Roger Federer admits he’s called Anna Wintour for style advice on the courts

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Known for his dapper style on and off the court, Roger Federer is not just a tennis icon, but a fashion one at that.

After his 20-year contract with Nike ended, die-hard fans were surprised when mega-retailer, UNIQLO, tapped Federer for their latest collaborative collection – but getting a stamp of approval from Anna Wintour was probably confirmation he was making the right move.

“Sometimes I have called her up in the past and asked her for [fashion] advice. I also asked her what she thought of UNIQLO and she thought it was a great idea. She thought it would be a wonderful match,” Federer told press at The Park Hyatt hotel in NYC during an intimate gathering to celebrate the new partnership. 

With his groundbreaking gameday attire, Federer revealed, “sometimes she [Wintour] likes to know what I’m going to wear. She asked me what I was wearing to the US Open and I would show her and she has her comments and sometimes when I have choices, I’ll show her – especially when it comes to New York and Wimbledon – she’s very particular in wanting to know before everybody else what’s going on. I don’t mind as long as Nike in the past or Uniqulo doesn’t mind me showing her. But she’s very trustworthy so I feel like it’s only for the best that I bring cool stuff to tennis. Anna is incredibly supportive and I can’t thank her enough,” he continued.

Federer first stepped out wearing UNIQLO at this past Wimbledon. The Japanese brand will be offering replica game wear worn by Roger Federer at the 2018 US Open and fans will be able to reserve their favorite pieces available for pre-order on UNIQLO.com. The collection was designed around a single tone of deep red which is reminiscent of the brands signature color.  

“I think it starts with the fabrics and the colors for me, and then the tailoring and the fit comes naturally. The question is do we keep it fitted, like the way I have been wearing because when I first started my clothes were pretty baggy. Back in the ‘90s things were different but now it has been very fitted. So the question is, shall we change up that silhouette? There’s a discussion there but I think that the fabrics are very important. I like the colors we chose a lot and the detailing because I think there’s so much we can do,” Federer exclusively told AOL’s Laura Galvan.

The 37-year-old Swiss tennis pro won his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open earlier this year. With not having won the US Open in a decade, Federer admits that it is the toughest championship to win but he doesn’t feel the pressure. 

“I think the US Open announces itself as a very exciting one and a difficult one to win. It’s the last opportunity for everybody to win a slam. Thankfully, I already have one,” Federer said jokingly.

“So at least, I can go into the US Open with less pressure in my opinion. I think it’s a good thing to look at this US Open with not having to win it, but wanting to win it badly – because I have not won it in 10 years. I have some work to do myself but I’ve come very close in recent years. Not the last two, because I haven’t been healthy but this year I feel really good about my chances. It is tough and maybe one of the toughest to win out there. I’m very excited and happy to be back.”

Pre-order Roger Federer match wear on UNIQLO.com today. 

 

Lady Gaga carries never-before-seen purse in Paris

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Lady Gaga is no doubt a fashion icon, but when the six-time Grammy winner was photographed in Paris carrying a sleek leather black purse with a monogrammed ‘L.G’, fans and fashion-lovers noticed something big.

The important accessory she was holding is Hedi Slimane’s first bag for Céline. Fashion editor, Pierre A. M’Pelé, first noticed the bag on Gaga from photos she took at the Louvre Museum in Paris.  

Slimane was the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent from 2012-2016 and famously dropped “Yves” from the brand’s logo and name. After leaving Saint Laurent, LVMH appointed Slimane as creative director for the French luxury ready-to-wear brand, Céline – taking the reigns from Phoebe Philo.

Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga’s longtime stylist, confirmed to Business of Fashion that Slimane “gifted her the bag and it’s the first one from his new collection.” Slimane’s first collection for Celiné is set to launch in Paris next month. 

The two have had a close bond ever since he photographed her for her ‘Fame Monster’ album cover. In 2012, Gaga was the first to wear Slimane’s straight-off-the-runway designs for Saint Laurent.
Lady Gaga continued to tote around the purse with her to the 75th Venice Film Festival where she enjoyed a boat day alongside fiancé Christian Carino. 

Jennifer Garner’s never looked better in first red carpet since bringing Ben Affleck to rehab

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Jennifer Garner stepped out last night in Los Angeles to attend the premiere of her latest film, “Peppermint.”

The 46-year-old actress stunned on the red carpet wearing a satin one-shoulder-high-low gown by Narciso Rodriguez from Pre-fall 2018 and jewelry by David Webb. Showing off her toned legs, she finished off her draped look with black embellished heels and minimal makeup.

This marks the first time the mom-of-three has made a red carpet appearance since bringing her estranged husband, Ben Affleck, to rehab last week. Garner and Affleck ended their 10-year marriage in 2015 but did not file for divorce until 2017 and share three kids together – Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.

Jennifer looked gorgeous posing alongside the “Peppermint” director, Pierre More, and her castmates including Tyson Ritter and Annie Ilonzeh. In the film, Garner portrays a widow named Riley, who is seeking revenge on the murderer who killed her family.

“Peppermint” premieres in theatres on September 7th. 

Mega fashion e-tailer REVOLVE launches Revolve Beauty

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Los Angeles e-commerce giant, REVOLVE, has just completely launched their beauty expansion and we’re already stocking up.

The brand known for their millennial-driving and fashion-forward approach to social media, with 2.5 million followers on Instagram, is on track to rack in over $1 billion in sales this year. REVOLVE’s Cheif Brand Officer, Raissa Gerona, took to her own Instagram to celebrate the launch alongside her cute daughter, Dylan. 

“Bring your daughter to work day! Took Dylan to celebrate the launch of @revolvebeauty💄So excited to have a whole new, dedicated ‘gram to feature the over 200 beauty brands we now carry on @revolve! Yay #REVOLVEbeauty,” she captioned her photo.

This week REVOLVE is hosting one of it’s “fomo-filled” vacations, #revolvearoundtheworld, in L.A filed with “Instagrammable” pop-up shops where influencers are invited to test out and share the products. The online shop will be filled with over 200 beauty brands including everything from haircare brand Briogeo to Peter Thomas Roth, Supergoop! and BECCA .

From eye masks to hair masks, shop our cult-favorites from Revolve below. Your new beauty-wardrobe awaits…

Everlane’s best-selling shoe just got a major upgrade

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Everlane’s ‘Day Heel’ garnered up a cult-following after immediately selling out last year and racking up a 28,000 person waitlist. Today, the beloved shoe is back with an all-new upgrade.

The eco-friendly brand, who you can find in the closets of Angelina Jolie and Meghan Markle, just launched their ‘Day High-Heel’ and we have a feeling they’ll be selling out in no time. The shoe features the same elements of comfort as their original ‘Day Heel,’ but with a chic elevated heel for a leggier look.

Coming in four new colors, you’ll want to snag a pair for your fall wardrobes. From Bone to Ivy, shop Everlane’s ‘Day High-Heel below!

US Open 2018: How Madison Keys conquers game day nerves

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At just 21-years-old, Madison Keys was ranked No.7 in the world of professional tennis and became the first American female to succeed this milestone since Serena Williams seventeen years ago.  

The now 23-year-old is gearing up for the US Open next week and dishing on her major success at such a young age. AOL.com sat down with Madison at the Hudson Hotel in New York City during Evian’s ‘I Wanna’ campaign launch.  Keys is the first American ambassador for the French water company alongside Maria Sharapova and actor, Luka Sabbat

“I’m excited just to be back there. I had so many fun emotion-filled matches laid on Ashe. Having the crowd’s support is one of my favorite things about being at my home slam. I am really looking forward to being out there again with everyone,” Keys told AOL. “The biggest thing is knowing that I am going to be nervous. I’m going to have remind myself it’s just tennis and I’m not trying to save anyone lives out there. It’s more just leaving last year behind me, it’s a new tournament and not to put too much pressure on myself because I’m going to anyway – just remembering that last year wasn’t perfect either. There were a lot of ups and downs but I managed and I figured it out. It turned out to be amazing.”

Keys turned pro on her 14th birthday and a few months later, she beat out Serena Williams in a set to five games at the World Team Tennis match. During our conversation, she revealed that seeing success early on is one of her biggest motivators and even if it doesn’t work out for other young women professionally, the sport can still open doors.

“It something that means a lot to me, but being very hard on myself makes me want more. I’ve always been very proud of myself but at the same time I’ve also been like ‘well, it’s not enough, I want more,’ so it’s a motivator.”

“The biggest thing to remember is that even if it doesn’t work out professionally it can still open so many doors. I think so many people get caught up in “okay if I don’t make it professionally, I’ve failed” but I have so many friends who ended up going to college and now have amazing jobs that they love because of tennis or they meet new people. It’s supposed to be fun and it’s a sport and you can get to do a lot more than hit a ball over the net,” she added.

Unlike basketball or football, tennis has a predominantly strong female presence on the court. With Women’s Equality Day coming up on August 26th, Keys opened up about the gender equality issues within sports and the changes she’s seen along the way. 

“As far as sports go we’re pretty lucky because tennis is by far the closest to being equal but we’re still not. It’s something that I think we are slowly going to have to chip away at but it’s not going to change overnight. I think more and more men are starting to realize how big the gap is and how different it is, so I think slowly they’re figuring out and we will see some change.”

 

Shaq says his ‘spoiled rich brat days are over’

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Shaquille O’Neal, who is perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in the world, is not afraid to talk about his humble beginnings.

From transforming his legendary NBA career into becoming a movie star, a musician and fashion designer, Shaq’s life since retiring from the NBA has definitely not been boring. With a new movie on the way and his latest collaboration with JCPenneyAOL.com sat down with Shaq at the unveiling of his exclusive big & tall brand, Shaquille O’Neal XLG.

“A big guy can’t afford a $1000 suit, that will throw everything off. You have to pay rent, you gotta pay the car note, help with the babies, so $1000 will throw you off. $200 is good because at least you can get one nice suit,” Shaq told AOL about his collection with JCPenney. “What I know about men is that when we throw on something nice, it makes us feel good about ourselves. It doesn’t matter what size you are. I don’t wanna do suits that I used to wear, I don’t want to try and sell $1000 suits to the common man. I can’t do it.”

The 7-foot-1-inch athlete may have made hundreds of millions in his career but that hasn’t stopped him from understanding most of the world.

“I respect the common working man and my spoiled rich brat days are over. It was a hard-working man that created the man that I am. My father would never even look at a $1,000 suit,” O’Neal explained.

“What I realized over 20 years of personal research is that every time I go to a Big+Tall store and want to get something cool, they don’t have it. So big guys just say ‘forget it,’ so we have the same old jackets, no pattern in our ties and a stupid white shirt with buttons – and I’m like f*ck that, I wanna dress like Tom Cruise, I wanna dress like Will-I-Am.”

Shaq has a new cameo on the way in Taraji P.Henson’s upcoming film, “What Men Want.” When AOL asked how that project came about, he recalled a story explaining his secret to casting in over 15 movies without using an agent.

“The crazy thing is, growing up I never wanted to be a movie star. A lot of people don’t get calls from a director saying we want you to be in a movie. If I get a call from any director, I’m doing it. I’ve had 15 calls and been put in 15 movies. Some good, some bad but it’s all about the experience. I’m walking down the street one day and the guy says ‘Hey, I’m shooting a movie called ‘Blue Chips,’ and we want you in the movie. I was like ‘huh,’-he said Nicole Nolte is in it. So I said ‘wow, sure I’ll do it!’ and that’s how I’ve always got my movie roles. I don’t have a movie agent like people just call me.

“So Will Packer called me and said, ‘Hey Taraji wants you to be in the movie’ and whatever actor turns down Taraji P. Henson is an idiot.”

Angelina Jolie keeps wearing these $165 shoes from your favorite brand

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Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle and Gigi Hadid are just some of the A-listers obsessed with Everlane. The eco-friendly brand known for its moderate price tag and minimalistic approach to fashion has garnered up a cult following.

We couldn’t help but notice that the Jolie has been wearing this chic little black pump on repeat. The 43-year-old actress was spotted taking her kids out to Dalso Japan in L.A last week sporting a white v-neck sweater paired with black pants and of course, her Everlane pumps.  

Just a few days later, the “Maleficent” star was shopping out and about in L.A alongside Shilo and Knox in an all-black ensemble paired with the same shoes. The brand even spotted Angelina wearing her favorite shoes back in October while walking her dog. 

Jolie isn’t the only one who can’t get enough of Everlane’s Editor Heel. The shoe has racked up nearly 400 reviews on the brand’s site with a 4.53/5 star rating. Shop the shoe below and see what all of the hype is about!

Every celebrity in Hollywood keeps wearing this bold color

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Love it or hate, celebs are shying away from neutral color palettes and going brighter than ever.

While we don’t recommend wearing neon hues head-to-toe, Blake Lively managed to do it just right. While on a press tour for her new movie, “A Simple Favor,” the actress donned a neon green Versace suit and was clearly not afraid of a little risk. Bella Hadid’s take on neon yellow was equally chic. The supermodel stepped out last month rocking a bright suit to the Dior Homme show in Paris.  

However, the frontrunners for this “who could out neon each other'” celeb contest goes to Kim Kardashian West. The KKW beauty mogul was spotted wearing three bold looks all in the same weekend while out in Miami. It all started when she shocked the world by debuting her lengthy neon wig only to step out in a matching Lamborghini #goals. 

The reality star then attended rapper 2-Chainz’s wedding wearing a vibrant neon latex dress by Atsuko Kudo. Continuing her neon streak, Kim rocked a two-piece matching set for a night out in Miami and swapped out her Lamborghini for a matching Mercedes truck.

Older sister, Kourtney, is not too far behind the trend. The mom-of-three recently stepped out in a barely-there crop top showing off her neon yellow bra and matching Yeezy pumps. 

While we’re not sure how long this rave esqué colorway will last for, we’re all for having fun and not taking fashion too seriously! From this past Emmys to their street style, check out more of your favorite A-listers rocking this bold color in the gallery above. 

 

Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie just carried the same tote under $175

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When Meghan Markle stepped out with Prince Harry in Toronto last year for the Invictus Games, all eyes were on her tote.

Spotted in a white button-down paired with mid-rise distressed blue jeans, Markle’s minimalistic outfit was simple yet chic. The ‘Suits’ actresses accessorized her look with Everlane’s “The Day Market Tote” retailing for $165. This perfect carry-all bag has developed an A-lister fan base ranging from Angelina Jolie to Olivia Munn. Check out how other stars are styling this tote and shop the bag below!

A look back at the best moments from the 2008 VMAs – From Speidi to LiLo

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since all eyes were on Speidi (you know, MTV’s most elite couple, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag), and Britney Spears took home the Best Female Video award for “Piece of Me.” 

With the 2018 Video Music Awards around the corner, we’re taking a look back at some of the most iconic moments from one of the biggest nights in music. From Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas’ teenage love story to a short-lived Paris Hilton and Benji Madden romance, 2008 made for an epic time in young Hollywood. 

Aubrey O’Day was in attendance repping her hot 2000’s girl-band “Danity Kane,” while a very pregnant Ashlee Simpson presented on stage with her former hubby, Pete Wentz. The couple split just two years later and are both happily married today to other people. 

From Jo Bro moments to Lindsay Lohan’s best hairstyle to date and a very happy Tyga (pre-Kylie Jenner), scroll through the gallery below for a nostalgic look back. Your 16-year-old self will thank you later!

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air on August 20, 2018 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City and Jennifer Lopez is set to take home the Video Vanguard Honoree. 

Rachel Zoe talks being a strict mother and Beyoncé’s epic Vogue cover

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Rachel Zoe has had quite an impressive career ever since she first styled the most iconic Backstreet Boys album cover of all time back in 1999, “Millennium.”

After leaving her fashion editor job at YM, a magazine for teenagers, Zoe went off on her own to become a freelance stylist and has never looked back. Becoming perhaps the most famous stylist in Hollywood, the now-designer is a mom of two adorable boys and is not finished building her fashion media empire just yet.

AOL recently caught up with Rachel Zoe to chat about everything from her latest Resort collection, motherhood and of course, Bella, Gigi and Beyoncé.

“I was so excited about it, that I’ve already worn half of it and I’m wearing another one tonight to an event that I’m hosting this evening in Montauk. I was like, ‘It’s a little early to start wearing my collection.’ It comes out in November – I am just so excited about it.” Zoe explained of her latest collection for her namesake label.

“This collection is really about the holiday season, when people start to get in that party, holiday, vacation mode – and I just found that Resort for me should always have that real sexy, glamour, easy kind of dressing. It is very Studio 54. The goal of my collection is to get alot of high impact with very little effort. The clothes do the work for you.”

Rachel recently joined Shire’s screen responsibly initiative in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of prioritizing screen time safely. When I asked if she worries about her sons, Skylar and Kaius, growing up in a fast-paced tech and social generation, she was quick to say “Yes.”

“Yes, I do [worry].  All the time. And I really am strict about it. It’s not necessarily about them being on a screen, it’s about controlling what it is they’re watching or doing on the screen. Having two young boys, they just love it – but I think it is really about teaching them and really monitoring how long they screen time for. They get a certain amount of time and they can have that after school or after camp. Everyone needs a little bit of time to shut their minds down, but I am definitely really crazy about what they watch.”

On her own screen usage:  “I don’t watch a lot of television at all so, I am fortunate in that I get to save in that area. I have so many friends and people in my life that are just glued to television. I am not one of those people, so I find that I screen time primarily for my business.”

Zoe recently took to her Instagram to praise Beyoncé’s September Vogue cover, in which Anna Wintour gave the superstar full control over the editorial and art direction.

On Beyoncé: “OMG! Well, first of all, I think I’m one of the number one Beyoncé fans. I really just have a forever girl crush on her. I think she is just amazing, obviously initially as a performer but also just as such an incredible role model to so many women and really embracing her natural beautiful self and always sharing with the world a little bit about humanizing herself. She’s just such a force. I also think that that particular editorial on the cover was so magnificently beautiful. It just really took me, I froze.”

The stylist-turned-designer has a long list of A-list clients including everyone from Jennifer Garner to Cameron Diaz and Keira Knightly. Zoe runs in a tight crowd of celeb and designer best friends (consisting of Gwyneth Paltrow and Brian Atwood) and is not shy about posting their squad on Insta.

On her favorite celeb style: “I definitely have red carpet favorites and street style favorites. If you take it in the supermodel category, Gigi, Bella and Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge – I love what they are doing and love how they are wearing clothes during the day. I love how it’s really good sartorial street style. It’s so fun to look at. I love how they turned out at the Cannes Film festival, Kendall Jenner too….But I always love Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, and Emma Stone. I definitely have some favorites – but I also think a lot of people are playing it super safe on the red carpet now.”