Halle Berry puts glamorous twist on Pillow Challenge

Halle Berry has taken the Pillow Challenge social media craze to the next level. The latest Instagram challenge requires users to turn their bedding into high-fashion looks, and the 53-year-old got in on the action this week and nailed the trend by tur…

Halle Berry has taken the Pillow Challenge social media craze to the next level.

The latest Instagram challenge requires users to turn their bedding into high-fashion looks, and the 53-year-old got in on the action this week and nailed the trend by turning her pillow into a couture-worthy outfit.

For her sexy twist on the challenge, Berry belted a black pillow around her waist to make it look like a strapless dress and finished the ensemble off with black heels, a wide-brimmed hat, and oversized sunglasses.

“You already KNOW you couldn’t keep me from the #PillowChallenge (crying with laughter emoji),” she wrote in the caption to the snap, which was taken in her garden.

She received praise for her homemade look in the comments, with Naomi Campbell posting fire emojis and Birds of Prey star Jurnee Smollett-Bell writing, “Damn damn damn” and more fire emojis.

The Monster’s Ball actress has been documenting her life on Instagram recently, and on Thursday, she shared a meme of herself to poke fun at her time in quarantine. The snap featured three photos from her film roles, showing the characters getting more and more dirty, tired, and unkempt in each one.

“I’ve lost count… what day are we on?” she joked in the caption.

Earlier this week, Berry announced the launch of her digital health and wellness community Re-spin, which she decided to release early to help those in lockdown.

“I invite you to join the @respin community – this is an early release and a work in progress, but feel free to use it as a wellness resource, a place to connect, to learn something new or maybe just as a distraction from our surreal circumstances,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Halle Berry shares natural face mask recipe

Halle Berry has detailed her go-to recipe for a natural face mask.The Monster’s Ball actress took to Instagram on Sunday to post a mirror selfie of herself standing in her bathroom while wearing the thick mask.In the accompanying caption, Halle encoura…

Halle Berry has detailed her go-to recipe for a natural face mask.

The Monster’s Ball actress took to Instagram on Sunday to post a mirror selfie of herself standing in her bathroom while wearing the thick mask.

In the accompanying caption, Halle encouraged fans to take some time out for themselves and practice some self-care, especially those living in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“No better time than now for a #SelfcareSunday,” she wrote. “Let’s Re-spin our skin ya’ll. Today, I’m sharing one of my favourite at-home face mask recipes.”

Linking to the Instagram account for Re-spin, her lifestyle brand, Halle promised her six million followers that they would be able to make the mask from ingredients located in their kitchen cupboards. The suggested recipe consists of two tablespoons of brewed green tea, one pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt.

Once mixed together, the mask should be applied in two layers: the first “generous” coat for three minutes and a second coat for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and then apply moisturiser as usual.

“This potion brightens, tightens, reduces fine lines and enhances that natural glow and it’s super easy!” the 53-year-old insisted.

Halle launched Re-spin in early 2020. Described as a “digital health and wellness community”, the company promotes physical and mental wellness through workout videos and inspiration. So far, the project is comprised of an app and a line of workout gear.

Prior to the disruption caused by coronavirus crisis, the star was also set to make her directorial debut on Bruised, a film about a mixed martial arts fighter.

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Halle Berry unveils new undercut hairstyle

Halle Berry has taken to social media to give fans a sneak peek at her new tribal-inspired buzz undercut.The 53-year-old debuted the new look in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, with the photo showing an intricate shaved design on the back of her head. …

Halle Berry has taken to social media to give fans a sneak peek at her new tribal-inspired buzz undercut.

The 53-year-old debuted the new look in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, with the photo showing an intricate shaved design on the back of her head.

“@ohre.kilpatrick went IN,” she simply captioned the shot, tagging groomer and photographer Ohre Kilpatrick.

The undercut features semi-circular and triangular patterns on the nape of her neck, and Halle’s fans and followers were quick to heap praise on her new ‘do.

“So tribal,” one wrote, while another told the actress that her hair has “inspired a trend and an entire generation”.

As well as showcasing her trend-setting locks, Halle has also been busy releasing her very first line of fitness gear in collaboration with her personal trainer Peter Lee Thomas.

The duo is the brains behind the debut collection rēspin by Halle Berry, which features an abs wheel, ankle weights, two waist trainers, and a compression vest.

Halle began working out with Peter more than five years ago, and she has been sharing clips from their intense workouts on Instagram with the hashtag #FitnessFriday.

She recently took to social media to announce the launch of their fitness collection and thanked her fans for following her journey.

“I’m so eternally grateful for you guys, and wanted to create something extra special to celebrate our two years together – I’m thrilled to announce my first EVER fitness collection, rēspin by Halle Berry!!” the John Wick star wrote, alongside a steamy snap of her in a low-cut white swimsuit and wearing boxing gloves.

The collection will be sold in stores across the U.S.

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Halle Berry credits pixie cut with helping her launch acting career

Halle Berry is certain she landed her first acting role because she cut her hair short. The actress broke into the industry when she nabbed a role on 1980s sitcom Living Dolls, and later went on to appear in films such as Jungle Fever, the X-Men franch…

Halle Berry is certain she landed her first acting role because she cut her hair short.

The actress broke into the industry when she nabbed a role on 1980s sitcom Living Dolls, and later went on to appear in films such as Jungle Fever, the X-Men franchise, Swordfish, and Monster’s Ball, for which she won the Best Actress Oscar in 2002.

Halle became famous for the short hairstyle she sported in these roles and she believes the look is the reason she booked her first professional acting job.

“When I got this haircut, I felt like my best self. I had no hair to hide behind. It was just all me, take it or leave it, love it or hate it, it was who I was,” the 52-year-old said in an interview with InStyle. “I cut my hair short when I first became an actor and I finally got a job. I think that was because the directors and producers actually saw me. Before that, I had long hair like every other girl like me and I dared to cut it short and that actually got me my first job on Living Dolls – so I have an affinity for short hair.”

Halle now sports long, wavy locks but hasn’t turned her back on the pixie cut for good, as she teased, “I’ll go back, one day.”

The star spoke to InStyle to mark the publication’s 25th anniversary and reflected on her cover appearances in July 2000, September 2004, February 2008, and November 2012.

She also shared that landing the 2000 cover was a big deal because it was rare to see African-Americans fronting magazines back then.

“You know, 20 years ago, Black faces on magazine covers were few and far between,” she said. “Those early covers, like my first one for InStyle in 2000, meant so much to me because I knew what it meant to other Black women and Black little girls to see themselves represented in popular culture.”

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Elie Saab credits Halle Berry with popularising brand

Fashion designer Elie Saab has credited Halle Berry with putting his brand on the map. The actress famously wore a daring Elie Saab gown which featured a sheer mesh top covered in floral embroidery and a full red satin skirt when she attended the 2002…

Fashion designer Elie Saab has credited Halle Berry with putting his brand on the map.

The actress famously wore a daring Elie Saab gown which featured a sheer mesh top covered in floral embroidery and a full red satin skirt when she attended the 2002 Academy Awards, where she become the first African-American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Monster’s Ball.

The iconic gown has been cited as one of the best Oscars dresses of all time on numerous lists, and as such, the Lebanese designer believes she was the driving force behind his brand’s popularity.

“Halle Berry made the name Elie Saab more popular… She managed to really put the name Elie Saab on the international market,” he told Vogue.com.au. “(That time) was a better time for cinema in general. (She) was the first woman of colour (to win) … It was elegant and daring and chic. I think this moment was a very exceptional moment for cinema.”

Saab has remained one of Berry’s favourite designers, and she has been spotted wearing his creations on a number of occasions, including an appearance at the 2011 Costumer Designers Guild Awards, presenting at the 2014 Emmy Awards, and most recently, for the premiere of her TV series Boomerang in February.

Celebrities including Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Sandra Bullock have since gone on to wear Saab’s creations on the red carpet, and he told the publication he aims to enhance their beauty.

“Celebrities are women who like to be beautiful, like all women, and I really only work for this, so that I can see beautiful women… I present creations that always flatter them, that enhance them and their beauty,” he said.

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