Paris Hilton shines in gold gown while showing off engagement ring at Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala.

The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet.

Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes.

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

Bling: Paris couldn't stop staring at her massive diamond 

Bling: Paris couldn’t stop staring at her massive diamond

The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people.

Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show.

Hilton, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event.

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker  

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker

Cannes club: Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night in France 

Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night.

She made her DJ debut back in June 2012 and currently has a residency at Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza.

‘My first show was in Brazil. Like 30,000 people, closing for Jennifer Lopez, it was so much fun,’ she told Billboard in an interview.

‘I loved it so much that after that I really just got more into it. I’ve just been having the time of my life. I didn’t realize what a huge success I would be.’

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event 

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening 

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening

The Simple Life star is in the process of planning her wedding to Zylka, 32.

During the iHeartRadio Music Awards, she revealed to ET that the pair plan to tie the knot later this year, but noted that picking a date has proved difficult due to her large family.

‘First we have the engagement party, the bridal party, and then the wedding,’ she said. ‘We’re still picking a date that’s perfect for everyone in the family. My brother is getting married in June so we’re gonna separate a few more months after that.’

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You Won’t Believe These 11 Chic Dresses Are Less Than $60 — Seriously!

Wear this pretty H&M Dress With Buttons ($40) with your favorite white sneakers.

You’ll want to live in this H&M Kaftan Dress ($35) all season long.

 

You can also get this H&M Patterned Wrap-Front Dress ($25) in yellow or black.

This lightweight H&M V-Neck Dress ($25) is great for hot weather.

Animal-print-lovers, this H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress ($60) is for you.

You can wear this delicate H&M Lace Dress ($50) to a wedding this Summer.

 

 

Dress up this H&M Striped Wrap-Front Dress ($60) with chic mules.

 

You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.

 

 

 

You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.

 

This H&M Dress With Eyelet Embroidery ($60) is all about the back.

Go for a denim look and get this H&M Lyocell Dress ($40).

Meet the Brand That’s Making Your Dream Spring Dresses a Reality

Spring Dresses from LoveShackFancy

It feels like we wait for warm weather all Winter long. We dream of all the places we’re going to go and the outfits we’re going to wear, when a giant coat is no longer necessary. Now that this day is finally here, live out those daydreams in a dress by one of our favorite new designers, LoveShackFancy. The clothes are romantic, playful, and feminine, so basically every Spring vibe you’re trying to channel. They can be worn as vacation dresses, party dresses, day dresses, or whatever-you-want dresses. In short, these are dresses you’re going to want to wear, and we wish you luck in picking a favorite.

The best SPF moisturisers

At this time of year, people start asking me for facial sunscreen recommendations, frequently with the enthusiasm one might convey for an impending smear test. We grudgingly accept it’s in our interests to protect skin from UVA and UVB (think A for Ageing, B for Burning), but the additional step and often greasy, thick texture of sunblock dissuades many. I take the view that those who aren’t spending extended periods outdoors would be better off with a day cream with added sun protection, killing two birds with one lighter, more agreeably textured moisturiser. One can always ramp up to a dedicated block in the summer, for long days on beaches and in beer gardens.

Having worn a different protective moisturiser every day for weeks, my runaway victor is Merumaya Youth Preservation Moisturiser. It’s pricey at £37 for 30ml and the protection – SPF20 – is only just over the threshold of acceptability, but the texture is near perfect (luxurious but ungreasy, smooth and stable under foundation) and the airless pump packaging is ideal for travel and storage. The light cream contains lots of water-retaining (ergo skin-hydrating) hyaluronic acid as well as multiple antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreens, and unlike every other I tried, didn’t sting or blur when wandering into my eyes.

My remaining recommendations require a separate eye cream, but still proved exceptionally good. I love Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25 (£12, 52ml) from new brand CeraVe (look alongside the likes of E45 and Eucerin in chemists). This has a travel tube and a surprisingly elegant texture for its price and category. It contains good things like niacinamide for spots, though this means it’s not much cop over vitamin C serum, so choose your layers accordingly. Vitamin C serum devotees (like me) should opt for something like Murad Essential-C Day Moisturise SPF30, £59.50 (50ml), a silky, ungreasy, glow-giving cream that behaves impeccably under makeup. La Roche-Posay proved great, too, with two equally good versions of Hydraphase UV Intense day cream – Riche, for dry skins and Light for everyone else, both £17 for 50ml. Five reasons to be more cheerful about the pressing need to protect. I’ll accept no further excuses.

Fashion Q&A

The leather biker jacket has become a staple for women of all ages. You’ll find them at all price points, too. Asos has classic black, a multitude of colours, suede and faux leather (asos.com); Country Road (countryroad.com.au) and Witchery have boxy black, the latter also with a more fitted version in red (witchery.com.au). Balenciaga has one with a built-in silk scarf, Loewe with knit sleeves (parlourx.com) and Acne in pale lilac (mytheresa.com). Camilla and Marc has the pictured biker in deep oxblood with a shearling collar ($1099, camillaandmarc.com).

Tibi jumpsuit. Picture: Getty Images.
Tibi jumpsuit. Picture: Getty Images.

What’s new in jumpsuits?

Let’s just say there’s now a streamlined practicality to them. Sure, you can still get ruffled, cut-out, sexy all-in-ones and long-sleeved grease-monkey overalls, but how about something in between? This one from Tibi’s recent New York show is for your future wish list, but there are plenty of options at the ready. I purchased a navy one from Zara with zip details that (for me) works even better without the waist tie, but they have a number of styles – and now they deliver in Australia (zara.com). Sandro has one in pale pink crepe with zip front, tabs and button details (02 9327 3377). Other great examples? Stella McCartney, Elizabeth and James (matchesfashion.com) and Victoria Beckham (net-a-porter.com). Jump to it.

Molton Brown infusing Eucalyptus Body polisher
Molton Brown infusing Eucalyptus Body polisher

Beauty

Keep skin supple with this invigorating scrub. Molton Brown Infusing Eucalyptus Stimulating Body Polisher, $60, moltonbrown.com.au.

Balenciaga shopper
Balenciaga shopper

Covet

We’ll always have Paris… Balenciaga shopper, $2515, Parlourx.com

Meghan Markle: The wellness guru she could have been

 

There’s a common misconception that most little girls dream about one day becoming a princess, with a prince who can sweep in to save the dayMeghan Markle waving and lead her into a life of luxury.

For most of us, this is a mere fantasy, but occasionally for a precious few, the fairy tales of our childhoods can become reality.

American actress Meghan Markle is one of these lucky individuals. Yet, while she may now be the envy of many, Meghan hasn’t spent her life waiting for a prince to appear.

In addition to being an established actress, best known for her work on the popular TV drama Suits, Meghan set up and ran her own lifestyle blog called The Tig for almost three years.

The Tig was closed in April 2017, and all its articles were taken offline. Meghan’s social media accounts were wiped in January, two months after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced.

Had she not met Prince Harry, it is likely that Meghan could have gone on to develop her brand further into a much bigger business opportunity, the same way Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow did with her hugely successful lifestyle platform Goop.

‘Inspired lifestyle’

On The Tig, Meghan shared beauty, diet and fashion tips, recipes, travel advice, and words of wisdom about love and life – all the essentials you might need to live an “inspired lifestyle”.

Meghan wrote many of the blog posts herself, and she reinforced the messages from The Tig on social media, with companion posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Before her accounts were deactivated in January, she had 3 million Instagram followers, 800,000 Facebook likes and 350,000 Twitter followers.

Meghan had also partnered with Canadian High Street fashion retailer Reitmans to release two fashion collections in 2015 and 2016.

Apart from discussing issues dear to her heart – such as feminism, humanitarian causes and the personal struggles she’d overcome in her life – Meghan would share quotes from inspirational books she had read.

“You are always enough,” was a key Meghan mantra – based on advice once given to her by a casting director during an audition.

Her blog made mention of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Loveand neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s posthumously published autobiography When Breath Becomes Air.

She also cited the works of Deepak Chopra, an alternative-medicine guru and leading public speaker in the New Age movement.

“She was trying to show people you could live your best life no matter what your circumstances were, and she was sharing tips and tricks she had learned from meeting people,” says Amanda Dishaw, editorial director of Vancouver-based lifestyle fashion publisher Effervescence Media.

“She brought in a range of experts to give advice on The Tig, from make-up artists and dieticians, to fitness instructors, yoga instructors and travel experts.”

8 Korean Fashion Styles To Fall In Love With For Spring

Spring has begun, and that means a number of things: new K-dramas with pretty faces, the type of songs you listen to in the car with the windows down, and best of all: new fashion. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you can finally ditch the rain coats, puff coats, and wind beater jackets which have most likely been plaguing your closet. Well, maybe not yet.

If you’re still stuck in the last few cold fronts of winter’s icy grip, don’t lose hope! There’s no time like the present for planning (and shopping), so feel free to sit down with a cup of hot chocolate and indulge in a taste of the spring outfits you’re going to rock soon. Without further ado, here are eight K-fashion styles to fall in love with this season!

1. Jeans & heels

Who doesn’t love heels? Now that it’s almost time to put away the fur boots, you might want to consider digging out your abandoned heels and lavishing some much-needed attention on them. Spring is a season of vibrancy and color, and nothing represents that more than a pair of playfully flirtatious heels. Keep ‘em casual with a pair of jeans — you can go for classic blue skinny jeans, or have a little more fun with ripped jeans, patchwork jeans, boot leg jeans, etc. Amp up the cute factor by adding a seasonal splash of color to your heels, be it green, yellow, or robin egg blue: your options are open. Complete the outfit with a knitted sweater, a light turtleneck, a casual sweatshirt, or a sarcastic t-shirt. With this style, you’re free to get pretty creative.

2. Sarcastic shirts

T-shirts are breezy and comfortable, and now that they come with a plethora of sarcastic and witty sayings, they’re also a great way to express the sass in your personality. Other bonuses? They’re very “in” at the moment, they fit well with the 2018 vibe, and best of all, they’re not super expensive. Tuck them in to your jeans completely or only tuck them in the front, leaving the back to flow loosely for a bit of casual elegance. Pair them with high-waisted jeans if you want to showcase the T-shirt more. Lastly: don’t forget to take a selfie.

3. Have fun with denim

If you’re going for a look other than casual and colorful, try experimenting with some denim choices for spring. Pair a pale blue denim jacket or button-up shirt with dark blue or white jeans for a fashionably daring denim-on-denim look. A cute denim dress can also do the trick, either on its own or layered over a T-shirt for a sweet “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” kind of feel.

4. Add a long skirt

Long skirts are a relatively new fashion trend, so this style is open for experimentation. Try out different types of long skirts to see which ones are your spring favorites: floral patterns, tulle, or denim? Pair them with heels, boots, or sneakers and a tuck in tee, sweater, or blouse. If your skirt has a slit or is shorter in the front, you can choose a particular pair of shoes you want to showcase; otherwise, the sky is the limit with this look.

5. Spring = florals

With spring comes the obvious floral print, and Korea has always been a fan of it. Go all out with a floral print dress or mix and match with other outfit styles. As a general rule of thumb, keep to soft colors to complement your florals: tan heels, off-white sweaters, blush pink jeans, etc.

Left: Oh My Girl’s “Secret Garden.” Right: Yesstyle

6. Show off your shoulders

Show off your collarbone (and get some much needed Vitamin D) with an off-the-shoulder top. K-fashion has a number of styles to fit your personal preference: a collared blouse that hangs off your shoulders, a cutout neckline with V-straps, a choker top, a V-neckline, etc. These tops aren’t usually very expensive, so if you want to buy a combo collection for your closet, go for it!

7. Going sheer

Sheer is becoming “in.” After all, it’s a soft and flattering fabric which can be used in a number of different styles. Wear a sheer blouse over a tank top and pair it with jeans or a pencil skirt for an elegant look. Or wear a more figure-conforming sheer top for a sexier look. For the latter, if you’re uncomfortable with not wearing any layers underneath, then you can pair the shirt with a bandeau or a crop top. Add an extra feminine touch by sporting a flowy sheer top over a casual shirt or tank.

You can also incorporate sheer fabric into your outfit in a number of other ways: a layered skirt over another skirt, shorts, or jeans; or with a sweater, a crop top, etc.

Remember: Korean fashion relies on fun experimentation, so don’t hesitate to add your own touch of personality to your look!

While you’re dreaming about your favorite spring fashion styles, tell us what they are in the comments! Which K-fashion outfits are you planning out for spring, Soompiers?