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Fashion news: Breastfeeding behind Miranda's tip-top shape!

Last updated on: November 11, 2011 18:40 IST

Fashion news: Breastfeeding behind Miranda's tip-top shape!

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

Which supermodel needs high heels worth several hundred dollars to 'feel like a woman'? Which perfume ad was banned in the UK for being too saucy and 'sexually provocative'?

Here's the lowdown on the latest fashion news!

Miranda Kerr credits tip-top shape to breastfeeding

Miranda Kerr has admitted that breastfeeding baby Flynn helped her get in perfect shape for the Victoria's Secret show.

Having made a splash on the runway two nights ago, the 28-year-old Australian model is quite content with the effects of breastfeeding.

"It's milking time. I'm still breastfeeding. I'm pumping, and it's going well,' the Daily Mail quoted Kerr as telling the New York Post.

Breastfeeding is said to burn around 500 calories per day, which can be equated to an hour running on the treadmill.

The mother-of-one was well prepared ahead of taking to the runway.

"I've waxed, shaved, done laser. I'm prepped at this point."

Kerr sashayed down the ramp for Victoria's Secret sporting a 'Fantasy Treasure' bra, which comes with a price tag of 2.5 million dollars and features nearly 3,400 precious gems.


Image: Miranda Kerr
Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
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What makes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 'feel like a woman'

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has revealed that one little secret that helps her put some extra sexiness in her step.

The Transformers star said that seven hundred dollar heels from French footwear designer Christian Louboutin make her feel like a woman.

"They make me feel like a woman. I feel they make you look very sexy, the cuts are beautiful, the lines, the colours the embellishments," Fox News quoted the actress as saying.

"I think he managed to capture something so special for women, every girl should be lucky enough to have them," she added.


Image: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Photographs: Cover of Shop Til You Drop Magazine, November 2011
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Mariah Carey loses 70 pounds after having twins

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Mariah Carey has revealed that she has lost 70 pounds during the past six months after having her twins, and praises Jenny Craig for that.

The 42-year-old star has been named the new Brand Ambassador of the Jenny diet plan (formerly Jenny Craig).

Carey was spotted with her stunning post-baby body in a skin-tight black mini-dress on The Rosie Show on Tuesday, and said that since giving birth she's actually lost a whopping 70 pounds.

"In the beginning, when I first had babies, I had so much edema...water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet," the New York Daily News quoted the singer as saying.

"One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema...I didn't think I would ever be the same person," she said.

The R&B star, who had a really tough pregnancy, couldn't exercise right away due to having a Caesarean section and credits the diet as "90 percent" of the reason for her successful slim down.

"The first week, I lost 40 pounds...of just water."

"When I started with the programme, I lost at least 30 pounds of weight that needed to be lost."

Once she was able to get more active, the popstar exercised with her dogs and worked out in the ocean.


Image: Mariah Carey
Photographs: Still from Jenny Craig advertising campaign
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Posing for Playboy was 'empowering' for Leeann Tweeden

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Leeann Tweeden, a Fox Sports Network show host, says that she found posing nude for Playboy 'empowering'.

The presenter of Poker after Dark appears on the cover of the December issue of the magazine, which will be out on November 11.

"I'm secure in who I am now...I've always been a goody-two-shoes girl, but I'm making a choice to shake things up," Fox News quoted her as telling Playboy.

The 38-year-old describes herself as 'fiscally conservative and socially liberal'.

"Posing for Playboy is iconic...All these women I look up to have done it, like Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson and Bo Derek," she said.


Image: Leeann Tweeden
Photographs: Cover of Playboy Magazine, December 2011
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JLo bags 'all-star' at Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

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Jennifer Lopez was recently crowned the big winner at the 'Glamour Women Of The Year Awards' held in New York, receiving 'The All-Star' award at the ceremony.

The 42-year-old singer-actress took to her Twitter account to share her experience with her followers.

Lopez tweeted, "What an amazing evening...filled with love and beautiful women. Thank you Glamour mag...I am truly honoured."

The glitzy event also saw famous females including Jennifer Aniston, Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Lea Michele, reported Contactmusic.

US talk show host Chelsea Handler picked up 'The Queen of the Night' title while Glee's Michele took 'The Diva Next Door' prize in honour of young women who make a difference in the world.


Image: Jennifer Lopez
Photographs: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Gisele Bundchen 'not afraid' to work hard to stay fit

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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says a body like hers is achievable if you are willing to work for it.

The 31-year-old is married to American football player Tom Brady and is a mother of one, but always manages to look good.

"Like I tell my five sisters, who don't work at it very hard at all, whatever you put in, you get out," the Daily Express quoted her as telling Vogue.

"I'm not afraid of working hard at anything. I just always want to be the best that I can," she said.


Image: Gisele Bundchen
Photographs: Cover of Harper's Bazaar Brazil, November 2011
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Kylie Minogue slams rumours of Botox surgery

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Kylie Minogue has slammed reports that she has undergone Botox treatments, claiming that the rumours are "a load of rubbish".

The Australian pop queen had previously admitted to using the wrinkle-freezing injections in a bid to preserve her youthful looks, but a backlash over her Botox confession prompted her to give up the procedures.

The 43-year-old singer sparked speculation that she had once again gone under the needle when she was seen with a smooth complexion over the weekend, the Daily Express reported.

In a post on her Twitter page, she wrote, "So, I have been filmed out in public the last 3 nights & suddenly it is 'reported' I cannot move my face????? What a load of rubbish. Annoying."


Image: Kylie Minogue
Photographs: Cover of Yo Dona (Spain), April 2011
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Nicole Richie crowned style influencer of the year

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Nicole Richie was awarded Influencer of the Year at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards in New York City on November 7.

She was picked for the influence her designer label -- House of Harlow 1960 -- has on fashion.

Her designs include clothing, handbags, shoes, sunglasses and jewellery.

"To me, success isn't measured by dollar signs. It's really about paying attention to feedback and talking to my customer and I'm able to do that with the various appearances I do -- and also through Twitter and Facebook," the Daily Express quoted her as telling Woman's Wear Daily.

"I'm really able to get some honest feedback from my customer, and I really try and focus on them and create what they're expecting of me," she said.


Image: Nicole Richie
Photographs: Cover of That (France), May-June 2011
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Pinto dazzles in stunning 'Greek goddess' outfit at premiere

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Frieda Pinto shone on the red carpet as she channelled a 'Greek goddess' look at the premiere of her new film Immortals in Los Angeles.

She donned a cream Antonio Berardi dress that had gorgeous detailing at the front and tunic-style shoulder pads, the Daily Mail reported.

A metallic panel at the front that covered her flat stomach gave the perfect finish to her warrior-goddess look.

Letting the dress speak for itself, the 27-year-old actress added only a simple diamond bracelet to the ensemble and wore minimal makeup.

The film, where Pinto plays a priestess from Greek mythology, also stars Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Australian actress Isabel Lucas and Welshman Luke Evans.


Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Kristen Stewart is a 'jeans and tee-shirt kind of girl'

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Twilight beauty Kristen Stewart has revealed that she is a "jeans and tee-shirt kind of girl," and prefers everyday clothes to designer dresses.

The 21-year-old actress says that although she loves wearing designerwear to film premieres and glamorous showbiz parties, she is happiest in comfortable, everyday clothes the rest of the time.

"I like fashion because it's part of my work. I dive into the new trends when I have to, but I'm more of a jeans and tee-shirt kind of girl," Contactmusic quoted her as telling SkyView Magazine.

Kristen also revealed that she scours vintage stores in the Los Angeles for unusual tee-shirts whenever she gets the chance.

"In Los Angeles I like to go to vintage stores, I look for funny tee-shirts. I'm very casual when I'm not working, but I think everybody should have their own style, even if they're going to the gym," she added.

Her Twilight co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson shares her relaxed fashion sense and admits that he is also a fan of pre-worn bargains.

"I like kind of sty clothes most of the time. I like second hand. That's another thing. I can't really go into second hand stores to get new clothes anymore, so I end up wearing the same thing everyday," he told the website.

"I wish I could shop in vintage stores the whole time. But because a lot of paparazzi follow me around, it can be difficult," he added.


Image: Kristen Stewart
Photographs: Cover of Elle Norway, July 2010
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Madonna ditches cosmetic treatment for new 'non-surgical facelift'

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Madonna has decided to ditch cosmetic treatments and ease up on gym work-outs, fearing that they are making her look like "a freak".

The 53-year-old pop queen is said to have stopped having fillers in her face, and bought a top-of-the-range machine instead, which gets into grooves in skin to give her a "non-surgical facelift".

The CACI facial machine uses a roller across the face, which transmits tiny electrical impulses to stimulate muscle tone and enhance skin tissue, and is said to be one of the best anti-ageing treatments around.

"She's sick of injecting her face with fillers and toxins," the Mirror quoted a friend as saying.

The singer is said to have been upset by comments about her full cheeks at the Venice Film Festival this year and photographs of her with a puffy, bruised face, which have been speculated as a facelift.

"Madonna is starting CACI treatments on her face and body and can't get enough."

"She's through with spending hours in the gym."

"She has a lot of work on her plate with recording her new album, then she'll tour again next year."

"She needed something to give a quick fix and says it's transformed her life," the friend added.


Image: Madonna
Photographs: Cover of Interview Magazine, April 2011
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Selena Gomez 'proud' of her new fashion collection

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Selena Gomez has admitted that she is really proud and excited about the new collection of her fashion line 'Dream Out Loud'.

The actress and singer claims that she was 'as involved as possible' with the collection and has overseen the items at every step.

"We're releasing the fall line right now and then we're going to start working on the spring summer line after that," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

"Everything that is on the rack are items that I have picked out and that I have helped design, it all goes through me, I wanted to be as involved as possible, the same as with my new fragrance," she added.

Selena is also excited about her debut fragrance, which will be released next year.


Image: Selena Gomez
Photographs: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images
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Dakota Fanning's 'sexually provocative' perfume ad banned in UK

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A perfume advertisement featuring Dakota Fanning has been banned in Britain by the Advertising Standard Authority for being too "sexually provocative".

The UK's watchdog on ad morale has banned the 17-year-old Twilight star's appearance in a campaign for fashion designer Marc Jacob's Oh, Lola! scent.

Critics also argue that the advertisement, which features the teen actress sitting on the floor, wearing a thigh-length dress with a perfume bottle positioned between her legs, could contribute to the "sexualisation of children".

"We noted that the model was holding up the perfume bottle which rested in her lap between her legs and we considered that its position was sexually provocative," the Daily Telegraph quoted the Advertising Standard Authority as saying.

"We understood the model was 17 years old, but we considered she looked under the age of 16...We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualise a child."

"We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offence," it added.


Image: Dakota Fanning for the 'Oh, Lola!' fragrance by Marc Jacobs
Photographs: Marc Jacobs ad campaign
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Winehouse's 'Back to Black' dress up for auction

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Amy Winehouse's iconic dress which she wore on the cover of her Back To Black album is being put up for auction for charity.

Created by Thai-based designer Disaya, the chiffon print frock could fetch up to 20,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer later this month.

The money garnered from the sale will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by the late singer's parents in a bid to help young, vulnerable people.

The dress is being sold in London at Kerry Taylor Auctions' 'Passion for Fashion' auction on November 29.

Disaya lent the dress to the then relatively-unknown Winehouse in 2006, when the singer's stylist Louise Winwood was searching for clothes for the Back To Black cover, the Daily Mail reported.

After the photoshoot, the frock was returned to the designer and stored away in her archive.

Other items which will be auctioned on that day are the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she collected her Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954 and two gowns worn by Elizabeth Taylor.


Image: The late Amy Winehouse in her iconic dress
Photographs: Back to Black album cover
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Source: ANI