Cameron Diaz used to buy red carpet dresses from department stores

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced abo…

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.

During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced about her red carpet style over the years and insisted that she shunned stylists and designers for many years and instead opted to visit now-defunct luxury U.S. department store Barneys New York for her gowns.

“The red carpet is so different now. For my premieres, I would just go to Barneys and buy clothes and go to my premiere,” Cameron recalled, adding that women on the red carpet nowadays are more “objectified” than they were 10 years ago. “It wasn’t like a whole production where you got judged or, what’s the word, rated or scored for how you look.”

The duo, who met early on in their careers, also discussed the star’s look for the 2002 Academy Awards, when she stepped out in a stunning pink-and-red floral Emanuel Ungaro gown.

However, Cameron confessed that she didn’t even bother thinking about what she was going to wear until the last minute, prompting Gucci to pull in a favour from the designer.

“I was like ‘Oh, I’m going to the Oscars. I forgot,'” the 47-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the video, Cameron shared a rare glimpse into her marriage to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, with whom she shares baby daughter Raddix.

“I love being married. I love that the best thing that ever happened to me was finding my husband, and our partnership and his friendship and all that,” she sweetly shared.

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Tory Burch ‘practically lives’ in her favourite leggings

Tory Burch is such a fan of leggings that she “practically lives” in them when off-duty.The designer launched her brand in 2004 and has since gone on to build up a reputation for preppy and Bohemian-inspired pieces. While Tory always steps out in chic …

Tory Burch is such a fan of leggings that she “practically lives” in them when off-duty.

The designer launched her brand in 2004 and has since gone on to build up a reputation for preppy and Bohemian-inspired pieces.

While Tory always steps out in chic ensembles at presentations and events, she has now shared that she can’t get enough of leggings.

“I wear our chevron leggings almost every time I work out,” she told New York magazine’s The Strategist. “They’re breathable, ultralightweight and always stay dry. On the weekends, I practically live in them.”

Tory went on to share how she always keeps House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones in her handbag, as well as Matt’s Munchies Organic Fruit Snack to munch on between meetings.

The fashion star also always keeps her beauty kit stocked with Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Blush Stick.

“I tend to take a less-is-more approach to beauty, which is a philosophy I know (make-up artist) Gucci Westman shares. Her new line of cosmetics is incredible. I love how natural this cream blush looks, and it lasts forever,” the 52-year-old said.

Elsewhere in the chat, Tory noted that her favourite book is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

And she loves nothing more than to cosy up in her Loewe wool-blend blanket by the fire and binge on the odd TV show.

“I am not much of a binge-watcher, but I did get hooked on The Handmaid’s Tale,” the designer added.

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Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Gucci Westman launching beauty company

Rag & Bone’s David Neville and make-up artist Gucci Westman are launching a beauty brand.Neville was formerly co-chief executive officer alongside Marcus Wainwright at the denim label, and while he stepped down from his day-to-day role in 2016, he rema…

Rag & Bone’s David Neville and make-up artist Gucci Westman are launching a beauty brand.

Neville was formerly co-chief executive officer alongside Marcus Wainwright at the denim label, and while he stepped down from his day-to-day role in 2016, he remains involved in the company as a shareholder and board member.

However, Neville now has a new project on his plate, and is teaming up with his celebrity make-up artist wife on a new cosmetics venture to be titled Westman Atelier, which will offer products that seek to benefit the skin too.

“I’m looking for transparency and authenticity,” she told WWD. “I try to combine make-up and skincare, which is actively doing something, but in a gentle manner. I don’t see the need to just colour and correct. I want to fix.”

Westman is known for her work with celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Natalie Portman and Cameron Diaz, and worked as Lancome’s artistic director for five years until 2008, when she became Revlon’s global artistic director.

She left the American beauty giant in 2015, and has since been working on her “consciously crafted” products that contain both active ingredients and non-toxic formulations.

“I’m choosing my own road, and I’m sticking with it. I’m not too concerned with all the noise,” the make-up expert stated. “I just wanted to build a company how I live my life, and I live my life with a healthy 80/20 attitude.”

Westman Atelier will launch at Barneys New York and online in April (18), with the first six products available including foundations, highlighters, contour sticks and blush. All items are priced from $48 to $68 (£34- £48).

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