Sunday, January 30, 2011
Whether it's 50 pounds or 5 bra sizes, it's tough to miss when celebrities drastically change their bodies. Keep clicking to see before and after pics of the the most dramatic star body transformations!
This singer and actress dropped 60 pounds and 10 dress sizes (a 16 to 6) after having a baby last August. Jennifer says she decided after she gave birth she wanted to look and feel better. Through diet and exercise she lost the weight and won InStyle's Makeover of the Year award.
Kelly Osbourne whipped herself into shape while on Dancing with the Stars this year. She lost 42 pounds and said: "I'm really proud to look in the mirror and not hate every single thing I see. I no longer think, 'Why don't I look like this girl or that girl'?"
Heidi Montag really pushed the limits with her plastic surgery spree in late 2009 and said she couldn't even give hugs when it was first done. The Hills star had 10 procedures done in one day, including: botox, brow lift, chin reduction, breast augmentation (DDD), liposuction, and buttock augmentation. Plus, she got something called a "back scoop." We're as clueless as you are.
Party girl Lindsay Lohan looked healthy and happy in 2004. Two years later she was scary skinny and sallow amid rumors that she had an eating disorder. People reported she admitted her battle with bulimia in early 2006 after her friends staged an intervention: "I knew I had a problem and I couldn't admit it," she said. Lindsay has a whole host of problems these days, but she's seemed to have gotten her weight under control in recent years.
Jessica Simpson's weight has been all over the news for years. In 2001 she was super, super skinny and her weight has bounced up and down since. These days, she insists she's happy with her body and wishes people would stop talking about her weight. "I'm comfortable with me. I love my curves. I'm not ever going to be a size 0 and weigh 90 pounds," she said earlier this year.
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has had a very long, public battle with her weight. She's been all over the map for years and in 2008 put a picture of her skinny self next to a current (40 pounds heavier) pic on the cover of her magazine. She said: "Part of getting back on track is you have to accept where you are right now in order to move forward."
Nicole Richie dropped down to a mere 87 pounds in 2006, worrying her friends and family. The star claimed she didn't have an eating disorder but continued to get skinnier and skinnier, so she decided "to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight," according to her rep. These days the mother of 2 looks much healthier and happier.
8.America Ferrera (2005 and 2010)
A newly engaged America Ferrera emerged on the red carpet in March of this year after losing about 20 pounds. "For me it's not about looking like a supermodel - it's about feeling good about who I am naturally," she said.
9.Queen Latifah (2004 and 2010)
Queen Latifah took the Jenny Craig route to lose 10% of her body fat a few years back. And, she's managed to keep the 20 pounds off. She's turning 40 soon, and feels great. She only wishes she got in shape earlier: “I wish I had known more about nutrition and exercise and how really good it could affect you at a younger age.
10.Star Jones (2004 and 2010)
Star Jones underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003 while her weight was 307 pounds and she was classified as morbidly obese. The talk show host lost 150 pounds following the operation, though she didn't admit until 2009 that the drastic transformation was due to the procedure.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
As the video below will also confirm, Vanessa has already gotten started with Candie’s duties, shooting the first series of ads that should hit the press sometime soon. What you will see at the end of the article is a behind the scenes look at how the shoot went
By the looks of it, this will be just as fun and colorful as the ones Spears also fronted.
“Ever since I saw Fergie do the ads for Candie’s, I fell in love. It’s such an honor to be a Candie’s girl,” Vanessa says in the video, referring to the campaign featuring Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie.Aside from how honored she feels to be a Candie’s girl, Vanessa also says she’s happy to represent a brand that offers cool, trendy items (from clothing to accessories) at such affordable prices. “I was so excited to see the range of the Candie’s products today, all exclusively sold at Kohl’s. Super cute sunglasses, shoes, handbags – everything a girl could ever need!” she gushes.
Indeed, the line includes everything a teen girl could want or need, from swimsuits to shows, fancy accessories and clothes. As for taking it over from Britney Spears, Vanessa is doing all that with Brit’s blessing. “So fun being a Candie’s Girl! Look out for the @Candiesbrand pics of their new girl, Vanessa Hudgens!” the singer tweeted the other day. Obviously, Vanessa was deeply moved by this. “Thnx, @BritneySpears, you’re a tough act to follow... But, I’m so excited to be the new Candie’s girl for 2011!! – xo,” Vanessa tweeted back.
Friday, January 28, 2011
The “Ain’t It Funny” singer adorned the cover clad in an animal-print tank top while showing off a rather seductive side in a variety of ensembles making up the accompanying spread.
Of the tune, Jen told MTV News, "The minute RedOne played it for me, I made him play it 20 times in a row, and I just sat there at the board and I kept listening to it and listening to it. Because I really feel like, emotionally, I connected to it, but also because of how much I love to dance and how much that's always been such a big part of who I am since I started. Since I was a little girl, I just totally connected with the idea of getting out there."
Making her first appearance at the August 2006 MTV Awards, the young and sweet Rihanna looked like a winter white vision in her flirty dress. She had just the right amount of sex appeal, but was still very age appropriate for a young 17 year old.
At the February 2007 Grammys, Rihanna's dress was brave in terms of shape and color. She worked it wonderfully and her new bob hair cut looked great on the pop singer. It was her first step in her evolving hair transformations. Once she cut those long locks off people started to take notice, and she was instantly set apart from the rest.
21.The New Black
At the May 2007 MET Gala, Rihanna made quite the appearance in this fairytale like white gown. She added a pair of black lace gloves, which brought some edge to her feminine dress. Her newly died black hair really stood out against her bronzed skin, and made for a stunning change.
20.Rockin' In White
Rihanna rocked the red carpet with a new set of curls, and a white form-fitting Herve Leger dress at the June 2007 BET Awards. The songbird accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes, earrings and a ring from Bochic, and a Campise necklace.
19.Under Her Umbrella
Though her body hugging strapless dress was fancy enough for a wedding, she pulled off the hot pink creation with her beauty and confidence. Somehow, she managed to look demure despite her major cleavage. She even took away an award for Video Of The Year at the September 2007 MTV Awards for her smash hit "Umbrella".
18.The Face Of Gucci
Rihanna was selected by Gucci as the face of their UNICEF campaign, and she showed her support for the February 2008 benefit wearing this beautiful Gucci dress. Everyone knew that 2007 was Rihanna’s year, but it looked like 2008 was going to be hers, too.
Rihanna showed off her island flare at the June 2008 BET Awards in this floor length Giambattista Valli yellow dress. Her cropped hair cut looked very chic, and she even tinted it a burgundy color. Her red carpet style continued to keep people guessing.
16.Short And Sassy
Rihanna showed off a sexy, sleek and very sassy sculpted hairstyle while attending and performing at the September 2008 MTV Awards. Her hair color was black, with blue and blonde highlights. Her black and gold strapless dress looked killer, and did a great job of showing off her sexy haircut.
15.Perfect In Posen
Rihanna was the queen of the night at the November 2008 AMA's. She made another stunning appearance in a Zac Posen creation. The ruffled tiered gown gave Rihanna a sexy yet sweet look, which made a nice contrast to her sculpted hair cut. She took a risk in this cream colored frock and matching waiter gloves, but that's why we've grown to love her.
Snagging two awards of her own at the November 2008 AMA's, Rihanna made a quick wardrobe change into something a little more cutting edge and sexy. From this point on we definitely saw her style evolve into something more provocative, and over time she continued to push the envelope.
13.Gorgeous In Gucci
At that infamous February 2009 Grammy party Rihanna was a complete vision. She left her heavy metal at home this time, and looked fabulous as always in this full length Gucci gown. Love the lighter make-up on her too.
Rihanna took control in a black puff sleeve suit, white ruffle shirt and black bow tie by Dolce & Gabbana at the MET Gala in May 2009. This ensemble showed the world that Rihanna was not afraid to take a fashion risk, and had no plans of stopping anytime soon. She recieved mixed reviews, but you have to give her credit for thinking out of the box.
11.Draped In Pearls
The "Umbrella" singer was draped in pearls for this July 2009 event in London. She wore this fashion forward all black jumpsuit with lace detailing on the sleeve. Her bright red lipstick and pearls added a classy flare to her daring look.
10.Blacked Out Shades
At the Chanel Spring 2010 Fashion Show in October 2009, the sassy songstress dressed up a simple tweed skirt and white bustier with layers upon layers of Chanel accessories.
At the November 2009 AMA Awards Rihanna appeared in an asymmetrical floral cut-out Marchesa dress. There is no doubt that she has become a daring fashion muse, and continues to set the tone for what's hot. Like her music, her style has been a natural progression that has taken the singer to new fashion heights. She may not always be praised for her risky fashion choices, but she is undoubtly recognized for them—the true meaning of a style icon.
At the Grammy Awards pre-party in January 2010, Rihanna showcased her ability to make outrageous fashion wearable. She wore a runway creation by avant-garde designers Viktor & Rolf. The frilly concoction was a daring statement, but she totally pulled it off.
At the 2010 Kids Choice Awards in March, Rihanna experimented with a new trend—socks and pumps. She paired her daring footwear by Brian Atwood with a pale pink dress by Dior. Designer diva all the way!
At the 2010 Grammys, Rihanna was utterly elegant in a white, feather embellished gown by Elie Saab Couture. The high-necked dress featured a structured bodice and a dramatically draped skirt.
In July in Madrid, Rihanna did a complete 180 and debuted a shorter cut in a shocking shade of red. It was a new look for the singer and something fresh and edgy.
Rihanna's new hair color added an extra oomph to her already outrageous stage wear. With Rihanna, there's no such thing as minimalism!
In London in November 2010, Rihanna kept on with her feminine streak. She wore a sweet strapless top paired with a red skirt and suede pumps. Rihanna tied her still red hair with a delightful polka dot bow.
At the Europe Music Awards in November 2010, Ri-Ri showed off her music and style dominance with a frothy design by Marchesa and a pom pom embellished performance, complete with a crown. Bow to the queen!
After months with flaming red locks, Rihanna decided to tone down the brightness to a deep burgundy at the AMAs 2010. She paired her newly darkened tresses with an elegant and daringly sheer dress by Elie Saab. Matching your hair to your dress? Tres chic if you're Rihanna!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Photographer: Kayt Jones. Stylist: Daria Anichkina.