Fashion news: Kourtney reveals post-baby bikini bod
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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West want fashionable baby
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says her rapper boyfriend Kanye West wants to dress their baby
up in fashionable clothing including chains and leather trousers.
The 32-year-old socialite and West already have big plans for their unborn child, who is due in July, and are going to kit the tiny tot out in custom-made clothes so it can look as fashionable as them, reported E! online.
Speaking on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kim said, "If anyone knows Kanye, they just know how into fashion he is, and I think he's going to have things, like, specially made. I don't think hand-me-downs are going to work. I think it has to be, like, really fun stuff."
Asked what fashion-forward items it will be wearing, Kim added, "Chains... leather pants!"
While the baby was unplanned, Kim confessed that West, 35, is over the moon about becoming a father for the first time.
"We talked about it, but it was a nice surprise.... He is so excited, it's really cute how excited he is," she said.
Image: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Kourtney Kardashian flaunts trim post-baby figure
Kourtney Kardashian, who certainly was under pressure to her baby weight after giving birth to daughter Penelope last July as she is a part of America's most famous reality TV family, revealed the full extent of her incredible 44lbs weight loss as she paraded her trim figure in a series of skimpy bikinis.
With not a hint of flab in sight, the mother-of-two flaunted her enviably flat stomach and toned limbs as she relaxed poolside in Miami.
Emerging from a picturesque infinity pool with the city skyline in the background, the 33-year-old reality star looked every inch the yummy mummy as she showed off her killer tan in fuchsia, cobalt blue and gold halter neck bikinis.
Kourtney showed off her seductive side by reclining on a sofa, while showcasing her envy-inducing curves in all their glory.
The star completed her look with make-up in brown and nude hues to highlight her stunning natural features and her dark brunette locks tumbling in loose waves around her shoulders.
"It was harder to lose weight the second time around. I gained 45 pounds with Penelope. It took me twice as long as last time but I feel healthy and really much better about it," the Daily Mail quoted her saying during an interview with US Weekly magazine.
The star lost the weight thanks to a series of workouts designed by celebrity fitness guru, Tracy Anderson, as well as keeping active throughout her pregnancy.
Kourtney also credits younger sister Kim with encouraging her to hit the gym, even when she's had a long day.
Image: Kourtney Kardashian
Photographs: Cover of Us Weekly Magazine, January 2013
JJ Valaya to launch lawn collection
JJ Valaya is set to become the first Indian couturier to design outfits using lawn, the quintessential textile associated with the Pakistani fashion industry.
Valaya is among designers who are currently putting the finishing touches to new lawn collections to be launched in spring. Lawn is probably Pakistan's best known textile and has countless fans across the border in India, where the creations of leading Pakistani designers are sold in many cities.
The Indian designer said he had always been an avid admirer of lawn, which he described as a characteristic product of the Pakistani textile industry.
Valaya will introduce his first signature collection of lawn in association with Five Star Textiles, a Pakistan textile giant.
"I feel lawn is a friendly, versatile yet rich fabric and therefore, when we were approached by Five Star to design a signature collection, we took little time in agreeing and conceptualising our ideas," he told The Express Tribune.
"The journey since then has been fascinating -- from research to ideation, development to finally styling the collection into one cohesive expression of style." Valaya said he hoped this "exhilarating experience" marked the beginning of a long association with lawn.
A founding member of the Fashion Design Council of India, Valaya said creativity, like music, has a single universal language that "does not identify with diverse communities as it simply creates one of its own."
He added: "As we complete two decades of J J Valaya, what better celebration could there be than the creation of a collection that upholds this singular belief in creativity?"
Image: JJ Valaya
Photographs: Penbeetel/Wikimedia Creative Commons
Posh to launch greatest hits fashion collection
Victoria Beckham has announced that she will be re-releasing some of the most popular pieces from her past collections starting next month, when her newly revamped victoriabeckham.com website launches.
Named the 'Icon collection', the line will include reworked versions of past best-sellers, including the tight bandage style frocks that were worn by celebrities like Kate Winslet and Kim Kardashian, the Daily Mail reported.
Footie ace David Beckham''s wife said that she hoped that the updated styles will become unique, limited edition pieces. She added that she was excited to revisit her archive designs as the Icon collection continues to grow.
In related news, Victoria Beckham has also revealed that she constantly feels torn between her career and family.
The 38-year-old fashion designer, who is married to footballer David Beckham, told Britain's ELLE magazine, that being a working mother is tough because she's always trying to divide her time equally, Contactmusic reported.
The mother of four said that she feels guilty being a career-oriented woman.
The former Spice Girls star also said that she's a very hands-on mother and every day gets up early to make the children their breakfast -- even though her husband recently claimed he did.
"He lied. Let me tell you now, he is not the one. I''m always like, ''Go and shake daddy and get him out of bed, tell him that he has to take you to school," she said.
The brunette also said that being a mother and working woman, she has had to sacrifice luxuries like holidays as she isn't able to switch off.
Image: David and Victoria Beckham
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/ Reuters
Staying active important part of getting older: Jane Fonda
Veteran actress Jane Fonda has named exercise as the most important part of her daily routine as she ages.
The 75-year-old actress said that everyone should remain active as they get older, modifying their activities to suit their abilities rather than quitting altogether when they're unable to participate in high-impact sports, reported Digital Spy online.
"The most important thing to do as you age is to stay physically active. Lots of people just throw in the towel if they can't do what they used to do, and that's terrible," Fonda said.
"If you can't run then walk; if you can't downhill ski then cross-country ski; if you can't lift ten pounds, then lift five one. Keep moving. Of all the things that can allow you to age successfully, staying physically active is number one.
The Barbarella actress added, "I stay motivated because it makes me feel good. I know how I'm going to feel afterwards, and that's what gets me to do it even if I don't feel like it.
Image: Jane Fonda poses at the premiere of the HBO television series
Alexander Wang to collaborate with Samsung
Fashion designer Alexander Wang has teamed up with retail giant Samsung to produce a limited-edition handbag.
Wang has enlisted a group of influential stylists, photographers and friends who will use the Samsung Galaxy Note II phone to produce images which will serve as a source of inspiration for an print for the handbag, reported Femalefirst.
"I am most inspired from my everyday life and the people that surround me, so the idea of a co-creation with the people that I admire and respect the most is very exciting," he said.
"This collaboration represents a new way that technology and style can come together. And, through a concerted effort, I am happy to be a part of supporting such a great charity as ArtStart that embraces creativity and art in a way that can change lives," he added.
The edgy accessory will be available in select Alexander Wang boutiques as well as the brand's website from this summer.
Proceeds will be donated to ArtStart, a New York City charity that tries to boost the creative talents of at-risk children and teens.
Image: Alexander Wang
Photographs: Andrew Burton/Reuters
RiRi poses topless for 'top secret' shoot
Rihanna has given her fans on Instagram a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her latest photo shoot, in which she went topless.
In the image, the 24-year-old Barbadian singer is seen sitting topless on a chair with a jacket held against her body, wearing a chunky Chanel necklace and not much else, the New York Post reported.
"And that's a #wrap on my shoot for my new #topsecret ad campaign!!! #2013," she wrote alongside the suggestive photograph.
Kate Upton to be new face of Sam Edelman's campaign
Kate Upton is all set to become the new model for Sam Edelman's new digital and print advertising campaign.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model will be working with photographer Sebastian Faena, the New York Daily News reported.
In one of the black and white shots, she could be seen sitting surrounded by company's designer shoes and footwear, showing off her sexy curves as she gazes into the distance.
According to Women's Wear Daily, the 20-year-old model asserted that she has loved the company's shoes for a long time, so shooting the ad campaign was a lot of fun for her.
Image: Kate Upton
Photographs: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012
Nicole Kidman vows not to have Botox ever again
Nicole Kidman has revealed that she will not undergo any surgery or Botox ever again.
The 42-year-old actress - who has tried the wrinkle-smoothing injections earlier- told Italian newspaper La Repubblica that she has no plans to have any surgery or take any Botox injections for her face again, Contactmusic reported.
Kidman also said that she enjoys 'moving' her face without Botox, as she likes having control over her facial expressions.
The mother of two said that she makes sure to stick to a healthy eating plan and rigorous exercise regime to stay looking good.
She also asserted that she has quit smoking, and takes care of herself in a bid to stay healthy.
Image: Nicole Kidman
Photographs: Cover of V Magazine, September 2012
Miley Cyrus goes braless for sexy mag photo shoot
Miley Cyrus posed bra-less in a sexy photoshoot for America's Cosmopolitan magazine.
The former child star, who is engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, decided to bare some skin and go without a shirt as she rocked a white blazer and matching low-slung trousers, showing off her cleavage and toned stomach, for the upcoming March edition of the women's publication, Contactmusic reported.
Cyrus quoted the lyrics from the 'Black Eyed Peas' track 'My Humps,' as she alerted her Twitter fans to the new photo.
"My lovely lady lumps. Check it out," she tweeted.
Cyrus insisted, in the accompanying interview, that she has no regrets about how she's handled her rise to fame.
She also claimed that the negative press surrounding the famous leaked images showing the 20-year-old smoking from a bong have actually enabled her to move on from her days as a clean-cut Disney star.
Image: Miley Cyrus
Photographs: Cosmopolitan, March 2013
Lady Gaga's watching her weight
Lady Gaga is said to be keeping a close eye on her weight after the recent debate about her putting on a few pounds.
The singer was spotted dining with two friends at Andrea's, the new Asian dining spot in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the New York Post reported.
Gaga, looking great in skinny white jeans and sunglasses, drank sake and dined on crispy crab and scallop, crispy tuna, and yellowtail and salmon sushi.
When executive chef Joseph Elevado asked her how she liked the food, she said, "I liked it so much, now I'll have to work 10 pounds off my ass."
Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
Chris Brown's ex poses topless in racy magazine spread
Chris Brown's former girlfriend Karrueche Tran is reminding the R 'n' B star of what he is missing by baring almost all in a magazine spread.
Tran has stripped for Rolling Out Magazine to promote her new clothing line that she launched with Brown, Contactmusic reported.
The sultry star wears nothing in the photo, apart from a pair of flesh-coloured panties and a necklace -- her breasts are covered by her long hair.
Brown split from Tran last year as he embarked on a reported romance with former flame Rihanna.
Image: Karrueche Tran
Photographs: Rolling Out magazine
Harry Styles, Kate Middleton top best teeth list
One Direction star Harry Styles and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton have dazzled their way to the top of the best teeth polls.
Styles and Middleton have beaten off competition from stars including David Beckham, Tom Daley, Cheryl Cole and
Tulisa, reported Digital Spy online.
At the other end of the lists, which were conducted by Pearly's, Jeremy Clarkson and Towie stars Chloe Simms and Joey
Essex were voted as having the worst teeth.
Pearly's founder Liz Ridley said, "Badly discoloured teeth are a complete turn off. It's not a surprise a heavy smoker like Jeremy Clarkson came top while those who took part in our survey obviously think Chloe Simms has had too much done.
"White teeth tend to give a much younger appearance because they look fresh and smart -- and their pearly white teeth remain the focus. A person with a dazzling smile is sure to look more confident and full of life, than somebody with yellow, damaged teeth that look dull and unkempt."
Kate Middleton also found herself at the top of another poll recently - she was voted as the celebrity with the best nose.
While the Duchess has sparked a boom in requests for her nose at cosmetic surgery offices, Styles's sparklers have prompted a 500 per cent boom in young men sourcing teeth whitening.
Image: Kate Middleton
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images