Monthly Archives: March 2021

Britney Spears Did Not Watch ‘Framing Britney’, And She’s Keeping Her Joy

Britney Spears did not watch the Framing Britney Spears documentary, but has said she was “embarrassed” by the light it put her in, adding that she “cried for two weeks”. The short film, which aired in February, examined the star’s treatment by the tabloids at the height of her career, the sexism and misogyny she faced from the entertainment industry, and her involuntary commitment to a psychiatric ward in 2008, after which she was put under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears. The order remains in place today. 

In a candid Instagram post, Spears said she has always been “judged, insulted and embarrassed” by the media, but that she is determined to “keep my own joy”. “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” she told her millions of fans. “I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!!” True to form, Spears danced to the Aerosmith song “Crazy” in the short clip.

Lily-Rose Depp Can Make Chanel Lipsticks, As Well As Model Them

Going behind the scenes to see how some of the world’s best-loved products are made is a beauty lover’s dream. And though she’s a bona fide superstar in the making, Lily Rose-Depp is no exception. A new Chanel video reveals her excitement at the prospect of seeing exactly how one of her new go-to lipsticks (Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom, available to buy on 2 April) is made.

Going behind the scenes to see how some of the world’s best-loved products are made is a beauty lover’s dream. And though she’s a bona fide superstar in the making, Lily Rose-Depp is no exception. A new Chanel video reveals her excitement at the prospect of seeing exactly how one of her new go-to lipsticks (Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom, available to buy on 2 April) is made.

The April Issue Of British Vogue Is An Ode To Joy

Blazoned across the cover of Vogue’s April issue is a word I have been thinking about a lot recently: joy. Given the state of the world, even to write it down feels slightly daring. However, as basic human needs go, in recent times we have all had an insight into the importance of joy, and why it should never be taken for granted.

Of course, when life gets tough, joy can too easily be lost, and life has certainly been tough of late. That said, what I find almost equally worrying, and certainly more insidious, is how in dark days the pursuit of happiness is seen as somehow inappropriate.

I couldn’t disagree more – such perspectives are more than a little shortsighted. For many people, long before this pandemic began, the urge to feel happy and positive – to, as our cover proclaims, “find your joy” – has been an everyday struggle. Given the events of the last 12 months, I hope that we all have a greater appreciation of that, and some increased empathy, too. So many lives are lived under the daily pressures of hardship and discrimination, of stresses both personal and societal, which mean that fighting for happiness is simply a part of existence. Taking pleasure in things large or small (and sometimes very small at the moment) is not a frivolous act. I would agree wholeheartedly with the notion, then, that joy is political.

Emma Corrin’s bespoke Golden Globes gown is being raffled for charity

While awards season has looked very different this year, with many of the screen’s biggest stars attending virtually amid the pandemic, there have still been some stand-out sartorial moments. One that delighted the fashion crowd was the romantic Miu Miu gown worn by Emma Corrin for the Golden Globes last month – which The Crown star has now donated to a charity raffle.

Corrin triumphed at the awards in the ‘Best Actress – Television Series Drama’ category for bringing Diana, Princess of Wales to life on screen, portraying the late royal in Season 4 of The Crown. She donned a suitably regal, custom-made dress for the occasion; a velvet, jewel-studded Miu Miu confection with a whimsical white ruff collar. Twinkling Cartier jewels and bold eyeliner completed the striking effect.

Now Harper’s Bazaar reports that the gown is to be sold in a charity raffle in aid of The Survivors Trust, an umbrella agency for specialist services helping victims of rape and sexual abuse in the UK. Corrin told the magazine: ‘It’s a very strange thing, that so much work is put into creating a custom outfit for one evening, albeit an amazing occasion… I wanted the outfit to keep on giving and with the raffle it means that it wasn’t just made for one evening – it will make a difference and give a charity the money it needs to provide crucial help.’

Hailey Bieber Brings This ’90s Styling Trick Bang Up-To-Date

If Hailey Bieber’s latest “date night fit” look is anything to go by then come summer the barely-buttoned shirt will be back. Whether worn with loose-fitting Eytys jeans à la HB or a slinky skirt, it’s a ’90s styling trick that makes for the ultimate devil-may-care statement.

Worn with an oversized grey blazer by The Frankie Shop, acid-yellow Femme heels, and a coordinating, colour-popping Bottega Veneta Point bag (the second addition to her current collection), Bieber plucked the look straight from the era-defining wardrobes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez.

How To Achieve Flaming Copper Hair, The Official Colour Of Lockdown

With warmer days looming, many of us are more eager than ever to experiment with our hair. The latest phenomenon? Flaming copper locks. Early lockdown boredom resulted in many of us reaching for the scissors for a DIY cut. Fast-forward a year later and while the autumn/winter 2021 runway shows indicate the return of blunt-cut fringes, slicked-back hair and nostalgic braids courtesy of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Simone Rocha, we’re still stuck on that spring/summer 2021 fiery favourite.

Of course, stars such as SZA and FKA twigs have dabbled with red-hot hair for years. But new recruits include Jorja SmithSteve Lacy and Gigi Hadid, who in between looking after her six-month-old daughter Khai and making her sizzling runway comeback for Versace, had time to try out the latest hair craze (perhaps inspired by sister Bella’s trial run).

How To Nail A Flattering Hollywood Power Brow – By The Woman Who Invented Them

“I invented eyebrows! Well, I reinvented them, I should say, although nobody was doing them for years and years – and there were certainly no make-up products for them back then,” Anastasia Soare tells me over Zoom. You might already know Soare, who founded her eponymous beauty brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills, in 1997. She is a brow tamer extraordinaire who looks after the arches of everyone from Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Amal Clooney to Kendall Jenner, the rest of the Kardashians and even Oprah. Think of a celebrity with full and lustrous brows, and chances are Soare has had her way with them.

Having emigrated from Romania to the United States in 1989, Soare attended art school, which is where she learned something that would go on to inform her eyebrow technique. It was Leonardo da Vinci’s Golden Ratio, a famous study of the proportions that make something aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. “A well-shaped eyebrow will create balance and proportion within the face, which creates a harmony that the human eye is encoded to recognise as beautiful,” she explains.

People Need Drag – It Saved My Life”: Symone On Becoming More Than A Fierce Fashion Queen

Talking to RuPaul’s Drag Race star Symone, who is surrounded by colourful clothing rails and fabulous wigs in her dressing room, is a breath of fresh air. The Arkansas-born, LA-based queen positively lights up the Zoom screen as she tells British Vogue what a typical day looks like: “Drag, drag, drag baby!”

The series 13 contestant, who quickly emerged as a clear frontrunner owing to her ability to use drag as a platform for political activism  – while looking remarkably directional in the process – says she never intended to be labelled as a “fashion queen”. “My style is very edgy and very sexy, but there’s also a point to everything I wear,” she asserts. “Bold would be a good word to describe it.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Embrace Archie in a New Stunning Family Photo

The new snapshot was taken by Misan Harriman, the same photographer who captured the Sussexes’ Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are settling into their new lives with their son Archie, and future daughter come summertime.

In a new photo shared by photographer Misan Harriman, who captured the royal couple’s gorgeous Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement last month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen embracing their almost two-year-old son Archie Mountbatten Windsor for a moving family photo. In the image, Prince Harry hugs Meghan from behind as she holds Archie in her arms. The duchess wore a flowing, floral printed maxi dress for the occasion, while opting to wear her hair in lush flowing waves and her signature middle part.

5 Things To Know About Gabriela Hearst’s Altruistic Chloé Debut

Gabriela Hearst’s Chloé debut signalled a new craft-forward dawn for the French fashion house. “New isn’t always better,” asserted the Uruguay-born, New York-based designer of making sustainability and artisanship the focus of her new chapter. From artfully upcycled handbags to “puffchos” and precious-stone pendants, here’s everything you need to know about Gabriela Hearst’s uniquely covetable Chloé autumn/winter 2021 collection.


Gabriela Hearst’s Chloé debut signalled a new craft-forward dawn for the French fashion house. “New isn’t always better,” asserted the Uruguay-born, New York-based designer of making sustainability and artisanship the focus of her new chapter. From artfully upcycled handbags to “puffchos” and precious-stone pendants, here’s everything you need to know about Gabriela Hearst’s uniquely covetable Chloé autumn/winter 2021 collection.

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The collection is four times as sustainable as last year’s

Hearst’s Chloé debut was always going to be a statement of intent from the socially responsible, environmentally conscious designer, but she kicked off her tenure with a real bang. By accelerating a sustainability plan initially proposed for 2025 to 2022, she inadvertently posed the question of why other brands are not doing more to pave the way for a greener future. The autumn/winter 2021 collection, for which Hearst eliminated polyester and viscose in favour of recycled, reused and organic materials, is four times more sustainable than last winter’s line and encompasses two social partnerships with Manos del Uruguay and Sheltersuit. “This is part of the Chloé mission: weaving purpose into business endeavours in a post-pandemic world to help acknowledge and alleviate the hardship of others,” asserted Hearst. “A luxury brand has the duty to do so.”

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