Kristin Scott Thomas ‘proud’ of Four Weddings and a Funeral

Kristin Scott Thomas is proud to have starred in classic movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral.The actress played Fiona in Richard Curtis’ hit 1994 romantic comedy alongside Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and John Hannah, and she is overjoyed that t…

Kristin Scott Thomas is proud to have starred in classic movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The actress played Fiona in Richard Curtis’ hit 1994 romantic comedy alongside Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and John Hannah, and she is overjoyed that the movie is still being enjoyed by audiences decades later.

“I’ve made some films – Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park – that kind of lurk around for decades, and that’s something to be proud of,” Kristin told InStyle, before adding that there are some movies she’s ashamed of, but she will never reveal which ones.

“It’s been a mixture of luck and instinct that has allowed me to do some pretty good projects,” she shared. “And, actually, the past few years have been really interesting career-wise too, starting with The Party, which was a sort of political comedy, and then Darkest Hour, and then Fleabag.”

And Kristin insisted that the roles she’s offered now she’s in her 50s are much better than when she was younger.

“I would say that I’ve hit a sweet spot. Fortunately, as I have got older, the work has got better,” she explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kristin revealed that she was “frustrated” with her career as an actress for a long time.

“I felt that being an actress wasn’t particularly useful, and I felt frustrated by it. I would think, ‘What’s the point of doing this all?’ But I’m beginning to see the point now,” she stated, noting that movies can positively affect audiences, which in turn, gives her acting career meaning.

“When you realise that the work we do in the theatre or in the movies can have an influence on the way people behave with each other and how people think about things, even in a small way, that gives you purpose,” the 59-year-old added.

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Alexa Chung: ‘Dungarees are my comfort blanket’

Alexa Chung is so obsessed with dungarees that she wakes up most mornings and thinks about what pair she wants to wear.The model, designer and presenter opened up about her love for the denim garment, known as overalls in America, in an op-ed for U.S. …

Alexa Chung is so obsessed with dungarees that she wakes up most mornings and thinks about what pair she wants to wear.

The model, designer and presenter opened up about her love for the denim garment, known as overalls in America, in an op-ed for U.S. InStyle magazine, in which she revealed they are her go-to outfit almost daily.

“Every morning when I get up and think about what I want to wear, dungarees – or overalls, as Americans call them – are the thing that pops into my head most often. They’re like a comfort blanket for me in terms of style. I know that they suit my body shape,” she explained, adding that they are a “good reflection of my tomboyish personality.”

The 36-year-old confessed that she relied on hiding behind the androgynous look of dungarees to help her when she wasn’t comfortable showing off her body.

“In my 20s I used to wear them on dates because whenever I’d try on something sexy, I’d just freak out and put my dungarees back on,” the Next in Fashion co-host said. “The idea of being in my prime and not wanting to show off appealed to me, so as my own churlish way of refusing to play dress-up for the boys, I’d also wear them when I was modelling or hosting on TV.”

Alexa had the perfect opportunity to create her “ultimate pair” of dungarees when she started her eponymous fashion label back in 2017.

“I wanted to make them more form-fitting so that they are snug at the hip and then relax into a flare,” she shared. “That way you can see that you have a bum and a waist, and they can be kind of secretly sexy.”

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Kristin Scott Thomas is relieved her first film flopped

Kristin Scott Thomas is glad her first film, Under the Cherry Moon, was a flop back in the 1980s.The 59-year-old British star revealed in an interview with U.S. InStyle that she was relieved the musical, in which she starred alongside Prince, who was m…

Kristin Scott Thomas is glad her first film, Under the Cherry Moon, was a flop back in the 1980s.

The 59-year-old British star revealed in an interview with U.S. InStyle that she was relieved the musical, in which she starred alongside Prince, who was making his directorial debut, was a huge flop in 1986.

“I’m so glad that my success happened little by little and that my first film was a failure. It was an enormous turkey; it was terrible,” she laughed. “It was also completely surreal because Prince and I were absolute children – we were in our 20s.”

The Four Weddings and a Funeral actress was glad to have to start all over again in Hollywood, and counts her failures as valuable experience.

“I started from the bottom, worked up, and practiced until I was ready to have a big role,” she explained. “In the current culture you see so many people rise to stardom really quickly and then run out of steam. I was lucky to be able to get experience and make some bum films.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kristin admitted being raised as a Roman Catholic when she was younger made her think that the word ambition was “almost sinful”, and until she made The English Patient in 1996, she “stifled” her desire to be an actress.

“That may sound crazy, but it’s true,” Kristin shared, as she revealed that nowadays, she concentrates on juggling her busy career with family life. “These days my principal ambition is to get satisfaction and excitement and nourishment from work and also leave enough space for a fulfilling family life.”

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Katie Holmes keeps her prom dress in storage

Katie Holmes won’t ever let go of her prom dress from 1997.The Dawson’s Creek actress is known for her chic yet relaxed aesthetic, famously pulling off a Khaite cashmere bra and cardigan last August. But when it comes to her favourite outfits, Katie ad…

Katie Holmes won’t ever let go of her prom dress from 1997.

The Dawson’s Creek actress is known for her chic yet relaxed aesthetic, famously pulling off a Khaite cashmere bra and cardigan last August.

But when it comes to her favourite outfits, Katie admitted in an interview for the April 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine that she still loves the “grunge” look she wore to her senior dance in the late 1990s.

“I went through this phase as a kid where I changed my clothes 10 times a day. I think I drove my mother crazy,” she shared of experimenting with fashion while growing up in Ohio. “But I loved my prom dress senior year. It was a long gold lace dress from Cache, that store in the mall. This was 1997, so it was grunge time. Was I cool enough to wear my dress with Doc Martens? No, I wasn’t. Did I want to? Yes, I did. I still have it in a storage unit.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Katie opened up about how she incorporates self-care into her daily routine. She’s a big fan of dance and boxing classes, as well as hot yoga, and since turning 41 in December, has put more effort into her skincare regime.

“I’m basically always putting lotion on,” the star laughed. “I do all that Dr. Barbara Sturm stuff: hyaluronic, face brightening, face cream, skin cream. It’s so vain. But that happens. It kind of hits you…. I used to get away with no make-up. When I was a teenager and a young actress, it was about being sort of grungy. Now I’m like, ‘Oh god, I have to do stuff!’ It sounds so superficial.”

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Kristin Scott Thomas: ‘It’s really fun to dress up’

Kristin Scott Thomas really enjoys dressing up for red carpet events.Of late, the Oscar-winning actress has worn outfits from the likes of Erdem, Valentino, and Dior to film premieres, awards ceremonies, and runway shows. Reflecting on her favourite de…

Kristin Scott Thomas really enjoys dressing up for red carpet events.

Of late, the Oscar-winning actress has worn outfits from the likes of Erdem, Valentino, and Dior to film premieres, awards ceremonies, and runway shows. Reflecting on her favourite designers in a new interview with InStyle magazine, Kristin noted that she’s a big fan of high fashion.

“This past January, I went to the Dior Haute Couture show, and seeing those beautiful clothes, there’s part of me that remains a sort of 12-year-old girl who thinks, ‘Gosh, I’d love to wear that dress.’ I can just imagine myself floating along, wearing it,” she shared. “And I cherish that part of me, because I think it’s really fun to dress up.”

However, Kristin tends to favour comfort over couture creations.

“I’m also just as happy in my Bella Freud boilersuit that I’m wearing now, which makes me look like a car mechanic. There is room for both – perhaps just not at the same time!” the 59-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kristin opened up about her daily skincare regime and confessed that her beauty mantra is to “maintain rather than repair”.

“Who knows, I may succumb to temptation, and if I do, good luck to me. But it’s not in the cards,” she explained, noting that beauty standards are very different in France, where she is based. “I think people’s idea of what is aesthetically acceptable changes. And it depends on what country you’re in too.

“In general, everybody wants to look healthy and happy. If you do, then that’s half the battle.”

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Jessica Alba’s struggle with insomnia affects her skin

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that…

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.

The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she often struggles to dose off at night.

“So many nights. I’ve tried it all, including the Olly Melatonin Gummies and putting my phone away in a drawer before bed,” she said, noting that taking a bath can sometimes help her relax.

Jessica went on to share that she uses the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum from her clean skincare brand Honest Beauty to help disguise her tired skin in the mornings.

“To be honest, I struggle with sleep and even when I don’t necessarily get my beauty sleep, the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum allows me to wake up looking like I have – it’s a nice cheat. But I’m very open to advice on how to get more restful night’s sleep!” the 38-year-old stated.

Mother-of-three Jessica also swears by drinking plenty of water, and using a good facial serum, to keep her skin supple and wrinkle-free.

“I like to start off every day by hydrating my skin. When I wake up, I put Honest Beauty Vitamin C Radiance Serum on and then I slather a thick layer of the Hydrogel Cream all over my face,” she explained. “I always feel more awake and ready to go when my skin is hydrated first thing in the morning.

“I also love a good cup of coffee, but I try to chug a decent amount of water beforehand – between half a litre and a litre.”

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Katie Holmes purchased cashmere bra because she wasn’t feeling ‘sexy’

Katie Holmes purchased her headline-grabbing cashmere bra because she wanted to feel “sexy”.The Dawson’s Creek actress courted a lot of media attention back in August when she stepped out in New York City wearing a Khaite cardigan and matching bra. Pic…

Katie Holmes purchased her headline-grabbing cashmere bra because she wanted to feel “sexy”.

The Dawson’s Creek actress courted a lot of media attention back in August when she stepped out in New York City wearing a Khaite cardigan and matching bra.

Pictures of Katie in the casual look went all over the Internet, but in an interview for the April 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, she explained that she simply decided to wear the outfit because she thought it would give her a confidence boost.

“Honestly, I wasn’t feeling so sexy. And I saw that and was like, ‘Sexy. I can do that!’ I thought it would be good if I was in a cabin sitting by the fire and wore the (matching) sweater over it. That’s how my brain works,” she said of purchasing the ensemble. “But then I was like, ‘Oh, wait, I’m not in a cabin, and I’m not going to a cabin.’ I still thought I could pull it off, though. I had noticed other people wearing bras with blazers.”

Katie chose to leave the cardigan mostly unbuttoned and styled in an off-the-shoulder manner. But The Secret: Dare to Dream star insisted she hadn’t planned for the look to be so provocative.

“I didn’t want to get into trouble with my (daughter, Suri). We were school shopping, and I was just trying to hail a cab on Sixth Avenue. It looked way more glamorous than it was,” the 40-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Katie noted that she also wore a minimalist Khaite design to the American Australian Association Arts Awards in January. Yet, the mother-of-one is open to wearing a little more sparkle too.

“I’m not going to lie, I thought J.Lo’s costumes during the (Super Bowl) Halftime Show were absolutely incredible. I watched her (Instagram) story where they were putting on all the Swarovski crystals,” she smiled.

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Carrie Underwood turns household chores into a quick workout

Carrie Underwood turns her household chores into exercise routines by adding in squats and lunges.The country singer, who is gearing up for the release of her new wellbeing book, Find Your Path, and her Fit52 fitness app, revealed that since the birth …

Carrie Underwood turns her household chores into exercise routines by adding in squats and lunges.

The country singer, who is gearing up for the release of her new wellbeing book, Find Your Path, and her Fit52 fitness app, revealed that since the birth of her two sons, Isaiah and Jacob, she’s had to fit exercise into her day whenever she can.

“I weave fitness into my day. I always take the stairs, which firms your legs, and at home I’ll do lunges as I go from one room to the next,” she told U.S. magazine InStyle. “I turn it into a game, like if I’m picking up my kids’ toys off the floor, I’ll do a squat each time I lower myself down. These little moves keep up my energy, especially on days when I can’t get in a full workout.”

Carrie, 36, explained that moderation is key to her workouts, as some weeks she exercises seven days in a row, while other weeks, she’ll only manage to hit the gym twice.

“I take the opportunity when I have it, knowing that some weeks I won’t be able to exercise as much, because I am not the 5am workout type,” the former American Idol winner explained. “I need my coffee and breakfast first.”

And the singer, who is also vegan, confessed that she needs to switch up her workouts, depending on the season, otherwise she gets bored.

“I base it around what I naturally feel like doing during that time of year,” she shared. “In the winter, when I just want to cosy up inside and eat carbs, I do mainly indoor exercises like weight lifting. Then, when the weather turns warm and I’m more motivated to get outside and be active.”

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Billy Porter rocks ‘royal’ gold outfit to 2020 Oscars

Billy Porter’s show-stopping look for the 2020 Oscars was “all about royalty”.The Pose star shut down the red carpet on Sunday night when he arrived at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in a custom Giles Deacon creation, which featured a voluminous grap…

Billy Porter’s show-stopping look for the 2020 Oscars was “all about royalty”.

The Pose star shut down the red carpet on Sunday night when he arrived at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in a custom Giles Deacon creation, which featured a voluminous graphic skirt and a sleeveless, feathered bodice.

He completed the look, which he told the New York Times was “all about royalty”, with custom Jimmy Choo heels, minimal make-up, and embellished glasses.

However, for his performance with Janelle Monae to open the Academy Awards, Porter changed into a ’70s-inspired red two-piece, complete with an extravagant gold embellished floor-length coat, to sing Elton John’s track I’m Still Standing.

The 50-year-old topped off the ensemble with an ethical and sustainable Diamond Foundry necklace from Lark & Berry, which his stylist Sam Ratelle insisted was the perfect finishing touch to his onstage outfit.

“When I saw this stunning Lark & Berry x Diamond Foundry necklace, I knew that it was the perfect shining accent to his performance look,” he told InStyle. “The fact that it is ethical and sustainable with cultured diamonds only makes it even more special and important to wear at an occasion like the Academy Awards. Looking good and doing good doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.”

And the stylist has big plans for Porter, as he wants to encourage more designers to be open to creating gowns for men.

“The last two years have been about getting to this point. Now that we’re here, it’s the next place to go,” Ratelle added.

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Kristen Wiig’s new blonde pixie cut inspired by Sharon Stone

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute co…

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.

The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute couture gown and sporting a chic new ‘do.

Her stylist Erick Orellana told InStyle that Wiig was ready to change her hair and the look they both decided on was inspired by Stone’s platinum blonde locks in the 1992 thriller.

“We agreed that going shorter to a very soft yet chic pixie was a must, since it suits her smaller features,” he explained, adding that they found a picture of the Casino actress from the ’90s which the Bridesmaids star loved.

“What I loved about Sharon Stone’s look at that time was the fact that she took a shorter hairstyle that was mainly known for being cute to the sexy status. It was a game-changer, and iconic and bada*s because it was so unique – just as daring as her role in Basic Instinct,” Orellana shared.

He revealed that Wiig has “never had hair this short”, and while it took some convincing, the Wonder Woman 1984 actress overcame her nerves and went for the chop.

“We came to a nice agreement – Kristen has never had hair this short and this blonde, so change was nerve inducing. But with the right choice of photos, we created this fantastic red carpet look,” he added.

And the low-key pixie style, which Orellana coloured to a bright true blonde tone, will be easy for Wiig to maintain and still look effortlessly sexy.

“I love the versatility of this look; whether it’s sleek and textured or roughly tousled, it’s super attractive,” he added.

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