insisting she prefers to dissolve into “nothing” before she catches her “beauty sleep”.

“It’s like I say, ‘I am never really fully naked up there. I am completely covered in layers and layers of illusion – make-up and powder and everything’, so it’s really about that shower at the end of the night.”

Dita has decked out her new stage shows in copper to mark her “most extravagant” performances ever.

The sexy dancer, who was married to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, has partnered with bosses at luxury vodka distiller Absolut Elyx for a 24-city U.S. run, and instead of dipping into her signature giant cocktail glass at the close of her show, Dita will be splashing around in a giant copper coupe to honour her sponsors’ famous distilling process.

“A friend of mine was like, ‘You’re famous for bathing in a giant cocktail glass; have you ever considered a sponsor?’” she laughed to Us Weekly magazine. “I love all of Elyx’s imagery, and I am super familiar with all of their copper stuff because I did my kitchen in British racing green with copper fixtures… I’ve got the hots for copper!”

Dita teamed up with shoe icon Christian Louboutin and British designer Jenny Packham to create copper-coloured custom pieces embellished with Swarovski crystals for the show, noting the costumes for the Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe Tour are her “most extravagant yet”.

She celebrated the launch of her Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe Tour, which ends in Las Vegas in June (18), at a fitting cocktail party in New York on Monday (30Apr18).

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Jennifer Lopez sizzles in white outfit at World of Dance event

Jennifer Lopez wowed in a white dress at NBC’s 2018 Summer Press Day on Wednesday (02May18).The superstar stepped out at the Los Angeles event in order to promote her TV competition show World of Dance, and as always, wowed the crowd in a sophisticated…

Jennifer Lopez wowed in a white dress at NBC’s 2018 Summer Press Day on Wednesday (02May18).

The superstar stepped out at the Los Angeles event in order to promote her TV competition show World of Dance, and as always, wowed the crowd in a sophisticated outfit.

Jennifer opted to show off her curves in a figure-hugging white dress from August Getty and accessorised her look with white stilettos from Gianvito Rossi as well as a pair of gold hoop earrings.

While on the red carpet, the 48-year-old made sure to stop and pose with her World of Dance colleagues, including host Jenna Dewan, who looked gorgeous in a fitted crimson dress which she paired with strappy high heel sandals.

Jennifer’s co-judges also made an effort too, with Ne-Yo rocking a grey striped three-piece suit with matching hat, and Derek Hough opting to don a blue sweater and a pair of floral print trousers.

Among the other celebrities at the bash were Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, who are currently gearing up to start filming their new E! Network docu-series. Ashlee looked lovely in grey cropped trousers and a dark red floral patterned top, while her husband sported a coordinating outfit which was comprised of red trousers, a white T-shirt and a grey coat.

Another reality TV star to make an appearance was Kristin Cavallari, who was at the event to talk about her new show Very Cavallari. The blonde star chose a chic grey dress with grey pleated detailing and complemented the elegant ensemble with black pointed heels.

And Kristin Chenoweth upped her fashion game for the party too, selecting an all-black outfit which she paired with Saint Laurent’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted Niki boots.

Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Marlon Wayans and Auli’i Cravalho were also in attendance.

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Kate Winslet critical of women who bare their bodies on the red carpet

Kate Winslet has criticised women who reveal too much flesh on the red carpet in a bid to gain attention.The Oscar-winning actress is famous for her elegant appearances on the red carpet, and prefers to represent classic, Old Hollywood glamour. However…

Kate Winslet has criticised women who reveal too much flesh on the red carpet in a bid to gain attention.

The Oscar-winning actress is famous for her elegant appearances on the red carpet, and prefers to represent classic, Old Hollywood glamour.

However, in an interview for Pret-a-Reporter, the Titanic star admitted she often worried over whether her outfits are age-appropriate and also shared her views about how other women present themselves.

“I’m suddenly entering that zone, even though my daughter (Mia) will say, ‘Well, Mom, it doesn’t b**ody matter.’ But actually, at events I think it does, though in real life it doesn’t matter at all,” she told the publication at the equestrian event, Longines Masters of New York. “If I have to come to an event, it’s always nice to feel a bit pulled together, but nothing that draws too much attention.”

Kate attributed her conservative style to advice she received from her late mother Sally, who died from liver cancer last year.

“My mother always said, ‘I don’t like showoffs, please don’t wear any showoff clothes,'” the actress recalled. “Even post-Titanic, she would still say, ‘Please, darling, don’t wear anything that draws too much attention.'”

And while she couldn’t care less whether people look at her, the 42-year-old admitted it bothers her when her women flash the flesh to gain column inches.

“There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons,” she continued. “When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite.”

The mother of three, who is married to Virgin Galactic executive Ned Rocknroll, is currently working with Titanic director James Cameron on Avatar 2, which is set for release in December 2020.

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Sarah Paulson can’t leave the house without combing her eyebrows

Actress Sarah Paulson can’t bear to walk out of her house without combing her eyebrows and putting on a little lip balm.The Post star admits she has finally settled on a solid personal style and beauty routine after taking decades to find her fashion v…

Actress Sarah Paulson can’t bear to walk out of her house without combing her eyebrows and putting on a little lip balm.

The Post star admits she has finally settled on a solid personal style and beauty routine after taking decades to find her fashion voice.

“I have a uniform. That’s new for me,” the 43-year-old tells InStyle magazine. “It’s all about (wearing clothes by British fashion designer) Phoebe Philo. And in terms of a beauty routine, if I don’t comb my eyebrows and have ChapStick, I don’t feel like I can face the day, and I’m not kidding.”

Sarah has also discovered a firm red carpet identity, drawing from hit 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, about a group of ageing female roommates living it up together in their golden years, whenever she attends an A-list event.

“It’s Golden Girls time for me all the time,” she smiles, citing the show’s leading lady Bea Arthur as her main source of style inspiration. “Give me sparkle and a shoulder pad and you’ve never met anybody so happy in your life.”

Sarah’s new style confidence is reflected in her work – the actress feels more empowered than ever after truly accepting her unique acting range through her professional partnership with producer Ryan Murphy, who she began working with regularly in 2011 on his hit TV show American Horror Story.

“I found a real home with Ryan,” Sarah shares. “He was interested in the character; it wasn’t about making me more attractive. There’s something that’s not articulated about my face that allows me to morph into different things. That characteristic, which stopped me from getting jobs when I was younger, is exactly what allows me to get them now.”

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Leon Bridges doesn’t fake his retro style

Singing sensation Leon Bridges insists his vintage-inspired style is fully authentic.The Coming Home hitmaker grew tired of hearing critics slam him for his fashion choices when he broke onto the music scene in 2014 with his 1960s inspired soul songs a…

Singing sensation Leon Bridges insists his vintage-inspired style is fully authentic.

The Coming Home hitmaker grew tired of hearing critics slam him for his fashion choices when he broke onto the music scene in 2014 with his 1960s inspired soul songs and he is glad he stood his style ground.

“Coming out the gate, it kinda seemed like it was something that was fake and put together, because people don’t normally see guys dressed like this,” he tells GQ magazine. “I think people now are seeing that it’s authentic.”

Leon has a complex set of inspirations behind the outfits in his wardrobe and he became even more comfortable experimenting with clothing after discovering Street Etiquette, an avant-garde fashion blog founded by Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs.

“Like, I had never seen black men dress in that way,” he says of Kissi and Gumbs’ signature vintage looks. “And also being a dancer, back when I was studying dance in college, we would have to perform certain pieces, and so I was exposed to just a whole bunch of vintage styles and all that kind of stuff.”

Leon loves exploring his own personal taste by watching what his peers are wearing, citing New York-based designer Tito Deler and Los Angeles men’s fashion blogger Barrio Dandy as some of his favourite style icons.

“I mean, I even f**k with A$AP Rocky’s thing,” Bridges says, “I love the whole kind of 90s comeback as well.”

Leon plans to show off his unique fashion sensibilities and his more mature songwriting on his sophomore album Good Thing, which hits shelves on Friday (04May18), in a bid to remove himself from soul legend Sam Cooke’s shadow, with the star revealing he is constantly compared to the You Send Me hitmaker.

“I wanna shine,” he insists. “Of course the inspiration’s there, but you know, my music, my writing is nothing like Sam Cooke.”

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Ellen Pompeo uses essential oils to keep her breath fresh

Actress Ellen Pompeo relies on essential oils to keep her breath fresh when she can’t get hold of a toothbrush.The Grey’s Anatomy star, who famously became one of the highest paid actresses on television after negotiating a whopping $20 million (£14.7…

Actress Ellen Pompeo relies on essential oils to keep her breath fresh when she can’t get hold of a toothbrush.

The Grey’s Anatomy star, who famously became one of the highest paid actresses on television after negotiating a whopping $20 million (£14.7 million) salary for her work on the show earlier this year (18), prefers to keep it simple when it comes to dental hygiene, revealing a few drops of oil does wonders to eliminate halitosis.

“Peppermint essential oil is a really good (alternative), if you don’t want to carry, like, toothpaste around,” she tells Us Weekly. “A couple (of) little drops of peppermint oil on your tongue is a great breath freshener.”

Ellen is such a fan of essential oils she has partnered up with Young Living Essential Oils to promote their products, and the star insists the natural elixirs enhance every part of a beauty routine.

“I have a little jar of coconut oil and essential oils because my skin is always soft and I smell good,” she smiles, before admitting she also relies on a tried and true method to keep her speaking voice smelling sweet: “And breath mints – you need breath mints too.”

Ellen, who shares three children with her music producer husband Chris Ivery, may be clued up on the benefits of essential oils and natural beauty, but the 48-year-old admits she is clueless about what’s hot or not on the fashion scene.

“I have three kids, and I have a full-time job, so I have no idea what the trends are,” she shares, “(but) I have to say, I’m super into the sportswear sneaker thing. I’m all about the sneakers.”

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