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–Did you know Florence Welch had a jewelry line? Well, now you do [Refinery 29]
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It’s only been three weeks since Ireland Baldwin officially kicked off her modeling career, but the leggy 17-year-old has already landed her first high-profile swimsuit editorial, in the New York Post.
And while no one’s doubting Baldwin’s natural talents, we’re guessing her famous parents (that would be Alec Baldwin and ex Kim Basinger, who’s playing modeling coach for her daughter) may have helped catapult her into the spotlight so quickly.
That’s not to say the young model doesn’t pose like a pro in the photoshoot, wearing an assortment of skimpy swimsuits in N.Y.C.’s 40° weather without looking the least bit chilly. (We bet Kate Upton would be proud!)
Courtesy of The Four Seasons Palm Beach
This week, Style Director Andrea Lavinthal falls asleep wearing goggles and a pair of heated foot booties and wakes up with healthier-looking skin. And no, she wouldn’t let us post a photo.
When it comes to first world problems, deciding between a massage and a facial is up there with ‘bangs or no bangs’ for most people. Not me. I always opt for the facial since, when done correctly, they’re just as (if not more) relaxing as a massage, plus your skin looks all glow-y and gorgeous for days.
While on vacation with my mom at the Four Seasons Palm Beach (one of the nicest hotels either of us has ever stepped foot in), I made us facial appointments at the spa (that’s a pic of the fancy-schmancy lobby above). She tried to get me to switch hers to a massage, but I urged her to pamper her skin instead. And by “urged” I mean I lied and said it was too late to change the appointment.
Unlike my mom, I’m fluent in the language of cucumber cleansers, enzyme exfoliation and mud masks, so I went for the most intense facial on the menu: the Kate Somerville Signature. Kate is a top facialist in L.A. with her own product line and a client list that includes half of Hollywood.
I spent a few minutes chatting with my aesthetician, Patrick, about my skin issues (dullness, breakouts, fine lines) and he had a lot of interesting things to say about all that, but I didn’t listen because I was too mesmerized by his own radiant complexion. The man was luminous, people.
A lot of things happened during the next 90 minutes including a hydrating oxygen treatment, a heavenly foot massage and extractions so painless, I actually dozed off while Patrick was poking at my face. But the coolest part was when he told me to put on a pair of goggles and shined a special ultra-bright LED light on my face for 20 minutes to increase collagen production, help even out pigmentation and flatten fine lines.
Patrick is such a believer in light therapy that he has his own device at home and uses it every week (hence, his aforementioned beaming skin). I’m actually considering getting one too (and if I do, you’ll read all about it here).
Oh, and my mom loved her Amala “Fountain of Youth” treatment so much that she’s now a member of Team Facial.
Courtesy Vogue UK
If our abs looked this good post-baby, we’d be flaunting them on every magazine cover that would let us, too.
And there’s a reason the star’s feeling sexier than ever these days: domestic bliss agrees with her. “It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do,’” she says in the magazine’s May issue. “The purpose of my body became completely different. The way I view it and everything. There’s a sensuality and an audacity that I’m O.K. with sharing.”
But though she doesn’t mind being more open, at the end of the day, she’s Mrs. Carter first and foremost. “I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been,” she says. “I do believe in equality, and that we have a ways to go … But I’m happily married. I love my husband.”
For lots more from Beyoncé, including candid thoughts on motherhood and much more, visit Vogue U.K.’s website and pick up a copy when it hits stands April 8.
Tell us: What do you think of Beyoncé’s cover look? Would you wear this outfit?
For Jennifer Hudson sharing is caring — for her body, that is. The Oscar and Grammy winner, who has lost 80 lbs. since 2010, has found a healthy (and friendly!) way to indulge her cravings.
“I had these butter cookies at Starbucks the other day [and] I said to everyone I was with, ‘Do you want a cookie?’ That way it can’t do any harm if we share it,” Hudson, 31 told PEOPLE at Weight Watchers’ 50th anniversary celebration in N.Y.C. “You have your portion and share the rest.”
At the event, the company’s ambassador showed off her svelte figure in a shimmery gold Donna Karan pencil shirt and black tee, and confessed that sometimes, her sharing policy sometimes means she’s sharing with the trash.
Courtesy of Exhale Spa
Last week Senior Style Editor Zoë Ruderman tested out a Core Fusion Barre class in an attempt to get in shape for summer. She would have written about it sooner, but she’s been too sore until now to do so.
The last time I entered a ballet class was over 20 years ago and I wore a tutu, but after finally accepting the fact that obliques-baring cutouts and crop tops are here to stay, I decided to return to the studio and try one of the most of-the-moment workouts: barre classes.
Exhale Spa has quite the Hollywood following (Allison Williams is one of their many fans) and offers a barre class called Core Fusion Barre, which is described on the site as combining “core work with Pilates, yoga, ballet and dance principles to stretch, tone, and lengthen muscles like never before.” Just what I needed to get ready for bikini (and yes, cutout) season.