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More than just celebrity gossip

Joan Smalls Knows How To Werk

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On stands December 17th, ELLE’s January issue features Joan Smalls looking gorgeous and giving an incredibly candid interview on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry and how she wants to evolve her career. Esteemed photographer Michael Thompson has signed a multi-title deal with Hearst and ELLE’s January issue, featuring Joan Smalls, is Michael Thompson’s debut cover shoot.

Via our friends at Elle:

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On the fashion industry’s lack of diversity:

“People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, ‘Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.’ But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…? There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open.”

How her modeling career started:

“I came to New York with a dream. I came to do what I saw girls doing in campaigns, in editorials – great things, challenging things.”

Her motivations to eventually get into acting:

“I want to be clear that I don’t want to act just because it’s the typical move for a model. My desire comes from a place of wanting to entertain people on a different level.”


Estee Lauder’s Richard Ferretti on Smalls:

“The word supermodel is overused, but if there is any woman of our generation who deserves the title, it’s Joan. She has the perfect face.”

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Nicole Richie Launches Style App

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Style Influencer and Creative Director Nicole Richie and SK Planet CEO, Jinwoo So, celebrated the launch of the mobile fashion and shopping app, Styletag. The app, available on the iPhone, iPad and Google Play, is the first app to bring street style and personal style to the consumer by making every look shoppable. Fashion trend-setters and fresh new designers will have the chance to curate their favorite looks and styles by building their own catalog of the latest trends. Styletag empowers the mobile user to build their own personal look, allowing users to snap it, tag it, share it and buy it.

Henri Bendel customers enjoyed a personal shopping experience with top fashion bloggers Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor, Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie, Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea and Alyssa Montemurro of Modelina. The bloggers styled the customers in Henri Bendel accessories for their own personal photo with Nicole Richie.

Meet Stacy Keibler’s Boyfriend Jared Pobre

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George Clooney who?! Meet Stacy Keibler’s boyfriend Jared Pobre, y’all. The woman with the legendary pins has snagged up a man with just as much money as Cloons!

Thursday night in Miami at the Art Basel, Keibler rubbed shoulders with a few other celebrities including Nicky Hilton, Whitney Davis AND her man Mr. Pobre.

This isn’t the first time Kieber has been spotted with Pobre, Future Ads CEO, as it was back in October when they were in Paris enjoying dinner.

A source told UsWeekly, “Stacy and Jared are dating. They met through friends, but they are not anything more than dating.”

Stacy and Georgie Pourgie broke up in July. See? There’s plenty of fish in the sea. And I am sure George already has his next honey lined up.

No worries!

Here’s hoping this isn’t just a rebound for Stacy Keibler. Jared Pobre, could you be the one?

Ali Sweeney Covers Redbook’s January Issue

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On stands December 17th, Redbook’s January issue features Ali Sweeney looking gorgeous, healthy and giving an incredibly candid interview about dieting and body image in Hollywood.

Via Redbook:

How she relates so well to the contestants on The Biggest Loser:

“In an industry like Hollywood, it was really hard to deal with feeling like I was bigger than everyone else. I understand that feeling of being unhappy, looking in the mirror, being embarrassed, and not wanting to ask for help.”

On why the ‘d-word’ makes her cringe:

“Diets are finite. They always have an end and they really set you up to fail when you go back to your life. “

How she allows herself to cheat:

“I’m the first person to give myself an out. I’m a foodie. If I’m someplace where they’re famous for huevos rancheros, I’m ordering them.”

So she may have lost a lot of weight and I really admire her for doing so. I just hope she sticks to what she says. Diets suck and you definitely have to let yourself splurge every once in awhile. Don’t turn into some self-absorbed lettuce nibbling fool. We love you the way you are Ali! Now work!

Credit: Andrew Eccles

Supermodels On A Rampage (VIDEO)

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Today there is a new holiday campaign for Rampage starring models Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Tori Praver. The video playfully dubbed “Supermodels on a Rampage,” features the models getting into a hilarious and dramatic catfight over Rampage Black Friday promotions. The video is a launch platform for the brand’s Black Friday promotion of boots and handbags.

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Thoughts?

Lauren Conrad Is Jealous Of People Who Love Their Bodies

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Lauren Conrad appears on the January 2014 cover of Cosmopolitan (on newsstands December 3rd). Conrad is newly engaged and the proud owner of a brand new home in L.A. She has two booming fashion lines, best-selling books, and a destination website under her belt. In her interview with Cosmo, Conrad dishes on all of this and more.

Check out the highlights via our friends at Cosmo below:

On her engagement to fiancé, musician and law student William Tell: “I had no idea it was coming. I thought he would wait until he finished law school.”

On her engagement ring: “He didn’t even ask my friends, which was a bold move. He said, ‘I know you, and I know what you like.’ And I love it. It’s perfect.”

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Cosmo: You’re engaged! What would you say to readers who feel pressure to get that ring?

LC: “You have the rest of your life to be married. Enjoy falling in love. When girls get caught up in the timeline, it becomes more about the wedding than the marriage. You should be with someone with whom you could elope this weekend and be happy.”

Cosmo: What tells you it’s time to settle down with one guy?

LC: “William hates it when I say this, but he really is a very nice guy, and when you meet a nice guy who also manages to keep your interest, that is the dream…If you’re going to settle down, it should be with someone you can’t stop thinking about. Especially if you’re in your 20s. If I were single in my 60s, I would totally settle. I would!”

Cosmo: What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made with friends?

LC: “Being on television all those years, I got to view my own behavior. One thing I realized is that I was too hard on my friends when it came to guys. Instinctually, I wanted to protect them. But then you come off as judge-y and people are reluctant to come to you with a problem. I had to cut “I told you so” from my vocabulary.”

Cosmo: What is the best way to fall in love with your body?

LC: “I’m so jealous of people who completely love their bodies. I think most women have trouble areas as well as areas that they like. So you play up your favorite parts and learn to dress around the others. I used to hate my legs, but now I always wear minis. It was an accident. In an effort to look taller, I started wearing really high heels with shorter skirts and ended up showing off my legs a lot.”

Photo credit: Matt Jones/Cosmopolitan

2013 AMA’s Best Dressed Or Worst Dressed Fashion?

It is the big name for the American Music Awards! But the big question I have to ask is who is AMA’s best dressed or worst dressed fashionistas? I’ll let you be the judge. Check out celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks, Miley, Taylor Swift and more as they walked the red carpet before they entered the big awards show.

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Who is your favorite AMA’s fashionista? Sound off in the comments section below.

Images via Getty Images and Wireimage

CELEB SPOTTING: Nicky Hilton, Selita Ebanks Get It In At The alice + olivia Party In NYC

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Last night alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet hosted a party in NYC with artist David Choe to celebrate the launch of their exclusive capsule collection hitting stores this spring! For the evening Stacey Bendet and David Choe showcased their new capsule collection featuring a burlesque performance, disco dancing, an interactive glow-in the-dark blacklight paint room and music by dj Hannah Bronfman!

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The night was also be dedicated to the launch of Stacey Bendet’s “Kindness Project” – a company-wide initiative committed to sharing and spreading messages of love and kindness with the world.

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Attendees included Zosia Mamet, Chloe Bridges, Nicky Hilton, Selita Ebanks and more. Um, how amazing does Nicky Hilton look? Damn girl!

Miranda Kerr: Demoted, Dethroned, and Divorced?

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Miranda Kerr has had a bad few weeks. First comes the news that she is soon to be single again after she announced that she and husband Orlando Bloom were divorcing. Current gossip Down Under is that her reign as their biggest export is over, and now word that she’s been 86′ed as Mango’s spokesmodel means tongues are a-waggin’.

Enter the single life.
Enter model replacement Daria Werbowy.
Exit stage left?

Not so fast, heauxz!

Miranda may be down but she most certainly is not out. Not only has she moved on from Victoria’s Secret campaign (a move up if you ask us), but she has also started her own brand. And as for Orlando Bloom?

Well, we are sure there are many men that will be vying to go down under with Kerr.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Part One, For The Beauty Buff

The holiday season is upon us and if you are interested in something different for that person on your holiday shopping list, we have a few options to consider. In fact, we have tried these products ourselves and highly recommend them to YOU! Be sure to bookmark this post because we will be updating it as the season goes on and we discover more great products for your family, friends, or yourself!

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People allow stresses to build-up and affect their business, family-life and personal performance. Stress rocks were designed as a tool to make us more aware of the stress we face on a daily basis and vehicle to end the day by relieving those stresses for the night.

Help relieve stress! For just $29.95 you can snag this up for a friend or family member who needs a reminder. This would totally make a fun gift game item too! You can order here.

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Get ready for those holiday parties with the Custom Nail Solutions kit. OR, get the kit for the beauty buff on your holiday shopping list. And right now, they are having a fabulous holiday sale that you will want to take advantage of if you are interested in the kit. For just $89.95 you can get the entire kit including:

This price also includes your beautiful complete Custom Nails and the complete Maintenance System that will be shipped with your nails.

This includes:

10 finger trays
1 spoon
1 yellow impression material
1 white impression material
1 Instruction sheet
1 Product brochure
1 Order Sheet
Instructional DVD on Website

Final Kit:

1 Set of Custom Nails
1 Bottle Soak Off
1 Soaking Dish
1 Nail Dehydrator
1 Adhesive Debonder
1 Nail Protector
1 Nail Cleanser
1 Nail Brush
4 Pink Cuticle Sticks
1 Nail Stand with 10 Plastic Dowels
1 Application Instruction Sheet
Pink Maintenance Kit Bag

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Devastate them all with your sexy, tropical shimmer. Warm summer sands gleam with fresh ocean sprays of crystalline blues and sea jewel greens. Sunburst oranges and fiery pinks burn with glimmering glamour. Soft pelican grays and pearly browns add a hint of coolness. You can get a pretty amazing palette for just $8 for the holidays at BH Cosmetics here.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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This unique nourishing mud mask sweeps away impurities and excess oils and toxins. The masks are formulated with mud from the Dead Sea along with natural honey extract to provide skin with essential nourishing amino acids and increase skin regeneration. Leaving skin fresh and purified with a healthy complexion A.K.A. Young & Hot & Fresh! And we all want that, right?!

Their product is all natural and never animal tested. You can snag up this fun and amazing feeling mask for just here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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SLOWCOLOR drives the trend toward more conscious gifting. To them the holidays are about spending quality time with our loved ones, families and dear friends – and each year, they make a commitment to giving consciously. SLOWCOLOR prides themselves on elegant handloomed, naturally plant dyed, fair trade made scarves in colors to suite both him and her. A gift to feel truly grateful for, and globally connected to the good of giving.
You can get a gorgeous Boulder scarf for just $85 here.

SLOWCOLOR is A FEEL GOOD mission with REAL WORLD positive impact. SLOWCOLOR is a fair trade clothing company. Handmade & naturally dyed. Always.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

SNEAK PEEK: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 Happened!

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It was a night of pure sexiness and we don’t get to see what all went down at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 until December 10th, when it airs on national television. But I can give you a little sneak peek as to who was there and what went down!

The world-famous Victoria’s Secret Angels (and yes, there’s quite the list), Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, PINK model Elsa Hosk, as well as Cara Delevigne, Barbarah Fialho, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Cindy Bruna, Constance Jablonski, Devon Windsor, Erin Heatherton, Hilary Rhoda, Ieva Laguna, Izabel Goulart, Jac Jagaciak, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Jasmine Toukes, Jessica Hart, Joan Smalls, Josephine Skriver Jourdan Dunn, Kasia Struss, Lais Ribiero, Lily Donaldson, Magdalena Frakowiak, Malaika Firth, Maria Borges, Martha Hunt, Maryna Linchuk, Ming Xi, Sara Sampaio, Sigrid Agren, Sui He, and Toni Garrn starred in the world’s biggest runway show.

This year’s show kicked-off the holiday season with an over-the-top celebration of all things sexy, including lingerie embellished with Swarovski crystals, and the iconic angel wings and the $10 Million Royal Fantasy Bra by Mouawad worn by supermodel Candice Swanepoel.

And after the big show, you better believe there was a HUGE party!

The official Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party was held at TAO Downtown, the brand new Chelsea location beneath the Maritime Hotel. The space offered a distinct sense of arrival and discovery as guests descended into the multi-level space which is intended to look and feel as if it has been there for decades and only unearthed recently to reveal the artifacts within. The newest venture brought to you by TAO Group of Marquee, Avenue, Lavo, and Ph-D at Dream Downtown fame provides a sense of fantasy in its 22,000-sqaure-foot Asian-inspired space.

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And yes, there were celebrities on hand to witness the action first hadn. Celebrities in attendance included: Fall Out Boy, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Dylan McDermott, Adam Levine, Katrina Bowden, Robinson Cano, Tiesto, Archie Panjabi, Atlanta de Cadenet, Bill Cowher, Bryan Greenberg, Charles Kelley, Derek Blasberg, Estelle, Harley Viera Newton, Henrik Lundqvist, Jamie Chung, Michael Bay, Milos Raonic, Theo Wenner, Nigel Barker, Prince Amukamara, Stavros Niarchos, Stephen Dorff, Will Estes, Vanessa ray, Billy Brown, Cobra Starship, Dree Hemingway, Lukas Haas and Ellen von Unwerth.

THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW will broadcast on Tuesday, December 10 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

Justin Timberlake Sexy As Always on GQ Men of the Year Issue

Justin Timberlake is looking GOOD on the cover of GQ as one of the five GQ Men of the year! The other men celebrated were Matthew McConaughey, Kendrick Lamar, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini, each of whom will get their own cover on the magazine. But Justin? Too gorgeous.

In the December issue (on sale Nov. 19), JT expressed that his career is always on the go, and he’s good with that. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment,” he says. “It’s on to the next.”

Check out some excerpts from the interview below!

On growing up in Memphis and responding to his critics: 

“It’s a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I’m from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I’ve been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business. Because sometimes I just want to (expletive) kill everybody.”

On his response to negative reviews of Runner Runner:

“This recognizable face that you work so hard to get — not because you want the recognition but because you know you’re made to do it. …The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn’t have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a (jerk) … It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines.None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it.”

On his upcoming role in Coen brothers’ film, Inside Llewyn Davis

“You do a Coens movie and secretly you’re like, ‘All I want to do is make people laugh in this movie. If I can make people laugh in this movie, then I don’t care. Whatever else happens, happens.’ “

What do you think of Justin and the other GQ men of the year? Who would you have liked to see on the cover this year?

Image via GQ

Jessica Chastain Covers Vogue, Opens Up About Death of Biological Father

Jessica Chastain snagged the December cover of Vogue (her first ever!), rocking her red hair and a flowing mustard Theory by Olivier Theyskens gown while posing by the water! However, it’s her personal interview that will attract readers, as the actress opened up about her personal life, including the death of her biological father, Michael Monsterio.

Jessica never commented on his death, which happened earlier this year, to the press, nor did she go to the musician’s funeral. She called the major attention over his death “very difficult” to deal with, but added that there was “no proof of anything,” revealing that her birth certificate doesn’t list a father. She mentioned that her stepfather Michael Hastey was her father-figure, calling him “One of the greatest people” in her life.

Jessica is naturally a very private person, keeping her personal life under wraps for the most part. “She is never guarded, but she is very protective of not having to be an open book,” says Mama executive producer Guillermo del Toro, who worked with Jessica on the 2013 horror movie. The actress told the magazine, “Jessica—who I am in my personal life—I’m very shy, I feel very awkward, I don’t feel like a femme fatale at all.”

Jessica’s interview revealed that outside of acting, she’s a pretty chill person. She likes to wakes up early to go shopping for food “at the local farmer’s market, doesn’t drink much, and is far more likely to be found at home playing Scrabble with friends, or else catching the latest Michael Haneke movie at the Angelika, than stumbling out of a nightclub at 3:00 a.m.”

I absolutely love Jessica! She has an amazing range as an actress, and it’s so great to see her on the cover of Vogue!

Image via VOGUE/Annie Leibovitz

Janice Dickinson: Wronged by Rite Aid

The world’s very first supermodel (if you let her tell it) has been beat upside the head and it doesn’t involve another person but rather, an inanimate object.

Janice Dickinson claims that she was busted upside the head by a Rite Aid parking garage gate and now because of her multiple injuries, she’s suing them. According to her spokesperson, Rite Aid failed to “adequately inspect, maintain and/or control the premises.”

Janice’s lawsuit claims that she as suffered detrimental physical and emotional injuries. Immediately after the accident, Dickinson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center and advised that she ad suffered a concussion.

JD wants her medical expenses covered, lost wages (does she even work?!), and punitive damages as well.

Stay tuned…

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Madonna’s Daughter Lola Takes Over Material Girl’s Instagram

Madge is really making sure her daughter is keeping busy with something productive. Gotta keep her out of trouble, right?! And so with her gig as a fashionista and co-assistant with the Material Girl line, Madge has given daughter Lola Instagram duty. A teen knows how to run the dang thing, right?

You bet!

And snapping photos Lola did today for the brand and peeps made sure to follow her every move.

Today Lola took over Material Girl’s instagram today! Check out her first post and you can check out the @MaterialGirl Instagram for Lola’s updates throughout the day!