By Jocelyn - Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 12:12pm
This week it was announced that Beyonce was chosen as People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Person. Now we’re getting some clips from the interview. She opens up about going a bit more low-key since the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy. She’s trading in her high heels for flats, and is doing her own hair (gasp!).
Beyonce on her high heels: ‘I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn’t wear heels. Now that I have a child, I walk around holding her all day, I’m buying loafers and oxfords. I love them, because they’re comfortable, and shorter heels too. [Jay-Z] loves it when I wear flat shoes, which is surprising – he never saw me in flats before! He likes me more natural – just he relaxed, natural me.’
She does her own hair too: ‘I recently cut two inches myself – I just parted it in the middle and chh-chh-chh!’
On breastfeeding and workouts: Beyoncé also revealed how breast-feeding her little one for ten weeks helped her lose ‘the bulk’ of her pregnancy weight, but that she’s now on a strict-protein based diet. She now works out three times a week for 90 minutes, doing a combination of running, dancing and crunches. ‘I’m definitely softer, but I feel my body bouncing back,’ she says.
Here are some beautiful pictures of Beyonce from her Tumblr account.
Award-winning, fuller-bust British lingerie brand Curvy Kate is celebrating its U.S. debut with Star in a Bra, a model search open to all confident and naturally curvaceous women ages 18 and over who are a D plus cup size. The winner has the opportunity to receive an exclusive one-year international modeling contract with Curvy Kate, and become the U.S. face and body of the brand, fronting a marketing campaign that includes website, video and print components.
Star in a Bra has already taken place five times in the U.K., becoming a widely anticipated event garnering thousands of entries, and has since launched in Australia, Ireland, and now for the first time, America. Curvy Kate uses only amateur models found through Star in a Bra, and have signed a diverse set of women with dress sizes from 8 – 16, and cup sizes from E – J.
The winner will become an ambassador for self-acceptance, and inspire women nationwide to love their curves.
HURRY ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER
How to Enter:
Starting on April 5, women ages 18 and over with natural D plus cup sizes can create an entry profile on Curvy Kate’s USA Facebook page. This is the only place to enter. Entrants must upload five pictures* of themselves wearing their favorite lingerie or swimwear, and write a short summary of why they want to be Curvy Kate’s Star in a Bra.
On April 29th, contest registration closes and the Curvy Kate team of expert panelists chooses the top 30 finalists to be featured on Curvy Kate’s USA Facebook page.
On May 10, the top 30 finalists are posted on Curvy Kate’s USA Facebook Page. The public will have two weeks to vote for the top 10 finalists.
On May 30, the top 10 finalists are announced.
On June 6 – 7, the top 10 finalists are flown to New York for a professional makeover and photo shoot with the Curvy Kate team of experts.
On June 13, the professional photo shoot images will be posted and the final public voting round begins for the model search winner.
On June 27, the voting closes. The winner is announced June 29.
The winner will be flown to the U.K. for a series of photo shoots to execute the marketing campaign with other winners from the U.K. and Australia. In addition to the modeling contract, the winner will also receive a year’s supply of Curvy Kate lingerie. Dates subject to change. Curvy Kate Star in a Bra official rules are posted at http://slidesha.re/SIABUSAterms.
When Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director for makeup, wanted to showcase the latest collection of Chanel nail polish on film, he called upon Ruth Hogben, a London filmmaker known for her work with Gareth Pugh and Louis Vuitton. The inspiration to use sign language came shortly after.
In this video, the Dutch model Saskia De Brauw manually conveys some of Coco Chanel’s most famous quotes; while her hands do the talking, her fingernails show off an array of chic Chanel lacquers.
SHOWER MOM WITH FRESH SPRING SCENTS AND FABULOUS, FRAGRANT GIFTS AT THE BATH & BODY WORKS MOTHER’S DAY PARTY
Come join Bath & Body Works as we shower moms with love and fabulous fragrances at our Mother’s Day Party on Saturday, May 5th from 1pm-5pm! Whether she’s a fragrance devotee, a candle connoisseur, or a germ-conscious mom, this event will help you find the ultimate gift to celebrate every mom on your list. Honor the one you love during this fun, fragrance filled event:
WHO: Bath & Body Works
WHAT: Mother’s Day Party
WHEN: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
1pm – 5pm
WHERE: At select Bath & Body Works stores
· WIN OUR EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: Enter to win an exclusive VIP Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote before it is officially available for sale! Valued at over $100, this pampering perk is filled with must-haves from Signature Collection Wild Garden, Anti-Bacterial Wild Fusions and Home Fragrance Bloom collection.
· PERSONALIZED SHOPPING WITH BBW GIFT GURU: Are you shopping for the mom who has everything or just don’t know how to express your gratitude with fragrance? Let our Gift Gurus help you take some of the guess work out of creating a gift that she is sure to love. Complimentary gift wrapping will be provided for those who make a purchase.
· FREE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: And for celebrating your special lady with us, you can get a limited edition Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote Bag that includes a full sized Malibu Heat Body Lotion FREE with any full size Signature Collection purchase made during the event! Pick one up while supplies last.