Barbara Palvin: ‘Fashion doesn’t excite me’

Barbara Palvin considers fashion her job, not a personal interest.The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated model was discovered in Budapest at the age of 13, and four years later, she made her Milan Fashion Week debut for Prada.She’s since wa…

Barbara Palvin considers fashion her job, not a personal interest.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated model was discovered in Budapest at the age of 13, and four years later, she made her Milan Fashion Week debut for Prada.

She’s since walked for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, and Chanel, and has landed high-profile campaigns for H&M, Armani Exchange and L’Oreal Paris.

However, the 25-year-old considers fashion her job, not a personal interest, and told Fashionista she would rather wear clothes from the closet of her boyfriend, actor Dylan Sprouse.

“I’ve definitely learned a few things through 13 years of work, but fashion still doesn’t really excite me,” she candidly shared. “Sometimes when Dylan gets some stuff, I take it.”

She also revealed she is bored by shopping, and because she tries on so many clothes during photoshoots, she thinks of buying clothes as a chore.

“When I go shopping, I know what I need and I’ll just go into one or two stores. When I’m shopping, I feel like I’m working. I prefer to not even try things on. I’m just like, ‘that should look good’ and I’ll take it,” Barbara stated.

The Hungarian beauty lives in Brooklyn, New York, with former child star Dylan, and prefers simple styles and comfortable clothing.

“It doesn’t matter the brand. If it feels right on my body, I’ll take it. I usually go for something comfortable, casual but still sexy. The more simple it is, the sexier it looks,” she explained.

Despite walking for high-fashion houses on catwalks around the world, Palvin feels like an “outsider” in upscale luxury stores.

“New York is closer to my style than Paris. Paris can be too chic for me. New York has a little edginess, but still can be classy. I do love Chinatown and Brooklyn, like little stores. I don’t like to go to the rich area. I can’t do that. I feel like an outsider there,” she added.

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Ashley Graham gave husband guidelines for her engagement ring

Ashley Graham gave her now-husband Justin Ervin a shortlist of engagement rings she liked in preparation for a proposal. The 31-year-old met the videographer in church in 2009 and he popped the question after they had been dating for a year, with the…

Ashley Graham gave her now-husband Justin Ervin a shortlist of engagement rings she liked in preparation for a proposal.

The 31-year-old met the videographer in church in 2009 and he popped the question after they had been dating for a year, with the pair getting married two months later.

Ashley didn’t pick her ring out, but she gave Justin a clear idea of what she wanted by sending him photos of what she liked and what she didn’t.

“I knew I wanted stackable, flat to the hand, gold – but not shiny – matte, brushed. I couldn’t see the ring in my head, but those were the non-negotiables,” she recalled to Harper’s Bazaar Bride.

The curvy model got her wish and now has a set of stackable gold bands tipped in petite diamonds on her ring finger, which she hopes to add to when they celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary next year.

When Justin proposed, he told Ashley that he wanted to get married in two months, so she let him take care of organising the nuptials with the help of a wedding planner.

“I said, ‘You’re marrying a girl that doesn’t care about weddings so – you plan it, and I’ll just show up,'” Ashley shared. “Sure enough, he planned the whole thing with a wedding planner. When I showed up, and when I saw what Justin had done, I was in shock. And then he brought the wedding planner over, but there was not one decision that I had to make.”

Because of the quick turnaround, Ashley was unable to get a bespoke wedding dress, so she went back home to Nebraska and bought one off the rack.

“It was a size 10 with a corset, and so we had to put a whole panel in the back so it was a whole situation – my boobs were spilling out – but it didn’t matter because it was my wedding day, and I loved the dress,” the star recalled.

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Naomi Campbell can go for days without eating any food

Naomi Campbell has opened up about her unusual eating habits and insisted she can go for days without consuming any food.The British supermodel discussed her unconventional diet during a recent interview on British talk show Lorraine, and confessed she…

Naomi Campbell has opened up about her unusual eating habits and insisted she can go for days without consuming any food.

The British supermodel discussed her unconventional diet during a recent interview on British talk show Lorraine, and confessed she decides when to eat based on how she’s feeling that day.

“I eat when I feel like it. I don’t starve myself. If I want to do a day of just not eating, I do it and just do water or juice. Depends how I feel,” she commented, adding that she won’t even be tempted to eat if it’s warm weather. “In the heat, sometimes I don’t (eat), I just want to do juice…. It’s too hot. (It’s) never planned. It could be one day, it could be two days a week. It’s just when I feel like it.”

Naomi also chatted about how she only really started working out two years ago, but now uses exercise to help clear her mind while she’s travelling around the world.

“I like it. Not so much machines. Like, circuit training. It’s not the same. I need to keep doing different things and I have a great trainer called Joe that I love working out with,” the 49-year-old explained. “I also work out here at (London gym) BXR, and kind of a community of trainers that come under Joe that work with me around the world when I travel, so I get to keep it up. Mostly also, it’s good for your mind.”

And while Naomi may be turning 50 next year, the beauty isn’t fazed by the milestone.

“I’m so embracing of it. I can’t wait… I feel good,” she stated. “It’s a bit odd, I must say though, when I’m doing a fashion show and I’m between my two friends’ daughters. But I embrace that too,” she said, referring to Cindy Crawford’s 17-year-old model daughter, Kaia Gerber.

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Jasmine Tookes gets ‘more nervous’ about Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show every year

Jasmine Tookes’s nerves get “worse and worse every year” ahead of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The model has walked the runway for the lingerie brand’s annual televised extravaganza since 2012, with company bosses selecting her to wear the cove…

Jasmine Tookes’s nerves get “worse and worse every year” ahead of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The model has walked the runway for the lingerie brand’s annual televised extravaganza since 2012, with company bosses selecting her to wear the coveted Fantasy Bra in 2016.

Despite having seven years of experience with the show, Jasmine admitted in a new interview with Vogue Australia that her nerves are worse now than they ever were when she was a newcomer.

“The nerves definitely don’t go away. (They) get worse and worse every year, because you know what to expect, how many cameras are there, how many people are going to be watching,” she explained. “Then when it’s over, you’re so sad like, ‘Oh no! I want to do it again!'”

The American star, who has walked for the likes of Calvin Klein and Prada, was scouted at the age of 16 and in the early days of her career, would often be the only woman of colour on the runway.

Accordingly, she’s glad the industry has become more inclusive.

Jasmine, who is of African, Brazilian, and Bajan ancestry, hopes her appearances in the VS Fashion Show and on other runways will help open the door for other young models.

“I feel like (my experiences) also open the door for people who are following in my footsteps, which I felt like Naomi Campbell did for me and Tyra Banks as well,” the 28-year-old shared. “I think it’s great that I can help young girls become confident and see that they can do it too and be on these runways as well.”

Another bonus to serving as an Angel is having a sisterhood of fellow models on hand to offer support and advice.

“I think that’s really hard to find in the industry – really true friends – so I feel very fortunate that I have all these girls to call on and they can call on me,” Jasmine gushed.

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Kendall Jenner: ‘My acne journey helped me find myself’

Kendall Jenner “found herself” when she started opening up about her problems with acne.The model joined the Proactiv team as its brand ambassador in January and was subsequently slated on social media for over-exaggerating the hype around the partners…

Kendall Jenner “found herself” when she started opening up about her problems with acne.

The model joined the Proactiv team as its brand ambassador in January and was subsequently slated on social media for over-exaggerating the hype around the partnership announcement, as she was praised by her mother Kris Jenner for being “brave” and “vulnerable”.

Despite the backlash, Kendall has been using the products for more than a year and has become more confident since sharing her battles with her problem skin.

“As corny as it might sound, my acne journey helped me find myself in the process; it made me realise my worth and pushed me to be even more confident,” she told Elle.com. “I learned so much about myself to the point where It made me glad it came back worse than ever. I needed my path to be shifted to end up where I am today.”

When her acne first began in her teens, she sought advice from her older sisters – Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian – who urged her to stop touching her face.

“Don’t ever touch your face. Your hands are very dirty,” the 23-year-old recalled them telling her. “When I started breaking out, I was kind of crazy about it. I just wanted to be clean at all times. I’m also a hypochondriac so I felt like if I touched my face I’d die. I was so bad.”

Her secret weapon for battling breakouts now is the Proactiv Adapalene Gel, which she claims is a miracle worker.

“If I have a pimple and I put that on at night before I go to bed, I swear to God, I wake up in the morning and it’s gone. It pulls it all out. I put the gel on one more night, and then it’s completely gone the next day,” she gushed.

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