Nigel Barker, fashion photographer and author of Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation, teaches us how to pose like a model and take the perfect picture. Whether you’re trying to get the best Facebook picture, or just want to look great in photos, the America’s Next Top Model judge shows us how to exude confidence and shows us how to smile with our eyes. On Allison: Leyendecker Dress, A.Z. by Azature Earrings
The pretty young things of the CW had their turn to party last night after a day of presenting their new fall schedule at Upfronts presentations in NYC. The cast of The Vampire Diaries stuck together on the carpet, where Nina Dobrev showed off her tan fresh from a bikini-filled vacation in Turks and Caicos. Ashley Tisdale is joining the network's array of beautiful faces as she started to promote her show, Hellcats. Chace Crawford represented the Gossip Girl crew after Monday's very dramatic season finale. One Tree Hill was saved from cancellation once again, and we're not complaining that it brought Robert Buckley out to the bash. Finally, 90210's AnnaLynne McCord expressed her love for her boyfriend — Twilight's Kellan Lutz, if they're still going strong — on her t-shirt. Beyond Ashley, there's a handful of other fresh faces among the crowd, and Buzz is introducing us to the CW's newest stars!
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Nigel answered questions on everything from shooting great cameraphone pics to how to get someone to pose with style. I've already given you a few tips on how to make people look great in front of the lens, but Nigel has another great method that he uses with friends and family. Check it out when you read more
Prior to motherhood, I never understood the sheer strength that comes with having a baby. But, my tolerance for pitocin induced contractions and my son's middle of the night shrieks pale in comparison to what prevails when my kids fall asleep in the car and there's a bag of groceries to carry up the stairs. I can't leave the tots unattended so I hoist my son in one arm and my daughter in the other and hang the bag on my arm before cautiously ascending the stairs. My tots are getting heavier and their limbs are much longer so I'll have to retire this practice in the very near future.
Gone are the easy days of one babe in the Baby Bjorn and the other on my hip with a diaper bag over the arm and a hand to hold a couple of bags. I had to laugh when I saw this picture of famous photographer and dad, Nigel Barker, toting a trio — his infant, son and a friend. What a cute workout!
Donatella Versace gathered some friends from the fashion and art worlds in NYC last night for the Whitney Museum Gala. First up was a star-studded dinner, where Taylor Momsen and Mischa Barton mingled with Shakira and Jennifer Hudson. The festivities then moved downstairs for the afterparty, with Lindsay Lohan turning up to make a cameo. We had a quick chat with the newly-minted artistic adviser, who said she was there "for Donatella" — and the duo certainly looked close as they posed for photos. Lindsay said she arrived late for the bash due to her travels, but that she'd be sticking around the city to handle "personal business." LL apparently even opened up later about her rumored hookup with Balthazar Getty, telling Gossip Cop that she'd never do that to Samantha Ronson.
LL managed to avoid any run-ins with Samantha's family as she narrowly avoided Charlotte Ronson. Donatella was truly the woman of the evening as she hung out with Lindsay, Mischa and Shakira and they all checked out a DJ set from Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen.
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Photographer extraordinaire Nigel Barker may have a lot to say to model-hopefuls on America's Next Top Model, but did you know that he is also a laptop expert? Barker not only uses a Sony VAIO and an Ego Signature on a day-to-day basis, but he also knows about what's hot and what's not about all the other leading laptops on the market today!
Laptop Mag got all the goods from Barker, including his thoughts on the teeny, weeny MacBook Air! To see his "reviews" of various functional and fashionable laptops, click "start slideshow"!
With the fashion industry taking the Cool vs. Cruel anti-fur movement to heart, it seems that we're finally making some headway on the realization that cruelty for the sake of couture isn't the best idea. Plus, when celebs like Hayden Panettiere make headlines for their causes – like her involvement in Save The Whales, Again! – it puts a blazing spotlight on issues that are important to our world.
Just like Hayden, Nigel Barker, one of Tyra's industry judges on Americas Next Top Model, is taking a stand against March's annual commercial seal hunt (where each year hundreds of thousands of baby seals are hunted and killed for their fur). Traveling to eastern Canada this week, Nigel will be scoping out the baby seals before the hunt begins :
“It is my hope that by witnessing these baby seals in their natural environment we can draw attention to the inhumane slaughter that will occur in a few short weeks,” said Barker. “Every year hundreds of thousands of baby seals are clubbed and shot to death for their fur. Their carcasses are discarded like waste and left on the ice. It is my strong opinion that this is bigger than making a fashion statement. This is about making a life statement. If we call ourselves human we must act humanely.”
If that's not enough, Nigel will be returning to the ice flows of eastern Canada to film and witness the seal hunt in progress. Ultimately, Nigel and The Humane Society hope that the seal fur trade will be banned in Europe, where a majority of the fur is shipped and sold. To check out a video of Nigel and HSUS President Wayne Pacelle speaking out against the fur trade, just read more
Last night Paris Hilton rallied the troops to show off the Pink BlackBerry Pearl in NYC. It looks like Valentine's Day came early, as Taylor Momsen (aka Jenny Humphrey), Sophia Bush, and CariDee English got decked out in pink and red for a mini CW reunion. Also in the house was Nina Garcia, who swears by her BlackBerry. Unfortunately, we won't get a chance to see her in action with her favorite gadget tonight since Project Runway is a repeat. Paris also took a time out from posing with gadgets to talk about meeting Nicole and Joel's baby for the first time, saying, "She looks like a miniature version of Nicole and Joel. We had a sleepover on Sunday night at Nicole's mom's house. I was crying when I saw her . . . I am so happy for them."
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