Wednesday, October 19

100 diamonds in Nikki Reed’s wedding dress

Nikki Reed‘Twilight’ actress Nikki Reed reportedly wed fiance Paul McDonald in a diamond studded wedding gown. The 23-year-old’s ivory white, body-hugging dress wedding dress had a hundred diamond buttons. The couple tied the knot at a private ranch in Malibu, Calif. "We couldn’t be happier. We were surrounded by our family and friends. We’re so glad this day has come," Reed said. The actress had collaborated with bridal jewelry brand Tacori, which crafted not only the engagement and wedding bands for the couple, but her wedding gown as well. "It was a 40’s classic glamour silhouette. It flows back into a 72-inch train, about six feet. It’s extremely simple.

Instead of a traditional, silk wrap button, we did diamond buttons. A little over 100 carats just on the buttons," said Michelle Adorjan, designer at Tacori. The couple got married after dating for only two months.

Bar Refaeli to star in fashion reality show

Bar RefaeliIsraeli model Bar Refaeli will soon appear in new fashion reality TV show, "Scouted". The leggy lass has filmed segments for the show which aims to find the next big star in the modelling world with Scott Lipps’ New York agency One Management. "Bar will appear in one episode, advising and helping aspiring models," said a source.

Tuesday, October 18

Scarlett Johansson too sexy for a role

Scarlett JohanssonActress Scarlett Johansson was deemed too sexy to star in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, despite her great audition, according to director David Fincher. Fincher said he decided against giving the role of main character Lisbeth Salander, now played by actress Rooney Mara, to the 26-year-old beauty, because people "can’t wait for her to take her clothes off". "We saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off," Fincher said.

Before finally casting Mara in the role, Fincher said, he was worried he wouldn’t ever find the right actress to portray the character. "I had seen a lot of actresses. I was beginning to get to the point where I was thinking, ‘Maybe conceptually you are talking about a person who doesn’t exist," he added.

Monday, October 17

Indian fashion industry can’t afford me: Ujjwala Raut

Ujjwala RautUjjwala Raut has sashayed down the ramp for international luxury brands like Yves Saint-Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta but is hardly seen on the Indian ramp. The Indian supermodel candidly admits money is the reason. "They (Indian modelling industry) can’t afford me; that’s why I am rarely seen. Also, my involvement with ad shoots and magazine covers takes maximum time," said Raut. The leggy model shot to fame when she won Femina Look of the Year at the Miss India contest in 1996. She was just 17. The almond-eyed girl was pushed by her elder sister to join this glamorous field. "I used to be an average looking girl; so I had never thought of modelling as a career option. It was my elder sister who inspired me to get into this field. She was completely fascinated by Madhu Sapre and instructed me to follow her and that’s how my journey started," Raut recollected.

Raut has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire and was once the face of Yves Saint Laurent. She has also walked the ramp in Milan, Paris and New York fashion weeks.

Unfortunately, India hasn’t been able to produce any supermodel after the likes of Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman and Raut. And she blames Bollywood for it.

"The main reason why there is no supermodel left in the Indian modelling industry is the presence of Bollywood which has become an obvious career option for most models," she said.

"I never tried Bollywood because it requires a lot of attention and time which I won’t be able to give keeping in mind my other projects. In future I will definitely think about the same but no plans as of now," she added.

Currently Raut is on the judging panel of the NDTV Good Times popular reality show ‘The Hunt for the calendar girl’ 2012 along with Milind Soman and Sonam Kapoor.

Raut feels the most important thing a young model should have is right focus to excel in this business.

"I do what I want to do and I just don’t do anything and everything. There are girls who would often say ‘You are a model, I want to be a model too!’ I would tell them that modeling is not for everybody. You actually have to understand where your interest lies and what you are capable of pursuing as a profession," she said.

Raut, whose father is a cop and mother a homemaker, believes that the Indian modelling industry has increased manifold but there are miles to go before one is satisfied.

"There is no doubt that the Indian modelling industry is growing but it’s still new, while in the West it is very old. In the West, there’s much more competition because you are competing with girls from different parts of the world, whereas in India there are just a few girls from outside, rest all are just Indians," she said.

Sunday, October 16

Marion Cotillard goes unclothed for French film

Marion Cotillard“Inception” star Marion Cotillard has gone unclothed for her new French film ‘Rust and Bone’. The 36-year-old stunner was caught taking dip on set by photographers in south of France recently. The French beauty, who plays an amputee in the film, was unclothed from the waist up and wore black bikini bottoms. Taken from a series of stories by author Craig Davidson, the film, at least in part, seems based on ‘Rocket Ride’, which is about an marine park orca trainer who loses his leg and then joins Unlimbited Potential, a support group made of addict-amputees.


Cotillard was also spotted wearing green knee-length socks, thought to be used against a green screen to give the illusion she’s missing the bottom half of her legs. Last week, she was seen filming with show orcas.

Cotillard appeared this summer in the ‘Midnight in Paris’, in this fall’s ‘Contagion’, and will be seen next summer in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

Miley Cyrus upset over bikini photos

Miley CyrusSinger-actress Miley Cyrus is furious that pictures of her wearing a bikini at the beach with her boyfriend were exposed online. The 18-year-old star was enjoying a day on the beach with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and said she was not aware of the paparazzi around, reported Ace Showbiz. Cyrus was in a two-piece while Hemsworth was pretty much covered up with his surf pants and black tank top. The lovers kissed and cuddled while strolling along the beach.

"No idea we were getting photographed. That really sucks cause that’s a day that was for me and Liam not the world," Cyrus wrote on her Twitter page.

Saturday, October 15

Miranda Kerr to wear $2.5 million diamond-studded bra

Miranda KerrMiranda Kerr will soon sashay 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. According to People magazine, besides the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Kerr will also be wearing the bra in the brand’s Christmas Dreams & Fantasies catalogue. The aqua push-up bra is studded with almost 3,400 hand-set precious stones, comprising 142 carats of white and yellow diamonds, pearls, faceted citrines and aquamarines, all set in 18-karat white and yellow gold.

Rachel Bilson to launch shoe range

Rachel BilsonActress-turned-designer Rachel Bilson is all set to expand her business empire with a shoe line. The former "The O.C." star started her clothing line with DKNY Jeans in 2008 and went on to create a vintage-inspired homeware range, Edie Rose Home. Bilson is now returning to fashion by collaborating with her designer friends to launch a footwear collection for celebrity fashion store BeachMint. The shoes will be up for sale from this winter.

Jessica Simpson to launch beauty website

After conquering the fashion world, singer-actress Jessica Simpson is all set to launch a beauty website, http://www.beautymint.com/, along with celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy. The singer-actress is teaming up with celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy to create BeautyMint.com, which will serve as a destination for shoppers interested in purchasing anti-ageing products. Simpson, 31, can’t wait for fans to check out her latest project when it goes live later this month. “Hey Beauty Addicts! So excited for the launch of my new skin care collaboration @beautymint. Sign up for early access,” she tweeted.

Simpson has previously produced her own footwear, clothing and fragrance lines. The website will serve as a destination for shoppers interested in purchasing anti-ageing products.

Thursday, October 13

Miranda Kerr photo shoots for Harper's Bazaar

Miranda KerrIt seems that Miranda Kerr’s is all set to touch skyscraping success post her pregnancy. Bearing testimony to this fact is her first unclothed photo shoot after giving birth to son Flynn for the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The Aussie model is seen lying on a bed in a seductive manner, with just a headscarf and pair of heels. Harper’s Bazaar’s editor Edwina McCann considers Kerr as the new ‘Aussie body” perfect for fronting the magazine’s swim issue.

“And yes, she was still breastfeeding. And having seen her this week, I think she still is,” he added.

Although Kerr is enjoying motherhood at the moment, she isn’t ruling out a change of career. The model admitted that she might follow her husband into acting, if someone approaches her with an interesting offer.

Saturday, October 1

L’Oreal accused of whitewashing Freida Pinto in ad

Freida PintoActress Freida Pinto, has found herself in the middle of another skin lightening scandal, based a new ad photo from L’Oreal that shows the Indian beauty looking lighter-skinned than usual. The Slumdog Millionaire star, who was signed as the face of L’Oreal Paris in 2009, first appeared with a paler complexion in the official image released by L’Oreal when she was signed in 2009. However it was then confirmed that the shot was provided by Pinto’s management - and not by the skincare brand. L’Oréal's campaign for ‘Colours Take Flight’ make-up, features a close-up of the gorgeous star, showing off their range of exotic coloured eye shadows.

But the image, which is possibly a lighting effect or a Photoshop blunder, has attracted criticism from online publications and have accused L’Oreal of ‘lightening’ Freida’s skin.

The company, however, has denied any retouching. “Freida Pinto has been a spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris brand since 2009,” said a L’Oreal spokesperson. ‘We highly value our relationship with Ms.Pinto. ‘It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Pinto’s features or skin-tone in the campaign for Project Runway “Colors Take Flight” limited-edition collection,” he added.

Courtney Love to launch clothing line

Courtney LoveRocker Courtney Love says that she will soon release her womenswear line - Never The Bride. The 47-year-old was among the famous faces on the front row at designer Roberto Cavalli’s show during Milan Fashion Week where she revealed that she will bring out a collection in the near future after finding a partner. "I hope that’s not a self-fulfilling prophecy though," said Love.

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