Lady Gaga opening Haus of Gaga store in Las Vegas

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the bl…

Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.

The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the black and white Haus of Gaga logo, with a pink neon sign that read ‘Las Vegas’.

It is not yet clear what will be sold at the Haus of Gaga boutique, but sources tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal it will be stocked with Gaga-branded products.

And the A Star Is Born actress is also hoping to staff the shop with fans, known as Little Monsters. According to the MGM Resorts International career website, the retail store is hiring part-time and full-time sales associates.

“Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands,” the employment listing reads. “Our company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.”

Gaga, 33, first set up Haus of Gaga in 2008, with the concept originally modelled on Andy Warhol’s Factory and consisting of her creative team. Current members of her crew include her fashion director Brandon Maxwell, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras and make-up artist Sarah Tanno.

Previously, Aspiras opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his work with the Haus of Gaga, and explained that he always wants the superstar to feel “special, beautiful and confident”.

“I’m so grateful to have had shared this journey thus far (with Gaga),” he commented. “But today, we celebrate the achievement of someone who believes in her art and empowers me to work beyond the lines. I find that to be the most rewarding part of the relationship that I have with Gaga.”

Gaga’s next Las Vegas show will take place on 30 May, with the current run of Enigma continuing until 8 November.

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Taylor Swift continues with pastel streak at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift has continued with her pastel streak by wearing a lilac dress to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.Almost a week after dropping her new single ME!, the singer made a splash on the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wedn…

Taylor Swift has continued with her pastel streak by wearing a lilac dress to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Almost a week after dropping her new single ME!, the singer made a splash on the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (01May19) when she stepped out in a light purple skater-style minidress from Raisa & Vanessa.

Taylor accessorised with matching high heels from Casadei, and a star-studded ear cuff, while her make-up artist Lorrie Turk completed the look by giving her a sweep of lavender-coloured eyeshadow on her lids and slick of rose-pink lipstick.

With her upcoming seventh studio album, Taylor has recently adopted a new pastel-shaded aesthetic, having been spotted out and about in New York City with pink dip-dyed hair and floral-printed dresses, while she also helped to design the peach and yellow-coloured J. Mendel gown that she wore to the recent Time 100 Gala.

In addition, the superstar has been curating her Instagram page to reflect her new theme, with the account now featuring close-up images of pink sequin fabric, a light blue bicycle, heart-shaped jewellery, pastel tiles, and pink and yellow handbags.

Other celebrities to make sartorial statements at the Billboard Music Awards included Cardi B, who rocked a canary yellow skirt and top from Moschino, and Diplo, who opted for a purple and gold cowboy-inspired suit.

Ciara wowed in a black dress with flowing train from Stephane Rolland, actress Olivia Wilde dazzled in a gold Ralph Lauren number, and Jennifer Hudson opted for a brown Area Suit with crystal detailing, which she matched with Stuart Weitzman shoes and The Residency earrings.

Sophie Turner, who wed fiance Joe Jonas following the ceremony, sported head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, while her sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in a white Zuhair Murad Couture ensemble.

Elsewhere, Halsey turned heads in a blue satin and black lace dress, which she matched with dramatic make-up and purple lipstick, and rapper Yung Miami rocked a neon green tulle dress from Oyemwen and bright yellow Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Carrie Underwood debuts sleek post-baby body on the red carpet at ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood returned to the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (07Apr19) for the first time since becoming a mother of two. The superstar arrived at the Las Vegas ceremony with her husband Mike Fisher 1…

Carrie Underwood returned to the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (07Apr19) for the first time since becoming a mother of two.

The superstar arrived at the Las Vegas ceremony with her husband Mike Fisher 11 weeks after welcoming their son Jacob, looking svelte in a tight-fitting, sparkly, black-and-silver, one-shoulder Nicolas Jebran gown.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about her glamorous look on the red carpet, Carrie discussed the changes to her body and her voice since expanding her family with a second son.

“I am zipped so tight in this dress … it’s pushing things up to places where it doesn’t normally go,” Carrie said. “My body is completely different than when it was a few months ago, and it’s always weird, kind of, to come back and (ask) … ‘Do I still have it? Can I still sing?’ Because I had an obstruction in this area for nine months, and now it’s gone. And it’s an adjustment period and it’s on the early side of me.”

But for Carrie, who lost out to Kacey Musgraves for the Female Artist of the Year prize, skipping the event wasn’t an option.

“It’s the ACMs, I had to come. I wanted to perform,” smiled the star, who sung I’m Standing with You from upcoming movie Breakthrough with This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton and Maddie & Tae.

The 36-year-old’s pre-event prep for the event was slightly different to her usual stint in the glam chair, as she shared a picture on social media of herself in full make-up with her hair styled, holding an accessory not visible to her followers – a breast pump.

“Getting ready for my performance … also pumping,” she revealed in the caption.

Carrie also shared that her baby boy was being “so good here in Vegas”.

“Last night the air was getting to him so we were up for a while, but that’s life with a two-and-a-half-month-old,” Carrie told People.com. “He’s great. He’s a sweetie.”

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Celine Dion named as new brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris

Celine Dion has been named as the new global spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.In recent years, the Canadian superstar has enjoyed a major resurgence, with fans flocking to her Las Vegas residency shows, which are due to wrap up in June (19). Now, executi…

Celine Dion has been named as the new global spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

In recent years, the Canadian superstar has enjoyed a major resurgence, with fans flocking to her Las Vegas residency shows, which are due to wrap up in June (19).

Now, executives at the French cosmetics giant have tapped Celine as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Excellence Hair Colour set to mark her first-ever beauty campaign.

“I never saw that coming, especially at 51 years old. I thought seriously about it because, if my name was on it, I wanted to truly believe in it,” she said in a statement of her reaction to being asked to join the L’Oreal family. “We, women, are all dealing with a society that is pushing so much today. Considering that L’Oreal Paris gives women plenty of tools to feel good, to feel strong, to have a voice, to fulfil themselves and to feel worth it, I was honoured to become a global ambassador for the brand and represent women all around the world.”

Celine’s debut Excellence Hair Colour television commercial, which a spokesperson promised will highlight her “humorous and playful side,” is set to premiere on 22 April.

The My Heart Will Go On singer follows in the footsteps of Camila Cabello, Adam Levine, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Helen Mirren, and Andie MacDowell, among others, in being named as an ambassador for the company.

Accordingly, L’Oreal Paris’ global brand president, Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou, couldn’t be more thrilled with the signing.

“Signing Celine Dion as the newest member of the L’Oreal Paris family builds on our mission of aligning with spokeswomen who are strong, self-empowered, assertive, diverse and inclusive,” he said. “Celine Dion is a woman of innate self-worth – following her heart to achieve success, challenge stereotypes and trailblaze the path for so many other women – and fully embodies our brand mission of ‘Because I’m Worth it.'”

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Lady Gaga sparkles in Swarovski crystals during Vegas jazz show

Lady Gaga has delighted the Las Vegas crowd of her new show with not only her music, but her jaw-dropping outfit choices too.The superstar opened her second show in Sin City, entitled Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano, on Sunday night (20Jan19), after beginning…

Lady Gaga has delighted the Las Vegas crowd of her new show with not only her music, but her jaw-dropping outfit choices too.

The superstar opened her second show in Sin City, entitled Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano, on Sunday night (20Jan19), after beginning her residency concert, Enigma, in late December.

Bringing out her jazz collaborator Tony Bennett to a cheering crowd, Gaga belted songs like Luck Be a Lady and La Vie en Rose during the 20-song set.

She also wowed with multiple outfit changes. Kicking things off in a black fringed, sparkly dress by her sister Natali Germanotta, paired with a larger-than-life Rinaldi headpiece, she soon changed into a bejewelled Ralph Lauren gown, which featured a feather cape giving the outfit a vintage showgirl feel. The dress was made up of 53,000 Swarovski micro-crystals and 250 rock crystals.

For the third act, Gaga went for high fashion with a black velvet dress and puffy pink cape by Schiaparelli.

Brand representatives took to Instagram to share the look.

“At her latest show “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano” in Las Vegas, the international star @ladygaga appeared in #SchiaparelliHauteCouture,” they captioned the images. “The singer and actress wore a long cape in shocking pink silk faille and a strapless dress in black velvet – designed by @bertrandguyon and especially made for her by the Schiaparelli ateliers in Paris. #LadyGaga #instaSchiap.”

Designer Bertrand Guyon also excitedly shared the photos, adding a red and black love heart to his post.

For the fourth and final act, Gaga once again called on Ralph Lauren. Donning a black lame tuxedo with a detachable tiered skirt of iridescent silk organza and tulle, the 32-year-old made sure she still shone with 7,500 Swarovski crystals and a black Swarovski-crystal belt adorning the look.

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Mariah Carey prefers to wear custom-made outfits on stage

Mariah Carey prefers to take the stage wearing custom designs tailored to her shape. The singer, who is currently gearing up to revive her Las Vegas residency show, works closely with stylist Nicolas Bru to create the perfect looks for her concerts an…

Mariah Carey prefers to take the stage wearing custom designs tailored to her shape.

The singer, who is currently gearing up to revive her Las Vegas residency show, works closely with stylist Nicolas Bru to create the perfect looks for her concerts and Bru, who has also worked with singers Fergie and Sofia Carson, knows better to present his most famous client with racks of designer clothing.

“She doesn’t like to try on a hundred things,” he tells People magazine. “I usually try to get clothing made for her because she likes custom dresses, especially for her concerts and music videos. She’s been doing this for a pretty long time so she’s very aware of her body and what looks good on her.”

The style guru adds that while the Emotions hitmaker is particular about her personal style, she is open to new ideas.

“She usually has a pretty good hunch as to what’s going to work,” Bru adds. “She’s also pretty eccentric – if I feel like she should try something, she’ll try it on and give it a chance. She’ll tell me, ‘I’m not sure it’s going to work but I’ll give it a try’. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.

Carey’s willingness to try out new ideas often leads to memorable looks: “We did a custom Julien Macdonald fringe dress for the opening of her Vegas residency this summer and it was hand-embroidered with a deep V-neckline and then it had long, metal chains that were sewn on the side,” he recalls.

“It was extremely heavy to hold because it was all metal but it moved really nicely. She had to be on stage and walk down stairs, so she really wasn’t sure if it would work. But when she put it on she loved it. We customised it for the stage and she ended up wearing it for every show.”

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Ashley Graham became starstruck while meeting ‘idol’ Jennifer Lopez

Ashley Graham totally lost her cool when she met her “idol” Jennifer Lopez for the first time.The plus-size model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has landed gigs for the likes of Lane Bryant, Revlon, and Rag & Bone. Ashley is …

Ashley Graham totally lost her cool when she met her “idol” Jennifer Lopez for the first time.

The plus-size model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has landed gigs for the likes of Lane Bryant, Revlon, and Rag & Bone.

Ashley is also a vocal advocate for inclusivity and body positivity, and during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which airs in the U.S. on Monday (26Nov18), she confessed that she became very starstruck when she recently met famously curvy superstar Jennifer in Las Vegas.

“I got invited to her after-party, after her concert, her last concert in Vegas, of course, I went to the after-party, I wanted to meet her oh-so-badly. So, I waited up really late because I’m not a night person, I’m a morning girl, but I was like, ‘I’m gonna meet JLo,’ and I broke a cardinal rule,” the 31-year-old recalled. “I don’t like it when people come up to me when I’m eating, and I don’t want to go up to a celebrity when they’re eating, but she was eating and it was late and I needed to go.”

Accordingly, Ashley rocked up to Jennifer and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez’s table and introduced herself. The brunette beauty explained that the On the Floor hitmaker was very sweet, but she quickly found herself babbling.

“I say, ‘First of all, I have a podcast, it’s called Pretty Big Deal and actually Kim Kardashian was just on it, and we were talking about you and how you’ve just been body goals for us, you know I’m a curvy girl, you’re a curvy girl, she’s a curvy girl, so hi, would you like to be on it? Oh, can we take a selfie.’ Then click, click, click. And she’s like, ‘Just have fun, have fun tonight.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m gonna. Thank you,'” she laughed.

During the interview, Ashley spoke about her new project with host Ellen, YouTube series Fearless, too, and shared that the venture is all about giving people the confidence to pursue their dreams.

“What Fearless is about is giving people confidence to take that next step in their life where they haven’t been able to get. It’s about having hard conversations and I thought it was really a part of who I am, ’cause I want to build up self-esteem in people regardless of if it is on the exterior or the interior,” the model added.

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Sarah Paulson stars in Prada’s latest short movie

Sarah Paulson was “truly thrilled” to land a role in Prada’s latest short film.The American Horror Story actress stars in a newly-released four-minute movie titled Neon Dream which advertises the Italian luxury fashion label’s fall/winter 2018 collecti…

Sarah Paulson was “truly thrilled” to land a role in Prada’s latest short film.

The American Horror Story actress stars in a newly-released four-minute movie titled Neon Dream which advertises the Italian luxury fashion label’s fall/winter 2018 collection.

Directed by Willy Vanderperre, the film is set against the backdrop of Las Vegas’ Strip at night and follows model Amanda Murphy as a mysterious heroine, while Sarah portrays multiple versions of one character.

“Wearing Prada has always been an easy way to connect to myself… all parts of me,” the 43-year-old said of the project, according to WWD. “So to have been asked to be part of this inventive and evocative film, which embraces the multidimensionality of womanhood, was truly thrilling.”

The clip opens with Amanda posing in Prada outfits alongside Las Vegas landmarks such as neon signs, before proceeding to drive through the desert in a convertible and go on to walk into a hotel on The Strip.

Throughout the film, Sarah pops up in various guises, including as a valet and bartender. In one scene, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Violet Chachki leads a group of Marilyn Monroe impersonators, and shortly after, the actress’ character is seen dressed as Marilyn, sporting a blonde wig, red lipstick and white dress in the style of the late Hollywood icon.

In a statement, a Prada representative explained that the film was designed to explore the relationship between identity and fashion, with Sin City proving to be the ideal setting.

“This Las Vegas is nevertheless a fiction, composed of archetypes – red velvet drapes, glittering lights, glowing Technicolor, billboards and convertibles,” they shared. “Reality, reimagined. A neon dream.”

Sarah has long been a fan of Prada’s designs and attended the world premiere of Ocean’s 8 in New York last month (Jun18) in a neon green dress with fringed detail from the brand.

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