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Oscars After-Party: Is ‘Who Wore It Less’ Getting Old?

Just when we thought Hollywood’s obsession with ‘who wore it less’ was coming to an end (finally), the Oscars after-party happened.

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Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid and Heidi Klum set tongues wagging, or rather dropping, when they all opted to go panty-less to the star-studded events, sporting daring cut away dresses that exposed various parts of their bodies including ribs, side boobs, hips, legs and in Ora’s case, half her butt.

Oscars After-Party: Is 'Who Wore It Less' Getting Old?

The award for most revealing frock well and truly went to model, Irina Shayk however, who wore an Atelier Versace gown, which for lack of a better phrase basically exposed her bits by boasting a cutaway feature down one side of her entire dress.

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Of course all of the girls looked ridiculously taught, tight and toned, and for once it wasn’t Miley Cyrus getting her kit off. But seriously ladies, the naked shock value thing is getting old. Every which way we look these days celebs are baring it all for the media and attaching a feminist message to it.

Patricia Arquette proved during her acceptance speech that we don’t need to be naked to get attention or make a statement. Now I’m not saying that the female body isn’t a beautiful thing, because it is! In all shapes and sizes. But arguably what I’m suggesting is that sometimes the message these celebrities are trying to convey often gets lost in the nakedness of it all.

So ladies, put away your nipples and PLEASE put some underwear on. Sometimes less really isn’t more.

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February 24, 2015

Patricia Arquette Proves Feminism Isn’t Dead

We’ve all thought it, but Patricia Arquette said it: “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women.”

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Taking to the stage at the 87th Academy Awards to accept her win for best-supporting actress in Boyhood, the 37-year old proved feminism isn’t dead by thanking mothers, tax-payers and demanding fair pay for women.

“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” said Arquette.

Fair pay among genders has been a lingering discussion for some time now, but it’s something that continues to be swept under the rug. In 2011 a study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that the average weekly earnings for a full-time female worker was approximately 17% lower for women than men. While the reasons varied, the prominent influences were the undervaluation of skills and the restriction of employment prospects for workers with family responsibilities. Surprisingly these pay gaps also existed in female-dominated industries.

Let me ask you, should you have to give up your desire to have a family in order to be granted equal salary entitlements? And would you? Becoming a mother is a God-given right, so it doesn’t really seem like an appropriate proposition. While we’ve certainly come a long way since the 20th century when women were subject to roughly one third of a male’s salary, it seems there’s still a long way to go before the gap is closed.

Now before we go getting too political, let me remind you that feminism extends further than the female gender and is based upon a belief that everyone should have the same rights and opportunities despite their sex. So on that note, here is a powerful quote by Gloria Steinem that perfectly sums this up: “Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we’ve rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters.”

Image via the Independent 

February 23, 2015

2015 Oscars Trend: Porcelain Skin

As Hollywood’s elite took to the red carpet for the 2015 Oscar Awards today, we noticed there was something missing: fake tan! This year the A-list went ‘au naturel’ and ditched their bronzers in favour of polished porcelain skin.

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Celebrity make-up artist Lee Pycroft recently told the Daily Mail: “Alabaster skin is a chic, classy, beautiful look that’s been gunning for a renaissance. It’s been cherished by the fashion world for several years – think of all those Prada campaigns with Karen Elson – and now it’s taking centre stage.”

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Whether sporting a red, grey or even black dress, ivory skin was certainly the most prominent trend at this years award ceremony, with stars including Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller and Anna Kendrick embracing their paler side.

2015 Oscars Trend: Porcelain Skin

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February 22, 2015