Pregnant Chloe Sevigny poses for nude photoshoot over Zoom

Chloe Sevigny recently posed for a nude photoshoot over Zoom while pregnant with her first child. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Boys Don’t Cry actress, who is due to welcome her first child with boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic in three weeks, had to …

Chloe Sevigny recently posed for a nude photoshoot over Zoom while pregnant with her first child.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Boys Don’t Cry actress, who is due to welcome her first child with boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic in three weeks, had to serve as location scout, hairstylist, make-up artist, costume designer, and creative director of her photoshoot with photographer Elizaveta Porodina for the May 2020 cover of The Cut.

In an unprecedented move, Sevigny and Porodina worked together to conduct the photoshoot over video conferencing tool Zoom, with the 45-year-old posing for a range of risque nude shots from the comfort of her own home and Porodina taking the photos.

On the cover, Sevigny can be seen kneeling away from the camera on a bed and turning back to face it, with her bare bottom and baby bump on display. She is rocking a classic red lip, given her hair a 1920s-style wave, and has accessorised with Simone Rocha earrings and a Batsheva bag, which is draped over the back of her shoulder.

In another shot, she reclines on a couch with her body angled away from the camera but her face looking directly at it, while another is a close-up of her bump, which is poking out of an open vintage blue robe. Her hands are folded together underneath her belly to protect her modesty. Sevigny also posed around her New York home in a variety of floaty dresses.

“In this situation, the subject has a lot more control and much more artistic license than usual… They’re going to be the one adjusting the camera. They’re going to be the one making decisions,” Porodina explained. “When I learned that she was pregnant and that she’s in New York City right now, I knew it wouldn’t be just another portrait shoot; it would be a documentary piece about a person who’s living through a critical event in her personal life, during a crisis in collective human history.

“Even through Zoom, Chloe had so much charisma and energy. She exudes elegance, and a mix of something extremely sexy and intellectual at the same time.”

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Chloe Sevigny: ‘Style has gone out of the window during lockdown’

Chloe Sevigny has found it hard to stay fashionable while pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic. The Boys Don’t Cry actress, who is known for her eclectic sense of style and love of vintage fashion, is currently holed up in her New York home with h…

Chloe Sevigny has found it hard to stay fashionable while pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Boys Don’t Cry actress, who is known for her eclectic sense of style and love of vintage fashion, is currently holed up in her New York home with her boyfriend, gallery director Sinisa Mackovic. The couple is preparing to welcome their first child together in three weeks’ time.

But in an interview with The Cut, Sevigny admitted her sense of style and beauty routine has fallen by the wayside during coronavirus lockdown.

“My boyfriend suggested that we have a dress-up day, but we never implemented it. Today, I put on mascara and he was like, ‘Ooh, did you put on make-up?'” she recalled. “But it’s hard, between corona and my state, to be fashionable. That’s kind of gone out the window. I keep reminding him, though. I’m like, ‘People think I’m a really stylish woman!'”

Sevigny also heaped praise on American fashion designer Norma Kamali for making stretchy outfits, such as flared trousers and turtleneck dresses, that she has worn throughout her pregnancy. She is “obsessed” with clothing brand La Fetiche too.

“I ordered one of their shirts for breastfeeding. Everyone was like, ‘You need shirts that button down the front’,” Sevigny explained. “For some reason, I didn’t have that many that were fitting over my very large, new bosom. Everyone talks about your belly changing, but your boobs really change the most. It’s terrifying.”

The 45-year-old hasn’t just had to update her wardrobe to include maternity style – she’s also needed bigger shoes.

“Because of the swelling, I also had to size up for comfort shoes that I can slip on and off. I got these slip-on Birkenstock Mary Jane shoes, which is really giving in to pregnancy style,” she admitted.

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Chloe Sevigny ‘addicted’ to using rose-scented balm

Chloe Sevigny is “addicted” to applying a popular rose-scented balm.The Boys Don’t Cry actress has quite the collection of cosmetics, and alongside her Little Flower perfume that she made for Regime des Fleurs, has now shared that she is a massive fan …

Chloe Sevigny is “addicted” to applying a popular rose-scented balm.

The Boys Don’t Cry actress has quite the collection of cosmetics, and alongside her Little Flower perfume that she made for Regime des Fleurs, has now shared that she is a massive fan of Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Asked about what smell she would have on her hands forever in an interview with The Cut, Chloe responded: “Rosebud Salve, because I already have it on there. I always use it on my fingertips so it’s already always on my hands and I actually can’t live without it, so it will be forever. I always have it on. I’m addicted.”

Smith’s Rosebud Salve features a rosy aroma and pink-rose colour, and can be used on lips, cuts, cuticles, and patches of dry skin. Other celebrity fans include Beyonce and Natalie Portman.

Elsewhere in the chat, Chloe shared that she likes the smell of popcorn and lily of the valley, while her entire home is fragranced with Regime des Fleurs scents.

“I have the Swans candle, the Leis interior spray, and I wear Little Flower. And it also smells like me. Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh my God your house always smells like you.’ So it smells like whatever I smell like, which is hopefully pleasant. Some sort of pheromone, which has worked okay for me thus far,” the 44-year-old smiled.

Launched in August, Little Flower features notes of blackcurrant, peony, pomelo, Turkish rose absolute, and black tea. The perfume retails for $205 (£169).

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Rihanna makes political statement by wearing ‘immigrant’ T-shirt

Rihanna has made a political statement by wearing a Fenty T-shirt with the word “immigrant” emblazoned on it.The superstar was recently spotted arriving back in the U.S. after a trip to her native Barbados, and seemingly referenced America’s Independen…

Rihanna has made a political statement by wearing a Fenty T-shirt with the word “immigrant” emblazoned on it.

The superstar was recently spotted arriving back in the U.S. after a trip to her native Barbados, and seemingly referenced America’s Independence Day holiday on 4 July with the tee.

“Immigrant” is printed on the front and back of the garment – along with a definition of the word – which is part of her second Fenty clothing collection and is now sold out online.

In a recent interview with The Cut, Rihanna revealed she chose the word to be featured on the T-shirt because she was proud of being an immigrant.

“To know that you can come from humble beginnings and just take over whatever you want to, dominate at whatever you put your mind to. The world becomes your oyster, and there’s no limit,” the 31-year-old explained. “Wherever I go, except for Barbados, I’m an immigrant. I think people forget that a lot of times. I think they see Rihanna the brand. But I think it’s important for people to remember, if you love me, everyone out here is just like me. A million Rihannas out there, getting treated like dirt.”

The Grammy winner debuted the immigrant shirt on Instagram back in June, and tagged U.S. President Donald Trump in the post, seemingly referencing his controversial immigration policy.

Tens of thousands of people have been held at Border Patrol detainment centres at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, which have hit the headlines due to the severe overcrowding and inhumane conditions, leading critics to compare the situation to concentration camps.

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Netflix sensation Marie Kondo favours Japanese-inspired beauty routine

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up author and Netflix star Marie Kondo relies on Japanese beauty techniques for her flawless glow. Kondo, whose bestselling book inspired the streaming service’s hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, has made a name …

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up author and Netflix star Marie Kondo relies on Japanese beauty techniques for her flawless glow.

Kondo, whose bestselling book inspired the streaming service’s hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, has made a name for herself as a self-help guru who inspires followers to remove clutter from their lives and part with items that don’t spark joy, and the 34 year old’s makeup artist, Los Angeles based Megumi Asai, insists her big name client has a tidy, minimalist approach to her beauty routine too.

“Even as a young person, she was always interested in tidying rather than playing sports or other things outdoors, so I’m sure that helped to keep her skin from excessive sun exposure,” Asai tells The Cut. “She also always wears sunscreen and a hat whenever she goes outside, and her diet is based on healthy, home-cooked Japanese food.”

Meanwhile, tried and tested Japanese beauty trends inform her cosmetic and product preferences.

“In makeup, Japanese beauty emphasises translucent-looking skin,” Asai adds. “This can only be achieved by staying away from the sun and following a daily routine of taking makeup off and applying a toner and lotion at the end of the day. Marie religiously practices this basic approach to skincare every day and that’s why she maintains such beautiful skin.

The makeup expert enjoys teaming with the international TV personalty, noting her views have inspired her own approach to her work.

“Marie is an amazing person and working with her was a pleasure,” she tells the publication. “I see her life as the very essence of ‘spark joy’, so I believe her attitude toward beauty also embodies that. And, of course, I always try to do her makeup so that it sparks joy!”

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Justin Bieber unveils small face tattoo

Justin Bieber has finally unveiled his small face tattoo after months of secrecy.In November (18), celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang, real name Keith McCurdy, divulged in an interview with Page Six TV that the Canadian popstar and his wife Hailey Baldw…

Justin Bieber has finally unveiled his small face tattoo after months of secrecy.

In November (18), celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang, real name Keith McCurdy, divulged in an interview with Page Six TV that the Canadian popstar and his wife Hailey Baldwin had recently visited his studio to get matching inkings.

But after keeping the tattoo under wraps for a long time, artist Jonathan Valena, also known as JonBoy, took to Instagram on Tuesday (01Jan19) to share a photo Justin’s new body art – the word “Grace” in cursive writing above his right eyebrow.

“2018 was a lot of work for me. Both in tattooing and inner work I thought I would never have to face,” the tattooist captioned a snap of the Sorry singer. “So many times wanting to give up asking God to take me home. But then I’m reminded what my purpose in this world is through people like you who get tattooed by me and share your life of struggles, anxieties, lost loved ones, memories and victories through these little tattoos that have some of the biggest meaning behind them. Thank you. Thank you to my clients who have become some of my best friends. I love you all! Gods grace is sufficient in our weakness and it is by Gods love we here for 2019 (sic)!”

Justin, 24, is already covered in tattoos, with his collection including a portrait of Jesus Christ on his left calf, the word “Believe” on his left inner arm, angel wings on the back of his neck and a depiction of an owl on one arm.

His wife Hailey, who he wed last September, has yet to show off her new tattoo.

However, she shared in an interview with The Cut in April that she already had 19 “little” tattoos, and was worried about where she could place any new designs.

“They’re little ones, but I like all the little ones,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m running out of spots to put little ones. And eventually, when I have kids one day, I want to get my kids’ names and then I want to have the spots for that.”

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Viktor & Rolf’s first show smelled like Paris’ Metro

Viktor & Rolf’s first show smelled a lot like the Metro subway in Paris.Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren unveiled their first haute couture collection in the French capital in 1998 and unveiled their debut ready-to-wear line, entitled S…

Viktor & Rolf’s first show smelled a lot like the Metro subway in Paris.

Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren unveiled their first haute couture collection in the French capital in 1998 and unveiled their debut ready-to-wear line, entitled Stars & Stripes, in 2000.

While the fashion stars won acclaim for pushing the boundaries with their presentations, Viktor has now confessed that one of their first runway shows wasn’t exactly pleasant for guests.

“Our first fashion show smelled like the Parisian subway. When we first started, we lived in Paris and it has a particular smell that everyone who has lived in Paris knows … if you don’t have a car and a driver, which we didn’t. We still don’t,” he laughed in an interview with The Cut.

Since launching their brand, Viktor and Rolf have expanded into accessories and fragrance, with their coveted Flowerbomb, first released in 2004, proving to be a major hit.

However, the fashion stars admitted that Flowerbomb isn’t their absolute favourite scent.

“(A pleasant surprise smells like) pure oxygen. I just came back from the Amazon and I had imagined it would smell very green, but it just smelled like the purest oxygen. It was beautiful,” commented Rolf, while Viktor added: “Cigarette smoke. I used to smoke a lot – I don’t anymore, and I recently spent some time with someone I really like who is a smoker and I thought I would hate the smell now, but it was actually pretty nice.”

The duo added that the worst smells are “the sewer” and the “sweat of fear”.

While Rolf noted that their men’s fragrance Spicebomb evokes their friendship, and Viktor said that paper springs to mind when he thinks of his label co-founder.

“I think about us working so I think of paper and drawing,” he smiled.

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Vegan actress Alexandra Shipp uses plant-based beauty items for a natural glow

Actress Alexandra Shipp taps into Mother Nature to glam up in a bid to stay true to her vegan diet.The X-Men: Apocalypse star doesn’t eat animal products and also makes sure her beauty routine is cruelty free and vegetarian too.”I think about makeup an…

Actress Alexandra Shipp taps into Mother Nature to glam up in a bid to stay true to her vegan diet.

The X-Men: Apocalypse star doesn’t eat animal products and also makes sure her beauty routine is cruelty free and vegetarian too.

“I think about makeup and skincare products that enhance your natural beauty rather than cover it up,” she tells The Cut. “I’m obsessed with a few beauty products right now, like Skin Jelly by Hapbee – it’s a plant-based jelly that is super hydrating. It’s great to make your lid a little glossy, but I pile it on at night to really even out my skin tone.”

The gorgeous 26 year old also relies on her vegan diet to cope with her pimple problems.

“Acne is my thumbprint,” she explains. “It’s 100 per cent me. It’s my genetic code. I have too much testosterone and that in turn creates cystic acne. When you fall prey to it, you have to know about it. With cystic acne, you can feel good and then wake up looking like you had spider bites across your face.

“To counteract the testosterone, I try to eat things with a lot of estrogen. I eat soy. I’m vegan so that balances it too. We are what we eat. I had to figure that out.”

Admitting stints in the makeup chair can sometimes be painful, due to her cystic acne breakouts, Alexandra has come up with style alternatives that allow her to stay away from cosmetics.

“I have really bad cystic acne so I get hyperpigmentation from acne scars,” she shares. “With cystic, it’s under your skin, and changes the texture and colour without ever coming to the surface. I have naturally oily skin – I don’t really need highlighter, let’s put it that way. I’m catching the sun whether I want to or not.”

“If I’m having a really good skin day, I’ll allow my skin to show through,” Alexandra continues. “If I’m not, I’ll do my hair cute. It’s all about tricking the eye. When you aren’t feeling your best face, it’s nice to put on a nice outfit and curl your hair. It’s like, my face might be red and puffy right now, but at least I’m killing it in all these other places.”

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Jane Seymour confused colleagues with new face

Jane Seymour had health experts floored when she debuted a stunning youthful face without going under the knife.The former Bond girl swears she has never undergone cosmetic surgery or tried topical procedures like skin peels, but when she began using a…

Jane Seymour had health experts floored when she debuted a stunning youthful face without going under the knife.

The former Bond girl swears she has never undergone cosmetic surgery or tried topical procedures like skin peels, but when she began using anti-ageing skincare line Crepe Erase, her colleagues were shocked by how many years she shaved off.

“I don’t do any treatments, I don’t go to a dermatologist, I don’t have any of those things done,” she tells The Cut. “No peels, no nothing. The first time I used Crepe Erase, I didn’t think it was going to work. I had immediate results, and I went to work out and my trainer said to me, ‘What have you done? You must have had a peel because your skin looks amazing’.”

The Wedding Crashers star is such a huge fan of Crepe Erase, she is now a brand ambassador for the product, and her amazing results have convinced a massage therapist she visits to stock the line at his studio.

“He massages all of the famous people who are half my age and he said their skin isn’t as good as mine,” she shares. “I told him about Crepe Erase and then he took a tub of it and started using it on very famous people who I can’t mention. All I can say is that it works. I’ve been using it for about five years now.”

But super fit Jane, who exercises regularly at 67, still swears by keeping it simple with her daily beauty routine to stave off wrinkles, and avoiding Botox injections – her one big beauty regret.

“I tried it about 20 years ago,” she explains. “I think it’s great for lots of people, but I lost all of my expression. Even if you only get a little Botox, you don’t have enough expression to be an actress.

“It also gave me a ridge on my forehead. I may change my mind, but I’m already 67; what am I trying to pretend? That I’m 30? I don’t want to spend forever obsessing over my look.”

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Kenzo responds to Taylor Swift copycat accusations

A Kenzo representative has spoken out after Taylor Swift was accused of copying one of their adverts in her new music video.The popstar debuted clips from her new track Delicate at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night (11Mar18), which showed he…

A Kenzo representative has spoken out after Taylor Swift was accused of copying one of their adverts in her new music video.

The popstar debuted clips from her new track Delicate at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night (11Mar18), which showed her wildly dancing at a swanky hotel.

However, many fashion fans have noted the similarities between Taylor’s video and that of a previous Kenzo advert directed by Spike Jonze in 2016, and the brand, helmed by designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, has since addressed the controversial claims.

“Listen, Tay, I feel you. It’s hard to stay fresh. Call us, we can help,” a rep from the French fashion house cheekily posted online.

Jonze’s campaign for fragrance KENZO World starred actress Margaret Qualley and depicted The Leftovers star ditching a fancy party before breaking out into an erratic, solo dance routine.

In an article posted on Monday, editors at fashion blog The Cut pointed out the many overlaps between the luxury label’s advert and Taylor’s musical offering.

“While music videos are often a pastiche of influences, the similarities are hard to ignore: The gowns are similar, as is the premise and the setting and the frenetic facial contortions,” they wrote. “Of course, there are also some major differences, primarily when it comes to the quality of dancing. Margaret Qualley is a classically trained ballerina, while Swift is mainly known for her weird arm-dancing at awards shows and something called the ‘dolphin body roll.'”

Many Twitter users also accused Taylor of allegedly ripping off the iconic ad, however, a source close to the Shake It Off hitmaker rubbished these claims in a statement to Page Six, and insisted that her video has a “beginning, a middle and an end”.

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