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Season 16 Premiere

2017年08月18日

Heidi Klum Hosts Bra Brunch in L.A., Talks 'Project Runway' Season 16 Premiere

Ahead of Thursday's Project Runway season 16 premiere, Heidi Klum took to Beverly Hills' Hotel Bel-Air to unveil her upcoming lingerie collection during an intimate floral-filled brunch.

Surrounded by red and pink roses and peonies, three models of various sizes showcased Klum's fall/winter intimates range, which is priced from $25 to $170 and comprised of balconette and half-wire bras with matching thongs and bikini briefs, sexy silk slip dresses and robes, lace-accented bodysuits and maternity bras, to name a few.

As a former Victoria's Secret Angel, the German model knows a thing or two about inspiring women to feel sexy. The designer herself fronted the latest Heidi Klum Intimates campaign, which was shot in Santa Monica by Emmy Award-winning director and photographer Francesco Carrozzini.

But in light of the country's current political climate — one where a president openly berates women (remember when Klum fired back at then-candidate Donald Trump after he declared her "no longer a 10"?) — the 44-year-old mother of four hopes she can instill confidence from within, which is why she included a range of sizes and styles in her lingerie collection, including bras in sizes F and G, maternity pieces and a deep-plunge bra that's "her personal favorite."

"To be honest, at the end of the day it's not [about] the lingerie. I don't want to push my [line] and say [it's] going to do everything for you, because it doesn't," she says. "Ultimately, you are the one that has to feel sexy in it. If you have a beautiful piece on and you feel extra special then yes, but it has to come from within. I can throw the sexiest piece on you but if you don't feel it, it's not going to happen."

In addition to designing her intimates brand, Klum is also set to debut her very first apparel collection with German supermarket chain Lidl, which reportedly plans to open over 600 stores in the U.S. Named Esmara by Heidi Klum, the label will include trendy and affordable pieces, including a leather jacket, from $7 to $30.

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Klum following the brunch to learn more about where she finds design inspiration, her favorite Project Runway memories, her Halloween costume plans this year and more.

Your annual Halloween party is just a few months away. What do you have planned for your costume this year?

It’s going to be a scary one this year; last year I was me [as a 95-year-old]. ... Literally [that] happened because I was like, “How am I going to get out of one year not having to do prosthetics?” But this year I'm actually going to be very scary again [and] it's not really under-the-radar once I come to the party and people know that it's me.

Now that Project Runway is celebrating its Sweet 16th season, what are some of your fondest memories from over the years?

I would say the very first episode ever, that kind of set a tone [when contestant] Austin Scarlett did that very famous corn-husk dress. That was the very first episode, and we gave them the unconventional materials challenge where they went into the supermarket and they could [use] whatever they wanted. He just grabbed a bunch of corn, ripped the husks off and sewed the dress from that; we had to refrigerate it overnight. That will always stick [out] in my mind. Really, all of the unconventional material challenges, they're always amazing.

Have you ever gotten starstruck by a Project Runway guest?

I love Bob Mackie. Some people kind of get starstruck with different actors; for me, it was Bob Mackie. He's just so over the top and so flamboyant, [especially with] all of those Vegas outfits that he did for these gorgeous girls who were dancing. I actually did a photoshoot [in Las Vegas] once and I got to wear some of [his designs] and it was amazing. Fantasy! I wish we would still dress like that.

What can you reveal to us about this season?

Our very first episode this year, the designers have to do a red-carpet look, so we immediately hit them with a frying pan basically over the head and [challenged them to create it] in one day. You know, most designers take months to do that, so we keep them on their toes.

This is also the first time that models of all sizes will be included. What are your thoughts on the timing?

It's shocking, actually, that we haven't done this earlier. I [have always said] it is important that designers can design for women of all sizes because women are shorter, taller, more voluptuous, skinnier, in between, everything — so you have to cater and design for all women. I also keep that in mind when I design lingerie, that I don't just have lingerie that goes to like, [size] D. We go to F, G — it's important because there isn't a lot for women with larger breasts out there.

Now that you're a lingerie and clothing designer, have you picked up any tips from Project Runway?

I wouldn't say [I've picked up any] "tips," but I think subconsciously everything you see does get stored in your head somewhere. I don't want to say [that the show] doesn't inspire me because it must somehow, and especially with me [because] I'm a very visual person. [For example] if you come to my house, it's very colorful. I have paintings everywhere, I don't get rid of anything, I collect weird things from all over the place, I have every boarding pass [for] any plane that I've been on, I collect heart rocks from the beach. I'm crazy — I have a lot of stuff! Our house is not a showroom, so I'm very visual. And I'm a little bit of a hoarder, it's a little bit of a problem. I collect a lot of things.

What other interesting things do you find yourself collecting?

I also collect old [Schildkrot] dolls that were made from celluloid and they have a turtle [logo] on their backs. I have them with the glass eyes, even older ones [that] the eyes were painted on — I have [about] 60 and [the kids] can't touch them. I also have a lot of Barbies — [she] was me at one point.

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How to Dress to Beat Fall Weather

2017年08月14日

Getting dressed this time of year is glorious: from suits to sweaters, from nubbly socks to bare feet and loafers, just about everything is in play. But sometimes the weather—the weather!—won't cooperate. One day you you're sweating buckets because you jumped the gun on all your tweed, the next you're shaking like a wet animal because you dressed for beach weather—and then it started pouring. The slick, simple fit Dev Patel's got on here is your best bet for cheating the tricky weather system—along with your office dress code, inconsistent air conditioning, and the prying eyes of your style-conscious friends.

While the colors of this look have an eye towards fall, the cuts and fabric are all breezy enough to wear on a hot day. Short sleeves and bare ankles will go a long way towards keeping you cool on a surprise 90-degree day, and a trench or mac is perfect insurance against a surprise shower. You're ready for it to be fall—now you just need to dress like it.

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Alexis Ren Launches Activewear

2017年08月11日

Jaden Smith Lands First Awards Hosting Gig; Instagram Star Alexis Ren Launches Activewear

Jaden Smith to Host Environmental Media Association Awards

Jaden Smith, millennial style icon, entrepreneur and environmental activist, is set to host the 2017 Environmental Media Association Awards. At last year's awards, Smith took home the Male Futures Award for his work with JUST, the "responsibly sourced" water company which uses environmentally friendly packaging. The awards show, set to place Sept. 23 in Los Angeles, will be the 19-year-old's first hosting gig. Given his poetic way with words, we're sure the show will be one you won't want to miss.

Instagram Superstar Launches Activewear Line

Instagram phenom Alexis Ren, who has 10.5 million followers and landed the August cover of Maxim, has teamed with Revolve to launch a new Activewear line called Ren Active. The debut collection is "for the girl who's passionately curious" and includes a range of black tops and separates, accented with pops of blush and bright red ($48-$152). There is also an option to sign up for a monthly subscription service, which will include one piece of activewear each month plus access to various exclusive branded merch including yoga mats, hats and outerwear.

Former InStyle Editor-In-Chief Ariel Foxman Joins Olivela as Chief Branding Officer

Ariel Foxman, the editor-in-chief of InStyle from 2008-2016, has officially landed a new gig. He revealed on Thursday that he is the new chief branding officer at Olivela, a luxury e-commerce site that donates a portion of the proceeds to various children's charities worldwide. Foxman had previously been an adviser to the site, and will now oversee the marketing and communications departments.

Yasmin Sewell Joins Farfetch as VP of Style and Creative

Yasmin Sewell has joined Farfetch as the vice president of style and creative, a newly created position. She was appointed after a brief run as the fashion director of Style.com, which was absorbed by Farfetch in a global partnership deal with Conde Nast, which was announced in June. In her role, Sewell will be responsible for the global editorial and creative teams.

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fashion's dark side

2017年08月09日

Zac Posen's documentary shows fashion's dark side

Zac Posen wants the world to know his life is not all about beautiful dresses and fancy parties.

Next month, the American designer is set to premiere his documentary, "House of Z," to show both the good and bad sides of the fashion business. He debuted the film, which is directed by Sandy Chronopoulos, at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

"Fashion has a dark side - it's not all runways and lipstick and fishtail gowns," he told Vogue. "I think if you are going to make a movie, especially today about the creative process and media, you have to be honest. I wasn't interested in throwing myself into a puff piece."

Posen was the boy wonder of the fashion world when he emerged at age 21 in 2001. He started with an atelier in his parents' living room. The young designer quickly captured the spotlight for his breathtakingly beautiful gowns and evening wear, and he became a celebrity favorite on the red carpet.

By 2004, Sean Combs was an investor in his business. Posen did a line for Target and also received awards by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

According to Vogue.com, the film chronicles Posen's life from being a NYFW wunderkind to today, with all the bumps along the way. Posen's friends and collaborators like Claire Danes, Sean Combs, Naomi Campbell, and Paz de la Huerta make appearances, as do editors and critics like Nicole Phelps and André Leon Talley.

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ITVBe tonight

2017年08月07日

When is Real Housewives of New York City on ITVBe tonight, who’s in the cast and what’s it about?

Ever since it premiered in 2008, the cast have always brought the drama and the new series is giving fans more of the same. Here's all you need to know about the glamorous ladies...

When is Real Housewives of New York City on ITVBe?

The Real Housewives Of New York City returned to ITVBe at 9pm on June 4 and the series continues at the same time TONIGHT (Sunday August 6) with episode 10).

It is repeated several times during the week and is also available on the ITV player not long after broadcast.

RHONY first premiered in the US on Bravo in March 2008, following the success of The Real Housewives Of Orange County.

Currently in its ninth season in the states, it focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in NYC.

Who's in the of Real Housewives Of New York City cast?

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel first came to fame when she was named first runner-up on NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.

Her success on a Real Housewife led to her own spin-off series' before she made a return to the main show in season seven.

The best-selling author is also a self-made businesswoman thanks to her low-calorie cocktail brand Skinnygirl Cocktails.

Ramoana Singer

Newly single Ramona started her career in sales management for major fashion companies such as Calvin Klein and French Connection.

She most recently collaborated with Rodan and Fields as a consultant and is a passionate supporter of charities helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Carole Radziwill

Carole Radziwill enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning journalist before she turned her focus to writing.

Married to ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, she still contributes to publications while working on her own projects.

Tinsley Mortimer

New girl Tinsley mixes southern charm with socialite glamour as she made her name in public relations while working at Vogue.

She has since launched her own line of hangbags and a clothing collection while also creating a lipgloss for French design house, Dior.

Dorinda Medley

Dorinda moved to America fromLondon where she started her own cashmere company servicing high profile clients such as Princess Diana and Joan Collins.

She married financier Dr. Richard Medley and after his tragic passing in 2011, she had the help of her daughter Hannah and fellow housewives to keep going.

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Social Change

2017年08月04日

Meet The Black Latina Youth Behind The Organic T-Shirt Line Dedicated To Social Change

If Kayla Robinson is any indication of where we’re headed as a people, it’s clear the future is bright and woke AF. The South Florida–based Afro-Dominicana is the founder of Green Box Shop and the teen designer behind a line of politically slanted tees, including Frank Ocean’s Panorama Festival T-shirt: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”

What started out as a means to pay for yoga teacher’s certification turned into a full-blown online startup. Robinson began selling her tees in order to pay for proper yoga training before realizing the lucrativeness and necessity of her fair trade business.

Her passion for social justice and mainstream inclusivity doesn’t stop at fashion. Robinson plans to also forge her legacy in sustainable agriculture. “Now, my ultimate goal is to get involved in urban farming to make healthy and homegrown food more accessible in the many food deserts in our country,” she tells Teen Vogue.

To set herself apart from trendy “message marketing” campaigns and ensure her brand’s authenticity, Robinson stays up-to-date on current events and with our political landscape. She even designs shirts around the aftermath of those events in order to offer some relief. “My team and I have also started to do group volunteering once a month in our community of Broward County, Florida.”

Much of what drives Robinson’s work, besides her own identity and how she moves in the world, is what others experience in the body.

“For subjects that are relevant to my identity as a bisexual, feminine Afro-Latina, I understand those stigmas firsthand, so I create those designs myself,” she explains to the magazine. “For subjects that are outside of my identity — that involve the disabled, Asian, or transgender communities, for example — I check in with my followers if I have questions about those stigmas. Many times people volunteer shirt ideas or explain stigmas they face so that I can properly represent other marginalized groups with my shop.”

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Shameless Star Noel Fisher Is Married to Layla Alizada

2017年07月20日

There's no shame in fawning over someone else's wedding photos—especially when they're this pretty! Shameless star Noel Fisher just recently wed actress Layla Alizada in an ultraromantic ceremony in their very own backyard. Now newlyweds, the couple just released the first photo of their big day—and it's gorgeous.


Fisher, best known for his role as Mickey Milkovich on the Showtime hit, first met Alizada on the set of the Canadian TV series Godiva back in 2005. After first spotting each other in the makeup trailer, the pair connected at the wrap party for the show, where they reportedly shared their very first kiss. Then, in the spring of 2014, Fisher finally popped the question. "Noel asked Layla to marry him when they were vacationing at the St. Regis in Bora Bora in mid-May," a source told Us Weekly at the time. "They're thrilled!"

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Now that these two are officially wed, after a three-year engagement, we're sure they're even more so!


On July 15, Fisher and Alizada said their I do's in their Los Angeles backyard in front of 60 guests, according to People magazine. "We always wanted a wedding that was small and intimate," the couple told the entertainment mag. "It was a magical day and even more special having so much of it put together with the help of our loved ones."


For the big day, the bride donned a lacy Morilee wedding dress, which she showed off in her and her now-husband's wedding portrait. In the photo, Fisher and Alizada are seen sharing a smooch amongst woodland-inspired greenery, fairy string lights, and colorful blooms. Alizada adorned her curly locks with bits of baby's breath, and she looked totally smitten with her hubby, in his blue-hued Kenneth Cole suit.


After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests dined on a Mediterranean-inspired menu and sipped on Patricius Tokaj wine throughout the reception.


"[We’re] so grateful for the people in our lives and that everyone was able to share this day with us," said the couple.


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Bride gives father-daughter dance

2017年07月12日

A Massachusetts bride gave her childhood friend and her family the gift of a lifetime at her wedding: a memory they would likely not otherwise have.


Jessica Otto's dad, Peter Otto, has cancer for the fourth time. "He isn't doing well," Jessica Otto told ABC News, adding that he only has a month or two to live.


Michaela Cook-Yotts, who has known the Otto family since she was in second grade, said it was actually her now-wife, Nora Cook-Yotts, who had the idea to give Jessica and Peter their own father-daughter dance at their wedding. "When she met Mr. Otto, she fell in love with him," Cook-Yotts said.


PHOTO: Jessica Otto and her sister with their dad, Peter Otto, at the wedding of their friend Michaela Cook-Yotts.

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The couple presented the idea to Jessica Otto, who was "immediately down," said Cook-Yotts.


"Deep down, I knew it wasn't in the cards for us," Jessica said. "It was everything to me, I don’t think they will ever fully know [what] it meant to me."


Her dad, Jessica Otto said, is her best friend. "He would give you the shirt off his back, the kindest person most selfless I've ever met," she said. To know that he won't be dancing with her, or her sister, who is currently engaged, at their weddings, is painful, she added.


Jessica Otto and her dad have many shared interests, including biking, she said. They both participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an annual bike-a-thon that benefits Dana-Farber, where Peter Otto is being treated, and goes through 46 Massachusetts towns over two days.


The duo rode together in 2014 and 2015. This year, Jessica Otto will ride on Aug. 5 and 6 alone, as her dad is not well enough to join her. The father-daughter team have fundraised around their efforts in the past, hoping that the money might somehow benefit Peter Otto.


Now, with the event coming up and her father in deteriorating health, Jessica Otto knows the money she raises won't help her family. "I used to go into this each year feeling really happy and positive," she said, "This year though, I have a lot of anger."


Still, she said, she hopes her fundraising will make a difference for someone else and she'll continue to do it as a tribute to her father. "As long as my body will let me ride, I'll ride," she said.


The missed moment of the upcoming PMC is one of the reasons memories like the one Cook-Yotts gave to the Otto family are so precious. The dance was a surprise for Peter Otto, Jessica Otto said.


"They called our names and had us come up there and he knew," she said. Peter Otto and his daughter's danced to a remix version of "Every Breath You Take." "It was so selfless of them to take time at their wedding to give us this moment."


"My dad is a man a of very few words, he doesn't express how he feels, he doesn’t say it but he shows it. He hugged us close to him," Jessica Otto said.


Cook-Yotts added, "It was the best part of the wedding and I know Nora would say the same thing. There wasn't a dry eye in the house."


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How to Have a Low-Impact Wedding

2017年07月03日

We love weddings and everything that comes with them, but at the end of the day—after all of the dancing, eating, drinking, and happy tears—there’s a lot of stuff left over, stuff that often ends up in the trash. No one’s proud of it, but thankfully, there are ways to help lessen the effect your big day has on the world around you. We asked our experts for five tips to make your wedding a little more low-impact.


Shop Second-Hand


There are all sorts of ways to get what you want for your wedding without buying it brand new. There are a plethora of gently-used wedding dress sites, like OnceWed and Still White, where you can get the dress of your dreams (including designer finds like Vera Wang and Elie Saab) for a fraction of the price. Looking for items like votive candles or cloth napkins? Tradesy has an entire wedding page (that also includes menswear and bridesmaids’ dresses), and eBay just might have you covered.


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Seek Recycled Materials


For the things you do need to purchase, look for those made from recycled materials. Paper Culture only uses recycled papers, and there are a huge number of artisan designers on Etsy doing the same.


Rent Instead of Buy


Of course, you’ll have the least impact by renting items instead of purchasing them at all. You know you can rent furniture, flatware, and tuxedos, but did you know you can also rent bridesmaid dresses (we love Vow to be Chic, and Rent the Runway is perfect for that on-trend mismatched look) and even your wedding dress? Again, the Rent the Runway collection is incredible for a non-traditional bride, and Borrowing Magnolia has designers like Pronovias and Hayley Paige.


Consider Vendors Carefully


If you’re really committed to a low-impact wedding, seek vendors who feel the same way. Look for vendors who give back, whether it’s donating flowers to local hospitals or donating their time to local charities. Find those who prioritize green practices, like using reusable water bottles in welcome bags. When you’re interviewing your vendors, don’t be afraid to ask! Most will be more than happy to tell you what they love to do to make the world a little brighter.


Register for Charitable Donations


Got everything you need at home? Instead of kitchen upgrades, ask your guests to donate what they might spend on a gift toward a cause you (or they!) love. You can also opt to skip those favors and instead put that money toward a bigger donation to your charity of choice.


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A guy was the 'flower man' in his cousin's wedding

2017年06月27日

When his cousin Andria wanted Patrick Casey to be involved in her wedding, he offered to do so in the most adorable way possible by acting as the wedding's "flower girl." And he went all out.


28-year-old Casey, who BuzzFeed reports runs his own PR firm in Wisconsin, walked down the aisle spreading petals using the same basket that Andria used 20 years before in a wedding they were both in together.


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A video of Casey's walk down the aisle, which has already racked up thousands of views, shows his dignified flower tosses and ends with him pulling more petals out of his pockets to perform a "Lebron powder toss" at the end. The crowd totally ate it up, clapping for him as he joined the rest of the wedding party at the alter.


And while you might think such a stunt would upstage the bride and groom, Casey told BuzzFeed that the couple loved his flower man performance and that it added some levity to their big day.


"They FULLY encouraged me to do all of this. I would have never done anything to take attention away from them if they didn't want me to," he said.


An article from The New York Times said that Casey is not alone: the "flower man" is becoming more and more common as couples break out of traditional gender roles. So if you're planning a wedding, you may just want to expand your search.


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