This divorce could get very ugly.
The actor has revealed she was told she was “too old” for The Wolf Of Wall Street.
“If people make you laugh, you like them, even if they’re being fairly awful!”
Gurl’s going to own 2016 and beyond.
“He is my closest friend in the world and I couldn’t imagine not being there to support him.”
Looks like Posh Spice may not be joining the gang when the team reunite…
One small step for Biebs, one giant leap for feminism.
The star existed on 500 calories a day in prep for his latest flick.
The pop star has revealed she was undergoing chemo, not drug rehab last year.
When it comes to the Royals and fashion, we like to watch every step of Duchess Kate and obsess about the outfits she wears. If you like Kate’s casual style, then you’ll love what Princess Charlotte of Monaco wears day-to-day.
Charlotte Casiraghi is the granddaughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier and currently eights in line to the throne of Monaco. She has starred in many campaigns for Gucci, regularly graces the covers of fashion magazines in Europe, and her casual style can be summed up as the epitome of preppiness.
Pulling off the preppy look doesn’t mean you’ll have to stick to polo shirts and chinos, it’s more about keeping it simple and sticking to classics instead of trends. Take a hint from Princess Charlotte:
Good quality denim
Denim plays a huge role in preppy styles, but it is important to wear good quality denim that fits well and doesn’t look too washed out. And don’t just focus on jeans; a button up denim dress can become your best friend as it doesn’t need much else; combine with a leather bag and a hat to instantly look chic.
White pants can be a bit daunting, but when you find the right pair, they can instantly lift any outfit. Do like Charlotte and pair with a tucked-in shirt and a dark leather belt to emphasise your waist.
Another classic and a preppy-style-staple, cashmere sweaters aren’t only comfortable, but chic and versatile at the same time. You can’t go wrong with a camel-coloured round neck sweater like Princess Charlotte’s. She makes it look modern by combining with black leather pants.
A black turtle neck sweater oozes elegance when combined with a pencil skirt, but it looks just as amazing paired with jeans and suede boots. Again, the preppy style is all about focusing on classics and keeping it simple. In this outfit, the black turtle neck acts as the base for Charlotte’s red statement jacket while at the same time making the jeans look sophisticated.
images via beautifulcharlotte.tumblr.com
Would you trust an A-list celebrity who recently confessed her love of “steam cleaning” her vagina with your beauty regime? This is the question discerning women the world over must surely be asking themselves following the news Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly launching skincare and beauty ranges via her popular lifestyle website GOOP.
Of course, Gwyneth is also a fan of using goop.com to extol the new-age benefits of other such important life matters such as “consciously uncoupling” ala her split with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin; ridiculously overpriced, but gorgeous luxury clothes; month-long juice cleanses and macrobiotic diets.
However, the health obsessive did come under fire for her health advice that if women steam out their vaginas they’ll achieve a powerful energy boost and internal cleanse. This is somewhat amusing given our vaginas self-cleanse, but I digress. Gwynnie advised her legion of fans to run, not walk, to get the special herbal steam-treatment service available at the Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica.
“The real golden ticket here is the Mugwort V-Steam,” Gwynnie enthused. “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.”
She added that the V-Steam is “an energetic release – not just a steam douche – that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
Slammed for this potentially dangerous, sham health advice by multiple medical experts, Gwyneth was undeterred and continued to do what she does best, look amazingly radiant at red-carpet premieres, such as Mortdecai, with new Gold Coast regular, Johnny Depp, who has been in and out of the “sunshine state” of late shooting the new Pirates of the Caribbean film.
So, how does the gorgeous celebrity seemingly never age? Is there really something to her diet claims? And here are some more burning questions for Gwynnie – if she’s reading this –about her new organic and sustainable skincare and beauty ranges set to launch next January: Can we mere mortals afford it, or will it cost the equivalent of a monthly Sydney mortgage? And, will it be for women of all ages and skin types? And will we too, then attain the Fountain of Youth?
GOOP will apparently cut out the middle man and handle all retail aspects in-house. Stay tuned for more as it comes to hand, dear readers!
It’s the celebrities’ fashion crush of the moment: overalls. From Victoria’s Secret models to Hollywood actresses and singers, the humble blue denim overall has made it on to the radar of fashionistas. And who can blame them? Denim overalls are comfy and practical (unless you’re in the bathroom) and if styled correctly, they can be very glamourous in a trendy 70s kind of way.
The difference between overalls worn by factory workers as a protection garment and overalls worn as fashion statements is the cut. A well-tailored onesie will bring out curves you didn’t know you ever had.
Case in point: Taylor Swift who recently stepped out in a dark blue denim overall and made it look quite sexy. How did she do it? By choosing a skinny-leg overall which sits tight on your hips, but loose on your upper body. She combined the one-piece with a cropped white t-shirt baring a bit of skin around her waist.
Kate Bosworth sported a similarly fitted overall but opted for a flared leg and white tank top, giving her outfit more of a 70s vibe.
Model Lily Aldridge proved that overalls are comfortable when she wore her baby blue denim onesie on a flight to LA a few weeks ago. We love the long-sleeved white shirt she wore underneath – perfect for colder days.
For a more sporty, casual look, take a hint from the ever stylish Sarah Jessica Parker and wear a classic boyfriend-cut overall. To keep it from looking boring, make sure you cuff the legs and – if wearing a long-sleeved top – also roll up your sleeves.
So, if you love your jeans and denim in general (who doesn’t?), why not give overalls a go? The days of pulling up your pants are over.
Images via Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan
“Friends come and go, like the waves of an ocean, but a true ones stays, like an octopus on your face.” – unknown
Yesterday was National Best Friends Day, so to celebrate all things friendship we’re bringing you some of the ultimate celebrity BFFs. From bromances, to reported romances, here are 7 of our favourite couples that aren’t couples!
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore
Contrary to popular belief, Diaz and Barrymore met long before they stared in the 2000 hit film Charlies Angels. Apparently the girls used bump into each other at their local coffee shop when Cameron was just starting out in the acting business. Spotted attending each others weddings, Drew has been quoted saying: “We just spend so much time having fun and laughing together. That’s what true friendship is about.”
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
Since meeting on the set of ’90s hit sitcom Friends, these BFFs have been inseparable. Supporting each other through rather messy divorces, Aniston has admitted: “I’ve slept in her guest bedroom a lot… Without giving away too much of my private stuff, all I can say is she’s been there for me through thick and thin.”
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
From relationship break-ups to make-ups, this friendship has weathered it all. Meeting when both ladies were dating the Jonas brothers, Selena told the Mirror UK: “She was so great to me. Then we became best friends. She would fly out to see me when I was going through something really hard.” Aww!
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds
Sharing remarkable chemistry on the set of The Proposal in 2009, rumours went into overdrive that the pair were in fact an item off-screen. Turns out that Bullock and Reynolds were just really great friends after meeting nearly a decade ago, however.
Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore
These ridiculously adorable besties have been reportedly kickin’ it since 2007. From BFF shopping trips, to wearing matching outfits and attending red carpet events together, Minka and Mandy are inseparable.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
They say those who play together stay together. This hilarious duo were colleagues on Saturday Night Live for years, before going on to host a number of award shows together. Surprisingly, these BFFs actually met way back when while studying improv in the ’90s.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
This is a bromance that we’re throwing way back and had to include for obvious reasons, of course! Growing up together as kids, Affleck and Damon also rose to fame together after writing and starring in the 1997 Oscar-winning drama, Good Will Hunting.
An emerging Brisbane artist who’s set the art world abuzz is now hoping to convince controversial businessman-turned-politician Clive Palmer to sit for him for the prestigious Archibald Prize 2015.
Kristian Williams, 29, received widespread acclaim following his debut solo exhibition Bold & Unbridled at Brisbane’s Mercure Hotel last March. There, his art captured the eye of the gallery director of Fortitude Valley’s celebrated REDSEA Gallery Brisbane which represents artists and sculptors from across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. Now, REDSEA is hanging some of Kristian’s works and will proudly host his second exhibition, featuring 12 pieces, from July 22 until August 9.
And Kristian is definitely going places, says REDSEA Gallery Director, Lee Steer. “I think Kristian Williams’ work embodies an energy that is synonymous with all our artists at REDSEA Gallery,” Mr Steer says. “His unbridled use of colours and textures exhibit a strong neo-impressionist vibe, almost as if it belongs in an Avant-Guard New York art-house.
“Kristian is incredibly motivated towards devolving his artistic career, and that motivation, coupled with his unique talent, will prove to continue to propel his artwork into the psyche of the Australian art market.”
As for the Brisbane-born-and-bred artist, he says he was pleasantly surprised – and hugely relieved by the sell-out success of his debut exhibition. An impressive 30 works in his signature, strongly-coloured, neo-expressionistic style were snapped up quickly on the night and soon afterwards by both local and interstate art collectors.
“The fact that my first exhibition was a sell-out was great,” Kristian says. “It was really, really exciting. It was also really nerve-wracking! I was nearly sh**ing myself; I couldn’t hide in the corner that night because there was such hype leading up to it and then we had 170 people turn up on opening night and in that space, it was just a moshpit!
“I felt a bit like a celebrity; the Mercure did a beautiful job. There was heaps of social media that night and a lot of people were hashtagging my name. One guy put up one photo of my artworks, one of his followers in Sydney then found my Instagram and then contacted me directly and I ended up selling three pieces of art to this guy who wasn’t even at the exhibition!”
However, Kristian’s talent is no accident; painting is in his blood, with his artist and landscape designer parents and artist grandfather fostering his natural abilities before he could reach an easel. Following his Queensland Government Minister’s Award for Excellence in Art (2003), Kristian completed an undergraduate degree in creative industries majoring in visual art in 2009 and then pursued his Masters of Creative Advertising. After success in both creative industries and high-end fashion, last year he took that leap of faith, deciding to concentrate full time on his true passion: painting.
So, how did he get his big break? “I’ve always painted, but it was always on my days off,” Kristian says. “It’s strange how it all started: I managed Ralph Lauren for eight years [in Brisbane city]; left there, got into advertising, where I hated my job and basically what happened was that I had a commission I was doing for a friend of mine and I put it up on Facebook and an old client from Ralph, who is the director of sales and marketing at the Mercure Hotel, phoned me and said: ‘We’ve got this huge gallery space, would you be interested in putting some of your art up there?’
“It’s gone gangbusters, which is really great, but of course there are quiet moments when you think, like in any business, ‘When is the phone going to ring?’”
Kristian regularly references mythological, cultural and surrealist themes – often waking up from a dream and painting what his mind just experienced. And while at one end of the spectrum, his use of bold colours and violent, emotive lines create stand-out statement pieces, he also creates gentler works which explore the quirkiness of the human soul.
“A lot of my inspiration for art comes from dreams; I’m at my happiest when I’m painting and creating, for sure,” Kristian says. “I’m also very inspired by the neo-expressionism movement, so that’s a huge thing for me. That particular style has always got me going; there are a lot of crazy, bold colours and thick slabs of colour, which certainly makes my work stand out.
“One of the biggest things about my art is that sometimes people think I’m a bit angry! I’ve had comments from people before where they go: ‘Oh geez, what’s going on in his head?’ And I’m not at all and that’s one of the most common misconceptions. I mean, it doesn’t happen all the time, most people really love my art – the colourful aspect of my art makes the viewer know that all is not lost; the colour is indicative of happiness and a good feel.”
The artist’s ultimate dream is to stage up to three exhibitions annually and showcase his art on an international scale – possibly with a little help from none other than Mr Clive Palmer, the divisive leader of the Palmer United Party, whose media team is yet to answer the artist’s request to paint him for the Archibald Prize 2015. But with time running out – Archibald entries must be completed by June 26 – the artist is hopeful of locking it down soon.
“I like the fact that Clive is a very controversial figure and when you’re painting someone for such an amazing show as the Archibald, you really have to choose someone who has a strong character attached to them. He’s very outlandish and easily recognisable and I think if I was to paint him, I could execute it quite well,” he says.
“The Archibald is quite true-to-life, but obviously I would like to incorporate into the portrait something essentially true to my style as well, so you know, if I put an Indian headdress on him – something with a bit of flair that’s quite out there.
“Clive’s wife [Anna] used to be one of my top clients as Ralph Lauren so we’ll see how it goes. It’s kind of exciting. I’m really, really hopeful of getting Clive Palmer for the Archibald.”
As well as a return to portraiture, which he hasn’t done for some time, Kristian is also dabbling in textiles at the moment – painting shirts, jeans and a jacket for Brisbane fashion and PR identities. “I’ve had a lot of great feedback on the garments I’ve painted, so I’d like to do some designs on fabric and have them sent overseas and have them all printed on silk and embellished with jewels,” he enthuses.
“Ralph Lauren is a huge fashion inspiration – I love the lifestyle attached to the brand – but in terms of outlandish design, the head designer for Burberry, Christopher Bailey has done amazing things for the brand. But when it comes to a muse, I’d have to say the late African-American artist, musician and producer Jean-Michel Basquiat; his painterly ability and his sense of colour coding and aesthetic are a true inspiration to me. Closer to home, my mum is an inspiration and has always been there to guide me on my creative journey.”
So, what are his ideal creative conditions to work in, at home? “I paint four to five days a week in my open-air studio courtyard, night-time is my switch-off time. I just get out there in the sunshine, put on some great jazz music, get my coffee out and just go for it,” he says.
“I just know I have to do it. And you can have off days, but you have to just keep on pushing through. And I think that’s what makes a good artist, someone who keeps going and going; you can’t leave until it’s done and you come up with a solution.”
From Marilyn Monroe to Brigitte Bardot, all of our favourite stars have walked down the red carpet in Cannes at some point or another. So, we’re counting down 10 of this years hits and misses in the fashion department including models, actresses and directors alike.
HIT: Sara Sampaio
Model Sara Sampaio hit the red carpet for the premiere of Inside Out in this stunning black ensemble which features a cut-out portion at the top. A simple white gold bracelet finished off the outfit, with long, teardrop earrings.
MISS: Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria was at the premiere of Inside Out in a silky dress featuring lace panel cut-outs. The style and colour looks a bit dated if you ask us! Although her hair and makeup looked amazing.
HIT: Poppy Delevingne
Model and socialite Poppy Delevingne stunned the crowds in a maxi dress by Valentino for the premiere of Carol. The emerald green colour matched perfectly with white diamonds and a relaxed up-do.
MISS: Natalie Portman
Captured at the photocall for her new film A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman wore an asymmetric gown by Chanel. It might be appropriate for the warmer weather, but we just don’t think the style is too flattering.
HIT: Salma Hayek
Actress Salma Hayek brought back some colour to the red carpet at the premiere of Rocco and His Brothers. We just love how this look is paired with a soft pink lip and tousled locks.
MISS: Lindsay Ellingson
This might have been an amazing dress, but unfortunately there is way too much texture going on in Lindsay Ellingson’s ensemble. But, hair and makeup looks sexy and sultry – win!
HIT: Rooney Mara
Rarely one to make a fashion faux pas, Rooney Mara chose a stunning cream dress for the premiere of Carol at this years 68th annual event. The colour is perfect for her skin tone and is super flattering with her hair and makeup.
MISS: Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda walked the red carpet at the premiere of The Sea of Trees in a cobalt blue, floor length gown. While we adore the colour on Jane, the style seems a little out-dated.
HIT: Diane Kruger
Actress Diane Kruger looked right at home on the red carpet, where she was spotted at the premiere of The Sea of Trees. Not only is this speckled gown an amazing tone, the style itself is perfect for summer!
MISS: Sienna Miller
While we usually love everything Sienna Miller wears on the red carpet, this was just not one of them. The colour-blocking dress had too much going on at the front, not to mention that it photographed sheer – and looked like a kite.
What was your favourite celebrity wearing at Cannes?
Images via Daily Celebs
Are you the bride, in-laws, or even the maid of honour at your best friends wedding? Then you’re probably already familiar with the anxiety which comes along with planning the big day.
When is the best time to book the reception, the celebrant, and what about the wedding dress? Never fear! Use our easy guide below to smoothly plan your wedding – without the extra stress.
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It’s the end of an era in the fashion industry: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen retired from the runway last week.
During her 20-year career, Gisele walked for every designer imaginable. And while she could have chosen some of the biggest names in fashion for her last catwalk appearance, the 34-year old stuck to her roots and chose Brazilian label Colcci’s fashion show during Sao Paulo Fashion Week for her farewell.
With her fierce and confident walk, Gisele knows how to own the runway, so let’s take a look at Gisele Bundchen’s best runway moments ever:
2005: If people didn’t know who Gisele was before the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, they definitely knew afterwards. Gisele’s opening of this iconic show with her little red devil wings and a multi million dollar fantasy bra is one of the best runway moments in history. It’s the epitome of the supermodel-walk.
2007: One of John Galliano’s best runway shows for Dior, the 60th anniversary of Dior, was of course opened by Gisele who walked down the runway at the Orangerie in Versailles in a black suit inspired by one of Dior’s first creations from the 1940s.
2007: In the same year, Gisele opened another iconic show in an another iconic look, the metallic bustier dress by Dolce&Gabbana. It became one of the most popular dresses of the season and was seen numerous times on the red carpet and in music videos, such as Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’.
2010: Fast forward three years and Gisele had not only married Tomy Brady, but also given birth to their son Benjamin. Only 6 months later, Gisele returned to the catwalk looking better than ever, making new mums all over the world jealous.
2014: In 2014, Karl Lagerfeld became slightly obsessed with Gisele and made her the face of Chanel No5, chose her for several campaigns, and of course also let her open his Chanel fashion show which was staged as a protest for equality. Gisele lead the way with her megaphone in head to toe knitted Chanel.
2015: All good things must come to an end. Gisele strutted her stuff down her last runway accompanied by other models wearing t-shirts with famous photos of Gisele on them. I guess you can never have enough Gisele.
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We’ve all been there, wondering just how that celebrity became so damn rich and famous. They appear to have fluked their way to the top, without any real confirmation of their talent when first discovered, but were picked out for being good looking, a gift from the Gods of genetics.
We say fluked because these people have played the game of chance and won, think of the world of celebrity like playing a game on SuperCasino – when you win big you go all the way.
So who has fluked their way to the top and is now living a lavish life after seemingly doing, well…not very much to get there?
We’re not saying Charlize isn’t a fine actress, you just have to watch the 2003 movie Monster to witness her talent, but Theron wasn’t having much luck making it in Hollywood when she initially started out. She was actually discovered in a bank, shouting at a poor assistant behind the counter, who wouldn’t or couldn’t for some reason pay out money to her. A talent agent enjoyed her making a scene so much he gave her his business card and the rest, as they say, is history.
Seagal is best known for his highflying, highly dramatic (and just a tad ridiculous) action movies, where he spends a good portion of a film kicking the bad guys in the face, repeatedly. Steven is actually a master in aikido and because of his skill in the martial art was discovered by talent agent Michael Ovitz. It’s been claimed that Ovitz wanted to prove a point, that he could make anyone famous and so took Seagal to Warner Brothers Studios. The guys there were so impressed with his martial arts skills they let him choose a film to make, from a pile of scripts. Thanks WB.
We could reel off a long list of the Keeping up with the Kardashians ‘cast’, who have fluked their way to the top, but for now we’ll stick with Scott Disick. His fame has come mostly from dating Kourtney Kardashian and their public spats and constant arguing. Their toxic relationship keeps viewers coming back for more and constantly puts Scott in the spotlight. From his exposure on the show Scott now does paid nightclub appearances and public events and revels in the party lifestyle his fame has brought him, much to Kourtney’s displeasure.
Whilst his talent as a chef can’t be questioned Oliver found fame by pure luck. A BBC Camera crew who were filming Christmas at the River Café, where he worked, spotted him in the background making pasta. Apparently they liked his look and pasta-making skills so much that later that year his show The Naked Chef debuted, along with a cookbook. Right place, right time.
Bieber is a celeb treated much like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. It’s usually the latter, because only 10 year old girls love Bieber. We think. But the Biebs was actually discovered through a stroke of luck, after crooning to a small fan base on Youtube. Apparently his current manager saw a video of the boy popstar and contacted his mum about working with him. So thanks to a video camera and a floppy haircut, Bieber is now available for us all to enjoy.
Marrying Wayne Rooney is one life decision Coleen will probably never regret. From her marriage she has launched perfumes, a clothing line and has reportedly jetted off on ten holidays this year alone. How the other half live, eh?
Choosing a one-size-fits-all bridesmaid dress is never an easy battle, especially since body shapes can make the same dress look different on every woman! Here is a little inspiration from our favourite celebrities (and their bridal party), as we count down the top ten celebrity bridesmaid dresses.
10. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson was a relaxed, country affair and the bridesmaid’s gowns very much reflected this. The flattering, v-neck dresses were layered with chiffon and perfectly complimented all nine of the bridal party!
9. Hilary Duff
For her wedding in 2010, Hilary Duff picked out a stunning wrap dress for her five bridesmaids. The flattering colour of lilac was perfect for the Californian wedding, and complimented Hilary’s fabulous gown.
8. Erica Pelosini
Fashionista Erica Pelosini chose bright blue layered gowns for her bridesmaids during her nuptials in the Italian countryside. Did we forget to mention that matching blue nail polish was also on the cards? It matched beautifully with gold details, such as jewellery and shoes.
7. Rochelle Wiseman
Singer Rochelle from The Saturdays chose a strapless style for her bridesmaids and fellow singers for the big day. The flattering style was perfect for all of the girls, and was adorned with crystals on the bodice.
6. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s first nuptials to Kris Humphries saw the entire bridal party dressed in white. The five bridesmaids were styled in a white strapless gown, which cinched in at the waist and billowed out towards the bottom.
5. Kate Moss
Model Kate Moss and her 14 bridesmaids (one of which was daughter Lila Grace) and flower girls were perfectly adorned in white lace and flower garlands for the bohemian wedding.
4. Poppy Delevingne
For Poppy Delevigne’s London leg of the wedding (she had another ceremony soon-after in Marrakech), bridesmaids such as little sister Cara were dressed in flowy, white ensembles.
3. Scheana Marie
The star of Vanderpump Rules picked out a handmade cropped top and skirt for herself, but went a little more traditional for her bridesmaids. They were dressed in long, chiffon gowns with jewels encrusted on the bodice.
2. Lauren Conrad
Designer and reality television star Lauren Conrad went for an off-white theme for her bridal party. Maid of honour included friend and fellow Laguna Beach castrate, Lo Bosworth who chose a sleeveless dress for the nuptials.
1. Ashley Tisdale
Coming in at number one, is actress Ashley Tisdale. She went with a soft colour palette for her wedding and each bridesmaid wore a dress which flattered their body type.
Bridesmaid and fellow actor Vanessa Hudgens wore a stunning halter-neck gown with matching flowers. Even though the dresses were different, bridesmaids kept it simple with the same braided hairstyle.
What is your favourite celebrity bridesmaid dress?
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