Pretty much everyone has been talking about the mystery woman at ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood event this weekend who’s been going around saying she’s Renée Zellweger, though she doesn’t look anything like the actress we remember from Bridget Jones’s Diary. There has been much speculation as to what Renée has been doing lately to account for her new look, but don’t think the actress is mad that people are talking. In fact, she says she’s pretty thrilled about it.
Renée addressed her appearance in an interview with People. “I’m glad folks think I look different!” she told the mag. The actress explained her new look, which she says isn’t because of plastic surgery. She decided to discuss the matter because “it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.” Right. So, what gives Renée? The actress uses the ol’ “taking better care of myself” defense to explain the apparent change in her face’s entire bone structure. “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”
Renée adds, “I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself.”
Who knew a little R&R could have such a drastic effect on your appearance?
Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe has touched down in Australia on official business for Business Chicks, kicking off the tour at Sydney’s Cockle Bay Wharf today. Plenty of stars and fashion lovers, including Samantha Jade, Jules Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Jessica Rowe, packed in to see Rachel talk one-on-one with journalist Natarsha Belling, and let their girl crushes on the celeb stylist run completely rampant.
Last night Marie Claire held its 2014 Success Summit at Sydney’s The Art Gallery of New South Wales, with five inspiring women, including the magazine’s editor, Jackie Frank, personal trainer Michelle Bridges, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, Red Balloon’s Naomi Simpson, and fashion designer Camilla Franks, stepping out to share words of wisdom with the sold-out event’s guests.
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Guests were treated to a light supper, drinks, gift bags, success stories from the five business women, and, of course, a visual feast in the way of Michelle and Camilla’s stylish outfits.
Camilla donned her signature style, as expected, in a loose kaftan-style maxi complete with bohemian-luxe jewels, while Michelle stood out despite the lack of colour in her getup. She gave the typical LBD a sexy twist with a midriff cut-out, added sophistication in the form of pointed-toe pumps, and kept the look feminine with side-parted waves and a soft-pink lip. (more…)
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Miranda Kerr joined the ginormous list of celebrities at the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event at LA’s Chateau Marmoment on Tuesday, October 21, stepping out of her comfort zone in an embellished 2-piece pantsuit.
We were pleasantly surprised. Miranda’s been sticking to ladylike pencil skirts, tough wet-look leathers or simple monochrome of late, but now this eye-catching ensemble has shifted her back into the spotlight for us. In fact, the supermodel could be our new poster girl for all things boho-luxe if she keeps it up.
We love that the matching beaded detail was heavy for the jacket, but tame down the bottom, and was brought together perfectly with a plain black tank singlet and single-pendant necklace. The bronze pointed-toe heels and black leather bag fitted in perfectly, as well as her tousled waves and fresh makeup.
Well done, Miranda, you ticked every box this time around.
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Things are about to get heated. Two major babes, Chris Hemsworth and Gigi Hadid, are expected in Australia early next month for two separate, but closely-timed spring racing events.
According to Herald Sun, Chris is expected be announced as a guest of the Johnnie Walker marquee at Derby Day on November 1. The Australian-born mega-hunk is believed to be a racing enthusiast, and will be home, presumably without wife Else Pataky, from Los Angeles on an extended break.
Now that we’ve made Aussie women more than happy, men too will be glad to know that it-girl Gigi will be at the Melbourne Cup just a few days later on November 4. “I’m so excited to get back to Australia,” Cody Simpson’s ex told Victoria Racing Club. (more…)
No Christian Dior campaign season would be complete without Marion Cotillard, one of the French design house’s several muses. The actress was once again tapped to appear in the label’s ads for its famed Lady Dior bags. The campaign, shot in Paris, pictures a hazy Marion wandering through the city during the evening, clutching her expensive carryall, while staring mysteriously into the camera.
For the Craig McDean-shot ads (due out in the November glossies), Marion was outfitted in looks from Christian Dior’s Pre-Fall collection, according to WWD.
Marion has been a tried and true ambassador for Dior, and she’s certainly living up to her title in these ads. Check out all three images from the campaign below. (more…)