Debra Messing much happier now she’s embraced ageing

Debra Messing is much happier now she’s stopped focusing on her looks.The 51-year-old actress candidly discussed her feelings on beauty and ageing in an op-ed for InStyle magazine in which the Will & Grace star shared that she’s finally stopped trying …

Debra Messing is much happier now she’s stopped focusing on her looks.

The 51-year-old actress candidly discussed her feelings on beauty and ageing in an op-ed for InStyle magazine in which the Will & Grace star shared that she’s finally stopped trying to change herself to fit in.

“At this point, I’m interested only in being the best version of myself. I’m not trying to change in order to fit some idea of what beautiful is,” Debra wrote, adding that she “never felt sexy enough” when she was in her 30s.

However, two decades later, she’s fully accepting herself and is trying to ignore the high beauty standards that are forced upon women.

“One of the greatest gifts of ageing is recognising the uniqueness of your own beauty. Any time spent thinking you’re less than someone else physically is just wasted time,” she explained. “We do, however, talk about it endlessly in our culture: how to live a healthy life, how to look 30 if you’re 40, which lotions or lasers work. It’s so much about the external, and as a woman, it’s exhausting.”

Elsewhere in the op-ed, the Smash star admitted she has found the confidence to be assertive and to think about what she wants in her life.

“I’m at a place where I understand it’s important to have a balanced life, and I’m willing to say no to things that I was too scared to say no to in my 30s. I’m a fully formed woman who knows who she is and what matters to her. And what really matters to me is that I’m young at heart,” she stated.

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Megan Mullally bought her SAG Awards dresses online

Megan Mullally ended up buying her own dresses to wear as she hosted the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), after complaining no designers would send her an outfit to wear.The Will & Grace actress looked stunning as she posed for pho…

Megan Mullally ended up buying her own dresses to wear as she hosted the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), after complaining no designers would send her an outfit to wear.

The Will & Grace actress looked stunning as she posed for photographers on the silver carpet ahead of the ceremony in a black and gold Alexander McQueen dress.

However, while the majority of stars at the occasion were sporting ensembles lent to them by high fashion names, Megan turned to the Internet to find her perfect outfit.

“This is mine, I bought this online. It’s Alexander McQueen. I’m wearing two different dresses in the show that I bought online,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

She added to Access Hollywood: “I always pick out clothes online and buy my own stuff because first of all, I like it because I can just wear what I want to wear but also the major designers are not interested in sending me any dresses.”

Despite her previous complaint that she never gets sent any dresses from designers, which went viral on Twitter after she posted it in December, Megan explained that McQueen had sent her a couple of options, but ultimately she went with the look she bought online.

“I said I am literally hosting. There is a 100 per cent chance that I will be on camera. But people were like, ‘No, no thanks’,” she revealed. “But that’s OK. I think it’s funny but I think it’s interesting for people to know that because I think everybody in the general public thinks well everybody is getting dresses thrown at them left and right, but that’s not actually the case. But I’m not bitter about it at all. I’m actually glad I don’t have to deal with a lot of different personalities. I can just go online and be like, ‘I like that one!’”

Christian Siriano and Marc Bouwer also stepped in and offered to dress Megan after her initial tweet.

Megan isn’t the only star to complain about the unfair discrimination by fashion designers. Singer Bebe Rexha took to Instagram last week to admit she was struggling to find an outfit to wear to the upcoming Grammy Awards because nobody would dress her as she’s a size eight (U.K. size 12).

And screen star Megan insisted Bebe’s situation is “s**t”.

“I don’t like it. If you’re not the right age or not the right size or not the right level of coolness or whatever it is, I mean I think it should be a little more egalitarian,” she mused.

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SAG Awards host Megan Mullally buying her own dress for the bash

Megan Mullally is on the hunt for a dress to buy for her Screen Actors Guild Awards hosting gig, as she says no designers send her anything.The Will & Grace star was announced as the 2019 host earlier this week (begs10Dec18), and while she’s excited to…

Megan Mullally is on the hunt for a dress to buy for her Screen Actors Guild Awards hosting gig, as she says no designers send her anything.

The Will & Grace star was announced as the 2019 host earlier this week (begs10Dec18), and while she’s excited to take to the stage at the prestigious awards show on 27 January, there’s just one problem – her outfit.

“Yes, i will be hosting!! thanks @sagawards!” Megan wrote excitedly on Instagram. “will i be dressed as a spanish senorita? we don’t know. looks like i will be buying my dress online though, as per my usual, even though there is literally a 100 percent chance that i will be on camera, because I’M HOSTING IT. designers do not send me dresses.”

The 60-year-old also raised the issue on her Twitter account alongside a jokey video of her and husband Nick Offerman.

“Now: will literally ANY designers send me a dress…? i mean, i’m hosting it. i will DEF be on camera, so…(sic),” she posted with the praying hand, dress, worried face, American flag and laughing emojis.

Luckily Megan has a plan B, as she’s so used to not being sent any dresses to wear. The star, who has four SAG awards for her work on Will & Grace, has been online shopping but hit another problem when she tried to check out.

“i’m online scrolling through the gowns sections of various websites- which i know how to do pretty well at this point- and then i tried to order something from saks fifth avenue and they cancelled my order. oh, the glamour of it all,” she revealed.

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Designers offer to dress Megan Mullally for SAG Awards after public plea

Megan Mullally has been inundated with offers from designers to dress her for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards after she struggled to find an outfit.The Will & Grace actress took to Instagram last week (ends16Dec18) to tell fans she would be hunting…

Megan Mullally has been inundated with offers from designers to dress her for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards after she struggled to find an outfit.

The Will & Grace actress took to Instagram last week (ends16Dec18) to tell fans she would be hunting for the perfect ensemble online because “designers do not send me dresses”.

As predicted, Megan’s post garnered several responses from designers, including Christian Siriano, who replied on her post: “I would love to dress you!”

Siriano has gained something of a reputation for offering to dress celebrities when other designers refuse to do so.

The 33-year-old famously provided Leslie Jones with the outfit she wore on the red carpet at the Ghostbusters premiere in 2016, after the comedy star complained that several other brands did not want to create an ensemble for her.

Following Christian’s response, The Vampire Diaries actress Candice King applauded him and wrote: “The Siriano Bat Signal has lit up the gram (Instagram) and you answered! Yes! So excited to see this happen.”

Marc Bouwer also offered to step in and help Megan, after Million Dollar Matchmaker star Patti Stanger commented on the actress’ post by writing: “@marcbouwer help a stunning sister out! X.”

He replied: “@pattistanger yes. We have dressed the gorgeous Megan before. Would love to create a beautiful gown just for her. But would love to get paid too. Designers work is often taken of granted (sic). I mean would you borrow a sandwich? Love being paid for what I do. And love making my clients beautiful. Such a win in. Megan call me.”

Megan has yet to reveal who she will be wearing to host the star-studded awards ceremony on 27 January.

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Debra Messing turned to good food, water and toothpaste for Will & Grace return

Will & Grace star Debra Messing would never trade any decade for her 50s, because she feels and looks better than ever. The actress, who recently hit 50, insists she’d hate to go back in time and revisit her 20s, 30s or 40s – because she’s having too …

Will & Grace star Debra Messing would never trade any decade for her 50s, because she feels and looks better than ever.

The actress, who recently hit 50, insists she’d hate to go back in time and revisit her 20s, 30s or 40s – because she’s having too much fun where she’s at now.

And she credits much of her new look and feelings on what she puts in her body.

Debra admits she had to take a long, hard look at herself when talk of a Will & Grace revival first hit the headlines last year (17).

“I think the only thing that was a concern coming back after 11 and a half years was, ‘OK, how do I look?’ – because it’s a long time,” she tells Access Live.

“I got my red hair back – that was number one, because it was brown from doing (TV movie) Dirty Dancing, and I started eating really, really clean and just really focused on getting my health in check… drinking lots and lots of water, for sure, and laughing goes a long way to making you look better…

“And getting the smile back – because Grace is a smiler.”

The actress partnered with Colgate Optic White in an effort to clean up her teeth – and is now a spokesperson for the brand.

“It’s something that I’ve used for years and years and years, and it’s just great; it works for me,” she explains. “I’m a single mom, I’ve got no time for things that don’t work.”

And she hopes fans of the Will & Grace revival, which is all set to return for a second season, agree she’s looking better than ever: “I turned 50 and I feel really good,” she beams. “I look back at pictures when we started Will & Grace and Lord knows my hair is very different and I’m a little curvier – nothing wrong with that – and my teeth are just as bright now as they were when I was 30, so that’s a good thing.”

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Debra Messing refuses to pay full price for clothes

Debra Messing refuses to pay full price when shopping for clothes.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Grace Adler on NBC sitcom Will & Grace, always looks super chic on the red carpet in designer ensembles. However, Debra has now shared that …

Debra Messing refuses to pay full price when shopping for clothes.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Grace Adler on NBC sitcom Will & Grace, always looks super chic on the red carpet in designer ensembles.

However, Debra has now shared that she never spends a lot on outfits for herself and always heads to the sale rack first when browsing in boutiques.

“Honestly, I rarely spend a lot on clothes because I refuse to pay full price,” she told U.S. InStyle. “I just won’t walk into a store and buy something full-priced anymore. That’s just a rule of mine, especially now that there are so many apps where designer brands are marked down quickly.”

Though Debra is opposed to spending large amounts on her wardrobe, she is more open to investing in accessories.

For instance, she will splash the cash when it comes to shoes and jewellery pieces that she knows she will wear for many years.

“I will splurge on shoes and jewellery. I save up for pieces of jewellery, actually, and I recently bought an emerald ring. It was a gift to myself, an early birthday present. It’s something that I’ve wanted forever, and I thought, ‘What am I waiting for? Am I waiting for a man to buy it for me?’ I realised how silly that was, so I bought it for myself,” the 49-year-old shared.

Thrifty Debra has acted as one of the faces of T.J. Maxx’s The Maxx You Project, which is aimed at bringing women together to empower one other about their unique fashion choices. And she explained that partnering with the U.S. discount retailer felt like a natural step as she has been shopping at their stores for years.

“I grew up shopping at T.J. Maxx in Rhode Island with my mother every other week,” she recalled. “We would go treasure hunting, and I was competitive about it. I always felt so excited when I found something that I loved.”

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Debra Messing joins style campaign The Maxx You Project

Actress Debra Messing is teaming up with bosses at U.S. discount retailer TJ Maxx to help women find their “individual” style. The Will & Grace star is joining the The Maxx You Project, aimed at bringing women together to empower one other about their…

Actress Debra Messing is teaming up with bosses at U.S. discount retailer TJ Maxx to help women find their “individual” style.

The Will & Grace star is joining the The Maxx You Project, aimed at bringing women together to empower one other about their unique fashion choices.

Debra explains she jumped at the chance to work with executives at the company because she has been shopping at the stores since she was young.

“My mother took me to TJ Maxx every other week to scour the racks my entire childhood,” she says.

“When I heard they were doing The Maxx You project it just felt like the perfect marriage because it’s all about supporting and encouraging women’s individuality and this year, what’s most exciting to me, is that it’s now about embracing community in order to lift women up,” she adds.

As part of the campaign, which kicks off Tuesday (19Jun18), The Maxx You Project’s organisers are hosting workshops and a Facebook group to help women connect with each other and offer up encouraging solutions when it comes to finding their individuality.

“You’re bringing all of these women together to empower each other to co-create strategies so that you can progress more quickly for attaining your dreams,” the actress says. “It’s a multi-pronged initiative, which I think is really smart.”

“I really believe in the power of women and what women can do, when they get together and women can lift each other up in a way that nothing else can,” she continues.

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