How Emily Ratajkowski landed The Kooples design job

The Kooples designers tapped Emily Ratajkowski for a handbag collection because they were intrigued by her “seductive” nature.Actress and model Emily unveiled her debut bag line in July (17), with the second drop of bags rolling out in December. Found…

The Kooples designers tapped Emily Ratajkowski for a handbag collection because they were intrigued by her “seductive” nature.

Actress and model Emily unveiled her debut bag line in July (17), with the second drop of bags rolling out in December.

Founded by brothers Alexandre, Laurent, and Raphael Elicha in 2008, the French label has become the go-to choice for those seeking laidback, effortlessly cool designs.

“We wanted to work with somebody seductive,” Raphael told W magazine of his brand’s Emily By The Kooples line. “We’re not interested in people who are warm, in the middle. We prefer someone whose style you either love or hate. That’s where something’s really happening.”

Talking about her initial bag design, which was a tote shopper available in three different sizes and up to 38 different variations, Gone Girl star Emily told British Vogue she zoned into her own handbag needs when it came to the concept.

“I really wanted to do a super structured bag as there’s something about a bag,” the 26-year-old told the fashion glossy. “I have about 40, but I only use about four of them and I wanted to find a bag I could take from day to night, to work, on a plane, and one that also functions as a wallet too, as I don’t use a wallet.”

In December, Emily launched 30 new styles, with prices ranging from $375 (£270) to $495 (£355).

At the launch party at Chateau Marmont, she explained to the Los Angeles Times that she was inspired by her grandmother’s vintage bags.

“I literally looked at bags in my own closet and I thought about when I was 13 and the bags that I dreamed of,” she smiled. “I loved my grandmother’s vintage bags. I still have them. That was the entire inspiration.”

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Kim Kardashian shares best way to get rid of stretchmarks

Kim Kardashian has shared how she got rid of the stretchmarks she gained after giving birth to her first child.The reality star became a mum for the third time when her youngest daughter Chicago was born via a surrogate last month (Jan18). While Kim pu…

Kim Kardashian has shared how she got rid of the stretchmarks she gained after giving birth to her first child.

The reality star became a mum for the third time when her youngest daughter Chicago was born via a surrogate last month (Jan18). While Kim pursued natural births when she fell pregnant with four-year-old daughter North and two-year-old son Saint, she decided to seek the help of a surrogate for her third child after struggling with life-threatening fertility issues during her previous two pregnancies. The 37-year-old has also been open in the past about her post-pregnancy body image insecurities, and spoke out on Tuesday night (06Feb18) about her struggles with stretchmarks after breastfeeding North.

“I wasn’t happy with the stretch marks on my boobs, so I had the area Coolbeam lasered by Dr. Ourian (a plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles),” she posted on her app. “It made SUCH a difference. The Coolbeam lasers are the best for removing scars, stretch marks and skin imperfections.”

Kim went on to explain that the process increases collagen regeneration by resurfacing the top layer of skin, and was pleasantly surprised to discover the technique caused very little pain.

“I was really scared that it would hurt, but it wasn’t bad at all. Afterward, I was SO excited to see the effects on my skin,” she said.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star claimed she gained 50 pounds while pregnant with her first daughter, and additionally noted the ultrasound radio frequency (USRF) technique she used to tighten up the loose skin on her stomach after giving birth – thoroughly recommending the treatment to all new mums.

“Anyone who has had kids understands what pregnancy will do to your belly button – getting an ultrasound treatment on my stomach just totally tightened the area up,” she explained.

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Justin Timberlake to host album themed pop-up shop

Justin Timberlake has partnered with several brands to translate the 16 songs on his new album Man of the Woods into wearable merchandise.The pop star plans to host a three-day pop-up shop from Friday through Sunday (09-11Feb18) in New York to show off…

Justin Timberlake has partnered with several brands to translate the 16 songs on his new album Man of the Woods into wearable merchandise.

The pop star plans to host a three-day pop-up shop from Friday through Sunday (09-11Feb18) in New York to show off the cool designs, with each piece created to accompany tracks on his new LP.

Some of the items are already highly sought after, including two pairs of limited edition Air Jordans sneakers, which are linked to his song Higher, Higher. Justin wore of pair of these shoes during his Super Bowl Half Time Show performance last Sunday (04Feb18).

For his new hit Filthy, the singer and songwriter teamed up with streetwear designer Heron Preston on a T-shirt and he went more woodsy with other offerings, enhancing the camping vibe of the project with two different jackets by Levi’s, three sunglasses from Warby Parker and even a cooler from Yeti.

The full list of products also includes items by Best Made Co., Pendleton, Moleskin, Maestro’s Classic, Leor Yerushalmi, and Lucchese.

As of press time, all of the merchandise Justin offered for sale on his website has sold out, making the pop-up shop one of the last chances fans will have to buy his wares in-person before he hits the road on the Man of the Woods Tour in Toronto, Canada on 13 March (18).

Justin’s North American dates will be followed by a tour in Europe, which is set to begin in June.

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Rihanna launching Valentine’s Day themed sock line

Rihanna is making sure her fans don’t get cold feet this Valentine’s Day by launching a sock collection on Thursday (08Feb18).The Love on the Brain hitmaker’s new line of footwarmers will be her latest venture with bosses at fashion company Stance.She …

Rihanna is making sure her fans don’t get cold feet this Valentine’s Day by launching a sock collection on Thursday (08Feb18).

The Love on the Brain hitmaker’s new line of footwarmers will be her latest venture with bosses at fashion company Stance.

She revealed all about the surprise new collection to fans on Twitter on Wednesday, noting she has given the sock line a tongue-in-cheek name.

“Happy Valentine’s ladies. My newest collab with @stance drops tonight! Get the #ColdHearted collection at Midnight PST,” she tweeted, attaching a 25-second video featuring her latest designs.

The fun and chic socks come in sets of three, with a dark grey, white and red colour scheme. Each pair is embellished with bejewelled baubles and are selling for $125 (£90) per pack.

Rihanna’s latest accessories offering comes months after the launch of her successful new cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty in September (17).

The superstar has made waves with her makeup, which was created to be compatible with diverse skin tones, and she also impressed with her Fenty x Puma fashion collection debut – another autumn, 2017 outing.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is skipping New York Fashion Week this month (Feb18), opting out of the opportunity to showcase her new Fenty x Puma line on the runway.

She is just one of many high-profile designers who are not showcasing their new Fall 2018 collections at the event – Public School and J.Crew are also not on the roster this year, while brands Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Thom Browne have moved their shows to Paris Fashion Week.

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Teyana Taylor opening nail salon

Singer Teyana Taylor is opening a 1990s-themed nail salon in New York. Junie Bee Nails, inspired by the nickname Teyana has given her daughter with basketball star Iman Shumpert, will open in Harlem at the end of the month (Feb18), and the 27-year-old…

Singer Teyana Taylor is opening a 1990s-themed nail salon in New York.

Junie Bee Nails, inspired by the nickname Teyana has given her daughter with basketball star Iman Shumpert, will open in Harlem at the end of the month (Feb18), and the 27-year-old star is currently looking for nail technicians to work at the salon.

“I’m thinking of a master plan…,” she writes on Instagram, alongside a picture of the salon’s logo. “A 90’s Themed Nail salon in Harlem! The vision has finally come to life and it’s ready! So come one, come all! Junie Bee Nails is granting a dope (great) opportunity to the flyest (best) nail techs, from around the way.

“No matter what shape, size, color, or gender, it’s all good with us! I want to continue to create great opportunities for my community and our talented youth!! Let’s change the game, The vision is crazy…! The true essence of that 90’s Flavor…”

“This is so exciting,” she adds. “Also been a long time coming! S/o (shot out) to my partner @cocamichelle we’ve put in so much work make this happen…!”

Teyana’s new beauty venture comes almost two years after she launched a membership-only exercise website, Fade 2 Fitness. She used the site to share the secrets to her exercise work outs and healthy lifestyle with fans.

And the singer also made her runway debut as a model at Kanye West’s Adidas show during New York Fashion Week the same year. She first worked with the rapper in 2016 on his Fade music video.

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Madonna shows off her unusual ‘fork facial’

Madonna has used forks as tools in a skin-tightening facial, and shared footage with fans on her social media account.The pop legend filmed herself undergoing the unusual treatment and added a brunette fringe with a blue bow to her face with the help o…

Madonna has used forks as tools in a skin-tightening facial, and shared footage with fans on her social media account.

The pop legend filmed herself undergoing the unusual treatment and added a brunette fringe with a blue bow to her face with the help of a quirky filter, while strange fork-based tools were rubbed over her face by Madonna’s skincare guru Tarin Skillets.

“It’s amazing, look at this little facial happening with fork (sic). Forks are really good, they tighten the skin. Have you tightened your face with a fork?” she asked her Instagram followers.

The 59-year-old Grammy winner tried to add another comedic spin to the video by altering her voice to make it sound high pitched and squeaky, before going on to drop a dark gag on her viewers.

“Have you ever stabbed someone with a fork? I’ve done both. Anyway, it’s crazy,” she joked.

The star captioned her bizarre post with ‘Skillets Forks My Face’ alongside a selection of hashtags including a shout out to her own luxury skin line MDNA Skin, which was released in the U.S. last year (17) and has received wide praise from beauty bloggers.

“It is the perfect combination of formulation and technology. Until now, it’s something I have only seen professionally (in offices like mine) with drugs and lasers,” her dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank previously told W magazine. “The chrome clay formulation allows the mask to be removed magnetically without any residue other than the dewy remains of an active serum, while electric vibrations deliver the active ingredients into skin using what is called dermal infusion.”

Madonna has maintained her ageless face by following a strict skincare regime over the years, and created MDNA Skin based on her own needs while she was touring.

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Halsey dazzles in daring gown at 2018 amfAR Gala

Halsey flaunted her figure in a bold black gown at the 2018 amfAR Gala on Wednesday night (07Jan18).The singer-songwriter led a parade of celebrities at the event held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York, with the bash serving as the unofficial kic…

Halsey flaunted her figure in a bold black gown at the 2018 amfAR Gala on Wednesday night (07Jan18).

The singer-songwriter led a parade of celebrities at the event held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York, with the bash serving as the unofficial kick-off to New York Fashion Week as well as an opportunity to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Halsey, who gave a special performance to the audience, pulled out all the stops with her attire, opting for a strapless number from Georges Hobeika with thigh-high split, which she accessorised with platform heels and sparkly earrings. While the 23-year-old looked very glamorous, she also suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she walked the red carpet, when a fellow guest accidentally stepped on the hem of her skirt, pulling her dress up and exposing her underwear – though the star quickly recovered and continued to pose up a storm.

But it wasn’t just Halsey who showed off her legs; Heidi Klum sported a dramatic black sequin gown with high split from Zuhair Murad, while rising model Sistine Stallone donned a sparkly emerald green dress with keyhole neckline and thigh-grazing split.

Among the other stars to prove their style credentials was Hailey Baldwin, who wore a white lace gown from Roberto Cavalli, Alexandra Daddario, who shone in a sparkly dress from Salvatore Ferragamo, and Lucy Hale, who was gorgeous in a red dress with embroidered bodice by Jenny Packham.

La La Anthony was pretty in a pale lilac gown with floral print from Naeem Khan, while Taraji P. Henson chose a stunning David Koma gown with black, silver, and copper diamond-patterned sequins that featured a plunging neckline.

Other stars in attendance included Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, Sienna Miller, Adrien Brody, Queen Latifah and Sailor Brinkley-Cook.

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Saoirse Ronan wows in white at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards 2018

Saoirse Ronan rocked the red carpet at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards 2018 on Monday night (05Jan18).The Irish actress attended the event held at the Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in support of her movie Lady Bird, which had been nomi…

Saoirse Ronan rocked the red carpet at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards 2018 on Monday night (05Jan18).

The Irish actress attended the event held at the Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in support of her movie Lady Bird, which had been nominated in several categories, and also acted as a presenter.

Proving her style credentials once again, Saoirse opted for a minimalist white dress from Narciso Rodriguez, which she matched with strappy black Charlotte Olympia shoes.

The 23-year-old topped off her ensemble with sparkly teardrop-shaped earrings from Nikos Koulis.

Saoirse posed alongside Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig on the red carpet, with the filmmaker sporting a tangerine dress with bow detail on the bodice from Cardinali, as well as Laurie Metcalf, who picked up the Best Supporting Actress award on the night for her performance in the coming-of-age drama.

Laurie looked elegant in an emerald green dress by Yanina Couture that featured detailed embroidery on the bodice, and accessorised her ensemble with black high heel pumps.

Meanwhile, Helen Mirren turned heads in a dark blue long-sleeved dress from Reem Acra. The British star, who is currently promoting her movie Winchester, was honoured with the Career Achievement Award at the bash, joining a list of previous winners including Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, and Susan Sarandon.

Other celebrities to get dressed up included Jane Seymour, who donned a shiny silver bandage dress, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran, who dazzled in a pretty blue Georges Chakra Couture gown that was comprised of layers of tulle fabric.

Get Out star Betty Gabriel rocked a pale pink dress with lip motifs on the skirt from Sachin & Babi, while Annette Bening kept it classic in a cream suit and white button-up shirt.

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Jessica Alba adopts new post-pregnancy healthy eating plan

New mum Jessica Alba is embarking on a fresh healthy eating plan to help her regain her pre-baby figure. The Sin City star welcomed son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17), and while the actress has been enjoying bonding with her newborn and his big sis…

New mum Jessica Alba is embarking on a fresh healthy eating plan to help her regain her pre-baby figure.

The Sin City star welcomed son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17), and while the actress has been enjoying bonding with her newborn and his big sisters Honor, nine, and Haven, six, she has now decided it’s time to ease herself back into a regular food and fitness regime.

“Starting today I’m going to make healthier food choices…,” the 36-year-old shared in an Instagram video early on Tuesday (06Feb18). “I just had a baby, and it’s hard to get back in the saddle, but I think it’s time.”

Jessica has recruited “amazing nutritionist” Kelly LeVeque to help her develop better eating habits as she begins to get her body back on track.

“I feel like it’s time to get my ish (s**t) together and make healthier choices,” she wrote in the accompanying caption. “@bewellbykelly will get my nutrition right and I’m working on a variety of things for fitness, once I get the go ahead from my Doc (sic).”

However, the mother-of-three also confessed cutting out sugar has been a tough start to her diet, adding the hashtag, “#ialreadymisssugar”.

Luckily, this will be the last time Jessica will have to work on bouncing back after a baby – she previously insisted her son with husband Cash Warren would be their last child.

“(We are) done, done, done!” she laughed to news show Extra late last year (17). “My friend was like, ‘You are gonna have another’, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not…’ I just want a healthy baby… (and then) we’re good – three is good.”

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Lindsay Lohan teases first item from new beauty line

Lindsay Lohan is excited about the versatile lipstick she has created for her new beauty brand.The actress currently resides in Dubai, after living in both New York and London, and divulged in a recent interview on The Wendy Williams Show that she has …

Lindsay Lohan is excited about the versatile lipstick she has created for her new beauty brand.

The actress currently resides in Dubai, after living in both New York and London, and divulged in a recent interview on The Wendy Williams Show that she has been busy working on a make-up line that will apparently drop in the next few months.

Lindsay is keeping details of her cosmetics company under wraps, though her range will include a carefully formulated lip product.

“I love lipstick, but I love using lipstick as blush,” the 31-year-old told W magazine. “But if I have a cream blush, I want to be able to use it on my lips and not worry about breaking out after. So, I developed one.”

A teaser image of the line displays a compact and a single powder eyeshadow in addition to a pair of lipsticks.

The Mean Girls star, who has previously done short stints in jail and rehab for drink driving and cocaine use, has mainly been focusing on her business ventures of late, and is working towards the launch of a new clothing range too.

Lindsay has already designed a line for Lavish Alice as well as helming her own label, 6126 Collection, which started life as a leggings line before expanding into a full apparel and footwear brand.

However, she has now recruited a Dubai-based stylist to help her with the design process and noted that her latest collection will take a different direction to previous ventures.

“I did my leggings line, but I think I was filming (too much), and I didn’t have the focus. (This is) closer to haute couture,” she said.

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