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Kate Gosselin appears on NBC News’ “Today” show.Credit: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire
After having — and raising! — eight young kids, it’s obvious that Kate Gosselin is one tough cookie. But the reality TV mother has had to deal with her fair share of criticism from adults as well, she reveals in a new blog post on Bullyville.
“I’ve been bullied. A lot,” she begins the post. “I was definitely bullied back then [during middle school] and the cruel comments and mean displays are memories that have left deep scars that remain with me till this day. Bullying made me feel insecure, alone, ugly, powerless, and hopeless at times. Being bullied was the most difficult part of my early teen years.
PHOTOS: Kate’s meanest faces
“But the bullying didn’t stop there for me and with a quick sweep of the Internet, it’s clear that this epidemic is alive and well like a disease with no cure!” she continued. “It’s a horrible disease that haunts me and many many many others in our world!”
The 37-year-old mother goes on to explain that ever since she and then-husband Jon Gosselin opened up their home to America on their TLC show Jon and Kate Plus 8, she has been the victim of “adult bullying” on the Internet.
PHOTOS: The Gosselin family album
Critics of her and her family “flocked to the Internet to make ugly hurtful and untrue comments” about her brood, something that Gosselin said has gone on to impact her life after the show as well.
The reality show star, who competed on season 10 of Dancing With the Stars, was reportedly rejected from this past fall’s All-Star season of the dancing competition show, and was publicly fired from her job at CouponCabin in October 2012.
PHOTOS: Kate’s diastrous DWTS stint
But the negativity hasn’t affected the self-proclaimed “positive” mother-of-eight, she said.
“I use my haters as my motivators,” Gosselin wrote in the post. “If they say I can’t do it, rest assured I WILL do it. And I won’t stop until I’ve succeeded in achieving any given goal. With all I’ve been through, one thing I know about myself is that my persistence is hard to stop!”
“I think of myself as the energized bunny,” she continued. “I keep going and going and going!”
Eight collections were shown today during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. The designer of each collection wasn’t identified.
With the recent showing of the AW13 Milan Fashion Week, numerous key pieces and trends from many of today’s top designers arose to the forefront. One such trend that I wholeheartedly welcome back is minimalist styling.
In 2012, we all witnessed the rise and dominance of maximalist styling. Trends such as oversized silhouettes and loud-print detailing each had time to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame. However, the re-emergence of minimalist designs brings a much-welcomed balance back to menswear collections. For those who prefer to fly under the fashion radar, this by far is a much easier pill to swallow than trying to integrate an oversized bright floral-printed bomber jacket into your wardrobe roster.
Prada was among the design houses that chose to incorporate the minimalist look into their show. Onlookers were treated to outfits featuring outerwear jackets, pullover sweaters, and fitted trousers in simple, uniform colors. What a clever way to bring simplistic sophistication back to menswear collections.
David Beckham, a global icon, is one such celebrity who possesses a great feel for styling and fashion. The famed football star was photographed several times over the past couple of weeks decked out in outfits that apply this minimal approach to dressing.
Left: David seen out and about in Knotting Hill, London, United Kingdom, February 6, 2013 / Right: David spotted walking around Kensington, London, United Kingdom, January 31, 2013
On the left, we see David wearing a navy blue cable-knit sweater, a similarly hued newsboy cap and chinos, and a pair of fresh white sneakers. In the other photo, we see him in a navy blue overcoat, a dark pair of fitted denims, a pair of dark brown walking shoes, and a brown newsboy cap to finish. If Becks is on board, I’m sure the rest of the world will soon follow suit.
Are you ready to give it a try? We’ve put together a few outfits to help get you started.
Barneys New York Three-Button Top Coat, $1,699; Paul Smith Striped Shirt, $405; Balenciaga Slim Five-Pocket Pants, $445
Burberry Prorsum Metallic Collar Overcoat, $2,495; Saint Laurent Poplin Dress Shirt, $490;
Barena Venezia Flannel Slim Trousers, $435
Agnes B. x Barneys New York Shawl Collar Cardigan, $325; PS Paul Smith Solid Dress Shirt, $195; Theory Payne NF Trousers, $265
Since her pregnancy was announced, I’ve been wondering how much money Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby will make even before it makes its world debut. I’m pretty sure that magazines are willing to pay top dollar for the first pictures of their kid and that baby brands are itching to be seen on baby K as well.
Meanwhile, Kim seems to be having no problems with her pregnancy — she was seen eating lunch at a local restaurant in Sherman Oaks and, later, walking the runway for the 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show in New York.
Kim is also super proud of her boyfriend Kanye’s Atlantic City concert, gushing about it on her blog: “Kanye‘s Atlantic City concert was the coolest show I have ever seen! … I’m so proud of my baby! He is so creative! Xo”
Kim Kardashian seen out and about in Los Angeles, California, February 6, 2013
What do you guys think of Kim’s Lanvin blazer? I think it’s a great way to accent her LBD, albeit it’s just a plain black blazer. The tailored style gives structure to her curvaceous bod.
Striped Cotton Blend Blazer by Lanvin, $3,185
Here are more black-and-white options for you!
Colorblock Hooded by Adidas by Stella McCartney, $150
Sweet Connection by Nanette Lepore, $498
Spectacle Lace by Nanette Lepore, $448
Sabola by Beyond Vintage, $174
Style steal alert! This faux leather/tweed MICHAEL Michael Kors jacket is now on sale for only $75!
Shimmery Tweed by MICHAEL Michael Kors, $78
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