Christian Siriano serves up fringe and metallics for spring 2020

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in …

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.

The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Alicia Silverstone, Larsen Thompson, and Shannon Purser.

“A little finale in Paris, what a dream! Thank you everyone,” Siriano wrote alongside a video of models parading the runway on his Instagram page, adding: “Can’t believe we just showed our collection in Paris! Thank you everyone for all the hard work!”

Coco Rocha opened the presentation in a mint green metallic ensemble with draped sleeves, with the outfit followed by a number of looks in a light green, black, and white colour scheme.

Siriano, a vocal advocate of inclusivity in the fashion industry, cast a diverse range of models in the show, including Marquita Pring, who rocked a black jumpsuit, 71-year-old Maye Musk, who dazzled in a gold suit with eye motif print and oversized belt, as well as Precious Lee, who turned heads in a shiny purple crop top and a rainbow striped skirt.

Partway through the presentation, Siriano dropped in a line-up of black evening outfits complete with glittery fringing.

Other key outfits included iridescent raincoats, pink glitter suits, evening gowns in hot pink and marigold taffeta, and a series of dramatic ballgowns, such as the black tulle dress with huge skirt which was worn by Daniela Aciu.

Accordingly, Siriano’s celebrity friends were quick to praise the range, with Kloss writing on Instagram, “Proud of you and your Paris debut,” and actress Christina Hendricks adding: “I’m so jealous!!!!!!! I love you guys.”

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Alicia Silverstone tapped as brand ambassador for Crystal Deodorant

Alicia Silverstone has signed on to be the face of Crystal Deodorant.The Clueless actress, who abides by a vegan lifestyle and is a longtime advocate for animal welfare, has announced that she is teaming with executives at the brand. “I’ve used Crysta…

Alicia Silverstone has signed on to be the face of Crystal Deodorant.

The Clueless actress, who abides by a vegan lifestyle and is a longtime advocate for animal welfare, has announced that she is teaming with executives at the brand.

“I’ve used Crystal Deodorant for over 20 years because it’s safe, vegan and most importantly it works!” she said. “I am proud to partner with a company that shares my values and is committed to making healthier and kinder products.”

Crystal Deodorant products are made with mineral salts and are available in roll-on and sprays. The formulas are non-toxic, offered in unscented and scented versions, and are contained in eco-friendly packaging.

In light of the partnership, Martin Floreani, chief executive officer and president of Crystal, commented that the star is the perfect fit for the company.

“It makes perfect sense that we would choose Alicia, who has been such a devoted, longtime fan of our products, to represent our brand,” he praised. “There couldn’t be a more authentic partnership, and we are excited to work with her.”

Alicia recently hosted an event sponsored by Crystal at The Gentle Barn, a non-profit animal sanctuary.

The 42-year-old has previously teamed up with mykind Organics on a range of vitamins and stripped off for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign in which she called for people to stop buying clothing made from animals, including leather and wool.

Alicia is the latest star to join forces with a deodorant company, with Justin Bieber divulging earlier this year that he was working on a natural formula called Here + Now alongside bosses at U.S. body product brand Schmidt’s.

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Kim Kardashian sending new make-up collection to ’90s icons

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Col…

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.

The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Collections – on social media on Monday, and revealed they were heavily influenced by the make-up looks from the era.

“I’m so excited to announce my new 90’s inspired collection of all matte formulas – The Matte Smoke & Matte Cocoa Collections!!! I get a lot of my makeup inspiration from the 90’s and love how nostalgic this entire collection is,” Kim shared on Instagram. “There are so many looks you can create with this collection. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!!!”

The collection features two eyeshadow palettes, six lipliners, five eyeliners and six matte lipsticks, including one in the same shade she used to wear as a teenager.

And to celebrate the latest KKW Beauty products, Kim plans to send the new collection to her very own ’90s icons. In a video posted to Instagram, fans can see that the reality star has supermodel Kate Moss, Friends actress Jennifer Aniston and Clueless star Alicia Silverstone on her list.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali, singer Mary J. Blige, rapper Foxy Brown, Claire Danes, who shot to fame as the star of ’90s teen drama My So Called Life, and Winona Ryder, who fronted famous ’90s films including Edward Scissorhands and Mermaids, are also on the list.

The mother-of-four’s promo shoot for the launch of her new collection features Kim wearing Versace’s strappy belt dress, which was first worn by her hero Donatella Versace in the early 1990s.

The two new collections will be available from the KWW Beauty online store from 16 August.

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Alicia Silverstone approves of K-Swiss’ Clueless-inspired sneakers

Alicia Silverstone approves of K-Swiss’ new range of sneakers inspired by her movie, Clueless.Bosses at the American brand sent fans of the 1995 teen romcom – that also starred Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash – into a frenzy earlier in May w…

Alicia Silverstone approves of K-Swiss’ new range of sneakers inspired by her movie, Clueless.

Bosses at the American brand sent fans of the 1995 teen romcom – that also starred Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash – into a frenzy earlier in May when they dropped two pairs of athletic shoes influenced by the movie.

One pair is a white sneaker with a plaid lining and the word “Clueless” on the sole of the shoe, while the second has a yellow plaid upper with a white outsole. Both retail for $80 (£63) and are available for purchase on the K-Swiss website.

And now longtime vegan and animal rights/environmental activist Alicia, who played spoiled fashionista high school student Cher Horowitz, has weighed in with her thoughts on the shoes.

“@KSWISS Cher digs this look but wishes it was #CrueltyFree and made without leather,” she shared on Twitter, alongside a campaign video for the collection shared by K-Swiss.

The brand quickly responded to the 42-year-old star’s critique and revealed that the sneakers were in fact cruelty-free.

“We are thrilled that Cher digs the look! We completely agree with you, the plaid shoe is 100 per cent cruelty-free, and this year we have new materials partners for our first four conscious, recycled, cruelty-free shoes. Every company MUST make this transition, and it’s our top priority,” they wrote.

Alicia, who is raising her eight-year-old son Bear Blu as a vegan, previously credited the plant-based diet with keeping her looking younger and healthier.

“It’s no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in Clueless. I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal,” she commented.

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Christian Siriano: ‘I want to use my voice to celebrate people’

Christian Siriano is keen to use his voice as a fashion designer to “celebrate people”.The 33-year-old designer has been working tirelessly over the past decade to spread the message of inclusivity through his stunning creations and accompanying campai…

Christian Siriano is keen to use his voice as a fashion designer to “celebrate people”.

The 33-year-old designer has been working tirelessly over the past decade to spread the message of inclusivity through his stunning creations and accompanying campaigns.

He’s now celebrating the release of his new perfume, People Are People – which shares its name with a slogan first featured in his fall 2017 runway show.

Explaining how he came up with the slogan, and the message behind it, Siriano told People.com: “With the name of this fragrance, I wanted to show that I don’t care who you are, you can still be a part of fashion. You shouldn’t feel alienated by fashion. You should feel like you can be celebrated.

“It’s scary times out there. Acceptance is such a huge topic. It is. It’s not enough to just make pretty clothes anymore. As designers, we have a responsibility to put (ideas) out there, to get people to understand them. We have this voice, and I want to use mine to celebrate people.”

Siriano gathered family members, including his mother Joye and sister Shannon, and some of his famous friends, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Nico Tortorella, and Patricia Clarkson, to pose in a powerful image as he celebrated the new scent – a mix of jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla.

Other images feature solo shots of stars such as Alicia Silverstone and Danielle Brooks, but Siriano insisted the snaps aren’t a campaign or advertising shots.

“This is not for advertising. It’s not to make money off anything, we’re not doing billboards, we’re not doing ads in magazines,” he explained. “This is really just to bring a little awareness of what I think a fashion editorial should look like.

“It’s a call to action to show that this is what is beautiful in our fashion world, or just in our world in general. It’s about seeing all these beautiful people celebrating one another together, which I think is really a great thing.”

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Clueless reboot will be a ‘new take’ on the classic

The producer of the upcoming Clueless reboot has stressed the film will be a new take, not a remake.Deadline reported on Thursday (25Oct18) that the ’90s hit was to be revived courtesy of Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, who has signed on to produce, wi…

The producer of the upcoming Clueless reboot has stressed the film will be a new take, not a remake.

Deadline reported on Thursday (25Oct18) that the ’90s hit was to be revived courtesy of Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, who has signed on to produce, with GLOW writer Marquita Robinson penning the script.

The original Clueless was released in 1995 and starred Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and the late Brittany Murphy. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, the movie, which was loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, went on to become a beloved cult classic thanks to the preppy fashion choices and catchy phrases and vocabulary of the characters. It also spawned a TV series.

As the reboot is still in early development, no details of story or casting have yet been revealed, however, Oliver has taken to Twitter to emphasise that this will be a fresh project rather than a carbon copy of the original.

“Crazy excited to be producing a *new* take on one of my favorite movies of all time, #Clueless, with the hilarious and super talented @MarqRobinson writing it!!!,” she wrote. “As. If.”

Robinson, who has also previously written episodes of Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl, jokingly replied to her colleague, writing: “Omg can you believe these idiots are remaking Clueless, @TracyYOliver?”

News of the reboot drew mixed responses from fans of the chick flick on social media, with many insisting that it was unnecessary to revive the feature and feared that a new version could ruin the original’s legacy.

And when one user asked Oliver whether she was incapable of making anything original, she simply responded: “Like… Girls Trip?”

Neither Heckerling nor any of the Clueless cast have commented on the news.

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Alicia Silverstone sleeps in her make-up after photoshoots

Alicia Silverstone will sleep with her make-up on after photoshoots as she likes the way it looks the next day.The Clueless actress has long credited her flawless complexion and glossy hair to abiding by a vegan diet and using products with natural ing…

Alicia Silverstone will sleep with her make-up on after photoshoots as she likes the way it looks the next day.

The Clueless actress has long credited her flawless complexion and glossy hair to abiding by a vegan diet and using products with natural ingredients.

While Alicia only needs to wear the bare minimum of cosmetics when she steps out, she has now divulged that she’s a bit of a beauty rulebreaker and will sleep with her make-up on sometimes.

“Most days I don’t wear any make-up,” she told Into The Gloss. “If my make-up’s great after a photoshoot or whatever, then I will literally sleep in my make-up so that it looks good the next day. I know that’s terrible, but I don’t care. When I do wear make-up, I like it to look really natural.”

For everyday make-up, Alicia will dab on a little concealer from the Ecco Bella and Zuzu brands. She will use a little powder, blush or eyeshadow too, but prefers to highlight her eyes.

“I’m not a make-up artist at all, so I only know how to do one thing and that’s what I do. I like this Maison Jacynthe eye pencil in either brown or black. I try to draw it as close to the lash as possible and then smudge it with a little brush. Or I’ll use eyeliner from W3II People – I like them,” the 41-year-old commented.

During the chat, Alicia also divulged that she used to suffer from cystic acne, and once even had to re-shoot an entire scene in a project because of her blemishes.

And even though she is still “terrible” at taking care of her skin, the star is adamant that she doesn’t have to rely on too many products because her healthy diet takes care of the rest.

“It’s the food that saves me. I can wear no make-up, and be really, really tired, but if I’ve been eating clean then my skin is glowing, my eyes are white, and I feel great,” she smiled. “But, I still do use cleanser! Right now I’m using this bar of soap – the Sibu Sea Therapy and Body Bar. It smells good, and I like that it bubbles a little.”

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Christian Siriano and husband Brad Walsh announce separation

Christian Siriano and husband Brad Walsh have decided to end their marriage.The couple announced their engagement in July 2013 and went on to marry at their summer home in Danbury, Connecticut, three years later. However, the pair have chosen to go the…

Christian Siriano and husband Brad Walsh have decided to end their marriage.

The couple announced their engagement in July 2013 and went on to marry at their summer home in Danbury, Connecticut, three years later.

However, the pair have chosen to go their separate ways, with Brad announcing the news via a post on his Instagram Stories.

“Bit more than a month ago my husband and I separated,” the singer-songwriter wrote on Monday (25Jun18). “I was contacted by a writer for a website who somehow found out, so rather than let them break it, I’m telling you myself. It’s nobody’s business and I don’t want to discuss, but that’s what’s up (shrugging emoji).”

A representative on behalf of the popular fashion designer also confirmed the news in a statement to Us Weekly.

“They were together for 11 years, love each other very much and request privacy at this time,” they told the publication.

Christian and Brad exchanged matching bracelets as opposed to rings when they decided to wed, but called off their engagement in 2015, and reconciled before their big day.

Guests at the wedding ceremony included make-up artist and America’s Next Top Model regular Jay Manuel, actress Alicia Silverstone, and Kelly Osbourne, while Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks performed.

In spite of the split, it appears that Christian and Brad are on amicable terms judging by their social media profiles. Last week, the Project Runway winner reposted one of Brad’s tweets in which the music producer and artist had advertised some of his new paintings available to purchase.

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Alicia Silverstone credits vegan diet for youthful look

Actress Alicia Silverstone’s years of vegan eating has helped her achieve a youthful glow at 41. The Clueless star has maintained her strict diet throughout her career and has promoted her lifestyle and eco-friendly living on her blog The Kind Life. …

Actress Alicia Silverstone’s years of vegan eating has helped her achieve a youthful glow at 41.

The Clueless star has maintained her strict diet throughout her career and has promoted her lifestyle and eco-friendly living on her blog The Kind Life.

Silverstone notes her eating habits have left her looking much like she did when she filmed the teen classic in 1995.

“Do I think I really know what works? Yeah,” she tells Redbook magazine. “It’s no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in Clueless. I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal.”

The San Fransisco native first revealed the effect her food choices had on her appearance in her 2011 book The Kind Diet in 2011.

“After only two weeks of being vegan, people were beginning to ask, ‘What is going on with you? You look amazing!’,” she wrote. “All I’d given up was meat and dairy, and yet I began to look better in just two weeks!”

Despite the benefits, she is in no rush to push her eating habits on her seven-year-old son Bear.

“I’m really open to Bear being a little bit flexible out in the world,’ she says. “When he is with other kids who are eating regular pizza – if there’s no vegan pizza, I want him to have the pizza. I know other vegans might not agree with that or think it’s acceptable, but I don’t care.”

Silverstone also rarely passes judgment on others’ health choices, even if they don’t align with hers.

“I really think everyone has to be given the respect to do what they choose to do,” she tells the publication.

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Alicia Silverstone didn’t enjoy Clueless costume fittings

Alicia Silverstone was left feeling exhausted on the set of Clueless because of all the costume changes.The cult film helped launch the careers of Alicia, the late Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd, and told the story of rich, fashion-obsessed teen Cher H…

Alicia Silverstone was left feeling exhausted on the set of Clueless because of all the costume changes.

The cult film helped launch the careers of Alicia, the late Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd, and told the story of rich, fashion-obsessed teen Cher Horowitz.

The bold fashion choices are synonymous with the 1995 feature, with the yellow plaid skirt suit worn by Cher one of the standout fashion moments. While fans lapped up the clothes, Alicia herself wasn’t so keen.

“I remember being so exhausted with the costume fittings because I just, I wore, I didn’t have any fashion sense at all at that age, and it only took, I mean, it took recently that I became interested in clothes,” she recalled to ABC. “At the time, jeans and a green T-shirt, I was good all week long. So, when I had to try 63 things on, I was just like, ‘This is painful.'”

But for head costume designer Mona May, the film was a dream come true.

As well as the plaid suit, which Stacey Dash’s character Dionne also wore in a black and white version, Cher also helped to popularise berets, tailored shirts and jackets, and chic layering.

“When Amy (Heckerling, writer and director) gave me the script, it just blew my mind. How fascinating these characters were and it was all about setting trends and making something new,” Mona smiled.

“The clothes were, they were their own star. They were the main character of the movie and (Mona) did such a beautiful job,” Alicia added.

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