Five Ten

24 Feb 19
JordanJPTaylor's books

– This is a parody and imitation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. No plagiarism is intended and therefore I give credit to the producers and makers of the movie, this work is not fully my own, and this work is not to be monetized. – CURSE OF THE 44 RODS […]

23 Jan 19
All The News UK

By Theo Fisher The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been released. Let’s take a look at the nominees in some key categories, look at who was snubbed, and just how Bohemian Rhapsody beat out the likes of A Quiet Place for a best picture nomination (sigh). Best Picture With the ability to nominate […]

24 Feb 19
Practiced Ignorance

Tortillas, as Spaniards make them, usually have potatoes, onions, and eggs as their main ingredients, so a great #paleo version is using green cabbage instead of potatoes. It’s delicious, #frugal, clean, nutritious, easy, and fast!

24 Feb 19
WGEH

The significant front-office, coaching and scouting personal of all 32 NFL teams gather this week in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine, and it would be appropriate for the teams to form two lines: one for franchises searching for a quarterback, and one for those that are not. The Giants could stand in both lines. Their […]

24 Feb 19
The Sun
THEY will be playing best supporting roles at the Oscars tonight – but you won’t see any of them on screen. A host of frantic stylists are putting the final touches to gowns for ­potential gong winners including Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman. It took 1,700 man-hours to sew beads on Emma Stone’s 2017 gown Four leading film fashionistas today lift the lid on the ­tantrums, last-minute dramas and tricks that keep actresses at the Academy Awards looking . . . well, like movie stars. Elizabeth Saltzman, who has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman for the big night, said: “You frequently have to sew them back into a dress or cut off the train because they’ve stepped through it. “But there’s always a fix and the world will never know. “When something goes wrong, whatever it is, we can fix it. I’ve had a make-up artist drop a red lipstick on a pale pink dress, but what are you going to do? Cate Blanchett in the heavy chain mail that left her skin red in 2007 “Scream about it? Will that help? No. You just go get some baby powder and you work on it until you don’t see it. “Stuff happens. No matter how stressful it is, I never let clients see it in me because it will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” At tonight’s 91st Academy Awards — where Brit Olivia ­Colman, 45, is a frontrunner for Best Actress — the total cost of all the outfits and styling is expected to be £55million. But cash does not always help — as in the case of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown in 2013. This cape made Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2012 look an instant classic Worth £3million, it was the most expensive dress in Oscars history — but was not designed for its wearer to climb stairs. Jennifer ended up tripping on it as she headed up on stage to collect her Best Actress award. Other infamous fashion moments include Gwyneth, 46, arriving in a see-through top with no bra in 2002. And in 2017, a gown slashed to the waist showed photographers far too much of embarrassed starlet Blanca Blanco. Pregnancy did not cramp Natalie Portman’s style in 2011 Unsurprisingly, stress levels among actresses over their looks ahead of big awards can be sky-high, prompting diva meltdowns. Kate Young, who was voted Hollywood’s most influential stylist last year and whose ­clients include Rachel Weisz and Margot Robbie, remembers one star in particular. She said: “A former client kicked a tailor who was pinning the hem of her dress — just because she thought she could. I don’t work with her any more.” The stylist, who has 416,000 Instagram followers, also told how she almost had her own meltdown when she decided Michelle Williams should wear an orange outfit in 2012. Michelle Williams was bold in this orange dress at the 2012 ceremony Kate said: “I didn’t sleep for, like, two weeks because of nerves. I told my best friend, ‘It’s orange, what do you think?’ “And she said: ‘Oof! Really, Kate? Orange?!’ ” The look ended up winning Michelle a spot on best-dressed lists. Kate also revealed that some designers refuse to give dresses to Oscar nominees who they feel do not match their style. She said: “I have taken on clients who maybe haven’t looked the way brands see as their ideal. Brands have an approved list. When I ask for clothes with a new client, I often get a quick ‘No’. Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Oscars “That’s when I get on the phone or take them to lunch and say, ‘This is what I’m doing with her. This is my vision. You can trust me not to misuse the clothes’. “Sometimes it works — and sometimes it doesn’t.” Kate, who started out as ­assistant to Vogue editor Anna ­Wintour, says the key to a top Oscars outfit is  good underwear. She explained: “I like using undergarments to build a body, for example hip pads, good bras, bodysuits and shoulder pads.” Lady Gaga is nominated for her smash hit film A Star Is Born One grateful recipient of her styling tips is Natalie Portman, who won praise for the purple Rodarte maternity gown Kate chose for her at the 2011 Oscars. Kate had also steered her through her fashion decisions for the whole awards season. Natalie, 37, said later: “It’s very lucky to have someone who curates those choices for you, so we actresses can do our full-time jobs — act. “It’s especially lucky to have a stylist who has taste as excellent as Kate’s.” Glenn Close is the most nominated actress without a win Meanwhile, Petra Flannery had the honour of dressing La La Land star Emma Stone, 30, in 2017 — but needed some help. She said: “The entire dress was hand-beaded on to lace. It took more than 1,700 hours and a team of 11 from the Givenchy Atelier. It’s a beaded wonder. When you see it up close it’s a marvel of various golden ­colours, shapes and sizes.” But the elaborate style meant epic fitting sessions, which Petra tried to keep fun by speaking to Emma in the style of stars of Hollywood’s golden age. She said: “I love to speak as if we are from the Forties. Regina King is favourite to win Supporting Actress “It’s a take on Katharine ­Hepburn and Cary Grant’s transatlantic accents.” Elizabeth Stewart has styled actresses at 18 Oscar ceremonies — including Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012 when her caped white Tom Ford gown was hailed as one of the best looks in red-carpet history. She says planning a dress for a big awards night — including the various parties — begins months in advance. Elizabeth explained: “The amount of events is kind of astonishing. It’s a bit chaotic, so I try to be a bastion of organisation and calm for my clients. Amy Adams is also nominated at this years Oscar’s “Prep is hugely important — we need to send a client off with all of their looks ready. “We have a look and a back- up look for every single event, accessorise it head to toe, tailor it to the nines and, often in high-pressure situations, I just have to make it work. “I recently had to fit a client on set. She was shooting and it turned out she had 15 minutes and we had to get her fit for two awards shows. Somehow we got it done.” Elizabeth dressed Cate Blanchett, 49, in her 2007 metal mesh Armani gown — which was far heavier than the stylist realised. Rachel Weisz is nominated alongside Emma Stone for The Favourite She said: “The day after the Oscars, the year she wore the silver chain mail Armani, Cate’s skin was bright red. “We weighed the dress on the bathroom scale and it was 40lb! “But you would never have known it by the way she carried the dress.” Elizabeth says all actresses know the gown — and how they wear it — is crucial. She said: “For the talent, a great dress keeps them relevant.” Above, the four stylists reveal their rules for making sure their clients look like winners. [boxout headline=”Regina tipped as victorious” intro=”FIVE women are up for Best Supporting Actress – these are the odds for the favourites”]REGINA KING – 1/3: 48-year-old already has a Golden Globe for role in If Beale Street Could Talk. AMY ADAMS – 4/1: The 44-year-old plays Dick Cheney’s wife in political comedy-drama Vice. RACHEL WEISZ – 11/2: In The Favourite the 48-year-old Brit plays Queen Anne’s close friend. [/boxout] Elizabeth Stewart Elizabeth Stewart believes good tailoring makes a good outfit GOOD tailoring is everything. “Proper tailoring and under-pinnings are critical. It depends on a person’s needs. Some need to be cinched in at the waist, others need bust support, some have different proportions.” Stick to one-of-a-kind dresses. “Particularly for the Oscars, I use custom gowns so no one will turn up in the same dress. “Stylists speak to one another to exchange information behind the scenes. You know who you can talk to.” Petra Flannery Petra thinks good fashion means taking risks DON’T be scared. “I’m always that person who takes a bit of a risk if I feel it looks good and my client is 100 per cent OK with it. “You’re putting a stamp on something. It should be talked about. “A big red carpet no-no is putting someone in a dress that has already been worn.” Get the shoes right. “My red-carpet tricks include perfect tailoring and finding the right heel. When it comes to heels, it’s about finding a shoe that gives confidence.” Kate Young Kate Young wants everyone to avoid turqoise AVOID turquoise. “My big no-nos are a dress someone has worn before – and turquoise, because I have an illogical hatred of the colour! “And I don’t like an asymmetrical hem.” Always try on the dress before doing the client’s hair and make-up. “One time we found a dress didn’t fit, as the tailoring was badly done. “So now we make sure we try on the dress before doing hair and make-up so there is time to fix any problems.” Elizabeth Saltzman Elizabeth Saltzman has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow FASHION does not dictate the look – instead, the actress does. “The client always comes before the gown. “You have to think about the person, their body, their level of confidence, their colouring, their wishes and needs – what will be successful for them.” Stay calm. “No matter how stressful an occasion gets, I never let my clients see the stress come out in me. “It will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” [boxout headline=”Glenn Close to win at last” intro=”THESE are the three favourites in the running for Best Actress, with odds from William Hill.”]GLENN CLOSE – 1/12: Up for The Wife, the 71-year-old star is the most nominated actress without a win. OLIVIA COLMAN ­– 6/1: Norfolk lass, 45, wowed fans as Queen Anne in dark comedy The Favourite. LADY GAGA – 12/1: A Star Is Born sees the 32-year-old play a singer whose career overtakes her lover’s. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6005730746001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Oscars 2019 – when are they being held and who has been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards?”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
24 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
THEY will be playing best supporting roles at the Oscars tonight – but you won’t see any of them on screen. A host of frantic stylists are putting the final touches to gowns for ­potential gong winners including Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman. It took 1,700 man-hours to sew beads on Emma Stone’s 2017 gown Four leading film fashionistas today lift the lid on the ­tantrums, last-minute dramas and tricks that keep actresses at the Academy Awards looking . . . well, like movie stars. Elizabeth Saltzman, who has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman for the big night, said: “You frequently have to sew them back into a dress or cut off the train because they’ve stepped through it. “But there’s always a fix and the world will never know. “When something goes wrong, whatever it is, we can fix it. I’ve had a make-up artist drop a red lipstick on a pale pink dress, but what are you going to do? Cate Blanchett in the heavy chain mail that left her skin red in 2007 “Scream about it? Will that help? No. You just go get some baby powder and you work on it until you don’t see it. “Stuff happens. No matter how stressful it is, I never let clients see it in me because it will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” At tonight’s 91st Academy Awards — where Brit Olivia ­Colman, 45, is a frontrunner for Best Actress — the total cost of all the outfits and styling is expected to be £55million. But cash does not always help — as in the case of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown in 2013. This cape made Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2012 look an instant classic Worth £3million, it was the most expensive dress in Oscars history — but was not designed for its wearer to climb stairs. Jennifer ended up tripping on it as she headed up on stage to collect her Best Actress award. Other infamous fashion moments include Gwyneth, 46, arriving in a see-through top with no bra in 2002. And in 2017, a gown slashed to the waist showed photographers far too much of embarrassed starlet Blanca Blanco. Pregnancy did not cramp Natalie Portman’s style in 2011 Unsurprisingly, stress levels among actresses over their looks ahead of big awards can be sky-high, prompting diva meltdowns. Kate Young, who was voted Hollywood’s most influential stylist last year and whose ­clients include Rachel Weisz and Margot Robbie, remembers one star in particular. She said: “A former client kicked a tailor who was pinning the hem of her dress — just because she thought she could. I don’t work with her any more.” The stylist, who has 416,000 Instagram followers, also told how she almost had her own meltdown when she decided Michelle Williams should wear an orange outfit in 2012. Michelle Williams was bold in this orange dress at the 2012 ceremony Kate said: “I didn’t sleep for, like, two weeks because of nerves. I told my best friend, ‘It’s orange, what do you think?’ “And she said: ‘Oof! Really, Kate? Orange?!’ ” The look ended up winning Michelle a spot on best-dressed lists. Kate also revealed that some designers refuse to give dresses to Oscar nominees who they feel do not match their style. She said: “I have taken on clients who maybe haven’t looked the way brands see as their ideal. Brands have an approved list. When I ask for clothes with a new client, I often get a quick ‘No’. Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Oscars “That’s when I get on the phone or take them to lunch and say, ‘This is what I’m doing with her. This is my vision. You can trust me not to misuse the clothes’. “Sometimes it works — and sometimes it doesn’t.” Kate, who started out as ­assistant to Vogue editor Anna ­Wintour, says the key to a top Oscars outfit is  good underwear. She explained: “I like using undergarments to build a body, for example hip pads, good bras, bodysuits and shoulder pads.” Lady Gaga is nominated for her smash hit film A Star Is Born One grateful recipient of her styling tips is Natalie Portman, who won praise for the purple Rodarte maternity gown Kate chose for her at the 2011 Oscars. Kate had also steered her through her fashion decisions for the whole awards season. Natalie, 37, said later: “It’s very lucky to have someone who curates those choices for you, so we actresses can do our full-time jobs — act. “It’s especially lucky to have a stylist who has taste as excellent as Kate’s.” Glenn Close is the most nominated actress without a win Meanwhile, Petra Flannery had the honour of dressing La La Land star Emma Stone, 30, in 2017 — but needed some help. She said: “The entire dress was hand-beaded on to lace. It took more than 1,700 hours and a team of 11 from the Givenchy Atelier. It’s a beaded wonder. When you see it up close it’s a marvel of various golden ­colours, shapes and sizes.” But the elaborate style meant epic fitting sessions, which Petra tried to keep fun by speaking to Emma in the style of stars of Hollywood’s golden age. She said: “I love to speak as if we are from the Forties. Regina King is favourite to win Supporting Actress “It’s a take on Katharine ­Hepburn and Cary Grant’s transatlantic accents.” Elizabeth Stewart has styled actresses at 18 Oscar ceremonies — including Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012 when her caped white Tom Ford gown was hailed as one of the best looks in red-carpet history. She says planning a dress for a big awards night — including the various parties — begins months in advance. Elizabeth explained: “The amount of events is kind of astonishing. It’s a bit chaotic, so I try to be a bastion of organisation and calm for my clients. Amy Adams is also nominated at this years Oscar’s “Prep is hugely important — we need to send a client off with all of their looks ready. “We have a look and a back- up look for every single event, accessorise it head to toe, tailor it to the nines and, often in high-pressure situations, I just have to make it work. “I recently had to fit a client on set. She was shooting and it turned out she had 15 minutes and we had to get her fit for two awards shows. Somehow we got it done.” Elizabeth dressed Cate Blanchett, 49, in her 2007 metal mesh Armani gown — which was far heavier than the stylist realised. Rachel Weisz is nominated alongside Emma Stone for The Favourite She said: “The day after the Oscars, the year she wore the silver chain mail Armani, Cate’s skin was bright red. “We weighed the dress on the bathroom scale and it was 40lb! “But you would never have known it by the way she carried the dress.” Elizabeth says all actresses know the gown — and how they wear it — is crucial. She said: “For the talent, a great dress keeps them relevant.” Above, the four stylists reveal their rules for making sure their clients look like winners. [boxout headline=”Regina tipped as victorious” intro=”FIVE women are up for Best Supporting Actress – these are the odds for the favourites”]REGINA KING – 1/3: 48-year-old already has a Golden Globe for role in If Beale Street Could Talk. AMY ADAMS – 4/1: The 44-year-old plays Dick Cheney’s wife in political comedy-drama Vice. RACHEL WEISZ – 11/2: In The Favourite the 48-year-old Brit plays Queen Anne’s close friend. [/boxout] Elizabeth Stewart Elizabeth Stewart believes good tailoring makes a good outfit GOOD tailoring is everything. “Proper tailoring and under-pinnings are critical. It depends on a person’s needs. Some need to be cinched in at the waist, others need bust support, some have different proportions.” Stick to one-of-a-kind dresses. “Particularly for the Oscars, I use custom gowns so no one will turn up in the same dress. “Stylists speak to one another to exchange information behind the scenes. You know who you can talk to.” Petra Flannery Petra thinks good fashion means taking risks DON’T be scared. “I’m always that person who takes a bit of a risk if I feel it looks good and my client is 100 per cent OK with it. “You’re putting a stamp on something. It should be talked about. “A big red carpet no-no is putting someone in a dress that has already been worn.” Get the shoes right. “My red-carpet tricks include perfect tailoring and finding the right heel. When it comes to heels, it’s about finding a shoe that gives confidence.” Kate Young Kate Young wants everyone to avoid turqoise AVOID turquoise. “My big no-nos are a dress someone has worn before – and turquoise, because I have an illogical hatred of the colour! “And I don’t like an asymmetrical hem.” Always try on the dress before doing the client’s hair and make-up. “One time we found a dress didn’t fit, as the tailoring was badly done. “So now we make sure we try on the dress before doing hair and make-up so there is time to fix any problems.” Elizabeth Saltzman Elizabeth Saltzman has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow FASHION does not dictate the look – instead, the actress does. “The client always comes before the gown. “You have to think about the person, their body, their level of confidence, their colouring, their wishes and needs – what will be successful for them.” Stay calm. “No matter how stressful an occasion gets, I never let my clients see the stress come out in me. “It will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” [boxout headline=”Glenn Close to win at last” intro=”THESE are the three favourites in the running for Best Actress, with odds from William Hill.”]GLENN CLOSE – 1/12: Up for The Wife, the 71-year-old star is the most nominated actress without a win. OLIVIA COLMAN ­– 6/1: Norfolk lass, 45, wowed fans as Queen Anne in dark comedy The Favourite. LADY GAGA – 12/1: A Star Is Born sees the 32-year-old play a singer whose career overtakes her lover’s. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6005730746001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Oscars 2019 – when are they being held and who has been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards?”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
24 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
THEY will be playing best supporting roles at the Oscars tonight – but you won’t see any of them on screen. A host of frantic stylists are putting the final touches to gowns for ­potential gong winners including Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman. It took 1,700 man-hours to sew beads on Emma Stone’s 2017 gown Four leading film fashionistas today lift the lid on the ­tantrums, last-minute dramas and tricks that keep actresses at the Academy Awards looking . . . well, like movie stars. Elizabeth Saltzman, who has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman for the big night, said: “You frequently have to sew them back into a dress or cut off the train because they’ve stepped through it. “But there’s always a fix and the world will never know. “When something goes wrong, whatever it is, we can fix it. I’ve had a make-up artist drop a red lipstick on a pale pink dress, but what are you going to do? Cate Blanchett in the heavy chain mail that left her skin red in 2007 “Scream about it? Will that help? No. You just go get some baby powder and you work on it until you don’t see it. “Stuff happens. No matter how stressful it is, I never let clients see it in me because it will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” At tonight’s 91st Academy Awards — where Brit Olivia ­Colman, 45, is a frontrunner for Best Actress — the total cost of all the outfits and styling is expected to be £55million. But cash does not always help — as in the case of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior gown in 2013. This cape made Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2012 look an instant classic Worth £3million, it was the most expensive dress in Oscars history — but was not designed for its wearer to climb stairs. Jennifer ended up tripping on it as she headed up on stage to collect her Best Actress award. Other infamous fashion moments include Gwyneth, 46, arriving in a see-through top with no bra in 2002. And in 2017, a gown slashed to the waist showed photographers far too much of embarrassed starlet Blanca Blanco. Pregnancy did not cramp Natalie Portman’s style in 2011 Unsurprisingly, stress levels among actresses over their looks ahead of big awards can be sky-high, prompting diva meltdowns. Kate Young, who was voted Hollywood’s most influential stylist last year and whose ­clients include Rachel Weisz and Margot Robbie, remembers one star in particular. She said: “A former client kicked a tailor who was pinning the hem of her dress — just because she thought she could. I don’t work with her any more.” The stylist, who has 416,000 Instagram followers, also told how she almost had her own meltdown when she decided Michelle Williams should wear an orange outfit in 2012. Michelle Williams was bold in this orange dress at the 2012 ceremony Kate said: “I didn’t sleep for, like, two weeks because of nerves. I told my best friend, ‘It’s orange, what do you think?’ “And she said: ‘Oof! Really, Kate? Orange?!’ ” The look ended up winning Michelle a spot on best-dressed lists. Kate also revealed that some designers refuse to give dresses to Oscar nominees who they feel do not match their style. She said: “I have taken on clients who maybe haven’t looked the way brands see as their ideal. Brands have an approved list. When I ask for clothes with a new client, I often get a quick ‘No’. Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Oscars “That’s when I get on the phone or take them to lunch and say, ‘This is what I’m doing with her. This is my vision. You can trust me not to misuse the clothes’. “Sometimes it works — and sometimes it doesn’t.” Kate, who started out as ­assistant to Vogue editor Anna ­Wintour, says the key to a top Oscars outfit is  good underwear. She explained: “I like using undergarments to build a body, for example hip pads, good bras, bodysuits and shoulder pads.” Lady Gaga is nominated for her smash hit film A Star Is Born One grateful recipient of her styling tips is Natalie Portman, who won praise for the purple Rodarte maternity gown Kate chose for her at the 2011 Oscars. Kate had also steered her through her fashion decisions for the whole awards season. Natalie, 37, said later: “It’s very lucky to have someone who curates those choices for you, so we actresses can do our full-time jobs — act. “It’s especially lucky to have a stylist who has taste as excellent as Kate’s.” Glenn Close is the most nominated actress without a win Meanwhile, Petra Flannery had the honour of dressing La La Land star Emma Stone, 30, in 2017 — but needed some help. She said: “The entire dress was hand-beaded on to lace. It took more than 1,700 hours and a team of 11 from the Givenchy Atelier. It’s a beaded wonder. When you see it up close it’s a marvel of various golden ­colours, shapes and sizes.” But the elaborate style meant epic fitting sessions, which Petra tried to keep fun by speaking to Emma in the style of stars of Hollywood’s golden age. She said: “I love to speak as if we are from the Forties. Regina King is favourite to win Supporting Actress “It’s a take on Katharine ­Hepburn and Cary Grant’s transatlantic accents.” Elizabeth Stewart has styled actresses at 18 Oscar ceremonies — including Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012 when her caped white Tom Ford gown was hailed as one of the best looks in red-carpet history. She says planning a dress for a big awards night — including the various parties — begins months in advance. Elizabeth explained: “The amount of events is kind of astonishing. It’s a bit chaotic, so I try to be a bastion of organisation and calm for my clients. Amy Adams is also nominated at this years Oscar’s “Prep is hugely important — we need to send a client off with all of their looks ready. “We have a look and a back- up look for every single event, accessorise it head to toe, tailor it to the nines and, often in high-pressure situations, I just have to make it work. “I recently had to fit a client on set. She was shooting and it turned out she had 15 minutes and we had to get her fit for two awards shows. Somehow we got it done.” Elizabeth dressed Cate Blanchett, 49, in her 2007 metal mesh Armani gown — which was far heavier than the stylist realised. Rachel Weisz is nominated alongside Emma Stone for The Favourite She said: “The day after the Oscars, the year she wore the silver chain mail Armani, Cate’s skin was bright red. “We weighed the dress on the bathroom scale and it was 40lb! “But you would never have known it by the way she carried the dress.” Elizabeth says all actresses know the gown — and how they wear it — is crucial. She said: “For the talent, a great dress keeps them relevant.” Above, the four stylists reveal their rules for making sure their clients look like winners. [boxout headline=”Regina tipped as victorious” intro=”FIVE women are up for Best Supporting Actress – these are the odds for the favourites”]REGINA KING – 1/3: 48-year-old already has a Golden Globe for role in If Beale Street Could Talk. AMY ADAMS – 4/1: The 44-year-old plays Dick Cheney’s wife in political comedy-drama Vice. RACHEL WEISZ – 11/2: In The Favourite the 48-year-old Brit plays Queen Anne’s close friend. [/boxout] Elizabeth Stewart Elizabeth Stewart believes good tailoring makes a good outfit GOOD tailoring is everything. “Proper tailoring and under-pinnings are critical. It depends on a person’s needs. Some need to be cinched in at the waist, others need bust support, some have different proportions.” Stick to one-of-a-kind dresses. “Particularly for the Oscars, I use custom gowns so no one will turn up in the same dress. “Stylists speak to one another to exchange information behind the scenes. You know who you can talk to.” Petra Flannery Petra thinks good fashion means taking risks DON’T be scared. “I’m always that person who takes a bit of a risk if I feel it looks good and my client is 100 per cent OK with it. “You’re putting a stamp on something. It should be talked about. “A big red carpet no-no is putting someone in a dress that has already been worn.” Get the shoes right. “My red-carpet tricks include perfect tailoring and finding the right heel. When it comes to heels, it’s about finding a shoe that gives confidence.” Kate Young Kate Young wants everyone to avoid turqoise AVOID turquoise. “My big no-nos are a dress someone has worn before – and turquoise, because I have an illogical hatred of the colour! “And I don’t like an asymmetrical hem.” Always try on the dress before doing the client’s hair and make-up. “One time we found a dress didn’t fit, as the tailoring was badly done. “So now we make sure we try on the dress before doing hair and make-up so there is time to fix any problems.” Elizabeth Saltzman Elizabeth Saltzman has dressed huge names including Gwyneth Paltrow FASHION does not dictate the look – instead, the actress does. “The client always comes before the gown. “You have to think about the person, their body, their level of confidence, their colouring, their wishes and needs – what will be successful for them.” Stay calm. “No matter how stressful an occasion gets, I never let my clients see the stress come out in me. “It will feel ten times worse for them. I’m there to make it work.” [boxout headline=”Glenn Close to win at last” intro=”THESE are the three favourites in the running for Best Actress, with odds from William Hill.”]GLENN CLOSE – 1/12: Up for The Wife, the 71-year-old star is the most nominated actress without a win. OLIVIA COLMAN ­– 6/1: Norfolk lass, 45, wowed fans as Queen Anne in dark comedy The Favourite. LADY GAGA – 12/1: A Star Is Born sees the 32-year-old play a singer whose career overtakes her lover’s. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6005730746001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Oscars 2019 – when are they being held and who has been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards?”] GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
24 Feb 19
JordanJPTaylor's books

– This is a parody and imitation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. No plagiarism is intended and therefore I give credit to the producers and makers of the movie, this work is not fully my own, and this work is not to be monetized. – CURSE OF THE 44 RODS […]

24 Feb 19
Echoes From Catawba

Without warning, that which came into the Appalachian Mountains referred to as the Silent Killer or the White Plague, would leave our family without a father and even worse, a provider. Such was the case in that year 1943 when our Dad Clarence Carroll, would be diagnosed with the dreaded Tuberculosis (TB) disease that would […]

24 Feb 19
My Life in Center Toroidal

There’s a great line by comedian John Mulaney that goes: “Growing up, I always thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be.” It always makes me laugh because the statement is weirdly accurate; I did worry about quicksand as a kid. In fact, just the other […]

24 Feb 19
Official Blockchain News & Information

[ad_1] The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) has launched an initiative that draws attention to “the innovative work that leading academic institutions around the world are undertaking to promote a greater understanding of blockchain technology and its numerous applications”. The industry association, whose membership is made up of organisations and thought leaders from over 40 […]

24 Feb 19
Group C Sports Cars, the thunder of the '80s

We have reached the greatest endurance sports car race in the world, the 56th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in northwestern France.  But, there is one notable absence from the race this weekend.  Sauber Mercedes will not race at Le Mans in 1988.  German driver Klaus Niedzwiedz had been brought in, to […]

24 Feb 19
Pure Fiction League

21 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES Ten people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Joanne (read a very short story, “Allegory”), Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W., Maddie (read a reworked chapter from Earth Angel), Marianna (welcome back!), Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), […]

24 Feb 19
Exploring Cinema

Image Credit to The New Yorker Since the Oscars are given out tomorrow, I used the ceremony as an excuse to post a very, very late Top Ten Films of 2018 list. Without further ado: 10. Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesDirector: Aaron Horvath and Peter Michael Rialdi It’s hard to find something fresh in […]

24 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
FISH or seafood with pasta is a classic combination. They are perfect partners and you can vary the sauces, the pasta shapes and the fish to suit you and your guests. Here are three great dishes that are easy winners for weekend dinners with friends or weekday dishes with the family . Pasta is a great starting point when making meals for the whole family – but why not take inspiration from the deep blue when next making spaghetti Salmon Lasagne (Serves 4) £12.64 – £3.16 pp Change up this classic dish by swapping mince for salmon Preparation time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. YOU NEED 1 vegetable stock cube 500g fresh salmon fillets 3 tbsps olive oil 1 small onion, minced 2 to 3 leeks, chopped salt and black pepper to taste ½ lemon, juiced 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 250g lasagne sheets 2 handfuls grated Cheddar 1 large tomato, sliced For the Bechamel sauce 50g butter 50g plain flour 200ml milk salt and black pepper to taste 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp chopped fresh dill METHOD Boil 250ml of water in a large pan and crumble in stock cube, stir and add 750ml more water. Add salmon and simmer for around ten minutes. Drain and crumble fish, set aside to cool. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté onion for three minutes. Add leeks, salt and pepper. Pour in 125ml water and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 23x30cm baking dish. To make the bechamel sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add flour and mix well. Reduce heat to low and add milk gradually, stirring constantly with a whisk until sauce thickens. Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest and dill. Once thickened, remove from heat. Set aside. Add cooked salmon to frying pan with leek mixture, add balsamic vinegar and toss together gently. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Spread a thin layer of bechamel in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Add a layer of lasagne sheets, followed by salmon mixture and bechamel sauce. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Finish with a layer of lasagne sheets, then sprinkle with grated cheese and garnish with a few slices of tomato. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Spicy Seafood Pasta (Serves 2) £12.80 – £6.40 pp Add some heat to your seafood dishes by incorporating fresh chillies Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. YOU NEED 175g dried spaghetti or pasta of your choice 1 tbsp olive oil; 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 150ml white wine 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 140g mussels, washed and beards removed 150g prawns 125g scallops chilli oil or olive oil, for drizzling ½ small pack parsley, roughly chopped 2 shell-on king prawns (optional) METHOD Put a large saucepan of salted water on to boil and cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the garlic and chilli and fry for around two minutes over a medium heat. Pour in the wine and simmer for three-to-five minutes until it reduces by a third. Tip in tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Season well. Discard any broken or open mussels, then add to the tomato sauce and cover with a lid. Cook for about three minutes until the shells open. Remove any mussels with their shells still shut using a spoon. Stir through the scallops and prawns (including the shell-on prawns if you are using) to cook through. Drain the spaghetti, reserving a little cooking water and add to the pan. Toss the spaghetti with tongs to coat in the sauce. Serve in big bowls with a drizzle of chilli or olive oil, a scattering of parsley and black pepper. If you are using shell-on prawns put them on the top for decoration. Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca (Serves four) £1.80 – £0.45 pp Anchovies and capers inject a strong flavour that compliments the garlic and black olives Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. YOU NEED 500g spaghetti 4 tbsps olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 400g tin chopped tomatoes 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed/chopped 2 tbsps tomato purée 3 tbsps capers 20 black or green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped ½ tsp dried crushed chillies Handful of basil leavesYou can get all the ingredients you need to try your hand at Mrs Crunch’s easy recipes by shopping at Morrisons [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MONEY” posts_category=”34″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] METHOD Cook spaghetti in a large pan of salted water for around eight-to-12 minutes, depending on the instruction on the package. Heat the oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden. Add tomatoes and cook for five minutes. Stir in the anchovies, then tomato purée. Add capers, olives and chillies. Cook for a further ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the spaghetti and stir in the sauce and a handful of basil leaves. Serve with a scattering of basil leaves on top, too. 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