Stella McCartney swaps models for animal mascots at fall 20 show

Stella McCartney highlighted animal welfare at her latest fashion show by swapping some of the models for furry mascots.The British designer has been a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability in the industry, having committed to using eco-friendly …

Stella McCartney highlighted animal welfare at her latest fashion show by swapping some of the models for furry mascots.

The British designer has been a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability in the industry, having committed to using eco-friendly and cruelty-free materials in all of her products.

On Monday, McCartney unveiled her fall/winter 2020 collection at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week, with the presentation attracting the likes of Janelle Monae, Shailene Woodley, Caitriona Balfe, Ashley Benson, and Isabelle Huppert – though she stunned the crowd by having people dressed as cows, foxes, alligators, rabbits, and a horse walk the runway alongside the regular models.

“What we try to do here at Stella is to sugarcoat a powerful, meaningful message in a little bit of humour and fun, to make our point in a palatable and digestible way so that people listen,” the 48-year-old commented of the concept to The Guardian. “These animals are the ingredients of everyone else’s fashion shows. We are the only luxury fashion house in the world that isn’t killing animals on the runway. I wanted to make that point, but in a joyous way.”

Elsewhere, McCartney made efforts to reduce environmental impacts by reusing seating, sharing invites digitally, repurposing walls, and planting trees. As for the fashion, the designer took inspiration from the work of Russian-born French artist and illustrator Erte, with some of his archival works used for the first time as fashion prints.

“Erte’s artistic vision is translated into Stella’s aesthetic vocabulary. Featuring a compelling tension created by the feminisation of masculine clothing, sculptural silhouettes, and minimal embellishments are balanced with natural textures,” the show notes read. “True to Stella, the palette includes terrestrial tones of mineral, clay, sand, charcoal, walnut, and navy alongside punches of lilac and ginger.”

Highlights of the range included a dark dress with silver beading on the bodice, cosy coats, and oversized suiting.

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Ashley Benson gets tattoo dedicated to French fries

Ashley Benson has taken her love of French fries to the next level by getting a tattoo tribute to the potato snack. The Pretty Little Liars actress and her friend Tara paid a visit to tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena’s parlour in New York on Wed…

Ashley Benson has taken her love of French fries to the next level by getting a tattoo tribute to the potato snack.

The Pretty Little Liars actress and her friend Tara paid a visit to tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena’s parlour in New York on Wednesday night and she documented the trip on her Instagram Stories, revealing that she was planning on “gettin a few (sic)” new additions to her body art collection.

She shared footage of JonBoy etching the word “Pommes Frites”, the French translation of French fries, in small capital letters on the inside of her right forearm, just underneath the crease of her elbow, and then posted a close-up snap which showed Tara got the same word on the back of her upper arm, just above her elbow.

“I love pomme frites so does Tara thanks @jonboytattoo,” she captioned the picture.

The 30-year-old, who is dating model/actress Cara Delevingne, didn’t stop there – she also got cursive script on her back. It isn’t clear what word she got tattooed, but she captioned the photo: “California Girl”.

Ashley is a regular visitor to JonBoy’s parlour and has accumulated more than 10 minimal line drawing tattoos, including a heart containing a wave, the word “muggsy” and the number three on the same arm as her new Pommes Frites piece.

She also has the roman numerals for the number 89, a quote from Alice in Wonderland, and the initials CD, a reference to her girlfriend, on her ribcage and a “H” on her finger, a nod to her Pretty Little Liars character Hanna Marin.

After she got her two new tattoos, Ashley then became the tattoo artist and etched the word “t**ty” on JonBoy’s right thigh.

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Katy Perry’s stylist creates party outfits for rent

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway…

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.

Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway to create a capsule collection, titled Sweet Baby Jamie, for busy businesswomen and party girls.

The new line features outfits that are office-appropriate and party-ready, including velvet dresses, smart sweaters, and coats.

“For this first collection, my inspiration is my everyday dressing, just like things in my closet that I find and wear all the time,” Jamie told Entertainment Tonight. “I mix and rotate on a day-to-day basis. A pair of pants that I find that I’m wearing with all different tops and different sweaters.

“In my wardrobe, it’s really about quality, not quantity. I could wear the same sweater for a week in seven different ways, so being able to take staple pieces in my wardrobe and get a lot of different wear out of them, which is basically what you can do with the pieces in the collection, is really fun.”

Mizrahi’s 18-piece Rent the Runway collection is available for rental only.

The fashion guru, who also serves as the creative director of Juicy Couture, has given the looks a festive edge – with green and red hues as well as flirty patterns, including zebra and plaid.

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Ashley Benson to front campaign for new Cosmopolitan perfumes

Ashley Benson has been named as the face of Cosmopolitan’s new range of perfumes.Executives at the publication have partnered with Luxe Brands, the company behind Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s scents, on the line of high-end fragrances. Four perfu…

Ashley Benson has been named as the face of Cosmopolitan’s new range of perfumes.

Executives at the publication have partnered with Luxe Brands, the company behind Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s scents, on the line of high-end fragrances.

Four perfumes – Extra Concentrated, 100 per cent Chilled, Love, Unfiltered and Pure Sugar – come in a crumpled juice box-style packaging, complete with a straw.

The Pretty Little Liars star is to be featured in print and online campaigns for the new scents, called Eau de Juice, which are available to buy from Ulta Beauty, priced at $55 (£45).

Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Jessica Pels said that the perfume is the “perfect new extension” for the publication.

“In the spirit of Cosmo and our 81 million-strong audience of modern young women, Eau de Juice is cheeky, witty, and fun. Fragrance is the busy girl’s best secret weapon,” she explained.

While Noreen Dodge, chief marketing officer of Luxe Brands, commented that the Eau de Juice packaging is “very Instagrammable very eye-catching.”

“We love the idea of if it’s not on Insta did it even happen,” she said. “Especially when you’re talking about this demographic. We wanted to make sure when we took that sensibility into the design of this brand. We went through a lot of rounds of design.”

And Steve Ross, global chief licensing officer and head of brand development for Hearst Magazines, also shared that the unique bottle is being patented.

“You can really see this brand come to life in a cheeky and whimsical way. We know that roughly one-third of all beauty spending in this country is done by Cosmo readers, so we’re betting fragrance will be a relevant category that will really resonate with them,” he stated.

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Ashley Benson creates collection of affordable sunglasses

Ashley Benson has teamed with eyewear brand Prive Revaux once again to design a line of sunglasses. The Pretty Little Liars actress, who is a partner in the affordable eyewear brand along with Jamie Foxx and Hailee Steinfeld, first released her own d…

Ashley Benson has teamed with eyewear brand Prive Revaux once again to design a line of sunglasses.

The Pretty Little Liars actress, who is a partner in the affordable eyewear brand along with Jamie Foxx and Hailee Steinfeld, first released her own designs with the company in 2017, and has now designed the Prive Revaux x Benzo collection, which refers to her nickname.

The collection features three frame styles – a narrow version of a cat-eye named Olive, after her dog, a futuristic design with side shields labelled Planco, after her best friend, and a classic rectangular style named Victoria, after her middle name. Each design has acetate frames, polarised lenses and anti-blue light optical technology and will retail for $39.95 (£32).

“Everyone calls me Benzo and it adds more of a personal touch to it,” she said to WWD. “The Plancos are different and not everyone can wear them, but that’s my personality, I’m very different and I wanted some of the pairs to be really unique. And the others I would wear every day.”

The 29-year-old wanted the line to be affordable because she’s aware her fanbase is largely quite young.

“I have fans of all ages, but PLL girls are young and no one wants to spend money on sunglasses,” the star continued. “You lose them all the time – I’ve lost every one I’ve ever bought and then you just buy them again and you wind up spending so much money. So, the fact that I was able to have something that my fans would love and afford was really important to me and it was fun to be in a collaboration with Jamie Foxx and Hailee Steinfeld.”

Ashley, who will do a countdown ahead of the sunglasses launch on 22 July, is already planning her next collaboration with the brand.

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Cara Delevingne’s mother encouraged her not to pluck her signature brows

Cara Delevingne is thankful she took her mother’s advice and didn’t pluck her signature eyebrows when she was young.The British model, who is instantly recognisable by her bushy brows, confessed during an interview for the June issue of Marie Claire ma…

Cara Delevingne is thankful she took her mother’s advice and didn’t pluck her signature eyebrows when she was young.

The British model, who is instantly recognisable by her bushy brows, confessed during an interview for the June issue of Marie Claire magazine that bullying during her formative years made her desperate to change her look.

“When I was about 10 and had these big eyebrows, my mum told me to leave them alone as they were my best feature,” the 26-year-old recalled. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? I keep getting bullied for having a monobrow.’ I wanted to make them smaller.”

The star went on to slam those who taunted her for her unconventional appearance and insisted that she’s now grateful for her mother’s advice and encouragement.

“Of course, if you’re being told that you have something horrible on your face, you’re going to want to change it, but I’m glad that I listened to her,” Cara reflected.

The beauty, who is currently dating Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, 29, also suggested that she now wants to use her social media platforms to empower young women, after she admitted that she felt isolated and struggled with her mental health during her teenage years because she felt like she didn’t fit in.

“Sixteen was one of the worst years of my life, my most depressed age,” the Paper Towns actress shared. “I just needed to know that (a) I wasn’t alone and (b) it was just that moment. Moments are like a river – they keep going.”

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Jennifer Garner marks 13 Going on 30 anniversary with sweet tribute

Jennifer Garner has celebrated the 15th anniversary of 13 Going on 30 with a tribute to the cast.Directed by Gary Winick, the 2004 romcom starred Christa B. Allen as Jenna Rink, a girl who makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as …

Jennifer Garner has celebrated the 15th anniversary of 13 Going on 30 with a tribute to the cast.

Directed by Gary Winick, the 2004 romcom starred Christa B. Allen as Jenna Rink, a girl who makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman, as played by Jennifer. The film also featured appearances from Judy Greer and Andy Serkis, as well as Mark Ruffalo as the love interest.

To mark the occasion, the actress took to Instagram on Tuesday (23Apr19) to gush over the film’s enduring appeal and also praised her young co-stars – including Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson and Captain Marvel star Brie Larson – who have gone on to carve out their own Hollywood careers.

“Fifteen years ago today #13GoingOn30 made her debut, directed with (love) by our beloved Gary Winick and a clutch of loving, hardcore producers (3 brilliant women-before it was cool to be led by women!)” she wrote. “The movie benefitted from the performances of so many young actresses. Open and twinkly-magical then- now, 15 years later, they are ruling the world. (Hi #SixChicks – @brielarson, @ashleybenson, @christabrittany – who also played a young me in (2009 movie) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past – and my own sweet @revjuliaroth).”

Jennifer also uploaded a clip of the slumber party scene in the film, in which her character invites young girls to her apartment for a fun sleepover and they dance to Pat Benatar’s Love Is a Battlefield. She gave a shoutout to the actresses – Maddy Sprung-Keyser, Gia Mantegna, Catherine Combs, Sydni Beaudoin, Sara Swain, and Renee Olstead – who appeared in the sequence and updated fans of the movie on what they are doing now.

“I loved my day with this slumber party crew: they danced with abandon and reminded me of the power of just saying yes – to being in a group, to vulnerability, to wearing a bra over your clothes. At the last minute, I tossed my adopted LA family member Maddy Sprung-Keyser into the scene. @maddsk went on to be an Academic All American swimmer at Amherst, got her law degree from NYU, and is producing podcasts for @pineapple.fm. Looking back into her adolescence – with the hair and the men not wanting to jump her bones – is extra special today. Imagine if every 13-year-old girl had an opportunity to dance and feel beautiful like the girls in this film. I am proud of all of you,” the 47-year-old shared.

To conclude, Jennifer commented that she was “so lucky” to have made the movie, and noted that it has only grown in popularity, with Ariana Grande paying homage to some scenes in her Thank U, Next video.

“I feel so, so lucky to have had the experience of making this joyful movie. And even luckier to be part of something that, all of these years later, can still make people (hi, @arianagrande) smile,” she added.

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Ashley Benson reprimanded by TV bosses for going bald

Actress Ashley Benson once upset her Pretty Little Liars TV bosses after repetitive bleaching made her hair fall out.The young star went too far and admits she could have lost her job over the impact of dye treatments.”I bleached my hair so much during…

Actress Ashley Benson once upset her Pretty Little Liars TV bosses after repetitive bleaching made her hair fall out.

The young star went too far and admits she could have lost her job over the impact of dye treatments.

“I bleached my hair so much during season three and it fell right off and you couldn’t even tell!” she lamented to Elle UK. “I got a call from Warner Bros. (executives) like, ‘You need to do something with your hair’, and I’m like, ‘Well, duh, I’m bald!

“Bleaching my hair was my biggest regret.”

Ashley, who is rumoured to be dating model and actress Cara Delevingne – her castmate in new film Her Smell, is a new ambassador for beauty brand Olay’s fresh Foaming Whip Body Wash, and she credits her work with the company for helping her master a daily grooming regime.

“I’m obsessed with foamy things,” the 28 year old gushed, revealing she escapes the muggy New York City summer heat by bathing throughout the day. “I take, like, a thousand showers a day because it’s disgusting outside.

“I’m constantly sweating, so this foaming bodywash makes me want to shower more, because it feels like whipped cream, smells so good, and makes showering so much fun. I really don’t even have to moisturise that much afterwards because it’s so moisturizing for the body.”

The Spring Breakers star loves the little things when it comes to beauty routines, revealing extravagant grooming practices are just not her style.

“I don’t spend money on beauty routines, I like to save money,” she shared. “Besides coconut oil, I use the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on my hands and lips, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Gel because brows are important, (and) Peter Thomas Roth’s gold eye patches (because) I love to (go and) get my coffee in them and watch everyone (at the cafe) stare.”

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Ashley Benson uses coconut oil to moisturise

Ashley Benson uses coconut oil in the place of moisturiser.The concoction has grown increasingly popular in recent times, and is particularly good when it comes to nourishing dry, damaged hair. But for the Pretty Little Liars star, it’s an integral par…

Ashley Benson uses coconut oil in the place of moisturiser.

The concoction has grown increasingly popular in recent times, and is particularly good when it comes to nourishing dry, damaged hair. But for the Pretty Little Liars star, it’s an integral part of her simple skincare regime.

“My everyday skin routine is washing my hair, my body and then putting tonnes of coconut oil on,” she said in an interview with E! Online, insisting it’s ideal for her specific skin concerns. “My skin is really sensitive and gets dry so coconut oil keeps me really hydrated and I use it all over my body.”

The actress also acts as an Olay ambassador and shared that she uses the brand’s Foaming Whip Body Wash daily in order to maintain silky smooth skin. Then by combining the coconut oil with a little powder, Ashley is able to create her enviable golden complexion.

“I like to be glowy,” she smiled. “I usually just kinda go bare-faced, so I do a little shiny glowy bronzer and that’s it.”

Though she has her personal beauty plan mapped out, Ashley has certainly had some missteps and admitted that a certain hairstyle reduced her to tears during her Pretty Little Liars days.

“I’d bleached my hair one night. I’d just come back from filming Spring Breakers and, I was like, I wanted to bleach my hair,” the 28-year-old recalled in a chat with Entertainment Tonight. “It all fell out. Literally, I was bawling my eyes out and I called my hairstylist… saying that I have no hair.

“So if you remember, I think its season three, I had no hair. Like legit, it was strings,” she added. “Everyone at Warner Bros. was like, ‘Why isn’t she getting extensions in?'”

The star also confessed she wasn’t a fan of her character Hanna’s “raccoon eyes” caused by heavy eye make-up.

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Ashley Benson defies weather for beloved leather jacket

Actress Ashley Benson has been enjoying New York’s chilly start to the year as she no longer has to risk heat stroke every time she heads out in her favourite leather jacket.The Spring Breakers star is obsessed with the clothing item and insisted on we…

Actress Ashley Benson has been enjoying New York’s chilly start to the year as she no longer has to risk heat stroke every time she heads out in her favourite leather jacket.

The Spring Breakers star is obsessed with the clothing item and insisted on wearing it as temperatures soared in Los Angeles last summer, and now she has relocated to New York City, she never has to worry about sweating for her fashion choice.

“I’m very New York, I’m not L.A.,” she explained to Fashionista. “When I was in L.A., I dressed like I was in New York all the time, so moving here just allowed me to get more into the New York vibe with faux fur and cool jackets.

“I can always wear my leather jacket, which I wore almost every day in L.A. – even if it was 90 degrees outside, I’d still be in a leather jacket. Here, I wear cool, heavy jackets, turtlenecks and sneakers because I’m walking around a lot. I like Converse or Nikes (sneakers). I’m mostly in workout clothes when I’m in L.A., or jeans and a T-shirt. My style is not that fun to talk about. I wish it was.”

Ashley spends big bucks on designer pieces occasionally, but she acquires most of her wardrobe from budget-friendly shops like Zara.

“Where do I get all my clothes? I’ll go into Saint Laurent and Gucci and get a statement piece, but everything else is from Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, H&M,” she explains. “I love Zara. I can go into those stores and just buy so much stuff.

“I love walking into a store and getting a bunch of white T-shirts, if they’re good. Sweatpants, sweatsuits: I love all that stuff.

“Gucci has really cool tracksuits right now and I really want to splurge and get one. They’re, like, sick. But Adidas, Nike, anything like that… Anything oversize, I really like.”

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