Katy Perry’s stylist creates party outfits for rent

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway…

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.

Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway to create a capsule collection, titled Sweet Baby Jamie, for busy businesswomen and party girls.

The new line features outfits that are office-appropriate and party-ready, including velvet dresses, smart sweaters, and coats.

“For this first collection, my inspiration is my everyday dressing, just like things in my closet that I find and wear all the time,” Jamie told Entertainment Tonight. “I mix and rotate on a day-to-day basis. A pair of pants that I find that I’m wearing with all different tops and different sweaters.

“In my wardrobe, it’s really about quality, not quantity. I could wear the same sweater for a week in seven different ways, so being able to take staple pieces in my wardrobe and get a lot of different wear out of them, which is basically what you can do with the pieces in the collection, is really fun.”

Mizrahi’s 18-piece Rent the Runway collection is available for rental only.

The fashion guru, who also serves as the creative director of Juicy Couture, has given the looks a festive edge – with green and red hues as well as flirty patterns, including zebra and plaid.

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Jessica Alba puts together mood boards for press tour looks

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show …

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.

The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show L.A.’s Finest, in which she stars opposite Gabrielle Union.

Even though doing interviews and press conferences can mean very long days, Jessica has now shared that she puts a lot of effort into her outfits for such events.

“Frankly, doing the 14, 16, and 18 hours days and the 12 hours of press is not very glamorous, but when I go on press tours, for me, it’s a time to dress up and (experience) the fantasy, glamorous side of entertainment,” she told Elle.com. “I’ll put together a Pinterest board of movie stars who inspire me. I’ll put together muses and fashions of that time and then hair and make-up and then I’ll collaborate with the make-up artists and the hairdresser to bring it to life.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Jessica reflected on some of her looks for big events, and noted that she did her own styling and make-up during the early days of her career.

The mother-of-three pinpointed a lack of eyebrow pencil and the use of lime green eyeshadow in the late 1990s and early 2000s as key errors, while she explained that her Marilyn Monroe-inspired bright blonde makeover in the mid-2000s was due to hair damage.

“I could have done better! You know what happened is my hair was so blonde, and it was so broken that I cut it all off to start all over. I should’ve just had my tape-ins. I felt like with the blonde it looked better long than short on me-especially with that baby face,” the 38-year-old smiled.

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Jessica Alba: ‘Revlon contract held me back from launching my brand’

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical bus…

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.

Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical business she finally got up and running in 2011.

Selling natural baby care, personal care, cleaning products, make-up and vitamins, the company has become the go-to place for those looking for safe and sustainable products.

“Frankly, the reason why I didn’t go into beauty right away was because I was the face of Revlon and I couldn’t. And so that was just the reality of the situation,” she said at the recent Her Campus Media’s eighth annual Her Conference.

She co-founded the venture with Brian Lee, Sean Kane and Christopher Gavigan, though the mother-of-three admitted she didn’t always see eye to eye with her business partners.

“I brought on business partners, and they weren’t always aligned with what I wanted to do,” the 38-year-old shared. “It’s been a very interesting and challenging thing, because like I said in the beginning, my co-founders didn’t understand why it’s so important, because I was the only woman.

“There are very few companies that understand the value of diversity and the value of women and women in the workplace.”

And when she asked for more female employees, she was rebuffed by one of The Honest Company co-founders.

“(I was told), ‘Women don’t want to work. They want kids and they just want to be moms and stay at home.’ And I was like, ‘Come on,'” she recalled.

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Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer helped boost maternity brand

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile. The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she a…

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile.

The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she and Prince Harry welcomed last Monday (09May19), and the look has sparked a craze for the label.

For the label’s founder Ariane Goldman, the 37 year old’s decision to wear the outfit, known as the Eliza, back in January (19) was a surreal moment.

“I had friends from London calling me saying, ‘She’s in Hatch’,” Goldman told Women’s Wear Daily. “You can’t gift the royal family, so I have no idea how she got her hands on Hatch. But it’s definitely a reflection of where the brand is and that the fan base is going global.”

In the days after the former actress was photographed in a maternity dress from the company, traffic to the brand’s official website rose by 3,000 per cent and led to a flood of A-list fans, including Amy Schumer, who also recently gave birth, Kate Upton, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, and Olivia Wilde.

Goldman launched Hatch back in 2011 while pregnant with her first child and was inspired to create chic maternity clothes she felt retailers were not offering. Now she has become one of the fashion industry’s leading designers, recently securing $5 million (£3.8 million) in funding for future ventures from the U.S. equity capital firm Silas Capital.

She is focused on staying true to the overall goal she had when she first unveiled the company.

“I pride Hatch on really being obsessed with the woman and not veering off my focus, which is making her happy at a time where she needs us,” she beams.

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Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day makeup artist was given ‘incredible gift’

Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin is still in awe after working with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day. The beauty guru, who has also worked with Diana Ross, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss, was behind the former actress’ stunning look …

Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin is still in awe after working with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day.

The beauty guru, who has also worked with Diana Ross, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss, was behind the former actress’ stunning look at last year’s (18) royal wedding and looks back on the collaboration as a “gift”.

“I feel like Meghan gave me this incredible gift to share,” Martin said during The Makeup Show NYC on Sunday (05May19). “I want to pay it forward now because it’s such an incredible opportunity that someone can give you.”

The Dior ambassador considers himself lucky to have worked with such a notable group of women.

“I’m really lucky to have been formed by amazing women growing up, but I also look and gravitate towards these women professionally and personally as well,” he tells People magazine. “I think about Elisabeth Moss and Veronica and Meghan – these women are in these positions to support each other and to really stand up for their own rights and just be vocal on the platform that they have.”

He adds, “I just have always gravitated towards these incredible women – like Jessica (Alba) in her own business. There’s a strength that these women have that I’m drawn to. And for me as an artist, it’s more about using makeup as decoration and then empowering them to be their best selves.”

Martin also recalled a surreal moment last month (Apr19),when he styled Ross for the Dior Cruise 2020 fashion event in Marrakech, Morocco. While performing at the fashion show, the legendary singer pulled Martin onstage.

“She was three songs in, I knew every lyric to every song and she literally pulled me on stage and I’m on stage dancing with Diana Ross!” he shared. “It was so out of body.”

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Dior collaborates with African artists for cruise 2020 line

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Ap…

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.

The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Apr19), with celebrities in attendance including Karlie Kloss, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, and the Haim sisters.

Entitled Common Ground, the show was influenced by an excerpt from philosopher Naomi Zack’s 2005 book, Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality, and celebrated a “common ground for women and culture across territories”.

“Maria Grazia Chiuri has always had her heart set on establishing creative exchanges with African cultures,” a Dior representative said in a statement. “With this collection, she sought to dialogue with the real and imagined landscape of Morocco, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa, as a dream destination for artists, poets, writers and eternal adventurers.”

Accordingly, Chiuri consulted with French anthropologist Anne Grosfilley on African wax fabrics and the techniques that make the intricate patterns, while the Italian designer also worked with Moroccan craftswomen on the set design, which included bonfires and pools filled with floating candles.

Famed South African shirtmaker Pathe Oueedraogo, aka Pathe’O, made a shirt which paid homage to late President Nelson Mandela, and milliner Stephen Jones teamed with Daniella Osemadewa and Martine Henry on pan-African headpieces and turbans.

In addition, British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner and African-American artist Mickalene Thomas offered up their interpretations of Dior’s classic Bar Jacket and New Look skirt. Other highlights of the collection included off-the-shoulder patterned dresses and leather belts with the Dior logo on the front, while the presentation concluded with a line-up of red carpet-ready gowns, including a black number with a sweetheart neckline and fringed hemline.

The show marked the first time Dior has shown in the North African nation in spite of the fashion house’s long-held ties to Morocco, with former couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who helmed the label in the ‘50s, considering the country his second home. In 2017, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened in Marrakech.

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Jessica Alba expanding The Honest Company into Europe

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe. The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, t…

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe.

The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, the business had been valued at $1 billion.

The firm’s rapid growth has allowed Jessica and her business partner Christopher Gavigan to expand beyond baby and household products into skincare and makeup, although the Sin City star admits establishing their Honest Beauty label took a little more work than expected.

“In the beauty category, we’re growing like hotcakes,” she told Health magazine, before noting, “People are into natural skin care, but not as much makeup. But if you use regular makeup on top of natural skin care, you’re ruining everything that you just did.”

However, Jessica believes the latest additions to their skincare line will be big hits with consumers: “We just launched a new nourishing line that includes, as far as I or my team knows, the only 24-hour moisture lotion that is plant-based with no synthetic fragrances,” she smiled.

She then teased an upcoming top secret product: “We’re also leaning into our California roots, and there’s a secret project that we have coming up that is an actual game changer,” Jessica gushed.

She didn’t offer up any further details about the forthcoming release, but it’s not the only major development at The Honest Company, as she is also poised to introduce her collection of non-toxic beauty items to fans outside of North America.

“We’re launching into Europe, so that’s another big thing,” she shared.

The Honest Company’s beauty brand is expected to debut in Europe this spring (19).

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Jessica Alba honours children with constellation tattoos

Jessica Alba has honoured her three children with a set of constellation tattoos.The actress/entrepreneur and her husband Cash Warren are parents to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, seven, as well as 14-month-old son Hayes.Jessica often shares updates a…

Jessica Alba has honoured her three children with a set of constellation tattoos.

The actress/entrepreneur and her husband Cash Warren are parents to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, seven, as well as 14-month-old son Hayes.

Jessica often shares updates about her family with fans on social media, and on Tuesday (12Mar19) she took to Instagram to upload a photo of the new body art she has had added to her left arm.

“Honor – Gemini, Haven – Leo, Hayes – Capricorn #hideawayatsuitex,” she captioned the snap, in which she posed alongside celebrity tattooist Dr. Woo, real name Brian Woo.

Jessica also posted a close-up image of her tattoos, with the Gemini, Leo, and Capricorn constellations of the zodiac rendered in very fine ink.

The L.A.’s Finest star is no stranger to tattoos, as she has the word Padma inked in Sanskrit on her right wrist and once had a flower design on the back of her neck – though she has since had that removed. In an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden in October 2015, she also revealed that she had an image of a bow on her back, but deeply regretted getting the particular tattoo as she wasn’t thrilled with the design and because it evoked difficult memories. “Yes, I have a tramp stamp,” the 37-year-old sighed, and added: “You know what, I was going through a break-up… it’s really bad.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with Allure magazine in 2016, Jessica urged her fans, and especially teenagers, to “think twice” before getting a tattoo.

“You’re never going to be in the same place emotionally and mentally at 18 that you are at 20 or 25 or 30. Something that’s meaningful to you when you’re younger is not going to be meaningful to you five years later. Understand that tattoos are forever. I have a few tattoos. I’m not into them now the way that I was,” she commented.

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Jessica Alba embarking on pre-holiday cleanse

Actress Jessica Alba is challenging herself with a pre-Christmas cleanse. The Sin City beauty took to her Instagram Story timeline on Tuesday (18Dec18) to share her dieting efforts with followers, explaining she wanted to embark on a short health plan…

Actress Jessica Alba is challenging herself with a pre-Christmas cleanse.

The Sin City beauty took to her Instagram Story timeline on Tuesday (18Dec18) to share her dieting efforts with followers, explaining she wanted to embark on a short health plan to prepare for the indulgence of the holidays.

She turned to nutritionist Kimberly Snyder to put together suggestions for the detox, and admitted she was surprised at how good her vegetable-packed soup.

“2 days into @kimberlysnyder Custom cleanse -and I’m feeling pretty ok,” she captioned a snap of her meal. “This cleansing soup is next level (awesome). I needed a bit of a detox/reset before Xmas (sic)”.

Jessica confessed she was undertaking a tall task, because she has previously failed at other cleansing diets.

“Her challenge or rather my challenge is…. I’ve never been able to stick to a cleanse,” the mother-of-three continued. “If I last 5 days -w (with) slight modifications, I feel pretty good about that. Just being realistic”.

She also posted the guidelines for her meal plan, sharing that she is “eliminating animal protein, dairy, alcohol, (and) gluten” from her diet, which begins each day with “hot lemon water w (with) probiotics and 1 liter room temp water (sic)”.

Jessica then has a “green smoothie” for breakfast, a “protein smoothie” for lunch, and “yummy veggie soup” for dinner, with “green juice” used in between meals to keep her energised, while also drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated.

The cleanse comes as Alba prepares for a busy holiday season – in addition to celebrating her first Christmas as a family of five, the star and her husband, Cash Warren, will also mark the son Hayes’ first birthday on New Year’s Eve (31Dec18). They are also parents to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, seven.

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Jessica Alba tops worst reviewed movies list

Jessica Alba and Mike Epps have topped a new list of the worst reviewed movies. The pair has appeared in more movie stinkers in the past 20 years than anyone else in Hollywood, according to a new GoCompare website report. Alba’s films have routinely …

Jessica Alba and Mike Epps have topped a new list of the worst reviewed movies.

The pair has appeared in more movie stinkers in the past 20 years than anyone else in Hollywood, according to a new GoCompare website report.

Alba’s films have routinely been hammered by the critics, giving her the edge over Epps, and she comes in just ahead of Jessica Biel among all actresses, with only one positively reviewed film from the 35 she has made in the past two decades – 2005’s Sin City.

Ironically, both actresses starred in the ensemble film Valentine’s Day, which was savaged by critics.

Boogie Nights and The Hangover star Heather Graham comes in third and Radha Mitchell and Oscar winner Kathy Bates round out the top five among women, while The Usual Suspects star Kevin Pollak, the Transformers movies’ Josh Duhamel, Robin Williams, and Gerard Butler also feature in the actors top five.

Alba will be hoping a return to the small screen will boost her flagging favour after signing on to join fellow new mum Gabrielle Union in new police drama LA’s Finest. She last appeared on TV in Dark Angel, which ran for two seasons at the beginning of the century.

And Bates and Butler share a movie flop – they both appeared in P.S. I Love You.

On the other end of the scale, Carey Mulligan beat out fellow Brit Sally Hawkins for the best collected film reviews and Adam Driver beat Leonardo DiCaprio to the top of the actors’ list.

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