Emily Ratajkowski: ‘I capitalise off my image for survival’

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discusse…

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.

The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discussed her career in an interview for British GQ magazine.

In the chat, Emily asserted that she’s worked hard to control her image because she didn’t expect to become famous.

“I think, for me, the way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am,” she told the publication. “Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability; fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing. Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted – although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”

The Gone Girl star went on to explain that she has previously misjudged women in the public eye based on their appearance, including her hero Demi Moore.

“I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore too. I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body. And I’m Em Rata, so that’s seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is,” the 28-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Emily revealed that her upcoming book will about her becoming a “victim” of her own image.

“I’d say it’s like a memoir, but with added political thinking,” she added. “I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image.”

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Dior incites call for female solidarity with fall 20 collection

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attrac…

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attracting celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver, Andie MacDowell, Cara Delevingne, Demi Moore, Nina Dobrev, Rachel Brosnahan, Karlie Kloss, and Alexa Chung.

The entrance to the space was decorated with a sign featuring the ambiguous phrase “I Say I”, a reference to the work of collective feminist artist Claire Fontaine as well as the introduction to the manifesto of art critic-turned-feminist activist Carla Lonzi. In addition, illuminated signs with slogans such as “Consent,” “Women’s Love is Unpaid Labour,” “Women are the Moon that Moves the Tides,” and “Patriarchy Kills Love,” were installed in the venue.

“They are the symbol of a joyful singularity, as well as a creative and collective way of approaching the multiple aspects of feminine subjectivity – and the infinite project that femininity represents,” a Dior representative explained of the concept.

To begin, the spectacle kicked off with model Ruth Bell walking the runway in a black suit, white shirt, black tie, fishnet tights, and Mary Jane-style flats.

A number of black outfits followed, with the looks toughened up via the addition of bandanas, tights, and combat boots. Elsewhere, a ’70s vibe was evident in long, embroidered dresses, miniskirts, and pleats and fringe detailing, while Chiuri also drew upon former creative director Marc Bohan’s use of check fabric in his designs during his 30-year-old stint at the French house, as well as founder Christian Dior’s love of the fabric.

To conclude, the designer offered up a selection of chic separates, with highlights including striped metallic gowns, Grecian-inspired dresses with finely pleated skirts and drapery, as well as relaxed takes on classic menswear tailoring and suits.

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Gwyneth Paltrow hosts make-up-free Goop party for Hollywood pals

Gwyneth Paltrow asked guests to wear no make-up to her intimate Goop beauty event on Wednesday.The 47-year-old encouraged her famous friends, including Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis, Erin Foster, Kate Hudson, Rachel Zoe, and Samantha Ronson, to …

Gwyneth Paltrow asked guests to wear no make-up to her intimate Goop beauty event on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old encouraged her famous friends, including Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis, Erin Foster, Kate Hudson, Rachel Zoe, and Samantha Ronson, to arrive without wearing concealer, foundation, and mascara.

Instead, she told them they could enhance their natural complexion with her GOOPGLOW beauty products, such as their hyaluronic acid and vitamin C-infused serum.

“No make up, no filter. An amazing gathering of some of the best women on planet earth,” Gwyneth wrote on Instagram, alongside snapshots of the bash.

Before the event, guests received a three-piece GOOPGLOW starter kit, which featured five packs of skin-supporting ingestible powder supplements, an overnight peel, and body luminiser.

Attendees then dined on an antioxidant-boosting menu, with dishes including salmon steak with kale, and in between courses, Chinese medicine practitioner Laura Erlich offered treatments to target stress, sleep, and anxiety, according to Vogue.com.

Guests were also treated to a conversation, led by artist Alexandra Grant, about the perception of beauty and ageing.

“What an incredible night makeup-free with these extraordinary women. Thank YOU both for sharing your light, love and wisdom!” Demi wrote on social media, alongside a snap of her with Gwyneth and Alexandra. “Beauty is more than what you see, it is what you feel. So grateful to be included in such a powerful, memorable and meaningful evening! #goopglow.”

Gwyneth also took to Instagram to thank her guests for embracing her unusual request.

“A beautiful gathering in celebration of beauty just the way we come,” the Oscar winner gushed.

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Tallulah Willis recreates mother Demi Moore’s iconic pixie cut

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”Alongside her mirror …

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.

The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”

Alongside her mirror selfie, Tallulah posted movie stills of her mother rocking the look to honour the actress further.

Demi, who debuted the infamous hairstyle in the 1990 romantic drama Ghost, shared her daughter’s snap on her own Instagram page.

“Like mother, like daughter,” the 57-year-old sweetly wrote.

Tallulah later posted another snap on her Instagram Stories of her rocking the retro cut, and acknowledged the obvious family resemblance by writing in the caption: “YUNG DEMMY THO (sic).”

Her older sister Rumer Willis gave the new ‘do her seal of approval by commenting: “So good,” while their sibling Scout Willis added: “Omg (oh my God) this is my new favorite photo of you, you are so beautiful i am shook and shaking.”

Actress Selma Blair also gushed over Tallulah’s “chic” new look, while American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson wrote, “Living for this hair.”

Last month, Tallulah opened up about her turbulent relationship with Demi during an episode of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith and discussed how she always felt detached from her mother because she chose to hold back things from her past.

“I think it always made me feel very far away from her. And (it) always made me feel like I didn’t know her very well. I knew she had a career, she met my dad, she grew up in New Mexico, but it was like that was it,” Tallulah explained in the emotional conversation.

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Prabal Gurung names dressing Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment

Prabal Gurung has named dressing former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment.The designer celebrated the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand and the release of his forthcoming self-titled book with a star-studded bash in Los…

Prabal Gurung has named dressing former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment.

The designer celebrated the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand and the release of his forthcoming self-titled book with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, opened up about the highs and lows of his decade in the industry.

Gurung shared some of his most memorable moments dressing famous faces – including Demi Moore and Oprah Winfrey – but it was creating not one but two dresses in the space of a few months for Obama that was the pinnacle of the 40-year-old’s career.

“The biggest moment for me was when First Lady Michelle Obama wore (the brand) because it validated my mom’s desire. I told her, ‘I’m dressing all these celebrities.’ And she said, ‘Let’s talk,’ and told me why I should dress Michelle Obama. A year later, when I dressed her, I was in Paris and I called my mom,” Gurung recalled.

The former First Lady initially wore Prabal Gurung in March 2010, with the Nepalese-American designer then creating a custom gown for her to wear for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May later that same year.

Olivia Munn, Laverne Cox, Rachel Zoe, Joan Smalls, Jaime King, and Law Roach were among the guests at the intimate bash too, and Gurung went on to emphasise his desire to keep championing inclusivity and social issues during his shows.

“I came to America as an immigrant with a dream of becoming a fashion designer almost 20 years ago. Tonight is about celebrating people who are different. It’s a celebration of people who are misfits. Whether you’re in the film industry, whether you’re in fashion, any creative field. We all know how it feels to be different,” he shared.

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Demi Moore credits smiling as her anti-ageing secret

Demi Moore swears smiling is the secret to looking younger.The Hollywood actress, known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, has opened up about her skincare secrets in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With Me series. Demon…

Demi Moore swears smiling is the secret to looking younger.

The Hollywood actress, known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, has opened up about her skincare secrets in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With Me series. Demonstrating how she uses Georgia Louise’s Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone, Demi insisted that alongside a little face massage, smiling will make anyone look more youthful.

“You work through all the tension in your face. It activates the blood flow in your skin. And then kind of moves out all the tension,” she said of the rose quartz tool, which she applies using outward strokes on her jaw and cheekbones. “You’ll see there’ll be a lot of blood flow to the skin. And when you’re over 50, when you feel like your skin is hitting the floor, this actually is an incredible uplift. That and smiling. Smiling is the best and free anti-ageing secret available.”

Elsewhere in the clip, Demi explained how she uses a Makeup Eraser Cloth to remove her cosmetics each evening, before washing her face with a gentle cleanser.

“My skincare regime is generally less is more. My skin is hyper, hyper sensitive. So, I can’t have anything with fragrance. It has to be really high quality, clean, active ingredients,” the 56-year-old shared. “I have two different cleansers, depending on what I have going on. I have one that is Retrouve’s Luminous Cleansing, which is more of an elixir… (it has) a nice texture. And if I need to feel more clean, then I have my CosMedix, which is the Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser. And that’s more like a soap. Both of them work.”

Demi then proceeds to apply a layer of NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 and then moisturise with either Biologique Recherche’s Creme Dermopurifiante and Biologique Recherche’s La Grande Crème before applying.

“I always put it on my hands first. Because it allows you to be more gentle with your face and your skin. And I always put any extra down on your chest, your boobs,” she smiled.

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Thakoon Panichgul relaunching namesake fashion brand again

Thakoon Panichgul has relaunched his namesake fashion label once again.The Thai-American designer unveiled his first ready-to-wear collection in 2004 and quickly became recognised as a rising star, with his feminine garments sported by the likes of Dem…

Thakoon Panichgul has relaunched his namesake fashion label once again.

The Thai-American designer unveiled his first ready-to-wear collection in 2004 and quickly became recognised as a rising star, with his feminine garments sported by the likes of Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, and former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Panichgul overhauled his company in 2016 after receiving an investment from Vivian Chou of Bright Fame Fashion, but after a two-year hiatus, he has once again set up shop.

“It’s important for me to be able to make clothes in a way that is thoughtful,” he told Fashionista of her new venture. “In a way that is great quality that you can wear over and over and over again but also in a way that is affordable for people. Otherwise, you’re just making fashion just to have an expression, a voice. It doesn’t go anywhere after that.”

With Matt Scanlan, boss of sustainable cashmere brand Naadam, serving as chief executive officer, the fashion star is now offering a direct-to-consumer line of high-quality pieces at an accessible price point.

Focusing on stylish basics, including knitwear, slip dresses, shirts, trousers, and coats, items are priced from $75 to $250 (£60 – £200). Model Lily Aldridge is starring in the debut campaign, with the imagery featuring a minimalist aesthetic.

“I have become simpler. When you’re younger, you want to be expressive and you want to have an opinion and you want to say what you want to say. For me, that’s not as important anymore now. I’m more comfortable with myself, I’m more comfortable with my skill and I know what I’m good at,” the 45-year-old added of his style evolution.

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Rumer Willis promotes positivity online following struggles with body shaming

Rumer Willis tries to promote positivity on social media after she was subjected to cruel body shaming as a teenager.The actress, who is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is seeking to carve out her own Hollywood career and has had roles in …

Rumer Willis tries to promote positivity on social media after she was subjected to cruel body shaming as a teenager.

The actress, who is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is seeking to carve out her own Hollywood career and has had roles in TV shows such as Empire and Pretty Little Liars, as well as a brief appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

However, Rumer was a target of online bullying in the mid-2000s, and in an interview with HuffPost U.S., explained that she wants her Instagram page to be a pleasant place.

“I think the most important thing for me is doing my best to lead by example,” she said of the photo-sharing platform, on which she boasts 700,000 followers.

Rumer went on to explain that she is also fine with discussing her insecurities on social media and commented, “I still deal with insecurity and trying to figure out my own path in all of it.”

Elsewhere in the chat, the 30-year-old reflected on some of the worst criticism she received from bloggers and critics when she was growing up and noted that it has taken her a long time to move past the cruel words.

“They said I had a huge jaw. They said I had a ‘potato head.’ When you’re 14 or 15, I didn’t really understand having value in myself yet. My mind went to, ‘OK, so if I get skinny or if I dress the right way or present myself very hyper-sexually and dress this way, then I’ll be valued,'” the star recalled, before noting that she finds looking at childhood photos to be a good way to brush away any negative thoughts. “If I am watching myself talk negatively, I’m like, ‘Would you ever talk to a kid like that?'”

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Demi Moore grew her hair after G.I. Jane to ‘regain strength’

Demi Moore felt she needed to grow her hair again to “regain her strength” after shaving it all off for movie G.I. Jane.  The actress bravely shaved her head onscreen in order to portray Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 action film, and in a new …

Demi Moore felt she needed to grow her hair again to “regain her strength” after shaving it all off for movie G.I. Jane.

  The actress bravely shaved her head onscreen in order to portray Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 action film, and in a new interview with InStyle, the 56-year-old admitted that she was determined to grow it back because she felt like it was the source of her power, much like biblical figure Samson, who lost his strength when his long hair was cut. 

  Looking at her InStyle cover from September 1997, in which she sported a cropped hairstyle, Demi said, “That was also around the time I had shaved my head, so I felt a need to grow my hair, almost like Samson, to regain my strength. I had decided to stay home and be with my kids. I decided to let my hair grow and grow. Then I got really attached to it.” 

  The Ghost star proved her point by swishing her long hair, which almost reaches her bottom. 

  Although her hairstyle has changed, Demi believes her approach to fashion has essentially stayed the same.  

  “My style has stayed the same in terms of concept, I tend to go towards classic with a twist,” she shared. “I quite love vintage (clothes and accessories) and have a very extensive collection. I like a little bit of humour and cosiness. There are two different sides of me: the dressy side, which is still like playing dress-up, and then IRL (in real life), in one of my 20 pairs of overalls.” 

  To mark the publication’s 25th anniversary, Demi looked at her past covers, including her first one in 1994 and another in October 2000. However, she confessed to disliking the latter. 

  “This is a hideous cover of me. The way they cut my hair out (in Photoshop) looks like a helmet. So, so bad. Nobody can disagree with me on that,” she stated.

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Patrick Swayze’s life and career to be chronicled in new documentary

Patrick Swayze’s life and career is to be highlighted in a forthcoming documentary.I Am Patrick Swayze will explore the actor’s childhood in Texas, his rise to stardom, and his relationship with wife Lisa Niemi, who he married in 1975. Directed by Adr…

Patrick Swayze’s life and career is to be highlighted in a forthcoming documentary.

I Am Patrick Swayze will explore the actor’s childhood in Texas, his rise to stardom, and his relationship with wife Lisa Niemi, who he married in 1975.

Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, the project will feature interviews with his former co-stars from films like Ghost and Dirty Dancing, including Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and Kelly Lynch, as well as Patrick’s brother, Don Swayze, and Niemi.

The release is part of Paramount Network’s I Am series, which has previously chronicled the lives of late stars Paul Walker, Heath Ledger, Richard Pryor, and Steve McQueen.

“I Am Patrick Swayze is a loving tribute to the prolific actor that showcases his life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies, and family photos featuring those who knew him best,” a spokesperson for the Paramount Network commented. “The film explores his childhood in Texas and his enduring relationship with widow Lisa Niemi, whom he met as a teenager at his mother’s dance studio. Known for undeniable star quality, the documentary is a window into an artist’s life that delves into his remarkable film career working on huge blockbuster hits like Dirty Dancing, The Outsiders, and Ghost.”

I Am Patrick Swayze will debut at the San Antonio Film Festival on 2 August and air in the U.S. on the Paramount Network on 18 August to mark Swayze’s birthday.

The star died of pancreatic cancer in 2009, at the age of 57.

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