Vanderpump Rules’ Brittany Cartwright Admits to Kybella

From Stassi Schroeder’s breast reduction to Jax Taylor’s nose job, the cast of Vanderpump Rules is pretty outspoken when it comes to plastic surgery. And to add to the list of procedures they’ve received, Brittany Cartwright, who was candid on the show about Taylor paying for her breast augmentation, just revealed a new bit of work she’s had done. The star admitted that she’s been minimizing the appearance of fat under her chin thanks to Kybella injections, after a fan asked her what she’s had done to alter the area.

“Hey beautiful can you please share what you had done to your double chin, I saw a pic of you wearing a band over your head, because I’m [going to get] cool sculpting,” the fan wrote in the comments section of one of her photos.

Another commenter responded, “I believe it was kybella injection,” to which Cartwright wrote back, “yea it was!”

Kybella, which is the only FDA-approved injectable that kills fat cells under the jawline, is injected into the area six times over the course of six months, potentially removing the look of a “double chin.”

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And as one commenter was concerned about burning at the injection site, Cartwright promises that she didn’t experience any “burning or stinging.”

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As for her prior breast augmentation, Cartwright’s plastic surgeon, Dr. Payman Danielpour told PEOPLE about the reason behind her procedure.

“She just wanted to basically fill out her breasts,” says Danielpour. “We gave her as big as we could without being obnoxious or causing problems or being too big for her body. She just wanted it to be that when she put her bathing suit on, she had more cleavage and it looked like she had fuller breasts.”

Dee Ocleppo Unveils Accessible Accessories Line – WWD


NEW YORK — “She is busier than me,” remarked Tommy Hilfiger while speaking about his wife, Dee Ocleppo, and her new namesake accessories collection. Previously Ocleppo designed a collection of handbags that sat at a luxury price point with her Bag Bar customization concept at retail. Kate Spade & Co. acquired the intellectual property and related business assets of the Bag Bar business from Ocleppo in 2016.

Now Ocleppo is back with The Dee Ocleppo Collection, a new direct-to-consumer brand strategy selling women’s bags and shoes as well as a range of men’s footwear options that lands at an accessible price point.

“I went from HSN to the line that I started, Dee Ocleppo, that was high, high-end. I went from one price point to the extreme price point and I feel like now I’ve landed right in the middle,” she said.

Ocleppo, who also is part owner and creative director and brand ambassador of Judith Leiber, held private appointments at New York’s oldest Italian restaurant, Barbetta, to preview the new Italian-made collection of accessories.

“When I was doing my Dee Ocleppo bags I’d always get these messages online or direct messages on social media saying, ‘I wish I could afford it,’ and that was difficult for me and I thought how can I do this and make it more approachable for everyone and still provide the quality,” Ocleppo said.

“We were lucky enough to meet these partners who worked with the factories in Italy that were able to make these incredible pieces. Cut out the middle man, which are the retailers, and then provide it directly from the factories to the consumer. The quality and the value for what we are offering is pretty unique. I think our prices are competitive and that excites me,” Ocleppo continued.

Italy, specifically Naples, plays a huge role in the brand’s marketing strategy by leveraging  the Italian manufacturing as part of the new brand’s forming identity. Because the brand is direct-to-consumer, all their marketing is digitally led with a focus on Instagram, and Ocleppo filmed a lot of content that is meant to be shared and help tell her new brand’s story. “I’m actually in the factories meeting the woman that is sewing the bag and she is standing next to the guy who is hand-painting the shoes. Sharing all that is something we could never do before.”

For Ocleppo, this  kind of storytelling is crucial to connecting to her customer. “It’s about education, being transparent and informative.”

The savvy of Hilfiger, a brand adviser to his wife, is also present in Ocleppo’s brand selling strategy. She plans to release new merchandise monthly, on a “drop” style that is similar to the strategy of brands closely associated with the  streetwear realm. “I think Tommy had a lot to do with that. He is by my side and advises me on a lot of things. He was like, ‘You have to do drops.’ He is very much about what is going on now and what is coming in the future. That is the lingo of today.”

The initial launch consists of a selection of signature pumps, offered in heights of 60, 80 and 100 millimeters, slingbacks and mules in a range of colors. The logo is a subtle D, O and H detail with pink soles on the heels and pink details inside many of the handbags. Handbags include a range of styles including croc-embossed leather totes, cross-body bags and clutches appropriate for day or evening. Accompanying the women’s collection is a full range of men’s shoe styles, such as wingtips, monk straps in colors as well as a variety of leather sneaker options. Prices for women’s and men’s footwear range from $190 to $490 and handbags from $220 to $590 and are available on deeocleppo.com.

And while Ocleppo says they aren’t there yet, a foray into men’s bags and small leather goods is on her radar for the future.

As busy as Ocleppo already is, things are about to get even busier as her husband hinted at things to come for the Judith Leiber brand, which is expanding to be an evening-based lifestyle brand. The Leiber brand already has eyewear and stationery in its stable but, according to Hilfiger, the firm is expanding into apparel, children’s, jewelry and footwear.

Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West’s Twitter Spree

Kim Kardashian West has her husband Kanye West‘s back.

As West continues to make headlines for his ongoing Twitter spree, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star defended the rapper in a series of tweets of her own, arguing that reports labeling him “as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive” are “not fair.”

This week, multiple sources told PEOPLE that West, 40, had cut off contact with several people in his inner circle, including his managers, lawyers and closest friends. The rapper confirmed he stopped working with a manager on Wednesday morning, tweeting, “I no longer have a manager. I can’t be managed.”

Kardashian West, 37, argued that West’s decision to part ways with certain members of his team was “a simple business decision” and said she was “glad he tweeted about the state of his company and all of the exciting things happening.”

“He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America?” she said. “Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive.”

“The sunken place” is a reference to the 2017 horror film Get Out, in which (spoiler alert) a white family uses mind control to steal the bodies of black men.

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Kardashian West also addressed her husband’s series of tweets about Donald Trump in which he called the president his “brother” and said the two “are both dragon energy.” (“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” he said, though he clarified: “I’m not even political. I’m not a Democrat or a Republican.”)

“When he spoke out about Trump… Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this,” the mom of three said. “But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions, even if really different from mine.”

“He never said he agrees with his politics,” she added. (Minutes later, West tweeted a photo showing off his signed Make America Great Again hat.)

Last but not least, Kardashian West praised her husband for being unique, even if he’s not universally liked.

“Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them!” she wrote. “Kanye is years ahead of his time.”

On Wednesday, sources told PEOPLE that dealing with West’s recent behavior and public outbursts can be trying for the KKW beauty mogul. (The couple share daughters North, 4½, Chicago, 3 months, and son Saint, 2.)

“Kanye is like a child who needs constant attention — and Kim already has three of those,” one source said. “So after a while, or when he’s being really needy, it takes somewhat of a toll on her.”

A second source added that West “has a very overwhelming personality that usually gets worse when is he under stress.”

“Kanye is very needy, and it’s draining for Kim,” the source said. “She works, is a mom and has many responsibilities.”

According to the first source, it’s impossible to tell what West’s next steps will be.

“Who knows how far he’ll take it,” the source says. “He could be over it and recover tomorrow, or he could continue further down this path. But you have to understand this is all normal for him.”

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, Ted Allen Dish on Being Neighbors

Antoni Porowski, the food expert on Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye, and the original show’s resident foodie Ted Allen are more than just longtime friends—they’re also neighbors.

“He literally lives across the street from me,” Porowski told PEOPLE at the City Harvest 35th Anniversary Gala, which raises money for the organization that aims to fight hunger in New York City.

Porowski attended one of Allen’s cookbook signings at Green Light Bookstore in Brooklyn years ago, and the pair sparked a friendship. Ultimately, Porowski became Allen’s personal assistant and chef, and he shared that he used to attend City Harvest dinners as Allen’s plus-one. On Tuesday night, the pair reunited on City Harvest’s green carpet.

“Now we get to hang out and we’re back to cooking together as friends, so we’ve sort of come full circle,” Porowski said.

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When Porowski started cooking for Allen, he said the idea was not to follow in Allen’s footsteps as the food expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but when the option for the show’s renewal presented itself, Allen proposed Porowski to David Collins, the show’s creator.

“It was never like, ‘Oh yeah, I want to do Queer Eye one day,’” Porowski said of the show, which was renewed for a second season. “It just sort of happened.”

“The idea that there was even going to be a reboot—it’s not something I ever considered,” Allen told PEOPLE. “I never in a million years thought they would do it again. No reason that they shouldn’t, and the fact that it’s been so successful is evidence that it was a good idea.”

Allen added that he didn’t really feel like he ever trained Porowski, and that despite a personal introduction to the show’s creator, Porowski had to nail the Queer Eye part all on his own.

“I think he came into this with lots of skills already,” the Chopped host said.

Porowski was criticized for his simple recipes on the show as part of the Fab Five after the first season aired. But in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Allen defended Porowski, saying, “The boy can cook.”

Porowski also revealed to PEOPLE that season one and season two of the Netflix series were filmed in succession, so he wasn’t sure which order they would appear.

“Those Strokes t-shirts that I wore in sixteen episodes were actually compressed into the first eight, so I’m not fully responsible for all of them being so concentrated,” Porowski said.

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Allen jokingly asked him which bands he would be promoting through his wardrobe next season. “Two new New York bands,” Porowski said with a smile. “I’m gonna go a little more into like monochromatic looks. You’ll see. Stay tuned.”

Cara Delevingne’s House Has Two Side by Side Toilets

Cara Delevingne‘s London home is not your typical 25-year-old’s apartment.

It’s no surprise that the supermodel, who has walked every major runway, covered Vogue, and regularly hangs out with Rihanna and Paris Jackson, had a top decorator, Tom Bartlett, outfit her new townhouse in the English capital. But its quirky-cool style is far from the expected jetsetter’s crash pad.

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Instead, the brightly colored space is stocked with statement-making furniture, original murals and homages to some of the British “it” girl’s favorite things, like McDonalds.

A neon “Fries” sign hangs over a bar cart in the home theater. Delevingne is a well-documented fan of the golden arches, as pointed out by Architectural Digest, where the house is featured in the May issue.

It’s one of the only things she brought with her to outfit her new place, which she describes as having “high ceilings and big windows, but it’s private and classic.”

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The room, which has walls coated in gleaming purple and green car paint, she notes, is used to “pile in front of the TV and have a movie marathon . . . then push the sofas back and do some dancing.”

Another individualistic feature can be found in a bathroom, where two toilets sit side by side. “I like a chat on the loo,” she explains of the unusual plumbing setup. It was inspired by the ladies’ room at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris.

Despite her nomadic lifestyle, Delevingne was very involved in the decorating process. “I remember doing one early-morning video call from bed in L.A. I was covered in [mood] boards and got the samples in a complete muddle,” she tells AD.

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But because she missed most of the actual makeover, the reveal of the finished design was still a moment for the design junkie. “It was strange and exhilarating,” she says. So much so that once she made it to the master suite, she collapsed on the bed.

“She lay down on the bed like a giant starfish and wouldn’t move,” recalls Bartlett. “I had to do the rest of the meeting about bills and stuff with her lying there.”

Read the full feature in the May issue of Architectural Digest, on stands now, or visit archdigest.com.

Danica Roem, Margaret Atwood Speakat Tory Burch Embrace Ambition – WWD


The Wednesday afternoon session at Tory Burch’s “Embrace Ambition” summit at Lincoln Center included micro panels with cultural leaders who included Margaret Atwood, Katie Couric, Danica Roem, Julianna Margulies, Dilone, Margaret Zhang and Burch herself.

Atwood kicked off the hour with a speech that touched upon female ambition, success, and storytelling. “Women have for a long time been afraid both of too much ambition and of too much success, feeling rightly in the past that they would be criticized and even attacked and shamed if they rose too far above their place as a woman,” she said. “Men don’t have to choose between being successful and being a man.”

As for seasons two of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which launches on Thursday, Atwood noted that it will be “even more nail biting than season one.”

Next up, NYU professor Ken Corbett interviewed Roem, who won a seat in Virginia’s House of Representatives last year as an openly transgender woman. Roem spoke about her intentions to lead her district with respect and inclusion. “I think what’s really important right now is, yes it’s progress… but if you want good things to happen and better things to happen, you have to continue to fight for it, you have to continue being engaged and you have to continue making yourself by entering the political arena in the first place.” As for what helped prepare her  for being in the Senate? “I would say my years as a heavy metal vocalist certainly helped me be on stage in front of an audience, but in terms of the general assembly, learning patience as a stepmom has definitely been helpful.”

Following that, model Dilone and model/photgrapher Margaret Zhang spoke to the idea of inclusion in the modeling industry. “With a profile comes responsibility,” Zhang said. Dilone added, “Maybe we don’t take full responsibility for the entire race, but we do try to open up paths for our ethnicities.”

Julianna Margulies offered insight on producing TV content, including the upcoming TV adaptation of “Dietland,” in the #MeToo era. “We need to raise our voices to stop [sexism], and I think we’re doing that,” said the actress.

Couric and Burch closed out the hour. Burch opened up the session by asking Couric which stories she’s reported have most affected her world outlook. “People who took an idea and built on that idea are the ones that really inspire me, in addition to people who have experienced tremendous heartache and hardship, and somehow they’re able to come out the other side and show this extraordinary resilience, I’m always so moved by those people,” said Couric.

“It’s been a pleasure watching you from afar and just seeing the way you get people to talk about things that they don’t always talk about,” Burch offered in response.

“Just for life in general, if you are naturally, genuinely curious, and you care about people and are interested in people, that opens so many doors,” Couric added.

Azzaro Inaugurates Paris Retrospective

PARIS — Make way for an Azzaro revival. Marking 50 years in business and its recent reboot under fledgling artistic director Maxime Simoëns, the heritage Parisian fashion house on Wednesday cut the ribbon on a temporary retrospective in a wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs here. The exhibition is geared at showcasing the lasting influence of the brand’s namesake founder Loris Azzaro.
Titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and located in the site’s two-story Hall des Maréchaux, the intimate show presents 50 looks in a disco-tinged Seventies decor. They span the iconic trois anneaux (three-ring) dress created by the designer in the late Sixties and recent interpretations by his successors, in particular Vanessa Seward, a former assistant to Azzaro, who took over the studio following his death in 2003, and Maxime Simoëns, who joined in 2017. He succeeded Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón, who parted ways with the house in July 2016 after three years.
Installations in the show, curated by Emmanuelle Hutin de Maintenant, were inspired by archival photographs of Azzaro, including one of him reclining on a pile of David Rucli-designed lamé cushions taken in 1975 and another of the designer posing in the bathroom of his apartment on Avenue Foch,

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Launchmetrics Hosts Influencer-Themed Round Table in Paris – WWD


UNDER THE INFLUENCE: “The question is no longer if a brand should work with influencers but how they should work with them,” said Michael Jais, chief executive officer of Launchmetrics, at the presentation of the fourth edition of the firm’s annual study on the state of influencer marketing, with a focus on the French industry.

Addressing a crowd of more than 150 people from the luxury and beauty industries, the executive said brands need to explore the different ways influencers can be compensated and explained how influencers have become the bridge to the exclusive luxury universe that the consumer not only craves but demands.

Six-hundred professionals from the luxury and beauty sectors from across five countries — the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy and Spain — were interviewed for the report, as well as 200 influencers.

According to the report, 80 percent of the professionals interviewed ran campaigns featuring influencers in 2017, marking a 25 percent increase year-on-year. Thirty-five percent of professionals interviewed favored Instagram as their most-used platform versus 99 percent for the influencers. Sixty-two percent of the influencers interviewed saw their income in the year rise by between 25 percent and 50 percent, and 60 percent of the professionals confirmed they would continue to allocate more of their budgets to influencers.

For the first time, the majority of influencers surveyed — representing 63 percent — said they now expect payment for promoting a brand, Jais said.

The presentation, held on Tuesday at the Automobile Club de France in Paris, was followed by a roundtable hosted by Jessica Michault, senior vice president of industry relations at Launchmetrics, with guests Alicia Birr, senior strategic planner luxury and fashion at Google; Guillaume Delacroix, founder and ceo of Paris-based public relations firm DLX Agency, and Peggy Frey, a Parisian influencer and freelance fashion journalist at Madame Figaro.

Live video being the hot medium for influencers, and the growing trend for authenticity over paid content, were among the key takeaways from the debate.

Delacroix, whose accounts include Matchesfashion.com, signaled growing demand from clients for niche community leaders over influencers.

When approached on the subject of 2018 being “the year of YouTube,” Birr said she hears the same thing each year but confirmed the surging popularity of live video with influencers, “who are often personalities with a cross-platform presence,” on mediums like LiveStories, Snapchat Stories and Instagram Live.

“For lots of influencers and YouTubers who have their own channel featuring videos that take a lot of work, a lot of time to produce, the live allows them to be a lot more spontaneous, they’re able to work to two rhythms,” said Birr who also talked about the YouTube Spaces around the world, including Paris, where “creators” with more than 1,000 followers can go to get advice and training, shoot videos in special decors and network with other creators with whom they can collaborate “and grow their communities.”

“YouTube was created long before Instagram so we have the advantage of already having a solid community in place. But I have no doubt that in a few years Instagram and maybe Facebook will provide similar services,” she said.

Birr also cited the growing popularity of fashion vloggers covering the shows and “fashion news” versus those focusing on styling tips, mimicking the format of the beauty vloggers who “paved the way for other industries.” Among ones to watch, she cited new-gen London-based fashion vlogger Luke Meagher, who has just over 36,000 followers on his YouTube channel, Haute Le Mode. She compared him to “a mini Loïc Prigent.”

Mark Wahlberg Says ‘Long Way to Go’ for Equal Pay

Mark Wahlberg has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to fighting for financial parity in Hollywood, but he knows the industry still has a long way to go before women and men are paid equally.

“We want to continue to make sure that everybody feels that we’re having equal opportunity and equal pay for everybody,” the actor, 46, told Extra at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Last year, following backlash after it was revealed he earned nearly $1.5 million more for reshoots on the film All the Money in the World than his female costar Michelle Williams, he donated that money to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

“If there was a discrepancy in what we were doing in making the movie, we have a long way to go,” he told Extra. “We need to work together to make sure that everybody gets an equal opportunity out there.”

Wahlberg announced that he would donate his salary for the reshoots in January, saying in a statement, “Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation. I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”

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William Morris Endeavor, the agency representing both Wahlberg and Williams, also made a $500,000 donation.

USA Today revealed the wage disparity for the reshoots on the Ridley Scott film, which were ordered after its original star Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer in the wake of harassment allegations.

 

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.

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Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Gail Harris in the thriller.

After Wahlberg’s donation, she released a statement to PEOPLE thanking her fellow actresses as well as Wahlberg and the “powerful men in charge” for taking action.

“Today isn’t about me,” she said. “My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted.

Wahlberg upcoming thriller Mile 22 hits theaters Aug. 3. 

Double Dare Returning to Nickelodeon

Get ready to get slimed: Double Dare is coming back!

More than 20 years after the original competition Nickelodeon series went off the airwaves, the network is bringing the hit kids’ game show back to TV.

Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that Double Dare will return this summer with 40 new episodes, featuring “the gameplay and challenges” audiences remember, “as well as appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today.”

The series, which premiered Oct. 6, 1986, and rain until 1993 — becoming the network’s longest-running game show — will feature two teams competing to win prizes.

Teams will answer “brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course–the human hamster wheel; the classic gigantic mouth; the wringer; and the iconic Double Dare nose,” Nickelodeon said.

Double Dare was originally hosted by Marc Summers, who revealed the original recipe for slime to PEOPLE in December 2017: vanilla pudding, apple sauce and green food dye.

“The insurance company made us guarantee if any of this got in the kids’ mouths it was edible,” he explained with a laugh. “And it tasted good, and it smelled great.”

A premiere date has not yet been announced.