Kylie Jenner collaborating with Balmain on capsule make-up collection

Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Balmain to release a capsule collection of make-up.The Kylie Cosmetics mogul has collaborated with close family friend Olivier Rousteing, the creative director at the French fashion house, to create the Kylie X Balmain c…

Kylie Jenner has teamed up with Balmain to release a capsule collection of make-up.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul has collaborated with close family friend Olivier Rousteing, the creative director at the French fashion house, to create the Kylie X Balmain collection, which features lip gloss, a lip kit consisting of a blush pink liquid lipstick and soft chocolate nude lip liner, pressed powder, and nine-pan eyeshadow palette.

To mark the launch of the range on Friday, Kylie will serve as the artistic director for make-up at Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week show, during which the cosmetics will be unveiled.

“This is really the first time I’ve collaborated with a fashion house, and Olivier has created so many incredible looks… We worked together the entire process and were always video calling each other to discuss colours and swatches, as well as the packaging design,” the 22-year-old told WWD. “Olivier and I talked through which products we wanted to create, and we agreed that an eye shadow palette, a matte lip kit, and a high gloss would really bring together the look we were aiming for.

“We worked together and selected the colours for all products and designed the packaging. We knew we wanted to launch it the same day we do the fashion show so the whole day is about the show and the collab.”

The reality TV star, who founded her cosmetics empire in 2015, will reportedly fly to Paris on Tuesday to prepare for the show and attend model castings.

“She’s incredibly hands-on. It’s quite incredible working with Kylie, because she has a very clear vision of what she wants and she’s very committed to the job,” Rousteing commented to the fashion publication. “She wanted to know when the first make-up artist will be arriving backstage, so she’s going to be there at 7:30 a.m. to be the first to work on all the models.”

To celebrate the collaboration, she will attend a party at the Balmain store in Paris on Friday. Items from the range will be available to purchase from the Kylie Cosmetics’ website in the U.S.

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Gigi Hadid’s Instagram photo lawsuit battle dismissed

A judge has granted Gigi Hadid’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit with a paparazzi agency over an Instagram photo. The model was accused of illegally profiting from the work of photographers at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. last year, but according to editors at Peop…

A judge has granted Gigi Hadid’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit with a paparazzi agency over an Instagram photo.

The model was accused of illegally profiting from the work of photographers at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. last year, but according to editors at People, the suit has been dropped.

U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Los Angeles reportedly sided with Hadid’s legal team and dismissed the case after the 24-year-old was accused of featuring images of herself on social media without permission.

She ruled that the independent photo agency company – that owned the photo of Hadid – could not sue for direct copyright infringement because it failed to demonstrate that “the defendant has actually copied the plaintiff’s work.”

Hadid’s legal representatives previously described the lawsuit as nothing more than an effort to extract money from her when the catwalk star was threatened with legal action in October after she shared a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram.

The snap showed Hadid wearing a denim blazer and matching shorts, with silver high heels and a bag.

Bosses at Xclusive-Lee, Inc. subsequently sued her in January for failing to license the image from them or get their permission. They alleged that approximately 1.6 million people commented on or liked the model’s photo within four days after Hadid posted it on Instagram.

The firm was seeking damages for copyright infringement and any profits gained from the image, which was later removed from the social media site.

John Quinn, the attorney representing Hadid in the case, told People on Thursday that he was pleased the court “recognised this case for what it was – an effort to extract a settlement from Ms. Hadid with little regard for the basic requirements of copyright law.”

The case is now officially closed.

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Samuel L. Jackson unconcerned by Spider-Man poster eyepatch error

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury,…

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.

Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury, in which his signature eyepatch appears on different eyes.

Jackson captioned the images: “Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual F**K IS GOING ON HERE???!!!,” suggesting “#headsgonroll.”

However, when speaking to reporters from USA Today at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday, he insisted the social media post was made in jest.

“I was like: ‘I haven’t posted anything today, I’ll post this.’ That’s it,” he shared.

Reflecting that fans probably misinterpreted the post because of his use of expletives, he added: “I use that word (f**k) a lot. Always.”

All of the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast turned up for the debut screening, including Tom Holland, who plays the lead role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/ Mysterio, and Zendaya in the part of Michelle “MJ” Jones. While all of the stars got dressed up for the night, it was Zendaya who captured the attention of photographers, with the 22-year-old rocking a red and black sequin backless gown from Armani Prive. She opted to accessorise with black stilettos from Christian Louboutin and had her freshly dyed dark red locks styled straight.

“If she was Spider-Man this would be her suit….. wearing Armani Prive @armani and @louboutinworld,” Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach wrote alongside a snap of the actress posing on the red carpet.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, which also features Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Marisa Tomei, is set to hit cinemas on 2 July.

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Tom Hanks feared Forrest Gump wouldn’t ‘make any sense’

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th cent…

Tom Hanks had no idea what was going on while he filmed 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

The actor portrayed the titular character, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States, in the Robert Zemeckis-directed movie.

But while Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role, Hanks has now admitted he was shocked by the flick’s success.

“We wondered what we were doing, and we wondered if it was all going to make any sense,” he laughed to an Entertainment Tonight reporter at the Los Angeles premiere of Toy Story 4 on Tuesday. “Any movie that you’re making requires two things. One, a huge leap of faith in the alliance you’ve made with everybody else who’s making the movie, and also trust in the process somehow, and that if you love it and you do your due diligence, and you never let go of the potential that it could be made, it will all work out.

“Fact is, that was a magnificent movie and a surprise either way. I think the reasons that it has lasted, (is) it’s accurate both to who we were back when it first came out and who we are still today.”

Elsewhere at the Toy Story 4 debut, Hanks spoke about voicing cowboy toy Sheriff Woody for the fourth instalment and the similarities between himself and the character.

“I am a team player. I love being part of an ensemble, and I think we are always in this together somehow,” the 62-year-old said to PeopleTV reporters. “Anybody can make it a miserable day by being cranky or self-centred or thinking that it’s all about them instead of all about the whole.”

Toy Story 4, also featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves, hits cinemas from 20 June.

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Tess Holliday: ‘Buying vintage is hard when you’re fat’

Tess Holliday finds it hard to source out vintage finds because of her size.The model, who is proud of her size 26 frame (U.S. 22), is a big fan of retro kaftans, and often sports one when out and about.However, she has now told The Guardian in a candi…

Tess Holliday finds it hard to source out vintage finds because of her size.

The model, who is proud of her size 26 frame (U.S. 22), is a big fan of retro kaftans, and often sports one when out and about.

However, she has now told The Guardian in a candid chat that finding second-hand clothes that fit is often a tough task.

“It’s hard when you’re buying vintage clothes to find something that fits your body, especially when you’re fat,” she stated.

For the accompanying photo, which was taken at a friend’s dinner party, mother-of-two Tess poses in her favourite vintage kaftan, which she picked up from a thrift store near her Los Angeles home a few years ago.

“The woman who ran the store had saved it for me – I live nearby and she knows I love vintage kaftans,” the 33-year-old shared. “Then, of course, a negative voice crept in, saying: ‘It’s not going to fit you,’ because it’s very rare that I can wear anything off the rack – but it did. It was right after I had had my second child; when I tried it on, it instantly lifted my spirits. Since then, it has become my favourite outfit. I’ve worn it in Palm Springs with big earrings and fun accessories; I wore it to the series premiere of Queer Eye; I’ve even dressed it up and done red carpets in it.”

Calling it one of her prized possessions, the curvy star noted that the garment makes her feel confident and beautiful.

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Rodarte to hold fall 19 presentation in Los Angeles

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Tayl…

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. 

Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift.

While the California-born design duo have held shows in Paris and New York in recent years, they have now announced that they are returning to their home state for their next show.

“California is one of our most important influences and having our first show in Los Angeles is a dream we’ve long wished to make reality,” Kate and Laura said in a statement to Vogue.com.

The pair added that they will be collaborating on the show with Alex de Betak of fashion production company Bureau Betak and Brian Phillips of public relations company Black Frame.

They will also be teaming with bosses at California’s JNSQ wines, and plan to serve guests with an “elegant rose cru”.

No other details about the show, including location or date, have been announced. However, the event is likely to take place in either late January or before the Fashion Week shows kick off in New York, London, Paris and Milan in February.

Kate and Laura showed their spring 2019 collection during New York Fashion Week in September (18).

The season prior they decided to forgo a traditional runway presentation and instead showcased the fall/winter 2018 range with a series of portraits of Hollywood stars in the garments.

Portraits featured the likes of Kirsten, who used the photographs to confirm her pregnancy, actress Tessa Thompson and singer Grimes.

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Julianne Hough debuts new bob haircut

Julianne Hough has unveiled her latest hair transformation in the form of a bold new cut.The dancer and actress has become known for her vibrant hairstyles, experimenting with a range of colours including variations of her signature blonde and, back in…

Julianne Hough has unveiled her latest hair transformation in the form of a bold new cut.

The dancer and actress has become known for her vibrant hairstyles, experimenting with a range of colours including variations of her signature blonde and, back in February (18), a showstopping fiery red.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (25Sep18), Julianne revealed she had decided to shake things up once again and showcased a bold, blonde bob with blunt bangs – a sharper modification of the lob she has been rocking in recent months.

“Detaching from what you know can be challenging, but also so freeing. 🙂 The best thing about hair is how you get to create, play and just have fun with it!” the 30-year-old gushed alongside a slideshow of selfies featuring her new bob from every angle, pairing the look with a black and white striped tee and a bold red lip. “So here is a new look, courtesy of frizzy ends needing a clean cut after going from red to blonde.”

Julianne reverted to her blonde roots in July after undergoing a major hair transformation earlier in the year, in which she swapped her signature platinum locks for a ruby red hue – a look that took Los Angeles-based hairstylists Riawna Capri and Jill Buck nine hours to achieve.

Upon changing back to her original colour, the former Dancing With the Stars judge explained that though she was pleased to have experimented, she was happy to be back to her natural shade.

“Back to my ROOTS,” she captioned a picture of herself with blonde hair again. “I’ve been creating and developing a secret project about transformation and identity, and I wouldn’t have felt this confident in my skin right now if I didn’t step outside the box of what I knew myself as, and what people identified me as.”

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Vanessa Hudgens wows in pink ballgown at Dog Days premiere

Vanessa Hudgens dazzled in a pink ballgown at the Dog Days premiere on Sunday (05Aug18).The actress stepped out at the Westfield Century City Theatre in Los Angeles for the debut of her latest project, a family comedy-drama directed by Ken Marino which…

Vanessa Hudgens dazzled in a pink ballgown at the Dog Days premiere on Sunday (05Aug18).

The actress stepped out at the Westfield Century City Theatre in Los Angeles for the debut of her latest project, a family comedy-drama directed by Ken Marino which follows a group of interconnected people who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.

Vanessa certainly pulled out all the stops for the premiere, opting for a strapless dusky pink gown with sheer panels in the skirt from Marchesa’s spring/summer 2018 collection. She accessorised with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Hueb jewellery.

Make-up artist Allan Avendano was in charge of the High School Musical star’s beauty look and chose to give her dewy skin and a swipe of pink eyeshadow on her lids. He used several colours from Pat McGrath Labs’ Mthership Subversive La Vie En Rose Palette to create the pretty effect.

While hairstylist Chad Wood curled her hair into gentle waves, describing the style in an Instagram post as “soft and expensive”.

Vanessa was joined at the event by her boyfriend Austin Butler and mother Gina Guangco, as well as a number of her co-stars.

Eva Longoria, who welcomed a baby son named Santiago with her husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston in June, made one of her first red carpet appearances since becoming a mother and looked glamorous in a white tuxedo minidress which she matched with nude sandals. Nina Dobrev rocked a long-sleeve white gown with large black polka dots.

Other guests at the premiere included Tori Spelling, her husband Dean McDermott and their five children, actress Jessica Szohr and fashion designer Rachel Roy.

Dog Days hits cinemas from 8 August.

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Kim Kardashian set to headline Beautycon

Kim Kardashian has signed on as the keynote speaker for next month’s (Jul18) Beautycon spectacular in Los Angeles. The reality star will headline the two-day event, which serves as a networking experience for cosmetics industry insiders and is expecte…

Kim Kardashian has signed on as the keynote speaker for next month’s (Jul18) Beautycon spectacular in Los Angeles.

The reality star will headline the two-day event, which serves as a networking experience for cosmetics industry insiders and is expected to attract over 22,000 guests – including celebrities and beauty gurus – to the L.A. Convention Center.

The convention will also feature a sit down with Kardashian’s makeup artist of 10 years, Mario Dedivanovic, and her hairstylist, Chris Appleton.

Other notable attendees set to hit the stage include Salma Hayek, Emma Roberts, and Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch.

Launched in 2011, Beautycon has grown into a multi-city affair, and it was last held in New York this past April (18).

“At our New York show, Zendaya had a discussion about colorism and the degree of darkness that constitutes someone who is African American and what is or isn’t acceptable to Hollywood,” said Beautycon CEO Moj Mahdara in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re so proud that these types of conversations are taking place at an event that we’ve worked really hard to create and we’re grateful that talent rises to the occasion to talk about intense topics that are beyond the cosmetic industry.

“In L.A., we expect to have discussions around entrepreneurship, gender fluidity, mind and body, and a panel on redefining masculinity.”

Over 100 brands, including Kyle Jenner’s line Kylie Cosmetics, will be showcased.

“It’s also our first year to offer ‘B-well,’ which is an area of 20 to 30 brands showcasing supplements and nutritional items focused on well-being,” Mahdara added. “Our other goal is to build the ultimate retail experiential pop-up in the beauty market. The numbers we’re seeing on the consumer spend are mind-blowing. People come to Beautycon to shop!”

Kardashian has established herself as a leading influencer in the makeup industry, and the 37 year old currently runs her own cosmetics brand KKWxMARIO with Dedivanovic.

Beautycon will take place on 14 July (18) and 15 July (18).

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Kate Hudson ‘really believes’ in power of facial massage

Kate Hudson is a firm believer in the power of facial massage and has an array of special tools so she can give herself one at home.The 38-year-old is known for her incredible complexion, which she frequently shows off by going make-up free during her …

Kate Hudson is a firm believer in the power of facial massage and has an array of special tools so she can give herself one at home.

The 38-year-old is known for her incredible complexion, which she frequently shows off by going make-up free during her days off. And when it comes to how she maintains a line-free visage, Kate told Vogue.co.uk that she’s a huge fan of getting regular facial massages.

“I really believe in facial massage,” she explained. “We can be so delicate with our faces but sometimes to get right in there, it really brings everything to the surface and is so great for the skin. I love it, but it’s so hard to get it. I’ll ask places, ‘do you do facial massage?’

“And they do, but like, only as part of some certain facial, for 15 minutes. And I wanna say ‘no, I want the whole thing to be facial massage!'”

So, instead of relying on professionals to give her the perfect facial massage, Kate has invested in several tools, or wands, she can use in the comfort of her own home. However, the practice sometimes weirds out her 14-year-old son Ryder.

“I do it at home,” she smiled. “I have all these tools for it, all these wands. Ryder will be doing his homework and I’m there next to him, wanding!”

In terms of maintaining her slim figure, Kate is a big fan of regular Pilates sessions. But she does mix things up by getting some cardio in every now and then.

“Once in a while pumping iron isn’t so bad. I sometimes go to this one place, Circuit Works, in Los Angeles,” she said. “I actually like it because the sprints are short and hard and the circuits are intense. So when you’re done it’s the most amazing workout. My brother (actor Oliver Hudson) and I will do that and I’ve invited some people along with us and… I enjoy watching them struggle sometimes, it makes for a good laugh.”

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