Karen Elson was once nearly fired from a modelling gig for turning up late and hungover. The British supermodel has opened up about a variety of “firsts” in a new video for British Vogue, and during the chat, revealed that she first experienced a hang…
Karen Elson was once nearly fired from a modelling gig for turning up late and hungover.
The British supermodel has opened up about a variety of “firsts” in a new video for British Vogue, and during the chat, revealed that she first experienced a hangover after a wild night out in Tokyo, Japan when she was there on a work trip.
“My first hangover was pretty fabulous, honestly. I was in Tokyo and I was 16 years old, modelling,” she recalled. “I had gone out and we drank sake all night, and absinthe, I think I tried. I had such a terrible hangover (the next day) and my agency almost kicked me out of Tokyo because I showed up an hour late to work. Fun though.”
The 41-year-old also remembered her first-ever modelling job, as a teenager sporting party clothes on British daytime show This Morning, and how the make-up artist drew lips on her that with three times with the size of her natural pout.
She then reminisced about her “I’ve made it” moment, which came when she was 18 years old in 1997 and had scored her first-ever magazine cover with Vogue Italia, in which she sported short red hair and thick semicircles of red paint above her eyes.
“The first ‘I’ve made it’ moment has to be my first Vogue cover, Italian Vogue cover, with Steven Meisel, Pat McGrath doing make-up, where she shaved my eyebrows off, and I cut my hair off and dyed it punk, bright red,” she said. “That was the first moment when I saw that cover where I pinched myself and went, ‘Oh my God, I’m on a cover of Vogue.’ It was just the most magical.”
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Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet. The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, …
Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet.
The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, consider the outfits she wears when promoting projects to be an extension of the visual storytelling within the movie.
Accordingly, they treat each event with thematic precision, and explored female warrior iconography when Lupita was promoting Black Panther and mined circus and carnival references while stepping out to support horror movie Us.
“It’s really important to have a narrative, because we’re telling a story visually, just like in an editorial,” Erlanger told British Vogue magazine. “She’s never in costume, but her look has to relate to the character she’s there to talk about.”
However, their narrative dressing is put to one side when it comes to award shows, as they like to go for all-out glamour.
“It’s an extraordinary honour to walk the red carpet at these events, so you have to have the confidence to command a presence there and represent the best possible version of yourself,” the style expert added. “Lupita is the star of her own life and she dresses for that role in those moments.”
Erlanger, who also works with actresses such as Olivia Munn, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot, also praised the 12 Years a Slave star for coming into their meetings having done her homework.
“She’s an expert in tailoring and silhouettes, and her knowledge of what suits her allows her to be more daring,” she gushed. “She pushes me, I push her and we bring each other back down to earth. This trust has allowed us to see how transformative style can truly be. She’s become the ultimate muse and people want to work with her.”
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Taylor Swift really enjoyed the “weirdness” of starring in Cats.The Grammy-winning singer plays Bombalurina in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running West End and Broadway musical, which is based on the poems of T. S. Eliot. And …
Taylor Swift really enjoyed the “weirdness” of starring in Cats.
The Grammy-winning singer plays Bombalurina in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running West End and Broadway musical, which is based on the poems of T. S. Eliot.
And when quizzed by the 71-year-old if she was thinking about pursuing a career in Hollywood, Taylor was quick to shoot down any speculation she would be willing to put her singing on hold for the big screen.
“I have no idea,” she said in the interview with British Vogue. “I really had an amazing time with Cats. I think I loved the weirdness of it. I loved how I felt I’d never get another opportunity to be like this in my life.”
The 30-year-old also co-wrote the new song Beautiful Ghosts with Andrew for the movie, which also stars Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and Rebel Wilson, and impressively completed the track during an afternoon of rehearsals.
Writing the lyrics practically on the spot alongside the theatre mogul, Taylor explained that she needed to connect with the unusual storyline of the musical to bring it to life in the song.
“I think (writing) is really important – also from the side of ownership over what you do and make. Even if you aren’t a natural writer, you should try to involve yourself in the messages you’re sending,” she said.
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Hailey Bieber dislikes how social media is pitting women against each other and creating “toxic narratives”.The model is no stranger to finding herself at the centre of headlines alleging she is at war with other famous women, such as her husband Justi…
Hailey Bieber dislikes how social media is pitting women against each other and creating “toxic narratives”.
The model is no stranger to finding herself at the centre of headlines alleging she is at war with other famous women, such as her husband Justin Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez.
And in a new interview with British Vogue, Hailey insisted she wants to see changes made to sites such as Instagram and Twitter, to stop the negativity from affecting people’s lives.
“I think social media is a breeding ground for toxicity and people creating false drama between women and trying to put women up against each other and create these narratives that are just… toxic,” she commented. “I think that has to change and that has to stop.
“I think there needs to be more people with platforms coming together and saying to each other, ‘Let’s kill the conversation, let’s kill the fake drama, let’s squash all these things, let’s move on from stuff. Let’s not give people a reason to fuel fire and create drama and being rude to each other.'”
Elsewhere in the interview, Hailey discussed her recent second wedding ceremony with the Sorry hitmaker, calling it the “highlight of my year”.
“I honestly just felt so happy; I was so content. There’s nothing like marrying the love of your life. It’s an indescribable feeling,” the 23-year-old sweetly shared.
The pair have yet to head off on an official honeymoon, but Hailey said their frequent travelling means they’re almost enjoying a constant post-wedding celebration.
“I think we travel enough where it’s kind of a honeymoon all of the time,” she smiled. “Just being with each other, just getting to spend time alone can feel like that. We love to do little trips, we love to go away for the night or the weekend. I love to travel.”
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Edward Enninful styled Taylor Swift in a vintage Chanel jacket for the latest cover of British Vogue to address the “global climate crisis”.The singer rocks a cream tweed jacket from the French luxury fashion house’s Metiers d’art Paris-New York 2005/2…
Edward Enninful styled Taylor Swift in a vintage Chanel jacket for the latest cover of British Vogue to address the “global climate crisis”.
The singer rocks a cream tweed jacket from the French luxury fashion house’s Metiers d’art Paris-New York 2005/2006 collection, accompanied by a white shirt with pearl Chanel buttons, for the main image of the U.K. magazine’s January 2020 issue.
When putting together pieces for the photoshoot, British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful was keen to promote ways in which sustainability can be highly fashionable.
“I wanted to put a vintage Chanel jacket on the cover of Vogue because I feel that, with the global climate crisis, we all have to do what we can to contribute to the conversation around sustainability,” he wrote in an editor’s letter. “Buying better and buying less is what I believe in: investing in clothes that will last a lifetime, pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation.”
Enninful also revealed that he has always invested in classic pieces.
“Fashion shouldn’t feel disposable: the best clothes can be worn time and time again and have the quality of both design and craftsmanship to ensure their staying power,” the 47-year-old explained, adding that it was important to him to choose one classic item for the Shake It Off hitmaker to wear on the cover. “It’s the ultimate sign of luxury, it has never gone out of fashion, and it never will.”
The January 2020 issue of British Vogue is out on 6 December.
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Judi Dench supplied Taylor Swift with candy while they were working on the upcoming movie adaptation of Cats.The pair star alongside Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, Idris Elba, and Jennifer Hudson in Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbe…
Judi Dench supplied Taylor Swift with candy while they were working on the upcoming movie adaptation of Cats.
The pair star alongside Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, Idris Elba, and Jennifer Hudson in Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic stage musical.
Speaking with British Vogue magazine, Swift revealed her veteran co-star made her feel right at home during the shoot and even had her favourite candy sent to her dressing room after discovering she was a fan.
“She’s lovely. I remember being on set, and there is one scene that Idris and I do with Judi, and someone walked up to me with this kind of gummy candy and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve never had this before, this must be British candy, this is amazing,'” she recalled in the joint interview with Lloyd Webber. “I was raving about this candy so much and Judi must have overheard me, because the next day I got to my dressing room and there was a signed photo from Judi and, like, six bags of it.”
Elsewhere in the chat, the composer revealed he wanted the part of Old Deuteronomy to be written as a woman so Dench could have a part, as she was supposed to originate the role of Grizabella in the stage musical but had to withdraw after she snapped her Achilles tendon.
“I had this idea, which I ran past Tom, that we could make Old Deuteronomy a woman. Seeing her perform this time was quite an emotional thing for me, because it was a very, very sad day when she had to leave the original show.”
Cats hits cinemas from 19 December.
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Naomi Campbell has posed for a black fashion photographer for the first time in 33 years.The British supermodel has taken to Instagram to share images from her recent photoshoot with Campbell Addy for the Guardian Weekend magazine, and in the accompany…
Naomi Campbell has posed for a black fashion photographer for the first time in 33 years.
The British supermodel has taken to Instagram to share images from her recent photoshoot with Campbell Addy for the Guardian Weekend magazine, and in the accompanying caption, noted that the experience was monumental for her.
“It’s my first time in 33 and a half years, shooting with a black photographer in mainstream fashion,” she wrote. “BLESS YOU @campbelladdy for a beautiful day and to the whole team and @guardianweekend for this piece.”
Campbell was styled by Jenke Ahmed Tailly, while Lorenzo Barcella was in charge of her hair and Daniel Sallstrom was tasked with doing her make-up.
Accordingly, British-Ghanaian photographer Addy was full of praise for the star and described their collaboration as one of the most “surreal” moments of his career.
“It’s a very surreal moment after the longest flight of my life and to see this be shared with you all. Firstly, to have shot the icon that’s Ms Naomi and two for her to reveal that it’s the first time in over THREE decades that she’s been photographed by another black person in mainstream fashion… let that sink in people… I am very blessed to be alive and working today, so thank you to everyone that’s made my existence possible,” he shared. “Here’s to many more shoots together…Much love to you @naomi and @guardianweekend! To the team involved I love you all.”
Meanwhile, in the interview for Guardian Weekend, Campbell tackled a number of topics, including the early days of her modelling career, her rise to fame in the late ’80s, her role as a contributing editor at British Vogue magazine, and her recent decision to decline an appearance in an “all-black show” because it goes against her advocacy of “balanced inclusion”.
“I can see clearly when brands want diversity because they get it and think it’s the right thing to do – and the ones who just think it will look bad if they don’t,” the 49-year-old commented.
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Julianne Moore has major regrets over her decision to wear a blue satin dress to the 1998 Golden Globes.The Oscar-winning actress always pulls out all of the stops when she steps out onto the red carpet, often sporting garments from brands like Tom For…
Julianne Moore has major regrets over her decision to wear a blue satin dress to the 1998 Golden Globes.
The Oscar-winning actress always pulls out all of the stops when she steps out onto the red carpet, often sporting garments from brands like Tom Ford and Chanel.
However, in an interview for British Vogue, Julianne explained that her one sartorial misstep was the navy blue gown with cap sleeves and matching shawl that she wore to the event two decades ago, when she was nominated for her role as Maggie in Boogie Nights.
“Oh, I have a huge regret (over) a dress that I wore when I was nominated for a Golden Globe right after my son was born,” she said in an interview with British Vogue. “My baby was only six weeks old – and I wasn’t my usual size because I hadn’t lost the baby weight obviously – and I was in this very shiny, satin dress and it was very low cut, which was really a mistake because I was nursing. My body looked terrible and my boobs got bigger and bigger through the night and my hair and make-up weren’t good. It was just an absolute fiasco.”
Julianne and her husband, director Bart Freundlich, welcomed son Caleb in December 1997, while their daughter Liv was born in 2002.
Elsewhere in the chat, the redhead shared that she has never been one for “trendy” clothes, even as a child, and in general, spends just five minutes getting ready in the morning.
“If it’s a regular day and I have a meeting and I want to look nice, I would probably wear my really cute black Louis Vuitton dress – it’s great. It’s very casual… but it looks a little bit dressy,” the 58-year-old commented. “I would wear it with a little short black boot and then I’d make sure that my hair was… clean. A blow-out really, really helps – or dry shampoo.”
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Naomi Campbell was asked by designers to intentionally fall after once taking a tumble during a Vivienne Westwood runway show.The supermodel famously fell while strutting in sky-high platform heels during the 1993 event, and she still considers it an a…
Naomi Campbell was asked by designers to intentionally fall after once taking a tumble during a Vivienne Westwood runway show.
The supermodel famously fell while strutting in sky-high platform heels during the 1993 event, and she still considers it an awful moment.
“I was embarrassed because also it was not the right time of the month for a woman to fall and I felt like I should have practiced more,” Campbell told Westwood in a new interview for British Vogue. “There’s a trick to walking in your shoes.”
The jaw-dropping incident was so highly publicised, other fashion designers asked her to recreate the moment.
“A couple of people, designers, asked me if I would fall for them,” the 49-year-old remembered. “And I was like, ‘Why would you want me to fall unnecessarily?’ ‘Press! The press that you got!’ But it wasn’t planned!
“They asked me if I would do it and I said, ‘Absolutely not, it goes against everything that I stand for. I’m not falling purposefully.'”
Today, Campbell still replays the words she said to herself that night, adding, “The most important thing is that I said to myself, ‘Get up and keep going. That’s all you have to do.'”
Elsewhere in the interview, the fashion icon revealed that Westwood had taken her and Kate Moss for tea in London when they were starting out in the modelling industry to discuss environmental issues and activism.
“You sat us down and gave us a talking to about being conscious in the world. That had a big impact on me,” she recalled. “You know, they have these posh words for it now, like philanthropy. For me it was just like, you do it because you want to do it.”
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Vivienne Westwood has urged people to cut down on the amount of clothing they buy.The 78-year-old has discussed the devastating impact the fashion industry is having on the environment in a new interview with Naomi Campbell for British Vogue. Westwood …
Vivienne Westwood has urged people to cut down on the amount of clothing they buy.
The 78-year-old has discussed the devastating impact the fashion industry is having on the environment in a new interview with Naomi Campbell for British Vogue.
Westwood stated that climate change has affected the world so severely something “has got to happen this year, or else we’re too late”.
“It’s not enough to just live the life you’ve got already. You’ve got to stick to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle,” the veteran designer explained, before adding that people can buy less and cut down on their fast-fashion footprint. “You reduce the clothes you’re buying; you buy quality not quantity, (and) make sure you want to keep on wearing it. Go to work in an evening dress if you want.”
The icon also shared that people can make one of their old T-shirts into a Vivienne Westwood original by taking it into any of her boutiques and asking employees to paint “BUY LESS” onto the garment.
Westwood added that her work as an activist and a designer are intertwined, because it’s “very, very important” to look good if you want to make a point “because then people (take you seriously)”.
Elsewhere in the interview, Campbell revealed that Westwood had taken her and Kate Moss for tea in London when they were starting out in the modelling industry to discuss environmental issues and activism.
“You sat us down and gave us a talking to about being conscious in the world. That had a big impact on me,” the 49-year-old recalled. “You know, they have these posh words for it now, like philanthropy. For me it was just like, you do it because you want to do it.”
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