Kate Upton baffled by ‘fat’ jibes during early days of career

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secre…

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.

The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown, and David Yurman.

However, in a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kate opened up about how baffled she was when people criticised her famously curvy figure when she was starting out in the business.

“When it was first happening, obviously it was really hard ’cause I was like, ‘I work out all the time, why is everyone calling me fat?'” she reflected.

But Kate went on to explain that she has noticed a major shift towards inclusivity by fashion leaders in recent years.

“Now, the conversation has completely changed. People are like, ‘What when did people say that?’ And that shows how the industry is changing, our voice matters, and things can change – we mean something.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kate spoke about her decision to pose in an unretouched photoshoot for the September 2019 issue of Health magazine, and she noted that it was particularly important for her to show her real body, especially as she welcomed daughter Genevieve with her husband Justin Verlander just under a year ago.

“We’re on Instagram all the time – we see people Photoshopping everything. (I’m like), ‘When does it end?’ When you’re scrolling on Instagram, you constantly compare yourself to these other people. And for me, I wanted to take a step back and show a real moment of someone who actually six months postpartum, not being Photoshopped, and be that real person and real influence for other people,” the 27-year-old asserted.

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Yara Shahidi disappointed by make-up artists who don’t cater to her skin tone

Yara Shahidi brings her own cosmetics to photoshoots as not all make-up artists cater for her skin tone.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been …

Yara Shahidi brings her own cosmetics to photoshoots as not all make-up artists cater for her skin tone.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.

While Yara chose to team with Bobbi Brown due to the company’s extensive colour offerings in foundation and concealer, she has found that make-up artists don’t always carry the right shades for her.

“I love that more brands are doing this. There have been times when I got out of the make-up chair and my skin looked grey,” she recalled in an interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s why I think every single person of colour usually brings their own make-up kit to set.”

In addition to building a reputation for her fun beauty looks, Yara is quickly becoming one to watch on the red carpet.

Of late, she has sported very glamorous ensembles from a diverse array of designers, including Prabal Gurung, Monse, and Balmain, but when it comes to what she wears when at home, the star prefers a much more relaxed vibe.

“By not showing skin, I’m making a statement,” the 19-year-old insisted. “My clothes need to have movement. For me, fashion is all about joy.”

In addition to appearing in Black-ish, Yara is working on her spin-off Grown-ish, and is voicing a character in animated series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia.

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Yara Shahidi used to groom eyebrows with mascara

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in …

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.

Yara has now also filmed a beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, and in the clip, shared that she was late to the eyebrow game.

“Before I learned that people make products just for brows, I used to just put mascara on my brows,” she smiled, before demonstrating how she uses Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch-Up. “Brushing up brows, which is the one thing that I do every day.”

Yara went on to speak about some of her other go-to products, including SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask and Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. She also dabs on a little blush before she steps out, but always opts for lip gloss over lipstick.

“I’m a lip gloss person, I’ve always been a lip gloss person. Lipstick is cool (and) all, and sure you’ll see me in lipstick, but lip gloss is really where it’s at. It’s so pigmented and moisturising,” the 19-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the video, Yara showed fans how she gets creative with her eyeliner placement on her face, and how she finds inspiration in all sorts of sources.

“I always say for beauty icons, of course, my momma, my nanna, were the first kind of representations I had, like what beauty has meant to me but then also just the world at large has been, people from Solange to Angela Bassett, anybody quite honestly. I’m always saving photos; I have a binder on my phone just called aesthetic in which I just save photos that inspire me,” she added.

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Combine colours like Jennifer Aniston to create the perfect blush

Jennifer Aniston’s secret to creating the perfect blush colour is to combine three products to get the ideal hue. The Friends star, who had millions of fans around the world copying her iconic haircut in the 1990s, revealed her trick to getting her dre…

Jennifer Aniston’s secret to creating the perfect blush colour is to combine three products to get the ideal hue.

The Friends star, who had millions of fans around the world copying her iconic haircut in the 1990s, revealed her trick to getting her dream colour and making her cheekbones pop.

“I like to mix these cream-blush colours by Bobbi Brown,” she told People, adding that her go-tos include Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge in Rose, Blushed Rose, and Pale Pink.

The best-selling creamy blush, which is designed to go on with your fingertips, also doubles as lip colour, meaning you can create a custom lip look, too.

Jennifer’s smart idea also means you don’t have to settle on just one shade for all occasions, and you can apply her technique to other make-up products including bronzers, foundations and eyeshadows.

The stunning 50-year-old has previously had a love-hate relationship with make-up, but revealed she now has a simple beauty routine using only a handful of products.

“I had a boyfriend who always said I looked better without make-up. It took me a while to feel comfortable enough to remove that armour, but I eventually realised he was right.” Jennifer told InStyle.

Guzzling tons of water each day is her top tip for keeping her skin wrinkle free, and she cites “water, sleep and sunscreen” to help with anti-ageing.

When it comes to cosmetics, less is more for the screen star. Jennifer simply uses a sheer tinted moisturiser from Laura Mercier, Armani Face Fabric foundation, and finishes with her custom Bobbi Brown blush.

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Yara Shahidi inspires women to find beauty within for Bobbi Brown campaign

Actress Yara Shahidi is encouraging women to find beauty from within as part of a new Bobbi Brown campaign promoting confidence. The Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Monday (04Mar19) to announce her partnership with the cosmetics brand, sharing her…

Actress Yara Shahidi is encouraging women to find beauty from within as part of a new Bobbi Brown campaign promoting confidence.

The Grown-ish star took to Instagram on Monday (04Mar19) to announce her partnership with the cosmetics brand, sharing her excitement about becoming the face of a new line created to empower and inspire.

“I’m excited to announce my partnership with Bobbi Brown… & share what we’ve created together. Much gratitude,” she captioned an image of herself holding a product from the forthcoming collection.

The 19 year old will head the new Confident Beauty initiative, which promotes confidence rather than simply appearance.

“I think we have a tendency to materialise beauty, and connect it with product,” Shahidi tells People. “But this campaign is not about us saying, ‘to look better, do this or that’. But rather, we’re of the opinion you should do whatever makes you feel good, and we’re addressing beauty as not something that’s even attached to a product, but as something that’s attached to this overall feeling of support and confidence which we all get from different things.”

In a series of promotional videos for the makeup items, women join Shahidi in sharing what makes them feel confident.

“True beauty is being unique, experimenting, exploring, sometimes unsettling,” the actress says in the footage. “True beauty is expansive, is happiness. True beauty is my unibrow!”

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will launch the The Pretty Powerful Fund for International Women’s Day on 8 March (19), on the same day the collection drops. Proceeds from sales will go towards organisations Girls for Gender Equity, Third Wave Fund and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights.

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Kate Upton tapped as Copper Fit brand ambassador

Kate Upton has been named as performance wear company Copper Fit’s new brand ambassador.The model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander, is a campaign regular, previously posing for the likes of Victoria’s Secret…

Kate Upton has been named as performance wear company Copper Fit’s new brand ambassador.

The model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander, is a campaign regular, previously posing for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown and David Yurman.

Now, for her latest gig, Kate is going to show off her sporty side in advertisements for Copper Fit, a company which offers high quality copper-infused compression wear.

“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Copper Fit!” she said in a statement, according to WWD. “They are at the forefront of technology and advancements in activewear. Not only is their innovation cutting-edge, their fit and design are awesome, especially for my on-the-go lifestyle.”

Kate’s first campaign images show her stretching in a pair of monochromatic tights and matching sports bra as she stands on a wooden deck with a cityscape in the background.

And Andy Khubani, chief executive officer and founder of Copper Fit’s parent corporation, IDV, explained that the blonde star was a natural fit for the brand, which is seeking to expand on its men’s and women’s collections as well as develop footwear and other accessories.

“Kate personifies our mission of promoting optimal health and wellness,” he commented.

Kate will appear in advertisements for Copper Fit’s fall and holiday 2018 collections.

Most recently, the 26-year-old has fronted campaigns for food company Urban Remedy and also has several onscreen roles, including a cameo in 2017’s The Disaster Artist and as Meg in comedy The Layover.

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Cindy Crawford investing in Coveteur website

Cindy Crawford has made an investment in the Coveteur website.The supermodel continues to be one of the most successful figures in fashion and has numerous business ventures under her belt, including a homeware line and an anti-ageing skincare range na…

Cindy Crawford has made an investment in the Coveteur website.

The supermodel continues to be one of the most successful figures in fashion and has numerous business ventures under her belt, including a homeware line and an anti-ageing skincare range named Meaningful Beauty.

Now, Cindy has taken a minority stake in the beauty and lifestyle platform, which was originally launched in 2011, as company executives prepare to delve into e-commerce.

“Their growth has been fantastic and I’m thrilled to be a small part of their next chapter,” she told WWD. “By investing in them, I hope to help them reach new global consumers who, like me, are passionate about discovering new products and the people behind them.”

Coveteur bosses did not give details of Cindy’s investment. However, she has long been involved with the brand, having previously been tapped as an advisory board member along with Bobbi Brown and Prabal Gurung.

With regards to Cindy’s investment, chief executive officer Warren Webster shared that he was thrilled to have her on board as the brand undergoes a major period of growth.

“As great products and great content converge, there are few people as qualified to help guide us as Cindy Crawford,” he said. “She has an amazing viewpoint on style, culture and business.”

Coveteur isn’t the only company Cindy has given a financial boost. Last November (17), the 52-year-old confirmed that she was investing in Sarah Flint’s footwear business and would also act as a personal adviser to the designer.

In addition to her business projects, Cindy still takes on modelling gigs and also oversees the careers of her son Presley Gerber, 19, and 16-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber.

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