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Harper’s Bazaar and Estee Lauder are looking for fabulous women!

Are you a twenty-something trendsetter, playing up your flirty thirties, fashionable forties and fifties, or perhaps you are a sixty-something style connoisseur? If the answer is yes, Harper’s Bazaar and Estée Lauder are looking for you. The two brands have teamed up to find five of America’s chicest women, ages 20-60+, in the second-annual Fabulous at Every Age search, inspired by one of the magazine’s most popular features which transforms trends into great, age-appropriate looks, highlighting the distinctive personal style of the world’s most revered fashion icons.

To enter the contest, readers can nominate themselves or other fabulous women at www.harpersbazaar.com/fabcontest or at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Five finalists, each representing a decade between 20 and 60+, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley at Hearst Tower in New York City on April 12. One grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional cash prize of $5,000.

“At Harper’s Bazaar, we celebrate women who are fabulous at every age, because great style is timeless,” said editor in chief Glenda Bailey. “We are thrilled to spotlight our fashionable readers.”

Estée Lauder is celebrating the search with a limited-edition Fabulous at Every Age lipstick and gloss, Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Bitten Fig (suggested retail, $24) and Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Red Tango (suggested retail, $20), two stunning shades flattering for every age, available for a limited time exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide, as well as on Saks.com and EsteeLauder.com. A chic, white zippered carrying case is available at select Saks locations with the purchase of a Fabulous at Every Age limited-edition lipstick or gloss.

Estée Lauder is delighted to partner with Harper’s Bazaar for the second year of the Fabulous at Every Age contest,” said Nancy McKay, Senior Vice President, Estée Lauder, North America. “We love women at every age and are excited to see all of the amazing entries that are sure to come in.”

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Kim Kardashian opens up to Glamour Magazine about her body image – and more!

Kim Kardashian is Feburary’s cover girl for Glamour Magazine, and inside Katie Kouric interviews Kim on body issues – and what it’s like to be a sex symbol.

Katie Couric: Because a lot of young women read this magazine, I wanted to ask you about issues you’ve had with your body in the past and growing up and being bullied. You developed early, is that true?

Kim Kardashian: Kourtney probably bullied me the most because she hadn’t developed. She was always making fun of me. I mean, when I was 11 I was a C-cup and I got my period. I was just insecure.

Katie Couric: But how did you sort of come to love, accept and appreciate the body you had?

Kim Kardashian: I remember I would sit in the bathtub, and I would put a hot washcloth on my boobs and think, Please, Lord, just please, I don’t want to grow any bigger. I would cry. My mom would say, “You are going to love this one day.” And she was like, “You’re Armenian. Look at all your aunts. They’re super curvy, and this is your family. This is who you are.” We were raised around all of our Armenian cousins, and I know a lot about the culture. So I think that made me confident in who I am.

Katie Couric: How do you feel about being a sex symbol? Is it empowering or degrading?

Kim Kardashian: It’s definitely powerful. I don’t find myself as sexy as everyone thinks. I’m a lot more insecure than people would assume, but with little stupid things. When I get dressed, I’m always so indecisive.

More at Glamour!

Elle Magazine in hot water after ‘whitening’ the skin of Aishwarya Rai!

Elle magazine has stumbled into a race row after allegedly whitening the skin of a Bollywood actress on its cover.

Readers reacted with fury after it was ­suggested that the fashion magazine might have digitally ‘bleached’ the complexion of ­Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World who has also starred in Bride & ­Prejudice and The Pink Panther 2.

The 37-year-old appears on the cover of this month’s Indian edition of the magazine. However, her skin appears to be several shades lighter than her normal color.

Inside the magazine, she is again pictured in a series of shots, all showing her with pale skin.

It is not the first time that Elle has been attacked for appearing to lighten the skin of its non-white models.

In September this year, black actress Gabourey Sidibe appeared on the cover of the U.S. magazine with a much paler complexion. On that occasion Elle claimed it had not altered the Precious star’s skin any more than that of the other models ­photographed alongside her.

Fans have been posting angry comments online about the latest cover, with one saying: ‘It’s ­annoying because it seems like lighter skin is always in fashion as if darker skin is ­something to be frowned upon.’

Skin lightening is a controversial issue in India and those with a lighter complexion are often perceived to be more successful and wealthy. Skin-lightening products aimed at young men and women now form a multi-million-pound industry.

Yesterday, spokesmen for Mrs Bachchan and Elle were unavailable for comment.

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Reese Witherspoon opens up about feeling sexier in her 30′s

Reese Witherspoon covers the January issue of Glamour, and in the interview she talks about her kids, career and getting older. About a year ago Reese broke up with Jake Gyllenhaal, who has recently been dating Taylor Swift.

Here are some excerpts from the interview. You can read the rest of the interview here!

GLAMOUR: Sexier in the way that you look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I look good”?

REESE WITHERSPOON: It’s more like, “This is what I’ve got. And I’m going to make the best of it.” There’s always going to be somebody younger or sexier. That’s why I like to say, and it’s become my famous line, “Funny doesn’t sag.” When somebody comes up to me and says, “You look hot in that movie,” I always respond, “But was I funny?” For me, it’s not really about how you look but about the joy or the bit of light that you bring to whatever you do. I know I’m just more attracted to people who have a light about them.

“I think as a woman, you get older, you feel more confident in your sexuality. You’re not as intimidated by it, not as embarrassed by it. Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin. I feel better–so much better now than I ever did in my twenties. I am calmer; I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier.”

GLAMOUR: Everything seems to be going so well for you. Right now, what would you say you love most about your life?

REESE WITHERSPOON: Sunday mornings. Even when I was a child, Sunday morning was a barometer for how the week was going to go. You can learn a lot about yourself with what you’re doing and who you’re with on a Sunday, I think. I’m really, really lucky. I’ve got a lot of love in my life. I’ve got great friends. I have two great kids whom I make pancakes for every Sunday. I’m very blessed.