Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’ve never been a make-up person’

Gwyneth Paltrow has never really been a fan of wearing make-up.The Oscar-winning actress appears in People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, confessed she’s always been “a little bit of a tomboy”.”I’ve never been a…

Gwyneth Paltrow has never really been a fan of wearing make-up.

The Oscar-winning actress appears in People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, and in the accompanying interview, confessed she’s always been “a little bit of a tomboy”.

“I’ve never been a make-up person really. I always love not wearing make-up. For me, make-up has always meant that I’m going to work,” she told the publication.

“I went to an all-girls school and we didn’t wear make-up. We weren’t dressing up for anyone,” the 47-year-old continued. “All through junior high and high school, make-up never became part of my routine. And I think part of that is because I was always a little bit of a tomboy. I like the feeling of having clean skin.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Avengers: Endgame star revealed that she’s overjoyed beauty standards have changed since she was younger, especially now she’s mother to 15-year-old daughter Apple, whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin.

“When I was in my formative years, we were told that beauty was basically a Barbie doll; by the time my daughter was in her formative years, that had changed tremendously,” Gwyneth explained. “And I’ve always thought that’s real progression. When I think about me being a kid in the early ’80s and what I was shown as examples is much different than what she was shown.

“As we continue to become more inclusive around our ideas of what is aspirational beauty, we all win.”

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Adwoa Aboah vows to cut back on wearing tracksuits

Adwoa Aboah has promised to cut back on wearing tracksuits and dress up more.The model/activist reflected on the past year in a new interview with i-D magazine, and during the chat, noted that she would try to focus on herself as she entered the new de…

Adwoa Aboah has promised to cut back on wearing tracksuits and dress up more.

The model/activist reflected on the past year in a new interview with i-D magazine, and during the chat, noted that she would try to focus on herself as she entered the new decade.

“I’m taking more time for myself, more concentration on Gurls Talk,” Adwoa shared, referring to her hugely successful online community. “My friends, the ones who really lift me. Honesty. Good conversation.

“Maybe I’ll let go of wearing tracksuits so often and dress up a bit more – finally use all those great clothes I’ve got,” she laughed.

The British beauty went on to explain that she hoped to find love over the coming year and will be taking her “perseverance and hope” into the upcoming months.

“I’ll be looking for new love in 2020, I’d like to be madly, head-over-heels in love with someone in 2020,” the 27-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the interview, Adwoa discussed her biggest personal and professional achievements, and said that while she was extremely proud of her online platform Gurls Talk, she was also impressed at her determination.

“In my personal life, it would be just getting through s**t. That’s success in itself. Getting through the dark times and coming out the other end a better and more rounded human being… I think perseverance is success. I’m constantly moving forward, learning from my mistakes, trying to better myself.”

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Margot Robbie in talks to produce and star in Fools Day

Margot Robbie is in talks to executive produce and star in comedy Fools Day. The I, Tonya actress and her LuckyChap Entertainment team are in negotiations with executives at New Line to adapt Fool’s Day, the 2013 short by Cody Blue Snider, into a feat…

Margot Robbie is in talks to executive produce and star in comedy Fools Day.

The I, Tonya actress and her LuckyChap Entertainment team are in negotiations with executives at New Line to adapt Fool’s Day, the 2013 short by Cody Blue Snider, into a feature film.

The short, which has been honoured at more than 30 film festivals, focuses on a group of fourth grade students who play an innocent April Fools’ Day prank on their teacher and accidentally kill her. Convinced they will go to prison if anyone finds out, the kids go to great lengths to try to hide her body before a police officer arrives for the class’ anti-drug lesson.

Robbie is in talks to play the teacher in what is said to be a supporting role. If the deal is made, she will also executive produce with her husband Tom Ackerley and friend Josey McNamara for their LuckyChap production banner. Fight Club star Edward Norton will also produce alongside Bill Migliore and John Rickard.

Snider, who co-wrote and directed the 18-minute short, will helm the feature and co-write the screenplay with his brother Shane Snider and Keatyn Lee.

Snider, the son of Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider, shared the news on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “I couldn’t be more excited to be making my passion project with everyone at @newlinecinema… I’ve been working tirelessly on this project for nine years and I’d like to take a moment to thank my team, everyone who worked on the short film, those who donated to the Kickstarter campaign and anyone who has supported me throughout my career. You know who you are, and I love you with all my heart.”

Robbie has a number of projects in the pre-production phases. She is set to play iconic Mattel toy Barbie in a live-action movie and reprise the role of Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad and Gotham City Sirens.

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Margot Robbie wants new Barbie movie to be ‘positive and aspirational’ for children

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and An…

Margot Robbie wants her new live-action Barbie movie to be “positive” and “aspirational” to younger kids.

In October last year, the Oscar-nominated Australian actress took over the role of the iconic Mattel doll after fellow actresses Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway dropped out of the gig.

At the premiere of her latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margot explained why she thinks Barbie is a character worth bringing to life on the big screen.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids,” the 29-year-old told Variety.

Not only is the I, Tonya star the movie’s leading lady, but she will also serve as one of the producers on the live-action project through her company LuckyChap Entertainment.

When news of her casting was announced, Margot said she was “honoured” to be playing the famous blonde-haired toy.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen,” she said at the time.

The movie, which has been in the works since 2017, is to be written by indie writers/directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach and will be released next year. The Lady Bird filmmaker reportedly has her eye on the director’s chair too.

It was also revealed earlier this year that the Barbie movie will be the first released under the Mattel Films banner.

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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to co-write Barbie movie

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie. The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away f…

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write the screenplay for Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie.

The Lady Bird filmmaker and The Squid and the Whale director, who are longtime collaborators and share a baby son, are stepping away from the quirky indie dramas they are known for and taking on Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the Mattel toy icon, which will be played by the I, Tonya actress.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will write the script, while Gerwig also has her eye on the director’s chair.

A Barbie live-action feature has been in the works since 2017, with Amy Schumer originally set to play Barbie before she dropped out and was replaced by Anne Hathaway. In October, it was announced that Robbie would step into the lead role and also produce via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” Robbie said in January, when it was announced that Warner Bros. and Mattel executives had partnered up for the film, which will be the first to be released under the Mattel Films banner.

“I’m so honoured to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide,” she continued. “I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”

Gerwig and Baumbach previously co-wrote the scripts for indie dramas Mistress America and Frances Ha, which Gerwig also starred in.

The actress-turned-director is currently in the post-production phase of her adaptation of classic novel Little Women, while Baumbach’s untitled Netflix film starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson will be released later this year.

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Brandon Maxwell wins top prize at 2019 CFDA Awards

Brandon Maxwell scooped the prize for Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Monday night.The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as…

Brandon Maxwell scooped the prize for Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Monday night.

The Texas-born designer has risen up the ranks of the fashion world in recent years, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

And at a star-studded ceremony held at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, Maxwell collected his second CFDA award, having won the prize for Emerging Talent in 2016.

“To the nominees in this category, you cannot imagine what it feels like to be in your company for me,” he told the crowd. “It is an absolute pleasure…this is really once-in-a-lifetime; this is never going to happen to me again.”

Maxwell, 34, beat out the likes of Marc Jacobs, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Rosie Assoulin, and Sander Lak of Sies Marjan. In addition, he praised his peers and colleagues, making a point of honouring the dedicated workers in the fashion industry.

“I have worked for 10 years as a stylist before I started my company with almost every single person in this room,” he commented. “And I know that you’re kind people and you work hard, and we scrubbed off tonight and put on a suit but the other 364 days of the year we are trying to pay the light bill and make it happen.”

Meanwhile, Rick Owens, the 2017 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award recipient, was named Menswear Designer of the Year, edging out the likes of Mike Amiri of Amiri, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, and Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home Accessory Designer of the Year for The Row, with the twin sisters also receiving the same award last year, and Emily Adams Bode was named Emerging Designer of the Year for her label Bode.

In addition, there was a number of special awards – Jennifer Lopez was presented with the Fashion Icon prize by Tom Ford, Harold Koda bestowed Lynn Yaeger with the Media Award, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was recognised with the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, Carine Roitfeld won the Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert, Bob Mackie was presented with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Eileen Fisher was given the Positive Change Award.

The full list of winners from the 2019 CFDA Awards:

Womenswear Designer of the Year – Brandon Maxwell

Menswear Designer of the Year – Rick Owens

Accessory Designer of the Year – Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year – Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

The Positive Change Award – Eileen Fisher

The Founder’s Award – Carine Roitfeld

The Media Award – Lynn Yaeger

The Fashion Icon Award – Jennifer Lopez

The Board of Directors’ Tribute – Barbie

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Mackie

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Barbie to be honoured at 2019 CFDA Awards

Barbie will be honoured with the Board of Directors’ Tribute at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.First launched in 1959 by American toy company Mattel, Barbie is undoubtedly the world’s most popular toy doll, with …

Barbie will be honoured with the Board of Directors’ Tribute at the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.

First launched in 1959 by American toy company Mattel, Barbie is undoubtedly the world’s most popular toy doll, with more than a billion sold.

Now, the CFDA’s board – composed of designers such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Prabal Gurung – have decided to bestow Barbie with prestigious prize at the upcoming gala in order to acknowledge her enduring influence on fashion.

“Barbie has had such wide influence on American fashion and culture,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA. “Her story personally resonates with so many CFDA members that the Board of Directors decided to honour her with the special tribute.”

The tribute comes at the perfect time, seeing as Barbie celebrates her 60th anniversary this year. Over the past six decades, the doll has inspired many designers and influencers, with Mattel’s first partnership being with Oscar de la Renta in 1985.

Designer Bob Mackie collaborated with Barbie on a doll in 1990, while more recently, Moschino’s Jeremy Scott unveiled a Barbie-themed line for spring 2015, and Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Anna Sui, and Wang, are among those who have created their own versions.

“It is a tremendous honour for Barbie to be recognised by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to American fashion. For the past six decades, Barbie has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities,” added Richard Dickson, Mattel’s president and chief operation officer. “Barbie has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the greatest designer of our time and this award is a moment to celebrate her lasting influence.”

Previous recipients of the Board of Directors’ Tribute include former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae.

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on 3 June at the Brooklyn Museum. Others to be feted include French stylist Carine Roitfeld, who will be presented with the Founder’s Award, singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, who will collect the Icon Award, and famed costumer Mackie, who will be feted with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Moschino taking over Universal Studios Hollywood backlot for cruise 2020 show

Moschino is set to take over the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Los Angeles for its annual cruise 2020 presentation.The fashion label, spearheaded by creative director Jeremy Scott, will showcase its cruise 2020 line-up alongside its men’s sp…

Moschino is set to take over the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Los Angeles for its annual cruise 2020 presentation.

The fashion label, spearheaded by creative director Jeremy Scott, will showcase its cruise 2020 line-up alongside its men’s spring 2020 collection at the show, which is slated to take place on 7 June.

The iconic location is a landmark in the U.S. movie industry, and follows the Italian brand’s impressive presentation held at Rome’s legendary Cinecitta Studios in January, where it previewed its men’s fall 2019 and its women’s pre-fall 2019 collections.

The show bore a similarly cinematic theme, and paid tribute to celebrated Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini, whose popular credits include La Dolce Vita and La Strada.

Under Scott’s creative direction, the Moschino brand is renowned for its celebrations of pop culture, with previous references within the line including Barbie, Looney Tunes and SpongeBob SquarePants.

News of Moschino’s return to Los Angeles comes shortly after the brand launched its recent The Sims inspired capsule collection at Coachella last month.

Speaking of the collaboration, the designer gushed over his love of fantasy and shared that he likes to create storylines and characters within his fashion lines.

“I love the idea of being able to imagine, design and bring to life a world of individual personas with The Sims universe,” he said in a statement. “That concept emulates what I get to do for each collection at Moschino as I create a fantasy universe of spectacular storylines and characters.”

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Adwoa Aboah: ‘I used to wish I looked like someone else’

Adwoa Aboah has confessed it took her a long time to feel comfortable in her own skin.The model, who was born and raised in Britain to an English mother and Ghanian-born father, made the comments during an interview for her cover feature for Stylist ma…

Adwoa Aboah has confessed it took her a long time to feel comfortable in her own skin.

The model, who was born and raised in Britain to an English mother and Ghanian-born father, made the comments during an interview for her cover feature for Stylist magazine, and claimed that being mixed race used to make her feel confused about her identity.

“Sadly, I spent a lot of time wishing I looked like someone else,” she reflected. “I’m not sure if you’re conscious of it or you might feel the energy of things not being fair and not understand why people are like that.”

Elaborating that the issue “infected her brain,” the 26-year-old beauty confessed that she experimented with various hair and make-up styles to try and fit in, but only felt fully accepted when she met other people like herself that she could identify with.

Adwoa, who recently teamed with iconic fashion doll brand Barbie for a collaboration released in time for International Women’s Day in March (19), claimed that she now wants to use her platform to help change the way beauty is perceived and show the importance of celebrating diversity.

Of the unlikely pairing, the star spoke candidly of the role that her childhood Barbie dolls played in shaping her own personal identity and ideas of beauty.

“My Barbies all had the typical blonde hair, blue eyes and white skin, so what I really wanted to convey is the need to celebrate diversity and the new ways our society should be looking at beauty,” she recalled. “I wanted to portray how detrimental it is for one’s self-esteem if they are shown something that is out of reach.”

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Yara Shahidi’s inspired by her own style choices for Barbie doll’s look

Actress Yara Shahidi turned to her own wardrobe for inspiration while creating the outfit worn by her new Barbie. The Grown-ish star’s likeness was used as part of a new line of dolls, crafted to empower and inspire young women. The release coincides…

Actress Yara Shahidi turned to her own wardrobe for inspiration while creating the outfit worn by her new Barbie.

The Grown-ish star’s likeness was used as part of a new line of dolls, crafted to empower and inspire young women.

The release coincides with the launch of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, a global initiative to aid girls in their path to reaching their full potential, and when it came to choosing what her doll would be wearing, the 19 year old felt it was important to stay true to her own style preferences.

“I live in suits, it’s one of my favourite looks,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “I love wearing a suit, and so this was actually designed off of one that I wore a while back.”

Shahidi also made sure to promote voting by creating a ‘Vote’ shirt for the toy.

She also used the venture as a way of promoting the casual and comfortable pieces she favours: “It’s what I feel most comfortable in too,” she adds. “Even though it seems like ‘formal wear’ to be in what I view as my daily uniform.”

Yara is also excited to have a doll that captures her hair and makeup style.

“There’s so many things about it that are just so Yara, from the ‘Vote’ t-shirt to my hair – we actually have the same baby hairs today – to the makeup and eyebrows,” she says. “To see something that accurately portrays who I am is very cool.”

The Barbie Dream Gap Project, which also features model and activist Adwoa Aboah and tennis player Naomi Osaka, has given Shahidi a chance to work alongside women who have inspired her.

“What’s very cool is I can genuinely turn to so many of the women that are in this (Barbie) collection of people who have inspired me,” she says. “I mean, Adwoa (Aboah) is incredible and I’ve been so fortunate to not only work alongside her, but to be in conversation with her.”

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