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Gwyneth Paltrow's diva tantrums and more fashion news!

September 22, 2013 17:05 IST

Gwyneth Paltrow's diva tantrums and more fashion news!

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Want to know what's happening in the world of glitz and glamour? In our weekly fashion round-up, we bring you the latest on supermodels, style, designers and everything in-between!

Which supermodel has accused the fashion industry of being more racist than ever?

Who is all set to strip for Playboy's 60th anniversary?

And just why does Snooki want to undergo a breast lift?

Here's the lowdown on the latest fashion news!

We start out with Gwyneth Paltrow who reportedly makes too many demands in the gym she co-owns.

The 42-year-old actress exercises for two hours a day, six days a week, owns her own chain of workout studios, reported Daily Telegraph.

"Before she showers, Gwyneth makes someone go into the stall and wipe the entire shower dry. She refuses to touch what she calls 'somebody else's shower water'," a source said.

"She also refuses to use toilet paper that anyone has touched and demands an unopened package. It's nuts," the source added.

Source: PTI


Image: Gwyneth Paltrow at the premiere of Iron Man 3
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Naomi Campbell attacks fashion industry for being more racist than in '80s

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Naomi Campbell has reportedly slammed the fashion industry as being more racist than it was when she started out in the mid-1980s.

The 43-year old British model accused some casting agents of only wanting to hire models who are white, while highlighting that just 6 per cent of catwalk models at this year's New York Fashion Week were black and 9 per cent were Asian, the Mirror reported.

The co-founder of the Diversity Coalition campaign argued that talent isn't defined by beauty or color, and 'the act of not choosing models of colour, is racist'.

Campbell, who became the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1987, added that though the discrimination she suffered made her stronger, "not all young models today are like that".

Source: ANI


Image: Naomi Campbell
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Pink named 'Woman Of The Year' by magazine

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Singer Pink has been named Woman of the Year by a reputed magazine.

The 34-year-old singer said she was shocked to hear about the accolade bestowed on her by Billboard magazine, reported Contactmusic.

"I was absolutely shocked and surprised to hear that Billboard named me Woman of the Year. It has been an incredible year and I feel so grateful," Pink said.

"Pink has almost been in a class by herself among women in music this year, and we are thrilled to recognise her successes by honouring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award," Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director, said.

The singer will accept the accolade at the upcoming 2013 Billboard Women in Music event in New York City in December.

Source: PTI


Image: Alecia Moore, also known as Pink, at the premiere of her film Thanks for Sharing
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Snooki plans to undergo breast lift

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Former Jersey Shore star Snooki has reportedly revealed that she thinks her 'boobs are disgusting' after giving birth to her one-year-old son Lorenzo.

According to People magazine, the 25-year old American reality television personality expressed her dissatisfaction with her boobs, on Bettheny Frankel's talk show, saying "my boobs are hanging and so big", ABC News reported.

She added that she wants to feel confident about her chest and may undergo a breast lift.

Source: ANI


Image: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi poses on arrival for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
Photographs: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

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Designer Sabyasachi, singer Bombay Jayashri team up for show

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Acclaimed designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Oscar-nominated singer Bombay Jayashri are set to come together for a one of a kind fashion show.

Sabyasachi, who has completed 11 years in the fashion world, is being commemorated by The Hindu with a 'Design Showcase' in two cities- Hyderabad and Chennai.

The show will feature live music by acclaimed Carnatic singer Jayashri, who was nominated at this year's Oscars for Best Original Song for Pi's Lullaby from the film Life Of Pi.

"We are happy to do an event with the leading fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and classical vocalist Bombay Jayashri. The fusion of their styles creating beauty with sound and fashion should be magical," Arun Anant, CEO of The Hindu said in a statement.

For this special occasion, Sabyasachi has revisited the 1920s and recreated the opulence of the era with rich baroque detailing for his collection.

A distinct oriental influence in the choice of colours and sensuality of drapes will also reflect in the clothes.

The two shows (Hyderabad September 22 and and Chennai (September 26) will also include silent auctions of Sabyasachi's garments.

The proceeds will go to The Mahesh Memorial Paediatric Oncology Centre set up by the Mahesh Memorial Trust at the Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai.

Source: PTI


Image: Sabyasachi Mukherjee is seen here being flanked by Rani Mukerji (L) and Vidya Balan (R)
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Anupama Dayal, Masaba to open WIFW spring-summer 2014

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Fashion designers Anupama Dayal and Masaba Gupta will kickstart the 22nd edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2014 here.

The five-day fashion fiesta will run from October 9 to 13.

Dayal is well-known for her interesting inspirations and eclectic designs while Masaba's label, House of Masaba, is known for its ingenious, bold prints sprinkled with an innovative graphic twist.

"We are delighted that two talented, young designers will be opening the latest season of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 with their innovative collection," Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India said in a statement.

Masaba, 25, is thrilled to open the fashion week.

"I am thrilled and honoured to be opening for FDCI at WIFW SS 2014 for House of Masaba as I look forward to showing my new line in the capital after a long gap," she said.

Dayal said she will present her collection Gulabi at WIFW to begin the fashion gala on 'a fresh and energetic note'.

Source: PTI


Image: Masaba Gupta and Anupama Dayal
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera and Uday Kuckian/Rediff.com
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Robert Pattinson wants to design clothes

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Twilight star Robert Pattinson is eyeing a move into the fashion industry after discovering a passion for designing women's clothing.

The 27-year-old actor who is the face of fashion house Christian Dior, has started working on a book of sketches and hopes to one day take his new hobby to a professional level, reported Daily Mirror.

"I want to get more involved with the industry, I really like it. I like drawing couture dresses. I started doing it and was like 'What is happening?' Suddenly I had a sketchbook full of dresses," Pattinson said.

"I like the artistry of it, it's like costume design. The speed of it means you can just move so much quicker. I like designing clothes," he said.

The actor even dreams of presenting a runway collection one day, adding, "I actually really want to do it. Though it could be incredibly embarrassing."

Source: PTI


Image: Robert Pattinson
Photographs: Cover of Esquire Greece, April 2011
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Eva Mendes launches clothing line

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Hitch star Eva Mendes has launched her first fashion line.

The collection, which is a collaboration between the 39-year-old actress and retailer New York and Company, is demure and consists of vintage-inspired pieces designed to be 'modern and feminine', reported OK magazine.

Mendes, who unveiled a portion of the collection on Good Morning America, said she wanted to dress 'real women' with her sweetly-printed dresses, pussy-bow blouses and soft pants.

The clothes are available in sizes zero to 18. The affordable collection and is priced in the range of $55 for pants to $80 for a dress.

"It offers simple, sensible clothes for the everyday woman. I love a bargain. I am always shopping at thrift shops. I will go and buy a $6 dress, then I will get a coffee, and there are always women who are like, 'Where can I get your dress'?" Mendes said.

Although her sisters and best friends expressed their continued excitement for the collection, Mendes said she was initially hesitant.

"New York and Company came to me with the opportunity, and I have been a fan of theirs for years. My first reaction was nervous, I was like, 'I'm not sure I have anything to offer'. But I accepted the challenge with one goal: to make women look good," Mendes said.

Source: PTI


Image: Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein Jeans
Photographs: Courtesy Calvin Klein Jeans

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Style icon Anna Wintour 'wears just one pair of shoes' all the time!

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Even though Anna Wintour, who is the editor of Vogue, has access to most stylish skyscraper heels, she insists on wearing the similar pair of shoes every time, it has been revealed.

Wintour is always seen sporting the same nude, pointy-toed slingbacks since 1997, News.com.au reported.

The slingbacks, which are personally designed by Manolo Blahnik himself for Wintour, fit her contours exactly as they are modeled around a wooden replica of her foot.

Wintour's slingbacks are not entirely nude, as they are produced expressly for the 63-year-old magazine editor in two skin-coloured tones that perfectly suit her colouring.

Source: ANI


Image: Anna Wintour
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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France bans child beauty pageants to protect 'innocence' of young girls

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In an attempt to protect young girls from being sexualised, France's Senate has passed a law which forbids anyone under the age of 16 to enter into a beauty pageant.

According to the ban, anyone who goes against the law will have to spend two years in prison and pay up to 30,000 euros in fines, the New York Daily News reported.

Conservative lawmaker Chantal Jouanno, who wrote the amendment, asserted that the foundations of equal rights are threatened by the hyper-sexualisation that touches children between 6 and 12 years old, when the child should be concentrating on acquiring knowledge.

Yet with mini-Miss competitions and other demonstrations, we are fixing the projectors on their physical appearance, she said.

She noted that the amendment is primarily focused on protecting girls.

Source: ANI


Image: France wants to ban child beauty pageants. Seen here is a contestant preparing for the 'Mini-Miss' elegance beauty contest in Bobigny, near Paris.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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Sharp spike in young women opting for 'designer vaginas'

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Young women are turning to surgery in their quest for the perfect vagina, according to a new survey.

It seems the 'designer vagina' is back with a massive 45 percent increase in the numbers of women enquiring about surgical procedures since 2010, the Daily Star reported.

And the average age of patients has also significantly dropped from 35 to 28, with more choosing to have surgery for aesthetic rather than medical reasons.

The most common reasons for the surgery are wanting to "tighten" the vagina after giving birth or wanting to improve the look down there.

People have also become more aware of and more willing to talk about such procedures - thanks to TV shows such as Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies.

Transform Cosmetic Surgery found that labiaplasty and vaginoplasty are among the UK's fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures.

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of, or reshape, the labia minora -- either for medical or aesthetic reasons -- while vaginoplasty 'tightens' the vagina, a procedure that is particularly popular among women who have given birth.

Transform reports that enquiries for the procedures have grown from 2,400 in 2010 to 3,500 so far in 2013. 2012 was the strongest year to date with 3,900 enquiries in total, or 75 per week.

Source: ANI


Image: Young women are often opting for 'designer vaginas'. (Picture used here for representational purposes only)
Photographs: Macarena Alejandra Guajardo Mavroski/Creative Commons
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