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Cheryl flaunts her cleavage and more fashion news!

Last updated on: May 20, 2011 19:11 IST

Cheryl flaunts her cleavage and more fashion news!



Welcome to the weekly fashion round-up, where we bring you the latest on supermodels, style, designers and everything in-between!

Which mag had its cover censored, even though it features a bare-chested man? Which red-hot icon is disappointed by her fashion line's failure?

Here's the lowdown on the latest fashion news!

Cheryl Cole hogs limelight with deep-cut neck dress at Cannes

US X Factor judge Cheryl Cole was the center of attention when she proved that less is more with her deep cut white outfit at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

Dazzling Cole sent the paparazzi wild with her stunning long-sleeved dress with gold and black embellishments, and a silky smooth ponytail parted at the side, reports the Sun.

The star teamed the dress with pear-shaped accessories.

The Girls Aloud singer posed and blew kisses to the crowd before the premiere of Habemus Papam.

Image: Cheryl Cole
Photographs: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

US book giants censor mag featuring bare-chested Aussie 'femiman'

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US magazine stores have censored the latest edition of Dossier Journal Magazine featuring Melbourne model Andrej Pejic taking off his shirt, saying he looks too feminine.

Barnes and Noble and Borders have covered the bare chest image with an opaque sleeve, deeming the cover page as being too racy.

According to them, the gender-bending 'Broady boy', with his long blonde locks in curlers, could be mistaken by the readers as a shirtless woman.

"It's a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don't think it merits this, but I understand what it is," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Skye Parrott, Dossier's creative director, as telling the Huffington Post.

"It seems that it probably made people uncomfortable. But that's part of what's interesting about the cover, I think, is that it's playing with those ideas of gender roles. He's topless, you can see that he's a man, but if you look at his face, he looks like a woman and he's so beautiful, " she added.

She stated that both the bookstores have placed the magazine copies in 'opaque poly bags because even though they knew Pejic was a man, he looked too much like a woman, basically'.

Image: Andrej Pejic
Photographs: Cover of Dossier Journal, Issue 7, 2011
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Lady Gaga poses as three-headed monster!

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Popstar Lady Gaga has transformed herself into a monster, posing with three heads on her body for the latest issue of V Magazine.

The star, who calls her fans 'little monsters', wore a corset and racy pull-up stockings in the image as well as three outlandish hair styles for the publication's Asian issue, reports the Daily Mail.

The inside shots of the singer show very different facial looks, with the help of some intricately applied makeup.

The three heads are aimed to represent three sides of the singer, the dark, the pop and the natural.

Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Cover of V Magazine, Summer 2011
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Ke$ha 'wants to wear necklace made from fans' teeth'!

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Ke$ha has made a weird request on Twitter -- she wants fans to send her their teeth, so that she can make a necklace to wear at awards shows.

The TiK ToK hitmaker has repeatedly hit the headlines for her controversial comments and stunts, including drinking what appeared to be blood from an animal heart during a gig earlier this year.

Now the singer is appealing to her devotees to offer up their molars, after one fan gave her inspiration for an outlandish jewellery item.

"I've received 1 tooth from a fan. I made it into a necklace. But now I really wanna make a fan tooth necklace to wear to an awards show. So. What I'm getting at is please send me your teeth. I'm dead serious. I need your teeth," Contactmusic quoted her as tweeting.

Image: Ke$ha
Photographs: Cover of Complex Magazine, December 2011
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Outrage erupts over Skechers' butt-toning shoes for girls

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Ads for the Skechers Shape-ups for Girls that claim the shoes allegedly help firm the legs and butts of women are causing alarm, with parents worried over the message they may send to young girls when it comes to body image.

The sneakers have a big celebrity fan in spokeswoman Kim Kardashian, who credits the shoes with toning her legs and world-famous behind, but ads for a glittery pink youth version are falling flat with parents.

The animated commercial shows a girl band playing a concert for a mass of screaming fans.

"Heidi's got new Shape-ups, got everything a girl wants. She's got the height, got the bounce, yes, she's looking good and having fun," one girl sings.

The slim, cartoon girls are chased by lethargic boys dressed as hot dogs, cupcakes and ice cream, a scenario that critics say creates a double standard for young girls and boys, reports the New York Daily News.

Parents are not pleased that their young children are being exposed to commercials that link being thin with being happy -- nor do they appreciate the marketing for a product aimed at toning your glutes.

A Skechers spokesperson said the shoes are not made in preschooler size -- they start at size 2, the average size of a 7-year-old.

The company told the News that there is misleading information on the website -- Shape-ups for Girls do not come in preeschooler sizes.

However, Suzanne Levine, a podiatric surgeon and foot-care expert told the News that she would definitely warn parents away from these shoes.

"The shoe's rocking bottom can cause ankle injury, especially if these little kids are running around a lot," Levine said.

"You don't want to disrupt the normal gait pattern in a growing child," she added.

Image: Kim Kardashian for Skechers Shape-ups
Photographs: Skechers Shape-ups ad campaign
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Kourtney Kardashian's love for her butt

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Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has revealed that her butt is her biggest asset and that she loves it the most.

The 32-year-old beauty, however, confessed that she has to work hard to ensure that it does not go out of shape.

"I love my butt, but I have a tendency to get saddlebags there. So I need to watch it," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

However, the star who has a 17-month-old son also believes that bedroom action is a great exercise.

She attributed her active sex life for allowing her to return to her pre-baby weight quickly.

"Sex is great exercise!" Courtney added to Shape Magazine.

Image: Kourtney Kardashian
Photographs: Cover of Shape Magazine, June 2011
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Marchesa's new-look 'bunny costume' for Playboy London club opening

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High-end label Marchesa have been approached by Playboy Magazine to give their bunny costume a new look for the opening of the Playboy Club in London.

"We were approached and were immediately intrigued by the opportunity," the New York Daily News quoted Marchesa co-designer Georgina Chapman as telling Vogue.

"The Playboy Bunny costume is one of fashion and pop culture's most iconic emblems. The Playboy brand is about fantasy and escapism, which are elements embodied in our Marchesa collections," he said.

"I recently discovered that both Lauren Hutton and Debbie Harry were Playboy Bunnies in the Sixties. They would've been perfect; they are so fun and daring in their style!" Chapman added.

The costume will be auctioned to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Image: Marchesa is set to put a new spin on this iconic Playboy bunny costume
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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Sofia Vergara is the new face of CoverGirl

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Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara, who co-starred with David Beckham in a Pepsi ad recently, has been named as the latest face of cosmetics giant CoverGirl.

"My BIG news. So happy to be the new @covergirl!!!" the New York Daily News quoted the Colombian bombshell as tweeting.

The 38-year-old Emmy-nominated actress joins Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift, Dania Ramirez, Ellen DeGeneres and Queen Latifah as one of the many faces of the brand.

Her ads are expected to appear on TV and billboards in January 2012.

"I have loved playing with makeup ever since I was a little girl," she said in a press release.

"And now, I am so honoured to join the lineup of extraordinary women that are and have been CoverGirls, and to be a part of a brand that is so committed to helping women look and feel beautiful," she added.

Image: Sofia Vergara
Photographs: Cover of FHM Australia, August 2010
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Spinning bike -- the secret of Jennifer Aniston's fitness!

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Jennifer Aniston is so crazy about high intensity exercise that she has installed a spin bike at her home, which simulates riding a road bike.

"The best quick sweat for me is getting on the spin bike. I can pump it up! The time goes by so quickly too. And it's great when I need to make phone calls," Contactmusic quoted the gorgeous Friends actress as saying.

"I just put on what I call my Janet Jackson headpiece and I'm all set!" she said.

"I work out and eat well. Sleep is important. I try to get it at least eight hours a night," she added.

Image: Jennifer Aniston
Photographs: Smart Water ad campaign
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I never want to be afraid of ageing: Penelope Cruz

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Unlike other Hollywood actresses, she goes with the notion 'change is good' and feels that she imbibes this conviction because she is a European!

Perhaps that is why Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz, 37, has not resorted to any artificial add-ons to make her skin wrinkle-free.

Cruz said that she did not share the Hollywood obsession with eternal youth because she is Spanish. While her fellow actresses turn to Botox doctors and plastic surgeons, Cruz is content to let nature take its course.

"Birthdays are always something to celebrate. I'm looking forward to every step of the way," the Telegraph quoted her as saying during an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Maybe it's because I'm from Spain, so I look at it in a different way than in a place like Los Angeles. I will always be a Spanish actress in Hollywood or wherever I work," she said.

"There are a lot of things I keep from my roots and that is one of them -- the way we look at ageing. I never want to be afraid of that. Change is good," she added.

Image: Penelope Cruz
Photographs: Cover of Vogue Magazine, June 2011
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JLo 'was disappointed by fashion line's failure'

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Jennifer Lopez has admitted that the failure of her beloved fashion line was one of the biggest disappointments of her career, but she is all set to launch her own lifestyle brand.

The pop star-turned American Idol judge was forced to retire her brand Sweetface in 2009 after neglecting to connect with bargain-hunting shoppers, and said it was devastating.

"That was sad for me. I just felt like I never got a fair chance to do it right. And on top of it, I felt like I was trapped in a situation I couldn't get out of, and my name was stamped on things that I didn't believe in...(I) didn't understand the business well enough," Contactmusic quoted her as telling the New York Times.

But the On The Floor hitmaker is giving it another chance as she's teaming up with husband Marc Anthony to launch a lifestyle brand with Kohl's department stores; and she's determined to get it right this time.

"The difference this time around is Jennifer is fully engaged with a company that is professionally staffed, to really develop anything she wants, from towels to knee-high suede boots," Tommy Hilfiger, who worked with Lopez on the new partnership, said.

Image: Jennifer Lopez
Photographs: Cover of Elle Magazine, February 2010
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Will Naomi Campbell be Kate Moss' bridesmaid?

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The news doing the rounds is that Naomi Campbell might be the bridesmaid at Kate Moss's wedding with her lover Jamie Hince.

However, the supermodel has not yet confirmed the reports.

On being probed by the Mirror, Campbell winked and said coyly: "Now that would be telling. But I am so proud of Kate. I love Jamie and I can't wait for the wedding. Jamie's such a nice guy, he's the one for her."

"It's going to be an amazing day and I'm on the phone with her all the time."

"It's going to be really nostalgic because we have grown up together and Kate getting married is an amazing moment. It shows we've all grown up but we are still the original supermodels. We'll still party, even though Kate's getting married, I don't think that will change us," she added.

Image: Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss
Photographs: Cover of Vogue Paris, February 2008
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M and S lingerie ads banned from outdoor promotion due to 'provocative' content

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A string of lingerie advertisements from Marks and Spencer have drawn complaints from viewers who deemed the posters as too 'sexually suggestive'.

The ads, which feature close-up images of a model's cleavage coupled with slogans such as 'Perfect fits' have offended many people who feel these are inappropriate to show where kids can also view them, reports the Daily Mail.

M and S advertisements were cleared for use at the time of broadcast, deemed a 'fair' way to advertise adult lingerie. However, these were later banned from being used as billboard posters.

According to an analysis by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), M and S ads are among 8,000 over the past three years that have attracted complaints because of their effects on children.

The ASA has ordered that the images can only be used in adult magazines, explaining that the pictures might 'encourage behaviour that was anti-social or irresponsible'.

Image: One of the controversial M and S lingerie ads
Photographs: Marks and Spencer lingerie ad campaign 2011
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Becks to launch own bodywear line, fragrance

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David Beckham has revealed that he will be following in his wife Victoria's footsteps by launching his own fashion range and a new men's fragrance later this year.

The 36-year-old footballer is all set to cash in on his Armani success by releasing a men's bodywear line and fragrance called Homme by David Beckham, reports the Daily Mail.

Victoria also posted a photo of the LA Galaxy star and tweeted, "David announced today he is launching his own bodywear range!!! X."

With their combined earnings boosted by 20 million pounds this year alone, it appears that Beckham is keen to get involved in the industry.

"I have had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now. The push to do something of my own really came as a result of my collaboration with Armani," he told WWD.

Beckham, who fronted the Emporio Armani underwear campaign in 2007, also revealed that he would be the 'face' of his new brand, which will sport a specially designed logo, created by fashion designer Stella McCartney's husband Alasdhair Willis.

"It proved to me that there is a real market for good-looking, well-made men's bodywear. With my team we have spent time working on the fit, the fabric and the style to ensure the product looks and feels the very best and I am hugely proud of the end result," he said.

"I can't wait to show people the collection -- although I'm not sure my mum will be too happy seeing a billboard image of me in underwear again," he added.

There is no launch date set for the clothing range, but the scent will be released in September.

Image: David Beckham
Photographs: Emporio Armani underwear campaign
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Walking through airports keeps Rihanna fit

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Rihanna has finally revealed the secrets behind her impressive physique.

The Barbadian singer said that trudging through airports and eating shepherd's pie keep her fit.

She added that her jet-set lifestyle burns off the pounds.

"I keep fit by walking through so many airports," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

"You end up walking for miles in those places," the 23-year-old added.

Rihanna also said she prefers British dishes when cooking for friends: "I love cooking but I don't get to do it as often as I would like as I travel so much."

"My best friend and I always cook together. She will maybe do lasagne or shepherd's pie. Food from Barbados is so different from British food but we have a lot of things that are similar -- such as shepherd's pie," she added.

Image: Rihanna
Photographs: Cover of Cleo Australia, May 2011
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