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‘Ab Fab’ Actors Hit the Gold-Spangled Carpet for London Premiere of Film

Le 30 juin 2016, 12:37 dans Humeurs 0

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders at the world movie premiere of

Forget the red carpet — guests at the London premiere of “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” all trod a gold-spangled runway befitting the show’s bling-loving stars, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.

Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Kylie Minogue joined Lumley and Saunders on Wednesday night at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. There’s already talk of a sequel. Indeed, Lumley told WWD before the film’s debut, “I couldn’t possibly go back to the small screen after this, darling!”

Here’s the question: Who would play their younger selves if there were a prequel, with Patsy Stone an assistant in the fashion cupboard and Edina Monsoon a struggling PR manning the party entrance? “Lena Dunham would play me and Amy Schumer would play Patsy,” proclaimed Saunders.

For the premiere, Saunders was wearing Stella McCartney, and Lumley was dressed in a glitzy pantsuit by Gaultier. Both designers have cameo roles in the movie, as part of its stylish extended cast, which also includes Moss, Giles Deacon, Joan Collins, Alexa Chung, Jerry Hall, Poppy Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Suzy Menkes.

“Most fashionable person on set was undoubtedly Kate Moss,” said Saunders. “Who could be more fashionable than Kate? She’s the most fashionable person on the planet.”

Moss, it turns out, also played a key role in designing the green, sequined mermaid gown she wore for her spectacular plunge into the Thames. “The main thing I wanted for her was to be herself, so first of all I turned up at her house and looked at her clothes,” said the movie’s costume designer, Rebecca Hale. “While we were discussing the kind of silhouette she would like, Kate suddenly declared, ‘I’ve got the perfect thing — Johnny Depp gave it to me when I was 21.’ So we took it to our seamstress who made it.”

In fact, there were around seven versions of the same dress made, including options for Kate’s stunt double. It wasn’t Moss herself who toppled into the river. Another version was used for Moss’ scene wallowing in the Thames. “It was shot in the middle of winter, and she was freezing, so she needed to have an extra thick wetsuit on underneath,” said Hale.

Director Mandie Fletcher revealed the movie’s most “Ab Fab” moment actually happened off camera. “There was a sequence we had to shoot with Stella McCartney and Lily Cole together on the red carpet,” she said, “but Stella was away, so I had to re-create shots with her later on, in a B&Q DIY store car park in Cricklewood [a suburban area of northwest London]. I said to her as I knocked on her caravan door, ‘I bet you haven’t been here before.’ That was a slightly strange experience.”

Fletcher added that despite the glamor, there wasn’t a huge budget. “We had to beg, borrow and steal designer clothes where we could, and we even borrowed a superyacht, but we ended up having to pay for the fuel, which came as quite a shock.”

Fletcher also had lots of praise for Moss’ acting. “She was really nervous at the beginning, but she’s a quick learner and became really confident. She’s got bags of charisma,” she said.

With the movie being shot both in London and on the French Riviera, talk obviously turned to Brexit. For Gaultier, however, actions spoke louder than words. He was wearing a waistcoat emblazoned with the Union Jack. Jane Horrocks, who plays Edina’s dim-witted assistant, Bubbles, and Julia Sawalha, who plays her long-suffering daughter, Saffy, said their characters would both have voted Remain.

As for the dynamic duo themselves, “they simply wouldn’t care,” said Saunders.

When it came to her wardrobe, Lumley admitted she had a foot in both camps. She accessorized her Gaultier suit with a pair of shoes from British high street and Duchess of Cambridge favorite, L.K. Bennett.Read more at:pink prom dresses | prom dresses london

British Designer Makes Ethical And Sustainable Fashion Line

Le 27 juin 2016, 07:04 dans Humeurs 0

IN A world where fast, easy and cheap fashion is all the rage, one fashion designer is trying to prove that ethical and sustainable fashion can be just as trendy.

Kitty Ferreira UK is an award-winning womenswear brand that aims to dispel the ‘hippy’ connotations of eco-friendly fashion by juxtaposing elegant city chic with ethical values. The brand makes use of upcycled materials and fabrics eco-dyed by hand with natural materials including pomegranate and onion skins.

The label was created by London College of Fashion graduate, Valerie Goode, after she was headhunted to work in China as a senior womenswear designer and witnessed the horrendous pollution.

With celebrity endorsement and a Royal College of Art award under its belt, the brand aims to pioneer UK training and job creation, selling sustainably made luxury items in a sustainable fashion with a down-to-earth, conscious ethos.

The Kitty Ferreira label is based on foundational values, also taking reference from her late grandmother’s Caribbean lifestyle, which the label is named after.

Here, Goode talks to The Voice about how she plans on developing the brand

Why did you name the brand after your late grandmother?

She was my main inspiration. She lived in Trinidad and when I’d go over there to visit her, I just loved the more natural way of life where you use the earth to heal yourself and feed yourself. It’s completely different to living in a cosmopolitan city like London. I certainly drew upon that for inspiration. I blended these two different worlds to create an ethical, sustainable, natural womenswear brand that has a very chic aesthetic.

You’ve worked with some pretty big brands including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Burberry, what made you want to start your own line?

I got fed up with the whole fast-fashion supply chain. It’s a very toxic industry. Fashion is the second most polluting industry behind oil. You hear about slave labour, child labour and sweat shops, but people don’t consider how crops like cotton are grown either.

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You worked in China for a year, what was your experience there?

Whilst I was there, I experienced the pollution out there, and it’s so bad that I actually found it hard to breathe.

Because I witnessed this pollution, I felt like I needed to do something about it. So when I decided to launch my own company, I decided to source all my materials from the UK, using upcycled fabrics, so I don’t make new fabric from scratch. I source as much as I can from the UK to keep my carbon footprint as low as possible.

A lot of people think of upcyling as something to do with hippies and things that are not the best quality. How did you go about branding yourself so that wasn’t the case?

There is this hippy connotation with ethical and sustainable fashion, and right from the start I was conscious to challenge that perception. In fact, the true definition of upcycling is to take an existing product and turning it in to a better product, of better value.

What’s your overall message to consumers?

I like to think fashion can tell a story not only based on style or an era, but based on values. As a black woman who has seen how everything works in the fashion industry, and how unethical it is, I feel like it’s my duty to do something about it. I think it’s my place to call out these fast fashion supply chains. It is difficult because we’re in a capitalist system where the majority of shoppers are interested in cheap fashion and fast fashion. Hopefully there will be a time when change comes. At some point there will be a huge change – hopefully in my lifetime!

What’s next for you and the Kitty Ferreira brand?

The big vision is to rival these big unethical high street stores and brands. I’m hoping sometime this year I will have my own retail space.Read more at:girls prom dresses

Get Rid Of Sagging Under Eyes Easily

Le 13 avril 2016, 12:58 dans Humeurs 0

Sagging of the skin under the eyes is one of the common problems that is faced by almost everyone in recent times. The skin under the eyes is very thin, delicate and is more prone to sag, with the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Some reasons for sagging of the skin under the eyes include smoking, over exposure of the skin to sunlight, dry skin, inadequate sleep and the age factor. The area under the eyes is the first to show the signs of ageing.

So, it requires a proper care and nourishment. There comes a need to take care of this part of the skin more effectively.

Women spend a lot of time in order to get rid of the saggy skin. We go for expensive treatments and use a ton of cosmetics just to cover the wrinkles.

But, sadly, nothing works out and we end up in losing more money. The best way to get rid of the sag under the eyes is with the use of natural ingredients.

They work efficiently in doing away with the sagging of the skin and bring back a glow on the face. Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be sharing with you some of the easy and effective ways to treat saggy under eyes. Read on, try it and notice the difference.

Egg White: Egg whites are popular for their skin-tightening effects. Egg whites not only reduce the sagging of the skin but also prevent premature wrinkles from appearing. Apply egg white under the eyes and wash with water when it gets dry.

Avocados: Avocados are best suited to treat saggy eyes. They deeply nourish the skin under the eyes and help get rid of the saggy skin. Make a paste of avocado, apply it under the eye area and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and rinse.

Castor Oil: Castor oil is the best moisturiser that one can use to make the under-eye skin soft. Castor oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles by moisturising the skin well. Apply castor oil under the eyes. Leave it overnight and rinse it the next morning.

Cucumber: Cucumber moisturises the area under the eyes and reduces saggy eyes and fine lines. It also reduces dark circles and pigmentation. Use cucumber slices and place it on each eye and take it off after sometime.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is yet another remedy that deeply moisturises the skin. It retains the moisture on the skin and reduces the formation of wrinkles too Apply olive oil under the eyes, leave it on for a few minutes and later rinse.Read more at:prom dresses london | prom dresses manchester

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