Winnie Harlow wows in Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween

Winnie Harlow has made a splash by dressing as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween.The Canadian model took to Instagram on Thursday to upload three photos of her dressed up as the Hollywood icon in her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically the Dia…

Winnie Harlow has made a splash by dressing as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween.

The Canadian model took to Instagram on Thursday to upload three photos of her dressed up as the Hollywood icon in her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically the Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend sequence.

Winnie topped off her look with blue contact lenses, a slash of red lipstick and a bright blonde wig.

“Recreating an iconic Marilyn Monroe look has always been a dream of mine. My obsession runs deep. So being able to have such an amazing team help make this dream a reality blows my mind,” she captioned the snaps, before going on to credit her glam squad for their work. “Thank you @jamiemcfarland (Jamie McFarland, designer) for creating each custom look. Thank you @hbjbofficial (Jordan Jay Brumant, hairstylist) for slaying the hell out of this blonde moment!! Thank you @adamburrell (Adam Burrell, make-up artist) for literally giving me the embodiment of Marilyn through beat! Thank you @__ashabriana for killing the planning for this whole idea. And of course a HUGE Thank You to @sanchezzalba (Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba, photographers) for not only offering to shoot this look, but opening your home studio to me, my team and friends to make this all come to life.”

Winnie concluded her post by writing: “Each of you know I love a Halloween moment and this idea would’ve been nothing without any of you!”

Accordingly, a number of the 25-year-old’s celebrity followers were quick to praise her look, with Khloe Kardashian writing, “Wow wow wow,” and Ebonee Davis adding: “How you look even better than the original??!!!!!”

Other top models to get into the Halloween spirit this year included Heidi Klum, who went as a gruesome alien-type figure for her annual bash, Georgia Fowler, who channelled Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gigi Hadid, who was dressed as Jim Carrey in The Mask, and Emily Ratajkowski, who copied Edie Falco’s look as Carmela Soprano in TV show The Sopranos.

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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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Slick Woods stayed in Marilyn Monroe’s ‘haunted’ hotel room at first Coachella

Slick Woods is convinced she was visited by a ghost when she stayed in a hotel room Marilyn Monroe once slept in.The model has become synonymous with her shaved head and gap-toothed look, which has been tapped by the likes of Rihanna’s Fenty brands, …

Slick Woods is convinced she was visited by a ghost when she stayed in a hotel room Marilyn Monroe once slept in.

The model has become synonymous with her shaved head and gap-toothed look, which has been tapped by the likes of Rihanna’s Fenty brands, Marc Jacobs and Moschino for various campaigns and catwalk appearances.

However, in a chat with W magazine, Slick admits she totally lost her cool credentials last April during her first Coachella visit.

“I stayed in Marilyn Monroe’s old suite and it was super haunted. I’ve never believed in ghosts until then,” she said of her time at the 2018 festival.

“Like, the shades just opened. And when I was sleeping, the lights turned on. I’m thinking it might be the automatic ones, but then it goes, ‘Whoosh.’ This is like 4 a.m. So I called my agent like, ‘Yo, it’s crazy in here, you have to come over.’ And he’s like, ‘Baby, you’re fine.’ I started crying and all of this. And before he even gets to the suite, the bathroom light turns on and the mirror swings open. I’m like, ‘Is this b**ch fixing her lipstick? B**ch, I’m asleep! If you want to fight, we can fight, but I’m sleepy!’ It was crazy.”

The haunting didn’t put her off the Californian festival though, and she was regular fixture at the 2019 event after joining the UGG Open Road road trip, alongside actors Tommy Dorfman and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and new Victoria’s Secret Angel Leomie Anderson.

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Bob Mackie auctioning off Cher outfits

A selection of Cher’s Bob Mackie designs will be hitting the auction block in Los Angeles this weekend (17-18Nov18).Mackie’s work with Cher is one of the most famous partnerships in entertainment, with the designer creating some of the If I Could Turn …

A selection of Cher’s Bob Mackie designs will be hitting the auction block in Los Angeles this weekend (17-18Nov18).

Mackie’s work with Cher is one of the most famous partnerships in entertainment, with the designer creating some of the If I Could Turn Back Time star’s most iconic looks, including the revealing black beaded two-piece she wore to the 1986 Oscars complete with plumed headdress.

Going under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions’ Icons and Idols: Hollywood, Street and Contemporary Art sale on Saturday, Mackie is parting ways with some of his treasured pieces.

“We sort of talked about doing this a year and a half ago,” Mackie told The Hollywood Reporter as he takes a break from stage musical The Cher Show, in previews on Broadway. “We picked out things that were fun, ones that I actually own, ’cause Cher owns all of her stuff. So, I have them for one reason or another. I didn’t steal them!”

Among the lots is the 1974 Academy Awards custom-made hand-painted silk ensemble comprising of a cape, a bandeau top with scarf and a low waisted layered skirt, which is estimated to reach between $4,000-$6,000 (£3,100-£4,700), and the spaghetti strapped jersey gown Cher wore on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which looks set to fetch between $3,000-$5,000 (£2,300-£3,900).

In addition to pieces designed for the 72-year-old megastar, Mackie is also auctioning off designs he made for Carol Burnett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Raquel Welch and Lauren Bacall.

Also this weekend, bidders will get the chance to buy a black Ford Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe, and the wedding dress murdered actress Sharon Tate wore to her 1968 marriage to Roman Polanski.

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Chanel redesigns iconic No. 5 perfume bottle

Chanel has redesigned its iconic No. 5 perfume bottle for the first time in the brand’s history.The scent was first released in 1921 and has gone on to become one of the most famous fragrances in the world, thanks to campaigns fronted by the likes of M…

Chanel has redesigned its iconic No. 5 perfume bottle for the first time in the brand’s history.

The scent was first released in 1921 and has gone on to become one of the most famous fragrances in the world, thanks to campaigns fronted by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman.

Now, Chanel are releasing a limited-edition revamp of No. 5 in red, which can already be pre-ordered from the label’s official website, and can be bought in stores from 2 November (18).

The perfume is known for its clean rectangular clear glass bottle with a facetted stopper and minimalist branding, and now is available in either vibrant red glass for the 100ml Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, or a more luxurious option, the red Baccarat crystal offered as a 900ml Parfum. Only 55 of the latter have been manufactured.

Chanel has noted that red was the favourite colour of the label’s founder, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who once said that she preferred the shade as it is “the colour of life, the colour of blood,” and only wanted to dress women in black, white, beige, gold – and red.

Aside from its exciting new fragrance project, the French fashion house recently unveiled its first campaign images from a shoot with Penelope Cruz; a nautical-themed display courtesy of creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

The Spanish beauty sports looks from the upcoming 2018/2019 cruise collection, including berets, evening dresses and jackets, and previously praised the fashion mogul for his campaign vision.

“It’s such an iconic brand and Karl is a genius, and I’ve been admiring everything he’s done since I was a little girl, so it’s such a pleasure working with him,” she smiled during an interview with WWD. “He’s like the king of fashion and we had a really, really interesting photo shoot, so to be in front of his camera is an adventure.”

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Marilyn Monroe’s lost nude scene is locked away in a safe

The author of a new Marilyn Monroe book has discovered a lost nude scene that was cut from John Huston’s The Misfits is sitting in a safe. The director reportedly considered the footage, shot in 1960 – the first nude scene by an American actress in a …

The author of a new Marilyn Monroe book has discovered a lost nude scene that was cut from John Huston’s The Misfits is sitting in a safe.

The director reportedly considered the footage, shot in 1960 – the first nude scene by an American actress in a major motion picture – “unnecessary”, and until recently, it was believed to have been destroyed.

But author Charles Casillo discovered the missing scene still exists while working on his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon.

The writer realised the edit was still intact while interviewing Curtice Taylor, the son of Misfits producer Frank Taylor.

He revealed the footage was locked in a safe following the death of his father in 1999.

“He (Taylor) believed that it was so important and so ground-breaking that he saved it,” Casillo told the Daily Mail.

The author also reveals Monroe wasn’t instructed to bare all as Roslyn Tabor, but the actress improvised for one scene with co-star Clark Gable.

“If you read the script… it doesn’t say anything about nudity… When she did the scene, everyone was shocked on the set,” he added. “Huston sighed and said, ‘Honey, I’ve seen them (breasts) before’. Gable and others… wanted (it) to be left in. Huston didn’t… because he felt it… was totally unnecessary to the scene.”

The Misfits, which was written by Monroe’s then-husband Arthur Miller, was the last film the screen icon would complete before her overdose death in 1962. Her co-star Gable died from a heart attack a month after completing the movie.

Curtice Taylor has yet to decide what to do with Monroe’s lost nude scene, according to Casillo.

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Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham’s memoir to be published

Bill Cunningham’s secret memoir is to be published.The legendary lensman started his career as a hat designer, though delved into fashion writing for the likes of Women’s Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune, and later became known for his candid snaps o…

Bill Cunningham’s secret memoir is to be published.

The legendary lensman started his career as a hat designer, though delved into fashion writing for the likes of Women’s Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune, and later became known for his candid snaps of people walking the streets of New York City.

Cunningham died at the age of 87 in June 2016, however, it was only announced on Wednesday (21Mar18) that he had left a memoir behind in his possessions, with the work titled Fashion Climbing.

“It seems so unexpected,” Christopher Richards, an editor at Penguin Press, told The New York Times. “He really didn’t divulge anything about his life to his friends and his colleagues. He was so private. I think it was a shock.”

The book delves into Cunningham’s childhood spent in Boston, a brief stint studying at Harvard University, and his time serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

After returning from battle he worked as a milliner, with his clients in the 1950s including Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and future First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier, though he later branched out into fashion journalism and photography – with his On the Street series for The New York Times proving to be particularly popular.

According to Richards, it is unclear as to when Cunningham penned the tome. But he had left a full typescript, as well as multiple drafts of some chapters, in his archive.

“For me, this book is really for those of us who came to New York with a dream and saw New York City as a real oasis of creativity and freedom, a place to be who we want to be,” the editor shared of the memoir. “It’s a really beautiful story about a young, artistic man finding his way in the city, in a particular kind of bohemian world that doesn’t quite exist anymore.”

Fashion Climbing is due to hit shelves in September.

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Cynthia Rowley received life-changing advice from Andy Warhol

Cynthia Rowley has credited the late Andy Warhol with giving her the best advice of her life.The American fashion designer has met many famous people throughout the course of her career, and a conversation she shared with the iconic artist, famous for …

Cynthia Rowley has credited the late Andy Warhol with giving her the best advice of her life.

The American fashion designer has met many famous people throughout the course of her career, and a conversation she shared with the iconic artist, famous for his pop art paintings of Marilyn Monroe, provided her with a mantra she’s continued to live by.

“Andy Warhol said, ‘say yes to everything,'” she recalled in an interview with USA Today. “If you say no, that’s the end of the story. If you say yes, you never know what could happen.”

The Chicago-born fashionista also explained how she had always wanted to go into a line of work that allowed her to create things, and initially considered becoming an artist like Andy.

“When I was in art school, I worried that being a painter seemed like it could be an elusive dream and fashion seemed so much more secure,” Cynthia admitted. “I have to say that most of what’s carried me through is having a solid grip on the balance of art and commerce — it’s a constant, measured, risk/reward/repeat.

“All I ever wanted to do was make things. My whole life has been a constant evolution on that theme,” she added.

Cynthia went on to describe her hectic life in the fashion industry as “a bombardment of stimulation,” as well as the “rewarding” process of transforming her vision into a product.

And when asked whether she had any advice for budding fashion designers, she replied “expect to work really, really hard. Be thankful for all successes, lose your ego, take risks, fail fast, and if you don’t absolutely love what you do, run!”

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Moschino pays homage to Jackie Kennedy with fall 2018 collection

Moschino presented a collection inspired by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style for its fall 2018 collection.The Italian fashion label recruited Kaia Gerber as well as sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid to walk in its show on Wednesday (21Feb18),…

Moschino presented a collection inspired by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style for its fall 2018 collection.

The Italian fashion label recruited Kaia Gerber as well as sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid to walk in its show on Wednesday (21Feb18), where the brand showcased an array of ladylike block coloured ensembles reminiscent of the iconic American.

Jeremy Scott’s collection for Moschino alluded to conspiracy theory that John F. Kennedy once told Marilyn Monroe that aliens were real, which he playfully warped to suggest that Jackie was in fact an alien herself.

The creative director, who is fresh from debuting his eponymous label’s collection during London Fashion Week, dressed the models in skirt and jacket co-ords in vibrant block colours, as well as pop-art inspired prints and vertical stripes. The majority of the ensembles were topped with Jackie’s signature pillbox hat, while Scott trimmed many of the garments with fur and patent black leather, with gloves to match.

However, Jeremy moved away from the conservative element of his collection by choosing to paint several of his models in extraterrestrial body paint, sporting colours including orange, yellow and aqua, in order to emphasise the alien element of his concept.

Earlier in the day, Gucci put on a quirky spectacle when they debuted their own fall collection, featuring models carrying props including a baby dragon and even severed heads resembling the models’ own faces.

“We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives,” creative director Alessandro Michele told U.S. Vogue. “I wanted to represent the lab I have in my head. It’s physical work, like a surgeon’s.”

Highlights of the line included knitted balaclavas, folk costume dresses and a Fair Isle sweater.

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