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How to stand out in all white, according to Jessica Alba

How to stand out in all white, according to Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has landed on the cover of Vogue Australia’s February issue, and the actress and business mogul proves that you don’t need to wear something colorful to stand out from the crowd. Shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier, the full spread features Jessica in a collection of breezy white looks, appropriate since it’s currently the warm season Down Under. Each outfit sticks to the shoot’s simple color palette, but thanks to varying materials and cuts, each feels completely unique.

While here at home we’re in the throes of Winter, the tops and dresses with cutout details have us dreaming of the warmer weather headed our way ASAP. Just scroll for a look at her shoot and then to shop a few similar styles for the rising temperatures ahead.

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Jessica Alba is happy to get first Latina role in Machete

Jessica Alba is happy to get first Latina role in Machete

Jessica Alba was immediately attracted by his last film, because it could not rely on its own heritage.

The 29-year-old who is Mexican-American, met with Sin City director Robert Rodriguez for the thriller Machete, where she plays a Latina character, a U.S. immigration officer determined for the first time.

“I’ve never played a Latina in a movie before … I always thought that if I’m playing a character Latina, I want it to be vibrant and strong woman, like the women I grew up, “she told Tatler magazine.

The actress also said its heritage meant she had an affair with the director of instant film.

“Robert Rodriguez’s films are so entertaining,” she said.

“I grew up Mexican-American, which he did. We were instantly like family. We cook and spend time with children. ”

Machete, which also featured an unusual combination of Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal, opens in the U.S. in September.

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Jessica Alba keeps it ‘Honest’ with eco-friendly products

Jessica Alba keeps it 'Honest' with eco-friendly products

Jessica Alba, who welcomed her second daughter Haven in 2011, said Tuesday the idea was born after she learned that toxic chemicals are in widely used, everyday products.

“I would buy what I thought was like an eco-brand and pay out the wazoo for it and then find out that it’s made with the same ingredients as any other brand, but the packaging is a little more biodegradable and you’re like ‘But I care about the product touching my kid. Is that OK?'”

She decided the best solution was to make available the kinds of products she would buy. To launch the business, she partnered with author and environmentalist Christopher Gavigan, ShoeDazzle founder Brian Lee and PriceGrabber.com executive Sean Kane.

The 30-year-old actress said the venture is “hands down” more nerve-racking than the opening of a new movie but also more gratifying. “I came up with the idea. I had to pitch it to my partners and they came on board and together we created the company from scratch,” she said. “From the packaging to the bottles to the product that’s inside, the way that the interfacing is with the website, all of that is really from me … it’s taken three years to get here.”

To make a purchase, consumers sign up on Honest.com and choose from subscription packages for products including diapers, shampoo and laundry detergent. The products are then delivered monthly to the buyer’s door.

Alba plans to expand the line based on customer feedback. “It’s important that a brand that’s meant for families actually listens to families, and it’s not just some big corporate entity making these huge decisions,” she said.

Alba recently worked to drum up support for the proposed Safe Chemicals Act, which would require products to be tested for chemicals before they are sold and would have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test products already on the market.

The federal legislation has been critized by the American Chemistry Council, which says the safety standards the measure proposes are “unachievable.”

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Jessica Alba balked at sexy twins role in Machete

Jessica Alba balked at sexy twins role in Machete

Jessica Alba missed out on playing twins in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie “Machete” because she objected to the sisters’ sex play.

The modest movie star, who insists on keeping everything covered up on the big screen, balked when she saw the first draft of the script and asked pal Rodriguez to rewrite her twin characters.

She says, “In the original script, I played twins, and there was a lot more sex. I’m not very comfortable with that stuff. I get freaked out and nervous.

Robert Rodriguez said, ‘Oh, we’ll rewrite it and we’ll do what you are comfortable with,’ and I was like, ‘OK, cool.'”

Related Link: Machete Movie Full Production Notes

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