In her first interview about her horrific Paris robbery that shocked the world, Kim Kardashian has fought back tears while recounting the events on The Ellen DeGenerers Show.
We understand how easy it would be to let a situation like Kim Kardashian's Parisian gunpoint robbery impact you negatively for the rest of your life. However, instead of taking what could be the easier route, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians Star has said to Ellen DeGeneres that she feels like the robbery was meant to happen to her, and that she’s somewhat thankful that it did.
"I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don't want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me," Kim states, "I'm such a different person. I, um...I don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show—I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before... I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids (as). 'Cause I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't."
Kim continues to state that there’s nothing wrong with being proud and flaunting your success and what you’ve worked for, but she’ll never do it again.
“...Everyone gets so excited when they get things. Or, of course when you get engaged, you're going to show off your ring. If you get a new car—I don't care what kind it is—you get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. But it's just...it's not worth it. Like, I don't care about that stuff," states Kim.
Getting candid about the robbery, Kim recounted the events of the night, stating that she’d decided to stay home and pack rather than going out with her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner and friends. What’s shocking is that rather than the 2.30 am robbery being a random attack, it had been in the works for at least 2 years.
“What was crazy is meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, they had been following me for two years. They had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewellery or this jewellery, and saying that it's real,” Kim revealed.
"It's not to say that I'll never wear jewellery again or anything like that, (but) I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable. I don't know if I'd ever wear real jewellery again," states Kim.
Watching the interview, you can’t help but get chills. It’s obvious the impact that the horrendous situation has had on the reality star, yet we can’t help but feel proud and inspired of how Kim has grown from the unfortunate events.
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Dancer, actor, total #ManCrushEveryday, it seems that Channing Tatum can do no wrong. In a recent interview with E! News to celebrate Magic Mike Live! the hunk turned his talents to giving his fellow A-Lister stars stripper names. And we are living for it.
The chin length style has caused quite a stir. As the most followed person on Instagram, the photo has received over 2.5 million likes within hours of being posted and continues to rise. With a whopping 31.8k comments many of her fans seem to dig the new look:
@chivalrous_avi: "What..!!! She Cut Off Her Hair? ... Still Flawless Without A Doubt"
@ngeld1515: "Whyyyyy???? Nooooo!!!! Your hairrrr, whatever you look fab and so pretty with any style. Love you so much."
Of course, with any change, there come the haters. Many are speculating that the photos may be from a previous shoot where she is sporting a (extremely real looking) wig.
There are also the ones who are calling the photo a stunt. She has recently been hinting at a new project. After the hit that was 13 Reasons Why, what possible reason would Selena need to create a stunt? She clearly has all of our attention.
Is it a wig? A media stunt? Only time will tell. For now we will continue to enjoy the drama that only a hair chop can create!
One thing is for sure: when it comes to hair, Selena can apparently do no wrong.
"Did you want groupies or boobies in 'When I Grow Up'?"
You may know the name Jessica Sutta as a member of The Pussycat Dolls. Now, she’s ready to break away the chains and step into the spotlight. Going by the stage-name JSutta, she has just released her debut studio album “I Say Yes”, an impressive collection of up-beat and club ready tracks that give you big euphoric moments as well as a couple of intimate emotional ones.
Recently I sat down with her at her Los Angeles home to discuss the new record, touring, rediscovering yourself, to play a game of fact or fiction with Pussycat Doll rumours and finally clear up if the lyrics are “I boobies” or “groupies” in “When I Grow Up”.
So it’s been a long time in the making but you’ve just released your debut album “I Say Yes” a couple of weeks ago. Now that you’ve had some time to digest that it’s finally out in the world, how are you feeling?
JS: I feel accomplished. It’s been 3 years in the making and I’ve grown so much as a person and as an artist. It’s been a really incredible ride if I’m being honest with you. My voice has grown, the way I think has changed so dramatically that I feel like a completely different person. Because I said yes to myself and that’s the theme of the album “I Say Yes”. I said yes to giving myself the best life possible, removing bad toxic things out but growing through it.
You said recently that your Dad told you that you couldn't sing. From being more of a backing vocalist in The Pussycat Dolls, when writing the album did you feel like you needed to prove everyone wrong?
JS: Absolutely! I think that was my drive. I think everyone that is put in your life is there for a reason to teach you, to grow. Especially when you’re an artist because you have to use every possibility; hardships, love, everything. you can use it for your art and that’s what I decided to do as opposed to being upset about it and not singing which I did for many years. My throat just closed up and I was so afraid of my own voice, especially in a microphone and so loud like oh my god. So I had to break a lot of barriers but I feel like I’m living proof that you can go through real hardships and come out of it stronger and I hope to inspire people.
I’m personally obsessed with this album and I have my favourite tracks but I wanted to know what your favourite tracks are and what one was the most special or hardest one to write.
JS: I was obsessed with “Universe” for years and still am. I can see the live show in my head which I’m currently creating and touring in the summer. I’m not going to wait to open for anyone I’m just going to go out there and do it. I love “Inches Away” because I’ve been learning it on piano even though I have ridiculous nails. I love “Sunday Island”, “I Say Yes”, “Can’t Take No More”. I just love them all.
You are an independent artist and you do seem to have a lot of creative control around your music and image and branding. Do you think that being an independent artist and having direct communication with the fans through social media is the way of the future to release the music you want?
JS: Yes. At the end of the day it’s about the fans and now we have direct access to them whereas before there was someone stopping us and controlling it. Now with the internet and especially as an independent artist there are no boundaries to who I can reach and I honestly get feedback from all my fans and that’s where the creative process happens.
And you’ve experienced it from both sides now; you’ve seen it as an independent artist and then with a big machine behind you with The Pussycat Dolls. What would you say are the main differences?
JS: Oh man it was a lot easier with the big machine (laughs). I really liked staying at Ritz-Carlton and taking bubble baths but at the end of the day the victories are more sweet. The success is mine, my album is me. Everything I want to say I can, I don’t have anyone saying no you can’t say that.
Now that the album is out you’ve said your planning your tour and heading out on the road this summer so what can your fans expect from the live show?
JS: I’m building a storyline at the moment with big visuals and there is always high energy, lots of dancing and I have extraordinary dancers who I will be bringing on the road with me who are my besties so just expect a lot of love on that stage. I’m playing around with ideas of mashups too like I would love to do one of “Shame”, “Pushed Me” and “Can’t Take No More”. I think that would be pretty rad.
Can we expect any PCD mash ups in your live shows?
JS: I do “Don’t Cha” sometimes but my music has evolved so much and I’m lucky enough that I’ve had some success as an independent artist so I kind of leave The Pussycat Dolls stuff out now.
Is Australia on the cards?
JS: Yes definitely! I love Australia. We were talking about going soon so I promise! But I’m going to come during your summer because you guys have some torrential rainfall during your winter (laughs).
Fact Or Fiction with The Pussycat Dolls
The group was fined for performing in Kuala Lumpur because of indecent dancing.
JS: False because it was indecent clothing because we showed our midriff. You could either show your midriff or your legs but you couldn't show both and we showed both. I had no idea, the other girls had no idea but I’m sure that management knew. I hope we didn't offend anyone.
You were kicked out of the group after breaking your rib in Australia.
JS: I didn't get kicked out of the group, that’s false. I left the group but it was at the end for everyone I think.
You were told to dye your hair red after Carmit departed the group.
JS: True! At first I didn't want to and hated it because it didn't feel like me but contractually I didn't have a choice. But it ended up growing on me and I’ve kept it (laughs).
Nicole recorded 90% of the first album before you guys even stepped into the studio.
JS:True! They wouldn't give us any control or creativity, that’s why it was so frustrating. It opened up a little for the second album, but not much.We wanted a lot more of the creative process but we weren’t allowed to.
There is a possibility of a reunion happening and you guys are already in the studio?
JS: Never say never is what I say. It’s about the fans. But if they are already in the studio it’s probably just Nicole again (laughs).
And finally, the most important question I’m going to ask you today; "In When I Grow Up" did you want groupies or boobies?
JS: It’s Groupies! it does sound like boobies and we always did the boobies grab in the choreography on purpose to trick everyone (laughs).
The ending of a fling or relationship isn’t easy. Usually the story begins with fireworks and eventually feelings plateau everything spirals downwards from there. If you’ve ever had and lost a connection with a partner then you know the breakup is the worst part. Letting someone go or freeing yourself from them isn’t always a smooth ride, it usually comes with tears, red wine and ice cream.
In the perfect world, breakups would be mutual and everyone could walk away with a deep understanding and possibly even maintain a friendship. Though realistically, that is a rarity and when the awareness sets in that the passion is fizzling out - it can be difficult to navigate through.
So here are 7 things that are slightly subtle or pretty damn obvious that we are no longer into him and possibly not being true to ourselves.
I’m not referring to being in different states; here I’m talking about being right next to each other yet not being present.
No it’s not the temperature. It’s where a lack of sincerity comes to freeze over the conversation and connection.
The moment where everything about them seems uninteresting. Remember when wasting time was an indulgent guilty pleasure with your lover? Well now, you feel like there are a million other things you could be doing that are more productive and exciting.
All of sudden you’re looking at the person you thought you fell deeply for and their mere existence starts to irritate you in ways unimaginable. Picking fights and bickering about minor things has become a new way to dance around awkward feelings of being unhappy.
This is a touchy topic. Fear of being alone, fear of being unhappy, fear of change, fear of monogamy – all of these feelings are uncomfortable. Having to deal with those concerns can be a distraction within the relationship.
Faking happiness, interest or passion? Stop acting and be true to yourself. You’re partner will see through it and eventually those over exaggerated actions will be exposed.
It is possible to be with someone yet feel like you’re riding solo.
No one sign can be the end all but it does open the door for communication. Do what is and feels right for you. And whatever the outcome may be, know that it will get better and that you’re not alone.
Mixing online shopping, outfit updating and clothes sharing, all while helping to reduce the impact of clothing waste in landfills; Undress provides the newest solution to fulfilling all your fashion needs and benefiting the environment.
Sustainable fashion trailblazer Edda Hamar and the Undress Runways team are the brains behind the newest development in fashion swapping.
Launched on the 20th of April, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are the first cities to experience Undress: a peer-to-peer wardrobe sharing platform. This new website will allow users to browse, discover, borrow and share quality clothing. Featuring virtual closets, integrated messenger, ratings, reviews and a secure payment system built into the backend you will be able to get that new dress without even leaving the house!
Edda Hamar has said that Undress will fill a gap in the share economy by providing a sustainable way for the fashion-conscious to get a new outfit and ultimately contributing to the global issues of overconsumption.
“6000kg of clothing and textiles are discarded into landfill every 10 minutes in Australia- that’s embarrassing,” says Ms Hamar. “Undress has always encouraged people to find a more gentle way to consume clothing and this is the next step for us.” In the same way that Uber drivers share rides, and AirBnB hosts share their homes, Undress has built a platform that allows owners to share their clothes.
“We are already seeing an emergence of young people turning to social channels like Facebook and Instagram to share clothes, but the process is clunky and doesn’t have measures in place to ensure safe and secure exchanges. Undress is simple, secure and the guidelines for borrowing are super clear.”
Debbie who? marie claire is coming back for round two of their Up Late event that will see James St transformed into a fashionista’s dream.
Cyclone Debbie may have put a damper on the first marie claire Up Late event but you haven’t missed out. They are fighting back with the marie claire Up Late 'Round 2' - the sixth annual James St event will go ahead on Thursday 4th May, from 6-9PM.
A fashion lover’s can’t miss affair, you can expect an evening of exclusive offers, entertainment, special guest appearances and curated shopping experiences throughout the precinct.
marie claire Editor, Nicky Briger along with Publisher Jackie Frank, David Jones Ambassador Jesinta Franklin will kick off festivities.
Together, the marie claire team and high profile fashion designers will make in-store appearances where they will share their tips, tricks and forecasts for the season ahead. marie claire will also be giving away 1 000 fun-filled gift bags. Yes- that was 1 000 gift bags! Collection stations will be revealed during the event launch.
Returning to the street in their first appearance at the marie claire Up Late in three years is Adrian Norris Edwina Robinson of Aje. The duo has a cult national and international following, and shoppers will have the opportunity to chat with the pair in their James St boutique.
Dinosaur Designs will welcome their Creative Director, Louise Olsen and leading local designers, Gail Sorronda and Natasha Chipman of Natasha Schweitzer will be present at their flagship boutique to mix and mingle with attendees.
If you feel up to continuing the party, the celebration will continue late into the evening with Gerard’s Bar hosting the official marie claire Up Late after party. Here you will have yet another chance to meet the marie claire team.
This is the chance to ask some of your favourite designers your burning questions, score great deals and enjoy everything fashion, food and fun. We hope to see you there for marie claire up late ‘Round 2’.