Cameron Diaz used to buy red carpet dresses from department stores

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced abo…

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.

During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced about her red carpet style over the years and insisted that she shunned stylists and designers for many years and instead opted to visit now-defunct luxury U.S. department store Barneys New York for her gowns.

“The red carpet is so different now. For my premieres, I would just go to Barneys and buy clothes and go to my premiere,” Cameron recalled, adding that women on the red carpet nowadays are more “objectified” than they were 10 years ago. “It wasn’t like a whole production where you got judged or, what’s the word, rated or scored for how you look.”

The duo, who met early on in their careers, also discussed the star’s look for the 2002 Academy Awards, when she stepped out in a stunning pink-and-red floral Emanuel Ungaro gown.

However, Cameron confessed that she didn’t even bother thinking about what she was going to wear until the last minute, prompting Gucci to pull in a favour from the designer.

“I was like ‘Oh, I’m going to the Oscars. I forgot,'” the 47-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the video, Cameron shared a rare glimpse into her marriage to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, with whom she shares baby daughter Raddix.

“I love being married. I love that the best thing that ever happened to me was finding my husband, and our partnership and his friendship and all that,” she sweetly shared.

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Cameron Diaz was ‘a little crazy’ when she first cut her hair short

Cameron Diaz has recalled how she was feeling “a little crazy” on the day she decided to cut her hair short. The Hollywood actress has appeared on the cover of U.S. InStyle magazine four times over the years, and in a new interview to celebrate the …

Cameron Diaz has recalled how she was feeling “a little crazy” on the day she decided to cut her hair short. 

The Hollywood actress has appeared on the cover of U.S. InStyle magazine four times over the years, and in a new interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication, she candidly revealed she was going through a turbulent time in her personal life when shooting for one of the issues. 

For her May 2012 cover and accompanying feature, Diaz can be seen posing in a number of haute couture designer gowns in Paris, with her blonde hair styled into a short, shaggy bob.  

“I was probably a little crazy at the time too which was why I wanted to cut all my hair off,” she remembered, before adding that she didn’t care how people would react. “I’m not trying to fit into anyone’s box about how I should be. I just fit in my own box.” 

And looking back on her InStyle cover from six years ago, the Bad Teacher star explained that her hair transformation could have really been about her needing a change in her life.  

“You know when you’re going through those periods of time when you’re like, ‘I’m gonna get bangs,’ you know what bangs mean right… just like a lot of emotions. Or when you have to cut off all of your hair because you’re just like, ‘I’m starting over!'” the 46-year-old said.  

Shortly after cutting off her hair, Diaz wrote The Body Book, followed three years later by The Longevity Book, in which she discusses how to age gracefully. 

While taking a break from the film business, the star wed Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in 2015, with her last movie appearance being in the Annie remake back in 2014.  

However, she hinted that she might return to acting one day, but only if the project “feels effortless.”  

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Good Charlotte team with streetwear brand Chinatown Market

Good Charlotte have collaborated with streetwear brand Chinatown Market on a new collection.The partnership marks the first time the Los Angeles-based label has agreed to produce band merchandise, as well as the first time it is lending its name and of…

Good Charlotte have collaborated with streetwear brand Chinatown Market on a new collection.

The partnership marks the first time the Los Angeles-based label has agreed to produce band merchandise, as well as the first time it is lending its name and official logo to the products in question.

After discovering that singer Joel Madden was a fan of the company, Chinatown Market founder Mike Cherman saw an opportunity for the two groups to work together.

“Growing up I was a fan of Good Charlotte,” he explained in an interview to WWD, adding that he was already friends with Joel and Benji Madden’s brother Josh. “And eventually we were at a dinner and just said we have to do this. It was good to work on something this scale, and it’s something to be said for Good Charlotte. They did a BAPE (Japanese brand, A Bathing Ape) collaboration and now we are reintroducing them on a whole different platform.”

Products so far include a T-shirt, a printed hoodie and stickers available in pink, green and yellow, which can all be purchased as part of different packages ranging from $10 (£8) to $105 (£81). However, Cherman insisted this will be a long-term collaboration with multiple drops still to come, and went on to emphasise the unique vision behind the teams.

“Here is the thing. We weren’t trying to make simple Good Charlotte merch. We want the collection to have a voice and feel like Chinatown Market,” the designer smiled. “Everyone is trying to hit nostalgia on the head, and this shirt feels like it can sit in Hot Topic. This is a shirt I would have bought at a mall. It’s that level of nostalgia.”

They are available to purchase on Good Charlotte’s website, ready to purchase before the rockers release their seventh album Generation Rx in September (18).

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