Trends may come and go, but real classic beauty will never fade — and that's why we'll never, ever tire of seeing creamy nude lips on the mouths of our favourite celebrities. The thing about "nude" is that the colour actually encompasses hundreds of different shades. Just like everyone in the world has slightly different skin colours, we all also present a slightly different colour when we leave our lips bare or coat them with a matching lipstick. Jessica Alba, for example — her nude is a light berry shade, while Diane Kruger's natural colour is a pale and creamy shade. Miranda Kerr has a hint of pale pink to her lips, while Jennifer Hawkins has the lightest berry undertone. Whichever look you're going for, you can take inspiration from the celebrities in this gallery. Sure, they like their bright pinks and oranges, too — but paring things back never looked so good.
It's true! The fitness world has a new power couple, and we couldn't be happier. Starting Dec 16, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson will team up in a new fit reality show, The Restart Project. An AOL web series, this show aims not to get women "into their skinny jeans" but rather showcase the stories of amazing women who have healed themselves from the inside out. With Gwyneth and Tracy by their sides, they will reveal how they found "what's possible" through health and fitness. Just through the trailer alone, we can tell this show is going to be a tear-jerker and definitely the motivation we need to stay on track throughout the holidays. Will you tune in?
The little black dress is a wardrobe staple that willl never let you down. Timeless, versatile and universally flattering, the humble LBD has a lot going for it. And because we're always looking for fresh ways to do after-hours fashion, we've flicked through our celebrity style archives to unearth some inspiration for how to wear it, and updated with the most recent LBD looks of the season.
Whether you're giving it a quirky twist à la Alexa Chung, or sexy simplicity is more your deal (Kate Moss, we're looking at you), this gallery is sure to get you excited about reimagining your favourite little black number this weekend.
Gwyneth Paltrow blended in with a Christmas tree when she hosted a holiday-themed event with designer Matthew Williamson for Kids Company in London on Monday evening. The actress has temporarily moved back to England while she films her latest project, Mortdecai, in London alongside Johnny Depp and Ewan McGregor. Gwyneth has gotten a head start on Christmas, having helped unveil the holiday windows at the Printemps department store in Paris earlier this month.
Gwyneth Paltrow added a bit of star power to a Paris department store today. The actress was on hand at Printemps to help the store launch its Christmas decorations, which were designed by Prada. Gwyneth teased her appearance in the City of Light on WhoSay, snapping a photo of herself in a cab and writing, "Good evening Paris! On my way to see Mrs. Prada #SaltzmanIsTheQueen." The hashtag was a nod to Elizabeth Saltzman, Gwyneth's longtime friend and stylist who also happens to be the international social editor at Vanity Fair. The connection between Gwyneth and Saltzman is especially interesting, since the actress reportedly developed a contentious relationship with the monthly glossy after she tried to put a stop to a story that was being written about her. While the feature has yet to run in the magazine, it will reportedly be hitting newsstands sometime soon.
Squats have their place, but if you want to fine-tune your butt, you need to add more derriere-defining exercises to your routine. Try these moves celebrities swear by for tightening backsides without bulking up legs.
Plank KickThis is the go-to move Gwyneth Paltrow uses to keep her backside perky and in shape, says trainer Stacey McDermott, who works with Tracy Anderson. In addition, "this move is engaging everything: your arms are very much involved, your total body is working to keep that position correct," says Stacey.
- Start on all fours on your mat. Take your right leg and fold it over so your ankle is resting on your left thigh. Press back into Downward Dog.
- Lower back down to the floor so your knees touch your mat briefly. Keep your elbows straight.
- Raise back up slightly so you are in a Plank position, making sure your hips aren't raised too high. Stretch your right leg out to the side, lifting it up high and pointing your toes to the ceiling.
- Fold right leg back in and lower back down so knees slightly touch your mat. This completes one rep. Repeat 30 to 40 times, then switch legs.
For more moves that helped reshape Gwyneth's butt, check out our video of Tracy Anderson's butt exercises.
Reverse Crossover LungesThis move tones problem areas on your lower body, says celebrity trainer David Kirsch, who helped shape up Heidi Klum post-pregnancy. "It's going to work the outer thighs, perfect for pear-shaped women that need tightening and reducing of the hips. It's also going to work on your butt," he says. You can hold a medicine ball as shown or do bicep curls with a pair of dumbbells to make this a total-body toner.
- Stand with your feet shoulders-distance apart.
- Step back with your right leg, this time lunging behind your torso and stepping back behind and to the side of your left leg. Raise back up. Repeat 15 to 20 times each leg
Despite being chic and classic, the season's black and white colour combination is equally striking. Whether it's clashing black and white prints, or a simple and understated pairing, Hollywood's A-list are the first to get involved in the trend. Most recently, It-Brit Alexa Chung has taken to the theme while out and about in New York City, Dianna Agron celebrated the release of her film, The Family, in a striking black and white floral gown from Carolina Herrera, and Julianne Hough picked Bibhu Mohapatra for a mixed print mini to outfit her guest spot on Extra.
But these leading ladies are just a handful who have taken to the classic, yet striking colour combination. Here you'll find the fashion tastemakers who are trying the trend, and the ultimate inspiration for anyone wanting to try a black and white pairing of their own. Keep clicking to see them all.
Sources have allegedly told The New York Post's Page Six that Vanity Fair looked into Gwyneth's relationship with Jeff, seeing whether the pair had an affair back in 2008 when he re-opened the Fontainebleau Hotel. For her part, Gwyneth's rep told Us Weekly that the reports are "ridiculous," explaining that she and her husband, Chris Martin, have been friends with Jeff for a long time. Meanwhile, Jeff tied the knot with Elle Macpherson this past August, having dated for two years before their Fiji wedding.
Back in May, The New York Times reported on Vanity Fair's tougher coverage of celebrities, saying that Gwyneth had emailed her friends, asking them not to provide information to the magazine. "Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine," she wrote. "If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again." Her frustration follows a long history with the magazine, as she was first photographed for Vanity Fair back in 1995 at age 22, and she's appeared on five covers since.
Can Gwyneth Paltrow catch a break? In a new interview, Martha Stewart may have started a lifestyle turf war by claiming to be a pioneering domestic diva long before Gwyneth founded Goop. Plus, Vanity Fair Editor in Chief Graydon Carter confirms that his magazine is working on a cover story about Gwyneth — and she's worried enough about the piece to try to put a stop to it. We have the latest on Gwyneth, including one recent interview she was very, very happy to conduct. On Allie: Club Monaco top and BaubleBar necklace