Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Kim Kardashian Wears Lingerie And Not Much Else On Factice Magazine Cover

Kim Kardashian Covers Factice Magazine In Lingerie

Have you heard of Factice magazine? The French fashion magazine has flown below the radar for us so far but thanks to Kim Kardashian, we’re not going to forget the name any time soon. Ms. Kim is gracing the cover of the current issue dressed like a ’90s supermodel … without the designer clothes. White lingerie, garter-belts and a large fur gilet is all she’s got on. Wonder what boyfriend Kanye West has to say about this? Because he has a lot to say about a lot of things. And his girlfriend being *ahem* unclothed seems like a topic of discussion. We’ve got the whole cover coming right up, but it’s super NSFW, so be warned. Is this trashy or classy?  We like the lightened hair and the makeup fits the bill, and you have to admit, her body does like pretty fantastic. But it’s such an … obvious shot, right? But honestly, the verdict is up to you, so let us know in the comments section below. Behold the picture … Read more…

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Les Miserables Hits New York, Anne Hathaway Gets Out-Glammed By Amanda Seyfried

Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried: Les Miserables NYC

Now that the Les Miserables premiere run has started, we’re really on the look-out since we know that both Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway or going to go the crazy, avant-garde “serious” fashion route. So far, we’ve been right. Les Miz had it’s world premiere in London last week and both actresses picked looks that were off the beaten path. Aggressively ruffled and alternatively draped would be the right way to describe them. Anne seems to be really digging draped backs these days, as her white Givenchy Spring 2012 gown from London had that feature, and so does the current gown. The film premiered in New York last night and Anne wore a black taffeta Tom Ford Spring 2013 dress which also features a dipped, cape-back. She paired the gown with Fred Leighton jewels, deep red lips and a completely kooky pair of knee-high bondage-style heels, also by Tom Ford. We’re digging the shoes till the ankle. Not so sure what’s happening from the calf and higher, but it looks like something a James Bond character would use to holster her weapon under her dress.

We do think Amanda may have won the glamour stakes in this round, though. She looked like a dream in her Alexander McQueen strapless gown which featured a gold embroidered bodice and a flowing black skirt, with a tortoise-shell belt with a gold buckle. The makeup added to the drama as she piled her hair into a braided bun and accented her features with an extreme cat-eye. We’re floored! An Alexander McQueen clutch and Harry Winston jewels completed the look. Anne better bring it the next time, because Amanda’s going for gold!

[Photos: Getty Images]

 

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Fashion Report: It’s A Very Bright Red Carpet At The American Country Awards

Fashion 2012 American Country Awards

It wasn’t a groundbreaking red carpet at the 2012 American Country Awards — held last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Vegas — but it certainly was a colorful one. Kristin Chenoweth made sure she stood out in an electric blue Rafael Cennamo gown with Jimmy Choo heels. Her Martin Katz earrings matched the gown, as well. Natasha Bedingfield chose bright green, with a floor-length gown that has a long, key-hole neckline that showed off plenty of cleavage. Carmen Electra may have been wearing white, but with that intricate bodice and that perfectly placed slit in the skirt, could you have missed her?

Fashion 2012 American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood picked a sparkling peach flapper style mini-dress by Georges Chakra Couture dress with complementary fringed gold heels by Brian Atwood. Lindell jewlery, and a Daniel Swarovski clutch also were a part of the ensemble. Miranda Lambert was eye-catching, but for all the wrong reasons, in an ill-fitting, not very flattering black and silver Reem Acra dress and boring Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes. Jacob & Co. jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch finished the outfit.  LeAnn Rimes wore a figure-hugging but sombre, black Dolce & Gabbana dress with super hot Tom Ford shoes and large clutch, a Lori Rodkin ring and Shylee Rose earrings. Read more…

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Shannen Doherty Contacts 911 To Save Possibly Suicidal Fan, Angry Because Call Is Leaked

Shannen Doherty Calls 911 To Help Suicidal Fan, Call Leaked

Sometime last month, Shannen Doherty made a call to 911 because a fan from New Jersey on Twitter had threatened to kill herself. Apparently, the threat was made because the fan wanted Shannen to call her, and it sounds completely crazed, as the fan seemed suicidal, for real, to the actress. Somehow, that call was leaked and reached the cyber-hands of TMZ, who posted the clip. In it, Shannen explains the surreal circumstances the best that she can, saying, “This is going to sound incredibly strange because it does to me as well … my name is Shannen Doherty and I’m an actress. I’m on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there … I’m completely untrained to deal with somebody threatening suicide, especially via Twitter. I know that she has stated that she a gun and is going to shoot herself …” It all turned out okay and teh police went and checked on the fan, who wasn’t going to hurt herself. The phone-call even ended on a kinda cute note, with the dispatcher admitting, “All my co-workers can’t believe who I’m on the phone with” with Shannen responding with laughter and a thank you. But now this call has been made public and she’s not so happy, as her tweet, sent out earlier today, indicates. We’re happy she made the call — we’re not sure about how the hell it leaked, but her response is quite justified, in our opinion. Although, what’s also totally exploitative, is the fan who used suicide to emotionall blackmail someone into calling her. She clearly was bluffing as the cops ascertained when they got to her. That’s not just idiotic behaviour, but it’s a waste of our resources.

Shannen Doherty Calls 911 To Help Suicidal Fan, Call Leaked

[Photos: Getty Images/ Twitter]

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Kristen Stewart Confirms That She Will Be Starring In Focus With Ben Affleck

Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck Confirmed For "Focus"

Deadline published a report just a week ago — as did we —  about the fact that Kristen Stewart had started talks with Warner Bros. to join Ben Affleck as the lead in Focus, a romantic comedy about two con artists. Her character is supposed to be “disarming and sexy without trying,” and shares a lot of steamy scenes with Affleck, who by the way, think Kristen would be perfect for the role as, ” she’s terrific and hopefully it will work out.” Kristen’s now confirmed the fact that this is actually happening to HuffPo, “I can confirm that rumor,” she’s said. “It’s a comedy. I’m really excited about it. We start shooting in April.” We know we weren’t sold at all with the idea when we first heard about it, but it’s kind of growing on us now. It’ll be fun to see her in a role that’s not super intense or supernaturally inclined. This sounds like a sexy, fun, light caper of a film and it’ll be interesting to see her navigate that sort of role. Although those love scenes — Kristen’s 22 and Ben’s 40, so awkward much on set? Nah … they’re both professionals. And hot. Shouldn’t be a problem. They’ve also got a great team helming the whole project. It’s being written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who were responsible for Crazy, Stupid, Love which we really dug, so this gives us a lot of hope. What do you think of the pairing between Ben and Kristen? Do you see it as something that could really work?

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Jessica Chastain Gets Four Artsy Covers For W Magazine’s January Issue

Jessica Chastain Art Meet Fashion W Magazine January Covers

Jessica Chastain has not one, but four covers for W Magazine‘s “Art Meets Fashion” January, 2013, where the actress, “plays human canvas to four leading artists of the day.” She’s basically, being interpreted by the artists, and George Condo is one of them and has said, “I wanted Jessica to become part of the painting and then appear to come off it, as if she were breaking free and leaving behind an empty space. “I liked that the paintings were 3-D.” Of participating in his art, Chastain’s response has been, “I love the feeling of giving myself over to another strong point of view. It’s the best kind of trust—the belief that an artist will take care of me while creating something unique.” Chantal Joffe is another, although Jessica had to Skype with her, as the artist is afraid of flying, so couldn’t commute from London! “I never saw Chantal in person, but her softness and phobic nature affected me,” Chastain says. “I could hear the mix of shyness and strength in her voice, and I tried to channel that feeling. I found Chantal very feminine, so I moved that way. I fixed my hair by the window, I slouched while seeming intent.” Condo’s cover is the one you see above, while the one below is Joffe’s. Condo himself designed the dress Jessica’s wearing on the cover, and she’s wearing Calvin Klein for the Joffe version.

Jessica Chastain Art Meet Fashion W Magazine January Covers

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Fashion Report: The 2012 British Independent Film Awards

Fashion: British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards took place in London last night, and some familiar faces showed up. It was the pastels vs. black with this list, comprising Elle Fanning, Felicity Jones, Andrea Riseborough and Noomi Rapace. Elle’s sartorial maturity actually scares us. How is this girl only 14-years-old and picking out savvy taffeta and tulle Oscar de la Renta gowns? That’s what she wore to the show, as you can see above and right, and it’s so effing pretty. The beige pumps are a boring choice, in our opinion, but who cares because we live in a world that still has ballgown cuts! Felicity complemented her perfectly in a demure , textured white dress with sheer neckline and black pumps, before the evening took a dark turn …

Fashion: British Independent Film Awards

Thanks to Noomi and Andrea’s outfit choices, we mean. Someone should have given Noomi a hairbrush that evening but the strappy shoes are hot, even though the dress doesn’t look inspiring from this angle. But do we spy a rather long slit in her skirt? That should have spiced things up. As did Andrea’s gown’s neckline. Holy cleavage, Batman! How much double-sided tape did it take to prevent a wardrobe malfunction? She does pull it off, though, so s’all good. We wouldn’t dare!

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Oh My, That’s A Lot Of Thigh! 2012′s Top 15 Ranking Of The Leggiest Celebrity Thigh-Baring Gowns

2012 Top 15 Most Daring Thigh Baring Celebrity Gowns

Sexy, often scandalous, and forever sensational — throw in a thigh-high slit into your gown and you’re going to get completely eyeballed. The more daring the cut, the more looks it’s going to get, so you know that celebrities love this major red carpet trend. 2012 has been the year for thigh-baring gown slits as our stars went all out to show as much leg as possible. Most of your most beloved ladies and ours opted for the style, so we decided to pick the top 15 most incredible leggy gown moments and rank them. We’ll start with number 15 and work our way up to numero uno. Of course, all the photographs, numbered accordingly, are in the gallery below, so have a look and a read and tell us whether we got it right in the comments section.

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15. Sophia Bush: The actress went all out and showed some slinky leg while wearing an orange David Meister Signature dress. She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Daniel Swarovski clutch. If there’s any place to take the fashion plunge  — or cut — it was definitely at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards after party at the Boom Boom Room in June in New York City.

14. Kristen Stewart: Kristen rocked it and rocked some leg in a gorgeous golden Elie Saab dress with Christian Louboutin shoes at the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Germany Premiere at CineStar in November, 2012 in Berlin.

13. Jada Pinkett Smith: Jada Pinkett Smith showed just how toned her legs are in a bright orange Atelier Versace gown and Jimmy Choos at the Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in May.

12.  Carrie Underwood: Did we expect to see Ms. Carrie Underwood’s very shapely leg in her Abed Mahfouz couture chiffon gown at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Vegas in April, 2012? Not at all, which is what made it even more awesome.

11. Beyonce: Beyonce isn’t just all about being bootylicious. She’s pretty darn leggy as well, as was proved by her gorgeous Stephane Rolland gown at the 2012 BET Awards held in July in L.A. this year!

10. Miranda Kerr: This supermodel has legs for miles, which is what brough her to the number 10 spot on our list. And her bronzed Collette Dinnigan gown showed them off to perfection at the 2012 AACTA Awards in Sydney in July.

9.  Kat Graham: Kat Graham’s gams were a force to be reckoned with in her Maria Lucia Hohan gown at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. Angeles, in June, 2012.

8. Kim Kardashian: Kim Kardashian klassed it up at the 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in May this year. But not too much, because her mustard Elie Saab gown had a daring double slit that showed off those legs!

7. Nicole Scherzinger: Why hello, Nicole’s leg. Please to meet you. The singer showed off her shapely stems in a Cengiz Abazoğlu dress with Giuseppe Zanotti heels at the U.K. premiere of Men in Black 3 at Odeon Leicester Square in May, 2012 in London.

6. Rihanna: Ri-Ri was all about the leg in her minimal Giorgio Armani custom gown at the Stella McCartney Special Presentation in London in February this year.

5. Nina Dobrev: Nina Dobrev sparkled and showed off major leg through a major slit in her electric Elie Saab gown and Jimmy Choos at the 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in May this year. Read more…

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All Hail Haylor! Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Spotted Holding Hands Again

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles Holding Hands In New York

So, for better or worse, this is happening. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are an item and that keening sound you hear is poor Conor Kennedy wailing in a corner. Haylor’s latest bout of PDA — no, no kissing yet — was when they were photographed last night, holding hands while leaving the Crosby Hotel, as you can see above. This follows their Central Park Zoo date and their possible walk of shame, all of which went down just a couple of days ago. We have thoughts about this.

1. Harry’s pants are really, really tight.

2. Is it just us or are they color coordinating already?

3. Taylor Swift should officially be named as the latest “It Player” in town.

4. Are we allowed to call someone who is 22 a cougar? This is her second younger man successively.

5. Taylor’s probably already got break-up lyrics planned in time for them splitting up.

6. When did we turn so cynical about young love? But seriously … this.

7. *cough* publicity set-up *cough*

8. How does this woman always have the best shoes? Oh right, because she’s young, famous and rich.

9. Whose hair is shinier: his or hers?

10. Their publicists are probably cracking open a bottle of Pinot as we type, toasting, “Mission accomplished.”

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Kate Upton And Her “Outsize Bosoms” Cover Vogue U.K.

Kate Upton Covers Vogue U.K. January 2013

Kate Upton‘s up on the cover of Vogue U.K.‘s January 2013, but for once, we’re not focusing on how pretty the model looks. Because the first line of the profile the fashion features editor, Sarah Harris, has written about her steals the shows. “Standing at 5ft 10in, with her outsize bosoms and long slender legs, Kate Upton has a body that belongs to the supermodel era of modelling,” she writes. And honestly, “outsize bosoms” is the best phrase we’ve heard in a really long time! She continues with, “… In the flesh, this all-American beauty resembles a young Anna Nicole Smith or Marilyn Monroe; her face is very pretty and perfectly symmetrical (with the exception of that mole, so exquisitely placed to the right, it looks like it might have been drawn on by the modelling gods). She also has the ability, with the slightest of expressions, to flit with ease between girlishly wholesome and full-on sex. All things considered, it’s a knockout formula.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. But the person who says it best, out of us all, is the magazine’s editor, Alexandra Shulman, who nails it with, “When I decided to shoot Kate for our first cover of 2013, it was to kick off the year with a young women who is not a stereotypical fashion model – although, let’s face it, she’s hardly a heffalump!” And with that, she just handed us our new favourite word: heffalump.

[Photo via Vogue]