Khloe Kardashian suggests a social media cleanse to banish body issues

Khloe Kardashian believes a social media detox will help banish body insecurities.The reality star is the founder of clothing brand Good American, which she launched with partner Emma Grede in 2016. Catering for U.S. sizes 0 to 24, the label promotes a…

Khloe Kardashian believes a social media detox will help banish body insecurities.

The reality star is the founder of clothing brand Good American, which she launched with partner Emma Grede in 2016. Catering for U.S. sizes 0 to 24, the label promotes an ethos of inclusivity and though it started as denim-focused, it has since expanded to include garments like T-shirts, bodysuits and sweatpants with an activewear range soon to follow. Khloe sees the beauty in all shapes and sizes, but admitted that comparing your shape to other women online is a recipe for disaster when it comes to body confidence.

“Really we need to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else’s journey and be the best version of ourselves,” she insisted in an interview with The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. “I’ve always been compared to my sisters, who I will never look like, so it was really personal to me to create a clothes range that caters to all sizes.”

Good American’s workout line, The Performance collection, will launch Thursday (02Aug18) on the brand’s official website and exclusively in London department store Selfridges. Khloe and Emma will also lead the launch in Times Square, New York at 9am on the same day.

The youngest Kardashian sister developed a passion for fitness following her split from ex-husband Lamar Odom, having transformed her figure through diet and exercise and going on to pen a book, Strong Looks Better Naked, and star in E! reality show Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian.

Since giving birth to her and boyfriend Tristan Thompson’s daughter True in April (18), Khloe has managed to lose 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of baby weight, and the 34-year-old says the brand’s Electric Feel leggings – which have a waistband one inch higher for extra coverage and support – is her go-to item in the collection.

“I had a baby three months ago and have a little more of a tummy than I might usually have, so the pants help,” she smiled.

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Lauryn Hill fronts new Woolrich campaign

Lauryn Hill is fronting her very first major fashion campaign.Doo Wop singer Lauryn is currently on her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, though she recently had to cancel some show dates due to “unforeseen production issues”. But…

Lauryn Hill is fronting her very first major fashion campaign.

Doo Wop singer Lauryn is currently on her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, though she recently had to cancel some show dates due to “unforeseen production issues”.

But as well as hitting the road all over the U.S., Lauryn has also found time to pose for Pennsylvania-based clothing brand Woolrich.

“Lauryn Hill does what Lauryn Hill wants to do,” stylist Mel Ottenberg, who worked on the shoot, told Vogue. “She marches to her own beat, and with this project, she got to completely show her instincts as a creator. So much of her vibe is in the pictures, it’s so cool.”

In addition to posing in Woolrich’s fall/winter 2018 collection for the “American Soul Since 1830” adverts, Lauryn, 43, also took creative control behind the camera.

Mel, who has recently been tapped as the new creative director of the revamped Interview magazine, went on to explain that he loved dressing Lauryn up in the label’s signature patterns, denim and workwear pieces.

“It was fun to style Lauryn in outfits that display real American grit,” he gushed. “These pieces have been part of the American vocabulary for over a hundred years, and they are definitely part of my soul as a stylist, and Lauryn’s identity.”

Lauryn even contributed to some of the designs, including jackets that have been screen-printed with collages of her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

And although Mel, the partner of designer Adam Selman, is used to working with stars, he was genuinely blown away by his most recent client.

“I rarely get starstruck, but she was a force to be reckoned with. She’s a tough cookie, but so beautiful… A megastar, with such modern style,” he smiled.

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Selena Gomez adds face cream from Miranda Kerr’s beauty line to skincare regime

Selena Gomez has become a new fan of face creams from Miranda Kerr’s Kora beauty line. The star recently appeared alongside her makeup artist Hung Vanngo in a social media video, in which the makeup guru applies Kora Organics Rose Quartz Facial Gua Sh…

Selena Gomez has become a new fan of face creams from Miranda Kerr’s Kora beauty line.

The star recently appeared alongside her makeup artist Hung Vanngo in a social media video, in which the makeup guru applies Kora Organics Rose Quartz Facial Gua Shua to the star’s face.

In the footage, Vanngo uses the heart shape crystal product while giving a shout out to the supermodel. He then explains that the cream nestles the contours of the face to help lift and sculpt it while also stimulating blood flow and reducing puffiness.

Using crystals as a facial scrub has become popular among several skincare and beauty influencers, with stars promoting the effects of jade and rose quartz rollers as a way of increasing circulation and maintaining an all round healthy glow.

Seemingly flattered by Gomez’s support, Kerr took to Twitter to thank the singer and Vanngo for giving her beauty line a mention.

“Love you guys! @selenagomez @hungvanngo,” she wrote. “I’m also obsessed with our @koraorganics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor! It’s magic.”

This isn’t the first time the Victoria Secret angel has given a shout out to the Wolves singer – last week (ends27Jul18) Australian beauty Miranda posted a birthday message to Gomez as the singer turned 26.

“Happy Birthday beautiful @selenagomez,” the model captioned a photo of the two friends embracing at a party.

Kerr founded her Kora company in 2009 as a way of offering organic and healthy skincare products that are both nourishing and restorative.

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Kim Kardashian criticised for taking anorexic label as a compliment

Kim Kardashian has come under fire for celebrating her nickname as the famous family’s anorexic sister. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a video on Instagram Story on Sunday (29Jul18), in which her sisters Khloe and Kendall Jenner gush…

Kim Kardashian has come under fire for celebrating her nickname as the famous family’s anorexic sister.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a video on Instagram Story on Sunday (29Jul18), in which her sisters Khloe and Kendall Jenner gushed over her slim frame.

Jenner told the 38 year old she is “really concerned” about her unhealthy weight, adding, “I don’t think you’re eating… You look so skinny. My purse is as tiny as you!”

Kim beamed and said, “Oh my God, the compliments!”

Meanwhile, new mum Khloe also asked Kim if she has been shedding too many pounds, noting she appears “really skinny” and exclaiming, “I’ve never seen a skinnier person in my life”.

“You guys, I’m not that skinny!” Kanye West’s wife fired back. “I’m down to 119 pounds. I will say when I take out my hair extensions I am less.”

“But she’s anorexic here,” Khloe said pointing at her sister’s waist. “Her arms are like pin thin, they’re like my pinky.”

The video exchange prompted fans to express outrage over the way the three women appeared to place value on extreme thinness.

“If someone says you look so skinny that they don’t think you’re eating that is NOT A COMPLIMENT to gloat about to your millions of followers that are majority young girls (sic),” one social media user posted on Twitter.

Members of the band Best Coast also shared their discomfort with the troubling comments.

“Kim Kardashian being obsessed with her sisters telling her she’s so skinny she looks anorexic on her Instagram story makes me want to throw my phone into outer space,” the group wrote on Twitter.

Kim was met with a similar response in May (18), when she took to the photo sharing platform to promote an appetite suppressant lollipop from the diet brand Flat Tummy Co.

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Sam Heughan bulking up to challenge new movie co-star Vin Diesel

Outlander star Sam Heughan is working on pumping up his muscles so he won’t be shown up by action man Vin Diesel when they begin filming Bloodshot. The Scottish actor recently joined the cast of the Valiant comics adaptation, in which Vin will play th…

Outlander star Sam Heughan is working on pumping up his muscles so he won’t be shown up by action man Vin Diesel when they begin filming Bloodshot.

The Scottish actor recently joined the cast of the Valiant comics adaptation, in which Vin will play the titular character, also known as Ray Garrison, who is brought back from the dead and turned into a super human with the help of nanotechnology.

Sam reveals he’s been asked to bulk up for the forthcoming movie, so he’s been working hard at the gym to fill out his figure a little more.

“I’m trying to out-Vin Vin, if you know what I mean!” he laughed on morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan. “They (filmmakers) asked me to put on some muscle and I’ve been training so I’m a little bit sore today.”

Luckily, the 38-year-old was already in good shape – something Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher became extremely jealous of while Sam and the actress filmed new comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me in Hungary.

“There’s been plenty of times where Ash and I were driving through Budapest and Sam is just shirtless on a bridge jogging along,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight. “Ash and I were both like, ‘Godd**n, that a**hole, just jogging along with his little six-pack.”

Sam will soon be able to take a mini break from his hardcore Bloodshot preparations as he enjoys a trip back to the U.K., but that doesn’t mean he won’t be staying active.

“I love to go outdoors, I love to go hiking,” he smiled. “I’m actually going back to Scotland for a week next week, so I’m looking forward to going home. It’s such a beautiful country, I’m very lucky.”

Production on Bloodshot is set to begin in August (18), ahead of a 2020 release.

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Erdem Moralioglu made his first dress at the age of six

Erdem Moralioglu was just six years old when he made his first dress.The Montreal-born designer launched ERDEM in London in 2005, with the label known for its experimental textiles, vibrant prints and detailed craftsmanship, and adored by celebrities i…

Erdem Moralioglu was just six years old when he made his first dress.

The Montreal-born designer launched ERDEM in London in 2005, with the label known for its experimental textiles, vibrant prints and detailed craftsmanship, and adored by celebrities including Keira Knightley, Emma Watson and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

In a recent interview with British Vogue, Erdem explained that fashion was in his blood from a very young age, and as a child, he once decided to make an outfit for his twin sister Sara’s doll, in his favourite colour.

“Powder blue! Mum helped me,” he laughed, recalling the circle-skirted bustier frock. “Of course, my father was a proud Turk and all that, but looking back, we were raised in quite a gender-neutral way. If our parents thought we could do something well, then they encouraged us. It wasn’t like, ‘This is for girls, this is for boys.'”

Over the years, the fashion star has built up a reputation for adding a bold twist to an otherwise delicate garment, and often stitches pockets into dresses. He believes that incorporating casual measures helps his pieces cater to the needs of a new generation.

“I love the idea of arming someone with tools. I think that’s lovely,” the 41-year-old smiled.

Erdem previously shared that he enjoyed watching TV shows about designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano in his younger years and also takes inspiration from the costumes worn by movie stars in Alfred Hitchcock films.

But his designs are mostly influenced by his journalist sister.

“My fascination with the female species came from having someone who was part of me, but the opposite sex,” he said of Sara in an interview with Vanity Fair.

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Martha Hunt shares her skincare secrets

Martha Hunt’s skincare regime changes season to season.The Victoria’s Secret Angel has walked in numerous fashion shows and also fronted campaigns for some of the most famous brands in the world, including Ralph Lauren, Prada and Jason Wu. Though the m…

Martha Hunt’s skincare regime changes season to season.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel has walked in numerous fashion shows and also fronted campaigns for some of the most famous brands in the world, including Ralph Lauren, Prada and Jason Wu. Though the model has a very busy working schedule, she never neglects her skin and knows what works for her depending on the time of year.

“I use heavier moisturisers during the winter and lighter moisturisers during the summer,” she explained in an interview with StyleCaster. “When I take off my make-up, I always use a foamy cleanser and I use an exfoliator once a week to really clear up the skin, along with skin serums to keep it bright.”

Her supple complexion also means that the 29-year-old often favours an understated natural looking face.

“Sometimes the best beauty look is clear, fresh skin and a little colour on my lips, like Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stains,” she shared, adding that her lips stay nourished thanks to ingredients like vitamin E and olive oil.

In addition to aesthetics, Martha went on to emphasise the importance of physical and mental wellbeing, and particularly praised the benefits of meditation, which she tries to practice every day.

“Sometimes it’s a challenge to fit in meditation, but I think that’s really important because it helps clear my mind. It helps me feel really centred and block out the noise,” the fashion star smiled. “I try to fit in 20 minutes a day if possible or every other day if I can.”

Martha also travels with a resistance band in her luggage so she always has opportunity for a quick work out.

“I can just put them around my thighs and do a quick leg exercise. Even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes, it makes you feel better instantly,” she insisted.

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Tess Holliday talks role model ‘pressure’

Tess Holliday never set out to be a role model but feels “lucky” she’s now seen as one.The 33-year-old continues to smash stereotypes within the fashion world, and often flaunts her plus-size frame on social media.She’s also happy to talk openl…

Tess Holliday never set out to be a role model but feels “lucky” she’s now seen as one.

The 33-year-old continues to smash stereotypes within the fashion world, and often flaunts her plus-size frame on social media.

She’s also happy to talk openly about her size and spread a body positive message.

“I never set out to be a role model, but I do feel quite lucky to be in a position,” she told Cover Media. “There are a lot of people who shouldn’t have a platform. And I’m glad that I get to be someone that gets to talk about what I feel strongly about and have a lot of people listen and hopefully change minds.

“It’s a lot of pressure at the end of the day but I feel like it’s more rewarding.”

Although she wears a U.S. size 22 (U.K. 26), Tess has always maintained she’s healthy and she’s now reaffirming her dedication to fitness by teaming up with personal trainer Massy Aria, who has more than 2.5 million Instagram followers.

The plus-size star explained in an Instagram post to her 1.6 million fans that both women followed each other on the photo-sharing platform, with Tess finally reaching out to Massy to ask if she’d start training her.

“I’m excited to start my new journey with @massy.arias,” she wrote next to an image of her and Massy.

“Our view points align that every BODY is valid, that size isn’t an indicator of health and we are both feminists raising tiny lil feminists to rule the world! Now I’m gonna sleep forever bc (because) she kicked my a*s today!”

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Max Mara opens doors to extensive archive

Max Mara’s design team dip into the label’s extensive archive for inspiration on new collections.Creative director Ian Griffiths, the British designer who’s been with the Italian label for more than 30 years, has just opened the doors of the impressive…

Max Mara’s design team dip into the label’s extensive archive for inspiration on new collections.

Creative director Ian Griffiths, the British designer who’s been with the Italian label for more than 30 years, has just opened the doors of the impressive archive to the BBC, showing off everything from a handbag owned by Coco Chanel to one of Audrey Hepburn’s old coats.

Explaining why the hoard is so vital to the brand, he shared: “What you have here is one of the reasons we have an archive. It’s my design team, and what they’re working on is the next collection inspired by pieces they’ve found here this morning.

“You know, I don’t know how many other brands have an archive like this, but being here with you makes me realise just how unique it is, how inclusive, how extensive and how inspiring it is.”

Other items in the archive include a magazine collection, sketches, textile samples and rails of camel coats – Max Mara’s signature design.

There are 30,000 pieces in total, and in one room alone, 7,000 items have been sourced from vintage stores and markets.

“(We keep them) simply because they’re things that interested us at some time or will interest us in the future,” Griffiths explained, before gesturing towards a raspberry red dress wrapped in tissue paper. “This is one of the best ever flea market finds. It’s been hanging here for years, but when it needed repairing, (we) looked at it properly and discovered it’s by Jeanne Lanvin in Paris. So, it has enormous value in the history and culture of fashion, but we picked it up for dollars.”

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