Lupita Nyong’o has a growing awards collection (including an Oscar), but she “never dreamed” she would be named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Person. The 12 Years a Slave star and Lancôme spokeswoman appears on this month’s cover with her trademark cropped hair, a sparkly necklace, and her perpetual smile. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen,” she told People. Growing up, her idea of beauty was “light skin and long, flowing, straight hair…Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Now her natural beauty is not only celebrated but further enhanced by her innate elegance, humility, and originality. Nyong’o joins an impressive roster of past winners including Julia Roberts, Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Angelina Jolie.
It would seem that model-slash-singer is overtaking the age-old model-slash-actress label—particularly among Victoria’s Secret supermodels. First, Cara Delevingne proved she’s more than a few goofy faces when she sang “I Want Candy” for a Katie Grand x Hogan video. Then, Gisele Bündchen lent her talents to not one, but two H&M commercials, most recently covering Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.”. And today, Bobby Fox released a cover of Elvis Presley’s “You’re the Boss,” with Miranda Kerr (OK, she’s a former V.S. model, but still…) taking over Ann-Margret’s part. While the song lacks Elvis and Ann-Margret’s palpable chemistry, we have to hand it to Kerr: Her voice does sound supersweet (listen here, below). Turns out, she’s had a little practice. Back in 2012, she sang a tune for a (slightly bizarre) Japanese commercial for Lipton Iced Tea. Maybe The Voice should start filming a models-only segment?
Around midnight last night, guests gathered at The Top of The Standard for a private reception for Boy George, who had just wrapped a one-night-only performance at Irving Plaza. “It’s like the eighties in here,” Victoria Bartlett told us as she walked in. And perhaps it was the eighties all over again: A rare stateside visit from Boy George means that companions from the glory days of nightlife will come out of the woodwork. Sandra Long wore a signature white fur coat and feathered headpiece, and hosts Miss Guy and Erich Long greeted guests from their banquette near the front.
“I remember getting dressed up with my sisters as kids and dancing in front of the mirror to Boy George, pretending we were grown women!” Ladyfag told us, her thick eyeliner no doubt a tribute to “Karma Chameleon.” The evening drew in a range of Boy George fans young and old, including the likes of Peter Brant Jr., Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Rachel Chandler. On the dance floor, husband-wife duo Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann danced up a storm until late into the night. You’re welcome in New York whenever you like, Boy George—it seems like your fan base has only grown.
More pseudo-news—sartorial and otherwise—unfolds as the Royals continue their Australian tour. Today, Kate Middleton joined the ranks of social butterflies-cum-music mavens like Chelsea Leyland, Hannah Bronfman, Harley Viera-Newton, and Mia Moretti after being taught how to DJ at an Australian youth center. Naturally, this all happened while she was donning a baby pink McQueen suit. Maybe The Misshapes will ring the Palace if they’re looking to turn their trendy trio into a titled quartet. Then again, maybe they won’t.
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We are releasing CCTV images of two women we would like to speak to about an assault in a Bristol store.
A 44-year-old woman in a wheelchair and her 22-year-old daughter were in Primark in The Horsefair at about 1pm on Wednesday
We are seeking the public’s help following a fail to stop road traffic collision in the Fishponds area of Bristol.
The incident happened shortly after 8pm on Saturday (April 19) at the junction of Soundwell Road and Broad Road i
Here's the full text of an article on police leadership by Nick Gargan - an edited version of which appeared in today's Guardian.
It stung me to read the words of Bernard Jenkin MP Chair of the Public Administration Select Commit
Cannabis and equipment used in its production has been seized by police officers in Bridgwater.
We had received information from the local community which enabled us to execute a drugs warrant at a property in Stockmoor Drive las
Can you help us trace a man who has absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire? Dean Evans, pictured, was found to be missing from the open prison just before 6pm on Monday, 21 April and reported to the police shortly af
Avon and Somerset Police has been awarded the Investors in People Gold award for going above and beyond in the way it develops, supports and motivates its team.
We are the only Home Office force in the country to hold Gold status
A new computer scam which attempts to blackmail victims has been revealed.
Young men who use social media sites are being targeted specifically as they are asked to pay sums of money to prevent screen shots of themselves in comp
Police operations around Stokes park/Purdown regarding Anti-Social Behaviour on motorcycles have been fruitful over the last few weeks with two bikes being seized and four riders being issued with Sec. 59 notices and other associa
After police received information from a member of public who had witnessed a fly tipping incident they worked closely with Taunton Deane Borough Council. This ultimately resulted in a prosecution after a male from Wellington adm
You may well see members of the local Community Speed Watch Team in operation this week. Please feel free to offer encouragement to these hard working volunteers who endeavour to keep our roads safe.
If you wish to volunteer fo
Please be aware that we have had one reported Theft from Motor Vehicle, while parked near to Woodlands End, Mells. A handbag was stolen from within the vehicle
High Visibility patrols will be increased in the area but please rem
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a house in Weston Park, Bath and the theft of an £80,000 Aston Martin car.
The owner reported it being driven away at around 1.50am today, Wednesday April 23. He later foun
We have had a few thefts from motor vehicles and thefts from garages and outhouses in the villages.
Please make sure that nothing of value is left in your vehicle including loose change. The thefts from garages seem to be mountai
PCSO's will be out monitoring local Beauty spots in the area checking vehicles, that belongings have been left in them on display. If items are found we send a letter to the registered keeper to alert them to the items were on dis
We are appealing for the public’s help following the theft of a scrap compressor in north Bristol.
The 12-tonne compressor was taken from the King Lifting’s Bristol depot in Third Way, Avonmouth.
We think that the property was