Friday, February 28, 2014

DANCER IN A PUB - HD Animated Gif

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beyoncé Debuted Super Sexy Versace Tour Costumes This Weekend

Beyoncé Debuted Super Sexy Versace Tour Costumes This Weekend:

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What Elizabeth Taylor Taught Us About Bringing The Drama

What Elizabeth Taylor Taught Us About Bringing The Drama: Today we celebrate Elizabeth Taylor's birthday, remembering the late actress as one of the most glamorous stars in Hollywood. Throughout her career, we saw Taylor go through the highs and the lows -- but who can forget her award-winning performances in classic films like "Suddenly, Last Summer" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

The legend, who would of been 82 years old today, also knew a thing or two about style and grace. From her casual caftans to extravagant gowns, Taylor explored a variety of looks which made her a style icon.

So, in honor of Elizabeth Taylor, here are seven lessons she taught us about bringing the drama.

1. Never leave home without groomed, bold brows.

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2. Blue eye makeup isn't for wallflowers.

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3. Red lipstick makes everything look sexier.

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4. Big hair is always better. Who needs to see around you? All eyes should be on you.

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5. Perfume is your best accessory.

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6. As she once said, "Big girls need big diamonds."

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7. There's no age limit on playing dress-up.

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Princess Diana Had A Vogue Makeover Before She Became A Style Icon, Says Bruce Oldfield

Princess Diana Had A Vogue Makeover Before She Became A Style Icon, Says Bruce Oldfield: It's like a scene out of "Funny Face" or "The Devil Wears Prada" -- a simple girl gets a full-on Vogue makeover, complete with racks of high-fashion clothing hand-picked by the magazine's top stylists. But it wasn't a movie at all, and it certainly wasn't just any girl. It was Princess Diana.

"When it was first announced that she was to be the next Princess of Wales through her marriage to Prince Charles, the palace asked English Vogue to give her some guidance," British couturier Bruce Oldfield recalled to me. "They got a few of the editors to go around and pick clothes from different designers, take them to the editor's office -- it was Beatrix Miller at the time -- and she had a major try-on of everything."

As it would happen, Oldfield's designs made the cut on that fateful day in 1981, and a nine-year relationship with Diana ensued.

While it may be hard to stomach that such a world-renowned style icon was "reluctant" to get the Vogue treatment, Oldfield explained that Diana wasn't very different from her fellow nobles.

"A lot of those girls from the shires, they're well-born young ladies," he said. "But they don't have that urge for frocks. Diana was very lucky, because it was sort of thrust upon her."

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Bruce Oldfield & Princess Diana in an Oldfield gown at a gala in 1988

Of course, Diana went on to stun in Oldfield's bespoke creations, many of which she wore to events for the Barnardo's children's charity, since she was its president and Oldfield was and still is its vice president. There was that off-the-shoulder crushed velvet gown she wore alongside Oldfield at a gala dinner, along with those quintessentially '80s architectural suits that the couturier designed for Diana's daytime engagements. Through his designs, Oldfield was able to take her from a shy, newly engaged 19-year-old to what he called "a very elegant, confident woman who could look down the lens of any camera."

"She really did become her own woman," he said. "You could see it happen. You could see it even over the period of a year, because she was so photographed."

From her engagement to Prince Charles until her death in 1997, the princess' daily style was chronicled -- and criticized -- in tabloids across the world.

"Can you imagine if every time you went to work there was a group of people outside putting up letters like in a ski competition? You know, three out of 10, six out of 10," Oldfield said. "That's really what they had to put up with, and I think that they don't want that for this one."


Princess Diana at Arlington Cemetery in 1985 wearing an Oldfield design

"This one," of course, refers to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Diana's daughter-in-law. Kate favors High Street designers, like Zara and L.K.Bennett, over couture, yet she's managed to inspire her own fashion-obsessed following. The press even coined the term, "Duchess Effect" to refer to the many times Kate's worn something and it's subsequently sold out in a matter of hours. (She's even crashed websites.)

Despite the duchess' popularity, Oldfield points out that Kate hasn't seemed to embrace her style prominence as much Diana did. "I just think it goes somewhat against her grain," he said. "I think that Kate wants to be taken more seriously."

A rumored contender to design the duchess' dress for her Royal Wedding in 2011, Oldfield's never had the opportunity to dress Kate. But if he got his hands on her, it's not likely her ensemble would be attainable enough to lead to a Duchess Effect shopping craze. "I personally want my royals to be aspirational," he joked.

These days, Oldfield still dresses high-profile clients like Queen Rania of Jordan, British first lady Samantha Cameron and Kim Kardashian (who he dubbed "the new Diana" in reference to her ubiquity). Interestingly enough, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is one of his top current clients -- she's now the president of Barnardo's, so the two collaborate in almost the same manner as he and Diana did, only 20 years later. He doesn't seem to have an ounce of animosity towards Prince Charles' new wife ("She's hilarious!"), despite the fact that it was her relationship with Charles that ended both Diana's marriage and Diana's affinity for Oldfield's designs.


Queen Rania of Jordan, Kim Kardashian and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Oldfield's designs

"The sad thing is that after her divorce, she dropped me," Oldfield said about Diana. "She dropped the charities as well, so she dropped everything that reminded her of her life as a royal."

Oldfield isn't living in the past, though. He has a steady stream of fabulously elegant, loyal clients who are more than willing to pony up the five figures for one of his confections, and he's even staging a "pop-up" showroom in New York next week to court the city's "who's who." Naturally, he's already set his sights on the closest thing to royalty we have in the States.

"I have my eye on dressing your first lady," he told me. "That is my stated aim."

See Princess Diana in more of Bruce Oldfield's designs:








Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Reason You Should Watch The Oscars : Jennifer Lawrence

The Reason You Should Watch The Oscars : Jennifer Lawrence : Oscar Sunday is upon us, and as movie lovers gear up for the epic award show, there's clearly one celebrity in particular everyone can't wait to see: Jennifer Lawrence.

Not only is the 23-year-old an extraordinary actress, she's also completely entertaining in her unusual yet endearing, quirky way. Let's be honest, next to Ellen DeGeneres, she's the reason you all should tune into the way-too-long, at-times-boring (gasp!) Academy Awards presentation.

And here's why:

She'll definitely make a grand entrance.

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And just might possibly be wearing a sheer/see-through/leggy Dior dress.

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JLaw might get spooked by other celebrities if they try to say hello.

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Unless they just so happen to be pregnant Drew Barrymore. (Then she's all for the scare.)


She might freak out over TV spoilers on the red carpet.

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Or simply explode when she sees fellow Best Supporting Actress nominee, Lupita Nyong'o.


She'll most likely complain about how hungry she is.

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But if fries aren't available, she'll be happy to chug a glass of champagne in the meantime.

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Then she'll take that liquid courage and photobomb some A-list celebrities throughout the night.

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And make Jennifer Garner laugh ...

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... Most likely by making THIS face.

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She might trip up the stairs before accepting her award (if she wins).

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Or have a mini wardrobe malfunction while taking to the stage.

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But she'll gracefully recover in her speech.

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Or just accidentally announce that she beat out the other nominees.

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Then she'll most likely do a little jig with her statue.

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Before heading to the press room to make funny faces with the other winners ...

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... Whom she may block in a picture, by accident of course.

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And we're assuming she'll have another epic celebration with her family.

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But all that happiness will fade away if she has another run-in with Jack Nicholson.

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So, here's to JLaw pulling out all the stops on March 2.

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Khloe Kardashian Stuns In Shorts And Plunging Top On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan

Khloe Kardashian Stuns In Shorts And Plunging Top On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan: Khloe Kardashian is practically glowing on the cover of Cosmopolitan's April 2014 issue.

The 29-year-old reality star poses in tiny shorts paired with a low-cut bodysuit, and opened up to the magazine about the past year, which has been difficult (to say the least). Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Lamar Odom in December 2013, after spending months apart from the NBA star, who is reportedly battling drug addiction.

News of their troubled relationship came as a surprise to many, despite the fact they married after dating for just three weeks back in 2009. Even with the heartbreak of the last year, Kardashian said that she wouldn't change anything. "I don't have any regrets. I wouldn't change a thing. You learn as you go," she told the magazine.

And despite having gone through so much this year, Kardashian says she's been holding strong and dealing with things in her own way:

"I’m not a big 'cry on a shoulder' person. I’m very introverted when it comes to my own stuff. Everyone has issues, and I’m not someone who likes to burden people," she told Cosmopolitan. "I got into a car accident yesterday, and no one knew until hours later. I said, 'Oh, my back hurts.' If it had been Kim, she would have called everyone saying, 'Help! I’m stranded!' That’s just how I am. I hold things in. I don’t know why."

For more with Khloe Kardashian, head over to Cosmopolitan or pick up an issue on sale at newsstands March 4.

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Pippa Middleton FINALLY Addresses Her Hip-Hugging Royal Wedding Dress

Pippa Middleton FINALLY Addresses Her Hip-Hugging Royal Wedding Dress: Of course, we all remember the Royal Wedding -- while Kate Middleton became the Duchess of our dreams, there was another Middleton girl that got the world's attention.

Yes, Pippa Middleton was in the spotlight for wearing a Steve McQueen bridesmaid gown that hugged her in all the right places, making her bum one of the most famous derrières of 2011, if not the winner.

After years of waiting, The Mirror reports that Pippa finally addressed the hoopla surrounding the dress. "As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and -- you may say -- its backside," she said. And we'd like to commend her for that fabulous play on words.

The younger Middleton also admitted, "In ­retrospect, it fitted a little too well." So now we can all finally let out that breath we've been holding for much too long.

Relive the moment that defined Pippa Middleton's butt.

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Kat Dennings Wows In Plunging Dress At The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

Kat Dennings Wows In Plunging Dress At The 'Late Show With David Letterman': Kat Dennings made quite the appearance in a dress with a plunging neckline at the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Dennings stunned in the dark, fitted frock and red lipstick while at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Tuesday (Feb. 25). The 27-year-old actress is currently promoting Season 3 of "2 Broke Girls."

While chatting with Letterman, Dennings explained how that show apparently helped her get some immediate treatment in an emergency room after she cut her hand with a butcher knife.

"My mom goes up to the lady and goes, 'Um, I don't know if you watch television, [but] my daughter has a very bad flesh wound and she's on a show on CBS,'" she said. "And the lady actually knew it and she took me in. But isn't it messed up ... that I, because I'm on a show, got to go before everybody else? It's messed up."

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