Chrissy Teigen getting breast implants removed

Chrissy Teigen is scheduled to go under the knife to get her breast implants removed soon.The 34-year-old author, TV personality and model decided to share the news of her upcoming surgery after fans asked for more information after she posted a video …

Chrissy Teigen is scheduled to go under the knife to get her breast implants removed soon.

The 34-year-old author, TV personality and model decided to share the news of her upcoming surgery after fans asked for more information after she posted a video on Twitter of her getting a coronavirus test.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Chrissy explained she couldn’t go ahead with the implant removal if she wasn’t tested for Covid-19, and told her followers that she was relieved to be having her implants taken out.

“So I posted myself getting a covid test on the twitter, as I’m getting surgery soon,” the mother-of-two wrote. “A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out!”

Chrissy, who is married to singer/songwriter John Legend, added: “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie! So don’t worry about me! All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat.”

The Lip Sync Battle co-host spoke about her boob job with U.K. Glamour magazine back in March. She revealed that she wanted to them to look “rounder and firmer” when she was a 20-year-old swimsuit model so she got “a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line.”

In that interview, she admitted she was seriously considered getting them removed but the thought of more surgery was holding her back.

“(When) you have babies… they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed. But I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift,” she said. “I think you’re supposed to replace (implants) every 10 years. But when you have kids, you think about (the risks) of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.'”

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Tess Holliday: ‘I’m doing more cardio workouts than ever’

Tess Holliday is doing more exercise than ever during the coronavirus lockdown.In an interview with Self magazine, the model opened up about her experiences living with the stay-at-home restrictions imposed on some states in the U.S. and in many countr…

Tess Holliday is doing more exercise than ever during the coronavirus lockdown.

In an interview with Self magazine, the model opened up about her experiences living with the stay-at-home restrictions imposed on some states in the U.S. and in many countries across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, and revealed she initially struggled to get motivated.

“For the first part of quarantine, I didn’t really leave my house. I would eat breakfast outside, I would play with my little one outside for a bit, but I didn’t do much,” she told the publication, explaining that her best friend had to intervene to get her moving. “I was really active before; I had my trainer that I was working out with, and my job was my life – my life was active. I was hardly ever home. So now, I think I do more cardio than I ever have in my entire life. I walk 3.8 miles (six kilometres) every day – that’s my route. I love a challenge, and I didn’t think I could do it. Once I found out I could do it, I have been. And obviously, it’s helping me so much.”

And now, Tess is hoping her experience in getting – and staying – motivated during the lockdown can inspire her two million followers on Instagram.

“When I started doing my walks, I shared on Instagram Stories, ‘Hey, I’m doing these daily walks and they’re helping me and that’s how I’m showing love to myself.’ So, I asked (my followers), ‘How are you showing love to yourself today?’ Now, it’s been a daily thing,” the 34-year-old explained. “That’s probably the best part of my day, for my own mental health.”

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Marc Jacobs only wants to produce two collections per year

Marc Jacobs is adamant it is time for the traditional fashion calendar to be streamlined.Following the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus crisis earlier this year, the American fashion designer previously announced that he wouldn’t be cre…

Marc Jacobs is adamant it is time for the traditional fashion calendar to be streamlined.

Following the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus crisis earlier this year, the American fashion designer previously announced that he wouldn’t be creating a collection for spring 2021 and had halted production on his fall/winter 2020 line, unveiled as part of New York Fashion Week in February, as he is too dependent on fabric imported from Italy.

And in a recent conversation for The Business of Fashion’s podcast, Jacobs revealed that he believes designers should now be making no more than two collections per year.

“I feel like that last show was very telling of what I was really thinking, but that doesn’t surprise me because all of the shows are somewhat autobiographical. I told the story of a New York that I remembered and I loved, and still love, but is gone. It had shades of all my heroes and my fashion life as a New Yorker,” he commented. “After every show I say, if this was the last show I did, I’d be fine with it. But… I was so emphatic about the last show and I felt like things have got to change. We have to slow down, we can do this twice a year. I would like to say something creatively, but I can do it twice a year. The idea of being forced to create something and tell a story constantly, when it has no meaning, it has no soul, has no authenticity or credibility, it just seems so vacant.”

Jacobs went on to explain that he will be pushing the industry to become much more sustainable as he is sick of seeing unused products and fabrics ending up in landfills.

And while the fashion star is continuing to design throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, he admitted the whole scenario is impacting his mental health.

“There are days where I feel extremely depressed, I feel like it’s the end of the world, and there are days when I’m manic and I think, ‘What a great opportunity for us all to learn, collectively from this,'” the 57-year-old added.

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Brandon Maxwell appreciating time to reflect during coronavirus lockdown

Brandon Maxwell is appreciative of the time he has had to reflect on his career and business during the coronavirus lockdown.The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the …

Brandon Maxwell is appreciative of the time he has had to reflect on his career and business during the coronavirus lockdown.

The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by health officials during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But while Maxwell is missing his team and studio, he candidly discussed what he has learned during the difficult period in an Instagram post uploaded on Wednesday.

“It’s in the silence that our greatest allies, friends, and family speak the loudest. It’s in the little beautiful moments of brokenness that we let go of what we’ve held on to for so long and allow ourselves to see and be something new,” he wrote. “After a beautiful flower wilts and is picked off the stem, a new more beautiful one is just waiting inside to grow again. It takes a little TLC, a little patience and some tending to, but it’s there.”

Maxwell then went on to insist “OK is enough” for right now, and contemplated just how important it is for business leaders to build relationships and not simply focus on the big picture.

“The gift of the morning, ‘How are you, really?’ with my team during this time have been just as powerful to me as that final walk down the runway, even more so,” the 35-year-old added. “A reminder that it was never about the big moment, it was always about the love exchanged and the community built while making it, and that exists in an even stronger way now. We will all have those moments again, but right now in the stillness life has handed us we have the opportunity to assess how we want to consciously participate going forward.”

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Nina Dobrev takes up meditation during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and cr…

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and credited meditation with saving her sanity.

“I’ve always wanted to get into meditation, but never had time for it. If I’m being honest, I never made time for it,” she told Vogue.com, and joked that she was “allergic” to the spiritual concept.

“Now, I have nothing but time, and no excuses. During quarantine, I started doing a quick 15-minute meditation every morning, first thing when I wake up. It’s changed everything, and has really helped set the tone for my day,” Nina explained. “It has been instrumental in keeping me level-headed in moments of anxiety and distress during this extremely uncertain time. It’s been a game-changer for my mental wellbeing. I get it now, and I’m happy drinking the meditation Kool-Aid.”

The 31-year-old also confessed she’s been sleeping “more than ever” while self-isolating and the added rest has been hugely beneficial to her skin.

“In interviews, I would always say that my number one beauty tip was rest. But I didn’t always practice what I preached,” she shared. “Well, over the past two months I can proudly say I finally listened to my own advice. And my skin has never been clearer.”

In addition to sleep, Nina has been indulging in daily sheet masks to keep her complexion glowing, and is relying on products from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop.

“I’ve been doing sheet masks almost every day. Loops makes super-moisturising masks that bring that red-carpet-envy glow. Goop makes a glycolic face wipe I’ve been applying once weekly, and I’ve been using serums like Vintner’s Daughter. My face has started to feel like a baby’s bottom,” Nina joked.

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Kendall Jenner helps Kenneth Cole launch The Mental Health Coalition

Kendall Jenner has teamed up with designer Kenneth Cole to help launch The Mental Health Coalition initiative. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the designer and social activist has unveiled The Mental Health Coalition, the first c…

Kendall Jenner has teamed up with designer Kenneth Cole to help launch The Mental Health Coalition initiative.

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the designer and social activist has unveiled The Mental Health Coalition, the first collaborative effort of this scale which will unite members of leading U.S. mental health organisations, creative and media platforms, passionate advocates, as well as celebrities, with the aim of working together to destigmatise mental health conditions.

To help promote the drive, Kendall, who has been open about her battle with anxiety, made a video call appearance on Good Morning America.

“When he came to me (with the idea), it was so perfect… You know, I struggle with my own mental health issues sometimes myself so I was very excited, I was so ready to get involved,” she explained. “What I hope to accomplish is for people not to feel as alone.

“I was really, really young and feeling like I couldn’t breathe and running to my mom… She, of course, took me to a bunch of doctors, just to make sure I was all OK physically… No one ever told me I had anxiety,” the model confessed. “Maybe three, four years ago it came back completely full-on and I would have crazy panic attacks, (and I) finally kind of got the information I needed about it.”

The initiative brings together mental health resources and service providers in one place – an online platform and digital hub where people can seek help or guidance and open up about their problems.

Cole, founder and chairman of the initiative, added in a statement that the coronavirus crisis has created an “unprecedented urgency to address” mental health.

“We are aligned with the goal of ending the related devastating stigma. I believe that together we can end the stigma, but only together,” he said.

In addition to Kendall, other stars joining the initiative include Stanley Tucci, Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, among others, who will post confessional videos on social media in which they answer the question: “How are you, really?”

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Virginie Viard working on Chanel cruise collection during lockdown

Virginie Viard is working on Chanel’s cruise collection during the coronavirus lockdown.The 58-year-old took over the luxury French label after the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February last year, and has been living at her countryside retreat since the …

Virginie Viard is working on Chanel’s cruise collection during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 58-year-old took over the luxury French label after the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February last year, and has been living at her countryside retreat since the country’s president Emmanuel Macron announced restrictions on people’s movement in March to stop the spread of the virus.

While Viard has been missing going to work at Chanel’s studio in Paris, she’s glad she has been able to keep in touch with her team and work on the cruise collection remotely during lockdown.

“I miss going to work, I especially miss the studio,” she told Vogue.com. “Within the world of Chanel, it is certainly one of my favourite things. I have been going there for over 30 years… to me it has never been an ordinary workplace.

“I was able to progress on the themes of the cruise collection before the outbreak; all the details are clear in my head and we are perfectly aligned with the teams. I speak with them daily to continue to exchange ideas, discuss projects, and obviously make sure everyone is well. I have worked with my team for so long; we have such strong relationships and understanding. I have no doubt we will be able to find new ways of working, depending on the evolution of the situation.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the designer said she would be focusing on changing her working environment and routine after restrictions are lifted and the fashion industry begins to get back to normal.

“I feel truthfulness and a realness will be leading me going forward. I will be focusing on the essential and even though I know it will be different, I am confident it will still be good,” she shared.

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Badgley Mischka auctioning fashion sketches in support of coronavirus relief efforts

Badgley Mischka is auctioning off a series of fashion sketches to help raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.While isolating at home in Palm Beach, Florida during the lockdown, design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka began posting some of Badgle…

Badgley Mischka is auctioning off a series of fashion sketches to help raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.

While isolating at home in Palm Beach, Florida during the lockdown, design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka began posting some of Badgley’s original sketches of women in elegant dresses to Instagram and were quickly amazed by the response they received.

“We decided to use this time creatively by working through some of our feelings with art,” they said. “After posting some of Mark’s sketches on Instagram, we had an overwhelming response and requests to purchase them so we wanted to use that opportunity to benefit people in need.”

Accordingly, Badgley and Mischka have now decided to create as many images as they can and auction them off on eBay and use any money raised to help assist those at U.S. charity Feeding America.

One hundred per cent of the purchase price of each sketch will go directly to the organisation, which provides support to a network of food banks across the nation.

In addition, every sketch sold will be personalised for each winner and be framed and shipped at no cost.

“In the face of enormous challenges, Feeding America food banks are responding with extraordinary efforts to make sure no one goes hungry during the pandemic,” stated Badgley, while Mischka added: “We were supporters of Feeding America before the pandemic, and their mission is even more critical now. Badgley Mischka is honoured to be assisting in their efforts through the artistry of fashion design.”

Bidding on the sketches will be open online until 11:59 on 17 May.

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The Matrix 4 to resume filming in July – report

Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, will reportedly resume filming in July.Production on the fourth instalment of the sci-fi saga began in February, but a shoot taking place in Berlin, Germany the following month …

Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, will reportedly resume filming in July.

Production on the fourth instalment of the sci-fi saga began in February, but a shoot taking place in Berlin, Germany the following month was halted after the Covid-19 outbreak hit Europe.

Now, bosses at Warner Bros. are hoping the movie can restart in the country in just seven weeks, as Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel begins to ease lockdown restrictions amid the pandemic, according to editors at Deadline.

It was also reported that the cast, including original stars Reeves, Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith, have signed eight-week extensions with the studio that will keep them on hold for the production until at least 6 July.

Newcomers Priyanka Chopra, Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jonathan Groff are also set to appear in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which was written by Wachowski alongside David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon.

Stunt and filmmaking duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski were also working on the upcoming film, and told Collider that they worked on scenes in San Francisco before the shutdown.

Countries including New Zealand, Poland, and Australia are also hoping to enable movies to resume production soon, although it has not yet been confirmed by public health officials if lockdown restrictions have been eased for film sets.

Other Warner Bros. projects that had production postponed in light of the coronavirus crisis, such as The Batman and Fantastic Beasts 3, remain on hiatus.

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Brooke Shields takes up meditation during self-isolation

Brooke Shields has taken up meditation to help her mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.The 54-year-old actress opened up about life at home with her family during the coronavirus lockdown and revealed she has recently turned to meditation to …

Brooke Shields has taken up meditation to help her mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 54-year-old actress opened up about life at home with her family during the coronavirus lockdown and revealed she has recently turned to meditation to help her mental health.

“I have never meditated before in my life. I’m the person who says, ‘I’m too busy to meditate!’ But when the quarantine began, I went through a period of self-indulgence,” Brooke told InStyle magazine.

The Suddenly Susan star confessed she had given up on healthy eating and was instead relaxing with junk food and cocktails.

“I would say to myself, ‘I’m not going to the gym, so I don’t have to work out. I’m just gonna have that quesadilla and that ice cream and cocktails.’ I got in the mindset of going to bed really late and waking up really late,” she added, noting that she was getting more anxious the worse her diet became.

After her family urged her to stop, she began meditation, which has transformed her outlook on life, wellbeing, and exercise.

“So much of what we are experiencing is fear – fear of the unknown – and it’s debilitating. The meditation was maybe 45 minutes long, but it felt like 10,” Brooke shared, before admitting that the practice helped transform her approach to working out as it made her focus on the “spiritual element of exercise.”

“Working out has never been Zen for me. None of the exercising I’ve done in the past has stemmed from me loving it, or from it giving me any peace of mind,” she explained. “Now I’m thankful that I’m even capable of working out.”

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