Amy Schumer launches inclusive clothing line at Saks

Amy Schumer has made her debut as a fashion designer, releasing an inclusive womenswear line of comfy separates called “Le Cloud” at Saks Off Fifth, in partnership with her costume designer pal, Leesa Evans. On Dec. 13, the duo’s much buzzed-about inaugural line dropped at Saks Fifth Avenue’s discounted outlet. Featuring neutral-toned tops, bottoms, coats, … Continue reading “Amy Schumer launches inclusive clothing line at Saks”

Amy Schumer has made her debut as a fashion designer, releasing an inclusive womenswear line of comfy separates called “Le Cloud” at Saks Off Fifth, in partnership with her costume designer pal, Leesa Evans.

On Dec. 13, the duo’s much buzzed-about inaugural line dropped at Saks Fifth Avenue’s discounted outlet. Featuring neutral-toned tops, bottoms, coats, jackets, accessories and more, items from the 23-piece collection are available in sizes from XS-XXL (0-20) in an effort to “empower women from all economic backgrounds, to use clothing to increase their confidence and their success,” as per a press release

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Items from the Le Cloud line range from $38-$248, according to the official website.

"When designing Le Cloud we approached each style with the goal of creating shapes that make women feel good about themselves, so their unique personalities can shine through,” Evans said in the memo. “When you find those silhouettes, they become your daily uniform. It's both an emotional and positive connection to clothing that we're trying to create through our brand.”

According to Today, when Schumer was out and about on the press tour for her recent flick “I Feel Pretty,” she’d lament to Evans that the market lacked off-the-rack clothing staples that genuinely looked and felt good; the outspoken 37-year-old star was on the hunt for clothing that truly felt “light as a cloud.”

“(Amy) would always say to me, ‘Now, does this feel like a cloud?’ And I would laugh and I would say, ‘No, it doesn’t feel like a cloud, not everything feels like a cloud,’” Evans told the outlet. “And she was like, ‘Well, what if it did?’”

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The women teamed up and say they couldn’t be more proud to present the Le Cloud line today.

"Leesa changed the way I viewed getting dressed," Schumer, a vocal advocate for body positivity, said, as per Entertainment Tonight. "It helped me live to my full potential. To get to pass that on to every woman is my dream."

Better yet, 30 percent of proceeds from all Le Cloud sales will be donated to charities in conjunction with STYLEFUND, a campaign created by Schumer and Evans to promote confidence through fashion.

Schumer – who recently declared the ever-glamorous Meghan Markle is her “pregnant nemesis”  – announced back in October that she was expecting her first child with her husband, Chris Fischer.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

Prada facing backlash over new holiday collection slammed online as ‘racist’: ‘The devil really does wear Prada’

Prada is facing a fury of backlash online for its latest collection featuring characters many are calling racist.

The company issued an apology Friday and said it would be pulling all Pradamalia products from its stores after people were quick to point out the problem with the imagery.

Pradamalia, “a new family of mysterious tiny creatures that are one part biological, one part technological, all parts Prada,” can be found on T-shirts, wallets, necklace charms, earrings and in ad campaigns.

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The seven new creatures – Disco, Socks, Fiddle, Otto, Toto, Scuba and Spot – each exhibit supernatural powers and a few glaring quirks. Raised in isolation within the austere confines of Prada Labs, each has a triangular Prada heart and a checkerboard patterned brain. Other Prada codes featured prominently in the Pradamalia morphology include metal studs, ombre tones, polished wood, printed lips, and the iconic Saffiano leather.

Two of the creatures, in particular, received the bulk of criticism. “Otto” and “Toto” are wooden characters with large lips, which many likened to blackface or the golliwog.

Angry tweets online are calling for a boycott of the designer over the “racist crap” and urging the company to hire more black employees.

The company issued a statement over Twitter acknowledging the backlash, though it didn‘t seem to dissuade the critics.

“#Prada Group abhors racist imagery. The Pradamalia are fantasy charms composed of elements of the Prada oeuvre. They are imaginary creatures not intended to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface,” the company tweeted.

“#Prada Group never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery. In this interest we will withdraw the characters in question from display and circulation,” the statement continued in another tweet.

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About an hour after anouncing plans to remove the offending products, the company sent out another tweet advertising an item from the Pradamalia collection, though this one featured a different character. The products still remained on the Prada website as of Friday afternoon.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

Woman called Taiwan’s ‘most beautiful fishmonger’ after photos pop up online

This model and fishmonger is quite the catch.

Liu Pengpeng, a 26-year-old model from Changhua County, was recently dubbed Taiwan’s “most beautiful fishmonger” after a Facebook user visited a local market and spotted Pengpeng handling fish. He then uploaded a photo of Pengpeng and posted it online.

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“Ma, in the future, I will always help you buy fish,” he captioned, as reported by Taiwanese outlet Apple Daily.

Pengpeng became an overnight internet celebrity, and was even covered by local news outlets. She told them she was just helping her mother run the family’s fish stall. Pengpeng’s mom described her as a loyal daughter who tries to help out with the family business in between her modeling gigs.

“Thank you for all your support!” she recently wrote on her Facebook page, and told her followers that she’ll continue working at the market. Their stall has since been packed with admirers hoping Pengpeng will handle their fish orders.

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"My family has been running this stall for four generations and business has always been good,” Pengpeng told the Daily Mail. “‘To be honest, a lot of people who are here now are just busy filming me on their phones, I’d rather they buy more fish from my mom!”

This article originally appeared on The New York Post.

Jennifer Lopez reveals she keeps iconic Versace gown on a mannequin

We’ve all got that one sentimental piece of clothing we just have to hang on to — though Jennifer Lopez’s cherished item is probably more glamorous.

Jennifer Lopez (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage) (Getty)

The 49-year-old star has revealed that she’s enshrined the iconic green, semi-sheer, navel-grazing Versace gown that she sported to the Grammy Awards in 2000 in a unique way — by keeping it on a mannequin in her closet.

"I wouldn’t rock it again on a red carpet. But it lives in my house. It’s on a little mannequin in my house,” the mom of twins told USA Today in an interview published Dec 12.

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When questioned by the reporter if the immortal gown resided in her “living room,” J.Lo quickly retorted that such a placement would be “creepy and weird.”

Jennifer Lopez wore this unforgettable green Versace gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards. Her wardrobe choice is still one of the most talked about in awards show history. (Reuters)

Instead, she’s found an ideal forever home for the garment in a more logical place — “in a closet… on a dress form."

Earlier this month, at Versace’s inaugural pre-fall runway show in New York City, designers for the Italian fashion house made waves as they sent the notoriously plunging dress down the runway in a new heart print pattern inspired by the late founder, Gianni Versace.

The look was even modeled by Amber Valetta, who first wore the dress on the runway in 1999.

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Lopez, meanwhile, says her edition of the original dress is best kept in retirement.

"I did the whole Versace thing again. I think I’m done with that," she told USA Today — though she’s not opposed to exploring options for future capitalization.

"Sergey [Brin] needs to send me my check," the star quipped of the old joke that her barely-there Versace look sparked the creation of Google Images. "Get on it."

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

Bizarre beauty trends of 2018

From crazy manicures and teeth decorations to bug makeup and wax nose jobs, 2018 didn't disappoint when it came to bizarre beauty trends.

Here's a look back at the trends that took over the Internet this past year.

Hairy nail art

Nail Sunny in Moscow, Russia, known for its outrageous manicures, debuted this “Halloween Hairstyle nails" look, which left many on social media creeped out. “That's nasty. How would you eat with those nails,” one person commented. “Unfollowing now, these posts are just getting ridiculous,” another wrote.

Teeth jewelry

This trend will make your smile dazzle with tiny diamonds and jewels glued to your teeth. Teeth jewelry has been spotted on celebrities such as Katy Perry, Pink and Hailey Baldwin, and one celebrity dentist is making it so anyone can now share that look by adhering the gems onto individual teeth, if you're willing to pay.

Dead insect makeup

This creepy crawly look will have you bugging out. California-based makeup artist Jasmine creates intricate makeup looks with all kinds of dead insects, like mealworms, crickets and butterflies.

Christmas tree eyebrows

It may not be the weirdest trend we’ve ever seen on Instagram, but it’s up there. Social media is once again embracing "Christmas Tree Eyebrows" after the trend first appeared on social media in 2017 — and yes, they’re exactly what they sound like.

Wax Nose jobs

Women on social media were sharing shocking videos of themselves removing their makeup. But they’re not just wiping away mascara and scrubbing off foundation — they’re actually removing parts of their nose. These crazy-talented makeup artists and beauty junkies use wax to sculpt a whole new nose, creating a freaky sight when they go to scrape it off.

Tooth polish

Pearly whites are so 2017, apparently. This year was all about tooth polish in every color of the rainbow. For around $20 a bottle, you can buy Chrom, a polish similar to that for your nails, which will last up to 24 hours.

 

Ultrasound nails

Moms-to-be are using a creative beauty trend to express their excitement about their pending arrival: ultrasound nail art. Pregnant women have taken to social media to share photos of their freshly manicured nails, which feature a “painting” of their unborn child’s ultrasound.

 

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘blood red’ coat coming back to stores after sparking an online frenzy

It was the coat that launched a thousand memes – and now the makers say it will return to store shelves.

On Dec. 11, Sen. Nancy Pelosi strode out of the West Wing in a powerful red coat after an explosive, televised meeting, during which she and Sen. Chuck Schumer clashed on security at the U.S.-Mexico border. In the days since, Twitter users and style critics alike have agreed that the California Democrat’s “blood-red” sartorial choice was no accident for the high-powered occasion.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks to a reporter as she and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, walk back into the West Wing after speaking to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP)

Exiting the White House in the rust-colored, funnel-necked jacket and throwing on a pair of sunglasses with a smile, the House of Representatives minority leader answered questions from the press — but left many speculating about a deeper meaning of her fashion choice.

After frenzied speculation, the coat was identified by The New York Times as a MaxMara design released a few years ago. (AP)

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“This is diplomacy in motion, soft power wielded like a machete through the diligent, decisive act of dressing,” “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins exclaimed on Twitter.

“I got nothing but astonished respect,” another user wrote of her “blood red” number.

Though it remains a mystery exactly what fashion statement Pelosi intended to express, she certainly caused a stir with the look. (AP)

After frenzied speculation, the coat was identified by The New York Times as a MaxMara design released a few years ago.

Pelosi first sported the coat, which the Times pointed out buttons “left of center,” to former President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. One Twittizen pointed out that the 78-year-old politician “was quite possibly throwing some shade” with the repeat choice.

The price of the outerwear remains unknown at this time.

Moving forward, reps for MaxMara confirmed to Glamour that the buzzed-about "Glamis" coat will be reintroduced in the label's 2019 outwear collection, a decision inspired by Pelosi herself.

Though it remains a mystery exactly what fashion statement Pelosi intended to express, she certainly caused a stir with the look.

“They’ve never been JUST clothes,” Oscar-winner Jenkins exalted.

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President Trump clashed Tuesday with Democratic leaders Schumer and Pelosi with the cameras rolling in the Oval Office, as the president insisted he's willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn't approve funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The highly anticipated sit-down quickly escalated, in public, as Trump allowed the press to attend the start of it. The meeting broke up roughly a half-hour after the cameras stopped rolling.

The very-public discord leaves unclear whether the two sides can come to an agreement to keep the government running before a looming Dec. 21 deadline.

Fox News' Alex Pappas, Judson Berger, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

Moncler’s floor-length puffer coats are selling out

Moncler is getting the last laugh. Remember when you were a kid and wore your sleeping bag around the house like a designer gown?

Well, the Italian megahouse Moncler was feeling the slumber party nostalgia when it teamed up with Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli to transform their famous puffer coats into ski-like evening gowns that cover every inch of the human body.

The sculptural creations were first introduced in February during Milan fashion week at the launch of Moncler’s Genius Project, a collaboration extravaganza with a slew of splashy designers.

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Of course, some blogosphere haters tried to poke fun with some “trash bag” trash talk.

Turns out the joke was on them.

By November, actor and style-star-on-the-rise Ezra Miller was making red carpet headlines in a Moncler 1 Pierpaolo Piccioli outfit, which featured a bold black gown with matching hood and gloves, at the Paris premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Sultry songstress Rita Ora rocked a similar Moncler knee-length style (a collab with designer Simone Rocha) to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a few weeks later.

Soon after, puffer-loving fans snapped up these high-fashion bundles of joy — selling out both styles on Moncler’s e-store.

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Yes, it looks like these limited-edition designs are becoming collectors’ items.

Luckily, Barneys New York is still offering full-length blue and pink versions, including the long dress ($2,700) and a cocoon-like winter cape ($3,565), if you’re into the whole straitjacket-chic look (who isn’t?) or simply seeking a solution for battling the brisk temps, sleet and snow ahead.

Get down from head to toe!

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.

CoolSculpting: The celebrity-approved treatment that freezes your unwanted fat

Body contouring is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, according to the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But with the potential risks associated with invasive treatments like liposuction, many are turning to safer alternatives that offer little to no downtime.

One such treatment is Coolsculpting, a brand name for Cryolipolysis, a non-invasive body-contouring treatment developed by Harvard scientists in 2010. The technology targets the fat cells beneath the skin, cooling them to a temperature that causes them to die off and eventually be metabolized by the body over the course of eight to 12 weeks.

Celebrities like Molly Sims, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian are fans of the simple yet effective procedure to help keep them looking their best.

Sims underwent the treatment after giving birth to her second child in 2016 and became a spokesperson for the brand after having two treatments on her stomach with positive results.

“I decided to try CoolSculpting since it is non-invasive, F.D.A.-cleared, and no downtime. As a mama, that’s what we need. I did it… and it totally worked!” the model told Vanity Fair.

Dr. Will Kirby, a board-certified dermatologist and chief medical officer of LaserAway, which offers CoolSculpting, spoke with Fox News about what you can expect from the treatment, and who’s a good candidate.

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Fox News: Who would be a good candidate for the procedure?

Dr. Kirby: Well, it's important to recognize that CoolSculpting is not intended for weight loss or to treat obesity. And in fact, many patients are surprised to learn that ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting are relatively fit!  Simply put, if you just can't rid of that pocket of unwanted fat with your diet and exercise routine, then you might be a good candidate.

What parts of the body can be treated?

The most commonly treated areas include the stomach, the flanks (love handles), the thighs and the back. Other treatable areas include the arms and even under the chin.

What can a person expect during their appointment?

The treated area will be cold but the process is relatively comfortable. It takes anywhere from 45 minutes to up to 4 hours depending on how many body parts and areas are being treated. During this time, the patient can watch TV, read a book or use their phone.

How much fat reduction is possible?

With each treatment, approximately 20 percent of the fat that can be vacuumed into a hand-piece will be permanently reduced. This reduction takes a few weeks to be noticeable and should be augmented with lifestyle modification including exercise and a healthy diet.

Will a person need more than one treatment?

Most patients opt for two or three treatments in an area to achieve their fat reduction goal.

Are the results permanent?

The fat cells that are eliminated by CoolSculpting will not come back as they are permanently destroyed. Maintaining the great results from with CoolSculpting, however, has everything to do with sticking to a healthy lifestyle. If a patient thinks that CoolSculpting will give them a golden ticket to a buffet, well they are mistaken.

What’s the aftercare like? 

Aftercare is very simple and there is no downtime.

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What are the potential downsides?  

Common side effects from CoolSculpting include redness, bruising and numbness of the skin in the treated area. These typically subside pretty quickly. Discoloration can occur but it is usually transient as well. Some patients note sensory deficits (tingling, stinging, aching, cramping) in the treated area that occur will within about a month but, this too, resides in a predictable time frame.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t get CoolSculpting?

Most people with an area of "punchable" fat are great candidates for CoolSculpting. As long as you have realistic expectations and are committed to a healthy lifestyle, then CoolSculpting might be a great way to jumpstart your holiday season as we head into 2019.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

Kim Kardashian admits to bad beauty habit during talk show appearance

For someone whose sister owns a multimillion-dollar makeup brand, Kim Kardashian sure acts like she’s running low on mascara and foundation.

In an interview on E!’s “Busy Tonight” hosted by Busy Phillips, Kardashian admitted to sometimes sleeping in her makeup as a means to “salvage it” for another day, though more for time-saving reasons than money-saving ones.

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Phillips found out about Kardashian’s nighttime habit during a Q-and-A session featuring questions submitted by fans.

“Have you ever accidentally slept with your makeup on?” Phillips asked on behalf of a viewer.

“Oh, all the time,” Kardashian responded. “Like, even if I can’t have glam the next day, I’ll like sleep like perfectly — maybe I’ll redo my skin — but I’ll try to salvage it for two days.”

Unfortunately for Kardashian, dermatologists say sleeping in makeup is a no-no, and to avoid it if at all possible.

Jessica Weiser, from the New York Dermatology Group, told Glamour in 2017 that leaving makeup on your face can interfere with the production of healthy skin cells during the night.

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Dendy Engelman, a board-certified dermatologist who spoke with Self that same year, said oils can also get trapped under those layers of makeup.

"[When your skin is clean], the oil at the base of the follicles flows to the surface smoothly, but if there's a blockage at the top of the opening, then that's the first step for causing acne,” Engleman told Self.

Kardashain, meanwhile, also revealed during an earlier segment that her daughter, North, is “into makeup right now,” but didn’t specify whether North had the same bad habit as her mom.

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Aside from makeup talk, Kardashian also revealed that she sleeps in just a “thong and a little bra” while Kanye goes nude or wears just boxer shorts.

“That tracks. That’s what I think you sleep in,” she responded.

Online retailer removes ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ pajamas following criticism for ‘trivializing’ OCD

A U.K.-based clothing retailer has yanked one of its pajama sets from sale after complaints of the shirt’s message containing a message that some feel to be insensitive.

Boohoo.com was offering a Christmas-themed pajama set with the words “Obsessive Christmas Disorder” printed across the top, complete with the O, C and D highlighted in different lettering.

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“As someone whose OCD ruins her f—– life on a daily basis, i can and will throw hands with anyone i see wearing an “obsessive christmas disorder” jumper,” one critic wrote on Twitter.

“This actually makes me feel sick,” wrote another.

As noted by The Sun, mental-health advocacy group OCD Action also commented on the shop’s pajama set, saying it trivialized a serious condition.

“Products which mock or trivialize OCD add to these misconceptions and can stop people who are genuinely affected by the condition seeking help, often due to a fear that they will not be taken seriously,” said the group’s youth service and communications manager, Olivia Bamber.

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“It’s important that we challenge these trivializing products, even though their intention is not to cause any distress or offense. OCD Action welcomes conversations with organizations and is happy to help educate them about how they can contribute positively to people’s understanding of this debilitating mental health condition.”

As of Friday afternoon, the pajama set was no longer available for purchase on Boohoo.com.

Other online retailers, meanwhile, continued to offer similar items, including sellers such as Walmart and Etsy.

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A representative for Boohoo has not returned Fox News’ request for comment.