Lizzo is latest star to go vegan

Lizzo is following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, Erykah Badu, and Miley Cyrus by adopting a vegan diet.Weeks after calling out fat-shamers by revealing she regularly works out, Lizzo has now shared she’s overhauled her eating habits and has turn…

Lizzo is following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, Erykah Badu, and Miley Cyrus by adopting a vegan diet.

Weeks after calling out fat-shamers by revealing she regularly works out, Lizzo has now shared she’s overhauled her eating habits and has turned to a plant-based food plan.

Sharing the news on TikTok, the singer walked fans through a typical day in her new diet.

“As a new vegan, I’m enjoying exploring flavours from plants & plant-based proteins! Every journey is personal & deserves to be celebrated,” she exclaimed.

Starting her “average” day with a green smoothie made with coconut water, kale or spinach, and some frozen fruit, she will then usually have a salad for lunch made up of kale, red cabbage, broccoli, avocado, white onions, and carrots.

For dinner, her go-to is protein-packed meals like a truffle, chickpea, and mushroom mixture with quinoa and leftover salad.

And snacks and desserts are still on the menu – she makes “peanut butter and jelly” smoothies, using peanut butter, frozen strawberries, protein powder, oats, and oat milk, while Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs have become her Cheeto-alternative.

“I used to eat a lot of hot Cheetos, but that wasn’t good for my acid-reflux,” she admitted. “These are Cheeto-alternative. I love that’s vegan and I dip them in hummus.”

The vegan news comes hot on the heels of Lizzo calling out the people that criticise her shape.

“I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,” the Truth Hurts star hit back on TikTok. “And it may come as a surprise to y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type.

“I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f**king business, because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.”

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Super stylists Law Roach and Jason Rembert form Black Fashion & Beauty Collective

Fashion stylists Law Roach and Jason Rembert have founded a non-profit organisation to support black creatives in the fashion and beauty industries. In response to the Black Lives Matter protests calling for racial equality in recent weeks, fashion in…

Fashion stylists Law Roach and Jason Rembert have founded a non-profit organisation to support black creatives in the fashion and beauty industries.

In response to the Black Lives Matter protests calling for racial equality in recent weeks, fashion industry leaders have been addressing racial discrimination and the lack of representation in their own companies, pledging to do more to be inclusive and diverse.

On Tuesday, Roach, who is best known for his partnership with Zendaya and Celine Dion, Rembert, who works with Lizzo and Issa Rae, and hairstylist Lacy Redway, whose clients include Tessa Thompson, announced the formation of Black Fashion & Beauty Collective (BFB Collective), a non-profit organisation which will represent black creatives in both industries, bringing them together to create a community.

“Our plans have always been to form a community of us, of voices that are very influential in the industry and can really see change happen,” Redway told Footwear News. “We were in the similar position that we are in now, in that we were just really fed up with not having proper representation in so many areas in our industries, and we were all fighting similar fights but fighting them individually.”

Roach has also donated $25,000 (£20,000) to help kickstart the collective’s Black Fashion and Beauty Business Relief Fund, which is partnering with the My Block, My Hood, My City organisation. The founding pledge and other funds raised this year will help support businesses affected by incidents of police brutality and subsequent protests.

“We want to inject capital into businesses whose storefronts may have suffered as a result and help them get back on their feet and get their businesses back up,” said celebrity stylist and BFB Collective president Rachel Johnson.

In addition to their main fundraising goal, the collective will help fashion and beauty brands to make progress with diversity and inclusion.

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Lizzo calls out ‘fat shamers’ in workout video

Lizzo has taken aim at “fat shamers” in a new video showing her working out at home. The Truth Hurts hitmaker is a body positivity activist and is known for clapping back at those who criticise her fuller figure. And in a clip posted on TikTok on Tuesd…

Lizzo has taken aim at “fat shamers” in a new video showing her working out at home.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker is a body positivity activist and is known for clapping back at those who criticise her fuller figure.

And in a clip posted on TikTok on Tuesday, Lizzo hit back at the misconception that plus-size people don’t exercise and instructed online trolls to look at themselves rather than judge others.

She uploaded a montage showing her working out on an exercise bike, doing squats, and using a skipping rope at home, and made a powerful statement in the accompanying voiceover.

“So, I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years. And it may come as a surprise to y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type,” the 32-year-old said. “I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f**king business, because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.

“So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s, or workout or not workout, how about you look at your own f**king self and worry about your own goddamn body? Because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y’all need to do a f**king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.”

To make it clear who the video was targeted at, she captioned the post: “If you’re not a fat shamer… keep scrolling… ok now that all the fat shamers are here.”

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Lizzo teaming up with Quay on fun sunglasses collection

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piec…

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.

On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piece range featuring sunglasses, blue light glasses, and accessories.

“My style is always evolving. I like to mix it up, and I love that this collection has a little bit of everything,” she said. “There’s one with glitter lenses, another with star-shaped studs. I like those kinds of special details. These glasses are fun and different.”

Highlights of the collection include the cat-eye shaped Flex, available in black, white and lime green frames, and the square Jaded design, which features tiny silver stars.

And to coincide with the launch, Lizzo is working with executives at Quay and U.S. charity Feeding America to donate one million meals as part of a new initiative. From 20-25 May, customers who buy any pair from the brand’s website will get another pair of their choice for free, and Quay will help provide at least 100 meals per purchase to people struggling with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Quay is different from other eyewear brands out there. They’re cool and fresh, but also inclusive and attainable,” the Juice hitmaker shared. “Their message of confidence and self-expression is something that I believe in and can stand behind. Combine all that with the opportunity to do good with Feeding America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

Items in the QUAY X LIZZO line are priced from $55 (£45).

And Quay chief executive officer Jodi Bricker can’t wait for fans to begin checking out Lizzo’s designs.

“We see Lizzo as an icon of confidence, self-love, and self-expression,” she praised. “She speaks her truth and, in doing so, empowers all of us to do the same. Confidence, self-expression, and authenticity are at the core of everything we do at Quay, and we’re excited to partner with someone who owns that and stand together to help underserved communities through Feeding America.”

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Lizzo was ‘addicted’ to wearing make-up every day

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had…

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.

In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had become warped following almost six months of being in heavy make-up on a daily basis.

“I think I’ve been in make-up every single day of my life for the last six months. We get addicted to seeing ourselves really dolled up. I had a few days off in Brazil back in February where I wasn’t in make-up and I remember being like, ‘Yo why am I so ugly to myself right now?’” she told the publication. “It’s because I got addicted, used to seeing my face with contour. I never thought that would happen because I’m such an earthy b***h, I can go days without make-up!”

The Grammy winner also opened up about life in self-isolation amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and said that she’s grateful for the opportunity to reflect and feel grateful.

“I feel like I’m doing well. I feel bad because there’s so many people who weren’t prepared for this. I think that’s been the hardest part for me, is emotionally being tapped in and being so empathetic and feeling for people,” the 31-year-old explained. “There’s a lot of people right now who are going through it and my little problems ain’t nothing compared to theirs.”

And the Juice singer is relieved to be taking a break from her fast-paced schedule.

“I think it’s cool that we get the opportunity to turn off. My dream is to just take off my nails, not wear make-up and just grow my ‘fro out and walk around naked in my own garden,” she added.

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Lizzo’s TikTok swimsuit videos restored after official review

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips …

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips in a post uploaded to the app on Wednesday, in which she was shown having her hair styled while lip syncing along to a track which repeatedly featured the words “I know”.

Lizzo captioned the footage, “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”

She then addressed site officials directly, adding, “TikTok… we need to talk,” concluding her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

It appears Lizzo’s pointed complaint caught the attention of TikTok bosses, who have since reviewed her content and restored the footage.

A spokesperson informed the New York Post’s Page Six that they have been in touch with the 31-year-old’s representatives, insisting her body type had nothing to do with her video removals.

Instead, they had flagged her clips for what they believed was the flashing of underwear, a violation of TikTok’s community guidelines. Yet, after revisiting the footage, moderators realised Lizzo had actually been wearing a bathing suit, and allowed all of her previous posts to be restored.

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Lizzo accuses TikTok of removing videos of her in bathing suits

Lizzo has accused bosses of video-sharing site TikTok of removing clips of her wearing bathing suits.The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip syncing to a song which repeatedly features the words “I know”….

Lizzo has accused bosses of video-sharing site TikTok of removing clips of her wearing bathing suits.

The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip syncing to a song which repeatedly features the words “I know”.

It was accompanied by text on the screen, which read: “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”

Appearing to imply the videos were being taken down because of her weight, Lizzo added: “TikTok… we need to talk” and concluded her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

TikTok executives are yet to respond to the Truth Hurts hitmaker’s allegations.

It’s not the first time Lizzo has faced criticism of her weight. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels was accused of body-shaming the star last year, after the trainer admitted she was unsure why people were “celebrating her body”, adding: “I love her music. My kid loves her music. But there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that she’s overweight.'”

While Lizzo never responded directly to Jillian’s remarks, she did appear on an Australian talk show shortly afterwards, and said: “I love the fact that kids love me, because I’m making music to make us better, to make us smile, to make you love yourself and I think that children need that more than anything so that they can teach the next generation how to love themselves. Love your body.”

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Billie Eilish rocks head-to-toe Burberry for 2020 BRIT Awards

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the ou…

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.

The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the outfit topped off with a beige trench coat, plaid socks, and a matching manicure.

Her eye-catching ensemble, heavily influenced by a look spotted at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s spring/summer 2020 show during London Fashion Week, was complemented with chunky beige boots and jewels from Tiffany & Co.

It was a big night for the 18-year-old, who performed her Bond theme No Time to Die for the first time at the ceremony and also scooped the accolade for Best International Female.

Lizzo was also among the celebrities making a show-stopping statement on the red carpet, as she wore a custom dress, designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, made to look like the wrapper of a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

The floor-length gown even included a barcode and the nutritional value of the sweet treat, while the Juice hitmaker accessorised with a chocolate-bar inspired clutch bag by Judith Leiber.

Harry Styles led the stylish men on the red carpet, rocking a Gucci suit before changing into two more designer outfits during the star-studded bash.

While Stormzy, who wowed fans with his incredible performance at the BRITs, looked chic in white trousers and a matching high neck jumper from Dior.

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Lizzo wows in white gown at 2020 Grammy Awards

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that …

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that featured delicate silver embellishment as she made her entrance.

She completed the look with a faux fur white stole, her hair in soft waves, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, and silver jewelled Rene Caovilla sandals.

Billie Eilish rocked a unique Gucci black and neon green suit as she scooped six awards, including Best New Artist, Record, and Album of the Year. The 18-year-old matched her hair and nails to the suit and finished the outfit with a neon green and black surgical mask on her face, along with a pair of sunglasses.

Chrissy Teigen was a hit in her orange Yanina Couture gown, which featured huge tulle puffball sleeves, a plunging neckline, and two thigh-high splits.

She had earlier told her Twitter followers that she had finally found her dress, but that they wouldn’t be impressed.

“Found a Grammy dress. hope u hate it. like to keep u busy (sic),” the star joked.

Best New Artist nominee Lil Nas X also got in on the neon craze and sported head-to-toe pink custom Versace with a matching cowboy hat and cap-toe neon cowboy boots.

Spanish singer Rosalia rocked a red leather shirt dress with fringing by Alexander Wang, and Grammys host Alicia Keys wowed in a floor-length silver shimmery gown by Atelier Versace.

Ariana Grande had not one, but two show-stopping gowns on the red carpet, making her Grammys comeback with a Giambattista Valli grey tulle creation, and later a Schiaparelli crop top and skirt.

Elsewhere, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner accompanied her husband Joe Jonas in a custom Louis Vuitton mini dress, while Bebe Rexha looked chic in a Christian Cowan tuxedo with wide-leg trousers and a jewelled sheer turtleneck.

Billy Porter debuted a Baja East turquoise beaded suit and lampshade-like hat and Maggie Rogers made a splash in a vintage Chanel dress which she teamed with an eco-friendly water bottle holder.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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