Billy Porter made a serious style statement at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Pose star stepped out onto the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles wearing a custom blue crystal-studded flare jumpsuit and cropped jacket from Baja E…
Billy Porter made a serious style statement at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
The Pose star stepped out onto the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles wearing a custom blue crystal-studded flare jumpsuit and cropped jacket from Baja East designer Scott Studenberg.
Porter accessorised with a Judith Leiber bag, Alexis Bittar bling, and Coach boots, but it was his matching headgear, made by Sarah Sokol Millinery, which received the most attention, with the item featuring a layer of silver fringe draped across the front that could be opened and closed using a remote control from Smooth Technologies.
Speaking to E! News during the pre-show, Porter’s stylist Sam Ratelle explained that he was inspired to get creative with the 50-year-old’s accessories after seeing Billie Eilish sport a bonnet-style headpiece with veil to the 2019 American Music Awards in November.
“It really originated from the moment Billy had with Billie Eilish at the VMAs. She wore this beautiful Burberry hat, designer tissue and a bonnet with a beekeeper’s net. (Porter) said, ‘I love that hat,’ but he was like, ‘There’s no way I’m covering my face,'” he recalled. “So, I found these incredible hats designed by Scott Studenberg from Baja East, and they have fringe coming down pretty much covering the face and they’re so dramatic.
“There’s a clicker that I’ve been holding as I trail down the carpet and every time he gives me the signal to open the hat then I open the hat.”
Meanwhile, Studenberg took to Instagram to share a string of images of the outfit and noted that he was thrilled with the final ensemble.
“Thank you, @theebillyporter for always welcoming my crazy ideas with objective positivity. All I’ve ever wanted to do is make art, so this is a dream. These moments don’t happen magically. It takes a strong support system, planning and countless hours of hard work and sleepless nights – many times even until the very last minute,” the designer praised.
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Gigi Hadid has slammed “petty complaining” on social media after she was criticised for wearing a sporty outfit.Earlier in the week, a paparazzi picture showing the model wearing black leggings, a sweater and white trainers from her Reebok collection, …
Gigi Hadid has slammed “petty complaining” on social media after she was criticised for wearing a sporty outfit.
Earlier in the week, a paparazzi picture showing the model wearing black leggings, a sweater and white trainers from her Reebok collection, along with a black padded jacket, began circulating on social media.
In a since-deleted post on Twitter, one user shared a scathing opinion on Gigi’s off-duty style and wrote: “She’s such a natural beauty… idk (I don’t know) what happened to her iconic street style tho (sic).”
According to E! News, another Twitter user responded: “What happened is called Mimi,” referencing Gigi’s stylist, Mimi Cuttrell.
Blasting her critics, the 24-year-old clapped back and told the online trolls that their “unrealistic expectations” weren’t going to influence how she dressed.
“You guys need to calm (the f**k) down sometimes. It’s called stepping out to do one errand, not dressing for your approval. Your unrealistic expectations and petty complaining all the time about my style or not being sexy enough isn’t going to make me dress different,” Gigi fired on Twitter.
“Not just talking about this specific comment. You all talk about empowering women. I support and empower women that show skin and that don’t,” the beauty later added. “It’s about choice. I show skin when I want to and still feel sexy covered head to toe & will continue to do so. Over the snarky comments.”
Gigi also seemingly responded to another user who had removed their negative comment on her outfit and said those blaming her stylist for her outfit choices were very much mistaken.
“I like what I wear and wear it for that reason. It’s not about a stylist, it’s how I’m choosing to express myself,” she posted. “Your opinion isn’t going to change that. Those of you who feel this way should focus your energy on praising those whose style you love. Peace.”
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Matt Damon has honoured his four daughters by getting their names tattooed onto his arm.The Hollywood actor married Luciana Barroso in 2005, with Damon becoming a stepfather to his wife’s daughter Alexia, 20, and the couple later welcoming Isabella, 13…
Matt Damon has honoured his four daughters by getting their names tattooed onto his arm.
The Hollywood actor married Luciana Barroso in 2005, with Damon becoming a stepfather to his wife’s daughter Alexia, 20, and the couple later welcoming Isabella, 13, Gia, 10, and Stella, eight.
While Damon doesn’t have a public Instagram account, celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Stone took to the social media site on Tuesday to post a black-and-white snap of the star’s new ink.
“FOR HIS KIDS #alexia #isabella #gia #stella Honour tattooing one of my favourite actors! #MATTDAMON,” wrote Stone in the caption.
The names of Damon’s daughters are written in a very fine cursive script and are placed on his right upper arm. They sit next to the 48-year-old’s tattoo of his wife’s name, with the word “Lucy” also inked in a flowing text.
In addition, Stone uploaded a happy photo showing him posing with Damon, with both men beaming at the camera.
“Matt is a legend and a very cool human being,” he told E! News. “I’m so happy that I was able to give him this tattoo! He is one of my favourite actors.”
The tattoo artist is no stranger to creating body art for big stars, having previously tattooed the likes of Joe Jonas, Miley Cyrus, and Lady Gaga.
It is not known if Damon had any further tattoos done. However, when his friend and longtime collaborator Ben Affleck unveiled a bold back inking depicting a phoenix rising from the ashes a couple of years ago, the Suburbicon star was very supportive.
“It’s not one man’s job to tell another man what he can do to his back,” he said during an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in March 2018. “I support him in all of his artistic expression.”
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Demi Lovato is done with hiding her flaws.The singer took to Instagram last Thursday (06Apr18) to share videos of her cellulite, stretch marks and “extra fat”, and encouraged followers to join her and embrace their real selves. Demi has now explained w…
Demi Lovato is done with hiding her flaws.
The singer took to Instagram last Thursday (06Apr18) to share videos of her cellulite, stretch marks and “extra fat”, and encouraged followers to join her and embrace their real selves.
Demi has now explained why she decided to bare all on her social media account.
“I was on Instagram and I started comparing myself to these Instagram models and I just thought to myself, someone needs to show my fans and anybody that’s looking at my account that what you see isn’t always what’s real,” she told E! News. “And so, I decided to embrace my flaws and—I don’t even like to call them flaws, it’s just a part of who I am — and show the world that I’m imperfect, but that’s what makes me beautiful.”
The 25-year-old, who has previously battled addiction, bulimia, and self-harm, has always been open about her past struggles with body image and self-esteem.
She’s managed to find a way to get past her insecure thoughts though, and has shared her philosophy with anyone else currently struggling.
“What I would say to somebody who’s struggling right now, is try to find the gratitude,” the popstar affirmed. “It’s so important that you try to find gratitude in your life and focus on the positive things and when you’re able to do that, or you’re able to help others, you’re able to get outside of yourself and you’re able to look at your life from a different perspective. Sometimes it’s really challenging and it’s really difficult, but it’s something that helps me every day, and so far it’s worked.”
The Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker has also put all fad diets behind her.
“I think that dieting is something that we’ve been forced to kind of do because of the diet culture… we’re praised if we don’t eat fried chicken and we eat a salad,” she lamented. “It’s like, sometimes that’s what you want and it’s OK to treat yourself every once in a while.”
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