Debra Messing refuses to pay full price for clothes

Debra Messing refuses to pay full price when shopping for clothes.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Grace Adler on NBC sitcom Will & Grace, always looks super chic on the red carpet in designer ensembles. However, Debra has now shared that …

Debra Messing refuses to pay full price when shopping for clothes.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Grace Adler on NBC sitcom Will & Grace, always looks super chic on the red carpet in designer ensembles.

However, Debra has now shared that she never spends a lot on outfits for herself and always heads to the sale rack first when browsing in boutiques.

“Honestly, I rarely spend a lot on clothes because I refuse to pay full price,” she told U.S. InStyle. “I just won’t walk into a store and buy something full-priced anymore. That’s just a rule of mine, especially now that there are so many apps where designer brands are marked down quickly.”

Though Debra is opposed to spending large amounts on her wardrobe, she is more open to investing in accessories.

For instance, she will splash the cash when it comes to shoes and jewellery pieces that she knows she will wear for many years.

“I will splurge on shoes and jewellery. I save up for pieces of jewellery, actually, and I recently bought an emerald ring. It was a gift to myself, an early birthday present. It’s something that I’ve wanted forever, and I thought, ‘What am I waiting for? Am I waiting for a man to buy it for me?’ I realised how silly that was, so I bought it for myself,” the 49-year-old shared.

Thrifty Debra has acted as one of the faces of T.J. Maxx’s The Maxx You Project, which is aimed at bringing women together to empower one other about their unique fashion choices. And she explained that partnering with the U.S. discount retailer felt like a natural step as she has been shopping at their stores for years.

“I grew up shopping at T.J. Maxx in Rhode Island with my mother every other week,” she recalled. “We would go treasure hunting, and I was competitive about it. I always felt so excited when I found something that I loved.”

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Ellen Barkin picked up style pointers from supermodel friends

Actress Ellen Barkin has credited her supermodel pals Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for teaching her style tips that have made her one of the coolest characters in Hollywood. The Sea of Love star spent five years in the 1980s “hanging out” with “the or…

Actress Ellen Barkin has credited her supermodel pals Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for teaching her style tips that have made her one of the coolest characters in Hollywood.

The Sea of Love star spent five years in the 1980s “hanging out” with “the original supes”, and admits that as well as borrowing their clothes from time to time, she learned some invaluable advice.

“I was friends with some of them – Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell,” Ellen tells InStyle. “I remember I could wear Kate’s pants sometimes, but not her jackets because her arms were so thin. I learned more than a couple of tricks from those girls – most important, how not to cross my legs.”

Her close friendships with the top catwalk stars also helped tame Ellen’s wild fashion: “The very first thing I bought with my first big pay cheque was an orange Stephen Sprouse coat. It was downtown New York in the ’80s. I dressed kind of like David Byrne in those days.”

And now the movie veteran is all about simple style, adding, “My closet today is filled with The Row, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony, A.P.C., Ann Demeulemeester – simple, structured, unadorned.

“I still have every piece (late designer) L’Wren Scott ever made for me. I like to look at them. It’s like seeing her again, like going back and visiting. Since she’s been gone, I haven’t had a stylist. She taught me all I need to know.”

“I’d say I (also) have a healthy relationship with jewellery,” the actress adds. “I think jewellery is a beautiful art. My dear friend, Joel Arthur Rosenthal, taught me to love the way jewels feel. I’ll buy myself a little something every time I finish a job.”

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Helena Christensen models metal bikini she first wore in 1991

Helena Christensen has once again modelled the metal bikini she first wore 27 years ago.The Danish model rose to fame in the early 1990s, having landed campaigns for the likes of Revlon, Chanel, Versace and Prada. Perhaps one of Helena’s most famous ed…

Helena Christensen has once again modelled the metal bikini she first wore 27 years ago.

The Danish model rose to fame in the early 1990s, having landed campaigns for the likes of Revlon, Chanel, Versace and Prada. Perhaps one of Helena’s most famous editorials saw her pose in a Thierry Mugler metal bikini for LA magazine in 1991 and she has now recreated the photoshoot for U.S. InStyle magazine’s August 2018 issue.

“I wore this exact Thierry Mugler metal outfit when my dear friend and mentor Herb Ritts photographed me in 1991 for LA magazine,” she wrote on her Instagram page on Wednesday (27Jun18) alongside the original and recent photoshoot. “It was a tight squeeze then and it’s a tight squeeze now but I did it. Thank you Julie (Pelipas, fashion director) for bringing this amazing outfit back to me! So excited to be part of this issue with all those true bada*s girls.”

Helena worked with InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown, hairstylist Harry Josh, make-up artist Hung Vanngo and manicurist Honey on the new shoot, which also included images of her posing in swimsuits in New York’s Financial District.

While some may have felt uncomfortable posing in such a public arena, the former catwalk star took it all in her stride.

“(True New Yorkers) could give a s**t about what anyone looks like. I was just another weirdo strolling downtown on my way to work,” the 49-year-old shared in a chat with InStyle. “Even though it can be awkward and uncomfortable, it adds something to my life. I like what (modelling) adds. I think it’s important to try all kinds of things in our relatively short lives.”

Another special moment Helena discussed was when she stepped out on the Versace runway alongside fellow supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni in honour of the Italian brand’s 20th anniversary in September last year. And the brunette beauty couldn’t believe the online reaction the spectacle received.

“I thought my phone was malfunctioning,” she said of the 30,000 Instagram followers she garnered overnight. “It was so much bigger than I had imagined. Afterward the other girls from the show were just standing there with tears in their eyes and hugging us. It became very emotional. I hope that Gianni (Versace) felt that energy coming from earth. He definitely would have.”

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Bella Hadid claps back at plastic surgery rumours

Bella Hadid has fired back at gossip suggesting she’s had plastic surgery at 21, insisting she wouldn’t want to risk messing up her face. The brunette star, who’s landed campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Balmain and Moschino over her career, sounded …

Bella Hadid has fired back at gossip suggesting she’s had plastic surgery at 21, insisting she wouldn’t want to risk messing up her face.

The brunette star, who’s landed campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Balmain and Moschino over her career, sounded off about fresh comments regarding her looks in a new InStyle interview and made it clear she’s years away from getting any work done.

“People think I got all this surgery or did this or that, and you know what, we can do a scan of my face, darling… I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.”

She also revealed in the candid chat that she had to overcome teenage insecurities, especially when she compared herself to sister Gigi Hadid, but has now learned to embrace the parts of her body that she was unsure about while growing up.

“I had a small waist and big hips and was kind of chubby. I love them now, but I was always self-conscious of my hips – whereas my sister had a six-pack and was very athletic,” the star recalled. “And I thought I had such a weird face. I remember very distinctly getting bullied because of my features.”

Bella no longer lets negative comments get her down and has found the perfect way to tune out the trolls – by shutting down social media.

“I turn my phone off and remember that the people around me are the only ones whose opinions I care about,” she added. “I’ve learned that people are going to hate you and that there’s nothing you can do about it except be yourself and love yourself.

“But I feel people’s energy very intensely. Often, I think, ‘I just want to meet you and tell you I’m not a bad person. You don’t have to be mean to me.'”

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Jessica Alba ups her workouts so she can be more like Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson has inspired Jessica Alba to get back in shape after becoming a mum for the third time. The Sin City star gave birth to son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17) and admits getting fit again has been a nightmare, because she hates working out….

Kate Hudson has inspired Jessica Alba to get back in shape after becoming a mum for the third time.

The Sin City star gave birth to son Hayes on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17) and admits getting fit again has been a nightmare, because she hates working out.

And then a chance meeting with Hudson, who is pregnant with her third child, made her rethink her priorities.

“That s**t (working out) is hard,” she tells InStyle magazine. “Working out is not easy, but I’m doing it. I’m dropping a name here, but I was with Kate Hudson, and she’s so fit! And I was like, ‘You work out every day?’ And she said, ‘Of course I do’.

“I was just like, ‘F**k, man, she doesn’t even question it, so I shouldn’t question it either’.”

Jessica is trying to get back into shape so she’ll look and feel great as she promotes her new TV police drama LA’s Finest.

She has paired up with Gabrielle Union for the Bad Boys spin-off, which is currently in limbo after NBC network bosses passed on the project.

The actresses teamed up to shoot a pilot for the police drama in March (18), just three months after Jessica became a mother for the third time, but TV executives have since decided not to move forward with the series.

Despite the NBC snub, all is not lost – the project is currently being shopped to other networks.

LA’s Finest centres on Special Agent Syd Burnett, Gabrielle’s free-spirited character in 2003 movie Bad Boys II, as she starts a new life as a Los Angeles detective, partnered with working single mum Nancy McKenna, played by Jessica.

The series reunited Union with Bad Boys franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer, while the two leading ladies also serve as executive producers on the show.

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Elle Macpherson turned entrepreneur ‘to feel more in control’

Elle Macpherson decided to launch her business to have the control she lacked in the fashion industry.The Australian fashion icon became one of the most famous models in the world as she rose to fame during the 1980s, and worked with some of the indust…

Elle Macpherson decided to launch her business to have the control she lacked in the fashion industry.

The Australian fashion icon became one of the most famous models in the world as she rose to fame during the 1980s, and worked with some of the industry’s most prestigious brands including Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Dior. And though her modelling career was going from strength to strength, in 1994 she made the decision to leave Ford Models agency and form her own company, Elle Macpherson Inc. so she was able to choose her own jobs.

“I wanted to be more in control,” she explained in a cover interview with InStyle Australia. “I wanted to enjoy the projects I was doing and diversify, and also create an income stream that might not have been there if I sat and waited for people to choose me.”

Elle went on to create her own lingerie line Elle Macpherson Intimates which achieved huge international success, beauty products, and she co-founded WelleCo, a company which sells plant-based elixirs with celebrity fans including Kate Moss.

Though the 54-year-old has had decades of experience in the business world, the former Sports Illustrated model believes that the modern age is a perfect time for women to follow their dreams and achieve success.

“2018 has ushered in a fresh new chapter for women globally,” she smiled. “It’s a very powerful and liberating time to be a woman. I’m hugely excited for the women around me.”

Aside from a hectic career, Elle is also mother to two children, 20-year-old Flynn and 15-year-old Cy, whom she shares with former partner Arpad Busson. And though her youngest son joined her in her photoshoot for the fashion publication, she insisted “school (comes) first” when asked whether she’d like him to follow in her modelling footsteps.

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Olivia Culpo shares top tips for mastering selfies

Olivia Culpo’s top selfie tip is to pose in the mirror before taking a snap.Former beauty queen Olivia, who won the Miss Universe competition in 2012, has become a red carpet regular in recent years, rising to fame after she began dating Nick Jonas in …

Olivia Culpo’s top selfie tip is to pose in the mirror before taking a snap.

Former beauty queen Olivia, who won the Miss Universe competition in 2012, has become a red carpet regular in recent years, rising to fame after she began dating Nick Jonas in 2013.

While the romance didn’t last, her popularity has endured, and she now boasts close to three million followers on Instagram and Twitter. The pretty brunette regularly posts solo snaps on her social media accounts and has now shared her secrets to getting the perfect shot.

“I would definitely recommend always posing in the mirror before you have a special event or before you know you’re going to be taking pictures on a vacation in a bikini,” Olivia told U.S. InStyle magazine. “Figure out what you’re comfortable with because it really is trial and error, but we all can do it. And you’re not going to know your angles unless you try and figure out what works and what doesn’t.”

Some of the star’s recent selfies include snaps of her lounging by a pool at Coachella, eating ice cream in Italy and walking by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

After nailing your pose, the 25-year-old advises hunting out good lighting. She even goes as far to say that shooting in poor light can ruin a photo.

“If you don’t have beautiful light, then no picture’s gonna look good, so you can’t always take it personally when you look at a picture and it’s not what you thought you looked like,” she stated. “Finding the right light is very important.”

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Sarah Paulson can’t leave the house without combing her eyebrows

Actress Sarah Paulson can’t bear to walk out of her house without combing her eyebrows and putting on a little lip balm.The Post star admits she has finally settled on a solid personal style and beauty routine after taking decades to find her fashion v…

Actress Sarah Paulson can’t bear to walk out of her house without combing her eyebrows and putting on a little lip balm.

The Post star admits she has finally settled on a solid personal style and beauty routine after taking decades to find her fashion voice.

“I have a uniform. That’s new for me,” the 43-year-old tells InStyle magazine. “It’s all about (wearing clothes by British fashion designer) Phoebe Philo. And in terms of a beauty routine, if I don’t comb my eyebrows and have ChapStick, I don’t feel like I can face the day, and I’m not kidding.”

Sarah has also discovered a firm red carpet identity, drawing from hit 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, about a group of ageing female roommates living it up together in their golden years, whenever she attends an A-list event.

“It’s Golden Girls time for me all the time,” she smiles, citing the show’s leading lady Bea Arthur as her main source of style inspiration. “Give me sparkle and a shoulder pad and you’ve never met anybody so happy in your life.”

Sarah’s new style confidence is reflected in her work – the actress feels more empowered than ever after truly accepting her unique acting range through her professional partnership with producer Ryan Murphy, who she began working with regularly in 2011 on his hit TV show American Horror Story.

“I found a real home with Ryan,” Sarah shares. “He was interested in the character; it wasn’t about making me more attractive. There’s something that’s not articulated about my face that allows me to morph into different things. That characteristic, which stopped me from getting jobs when I was younger, is exactly what allows me to get them now.”

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Busy Philipps cools down in the summer with tinted liquor

Actress Busy Philipps has teamed up with Three Olives Rose Vodka in a bid to add “something refreshing” to summer cocktails.The star’s new liquor collaboration stems from her real-life love of sipping spirits in the hot sun.”I love the flavour of rose,…

Actress Busy Philipps has teamed up with Three Olives Rose Vodka in a bid to add “something refreshing” to summer cocktails.

The star’s new liquor collaboration stems from her real-life love of sipping spirits in the hot sun.

“I love the flavour of rose, but I can’t commit to the calories of drinking rose wine, and this (Three Olives Rose Vodka) is such a nice alternative for me,” she explains to InStyle. “I think it’s really refreshing and light and it’s cold. You want to drink something cold in the summer, you know? You don’t want to have a red wine, you want something refreshing.”

Busy adds of her alcoholic preferences, “I prefer mixed cocktails. That’s generally what I always go to, always have. I have a tendency to get a little bit of a headache if I drink too much wine, but I like a glass of red wine with a steak. I like eating a lot, and I like my drinks to complement my food.”

And when Busy, who is currently promoting her new comedy I Feel Pretty with comedienne Amy Schumer, is on holiday during the hottest season of the year, she prefers to go all out with exotic mixed cocktails.

“When we were in Hawaii, I was drinking a lot of Mai Tais,” she shares. “A Mai Tai is not something I would ever order (at home) in Los Angeles, but, like, you’re eating fish with fruit for dinner, you want a Mai Tai. And the rose vodka, you’re sitting at your pool, it’s summer, it’s perfect.”

Alcoholic beverages aren’t her only release – Busy also loves to work-out to lift her spirits.

“Exercise has been the one thing where, when I’m feeling bad about myself as a mum, as a person, as a whatever, and I can go and get the endorphins and sweat, I feel so much better afterwards,” she smiles “It’s crazy that it took me legitimately 36 years to figure it out. But it has changed my life.”

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw adamant about showing off her natural curly hair onscreen

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw refuses to straighten her hair for a job unless it’s absolutely necessary.The British beauty, of mixed English and Black South African heritage, has gorgeous, thick, naturally curly locks and she is uncomfortable pressing her tr…

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw refuses to straighten her hair for a job unless it’s absolutely necessary.

The British beauty, of mixed English and Black South African heritage, has gorgeous, thick, naturally curly locks and she is uncomfortable pressing her tresses flat for roles.

In fact, she was insistent on sporting a natural style while in character for her recent Netflix space movie The Cloverfield Paradox, explaining to InStyle: “I was quite adamant about showing my natural hair onscreen, because I had never really seen anyone with hair like mine in a sci-fi movie.

“Images are so important, and I thought it was an opportunity for little girls growing up mixed to feel included and see that they can be an astronaut too.”

Gugu takes issue with pressing her hair for all the films she signs up for, revealing the straightened hairstyle “really has to support the story” in order for her to consider doing away with her textured locks.

The 34-year-old beauty prefers to go au naturel in her everyday life, but admits it’s fun fixing up for glamorous events on occasion.

“If I’m not thinking about what I look like, then I’m just happy and free to be myself,” the A Wrinkle in Time star shares. “I’m grateful that in the 21st century, I have the freedom to go to yoga or SoulCycle without having to worry about what I look like, but even though I’m constantly running around barefaced with wet hair, I really do respect that element of putting yourself together before you step out the front door.

“There’s definitely power in making a choice about how you present yourself to the world, as long as you never feel tied to wearing a mask.”

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