Jamie Dornan talks low-maintenance grooming regime

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian …

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.

The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film series.

In spite of frequenting many best-dressed lists over the years, Jamie has now insisted that he takes little care of his appearance when he’s at home with his wife Amelia Warner, and daughters Dulcie, four, and Elva, two.

“We live out in the English countryside, where it’s not really about looking or smelling good,” he explained in an interview with WWD. “You sort of get up and go, really. It’s the life we’ve chosen, and we love it. I have two very small kids, and it’s the last thing in your mind in the morning – how you look and how you present yourself.”

Jamie recently made a return to the fashion industry when he was announced as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos.

The new advertising campaign goes live from 1 September (18), and the film star admitted he feels bolstered when wearing the iconic scent.

“It does give you a bit of a lift – it does elevate you a bit, and it’s a nice feeling,” the 36-year-old smiled. “I don’t like anything too fresh, fruity or floral usually. I just find it a bit distracting, and it makes me a bit dizzy. I prefer the earthier, woodier, leather sort of stuff.”

Jamie also added that the emotions and memories linked to a particular fragrance “never fails to blow my mind”.

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Kylie Jenner: ‘Adidas has always been a part of my family’

Kylie Jenner is adamant that Adidas has always held a place in her heart.The reality TV personality’s famous family members have long been associated with the sportswear brand, with her sister Kendall Jenner acting as a brand ambassador for Adidas Orig…

Kylie Jenner is adamant that Adidas has always held a place in her heart.

The reality TV personality’s famous family members have long been associated with the sportswear brand, with her sister Kendall Jenner acting as a brand ambassador for Adidas Originals and her brother-in-law Kanye West partnering with the company on his Yeezy footwear line, though Kylie made waves in 2016 when she was named as the new face of rival label Puma.

Now, Kylie has turned her allegiance to Adidas, having been tapped to front the new Falcon sneaker campaign, and she has shared that she is very comfortable with her decision.

“Adidas is a creators’ brand which is something I can identify with and respect,” she told Refinery29. “Adidas is and has always been part of our family, I’m happy to be involved as the face of the Falcon campaign.”

In the marketing imagery for the Falcon, Kylie poses in a black and pink Adidas tracksuit as she models the chunky footwear.

And even though she was only a newborn when the original Falcon Dorf was released in 1997, she is pleased it has been brought back.

“I like the bold and bigger silhouettes of that time, and the colours,” the 21-year-old commented.

An official release date for the Falcon has not yet been announced.

However, the make-up maven will undoubtedly show a wide range of ways on how to style the shoe with outfits.

“There are no written rules, nowadays a sneaker is worn with almost every kind of outfit. Being bold and trying something new is almost the best way to create a look that’s individual to you – wear every sneaker with confidence and it’s automatically a look, I love pairing sneakers with a cute dress, it’s the perfect balance,” she added.

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Hugo Boss reissuing Michael Jackson’s Thriller suit

Designers at Hugo Boss have marked Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday by reissuing the iconic white suit the King of Pop wore on the cover of Thriller. The fashion house’s tailors came up with the crisp outfit in 1982, and now a limited edition run on th…

Designers at Hugo Boss have marked Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday by reissuing the iconic white suit the King of Pop wore on the cover of Thriller.

The fashion house’s tailors came up with the crisp outfit in 1982, and now a limited edition run on the jacket and trousers is being made.

The look will be slightly updated – the new suit boasts a narrower silhouette and buttons on the jacket cuffs.

Only 100 of the Thriller suits are being made at a price of $1,195 (GBP919) each.

Hugo Boss has also announced the addition of white T-shirts that are modelled on the design of the original suit.

It’s not clear when the outfit will be made available to the public.

Jackson, who died in 2009, would have celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday (29Aug18).

The pop superstar’s kids, Prince and Paris, honoured their late father on his birthday at a special event in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Model and actress Paris, 20, and her filmmaker brother, 21, walked the red carpet at The Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, and Prince told news show Entertainment Tonight: “Being here today is definitely an awe-inspiring feeling, because our father was the King of Pop and he did so much. He did so much for the music industry, but I think he put emphasis and importance on the charitable contributions to humanity that he really used his platform to (support).”

The event featured a special performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One show.

Michael’s 60th birthday was also commemorated by his sister Janet, 52, who released her own re-imagined version of the video to his 1992 hit Remember the Time. In the video, made with internet comedy star Kwaylon Rogers, she took on the role of an Egyptian queen – a part originally played by the model Iman in the nine-minute-long original directed by John Singleton.

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Gwyneth Paltrow unveils Goop furniture line

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping fans step up their home decor by launching her own Goop furniture line. The actress, who celebrates the 10th anniversary of her Goop lifestyle brand next month (Sep18), has teamed up with bosses at CB2, the more affordable, …

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping fans step up their home decor by launching her own Goop furniture line.

The actress, who celebrates the 10th anniversary of her Goop lifestyle brand next month (Sep18), has teamed up with bosses at CB2, the more affordable, modern homeware offshoot of U.S. retailer Crate and Barrel, for the newly-released venture, creating pieces similar to the aesthetic of her own California home.

“Our goal is to create beautiful products that will carry women through every aspect of their lives,” Blair Lawson, Goop’s chief merchandising officer, tells Fast Company.

“We’ve created beauty and fashion products (for Goop), but our customers had been asking for home products as well. This is our first foray into the world of furniture.”

The 58-piece Goop x CB2 collection features an array of items, including glassware, pillows, rugs, tables, chairs, and sofas, and each one is designed to reflect the Oscar-winning mother-of-two’s various interests, from all over the world.

“Gwyneth has children and wants her home to be cosy,” Blair says. “But she also loves having a very layered look, that pulls from a wide range of inspirations and travels.”

The lack of a singular decor style made CB2 the perfect brand for Goop officials to partner with, according to CB2 president Ryan Turf.

“The design team feels free to draw from anything that inspires them,” he explains. “We’re less interested in a specific style and more interested in pieces to spark an emotion, because they remind you of a particular time in your life, or a piece of art that you love.”

Prices for the Goop x CB2 line, which is available online and in stores, range from $10 (£8) to $2,000 (£1,500).

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Glee star Kevin McHale conquers digestive issues by getting ripped

Former Glee star Kevin McHale has stunned fans with his body transformation after tackling a 12-week Ultimate Performance Fitness plan. The 30-year-old actor, who played wheelchair bound Artie Abrams on TV, showed off his ripped new look with before a…

Former Glee star Kevin McHale has stunned fans with his body transformation after tackling a 12-week Ultimate Performance Fitness plan.

The 30-year-old actor, who played wheelchair bound Artie Abrams on TV, showed off his ripped new look with before and after photos on Thursday (30Aug18), revealing he had lost 8.2 per cent of body fat and gained five pounds of muscle.

“Simply put, I had become ‘skinny fat,'” he explained of what motivated him to tackle the challenge. “I had been working through an intestinal/digestion issue that was eluding diagnosis and that really took a toll on me. I was constantly in pain, I had tried so many different elimination diets – nothing was working.

“It got to the point where I was already feeling miserable, because the intestinal issues and plus the self-added guilt of not getting myself to the gym or eating as healthily as possible. It was a recipe for disaster. I knew enough was enough for a while, but luckily my friend, Scott Mills, texted me out of the blue about Ultimate Performance coming to L.A. and I jumped at the chance to work with them.”

“Now, I feel good, I feel like I know how to properly workout in a gym, I know how to eat well and most importantly I feel like I came away with the knowledge that I’ll be able to use forever,” he added. “No one is beating you over the head with tons of nutritional information or hardcore training tips, over time you pick up these things and they will sprinkle in little ways to help.

“All of that leads to long-term success, a success that you can manage and maintain. I feel confident about that, which for me says something.”

McHale has also shared a sample of his work-out plan and diet, which included plenty of eggs for breakfast, chicken thighs for lunch and lean beef mince for dinner.

He supplemented his three meals a day with treats like plant-based protein powder, hemp milk, and bananas.

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Shanina Shaik couldn’t walk properly after modelling ill-fitting shoes

Shanina Shaik has reflected on one of her most painful catwalk experiences.The Australian model first made a splash in the industry in 2011, when she was selected to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and has since rocked the catwalk for brand…

Shanina Shaik has reflected on one of her most painful catwalk experiences.

The Australian model first made a splash in the industry in 2011, when she was selected to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and has since rocked the catwalk for brands including Chanel, Tom Ford and Vivienne Westwood.

However, Shanina is adamant that fashion shows are not always so glamorous behind-the-scenes.

“I think the worst for any girl is just wearing shoes that do not fit their feet and it kills, it’s the worst and excruciating pain” she shuddered in an interview with TooFab. “I remember at the end of fashion week, I was in Paris, I was just not walking properly at one point.

“It was bad. I’m like a size 9, they’re like, ‘We have an 8 or like a 7m (medium).’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ Nice high-end designer shoes are not always that comfortable to wear.”

The 27-year-old will soon be giving fans a new insight into her life when she stars in upcoming reality series Model Squad, which premieres on 4 September (18) on the E! network.

Shanina explained that she had some initial “concerns” about sharing such a personal glimpse with the public, but added that all the footage is on her own terms.

“I would like to keep certain things private. But I think what’s great about the show is we have control over what we would want and would like to show and we have an amazing group with E! and IMG (Models), who want to make sure that we show the right thing, the real us as well,” she smiled. “We want to, you know, to be real. And I think yeah everyone will see that. I do show (my husband, DJ) Ruckus, I do show like the travel and we talk about the wedding and we talk about a lot of issues in the modelling industry.”

The brunette beauty wed DJ Ruckus, real name Gregory Andrews, in April.

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Robyn Lawley embracing ‘Harry Potter scar’

Australian model Robyn Lawley refuses to undergo laser surgery to erase the “Harry Potter scar” she received after falling down a staircase. The curvy beauty, who has fronted campaigns for plus-size brands such as Lane Bryant and Marina Rinaldi, as we…

Australian model Robyn Lawley refuses to undergo laser surgery to erase the “Harry Potter scar” she received after falling down a staircase.

The curvy beauty, who has fronted campaigns for plus-size brands such as Lane Bryant and Marina Rinaldi, as well as appearing in photoshoots for Ralph Lauren and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, was hospitalised earlier this year (18) after suffering a seizure related to her battle with autoimmune disease lupus.

Robyn lost consciousness during the health scare, causing her to tumble down the stairs at her home, and she woke up hours later in a hospital bed, with multiple facial scars.

She only went public with the news of the accident in mid-August (18), two months after the terrifying fall, and although she was grateful her injuries weren’t more serious, she has now confessed she was having mixed feelings about the permanent marks on her face.

Robyn has since learned laser surgery would fix the “lightning bolt” forehead scar, but it’s so similar to the one fictional boy wizard Harry Potter has, she is now more than happy to keep it.

She also admits the magical likeness is quite the coincidence, considering the nickname her loved ones had previously given her.

“I can’t get rid of it ’cause it’s a lightning bolt…,” she told breakfast show Today. “I’m too much of a fan to get rid of it and it’s too much of a weird spot to have it happen. My nickname before the fall was actually ‘Wizard’ already, so I had to keep it!”

Discussing the thought of cosmetic surgery, she explained, “I have no desire, I feel like scars say a story and tell who we are. I’ve always embraced my stretch marks and marks on my stomach and hips and body, and I felt like, ‘Why should I have to get rid of them? Who’s it gonna appease?’ and I actually like it. How often do you get a Harry Potter scar?”

Robyn also revealed she found it ironic that the “fluke accident” happened on the same day she and her partner Everest Schmidt were due to enjoy a night off from parenting their three-year-old daughter Ripley.

“It was actually the day that me and my partner (sic) had planned a date, ironically,” she said. “That’s new parents for you!”

The model’s seizure was just the second she’s ever experienced since she was diagnosed with lupus three years ago, but it’s prompted her to overhaul her diet in a bid to combat the side-effects of the illness.

“I’m adopting a much more plant-based diet and any anti-inflammatory (foods) because I do believe that food can heal a lot more than people think,” she continued. “So as much food as I can eat, as much vegetables I can eat, I will be eating!”

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Adut Akech: ‘I kept crying during Chanel fittings with Karl Lagerfeld’

Adut Akech was so overwhelmed at being chosen to be Chanel’s haute couture “bride” that she kept breaking down in tears during her fittings.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring…

Adut Akech was so overwhelmed at being chosen to be Chanel’s haute couture “bride” that she kept breaking down in tears during her fittings.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 show in September 2016 and has since gone on to walk for the likes of Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Kenzo.

But in July (18), she shot to fame after Karl Lagerfeld handpicked her to wear the bridal outfit at Chanel’s Paris Couture Week show, making her only the second black model to do so, an honour she has now described as extremely overwhelming.

“He (Lagerfeld) had asked me after shooting with him, ‘Oh do you want to be my bride for couture?’ and I was like, um, ‘Yeah,'” the 18-year-old told Vogue Australia backstage at the David Jones spring/summer show. “When I did my first fitting, every time I did my fittings, I would just cry because I was just so speechless and I couldn’t believe it. I just don’t believe it.”

Adut, who was inspired by model and fashion icon Naomi Campbell to pursue a career in modelling, admitted she had always wanted to work with Chanel, Valentino and Versace, all of which she has now achieved. However, she still can’t quite believe it has happened at times.

“It’s crazy,” she laughed. “Ninety per cent of the time I’m like wow, this is really my life, wow what’s going on!”

Having already ticked off a chunk of her career ambitions, the model, who lived in Kenya before entering Australia as a refugee, is keen to realise some philanthropic goals.

“I would have liked to accomplish my long-term goals of building a school or a hospital back in South Sudan,” she explained. “I’ll see how far this modelling thing can take me and see if I would still be doing this in five years’ time. I’m going to work hard towards that.”

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Herve Leger taps new creative director

Herve Leger has hired a new creative director.Founded in 1985 by designer Herve Peugnet, the French fashion house won acclaim in the 1990s for its striking bandage dresses, with celebrity fans including Gisele Bundchen, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham.Whi…

Herve Leger has hired a new creative director.

Founded in 1985 by designer Herve Peugnet, the French fashion house won acclaim in the 1990s for its striking bandage dresses, with celebrity fans including Gisele Bundchen, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham.

While the Herve Leger brand has experienced a lot of upheaval in recent years, fashion publication WWD reports that Christian Juul Nielsen has now been named as the company’s latest design director.

Little is known about Nielsen, but according to his LinkedIn page, he previously worked at Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and J. Mendel in senior creative roles.

In addition, he has acted as creative director of contemporary womenswear label Land of Distraction since November 2016. Launched by Danita Short, the label’s main inspirations include rock ‘n’ roll, motorcycle culture and the style of the 1970s, with it believed that Nielsen will continue in his role at the business.

“It is understood that he will continue at the start-up brand while bringing a shot of energy to the Herve Leger brand,” editors at WWD report, adding that they anticipate he will unveil his first collection during New York Fashion Week next month.

Ownership of the Herve Leger label has changed hands numerous times since its inception. Designer Peugnet, also known as Herve L. Leroux, lost control of the company and commercial use of the name when it was purchased by the BCBG Max Azria group in 1998.

It remained within the BCBG Max Azria portfolio until executives from that company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early 2017, with Herve Leger first sold to Marquee Brands, and then to Authentic Brands Group.

Peugnet died at the age of 60 last October.

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