We know airbrushing and retouching happen all the time in ads today, but what about just using someone else's body altogether? That may be the case with the new Baby Phat fragrance ad featuring designer Kimora Lee Simmons. The former model has gained a curvier figure in recent years as a mother of three, and those who have seen her new ad for Dare Me are questioning her head was pasted onto a younger, slimmer model's frame. A new discover may have proven she did exactly that.
The photo on the above left is the March 2005 cover of French Vogue featuring Daria Werbowy. She is wearing a Louis Vuitton outfit that looks awfully similar to what Kimora has on in her ad. But in comparing these two photos, there appears to be more in common than just the same pair of shorts.
When the Vogue cover shot is flipped, we see that the way these legs are posed is virtually identical. In fact, they just may be the very same gams. Look at the angles in knees and the way the hips are cocked to one side.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Apr 26, 2010 6:19 PM EDT
We know airbrushing and retouching happen all the time in ads today, but what about just using someone else's body altogether? That may be the case with the new Baby Phat fragrance ad featuring designer Kimora Lee Simmons. The former model has gained a curvier figure in recent years as a mother of three, and those who have seen her new ad for Dare Me are questioning her head was pasted onto a younger, slimmer model's frame. A new discover may have proven she did exactly that.Read More »from Did Kimora steal a model's body in new perfume ad?
Getty ImagesLady Gaga has always marched to her own beat when it comes to her style and appearance, but lately her body seems to be shrinking. Her trainer and the author of 5-Factor World Diet, Harley Pasternak says her dedication to getting fit is ruthless. "Lady Gaga has always been active, but about a year ago, she decided she wanted to have the best abs, legs and arms ever, so she stepped up her workouts," he told In Touch. Gaga now works out 4 to 5 days a week in addition to her regular tour schedule. "Like most stars, she doesn't have a ton of time, so when she is with me she stays focused and never complains, no matter how hard I push her," says Pasternak. "Now she is super-confident about her body and comfortable wearing everything and anything."Read More »from Will Lady Gaga be the next Heidi Montag?
Or is she? Friends close to the 24-year-old star say Lady Gaga is still totally unsatisfied with her appearance. "She's running on empty and not taking proper care of herself at all," one insider told Hollyscoop. "She's desperately unhappy but
Getty ImagesAs many of you may know, Britney Spears was in rough shape a while back, and her father gained legal control over her finances and put some serious regulations on how she lived her life. While it was difficult to hear about, perhaps Britney being on house arrest wasn't the worst idea--it gave her time to regroup out of the public eye. Now that she's proven herself stable and completed a successful album tour, Britney has a lot more freedom, but there's one thing her father still wants control over: her breasts. Let us explain. Jamie Spears, 57, is embarrassed that his 28-year-old daughter sometimes leaves the house without a bra. He is demanding that she not leave home without one, and has even threatened to fire one of her security guards who supposedly allowed her to be photographed braless by paparazzi.Read More »from Britneyâ€™s dad bans her from going braless
"Jamie's control over Britney's life is incredible," a friend told the Sun. "He hates the pictures of her with her nipples all over the place so he has banned her from leaving the
Braids have been picking up steam over the last five years or so, thanks to Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate Olsen, and other famous boho girls of Los Angeles. Since hip designers featured braids on the spring runway, they are officially the It hairstyle of the season. "It's a braid frenzy! My favorite variation was Alexander Wang's because it's sexier, Bohemian and anybody can do it," celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger told the New York Post. But how do you look cool and stylish and avoid looking like Pippi Longstocking? That's the tricky part. Sally Hershberger provided tips on how to create the Alexander Wang look, so you can check them out here. I have recently been experimenting lots with braids lately (especially since Style.com blogged about fishtail braids), and developed a few unofficial rules:
- No pigtails. In fact, I'm a firm believer no one should wear pigtails past the age of 10.
- The looser the better. Braids can have a way of making you look either
- No pigtails. In fact, I'm a firm believer no one should wear pigtails past the age of 10.
With the new "Sex and the City" sequel around the corner, the Times of London took a moment to reflect on what they felt were truly the most fashionable movies ever. For starters, they had some really good choices. We definitely would have selected "Annie Hall," "Bonnie and Clyde," "Bell de Jour," and "Grey Gardens." And we'd agree that "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Matrix," and "The Royal Tenenbaums" were some of the most fashionable movies in recent years. We even think their inclusion of "Zoolander," Ben Stiller's comedy about the male modeling world, is kind of awesome. But "Avatar"? How did that make the list? And sure, "Factory Girl," and "Coco avant Chanel" honor some very stylish women, but those films do not belong amongst the greats.Read More »from The 25 most fashionable films of all time
So many great movies were left off the list! First of all, um... "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Hello, the original little black dress?! Surely Grace Kelly's character in "Rear Window," as styled by Edith Head, is one of the most fashionable
Vera WangI have a confession to make: my whole life I have been really into wedding dresses (and I'm not even engaged). I know I am not alone, but I think it's fascinating that many women think as much about the dress as the man that will be standing beside her saying "I do." Of course, when it comes to selecting a wedding dress, one factor weighs supreme: the price. That said, Vera Wang, the bridal industry's go-to designer for high-end gowns may have made some very happy brides-to-be: she will be launching a collection for David's Bridal. Talk about an awesome designer collaboration!Read More »from Coming soon: Vera Wang for Davidâ€™s Bridal!
Every year, Vera Wang has a sample sale in New York City, and many women fly in for the sale, camp out overnight, and fight their way for dramatically discounted bridal wear. While her average dresses retail for $4,000 to $25,000, lucky sample sale shoppers may walk out with a gown for $1,000. An amazing deal, right? But early next year, customers will be able to shop Wang's collection for David Bridal, which
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Apr 21, 2010 6:47 PM EDT
Lane BryantIf you watch the major TV networks, you've probably seen Victoria's Secret's recent "The Nakeds" campaign, with gorgeous models flaunting their curves in nearly-nude underthings. But you probably haven't seen Lane Bryant's new lingerie commercial. That's because the company claims that ABC "restricted our airtime," and refused to let the spot air during "Dancing with the Stars," and that Fox "demanded excessive re-edits and rebuffed it three times before relenting to air it during the final 10 minutes of 'American Idol,' but only after we threatened to pull the ad buy." Hmmm. We find it very interesting that they wouldn't show busty babes in a commercial during "Dancing with the Stars," a show where celebs like Pam Anderson are practically bursting out of their skimpy outfits.Read More »from Lane Bryant says ABC and Fox censored plus-size lingerie ad
As reported by Ad Week, Lane Bryant took to their blog, Inside Curve, to rant about the seeming double standard these TV networks have imposed on their plus-sized offerings. While the ad in question has been
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Apr 20, 2010 8:57 PM EDT
Getty ImagesYou've read it and heard it a million times-do not share your makeup with a friend. But it's your best friend, and you can't go out without lipstick or mascara, so how bad can it be to give yourself one quick swipe? According to a new article in the LA Times, pretty darn bad. And you can just forget about testing makeup at a department store or your local Sephora. That's like sharing makeup with thousands of people you know nothing about.Read More »from Yikes! Testing makeup at counters can give you herpes and pink eye
"If a woman has a cut on her lip and borrows lipstick from someone who has a cold sore, she'll get a cold sore," Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi tells the LA Times. "You can pass herpes [the cold sore virus], conjunctivitis [pink eye] and all sorts of things through sharing makeup." The FDA stresses the importance of keeping makeup-particularly eye products-to yourself. They caution that, "the risk of contamination may be even greater with 'testers' at retail stores, where a number of people are using the same sample product."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Apr 20, 2010 6:16 PM EDT
Getty ImagesLast night Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow attended the 2010 Matrix Awards in New York City in the same Dolce & Gabbana dress! The floral knee-length dresses were nearly identical, except Tina's had a cleavage baring V-neck and she added a cardigan over it. For many women this scenario would have been extremely awkward, but the two beautiful ladies carried themselves with class. When they approached the podium to accept awards honoring outstanding women in communications, they even joked about their matching attire.Read More »from Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow illustrate what to do when you show up in the same dress
"When I walked in, Tina Fey and I were wearing, um..." Crow said, pointing to Fey. The "30 Rock" star stood up so the audience could see her similar dress. "She was quick to say we will end up on the 'Who Wears It Best' list. I'm voting on Tina, being flat chested as I am, I feel certain she's gonna be the [winner]."
Tina Fey made light of the situation too, and complimented Crow when she spoke. "We are wearing a very similar dress. So if you want to see what this dress looks
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Apr 19, 2010 9:48 PM EDT
Esquire/Getty ImagesEsquire loves pitting women against each other to be voted on by their male readers. While Helen Mirren recently edged out Megan Fox and grew one step closer to their "Sexiest Woman Alive" title, a winner has yet to be named. But in another battle of the beauties, 30% of readers felt "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks was "The Best-Looking Woman In America." In celebration of her exciting new title, readers can indulge in an interview complete with scantily clad images, a second juicy photoshoot, and most importantly the cover of the May issue. But wait a minute... is that really Hendricks on the cover?Read More »from Christina Hendricks named Esquireâ€™s most beautiful woman, is unrecognizable on cover
Upon examination, the cover shot of Hendricks looks to have received a heavy dose of retouching, only not in the usual places. In fact, we're impressed that her curvy figure seems to have been left intact. What is missing, however, are her bright blue eyes, alabaster skin, and lovely pink cheeks. Her chin has also been sliced off. Then of course there's the new hair. It does look fab,