Rosario Dawson drinks clay to maintain her flawless glow

Rosario Dawson’s maintains her flawless complexion by drinking clay as part of her beauty routine. The Sin City star swears by the unconventional self-care method, revealing it has boosted her health as well. “I’ve been starting to drink clay lat…

Rosario Dawson’s maintains her flawless complexion by drinking clay as part of her beauty routine.

The Sin City star swears by the unconventional self-care method, revealing it has boosted her health as well.

“I’ve been starting to drink clay lately,” Dawson told The Cut. “There’s really good, fine, food-grade clay that helps to clean out your system and rid you of parasites.”

The 39 year old also uses clay products as part of her face-wash and cleansing routine.

“I’m not a retinol and acids-type person; I can’t do all of that kind of stuff. It’s about finding the stuff that works for me,” she added.

And the women’s rights activist is thrilled that there have been changes to the perception of beauty in recent years, noting she supports the outcry against airbrushing celebrity photos.

“One thing that’s coming up quite often now, which I think is really great, is this push back on all of the photo airbrushing,” she told Glamour. “I’m going to be 40 this year. It makes sense that I’m going to have wrinkles.”

Dawson has experienced her share of airbrushing following magazine photoshoots and admits the decision to alter her looks left her feeling self conscious.

“They’ve airbrushed scars and stretchmarks and all kinds of things out over the years that make it look impossible,” she scolded. “I’m starting to look at photos, and I get body dysmorphia looking at my own pictures. Technically, I supposedly look like that, but I don’t. (I’ll look and think), ‘I don’t have that waist!’ It’s making it seem like something’s wrong with you.”

These days, she has learned that peace from within is one of the best beauty tools, and insists meditation helps her retain a stunning glow.

“Meditation, I think, is key,” she told the publication. “You’ll feel the impacts of it. They’ve done all the research around it to see how it affects your brain and development. It’s incredible. It’s recommended to do 20 minutes, twice a day.

“It sounds crazy to people. It’s amazing how much more time I feel like I have in a day when I do it, because I’m so focused that my body relaxes and lets me show up much better in the time that I do have. So it’s interesting that by taking some time off, I actually get to show up.”

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Rosario Dawson promotes eco-friendly fashion with new H&M campaign

Rosario Dawson is celebrating sustainable fashion as the face of H&M’s Conscious Collection. The actress appears in a series of ads for the new line, which feature bold prints and colourful patterns. The brunette beauty is thrilled to headline the …

Rosario Dawson is celebrating sustainable fashion as the face of H&M’s Conscious Collection.

The actress appears in a series of ads for the new line, which feature bold prints and colourful patterns. The brunette beauty is thrilled to headline the bohemian inspired capsule because the pieces celebrate women’s bodies and compliment her own cures.

“I don’t have a tiny waist, so I love anything that’s sort of cheats and makes me look like I have hips,” Dawson said in a press release. “Basically, everything in the collection is quite flattering – a lot of the cuts work on all of us ladies because they automatically have a really cool shape without having to be boned or super tailored.”

Representatives for the brand added that the line unites “modern romantic designs with flowing bohemian lengths”, revealing, “Every piece in this collection is made from a sustainably sourced material, such as organic cotton, TencelTM (Textile fiber) or recycled polyester.”

Bosses at the retailer collaborate on a Conscious Collection each year, promoting fashion that is environmentally friendly. The latest release features floral and lace separates, maxi dresses, shoes, hats and accessories.

“This Conscious Collection is a wonderful step towards meeting one of our main goals – to use only 100 per cent recycled or other sustainably-sourced materials by 2030,” Isak Roth, Global Sustainability Manager at H&M added. “Sustainability is one of our core values and while there is a lot of work going into this throughout the entire value chain, it is always exciting to see campaigns that come to life to really showcase our conscious way of thinking.”

Dawson is equally as passionate about changing the world for the better through fashion.

“The whole infrastructure for sustainable fabrics might not be built yet, but as it continues to get bigger and bigger, and more robust, I think that it’s going to be really powerful and profound to see the innovations that come out of new technology,” she said in a quote featured on the brand’s website.

Dawson first teamed with H&M in 2016 as part of the star-studded KENZO x H&M campaign.

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Rosario Dawson & Maria Bello join David Oyelowo for directorial debut

Rosario Dawson and Maria Bello will join Selma star David Oyelowo for his directorial debut The Water Man. Dawson has been cast to play the mother of Oyelowo’s 10-year-old son, who embarks on a quest to find the mythical title character of the film wh…

Rosario Dawson and Maria Bello will join Selma star David Oyelowo for his directorial debut The Water Man.

Dawson has been cast to play the mother of Oyelowo’s 10-year-old son, who embarks on a quest to find the mythical title character of the film when she falls ill with cancer.

Oprah Winfrey, who appeared alongside Oyelowo in the Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated film Selma, is attached as an executive producer, while This Is Us star Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, and Alfred Molina are also attached to star.

The film will shoot in Oregon this spring (19), and Oyelowo can’t wait to get started, stating, “The Water Man, as written by Emma Needell, is that rare, beautiful script that can touch your heart and challenge your mind while also lifting your spirits. I feel blessed to be entrusted with bringing this imaginative and moving story to life.”

The first-time director recently told WENN he knew the shoot would be a huge challenge, and he has been building up on his sleep so he can power through filming.

“I really relish the prospect of it all but I’m sure I’m going to be more tired than I’ve ever been in my life,” he said. “Directing is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I’m very glad it’s finally coming to fruition. I’ve directed plays and short films and I love the process of just telling stories and doing that in a very total way as a producer, actor and director.”

Oyelowo previously stepped behind the camera for the short film Big Guy in 2009. The project featured Josh Gad and Charlie Cox.

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Rosario Dawson: ‘We’re reclaiming Africa’s story through fashion’

Rosario Dawson is using a fashion label she co-founded to change the conversation about Africa.The Sin City star set up Studio 189, a label which produces clothing and accessories made by artisans in Ghana, in 2013 with former Bottega Veneta marketing …

Rosario Dawson is using a fashion label she co-founded to change the conversation about Africa.

The Sin City star set up Studio 189, a label which produces clothing and accessories made by artisans in Ghana, in 2013 with former Bottega Veneta marketing and communication executive Abrima Erwiah. And at a panel discussion held during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on Saturday (09Feb19) the actress explained the aim is to change the tired narrative about Africa, which often centres on charity, and instead put the focus on its artistry.

“It’s important to be able to say ‘got and made in Africa,’” the 39-year-old actress and activist explained during The Talks: Fashion as an Agent of Social Change, moderated by William Morris Endeavor executive Bozoma Saint John, reported Page Six.

“When you look at something made in Italy, you don’t even recognise the brand, but you automatically appreciate the value, and that’s been given to you by years and years of storytelling that has existed long since before we got here.”

“When you see something made in Africa, you think charity. You think craft,” the actress continued. “And that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. But somehow that’s the story,” she said. “We’re reclaiming that story.”

The brand, which won the CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative prize in 2018 – an award which provides funding for brands focusing on sustainability – presented its first fall/winter collection during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on Monday. And the Daredevil star explained that just buying clothing in line with your values is an important act of social change.

“Knowing that you’re voting with your dollar that actually stands in commitment to your integrity and the things that you value, having the opportunity and access to do it… that was something that we wanted to expand,” she said.

Studio 189 sources indigo from Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali, continuing long-established textile traditions established in West Africa. The label has a store in New York and another in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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Naomi Campbell calls on young people to tackle diversity issues

Naomi Campbell has urged the younger generation to tackle humanitarian issues. The supermodel was one of the key speakers at the One Young World summit, which took place in The Hague, Netherlands, over the weekend (19-21Oct18). Terry Crews, Bob Geldof…

Naomi Campbell has urged the younger generation to tackle humanitarian issues. 

The supermodel was one of the key speakers at the One Young World summit, which took place in The Hague, Netherlands, over the weekend (19-21Oct18). Terry Crews, Bob Geldof, Rosario Dawson, Akon, and Amber Heard also took to the stage.

During her empowering speech, Naomi encouraged young people to work together to bring about real change in the world.

“As you go out into the world, I challenge you to explore your passions through a humanitarian lens,” she implored. “You’ll find that you’ll begin to tackle large humanitarian issues which will garner strength in numbers and input from many different voices and this is good.

“In my experience, the greatest impact and the best solutions come about when people from diverse backgrounds (are) bound together by a common goal. It is truly a beautiful experience to be a part of a meaningful change, and we are all part of this meaningful change by just being here tonight.”

Before her rousing speech, the 48-year-old spoke to The Press Association about the current state of diversity in the media.

Calling out weekly celebrity and lifestyle publication Hello!, Naomi said she was left unimpressed by what she saw on the magazine’s pages.

“I picked up a Hello! magazine today and if I was not from London I would think, ‘My God, London is completely whitewashed.’ That’s what it sells you, it’s awful,” she vented. “London is one of the most diverse cities and cosmopolitan cities in the world and we have a huge diversity of people. I was shocked. I was just like, ‘Wow.'”

Proving how dedicated she is to the cause, Naomi recently met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the issue.

“I was very impressed with the PM’s desire to both acknowledge and confront these shared interests of tackling race equality and mental health. I also pledged to support the PM on these issues,” she told her Instagram followers.

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Rosario Dawson travels in style for TUMI

Actress Rosario Dawson journeys through empowering personas for her new TUMI campaign in a bid to help ladies break barriers.The Sin City beauty is the face of the bag brand’s latest campaign for the fall 2018 women’s collections, which include the Geo…

Actress Rosario Dawson journeys through empowering personas for her new TUMI campaign in a bid to help ladies break barriers.

The Sin City beauty is the face of the bag brand’s latest campaign for the fall 2018 women’s collections, which include the Georgica, Mezzanine, Voyageur and Mariella designs.

Rosario showed off the chic range by shifting her appearance through four different characters who eventually blend into one strong woman, with the star exhibiting vastly different appearances, styles and experiences in a campaign directed by Allen Coulter.

“With this campaign, we wanted to follow the spirit embodied by each of these personas, revealing one amazing, strong, resilient, intelligent woman,” Victor Sanz, TUMI’s Creative Director, tells WENN in a press release. “Partnering with Rosario to present this incredible woman to the world was an amazing experience. This woman inspired us and represents all the women breaking barriers and living in multiple modes around the world.”

Rosario shows off a sporty side in character to showcase the Voyageur Colina Duffel by stepping into a boxing ring, before taking the Georgica Yvonne Carry-All on a tour through a professional setting while leading a business meeting with investors. The Mezzanine Joan Backpack is featured in promos where the 39 year old is writing music with her band and the campaign is wrapped up with the star depicting a photo shoot director who is on set calling the shots.

Rosario loved the message behind the new promo and hopes the images help to abolish stereotypes about women.

“Being a part of this TUMI campaign has been an incredible experience,” she gushes. “I’ve loved expressing each of these personas, creating bold statements and communicating powerful actions through each journey.”

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Iman talks sexual and power dynamics in fashion

Iman was never taken advantage of by a photographer in her modelling heyday but can see “how it happens”.After Hollywood rocked with a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations, fashion was the next industry to also be exposed, with claims lodg…

Iman was never taken advantage of by a photographer in her modelling heyday but can see “how it happens”.

After Hollywood rocked with a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations, fashion was the next industry to also be exposed, with claims lodged against top photographers including Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, and Terry Richardson.

During a chat between Iman and actress Rosario Dawson for Interview magazine, the Somalian supermodel was asked about her thoughts on the sexual and power dynamics in fashion.

“I stopped modelling in 1989, but I don’t think the industry has changed in any big way,” the 62-year-old sighed. “In terms of being taken advantage of by a photographer, that never happened to me. But I can see how it happens because it’s a power thing – because of the suggestion that if you are topless, it will make a better picture, and that if you don’t do it, somebody else will.

“At the same time, as you said, where does one control the artistic endeavour of the business? A lot of these models start very, very young. I started when I was 20, and I was clueless about what modelling was – but I was not clueless about life. I personally don’t know why anybody would allow their own children to go unchaperoned. It’s an adult business, and it’s very difficult to protect a child.”

Rosario shared that her first movie experience was filming 1995’s Kids, and although she felt quite worldly and outspoken at 15, she recalled that there were moments when her body confidence was exploited.

“When I was 14, I could also make a decision for myself. But I know a couple of young kids, my daughter’s friends, or even my own daughter, who I don’t think would be able to be in those positions,” Iman added of 17-year-old Alexandria, who she had with the late David Bowie. “My daughter might not know that she has the power to walk away from something.”

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