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IMAGES: JLo's swimwear sizzle and more fashion news!

Last updated on: May 25, 2012 18:10 IST

Image: Jennifer Lopez
Photographs: Mario Testino for Vogue Magazine, June 2012

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

Which supermodel refuses to become a gym bunny? Which musical icon refuses to weigh herself?

Here's the lowdown on the latest fashion news!

JLo models summer's hottest swimwear

Jennifer Lopez is positively smouldering in a swimsuit for a new Vogue photoshoot.

The singer models swimwear for the June issue of the magazine in a spread shot by photographer Mario Testino.

The images show off the 42-year-old's famous curves.

In one shot, Lopez poses sitting down with her hands on her waist. She wears a rust-colored Charlie by Matthew Zink suit, and stares aloofly out of frame, the New York Post reported.

In a second shot, she appears on a diving board in a strappy black Herve Leger by Max Azria bikini, laying down and arching her back.

Lopez spoke to Vogue in April about her relationship with 25-year-old choreographer Casper Smart, saying, " He's a good egg."

But Smart had much more to say about his girlfriend earlier this week at the premiere of her film, What To Expect When You're Expecting.

"It was really professional for a very long time before anything even happened. It just really spontaneously happened I guess. The chemistry was there. You can't fight it," he had said.

"We're just enjoying our life right now," he added.

Lily Cole admits being bullied for having red hair as a child

Image: Lily Cole
Photographs: Cover of Arena Magazine (UK), May 2007

Lily Cole has revealed that she was bullied for her distinctive ginger hair during her school years and accused schools of not taking the issue of hair-based discrimination seriously enough.

The supermodel said teachers usually ignore when children tease others about their hair colour, because it is not as stigmatised as problems like racism.

She said she was teased with names like 'carrot top' and 'ginger' when she was a child, the Telegraph reported.

Cole, who has earned an estimated four million pounds from catwalk modelling, said such names would not make her "bat an eyelid" today, but can be traumatising to children because they are more vulnerable.

"I remember feeling very insecure. When I'd meet people, I would think they wouldn't like me -- that was an actual thought process -- because I'm a redhead. It's absolutely absurd," she told the Daily Mail.

"Teachers often let it happen because there isn't a stigma around it in the same way there is, quite rightly, about racism. Any form of bullying should be stamped on because children are so fragile and it affects them," she stated.

The 24-year-old, who last summer graduated from King's College Cambridge with a double first class degree in art history, also admitted that she had considered abandoning her studies because of the difficulty of balancing modelling and her academic work.

As well as modelling for Playboy Magazine in 2008, Cole has been the face of advertising campaigns for Marks and Spencer and Chanel.

'Enviable' Erin Heatherton not a slave to gym

Image: Erin Heatherton
Photographs: Victoria's Secret Catalogue, October 2011

Erin Heatherton, who is the face of VSX Victoria's Secret Sport workout gear, has shared the secrets behind her perfect bikini body.

Heatherton insisted that her enviable bikini body does not require being a slave to the gym.

According to the website PopSugar, Heatherton claimed that she keeps her exercise limited to an hour a day, running for 30 minutes and then doing 30 minutes of yoga, reported the New York Post.

However the model revealed that the real secret to her compact-yet-curvy shape is how she eats, something that she learned from her idol, Cindy Crawford.

"I met Cindy Crawford once and she said something to me I'll never forget. She said, "It's really not always about working out the most important thing is about what you eat."

"That really changed my perspective," says Heatherton.

Heatherton also claimed that she goes gluten-free and focuses on eating proteins.

"I love fish and chicken and I'll eat bacon too sometimes," she says. "I'll cheat on meat and cheese...I can't be too hard in myself about making mistakes."

Jenny McCarthy to pose nude for Playboy again

Image: Jenny McCarthy
Photographs: Cover of Playboy Magazine, December 1996

Jenny McCarthy is set to pose nude for Playboy Magazine again after nearly 20 years.

The 39-year-old's representative has confirmed that that the model-actress will appear on the latest issue, People Magazine reported.

The mom of one, who also will strip down for a nude pictorial, first posed for Playboy in 1993. She later received the 'Playmate of the Year' title.

Jenny's latest photo spread comes just before she turns the big 4-0 in November.

Kanye West wants Kim to go 'natural' like Kate Middleton

Image: Kim Kardashian
Photographs: Kim Kardashian on Twitter

Kanye West prefers Kim Kardashian to have a 'natural' look, like Britain's Duchess Catherine Middleton.

The rapper has been advising his reality TV star girlfriend's style team on how he wants her to look, naming Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as a reference point.

"Kanye does like to get involved with Kim's look," Contactmusic quoted Kardashian's stylist Rob Scheppy as telling the Daily Star.

"He actually has a lot of input, he has amazing style so we take his opinions to heart and I say, 'Okay, I'll try it.'"

"Catherine Middleton has influenced her look while in London. Catherine's amazing. We watched her wedding and we thought it was beautiful," the stylist added.

Scheppy added that West, who has his own women's fashion line DW Kanye West, is not afraid to speak his mind, and dislikes it if the reality star wears too much makeup.

"Kanye's not afraid to say what he likes. He definitely likes the less-is-more look."

"Everyone wants to look good for their man, so Kim will listen and say, 'Okay. I'll go with what my boyfriend says,'" he said.

Plus-size model Candice Huffine goes nude for Spanish mag

Image: Candice Huffine
Photographs: Cover of S Moda Magazine, May 2012

Size 14 beauty Candice Huffine bared all in a nude photoshoot for a Spanish magazine as the industry attempts to do away with skinny models.

After flaunting her curves for Vogue Italia's 'Real Beauties' issue last July, Huffine is now the star of Spain's S Moda.

Wearing nothing but heels and a diamante choker, the 27-year-old's appearance comes weeks after Vogue launched a campaign to ban the use of ultra-thin models, the Daily Mail reported.

The Maryland native, who claims she doesn't "exercise because I travel too often," scored her first modelling contract in 2000.

While she was successful in the commercial market, she crossed over into the world of high fashion after Solve Sundsbo booked her for V Magazine's Size Issue in 2010.

She has since graced the cover of Italian Vogue and recently scooped a spread in W Magazine's March issue, shot by Mert and Marcus.

British fashion photographer Damon Baker, who has worked with the likes of Lily Cole, Andre Pejic and Pixie Geldof, captured Huffine for her latest assignment with S Moda.

On the front of the glossy she is pictured unclothed posing on a leather chair, while the strapline reads 'Reales y rotundas,' or 'Real and well-rounded.'

Meanwhile the inside spread features a mixture of '50s-inspired pin-up shots, accompanied by an article exploring why the classic womanly shape has been replaced by a skinnier ideal.

"(The Vogue Italia) editorial opened the eyes of the industry and proved that we are beautiful, sexy and good models. Now people want to see more," Huffine said.

"It changed my life," she added.

This month, in a statement published across all of its 19 international editions Vogue Magazine promised not to use underage and underweight models.

A six-point pact, called 'The Health Initiative', issued by its publisher Conde Nast, aims at encouraging a healthier approach to body image within the fashion industry, which has been lambasted for promoting anorexia.

And Candice agrees that attitudes are starting to shift, adding: "Past disputes (over Photoshop) have made the industry understand the people -- what they want to see is real girls."

Miranda Kerr credits amazing body to 'everyday exercise'

Image: Miranda Kerr
Photographs: Victoria's Secret Catalogue, February 2012

Miranda Kerr, who is famed for her amazing figure, has revealed that she exercises everyday to keep in shape.

The Australian model, who rose to prominence as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels, admitted that staying healthy and looking good is very important to her, which is why she takes the best possible care of her body.

"I work out a lot and eat healthily. I think that health is wealth and it's important to keep your body in shape, inside and out," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Britain's OK! Magazine.

"I try to exercise everyday, even if it's just for 30 minutes. Even running around after my little one-year-old is like a workout in itself, plus I love to walk everywhere."

Miranda says she enjoys the exercise but admits it can sometimes be a tough task.

"I enjoy the exercise that I do, so that keeps me motivated."

"There are times when it's tough or you don't feel like it, but once I get my workout gear on and I'm there, I usually find that I can get into it and I enjoy it!"

"I love yoga, I practice Pilates and light weights. They are the exercises that suit me and my body and that I enjoy, so I stick to that."

"I've been doing yoga for over 12 years now -- I like the (physical and mental) effect it has on my body," she added.

Janet Jackson abstains from weighing herself

Image: Janet Jackson
Photographs: Cover of W Magazine, October 2006

Janet Jackson has revealed that she doesn't weigh herself, as she thinks that using scales is setting yourself up to fail diets.

The ambassador for weightloss plan NutriSystem admitted that she opts not to know how much she weighs to stay healthy.

"I don't know how much weight I've lost, only because I stay away from the scale," Contactmusic quoted her as telling People Magazine.

Speaking at Marco Glavianos Supermodels exhibit in New York recently, Janet said that focusing on weight sets one up for failure on diets.

"I don't think (stepping on the scale) is healthy. You're setting yourself up to fail and women's bodies fluctuate every month -- certain time of the month in particular -- we bloat a great deal."

The sibling of the late Michael Jackson turned 46 on Wednesday and became the diet company's spokeswoman in December.

"It works, point blank. You don't have to starve yourself getting there," she said.

"I love caramel apples! NutriSystem doesn't have that, so that's probably my cheat food. I go out to dinner with friends (too), but then I just get back on it. It's about maintenance."

However, the All For You singer admitted that she puts a lot of effort into exercise to look good.

"If I'm getting ready for something like a tour, I work out six days a week. I like to switch it up. I may go for a run or bike," Janet said.

"I'm really happy with the way that I feel at the moment. I feel very good, and it's been a long time since I've felt this good," she added.


Adele's Vogue cover was one of worst selling ever, says mag editor

Image: Adele
Photographs: Cover of Vogue Magazine, March 2012

Despite her massive chart success, Adele's popularity seems to have failed to translate to the fashion industry after the Vogue cover featuring her proved to be one of the worst sellers of all time.

The 24-year-old singer is one of the world's most popular singers, has a four time platinum album, and recently added two Ivor Novello gongs to the groaning shelves of her awards cabinet.

At a talk in London on Thursday night, the fashion magazine's editor Alexandra Shulman admitted that fame doesn't necessarily translate into sales.

"Adele is the most popular woman in the world, but one of the worst sellers we've ever had," the Daily Mail quoted as reporting.

"I find there has to be a relationship with the person on the cover that goes beyond how they look."

"Music stars haven't sold at all well."

"Our most successful cover was the millennium issue -- which didn't have anyone on it, but acted like a mirror so you could see your own reflection!" she added.

Fabulous Fifties era of Liz Taylor and Audrey Hepburn voted most attractive

Image: Elizabeth Taylor
Photographs: Getty Images

The Fifties era, which was an age of true Hollywood beauties, featuring timeless glamour from screen goddesses that is still celebrated today, has been voted the most attractive decade in a poll of modern men.

Over 1,000 males were asked to decide which women were the most attractive over the last 60 years.

Far from choosing modern beauties like Cheryl Cole and Scarlett Johansson, the most popular period was that of the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

The hour-glass shapes of the Fifties saw it selected as the most alluring decade ahead of the Noughties.

The Sixties came third in the poll, with the Seventies fourth.

Perhaps less surprisingly, the outlandish hairstyles and even more bizarre fashions of the 1980s saw it named the least attractive decade, in the poll by online casino

"The Fifties was an age when women looked like women -- there were none of these fake tans and false eyelashes," the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson from as saying.

Source: ANI