Olivia Culpo on why you need to listen to your body

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2018 has been a busy year for Olivia Culpo. After winning the Miss Universe pageant back in 2012, the Rhode Island native has since acted in major films, modeled for some of the biggest fashion brands in the world, and most recently opened up a family-owned restaurant called Back40. Not to mention, this was all while designing the chicest capsule collection with mega-retailer Revolve(which nearly sold out in a day).

Amongst all of the chaos the 25-year-old has going on, she is also the face of the Timex Crystal Bloom collection. We sat down with Culpo at the Nomad Hotel in NYC to speak about her partnership with Timex and why you need to listen to your body when it comes to exhaustion. 

How did your partnership with Timex come about? What drew you to the brand?

Timex is the most iconic watch brand and the Crystal Bloom collection is kind of what I’m all about. It’s very girly, lots of pastels. There are ten watches total in the collection — the leather band strap and there’s also the metal strap. For me, I love floral and I love light happy colors. It was the perfect collaboration for me. And I’m so happy about people being able to have such an accessible and affordable watch for springtime. It’s the perfect gift and it’s really a great accessory to dress up any outfit.

What are you most excited about spring, fashion-wise?

I am so excited for the smell of fresh flowers! But, fashion-wise, I am excited to finally not have to worry about wearing a jacket and packing a jacket. I have to be honest, I have to pack an entire extra suitcase in the winter because of how much extra clothing I have to bring — bodysuits, boots, jackets, sweaters, turtlenecks, socks, it adds a lot of space!

The Timex Crystal Bloom collection is super affordable, retailing $80 and under, what is your favorite way to mix high-end with affordable brands?

I feel like you can do it so many different ways. I have to be honest, the other day I was wearing this watch with a workout outfit and it really kind of made my workout outfit look more put together and a little more polished — so I feel like a watch always has that ability. And when you have something that is so colorful and light, it makes a really nice gift because they are such happy colors. Even with jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers, as soon as you put a watch on, it looks like you’ve tried and it just looks so much more polished.

From your clothing collection with Revolve, your acting career and co-owning your family’s restaurant, Back40, what tips or advice would you give someone that maybe has a full plate?

Sleeping definitely helps! I am saying that now because I have not been sleeping a lot lately. Especially after last night but, I would say try to get as much rest as you can and try to drink a lot of water. Take time when you need it too because sometimes I’ll be able to go on and on and on for weeks at a time or other times I’ll do one thing in a day and I’ll be so tired after – so you never really know when your body needs a break. You have to listen to it and it doesn’t always make sense. I would just say to listen to yourself and be easy on yourself when you do need a break and then also when you’re not tired, do not be lazy.

The night before we sat down with Culpo, she attended pal Gigi Hadid’s star-studded 23rd birthday party in Brooklyn.

Can you share what you are working on next?

“I Feel Pretty” just came out with Amy Schumer, that’s the last movie that I was in. It was a small role but a very funny movie. My next movie is called “Reprisal” with Bruce Willis and that will be coming out sometime this year. Also, I will be doing more designing and I’ll be keeping up with the restaurant. I also have a website, OliviaCulpo.com, which is keeping me very busy. And then my show “Model Squad” airs this fall on E!

Whether you are looking for the perfect spring accessory or a chic Mother’s day gift, shop the Timex Crystal Bloom collection in the gallery below!

Sarah Jessica Parker launches a bridal capsule collection in collaboration with Gilt

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Every ‘Sex and the City’ fan understands how difficult it is to sperate Sarah Jessica Parker from Carrie Bradshaw. While Carrie may be a fictional television character, her real-life resemblance to SJP is uncanny. Both women are true New Yorkers with a high-heel obsession and the chicest wardrobe anyone could ever wish for.

When Sarah Jessica Parker launched her luxury shoe collection, SJP, it made perfect sense. Parker is taking her brand one step further with her newly launched bridal capsule collection — that is completely manufactured in New York City. The ten-piece collection is inspired by Parker’s vision of a modern bride (and you cannot get any more modern then Carrie marrying Big in a no-name white suit at City Hall).

The collection, which will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com, offers styles such as classic dresses and gowns, modern bodysuits, full skirts, and jumpsuits. Plus, the line features inclusive sizing, with sizes ranging from XS-XL in the bodysuits and 0 to 14 for all other pieces. The line starts at $295 for a sleeveless bodysuit, going up to $2,395 for the embroidered gown.

Whether you are the bride or a guest of the bride, shop this dreamy collection in the gallery below!

Rachel McAdams shows off her cheeky side in sheer gown post-baby

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The 39-year-old actress needs no time bouncing back post giving birth!

Rachel McAdams made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her son with boyfriend, Jamie Linden. The movie star stunned at the ‘Disobedience’ premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival with co-star, Rachel Weisz by her side. While Weisz went for a more conservative dress with slight cut-outs on the shoulders, McAdams opted for a romantic plunging floral gown from Giambattista Valli Spring ’18. 

The sheer tulle skirt left little to the imagination, showing off a cheeky glimpse of McAdams envious physique. With her hair pulled back into a beachy updo and subtle pink lips, it’s safe to say she’s never looked chicer. 

Check out more of our favorite Tribeca Film Festival moments in the gallery below!

Our 12 favorite Instagram style moments in honor of Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday

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Celebrating her 39th birthday today, mom of three, Kourtney Kardashian falls in line with some of Hollywood’s A-listers who just seem to get better looking with age. With her ridiculously fit body and her 24-year-old model boyfriend, it’s safe to say Kourt is well…living her best life. 

From vinyl trench coats in Tokyo to casually sweat-suiting around L.A., there is no doubt that the oldest sister of the Kardashian Klan is also the best dressed. If you’ve been following Kourtney on Instagram, then we have a feeling your camera roll is full of screenshots of some her best Insta style moments.

Whether it be her signature bra pairing with wide leg pants or her unforgettable Micahel Jackson Halloween costume, we’ve rounded up our 12 favorite fashion moments from Kourtney’s Instagram in the gallery below.

Stylish maternity wear for every mom-to-be

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Just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean you have to start stocking up on sweatpants. One of the most difficult things about being pregnant can be finding stylish clothing that also makes you feel confident.

Whether you take a cue from Kim Kardashian’s maternity style and opt for form-fitting dresses that show off your bump or choose to embrace your inner Blake Lively by wearing loose-fitting fabrics, there’s no better time to experiment with your style.

We’ve identified 21 great styles at different price points (starting at $12.99). Maternity wear is about to become the most exciting part of your wardrobe. And if you’re not expecting, don’t forget to shop for the mom-to-be on your Mother’s Day list this year!