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Fashion news: Katie's beauty remedy and Beyonce's blog

Last updated on: January 25, 2013 19:22 IST

Fashion news: Katie's beauty remedy and Beyonce's blog



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

Which celebrities almost had a wardrobe malfunction, who cried when her hair had to be hacked, which Pakistani celeb has agreed to feature in condom advertisements? Read on to find out more.

Katie Holmes using snail slime on face for complexion

Katie Holmes is apparently trying to improve her complexion with the help of snail slime.

The 34-year-old actress, who recently split from Tom Cruise last year, is rubbing in face creams enriched with mucin, a protein from the molluscs, the Sun reported.

According to the Holmes friends, the Hollywood star loves the results.

They also revealed that since last year was difficult for the mother-of one, she had a lot of catching up to do in her career, and thus felt the pressure of going all out to look amazing for auditions to land a dream film role.

Katie, who was recommended the snail gel by one of her friends, is really happy with how smooth her skin looks (ANI)


Photographs: Gus Ruelas/Reuters


Nicole Scherzinger suffers wardrobe malfunction

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Pop star Nicole Scherzinger suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at Britain's National Television Awards when camera flashes turned her dress transparent.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer's modesty were clearly visible under her plunging black gown during a flurry of bright flashes as she posed on the red carpet in London, reported Sun online.

Fortunately, the 34-year-old singer's modesty was preserved by strategically placed covers, and she did not appear to notice the fashion faux pas as she smiled for the cameras. (PTI)

Image: Nicole Scherzinger
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Naomi Campbell: I am a gypsy

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell calls herself a gypsy because she loves exploring new places and discovering new wonders.

Campbell, 42, said she loves travelling and is never happier than when she is discovering new places, reported Contactmusic.

"I'm a gypsy. I want to see the new wonders of the world and spend quality time with the people I love," she said.

Although she is widely known for her temper tantrums, Campbell credits giving up alcohol has brought peace to her life.

"I gave up drinking alcohol. Not drinking makes me a lot happier," she added.

The catwalk queen, who currently has homes both in London and New York, has previously expressed interest in re-locating to Moscow in order to be closer to her billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin as she feels ready to settle down with the businessman. PTI

Image: Naomi Campbell
Photographs: Roberto Cavalli ad campaign

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Beyonce Knowles launches new lifestyle blog

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R&B superstar Beyonce has launched her own blog to share her favourite things with fans.

The 'Irreplaceable' hitmaker, who has followed in the footsteps of her best friend Gwyneth Paltrow with it, has unveiled the Beyhive blog, reported Contactmusic.

Among her current interests are music by Little Dragon and The Pierces, and films like Oscar nominated 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and 'Argo'.

The website also features a section showcasing "inspiring individuals from the past and present" and an area for fan art, titled BeyLove.

Paltrow has been sharing her top recipes, restaurants, fashion finds and lifestyle tips and advice with readers since 2008.

Image: Beyonce Knowles
Photographs: REUTERS/Pool

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GQ magazine criticised for being racist

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Men's magazine GQ, which is known worldwide for it's sexiest polls, has come under fire for its '100 sexiest women of the century' list, which categorizes some women according to their race and ignores the ethnic roots of others.

The US edition of this magazine has been slammed by the critics for suggesting that women of certain ethnicities are only 'sexy' in relation to their own race, while others are deemed universally attractive.

In the list, Indian actor Frieda Pinto and Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi have been crowned 'hottest Indian chick' and 'hottest Chinese chick' respectively. (ANI)

Image: Freida Pinto on the cover of GQ
Photographs: GQ magazine

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Courtney Love asks if she's looking crazy on visit to gift suite

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Courtney Love landed in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival ahead of her one night only show on Monday.

Over the weekend she visited the gifting suite at the Miami Lounge to pick up some luxurious freebies. The star had a variety of beautiful things to choose from, including RUDSAK fur coats.

"Courtney mentioned wearing the jacket on stage, and took a passport holder and a wallet and a fur hat," an eyewitness told FOX411.

She was asking if she looked crazy, but after reassurance, took it, the source said.

Although another onlooker described the female rocker as looking "pretty disheveled" throughout the affair. Apparently, she was really kind to employees.

She was spotted visiting a few more gifting venues later on.

According to Love's representatives, the singer's primary interest is pleasing the crowd at her show. (ANI) 

Image: Singer Courtney Love arrives for the Elton John Aids Foundation charity event 'An Enduring Vision 2012' in New York October 15, 2012.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Britney Spears suffers nip slip as she goes bra-less in flimsy frock

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Even though Brittney Spears is keeping a low profile following her split from fiance Jason Trawick, her breasts made a break for freedom as she recently headed out to lunch in LA.

The singer, who is currently lining up a residency in Las Vegas, was snapped heading to lunch in LA on Saturday, wearing a cute, floaty dress that was perfect for the baking weather, the Mirror reported.

There was only one small problem – the halterneck wasn't exactly secure – and this combined with Britney's huge boobs meant wardrobe malfunction.

As the blonde strutted into the posh hotel in her cute chunky boots, her boob and worked its way out of the side of her nude coloured dress. (ANI)

Photographs: Albert Ferreira/Reuters

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Steampunk becomes latest fashion craze to hit high streets

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Steampunk, once a cultish mix of sci-fi, steam and Victoriana in films and books, is now set to take over the world of fashion.

Forecasters said that the style, which blends the gaslight romance of Victorian London with a frisson of H G Wells and Jules Verne-inspired fantasy, is poised to make a massive leap from niche to the high street, the Independent reported.

The news will come as little surprise to the tens of thousands who are already into the retro-futuristic style.

But experts at the computer giant IBM predict that "steampunk will shift from low-production, high-cost 'craft' manufacturing to mass-production" within the next two years.

IBM analysed social media and other internet sites, and found that the amount of online discussion about steampunk increased 11-fold between 2009 and 2012.

It also noted that since 2010, more than 20 major department stores and other retailers had become "steampunk savvy".

Fashion labels, accessories suppliers and jewellery-makers are expected to integrate steampunk looks into their designs – from corsets and aviator goggles to lace veils and frock coats.

Evidence of the emerging trend can already be seen on the catwalks.

Prada's winter men's campaign featured several of Hollywood's leading males, including Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe – dressed for adventure in heavily tailored, steampunk-inspired suits. The hats and equestrian-themed outfits in John Galliano's summer 2013 collection for Dior are said to have been similarly influenced.

High-street and internet retailers haven't been slow to react. Topshop and Asos have already embraced the trend, with the former offering a gothic velvet-and-lace bralet teamed with a floor-length pleated skirt in oxblood, and Asos has a double-breasted coat. Alternatively, Planet offers a veil fascinator.

The distinctive style -- the name was first coined to distinguish a genre of fantasy set in an alternative Victorian era – can now be widely seen in everything from blockbuster films such as Van Helsing, starring Hugh Jackman, and the Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes films through to some of Lady Gaga's wacky outfits and the steamship entrance of singer Rihanna at the London Paralympics. (ANI)

Image: A man walks an old fashioned bicycle down the street at the Watch City Festival celebrating Steampunk in Waltham, Massachusetts May 13, 2012. Steampunk is a movement that explores the notion of what the world might look like had modern technology been available at the turn of the twentieth century.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Veena Malik to feature in condom ads

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Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who loves to grab headlines, has reportedly agreed to feature in a condom advertisement.

The 28-year-old is said to have fallen short of choices in Bollywood, which is the reason why she has agreed for the endorsement.

The former 'Bigg Boss' contestant is currently busy with south movie Nagnasatyam. (ANI)

Image: Veena Malik on the cover of FHM
Photographs: FHM

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Anne Hathaway tears over hairstyle in 'Les Miserables'

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Actress Anne Hathaway burst into tears when her hair was cut off for 'Les Miserables'.

The movie's director Tom Hooper decided against using scissors as he wanted it to look more authentic by having her hair cut off with a knife for her role of Fantine in the movie
musical, reported Contactmusic.

Actress Nicola Sloane was given the task of cutting Hathaway's locks.

"The director said 'I want it to look really vicious we need you to be hacking at it with a knife'. We blu-tacked a razor blade against a knife blade and I held the two together and you have to saw away at it that's the only way to get it off.

"She was all right and I had cut all the front and this little voice went 'cut'. I thought 'oh she's had enough' so I moved my hands away and then she burst into tears when she

felt how short it was at the front," Sloane said.

She said Hathaway was very passionate about growing her hair long.

"She had been growing her hair for three years. Then I hacked it all off and made her look terrible," she added.

Hathaway, 30, later sold her hair in order to raise money for charity.

Image: Anne Hathaway
Photographs: Les Miserables

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