Lily Aldridge wanted debut perfume to smell like flowers in her garden

Lily Aldridge wanted her debut perfume Haven to smell like the garden flowers at her home in Nashville.The Victoria’s Secret Angel unveiled her eponymous fragrance company back in August, and her first-ever perfume was released earlier this month. The …

Lily Aldridge wanted her debut perfume Haven to smell like the garden flowers at her home in Nashville.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel unveiled her eponymous fragrance company back in August, and her first-ever perfume was released earlier this month.

The mother-of-two worked for two years with perfumer Yves Caesar to create Haven and the process was personal, as she was trying to replicate the scent of her garden at the home she shares with husband Caleb Followill in Nashville, Tennessee.

“When I said I want a floral, they were like, ‘What kind of floral?’ You have to pick gardenia or peony or roses, and then what kind of rose, how sticky the rose, how dry the rose. So many little details, which was so fun and exciting,” Aldridge explained to Allure.

Next up for Lily Aldridge Parfums is Summit, which will drop in November. And the 33-year-old surprised herself by picking a spicy and musky scent she initially thought she never wear herself.

“Summit isn’t necessarily something I would gravitate to if I saw it in print, but I love it,” she explained of the perfume, which features notes of tobacco, leather, and spices. “It’s a side of me that I didn’t even know was there.”

She even wore Summit to the Met Gala in May so she could transform into a different character.

“My Met Ball look this year was very edgy, and I feel like it completed the story for me. It just felt moody and sexy for the night. And it’s fun to have something where you’re like, ‘Ooh, I want to wear this tonight because I want to play this character or I feel this way,'” she stated.

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Anna Wintour to share Vogue secrets in first-ever online class

Anna Wintour is set to give fashion fans never-before-seen access to Vogue’s secrets in her first-ever online class.The editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue has teamed up with online education company MasterClass, and in a series of videos, will cover everyth…

Anna Wintour is set to give fashion fans never-before-seen access to Vogue’s secrets in her first-ever online class.

The editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue has teamed up with online education company MasterClass, and in a series of videos, will cover everything from advice, up-and-coming designers, and the organisation of the 2019 Met Gala.

“I am asked so often by young students and young designers and people that I meet on my travels how I started in my career,” Wintour said in an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday. “It’s easy to become famous today. It isn’t always so easy to become successful.

“My strong advice is (to) work with a mentor, work with someone that you admire, and just take the time to do it right. Don’t rush.”

The 69-year-old journalist, who has spent 31 years in the editor’s chair at Vogue, credited her father Charles, who was editor of British newspaper the Evening Standard, for influencing her career path.

“I grew up with vacations being halted because we had to go back to London because there was breaking news, so it was always a sense of excitement and understanding that (was) driven by world events,” Wintour shared. “It was never any question in my mind that this was a world that I wanted to explore.”

Wintour joins the likes of Annie Leibovitz and designer Diane von Furstenberg in partnering with MasterClass. Those interested in learning more will have to pay $180 (£146) for a year-long subscription to the service.

“This is a class for those who want to understand my leadership style, and then understand the experiences that have helped me become an effective leader,” she said in a trailer for her course. “I have never had the opportunity to share the many lessons I have learned as an editor and a creative leader in one place before.”

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Kim Kardashian was more nervous for 2019 Met Gala than her wedding

Kim Kardashian found preparing for the 2019 Met Gala much more “nerve-wracking” than her wedding to Kanye West.The TV personality turned heads at the camp-themed fashion event in May, when she turned up in a custom-made skin-tight beaded dress which wa…

Kim Kardashian found preparing for the 2019 Met Gala much more “nerve-wracking” than her wedding to Kanye West.

The TV personality turned heads at the camp-themed fashion event in May, when she turned up in a custom-made skin-tight beaded dress which was covered in droplet-shaped crystals that designer Thierry Mugler had come out of retirement to create for her. 

But in spite of attending the prestigious gala several times before, in a new teaser clip for her family’s reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim explained she was feeling more anxious about the event than she did before her wedding to rapper Kanye in Florence, Italy in May 2014.  

“It’s the morning of the Met, and I just keep on saying, ‘I don’t know why I have such anxiety for the Met, I feel this sense of pressure, responsibility,'” she commented to her make-up artists and glam squad. “This is like probably as nerve-wracking as my wedding like I don’t know why I get so nervous for the Met. Maybe even more so, just because there’s pictures from every single angle.” 

Kim went on to note that she also felt a lot of pressure to achieve Thierry’s vision, especially as working with the Frenchman was a “dream come true”.  

“It’s a huge responsibility for me because he, I’m sure after not designing for 20 years, wants it to be something magical and special and new… I just want it to be perfect,” the 38-year-old mused.  

In the clip, Kim was also shown participating in a group prayer circle with her team as they cinched her into the tight corset of her dress, which the mother-of-four previously revealed required her to undertake special breathing lessons to wear.  

To conclude the teaser, the star reflected on the different Met Galas she has attended over the years, including her first time when she was “just Kanye’s plus one” in 2013, before receiving her own invitation the following year after appearing on the April 2014 cover of U.S. Vogue with her beau.  

“I’m gonna say, ‘Year seven: cover girl. We officially made it,'” she smiled, referring to her April 2019 cover of the fashion publication.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Brandon Maxwell shares candid post on feeling ‘not relevant enough’

Brandon Maxwell has opened up about his mental health struggles and revealed he sometimes feels “not relevant enough”.The Texas-born designer recently took to Instagram to share an empowering message with his 518,000 followers and confessed that he som…

Brandon Maxwell has opened up about his mental health struggles and revealed he sometimes feels “not relevant enough”.

The Texas-born designer recently took to Instagram to share an empowering message with his 518,000 followers and confessed that he sometimes struggles with anxiety.

“So many mornings I wake up and feel like I’m on the most turbulent airplane ride, just gripping the armrest and closing my eyes waiting to rise above the clouds and into the clear blue sky, counting every second until I hear that ding letting me know the seatbelt sign is off and the road ahead is bump-free,” he wrote alongside a vintage image of Dolly Parton, before admitting that he sometimes feels ” too big, too dense, not relevant enough, fading, unlovable”.

Maxwell then urged his fans to ignore what they see in magazines and on TV, as “no one has it easier than the other”.

“Each one of us wakes up every morning meeting the occasion to find the strength within ourselves to put two feet on the floor when the sun rises, to set out into a day that challenges us, forces us to face ourselves, our demons, our insecurities, our shortcomings, and finally, our strengths,” the 34-year-old continued. “What defines you today, tomorrow, and forever, is not what you didn’t do right, what success you didn’t achieve, how much money you didn’t or didn’t make, how many likes you did or didn’t get.”

A number of Maxwell’s celebrity followers praised him in the comments section, with Sarah Paulson writing, “This is incredible,” while January Jones added: “Beautiful words, thank you.”

His post comes as Anne Hathaway publicly shared how the Project Runway judge had sweetly embroidered the words, “Anne + 1” in a custom-made dress, with the Oscar winner having just announced her second pregnancy.

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Jean Paul Gaultier proposed to Madonna three times

Jean Paul Gaultier has divulged that he proposed to Madonna on three different occasions.The fashion designer, known for his groundbreaking couture collections, was asked during an interview with British talk show This Morning on Wednesday if he’s alwa…

Jean Paul Gaultier has divulged that he proposed to Madonna on three different occasions.

The fashion designer, known for his groundbreaking couture collections, was asked during an interview with British talk show This Morning on Wednesday if he’s always been a bit in love with the Vogue star, to which he replied, “I was kind of.”

Gaultier then went on to explain that he had even asked for his frequent collaborator’s hand in marriage, but she always turned him down.

“I asked her to marry me three times… and she said no,” the 67-year-old commented, before insisting they are still close friends.

Madonna first wore one of Gaultier’s designs to the premiere of Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985, and the Frenchman went on to create the iconic cone bra she wore onstage during her Blonde Ambition tour in the 1990s.

Since then, they have teamed on costumes for the pop singer’s Confessions tour in 2006, and her MDNA gigs in 2012, and even attended last year’s Met Gala together as each other’s dates.

The theme of the prestigious fashion event was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and the Like a Prayer hitmaker turned to Gaultier to create her goth queen look.

Her black gown featured a fitted bodice and a sheer cross cutout, complete with a black veil and a cross-adorned crown.

At the time, the 60-year-old’s stylist told People that the mother-of-six considers Gaultier to be family.

“Madonna and Jean Paul have had quite a history together, so it was a wonderful family reunion and quite the fashion throwback,” Eyob Yohannes stated. “It was lovely to work with Jean Paul who has such a creative eye.”

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Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala corset left her in agony

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala corset left her with painful indentations on her back and stomach. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star wore a skintight number equipped with a corset that showed off her tiny waist as she hit the red carpet at the annual…

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala corset left her with painful indentations on her back and stomach.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star wore a skintight number equipped with a corset that showed off her tiny waist as she hit the red carpet at the annual event in May, and now the brunette beauty has revealed the Thierry Mugler look took its toll on her physically, leaving her in agony.

“I have never felt pain like that in my life,” Kim told The Wall Street Journal. “I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off – the indentations on my back and my stomach.”

The 38-year-old also addressed speculation that she had a rib removed to squeeze into the outfit, stating, “I don’t even know if that’s possible,” and promised the pieces from her own shapewear line are far more comfortable.

“The feeling when I had to wear that corset, is not that,” she added. “It’s the second skin that makes me feel comfortable and cosy and all smoothed.”

Kim’s waist-shrinking piece, made by the famous corsetier Mr. Pearl, was criticised by commenters on social media, who felt that the mother-of-four was promoting unrealistic beauty standards with her “unnatural” figure.

The dress took around eight months to make and gave the illusion that Kim had stepped out of the ocean and was dripping wet. She also sported wet look hair and glistening skin as she posed for photographers outside The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May.

Speaking to Vogue about her ensemble, Kim explained at the time, “This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler. So to come and design this gown for me is such an honour. He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”

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Zendaya feared she’d be set on fire by Cinderella-inspired 2019 Met Gala gown

Zendaya feared she would be set on fire by her Cinderella-inspired gown at the 2019 Met Gala after it began to overheat.The 22-year-old stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event back in May with stylist Law Roach, who acted as her Fa…

Zendaya feared she would be set on fire by her Cinderella-inspired gown at the 2019 Met Gala after it began to overheat.

The 22-year-old stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event back in May with stylist Law Roach, who acted as her Fairy Godmother.

He found Zendaya’s Tommy Hilfiger dress and made it glow blue, transforming her into a real-life Disney princess on the red carpet.

However, the Spider-Man: Far From Home star revealed that there was a team of people controlling the dress from the stands overlooking the red carpet at the Met Gala.

“The dress was like a science project,” she told Vogue.com. “It was animatronic, and there were literally two people in the stands moving it with remote controls. I had no idea that it was going to heat up because there were so many batteries and wires in it.

“It got really hot – like, I was a little bit scared – and I just said, ‘I should probably get this off before I roast…'”

The Tommy Hilfiger tribute to Cinderella was a hit on social media, however, there was one famous face who disapproved of the star’s Met Gala look.

Commenting on an image of Zendaya on the social media site, Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan raged: “Claire Danes did that with @ZacPosen already.”

The 32-year-old then addressed the Homeland star directly, and complimented the actress, who wore a similar style to the bash three years ago.

“@ClaireDanes, you wore this dress so beautifully,” she added. “I don’t know why someone thinks that they can be more chic. Ever.”

Zendaya later responded to Lindsay’s criticism in an interview, and said was unaffected by the unnecessary comments.

“Maybe in some strange way, that comment made them feel better that day. People are only negative because negativity is eating away at them,” she added.

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Anna Wintour praises Cardi B’s 2019 Met Gala gown

Anna Wintour was “completely in awe” over the crimson gown Cardi B wore to the 2019 Met Gala.The Bodak Yellow rapper attended the camp-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City back in early May and wowed …

Anna Wintour was “completely in awe” over the crimson gown Cardi B wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The Bodak Yellow rapper attended the camp-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City back in early May and wowed the crowd with her dramatic red high-neck dress which was covered in 30,000 feathers and featured a custom-made bodice containing 44 carats worth of rubies.

Accordingly, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour has now shared the latest Met Gala was the moment she was convinced Cardi has what it takes to be a fashion icon.

“I was completely in awe of the stunning dress that Cardi B wore to the Met this year. She looked unbelievable,” she said in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series. “It was designed by Thom Browne, she could barely move but it made no difference. I mean, people parted like the queen was coming through because she looked so fantastic. And I had not seen her look as chic or as original beforehand, so I have completely rethought my opinion of Cardi B’s style.”

Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour noted that sleeveless dresses are her summer must-have and jokingly commented that she wishes more fashion shows “started on time”.

And of all of the hundreds of fashion shows she has attended over the course of her career, the editor pinpointed John Galliano’s fall 1994 presentation held in Paris as her most memorable.

“My very favourite fashion show of all time was a show that John Galliano gave in a broken down, dilapidated, extraordinary mansion in Paris and the collection was all black,” the 69-year-old recalled. “John created every single look himself. And he’d been out of the public eye for a while. So, it was very emotional for him and for everybody in the audience that he was having his comeback.”

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