Jaden Smith thinks ‘thrift and repair’ is the future of fashion

Jaden Smith believes reusing secondhand garments is the future of fashion.The rapper has become a style icon in recent years having launched his own clothing brand MSFTSrep, partnered with G-Star on a clothing collection, and making headlines when he m…

Jaden Smith believes reusing secondhand garments is the future of fashion.

The rapper has become a style icon in recent years having launched his own clothing brand MSFTSrep, partnered with G-Star on a clothing collection, and making headlines when he modelled in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt in 2016.

As someone with a keen eye for fashion, Jaden is sure that education and sustainability will make a big difference in the industry.

“I think that the thrifting, repairing and the patching of clothing is the future. That’s why I look at what I’ve done with G-Star and my own style as a futuristic style,” he explained in an interview with British GQ. “I’m starting to see more statistics on fashion, more scientific facts on fashion and I like that. I think it is going in more of an educational direction and we need that.”

The 20-year-old predicts that this will go beyond the popularity of vintage band T-shirts, and insisted that “there’s nothing like” a thrifted denim jacket.

“People are going to realise that rock and roll shirts are not the only cool thing to get thrifted. More mainstream brands are going to begin doing that,” he added.

As for his own personal style, Jaden is all about breaking convention and discovering new ways to dress.

He describes his aesthetic as “experimental” and very modern.

“I think my style is just a little bit reckless and I think that it’s recently going into a future cyber-punk kind of vibe,” he considered.

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Beyonce’s stylist praises singer for helping young designers’ careers

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like B…

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.

The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like Balmain, Givenchy and Fendi, while also drawing attention to lesser known brands such as Laquan Smith, Natasha Zinko and Zimmermann. And according to her longtime stylist, the Lemonade hitmaker has always been happy to experiment.

“Beyonce’s the type of person who’s not into labels. She’s like, ‘Whatever’s hot, why not?’ That’s what I liked about her,” he smiled in an interview with W magazine. “I was able to help a lot of young designers and start their careers, while working for her, like Michael Costello and Rubin Singer. Whatever she feels comfortable in works. That’s why we were able to help a lot of peoples’ careers—and still do.”

The fashionista is pleased Beyonce got a chance to collaborate with some of the biggest brands in the world, as he admitted the star didn’t always have as much choice in the style stakes while she was in Destiny’s Child with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Luckily, that changed when the trio released their chart-topping single Independent Women in September 2000.

“When I started, the reason why the girls wore Mrs. Tina so much is because no one would let us pull. It took ‘Independent Woman’ for people to start looking at the group seriously,” he recalled in an interview with W magazine. “There were showrooms that had their favorites like, ‘You can only dress Kelly.’ ‘You can only put clothes on Michelle.’ ‘You can only pull for Beyonce.’ It was like that sometimes. I loved the designers that allowed me to take a chance and show a full story and have their clothes on three beautiful women. But the ones that got it, got it.”

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Olivia Palermo has used the same skincare routine since she was 14

Olivia Palermo has abided by the same skincare regime since she was 14.The socialite first made a name for herself in reality TV series The City back in the late 2000s and has since become one of fashion’s most elite stars, often perching front row dur…

Olivia Palermo has abided by the same skincare regime since she was 14.

The socialite first made a name for herself in reality TV series The City back in the late 2000s and has since become one of fashion’s most elite stars, often perching front row during designer presentations. As well as possessing a flawless sense of personal style, Olivia always steps out with a glowing complexion, and she has now shared that she believes the key to great skin is consistency.

“I’ve been using the same skincare since I was 14 years old,” she told Porter. “I swear by Dr. Dennis Gross; he’s been my dermatologist since I was a teenager. I use the All-in-One Cleanser with Toner and the Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion every single morning.”

Olivia went on to explain that she visits New York dermatologist Dr. Gross once a month for a medical facial peel, while if she is in Los Angeles, she will visit celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas.

And no matter how busy the brunette beauty has been, she always makes a point of removing all of her make-up before she goes to bed.

“It’s the most important thing for great skin. I’m faithful to my Clarisonic, which helps to clear out any dead cells and remove dirt and grime. I then use Joanna Vargas Super Nova Serum followed by Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil,” the 32-year-old explained.

During the chat, Olivia noted that she likes to incorporate essential oils into her daily beauty routine too, and is a fan of body washes with citrus or bergamot.

“Lavender oil is a go-to when I feel tired. And if I’m tired but need to energise, I drink lots of lemon-infused water or tea – Mighty Leaf has the best flavour combinations,” she added.

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Kylie Jenner dyes her hair blue to ring in 2019

Kylie Jenner is ringing in 2019 with an entirely new look, after dyeing her platinum blonde locks blue.The 21-year-old reality star and make-up maven shared a snap of her transformation on her Instagram page, with the image garnering more than four mil…

Kylie Jenner is ringing in 2019 with an entirely new look, after dyeing her platinum blonde locks blue.

The 21-year-old reality star and make-up maven shared a snap of her transformation on her Instagram page, with the image garnering more than four million likes in the hours after it was posted.

She also shared videos of her eye-catching colour change on her Instagram Stories, after earlier hinting that she was about to hit the dye bottle again when she posted a clip of her having her blonde hair washed with the caption “fresh roots”.

Kylie is no stranger to experimenting with different hair colours. Hues she’s tried in the past include cherry red, fluorescent yellow, candy floss pink, midnight blue and teal.

Speaking previously about her love of changing her hair colour, Kylie told fans in a post on her app: “I first dyed my hair when I was 16. I dyed it blue and I never even asked my mom. After that, I’ve just had this addiction to changing my hair. It makes me feel like a new person. I love feeling different and I love leaving the house knowing that nobody has ever seen me this way.”

While mother-of-one Kylie, who shares baby Stormi with partner Travis Scott, enlisted the help of a stylist and dye to change her hair blue, she frequently relies on wigs to mix up her look without damaging her tresses.

“I’ve had to find ways to really try and take care of it and give it a rest,” she explained. “I discovered this amazing wig guy, Tokyo, and together we create wigs. Wigs are just SO much easier because I change my mind so much and this way I’m not damaging my hair.”

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Ski bunnies Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner strip to their bikinis in the snow

Nothing gets in the way of Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner showing off their bikini bodies – not even snow!The sisters are currently enjoying a vacation with their family in Aspen, Colorado, and have been documenting the break on their social me…

Nothing gets in the way of Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner showing off their bikini bodies – not even snow!

The sisters are currently enjoying a vacation with their family in Aspen, Colorado, and have been documenting the break on their social media pages. As one of the most in-demand models in the world at the moment, Kendall, 23, decided to use the opportunity to showcase her stunning figure, and stripped down to a tiny pink two-piece for a memorable snap in the snow.

“F**k it’s cold”, Kendall, who teamed the bikini with a pair of boots, sunglasses and a hat, captioned the picture.

Hours later, Kourtney got in on the action, shedding her clothes to sport a blue two-piece for a similar snap. The mother-of-three chickened out a little, however, by teaming the swimwear with a padded jacket.

The 39-year-old reality star wrote alongside her picture: “Copied Kendall.”

Among those commenting on the images were the pair’s sister Khloe Kardashian and close friend Hailey Baldwin. But Kendall and Kourtney’s mother Kris Jenner was less than impressed, telling her daughters to “get inside and put some slippers on!!!”

Alongside Kendall and Kourtney on the Aspen break is the latter’s ex Scott Disick and his girlfriend Sofia Richie. The trio have been proving they are the epitome of a blended family by spending time together with Kourtney and Scott’s three children in recent months.

“Scott, Sofia, and Kourtney hung out together and were talking a lot (on Saturday). Everyone seemed happy and relaxed,” a source told E! News of a group outing.

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Jason Momoa was anxious to shoot shirtless Aquaman scene

Jason Momoa was nervous to go shirtless prior to shooting one Aquaman scene.The Game of Thrones actor portrays Arthur Curry/Aquaman in James Wan’s new superhero movie, which is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.While Jason trained for m…

Jason Momoa was nervous to go shirtless prior to shooting one Aquaman scene.

The Game of Thrones actor portrays Arthur Curry/Aquaman in James Wan’s new superhero movie, which is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.

While Jason trained for months to get into peak physical condition for his role as a half-Atlantean/half-human, he admits he was worried about removing his top in front of producers while they were conducting test shoots.

“They did a test, and I wasn’t supposed to be shirtless, I was supposed to have a tank top on, because we weren’t ready to do the shirtless scene yet,” he recalled in a video interview with Collider. “It takes a long time – you have to starve yourself – and I wasn’t ready yet and (producer) Peter Safran was like, ‘We really want you to do this scene shirtless.’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m not there yet.’ (But) James really wanted that to happen. (So, I decided) F**k it. I took the shirt off and (started) the fight, ’cause at the end of the day Aquaman is not the kind of guy who is sitting around doing sit-ups anyway.”

Aquaman also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson in the role of Orm, and Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother Atlanna.

Even though the new flick doesn’t feature as many cameos from DC Comics characters like other movies in the universe, such as 2017’s Justice League, Jason commented that there are two other figures he’d like to see in a potential Aquaman sequel.

“I love Flash. I absolutely love Ezra (Miller), he’s like family to me. Just to have him on set… but you can’t have Flash come strolling through the set, it just doesn’t work,” the 39-year-old smiled. “I think Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) would be pretty rad, too. Flash and Wonder Woman would be my first two.”

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Robert Zemeckis: ‘The Welcome to Marwen cast embraced motion capture’

All the actors in director Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming movie Welcome to Marwen embraced motion capture because it isn’t as stop-start as traditional filming.The drama tells the real-life story of Mark Hogancamp, who was savagely attacked by a group of me…

All the actors in director Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming movie Welcome to Marwen embraced motion capture because it isn’t as stop-start as traditional filming.

The drama tells the real-life story of Mark Hogancamp, who was savagely attacked by a group of men in 2000. To help him deal with trauma, he made a miniature Belgian town called Marwen in his backyard and used dolls based on people he knew in real life to create epic World War II battles and take photographs of his characters in action.

Zemeckis brought these fantasy sequences to life in his movie, which stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Eiza Gonzalez. They all act as themselves in the real world scenes and as their doll alter egos in the fantasy sequences, which required them to put on a grey bodysuit covered in dots and perform via motion capture.

“The thing they miss is, they don’t get to wear a costume, but they love the fact that it’s like theatre, they can act all day long and there’s no stopping,” The Forrest Gump filmmaker explained to SFX magazine. “You don’t have to wait an hour and a half between 30-second performance pieces. So I’ve never had an actor say, ‘I’ll never do this again!’ They all embrace it.”

However, he had to remind his cast that they had to just play their characters, not act like dolls.

“The thing I remember telling them that they had to trust me on is that you don’t have to think about being a doll, because the image will take care of that… We had to have that conversation a lot, about not doing anything to remind the audience that you’re a doll,” he added.

Zemeckis cast Carell because he knew he would have the dramatic side needed for real-life Mark as well as the “comedic swagger” of his doll alter ego Captain Hogie.

They both went to meet the real Mark to help create a fuller picture of what he’s really like.

“He’s very much on board and anything that is sensitive to him we don’t go near… when Steve and I went to talk to Mark, it was more like we were interviewing him not to create the story, but to fill in the blanks for us,” Zemeckis shared.

Welcome to Marwen is in North American theatres from 21 December (18) and elsewhere in 2019.

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Natalie Portman brokenhearted over Amos Oz’s death

Natalie Portman has said her “heart is broken” over the death of friend and author, Amos Oz. It was announced on Friday (28Dec18) that the Israeli literary giant had died of cancer. His autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was made in…

Natalie Portman has said her “heart is broken” over the death of friend and author, Amos Oz.

It was announced on Friday (28Dec18) that the Israeli literary giant had died of cancer.

His autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was made into a film by Portman in 2015, and she took to Instagram to share her condolences, alongside a sweet photo of the pair embracing.

“My heart is broken. Today we lost a soul, a mind, a heart, Amos Oz, who brought so much beauty, so much love, and a vision of peace to our lives,” Portman wrote. “Please hold him in your hearts and read his gorgeous books. My most loving embrace to his family, who he loved extremely.”

A Tale of Love and Darkness focuses on his close relationship with his mother, Fania, who committed suicide when Oz was 12. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, played Fania in the film, which she also wrote and directed.

The mother-of-two previously told The Hollywood Reporter she had met Oz and his wife, Nily, for tea in their apartment in Tel Aviv where they discussed her plans for his book.

“The language was really what (drew me), his obsession with words and the way words are connected in Hebrew, which has this incredible poetry and magic,” she explained. “It’s obviously almost impossible to translate, but there’s just incredible beauty to that.

“(Jews are) a people built of words, people built of books, and it’s quite beautiful to see that, which is a strange thing to start for a movie.”

Oz published more than 18 books, including Black Box and In the Land of Israel.

He is survived by his wife and their three children.

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Aquaman rules North American box office for second week in a row

Aquaman is continuing to triumph over the North American box office in its second weekend on release. The superhero film, which stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman, has secured the number one spot again with $51.5 million (£40.5 million…

Aquaman is continuing to triumph over the North American box office in its second weekend on release.

The superhero film, which stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman, has secured the number one spot again with $51.5 million (£40.5 million). The film earned $67.4 million (£53.1 million) in its opening weekend and on Friday (28Dec18) it beat its fellow DC Comics film Justice League’s worldwide total of $657.9 million (£518.1 million). The North American total for the movie stands at $188.7 million (£148.6 million), while its global earnings have passed $748.8 million (£589.7 million)

The superhero movie is also the highest grossing DC film at the box office in China, with a $260 million (£204.7 million) haul.

Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins Returns comes in second with $28 million (£22 million), bringing its U.S. total to around $100 million (£78.7 million). Transformers spin-off Bumblebee is third with $20.5 million (£16.1 million), while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes in fourth with $18.6 million (£14.6 million). Clint Eastwood’s The Mule rounds out the top five with $11.9 million (£9.4 million).

Meanwhile, it’s another good week for movies centring on women – the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, which stars Felicity Jones as the top judge, has earned $1.5 million (1.2 million) in its limited release and Nicole Kidman’s Destroyer, which also came out over Christmas, has taken in $58,470 (£46,100) in its first week on release in North America.

Lisa Bunnell, Focus Features’ president of distribution, is particularly charged by the Ginsburg movie’s success, stating, “Audiences across the country truly love the movie…

“As a woman heading up a studio’s distribution team, a part of our industry that has traditionally been filled by men for decades, I can’t help but watch this film and know that Ruth’s work help make that possible.”

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt leaned on each other during A Quiet Place shoot

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were grateful to have each other to lean on while filming his directorial debut A Quiet Place. The actors, who are parents to two daughters, played a couple trying to protect their children from monsters that were attrac…

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were grateful to have each other to lean on while filming his directorial debut A Quiet Place.

The actors, who are parents to two daughters, played a couple trying to protect their children from monsters that were attracted to sound in the movie and John explains it was the first time his wife felt real fear while acting because it made her think about their kids.

“When we first started talking about it, Emily said it would be the scariest role she’d ever played,” he tells Deadline. “I asked her why. She said, ‘Up until now, every performance has been pretending. Professional pretending. This is the first time I’ve had the same fears as my character.’ Not that monsters would come out of the woods to eat the kids, but that thought of, what if I wasn’t there in my kids’ moment of need? It was our biggest fear.”

However, the couple had each other to lean on.

“It was unilaterally helpful for me, because I had everything going for me with her,” John continues. “I had someone who could deliver a performance when we were running out of time, running out of budget. She would hit her mark, and hit her performance every single time. I had that. I also had someone that, after she did her scenes, would stay around, and not only be there for me, but be there for the entire cast and crew… She was my best collaborator…”

“I feel the same,” Emily adds. “I think that we do collaborate really well. It turns out we do work really well together. There were scenes that were certainly traumatic to do… and you can’t help but be upset by some of those scenes when you’re doing them. They creep under your skin before you know it. But I do feel that John and I are able to find levity in most places…”

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