Ashley Graham puts CBD-infused product on feet before wearing high heels

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently …

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.

The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently landed major gigs for the likes of Swimsuits for All, Revlon, and Rag & Bone.

However, Ashley isn’t a fan of standing around in high heels for long photoshoots, and in an interview with Into The Gloss, she explained that she finds formulas made with cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from the hemp plant, really help.

“If I’m wearing heels, we’ve got to talk about Lord Jones,” she praised. “The CBD on the bottom of the foot is very necessary – it’s a model secret, because you have to be ready hours in advance of a show and you’re just standing around.”

Lord Jones is known for its High CBD Formula Body Lotion, High CBD Formula Body Oil, and the Royal Oil, which is made with CBD oil and pure grapeseed oil, with celebrities such as Liv Tyler, Kristen Bell, and Olivia Wilde also fans of the products.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ashley shared that she visits Mzia Shiman once a month for a facial and likes to use Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Solution to remove her make-up each night.

She also likes Retrouve skincare products, after being recommended them by Tracee Ellis Ross’s make-up artist.

“The Intensive night moisturiser is very rich, but light enough that I’m not going to also break out. You only need a little bit of it. I also like the eye cream. I’m in my early thirties so I’m just doing it preventatively. I feel like eye creams are a little bit BS, but with this one, I can feel a difference,” the 31-year-old explained.

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Olivia Wilde set to direct and produce thriller Don’t Worry, Darling

Olivia Wilde is set to direct and produce upcoming thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.The actress-turned-filmmaker made her directorial debut with teen coming-of-age comedy Booksmart earlier this year, with the film featuring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldst…

Olivia Wilde is set to direct and produce upcoming thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.

The actress-turned-filmmaker made her directorial debut with teen coming-of-age comedy Booksmart earlier this year, with the film featuring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Now, Wilde has signed on to helm Don’t Worry, Darling, which will centre on an unhappy 1950s housewife and is to be “a psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era”, according to editors at Variety.

While the project remains in the early stages of development, the 35-year-old will be teaming with Booksmart writer/producer Katie Silberman as well as It producer Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. Silberman has rewritten the script, which is based on an original screenplay by sibling writers Shane and Carey Van Dyke.

A potential release date or casting details have not yet been announced, and while a studio is yet to be confirmed, editors at Deadline have reported that 18 production companies have made bids for Don’t Worry, Darling, including big-name firms such as Legendary and MGM, as well as streaming services like Netflix.

Meanwhile, Wilde has also been attached to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy movie for Universal Pictures. In addition to juggling her directing duties, she is currently filming Clint Eastwood’s new drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which stars Jon Hamm, Sam Rockwell, and Kathy Bates, and last appeared onscreen in 2018’s Life Itself and A Vigilante.

Silberman is known for her work as a writer on 2010 short Party Favors, 2018’s Set It Up, as well as Isn’t It Romantic, the fantasy romcom starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra. She is now in the pre-production phases of Most Dangerous Game, which is set to re-team Set It Up’s Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell.

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Olivia Wilde wants to direct a Marvel superhero movie

Olivia Wilde wants to direct a Marvel superhero movie and thinks no genre should be off the table for female filmmakers. The 35-year-old recently made her directorial debut with comedy Booksmart, and the actress was quizzed by MTV about possible futur…

Olivia Wilde wants to direct a Marvel superhero movie and thinks no genre should be off the table for female filmmakers.

The 35-year-old recently made her directorial debut with comedy Booksmart, and the actress was quizzed by MTV about possible future projects she’d be inspired to take on.

When asked if she’d try her hand at directing a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wilde replied, “Totally yeah, absolutely.”

And with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay heading up a movie adaptation of DC Comics’ The New Gods and Chloe Zhao directing The Eternals for Marvel, the mother-of-two is excited about the future of female filmmakers.

“I think that it’s exciting that now women like Ava DuVernay and Chloe Zhao are directing Marvel films and it’s exciting to think about what that will do to the franchise. I think it’s a proud… I’m a proud member of the movement of female directors, and I don’t think there’s any genre that should be off the table,” Wilde shared.

While she’s yet to be offered a superhero movie, the Cowboys & Aliens star would join a prestigious group of women when the time comes.

Zhao has become the first solo female director in the MCU, and will helm the highly-anticipated project based on Jack Kirby’s comic book, which follows the super-powered beings known as Eternals.

In addition, Anna Boden co-directed the hugely successful Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, and Cate Shortland has been confirmed to direct the Black Widow spin-off movie with Scarlett Johansson.

Wilde also praised the opportunities that are now being given to women in Hollywood, including heading up huge superhero franchises such as Wonder Woman, which is helmed by Patty Jenkins.

The 47-year-old was paid a handsome sum to return – along with leading woman Gal Gadot – for the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.

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Beanie Feldstein praises Olivia Wilde’s ‘honest’ approach to filmmaking

Beanie Feldstein has praised Olivia Wilde’s “fresh and honest” take on directing.In new film Booksmart, the Lady Bird actress plays Molly, with Kaitlyn Dever taking on the part of her friend Amy. The plot focuses on how the girls set out to finally bre…

Beanie Feldstein has praised Olivia Wilde’s “fresh and honest” take on directing.

In new film Booksmart, the Lady Bird actress plays Molly, with Kaitlyn Dever taking on the part of her friend Amy.

The plot focuses on how the girls set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of high school classes, and Beanie has lauded first-time feature filmmaker Olivia on her approach to her cast and the material.

“She never pushed anyone into this certain idea of what she had for a scene or a moment – she let everyone’s natural energy come to the table,” she said in an interview with WWD. “And then she just celebrated it.”

Beanie went on to explain how pleased she is with the way in which Booksmart defies convention by giving women the opportunity to be the “comedic part” of the story.

She also enjoyed developing her character, and even sees some aspects of her own personality onscreen.

“(Molly) is sort of like Paris Geller (from Gilmore Girls) meets Lisa Simpson (from The Simpsons) with a little bit of Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. I liked the idea of showing that a girl can be silly and loose with her friends and also be really intense and kind of biting at school,” the 25-year-old smiled.

Previously, Olivia shared in an interview with U.S. breakfast show Today that she had Beanie and Kaitlyn live together for the duration of the production, so they really connected onscreen.

“It was necessary because they’re supposed to be playing best friends for 10 years and I needed that kind of layered friendship that’s deep. You know, (like) you’ve watched someone grow up,” she explained. “So, they lived together all through pre-production and production.”

Booksmart, also featuring Billie Lourd, Lisa Kudrow and Olivia’s partner Jason Sudeikis, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.

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Taylor Swift continues with pastel streak at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift has continued with her pastel streak by wearing a lilac dress to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.Almost a week after dropping her new single ME!, the singer made a splash on the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wedn…

Taylor Swift has continued with her pastel streak by wearing a lilac dress to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Almost a week after dropping her new single ME!, the singer made a splash on the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (01May19) when she stepped out in a light purple skater-style minidress from Raisa & Vanessa.

Taylor accessorised with matching high heels from Casadei, and a star-studded ear cuff, while her make-up artist Lorrie Turk completed the look by giving her a sweep of lavender-coloured eyeshadow on her lids and slick of rose-pink lipstick.

With her upcoming seventh studio album, Taylor has recently adopted a new pastel-shaded aesthetic, having been spotted out and about in New York City with pink dip-dyed hair and floral-printed dresses, while she also helped to design the peach and yellow-coloured J. Mendel gown that she wore to the recent Time 100 Gala.

In addition, the superstar has been curating her Instagram page to reflect her new theme, with the account now featuring close-up images of pink sequin fabric, a light blue bicycle, heart-shaped jewellery, pastel tiles, and pink and yellow handbags.

Other celebrities to make sartorial statements at the Billboard Music Awards included Cardi B, who rocked a canary yellow skirt and top from Moschino, and Diplo, who opted for a purple and gold cowboy-inspired suit.

Ciara wowed in a black dress with flowing train from Stephane Rolland, actress Olivia Wilde dazzled in a gold Ralph Lauren number, and Jennifer Hudson opted for a brown Area Suit with crystal detailing, which she matched with Stuart Weitzman shoes and The Residency earrings.

Sophie Turner, who wed fiance Joe Jonas following the ceremony, sported head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, while her sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in a white Zuhair Murad Couture ensemble.

Elsewhere, Halsey turned heads in a blue satin and black lace dress, which she matched with dramatic make-up and purple lipstick, and rapper Yung Miami rocked a neon green tulle dress from Oyemwen and bright yellow Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Olivia Wilde offers simple solution to Hollywood’s diversity issue

Olivia Wilde has come up with a way for Hollywood to tackle the diversity problem – stop drawing on the same pool of talent and widen the net.With scandals like the gender pay gap debate and the #OscarsSoWhite outrage in 2015, as well the introductio…

Olivia Wilde has come up with a way for Hollywood to tackle the diversity problem – stop drawing on the same pool of talent and widen the net.

With scandals like the gender pay gap debate and the #OscarsSoWhite outrage in 2015, as well the introduction of inclusion riders, the tide appears to be turning when it comes to industry diversity.

However, Rush actress Olivia hinted that the progress is slow as she spoke at a screening of her directorial debut Booksmart at the Film Independent Forum.

“It turns out when you see all actors and you just hire the best people, you actually end up with a really representative set. The problem is most people don’t look at everyone. If we keep drawing from the same pool, it becomes this recycled pot of inspiration. There’s nothing new if you don’t take a step further,” she stated, according to Variety.

“In order for casts to become more diverse and representative – the same goes for crew behind the camera – you have to look beyond resume. You have to hire people based on their talent, their skills, their ideas, their passion.”

For her film, which stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two high schoolers who realise they should have studied less and partied more on the eve of their graduation, Olivia hired a female-dominated crew.

She also was happy to go with her gut instinct when it came to the cast and crew.

“If we keep hiring based on resume, we will just continue this paradigm and everything will be the same as it’s been. We have to break the mould, we have to change the way we hire people. Maybe you could be a little bit nervous to hire an actor who’s never been on a film set and has a pretty sizeable role, but I found that pretty exciting,” she smiled.

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Olivia Wilde teams with ThredUp bosses to promote conscious fashion

Olivia Wilde is teaming with the brains behind fashion-forward website ThredUp for a new campaign urging style lovers to embrace second hand clothing. The actress is fronting the ThredUp x Olivia Wilde x Conscious Commerce’s Choose Used collection, wh…

Olivia Wilde is teaming with the brains behind fashion-forward website ThredUp for a new campaign urging style lovers to embrace second hand clothing.

The actress is fronting the ThredUp x Olivia Wilde x Conscious Commerce’s Choose Used collection, which features 4,000 pieces, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and denim jackets that have all been redesigned from previously own items. The clothing features phrases such as “Used Goods” and “I Wear Used Clothes”, inspiring shoppers to opt for sustainable outfits.

Bosses at ThredUp, the world’s largest online thrift store, have recycled 65 million items to date and are working to reduce the stigma of second hand wear, calling on Wilde to further their message. The 35 year old has joined forces with the brand’s founder, Babs Burchfield, for the Conscious Commerce fundraiser.

“Working with Olivia was a no brainer because of her passion for circular fashion,” said Jenna Bray, ThredUp’s senior brand director in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily. “The mission Olivia and Babs created for Conscious Commerce is so aligned with our mission.”

“We created designs that are stunning and also celebrate the mission,” Bray added. “Olivia is a really big fan of vintage and that’s what inspired a lot of the design. It’s got a very bad rocker vibe.”

A percentage of all items sold will benefit the Circular Fashion Foundation, a company geared towards sustainable fashion efforts worldwide.

“We found design inspiration for the Choose Used collection with ThredUp in our favorite, perfectly broken-in vintage Ts,” said Wilde and Burchfield in a joint statement. “Our aim was to make the designs uplifting because the decision to choose used should be a straightforward and gratifying one.”

Actress Nikki Reed has also joined the push for sustainable fashion, taking to Instagram on Tuesday (16Apr19) to share an image of herself in one of ThredUp’s designs, while promoting Wilde’s venture and announcing her own role as one of the label’s ambassadors.

She captioned the image, “I WEAR USED CLOTHES. Let’s all help end the stigma, people! I’m thrilled to partner with @thredUP X @OliviaWilde and @ConsciousCo #ChooseUsed Collection to spark a conversation around textile waste.”

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Olivia Wilde amazed by Jason Sudeikis’ talent in Booksmart

Olivia Wilde was in awe of her actor fiance Jason Sudeikis’ talent while directing him in her new comedy Booksmart. The actress-turned-filmmaker recruited her longtime partner to star in her directorial debut, and working together allowed her to exper…

Olivia Wilde was in awe of her actor fiance Jason Sudeikis’ talent while directing him in her new comedy Booksmart.

The actress-turned-filmmaker recruited her longtime partner to star in her directorial debut, and working together allowed her to experience his skillset as a performer first hand.

“That was great,” she tells People magazine of working with Sudeikis. “He’s one of the best improvisers in the world so I knew I could cast him. He’s like spinning a top and just letting it roll. It’s really amazing to see him do his thing.”

Although she found herself at ease on set, Olivia was initially anxious about stepping behind the camera.

“I was nervous, for sure, because it’s nerve-racking to take something totally personal and put it in front of the world, but I feel excited,” she adds. “The early response has been very positive. People are enjoying themselves and that’s why we did it. I want to do it again. I love directing. I’m hooked.”

The comedy centres on two high achieving high school seniors, played by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, who rebel ahead of their graduation and let loose.

The film debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March (19) to rave reviews and earned her the Breakthrough Director of the Year prize at CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday (04Apr19).

“I feel like the only thing better than being an actor and seeing yourself on a big screen is being a director and seeing the work that you were lucky enough to create on a big screen,” Wilde said while accepting the accolade.

“It is the greatest honour to have my first film seen in movie theatres. This is what people dream about, and so many directors don’t get that chance, so I am just the luckiest person on earth.”

Booksmart opens in U.S. theatres next month (May19).

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Olivia Wilde hired a female-dominated crew for Booksmart to set an example

Olivia Wilde hired a female-heavy crew for her directorial debut Booksmart to show her young cast that men could comfortably take orders from women.Booksmart stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as school friends Amy and Molly, who question whether…

Olivia Wilde hired a female-heavy crew for her directorial debut Booksmart to show her young cast that men could comfortably take orders from women.

Booksmart stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as school friends Amy and Molly, who question whether they should have worked less and played more on the eve of their graduation.

The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, with Olivia now explaining why she preferred to hire lots of women to work on set.

“(Production designer) Katie Byron is a great example of someone who had less credits than a lot of the men with fancy credits who were meeting me for the job, but I wanted to give this brilliant woman a chance, and she was tremendous,” Olivia gushed to The Hollywood Reporter. “There were so many different positions that I as an actress was more familiar seeing as men on a set, from the sound department to the art department through post-production, including the editor and sound mixer. But I thought, ‘What if we could add more women?’

“We also had brilliant men who were great allies, but it was important to me to show this young cast that a crew could include men who are comfortable taking orders from a woman. I curated the environment I always wanted to see on a set.”

Admitting she’s had several moments where she thought she was dreaming, thanks to the positive response to the film, Olivia is finally working in the way she’s always wanted to.

She added the feature is a nod to some of her favourite movies growing up.

“I really wanted to acknowledge that my love for films started with The Breakfast Club and the whole John Hughes canon, as well as Clueless, Dazed and Confused — basically all the films that contextualized my adolescence,” the 35-year-old smiled.

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Olivia Wilde pays tribute to daughter with movie premiere accessory

Actress Olivia Wilde wore a daisy necklace to the Los Angeles launch of A Vigilante as a tribute to her daughter because the movie marked her first job post-pregnancy. The TRON: Legacy star welcomed little Daisy, her second child with fiance Jason Sud…

Actress Olivia Wilde wore a daisy necklace to the Los Angeles launch of A Vigilante as a tribute to her daughter because the movie marked her first job post-pregnancy.

The TRON: Legacy star welcomed little Daisy, her second child with fiance Jason Sudeikis, in October, 2016, shortly before she signed on for the new abuse thriller and returned to work.

And the 35 year old decided to use her red carpet accessories to honour her little girl as she attended the premiere on Wednesday night (27Mar19).

“A VIGILANTE premiere in LA,” Olivia captioned a selfie on Instagram. “Wore a daisy in my necklace cuz (sic) Daisy was in my belly right before I made this movie so she’s basically my costar.”

The mother-of-two showed off her slender figure at the event in a long-sleeved green turtleneck-style dress, pairing the couture gown with a Tiffany & Co necklace, which featured a single daisy in a gold vase.

However, Olivia admitted she had to train hard to shed her baby weight before production began on A Vigilante, in which she plays abuse survivor Sadie, who comes to the aid of fellow victims by ridding them of their attackers.

“I went right into training and I did a mixture of Krav Maga and weight training and aerobics,” she told Us Weekly. “I had gained like 70 pounds having Daisy, and I had to really shed a lot of fat.

“I was really inspired by the precise lessons of Krav Maga as a kind of art form. It’s a really interesting martial art.”

Olivia and Jason, who became engaged in 2013, are also parents to son Otis, four.

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