January Jones and Kiernan Shipka reunite for Rodarte lookbook

Mad Men co-stars January Jones and Kiernan Shipka have reunited for Rodarte’s new lookbook.The actresses, who played mother-daughter duo Betty and Sally Draper on the hit TV series, which ran from 2007 until 2015, have been tapped by designers Kate and…

Mad Men co-stars January Jones and Kiernan Shipka have reunited for Rodarte’s new lookbook.

The actresses, who played mother-daughter duo Betty and Sally Draper on the hit TV series, which ran from 2007 until 2015, have been tapped by designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to appear in the spring/summer 2020 campaign for their fashion label.

Posing in front of a painted landscape background, one portrait shows January and Kiernan standing side-by-side while sporting strapless silk floral gowns and with white pearls dotted throughout their hair, while another sees them posing in dramatic ballgowns.

Taking to Instagram to upload the images, January wrote alongside one of the snaps, “Casual family portraits are so back in.”

And the photographs caught the attention of the pair’s former Mad Men co-stars, with Christina Hendricks, who played Joan Holloway, noting, “When was this?!! So dreeeeeeemy (sic),” and Alison Brie, who portrayed Trudy Campbell, posting, “HOLY. S**T.”

However, January and Kiernan aren’t the only celebrities to appear in Rodarte’s latest imagery, with actresses Kirsten Dunst, Margaret Qualley, Gabrielle Union, Lili Reinhart, Helena Howard, Rowan Blanchard, and Yalitza Aparicio, as well as Haim musicians Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, rapper Kilo Kish, and singer-songwriter King Princess also featuring.

The photoshoot was helmed by photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch and styled by Shirley Kurata and Ashley Furnival. Regarding the decision to unveil portraits rather than a runway presentation, Laura told Vogue that they wanted to merge their interests in fashion and art.

“As we’ve become more confident and comfortable in our design voice and really seeing what our personality is within the design world, it’s been really nice to think artistically about creating a world behind each collection,” she shared.

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Christina Hendricks stashes lip balms around her house

Christina Hendricks stashes tubes of her favourite lip balm all around her house.The actress, known for her roles in TV shows such as Mad Men and Good Girls, is instantly recogniseable for her strawberry-blonde locks and porcelain complexion. Christin…

Christina Hendricks stashes tubes of her favourite lip balm all around her house.

The actress, known for her roles in TV shows such as Mad Men and Good Girls, is instantly recogniseable for her strawberry-blonde locks and porcelain complexion.

Christina often wears bold red lipstick for her onscreen performances too, but she has now shared that she is all about using Burt’s Bees’ Tinted Lip Balm in Rose, a light pink, whenever she’s off-duty.

“This is still @burtsbees tinted chapstick in rose. I must have 15 of them in every purse and drawer in my house,” she captioned a recent selfie posted on her Instagram page.

Priced at around $8.99 (£5.99), the lip balm is a great budget-friendly option. And celebrity make-up artist Rachel Goodwin commented on the post too, noting that she is a fan of the Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, a berry shade.

“SAME! So many @burtsbees in Dahlia every bag! P.S. I like the freckles!” the beauty expert commented.

Elsewhere in the post, Christina responded to fan queries about the sunscreen brands she uses.

Describing herself as a “sunscreen groupie,” the 44-year-old explained that she uses products from Rodial, Supergoop!, SkinCeuticals, and Dermalogica.

“So as you might suspect… I don’t ever get a tan in the summer. BUT. I get even more freckles!!!!! I embrace my little friends who conquer all the sunblock I slather each day!!! Just tinted moisturiser with SPF… @rodialbeauty on top of other sunscreens that I change up. But EVERY DAY!!!!,” she added.

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Christina Hendricks fulfilled childhood dream with Toy Story 4 role

Christina Hendricks’ dreams came true when she landed the role of animated mob boss Gabby Gabby in Toy Story 4, because she’s a redhead who loves ventriloquist dolls.In the latest sequel, the Mad Men star’s character is pushed around in a stroller by c…

Christina Hendricks’ dreams came true when she landed the role of animated mob boss Gabby Gabby in Toy Story 4, because she’s a redhead who loves ventriloquist dolls.

In the latest sequel, the Mad Men star’s character is pushed around in a stroller by creepy ventriloquist dummies – just like the ones she used to dream about as a kid.

“As a child, I always wanted a ventriloquist doll and my parents would never get me one,” she explained. “So later in life my husband finally got me my ventriloquist doll and he’s in my office. I love him so very much.

“When I came in to do the voice, they were showing me this animation and I said, ‘You guys, this is blowing my mind. This little doll has red hair and blue eyes and hangs out with weird ventriloquist dolls. She is me!’ It brings up a sense of nostalgia as I was always wondering what my toys were thinking when I was sleeping or when I was at school… I imagined that they had this real life going on.”

Christina also enjoyed being a part of a project that featured strong female figures.

“Bo Peep is like a warrior,” the 44-year-old said of the character voiced by Annie Potts. “She’s the leader of everybody and it’s just such a strong, great, role model character. It’s so wonderful to watch her do it.”

The actress was also proud of the film’s overall message.

“There are so many movies where there are bad guys and good guys,” she added. “Gabby Gabby starts out as what audiences will think of as a bad guy. And we realise that everyone has a story, and there’s a reason why we become who we are, and you have to hear that story to understand them.”

Toy Story 4 hits cinemas from 20 June.

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Mad Men costume designer celebrates women’s curves with size-inclusive line

The Emmy-winning costume designer for Mad Men is set to unveil and size-inclusive collection that celebrates all body types. Janie Bryant, who was behind the stylish looks from the period drama, has been making a mark in the fashion world as a designe…

The Emmy-winning costume designer for Mad Men is set to unveil and size-inclusive collection that celebrates all body types.

Janie Bryant, who was behind the stylish looks from the period drama, has been making a mark in the fashion world as a designer, and her latest offerings are set to be released later this month (Nov18) as part of her JXB by Janie Bryant collection, which offers items in sizes ranging from 12 to 24.

“The curvy girls would always ask me, ‘When are you going to design cute clothes for us?’ Bryant tells Fashionista. “That was consistent throughout every single event I ever did.”

“I felt like women from sizes 12 to 24 really needed something that was special, beautiful, flirty, feminine, sexy and really fit them well, with great fabrics,” she adds “They inspired me to create JXB. It’s been two years in the making.”

Aside from crafting memorable outfits for the screen, Bryant previously joined forces with brands like Maidenform, Banana Republic, Black Halo and Unique Vintage to release special capsules.

Her new range focuses largely on denim, Mongolian cashmere and real leather.

As part of the launch, model and activist Marquita Pring is headlining a campaign for the chic new looks. Bryant personally selected Pring for the role after the two bonded over their shared views.

She tells the website, “We really wanted women involved that had really voiced their opinion about wanting the fashion industry to change and who were like-minded and believed in women’s empowerment.”

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Kiernan Shipka suffered ‘angry skin’ while shooting Sabrina reboot

Kiernan Shipka suffered from “angry skin” while shooting the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.The actress, known for her performance as Sally Draper on AMC series Mad Men, has successfully made the transition from child star to leading lady by landing th…

Kiernan Shipka suffered from “angry skin” while shooting the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The actress, known for her performance as Sally Draper on AMC series Mad Men, has successfully made the transition from child star to leading lady by landing the part of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s new series, which is based on the comic book series of the same name.

While Kiernan was thrilled to play the half-witch teenager in the show, she has now shared that she had a terrible time with her skin when filming the episodes in Vancouver, British Columbia earlier in the year (18).

“I was having a lot of skin troubles when I moved up to Vancouver because A) I found out I was allergic to the cat on the show, so there were a lot of hive breakouts happening, and B) just adjusting to the new pollens,” she told Byrdie.com. “Plus, I think lack of sleep and the physical and mental stress of taking on this giant job made my skin angry.”

The skin flare-ups caused Kiernan to reassess her skincare regime and try out new products. Accordingly, her daily routine now incorporates a variety of different formulas from Marie Veronique, Beautycounter and Tata Harper.

“I landed on a brand called Marie Veronique, and I swear my skin has never been clearer. I think they make it here in L.A., and it’s freaking amazing. Their cleanser, their face oil, and their retinol serum are so good. I also love me some face masks,” the 18-year-old noted.

Apart from skincare, Kiernan stays grounded by taking yoga or SoulCycle classes. She also shops up a storm at local farmers’ markets too.

“(I eat) a lot of root vegetables and warm foods during the fall and winter. We could get into the sort of Ayurvedic aspect of it-like grounding foods. Top-favourite vegetable is cauliflower, for sure. And have you ever done roasted celery? It’ll change how you look at celery,” she smiled.

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Alison Brie once had her own Pretty Woman shopping moment

Alison Brie once had her very own “Pretty Woman moment” when she was shopping in Washington D.C.In the 1990 movie, Julia Roberts’ character Vivian is rejected and humiliated by the snooty salespeople in an expensive Rodeo Drive boutique, only to retur…

Alison Brie once had her very own “Pretty Woman moment” when she was shopping in Washington D.C.

In the 1990 movie, Julia Roberts’ character Vivian is rejected and humiliated by the snooty salespeople in an expensive Rodeo Drive boutique, only to return the next day dressed in classy designer clothes, where she triumphantly proclaims it was a “big mistake” to refuse to serve her.

And GLOW star Alison has now shared that she had a very similar retail experience in her earlier acting days.

“I do remember one time when I was randomly with a friend in D.C., we went into a sunglasses store and had a very Pretty Woman moment. We were like, ‘How much are these?’ And the woman who worked there said, ‘They’re very expensive,'” the 35-year-old recalled. “I was just like, ‘Well, I’ll take two pairs.’ We were a little drunk – we had had mimosas at brunch – and we bought these sunglasses and wore them all week. They were one of the most expensive things I’d ever bought at that time; this probably was during my first season of (comedy series) Community.”

Though Alison was pleased that she “showed” the shop assistants, in hindsight, she admitted that the sunglasses are her most regrettable purchases to date.

“We got home and I was like, ‘These sunglasses are so ugly.’ Like, what a point to prove,” she laughed. “I just had to give her commission on those sunglasses. It was a weird stand to take.”

Aside from this outlandish splurge, the Mad Men actress insisted that she was brought up to “be very frugal” with her money, but husband Dave Franco has since encouraged her to treat herself once in a while.

“I think Dave has taught me how to spend my money well, which is kind of a nice thing,” she smiled.

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Jon Hamm: ‘I’d play Batman if there was a good script’

Jon Hamm would be interested in playing Batman if the script was right. Ben Affleck most recently portrayed the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, but rumours he will not return in a stand-alone film, titled The B…

Jon Hamm would be interested in playing Batman if the script was right.

Ben Affleck most recently portrayed the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, but rumours he will not return in a stand-alone film, titled The Batman, are swirling – and that may thrill some fans, who have been lighting the bat signal for Hamm for years.

The Mad Men star previously stated he was not interested in a superhero movie role, but it appears he has changed his mind – and now he’s waiting for a good script, and the interest of movie executives.

“I’ve heard rumours about that (Batman film) since… season one of Mad Men,” he said in a recent interview with In Depth host Graham Bensinger. “I’ve never had a conversation with anybody about it. Literally. And I’ve sat in the rooms with all these guys. Never been offered anything. I think the internet wants what it wants. Can’t control the internet.”

Hamm has always been a huge comic book fan since he was a kid and he thoroughly enjoyed Marvel blockbuster Black Panther earlier this year, insisting the story was done right.

“I’m pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them (comic book superhero movies),” he added. “I like the genre, and I like them when they’re done well. There’s a lot of interesting things out there, but it depends on the story, you know? It all comes down to the story.”

If Jon does get the opportunity to play Batman, he knows he will have to get in shape for the role.

“I’d probably fit the suit,” he said, “(but) I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love.”

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Christina Hendricks tired of criticism over bold outfit choices

Christina Hendricks is tired of receiving criticism for wearing prints or bold colours on the red carpet.The actress, known for her roles on Mad Men and new show Good Girls, always looks glamorous when she steps out for red carpet events and is a favou…

Christina Hendricks is tired of receiving criticism for wearing prints or bold colours on the red carpet.

The actress, known for her roles on Mad Men and new show Good Girls, always looks glamorous when she steps out for red carpet events and is a favourite among designers such as Zac Posen and Jenny Packham. However, Christina has now shared that she is often called out by fashion critics for choosing unconventional ensembles.

“I’ve fallen in love with dresses with bold prints or unusual finishes and been warned I’ll be criticised,” she told Variety, adding that she is now determined to brush off negative opinions. “I don’t care anymore. We need interesting and unique fashion choices on the red carpet.”

Over the years, Christina has tended to opt for figure-hugging gowns in jewel tones when attending awards ceremonies. But one of her top outfits choices had to be the lilac Posen gown with flowing train and feather trim which she wore to the 2010 Emmy Awards.

“This dress is everything – I felt like Ginger Rogers,” the 43-year-old shared of the eye-catching design. “(It’s) so Old Hollywood, romantic and playful and the construction was flawless. A dress has never fit me better.”

Other memorable looks for Christina include the emerald green Tadashi Shoji gown with plunging neckline and finely pleated sleeves that she sported to the 2008 Emmys as well as the red silk Marchesa dress with gold embellishment which she donned for the 2014 TV event. And although she usually wears colour on the red carpet, she is still a fan of the black lace dress from Christian Siriano that she chose for the 2013 Emmy Awards.

“I’m always encouraged to not wear black on the red carpet, but this dress was perfect,” she smiled. “I wish I could wear it again and again.”

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Alan Taylor to direct The Sopranos prequel movie

Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor is set to direct The Sopranos prequel movie.Named The Many Saints of Newark, the upcoming film will be set in New Jersey in the 1960s during the tense conflict between African-American and Italian residents of the cit…

Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor is set to direct The Sopranos prequel movie.

Named The Many Saints of Newark, the upcoming film will be set in New Jersey in the 1960s during the tense conflict between African-American and Italian residents of the city – which culminated in a four-day riot in 1967, resulting in the deaths of 26 people and hundreds of injuries.

The feature is expected to depict beloved characters from the hit television series in some capacity, though the show’s biggest star James Gandolfini, who played protagonist Tony Soprano, died from a heart attack in 2013 at the age of 51.

Taylor, whose appointment was reported by The Wrap on Tuesday (03Jul18), directed nine episodes of The Sopranos during its six-season stint between 1999 and 2007, and was even awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the series six episode entitled Kennedy and Heidi.

Other Sopranos veterans on board with the project include creator David Chase, who has co-written the film’s script with screenwriter Lawrence Konner.

In addition to his work on the critically acclaimed mob drama, Taylor’s additional TV credits include shows such as Sex and the City, The West Wing, Mad Men and Game of Thrones.

The filmmaker also helmed Terminator Genisys in 2015 and previously studied film at New York University under acclaimed instructors including Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.

The prequel flick is being overseen by New Line Cinema, the studio responsible for many blockbuster successes including The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Jon Hamm gives away all of his designer freebies

Jon Hamm gives away the majority of clothes gifted to him by fashion designers.After landing the role of Don Draper in ’60s-set drama Mad Men, a part that won him two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award, the actor became a household name. While his celebri…

Jon Hamm gives away the majority of clothes gifted to him by fashion designers.

After landing the role of Don Draper in ’60s-set drama Mad Men, a part that won him two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award, the actor became a household name.

While his celebrity status means that designers often send him clothes, Jon has now shared that he ends up giving a lot of the freebies away because he simply doesn’t need them.

“No – I don’t dress in 1960s clothes!” he told British newspaper Metro when asked if his personal style has been influenced by Don. “I have a lot more clothes now because in that weird, ironic way, the more you don’t need something, the more they give it to you. I probably wore the same eight pairs of jeans for the first 15 years I was in L.A. and now I have… whatever, 15 tuxedos. I just give it all away. How many clothes does one person need?”

When it comes to his red carpet looks, stylist Taylor Jacobson has been helping Jon with his wardrobe for the last few years.

He also works with A-list groomer Kim Verbeck, who makes sure the 47-year-old’s trademark dark hair and rugged complexion are in good condition at all times.

“It’s funny when guys don’t like to talk about make-up. I’m like, ‘You know you’re wearing make-up, right? We all are,'” Jon previously told Glamour, while Kim explained: “For Jon, I use a tinted oil-free moisturiser and a little powder for shine. And just a little concealer under the eyes.”

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