Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James giving free dresses to teachers

Reese Witherspoon is showing her appreciation for America’s teachers amid the coronavirus crisis by offering them free dresses from her Draper James label.The Covid-19 outbreak is continuing to sweep across the United States, with 245,000 confirmed cas…

Reese Witherspoon is showing her appreciation for America’s teachers amid the coronavirus crisis by offering them free dresses from her Draper James label.

The Covid-19 outbreak is continuing to sweep across the United States, with 245,000 confirmed cases and an estimated 6,000 deaths.

Classrooms have been closed and many teachers tasked with rapidly adapting to online lessons, and now, Witherspoon is showing her gratitude to the hardworking educators by giving away items from her lifestyle brand.

“Advocating for the children of the world is no easy task, so I wanted to show teachers a little extra love right now,” the mother-of-three said. “These past few weeks have shown me so much about humanity. I have been so encouraged by the ways people are really showing up for each other. Particularly the teachers.”

Teachers can apply to win their free dress by filling out a form on Draper James’ website. The giveaway extends to all school teachers in the U.S. who complete the form by 5 April.

As the supply of the dresses is limited, the winning teachers will be decided by lottery. In addition, Witherspoon will also offer 25 per cent off online orders on 5 May – Teacher Appreciation Day.

“During quarantine, we’ve seen you broadcasting lessons from your homes, figuring out remote-learning techniques and new communication platforms on the fly, balancing work and life – all while continuing to educate and connect with our children,” a company representative added. “We know that (teaching during the coronavirus crisis) is not easy and want to shine a light on all your efforts.”

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Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James teams with Lands’ End on swimwear line

Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James has collaborated with retailer Lands’ End on a new collection.Featuring swimwear, cover-ups, and accessories, the limited-edition line merges Draper James’ Southern Americana appeal with Lands’ End’s cla…

Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James has collaborated with retailer Lands’ End on a new collection.

Featuring swimwear, cover-ups, and accessories, the limited-edition line merges Draper James’ Southern Americana appeal with Lands’ End’s classic wearable designs – and fans of the actress’ label will be quick to spot her signature gingham and magnolia prints among the pieces.

Offered in a range of sizes from extra small to extra large, it was important for both Reese and the team at Lands’ End for the designs to promote body positivity.

“Lands’ End’s approach to swim and dedication to fit-testing in all sizes was in line with our goal to deliver comfort, style and body confidence. We are beyond excited to be able to bring our signature prints, design details and Lands’ End’s tried-and-true fit to women of all shapes and sizes,” she shared, while Chieh Tsai, chief product officer at Lands’ End, added: “At Lands’ End we pride ourselves on fitting every body and focus on creating comfortable pieces for our customer. We strive to provide our customer with the best possible fit to make her feel stylish and confident in her everyday life.”

As part of the collection’s launch, Reese has declared that some of the proceeds will go to charitable organisation Girls Inc., a nonprofit that advocates for girls between ages of six and 18, encouraging them to be strong, smart, and bold.

The 44-year-old also posted news of the collaboration to her Instagram followers, and commented: ”In hard times like this, I really try to focus on the ways I can help others. So, in a way, the timing couldn’t be more right for this collaboration.”

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Reese Witherspoon never wanted to exploit her sexuality in photoshoots

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way. Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the…

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way.

Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the pictures never have a smouldering or sexy edge, and in an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained that was a deliberate decision.

“I always had a thing about exploiting sexuality. When I came up in the business, there were all these men’s magazines we were told to cater to. I was never in Maxim. I was never picked as a GQ girl, and I’m O.K. with that because that’s not how I wanted to be viewed. That’s not how I see myself,” she explained.

The 43-year-old shared that she wanted to place more importance on her acting and comedic talents than on her appearance because she can keep working once ageing sets in.

“I always say, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’ I always just wanted to be funny, you know? And you can’t be rendered obsolete if you just keep being funny,” Reese continued. “Guess what gets rendered obsolete? Your boobs go south, your face goes south, your a*s goes south, but you can always be funny. And those are my idols, my heroes – Goldie (Hawn), Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton, Nancy Meyers – smart and funny.”

However, the mother-of-three insisted women should be allowed to display their sexuality if they want to.

“It’s complex. It’s not how I grew up. I grew up thinking you dress the way you want to be treated. But things are changing,” she added.

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Ashley Graham shares first photo of baby son

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details. However, Ashley offered…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.

Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details.

However, Ashley offered her fans an update on Tuesday by posting two black-and-white snaps on Instagram – with each one showing the baby’s hand holding his parents’ fingers.

“At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world,” she wrote in the caption. “Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full.”

Ashley added that she and her husband Justin Ervin were looking forward to introducing the tot during an episode of her Pretty Big Deal podcast in the near future.

Accordingly, the 32-year-old’s sweet message quickly garnered lots of attention from her celebrity friends.

“Welcome to the world, little one!” wrote Reese Witherspoon, while Helena Christensen gushed, “So much love to you and Justin and the little baba.”

Karlie Kloss posted, “Congratulations!!!! CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HIM !!!” alongside a string of heart emojis, and Christy Turlington added: “Capricorn. YES. Congratulations, Mama!”

Amber Valletta, Hannah Ferguson, Carolyn Murphy, Taylor Hill, Lily Aldridge, and Lais Ribeiro also shared their best wishes to the couple, though writer Erin Foster took the opportunity to praise Ashley’s manicure.

“Congrats! Also, your fingernail is beautiful. Great nail beds,” she wrote.

Ashley and Justin wed in 2010. The brunette beauty announced her pregnancy in August.

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Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection criticised for excluding plus-size customers

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was rel…

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.

The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was released over the weekend and quickly sold out.

However, many customers were disappointed to discover that the range only went up to an XL, which translates to a U.S. size 16-18 or U.K. size 20-22, and took to social media to criticise Beyonce for using inclusivity to promote the line but not including larger sizes.

“I love Beyonce. I am a noted member of the Beyhive. It is also incredibly disappointing that a woman who has made inclusion a part of her brand willfully excluded plus-size people from her athleisure line. And this isn’t the first time,” one user wrote, referring to Beyonce’s first Ivy Park release with Topshop in 2016.

“We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion. You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus-size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this,” another fired. “The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.”

To promote the line, Beyonce told Elle magazine that she was making the clothing gender-neutral after realising how many men were fans of her 2016 Ivy Park release, and also sent the entire collection to an inclusive range of celebrities including Ashley Graham, Reese Witherspoon, Zendaya, and Lizzo.

On Monday night, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to thank her fans for making the new collection a success.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible human beings who stood in those long lines in the snow and rain,” she wrote. “All the beautiful people who waited in the waiting room online. All of the friends and family who took the time to film videos and dress up in the unboxing. I am humbled, grateful and proud. Y’all look so good in your IVY PARK. I love you deep. B.”

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Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee collaborating with H&M

Celebrated Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is collaborating with the team at H&M on a line.Since launching his label Sabyasachi in 1999, the fashion star has built up a reputation for his costumes for Bollywood films and stunning red carpet outfit…

Celebrated Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is collaborating with the team at H&M on a line.

Since launching his label Sabyasachi in 1999, the fashion star has built up a reputation for his costumes for Bollywood films and stunning red carpet outfits, with his celebrity clients including the likes of Renee Zellweger and Reese Witherspoon.

However, Mukherjee is to offer fans around the world access to his designs via a collection for the Swedish high street retailer.

“I am happy to announce the collaboration with H&M, as it gives us the opportunity to spread the Sabyasachi aesthetic to a wider audience in India and worldwide,” he commented. “Having done couture for the majority of my career, it is very exciting to bring that finesse of craft to ready-to-wear and create whimsical and fluid silhouettes that bring relaxed sophistication to everyday life.”

Named Wanderlust, the Sabyasachi x H&M collaboration will include items for men and women, as well as accessories. Pieces will take cues from India’s rich textile, craft and history, and mix modern and traditional silhouettes.

And Ella Soccorsi, H&M’s concept designer at collaborations and special collections, anticipates huge interest in the range.

“At H&M, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with iconic Indian designer Sabyasachi, known for his dynamic use of indigenous crafts and textiles – a language so stunning that it permanently altered the fashion and design landscape of the country,” she added.

The Sabyasachi x H&M collection will be available to purchase from H&M stores and the label’s website on 16 April.

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Charlize Theron wears diamond bracelet in her hair to 2020 SAG Awards

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to…

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.

The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to Judy’s Renee Zellweger, looked stunning in a black and silver Givenchy outfit when she stepped out onto the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

But while Charlize’s ensemble garnered lots of attention, it was the Tiffany & Co. diamond tennis bracelet placed on her centre parting that really had fans talking.

“I didn’t have time to do my roots. So, my lovely friend Adir (Abergel, hairstylist) said, ‘Why don’t we throw a Tiffany necklace or bracelet in there,'” she told People at the event.

The bracelet, costing around $15,000 (£11,500), contained approximately three carats worth of diamonds. Charlize also sported large diamond earrings, bracelets, and rings from the luxury brand.

And in a video posted on his Instagram page, celebrity hairstylist Adir shared a close-up of his handiwork, with it appearing that he had braided the 44-year-old’s hair down the middle, before sewing the bracelet in with thread to secure it.

“Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming love and messages about this futuristic look. Here’s a closer look at how I attached that beautiful @tiffanyandco tennis bracelet. Shiny hair and diamonds can make anyone happy,” he commented.

Other celebrities to opt for lots of sparkle at the 2020 SAG Awards included Jennifer Lopez, who teamed her elegant Georges Hobeika gown with a beautiful diamond necklace from Harry Winston, Reese Witherspoon, who rocked a one-shoulder crystal-studded Celine dress, and Dakota Fanning, who positively sparkled in a heavily sequined seafoam green Valentino creation.

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Beyonce gifts Reese Witherspoon and Cardi B new Ivy Park collection

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Cardi B, and Zendaya have been gifted Beyonce’s upcoming Adidas x IVY PARK collection.The superstar originally launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon Philip Green, but after buying his share…

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Cardi B, and Zendaya have been gifted Beyonce’s upcoming Adidas x IVY PARK collection.

The superstar originally launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon Philip Green, but after buying his shares to assume full ownership of the brand, Beyonce revealed in April she was partnering with Adidas bosses to release the new Ivy Park, which is due for release on Saturday.

To promote the line in the run-up to the launch, the Formation hitmaker decided to send the entire unisex collection, contained in a big orange box on wheels, to a bunch of celebrities, who took to social media to gush about their coveted gift.

The Legally Blonde star shared a video on Instagram of her mother wheeling the orange box up her driveway before the pair unclipped the front. The footage then turned into a montage of Reese stepping out of the box and posing or dancing in a variety of Ivy Park ensembles, such as the purple jumpsuit, the purple form-fitting dress, sneakers, and a beanie hat.

“Does this officially make me the newest member of the #Beyhive?” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you, @Beyonce for the #IvyPark swag!”

Cardi also posted a video of her standing in front of the orange box before filming herself sifting through items on the rail.

“So, I just got home and look what I got. B**ch Beyonce done give me a closet… I gotta open it,” she can be heard saying.

Zendaya simply shared a picture of her posing in front of the orange box on her Instagram Stories and thanked Beyonce in the caption, while model Hailey Bieber shared a video of her going through the rail and called it “the coolest thing I’ve ever been sent”. She was photographed wearing the purple crop top and matching tracksuit bottoms while she visited a dance studio on Wednesday.

Actresses including Laverne Cox, Yara Shahidi, and Issa Rae were also sent the surprise gift.

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Reese Witherspoon had ‘hard time’ picking dress for Golden Globes

Reese Witherspoon had a “hard time” choosing a dress to wear to the 2020 Golden Globes.The Legally Blonde actress recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at her preparing for the annual ceremony in an Instagram video, with the clip showing her kicking…

Reese Witherspoon had a “hard time” choosing a dress to wear to the 2020 Golden Globes.

The Legally Blonde actress recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at her preparing for the annual ceremony in an Instagram video, with the clip showing her kicking off her busy day with an early morning yoga session to help clear her mind and de-stress.

Reese, who was up for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Bradley Jackson in The Morning Show but lost out to Olivia Colman, then headed to her dress fitting with stylist Petra Flannery.

The mother-of-three seemed overwhelmed by the huge choice of show-stopping outfits on display and told the camera that it was her favourite part, as she got to pick “from the most talented designers”.

Trying on the white crepe one-shoulder asymmetric Roland Mouret gown first, which she eventually wore, Reese is then seen posing in a variety of different dresses, including a black version of the white crepe number.

She’s also filmed wearing a purple feathered number, a black suit with an embellished tuxedo jacket, and a chic knee-length ’50s-style black one-shouldered gown.

Reese proceeds to take viewers through her hair and make-up session in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel, and confessed that she had a difficult choice to make as she fell in love with two gowns at her fitting.

“I had a really hard time deciding between two dresses. So, this is it. I hope I made the right choice. I’m making a really brave decision here at the Golden Globes to wear white,” the 43-year-old joked of the Mouret gown, before sharing her fear that her pristine outfit would get covered in make-up when she’s hugging other stars. “I’m so scared. I never wear white!”

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Margot Robbie studied Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods to prepare for Bombshell role

Margot Robbie studied Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blonde to prepare for her role in Bombshell.The 29-year-old Australian actress plays the young and enthusiastic Fox News staffer Kayla Pospisil in the new movie, who is a composite charac…

Margot Robbie studied Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blonde to prepare for her role in Bombshell.

The 29-year-old Australian actress plays the young and enthusiastic Fox News staffer Kayla Pospisil in the new movie, who is a composite character created by screenwriter Charles Randolph to highlight the widespread sexual harassment and abuse conducted by late network chief Roger Ailes.

Margot told Variety that she struggled to understand the conservative character, but was inspired by Reese as Elle Woods from the 2001 comedy, as she was “incredibly smart” but “underestimated because of their looks”, just like Kayla.

“Every day, I’d do the monologue from Legally Blonde,” she added.

The Oscar-nominated actress also did some secret social media sleuthing to further understand her character’s political leanings, and created a fake Twitter account to work out what motivates “young millennial conservative girls”.

“I didn’t understand her to begin with,” she explained to Variety. “But my process is to do a ton of research, consider every single option, know every single situation, scenario, thought and motivation inside and out, so I can step onto set and then let it all go.”

Margot revealed she was urged by Bombshell director Jay Roach to watch footage of Katherine Harris, Florida’s former secretary of state, to perfect her dialect in the movie. The Republican politician became famous during the aftermath of the George W. Bush v. Al Gore presidential election of 2000, and was also played by Laura Dern in Roach’s HBO movie Recount back in 2008.

“I just love the sounds of her vowels – they’re incredible,” Margot shared.

Bombshell, which also stars Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, is in cinemas now.

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